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RockerWolf
04-26-2010, 09:07 PM
Just a little fun to lighten the mood..........



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 catalogue!!

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 ass! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! 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 the tape would come undone..Cause-that's how we rolled, 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.. And then there's TEXTING. yeah, right. 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 mom, your boss, your bookie, 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'. 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!

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! NO REMOTES!!!

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 rat-faces!

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

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 before!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd

patriot45
04-26-2010, 09:51 PM
Hell, that ain't humor! That is today to a "T"! The sissification of America! The libs want to sissify it even more!

A kid can't ride a bike without gearing up like for motocross! There is no more fun at school recess and the list does not end!

But since this is a humor forum, I'll lighten the rant up! :D


Did you hear about the two blondes who froze to death in a drive-in movie?

They had gone to see 'Closed for the Winter.'

Articulate_Ape
04-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Try being 50 or over. Please.

Rockntractor
04-26-2010, 09:56 PM
Hell, that ain't humor! That is today to a "T"! The sissification of America! The libs want to sissify it even more!

A kid can't ride a bike without gearing up like for motocross! There is no more fun at school recess and the list does not end!

But since this is a humor forum, I'll lighten the rant up! :D

Did you hear about the two blondes who froze to death in a drive-in movie?

They had gone to see 'Closed for the Winter.'
I hope it was a good movie!:eek:

linda22003
04-27-2010, 08:03 AM
If you're older, you have a better chance of knowing the difference between YOUR and YOU'RE. :rolleyes:

lacarnut
04-27-2010, 08:55 AM
If you're older, you have a better chance of knowing the difference between YOUR and YOU'RE. :rolleyes:

I could see that coming a mile away. Lighten up Francis; it's in the humor thread.

linda22003
04-27-2010, 09:22 AM
I could see that coming a mile away. Lighten up Francis; it's in the humor thread.

Hey, you're the one who said he regrets not applying himself in school. This is an example of what can happen! :)

Gingersnap
04-27-2010, 10:20 AM
Is everybody happy now? :p

lacarnut
04-27-2010, 10:22 AM
Hey, you're the one who said he regrets not applying himself in school. This is an example of what can happen! :)

Being a playboy for 2 years was a hell of a lot fun though. My majors were partying, girls and shooting pool.

djones520
04-30-2010, 12:22 PM
I'm 25 and I grew up with most of that. I was also just young enough to learn all of this new stuff as well so I'm on equal footing with both! :p

NJCardFan
04-30-2010, 12:28 PM
I honestly believe we had it better back in the day. Nowadays, I hardly see kids outside playing. I can't tell you the last time I saw a sandlot baseball game or a football game. When I was growing up in the 70's, every day we'd be playing some kind of sport. My friend down the street had a nice sized field next to his house and we'd play baseball and football for hours on end. We'd even play baseball 1 on 1. Try that and tell me it isn't fun. Sort of like whiffle ball but with a baseball. Speaking of whiffle ball, we'd play that in the street along with street hockey. Only heavy rainy days would prevent us from playing something and even on rainy days we'd have plenty to do. I really miss those days. Watching B monster movies on Saturday afternoons(anyone from the Philly area remember Dr. Shock?). Going exploring in the woods in the neighborhood. Smoking cigarettes by the water tower. Walking to the mall(which was brand new in 1974). At night we played games we just made up. We did kick the can but that got boring so we used to play a game where 1 person would hide and everyone else had to walk around the house. We called the game 'creature creature' but it was really hide and go seek/chase tag. Then there's muggers delight. This was a 1 time game. The concept was simple. One poor bastard was was "it" and the rest of us would hide out back(we had a big back yard). The poor bastard had to try to walk around the house without getting mugged. This was futile. He got pummeled first go round. We never played it again. Credit my oldest brother for coming up with that one. And I won't get into "dumb dumb daddy".

namvet
05-02-2010, 09:27 AM
hell they didn't have school buss's when i was kid living in the country. i don't know how far it was to school. when it snowed we stayed home. the good ole days HA

ColonialMarine0431
05-02-2010, 05:16 PM
As a thirtysomething, I recall there being only 3 networks to watch, plus PBS. After school we'd go home, throw our books down and head outside to ride our bikes or get up a game of baseball or football. On the weekends we'd go out into the woods with our BB guns, build forts and play "War".

Simple times.

namvet
05-02-2010, 06:29 PM
http://oldfortyfives.com/growingupinthefifties.htm

patriot45
05-02-2010, 07:12 PM
As a thirtysomething, I recall there being only 3 networks to watch, plus PBS. After school we'd go home, throw our books down and head outside to ride our bikes or get up a game of baseball or football. On the weekends we'd go out into the woods with our BB guns, build forts and play "War".

Simple times.

I'm a 50 something!
you are so right! My kids got that freedom, my poor grandkids are going to miss it!
Those were the days! :D

NJCardFan
05-02-2010, 10:31 PM
As a thirtysomething, I recall there being only 3 networks to watch, plus PBS. After school we'd go home, throw our books down and head outside to ride our bikes or get up a game of baseball or football. On the weekends we'd go out into the woods with our BB guns, build forts and play "War".

Simple times.

Didn't it seem like television was better then? Remember the ABC Friday Night Movie? The After School Specials?

Kay
05-02-2010, 10:35 PM
Yes, much better tv back then.
Less choices, but better quality.

lacarnut
05-02-2010, 10:43 PM
Didn't it seem like television was better then? Remember the ABC Friday Night Movie? The After School Specials?

No doubt about it. TV shows like the Midnight Special, Dean Martin, Jack Beny, I love Lucy, Friday Night Fights, Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason and many others were great entertainment. I don't watch the crap that they put on today.

RockerWolf
05-03-2010, 12:35 AM
No doubt about it. TV shows like the Midnight Special, Dean Martin, Jack Beny, I love Lucy, Friday Night Fights, Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason and many others were great entertainment. I don't watch the crap that they put on today.

Or like all the music on tv and radio nowadays. I remember when radio and television had rock music. But almost every radio station is changing it's format to either cRap or other stuff.

ColonialMarine0431
05-03-2010, 12:55 AM
I vaguely recall that on Sunday nights we watched The Wonderful World of Disney.And The Ten Commandments was standard fare on Easter Sunday.