Baby Boomers: Then vs. Now
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Then: Long hair.
Now: Longing for hair.



Then: The perfect high.
Now: The perfect high-yield mutual fund.



Then: Keg!
Now: EKG.



Then: Acid Rock.
Now: Acid Reflux.



Then: Moving to California because it's cool.
Now: Moving to California because it's warm.



Then: You're growing pot.
Now: Your growing pot belly.



Then: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your parents.
Now: Watching John Glenn's historic flight with your grandchildren.



Then: Trying to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.
Now: Trying not to look like Marlon Brando or Elizabeth Taylor.



Then: Seeds and stems.
Now: Roughage.



Then: Popping pills, smoking joints.
Now: Popping joints.



Then: Paar.
Now: AARP.



Then: Killer weed.
Now: Weed killer.



Then: Hoping for a BMW.
Now: Hoping for a BM.



Then: The Grateful Dead.
Now: Dr. Kevorkian.



Then: Getting out to a new, hip joint.
Now: Getting a new hip joint.



Then: Rolling Stones.
Now: Kidney stones.



Then: Peace sign.
Now: Mercedes logo.



Then: Parents begging you to get your hair cut.
Now: Children begging you to get their heads shaved.



Then: Passing the driver's test.
Now: Passing the vision test.



Then: Taking acid.
Now: Taking antacid.

(edited by David Van Alstyne)
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