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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    These are not my words although the pictures are.



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    Those 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, doors or cabinets and when we
    Rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

    As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

    Riding in the back of a pick up 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 and real butter and drank koolade made with sugar, but we weren't ov er weight because
    WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING !

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    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 O.K.

    We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride 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.

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    We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, 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 or 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 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.

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    Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
     
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    That Generation Produced Me
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    But it wasn't all bad.
     
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    #91 Jersey

    I've read this before. It's the era,or culture, if you will that I grew up in. IT WAS GREAT!!!.It just seemed it was an easier time to be a kid.IMO . :) ;) :rocker:

    And as I read it agian it is the way I grew up and the way I think.
     
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    I used to love my Green Machine. I remember when I was like 7 or 8 years old, my dad used to sit me on his lap while we were on the highway, and I used to hold the wheel and think that I driving the car. Crazy to think of doing that now.

    We've become such a fast food, micro managed, over regulated herd of sheep in comparison to what we once were. :enranged: I thank the welfare state.
     
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    Who's to say that the current generation won't turn out just as good, or better? I'm not a fan of being overprotective with kids, my parents always let me make choices and face the consequences, but who's to say that just because the last generation turned out fine that this one will somehow be a generation of cripples? Maybe today's kids will live to be 120 and have happier lives? I understand Harry Boy being crochety, he's old, but you, Real World, are a funny case - you've read about how things used to be and long to go back to a time you never knew.
     
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    The bike helmet one is the one I hate.

    George Carlin has a great bit about it. He calls it the "pussification" of kids and wonders whether kids need to wear a helmet when jacking off. Great stuff :D
     
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    PUJO, on current generations and how they will turn out/ No one at least not me. Every generation thinks it's was good because you lived it and adapted to it. But for me it just seemed to make more sense than it does now. My kids would probably say when they were growing up in the 90's and 20's thier life was just fine.
     
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    No kid in his right mind would have worn one of those things back then, I was just watching COPS In Vegas the bycycle cops looked like they were riding around with "piss pots" on their heads.

    Football:
    You should have seen some of the football games we used to have down beside the Charles River, nothing on but a shirt and "welfare dungarees" it was a bloodbath, when the game was over we all looked like we had been chain dragged.

    Does anybody know what type of helmet is used for Masturbation, I'd like to see one?
     
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    Those Born 1930-1979



    I guess you can't read. I was born in 1974, and as dumb as I might be, u know, with it being a miracle I ever finished college and all, I'm pretty certain that 1974 came before 1979. You never know though, I could be wrong.
     
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    Pussification is a great word.

    Look, I'm not trying to say things are evil, terrible, or completely wrong these days. I'm merely pointing out at how excusist, overprotecting, over regulated, micromanged, fast food, 20 minutes of less we've become. Oh, and how pussified. :D

    I blame bigger government and the welfare state. Among other things.
     
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    Maybe one of these.

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    Yeah, the 70's were the real old days... That was practically before they invented fire.
     
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    Invented fire? :confused:
     
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    I suppose it was more of a discovery than an invention.
     
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    I was just being a dink. It's friday afterall! :woohoo:
     
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    I wonder if Billy Blue Dress & Monica wore helmet's. :singing::singing:

    "hi Bill, is it ok to come over"
    "sure, Hillary just went bowling, bring some cigars and don't forget your helmet"
    "ok Bill"
     

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