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fourby First Officer

Do you feel old?

According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those
of us who were,

Kids in the 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 child-proof 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 'spokey dokey's' 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 and it tasted the same.

We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy
juice 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 could play all
day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one
was able to reach us and no one minded.

We did not have Play stations 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 DVDs, no Internet chat rooms.

We had friends - we went outside and found them.

We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball
really hurt!

We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there
were no lawsuits.

We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed
from other parents.

We played knock-on-the-door-and-run-away and were
actually afraid of the owners catching us.

We walked to friends' homes.

We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't
rely on mummy or daddy to drive us to school, which was
just round the corner.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode
bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.

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

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!

Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as
real kids, before lawyers and government regulated our
lives, for our own good.

For those of you who aren't old enough thought you might
like to read about us.

This my friends, is surprisingly frightening, and it
might put a smile on your face:

The majority of students in universities today were born
in 1986. They are called youth.

They have never heard of "We are the World", "We are the
children", And the Uptown Girl they know is by West life
not Billy Joel. They have never heard of Rick Astley,
Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda Carlisle.

For them, there has always been only one Germany and one
Vietnam. AIDS has existed since they were born.

CD's have existed since they were born.

Michael Jackson has always been white.

To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and
they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of
dance.

They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission
Impossible are Films From last year.

They can never imagine life before computers.

They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red-Hand
Gang or the Famous Five.

They'll never have applied to be on "Jim'll Fix It" or
"Why Don't You".

They can't believe a black and white television ever
existed. And they will never understand how we could
leave the house without a mobile phone.

Now let's check if we're getting old...

1. You understand what was written above and you smile.

2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon,
after a night out.

3. Your friends are getting married/already married.

4. You are always surprised to see small children
playing comfortably with computers.

5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake
your head.

6. You remember watching Dirty Den in East-Enders the
first time around..

7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking
about the good old days, repeating again all the fun
you have experienced together.
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Micah Captain

here here here!!! Laughing

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

I drink a glass of Greek Wine once a day...No way to feel old in this way... Wink

Cheers!

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Embarassed If you wrote that,then you and I know each other in real life Wink

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

tomthetank wrote:

Embarassed If you wrote that,then you and I know each other in real life Wink

That was for me? Wall Bashing

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hms_endeavour Chief Captain

ROFL ROFL ROFL

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Umm... I think that i have missed something again and not for the last time... Embarassed Confused

TTT always confusing me... Wall Bashing Wacko Wink

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WarHawk42 Captain

60's, 70's and 80's! That's old? Sheesh, I don't even what to think what that makes me......................

Thumbs Up!

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liam (Liono) Chief Captain

Here, here, here , here Clapping Clapping Punk Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up! Thumbs Up!

That's the best laugh I've had in ages thanks man, and SO damm true as well. It's like Christmas day when I was younger you got a bike/skateboard and the first you did was knock at your mates house and go on a bike ride.

Alright who here remember's the following from the 70's & 80's

Knight Rider
dukes of hazzards
smoky and the bandit
Airwolf
Transformer's (THE ORIGNAL PEOPLE NOT THE RUBBISH ON TV NOW)
Thundercat's
Buck Rogers

God I feel old and those where the days



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Greekman72 Chief Captain

dukes of hazzards

Punk Punk Punk

Sometimes we cant hide the child who lives in our minds...and its great Wink

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Embarassed Sorry Greekman,by the time my bit got through,you and Micah had posted ROFL

Liono
I can remember Think somebody who always signed out with "Thundercats" Umm... Might that of been you? Wink
And yes I can remember all of them

Ok lets go back a little bit more Shocked Embarassed
How about
The Saint(where he drove a Volvo)(Not the newer series where he had a Jag)
Randell & Hopkirk (driving a Vauxhall Victor) Embarassed I had one of them
Lost in Space with Billy Mummy

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Its ok TTT Wink Thumbs Up!

What about The Persuaders(If i put it right)and the Detective Mike Hammer(if i also put it right)and of course Kotzak... Wink

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tomthetank Chief Captain

Greekman72
Embarassed Yep got them too
But I remember Kotzak as Kojak with Telly Savalas Arrow

http://www.timvp.com/kojak.html

How about The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe,I think it was French TV series, dubbed into various languages and on UK TV in 1965 Embarassed
There are sound clips and pics here Arrow

http://www.davidsemporium.co.uk/crusoe1.html

I wonder if he ever Dont Know

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Insight Chief Captain

Greekman72 wrote:

dukes of hazzards

Punk Punk Punk

Sometimes we cant hide the child who lives in our minds...and its great Wink

General Lee is the greatest car I am sure Smile

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

Wow! I didn't realize how good life is now! Laughing

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

tomthetank wrote:

Greekman72
Embarassed Yep got them too
But I remember Kotzak as Kojak with Telly Savalas

You are right for the spelling TTT.I was young to remember the exact title and now im quite big for improving my(always bad)English... Embarassed

General Lee is the greatest car I am sure

Yes indeed...the only comparison i could try to do is ,with the Steve Mc Queens Ford Mustang(Bullit) Wink But its obvious that we had more hours to enjoy General from the about 20 minutes of Mustang(BTW it ''hunts'' a Charger in this movie Wink )

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RadarMan Chief Captain

Greekman72 wrote:

tomthetank wrote:

Greekman72
Embarassed Yep got them too
But I remember Kotzak as Kojak with Telly Savalas

You are right for the spelling TTT.I was young to remember the exact title and now im quite big for improving my(always bad)English... Embarassed

General Lee is the greatest car I am sure

Yes indeed...the only comparison i could try to do is ,with the Steve Mc Queens Ford Mustang(Bullit) Wink But its obvious that we had more hours to enjoy General from the about 20 minutes of Mustang(BTW it ''hunts'' a Charger in this movie Wink )

Bullit, the greatest car chase ever filmed. A 67(?) Mustang fastback.

Radar

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

I confirm '67 Wink

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fourby First Officer

What about the saturday morning veiwing (uk)

Land of the Giants

Tiswas

Huckleberry Fin

Swap Shop

World of Sport

All on a black and white tv ofcourse.

Then there was the fashion, 3 star jumpers Whistle high waist baggy trousers that had more pockets than you could ever imagine !!!
Dr. Martin boots (still around today)
Denim jackets full of sewn on badges.

I can remember going to school and a penny bubbly actually costing a penny. Chocolate logs, flying saucers, sherbert pips, space dust, pirate tobacco, curly wurly, gob stoppers that actually worked.

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

I don't feel old. I am old! Rolling Eyes

When I was young, if I wanted to fly, I built a model airplane with a small gasoline-powered engine. No cockpit views or panels, and when the plane crashed, it actually broke. Shocked

I can remember when there were trolley cars in New York City and there were horse-drawn carts carrying produce.

How does that transfer to my behavior today. I have a cell phone which I use less that ten minutes per month. I don't send SMS messages and the phone doesn't take pictures or play MP3s. It's a phone, dammit! I don't watch so-called reality-tv and think the last music group that actually had talent was Jethro Tull.

Boy am I going to get flack from the younger generation(s). Laughing

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WarHawk42 Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

I don't feel old. I am old! Rolling Eyes

When I was young, if I wanted to fly, I built a model airplane with a small gasoline-powered engine. No cockpit views or panels, and when the plane crashed, it actually broke. Shocked

I can remember when there were trolley cars in New York City and there were horse-drawn carts carrying produce.

How does that transfer to my behavior today. I have a cell phone which I use less that ten minutes per month. I don't send SMS messages and the phone doesn't take pictures or play MP3s. It's a phone, dammit! I don't watch so-called reality-tv and think the last music group that actually had talent was Jethro Tull.

Boy am I going to get flack from the younger generation(s). Laughing

You won't get any flack from me. Smile

Yep, started building those paper and stick models at a young age, went to free flight and U-control. Remember those? Finally got into Radio Control when about all you could do was waggle the rudder and the radios were tube radios and took three different battery packs. Big and heavy. Oh, and nothing plugged in you had to wire everything. Ill

I grew up in Indiana, not NY, but Indianapolis had the trolley cars. There was a town near us that had a railroad run down the middle of the main street for about two miles. That was always interesting sharing the road with a train. ROFL

We plowed our garden patch with a mule and had one of those lovely little building behind the house for doing our business. No, No!

And we survived!!

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

Ok...now drink your teas and your pills and go to bed... Ohhh....almost forget....the pantos are beside the rocking chair Wink

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WarHawk42 Captain

Greekman72 wrote:

Ok...now drink your teas and your pills and go to bed... Ohhh....almost forget....the pantos are beside the rocking chair Wink

ROFL The only pill I take is for high blood pressure and I don't drink tea or coffee. I'll take a pass on those "pantos" to. Nope

I had a wonderful time growing up, I wouldn't trade it for growing up today. Cheers! Clapping

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Greekman72 wrote:

Ok...now drink your teas and your pills and go to bed... Ohhh....almost forget....the pantos are beside the rocking chair Wink

I rarely drink tea, take no medication and don't have a rocking chair. I must be missing something. Tongue

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Greekman72 Chief Captain

I wish you both to be always healthy in body and in mind(most important) my friends Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

Stay away from the Censored pills which docs give just for fun Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad (i have bad family experience from this)...

Its a pleasure (at least for me)to hear stories and travel with my imagination to all these beautyful things,and places you describe us... Very Happy

Since i was a child i was fascinating from the stories about past...I dont know why...maybe the future doesnt have much to say... Wink

Guest Ed Guest

fourby wrote:

Do you feel old?

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

Those who DIDN'T survive eating lead-based paint and car crashes without seatbelts aren't here to laugh about it, which is why all those safety regulations came along, I suppose. Rolling Eyes

Ed

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Guest Ed wrote:

fourby wrote:

Do you feel old?

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

Those who DIDN'T survive eating lead-based paint and car crashes without seatbelts aren't here to laugh about it, which is why all those safety regulations came along, I suppose. Rolling Eyes

Ed

No, the regulations were put in place to force people to buy things they would not ordinarily buy. Do you think anyone would order air bags for their car if they weren't forced to? If you think that government actually cares if people are harmed or killed, why is the sale of cigarettes legal?

And while the prohibition of lead based paint seems noble, I will bet that the paints that replaced it cost the consumer more.

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brownbox Captain

ahh good old knightrider Very Happy

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

Guest Ed wrote:

fourby wrote:

Do you feel old?

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

Those who DIDN'T survive eating lead-based paint and car crashes without seatbelts aren't here to laugh about it, which is why all those safety regulations came along, I suppose. Rolling Eyes

Ed

No, the regulations were put in place to force people to buy things they would not ordinarily buy. Do you think anyone would order air bags for their car if they weren't forced to? If you think that government actually cares if people are harmed or killed, why is the sale of cigarettes legal?

And while the prohibition of lead based paint seems noble, I will bet that the paints that replaced it cost the consumer more.

Governments do care when they don't stand to lose anything. Get rid of cigarettes and the stealth tax income drops like a rock. Wink

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

The way of life sure changed alot in the past 30-50 years!! I'm happy with my life. I try to do everything that comes to my mind cause life's too short! Cheers!

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oreo005 First Officer

Oh ya! I remember back then!
He, he!
I'm only 12!

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violentviolet Captain

Another item from the past that these young whippersnappers are missing, is the never to be forgotten "Creamola Foam", the fizzy drink you made by just adding water to the (e) number filled powder. Wink the stuff that got a whole generation on a sugar rush!

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Here is one nobody will figure out. Laughing

This is really old.

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RadarMan Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

Here is one nobody will figure out. Laughing

This is really old.

Captain Video and his Video Ranger!

The Dumont channel (5) in New York at 6:15pm.
By the way I understand he was a, well lets just say he enjoyed adult beverages.

Radar

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

That is true. He did like a nip or two, three, four... Shocked

Channel 5 is correct. Its call sign was WABD for Allen B. Dumont. Wow, have we come a long way!

Guest Ed Guest

CrashGordon wrote:

Guest Ed wrote:

fourby wrote:

Do you feel old?

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

Those who DIDN'T survive eating lead-based paint and car crashes without seatbelts aren't here to laugh about it, which is why all those safety regulations came along, I suppose. Rolling Eyes

Ed

No, the regulations were put in place to force people to buy things they would not ordinarily buy. Do you think anyone would order air bags for their car if they weren't forced to? If you think that government actually cares if people are harmed or killed, why is the sale of cigarettes legal?

And while the prohibition of lead based paint seems noble, I will bet that the paints that replaced it cost the consumer more.

Right, the Congress convened and said "Let's make people buy more things by passing safety regulations." Question I think I missed that news item. . .

I think tobacco is still legal because it is still very popular and intensely addictive, and people still remember what happened when the government outlawed another very popular and addictive substance, alcohol.

Yes, I would buy airbags for my car if I wasn't forced to. I've known a couple of people who either went through windshields or were impaled on the steering column. Yes, I would buy them.

Is money the only thing that matters to you? You'd let your kids be mentally impaired by consuming lead to save a few bucks gallon on paint? Wink

Ed

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Guest Ed wrote:

Right, the Congress convened and said "Let's make people buy more things by passing safety regulations." Question I think I missed that news item. . .

I think tobacco is still legal because it is still very popular and intensely addictive, and people still remember what happened when the government outlawed another very popular and addictive substance, alcohol.

Yes, I would buy airbags for my car if I wasn't forced to. I've known a couple of people who either went through windshields or were impaled on the steering column. Yes, I would buy them.

Is money the only thing that matters to you? You'd let your kids be mentally impaired by consuming lead to save a few bucks gallon on paint? Wink

Ed

You have far more faith in our elected and appointed officials that I have.
I won't say anything further as this is not a political forum.

As for airbags, I'm not arguing that you shouldn't have the right to have them. I'm saying that it is your decison, not one that should be forced upon you.

As for tobacco, although I think it is untouchable because so many are making so much money from it (cigarette companies, the medical profession, hospital and pharmaceutical corporations), no one would dare make it illegal.

Guest Ed Guest

CrashGordon,

You're absolutely right, it's not a political forum. Let's not go there. Wink

Ed

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

Wouldn't dream of it. Laughing

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violentviolet Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

As for tobacco, although I think it is untouchable because so many are making so much money from it (cigarette companies, the medical profession, hospital and pharmaceutical corporations), no one would dare make it illegal.

...And that pleases these two!

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VegasFlyer Chief Captain

CrashGordon wrote:

Guest Ed wrote:

Right, the Congress convened and said "Let's make people buy more things by passing safety regulations." Question I think I missed that news item. . .

I think tobacco is still legal because it is still very popular and intensely addictive, and people still remember what happened when the government outlawed another very popular and addictive substance, alcohol.

Yes, I would buy airbags for my car if I wasn't forced to. I've known a couple of people who either went through windshields or were impaled on the steering column. Yes, I would buy them.

Is money the only thing that matters to you? You'd let your kids be mentally impaired by consuming lead to save a few bucks gallon on paint? Wink

Ed

You have far more faith in our elected and appointed officials that I have.
I won't say anything further as this is not a political forum.

As for airbags, I'm not arguing that you shouldn't have the right to have them. I'm saying that it is your decison, not one that should be forced upon you.

As for tobacco, although I think it is untouchable because so many are making so much money from it (cigarette companies, the medical profession, hospital and pharmaceutical corporations), no one would dare make it illegal.

Tobacco trafficking, that's illegal tobacco, right Question

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