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Bob_R
04-01-2005, 08:16 PM
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
through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their
backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a Straight-A
average despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill
where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family
from starving to death!

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 near 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 - we wanted
to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves!

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 MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had
to go 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 messed it all up!

You want to hear about hardship? You couldn 't just download porn!
You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at
the 7-11! Those were your options!

We didn't have fancy things like Call Waiting! If you were on the
phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal! 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 boss, your mom, a collections agent, your drug
dealer, you didn't know!!! You just had to pick it up and take your chances,
mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Play station videogames with
high-resolution
3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space
Invaders" and
>> > "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked too! Your guy was a little
square! You 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 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 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 20
channels and there was no onscreen 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! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning... d'ya hear what
I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled little bastards!

We didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we
had to use the stove imagine that! If we wanted popcorn we had to use that
stupid jiffy pop and shake it over the stove like an i diot forever.
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!

PenguinsKID1986
04-01-2005, 08:40 PM
Yankees have NEVER won a world series in a Republican Administration!