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posted 8/9/2007 12:04:52 PM |
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To:Subject: From...the 30's Crowd

(Now, this is funny..... especially to someone who's well over 30)

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 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 e-mail !! 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" - 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!
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 there 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 bastards!

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 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!


The over 30 Crowd

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Aug 9 @ 12:13PM  
You forgot we weren't allowed caluclators in our classrooms either! We had to use our brain and figure it out!!! You also forgot the almighty imaganation!!! If you were bored you went outside and used your imaganation to make up games!!


Aug 9 @ 12:28PM  
Not only did we not have even half of the things the kids of today had we were fitter, healthier and better able to cope with life as we interacted with people in real time and on a face to face basis. We had more respect for others too and were not as demanding as the youth of today.

Aug 9 @ 12:42PM  
Makes me just want to go and slap my kids. I'm just kidding but if the author of this thought the 80's were bad he should have lived through the 50's and 60's. I was 5 years old before we even owned a TV. That was 1955. The 60's weren't so bad though. I was a teenager and there were real muscle cars. 1966 a gallon of gas was 25 cents. I could go on and on but ahhh the good old days.

Aug 9 @ 1:04PM  
Well, at least cable hasn't changed that much. Springsteen said, back then, "57 channels, and nothing on"
Now it's 157 channels, still nothing but law & order reruns.

Aug 9 @ 2:31PM  
How about cell phones? If you were in a crowd looking for some friend you had to keep looking and looking, you could not call and ask where they were.

And how about all the sex these days. When I was young we had to masterbate.

It was hard (pup intended)

Aug 9 @ 4:42PM  
I made a million on Missle Command on the 2600, then never touched the thing again. Started playing 1st edition AD&D, with real books and dice. I still have them: laborious love. I had to walk 2 miles in the capitol of Arkansas, due to it being too close to school for a bus, and sometimes late to catch a lizard or snake, maybe scare a girl classmate, lol. Or better yet, a teacher.

Aug 9 @ 8:57PM  
Sorry to inform you buatbu, but I'm old and STILL have to masterbate

Aug 9 @ 9:41PM  


Aug 9 @ 10:06PM  
I was a teenager and there were real muscle cars. 1966 a gallon of gas was 25 cents.
My current muscle car is my own personal slap in the face of the young crowd, who looks at it and asks "Can that thing beat a BMW 5 Series?"

But a gallon of gas costs three fucking dollars. I guess that's the slap back at me.

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