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Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by iwantabiggerbike, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

    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'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!

    And talk of about hardships? You couldn't just download xxx! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

    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 - 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 ass! 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 ass 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 brats!

    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 1980!!!!! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  2. 'Course they wouldn't have lasted - they would have txtd their m8s 2 cme & hlp thm :) or blamed their teachers/school, or sumfing. Lack of manners and respect are the big issue. Ride a bike at full noise with drum brakes (if you can't find one, any 70's/early 80 boik will do) and THEN you've lived :p
  3. Bloody hell IWABB. I still got ,space invaders,frogger,pacman,asteriods. there just all on my laptop :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  4. Hey I never had cable ya lucky bastard :LOL: , and don't bag the Atari that thing kept me entertained for hours I wish I still had it i'd finally beat my kids at something :LOL:
  5. Bollocks to it all - I love that fact that I can go to an over 28's niteclub and be one of the youngest there :LOL: :LOL:

  6. Great post.... I had a 2600 (bloody second hand) When I started work I bought a commodore 64 with tape drive!!! my mate then bought an Amiga.....I was so gealous
  7. Jeez, I used to play Zork, text-based adventure game. It was all played out in the theatre of the mind.

    "It is dark in here, I could get eaten by a grue....."
  8. I remember Zork.

    The first game I really got blown away by was King's Quest though, that had the whole family crowded around our 4 megahertz, 4 colour PC-XT for a month. I'd never seen such graphics before, they were better than Karateka!
  9. and the famous Sierra "Space Quest" series, starring that awful villain, Sludge Vohaul.......
  10. Im only 26 and I remember all this stuff :cry:
  11. How true that is.

    I never had an Atari, Sega or any of them, and still now have never owned a Playstation, Xbox etc. I've only ever played a PS1 once when at a friends place with their kids.
  12. LOL, well done!

    Enjoyable read..
  13. Me either, something fishy going on here, I sense copy/paste from an American board.

    As for atari, I clocked both space invaders and asteroids, they go back to the beginning and slow down. :twisted:
  14. good to see you can get phone lines in the country :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  15. everyone has forgotten trying to get that little frog accross the road :LOL: :LOL:

    as for cable living in tassie as I was we where grateful for sbs at it gaves us a whopping 3 channels :LOL: :LOL:
  16. I can remember when i could buy 5cents worth of chips and potato cakes were 2 cents each :lol
  17. My first copy of "Layla" was taped off the radio and some damn DJ added "aaaaaaaaah, indeed, indeed" over the end of it.

    Having listened to that tape so many thousands of times...I _still_ hear those bloody words every time I listen to it... :evil:
  18. I'm only 26 and definately can relate to what you are saying. Go frogger.

    Well put and also very funny.