Baby Boomers: Then and Now

Then: Long hair
Now: Longing for hair

Then: A keg
Now: An EKG

Then: Acid rock
Now: Acid reflux

Then: Moving to California because it's cool
Now: Moving to California because it's hot

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

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

Then: The President's struggle with Fidel
Now: The President's struggle with fidelity

Then: Killer weed
Now: Weed killer

Then: The Grateful Dead
Now: Dr. Kevorkian

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

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

Then: Growing pot
Now: Growing pot belly

Then: Seeds and stems
Now: Roughage

Then: Popping pills, smoking joints
Now: Popping joints

Then: Paar
Now: AARP

Then: Being caught with Hustler magazine
Now: Being caught with Hustler magazine

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

Then: Rolling Stones
Now: Kidney stones

Then: Being called to the principal's office
Now: Calling the principal's office

Then: Messed up system
Now: Upgrade the system

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: Take acid
Now: Take antacid

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

Then: A Chicken in every pot
Now: Pot for every chicken

Then: “Whatever”
Now: “Depends”

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