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!!
Dewey Decimal system
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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!
The Over 30 Crowd
Jeff born in 1960