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The difference 30 years makes

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by pvda, Mar 10, 2005.

  1. 1975: Long hair
    2005: Longing for hair

    1975: Acid rock
    2005: Acid reflux

    1975: Trying to look like Liz Taylor
    2005: Trying NOT to look like Liz Taylor

    1975: Seeds and stems
    2005: Roughage

    1975: Going to a new, hip joint
    2005: Receiving a new hip joint

    1975: Rolling Stones
    2005: Kidney Stones

    1975: Passing the drivers' test
    2005: Passing the vision test

    Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.

    The people who are starting university in February across the nation were born in 1987.

    They are too young to remember the original space shuttle blowing up.

    Their lifetime has always included AIDS.

    Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

    The CD was introduced the year they were born.

    They have always had an answering machine.

    They have always had Pay TV.

    They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

    They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

    They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. even is.

    They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

    Do you feel old yet?
    Pass this on to the other old fogies on your list.
    Notice the larger type, that's for those of you who have trouble reading.

    Save the earth. It's the only planet with chocolate.
  2. I love that last line!!! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  3. 1975 Simple HP calculators replacing slide rules at matric level
    2005 Programable calculators for first year secondry students

    I can relate to all this, no wonder my kids tell me I'm old :shock:
  4. Brings back memories. lol!!! I feel so bloody old. :roll:

    :D :D
  5. No Lids, not old.... we're "experienced" :wink:

  6. They say ur only as old as u feel. & she's (the g/f) only 35. :wink: :p
  7. wooohoooo
    I still have my slide rule.... and yes it works
    and I remember how to use it.... :LOL:

    and old????
    age has nothing to do with it....
    "'old is when you cannot get the body to do what your mind wants
    it to do..."
    and that ain't a problem yet.......... :wink: :wink: :wink:

    my only problem is.....
    I wish i knew in 1970, what I know now

    btw.. JR??? who cares
    I wanna know what happened to Jet Jackson
    oh ...and Ickabod Mudd




    my grandkids think its cool, I know all about the ORIGINAL Thunderbirds
  8. you know your old when you bend over to tie up your laces and wonder what else you can do while your down there...
  9. Oh Yeah back when year 7 was form 1
    Indigenous people were blackfellas
    A radical haircut was a mullet
    A temporary Australian was a learner on a Kwaka 900
    Speeding was measured by tapes across the road
    A booze bus was the local footy club on a weekend away
    A red light camera was getting your photo taken outside a whore house
    A random breath test was something you did before a hot date
    The great alpine road out of Omeo was dirt!
    Ok I surpose some change is good!
  10. Re: THE DIFFERENCE 30 YEARS MAKE!!!!!!!!!

    I bought my first CD player in 1986......

    Maybe I was ahead of my time, or that the store where I bought "Money for Nothing" was.....
  11. i joined the army in 1986 , if i had of known back then what i know now , i still would have been silly enough to join :LOL:

  12. FAAAARK!! I joined in 77 :shock: Now I do feel old :(

  13. who is JR?

    What did they have before plastic screw bottle caps?

    Thanks guys... you make me feel young :p

    Though way behind the times... I didn't get a CD player until about 1997... but I did learn to type on a typewriter...

    Now... where's the chocolate? That's worth saving the earth for... :D
  14. OLD FART :LOL:
  15. Well I was in Grade 5 in 1975 and started working for Telecom in 1983 as an Apprentice Technician and have just clocked up 22 years, mind you I moved around and changed jobs a few times with promotions & stuff so I haven't had the same "job" for more than 5 years at a time.

    I just wish I could get out of this office job I got tricked into "it will only be for a few months" and that was 18 months ago, I loved my old job, travelling around the state installing radio links (Great Alpine, GO, Whitfield, Licola & Dargo Roads were regularly used by me not to mention some of the best gravel logging tracks in the state).

    Mind you the eye candy view at the top end of Collins Street at this time of year has it's good points.
  16. YOU BASTARD....... I was feeling pretty good today.

  17. And DAMN PROUD OF IT!!!! :LOL: :D :LOL: :D :LOL:
  18. Damn i joined the Navy in 78 !! hmm maybe thats why im going to the ballet tonight ? :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:

    my latent tendances surfacing again :twisted:

    way back then the suzuki katana and the CB1100 where the machines to have and be seen on ( i had the katana ) oh and maybe the Z9 and Z1 kawkas

    the era of the true V8's as well XAGT / GTHO / SLR5000 / Charger / Monaro's :)

    and dont start me on how back then, you could walk down the street with a stubby in your hand wave at a cop driving past, and instead of arresting you for drinking in a public place. They'd more than likely smile and call you a bastard Bc they couldn't have one with you !!

    PS: who did shoot JR ? its been so long now i've forgoten :LOL: :LOL:
  19. haha.

    really though.. who is JR? I'm 20, and have no idea. only reference to this JR i've ever heard, was on the simpsons.

    i'm old enough to remember music on vinyl, computers without mice or hard drives, cars with carburettors... oh and i can remember melbourne central being built, and kids playing with lego and kicking a footy around instead of playing video games. not that i haven't done a lot of that over the years anyway... :/