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  • A message to the under 30 crowd

    A friend of mine sent this to me and I thought I'd pass it on.





    If you are 30, or older, you might 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 n o way in hell I was going to lay
    a bunch of crap like that on my 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! Stamps were 10 cents!

    Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ***! Nowhere was safe!


    There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!


    Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car..We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?


    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!


    There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with y our "friends". OH MY GOD!!! Think of the horror...not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.


    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 parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent...you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

    We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We
    had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!! An d 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!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!


    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 rat-finks!

    And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!


    And our parents told us to stay outside and play...all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside...you were doing chores!


    And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were luckily, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980or any time before!
    Growing older is manditory
    Growing up is however, optional

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    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 rat-finks!



    Even THAT needs further explaination!

    No Cartoon Network, HECK, no cable tv! (Although there was Captain Kangaroo, Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, and the Electric Company.) Oh, and some of the after school reruns of tv shows were in Black and White!

    And no vcr's, no vhs tapes, no dvd's, no blu ray players, no dvr's . You couldn't tape the shows you wanted to watch. You had to watch them when they were on, or you missed it.

    There were only 4 tv stations, ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS. And they weren't on 24 hours a day. They would sign off every night, play the national anthem, and then nothing until they signed back on again in the morning.

    And if you wanted to watch a movie, you had to watch what was on tv, or go to the movie theater. There were no Blockbusters, Hollywood video, or Redbox locations, and no ON DEMAND tv. So if you missed seeing a movie in the theater, you had to wait 2, 3 or 4 years until they would play it on tv, if you were lucky.
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    • #3
      Re: A message to the under 30 crowd

      God Bless technology and scientist huh...
      "I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known."-Walt Disney

      Hope I was helpful!

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      • #4
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        That is the funniest thing I have read ever, and true to the T.

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        • #5
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          That's good material, my friend, but you had it easy in the 80's. You should have seen what it was like to grow up during the 50's and 60's!

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          • #6
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            and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!


            That part was the best.

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            • #7
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              Love it my friend, that whole post was hilarious.
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              • #8
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                Haha that whole thing made me so happy!!! Although, even though I'm only 21, I remember a lot of that from my early childhood in the early 90s....I remember tape decks and VHS...when there was no such argument as blue ray vs HD....and there was no Team Ed or Team Jacob how I miss the 90s
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                • #9
                  Re: A message to the under 30 crowd

                  That post was exactly correct in every way!

                  Technology certainly has its up-side, but there's a down side as well.

                  When I was young (in the 60's), one of our family traditions was to watch 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' when it came on the TV. We all looked at the 'TV Guide' to find out when it would be on. It was the highlight of the whole week!

                  We would all sit in in the living room with eager anticipation while munching 'Jiffy-Pop' popcorn and drinking home-made grape juice. With real grapes floating at the top of the Mason Jar. The juice was poured into cups through a strainer. The grapes didn't taste very good, but nothing can compare to the juice.

                  I carried this tradition on with my own family. We all get together Christmas eve, watch The Grinch (the original one, though it's on tape), munch on microwave popcorn, still drink home-made grape juice, and when it's over, each of us gets to choose one present and open it. The rest are opened Christmas morning.

                  It's one of the few times that we're an actual family. It's about the only time my 15 year old daughter doesn't have her phone in her hand. In fact, each one of us just relaxes, and enjoys the time together.

                  Just like the old days!

                  Rob

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                  • #10
                    Re: A message to the under 30 crowd

                    that sounds terrible!..did they have disneyland APs?
                    Originally posted by williamtheking

                    DapperJoshua: when he reaches the pearly gates, he will be greeted by Jesus, who will say “OH! Hi there bestie!”
                    Originally posted by Monorailorange33
                    Wake up in the morning feeling like Dapperjosh, I got Mickey ears, Im out the door! Im gonna hit this park! Before i leave, brush my teeth, with a bottle of crest!
                    Im talking, Get a fast pass for pooh, *Pooh*, Space Mnt. is a long wait too, *too*, Gonna take an hour just to get through, *through*
                    Yeah.. Thunder Mnt. aint that long, *long*, dapper dan's still singing that song, *song*, Hope the wait time isn't loooooooong!
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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by DapperJoshua View Post
                      that sounds terrible!..did they have disneyland APs?
                      NOPE!
                      WE HAD "TICKET BOOK'S" A-E and "E" was the BEST!
                      Soaring like an EAGLE !

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                      • #12
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                        i had an AP in 84'. They used to take your picture, develop it, cut it out, place it over the card and laminate it. i think that pass was around 50 bucks (my friend thinks $35) with no blackout days and free parking. They were not advertised. You had to know someone who knew about it and i'm pretty sure a Magic Kingdom card was required to get it.
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                        • #13
                          Re: A message to the under 30 crowd

                          hahahahahahaha LOL so true!!!
                          Howdy folks, please keep your hands, arms and legs inside the train and remain seated at all times. Now then, hang on to them hats and glasses cause this here's the Wildest Ride in the Wilderness!!!

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                          • #14
                            Re: A message to the under 30 crowd

                            well, we did have a remote, but it was not wireless and we did have a microwave also.

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                            • #15
                              Re: A message to the under 30 crowd

                              Originally posted by Eagleman View Post
                              NOPE!
                              WE HAD "TICKET BOOK'S" A-E and "E" was the BEST!
                              a ticket wahhh?...jk i doubt ticket booths would work now
                              Originally posted by ivankay View Post
                              i had an AP in 84'. They used to take your picture, develop it, cut it out, place it over the card and laminate it. i think that pass was around 50 bucks (my friend thinks $35) with no blackout days and free parking. They were not advertised. You had to know someone who knew about it and i'm pretty sure a Magic Kingdom card was required to get it.
                              Geez sounds like a lot of work!
                              Originally posted by williamtheking

                              DapperJoshua: when he reaches the pearly gates, he will be greeted by Jesus, who will say “OH! Hi there bestie!”
                              Originally posted by Monorailorange33
                              Wake up in the morning feeling like Dapperjosh, I got Mickey ears, Im out the door! Im gonna hit this park! Before i leave, brush my teeth, with a bottle of crest!
                              Im talking, Get a fast pass for pooh, *Pooh*, Space Mnt. is a long wait too, *too*, Gonna take an hour just to get through, *through*
                              Yeah.. Thunder Mnt. aint that long, *long*, dapper dan's still singing that song, *song*, Hope the wait time isn't loooooooong!
                              -- that's my disney re-make of it.
                              TUMBLR TWITTER Followww

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