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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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For people over 30yrs old

If you are 30 or older you may enjoy this



When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious

diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what

with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH

ways .. yadda, yadda, yadda



And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way

in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how

hard I had it and how easy they've got it! But now that... I'm over the

ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the

youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my

childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!



And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've

got it!



I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to

know something, w e had to go to the damn library and look it up

ourselves, in the card catalog!!



There was no email! ! We had to actually write somebody a letter ...

with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put

it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!



There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to

hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!



Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the

DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!



We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone

and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!



And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang,

you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your

boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just

didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!



We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with

high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like

"Space Invaders" and "asteroids"! Your guy was a little square! You

actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels

or screens; it was just one screen forever!



And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder

and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!



When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium

seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old

broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just

screwed!



Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15

channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had

to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!



You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get of f

your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no

Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning.

Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you

spoiled little rat-bastards!



And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up. We

had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire ... imagine that! If we

wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it

over the stove forever like an idiot.



That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too

easy. You're spoiled.



You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!



Regards,



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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 04:07 PM
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I think while you were busy typing that you missed Meals on Wheels. Best go check.
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I'm 24 but I still remember some of that crap!
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I'm 24 but I still remember some of that crap!


Hell and I never had cable till I moved into town in 2000.... 4 aerial channels FTW! ABC/Fox/NBC/CBS. That's what ya got, and it better be good enough.




I wonder what OTB would say to this thread lol
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Oh so true ! And to think, my kids still say they're bored all the time.
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Yep, you nailed that one. I remember "hard times"
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post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 06:41 PM
 
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i remember most of that lol-i did have a microwave tho, just a big box with a door and one big dial. still got some tapes
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asteroids rules!!

30 is just a speed bump on the way to old.
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Amen!! I agree and I'm only 22!! The last of the real life!! And society is showing the negative effects of this new generation 10 fold!!

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very true. i'm always telling my kids, i remember when HBO would go off. and didn't come back on until 6 or 7 the next morning.

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This is so true!
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I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to

know something, w e had to go to the damn library and look it up

ourselves, in the card catalog!!
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There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to

hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself!
8 track was great when you could actually take recorded music with you.

None of this jumping around listening to different tracks. With 8 track, you had to wait until the track came around again to hear it.


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Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the

DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
If the radio station was one of the first to get the song, they would say their call letters in the middle of the tune too.


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We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone

and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!
We lived out in the sticks, we had a party line until I was 7 ( 1967 )
( a party line is multiple phone numbers on a single line. your ring could be either single ring, double short, one long & one short or two long rings. you didn't get to use the phone if somebody else was one it)




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We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with

high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like

"Space Invaders" and "asteroids"! Your guy was a little square! You

actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels

or screens; it was just one screen forever!



And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder

and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
Dad got us PONG when it came out in 1972. That was $20 for a single game which was a boatload of money back then.




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You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get of f

your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no

Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning.

Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you

spoiled little rat-bastards!
It wasn't until I was older that I found out that Bugs Bunny and those type cartoon had classical music in their soundtracks.


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That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too

easy. You're spoiled.



You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!



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I was just thinking about this yesterday... granted I'm 27 (may will be 28) but I remember every damn thing you listed here...
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you old people and your blue boxes! stealing all those free long distance calls over analog lines, crank calling the pope!
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dead on Dougie!

my sorry ass kids complain about stupid crap daily! my favorite this week is that i wont let them download soldierboy on their cell phone! ha! remember when we was kids.. a cell phone was that big chunk that you only seen on miami vice!

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I copied that and put it up on two other boards!
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i feel ya!

funny thing is when i talk to my kids i take a step back and
say 'damn, i sound like my mom' to myself.

yeah, ish comes full circle bruh.

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Painfully true! I grew up in the 50's and 60's......thems was tough times! Of course, we didn't know better and I did have a Honda Super 90 to ride to high school (9th grade).

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