Originally Posted by Payton 350 http:///forum/post/2690564
had to walk to school, uphill , both ways , and you had to share those shoes with your brother
and it snowed 2 feet every day while you walked uphill to school.
Originally Posted by Payton 350 http:///forum/post/2691030
Double header baseball games were a regular thing and you only had to pay for one game
The first doubleheader I went to was an astros game, they had a 3 hour gap between games for some festivities like an oldtimers game. However the first game lasted 18 innings, so I got 3 games for the price of one. It was glorious!
Going to date myself with these..
Electric trains were a toy instead of a collectors item.
Your -- car had to run on a track with with slots
Electric football and later the state of the art talking football
Your sound system was state of the art if your record player (google it) was stereo instead of mono.
8 track tapes were the latest fad
Black light posters
TV shows that advertised they were in color
TV commercials with musicians saying "I want my MTV" and thinking what the hell is MTV?
Originally Posted by Tizzo http:///forum/post/2691027
Nano reminds me...
Remember when Prince's song "party like it's 1999" came out, and we all thought that'd be SO FAR away!
actually, i am 24 so i dont. my dad forced me to watch some twilight zone episodes when i was young, and i couldn't resist watching the 48 hour continuous marathon last week. "i'll wish you away to the cornfield!"
Back in The Day vs. Today:
Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.
1968-Vice principal comes over, looks at Jack's shotgun, goes to his car and gets him own shotgun to show Jack.
2008-School goes into lockdown, the FBI is called, and Jack is hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors are called in to assist traumatized students and teachers.
Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1968-Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2008-Police are called: SWAT team arrives and arrests Johnny and Mark. They are charged with assault and both are expelled even though Johnny started it.
Scenario: Jeffrey won't sit still in class, disrupts other students.
1968-Jeffrey is sent to the principal's office and given a good paddling. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2008-Jeffrey is given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra state funding because Jeffrey has a disability.
Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him awhipping with his belt.
1968-Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2008-Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy is removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has an affair with the psychologist.
Scenarioedro fails high-school English.
1968-Pedro goes to Summer school, passes English, and goes to college.
2008-Pedro's cause is taken up by local human rights group. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that making English a requirement for graduation is racist. US Civil Liberties Association files class action lawsuit against state school syste and Pedro's English teacher. English is banned from core cirriculum. Pedro is given his diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he cannot speak English.
Scenario:Johnny takes apart leftover Independence Day firecrackers, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle and blows up an anthill.
2008-Homeland Security and the FBI are called and Johnny is charged with domestic terrorism. Teams investigate parents, siblings are removed from the home, computers are confiscated, and Johnny's dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.
Scenario:Johnny falls during recess and scrapes his knee. His teacher, Mary, finds him crying, and gives him a hug to comfort him.
1968-Johnny soon feels better and goes back to playing.
2008-Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces three years in a federal prison. Johnny undergoes five years of therapy.
Originally Posted by Nano Reefer http:///forum/post/2691178
i remember seeing th jam packed grocery stores with people stocking up, and driving by radioshack which had a huge sign saying "FLASHLIGHTS AND BATTERIES IN STOCK FOR THE BLACKOUT!"
Getting out of classwork to sit in the bomb shelter. Ya know nuc drills. When going out to eat was a really special treat. TV was only broadcast after 5pm. Gas was .50/ gal. Kids rode their bikes everywhere