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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I came across this on a different site, and being born early 80's I can relate to MOST of it. Not all, but a good chunk. Read on!

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because...

    Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was promptly chewed and licked.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

    When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip flops and fluorescent 'clackers' on our wheels.

    As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the passenger seat was a treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle - tasted the same.

    We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

    We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no one actually died from this.

    We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

    We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day and no one minded.

    We did not have Playstations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them.

    We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt.

    We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits. They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again.

    We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue - we learned to get over it.

    We walked to friend's homes.

    We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out, nor did the live stuff live inside us forever.

    We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.

    Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and 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.

    And you're one of them. Congratulations!

    C/P from another site.

    sorry if this was posted before, I'm 18 and I agree with it. Today people seem to be raising sheltered little (excuse me but) Pansies.
     
  2. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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  3. Confedneck

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    LMAO thats great...i agree.except it was the same way when i was young...18 now.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Twiz

    Twiz 1/2 ton status

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    Yerp' /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    We rode bikes in packs of 7

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    Heck-yeah,
    I hardly ever see anyone around here rideing a bike. What happend to 'em all?
    - I'll tell ya', the bikes cost a grand now, that's what happend to 'em.
    I bet that ol' ten dollar Shiwinn (S/P?) I had is still around.
    Sure, It might have weighed a ton, but you could wrap that sucker around a tree, twice... and still pedal it home.
    Ask me how I know /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif... and if you ask nicly, I might even tell you about the Evil Keneivel (S/P?) bike jump attempt- less the bike. Thank gawd they didn't have video cameras back then)

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    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law.

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    I'm still a lil pissed about that deal...
     
  5. santana

    santana 1/2 ton status

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    Ah yes.. I remember those lead heavy Schwinn Sting Rays..
    I tell ya If I could go back and do it again I wouldnt have it any other way. None of this hi-tek stuff like now, everything was improvised. I loved it.
     
  6. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Okay, let's all gather round the campfire and discuss something for a bit.

    Reposts are cool most of the time, cause it gives some of us an excuse to be a**holes. And reposts are cool since a lot of the repost material on here is actually great stuff worthy of multiple views.

    But this repost sucks. Shall we review? Quick, short story. This particular repost started a real nasty argument in this here forum. I mean plain, junkyard dog nasty................ /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  7. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    What kind of arsehole would start an argument about a sweet, little innocent post like this one?

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  8. sled_dog

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    like I said sorry if its a repost. And I'm 18 too and I can relate it to my life.
     
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    LMAO thats great...i agree.except it was the same way when i was young...18 now.. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    WTF??!! yer only 18?!?!?! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Here I was thinkin you were some old man or something... sheeeit back when I was your age, we respected our elders and called them Sir! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Look out for the repost police, they'll castrate you and shove yer tennis balls and stick down yer throat /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif (I love the thumbs-up graemlin /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif)
     
  11. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    What kind of arsehole would start an argument about a sweet, little innocent post like this one?

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    Yeah, I'm wondering /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    Just where the heck have ya been? /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I just got back from a 16-day vacation the other day, and I've been spending every other weekend out at a my rec property.

    Holidays are done for the year so unfortunately for you all I'll be around on a more regular basis. /forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  13. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Holidays are done for the year so unfortunately for you all I'll be around on a more regular basis.

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  14. k5ntexas

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    hell yes another season of the ck5 soap opera to begin now that your back. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  15. Desert Rat

    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

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    Don't get me started......
     

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