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bartrod
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

...or should I have put that in the "new health care legislation" thread Question
 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If you are 30, or older, you might 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... Barefoot... BOTH ways… yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my 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 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 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! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our butts! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If 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 would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car... We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless.

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

There weren't any cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a ###### call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOD !!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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!

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 butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

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 rat-finks!

And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!
And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores! And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

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The Over 30 Crowd
 
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jerrys dad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

SammyClaws wrote:
And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd


Back seat! There were many a time the back of the pickup was where we were! I remember a trip out west where we were in the back of the pickup the whole way! No Air or DVD players to keep us busy and comfrtable just air coming through the sliding windows from the sidr of the cap on the truck bed!

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frmr
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

SammyClaws wrote:

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 library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

I remeber having to sit many times in the library having to learn how to use "card catalog" and how to use encyclopedias.
SammyClaws wrote:

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 rat-finks!


That if you were lucky enought not to be told to go out side and help your dad with barn chores after breakfest.

I was lucky enough to find cartoons after school, but that was on public television and then it was The Smurf's.

In the 80's there was no spell check. My favorite line was look it up in the Dictonary. Needless say you learned how to spell words. Now a days you get close and let the computer guess what the correct word it.
 
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bartrod
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

During a recent password audit, it was found that a
blonde was using the following password:

"MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento"

When asked why she had such a long password, she said
she was told that it had to be at least 8 characters
long and include at least one capital.
Laughing
 
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lone_gunman
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

jerrys dad wrote:
SammyClaws wrote:
And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place! See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd


Back seat! There were many a time the back of the pickup was where we were! I remember a trip out west where we were in the back of the pickup the whole way! No Air or DVD players to keep us busy and comfrtable just air coming through the sliding windows from the sidr of the cap on the truck bed!


I remember riding in the back window on longer trips. Hey, it was comfy and I wanted a nap.

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gkrone
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:14 am Reply with quote Back to top

lone_gunman wrote:


I remember riding in the back window on longer trips. Hey, it was comfy and I wanted a nap.


I hear ya! With my three siblings on a ride the package shelf in the back window was a good place to stretch out.
 
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RSplash40
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

jerrys dad wrote:


Back seat! There were many a time the back of the pickup was where we were! I remember a trip out west where we were in the back of the pickup the whole way! No Air or DVD players to keep us busy and comfrtable just air coming through the sliding windows from the sidr of the cap on the truck bed!


Rhinelander WI to West Palm Beach Florida in the back of a mazda pickup with 5 people's clothes, 3 sets of dive gear and 2 teenage girls. AND BACK! Now that was a interesting ride.
 
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koolma_k
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

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 butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!


psstt.... there were only 5 channels, 6 if you had good reception
(I remember my parents using us as remotes.... "hey you, change the channel, nope, nope, nope, wait... lets see what is on this one"
 
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koolma_k
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

RSplash40 wrote:
jerrys dad wrote:


Back seat! There were many a time the back of the pickup was where we were! I remember a trip out west where we were in the back of the pickup the whole way! No Air or DVD players to keep us busy and comfrtable just air coming through the sliding windows from the sidr of the cap on the truck bed!


Rhinelander WI to West Palm Beach Florida in the back of a mazda pickup with 5 people's clothes, 3 sets of dive gear and 2 teenage girls. AND BACK! Now that was a interesting ride.


Yes, we had the family station wagon... got to love the do-do seat where you got motion sickness seeing where you have been!!!
 
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koolma_k
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:09 am Reply with quote Back to top

(Warning, adultish in nature)

Did you see the story in the paper about the lady from the UP that swallowed the Gillette super sensor razor blade??

Not only did she give herself a tonsillectomy, and appendectomy and a hysterectomy...
she circumcised her lover, castrated her husband, cut off the fingers of two casual acquaintances and gave the minister a hair lip

(amazing the jokes you can remember from being a bartender)
 
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RSplash40
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:59 am Reply with quote Back to top

psstt.... there were only 5 channels, 6 if you had good reception
(I remember my parents using us as remotes.... "hey you, change the channel, nope, nope, nope, wait... lets see what is on this one"[/quote]

5 channels or 6! WOW! We were lucky to get 3, usually only 2.
 
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koolma_k
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

RSplash40 wrote:
psstt.... there were only 5 channels, 6 if you had good reception
(I remember my parents using us as remotes.... "hey you, change the channel, nope, nope, nope, wait... lets see what is on this one"


5 channels or 6! WOW! We were lucky to get 3, usually only 2.[/quote]

LOL, you must have really lived in the boonies (up nort??) I grew up in Two Rivers and we had a tall antena next to the house... Now, another thing I remember is crawling up that antena to the roof of the house and running around... OMG my mom would have a heart attack when she caught me and my brother, we got a couple of good beatings for that kind of stuff!! (beatings=spankings on the butt either by hand, paddle, or wooden spoon Smile ) and yes, the neighbor across the street would call my mom when she saw us up there
 
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jerrys dad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

'Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.'

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Perks of reaching 50 or being over 60 and heading towards 70!
1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run--anywhere.

4. People call at 9 pm and ask, did I wake you?

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won't wear out.

8. You can eat supper at 4 pm.

9. You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10. You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12. You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13. You sing along with elevator music.

14. Your eyes won't get much worse.

15. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.
 
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