By the time my folks got around to having me, they’d already had three other kids, who were 13, 14 and 15 in 1979 when I made my debut. All my life, I’ve been surrounded by folks who are ALMOST too old to be considered the same generation as me. The music I listen to is about 20 years before my time. I’ve often looked around at people who are actually my own age, and wondered what the F they were thinking.
Television is also a forum in which I found this particular quirk. I watched some unusual television for a kid, including Nick at Night when it first came out.
The shows in that lineup were old even when my brothers were kids. If I recall correctly, the original line up went something like Mr. Ed, Bewhitched, Donna Reed Show, Patty Duke, Green Acres, My Three Sons, and a few other things over the years like I Love Lucy and Make Room for Daddy… Anyway, at some point over the years, I watched a good deal of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.
One of the skits they had on there was an award that they gave for the dumbest news of the week. I don’t remember ANY of the recipients, but I always remembered the award. I also always hated the fact that when I mentioned it, nobody knew what the hell I was talking about, except for my father.
Thus, I kinda just stopped talking about it, cause it was pointless, and also kinda cumbersome to say, so why bother.
If you remember this award, or anyone it was given to, please let me know!