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coz
10-08-2008, 04:01 PM
THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!


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 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 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! If 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 usually talk over the beginning and @#*% 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, 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'. 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!


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 *** 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 rats

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted 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 :toast:

ttu
10-08-2008, 04:07 PM
that is great,

heck when i was in high school no one had cd players yet.

my first car was a 77 camaro and it had a darn delco AM / 8track. no FM:confused:

Monte
10-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Funny. I think my kids have their choice of 10 or more of all cartoon channels. They are happy to sit inside all day and watch it. I used to beg to go outside.

TexasMC230
10-08-2008, 04:36 PM
Funny stuff

endl
10-08-2008, 04:46 PM
That is great. Man I hated the Library, could you imagine having a computer and the internet to help do your homework.......

sk8salomon
10-08-2008, 04:47 PM
remember going to the library and using the micro-fish?

M-Funf
10-08-2008, 04:49 PM
Um, so what does it mean that I still have my Atari 2600?:o

mayo93prostar
10-08-2008, 04:49 PM
good one coz. I agree. I have to force my kids to turn off TV, XBOX, Ipod, etc. and get outside. Then they complain they are bored. We used to go make our own fun for hours. Heck, we did not have a mastercraft. I skiid behind a 50 hp outboard.

Over 30, but we got Mastercrafts now!!!

Monte
10-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Um, so what does it mean that I still have my Atari 2600?:o

Don't feel too bad I still have mine too8p

ProTour X9
10-08-2008, 04:54 PM
Coz,
Thank You For The Laugh. Stop
I'll Try To Remember It Sometime. Stop
This Has Been Posted In Another Thread Already. Stop

Monte
10-08-2008, 04:57 PM
Coz,
Thank You For The Laugh. Stop
I'll Try To Remember It Sometime. Stop
This Has Been Posted In Another Thread Already. Stop

Yep our memory fails us sometimes too.. See what you get to look forward to?:rolleyes:

silverblueBP
10-08-2008, 05:01 PM
My mother would punish me by NOT letting me go out to play, staying inside was for wussies! I'd bet I've spent a grand total of 5 hrs playing video games.
Sad to say, my work time is spent on the computer all friggin day.

M-Funf
10-08-2008, 05:01 PM
Don't feel too bad I still have mine too8p

Do you have it hooked up to your TV and use it at parties :confused:

wakeX2wake
10-08-2008, 05:03 PM
haha funny thing is you don't have to be 30 to get most of that stuff if you grew up in rural america... i'm 5 yrs off that mark and most of it applies...

now i do have to say i AM young enough to still be pretty savvy unlike some of you who are old enough to remember when crayons came out and were all the latest craze... haha just funnin' guys... it's all you old farts that keep coming up w/ stuff to make life easier

454Prostar190
10-08-2008, 05:04 PM
I was pretty good at "Pong"! I'll bet if you're under 30.... you'd never figure out how to get the 8 track tape back inside the case...the easy way... after your tape deck ate it! Led Zeppelin still sounded good on those 4" door speakers!

Monte
10-08-2008, 05:05 PM
Do you have it hooked up to your TV and use it at parties :confused:


I have hooked it up a couple times for entertainment purposes. I even let my kids play it from time to time. My son thinks it is boring.

ProTour X9
10-08-2008, 05:06 PM
I listened to 2 records today and have a walkman (don't worry I dont use it:D), do I get extra credit?

M-Funf
10-08-2008, 05:59 PM
I have hooked it up a couple times for entertainment purposes. I even let my kids play it from time to time. My son thinks it is boring.

It is fun to watch drunk adults play, though :D

coz
10-08-2008, 06:30 PM
One of my first compact discs
http://macpro.freeshell.org/music/45/Beatles_HeyJude.jpg

My first i-pod
http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/CDE/_MOTPKT.GIF

My first sound system
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/korno002/architecture/Sony%2520TC-248D%2520Quadradial%25208-track%2520tape%2520player%25201%5B1%5D.jpg

My first search engine
http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/egovernment/images/diverse/CampbellLibrary.jpg

TMCNo1
10-08-2008, 07:04 PM
When I was growing up; I was walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning...
... Uphill... barefooted...in one of grandpa's tank top t-shirts...in a raging snowstorm.... BOTH ways, with only a cold biscuit and fatmeat for lunch.:rolleyes::D

coz
10-08-2008, 07:08 PM
When I was growing up; I was walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning...
... Uphill... barefooted...in one of grandpa's tank top t-shirts...in a raging snowstorm.... BOTH ways, with only a cold biscuit and fatmeat for lunch.:rolleyes::D

Hey! at least you went to school :o

kev88
10-08-2008, 08:32 PM
My favorites were Chopper Command and Pitfall on the 2600 - awesome!

Slinkyredfoot
10-08-2008, 09:15 PM
Anyone ever remeber the game "jacking the pong"? and better yet did anyone ever get caught playing the game? :toast:

Skipper
10-09-2008, 09:07 AM
I am not getting older. AWSA just keeps lowering their standards.

:dance:

TMCNo1
10-09-2008, 10:08 AM
Anyone ever remeber the game "jacking the pong"? and better yet did anyone ever get caught playing the game? :toast:

I'm at a loss for words!:rolleyes::D TMI! http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_6_14.gif

coz
10-09-2008, 10:12 AM
I'm at a loss for words TMI! http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/12/12_6_14.gif

I think it involves these

http://www.carobinson.com/games/ATARI%20-%20PONG%201973.JPG
http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50218549/Scissors_Jack.jpg

Kinda kinky if you ask me :rolleyes:

wakeX2wake
10-09-2008, 10:14 AM
hahahaha that's just and oscilloscope w/ a couple of joysticks... awesome stuff

atlfootr
10-09-2008, 10:16 AM
Great one Coz,

Don't mind if I share it w/ my Nephews, do you ? 8p
Specially the barefoot part ...

suedv
10-09-2008, 10:16 AM
That is great. Man I hated the Library, could you imagine having a computer and the internet to help do your homework.......

Ha, I loved the library.

Our TV broke when I was in 4th grade and my dad decided we didn't need to get it fixed or get a new one. We did without until part way through my 6th grade year when my mom really wanted to watch TV. If I wanted to watch TV I went to a freinds house. However, mostly I went to the library and checked out books. I would sit outside in the back yard for hours reading books. I would also read books with a flashlight at night because I was really into a good story and my mom told me I had to go to sleep. She thought my light was off and I was sleeping. :)

TMCNo1
10-09-2008, 10:19 AM
I think it involves these

http://www.carobinson.com/games/ATARI%20-%20PONG%201973.JPG
http://www.germes-online.com/direct/dbimage/50218549/Scissors_Jack.jpg

Kinda kinky if you ask me :rolleyes:

Makes me feel better! I was afraid the spammers had got to Slinkyredfoot!

suedv
10-09-2008, 10:19 AM
How about those 8 track tape players. They were the worst.

454Prostar190
10-09-2008, 10:30 AM
[QUOTE=coz;547735]One of my first compact discs
http://macpro.freeshell.org/music/45/Beatles_HeyJude.jpg

I had this too! Wasn't the song "Don't let me down" on the side 2? Another thing that I thought about is that my first copy of the "Magical Mystery Tour" album was in Mono. Stereo was brand new and you could buy it both ways. lol

coz
10-09-2008, 10:30 AM
How about those 8 track tape players. They were the worst.

I use to play my Charo 8 track so much this is what happened.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/154/347272324_c4f51f27af_b.jpg

Ohhh! the good ol days :D

bbymgr
10-09-2008, 10:33 AM
Coochie,Coochie,Coochie!!!!!

coz
10-09-2008, 10:44 AM
[QUOTE=coz;547735]One of my first compact discs
http://macpro.freeshell.org/music/45/Beatles_HeyJude.jpg

I had this too! Wasn't the song "Don't let me down" on the side 2? Another thing that I thought about is that my first copy of the "Magical Mystery Tour" album was in Mono. Stereo was brand new and you could buy it both ways. lol

I think Revolution was side 2

This is actually the first 45 my Mom got for me
http://www.fab4collectibles.com/Promo45GreenHelloGoodbye.jpg

The flip side is the Walrus and I use to play this over and over :rolleyes:

Coo Coo Ki Choo :D

russlars
10-09-2008, 11:01 AM
[QUOTE=coz;547735]One of my first compact discs
http://macpro.freeshell.org/music/45/Beatles_HeyJude.jpg

I had this too! Wasn't the song "Don't let me down" on the side 2? Another thing that I thought about is that my first copy of the "Magical Mystery Tour" album was in Mono. Stereo was brand new and you could buy it both ways. lol
That's funny. One day my son asked when we were going to listen to those "big black CD's" in the basement!:)

454Prostar190
10-09-2008, 11:04 AM
[QUOTE=454Prostar190;547921]

I think Revolution was side 2

This is actually the first 45 my Mom got for me
http://www.fab4collectibles.com/Promo45GreenHelloGoodbye.jpg

The flip side is the Walrus and I use to play this over and over :rolleyes:

Coo Coo Ki Choo :D

That's right..... "Don't let me down" was on the flip side of "Come together" or maybe "Get Back". I had the "I am the Walrus/Hello Goodbye" 45 also... My dad brought it home for me. My first concert was "Steppenwolf" at Swing Auditorium in San Bernardino.

coz
10-09-2008, 11:21 AM
This was my first. Day 2 Boomtown Rats were forced off the stage by the crowd for saying you're all a bunch F-n a-holes, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was so hammered he couldn't even sing the words right and I saw my first nude black lady :D she was butt naked walking around the grass area and bumped right into me, Boing!!! :rolleyes: Ohhh! good times :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_World_Music_Festival

454Prostar190
10-09-2008, 11:30 AM
This was my first. Day 2 Boomtown Rats were forced off the stage by the crowd for saying you're all a bunch F-n a-holes, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was so hammered he couldn't even sing the words right and I saw my first nude black lady :D she was butt naked walking around the grass area and bumped right into me, Boing!!! :rolleyes: Ohhh! good times :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_World_Music_Festival

Sounds like a great time!:rolleyes:

Skipper
10-09-2008, 12:19 PM
This was my first. Day 2 Boomtown Rats were forced off the stage by the crowd for saying you're all a bunch F-n a-holes, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith was so hammered he couldn't even sing the words right and I saw my first nude black lady :D she was butt naked walking around the grass area and bumped right into me, Boing!!! :rolleyes: Ohhh! good times :D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_World_Music_Festival

Well, at least you can say that you have lived a full life. :o

suedv
10-09-2008, 12:29 PM
In addition to liking the Beatles music, I had a big crush on David Cassidy from the Partridge Family. :o I bought a big poster with his picture on it for my bedroom wall.

Skipper
10-09-2008, 12:34 PM
In addition to liking the Beatles music, I had a big crush on David Cassidy from the Partridge Family. :o I bought a big poster with his picture on it for my bedroom wall.

Scared me for a second, then I realize who posted that comment....:o

I had the Farrah poster on my wall!

My buddy was the coolest when he got a record player that played 8 track tapes and cassettes! :D

coz
10-09-2008, 12:38 PM
I have 2 sisters that had the same crush :love: here let me take you back in time Sue

http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/tbs0473davidpu.jpg
http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/tbs0473.jpg
http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/tbspec0273.jpg

suedv
10-09-2008, 12:41 PM
I have 2 sisters that had the same crush :love: here let me take you back in time Sue

http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/tbs0473davidpu.jpg
http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/tbs0473.jpg
http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/tbspec0273.jpg

Wow, that does take me back in time. I thought he had the cutest long hair.

coz
10-09-2008, 12:45 PM
Wow, that does take me back in time. I thought he had the cutest long hair.


You weren't the only one :rolleyes: even us guys wanted hair like his :o :D

cmw
10-09-2008, 01:00 PM
Coz, so true. Went truck shopping and the kids want a T.V. in it and you know I will never watch T.V. in there. I'll be to busy driving.

454Prostar190
10-09-2008, 02:21 PM
I was stuck on Marcia Brady!

Monte
10-09-2008, 02:45 PM
Daisy Duke:love:

flipper
10-09-2008, 02:55 PM
You weren't the only one even us guys wanted hair like his :o :D
Speak for yourself coz:D
Daisy Duke:love:

Ohhhh yeah

mlay
10-09-2008, 03:53 PM
We put our old gaming consoles at the lake house and on rainy days the kids still get a blast from playing those old things. They may have their gameboys or playstations but they still like playing on our old ones.

coz
10-09-2008, 04:05 PM
I use to have fantasies about being alone in a bottle with her :love:

http://abinitioadinfinitum.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/jeannie.jpg

454Prostar190
10-09-2008, 04:39 PM
I use to have fantasies about being alone in a bottle with her :love:

http://abinitioadinfinitum.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/jeannie.jpg

I still do:o

Jimmauburn
10-09-2008, 05:00 PM
Think it was in 1979 when Bo Derek was in "10" now that was all women there !!!!! She was sssooooo HOT !!!!! and I just know everyone here had a Commodore 64 that we all just had to fall in LOVE with !!!!! NOT !!!! but that was the first computer I took apart and fixed and put back together...... and also who remembers playing "adventure" which was a text game ??

coz
10-09-2008, 05:16 PM
Think it was in 1979 when Bo Derek was in "10" now that was all women there !!!!! She was sssooooo HOT !!!!! and I just know everyone here had a Commodore 64 that we all just had to fall in LOVE with !!!!! NOT !!!! but that was the first computer I took apart and fixed and put back together...... and also who remembers playing "adventure" which was a text game ??


Forget the computer and text games let's get back to Bo :banana:

http://www.myclassiclyrics.com/artist_biographies/Bo_Derek_Biography.jpg
http://www.myclassiclyrics.com/artist_biographies/Bo_Derek_Biography_3.jpghttp://www.animalrehabilitation.com/images/dog_drooling.gif

MikeLundberg
10-09-2008, 06:02 PM
well im not over 30 but i guess i was raised right(thanks mom and dad!) cause i dont have mp3 players, never sat around all day to watch tv, and like going to the library(im there everyday on campus) so dont judge ALL of us because most youngsters are spoiled lil bastard$

Skipper
10-09-2008, 06:22 PM
well im not over 30 but i guess i was raised right(thanks mom and dad!) cause i dont have mp3 players, never sat around all day to watch tv, and like going to the library(im there everyday on campus) so dont judge ALL of us because most youngsters are spoiled lil bastard$

I'm sorry, were you talking, I was looking at the pics of Bo Derek? :D;):cool::rolleyes:

coz
10-09-2008, 06:57 PM
I'm sorry, were you talking, I was looking at the pics of Bo Derek? )

Yeah he said something like his mom & dad took his mp3 away for sitting around watching tv and the librarian on campus is a hottie, Kids today you can never understand them :confused: Bo? Bo? where art thow Bo? :love:

:D

MikeLundberg
10-09-2008, 08:17 PM
...and people say us young folks are disrespectful...i hate you guys J/K lol

coz
10-09-2008, 08:28 PM
...and people say us young folks are disrespectful...i hate you guys J/K lol

You know we're just fun'n Mikey :D

suedv
10-09-2008, 10:03 PM
I use to have fantasies about being alone in a bottle with her :love:

http://abinitioadinfinitum.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/jeannie.jpg

Anyone here remember the name of Jeanie's dog? I do. My brother, sister, and I got to pick our dog's name and we named it after her dog because that was one of our favorite shows. We would watch it on re-runs. If nobody knows, I'll tell you later. :)

coz
10-09-2008, 10:36 PM
Anyone here remember the name of Jeanie's dog? I do. My brother, sister, and I got to pick our dog's name and we named it after her dog because that was one of our favorite shows. We would watch it on re-runs. If nobody knows, I'll tell you later. :)

Good one :D I remember the dog was a jeanie too, right? can't recall the name though :D

bbymgr
10-09-2008, 10:39 PM
Anyone here remember the name of Jeanie's dog? I do. My brother, sister, and I got to pick our dog's name and we named it after her dog because that was one of our favorite shows. We would watch it on re-runs. If nobody knows, I'll tell you later. :)

I think it was Djinn-Djinn.

suedv
10-09-2008, 10:49 PM
I think it was Djinn-Djinn.

Yes that's right and it was a genie too.

coz
10-10-2008, 08:03 AM
Yes that's right and it was a genie too.

I like trivia :D:D

TMCNo1
10-10-2008, 08:50 AM
I like trivia :D:D


What was the name of the girl who did Dallas!:rolleyes::D

coz
10-10-2008, 08:59 AM
What was the name of the girl who did Dallas!:rolleyes::D

My friends dad had a little suitcase with a bunch of super 8 tapes in it and Debbie was one of the leading actresses :banana:

TMCNo1
10-10-2008, 09:08 AM
My friends dad had a little suitcase with a bunch of super 8 tapes in it and Debbie was one of the leading actresses :banana:

Congratulations, you go to the head of the class and get a free lunch pass!:rolleyes::D

Skipper
10-10-2008, 09:22 AM
My friends dad had a little suitcase with a bunch of super 8 tapes in it and Debbie was one of the leading actresses :banana:

Now you don't need a suitcase...just an iphone!:D

coz
10-10-2008, 09:29 AM
Now you don't need a suitcase...just an iphone!:D

Or Team Talk :o

454Prostar190
10-13-2008, 01:15 PM
I was stuck on Marcia Brady!

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20081013/D93PNTQO0.html

Now I'm crushed:( lol

stuartmcnair
10-13-2008, 05:04 PM
Um, so what does it mean that I still have my Atari 2600?:o

I still have mine too! Plus my TI 99 4/A Personal Computer (with the PASCAL expansion card and cassette tape backup)

ShamrockIV
10-14-2008, 03:53 PM
remember going to the library and using the micro-fish?

micro film suked worse!!!!! lol

454Prostar190
10-14-2008, 05:58 PM
Did anyone else have a "Flexible Flyer" or "Flexy Racer"? I put some miles on mine!

Skipper
10-15-2008, 02:41 PM
No, but I was pretty fast with the Rubick's Cube.