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    Saturday, June 14th, 2008
    8:18 pm
    [traceylee]
    THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!

    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 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!

    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, your drug dealer, 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'. 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 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 rat-bastards!

    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!

    Regards,
    The over 30 Crowd
    Friday, June 13th, 2008
    3:01 am
    [wavenypark]
    Sometimes, I get the feeling that today's twentysomethings are even more adolescent than the actual teenagers coming up after them. I am not saying that to be insulting; it is just the honest impression I get of that generation.

    Current Mood: contemplative
    Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
    1:43 am
    [iamcyber]
    Flashback Time!


    Current Mood: indescribable
    Friday, April 13th, 2007
    1:02 am
    [iamcyber]
    30 Years Ago...
    We were introduced to a short-lived phenomenon called DISCO...and Saturday Night Fever!!

    NOW who feels OLD?

    Current Mood: jubilant
    Saturday, January 13th, 2007
    10:44 am
    [frank_cotton]
    20 Years Ago
    Here are some movies and albums that came out 20 years ago this year. That's right. It's been TWENTY YEARS.

    -Predator
    -Robocop
    -Hellraiser
    -Harry and the Hendersons
    -Dirty Harry: The Dead Pool
    -"Appetite for Destruction" by Guns N' Roses
    -"Hysteria" by Def Leppard

    Feel old yet?


    Frank
    Monday, December 18th, 2006
    12:31 am
    [frank_cotton]
    When did it become cool to be a wuss?
    What happened to teens being rebeillious by being badass? When I was a kid, teens rebelled by scaring the shit outta their parents...metalheads, punks, skinheads, rockabillies, rudies, psychobillies...all rough, tough troublemakers in varying degrees.

    How do kids rebel now?

    By either dressing "emo", which is the most gutless, candy-ass subculture I've ever encountered, or by dressing "homie", a subculture who's potential for being threatening is nullified by the fact that they dress like circus clowns or like little kids putting on their older brothers' clothes, i.e. their clothes are so huge they're swimming in them. Oh, and then there are the skaters, who are kind of a mix of both the emo and the homie aesthetic, and end up looking just as idiotic and non-threatening....self-mocking, even.

    Henry Rollins was right...we are the generation that is more intense than our parents, and we're more intense than our kids, too...or at least "THE kids".


    Frank
    Thursday, December 14th, 2006
    8:04 pm
    [frank_cotton]
    He-Man....the goody-goody Conan
    Apparently, The Masters of the Universe was originally supposed to be an animated TV version of Conan the Barbarian.

    The producers decided the Conan movies were too bloody and sexual for kids, so they re-packaged it and the result was Masters of the Universe.

    He-Man is basically a goody-goody version of Conan...blonde, handsome, a powerful fighter, but kind and gentle....and of course, completely asexual, and never touches booze.



    Frank
    Thursday, December 7th, 2006
    12:56 am
    [iamcyber]
    Thursday, November 30th, 2006
    12:53 am
    [iamcyber]
    Favorite Holiday Memories
    What are your favorite holiday memories from when you were a child?

    Current Mood: creative
    Sunday, September 24th, 2006
    7:17 pm
    [frank_cotton]
    Saturday, September 23rd, 2006
    1:05 pm
    [gotcolor]
    newbie here...
    Hi, just wanted to introduce myself.  My name is Amy and  I'm happy that I can say that I was born in the 70's, although I barely made it!  My b/d is 7-7-70 so I just had my 36th a couple months ago.  My how the time just flys by!  I grew up in Upstate NY and Southern California.  The 80's really stick out and I remember them so well:-)
    Talk to you all soon!

    Current Mood: okay
    Tuesday, September 19th, 2006
    8:03 pm
    [tanya1976]
    hello, hullo, hallo

    I'm a newbie born on December 7, 1976. Yes I know my 30th is approaching - good goodness!
    Friday, September 8th, 2006
    11:01 pm
    [kitznegari]
    anybody out there, or should i just talk to myself?

    me: hello kitznegari, welcome to the group.
    me: well thankyou, kitznegari! it's a pleasure to meet you.
    me: likewise.
    me: i was about to have buttered scones and tea, would you like some?
    me: why of couse, kitznegari! how very thoughtful of you!

    i could go on like this all day.
    Saturday, July 8th, 2006
    12:38 am
    [shytownmofo]
    New here
    Hey, I'm new here. Just found this group. I'm another one of those Bicentenial Babies, Oct 2, 1976. Into some of the 80's metal, a lot of the 80's cartoons, like the Smurfs, Thundercats, He Man, She Ra, Woody Woodpecker, etc. Although, I must admit, Woody wasn't exactly a 80's phenomenon, but he was on then. Cartoons were so much better in the 80's, IMO. A lot of things were so much cooler in the 80's. Glad to find this group, seems like it'll be fun.
    Tuesday, June 20th, 2006
    6:42 pm
    [jeffkahl]
    New here!
    Hi there! I've just joined! I was born on July 24, 1978! I'm looking foward to reminiscing about my childhood! :-D
    Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
    3:04 am
    [frank_cotton]
    Dr Who Trivia
    For all the fans...I found out something cool recently. "The Doctor" was NOT his name, it was his title.

    What was his given name? Who knows the answer? I do...heh heh heh.


    Frank
    Thursday, May 11th, 2006
    12:19 am
    [kamomil]
    Wait Till Your Father Gets Home

    Anyone else remember this show?

    theme song as MP3
    Wednesday, May 10th, 2006
    6:07 pm
    [kamomil]
    I was born in 1971.

    I like New Order, Depeche Mode, and so forth. I listened to CFNY in the 80s, they played a lot of british music so my 80s were kind of british music influenced. eg. Pet Shop Boys, Madness, etc. I knew I was old when the 80s became retro. LOL
    Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
    3:00 am
    [talathmeril]
    Hello All
    Hi there! I'm new and just wanted to say hi to everyone. Just barely made it into the community ;) (Jan 3 of 70).

    Current Mood: weird
    Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
    8:57 pm
    [myrystyr]
    For those of us in Australia:
    Play School is 40 years old! What would childhood have been like without those three windows?
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