30's joke  

MWWwantsmore 52F
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2/5/2006 9:25 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

30's joke

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.. yadda yadda, yadda
And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in heck 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 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!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! 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'd 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 Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was!
Itcould 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" and the graphics sucked ####! 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!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! 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 rat-b*st*rds!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove or go build a freaki! n fire ... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that Stupid JiffyPop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.

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!


-The 30 Something crowd!

rm_wenchang1966 47M
404 posts
2/5/2006 6:29 pm

You are very opened lady, I love you, my dear, but I can not help you because I live in Singapore, if you have chance to come to Singapore, I can service for you.

rm_cant_be_true 39M

2/7/2006 3:41 pm

I have 2 issues with your post about kids having it better now-a-days...

1. Atari was and will always be far better then any video games systems that have come out. There was nothing quite like playing centipede.

2. About the waiting all week for commercials until Saturday... these kids today have nothing to look forward to. That's a sad state of affairs. And most of the cartoons on the cartoon network are made for adults. Kids today have no Mun-chi-chis, Smurfs, Gummy Bears, He-Man, or even Jem (I had an older sister who forced me to watch that because back in the old days we only had 1 tv in a household).

I do agree that kids today are spoiled and have it too easy though, great post.

MWWwantsmore 52F

2/9/2006 7:27 am

I agree with you on Atari, simple but fun. I cant figure out these games they have now. Only one I do like is that DDR thats out now, good exercise lol

Its computers that bother me the most, kids dont have to worry about grammer or spelling when writing papers, programs do it for them. But then again I would be lost without my computer, esp the internet!

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