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Old 03-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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I rarely open chain mail. For some reason I actualy read this and got drunk with nostalgia. This is almost the exact speach I give my kids on a regular basis and it goes in one ear and out the other while they watch that dumba$$ Disney channel...

To Those of You Born in the years
1930 - 1979..

At the end of
This email is a 'quote of the month'
by Jay

Leno. If you
Don't read anything else, please
Read what he said...

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, locks on doors or
cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball
caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants
& children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags,
bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck 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, real butter and bacon. We drank
Kool-Aid made with real white sugar and we weren't
overweight!

WHY???

Because we were always outside playing...
that's why!

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-karts out of scraps and
then ride them 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.

We did not Have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, 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 and
no 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 w ith 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 '!!!

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will
know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with
scissors, doesn't it ?
~
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:45 PM   #2
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When Adam Carolla filled in for Jim Rome one episode he actually said something like this. He was talking about the Madden video game series because funny because its playing a game that is actually simulating exercise. He said "whats next treadmill the game?" He also talked about getting rid of junk food was stupid because they had that crap when he was growing up. The only difference was he would go outside and run in circles for hours.

Its weird saying this stuff on a message board when I should be running in circles outside.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:51 PM   #3
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When Adam Carolla filled in for Jim Rome one episode he actually said something like this. He was talking about the Madden video game series because funny because its playing a game that is actually simulating exercise. He said "whats next treadmill the game?" He also talked about getting rid of junk food was stupid because they had that crap when he was growing up. The only difference was he would go outside and run in circles for hours.

Its weird saying this stuff on a message board when I should be running in circles outside.

Lol, I know. But tell me you it didn't take you back, thinking about making go karts outta crates? Or drinking out the water hose? I wouldn't dare let my kids do that $hit today. Am I punkin out? Hell, I just yelled at my son last weekend for climbing our tree when back in the day we used to run from rooftop to rooftop like a damn mutant.
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Old 03-14-2009, 03:54 PM   #4
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I did most of that $hit growing up and I was born in the 80s.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:16 PM   #5
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I did most of that $hit growing up and I was born in the 80s.


What year? Curious.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:20 PM   #6
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What year? Curious.
jan 86
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:24 PM   #7
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Hmmmm. Funny. Based on the $hit you sayfrom tim to time I'd figure you were born between 89-2000.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #8
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I was born in 70s, but I had Atari/Coleco/Commadore/Nintendo growing up.

However, regarding car safety I fully agree. We used to hop in the back of my dad's friend el camino and he'd go whipping around corners banging our heads off the sides and ****... and look as an adult I only suffer from minor brain damage, hell its probably not ever related.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #9
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Hmmmm. Funny. Based on the $hit you sayfrom tim to time I'd figure you were born between 89-2000.
pssh, you shouldve seen my face when you said you had kids.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:28 PM   #10
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I rarely open chain mail. For some reason I actualy read this and got drunk with nostalgia. This is almost the exact speach I give my kids on a regular basis and it goes in one ear and out the other while they watch that dumba$$ Disney channel...

To Those of You Born in the years
1930 - 1979..

At the end of
This email is a 'quote of the month'
by Jay

Leno. If you
Don't read anything else, please
Read what he said...

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, locks on doors or
cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball
caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants
& children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags,
bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck 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, real butter and bacon. We drank
Kool-Aid made with real white sugar and we weren't
overweight!

WHY???

Because we were always outside playing...
that's why!

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-karts out of scraps and
then ride them 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.

We did not Have Playstations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, 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 and
no 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 w ith 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 '!!!

While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will
know how brave and lucky their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with
scissors, doesn't it ?
~

hahahaha ..... LOVE IT!!!! Damn, them were the good ole' days .... I miss them!!!

BTW, 1967 here!!!
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:38 PM   #11
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pssh, you shouldve seen my face when you said you had kids.

Lol, nice one. Maybe it's the tequilla, but I can appreciate a good come back.

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F*ck You.
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Old 03-14-2009, 04:57 PM   #12
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wow, i never really realized there were old timahs up in this hoe..
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:03 PM   #13
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Its funny. I think the now generation have it so great. Just imagine if we had youtube and wikipedia back in the day. Man, I'd be a doctor right now. I work with children and it amazes me how many of them can't do well in school with information at thier fingertips. I didn't have the internet till I was out of school. The school I work at provides laptops with internet access and these tards still fail classes. Ridiculous.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #14
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wow, i never really realized there were old timahs up in this hoe..

Not too many, yet not enough!

I only chime in every once in awhile though.....So not to cramp your style!
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:15 PM   #15
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Its funny. I think the now generation have it so great. Just imagine if we had youtube and wikipedia back in the day. Man, I'd be a doctor right now. I work with children and it amazes me how many of them can't do well in school with information at thier fingertips. I didn't have the internet till I was out of school. The school I work at provides laptops with internet access and these tards still fail classes. Ridiculous.

True that! You're right, the now generation does have it unbelievable great .... Although, unfortunately, it seems that some/most have no idea what to do with it!!

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