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If You Can Check Off At Least 20/36 Of These Things, You Probably Went To College In The '90s

Somehow we survived without smartphones.

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  1. Check off all of the things that relate to your college experience.
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    The only phone you had was your dorm room landline
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    Had to write or call your assigned roommate to introduce yourself
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    Took photos with an actual 35mm film camera and waited for them to be developed<br />
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    Actually had photos printed and then tacked them to your walls
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    Got your first email address in college
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    Took handwritten notes in class<br />
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    Went to Blockbuster for at least some of your weekend entertainment
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    Taped your favorite shows on a VCR
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    Reached other students on campus by their four-digit extension
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    Smoked cigarettes in your dorm room
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    Smoked cloves
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    Listened to music between classes on your Sony Discman
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    Gathered around the common room TV on Thursday nights to watch <i>Friends</i>
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    Couldn't turn in a paper because your printer was busted
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    Found out about parties from flyers posted around campus
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    Had a computer with a floppy disk drive
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    Had a dry erase board hanging on the outside of your door
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    Actually wrote letters to your friends at other schools or back at home
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    Looked through the pages of an actual course catalog to figure out what classes to register for
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    Registered for your classes over the phone
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    Walked across campus in your Dr. Martens
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    Owned and wore at least one pair of overalls
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    Celebrated your new-found freedom by dying your hair a bold color with Manic Panic
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    Went on a date to a "coffee house"
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    Stayed up late talking to strangers in chat rooms
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    Tore out pictures from magazines and put them on your walls
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    Wore a flannel shirt tied around your waist
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    Had to flirt with your crush in person
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    Registered to vote for the first time through Rock the Vote
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    Went to a "Take Back the Night" rally
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    Had to schedule office hours to communicate with a professor outside of class
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    Voted in your first election the first time a Bush or Clinton ran for president
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    Had to "ask Jeeves" because Google didn't exist
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    Got drunk/high in your dorm room and laughed watching <i>The Spirit of Christmas</i> over and over
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    Listened to college radio...on an actual AM/FM stereo
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    Quoted <i>Pulp Fiction</i>...a lot

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