Sunday, April 04, 2004

The Age Gauge

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am procrastinating when it's least convenient: I have 1.) a thesis installment due Monday; 2.) a 3000-word paper on speech acts and medieval narratives due Wednesday; and 3.) a 1500-word paper on Grettir's Saga due Friday. But enough of my kvetching! On with the fun!

Via Go Bunny!:

You said your birthday is 6 / 16 / 1981
which means you are 22 years old and about:

64 years 7 months younger than Walter Cronkite, age 87
61 years 1 month younger than Pope John Paul II, age 83
57 years 0 months younger than George Herbert Bush, age 79
49 years 9 months younger than Barbara Walters, age 72
47 years 7 months younger than Larry King, age 70
41 years 4 months younger than Ted Koppel, age 64
37 years 11 months younger than Geraldo Rivera, age 60
34 years 11 months younger than George W. Bush, age 57
29 years 11 months younger than Jesse Ventura, age 52
25 years 8 months younger than Bill Gates, age 48
20 years 10 months younger than Cal Ripken Jr., age 43
15 years 0 months younger than Mike Tyson, age 37
10 years 11 months younger than Jennifer Lopez, age 33
5 years 6 months younger than Tiger Woods, age 28
1 year 0 months older than Prince William, age 21

and that you were:

20 years old at the time of the 9-11 attack on America
18 years old on the first day of Y2K
16 years old when Princess Diana was killed in a car crash
13 years old at the time of Oklahoma City bombing
13 years old when O. J. Simpson was charged with murder
11 years old at the time of the 93 bombing of the World Trade Center
9 years old when Operation Desert Storm began
8 years old during the fall of the Berlin Wall
4 years old when the space shuttle Challenger exploded [I actually remember these events happening--up to and including the Challenger explosion! Go news-aware me!]
2 years old when Apple introduced the Macintosh
2 years old during Sally Ride's travel in space


and when these songs were topping the charts
and these events occurred your age was:

"Who Can it be Now", Men at Work: 1
The recording of "We Are The World": 3
"Walk Like an Egyptian", Bangles: 5
"Didn't We Almost have it all", Whitney Houston: 6
"Back In The U.S.S.R." is released exclusively in Russia: 7
"Nothing Compares 2 U", Sinead O'Connor: 8
"Emotions", Mariah Carey: 10
Fleetwood Mac perform at Bill Clinton's inauguration: 11
"The Sign", Ace Of Base: 12
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens: 14

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