Cadets are too young...

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  1. scoutpilot

    scoutpilot Member

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    We've had a cadet attached to us for CTLT the past three weeks. I swear, kids today have no frame of reference. During combatives, we talked about using the George Foreman block (for those unfamiliar, it's a two-arm lateral face shielding technique). I asked the Cadet if he knew who George Foreman is. His answer...

    "Yes, sir. He's a cook."

    He also thought Dr. Dre was "that guy who designed those Beats headphones."

    These kids are too young! :wink:
     
  2. bjkuds

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    :shake: ...I agree..they are too young. We are not getting older. I say if they can't shave out of necessity every day and name the entire cast of Gilligan's Island then they are too young.:smile: And they get younger every year!
     
  3. Luigi59

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    Here's some other things to make you feel old(er):

    • Kurt Cobain has been dead longer than some of this year's high school graduates have been alive.

    • Most kids today have no idea what "rewinding" is.

    • Seinfeld has been off the air for 13 years.

    • New Coke fiasco was 26 years ago.

    and this one's my favorite:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. scoutpilot

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    We brought up another thing he didn't understand...the old flash sticks made up of the one-time-use flash bulbs.
     
  5. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Bruno ..you probably remember The Beatles singing it:yllol::yllol::yllol::yllol:
     
  7. InterestedRetiree

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    Heard in a music store so many years ago now I can't remember how many:

    "Look, look! I told you Paul McCartney was in another group before Wings."
     
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  8. rkrosnar

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    Cadets are too young....

    Here is what I beliieve and think. I don't think it about cadets being too young, it is about some of these young people being protected by their parents. And there parents doing everything for them even after they become adults. Then these yound adults go the SA's and some adjust and do well others say what I am doing here.
    Just an opinion.

    RGK
     
  9. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Scoutpilots just too old. :wink:
     
  10. Ectriso

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    As a candidate for co2016, I don't think that we are given enough credit. I do remember when there was not a computer in my home. I also remember having to rewind the tape because there were no DVDs (how else was I going to watch The Lion King for the billionth time?). I have also watched my fair share of Seinfeld and used a floppy disc before. Oh and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a really funny movie and I have heard kids in my high school quote lines from it. In actuality, 90s kids are not "too young" as you would say it. However, younger kids, like elementary school level, probably would not understand any of these references. So, yes in like 3-5 years your post would have some more value to it. :thumb:

    P.S. I hope I didn't sound like I was taking offense to anything posted and I am not attacking anyone. I actually found this thread pretty funny. :biggrin:
     
  11. scoutpilot

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    Yes, but we remember when there wasn't a computer in ANYONE'S home, when Seinfeld wasn't in re-runs, and when floppies were 5.25"....or worse yet, the old 10" floppies that went into the Ohio Scientific computer at my dad's office.
     
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  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Just the other day Scoutpilot and I were in the car and someone "beeped" I said "Hey Scoutpiliot, remember when car horns sounded like "Arrrrooooooooooogahh"....and he said no.

    Then I got a call on my cell phone, put it on blue tooth, talked a bit, and ended the call. I turned to Scoutpilot and said "man I remember the days I had to call on the party line.... 'Operator, how may I direct your call." Stil had no idea what I was saying.


    Army captains are too young!!! :biggrin:
     
  13. scoutpilot

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    I couldn't hear you. I had left my ear trumpet on the credenza next to the Victrola.

    Kids these days...
     
  14. scoutpilot

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    That's why its called "dial-up".
     
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    [​IMG]

    :biggrin:
     
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    Perhaps a fossil? Other than TPG I'm suspecting that most of the forum members wouldn't appreciate the "Royal" portable typewriter that I got for an 8th grade graduation present, nor the really cool TI SR50 Calculator that I got for HS graduation that - for about $150- did square roots.sin and cosin! High Tech!
    Excuse me while I go recharge with a geritol.:wink:
     
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  18. scoutpilot

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    Touche. I can, however, say with pride that many of my papers in junior high were typed on my father's venerable IBM Selectric II typewriter. Maybe I'll order the cadet to find me some typewriter ribbon...
     
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    The good old days of typing papers on manual typewriters (that's what they taught us on back in jr high). Then I went home and used my grandfather's L C Smith (circa 1930) typewriter. It weighed about 35 lbs, but that thing could pound home the work and fill out those school forms that still had carbon paper.

    Maybe I should carbon date myself...:yllol:
     
  20. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Prehistoric.
     

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