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HometownGal
07-07-2007, 11:05 PM
Received this via email and wanted to pass it on - LOL! (Sad, but true!) :sofunny:

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!

If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

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, we 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" and the graphics sucked! 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 off 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 brats! :wink02::wink02:

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 or 1970!

Regards, The over 30 Crowd :jammin::banana:

PisnNapalm
07-07-2007, 11:42 PM
I HATE that the DAMN CARTOON NETWORK doesn't air Bugs Bunny. *FINGER* to them. Where the hell are all the good cartoons with historical references in them?

Bah....

Preacher
07-08-2007, 12:08 AM
I HATE that the DAMN CARTOON NETWORK doesn't air Bugs Bunny. *FINGER* to them. Where the hell are all the good cartoons with historical references in them?

Bah....


Most of the them are now probably considered politically incorrect for one reason or another and no longer be aired.

pitt
07-08-2007, 01:22 AM
LMAO I just bought an Atari 2600 off ebay to replace the one my husband gave away years ago. The kids are mad because I can kick their butts at Kaboom and Pacman. They've temporary abandoned their Play Station 2 and are trying to steal my new/old system from me.

Preacher
07-08-2007, 02:23 AM
LMAO I just bought an Atari 2600 off ebay to replace the one my husband gave away years ago. The kids are mad because I can kick their butts at Kaboom and Pacman. They've temporary abandoned their Play Station 2 and are trying to steal my new/old system from me.

:sofunny::sofunny::sofunny::sofunny::sofunny:

Yeah...

Send them my way with Intellivision baseball!!

Crushzilla
07-08-2007, 02:45 AM
Even at 21 I remember a lot of these things.

SOOOO much truth to the recording the songs off the radio. The DJ ALWAYS messed it up somehow. I remember having all my cassettes of radio ripped songs.

Preacher
07-08-2007, 03:13 AM
Even at 21 I remember a lot of these things.

SOOOO much truth to the recording the songs off the radio. The DJ ALWAYS messed it up somehow. I remember having all my cassettes of radio ripped songs.

LOL... and the big controversy..

Did Hi-speed dubbing on a boom box decrease quality?

lamberts-lost-tooth
07-08-2007, 05:03 AM
Excellent HTG!!!!...and lets not forget...If we were inside on a summer day, your Mom would scoot you outside until it was time to eat...and THEN when she called for you (or flashed the porch light) .....you had like 1.3 seconds to get home!!!

I can remember the first time I played organized football (with pads and a helmet) I thought "this beats the heck out of playing backyard tackle football in jeans and a t-shirt!!!!"

...and didnt we all have a place we called "the field" where we went to play?

Elvis
07-08-2007, 07:30 AM
I know that when I was younger I Didnt Want To Be Stuck In The House.. and usually if I was stuck in the house I got caught doing something I wasnt supposed to be doing..:jawdrop: We used to all do things that we should have got disciplined for, but we didnt get caught right? We had tree houses.. we dug out dirt in some banks to play with our matchbox cars and trucks etc. Come on kids... get out and do something other than sitting in front of the tv. That is one of the biggest reasons that america is gettting heavier and heavier around the belt line..
:coffee:

xXTheSteelKingsXx
07-08-2007, 11:14 AM
Is the, "When I was your age thing...." genetic?

touchdownward
07-08-2007, 08:59 PM
Thanks Gal, that brings back fond memories.

And Preacher, thanks for reminding me how badly my neighbor would kick my butt in Intellivision Baseball, I only had Atari. :smile:

Hammer67
07-16-2007, 07:31 PM
Ah...the good old days. Back before cell phones and computers, etc. When you actually went outside ** gasp ** when the weather was nice!

Buzz05
07-17-2007, 08:34 AM
Ah...the good old days. Back before cell phones and computers, etc. When you actually went outside ** gasp ** when the weather was nice!

Hey now, Im only 24 and Im always outside when its nice...granted im usually grilling and drinking but it still counts! haha.

One thing that annoys me to no end is when you hear about 8 year olds with cell phones...just annoys the ever loving crap outa me.

and in response to Preachers question early...Yes High speed dubbing decreased quality haha. I actually kind of miss those days...days when things were much simpler...when there was a reason to get up early on Saturday to watch your favorite cartoons

MACH1
07-17-2007, 11:05 AM
LMAO......My youngest cousin and I were at our grandma's house and he forgot his cell phone and he had to make a call. So he proceeded to use the house phone, now grandma has never "upgraded" her phone since they were invented it seems.:sofunny: Anyways he couldn't figure out why when he pushed the numbers it wouldn't work, so we had to explain to him that it was a rotary phone and show him how it worked. :toofunny:

Hammer67
07-17-2007, 11:08 AM
In case you're worried about what's going to become of the younger generation, it's going to grow up and start worrying about the younger generation.
- Roger Allen (http://www.quotationspage.com/quote/26913.html)

Buzz05
07-17-2007, 11:51 AM
LMAO......My youngest cousin and I were at our grandma's house and he forgot his cell phone and he had to make a call. So he proceeded to use the house phone, now grandma has never "upgraded" her phone since they were invented it seems.:sofunny: Anyways he couldn't figure out why when he pushed the numbers it wouldn't work, so we had to explain to him that it was a rotary phone and show him how it worked. :toofunny:

Haha Thats awsome

Steelerstrength
07-17-2007, 04:51 PM
I HATE that the DAMN CARTOON NETWORK doesn't air Bugs Bunny. *FINGER* to them. Where the hell are all the good cartoons with historical references in them?

Bah....

"Wabbit Season!" "Duck Season!" :argue:

And let's not forget "Dreamboat" :heart::bunny::naughty:

Yosemite Sam loved to shoot him some Varmit! :dualies:

ChronoCross
07-17-2007, 04:57 PM
Lets play some pong. Are program a little ball to go across the screen which took forever with a commodore 64. Space invaders now hurts the eyes. :P.. Us over 30 crowd need to stick together, soon we will be 40 and be in the over 40 crowd.

ChronoCross
07-17-2007, 05:02 PM
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Crushzilla
07-17-2007, 05:03 PM
My last day in Italy we didn't have cell phones because we turned in our rentals the day before.

No body could track anybody else down (because we didn't have house phones). People were in and out. People were missing. It was chaos (and a lot of fun).

I had forgotten how convenient they really are. Reminded me of when i was a little kid.

It was also kind of nice since the people who call me on my phone now are only people I rarely want to talk to...

Now I see like 8 or 9 year old kids with cell phones!!!

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!?

ChronoCross
07-17-2007, 05:07 PM
My last day in Italy we didn't have cell phones because we turned in our rentals the day before.

No body could track anybody else down (because we didn't have house phones). People were in and out. People were missing. It was chaos (and a lot of fun).

I had forgotten how convenient they really are. Reminded me of when i was a little kid.

It was also kind of nice since the people who call me on my phone now are only people I rarely want to talk to...

Now I see like 8 or 9 year old kids with cell phones!!!

ARE YOU SERIOUS!!?

My 9 year old has one plus my 21 year old and 20 year old.. its like a craze now a days. Text this text that, and tell them not to text me, if they need something to call, heck I had to get text package because they love to text.

Id love to see them text on the old dial phones we used in the old days. That would be fun to watch them dial and dial and dial just to get one letter.

Crushzilla
07-17-2007, 05:14 PM
Id love to see them text on the old dial phones we used in the old days. That would be fun to watch them dial and dial and dial just to get one letter.

Hahaha a rotary phone? That would be amazing. I text to. Especially when I need to tell someone something but can't bear a conversation.

ChronoCross
07-17-2007, 05:27 PM
Hahaha a rotary phone? That would be amazing. I text to. Especially when I need to tell someone something but can't bear a conversation.

http://www.phonevault.com/media/phonelarge/CANDBRPlg.jpg

Texting from this phone would be they best crush... I avg about 200 txt a month, but my oldest girl she avg about 1500, one of her friends tho who was on the girls plan for a short time, and I could not believe it if I did not see it but her friend did over 4600. Just amazing, can you say no life with that many.

Preacher
07-17-2007, 09:12 PM
The amazing thing... we got all these things to make communications go faster... then, we go back to texting which slows down communication!! What is up with that.

I text once in a blue moon.

To me... it just feels like IM'ing over a long period of time... but short of email. Heck, just use the phone to call instead!!

Hines0wnz
11-12-2007, 12:35 AM
And they dont remember who Sgt Pepper was!!! :jawdrop:

Dynasty
11-12-2007, 10:29 PM
Hey im not 30 and i know sgt. pepper, and rotary phones, and old cartoons...

and texting is good because there are times when you arent able to call someone, but you can just send a short message... like during class.

Preacher
11-12-2007, 11:06 PM
Hey im not 30 and i know sgt. pepper, and rotary phones, and old cartoons...

and texting is good because there are times when you arent able to call someone, but you can just send a short message... like during class.

In my day.... YOU LISTENED IN CLASS !!! Unless your buddy next to you took off his coat and put it on the floor...and there was a BIG CLUNCK when it hit the floor... spent the rest of the time talking about his .357 that was laying on the floor.

revefsreleets
11-13-2007, 09:26 AM
Intellivisions Tron: Deadly Discs was the greatest game ever!

TroysBadDawg
11-14-2007, 12:08 AM
Preach I did not sit next to you in class but it was a colt python.

and btw, it was college and scared the crap out of a prof when he wanted to know what made the noise. He insisted on knowing so I showed him. He ran out of the class room and had security run in and escourted me out until I showed them an ID that made them piss thier pants. They fell over themselves saying how sorry they were. TOld them I was sorry I should have had it holstered, but I didn't expect to take off my jacket, just wasn't thinking, now how do we cover this up.
I got transfered to another class and aced it. I think the Proff was scared of me.

But you over 30 kids are all young whipper snappers, and wet behind the ears yet.

Well to us well over 50 group ok ok 60.

fansince'76
11-14-2007, 12:44 AM
Intellivisions Tron: Deadly Discs was the greatest game ever!

Yep, that was a good one, but my personal favorite back in the day was B-17 Bomber. "LOOK OUT FOR FLAK!" Intellivision rocked.

http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/bigboxshots/3/576723_34890_front.jpg

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/original/1056212461-00.gif

http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/games/coverg/48/615048.jpg

fansince'76
11-14-2007, 01:01 AM
Yep, that was a good one, but my personal favorite back in the day was B-17 Bomber. "LOOK OUT FOR FLAK!" Intellivision rocked.

And how could I forget "Pitfall!"?

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shots/original/1054859058-00.gif

TroysBadDawg
11-14-2007, 06:44 AM
How about Air rifles, all they did was make a bang noise.
What ever happened to the Red Rider BB gun? Yes, I know a teacher who shot his eye out with one. Or the Hop Along Cassidy cap pistols? The Girls had the Dale Evans cap pistols. Baseball cards in the spokes of your bikes for the motor bike sound stealing your moms clothes pins to attach them to the fender struts.

What were video games back then? We had test patterns we watched after school before Howdy Doody came on. Local kid shows where kids got to be on television, with Susie Side Saddle, Charlie Good Time, Club House 22(Malcome McCloud and Duffy the Dog) Uncle Ori and Fuss Budget All local shows where Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, Neighbor groups could get together and go on television.

Oh bring back the good old days of yester year.

Where you could sit back and listen to radio shows and use your imigination to create the background scenery and action in the shows. War of the worlds, Lone Ranger, Amos and Andy, Window on Main Street etc.

Did I go back to far for you? Video games they killed the imagination of the kids, got them stuck in front of the telivision. Bet a kid tody know nothing of building a tree house, lucky to find a tree, without having someone threatening to file a law suit against you.

SORRY!

revefsreleets
11-14-2007, 09:06 AM
I also loved Utopia. It was the Sims before the Sims.

Check this out.

http://www.intellivisiongames.com/

If you go to the VH1arcade you can play a buch of the old games online!