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Postby Madison » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:29 am

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 the world that 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 29(I wish), I can't
help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so friggin' easy!

I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a dadgum 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 dadgum 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 friggin' 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 dadgum 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 enjoy the lingerie section of the JC Penney catalog!

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!

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! A tall guy sat in front of you, 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 the hell I'm saying!?!

We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled little brats!


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 1984!


:-D
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Postby RyanK » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:30 am

long but good ;-D
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Postby Pacman » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:36 am

Outstanding! Just exceptional. ;-D
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Postby acsguitar » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:53 am

Is that Dave Barry?


anyways this is the best part IMO

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!
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Postby raiders_umpire » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:26 pm

i might try that on my daughter ;-D
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Re: Kids today have it so easy!

Postby The Thrill » Fri Jun 17, 2005 4:52 pm

Madison wrote:
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!


I spent all my money on baseball cards, so this is how I achieved my music "library". Dang DJ's!!! They talked over the beginning and the ending of every song! ;-)
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Postby Kingctb27 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:36 pm

That was great. ;-D
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Postby blankman » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:53 pm

I guess it'd be funnier if I was 10 yrs older, but I actually didn't think it was very funny. It seemed very forced with all the "dadgum"s. And I don't have Caller ID :-?
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:44 pm

This made my day! I LOVE IT!
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Postby Arlo » Mon Jun 20, 2005 12:41 pm

Ah, c'mon. The graphics in Space Invaders were awesome! :-D
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