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LORD NOSE
02-19-2010, 10:18 AM
To
Those of Us
Born

1930
- 1979














TO
ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE


1930's,
40's, 50's,

60's and 70's!!




First,
We survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or
Drank while they were pregnant.



They
Took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can,
And
Didn't
Get tested
For diabetes.




Then
After that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies,
In baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based
Paints.


We
Had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on
Doors or cabinets, And
When we rode our bikes,

We
Had baseball caps,not helmets on our heads.



As
Infants & children, we would ride in cars with no
Car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air
Bags, bald tires, and sometimes no brakes.




Riding
In the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always
A special treat.



We
Drank water from the garden hose and not from a
Bottle.




We
Shared one soft drink with four
Friends, from one bottle, and no
One
Actually died from this.




We
Ate cupcakes, white bread

Real butter and bacon.


We drank Kool-Aid made with real
White sugar.
And, we weren't

Overweight ... WHY?



Because
We were always outside playing ... that's
Why!



We
Would leave home in the morning and play all day, as
Long as we were back when the streetlights came
On.



No
One was able to reach us all day. And, we were
OKAY.





We
Would spend hours building our go-carts out of
Scraps

And
Then ride them down the hill,

Only
To find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
Bushes a few times, we learned to solve the
Problem.




We
Did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and
X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150
Channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,

No
Surround-sound or CD's,

No
Cell phones,

No
Personal computers,

No
Internet, and no chat rooms.




WE HAD FRIENDS,
And we

Went outside and found them!

We
Fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth, and
There were no lawsuits from these
Accidents.

We
Would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping
Pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call
Child services to report abuse.




We
Ate worms and mud pies

Made
From dirt, and
The
Worms did not live in us forever.




We
Were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games
With sticks and tennis balls, and although we were told
It would happen, we did not put out very many Eyes.




We
Rode bikes, or walked to a friend's house, and knocked
On the door, or rang the bell, or just walked in and
Talked to them.



Little
League had tryouts, and not everyone made the
Team.

Those
Who didn't had to learn
To
Deal with disappointment.



Imagine
That!!!

The
Idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was
Unheard of. They actually sided with the
Law!



These
Generations have produced some of the best Risk-takers,
Problem solvers and inventors ever..



The
Past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and
New ideas.


We
Had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we
Learned how to

Deal with it all.




If
YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!




You
Might want to share this with others who have had the
Luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the
Government regulated so much of our lives for
our own good.




While
you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know
how brave and lucky their parents were.




Kind
of makes you want to run through the house with
scissors, doesn't it ?

IrOnMaN
02-19-2010, 11:26 AM
It's because we Americans live in luxury compared to the rest of the world. Think about it for a moment. We have the best crops, the best cars, the best colleges, the latest technology, the best clothes, houses, heat, electricity with no blackouts, clean running water, etc.

We are LIVING!

LORD NOSE
02-19-2010, 11:35 AM
It's because we Americans live in luxury compared to the rest of the world. Think about it for a moment. We have the best crops, the best cars, the best colleges, the latest technology, the best clothes, houses, heat, electricity with no blackouts, clean running water, etc.

We are LIVING!


if you're in it - it looks nice


if you step back and look at it from a distance, it's filthy

Uncle Steezo
02-19-2010, 11:57 AM
we USED TO BE the best. thats not the case anymore.
especially when it comes to education, safety and overall quailty of life.

we like to count our distractions as happiness.

HDTV and a prozac is no substitue for peace of mind.

LORD NOSE
02-19-2010, 11:58 AM
we going backwards in some way and forward in other ways

we've made progress and also digressed

Uncle Steezo
02-19-2010, 12:03 PM
oh yeah.

DOPE POST SUNNY!

i'd like to add READING BOOKS to that list. remember reading comicbooks and choose your own adventure? or dr suess, encyclopedia brown, hardy boys, nancy drew?

i'll also add mr rogers, sesame street, electric co., 321 contact, wild kingdom and mr wizard as the tv shows that helped learn to THINK IMAGINE and LEARN.



my mom used to make me play outside till i smelled like a puppydog.
thats one of the things i make my son do.
go outside.
go knock on the neighbors door and see if X wants to play.
ride your bike.

LORD NOSE
02-19-2010, 12:05 PM
from Tiaras place




way to have a one-sided view

now preventable and extinct diseases were killin us off

women couldn't vote and didn't have much say so in jack in regards to her future

racism, segregation, discrimination and lynchings were in full swing. and yeah they had to deal with
disappointment there too I suppose.

it took months to travel from New York to London

we had internment camps for our lovely and welcome guests the Japanese.

no child labor laws till after the 30's if I recall correctly, therefore children were workin in all kinds of shitty physical and mental environments.

divorce was still a "sin" so people were obligated to all kinds of loveless marriages

back then instead of bird flu it was measles, mumps, dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria....which each of them killed way more people than the bird flu. matter of fact back then we thought bad air was what caused malaria (MALfunctiong AiR)

back then it wasn't "terrorist attacks" but atomic bombs that melted people alive, Pearl Harbor in the form of kamikaze attacks.

If we had God in the pledge of allegiance or not it is a moot point as God being there or not has not stopped or reversed any of these "bad" things from happening. And unless he chose to withdraw his services because he's not in the allegiance none of this will change with any foreseeability

beautifulrock
02-19-2010, 12:09 PM
oh yeah.

DOPE POST SUNNY!

i'd like to add READING BOOKS to that list. remember reading comicbooks and choose your own adventure? or dr suess, encyclopedia brown, hardy boys, nancy drew?

i'll also add mr rogers, sesame street, electric co., 321 contact, wild kingdom and mr wizard as the tv shows that helped learn to THINK IMAGINE and LEARN.



my mom used to make me play outside till i smelled like a puppydog.
thats one of the things i make my son do.
go outside.
go knock on the neighbors door and see if X wants to play.
ride your bike.
Now we get the teletubbies and other assorted garbage which teaches your kid to act like a retard, where's the education gone?

Uncle Steezo
02-19-2010, 12:10 PM
we going backwards in some way and forward in other ways

we've made progress and also digressed


this is true.
i think the forward momentum is natural. the backward force is intentional.
if both were going forward some people would lose what they have (control).

i see my daughter and her friends multitasking on a level that seems inhuman. but 95% of it is meaningless junk.
imagine if they were building on that level.

there has been a shift from active to passive.

Edgar Erebus
02-19-2010, 12:38 PM
To
Those of Us
Born

1930
- 1979














TO
ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE


1930's,
40's, 50's,

60's and 70's!!




First,
We survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or
Drank while they were pregnant.



They
Took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can,
And
Didn't
Get tested
For diabetes.




Then
After that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies,
In baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based
Paints.


We
Had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on
Doors or cabinets, And
When we rode our bikes,

We
Had baseball caps,not helmets on our heads.



As
Infants & children, we would ride in cars with no
Car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air
Bags, bald tires, and sometimes no brakes.




Riding
In the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always
A special treat.



We
Drank water from the garden hose and not from a
Bottle.




We
Shared one soft drink with four
Friends, from one bottle, and no
One
Actually died from this.




We
Ate cupcakes, white bread

Real butter and bacon.


We drank Kool-Aid made with real
White sugar.
And, we weren't

Overweight ... WHY?



Because
We were always outside playing ... that's
Why!



We
Would leave home in the morning and play all day, as
Long as we were back when the streetlights came
On.



No
One was able to reach us all day. And, we were
OKAY.





We
Would spend hours building our go-carts out of
Scraps

And
Then ride them down the hill,

Only
To find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the
Bushes a few times, we learned to solve the
Problem.




We
Did not have Play stations, Nintendo's and
X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150
Channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's,

No
Surround-sound or CD's,

No
Cell phones,

No
Personal computers,

No
Internet, and no chat rooms.




WE HAD FRIENDS,
And we

Went outside and found them!

We
Fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth, and
There were no lawsuits from these
Accidents.

We
Would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping
Pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call
Child services to report abuse.




We
Ate worms and mud pies

Made
From dirt, and
The
Worms did not live in us forever.




We
Were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games
With sticks and tennis balls, and although we were told
It would happen, we did not put out very many Eyes.




We
Rode bikes, or walked to a friend's house, and knocked
On the door, or rang the bell, or just walked in and
Talked to them.



Little
League had tryouts, and not everyone made the
Team.

Those
Who didn't had to learn
To
Deal with disappointment.



Imagine
That!!!

The
Idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was
Unheard of. They actually sided with the
Law!



These
Generations have produced some of the best Risk-takers,
Problem solvers and inventors ever..



The
Past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and
New ideas.


We
Had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we
Learned how to

Deal with it all.




If
YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!




You
Might want to share this with others who have had the
Luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the
Government regulated so much of our lives for
our own good.




While
you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know
how brave and lucky their parents were.




Kind
of makes you want to run through the house with
scissors, doesn't it ?




Yeah, cool, but in the end of the day you're just... old.

[/spoled mall-girl mode]



I was actually the last generation in my country that lived like that, two years after me being there came capitalism and today I'm looking at kids and I can't believe my own eyes.

Quite basically, what passes as normal today would be regarded as moronic when I was their age.

TeknicelStylez
02-19-2010, 12:40 PM
I really miss the days where we had no cell phones and we had to physically leave our house and locate somebody.

I feel like it brought a lot more people to congregate outside, especially in the city.

Edgar Erebus
02-19-2010, 12:43 PM
Oh yeah. Or actually going to someone's place to play some games, not playing multiplayer wit him on the internet.

Let's not forget that you could actually fight some other kid that talked shit to you without expecting their parents to sue yours.

Ghost In The 'Lac
02-19-2010, 12:44 PM
I really miss the days where we had no cell phones and we had to physically leave our house and locate somebody.
.

AHAHAHAHhahah Damn tek what you live life in the fashion of military excercise? U sound like ur about to cause damage lol

Shogah
02-19-2010, 01:58 PM
I want to add something to this thread.

Think about this, what cultural heritage will you leave to your kids?

My grandparents and parents left me tons of books, and many old records, and many cd's.

From them i learned what's good music, and what's good books.

What will we leave to our children?


Electronic books and torrent files?

LORD NOSE
02-19-2010, 03:28 PM
What will we leave to our children?


Electronic books and torrent files?


drool,porn, and funnygifs

Prolifical ENG
02-19-2010, 04:45 PM
It's because we Americans live in luxury compared to the rest of the world. Think about it for a moment. We have the best crops, the best cars, the best colleges, the latest technology, the best clothes, houses, heat, electricity with no blackouts, clean running water, etc.

We are LIVING!

Americans had all that 50 years ago too.

EAGLE EYE
02-21-2010, 04:58 AM
we USED TO BE the best. thats not the case anymore.
especially when it comes to education, safety and overall quailty of life.

we like to count our distractions as happiness.

HDTV and a prozac is no substitue for peace of mind.


I might move to Sweden. Wanna come?

begongo
02-21-2010, 07:43 AM
I was born in 89 and sunny's post still describes my childhood with max accuracy, I'd say the place of birth matters at least as much as your birthyear when it comes to what ur childhood was like

Mumm Ra
02-21-2010, 08:05 AM
'85er and 99% of that brought me back too
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TheBoarzHeadBoy
02-22-2010, 01:15 AM
I was born in 92 and i remember that shit. The modern fuckery didn't come until after y2k. I read a lot when I was younger, played outside, road my bike with no helmet, mr rogers neighborhood, walking to friends houses, calling people's houses and talking to their parents shock... Then I'd say after middle school it all shriveled up. Like I had video games and internet and shit well before that, but it was never more then something you pop in if nothing was good on tv. Now I'm on the computer more then TV or even worse both. I text people rather then calling because its easier unless im driving. I only go out to go to school or to do something illegal, and i drive everywhere.

I fucking hate current society. And I can only blame myself and Japan. Fucking tech perverts.

Mumm Ra
02-22-2010, 01:30 AM
well one thing i still do is hit up the park to play basketball with whoever's there whenever its nice out, every day of the week if i can - or if nobody's there i practice my shot for an hour
when i was still in elementary and middle school i used to walk to the school to play even in the wintertime with snow on the ground but forget that lol
was a handy little shit too, used to make rockets out of pvc pipes with working parachutes, was always taking apart electronic shit and whatever, trying to shoot birds with a potato launcher

...oh yeah hahaha i just remembered once my friend and I rode our bikes so long we actually got lost and ended up like 30-35 miles away using an airport phone to call his parents...think i was 13, his mom must've called the police cuz we got handcuffed and fingerprinted shortly after