Twice recently I have done what old people do. I made cultural references of a time way before the person I was talking to was alive.
First, I referred to Carnack. As in Carnack: “Dippity Do.” The question: “What collects on your dippity in the morning.” After I made my little joke, the person said “by the way, I know who Carnack is.”
Then I commented on about twentysomething’s flowered pants. I said she looks like flower child. As soon as the last sound left my lips I groaned. I told her she probably didn’t even know what a flower child was. I really groaned when she said, “I’ve heard my parents talk about it.”
At least she didn’t say grandparents.
UPDATE: Underdog, the movie, will be released soon. Underdog ran from 1964 to 1973. Who are the movie-makers appealing to? Be careful about referring to
Unnnnnderrrrrrrrrdooooooog! in front of anyone under 40.