Real, almost verbatim, conversation between my dad and I, over beers, in the Summer of 2005...
Me: "You know, dad, growing up as an 80s baby in Middle Class America, it was almost dull. For awhile at least. I mean, we had no war, no Depression (paraphrasing Fight Club, no doubt), everything was just perfect. Then the 90s ended, religious extremists destroyed the Twin Towers, killing thousands of American citizens in downtown Manhattan, and we invaded two countries. If nothing else, at least the time period got...interesting."
Dad: "You know that's an ancient Chinese curse, right."
Me: "What is?"
Dad: "May you live in interesting times."