• Got this e-mail today, thought I would share it with the gang here. I don't know if it is just plain funny or funny because it is true. Mind you I am not thirty yet (3 years), still rings true though.
    Subject: Thirty...

    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 through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

    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!


    Now that I've reached the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so f****n' easy!

    I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a g*dd****d 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--we wanted to
    know something, we had to go to the g*dd****d library and look it up ourselves!

    And there was no email! We had to actually write somebody a
    letter--with a pen!-- and then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the f****n' mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

    And there were no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had
    to go to the g*dd****d record store and shoplift it yourself! Or we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and f**k it all up!

    You want to hear about hardship?

    You couldn't just download porn! You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

    We didn't have fancy s**t like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal!

    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 boss, your mom, a collections agent, your drug dealer, you didn't know!!! You just had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

    And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked a**! Your guy was a little square! You 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 faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

    When you went to the movie theatre there no such thing as stadium
    seating! All the seats were the same height! A tall guy sat in front of you, you were screwed!

    And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 20
    channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book
    called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

    And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on
    Saturday morning... ...D'ya hear what the f**k I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled little bastards!

    That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled, I swear to God! You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in 1984!
  • Oooooh man, this is rich!!! Rich, I tell ya, RICH!!!!! I am a bit past the ripe old age of 30 (by 8 years, as a matter of fact) and I remember....... well, let me put it to ya's this way.......

    Back when I was growing up, if I wanted to see the band perform, I had to go to a FRIGGIN' concert!!! We didn't have any MTV or VH1 or any of that!!!! You guys have it sooooooooo gooooooood!!!!! I can remember very clearly when MTV first started..... oh God, I have to stop now, I'm depressing myself!! :( ( anyone got a rope? )

    Thanks Rex, thanks a lot!! <_< </font>
  • :blink: Blimey!! Do I feel old! I've still got our Atari!!!
    And it's games, including ET.......poor sad old me!
  • I do agee, the youth of today have a cake walk. But then again I think that they lack appreciation and respect due to that fact. I hold dear all that I've worked for and earned, not only materialisticly but also in the form of my rights and freedoms.

    As for the big 30, the average life expectancy of a caucasion male in the good old U.S. of A. is said to be 72. Having just turned 36 I've decided to start my mid-life crisis this year. Do the math. :D
  • Heck in 1984 I was barely a gleam in my parents eyes as I was born at something like 3pm on the 5th of January 1985. And I do kinda sympathise since its only in the last couple a years that my parents got enough cash to buy a playstation (before that we had a Mega drive, second hand by the way, for our entertainment) and all we've ever had is normal terrestrial tv and nowadays that's a load of p!$h so dont think all of us have it easy cause I for one didnt. My parents have been on income support practically all their adult lives and you know what a load of rubbish that is ESPECIALLY when you're trying to raise three children (Me and my two younger sisters). So again I say don't think we all have it easy cause we dont and I know people who are a lot worse off than my parents. For example my mother has a friend whose husband left her with three children. One teenager and two young children who are about five years old. Now THEY have it hard.