Monday, October 08, 2007

You Know There Is A Generation Gap When...

...you have to try and explain who Joan Collins is.

I mean, for crying out loud. It's not like I work with a bunch of off-shore oilmen or something, men who you might expect not to know their Joan Collins from their Sally Kirlkand. For whom Liza requires a surname. Those sorts of men. Manly men. But this was one of the women I work with.

In the process of trying to explain, you then have to explain what Dynasty was.

10 comments:

thombeau said...

Wow. Some people are beyond redemption.

For some reason this reminds me of one time, about a hundred years ago, I was at work and the radio was playing "From the Nipple to the Bottle". One of my co-workers blithely remarked "Oh, this is that song by Grace Kelly"!

The Other Andrew said...

Isn't she the same woman who wrote "Amazing Grace"?...

::bangs head on desk::

thombeau said...

LOL!!!

Jodie Sorrell said...

how old is this woman? If she's less than ... say 25, I think she can be forgiven.

Any older and she needs a lesson in pop culture and icons from the eighties and nineties, STAT!

Having covered Dynasty, I think Dallas, the A-Team and 90210 are in order.

Tyson said...

For me, it's all about the Lizas. Pre or post breakdown, I don't care. Mid-breakdown... even better. I simply MUST find the video of a days away from rehab Liza being dragged around the stage during her stint as the title role in Victor/Victoria. MOVIE NIGHT!

'Pong said...

Just wait for their turn. In 30 years time, this gen is gonna have to explain who Hillary Duff is.

thombeau said...

Uh, they have to explain who Hillary Duff is now!

jason said...

You're doing God's work in schooling them

Take comfort in that.

Ur-spo said...

i remember explaining to my younger brother who were/are 'The Who'
"gee," he said "they look near 60 years old'.

Anonymous said...

Had the same kinda experience on the weekend. Good friend didn't know the words. I asked where were you? Primary school came the reply. OMG I was sneaking into clubs (underage of course but not as a 9 yo!!!)