Getting older comes with a whole slew of annoyances. Aches and pains! Wrinkles and gray hairs! But while you change over time, the world around you is changing, too. The things that kids today enjoy are completely different than what you loved. By the same token, the stuff you loved as a youngster would look to today’s youth like the artifacts of an ancient civilization… Which they kind of are! Scroll down to see the funniest examples.
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Eight Track, you babies.
should anyone be looking for me, I will be chilling with the other fossils
My wife mocks me every time I ask for ‘the clicker’ to change channels..
Vinyl you babies
When I was sixteen I had a cassette deck in my car which would “automatically” skip to the beginning of the next song, and from people’s reactions you would have thought I was driving around with the cure for cancer in a baby food jar.
I can’t count how many time I died of dysentery. Anyone ever make it to Oregon?
I can remember coal being delivered by horse and cart.
Also when I was a very young child I saw a farmer using a horse-drawn plough.
I can remember trading in my stone knives for those newfangled bronze ones.
How about stiff paper punch cards to type computer code? If you dropped them and the order got mixed up, you had to start all over again. They were then placed in a “hopper”, which read your code.
Trying to see the boobs on the scrambled broadcast channels late at night.
I remember when Tom Snyder was the last thing on TV before ALL the channels went to snow.
Aw, you whiny babies who think being in their 30s is old. Just wait ’til you turn 60, you whippersnapper!
Now, get off my lawn.
Some day you youngins’ will feel old when your kids can contact you directly with their imbedded neural IP chip.
I remember the Dumont Network. **** me.
Me: You’re sounding like a broken record.
My kid: What’s a record?
I remember party lines and rotary phones. Telephone booths and playing in the back of station wagons. 8 track tapes and Casey Kasem’s top 40. I learned to type on a manual typewriter and the first computer I was taught on was an Apple IIE. I even did laundry with a wringer washer and had to have my sister hit the emergency button (oh how I miss them) and pumped water by hand from a well. I hear the anon of 11-16! OLD AT 30??? 30??? Gravity hasn’t even hit yet!
I mentioned burning music onto a CD and my kid said, “That’s so last century!”
I remember waiting for your friends in a bar and the never showed up only to find out at 2 AM that they left a message on your answering machine that the plan was canceled.
Choosing between the green vs. amber computer monitor. Going to Radio Shack with a bag full of tubes (removed from the Black-and-White TV to see which one had stopped working. Fiddling with a carburetor to get the correct air/fuel ratio. A huge fan in the kitchen window to cool off the apartment during the summer.
I started my career as a KEYPUNCH OPERATOR. Wow! The 70’s.
I’m so old 8 track tape players in cars were as popular as black and white tvs in homes and rotary dial phones. Hang up the phone was a common term as was aluminum foil on ranbit ears.
I remember recording your music off the radio onto tapes and recording your music videos off the much music channel. Aww the good old days when you try not to get any of the commercials at the end of the songs 😊
Sometimes I still channel surf. I must be one of the last to do so.
Then, a floppy really was floppy. Then the hard was known as a floppy. After that, I got lost.
Last one is for rewind! what else would you use besides a pencil or pen!
cb radio. nuf said