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    THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD-Probably the best thread on here, ever

    If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!

    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... barefoot... BOTH ways.

    Yadda, yadda, yadda

    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 over 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. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
    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! 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!

    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 either!
    When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school,
    Your mom, your boss, your bookie, 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'. 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!


    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 rat-b******s!

    And we didn't have microwaves--if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!
    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!

    Regards,
    The over 30 Crowd

    49 Comments

    So very true, the youth of today eh:roll:

    so true but you 30 somethings wouldn't of lasted five minutes back in the 1970's and before !!! :whistling: :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    dmissy13;3465899

    So very true, the youth of today eh:roll:



    most people on here wont understand any of this, but I found it funny

    mightyimp76;3465907

    so true but you 30 somethings wouldn't of lasted five minutes back in the … so true but you 30 somethings wouldn't of lasted five minutes back in the 1970's and before !!! :whistling: :thumbsup:




    after the 60's i doubt people can remember the 70's:whistling:

    I loved my Atari 2600.

    "Probably the best thread on here" OR NOT:)

    i remember those days:thumbsup: i used to get £1 for me dinner when i was at school. they take £5 and sometimes £10 now a days

    Mars bars were 13p, can of coke 15p, fags were a couple of quid and Footy stickers were 8p and you got 10 in a pack. :-D

    I just regret wearing some of the clothes i did............they were awful. lol

    mightyimp76;3465907

    so true but you 30 somethings wouldn't of lasted five minutes back in the … so true but you 30 somethings wouldn't of lasted five minutes back in the 1970's and before !!! :whistling: :thumbsup:



    seconded!

    Syzable;3465954

    Mars bars were 13p, can of coke 15p, fags were a couple of quid and Footy … Mars bars were 13p, can of coke 15p, fags were a couple of quid and Footy stickers were 8p and you got 10 in a pack. :-DI just regret wearing some of the clothes i did............they were awful. lol



    we could buy one fag and a match from the corner shop for 15p! and they used to sell frozen mars bars at the tuck shop for 8p..........but im going a bit further back than you :oops:

    bitseylango;3465983

    we could buy one fag and a match from the corner shop for 15p! and they … we could buy one fag and a match from the corner shop for 15p! and they used to sell frozen mars bars at the tuck shop for 8p..........but im going a bit further back than you :oops:


    What you had p's in your day I remember d's :oops:

    Original Poster

    could buy single cigs in our local corner shop for 5p each
    spangles were lush

    bitseylango;3465983

    we could buy one fag and a match from the corner shop for 15p! and they … we could buy one fag and a match from the corner shop for 15p! and they used to sell frozen mars bars at the tuck shop for 8p..........but im going a bit further back than you :oops:



    But i wouldn't trade............would have hated growing up in the time before electricity was invented. :w00t: ;-)

    :oops: xxxx

    GoDutchGo;3466007

    What you had p's in your day I remember d's :oops:


    I lived abroad for years and when we came to England it had changed to p's!

    Syzable;3466017

    But i wouldn't trade............would have hated growing up in the time … But i wouldn't trade............would have hated growing up in the time before electricity was invented. :w00t: ;-):oops: xxxx



    oh mr Sy! :x although I spent many an evening reading by candlelight due to all the powercuts and listenig to Sing Something Simple on the radio on a Sunday evening!

    bitseylango;3466058

    I lived abroad for years and when we came to England it had changed to … I lived abroad for years and when we came to England it had changed to p's!


    So did I .. but we still came back every now an again ...

    for all you over 30's and especially over 40's here is a family photo taken in 1978.........Im the grumpy bleeder on the right!

    http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd316/bitseylango/scans003.jpg

    bitseylango;3466058

    I lived abroad for years and when we came to England it had changed to … I lived abroad for years and when we came to England it had changed to p's! oh mr Sy! :x although I spent many an evening reading by candlelight due to all the powercuts and listenig to Sing Something Simple on the radio on a Sunday evening!



    :giggle:

    Loving the photo bits. I had trousers that colour..........they were all the rage back then. :oops:

    Syzable;3465938

    I loved my Atari 2600.


    I had the Commodore 64 with the add on cassette drive to load the games :w00t:

    marktuck;3466280

    I had the Commodore 64 with the add on cassette drive to load the games … I had the Commodore 64 with the add on cassette drive to load the games :w00t:


    :w00t: in the the 70's ... :?

    GoDutchGo;3466293

    :w00t: in the the 70's ... :?


    Early eighties but nearly

    marktuck;3466280

    I had the Commodore 64 with the add on cassette drive to load the games … I had the Commodore 64 with the add on cassette drive to load the games :w00t:



    I had a spectrum which would take about an hour to load a game, and had the likes of 'chuckie egg' - ahh them were the days, thanks for posting OP brought back a lot of good memories from the 80's :-D

    Am lovin the hair by the way bitseylango!

    becci148;3466398

    I had a spectrum which would take about an hour to load a game, and had … I had a spectrum which would take about an hour to load a game, and had the likes of 'chuckie egg' - ahh them were the days, thanks for posting OP brought back a lot of good memories from the 80's :-DAm lovin the hair by the way bitseylango!



    those flicks were all the rage :-D

    becci148;3466398

    I had a spectrum which would take about an hour to load a game, and had … I had a spectrum which would take about an hour to load a game, and had the likes of 'chuckie egg' - ahh them were the days, thanks for posting OP brought back a lot of good memories from the 80's :-D



    i remember that.....half an hour waiting on football manager loading only for it to fail....3 times before it worked :w00t:

    and chelsea whoppers and panini football stickers.

    My son couldn't understand that we didn't have a colour TV untill 1985 and we only got a video recorder in 1989. How things change!

    Absolutely spot on :thumbsup:

    hellfire;3466678

    My son couldn't understand that we didn't have a colour TV untill 1985 … My son couldn't understand that we didn't have a colour TV untill 1985 and we only got a video recorder in 1989. How things change!



    lol we had a betamax!! i thought it was the muts nuts, i can still vividly remember watching lord of the rings on it.

    Original Poster

    shanecr;3466840

    lol we had a betamax!! i thought it was the muts nuts, i can still … lol we had a betamax!! i thought it was the muts nuts, i can still vividly remember watching lord of the rings on it.



    I liked Betamax, the tapes were really cool, about half the size of a video cassette:thumbsup:

    only 36 and my kids think im stoneage and when we showed them a cassette tape and lp they looked at us llike we were mad lol:-D

    skusey;3466996

    I liked Betamax, the tapes were really cool, about half the size of a … I liked Betamax, the tapes were really cool, about half the size of a video cassette:thumbsup:


    indeed! and when we upgraded from a top loader to a front loader......WHOAA!!!! :-D

    bitseylango;3466082

    for all you over 30's and especially over 40's here is a family photo … for all you over 30's and especially over 40's here is a family photo taken in 1978.........Im the grumpy bleeder on the right!






    The car behind the motorbike is a Ford Corsair.
    That is what I learned to drive in. Ha Ha.

    Jumpingphil;3468906

    The car behind the motorbike is a Ford Corsair.That is what I learned to … The car behind the motorbike is a Ford Corsair.That is what I learned to drive in. Ha Ha.




    Sorry it isn't, it is a Ford Cortina.;-)

    The white car in the background is a Hillman Imp, it had it's engine at the rear.

    Inactive;3468934

    Sorry it isn't, it is a Ford Cortina.;-)The white car in the background … Sorry it isn't, it is a Ford Cortina.;-)The white car in the background is a Hillman Imp, it had it's engine at the rear.



    Are you sure, what's the difference?

    Jumpingphil;3470481

    Are you sure, what's the difference?



    I am 100% sure, the Corsair had a wedge shaped front.

    fordcorsair.com/

    Inactive;3470928

    I am 100% sure, the Corsair had a wedge shaped … I am 100% sure, the Corsair had a wedge shaped front.http://www.fordcorsair.com/




    So what is the shape of the front in the picture on here then.

    I can remember the Corsair and Cortina tooo... gosh.. I had a very modern Hillman Avenger when I past my driving test.. It was red and I had a nice white strip on it to look like the "Striped Tomato".. (Starsky and Hutch).. :oops:

    Jumpingphil;3471022

    So what is the shape of the front in the picture on here then.




    gbclassiccars.co.uk/for…tml

    Inactive;3471038

    http://www.gbclassiccars.co.uk/ford_cortinamk2.html



    I don't think you are understanding me.
    What part of the picture here leads you to believe it is a Cortina?
    You can't see the front.
    The Cortina and Corsair also had different rear ends but you can't see this ones rear end 'cos Bitsey's head is in the way. :w00t:

    The Corsair had a full length chrome strip from front to back, the Cortina didn't..

    The one in the picture is certainly a Ford Cortina MK 2, .. 3 door variant.

    Having looked at loads of piccys of both the cortina and the corsair, I will concede that this is probably a cortina.
    I still can't say for certain though as not all corsairs had the chrome strip down the side.
    This one might have had its chrome strip nicked.
    One thing I am certain of though, Ford did not make a three door cortina.

    Jumpingphil;3472301

    Having looked at loads of piccys of both the cortina and the corsair, I … Having looked at loads of piccys of both the cortina and the corsair, I will concede that this is probably a cortina.I still can't say for certain though as not all corsairs had the chrome strip down the side.This one might have had its chrome strip nicked.One thing I am certain of though, Ford did not make a three door cortina.



    they did make a 3dr cortina, in most mk's too. I also think its a cortina in the picture
    edit...if want to be accurate you are also right, its a 2dr cortina not a 3. The cortina is after all a saloon not a hatchback.

    http://www.fordcortinamk2oc.co.uk/images/swedelotus_gif.jpg
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