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axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-12-2005 14:55

DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?

Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had
their hair done every day and wore high heels?

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
at a real restaurant with your parents?

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . and they did?

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise,
peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
No one ever asked where the car keys were
because they were always in the car,
in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends
and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a .."

and playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals
because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once,
you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,
and share it with the children of today?

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
Basically we were in fear for our lives,
but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.

Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Send this on to someone who can still remember
Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy,
Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery,
the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games,
Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool,
and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that"?

I am sharing this with you today
because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
old enough to know better and too young to care.

How many of these do you remember?

Candy cigarettes
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
Newsreels before the movie

F. Fliers

Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601).
Party lines

Peashooters
Howdy Doody
45 RPM records
Green Stamps
Hi-Fi's

Metal ice cubes trays with levers
Mimeograph paper
Beanie and Cecil
Roller-skate keys
Cork pop guns
Drive ins
Studebakers

Washtub wringers
The Fuller Brush Man
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
Tinkertoys
Erector Sets
The Fort Apache Play Set
Lincoln Logs
15 cent McDonald hamburgers

5 cent packs of baseball cards -
with that awful pink slab of bubble gum

Penny candy

35 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop popcorn

Do you remember a time when...

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from
their "grown-up" life . . .I double-dog-dare-ya!

Something I remember is learning to play conkers right after hitting your leg a couple of times - hell did that HURT!!!

No Sig ?

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 16:49

Off the top of my head...

- a quarter was more than enough for a handful of candy

- arcade games that took nickels

- comics books with "Still only 35 cents!" in the corner

- that little LED football game (Radio Shack started selling these again)

- Beta/VHS that were top-loading

- getting our first microwave, yippie!

- packed theatres for Star Wars

Maybe a few more later.

edit: Oh!

I couldn't tell you how many times I burned the snot out of my hands and fingers with Strike Anywhere matches.
Man, I miss those things.

(Edited by warjournal on 05-12-2005 16:54)

DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 16:54

Now I'm scared...


- too many of them
/Dan

{cell 260} {Blog}
-{ “There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. - Jeremy S. Anderson" }-

kimson
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Carpenter Arms
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 05-12-2005 16:55

hmmm... sorry, but what's your birthdates, you guys?

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 18:54

I was born in 1972. That would make me 30-something.

Movies I remember seeing in the theatres:
Alien
Star Wars
Dragon Slayer
Jaws (in school)
Close Encounters

Silly kid stuff:
Bloody Mary
Walking across moss-covered waterfalls
Wrestling in a river
Wading through a flooded river to get to the little island
Jumping out of trees
Jumping off of roofs
Sliding down pinetrees
Turtle hunting with large rocks
Skipping stones and pennies, sometimes nickels - but never quarters
Cutting my fingers on the old school soda can pull-tabs
Making spears and swords out of nearly anything
Trying in vain to make a bow and arrow
Cutting Frisbees in half and using them like boomerangs
Shooting water-powered rockets at each other
Bottle-rocket fights
Cutting the cord on a cork gun for some real range
Turning hairpins into 'scorpions'
Snake bites & Indian burns
Sissy test (eraser burn)
Combat or full-contact sledding
Basketball with football rules
Frozen snowball fights
Saving snowballs in freezer until summer
Getting my head stuck in a variety of situations

And the list goes on.

DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 20:02

1965...
/D

{cell 260} {Blog}
-{ “There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence. - Jeremy S. Anderson" }-

butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-12-2005 20:28

Holy sh*t!!

I remember far too many items on those lists for my comfort!

A few more:
TVs with tubes in them that you could change to fix them when it broke
Pinball machines that you got 3 games for a quarter and could actually win free games
Black and White TVs
Making a giant chain out of the pop tops that warjournal cut his fingers on
Drive in movies (don't know about anyplace else but they are all long gone around here)
Fishing soda bottle tops out of the soda machine to get free stuff when you collected enough

Oh, and 1961...

-Butcher-

(Edited by butcher on 05-12-2005 20:29)

norm
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: [s]underwater[/s] under-snow in Juneau
Insane since: Sep 2002

posted posted 05-12-2005 22:54

Born on May 10th,1964

I remember most of the above. Some things on the list I can't remember, but at my age the memory isn't perfect. They say the memory is the second thing to go, and I can't quite recall what the first is.......

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-12-2005 23:35

Does anyone remember -

- Learning to hunt alongside someone who really had respect for nature, and took the time, and care, to explain it to a "greenhorn youngster still wet behind the ears" the true meaning of what it meant, to take a life?

-Gutting your first deer, and being brought into the circle of life, and death, and learning to revere the animals, nature, and that which we are all a part of?

-Of listening to the wind through the trees, the smell of pine in the air, the cry of an eagle on the warm updrafts of summer?

Gawd...I can't go on...

I miss that...so much...

Gilbert Nolander
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Washington DC
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 05-13-2005 01:44

- when there was no internet.

butcher
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New Jersey, USA
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-13-2005 03:25

Good one Gilbert!

That has to go hand in hand with:

When there were no personal computers.

-Butcher-

Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

posted posted 05-13-2005 07:45
quote:
warjournal said:

- that little LED football game (Radio Shack started selling these again)



Oh, man, I used to spend so much time marching that little line down the field... no one who has not played that game can understand the satisfaction of getting the defenseman to crowd to one side of the field and then just blowing by them on the opposite sideline... over and over and over again.

That little game saved my parents from insanity on many a road trip.

quote:
WebShaman said:

-Gutting your first deer, and being brought into the circle of life, and death, and learning to revere the animals, nature, and that which we are all a part of?



Does gutting your first human count? Or are we just talking about deer here?

___________________________
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kimson
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Carpenter Arms
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 05-13-2005 10:51

I was born in 1983, that's probably why I can't remember most of these!

WebShaman
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 05-13-2005 11:45
quote:
Does gutting your first human count? Or are we just talking about deer here?



You don't really want to know that, do you Master Suho?

kimson
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: The Carpenter Arms
Insane since: Jan 2005

posted posted 05-13-2005 12:35

My Dad used to fix my broken music tapes with cellotape, when they'd got stuck... You couldn't hear bits of some records but you could still play them and didn't have to throw them away (or worse, make another copy from the original LP)! My Dad saved my life a few times as you can see

axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-13-2005 12:58

- waking up to Richard Simmons doing his exercise routine
- Riding your first bicycle
- Scrumping for apples
- covering your school books with wallpaper
- watching late night movies through the crack of the living room door so your parents would not see you
- Swapping pirate video tapes with friends
- Reading porn magazines under the covers (this oine was mentioned by a freind, honest)
- Your first camp out without your parents
- When a golly was called a gollywog on a pot of marmalade (UK Only)
- You used to sneak out the window at night when you parents were asleep and get up to mischeif
- The first time you bought a condom
- Coding your first program by copying the syntax from a Commodore Vic20 mazagine
- Loading your games from a tape drive

No Sig ?

hyperbole
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Madison, Indiana, USA
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-13-2005 18:12

When there were only three channels available on the TV and they all went off the air from 1:00am to 7:00am.
Coding your first program from the syntax of another program on a Univac 1100.
Debugging programs by watching the register lights on the front panel [of the computer].
There are times I really miss punch cards and paper tape.
Computers that were made with tubes (valves for you speakers of English) and/or transistors.

Jimmy Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, The Who, The Moody Blues, Guess Who, Harry Chapin, ...
Do you remember Crosby, Stills and Nash before they were Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young?

Cars that got ten miles to the gallon, ... and nobody cared.
10 cent a galon gas.

When MacDonalds opened their first store.


1952



.

-- not necessarily stoned... just beautiful.

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 05-13-2005 20:43

Excellent thread!

With dismay, though I was only born in 1978, I realise that I remember too many things that are no longer around. *sigh*

==I don't believe it! Somebody stole my sig!!==

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-13-2005 22:40

10/30/54

Being OUTraged the first time it cost more than ten dollars to fill up a twenty gallon tank.
Red Rover, Red Rover.
Editing 8 mm home movies.
the advent of color TV, 8-tracks, Casssettes, stereo, and "pocket " computers.
flat skateboards with metal wheels.
Oil pots with open flames used to mark unfinished street work.
The Green Hornet.
When any Holloween candy was good candy.
The invention of gravel.

axleclarkeuk
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Swansea, Wales, UK
Insane since: Aug 2001

posted posted 05-14-2005 01:08
quote:
The invention of gravel.



I am very suprised you didnt mention The invention of the wheel amoungst your list DB (just kidding)

No Sig ?

brucew
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: North Coast of America
Insane since: Dec 2001

posted posted 05-15-2005 03:52
quote:
Oil pots with open flames used to mark unfinished street work.


Man! I was thinking about those a couple of weeks ago after someone mowed down a bunch of those flasher thingies they use now. Wouldn't have happened back then since it would have set their car on fire.

quote:
Editing 8 mm home movies


Are we talking 8, or Super 8?

quote:
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?


Earl's Esso station in Fair Haven, NY also had real, live monkeys in a cage about 8 or 10 feet on a side. half a dozen of the critters in ther with swings, ropes, branches. Rolled it outside on nice days, kept it in the bay at night and in bad weather.

June 19, 1957

--No one had, or needed, more than one car per family (I even remember when my grandma got her driver's license)
--Using an outhouse
--Coal furnaces
--Lighting the gas stove with kitchen matches
--Home movie cameras that wound up
--Flashbulbs (and licking the base to insure a good connection)
--Ramblers
--Soda pop and beer bottles that required a "church key" to open
--78s!
--Burning leaves in autumn (and garbage year-round)
--Wooden boats
--Mixing gas and oil for two-strokes
--Hardware stores that weren't 100,000 sq. ft. and still had everything you could ever need (and run my one guy who knew everything)
--for that matter, when "Customer Service" something every clerk in every store gave, not just one counter in a store or a bored idiot on a phone?

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 05-15-2005 05:55

It can't have been so long ago that I remember when a family friend showing us his new mobile phone - a 6kg briefcase with a handset.

Even more recently, I remember when there were only four UK TV channels.

...and how about when people washed dishes by hand?

...or when kids could read books?

...or when cars got faster every year?

...or when teachers didn't carry rape alarms in school?

And soon it'll be, "can you remember a time before all the street lights had closed-circuit microphones?"

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 05-15-2005 07:47

When PDA meant Public Display of Affection.

When PONG came out.

When 'Mr Wizard' was cool.

When wearing a rat-tail was popular.

Long summer vacations with mom and dad on long road trips. ( Are we there YET!?!?!)

The cold winter nights riding in the back seat to the family christmas party, singing christmas songs with mom and dad.

When metal detectors were only in military institutions and not in schools.

When is was fun to build tree forts that were in the tree.

When you can understand the feeling to John Mellencamp's song 'Small Town' because you know what it is like to live in a small town. (Where everyone knows you, and you know everyone.)

(Edited by Wolfen on 05-15-2005 07:51)

Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive! So beware...
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-15-2005 10:23
quote:
kimson said:

I was born in 1983, that's probably why I can't remember most of these!


I feel like a child again... (1987)

(Edited by Yannah on 05-15-2005 10:26)

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-15-2005 14:11

well with some of you.........i don't feel so old anymore Born on 10/30/69, I remember a lot of the initial post.

quote:
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?



I do remember that. When the whole "self-serve" thing started I remember my dad bitchin about it

-I remember listening to 8-track tapes. That was kind of a poor invention now that we look back on it.

-I remember when Elvis died.

quote:
Yannah said:

I feel like a child again... (1987)



you are.

Later,

C:\

Nimraw
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Sep 2000

posted posted 05-15-2005 20:53

mmm retyping program code from Commodore user Magazine brings back memories..
(Not the least of which is the look on the face of the clerk at my then local press shop when I asked them to start selling UK computer magazines. I must have been about 12-13 back then...)


- Load "$",8
- tweaking the setting on your tape player with a screwdriver to be able to load games on from borrowed tapes (more from the commodore days).
- Mr Z, Lode Runner, Summer Games, Impossible mission (the game)...
- Owning 4 computers before I actually got one that had a hard drive.
- The joy of seeing a music video on TV (pre-MTV)
- When you could actually rent a Vectrex videogame at the videostore
- When popcorn and soda was not allowed in movie theaters (those where the days!!)
- When I learned about money and thought that a paycheck of 1200$/month would be all I'd ever need...
- Aldus Photoshop

born in -71 and getting more jaded by the minute

mahjqa
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-15-2005 21:12

... prices were reasonable, politicians were noble, and children respected their elders.

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 05-15-2005 22:01

Ah, gas stations.
When you could go into the restrooms and not immediately puke or see a few security cameras.

In the Upper Pennisula (MI), there are still gas stations with the tanks on top. You have to eyeball the marks on the glass to figure out how gas you're putting into your vehicle. If you're lucky, there might be a dial of some sort to measure the gas.

The UP is a friggin' time warp I tell ya.

(Edited by warjournal on 05-15-2005 22:42)

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 05-15-2005 22:09

...when my Atari 'bombed-out' rather than 'crashed' (not having a hard-drive), and when my first hard drive had a jaw-dropping 60MB capacity and I thought 3.5" floppies were high-tech.

...when 1KB of coding could amuse the whole family for days.

...when CDs were indestructible.

...when CB radio was the common way of chatting with total strangers.

...when pictures were made up of countless shades of three primary and three secondary colours, rather than millions of distinctly defined 'colors' - and nobody even knew how many it took to produce 'photo-quality'.

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: France
Insane since: Jun 2002

posted posted 05-15-2005 23:41

February 22, 1978

... playing Lode Runner on the VIC 20 of my cousin,

... "building" huts in the woods,

... balancing yourself with lianas, ( another cousin broke his arm that way )

... doing heart massage to the floppy disk driver of my CPC 6128 to make it read damaged disks,

... putting the SyQuest 45Mb cardriges of my Atari in the freezer when they were too hot to work correctly,

... walking 4km to go to the swimming pool and paying less than 1€,

... generating some .LST files of ~40,000 lines to do an effect in GFA Basic,

... the BBS,

... climbing in the cherry trees to collect the cherries and putting one in the bag, one in your mouth and so on ad nauseum,

... removing the side wheels on your bicycle,

... you could leave your bycicle anywhere with no lock and find it at the same place several hours later,

... going really fast,looking around and taking care that the door didn't closed itself to pick some Oranginas in the cellar of my GrandPa because it was really dark out there,

docilebob
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-16-2005 01:54

axleclarkeuk : The invention of the wheel wasn`t the big deal everybody seems to think. A guy stepped on round rock and fell on his butt. The rest is just a logical progression.

brucew : 8, of course.

Yea, I remember when God said, " Let there be light." and Doc and I arm wrestled over who got to flip the switch. I won and Doc wrote the rotator script.


Yannah
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: In your Hard Drive! So beware...
Insane since: Dec 2002

posted posted 05-16-2005 03:44
quote:
CPrompt said:

Yannah said:I feel like a child again... (1987)


you are.


No I'm not...I'll be 18 in about 9 days time. Until then I'll be considered an adult...
*Makes an evil laugh*

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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 05-16-2005 06:06

comics books with "Still only 35 cents!"
- 5 cents & dime.
- Movies, Saturday Matinees were 15cents and always started with 'MovieTone News' at last 3 Cartoons a 'Short'... followed by the a 'Trailer' then 'Moe Larry & Curley'...THEN the movie.

Strike Anywhere matches.
- Holding them in one hand...using your thumbnail to ignite them.Sometimes your teeth.
Man, I miss those things.
- Still use them.

Black and White TVs
- Putting 'Blue Cellophane' over the screen to reduce 'snow.'

Making a giant chain out of the pop tops
- When 'pop tops' were 'caps' made of metal and lined with 'cork' and carefully removing the cork you'd hold the cork inside your shirt...press the 'cap'on the outside of your shirt... and you had a 'badge.'
- When 'pop' was 5cents to 'drink in' 6cents to 'take out.'

- Pea Shooters. You learnt the difference between suck & blow real fast. =)

- Catseyes, Cobs & Crystals. Square Pot - Round Pot & Chasies

Cars that got ten miles to the gallon, ... and nobody cared.
10 cent a galon gas.
Being OUTraged the first time it cost more than ten dollars to fill up a twenty gallon tank.

- And in every trunk you'd find a 4foot lenth of hose.. And someone else was OUTraged to find a 4foot length of their hose missing. =)

- Remember using wooden coke crates as seats in a 36 Nash coupe because there was nothing else inside but a steering wheel and pedals... bare metal..no firewall... no lights..no insurance no licence. Back alley's all the way. =)

- When 'Headers' were something you really wanted for your souped up engine and a 'driveshaft' was in your car, not your HD and HD meant one thing only... Harley Davidson. And music to your ears was the 'Rap' of the muffler..

Ramblers
-'Nash Ramblers' and Metropolitans -and Studebaker 'Trucks'

flat skateboards with metal wheels.

- Take a'Shake' from the side of the house (don't get caught) place on a Steel-wheeled roller-skate 'sit' on it & head down the steepest hill around. Only years later did someone think about 'standing up! Evolution. =)

Coal furnaces

-Wood furnaces & stoves. Cutting kindling and bringing in firewood.
WAIT A MINUTE!! I STILL DO THAT! and this:Burning leaves in autumn.

When any Holloween candy was good candy.

- And it was ALL homemade and never checked../.and there were probably more apples in your bag than candy.

or when teachers didn't carry rape alarms in school?

They carried 'Straps' and used them.

When wearing a rat-tail was popular.

- When a 'rat-tail' was a long handled comb that hung out of your back pocket and used on your "Ducktail" and "Only a little Wildroot Cream-Oil can do a big job for your hair. Keeps your hair well groomed all day long without a trace of that greasy, plastered down look! Your hair looks good and feels good!

When you picked up the phone an 'operator' would say: "Number Please."

When cigarettes were recommended by 'some' Doctors.

when there was no internet

or Ballpoint Pens.

They're putting me in a 'Home' soon. =

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: out of nowhere...
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 05-17-2005 02:45

...or when the speed of light was a constant?

...or when oil didn't mix with water?

...or when there were only three or four dimensions in the universe?

...or when cracking your knuckles caused arthritis?

LaSun
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: deep inside my head
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 05-17-2005 04:07

... you learned to type using an Apple IIe?

... the cool kids wore bubble skirts, jelly shoes and poop pants?

... you taped your favourite songs from the radio, dj-talk and all?

... m&m was just candy?


i guess the only consolation in getting older is that i'm not doing it by myself

Ebopedoce
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: 49 16 North, 123 07 West.
Insane since: Nov 2004

posted posted 05-18-2005 06:20
quote:
docilebob said:

The Green Hornet.



'The Shadow' was way better. Two radio stations here play classic radio dramas, woot!

I used to watch The Space Phantom, Fantastic Four, The Jetsons, Top Cat, Magilla Gorilla, Wacky Races and a bunch other good cartoons on t.v.

I envy you guys. Growing up these day's is just way to complicated and the entertainment is just.... crappy.

DmS
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 05-18-2005 11:32

- B/W tv's
- When Scooby Doo cartoons was brand new on tv (I was glued to the tv at that time)...
- When gas in Sweden cost 2.50 SEK / litre (that would be about 35 cents/ litre or $1.33 / gallon) compared to now... 11.30 SEK/litre or $1.53/litre or $5.80/gallon.
- When you actually could run a family with a small house & car on one normal salary...

Damn... what has the world come to...
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