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ALA....Kim (1984)

If you're over the age of 21 you will enjoy this...

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 blizards 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'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 frickin' easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a goddamned 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 damned 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 freakin' mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there!

And there were no MP3s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to go to the stupid 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 begining and screw it all up!

You want to hear about hardship?
We didn't have fancy stuff 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 the phone rang, you had no idea who it was-it could be your boss, your mom, a collection 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 were terrible! 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! A tall guy sat in front of you, and you were screwed!

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 little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning... ...D'ya hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled brats!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy! You're spoiled, I swear ! You guys wouldn't last five
minutes back in 1984!

<--Kelly

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OMG!!!!! That's PRICELESS!!!

I'm glad I didn't have a glass of water in my hand

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You forgot the, "and we liked it!".

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I could'nt resist..........That had you written all over it Kim :E

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Funny thing is I hear my dad every single day. Sept its me talking to my kid. Hmmmmmmmmmmm...........

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I remember when Atari 2600 was the best ever........Ya shoulda tried PONG

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How about trying to get the "ON T.V." watching the old dirty movies thru all the snow on the screen. Kinda like on American Pie. And what about intellivision, and colecovision. Donky kong rocked. But nothing beats my dad's stories about how when he was a kid, he rode a bicycle to school in the snow, with no tires on the wheels, 20 miles up hill both ways!!! That's good.

How about the BIG BLUE MARBLE show, anyone remember that, or ZOOM, or great space coaster.. and not to leave out THE GIGGLE SNORT HOTEL!! WITH THE BLOB..

Oh the memories.

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I had Pong... and a top-loading Betamax machine that was bigger than the TV stand!

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Thats it Im gonna find a pong game on ebay and replace my kids PS2 with it and make him suffer as I did.... Thanks labdog!

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try to find a VEkTREX game too! remember those???

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Magnavox Odyssey baby! Pong, and multiplayer pong.

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hehe how bout 8-1/2" Floppy Disks

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Hey, at least back then kids could show up to church and be fine in a room alone with a pastor

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Re: ALA....Kim (1984)

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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 little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!
You had 20? THAT MANY???? Dude, YOU WERE PRIVILEGED!! Like BFREE, there was only ONTV - which was on channel 44! They took a FREE CHANNEL from us!

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Hey, i had an intelevision.....that system was the stuff that dreams were made of at the time. Oh, wait......I still have it. And I'll have you all know that if it costs $300 to get pretty well set up with an Xbox i would only have to work for 857.142857 hours at that $.35/hour! Gotta have a goal!

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hehe how bout 8-1/2" Floppy Disks
Champ....you must be as old as me......I remember running programs on punch cards


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The Old Days

Hell who remembers a little program called DOS running on an AT 10. Then there was the internet connection at 2400 Baud connected to Prodigy that I bought from a store called Egghead Software, before Best Buy was invented. And then to top it off the biggest TV was 25 inches, and you had to finance it for like five years to afford it.

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Don't laugh... I have an ON TV box on my kitchen counter.

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Champ....you must be as old as me......I remember running programs on punch cards


Rick
Punch cards. Thats a bit b4 me. I started writing BASIC on a TRS80 Never had an Atari 2600 the partents had Pong and then got a Atari 400. I remember shoveling driveways all winter with Lupi to get Donkey Kong one year.

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Ohh God. I remember when Best Buy 1st opened. I was walking around saying how stupid the name sounded, then I actually went into the store and thought it was the best place ever.
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