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The Spoiled Under-30 CrowdMerged with the spoiled under 40 crowd!!!



    GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Crazy Bitch Lady Devil Super Moderator

    I received this e-mail and all I could do is shake me head:yesman:AND:bwah:

    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 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 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! 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 fucked 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 Boxes 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' and the graphics sucked! 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! 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 15 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 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 Jiffy Pop 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 1980!
    Oh yea, and a seatbelt was Mom throwing her arm across your chest every time she hit the brakes.

    The over 30 Crowd
  2. ded i

    ded i Friend of The Devil Lady Devil

    :popcorn: Jiffy Pop !

    I just found more smiles

  3. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Finkenstein shit kid Brigade Member

    Microwave ovens were invented in the 40's. And pretty much everywhere by the 70's. They sucked, but were around.

    When I was a kid, I did not have cable. I had like 3 channels.

    I am still under 30 years old!
  4. Viperkiller

    Viperkiller demon speeding

    That was good. I remember using a computer back then though...an Apple IIE! And forget about TiVo'ing your favorite shows and watching when you wanted...If you wanted to see the A-Team, you turned on channel 4 at 7 on Tuesday night or you were SOL!
  5. General Specific

    General Specific Huge member

    We had one 20" B&W t.v. until around 1978. Thank God the damn thing caught fire during a thunderstorm or we might never have gotten a color t.v. And we had chores when we got old enough to preambulate. We used the burnt t.v. stand to get us high enough to do the dishes... Friggin' psychologist-dad new how to Tom Sawyer us into doing anything. I did love the Atari 2600 though... Pew, Pew, Pew!

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  6. Rat Finkenstein

    Rat Finkenstein Finkenstein shit kid Brigade Member

    I had Atari 2600. Then once in a while we would rent the New Nintendo Entertainment System! :wes:

    I was always one or two generations behind the curve on video games. I had Pong on a 13" B&W TV. But I grew up in the woods, so I was overall better off than many when it came to playtime.
  7. Cadi Con Carne

    Cadi Con Carne Kwitcherbitchin' Lady Devil

    I remember our NES. My sister would regularly whoop my ass at Mario.

    We played it on our HUUUUUGE console TV. I mean larger than casket sized. It had a Hi-Fi on top. The remote (yes, it had a remote!) was bigger than a VHS cassette tape, but surprisingly easy to lose.

    Our microwave was a JOKE. Thing would overheat and shut off if you tried to heat anything more than 30 seconds. And Dad still waited about 5 years to replace the thing.

    We also had a computer reasonably early...I think I was in 5th grade, so '91-92. Monochrome monitor, huge dot matrix printer that made ungodly noise when you were using it. I remember my teachers accused me of cheating on my homework because I turned in a computer printed copy.

    And I'm 25. Nyeh.
  8. jimmer_5

    jimmer_5 Buckaroo


    At age 27, I find myself straddling the gap between the over 30's and under 30's.

    When I was a kid, there was no internet - I learned the Dewey Decimal system and resd books when I had to do a research report. Cable was a round, but it was the rich people that had it - I think I had the same 3-5 channels that Rat Finkenstein had. Hell, until I was in my mid teens, we had an old Heathkit TV with a big wooden frame that my Dad built from a kit!! it had no remote control - you actually had to get up and cross the room to change the channel. To this day, I have never really adjusted to the "channel surfing'" mentality.

    I'm pretty sure I always wore a seatbelt, and I think we had a microwave from about age 5 and up.

    I never had an Atari - I guess I am a young 'un in this sense - I had a plain old original Nintendo Entertainment System with Super Mario/Duck Hunt.

    I never had one, but I remember peoplehaving pen pals!

    Born in 1980 - I guess that make s me spoiled!! :cadi:
  9. Towelie

    Towelie The JD: Don't Forget To Bring A Towel Brigade Member

    i always had to plead with my parents to stay up and watch the Fall Guy after the A-team was over. Tuesday nights always kicked ass!

    Atari 2600 was the shit back then. Did anyone ever beat the Raiders of the Lost Ark game? i never beat it, i will have to try again some day.

    check out these graphics
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  10. Jeff Marshall

    Jeff Marshall Kydex Bender Knife Maker or Craftsman

    That was hilarious. I remember when my dad bought our first computer. It was an Apple IIe with 64K of memory and he STOLE it for $3000. Then he upgraded to 128K and thought he was on cloud 9. Same thing with that dot matrix printer and fuggetabout hurrying it along if you wanted to print in that fancy BOLD lettering. You may as well have plugged in a long movie like Gone With the Wind and hope it was done by the time the end credits appeared. If the kids think it sucks to get a tad bit of pixelation on Digital HD, they wouldn't stand a chance adjusting the Rabbit ear antenna's for 20 mins...that alone was an art in itself. Even better, I could walk around the neighborhood with my air rifle...I am only 36. Lot a shit went and got fucked up in a short time.
  11. Cadi Con Carne

    Cadi Con Carne Kwitcherbitchin' Lady Devil

    Oh hellfire, rabbit ears. We had a little old TV at our camper for a little while, with 3' rabbit ears. Heaven help you if Dad got a signal, then you sat down at the table and bumped it.
  12. jimmer_5

    jimmer_5 Buckaroo

    Oh crap!! I almost forgot!! How many of you played Oregon Trail on an Apple IIE in grade school?? That was state of the art stuff at the time!

    I always hated fording the rivers - you never try to float the wagon, it capsized every time! And you could hunt the little animals for food!

    Off that topic - on the subject of Rabbit ears - I currently have rabbit ears on my TV - I have actually downgraded since college 'cuz I don't want to pay $50 - $100 per month for cable or Direct TV. Go figure......
  13. Clydetz

    Clydetz Forever straight and true Brigade Member

    I grew up with a black & white TV with 7 channels; a pop-up toaster; and a little table top radio. Comic books cost 10 cents... 25 cents for the big thick ones. I took the bus to school until they decided that if you lived inside of 2 miles of school you had to walk... that was after they put sidewalks in. (my street still doesn't have sidewalks) Then I'd walk 300 yards outside the 2 mile limit to the next bus stop & still ride the bus to school. Back then a computer was something you might see on 'Science Fiction Theatre'. I bought my mother a microwave (against her wishes) in the 1980's. All she used it for was to reheat her cup of coffee! :manganr:
  14. RoadFish

    RoadFish Cathar Knight

    I was raised on a mountain side in L.A. that could not get reception of the L.A. channels. We got a few channels from San Diego and TJ when the inversion layer was just right! I watched Sgt. Preston of the Yukon in Spanish and it wasn't until later in life that I found out that Sgt. Preston wasn't a Mexican Mountie! :bobert:
  15. shakie

    shakie knifemaker Knife Maker or Craftsman

    What am I doing here with all you old farts,
  16. samhain73

    samhain73 I am the who when you call who's there

    LOL I beat it! Fuckin weird ending tho.
  17. 24thMED

    24thMED Down For Life

    Good lord, i am an old fuck...

    no computers, no cable, no microwave, no internet, no video games, my school didn't have bus service so I had to walk... we even had a damn party line till I was about 7... (for all you youngsters, a party line was where you shared the phone line with a few neighbors. Yes, sometimes you would pick up the phone to make a call and someone(your neighbor) was aleady using it...)

    it was like Gilligans fucking island...
  18. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle frenchtickler

    I'm 21 and remember the times before internet, barely any cell phones, barely any computers, no caller ID, had a nintendo til i was 10 or so and then a sega genesis.

    :jdsmokin:With 4,000 some odd posts you are definately catching up on time missed out in the 70s and 80s. :wes:
  19. Towelie

    Towelie The JD: Don't Forget To Bring A Towel Brigade Member

    awesome, man. what happens? those pics on that link i posted brought back some memories. i'm gonna have to beat this game before i get too old that i can't make out the shitty pixelated graphics anymore.

    GODDESS OF VENGEANCE Crazy Bitch Lady Devil Super Moderator

    My Parents brought us up old school just like they were.. we didn't have much but, you respected what you got when you got it and were smiling cause you received...:yesman:
    Atari was an enjoyment many games to choose from, asteroids, frogger, ms.packman, packman, many...looked forward playing Atari!;)
    we walked to and from school, when we chatted with friends on the phone we had a 10 min. phone conversation only then the phone had to be hung up, incase someone was trying to get through..:yesman:
    watching t.v. we were allowed 1 hour of t.v. a night through the school week and we didn't have many channels on the weekends we were allowed a little more only when our chores were done!candy at the local store .2 to .25 cents!:twocents:
    camping trips were always fun...:camping::fishing::outdoors:

    But, NO MATTER WHAT..You knew better to disrespect our parents or anyone for that matter OR else!:nono::tubtar:

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