More Signs That You Maybe an Old Fart on Your Birthday

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 23, 2021 - Features, Music, The Big 60, TV - No Comments



Today is a special day at the Soapbox. It’s my birthday! It is also my wedding anniversary!

A couple of years ago, I wrote about the telltale signs that you may be an Old Fart on your birthday. Here are some more:

–You can remember when Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, and Mick Jagger looked like teenagers.
–You bragged about being the only kid on the block to have color TV.
–You had a poster of Farrah Fawcett in your high school locker.
–You watched the first run episodes of Star Trek, the Brady Bunch and the Partridge Family.
–You prefer playing shuffleboard nowadays than the five knuckle shuffle.
–You thought Saturday mornings were special because it was about the only time it had cartoons on TV.
–You went into your father’s room and discovered his secret stash of Playboys. When you were caught, you explained you only read the articles.
–In the school library, you got your first naughty thoughts looking at the indigenous women in National Geographic.
–You played “Smoke on the Water” and “Whole Lotta Love” full blast in your parents’ garage.
–You spent hours after school playing Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Electric Football, and Pong with your best friends.
–You only saw It’s a Wonderful Life and the Wizard of Oz once a year.
–You wore Hang Ten shirts, Chuck Taylor sneakers, and Toughskins jeans to school.
–You ate Quisp cereal rather than avocado toast for breakfast.
–You can recall your first time you voted, worked in a greasy spoon or a Walmart, watched PG-13 movies, got a driver’s license, entered a bar and a gentleman’s club legally, and, of course, THAT first time.

Yahoo, woo-hoo, whoop-de-doo, Tippecanoe, Tipperary–it’s now time to celebrate! Happy birthday and anniversary to me, happy birthday and anniversary to me, happy birthday and anniversary Ordinary Joe, happy birthday to me!

Joe’s Maybe Memorable Quote of the Day

I like being a jolly good fellow, especially on my birthday.

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