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If you are 30, or older, you might think this is hilarious!

abboodeh

New Member
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... Barefoot... 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 my 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! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ---! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

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!

There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOD !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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!

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!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Friday Morning and from 4 to 5:30 on weekdays. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!
And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!
See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!


Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd
(Send this to someone you'd like to make smile)
 

Dynash

It gets better.
NLC
There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Friday Morning and from 4 to 5:30 on weekdays. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!
This one though, have you seen some of the things that is on TV for children these days? I miss my old TV from my childhood, I'm only 19! Some of the things they have on CBBeebies/CBBC is just disturbing and stupid. I don't see how it helps develop a child's mind.
 

AdamJ

When's 1999?
NLC
This one though, have you seen some of the things that is on TV for children these days? I miss my old TV from my childhood, I'm only 19! Some of the things they have on CBBeebies/CBBC is just disturbing and stupid. I don't see how it helps develop a child's mind.
I completely agree! Being 19 I remember the good old days of cartoons. Tom & Jerry, Loony Tunes, Zapp (or whatever it was), Art Attack!. Now it's just fangled bollocks everyone hates.
 

foo2thabar

Well-Known Member
NLC
I'm 20 and spent the first half of my life without computers, internet access, CDs, DVDs, Caller ID, and Call Waiting. I had a Sega Genesis until I was 12 (2001). I owned an Atari 2600 before that when I was 6. I remember going to the school library and looking up things in a card catalog. When I got to 8th grade and the librarian told us about this thing called Galileo I thought it was amazing. I taped songs off of the radio. I didn't have a cell phone until 9th grade, and until I was 15 (2004) it was for emergencies and only had 50 minutes with no texting.
 
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themoose

Sup, Recoil here.
NLC
I completely agree! Being 19 I remember the good old days of cartoons. Tom & Jerry, Loony Tunes, Zapp (or whatever it was), Art Attack!. Now it's just fangled bollocks everyone hates.
Ahh, Zzzap! I loved that programme.



Apparently it was for deaf children... who'd've thunkd it?

I think my favourite cartoon as a kid must have been Recess.

I love getting up on saturday mornings with a bowl of coco pops... it'd be so weird having cartoons 24/7 at that age.
 

Dynash

It gets better.
NLC
Only a few days ago I saw on FB a group about Zapp, there are LOADS of episodes of Google Video. I only really watch The Simpsons and Ben 10 (On CN) these days for cartoons.
 

AdamJ

When's 1999?
NLC
I mean in my childhood I used to be a huge Sega Megadrive fan, then went to a Gameboy Colour > Advance, and back then a huge Pokemon fan *bows head in shame*

Now I'm a huge computer fan, Xbox 360 gamer, and overall loved up geek 2.0 xD
 

[ih]Demetris

New Member
Oh gawd those were the days, wait lets see how old some of us really are..remember this one?



or this one?



Oh god im gettin freakin old lol..
 

Dynash

It gets better.
NLC
Everyone born in the early 90s at least should know who they are, He-man (from Masters of the Universe) and The Smurfs. But I don't remember that particular Smurfs name.
 
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Dynash

It gets better.
NLC
I just watched an episode of YouTube, hahaha! I have never even heard of that, IMDB says it was released in America, so not surprising.
 

TaoPhoenix

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Yeah, I'm over 35, all that stuff true... and it made me miserable! In fact, I even hated cell phones before they became smart, because it was totally "why would I want to pay even more money for a phone I'd never use?" I don't call many people very much.
 

Namepad

Member
When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot... BOTH ways

I sure did


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!!

Darn that Dewey and his Decimal System


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! Stamps were 10 cents!

I remember you could also tape the dime on the envelope if you didn't have any stamps

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ---! Nowhere was safe!

Had mine kicked a few times

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

And if you were caught, one or both of your parents would kick your a..


Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

Tape Decks !, we didn't have FM radios yet

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!

Yep, made it worse when you had a party line shared by a couple of neighbors.

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

I remember racing to answer the phone in case school was calling to find out why I wasn't in school.

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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!

I had a pong about the age of 10


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!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

I was my dads remote


There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Friday Morning and from 4 to 5:30 on weekdays. Do you hear what I'm saying? We had to wait for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-finks!

Best day of the week

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

Or just ate it cold

And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!
And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!
See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

Just be back home before the street lights came on


Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd
(Send this to someone you'd like to make smile)


Glad to see the "buzz" cut back in fashion.
 

Dynash

It gets better.
NLC
Mentok said:
What was that 'toon that had the talking instruments in it?
Oscar's Orchestra? With the talking/flying piano?



I remember in the late 90s having to wake up at around 6AM to watch Cartoons until 8AM before leaving for school. I used to ALWAYS watch Milkshake on Five. Bear In The Big Blue House!
 
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