D&K Printing is FIFTY!

That makes us older than

Robert Downey Jr. (1965)

Beating Downey by two years was Iron Man, who first appeared in Marvel’s "Tales of Suspense #39" in March of 1963.

The Price Is Right (1972)

Without Bob Barker’s daily reminder, our planet would currently be ruled by the unrelenting spawn of our un-neutered or spayed pet overlords à la Planet of the Apes.

Reese’s Pieces (1978)

Deciding that they didn’t want their candy associated with human/alien cohabitation, M&M’s turned down an opportunity to be the candy that Elliot uses to lure his titular alien friend out of hiding in E.T. Reese’s Pieces to took over the role in one of the best ever examples of movie product placement.

This streak of hit Beatles albums…

A Hard Day's Night (1964), Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Seargent Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band (1967), The White Album (1968), and Abby Road (1969)

Sesame Street (1969)

Teaching kids to befriend homeless monsters in trash cans for more than four decades.

Nike (1971)

Technically the company that became Nike was founded in January 1964, but Nike wasn't Nike until 1971

One hundred and fifty three Samuel L. Jackson movies (1972-2014)

Including eight films either in pre-production or filming. The dude’s been busy.

MTV (1981)

Technically, MTV just shows awful reality TV and teen moms now, but it was good once.

LSD (1965)

"If God dropped acid, would He see people?" - Steven Wright

Napster (2000)

Insert Lars Ulrich joke here

Nintendo (1985)

Do you remember "ROB, the extraordinary video robot"? We sure don’t.

Laptop Computers (1981)

How else would we look busy in coffee shops?

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody (1975)

"I think we’ll go with a little Bohemian Rhapsody, gentlemen." - Wayne Campbell

Legalized marijuana (2014)

Boulder hippies rejoice.

Smoke detectors (1969)

"I got a smoke alarm at home, but really it's more like a 9-volt-battery-slowly-drainer." - Mitch Hedberg

Star Wars (1977)

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… but still not as long ago as when we opened our doors.

Netflix (1997)

RIP Blockbuster. Our kids will never know the agony of having to rewind a rented video before watching it.

Facebook (2004)

Like most fifty-year-olds, we use Facebook like this.

Hand-held Mobile Phones (1983)

Motorola researcher and executive, Martin Cooper, made the first mobile call to Dr. Joel S. Engel.

Google (1998)

Putting encyclopedia salesmen out of jobs for almost two decades

Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1982)

What would flash mobs do without it?

The Simpsons (1989)

In the opening credits when Maggie is scanned at the grocery store cash register, the price is $847.63, which was the estimated cost of raising a baby for one month in 1989. Today, the monthly cost is estimated at more than $1,000.

Ben Stiller (1965)

What would life be without this cringeworthy scene?

Sally O'Malley

Okay, so technically we’re the same age.

Animated gifs (1987)

Because cats.

Panda Sneeze (2006)

Can you really call it living before this?

The Super Bowl (1967)

Let’s leave it at that. We’re still a little sensitive after this year’s game.

Fall of the Berlin Wall (1989)

"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down…" well, you know the quote.

Apple (1971)

Founded in a garage by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. We hear the company is still doing well to this day.

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (1973)

Dark Side still holds the record for the most number of weeks spent on the Billboard Top 200 with 591 consecutive weeks. That’s more than 11 years.

Man first walks on the moon (1969)

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon. On July 21, 1969, conspiracy theorists tried to convince everyone that he didn’t.

Woodstock (1969)

Half a million music-lovers amass in Bethel, New York.

The ATM (1967)

Installed at Barclay’s Bank in Enfield Town, North London.

The NBA Three-Point Shot (1979)

First tested by the NCAA in 1945, then adopted by the American Basketball League in 1961, the NBA didn’t paint the line until 1979. It was considered a gimmick at the time.

Adobe (1982)

Enhance. Enhance. Enhance.

Coors Light (1978)

What did people do before Colorado Kool-Aid?

Keanu Reeves (Sept 2, 1964)

We beat him by a month, unless you believe Keanu is eternal like the good folks at www.keanuisimmortal.com.

D&K is older than 52 countries, including...

Gambia (1965), Zimbabwe (1965), Guyana (1966), Botswana (1966), Barbados (1966), Nauru (1968), Mauritius (1968), Swaziland (1968), Equatorial Guinea (1968), Fiji (1970), Bangladesh (1971), Qatar (1971), United Arab Emirates (1971), Bahrain (1971), Bahamas (1973), Guinea-Bissau (1973), Grenada (1974), Mozambique (1975), Cape Verde (1975), Comoros (1975), Sao Tome and Principe (1975), Papua New Guinea (1975), Angola (1975), Suriname (1975), Timor-Leste (1975), Seychelles (1976), Djibouti (1977), Solomon Islands (1978), Tuvalu (1978), Dominica (1978), Saint Lucia (1979), Kiribati (1979), Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1979), Vanuatu (1980), Belize (1981), Antique and Barbuda (1981), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Brunei (1983), Marshall Islands (1986), Micronesia (1986), Namibia (1990), Belarus (1990), Slovenia (1991), Moldova (1991), Kyrgyzstan (1991), Uzbekistan (1991), Macedonia (1991), Tajikistan (1991), Turkmenistan (1991), Kazakhstan (1991), Slovakia (1993), Palau (1994), and South Sudan (2011)

LaPhonso Ellis (1970)

Our all-time favorite Denver Nugget.

Chipotle

Chipotle has a secret menu including a burrito called the Quesarito - a cheese quesadilla wrapped around a standard burrito. We recommend it, but only if you have time for a long nap afterward.

The word "staycation" (2003)

Please don’t use this word. Ever.

The Internet (1990)

As printers, we believe it’s just a fad.

Keeping Up With The Kardashians (2007)

Life was better (before) then.

Rolling Stone Magazine (1967)

"Well, we're big rock singers, we got golden fingers and we're loved everywhere we go (That sounds like us) We sing about beauty and we sing about truth at ten thousand dollars a show (Right) We take all kinds of pills, that give us all kind of thrills but the thrill we've never known Is the thrill that'll get you when you get your picture on the cover of The Rolling Stone" - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show

DNA fingerprinting (1964)

DNA fingerprinting was first used to prove maternity in an immigration trial. Since then, it’s primarily been used by Maury Povich and Jerry Springer to find out who the baby’s daddy is.