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The 40 Club!! [13 Jul 2007|04:12pm]

I won't be joining The 40 Club until September--and here's a link to Wikipedia's list of celebs and other notable figures born in 1967, who have already or are also about to join said club (the guy in my userpic, John Barrowman, joined The 40 Club on March 11):

1967 (the whole year of events)
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Observations to which I think we all at relate [01 Apr 2007|04:29pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

Yobbed with kind permission from crystalsage

  1. We survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

  2. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

  3. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

  4. We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

  5. As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

  6. Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

  7. We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

  8. We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle nobody actually died from this.

  9. We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because of it.

  10. We were typically outside playing, often with our friends, even in the rain.

  11. We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

  12. No one was able to reach us all day, yet we were OK.

  13. We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

  14. We did not have video games, only a handful of TV channels, no VCRs or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms... yet we were entertained.

  15. We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

  16. We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

  17. We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

  18. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

  19. Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

  20. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law.

  21. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it!

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And I know I "should"... [23 Feb 2007|09:01pm]

...but I don't hate Pamela Anderson. I've always had a soft spot for her, though for the life of me I could not figure out why.

Until I learned that she's Canadian.

And a member of the 67 Club.

And the whole PETA thing, even though I don't see eye to eye with PETA on everything, is awesome.

So, I am declaring this July 1, her 40th b-day, Don't Hate Pamela Day.

Because really, she's not so bad.


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A meme just for us! [18 Jan 2007|02:26pm]

In 1967 (the year you were born)

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US

President Johnson and Soviet premiere Aleksei Kosygin agree not to let any crisis push them into wore

Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first black Supreme Court justice

The first home microwave is released by Amana

Dave Matthews, Kurt Cobain, Liz Phair, Vin Diesel, Julia Roberts, and Anna Nicole Smith are born

St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series

Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I

Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup

Disney's The Jungle Book and The Graduate are the top grossing films

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is published

Paul McCartney announces that all four members of the Beatles have "dropped acid"

For the first time, Jimi Hendrix sets his guitar on fire during a concert in London

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is released

The first issue of Rolling Stone magazine is published

The FCC orders that cigarette ads on television, radio and in print must include a warning about the health risks of smoking
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80s Rant [27 Jul 2006|09:07pm]

Crossposted from my journal. Since this concerns our teen era, I figured it might be relevant here.

The George Michael I know and love wears a "choose life" tea shirt and sings about waking up before you go-go. He isn't the anonymous park pervert of the 21st Century. May I please please please just go back to the 80s and live there forever? Please?

I admit it. I've become my Uncle Michael, who is still lodged firmly in the 1950s. He emerges occasionally to sample modern music and culture, but he always returns to his safe haven of that particular decade. My decade is the 80s. Actually, it's just a handful of years from that decade, specifically 1980 through 1985. The music of that time still sings to my soul. It was the age of the synthesiser, the age of taking chances and being different, the age of experimentation. The Second British Invasion of the American music scene was in full swing and I was immensely grateful for some decent music for the first time in ages. It was also my age of innocence, because I was certain that these icons of musical superiority could do no wrong. They scored the soundtrack to my life and they represented for me all I wanted to be when I came of age. I had my first girl crush in 1983, upon seeing the "Sweet Dreams" video by the Eurythmics. Annie Lennox in her spiffy suit and wielding the Riding Crop of Domination quite literally blew my mind. My nickname in high school was George because Boy George was one of my idols. It was Boy George and Robert Smith who essentially taught me how to apply makeup. To this day, I still put more eye shadow under my eyes than over them. Imagine my horror when I saw Boy George, bald, and painted up like a Killer Klown from Outer Space. Whuh?

I know everything changes. I know that time supposedly marches on and only the strong can keep up. I'm not that strong. I've been left behind somewhere in the swelling throng in attendance at Live Aid. Just let me stay there, where Boy George is still decked in Foundation and George Michael offers up careless whispers to his fans and not pot-bellied white van men in London parks at midnight. I don't want to be here in the horrible age, stained by a cynicism that never washes off and broken by dreams that I never realised.

And now my head hurts. Maybe I should apply something...anything...directly to my forehead.
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Also Turning 40 this year... [24 Jan 2006|12:35pm]

Inspiration time!

Post the name, site or other information relevant to another person born in 1967 and turning 40 this year. No dead people, and no criminals, psychos or suchlike unless the tale of their recovery is truly uplifting and inspiring.
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The 67 Club [22 Jan 2006|03:31pm]

Kids, we are pushing 40.

Let's talk about it.

First of all, has anyone here already gotten to 39?
Secondly, how do you feel about the fast-approaching milestone?

Personally, I'm kind of at peace with it, but that can change at a moments notice. I'm asking because a friend born in '66 is having a serious mid-life crisis, and his coping mechanism is endangering his life and his many friendships. How do you deal, and how important to you is the concept of "getting old"?
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Does anyone else remember? [30 Jun 2005|07:34am]

[ mood | curious ]

A show called "Fantastic Journey?" It starred Jared Martin, Roddy McDowell, and Ike Eisenmann and was about this ship of [fools] that got transported to another dimension via the Bermuda Triangle. It was on circa 1975/76. Anyone? Beuller?

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User Pic [08 Jun 2005|08:14pm]

Please use if you wish.

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Things Remembered as a Child of '67 [08 Jun 2005|07:15pm]

[ mood | nostalgic ]

  • Stretch Armstrong

  • "That's the Way (uh huh uh huh) I Like It" by KC and the Sunshine Band

  • The Bicentennial celebrations

  • Bell-bottoms the first time around

  • "Land of the Lost"

  • HR Puf'n'Stuff

  • Uncensored Bugs Bunny cartoons on Saturday mornings

  • Space Dust, the ancestor of Pop Rocks

  • Crazy Cow breakfast cereal

  • Casey Kasem's American Top 40

  • Dance Fever

  • The Energy Crisis

  • "The Thornbirds"

  • Being old enough to want to go Disco dancing, but too young to actually get to

  • Baby Alive

  • Cans of Slime

  • Lite Brites

  • Simon

What else?
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[07 Jun 2005|09:58pm]

This is a community for people who were born in 1967.
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