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Morning Edition makes me feel old (at least today)

Posted at 2:08 PM on February 2, 2007 by Bill Wareham

Two unrelated items from today's Morning Edition made my gray hair feel especially heavy:

1) Tovia Smith's story describing a generational divide over the reaction to this week's bomb scare in Boston. OK, I'm actually familiar with Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, and find the show's offerings to range from the hilarious to the sublime to the stupid. But it never occured to me that there'd be a generational split over the reaction to the show's backfired publicity stunt. And the fact that it never occured to me made me feel old.

2) The end of the week song. The song that Cathy Wurzer and crew pick out to play just before 9 a.m. on Fridays is one of my favorite parts of the week, an almost throw-away signature that usually makes me smile. (To those of you who know me - yes, an actual smile!)

Today would've been no different, except for the reference to featured artist Tommy Ramone as the only surviving member of the Ramones. It's not that I ever considered the band's members immortal - I mean, look at them, they weren't exactly Mens Health coverboys - but the music coming out of my radio this morning took me back to a time when I didn't even really think about their mortality. Feelin' old again.