I was going through my old e-mail and...  

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7/20/2005 7:46 pm

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I was going through my old e-mail and...

So, I was cleaning up my Inbox when I found this old e-mail (2003) that a pal sent me about 1984. I don't remember '84 (I was too young) but it was a funny e-mail. 'hope you enjoy.

'till the next post!

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
withwalking 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
> >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 thirty-eight, I can't help but
> >look around and notice the youth of today.
> >
> >You've got it so fuckin' 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 goddamned 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 fuckin' mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
> >
> >And there were no MP3s or Napster! You wanted to steal music, you had to
> >go to the goddamned record store and shoplift it yourself!
> >
> >Or we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ
> would
> >usually talk over the beginning and fuck 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 jackoff
to the lingerie section of the JC Penney catalog!
> >
> >Those were your options!
> >
> >We didn't have fancy shit like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone
> >somebody else called they got a busy signal! You had the option of an
> >"Emergency Breakthrough" but after a few months of the "Emergency
> >Breakthrough fever", you could tell the operator started hating your
very existence.
> >
> >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 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" -- the graphics sucked
> >ass! 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! Or worse yet, you had to
> >actually look in the newspaper!
> >
> >And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on
Saturday morning...
> >
> >...D'ya hear what the fuck I'm saying!?!
> >
> >We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled little bastards!
> >
> >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.

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