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post #151 of 175
Really good urban legends. Today, any kid can check Snopes to find out the truth. Kids today will never know the joy of trying to stay up all damn night just because someone at school SWORE that MTV showed tits after midnight. Speaking of which, kids today will never understand having to WORK to see a titty...let alone a real one that you could feel. No internet porn, only three channels on the TV, and girls didn't have the internet and digital camera phones to show their bodies with. Of course their was always the rumor that the one girl a few years older would take off her top for a few bucks...I heard it from the guy that was allowed to watch MTV after midnight. Man, even when you got some Truth or Dare going it wasn't a sure thing. Kids today have not only seen 'em online, on TV, and on their classmates, they've probably seen enough to have preferences.
post #152 of 175
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
Rocko's Modern Life

best dark humor cartoon ever
post #153 of 175
School milk. They use to leave 1/3 pint bottles in the playground for us to drink at playtime, to strengthen our little bones. Half the time in summer it went off, but we had to drink it anyway, coz that was the law! Yuk. Milk and bread delivered by horse-drawn cart. Chains, links, rods, poles, perches and other nefarious forms of measurement. My team winning at football.
post #154 of 175
- The aesthetic brilliance of Yohji Yamamoto Pour Homme. - An actual dining out experience that is well done. - Face to face, belly to belly interactions between human beings. - Finding pleasure in a life of solitude and self reflection without having to always be in the middle of all the noise and action. - Entertaining oneself with thoughts and nothing else. - Dialogue between two people. I don't mean just talking, but having a real and engaging dialogue. People nowadays talk more than ever, but they're just going through the motions. There's no real connection and is why I do not relate to my peers at all.
post #155 of 175
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...in the playground for us to drink at playtime...

Proper school playgrounds. No more 40 foot tall wooden play structures with firepoles, bouncing bridges, chain ladders and the like.

Hows'about you stand inside this large red PVC tube instead? Stimulating!
post #156 of 175
Our school playground was a bare concrete square. We filled it with our imaginations - games of chasey, a literal casino of marble-players, releaso, handball, hopscotch, British bulldog, etc.
post #157 of 175
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Originally Posted by B1FF View Post
Proper school playgrounds. No more 40 foot tall wooden play structures with firepoles, bouncing bridges, chain ladders and the like.

Hows'about you stand inside this large red PVC tube instead? Stimulating!

I know! We used to climb up the wood climbing wall and jump off. At least 1 sprained ankle a week from that shit.

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Our school playground was a bare concrete square. We filled it with our imaginations - games of chasey, a literal casino of marble-players, releaso, handball, hopscotch, British bulldog, etc.

Uphill both ways? How's your belt-onion doing?

While we're on the topic of playing outside:

Climbing over rusty chain-link fences to get in/out of forbidden places
Elementary school kids pantsing each other - probably get a sex offender charge now if it happened
Wiffleball(do they even make this any more?)
-Subcategory: Wiffleball bat battles
Fights, the formal "I'll meet you at the reservoir at 2:15" ones that everyone but the participants would show up to watch and once in a blue moon there would actually be a fight but it was a good time had by all
Pranks, that don't involve computers

The thing about breasts is interesting - I remember being, like, 10 and looking through National Geographic in the library. The digital camera has changed everything - but I think, as a whole, we are better off for all the stupid college girls who think it's a good idea to pose naked for their boyfriends on cellphones/webcams/cameras or dyke out at parties. It's all preserved for eternity
post #158 of 175
The sounds of the milkman pulling up in our driveway twice a week.

Cars with the little front vent window and no AC (hell, half the time the heat did not work).

When if you were being a shithead, and if the neighbor lady caught you being a shithead and took you to task for it, your mother didn't threaten to sue (or have you removed from the Obama campaign).

Walking, running, and riding your bike (was not "cycling" back then) everywhere you went.

Chores. And no allowance, just doing your chores as that was what was expected.

Getting slapped for talking back to an adult.
post #159 of 175
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dude, the only reason that you know about this is because you are from the heartland. I played those games 30 years ago in new york, but I don't know how many people your age around here still remember them.

really random but me and my friends started to play this again last summer outside the coffee shop at night. we joke about starting a league!
post #160 of 175
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Originally Posted by VMan View Post
The thrill of getting the big 600 or 700 piece Lego sets for christmas, opening up all the little plastic bags, looking at all the pieces, and then spending the rest of the day building it. The ones now days are really lame and don't have many pieces at all. They are too specialized and really limit creativity. Plus they have some pretty weak themes.

Man spoken like a grumpy hipster with no kids. I spent the better part of last Christmas surrounded by hundreds upon hundreds of lego pieces putting together an fucking awsome rolling lego attack vehicle. I don't know why but every body bitches about moddern Lego and limiting creativity, you have so many more options and ways to mix and match.

Anyhow I'll add checking the pay phone slot for lost change, innocent playground fisticuffs, and delayed gratification.
post #161 of 175
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Man spoken like a grumpy hipster with no kids. I spent the better part of last Christmas surrounded by hundreds upon hundreds of lego pieces putting together an fucking awsome rolling lego attack vehicle. I don't know why but every body bitches about moddern Lego and limiting creativity, you have so many more options and ways to mix and match.

Anyhow I'll add checking the pay phone slot for lost change, innocent playground fisticuffs, and delayed gratification.

My kid sister's friend got pissed the other day because she'd left her cell at home and couldn't call her mother for a ride. My sister points out that she can just use a school phone, and the friend goes "Where?Who has a phone I can borrow?"

It's the payphone. NEXT TO HER LOCKER.
post #162 of 175
Having to rewind videos.
post #163 of 175
-Wrestling involving people who did not look like gay porn stars, wore colours other than red and black, and had interesting gimmicks
-Actually being a kid and doing creative things
-Aunt Peg
-Caring about music
-Caring about the future
-Having role models
-Well produced television that isn't LOUD AND IN YOUR FACE BAM BAM BAM all of the time
post #164 of 175
Having to wait for a bank to open to get cash
Balancing a checkbook
The joy of finding your friend's dad's Playboy stash
Monochrome computer monitors
Electronic typewriters
Understanding what 'cc' stands for & means on an email
'Corrasable Bond' and other types of erasable paper
Getting a mix tape from a girl you like (maybe this is still done in some other format, but I can't imagine an iTunes playlist has the same effect)
Writing the names of the bands & songs on the cassette cover
Rewinding your cassettes with a pencil to save the batteries in your Walkman (might've been just me)
The sound a can makes when you open it with a pull tab
The tastes of Crystal Pepsi, Rondo, Surge, and the Arch Deluxe. I would add Orbitz to this list, but I never actually tasted one.
post #165 of 175
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Rewinding your cassettes with a pencil to save the batteries in your Walkman (might've been just me)
Ha! Yes. Not just you. The real, original Coke. Imagining what your favorite actress would look like nekkid. Mail-in film processing (anyone ever use Clark Color Labs?) 110 and 126 format cameras
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