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Totally agree music today does suck!

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I totally agree w/you ScubaSteve (LOL...j/k).  Even college radio stations are corporate now.  AND, everything is rap now.  Rap sucks...period...now, I do like some old rap (De La Soul and stuff like that) but rap now is stupid.  Everyone wants to be 'ghetto' and have 'bling' (who came up with that horrendous jargon anyway?).  Why does everyone want to sound ignorant these days?

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Born in 1971...Grad HS in 1989...thats me.

Ya, the 80's were the best years for me, and like most thirty somethings these days...but the same is said about the 70's for the fourtysomethings, and the 60's from the fiftysomethings...ect.

It wasn't neccessarily the "Stuff" we all had back then (although it is a big part of it) it was the time in our lives when we were invincable...we were in our prime.

For me...things like ATARI, C=64, Pac Man, Centepede, Poison, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Spuds Mckenzie, The Karate Kid, E.T. the Extra Terrestrial, The Breakfast Club, Girls with "Big Hair" and Tight Jeans were "Totally AWESOME"- "Narley Dude" and just plain "cool".

I remember sitting in front of the (well ok it was a TV) playing Atari for hours on end...and not just the 'ol 2600, but the 8 & 16 bit pc's (my 130xe still ROCKS!)

so...

...we weren't that much different from the Sega/SNES kids of the 90's or the X-Box/PS2 kids today in that respect.

But yes...the MUSIC was better, although I am into some of todays stuff (even some country...which says alot for this Rock/Metalhead Bass Player) although I even go back to some "Wah babalou wah bam boom" from the 50's... "Let me be free folk songs" from the60's & "Saturday Night Disco" too (70's).

It's funny that when we were kids our parents said the same thing we say about todays kids...and of course we always vowed we would never grow up to be our parents...but it's inevidable. So fear not for these kids today...the ones that survive will be just like us to some degree as we are like our parents to some degree.

But things are changing, as they have been since the Industrial Revolution. If you really look back through the pas 100 years or so, you can see that we as Americans have gotten smarter, faster, and more ...(hmmm, I want to say "IGNORANT" here but thats not quite right)..."Daring"...no thats not it either..."Troublesome"...nope still not quite it.......ah, yes...here it is: IRRESPONSABLE.

We want everything "NOW!" or sooner, and you can see this "evolution" (I use that word loosely) since The Industrial Revolution...every decade seems to bring about more innovation, more technology, and yes more Irresponsibility.

My wife & I do not have any kids (and no plans to) but I see kids every day, and there are some good, some bad...just like when we were kids...no different (except that these days they carry knives & guns instead of combs in their back pockets).

So what do I get from all of this babbel?? Just a better understanding of what my parents had to deal with and maybe a slight glimmer into the crystal ball that we are definately headed in the direction we are supposed to be going.

OK...enuf blab from me.

P.S.- The eighties ROCKED!

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Holy cow Wutzupp.  I totally played my Atari 2600 for hours.  I was part of the Activision club.  I know, I'm a dork.  I had high scores on everything.  I was so d*amn competitive with that stuff.  I've always been competitive though.  I would play until my hand started cramping.  That wasn't too hard to do.  MY hands were smaller then and those joysticks weren't exactly ergonomical.

And yeah you're probably right about the new generation.  There's good and bad, but there is something to be said about a generation bringing guns to school -- and using them.  I don't have kids yet either, and I'm kinda scared to.  Especially with where this loser in the White House is taking this country.  Have you ever witnessed such an unintellectual president in your life?  Oops.  I better not go on a political rant.  Sorry.

Yes, ONE of our major societal problems is that nobody is responsible for anything.  Accountability is a word you rarely hear.  I'm not quite sure when that started.  It may have stemmed from the way our country has become so feminized.  (Thanks Oprah)  Kids get awards at school and in athletics even when they lose so their feelings don't get hurt.  It's ridiculous.  We're raising a bunch of wimpy, lazy kids.  I know when we lost our little league baseball games it was pretty much tough sh*t .  Everyone is so sensitive and so easily offended.  We need to go back to where our gender roles are defined.  It 's OK to say men are better than women at certain things and women are better than men at others.  We don't have to be equal at everything.  If you say a man is better than a woman at something, you're a shovenist.  If you say a woman is better than a man at something, you're applauded.  Our stereotypical roles have eroded, and I believe that is part of the reason the American family has eroded with it.  Not to mention the divorce rate going through the roof.  

OK.  I'll shut up now.  

Scuba

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I'm a girl, but I totally agree with you Scuba...If a kid screws up it's blamed on someone else...if a kid gets hurt during sports you have 'soccer moms' screaming at the coaches.  My dad grew up in the 60s and 70s and he said when he played little league, you didn't have all of these annoying mommies around during practice.  If you did something wrong the coach yelled at you and told you to shake it off or get off the team and that was that.  Now, if that were to happen it would be 'Revenge of the Soccer Moms' and someone would get sued...that's another problem with our society...everyone is so sue happy.  Why do you think medical insurance is impossible to have unless you're a millionaire?  Because everyone thinks doctors are God and that they can't make mistakes...there are mistakes that they should be sued for (like removing the wrong breast if you have cancer, etc...) but they should not be sued for an act of God.  And these fat people who want to sue McDonald's because they can't stop shoving burgers down their own throats.  It's not Mickey D's fault, it's your own...it's called self control, and I'm sick of people making excuses and blaming everyone else for their own problems.  

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Wow!  Calm down girl!  J/K.  I'm totally with ya.  This obesity thing bugs the heck out of me.  I'm still single and it's difficult to find someone who isn't overweight and available.  And if they aren't fat, there's 20 guys hitting on them.  And I've been through to much BS with women to make the effort against the competition anymore.  No offense hon, but it's rarely worth it.

Yeah, we are a very litigious society - big time.  You are so right.  Suing McD's is one of the most ridiculous things I've ever heard.  I almost always without fail see at least one person, who shouldn't be there, at a buffet at a restaurant whenever I go to one.  (I don't eat McDonald's)  I know it's mean, but I think to myself, "why are you here?  h*ll o!"  People who don't take care of themselves just make it more difficult to get medical coverage under control which I hope to see happen in my lifetime.  Huge issue.  

Well, now that we've confirmed armageddon is near, I think we're  getting off the subject of the forum.  

Did you graduate in the 80's?   Are you in college now?  I miss the video games from the 80's.  I used to be the sh*t at almost any game back then.  I play my nephews playstation and am absolutely clueless.  The graphics on them is so good now, it's crazy.  When I tell my nephews what games I use to play at their age, they think I'm a geezer.  The name Pac-Man is beginning to date me.  Yikes!!  Do you remember when Lucky Charms just had five charms?  Pink Hearts, Yellow Moons, Orange Stars, Green Clovers, and Blue Diamonds.  I remember the commercial jingle from the leprechan, and I still love the cereal.  Can you name the charm that broke the original five mold first?  

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Hey scuba...wasn't it Purple HorseShoes?

The ACTIVISION CLUB!!!!! Geez...I wanted to be a part of that, but for some reason or another I never did...but I was a member of the Willy Wonka secret society (or something like that) for a while. I remember once they mailed me a small package of "Runtz" before they were sold in stores...it was magical...all my friends wanted them, but I was too greedy.

I agree about the whole Mc'D sue crazy peeps out there that should be hung by one testicle (or ovary) but I cant say that I really care if someone wants to pig out there. I do some Mystery Shopping for alot of places and McD's is one of my best customers...not too crazy about the food though. If you saw half of the crap that goes on in those places, believe me...you would be killing your own cows and chickens for food.

So, did you ever get a "High Score" worthy of taking a picture of your TV set and sending it in....or was that another Atari Club?

(Edited by Wutzupp at 1:05 pm on Aug. 31, 2004)

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No wars?

The Falklands war anybody?

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Yeah, I took pictures of my TV many times.  I had tons of those patches.  How dorky!!  I can't remember what happened to them.  I hope I find them hidden at the bottom of a drawer someday.

And yes, it was purple horseshoes.  I remember Runts first coming out.  I was a candy freak back then.  I loved nerds too.  I remember this bubble gum I used to get from 7-11 that was shaped like cupcakes.  It was pure sugar.  

I would love to be a kid again for a day.  Well, maybe more than that.  Youth is nice when all you have to worry about is your social life at school.

Yeah, McD's is nasty.  I rarely eat fastfood.  A few times a year.  Whenever I have a Big Mac I regret it because I can taste it a day later.  I like to prepare my own food nowadays.

I don't remember much about the Falklands "conflict".  Was that during Reagan's term?  I was too busy doing the teenage thing.

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Things started going horribly wrong with this country when we started getting the internet and cable.  I remember when you could go somewhere and leave your car windows down and the car unlocked..Dare not do that now.  What happened to game shows.  The big 3 tv networks would have game shows on most the day.  Now it is just a couple of Game Shows.  I played my Atari 7800 for a couple of hours but then me and my friends would go riding our bikes til Mom called me home.  Dont know what it was, but i could be 4 blocks away and still hear her calling.  I remember walking at night with no worries.  What happened to arcades.  $1.00 to play a game.  What happened to Quarter games?  I dont care for most of the games of today. Cereal, Tv and Music  of today sucks too.  Give me the 80s anyday.  Do you think they will make a comeback??  I hope so..cause we could sure use it.  Sorry for rambling on..but i just love the 80's..I was born in 1975 and if i could get in a time machine and go back to any year and start there over again, it would be 1982.  Thanks for listening to this bumbling fool.

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