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How to feel OLD

How to feel OLD on your B-day!

Thanks a lot Ashlie!!!

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I want to weep.

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krimstorm
Aug. 27th, 2003 04:53 am (UTC)
You’re not old. I predate the birth date on that list by only one year and I remember most-to-all of that stuff, or have experienced it in some other reincarnation. I think this list is ridiculous, if kids these days don't remember a lot of that stuff they shouldn't be considered young, they should be considered severely handicapped... or at least completely ignorant about the world around them ::Goes off and plays tank-pong on her Atari while listening to Pac-Man Fever::

Krim
mogumogu
Aug. 27th, 2003 05:47 am (UTC)
I resent most of those statements. Don't you DARE pay anny attention to those idiocies.

If anything, it says that you are EMPOWERED because you were born before 85!
spubba
Aug. 27th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC)
*weeps*

Oh well D, you and I can throw a party and get funk-ay with our '70's music any time. And we'll serve fondue.
fablespinner
Aug. 27th, 2003 10:12 am (UTC)
Ooooh.. FONDUE!

YUM!
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(Anonymous)
Aug. 27th, 2003 09:15 am (UTC)
I'm just a fangirl of yours, don't mind me....

*was born in 85*

Tiananmen Square means nothing to them.
Three history classes, _three_ for the Tienamen Square

Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
I had an Atari, then it broke ;_;

The statement "You sound like a broken record" means nothing to them. (They have never owned a record player.)
But I did! And several small records with kiddie songs

They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.
Pac Man rocks my world, it beats all those other new games anyday, woo-hoo

They have always had an answering machine.
I _still_ don't have one

Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black and white TV.
For three years we had a black and white tv with 6 channels, only two I understood (the others being in French -_-)

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.
In those same three years, either my brother or I had to get up to change the channel *sigh*

Roller skating has always meant inline for them.
My first skates, so pretty, so pink, so _not_ inline

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
Oh we made that in first grade, in a pan! Fun for all!

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. was.
I never watched the show, I am too young to have known it, but I do know J.R. and the song the Cranberries have about his being shot :)

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.
The first stories I wrote, when I was seven, were on typewriter *so proud* it made such a racket XD

So, well, honestly, you're not old. I hope you have many more years to enjoy :)

Iliyana
spubba
Aug. 27th, 2003 10:53 am (UTC)
Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

Oooo! Who remembers Jiffy Pop? That aluminum foil thing you put on the stove and the popcorn popped inside it and it poofed up and you had to keep shaking it or it would burn? In the years before microwaves, nobody in our family escaped second-degree burns on Popcorn Night.

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. was.

Bumper sticker on the back of my Jeep: "I shot J.R. and had sex with the corpse."

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

I wrote my first stories (and typed up all my book reports n' stuff for school) on this old MANUAL typewriter. *CLUNK CLUNK BAM CHUNKACHUNKA CLUNK BAM DING ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZIP!!!*

I want to add something:

THEY WOULD HAVE NOT A CLUE WHAT TO DO WITH A ROTARY PHONE. Only added this because I once watched, highly amused, while a teenager repeatedly poked her fingers through the holes in a rotary dial phone at a truck stop. She wondered why it wasn't dialing. I HAD TO DEMONSTRATE TO HER HOW TO USE A ROTARY DIAL!!! After that, I went out and bought some Sansabelt slacks, a Caddy with gold trim, and renewed my membership down at the shuffleboard club.
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spubba
Aug. 27th, 2003 10:59 am (UTC)
Oh fuck.
I just realized that Voltron: Defender of the Universe made its American debut in 1984, as did the landmark Van Halen album. I am, without a doubt, beyond the comprehension of most of today's college students, who will never understand what Pidge molestation is, much less why one would want to take part in such an activity.

*shoots self in head*
fablespinner
Aug. 27th, 2003 12:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh fuck.
I must have played "Jump" on the keyboard in my bedroom a million times!!!

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iluvikarishinji
Aug. 27th, 2003 11:29 am (UTC)
Uh, sorry D and everyone else...o_o;

Uhm...*gives her chocolate and hot bishie*
fablespinner
Aug. 27th, 2003 12:54 pm (UTC)
Please tell me you know how to use a rotary phone.

Please.
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mogumogu
Aug. 27th, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC)
I think I know how to use a rotary... From 0, to the number, and let go back, right?
And typewriters just take a little figuring out! I can do it if I try!

:D

And we have never had a microwave. Vive la...

air popper!
Stove top!
Jiffy pop!

And, even without people to educate about records, old cartoons teach the generations all they need to know about records!

AND all the historical stuff is what history class and family are for! Then again, what with the way education and all that other stuff are going...
fablespinner
Aug. 27th, 2003 01:10 pm (UTC)
O_O

Um no. *facepalm*
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bonesy
Aug. 27th, 2003 03:04 pm (UTC)
Oldness...
I certainly feel my age now...how can someone not know what Pong or Pac Man is?? I have yet to figure it out. I'm from the era of going to the local gas station/general store, buying a coke for a nickel and using your change to knock out twelve rounds of Astroid on the worn out game machine...I guess I might as well be ancient.....
bonesy
Aug. 27th, 2003 03:14 pm (UTC)
As a follow up...
~Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.

I fried my Atari and my record player and mass collection of albums still play...

~The statement "You sound like a broken record" means nothing to them. (They have never owned a record player.)

Actually for them it would be..."You sound like a scratched CD", or "You sound like a MP3 with a glitch."

~They have likely never played Pac Man and have never heard of Pong.

Pac Man is the ultimate, and Pong is just addicting...

~They have always had an answering machine.

Answering machine = kid with a pencil and a piece of paper who scrawls down barely legible messages...still does...

~Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black and white TV.

13 channels...we had four.

~They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

I was always deathly afraid of breaking the nob on the TV...that was like committing murder...

~Roller skating has always meant inline for them.

My first skate were actual, four wheel roller skates...and I still have them...ah, sweet memories of the roller rink...

~Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

No...microwave and pocorn don't mix...Jiffy Pop or die.....

~They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. was.

Damn...I keep forgetting who shot J.R. I had it a minute ago..

~They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.

I just got a computer like three years ago...I've practically lived on a typewriter....
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fablespinner
Aug. 27th, 2003 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: feelin' old
Ohhhh 8-track!!!!!!!!!

I still have an 8-track *AND* my Dad's band from the early 70's recorded an 8 track I still have.

I haven't listened to it in AGES!!!

I had metal skates and a skate key to tighten them onto my sneakers

I had an Atari (Space Invaders I played until my eyes bled)

I still have a record players and LP's... I don't have it hooked up though, I replaced all my albums to CD.

I still have my Smith-corona typewriter. (First series Electric (Mid 70's version took me through high school and college) big honking 50 lb chunker in avocado green casing with a "cursive writing" feature. It's BEFORE daisy Wheel, it's actual typeface keys, on 2 levels one level for regular roman text, one for script.) ^^

My Mom's typewriter acutally, she let me "borrow" for school.

~_^
pmdorian
Aug. 27th, 2003 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm not old in a literal sense, but compared to my 15 yr old co-workers, I'm a dinosaur and to tell them I was born in the 70's? I wouldn't dare.

To date myself:
-I grew up with a goldenrod colored rotary phone
-Still have my Atari that works along with all of the games
-I have an 8 track player that still works
-I have a record player with 50 some odd records
-Still have a typewriter
-Learned to skate on roller skates, not plastic either. When I finally attempted inlines, I nearly fell on my arse.

Those are just a few things.

Of course my mom is over 60 years old and I pick up a lot of info from her on decades past. I know some stuff that people my age don't know and when I tell them, they just look at me and stare 0____0
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