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    The good ole days...

    My younger brother sent me this today...it just cracked me up!
    So, I thought I'd share. Any of this sound familiar to anyone?



    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 child hood, 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 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 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 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, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances!

    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 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 brats!

    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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    man, why you tripping? i just wish i had a go-ped that goes 40mph like my 10 year old neighbor does, atari is still cool, and we will still all go faster until we die. i'm just happy cuz i go to heaven.
    Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened

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    Hey........ I guess my mom was modern cause we've had a Nuker for like 25 years..... Hmmmmmmm good thing i'm not wanting kids....

    As for email, or video games.... who needed them, never spent enough time inside to use them, and i've had a computer since '85.

    The funniest thing i've thought about latly, is road bicycles are back to 10 speeds......BUT thats only counting the gears in the back, not the total amount.

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    don't forget DIAL tv's and going outside to turn the antenna pole..i don't think we got a color one til about 78...nuker in maybe 80.....my parents still don't have cable....and they did'nt get internet til the late 90's....and like patonb said, we did'nt spend enough time inside for the other crap....thats back when kids played outside instead of living on the couch w/x-box becoming the fatasses so many are today....

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