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calphin
02-07-2006, 09:02 PM
You'll appreciate this one. This is what we tell our kids, lol.

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 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!



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'd

usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!



And talk of 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, 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 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 fast er 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

a$$ 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 *******s!



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!

dreday
02-08-2006, 09:10 PM
I feel your pain man,I feel your pain.

Emskirch
02-08-2006, 09:15 PM
hahaha... we had it so hard.

SCall13
02-08-2006, 09:25 PM
Amen. The good ole, care-free days. :wink:

miamikid92
02-08-2006, 09:32 PM
You'll appreciate this one. This is what we tell our kids, lol.

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 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!



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'd

usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!



And talk of 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, 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 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 fast er 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

a$$ 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 *******s!



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!

its called weapons
kids have weapons these days
did they back then?
no they used there hands and from what i seen all it was back then were a bunch of short skinny kids with short shorts and tight shirts :lol:

Silverphin
02-08-2006, 09:35 PM
You know what's so funny? I'm 17, and I know for a damn fact I'll be posting on here on the same topic saying something like "All we had was a PS3, and the graphics were crap! We only had 300,000 pixels. That's it!"

miamikid92
02-08-2006, 09:40 PM
You know what's so funny? I'm 17, and I know for a damn fact I'll be posting on here on the same topic saying something like "All we had was a PS3, and the graphics were crap! We only had 300,000 pixels. That's it!"

:lol:

CharlestonPhan
02-08-2006, 10:02 PM
good stuff! a buddy of mine started an email about a year ago, of his own random musings about the 80's. he forwarded it among our circle of friends, most of whom are the same guys we hung with back in the day...

he asked everyone to add a few memories, stories, and such and forward it on including the previous recipients. it turned into a 3 month long daily must read event that had about 60 people attached before it was done... i still review it about once a month... lots of priceless stuff i forgot.