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Old 12-06-2008, 10:55 PM
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Default The spoiled under-30 crowd!

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!

If you are 30 or older you will think this is Good Stuff!!!!

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 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'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 freakin' 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 record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ usually talked 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! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, a collections agent, your dad, 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'. 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 on screen 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 a$$ 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 rug rats!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop 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 the 1980's!

Regards,

The over 30 Crowd
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:14 PM
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Default Re: The spoiled under-30 crowd!

HAHAHAHAHA sooo true
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: The spoiled under-30 crowd!

Found this thread today surfing a great site. Just want to throw my .02 in. Space invaders was a great game. I won(?) many a hangover playing it in various bars. I still use "snail mail" to communicate with people I care about. But now I drive A FULL sized pickup to the post office, local mailboxes are few and far between now a days. P.S. still play space invaders on my laptop.I guess that proves I am still a dinosaur and my user name is correct and I am a Fossil.
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:29 PM
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Default Re: The spoiled under-30 crowd!

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Found this thread today surfing a great site. Just want to throw my .02 in. Space invaders was a great game. I won(?) many a hangover playing it in various bars.
I OWNED Space Invaders. College Tournament champ, turned the machine over multiple times one quarter would last hours.

Anyone remember the sequence?
What was it, 24 shots to build the shooting lane then 13's to get the 300 point spaceship ?
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Old 02-11-2009, 10:39 PM
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I never had any video games . I remember when the only game out there was PONG ! To play that , you had to go to the local bar or arcade . I grew up with pinball , pool , darts and foosball and never had those at home .
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