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

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  1. joe2cool

    joe2cool Thread Starter

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    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
    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-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!
    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 ****in' 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 goddamned 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 ****ed 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 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
    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 ****ing 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 **** 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
     
  2. SyscoKid

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    I was all growed up in the 80s but I still got a big kick out of that!
     
  3. faith

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    You tell 'em Joe! (young whippersnappers with their cellphones and their pdas...)
     
  4. joe2cool

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  5. littlemar

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    LOL awwww you poor dear!
     
  6. Jonesiegirl

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    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
     
  7. GreenIs

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    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.
     
  8. littlemar

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    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. ;)
     
  9. Stoner

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    $.35 an hour! A whole hour? Must of lived in a rich neighborhood. When I was a kid ...........................blah,blah,blah..............
     
  10. LightningBolt

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    I graduated in the '70's but I can still relate to that! :D
     
  11. Gibble

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    Yeah mar, your son probably would, I was born in '80 as well and went...yeah, atari rocked!!!
     
  12. SyscoKid

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    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!
     
  13. marioh

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    word

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


    :D
     
  14. deh

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    Did someone say horror? Generic Saturday PM horror movies rule, esp the double feature. ;)
     
  15. JustMe2

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    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!
    JustMe2
     
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