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acasas4
01-05-2008, 12:39 PM
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!
If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

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 catalo! g!!

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 would 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 gameswith h igh-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600!
With games like " Space Invaders" and "asteroids"
and the graphics were horrible! 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 was 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 bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
something up, we had to use the stove or go build a
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!

Regards,
The over 30 Crowd

BigRedChief
01-05-2008, 12:46 PM
nice. rep

chagrin
01-05-2008, 12:49 PM
I'm 38, we had the atari and all that but we also had a microwave when I was very young; cable TV as well, when I was like, 7 :shrug:

Demonpenz
01-05-2008, 12:50 PM
i used to have to drive around and look for parties instead of txting ha

mlyonsd
01-05-2008, 12:53 PM
We got our first color tv when I was 14 and air conditioning at 15.

acasas4
01-05-2008, 12:53 PM
I'm 38, we had the atari and all that but we also had a microwave when I was very young; cable TV as well, when I was like, 7 :shrug:

I'm 43 dammit.:deevee:

ROYC75
01-05-2008, 12:53 PM
Amazing what wisdom and knowledge does to a person when they grow up ?

pr_capone
01-05-2008, 01:10 PM
We got our first color tv when I was 14 and air conditioning at 15.

At least your family had their priorities straight.

Game System = First

Air Conditioning = Second

LOL

morphius
01-05-2008, 01:13 PM
Honestly, I'll take my being able to run around the entire neighborhood without being able blocked by fences, sledding in the back yards were possible, because there was no fence.

And we were tougher, we didn't learn to do things like riding the bike with pads and helmets, oh no, we did it the hard way with concussions and street rash.

As for games, I remember playing a game called night rider on the apple, all it had was lines for the outside of the road, everything else was black, and you had to make all the turns and could barely tell what was coming up, and I played it a lot. Sad.

pr_capone
01-05-2008, 01:17 PM
I had a baseball game for my old atari where the runners on base would occasionally run out towards the outfield for no particular reason.

lol

I miss those days. :D

Pitfall, though, was the shit. *LOVED* that game.


In fact, I have an old 2600 with about 14 games sitting in my attic ATM.

http://www.motoko.it/images/morpheus/pitfall_rhonda.jpg

Deberg_1990
01-05-2008, 01:18 PM
If we wanted popcorn, we had to use
that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove
forever like an idiot.



I remember my mom popping popcorn on the stove in a pan with some oil. Pretty yummy

Then i remember the air poppers and those other oily popcorn poppers that looked like domes.

Pretty funny read. Good stuff.

Bacon Cheeseburger
01-05-2008, 01:29 PM
Honestly, I'll take my being able to run around the entire neighborhood without being able blocked by fences, sledding in the back yards were possible, because there was no fence.

And we were tougher, we didn't learn to do things like riding the bike with pads and helmets, oh no, we did it the hard way with concussions and street rash.

As for games, I remember playing a game called night rider on the apple, all it had was lines for the outside of the road, everything else was black, and you had to make all the turns and could barely tell what was coming up, and I played it a lot. Sad.
http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/2600/night_driver.png

boogblaster
01-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Things are easier now ... thank god .. I remember back in the early 60s getting up at 5 am walking my paper-route in the rain-snow-etc.. kids today don't know what 5 am is ....

Rain Man
01-05-2008, 05:17 PM
We had to get our pornography at 7-11's! We had to say things like, "Um...can I have that magazine back there? No, not that one. Left. Left. No, that one. The one with the two women on the front. No, not that one, the one below it. Where the two women are wrestling. Yeah, that one. Thanks."

Bump
01-05-2008, 05:18 PM
we had a microwave

acasas4
01-05-2008, 06:36 PM
I remember my mom popping popcorn on the stove in a pan with some oil. Pretty yummy

Then i remember the air poppers and those other oily popcorn poppers that looked like domes.

Pretty funny read. Good stuff.


A couple of months ago I went to the store and got some Jiffy Pop. I wanted my kids to try it. When I got home I read on the container that you can't pop it on a ceramic top stove. Dammit Jiffy Pop!:cuss:

BigRedChief
01-05-2008, 06:50 PM
This post needs to be emailed to everyone with a Andy Rooney sig.

Count Zarth
01-05-2008, 06:54 PM
15 channels, eh? In Scotland we had FOUR. Eat my ass thirtysomethings.

milkman
01-05-2008, 07:33 PM
Can we get Skip to post in this thread so we can shut the hell up about how hard our childhoods were?

I mean, none of the rest us had to deal with John Brown and the Civil War.

HemiEd
01-05-2008, 07:39 PM
We got our first color tv when I was 14 and air conditioning at 15.

We got central air when I was 13 and color TV at 15. LMAO

Rain Man
01-05-2008, 07:41 PM
Can we get Skip to post in this thread so we can shut the hell up about how hard our childhoods were?

I mean, none of the rest us had to deal with John Brown and the Civil War.

Reconstruction was hard times, my friend, hard times.

Jenson71
01-05-2008, 07:43 PM
My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

Mr. Kotter
01-05-2008, 07:53 PM
My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.

Well, THAT explains alot. :hmmm:

DJJasonp
01-05-2008, 07:58 PM
My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it.


Damn Belgians.....Dr. Evil, I presume.

Nice one.

CHENZ A!
01-05-2008, 08:02 PM
We got central air when I was 13 and color TV at 15. LMAO

I'm 26, and we didn't get AC until I was 17. We did have cable though, thank god for ESPN or Pops would've never sprung for it.

ROYC75
01-05-2008, 08:06 PM
REMINDS ME OF THIS IN A WAY .........

WORRY

Is there a magic cutoff period when offspring become accountable for their own actions?
Is there a wonderful moment when parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug, 'It's their life,' and feel nothing?

When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital corridor waiting for doctors to put a few stitches in my son's head. I asked, 'When do you stop worrying?'
The nurse said, 'When they get out of the accident stage.'
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little chair in a classroom and heard how one of my children talked incessantly, disrupted the class, and was headed for a career making license plates.
As if to read my mind, a teacher said, 'Don't worry, they all go through this stage and then you can sit back, relax and enjoy them.'
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime waiting for the phone to ring, the cars to come home, the front door to open. A friend said, 'They're trying to find themselves. Don't worry, in a few years, you
can stop worrying. They'll be adults.'
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

By the time I was 50, I was sick & tired of being vulnerable. I was still worrying over my children, but there was a new wrinkle. There was nothing I could do about it.
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.
I continued to anguish over their failures, be tormented by their frustrations and absorbed in their disappointments.

My friends said that when my kids got married I could stop worrying and lead my own life. I wanted to believe that, but I was haunted by my mother's warm smile and her occasional, 'You look pale. Are you all right? Call me the minute you get home. Are you depressed about something?'

Can it be that parents are sentenced to a lifetime of worry? Is concern for one another handed down like a torch to blaze the trail of human frailties and the fears of the unknown?
Is concern a curse or is it a virtue that elevates us to the highest form of life?

One of my children became quite irritable recently, saying to me, 'Where were you? I've been calling for 3 days, and no one answered. I was worried.'

I smiled a warm smile.
The torch has been passed.

HemiEd
01-05-2008, 08:18 PM
I'm 26, and we didn't get AC until I was 17. We did have cable though, thank god for ESPN or Pops would've never sprung for it.
Wow, we had window units back to 8 years old that I can remember.

Before that, we didn't have them or need them very bad in Colorado.

Pitt Gorilla
01-05-2008, 08:25 PM
REMINDS ME OF THIS IN A WAY .........

WORRY

Is there a magic cutoff period when offspring become accountable for their own actions?
Is there a wonderful moment when parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug, 'It's their life,' and feel nothing?

When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital corridor waiting for doctors to put a few stitches in my son's head. I asked, 'When do you stop worrying?'
The nurse said, 'When they get out of the accident stage.'
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little chair in a classroom and heard how one of my children talked incessantly, disrupted the class, and was headed for a career making license plates.
As if to read my mind, a teacher said, 'Don't worry, they all go through this stage and then you can sit back, relax and enjoy them.'
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime waiting for the phone to ring, the cars to come home, the front door to open. A friend said, 'They're trying to find themselves. Don't worry, in a few years, you
can stop worrying. They'll be adults.'
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

By the time I was 50, I was sick & tired of being vulnerable. I was still worrying over my children, but there was a new wrinkle. There was nothing I could do about it.
My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.
I continued to anguish over their failures, be tormented by their frustrations and absorbed in their disappointments.

My friends said that when my kids got married I could stop worrying and lead my own life. I wanted to believe that, but I was haunted by my mother's warm smile and her occasional, 'You look pale. Are you all right? Call me the minute you get home. Are you depressed about something?'

Can it be that parents are sentenced to a lifetime of worry? Is concern for one another handed down like a torch to blaze the trail of human frailties and the fears of the unknown?
Is concern a curse or is it a virtue that elevates us to the highest form of life?

One of my children became quite irritable recently, saying to me, 'Where were you? I've been calling for 3 days, and no one answered. I was worried.'

I smiled a warm smile.
The torch has been passed.Nice. Last night, I was concerned because our youngest didn't wake up crying in the middle of the night. Seriously, he did what he was supposed to do and THAT worried me. It's good to know that it never gets easier.

BigMeatballDave
01-05-2008, 10:09 PM
I'm 37. I remember living in Topeka when I was 9 or 10. I saw HBO for the 1st time. It was a little black or brown box with 3 buttons. I think you had to put the TV on 3, then push the middle button for HBO.

Deberg_1990
01-05-2008, 10:23 PM
I'm 37. I remember living in Topeka when I was 9 or 10. I saw HBO for the 1st time. It was a little black or brown box with 3 buttons. I think you had to put the TV on 3, then push the middle button for HBO.

Yea, remember the "Good Old Days" when there was only one HBO and you got to see "Beastmaster" and "Six Pack" 152 times a month! ROFL

CHENZ A!
01-05-2008, 10:39 PM
Wow, we had window units back to 8 years old that I can remember.

Before that, we didn't have them or need them very bad in Colorado.

Pops thought the attic fan was good enough. The summers in KC are brutal if you don't have AC in your home.

BigRedChief
01-05-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm 37. I remember living in Topeka when I was 9 or 10. I saw HBO for the 1st time. It was a little black or brown box with 3 buttons. I think you had to put the TV on 3, then push the middle button for HBO.
I had those push button boxes for cable also. I remember my first movie on HBO. Animal House. Missed it at the movie theatre. So we had a kegger and watched Animal House. What else was there to do in Springfield in 1980?

dtebbe
01-05-2008, 11:03 PM
Yea, remember the "Good Old Days" when there was only one HBO and you got to see "Beastmaster" and "Six Pack" 152 times a month! ROFL

Don't forget Private Lessons! :p

DT

Fruit Ninja
01-06-2008, 04:32 AM
Yea, remember the "Good Old Days" when there was only one HBO and you got to see "Beastmaster" and "Six Pack" 152 times a month! ROFL
Bah, I used to look forward to some D.C Cab.




My friend i go hang out at has 2 daughters ages 5-7. I usually go hang out with her about 9 pm or so. Anyways, her 2 daughters constantly get up saying, mommy i am scared blah blah. You know the drama in order to stay up. My fav is mommy i am scared. Shit, if i tried to do that when i was a kid, my dad would say you have nothing to be scared of, if i gotta get up then you're going to have a reason to be scared. lol

Also, were kids hell even 20 years ago this ****ing hyper? Sometimes, i have to tell her daughters. Slow the hell down. Its like they are moving 100 miles an hour. I don't remember me or my sisters to be hyper like that.

cardken
01-06-2008, 04:43 AM
Have you all forgotten the Mircowave sized VCR's thet loaded from the top and had a "remote" that was teatherd to the unit. ROFL

Lzen
01-06-2008, 08:53 AM
I can definitely relate.
As for AC, we never had it when I was growing up. The best we had was some kind of cooling unit that rolled around on it's own wheels. You had to keep filling the thing with ice.

Joie
01-06-2008, 09:15 AM
Aargh!! This is making me feel old. I turn thirty in a year!

We didn't have a VCR when I was little. We would rent it when we rented videos....at the gas station, not Blockbuster. My parents still don't have cable. When we take our kids to their house the kids are appalled that there are only 5 stations. That's two more than we had! We had air conditioning after I was 9, and got our first microwave when I was 10 or 11. My dad and I used to install our window AC with duct tape and cardboard. I never lived in a house with central air or a computer until I moved out. (Of course now they have both)

My summers were spent outside, sometimes so late that my dinner had to be reheated in the oven. I didn't WANT to stay in and watch TV or play video games. I would even sit in our apple tree for hours reading a book just to be outside. Of course, our Nintendo was the original version complete with Duck Hunt, not a Wii, and my brother and I happily played it on the 13" black and white TV in the kitchen. The big TV was always controlled by dad.

stonedstooge
01-06-2008, 09:24 AM
I have a daughter that finally turns 18 in July. No respect, act like the world owes her, treats me like a dog unless she wants money, a lot to blame goes on the schools. I worked in public and private schools for 15 years. Parents wouldn't want their kids held accountable, School Boards wanted to dummy everything down so their own special ed kids could get good grades. Kids always had nice clothes and things that I never had in school. My jeans usually had those ironed on patches on them where I ripped them, sewed on buttons and rips in shirts, our town had a summer shopping extravaganca around town around July and that's when we got our school clothes and shoes for the next year. Spent most of the time outside playing. Didn't have all the toys so would end up playing with a stick or playing with my self. Things sure have changed. T.V. antenna picked up one station, St. Joe unless the weather was just right then could sometimes pick up a K.C. station or two. Things have gotten way to complex, even for the kids.

KC Tattoo
01-06-2008, 09:57 AM
Cassette tapes would get jammed in the boom box so flustraiting yet I hate a CD that gets a scratch on it and it skips so unless they make a CD that doesn't ever skip then not much of an upgrade imo.

milkman
01-06-2008, 11:39 AM
Didn't have all the toys so would end up playing with a stick or playing with my self.

Let me guess.

You still play with yourself, right?

PastorMikH
01-26-2009, 09:54 PM
Just got this in an email, did a search, saw it had already been posted so I decided it was worth being bumped

RJ
01-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Things are easier now ... thank god .. I remember back in the early 60s getting up at 5 am walking my paper-route in the rain-snow-etc.. kids today don't know what 5 am is ....



I did that in the early 70's.

Are there still paperboys?

If not......well, that would explain a lot.

Guru
01-26-2009, 10:02 PM
Nice blast from the past and so damn true.

PastorMikH
01-26-2009, 10:16 PM
I did that in the early 70's.

Are there still paperboys?

If not......well, that would explain a lot.




Local rag here got rid of them last fall and started mailing out papers instead. One of the kids went to our church, got 8 cents a paper to throw them and he was one of the highest paid carriers. Don't see how it could be cost-effective to get rid of an 8 cent thrower for a postage stamp

JOhn
01-26-2009, 10:18 PM
Local rag here got rid of them last fall and started mailing out papers instead. One of the kids went to our church, got 8 cents a paper to throw them and he was one of the highest paid carriers. Don't see how it could be cost-effective to get rid of an 8 cent thrower for a postage stamp

The local paper that comes out 2x week, still has a few paperkids trowing.

Guru
01-26-2009, 10:20 PM
Local rag here got rid of them last fall and started mailing out papers instead. One of the kids went to our church, got 8 cents a paper to throw them and he was one of the highest paid carriers. Don't see how it could be cost-effective to get rid of an 8 cent thrower for a postage stampPossibly the safety issues?

JOhn
01-26-2009, 10:21 PM
I'm 37. I remember living in Topeka when I was 9 or 10. I saw HBO for the 1st time. It was a little black or brown box with 3 buttons. I think you had to put the TV on 3, then push the middle button for HBO.

ROFL

I remember getting cable when it first came out(in Liberty MO), back in the late 70's I think.

Back when MTV actually had music on it. I STILL think Martha Quinn was HOT!

Guru
01-26-2009, 10:23 PM
ROFL

I remember getting cable when it first came out(in Liberty MO), back in the late 70's I think.

Back when MTV actually had music on it. I STILL think Martha Quinn was HOT!Hell, I didn't get cable until 88. The only way I could watch music videos was 11pm Saturday night.

Bowser
01-26-2009, 10:28 PM
First time we nuked the hotdogs in the microvave, we blew them up. Instead of 1:00, 10:00 was punched up.

And I was lucky - central air, atari, and cable in my room. The channel selector was an old wired box with like 15 buttons, but three different settings, so I got 45 channels! Nothing on any of them back then, either.

Mosbonian
01-26-2009, 10:28 PM
OK.....you've forced me to add mine

I remember when gas was $.14 a gallon and that was when they weren't having "gas wars"...

I remember air conditioning in the car was a unit that was as big as the 8 track tape player and both had to be mounted in the aftermarket....

I WAS the town paperboy and froze and sweated my ass off for unappreciative customers....

The first time I saw a color TV was when I was 19....and bought my first remote control when I was 24...

6 packs of Pepsi (16 ounce) were $1 and you got $.05 a bottle when you brought them back

The best candy was Chic-O-Stix and Banana Bike...and you could get the former for a nickel and the latter for a penny a piece...

I remember NEVER getting a "snow" or "Heat" day...we went to school come hell or high water...

Desktop computers were as big as your complete desktop and the only way to take home a computer was with a set of hand trucks.

mmaddog
*******

kcfanintitanhell
01-26-2009, 10:31 PM
I grew up in Iowa. I have lived in Tennessee for the last 20 years. If there's even a slight chance of snow, they cancel school. If they had that criteria in Iowa, I'd still be in 5th grade.

Mr. Flopnuts
01-26-2009, 10:31 PM
This is all true. There is one thing that was forgotten in the OP though. It's the one single thing that has made me forget my golden rule of never growing up saying, "You kids today. You have no idea how easy you have it."

Porn.

Seriously. I'll be 32 years old in April. When I was kid, spank banks were not yet invented. I mean sure, you had a stash under the bed but it was constantly raided by the enemy. The torture that came along with those raids bore mental and physical scars oftentimes for weeks at a time.

A Playboy was the holy grail. If you could find the kid in the neighborhood that was able to grow a beard at 13 you were a lucky, lucky boy. Otherwise, it was JCPenney catalogs, seductive high school female sports pictures, or good old fashioned spying through the neighbor girls windows. There was always adventure, and it was a struggle to find the nipple through the HBO squiggly lines.

These days, kids need go no farther than google. Simply unfilter your preferences and type the word teen in to see what I mean. These kids today can't sport a hard on, let alone rub one out to a girl unless she's bruised, being fucked in every oriface, and being choked all at the same time.

They have no idea how good they have it.

Coach
01-26-2009, 10:35 PM
This is all true. There is one thing that was forgotten in the OP though. It's the one single thing that has made me forget my golden rule of never growing up saying, "You kids today. You have no idea how easy you have it."

Porn.

Seriously. I'll be 32 years old in April. When I was kid, spank banks were not yet invented. I mean sure, you had a stash under the bed but it was constantly raided by the enemy. The torture that came along with those raids bore mental and physical scars oftentimes for weeks at a time.

A Playboy was the holy grail. If you could find the kid in the neighborhood that was able to grow a beard at 13 you were a lucky, lucky boy. Otherwise, it was JCPenney catalogs, seductive high school female sports pictures, or good old fashioned spying through the neighbor girls windows. There was always adventure, and it was a struggle to find the nipple through the HBO squiggly lines.

These days, kids need go no farther than google. Simply unfilter your preferences and type the word teen in to see what I mean. These kids today can't sport a hard on, let alone rub one out to a girl unless she's bruised, being fucked in every oriface, and being choked all at the same time.

They have no idea how good they have it.

I'm not 30 yet, but I know exactly what you mean.

JOhn
01-26-2009, 10:35 PM
I grew up in Iowa. I have lived in Tennessee for the last 20 years. If there's even a slight chance of snow, they cancel school. If they had that criteria in Iowa, I'd still be in 5th grade.

Oh so you made it to the 6th now? ROFL

DeezNutz
01-26-2009, 10:38 PM
This is all true. There is one thing that was forgotten in the OP though. It's the one single thing that has made me forget my golden rule of never growing up saying, "You kids today. You have no idea how easy you have it."

Porn.

Seriously. I'll be 32 years old in April. When I was kid, spank banks were not yet invented. I mean sure, you had a stash under the bed but it was constantly raided by the enemy. The torture that came along with those raids bore mental and physical scars oftentimes for weeks at a time.

A Playboy was the holy grail. If you could find the kid in the neighborhood that was able to grow a beard at 13 you were a lucky, lucky boy. Otherwise, it was JCPenney catalogs, seductive high school female sports pictures, or good old fashioned spying through the neighbor girls windows. There was always adventure, and it was a struggle to find the nipple through the HBO squiggly lines.

These days, kids need go no farther than google. Simply unfilter your preferences and type the word teen in to see what I mean. These kids today can't sport a hard on, let alone rub one out to a girl unless she's bruised, being ****ed in every oriface, and being choked all at the same time.

They have no idea how good they have it.

We're about the same age, and I hadn't really used an internet (mad props to the homey Herm who might be reading this now, assuming he found the power button on his Apple) before college.

Squiqqly lines. ROFL Mother****er. If you had a push button cable box with one of those rolly thingys that helped focus the screen, you could try to work some magic with Cinemax. Tit for .025 seconds.

Bob Dole
01-27-2009, 05:43 AM
I had those push button boxes for cable also. I remember my first movie on HBO. Animal House. Missed it at the movie theatre. So we had a kegger and watched Animal House. What else was there to do in Springfield in 1980?

Flunk out of Drury?

EyePod
01-27-2009, 06:41 AM
Amazing what wisdom and knowledge does to a person when they grow up ?

Absolutely nothing. You guys are still always hanging out here, just like me, and I'm 23.

EyePod
01-27-2009, 07:00 AM
I guess you guys that are over 40 should really feel old when these types of jokes don't apply to the people between the ages of 30-40.

jlscorpio
01-27-2009, 07:08 AM
child abuse = no blackberry

JOhn
01-27-2009, 07:12 AM
I guess you guys that are over 40 should really feel old when these types of jokes don't apply to the people between the ages of 30-40.

naw, just gives us a reason to b*tch at the ungrateful whippersnapper's ROFL

PastorMikH
01-27-2009, 09:23 AM
The first time I saw a color TV was when I was 19....and bought my first remote control when I was 24...





I remember the TV my granddad had back when I was a kid (he got it in the late 60s or early 70s) that had a remote control. The RC was a box about 3x5 inches and about an inch and a thick. It had 5 push buttons - the kind that you press it, it stays down until you press another one then it pops back up. This box with the 5 buttons was attached to the TV by a 20' cord. You couldn't adjust the sound and you couldn't turn the tv on and off. Two of the buttons never worked - they only had 3 channels in that town.

Frosty
01-27-2009, 09:34 AM
The TV we had when I was a kid had a remote control - me. If my dad wanted the channel changed, he would tell me to get up and do it. I also usually got in trouble for changing the channel too fast, since it would supposedly break the dial.

I tell my kids that now and I get this look - :spock:

Bob Dole
01-27-2009, 09:39 AM
I remember the TV my granddad had back when I was a kid (he got it in the late 60s or early 70s) that had a remote control. The RC was a box about 3x5 inches and about an inch and a thick. It had 5 push buttons - the kind that you press it, it stays down until you press another one then it pops back up. This box with the 5 buttons was attached to the TV by a 20' cord. You couldn't adjust the sound and you couldn't turn the tv on and off. Two of the buttons never worked - they only had 3 channels in that town.

Bob Dole's dad had a TV remote for the family b&w back in the late 60's.

It was about 4' tall and you had to feed it. He called it "Bob Dole".

Frosty
01-27-2009, 09:47 AM
Bob Dole's dad had a TV remote for the family b&w back in the late 60's.

It was about 4' tall and you had to feed it. He called it "Bob Dole".

We must have had the same model of TV. :)

InChiefsHell
01-27-2009, 09:49 AM
My dad wouldn't buy a dishwasher...he used to say "what for, I have 4 perfectly good one's right now?"

...yeah, we didn't get cable either. He hooked up cable after all us kids moved out, in about 1991.

...deprived childhood. I had to go over to a buddy's house to catch all the cheesy videos on Headbanger's Ball! Oh, how I envied them for they could watch Adam Curry or Riki Rachtman and I had to get permission to spend the night just so I could have that opportunity...

...'twas hell I tell you, hell. These kids today have NO CLUE what it's like to suffer like that...

Skip Towne
01-27-2009, 10:17 AM
I used to have to walk to school 5 miles. Uphill both ways. In 3 feet of snow. Dodging cannon balls.

Rain Man
01-27-2009, 10:28 AM
We couldn't afford a TV. We had to hire a courtroom artist to watch his own TV and then make drawings of the shows for us. For years, I thought Captain Kangaroo was on Death Row.

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2005-03/02/xin_120302020913296111604.jpg

http://wiki.provisionslibrary.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/martha_home.jpg

ZepSinger
01-27-2009, 10:34 AM
I remember the TV my granddad had back when I was a kid (he got it in the late 60s or early 70s) that had a remote control. The RC was a box about 3x5 inches and about an inch and a thick. It had 5 push buttons - the kind that you press it, it stays down until you press another one then it pops back up. This box with the 5 buttons was attached to the TV by a 20' cord. You couldn't adjust the sound and you couldn't turn the tv on and off. Two of the buttons never worked - they only had 3 channels in that town.

We got our first color TV in '66- I was 10. The shows were all still in B&W, but some of the commercials were in color. I remember clearly all of us running excitedly into the living room to see a butter commercial with butter melting on an ear of corn. We were all gasping and ooohing and aaaahing, then my dad shouted 'Would you look at that! It looks so real you could reach in and eat it!!!! " ROFL

alpha_omega
01-27-2009, 10:47 AM
Have you all forgotten the Mircowave sized VCR's thet loaded from the top and had a "remote" that was teatherd to the unit. ROFL

Nope....our first VCR was a top loader. It actually was two pieces. And yep....the remote had a cord.

melbar
01-27-2009, 10:48 AM
We had a ceiling fan and it was awesome. I put my bed under the window and it would pull cool summer air in at night and swirl the hot air in the summer.

When Nintendo came out, it was like a national holiday. I got mine about 3 yrs after it came out...lol

Super Tecmo bowl and Baseball All-stars were sweet!

I'm currently working with an 80's band and I cant wait to play out!

sd4chiefs
01-27-2009, 11:12 AM
Using a typewriter was pure hell.

chiefsfanintx
01-27-2009, 11:36 AM
As a kid I lived for Saturday morning cartoons! The only day of the week us kids got the t.v for a couple of hours.Then it was do your chores and get your a** outside and play.

PastorMikH
01-27-2009, 05:41 PM
Bob Dole's dad had a TV remote for the family b&w back in the late 60's.

It was about 4' tall and you had to feed it. He called it "Bob Dole".



I couldn't be the remote on our TV, I was too busy being the antenae holding the coat hangers with foil on them in both hands at different directions to get a good pickture for mom and step dad.

PastorMikH
01-27-2009, 05:43 PM
As a kid I lived for Saturday morning cartoons! The only day of the week us kids got the t.v for a couple of hours.Then it was do your chores and get your a** outside and play.



Saturday morning cartoons with cereal commercials - PAY ATTENTION THE THE COMMERCIALS, they told what prizes were in which cereals. You had to make sure you told your parents the right cereal to get at the store for that week.

Rain Man
01-27-2009, 06:43 PM
Why do women not use those big space helmet hair dryers any more? I remember being a little kid and I'd sit at the beauty shop while my mom and the other women sat under those little head domes. In fact, my sister had a portable one that she used at home. What happened to female hair and/or styles where those aren't used any more?

Over-Head
01-27-2009, 06:52 PM
Wish I'd have had a DVD player like my 2yr old did on our last car trip:(

Guru
01-27-2009, 11:12 PM
The TV we had when I was a kid had a remote control - me. If my dad wanted the channel changed, he would tell me to get up and do it. I also usually got in trouble for changing the channel too fast, since it would supposedly break the dial.

I tell my kids that now and I get this look - :spock:Glad to know I was not the only one that heard that. LMAO

Wish I'd have had a DVD player like my 2yr old did on our last car trip:(No kidding.

Jenson71
01-27-2009, 11:20 PM
Why do women not use those big space helmet hair dryers any more? I remember being a little kid and I'd sit at the beauty shop while my mom and the other women sat under those little head domes. In fact, my sister had a portable one that she used at home. What happened to female hair and/or styles where those aren't used any more?

My girlfriend says they are still used, like after someone gets their hair highlighted. But it seems like in the movies, the old ladies would sit under that all day.

rrl308
01-28-2009, 01:01 AM
Rep. I feel your pain.