Educating Whiny

Sometimes I am shocked by things my son doesn’t know.

For example, the other day he asked me a perfectly logical question for someone born in 1986: “How did the DJ pick the right song so fast on a record before there were CD’s?”

Now, what he really meant was how could the guy be talking to Joe Bozo on the phone (Uhhh… yeah… like, um, could you play that song by that chick with the hair?) and immediately find it and play it when all he had was grooves to go on. But it did make me realize that there’s a whole batch of people that have never seen an LP – or if they have, they wouldn’t actually know what to do with it. Kinda like the stock “man from the past tries to play a CD on his record player” joke in reverse.

Anyway, tonight I found out he’d never seen A Fish Called Wanda. What kind of a parent am I?? I’m so ashamed.

His mother’s just finished fixing that oversight for us this evening. But I have to wonder: Where else have we gone wrong?

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9 Responses to Educating Whiny

  1. Scott says:



    I love that movie to death.

  2. Annessa says:

    I’m shocked he hasn’t seen it. Shame on you Solonor. Poor Whiny.

    “Oh look! It’s K-k-k-Kenny c-c-come to k-k-k-kill me!”

  3. Ric The Schmuck says:

    The real trick was to be able to cue the record, hold it in that position with one hand, cue the reel-to-reel with the phone recording of the chick who wanted to hear the song, let it go, snap open the mike, jabber something supposedly cleverwhile releasing the record, somehat simulteously, and maybe not screwing it all up.

  4. Maria says:

    OMG!! Wanda is such a classic!! hehehehe…. Kevin Klein pointing to his crotch and saying don’t touch his dick!! *lol* Oh how I loved that movie!! ;o)

  5. Domino says:

    I took my 13 year old nephew and my 14 year old niece up to Seattle this last weekend. There are into music, mostly good stuff, Green Day, Blink 182, etc.

    Anyway, my nephew asked me if I’d ever heard of Pink Floyd. Well…um…YAH. I pulled Dark Side of the Moon out of my truck’s CD wallet and cranked it up as we sped up I-5. They liked it. My niece said some of it sounded like insane music (i.e. music for insane people). I congratulated her on her insight and told her that was one of the themes of the album. Anyway, it shocked me a bit that today’s teens didn’t know about Pink Floyd.

    What are they teaching them in these schools today anyway?

  6. Deejays today have it too easy, what with their push-button cd things. We had to use rocks to play our records, after we had carted them all the way uphill through the snow.

  7. robyn says:

    Then you should really feel sorry for me — the first time I saw it was this New Year’s Eve. Dan, Stacy and Todd found out I hadn’t seen it and darn-near passed out on the spot.

  8. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Today’s DJ’s REALLY have it easy. Screw those CD’s, it’s all on computers now, timed exactly, punched up to run concurrently, commercials included. I went over to one of the stations I used to work at last year, and one of the guys showed me the works. He said watch this, punched the screen 6 or 7 times, and said “I’m all set for the next 30 minutes. All I have to do is talk-overs, if I want to.” I suppressed the urge to scream.
    Imagine what they’re missing. Back in the day, you had to really be creative. like when you’re working the overnight, by yourself. And you need to take a dump. Hmmmmmmmm. This was before American Pie became cool again. Or InaGaddaDaVida. So you save the extended version of Twilight Zone for just that special occasion. And hope like hell the damn thing doesn’t finally start skipping…….

  9. David says:

    Heh…my then 9-year old saw an LP and called it “a big CD.”

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