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OT: I remeber when
Posted by: Cafaro ()
Date: September 27, 2005 22:49

Ahhh the memories...
> 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 through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on
> their backs, to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a
> Straight-A average despite their full-time after-school job at the
> local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help
> keep their family from starving to death.
> 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've reached the ripe old age of forty -four, I can't
> help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so
> EFFIN easy. I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a @#$*&
> 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--we
> wanted to know something, we had to go to the @#$*& library and look
> it up ourselves.

> And there was no email. We had to actually write somebody a
> letter--with a pen. And then you had to walk all the way across the
> street and put it in the EFFIN mailbox and it would take like a week
> to get there.
> And there were no MP3s or Napsters. You wanted to steal music, you had
> to go to the @#$*& record store and shop lift it yourself. Or we had
> to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually
> talk over the beginning and EFF it all up.
> We didn't have fancy SH** like Call Waiting. If you were on the phone
> and somebody else called they got a busy signal. 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 boss, your mom, a collections agent, your drug
> dealer, you didn't know... You just had to pick it up and take your
> chances, Mister.
> And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames with
> high-resolution 3-D graphics. We had the Atari 2600. With games like
> "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked a ** . Your
> guy was a little square. You 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 faster
> until you died. Just like LIFE.
> When you went to the movie theatre there no such thing as stadium
> seating. All the seats were the same height. A tall guy sat in front
> of you, you were screwed.
> And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 20
> channels and there was no onscreen menu. You had to use a little book
> called a TV Guide to find out what was on. And there was no Cartoon
> Network. You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning... ...D'ya
> hear what the EFF I'm saying? We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled
> little turds.
> That's exactly what I'm talking about. You kids today have got it too
> easy. You're spoiled, I swear.
> You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in 1984.

Re: OT: I remeber when
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: September 27, 2005 22:51

you old fart....just kidding (i'm older than you)...its like this with every "older" generation....good 'ol wishes

Re: OT: I remeber when
Posted by: Cafaro ()
Date: September 27, 2005 22:53

We didn't even have video games......just pinball!

Re: OT: I remeber when
Posted by: tat2you ()
Date: September 27, 2005 22:54

lots of firecrackers!!! i miss that!!!

Re: OT: I remeber when
Posted by: camper88 ()
Date: September 27, 2005 22:58

Try to imagine what the kids of today will be telling the kids of tomorrow . . .

Yeah, I remember when dogs and cats weren't allowed to vote.

I remember when I had to carry around my mobile phone, we never had the luxury of having them implanted in our brains.

I remember when you couldn't choose the colour of your eyes or IQ with some fancy schmancy DNA kit.

I remember when the Stones concerts were a mere 500 dollars per ticket, and you didn't need a mortgage to buy a damn ticket.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2005-09-27 23:25 by camper88.

Re: OT: I remeber when
Posted by: open-g ()
Date: September 27, 2005 23:07

I remember black & white TV and two channels. no need for a tv-control!

nice read, Cafaro

Re: OT: I remeber when
Posted by: Leonard Keringer ()
Date: September 27, 2005 23:23

reel to reel tapes....dusty memories....ouch!!!

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