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I robbed this one too. Kinda made me feel sorry for kids these days.


Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things. Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this list:


The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1986. They are too young to remember the 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 cable.

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Jay Leno has always been on the Tonight Show.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.

They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard: "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane Boss, de plane".

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

McDonald's never came in Styrofoam containers.

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

Do you feel old yet?
Larry
 

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Lemme put on my bifocals so I can read that clearly.:p

Things change...my kids found my record collection and wondered how you get them in the CD player. Then they noticed that there were "scratches" all over them and said never mind they won't play anyways.
 

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Funny you mention this stuff....I was talking to a couple of people that are a little bit older than me at work about things as a kid....the young "just outta school" guys were dumbfounded.
-Atari
-Commodore 64...and the upgrade to a Tandy
-Metal TV dinners that were cooked in the oven.
-Saturday night treat was homemade pizza with either hamburger or hotdogs sliced up
-Electronic Football
-The first handheld electronic games with the little red dots that blinked
-Pre-MTV
-No cable tv
-Dad making you go change the channel manually (I was the remote control
-Walking to the store to buy smokes for your parents
-Sipping Dad's beer
-Sitting on your dad/mom's lap while they were driving
-Riding in the rear facing seat in a Vista Cruiser
-Actually playing with toys that didn't beep,flash or take batteries
-Orange Hotwheels track
-Crayons and coloring books
-Going to the park to play with the neighborhood kids....no body ever called each other, we just showed up.
-Going home from the park when either you heard dad whistle or the street lights started to buzz
-Saturday morning cartoons
-Building Model cars and remembering your cousin get his fingers stuck together with Crazy Glue
-The Crazy Glue commercial with the guy hanging on to his hardhat
-Barney Miller,WKRP,MASH,I dream of Jeannie(didn't we all)
-Watching movies on the big projector screen at school
-Finding a 'hidden' spot in the woods or park that NOBODY ever found before...and playing there for hours
-DodgeBall DodgeBall DodgeBall....
-Walking to your destination instead of mom/dad driving you there
-Sneaking out to TP the kid in the neighborhood that nobody liked
-Getting chased by the kid that nobody liked's Dad
-Fist fighting solved your problems...not guns
-Making a new friend with the person that you were in a fist fight with
-One kid had a football, one kid had a basketball, everybody had a bat/baseball....going to "Billy's" house to see if he wanted to play football because he was the only one that owned one
-Popping popcorn on a stove, in a pan, with oil...then melting 1/4 stick of butter to pour over top....No microwave....no butter flavoring
-Going to the drive-in
-Tube socks with the colored bands at the top
-Cut off jeanshorts
-Tank top
-Baaaaad sunburns after a day at the zoo or races
-Vinegar baths to ease the pain of sunburn
-glass syrup bottles...no squeeze bottles where made yet
-12oz pop bottles with caps that didn't twist off...everyone had a 2sided bottle/can opener in the drawer.



-Nobody ever called the cops because of something like a fist fight or general childhood mischief....your parents settled it by talking to each other.
-Parking Meters
-Metermaids and their chalk sticks
-Actually shoveling snow,raking leaves and trimming the weeds with a shovel,rake,trimmers....not snow/leave blowers or weedwackers
-Pre VCR
-EVERYONE smoked....and did it whenever and where ever they pleased, grocerystore, gas station....etc
-PRE WalMart
-Language and content on TV wasn't something that I would punish my kids for
-Surveeeeeeey Saaaaaaays!!!!!
-Vanna White
-Working in the neighborhood for money to buy candy, go to a movie,etc

I'll be back after my memory catches up with me..... :welcome:
Later,
WEIMER
 

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Dang I was in a good feeling mood , till you all made me feel old. I remember almost all of that. :p anybody remember how good the cartoons were?
Remember this? "By the power of Greyskull"
 

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Remember this? "By the power of Greyskull"
He-Man! LOL...my sister wanted to be He-Man when she was a kid. Not She-Ra but He-Man...lol.
 

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LMAO. thats funny!
Remember when Batman's costume wasn't Black?
When there was enough room to ride above the rear seat on the speaker deck in the rear of a car?
Mr T drove a black van.
Greatest American Hero couldn't land.
B.J. McKay had a monkey.
Crockette had a gator.
Gas was .89 cents a gallon.
Dang I'm only 34 years old, this is gonna get worse isnt it?:D
 

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G.I. Joe (and knowing is half the battle), Smurfs, Fragle Rock, Thundercats Thundercats Thundercats HHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Man I love being a kid. I remmeber on Saturday mornings waking up with my brother, getting all of our G.I. Joes and covering the living room floor and playing with them while we watched the show on tv. All that was ended everymorning when my dad would wake up, walk into the living room, step on a Joe, and then fuss at us "Clean this mess up!!!!!!!"

I don't ever wanna grow up, I wanna be a "Toys 'R Us" kid.

Chris
 
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Blown79 said:

Dang I'm only 34 years old, this is gonna get worse isnt it?:D
I'm 28 and now I'm feeling ancient...lol.

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I remember a lot of the stuff that's on Weimer's list. Anyone ever read the "you know you're a child of the 80's" list?
LMAO...I read that one a while back...I think I still have my jelly bracelet collection somewhere...lol.
 

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I'm 28 and now I'm feeling ancient...lol.


I was 28 years old when YOU were born.........just think how old I feel.

A lot of the stuff you younger folks remember............I do not....I was older.

I remember Howdy Doody
The Lone Ranger
the original Mickey Mouse club......with Annette
Milton Berle..........Uncle Miltie
Dinah Shore and the Chevrolet Hour

Going to the Chevrolet dealership with my Dad and ordering a new 55 Chevrolet.

No one had a TV on our street but us and then there was only 1 station WFBC ........a NBC station (1954)

Everyone's Mom was a stay at home Mom.
I did not know anyone who had divorced parents.........1 kid lost his Dad in Korea and his Mom worked.

Going to the movies on Saturday and admission was 6 Coke caps, and Dad giving you a quarter for Popcorn and a drink.


GOOD TIMES BACK THEN...........

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Red Skelton hour, Father knows best, Ozzie and Harriet, 77 Sunset Strip, Gary Moore, Dirwood Kirby, Mr. Gildersleeve. Our Miss Brookes. Make Room for Daddy (Danny Thomas), Dick Van Dyke. Topper. Grocho Marx (Marx brothers)- Saturday morning Sky King, Felix the cat. Fury, Ruff&Reddy. Lone Ranger. Hop along Cassidy.

Regular was 20 cents a gallon, premium was 24 cents.

Recap tires were $7.00 each, 7" recap slicke were 15.50 each.
New 3310 Holley carbs from Gratiot auto Supply for $39.95 each!!
 

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I remember when my parents bought a bran new '55 chevy, total cost $1825.

A rusty beatup '55 Chevy body alone would cost you that today.

Al
 

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When the parents used to have parties at home....you didn't get sent to the babysitters....everyone else's kids came over and played together in the ther room or basement.
The music that I grew up on was the best....mid-late 70's rock.
Later,
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I was born in 85 and i feel old already
HAAAHAAA LOL!
Now you did it, Now I am old. I got my learners permit the year you were born, and a 68 dodge charger R/T. With my own money I must add, not Dads. Wish I could afford another one.
 

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Dang, I got my permit in '86. I got a '66 VW. Traded a CR125 for it. I went straight to the pawn shop for stereo 'quipment.

4 Pioneer 6x9s, Kenwood cassette deck and underdash eq/booster.

Then I discovered the car operated on 6 volts.

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LOL...I've got an 8 track collection that would make a Grandpa jealous! <blushing here>

Deuce said:
I was 28 years old when YOU were born.........just think how old I feel.

A lot of the stuff you younger folks remember............I do not....I was older.

I remember Howdy Doody
The Lone Ranger
the original Mickey Mouse club......with Annette
Milton Berle..........Uncle Miltie
Dinah Shore and the Chevrolet Hour

Going to the Chevrolet dealership with my Dad and ordering a new 55 Chevrolet.

No one had a TV on our street but us and then there was only 1 station WFBC ........a NBC station (1954)

Everyone's Mom was a stay at home Mom.
I did not know anyone who had divorced parents.........1 kid lost his Dad in Korea and his Mom worked.

Going to the movies on Saturday and admission was 6 Coke caps, and Dad giving you a quarter for Popcorn and a drink.


GOOD TIMES BACK THEN...........

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Ah, I was only kidding. You're still a baby yourself. I don't think you start getting old until you hit about 80 mind you I only think that now that I'm on the older side of 18...lol.
 

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