Anyone That Was A Kid In The 80's Will Get A Kick Outta This !!!


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Feb 7, 2002
Anyone That Was A Kid In The 80's Will Get A Kick Outta This
Got This in the email today. Found it funny

Subject: How Tough

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
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!


Now that I've reached the ripe old age of thirty-five, I can't help but
look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so ****in' 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!

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

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
the street and put it in the ****in' mailbox and it would take like a

to get there!

And there were no MP3s or Napsters! 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
DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and ****ed it all up!

You want to hear about hardship?

You couldn't just download porn! You had to bribe some homeless dude to
you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! It was either that or j****** to the
lingerie section of the JC Penney catalog! Those were your options!

We didn't have fancy **** 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

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 ****ing square! You had to use your imagination!

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
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

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 **** I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL
WEEK, you spoiled little b*******! 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 ;) :D
Mar 23, 2001
You tell 'em Joe! (young whippersnappers with their cellphones and their pdas...)


young whippersnappers with their cellphones and their pdas
Yeah, well I'm on round 2 of raising a child ... my 4 yr old lil whippersnapper can whistle dixie til the cows come home if he thinks Gramma is gonna let him sport a cell phone, pager, purple hair, or anything else of that nature. :rolleyes: LOL God help meeeeeeeeeeee is all I can say. :D
Feb 17, 2001
awww Saturday morning and the "Super Hero's"... or how about the horror movie afternoons on Saturday starting at 1pm.

Yep, we had imagination and were never bored, these days if kids aren't being shown what to think they have no idea of what to do with themselves.
Jul 12, 2001
My 13 year old is constantly asking for a cell phone. No way!!!! When she's at a dance or at the mall we do let her borrow one of our's just to let us know when to get her but her own!!!! Never happen.

I was concerned about the body piercing until my neice came over with a stud in her tongue (yuk) Nikki didn't care for it so that subject is safe.

I need to copy this and send it to my son in the Army, he was born in 1980 and would appreciate this. ;)


Oct 26, 2002
$.35 an hour! A whole hour? Must of lived in a rich neighborhood. When I was a kid ...........................blah,blah,blah..............
Oct 9, 2001
Yeah mar, your son probably would, I was born in '80 as well and went...yeah, atari rocked!!!
Oct 10, 2001
Originally posted by Gibble:
Yeah mar, your son probably would, I was born in '80 as well and went...yeah, atari rocked!!!
Heck yeah Atari rocked! When I got one, my kids were too young to play so it was all MINE MINE MINE! Asteroids, Space Invaders, Pitfall, River Raid, Frogger... oh baby, the memories!
Jul 24, 2001

*goes looking for the fat shoe laces for addidas*
*looks for Quiet Riot and Twisted Sister albums*



Sep 6, 2002
Originally posted by GreenIs:
awww Saturday morning and the "Super Hero's"... or how about the horror movie afternoons on Saturday starting at 1pm.

Did someone say horror? Generic Saturday PM horror movies rule, esp the double feature. ;)


May 31, 2001
My Dad still has my old Atari...and yes, it still works and last I knew he was still using it. Not much else for him to do I guess, as he lives in the sticks!

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