The Spoiled Under-30 Crowd!!!

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  1. tinytim

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    I got this in an email today, and thought it was funny!


    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... barefoot...



    BOTH ways

    Yadda, yadda, yadda

    And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
    There was no way 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 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 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!

    There were no MP3' s or Napsters! 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'd usually talk over the beginning and messing 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 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 I magination!! 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 out of luck when it Came to channel surfing! You had to get off
    Your butt 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 crybaby
    And we didn't have microwaves, if we wa nted 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!

    Regards,
    The over 30 Crowd
     
  2. 4His_glory

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    Lol! I can relate.

    The Atari 2600 ahhh yesss... the memories: like staying up late with friends in some fierce competitions of Enduro and Donkey Kong. Then the NES came out and kids all over America went gaga gaga over that drab grey box of wonder with its 8 bit graphics. To be the first kid on the block to have a new NES was to be crowned king of England... at least to some other kids grandma bought him one for his birthday.
     
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    One could add:

    We didn´t have these multiple tracks on ipods that can be shuffled around automatically and repeat songs that we like. No we had to fast forward the tape to the song we liked and then try to time rewinding it if we wanted to listen again. And don´t even get me started with the side A side B thingy!!
     
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    Or 8 tracks that switched tracks in the middle of a song!

    BTW, I was in a game store in Front Royal, VA last week and they had both the original atari and the atari 2600 (or was the original the 2600?) on sale.. for like $60.. plus they had around 100 atari cartridges... I was sooo tempted to buy one.

    My favorite was frogger.
     
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    I'm just a bit older and lived in the country. My grandparents did not have an indoor bath until the early 70's. I remember having going up the hill in Northern Georgia during the month of December when we visited them on Christmas. We actually bathed in a wash tub. The water had to be heated on the stove and it was shared (the water). Fortunately I was the oldest and always had clean water. My sisters were not so lucky. Being the only boy I had it to myself, they had to share. :tongue3:

    Did not have the Atari until I was 20. I had to do things like making my own sling shot out of an old inner tube (I don't think that there are any more of those around either).

    So all you under 50 are the ones that are spoiled rotten brats.:tongue3: :tongue3:
     
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    WOW
    I had to go to the arcade in town and put quarters in the machines.

    Maybe if I hadn't spent so many quarters I could have afforded the fancy toys.:rolleyes:
     
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    Is it a violation to use the word "cr*p" on the BB?:tongue3:
     
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    Ha Ha, You guys can talk!. I never saw a Tv untill I was 12 years old. Then you could only get one station, barely at that.

    Let alone any Mp3 players, computers, and all the other stuff, that no one had even thought of yet. We had to actually go out in the yard! and entertain ourselves.

    Can you imagine kids doing that now-a-days. :)
     
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    My wife's great nephew was at our house and saw the plastic ice trays. He thought those were the neatest things. At his house, the ice comes our of the door. He ask his mom if they could get some of those fancy ice trays. :rolleyes:

    I wonder what he would say about the aluminum ones with the handle that you pull to break the ice out.

    PS: You notice it's my wife's great nephew. She's a great aunt. I'm a pretty good uncle :D.
     
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    Ha! We had those too! I hated them.

    When I was a kid, we were required to play outside all day. No playing in the house unless it was raining or too cold. And if you got thirsty, you drank from the water hose. Bedtime was never an issue because I was too tired to argue! :laugh:
     
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    Ha! you are all spoiled. None of ya have mentioned having to make their own toys like I had to make a sling shot. :smilewinkgrin: :tongue3:
     
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    How about the hard rubber ice trays, with the rubber dividers. You just twisted them, and the ice flew where it may. :laugh: They were about a decade older, than the ones with the neat metal handles.

    Or the first canned biscuits, the ones that said "strike smartly on a hard surface". "Yeah" just you do that!, and watch the biscuits fly up and stick on the ceiling.
     
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    Yep, been there done that. Along with the tin can and string walkie-talkies. Didn't have transistors in those days, you know?.

    Ever make a spit-wad gun out of a piece of river cane?.
     
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    Yes, and speaking of such, we had a bamboo bush in our yard and 2 camphor trees that produced camphor berries every spring. We would cut a hollow reed from the bamboo and put one berry in one end and another berry in the other then plunge a stick into the reed. The pressure of the stick pushing the berry would send it a good 20 feet. That was our paint ball war games we had as children. :laugh: :laugh:

    Now that was fun and it did not cost a dime. :thumbsup:
     
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    Speaking of the camphor berries. When we got just a little older, and much less wiser. We would take a piece of pipe maybe 6 - 8 inches long, and put a pipe cap on one end.

    In the other end we would light a firecracker, and push an acorn in on top of it. You did not! really, want to be on the receiving end of that.


    Later we graduated to longer pieces of pipe, and gun-powder. Fashioning a stock of wood to fasten it to, kind of like a flint lock, except we used match heads to ignite the powder.

    It makes you appreciate Gods watchful mercy, had it not been for that. I doubt I would be alive today.
     
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    Make your own toys? We had no toys unless we did! Well actually, I had a toy dog when I was 3 and I bought myself a doll when I was about 9 maybe? But she was bad and got stoned to death and then buried. I was a very religious child...

    I made my own bow and my own arrows to play with. I didn't make the string though. LOL

    I'd also make my own fishing pole out of wood and go catch sunfish. Got the hooks by scanning around the edges of fishing spots and finding washed up ones and scraping the rust off.

    Friend of mine on the reservation got an Atari. We never played it, but her brothers did and that was enough...we watched in awe!

    But I'm not old like you. I was just poor. :tongue3:
     
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    Or PONG...........................
     
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    Rotary dial phones.

    Record changers (you could stack more than one.)
     
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    How many of you guys still hear the donkey kong or frogger themes?

    Once when I was about 4 we rented a shack for a few months from an man who bought and sold junk cars. No bathroom, baths were in a wash tub. Potty-time was outside. It was a cold winter. My older sister (6) and I love to play in the gully behind the shack. Years of old cans and other metal trash was down there. We thought it was great.
    Dad was working all the time and Mom was on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Things got better but the funny thing is we didn't know times were bad. I will be 45 in Feb. It wasn't that long ago. Our first TV when I was 6, 1 snowy channel.
     
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    [​IMG]SAy that to my face, young lady!!:laugh:
     

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