The first of many senior moments:
Self, for it is he: Yes, lots of cultural references get lost in class. For example when I talk about Nixon, to a good chunk of the class it’s as much history as if I were talking of Ulysses S. Grant.
Youthful colleague: I wasn’t born yet at the time of the Nixon administration.
Self: Might as well shoot me now.
Youthful colleague (twisting the knife): I wasn’t even born in the Ford administration.
Obligatory link to David Bowie, Young Americans.
Incidentally, am I wrong to read significance into the shift from Young Americans to I’m Afraid of Americans?