so many complainers and winers

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  1. HowardZ

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    Geez, there are so many complainers and winers here recently.

    I remember when captain kirk's flip phone was envied science fiction.

    I remember having only 5 television stations on a small black & white tv. Now people have hundreds of cable channels and complain at times that there's nothing to watch.

    I remember playing monopoly, football, and pingpong because video games hadn't been invented yet.

    I remember taking the city bus to school for 10 cents and accidentally leaving my new $100 clarinet on the bus.

    I remember paying a quarter for a burger king whopper made my way. and the quarter was so large it almost filled up the palm of my hand.

    Darn, writing this makes me feel old.
     
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    Love it! I remember cartoons were on either before 6am on weekdays or until 12:00 weekends on one or two channels. If you wanted to watch them, you had to get up early. Tom and Jerry was my favorite.

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    Saturday morning cartoons rocked.
    Now there are a few channels that run cartoons 24/7...and NBC, CBS, etc. don't really run cartoons on Saturday morning anymore.
    I don't think kids today appreciate cartoons as much as we did as kids.

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    moving to off topic :)
     
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    I'm a product of the 90's, but cartoons now are terrible. I've tried watching em, and it makes me miss the old days. I remember when non cable channels actually had decent shows and ABC would show a good movie on Saturday night.

    I remember waking up early and watching Looney Tunes on ABC on Saturday morning. I remember being in middle school and only one guy in my grade had a cell phone. I remember when instead of getting a phone number to text, you would get their AIM user name.
     
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    I also grew up in the 90's. I wish I could go back. I didn't have a cell until I was in 9th grade. Then I just got rid of it because none of my friends had one. Back then if you wanted to call somebody we used a "landline" and if the person wasn't home you left a message.
     
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    I grew up in the 60's we had party lines and our phone was coded. Cordless phones weren't even invented yet.

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    Dude...that wasn't that long ago. :biggrin:
    I remember when the only way to contact someone was over a land line phone that was corded to the wall...and if they weren't home, you had absolutely no way of contacting them if you didn't know where they were. If you wanted to find them, you had to physically drive around and look for them. Sometimes you'd find them...and sometimes you didn't.
     
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    As a kid, I would wake up...on my own, at like 7am on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons.
    How I managed that I have no idea.
    The subconscious inner clock is a power thing I guess.
     
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    Me too, but you had to drag me out if need on school days. :)

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    I remember waking up early on the weekends to watch cheesy kung fu movies!!! And my grandmothers corded phone with about a 20 foot cord that always seemed to tangle so matter how hard you tried to prevent it. I remember when cars had style with real chrome and real V8 engines. Hell I remember when gas was under a dollar!!!!

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    My first car was a red Beetle. There was a gas shortage. I had to get up at 5am on my gas day (according to the last number of your license plate) to get gas and it was .57 a gallon. $3.00 filed up my tank.

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