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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Talking back in 1987

Back in 1987


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 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've reached the ripe old age of twenty-nine, 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-we wanted to know
something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves!

And there was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter with a
pen!-- and 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!

And there were no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to go
to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or we had to wait around all
day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning
and mess it all up!
You want to hear about hardship?

You couldn't just download porn! You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy
you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! It was either that or the lingerie
section of the JC
Penney catalog! Those were your options!

We didn't have fancy phone options like Call Waiting! If you were on the
phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal! 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 boss,your mom, a collections agent, your drug dealer,
you didn't know!!! You just had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames 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 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 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 sat in front of you, you
were out of luck!

And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 20
channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a littlebook called
a TV Guide to find out what was on! And there was no CartoonNetwork! You
could only get cartoons on Saturday morning... ...D'ya hear what I'm
saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled rotten youth of today!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy
You're spoiled, I swear to God! You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in
1987!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-23-2002, 07:26 PM
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feelin old today Jimbo.

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Damn. That was funny. So true. So true.

The only thing I would added would have been a bit about thong underwear. Never had that back in the day.

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LOL, All I can hear is the Grumpy Old Man voice as I read that.

So much is true it's not even funny.
Besides, do you think any kid today would be caught dead wearing Moon Boots?

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