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You Kids Have It Too Easy!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    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.

    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 sooo 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. If 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!

    And talk about hardship? You couldn't just download porn. You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11.

    Those were your options!!!

    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 sucked ass!

    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 so 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 6 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 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 brat-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 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 1989!
     
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  2. sugarlacey

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    that was hilarious and well said. In my thirties too and can relate to it entirely.
     
  3. matapples01

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    To your points, I think you can probably make a serious correlation between the number of "somebody please spoon feed me the recipe to success" type post and the posters age because of the relatively charmed life MOST of the younger generation have lived.
     
  4. areyouserious

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    OMG... That was so well said! I literally have tears in my eyes from laughing so hard... what a way to start the day!

    Much thanks for the trip down memory lane.

    Seriously

    PS. If you put together 300 pages of diatribes like that, you've got a best seller on your hands (think David Sedaris, read some of his stuff, you'll see what I mean)
     
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    lmao hell yeah..i remember those days. I'm in my mid 20's and can relate bro. Damn spoiled ass kids.
     
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    So true, everyone is getting more lazy as time ticks on...which is great for us IM's
     
  7. DutchRebel

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    atari 2600 still have one of those stored somewhere haha.

    anybody had a comodore 64? if you wanted to play some crappy game like boulderdash you had to search your entire cassete (yes the same ones you put in your walkman) for the game and had to wait 20 minutes for it to load!

    and if you wanted to call your friends to go out and do something, you had to call their parents house and hope they where at home! there was no mobile network, and surely no sms texting.

    and when you took pictures of a hot girl somewhere, you had to wait until al 24 pictures on your film where full, and then you had to go to some shop to have them developed TWICE, once to drop off your film, and once to pick up the pictures.
    only to find out all pictures where blury or you forgot to take the lens cover off!
     
  8. r-webb-k

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    well u know whats funny? 30 years from now we are going to say the same damn thing to da younger generation that they got it good when they go pass me in flying car or when a computer is implanted in their brains like the move terminator:D
     
  9. cpaaddict

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    damn right. i had that and a vic 20. also zx spectrum 128k was the bomb haha

    and itsd so true. the youth of today have it so easy. and if they start the internet marketing now then they will retire before they reach 30.
     
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    Did you talk with my parents pimp? You sure sound like them lol

    Greetz

    Smetten
     
  11. djedje70

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    LOL...
    I'm getting close to 40 so I remember black and white TV. I remember getting ColecoVision in 82. My first computer was a Sinclair ZX81... If my program had more than 20 lines or so it would crash!!!...

    But then again, we didn't know better so we were happy with what we had.
     
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    Yeah well I did walk up hill both ways.In 10 feet of snow, 20 below.

    And...and...toilet paper,HA!

    The neighbors called us the Skittles family because we used the lawn like Benji our dog if 'n you knows whatz I mean or for holidays we got the corn cobs out of storage for our guests. We reused them too.

    It took me forever to get to school too as we were so poor my dad couldn't afford new shoes for us.

    He would pickup those shoes you see on the highway.
    Well, all I ever got were freakin' left foot ones so, I couldn't turn right.
    I could kinda go straight or left only. Took four times as long to get anywhere.

    Video games HA!
    My dad would adjust the TV so the horizontal would drift, and after staring at it a while you'd zone out. That was all the video excitement we ever got.

    Now we did have excitement, like big brother Dave would make me hold a pez candy between my fingers while he shot it out with his BB gun.

    Or leave notes like "Dad Sucks" and sign our name and leave it in his car.

    Or getting rolled up in a carpet, or locked in a closet or in the basement and then turn off the lights after wathing "13 Ghosts" on TV.

    Ah, those were the good ole' days.
     
  13. xplicit

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    This is tooo damn funny, I remember when my mom used to tell me "Wait to you have kids, and treat you like this" Man what happened, We didnt have all these damn tech toys, Freaking atari and rubux cude was my fun toy, OO and that damn thing you sit on and twirl the top and it spins you till you fall of.. Cant rember the name of it. Will find a pic of it.

    HERE IT IS... LMFAO.. the sit and spin
    [​IMG]

    Dont act ya'll never had one of them.
     
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    20 years from now those same words will be said to a newer generation.

    " When we wanted a holiday our parents took us to the next town, now you be all taking vacations on mars"

    "When our childs pets died we would bury them, when your pets die you just be cloning them forgetting they ever died"
     
  15. The Scarlet Pimp

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    remember when your tv had vertical and horizontal adjustment buttons. :D

    my first comp was a radio shack "color computer" -- and it could display 16 colors
    at once! wow!!! :D

    and let's not forget text adventure games (you had to use your imagination).

    the first apple mac had a 9 inch b&w screen, and it cost over $2,000.!

    and 14 year olds didn't have their own telephone! :D :D

    i wonder what today's kids will tell their kids...
    "back when i was 14, i had to make do with a giant cellphone -- the damn thing was
    almost 4 inches long! and it had to be recharged every few days!"

    just imagine the shiny junk *their* kids will have in 40 years!!! ha! ha!
     
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    i remember when i used to have a big azz cellphone and a motorola pager thinking it was the bomb now i look at the iphone im like what the fuck was i thinking back then lol
     
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    OMG this has brought me back to the Pager Bubble Gum.... You were a big pimp in 6th grade if you had the pager bubble gum, and did any one else have the z-cavarichies (not correct spelling) that ya ankle rolled..

    But I grew up in the 80's
     
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    haha! I agree, I mean, I'm 7 years younger (23 for people who can't subtract), but I had a Nintendo growing up. Man did I play that thing out, I had dreams of playing every Nintendo and Super Nintendo game in the world for free. That dream came true when I got an emulator!

    Oh God.

    Anyways, I probably had it harder than anyone my age because I grew up in the country! You know what, I couldn't get cable internet, EVER! Thats right, 8 years of dial-up. And lets not mention no cable! We had 2 channels for as long as I could remember, ABC and NBC (until we got satellite).

    Imagine wanting to go over to your friend's house and your parents having to drive you each and every time!

    I still play those Super Nintendo games, they're a great reminder of my childhood that I'll never forget... :)
     
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    Well just think of all the dumest damn ideas that went huge,

    The space saver bag... prime example, vacuum the air out of a bag.... retarded thought but makes millions.

    I always get a kick out of spongebob, Who the hell would think of a cartoon like that and to top if off the put a squirell under water... Billion dollar cartoon...
     
  20. virtualgeorge

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    I was a kid when Pong came out and that was the shit!
    I had a commodore 64 too then in 1984 I got a job at Intel and got play with some really cool computers. I don't even remember what OS they had now but no graphics and were cool for 1984.

    Now my parents are in thier 60's and are gamers. I don't know what they play but they say they "shoot the shit" out each other at least once a day :)

    When they were kids they just played with sticks & rocks.