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    Talking The Under 30 Crowd

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    This is funny and unfortunately all true!




    If you are 30 or older, you will think this is

    hilarious!!!! If not, send it to your parents! They'll think it's funny!

    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 heck 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 dang Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got

    it!

    1. When I was a kid, we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the dang

    library and look it up ourselves... In the card catalog!! (Do you even know what a card catalog is? Didn't think

    so !)

    2. 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!

    3. There were no

    MP3's or Napsters! You had to wait around all day to tape music off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over

    the beginning and mess it all up!

    4. 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!

    5. 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!

    6. 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 were horrible! 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!

    7. 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 oldbroad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't

    see, you were just screwed!

    8. Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and

    there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

    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!

    9. And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to

    use the stove or go build a fire ..... Imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop

    thing or a pan with HOT oil and Real popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever like an idiot.

    10.

    When we were on the phone with our friends and our parent s walked-in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7

    foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the

    floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess

    what we had to do..... Hang up and talk to them later.

    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
    Never argue with ignorant people! They pull you down to THEIR level, and then they BEAT YOU with experience. Who said that!? I don't know, but tis gold I tell'ya!!

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    I remember live telephone operators

    (dial phones came later) and 3-digit phone numbers...

    And "nickle candy bars" really did only cost a nickle! (5

    cents).

    And 78 rpm records...

    (my grandmother had a wind-up Victrola!)
    The opposite of love isn't hate.
    It's apathy
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    Good one Mobley.

    It was

    definitely simpler, and less stressful. Time for people face to face, real interaction.

    Bloody hell Rbt, do

    you need to remind me of those things!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by idesign View Post
    Good one

    Mobley.

    It was definitely simpler, and less stressful. Time for people face to face, real interaction.



    Bloody hell Rbt, do you need to remind me of those things!!!
    I could have gone on for quite a while

    but I too was starting to feel the years...

    Did I mention the automobiles had the "starter button" on the floor?

    And remember the fender skirts? And only two grades of gasoline? And...
    The opposite of love isn't hate.
    It's apathy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rbt View Post
    ...And only two

    grades of gasoline? And...
    And "gas wars" where gas went for 10 cents a gallon?
    Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite.
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    Default Mobley makes

    us think

    again!!

    I'm old enough to remember B&W tv with just 3 channels of crap (well, some things never change).
    There is a cure for electile dysfuntion!!!!

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    When I was in high school

    (1964-1968) they forced everyone to watch a movie called "Future Shock", which was sort of cutting edge science

    about how technology was headed for an exponential increase beyond what the average person could tolerate, and

    presumably folks would all go mental or something. Myself, I think I was handling it all pretty well until a few

    years ago. Now I renovate old houses; fix the broken stuff and try to make them look nice again. I really really

    enjoy doing that. I stopped playing video games for the most part. I was reading (books) a lot for a while

    recently, but gave that up when the remodeling jones took control of my life. I still meditate and play music a

    lot. I listen to music nearly all day now, which has helped a lot. So, things are going well for me and my family

    now, but yeah, the electronic stuff can chew ya up and spit ya out if you aren't careful.

    Peace
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    To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

    - Buddha


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    A slinky! A slinky!

    Good for boys and girls!

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    Never argue with ignorant people! They pull you down to THEIR level, and then they BEAT YOU with experience. Who said that!? I don't know, but tis gold I tell'ya!!

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    Ivory Soap-flakes, with porn

    star what's-her-name on the box.

    Do you have Prince Albert in a can?....

    Bruce, Future Shock = mid-life

    anxiety! Too many questions left unanswered, with a realization that they may perhaps not be answered in a lifetime

    of striving and hope.

    Ditto electronic stuff... keep your hands on natural materials and work with things that

    improve individual lives and its better.

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    The funny thing is that chasing

    technology is what keeps me interested. Each of us has our own viewpoint, I guess.

    Reading this made me remember

    things like running home from school to watch John Glen lift off on a black and white TV. Or my dad giving me a

    quarter to get gas for the lawnmower and getting change back. Or using a dime to buy an ice cream from the guy in

    the truck or thirty cents for a school lunch.

    A while back I had to be in California for a few days and while I

    was there had some free time so drove out to the Junoir High School where I used to work with the science club. The

    vacant lot where we used to fly model rockets now had a strip mall on it. There was something very sad about seeing

    my old launch pad paved over.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belgareth View Post
    The

    funny thing is that chasing technology is what keeps me interested. Each of us has our own viewpoint, I guess.

    I feel the same way. I'm amazed at how many doors are open to me now that weren't when I was a kid.

    I'm still relatively young in my mid-30s and have the ability to explore all kinds of ideas and worlds. I love

    books and still enjoy reading the old fashioned way, and even that has been improved by technology. Now I can find

    books more easily on the Internet on a wide variety of subjects thanks to Amazon and other booksellers. Also more

    people are able to produce books and share their ideas than in the past when they relied on big publishers.

    Remember when you were limited to what was at the library or what was in a catalog? Now, if I am interested in a

    subject, I can instantly find all kinds of titles available and get them very quickly. I also can communicate

    instantly with someone across the world on any fascinating subject. Also, synthetic pheromones are something that

    we have access to now because of technology. And, discussion boards such as this one allow us new ways to grow and

    expand.

    Yes, technology can be overwhelming at times. I fully recommend breaks from it at times. That can

    build your appreciation for the technology itself as well as the simple things. I think both have their

    place.
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    Since I own a computer service

    company, technology is not something I can really get a break from. My breaks are my books and outdoor activities.



    I love books and have them hanging around everywhere and am in the middle of one always. TV rarely holds much

    of interest but between my beloved books and the huge amount of information available on the web, I rarely am at a

    loss for something new to explore. I am 51 years old and still see nothing but open vistas out there to explore. If

    I could live another hundred years or so I might cover half of what I want to learn and explore.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

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    Good thoughts you guys.

    There's a huge benefit to technology, I can't do without it in my business. At the same time my greatest joy is

    designing and building things from materials that come from the earth. I guess I'm fortunate to be transitional

    being.

    I much prefer reading a book, but I love the fact that I can search a subject and instantly read dozens of

    sources.

    The only difference I see is the impersonal aspect of technology. We once wrote letters by hand, which

    required a process of thought and personal connection that is qualitatively different from emails and forums. Its

    too late to go back, and I'm not sure that its altogether a bad thing, but we should take every opportunity to

    touch something that has always been there.

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    It's hard for me to take a

    break too. I work for one of the largest tech companies in the world....but I do try to get out into nature and get

    away when I can. I know that's not always doable for those who need to be on call for customers 24 hours a day.

    I'm not in that position, so I am able to get these breaks from time to

    time.
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    I actually like handwritten

    letters delivered by post....but it's a rare luxury to get those

    anymore.
    Last edited by Tester123; 12-08-2011 at 05:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idesign View Post
    my

    greatest joy is designing and building things from materials that come from the earth. I guess I'm fortunate to be

    transitional being.
    For that I have my flowers and plants. It is relaxing to go outside and play in the

    dirt and there is nothing better than coming home from a long day to my quiet yard filled with flowers. There is

    something renewing about spending some time helping things grow.
    To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idesign View Post
    Ivory

    Soap-flakes, with porn star what's-her-name on the box.




    That would be the infamous Marylin

    Chambers. At least the porn stars were better 30 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tounge View Post
    That would

    be the infamous Marylin Chambers. At least the porn stars were better 30 years ago.
    She was awfully

    cute... that's all I'm going to say...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tester123 View Post
    I

    actually like handwritten letters delivered by post....but it's a rare luxury to get those

    anymore.
    Quote Originally Posted by belgareth View Post
    For that I have my flowers and plants. It is relaxing to go outside and

    play in the dirt and there is nothing better than coming home from a long day to my quiet yard filled with flowers.

    There is something renewing about spending some time helping things grow.
    One day last week I worked in

    the yard in the afternoon, and wrote a handwritten letter that evening. Put it in the mailbox feeling like I

    actually spent time with my parents. Nobody complained about receiving stale news or already-known sentiments. And

    the cell-phone call a few days later was nice. Life is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idesign View Post
    She was

    awfully cute... that's all I'm going to say...
    BUT! She has nothing on Nina Hartley!

    Never argue with ignorant people! They pull you down to THEIR level, and then they BEAT YOU with experience. Who said that!? I don't know, but tis gold I tell'ya!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOBLEYC57 View Post
    BUT! She

    has nothing on Nina Hartley!
    Mobes, I'd love to reply meaningfully, but it might ruin my pure

    reputation!
    But...

    "I've always been a man who's open to persuasion"
    -Richard Thompson

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    Quote Originally Posted by idesign View Post
    Mobes,

    I'd love to reply meaningfully, but it might ruin my pure reputation!
    But...

    "I've always been a

    man who's open to persuasion"
    -Richard Thompson
    I hear'ya, I!

    Speaking of Seniors ...

    No one

    believes seniors . . . everyone thinks they are senile.

    An Elderly couple was

    celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The couple had married as childhood sweethearts and had moved back to their

    old neighborhood after they retired.




    Holding hands they walked back to their old school. It was not locked, so they

    entered, and found the old desk they'd shared, where Andy had carved 'I love you, Sally.'




    On their way back home, a bag of money fell out of an armored car, practically

    landing at their feet Sally quickly picked it up, but not sure what to do with it, they took it home. There, she

    counted the money--fifty-thousand dollars.




    Andy said, 'We've got to give it back.'

    Sally said, 'Finders keepers.' She put the money back in the

    bag and hid it in their attic.


    The next day, two FBI men were

    canvassing the neighborhood looking for the money, and knocked on the door.


    'Pardon me, but did either of you find a bag that fell out of an armored car yesterday?'



    Sally said, 'No.'

    Andy said, 'She's lying. She hid it up in the attic.'

    Sally said, 'Don't believe him, he's getting senile.'

    The agents turn to Andy and began to question him.

    One says: 'Tell us the story from the beginning'

    Andy said,

    'Well, when Sally and I were walking home from school yesterday ... '


    The first FBI guy turns to his partner and says, 'We're outta here!!!'
    Never argue with ignorant people! They pull you down to THEIR level, and then they BEAT YOU with experience. Who said that!? I don't know, but tis gold I tell'ya!!

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