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  • Kids these days!!!!

    (Blatantly stolen from another forum I belong to. He copied it from an email, so the chain of theft is long and laborious ineed!)

    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!

    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!

    And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

    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 *** 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 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 JiffyPop 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.
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    so true...... AND these kids still complain & complain..... theres a definate problem with having things too easy
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    • #3
      yep. I agree with it all.
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      • #4


        I wonder if I fall in to this older group or the kids group. I was born in '84

        Peace,

        Rafster
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Rafster


          I wonder if I fall in to this older group or the kids group. I was born in '84

          Peace,

          Rafster

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          • #6
            Amen Darque!!!!!
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            • #7
              and to think i used, to get my porn from the a BBS, or from/thru fidonet(a network that still exists, that pre-dates the internet by ALOT)

              btw, that's how i could send email to some of my more geeky family members

              i remember once i was like 16 or something, and my fidonet address was something like this 1:3629/401 or something close to that
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              • #8
                my ****in 9 year old son wants.... no... NEEDS a cellphone...... he has every game system with hundreds of games.... he wants a new game every week... when I was his age, I used to pretend pens were spaceships & play with a few toys... go outside & play all over the neigborhood.... I knew every back alley & rooftop in the whole hood... now adays the media has gotten everything to the point that kids are much more sheltered..... so they play video games all day.....
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                • #9
                  '83 :d

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                  • #10
                    81
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                    • #11
                      I miss Saturday Morning Cartoons

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                      • #12
                        will, you just gotta get up earlier.

                        saturday morning at 8am i watched batman....it was sweet.
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                        • #13
                          as for rafster, i was born 84 too. I'd say we're half and half. In elementry school the internet was around......just not really used. We had prodigy at home....and its sucked. School PCs had oregon trail and number munchers.....and that was about it. Wait no....there was some math based rocket ship game cant remember much else.....if you were lucky you had an early version of sim city. Your home PC might have wolfenstien.....which was pretty sweet. The kids who had bad parents had leisure suit larry....if anyone remembers that.

                          As for the whole no microwave thing......I dont remember not having a microwave...not sure about cable TV, when I was really little I dont think we could afford it. But walkmans were the ****!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Peoples
                            will, you just gotta get up earlier.

                            saturday morning at 8am i watched batman....it was sweet.
                            ya getting up at 2pm may not be the best way to watch saturday morning
                            Cartoons

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by will1384
                              ya getting up at 2pm may not be the best way to watch saturday morning
                              Cartoons
                              you can do that with windows media center....
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