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Michael Jackson’s family, not the Kennedys, constitutes “American Royalty.”

They weren’t alive when “Pulp Fiction” came out.

Robert De Niro is thought of as Greg Focker’s long-suffering father-in-law, not as Vito Corleone or Jimmy Conway.

Since they’ve been born, the United States has measured progress by a 2 percent jump in unemployment and a 16 cent rise in the price of a first class postage stamp.

Exposed bra straps have always been a fashion statement, not a wardrobe malfunction to be corrected quietly by well-meaning friends.

Ugh, those things are NOT cool.

On the other hand, these things are awesome:

For most of their lives, maintaining relations between the U.S. and the rest of the world has been a woman’s job in the State Department.

White House security has never felt it necessary to wear rubber gloves when gay groups have visited.

Women have always piloted war planes and space shuttles.

Gene therapy has always been an available treatment.

Genomes of living things have always been sequenced.

Great human advancements, and they didn't even mention The Web, Google, Wikipedia, and iPhones.

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