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Feeling Old?

Old 04-08-09, 07:24 PM
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http://wannafeelold.tumblr.com/

That site made me feel old and depressed. Time flies I guess.
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Old 04-08-09, 07:52 PM
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When I was born, telephones were dial, and attached to the wall. There was no internet, satellite or cable tv. Recorded music was on vinyl or reel-to-reel tapes only. Most TV shows were still in black and white. Video games and home computers did not exist. LED's were just being created. Transistors were new, and microchips not yet on the horizon.

You couldn't dial 911 for emergency help. There were no trauma centers, and the only way to look inside a living body was x-rays or exploratory surgery.

Ball point pens were around, but felt tip pens were new, and still pretty clunky. Microwave ovens were rare, and only used by restaurants because they were six feet tall and weighed hundreds of pounds. Lava lamps weren't around yet. Pop-top soda cans were still being developed. Labels on canned food were not required to list ingredients or nutrition information. Diet drinks were sweetened with cyclamates. Medication was routinely sold in un-sealed, non childproof containers. Many cars did not come with seat belts. You could smoke anywhere but in a hospital or at school.

Segregation was still enforced.

Neither the Berlin wall nor the World Trade Center had yet been built.

Nobody had been to the moon. Nobody had even been into space. Pluto was still a planet.

I'm not yet 50... I wonder what the world will be like when I leave?
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Old 04-08-09, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Mrs. Danger View Post
When I was born, telephones were dial, and attached to the wall. There was no internet, satellite or cable tv. Recorded music was on vinyl or reel-to-reel tapes only. Most TV shows were still in black and white. Video games and home computers did not exist. LED's were just being created. Transistors were new, and microchips not yet on the horizon.

You couldn't dial 911 for emergency help. There were no trauma centers, and the only way to look inside a living body was x-rays or exploratory surgery.

Ball point pens were around, but felt tip pens were new, and still pretty clunky. Microwave ovens were rare, and only used by restaurants because they were six feet tall and weighed hundreds of pounds. Lava lamps weren't around yet. Pop-top soda cans were still being developed. Labels on canned food were not required to list ingredients or nutrition information. Diet drinks were sweetened with cyclamates. Medication was routinely sold in un-sealed, non childproof containers. Many cars did not come with seat belts. You could smoke anywhere but in a hospital or at school.

Segregation was still enforced.

Neither the Berlin wall nor the World Trade Center had yet been built.

Nobody had been to the moon. Nobody had even been into space. Pluto was still a planet.

I'm not yet 50... I wonder what the world will be like when I leave?
I'm in the same club.
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Old 04-08-09, 08:58 PM
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I'm in the same club.
Move over!
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Old 04-08-09, 09:06 PM
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Oh yeah, when I was born everything was in black & white!
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Old 04-08-09, 11:18 PM
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“The film ‘Back to the Future 2’ is set five and a half years from now. Buy stock in Hoverboard™!”

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Old 04-09-09, 04:00 PM
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Great page.

I was born in the 70's so I'm still young and cool. Right? Right??
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Old 04-09-09, 04:09 PM
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The power ranger reference on that page made me feel ancient. I was not a power ranger fan, but my son--who is 18 --watched it every day.
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Old 04-09-09, 04:14 PM
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Move over!
Well, I am 50, so is there still room on the sofa for me too?

And who's going to get up and flip the TV dial channel changer to one of the other 3 or 4 stations there are to choose from?
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Old 04-09-09, 06:11 PM
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www.onceuponawin.com

I use this site for my nostalgia.
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