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What makes you feel old?

POSTED BY: REGINAROADIE
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Monday, January 23, 2006 4:49 PM

REGINAROADIE


For all those out there who are feeling a bit intro and retrospective, I'm curious. You're walking down the street, watching tv or surfing the internet. You stumble across info or something about blank, and suddenly, your hit with this notion that you're getting old. By that, I mean you're hit with the notion of how much time has passed between when your first saw that or experienced it and when you're reminded of it again.

For me, oddly enough, it's cartoons. I'm an animation fan, and I love Looney Tunes and all that, but I don't feel old when I'm watching Looney Tunes. Like I suppose I'm a third or fourth generation of fan, and over the holidays I watched some of them with my four or five year old cousin, so I felt like I was passing the torch.

But when I hear about a syndicated cartoon from the late 80's or early 90's coming to DVD, I'm suddenly hit with this sense of tangent time. Of the fact that fifteen or so years has passed between then and now and that I'm not longer the little boy who loved these shows as a kid. Mostly the Disney and Warner Bros shows, like DUCK TALES, TAIL SPIN, DARKWING DUCK, CHIP AND DALE RESCUE RANGERS, BONKERS, GOOF TROOP, the various spin offs of the early 90's Disney movies, ANIMANIACS, PINKY AND THE BRAIN, FREAKAZOID and the best of them all, BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES. I have all four volumes of BATMAN: TAS, and maybe I'll get either ANIMANIACS or PINKY AND THE BRAIN. But it's so weird that the shows I used to watch as a kid are now relics of a long ago time. It's those I remember the most more than primetime tv, fashions, music or movies of the time.

So how about you? What broadsides you and makes you feel all nostalgic and retrospective?

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

"YES!!!I'm a man posessed by many demons....Polite demons that would open the door for a lady carrying too many parcels...BUT DEMONS NONETHELESS!!!! Yes. I have walked along the path of evil many times, it's a twisting, curving path that..actually leads to a charming plot garden, BUT BEYOND THAT EVIL!!!"

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:51 AM

QUEENOFTHENORTH


You must be about the same age as me, cuz all those cartoons you listed I can remember watching as a kid. Loved 'em all, too. Old movies, TV shows and music do contribute to making me feel old, but not that badly.

It's mostly the people I know that make me feel old. I have five cousins who are younger than me, and the third oldest is graduating from high school this year. That just makes me feel old cuz I'm like, it's been such a long time now since I was in high school and I don't even know anybody there anymore. Well, except for my few remaining cousins.

I also worked with a guy a couple years back who was about 26, 27 who freaked out one day cuz he heard "Enter the Sandman" on the classic rock station. He remembered listening to it in high school, and he was all, "How old must I be if they're playing music I listened to in high school on the classic rock station?" I had to spend the next hour calming him down. So that's my take anyway.

By the way, on a totally unrelated topic, you're from Regina, Saskatchewan right?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:02 AM

URSULA


People who don't remember (or worse--weren't born yet!) when "Star Wars" came out, or "Battlestar Galactica" in its 1970's incarnation.

Or that "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" was a movie first.

Or rushing in from the school bus to watch "Dark Shadows"!!! Oh, that Barnabus!


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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:12 AM

TRIO


Actually, all I need to feel old is to realize that I have two kids...that will make you feel old...

but what made me feel really old recently was commercial jingles...

I have gone back to school later in life so the folks I am in school with are all in their early 20s (22-25...well I was talking to them after we went to the grocery store and none of them knew...

The Oreo Jingle (Oh, oh, oh, Ice cold milk and an oreo cookie, they forever go together..etc etc.)

The Bologna song...(My bologna has a first name, its O-S-C-A-R, etc etc...

or the Hot Dog song...(I wish I was an Oscar Meyer weiner, cause that is what I'd really like to be...)

i just told them to go away so i could tell "Back in my day" stories to my sons...

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:22 AM

RICKKER


the aches in my body make me feel old. Watching my nephew grow like a weed.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:30 AM

PURPLEBELLY


Watching Jason Scott's documentaries on BBSs and thinking how young the raconteurs look -- OK, Vint Cerf doesn't look that young, but a well-cut suit'll work wonders

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 11:40 AM

CALHOUN


I was born way, way back when man first walked on the moon.. I remember being 8 years old and seeing Star Wars at the cinemas. What really makes me feel old is watching how fast my kids are growing up..

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:21 PM

INDIANABANZAI


The realization that this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

And next year is the 25th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 12:38 PM

OLDFOGEY


what makes me feel old... Reading y'alls posts and realizing I'm older than that. Hey, just proves it's never too late to pick up a new hobby. Not an
obsession. Not. Course not.




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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 1:36 PM

QUEENOFTHENORTH


Quote:

Originally posted by trio:

The Oreo Jingle (Oh, oh, oh, Ice cold milk and an oreo cookie, they forever go together..etc etc.)

The Bologna song...(My bologna has a first name, its O-S-C-A-R, etc etc...

or the Hot Dog song...(I wish I was an Oscar Meyer weiner, cause that is what I'd really like to be...)

i just told them to go away so i could tell "Back in my day" stories to my sons...



Well, I've never heard the Oreo jingle, but come on, they don't know the hot dog song? I'm 21 and I know the whole thing word for word!! Course, that could be a side effect of my obsession with Simpsons, where they have a big ol' scene singing that song, but I digress . . .

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:52 PM

RUXTON


Er...Looking in the mirror.

Also, recollections of little wax bottles full of sweet liquid.

Recalling comics used to be a dime each, and they were thick, and had brilliant color, and interesting, thought-provoking stories, and they were called Walt Disney's Comics and Stories, and some of the best were of Donald Duck and the kids.

Much later, when the price of a new Mercedes was $5,000....

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:03 PM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


What makes me feel old is hearing about what makes people half my age feel old.




wo men ren ran zai fei xing.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:15 PM

CHRISISALL


When I watch Demolition Man, and I realize that the Green Giant and Armour Hotdog jingles they play in it were old BACK WHEN THE MOVIE WAS MADE!!!!

Chrisisall

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:30 PM

SHINEY777


It hit me just the other day at work, when I was on my lunch break, trying to squeeze in some reading for one of my classes, which brought back memories of grade school and high school, when I would do the same thing (I am a big nerd, I know). And I just realized that it had been 15 years since the last time I did that.
And then it just kinda seemed pointless. What have been doing with the last 15 years of my life?
Boy, that was a crappy feeling.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:50 PM

RIVER6213


What made me feel old last year was going and seeing Revenge of the Sith. I remember standing in line, in the rain for hours waiting to see the 1st Star Wars movie back in 1977. It wasnt called the New Hope, Just Star Wars. It was the Summer of my 9th grade year in high school.

Another thing that makes me feel old is the way young women dress these days. There were no tatoos, no nose/lip/tongue/bellybutton rings. There were no hip-hugger pants, and everyone wore sensible shoes. I also don't remember seeing men wearing earrings until the last part of the 80s.

Things have seriously changed. I'm like 40+ years old now!

OMG! Where did the time go? I'm so old!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 3:55 PM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by Ursula:
People who don't remember (or worse--weren't born yet!) when "Star Wars" came out, or "Battlestar Galactica" in its 1970's incarnation.

Or that "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" was a movie first.

Or rushing in from the school bus to watch "Dark Shadows"!!! Oh, that Barnabus!




Dark Shadows and Barnabus!!!! I remember those shows. Here's one. Do you remember Mannix?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 4:15 PM

NCBROWNCOAT


I loved Barnabas. I'd watch hurry home to watch Dark Shadows after school and run screaming out of the den conviced a vampire was after me.

And yes, I remember Mannix-do you remember Have Gun Will Travel(starring Richard Boone, my Dad's favorite show), Wanted Dead or Alive (starring Steve McQueen-Zoe uses a sawed off shotgun like his) or Rawhide with a very young Clint Eastwood? I saw most of these in reruns but they were still very popular.

But what really makes me feel really old is that my daughter will be able to vote in the next Presidential election.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 5:47 PM

HAEKELDRACHE


Watching the Kids at School or at the discotheque makes me feel old, though i´m not (hey, 22 isn´t THAT old...). The slang, the Body language, the clothing... much changed. But - some things never change. There was a quote... let me see if i get it right:

"The youth of today loves luxuries, has bad manners and despises the authority.
It contradicts their parents, is lazy all about and tyrannizes the teachers. "

-Sokrates 470-399 b.C.

(I´m sorry if i didn´t catch the sense of all words, but I had to translate it, and it´s late over here. Very late. Maybe early in the morning. But I need a little sleep. Good night! )

---

"Burn the land and boil the Sea, you can´t take the Sky from me..."

Haekeldrache is german for Crochetdragon

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:04 PM

GELASSENHEIT


oh, where do I start?

The gray hairs I am trying to frost over?

The fifteen 18-23 yr olds I work with everyday?

My wardrobe? (Anyone remember the bubble skirt?)





Gelassenheit means Serenity

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:14 PM

URSULA


Quote:

Originally posted by RiveR6213:
Dark Shadows and Barnabus!!!! I remember those shows. Here's one. Do you remember Mannix?



Yup, with Mike Conners and Peggy, his secretary.

And "The Big Valley" and "High Chapparell". When I played Barbies, my Barbie was always either the owner of her own ranch or a private detective in L.A.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 6:37 PM

THEREALME


Awww…

You thirty-somethings can be SO adorable! With your “getting old” talk.



The first moon landing? I watched it live.

I cheered on the Big Red Machine, and was proud that I was from Cincinnati.

The classic Chuck Jones Looney Toons? The original Star Trek (you know, with Kirk and Spock)? Saw the first run of those.

Who remembers Gunsmoke? Combat?



But anyway, here is what makes me feel OLD:

I feel old when I realize that a woman that I am strongly attracted to is actually young enough to be my daughter… AND she is still old enough that I could legally date her!






TheRealMe, First Officer of the Sereni-Tree

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:05 PM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by TheRealMe:
Awww…

You thirty-somethings can be SO adorable! With your “getting old” talk.



The first moon landing? I watched it live.

I cheered on the Big Red Machine, and was proud that I was from Cincinnati.

The classic Chuck Jones Looney Toons? The original Star Trek (you know, with Kirk and Spock)? Saw the first run of those.

Who remembers Gunsmoke? Combat?



But anyway, here is what makes me feel OLD:

I feel old when I realize that a woman that I am strongly attracted to is actually young enough to be my daughter… AND she is still old enough that I could legally date her!






TheRealMe, First Officer of the Sereni-Tree



I remember all of those shows, and yes, I watched the moon landing live. I was only 6 Earth years old, but I was caught up in the excitment of the adults.

Do you remember Rat Patrol, or Seahunt? How about Gigantor?

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:13 PM

THEREALME


Yes, I liked those, except "Gigantor" which I remember but did not watch...

THen there is the TV Batman, with Adam West and Burt Ward!

TheRealMe, First Officer of the Sereni-Tree

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:33 PM

RAVENHAIR


Quote:

Originally posted by IndianaBanzai:
The realization that this year celebrates the 25th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

And next year is the 25th anniversary of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and the 30th anniversary of Star Wars.



25th anniversary of Raiders? That definitely makes me feel old. That plus the fact that my students were all born a decade after the first Star Wars trilogy was released in the theater. (Remember when movies showed forever at the theater and you had to go back over and over to see it because it wasn't coming out on DVD or HBO the following year?)

Also, I teach history - for my students the 70's is ancient history!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:37 PM

RUXTON


TheRealMe asked, "Who remembers Gunsmoke? Combat?"

I do. Burt Reynolds got his start as a blacksmith there. My friend Arvo Ojala outdrew Jim Arness at the start of every "Gunsmoke" episode. I watched Milton Berle live on TV. We got our first TV in 1948. It had an 8" screen. That TV is still in the family, along with the Philco radio around which the family used to gather on Sunday night for Jack Benny, followed by Phil Harris and Alice Faye. ("That's What I Like About the South!")

The Lone Ranger was on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday nights at 7:30 p.m.

And he wasn't gay.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:43 PM

RUXTON


RIVER6213 said,
"There were no hip-hugger pants, and everyone wore sensible shoes."

[Insert loud buzzer here.] Wrong. Hip huggers and platform shoes were all the rage in the 1960s. I remember nearly breaking my neck wearing shoes with 2-inch thick soles in the early 1970s. And I'm a guy.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006 8:17 PM

JETGIRL23


Quote:

Originally posted by Ursula:
People who don't remember (or worse--weren't born yet!) when "Star Wars" came out, or "Battlestar Galactica" in its 1970's incarnation.

Or that "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" was a movie first.




Ahhhh...yes ..yes and yes....How much fun did we have when Star Wars came out (I was young enough to LIVE the fantasy completely) Seeing Harrison Ford now...... makes me feel old!

and remembering when there were 13 TV channels and ya had to get off the couch to change 'em!



"Faster would be better"

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:27 AM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by Ruxton:
RIVER6213 said,
"There were no hip-hugger pants, and everyone wore sensible shoes."

[Insert loud buzzer here.] Wrong. Hip huggers and platform shoes were all the rage in the 1960s. I remember nearly breaking my neck wearing shoes with 2-inch thick soles in the early 1970s. And I'm a guy.



Great! Just when I thought today was actually going to be a good day! So much for the positive mood that I worked so hard to obtain.

I guess it all depended on what city or state you lived in back in the 70s in order to be able to say that, so drop the "Insert loud buzzer here" stuff. No fashion is evenly distributed around the world, starting and finishing at the same time.

From the sounds of it, it looks like the city you lived in was way into dressing like cheap whores long before my city got into it. I personally never liked the styles and fashions back then because I came from a pretty conservative city.





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Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:46 AM

RUXTON


RIVER6213

By your own admission you were 6 yrs old in 1969, so how in HELL can you have any sort of opinion or knowledge of fashion worldwide at that time? Eh? I visited friends in England in 1969, from my home in Michigan, and attended Royal Albert Hall to see Led Zeppelin. I also went to many concerts in and around the Detroit area, Rolling Stones, more Led Zep, Cream, etc., and was vitally interested in observing fashion, because it was part of my job. So when I said hip huggers were the fashion rage at that time, that is exactly what I meant.

Next time it won't be a loud buzzer, it'll be the hook to drag you off stage for running your lip.

And no, I'm not very nice, not when someone contradicts me without any FACTS.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 12:34 PM

MER


For me it's remembering all the things that my friends don't exactly remember. There's that 4-5 yrs age gap thing going.

Not to mention the things that happens on TV and stuff...videos including. I don't know what the trends are and etc and when I see or hear younger kids, I roll my eyes and say, "You damn kid, you don't know a darn thing"

I find this weird b/c I'm only 23 O_o

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:19 PM

CHARLYO


just one word............


8-track

Wacky fun!!!

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 1:27 PM

SLAYER730


LOTS of things make me feel old. I certainly remember all of the aforementioned cartoons (I burned a theme song cd just for the cartoons of the 80's and early 90's...because everyone should have a copy of the Heathcliff theme song, etc. LOL).

- Remembering a time before cds...when you would hold a boom box up to the radio to record a song.

- Remembering when Atari was the hottest video game system around and the Apple II was revolutionary.

- Remembering when My Little Ponies, Care Bears, and Strawberry Shortcake had their first run...not this new crap. When do Jem and She-Ra come back???

- Saying things like "...and knowing is half the battle", and getting strange looks because of it.

- Sarah Michelle Gellar and Michelle Trachtenberg
on All My Children in 1993, before they were Whedon girls

- Lastly, I know it's not as awe-inspiring as it could be, but the #1 thing that makes me feel old is that my 10 year high school reunion is this year. When did I get old enough to be 27?!?



***Never judge a book by its movie***

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:35 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Going to see my doctor and thinking he's just a kid.

Trying to talk about the Vietnam War to a bunch of fully-grown-up professionals and getting blank stares.

Records, made of vinyl. Jerry Vale. Katarina Valenti. The Brothers Four.

Going to any campus in town and thinking that all those people who think they are REALLY grown up still have a lot to learn!

Becoming a curmudgeonly grouch.

My knees, my shoulder, and my cholesterol.

Actually looking forward to retirement.

Discos- remember them? With mirror-balls and plexiglass floors with choreagraphed lights shining thru them.

Realizing that parents are only people, and they can f*ck up big-time... and forgiving them for it.

Looking at my daughter and calculating how old I'll be when she's thirty!

Gunsmoke- ON RADIO!

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Please don't think they give a shit.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:47 PM

MSCKAREN


Happened to me today on this board when somebody said the series was cancelled FOUR years ago. Still makes me want to cry and that's a LONG time to mourn a TV show.

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"Appears they've cancelled the show and we're still here. What does that make us?"
"Big damn junkies, Sir!"
"Ain't we just."
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Thursday, January 26, 2006 2:53 PM

VIOLETRIX


pinky and the brain! animaniacs! i used to watch "twin peaks" and "dark shadows" too...
i was born the year star wars came out but i grew up watching it... i remember thinking "enter the sandman" was so awesome. and i remember the *moment* nine inch nails' "pretty hate machine" hit mtv. i went to see trent for the first time in concert this last year and i felt old. i'm not even thirty yet. don't you think that living in a youth-obsessed culture where actresses have a shelf-life of 15 - 30 has something to do with this too?
i feel old, but i know i'm not. but i feel it, especially when i go see movies at the theatre by my house. i know i wore more clothes than that when i was 13, dammit.



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Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:03 PM

SAFEAT2ND


How about the original Superman TV show?
The Banana Splits, Speed Buggy, Space 1999.

I ashamed to admit listening to the Bay City Rollers...

The Six Million Dollar Man. Evil Knievel.

But what makes me feel old is having a parent teacher meeting for my little girls and my wife realizing she baby-sat the teacher...

Safeat2nd, Chief Handyman of Destiny

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:12 PM

SIGNYM

I believe in solving problems, not sharing them.


Felix the Cat? Tom Terrific? Rocky and Bullwinkle?

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:33 PM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by Ruxton:
RIVER6213

By your own admission you were 6 yrs old in 1969, so how in HELL can you have any sort of opinion or knowledge of fashion worldwide at that time? Eh? I visited friends in England in 1969, from my home in Michigan, and attended Royal Albert Hall to see Led Zeppelin. I also went to many concerts in and around the Detroit area, Rolling Stones, more Led Zep, Cream, etc., and was vitally interested in observing fashion, because it was part of my job. So when I said hip huggers were the fashion rage at that time, that is exactly what I meant.

Next time it won't be a loud buzzer, it'll be the hook to drag you off stage for running your lip.

And no, I'm not very nice, not when someone contradicts me without any FACTS.



Facts?

Oh Gorram, another "I own the 60s nut!"
My ego is not involved here, but it appears yours is, so I will indulge you. You actually sound like you are gonna cry all over this! LOL!


I was born in 1962, and about time 1969 rolled around I was 7 Earth years old. At seven, I was very much aware of what the fashion was...seeing that it was pushed in my face by everyone and television. You may have been a silly bunny at seven years old, but not myself. I remember what people wore.

So, you mean to tell me you was whoring yourself up (fashion-wise) in the late 60s early 70s? Shame on you, you draft-dodging, weed smoking pinko. LOL!

I'm GLAD I wasnt 18 during the 60s...the 70s was my decade and it was a stupid one at that, but at least it got us some distance away from the 60s, AND the only good thing about the 70s was Led Zepplin, so through all your whining, I'll agree with that, but the Rolling Stones? You need some serious help.

People in my area were dressed sensibly and the true fashions of the decadent world didnt really show up in our prefect community until around 1972, which by the way I was fully self-aware, and also whoring myself up in the latest fashions like everyone else, but hip-huggers was not around very much if not at all.

The hip-huggers that did exist look nothing like what is being passed for hip-huggers today, even you should know that. but overall, my perfect little Donna Reed community wouldnt go for anything too outlandish.

My point to all of this is that a lot of the styles now are very much different than what I was brought up with. I didnt have to privilge like you of growing up in a dirty, socially-engineered, drug and crime infested city like yourself, so I guess you got to see more styles and fashion earlier than myself....lucky you, but I still to this day think earrings on a guy looks stupid.

So you did all this flying around in the 60s huh? Finally I can call someone "Old Fart" and get away with it.






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Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:38 PM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by safeat2nd:
How about the original Superman TV show?
The Banana Splits, Speed Buggy, Space 1999.

I ashamed to admit listening to the Bay City Rollers...

The Six Million Dollar Man. Evil Knievel.

But what makes me feel old is having a parent teacher meeting for my little girls and my wife realizing she baby-sat the teacher...

Safeat2nd, Chief Handyman of Destiny



I still to this day cannot listen to the Banna Splits song without wanting to throw up! I loved the 6 million Dollar man and The bionic Woman...matter of fact I think the Bionic woman became my favorite, but I know if I watched it now, I would think it was so stupid.


I still watch Space 1999 on DVD!

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:02 PM

RUXTON


River3213:

My little test was a complete success. You really do add precious little to nothing to these discussions, as someone on another string accused you of, recently. I thought they might have been mistaken, but I was wrong. Yep, Toledo and Ann Arbor sure were drug and crime-infested cities in the late 1960s.

Please step back and reread some of your postings and you might learn something. FYI, I was not draft-dodging at age 30. I was, however, anything but provincial, as you indicate you were. Whoring it up? Hardly. EVERYONE dressed like that, which again you can't know unless you have done some serious research on STYLES of that age. I suspect you were raised in a nunnery, they way you talk.

And yes, earrings on guys do look stupid.

And so endeth my discussions with you, River3213, now and forever.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:46 PM

DAX82


My face has more wrinkles then my balls now. That makes me feel old.

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 8:57 PM

RIVER6213


No need to get all emotional!
I'm happy that I failed your test, but you have to remember, we were all having a jolly good time telling people what made us feel old, and then you hopped in and pulled that tuff-guy act about facts and hip-huggers, therefore, you Mr man are the wet towel in this topic!

I wrote that under the assumption that you could tell it was complete sarcasm, but it appears you took some of it seriously...did someone forget their medication today?

And of course I did take a step back an reread some of my posts, and I'm still laughing. Not because they are particularly clever, but because they are so sarcastic, and hats off to you by the way...your responses were priceless and gave me a chuckle or two while I was slaving away at work, so thanks a bunch.

I love the word "whoring" I try to use it in every sentence now, but I've got to watch it at work!

Actually, most of the time I add a lot to discussions, but also there are threads where I toss a dart or two out there, which I see most people doing from time to time.

With that, I don't really have to explain myself to you anyway, and I'm glad you don't want to discuss anything with me....you are way too emotional for a forum poster, and with the millions of Firefly fans out there....you are just another brick in the wall.

With that, our lovers spat has ended.

So this is what its like to talking with acid-flash-backing trained ape...






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Thursday, January 26, 2006 9:13 PM

RIVER6213


Quote:

Originally posted by SignyM:
Going to see my doctor and thinking he's just a kid.

Trying to talk about the Vietnam War to a bunch of fully-grown-up professionals and getting blank stares.

Records, made of vinyl. Jerry Vale. Katarina Valenti. The Brothers Four.

Going to any campus in town and thinking that all those people who think they are REALLY grown up still have a lot to learn!

Becoming a curmudgeonly grouch.

My knees, my shoulder, and my cholesterol.

Actually looking forward to retirement.

Discos- remember them? With mirror-balls and plexiglass floors with choreagraphed lights shining thru them.

Realizing that parents are only people, and they can f*ck up big-time... and forgiving them for it.

Looking at my daughter and calculating how old I'll be when she's thirty!

Gunsmoke- ON RADIO!

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Please don't think they give a shit.




Wow! You summed that up well!

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Thursday, January 26, 2006 10:21 PM

FLETCH2


This will seem kinda odd. I know the music I listened to in my heyday is now 20 odd years old and that doesn't bother me, I kind of feel that it was "of that time."

What surprises me is hitting iTunes for a song that I thought was just a couple of years old and discovering that it was a hit 10 or 15 years ago.

I was never a big fan of "House" music for example but there was a catchy tune that I found myself humming all one summer, suddenly I discover that it's 13 years old --- how did that happen?

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Friday, January 27, 2006 12:06 AM

CANTONHEROINE


Looking at all the Hollywood remakes/parodies of my favourite television shows when I was a kid and thinking, for God's sake WHY?

I remember the original Starsky and Hutch, the original Dukes of Hazzard, Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, et. al., with great fondness. These new versions are just crap. It makes me wonder how they get the go-ahead for these things, and yet Firefly/Serenity has to struggle. Then I remember that the world pretty much sucks, and THEN I feel old. ;P

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Friday, January 27, 2006 7:10 AM

URSULA


Quote:

Originally posted by RiveR6213:
I was 7 Earth years old.



I gotta love anyone who refers to their age as "7 Earth years old".


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Friday, January 27, 2006 8:08 AM

EST120


I felt old when I realized I could not understand what a Pokemon was.

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Friday, January 27, 2006 8:26 AM

MATTIE


Quote:

Originally posted by RiveR6213:

Another thing that makes me feel old is the way young women dress these days. There were no tatoos, no nose/lip/tongue/bellybutton rings. There were no hip-hugger pants, and everyone wore sensible shoes.



You should come visit Utah!

Wacky fun!

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Friday, January 27, 2006 8:29 AM

JAYRO


OK, cult TV time. Anyone remember a Japanese puppet series called 'Star Fleet'?

I used to watch it when I was a nipper (I'm talking early '80s here, I'm not so creakin' as some of you folks!), but thinking back now, a few of its plot details seem a little familiar...

Large, long-necked ship? Check. Disparate crew of scientists and mercenaries? Check. Enemy called the Alliance? Check. Young girl aboard with mysterious past, who may or may not have special psychic powers? Check.

No wonder I remember it so fondly...

There's a dedicated fansite at www.sfxb.co.uk if anyone wants to know what I'm babbling about!

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"You guys always bring me the best violence."

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Friday, January 27, 2006 9:01 AM

OKCBROWNCOAT


trying to explain rotary phones, remembering when there were mom & pop video rental places,
(and speaking of which) realizing that we are now bringing up a generation that is unfamiliar with the phrase "Be kind, Rewind".

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