I am fortunate enough to live in a large metropolitan area that has great libraries. Not only do they have almost any book I've ever looked for (all two of them), but they lend out DVDs. Recently, as I was perusing the rack of movies, I happened to hear something quite disturbing.
What I overheard was a conversation between a mother and her son, which went something like this:
Mother: Ooh, they have "The Mighty Ducks!" I bet your father wouldn't mind watching this one.
Son: "The Mighty Ducks?" I've never heard of that movie. What's it about?
Is this what has become of the youth of today? Have they no knowledge of Emilio Estevez? How will they know the sheer greatness of the "triple-deke." A world without quacking is one that I don't think I want to be a part of.
Or maybe it's the realization that I'm not all that young anymore that frightens me. The classic rock stations now play bands like The Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana. Plus the kids don't understand when you say things like "shampoo is better," or "Hey Tommy, quit playing with your dingy."
I guess the journey has begun. I'm on my way to becoming a bona fide adult, which is weird, because it seems like I just graduated from high school. I'm left wondering when did this all happen?