Kids these days

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by tomtom, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    I just received on of those circulated emails about kids today. You know the type, "we did have email, when we wanted to..."

    So it got me thinking, I think most of us are in the 30 to 50 year range, what did your day as a youth consist of, what did you value most?

    My day was breakfast, deliver my paper route, play baseball, stop only to watch the Cubs, we watched them on Frankie G's (we had two Frankies so he was Frankie G) tv, his was the newest and biggest. I think it was a 35 inch, huge cabinet set. Then we would take our bikes over to this rock quarry because it had perfect hills for BMXing. My bike was my prize possession. If it rained I would be inside practicing scales on my guitar.

    In high school I got my first car a week before I turned 16, it was a piece of shit, we drove around as much as we could trying to find girls and between this school and work my friends and I practiced rock.

    Winter involved snowmobiling, hunting, watching the Bears and Blackhawks.

    Not a worry in the world.


    I miss that shit.
     
  2. SIPAWITZ

    SIPAWITZ Bialy Whore Banned User

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    The kids today don't know what they're missing

    I had a wonderful complete fun child

    Always playing sports partying with my friends

    Lots of kids today I've become shut ins because of the internet
     
  3. walleye

    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    Well put! I still have my bmx bike I bought with the money I earned on my paper route.
     
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    i really enjoyed starting fires.
     
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    Living pain. :emperor:
     
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    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    It is a Redline with black mags, tuff neck stem and V-bars. Still not sure what the big deal was with these bars, just knew I needed them.
     
  7. tomtom

    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    I had to start off with a Huffy then part by part build my dream bike out of money from my route. Got a Mongoose frame, redline flight cranks, z-rims. I loved that thing.
     
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    I think we all did the same thing
     
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    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    Sounds like it. Good times.
     
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    I smoked weed and drank beer down at the beach. Beach 17th street. Far Rockaway Queens.
     
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    mattyfishrip197 Well-Known Member

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    did you you and fat joe hold hands and rub your feets in the needle sand.....and then humpy the rockaway.....i mean rock the night away...i mean do the rock away
     
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    When i was younger we just played sports stuff like football and bassitball , Then my parent's split and i moved to So Cal with my mom and we used to BMX and Dirt bike through the trails , Then my mom said i got into too much trouble (school mostly) so she sent me back to live with my dad back in Detroit. He liked to party and we had some strippers living with us , The old man was a truck driver so my teens was hanging out with the strippers all week and getting high.
     
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    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    Anybody remember Stu Thomson? He was the shit late 70's early 80's if I remember right.
     
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    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    My favorite BMXer was Jumping Jim Pratt.
     
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    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    This is no shit, my brother won a Shwinn Scrambler from the Bozo show! We sent in our names and during that bucket toss game they would choose an at home player. When the news spread at the local BMX track they teased him and said he raced a Bozo Special! I wish my daughter had a show like that to watch.
     
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    walleye Active Member Banned User

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    Not that Stu.
     
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    tomtom Well-Known Member

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    The wait to get on Bozo's Circus was something like 5 years. I should have sent in a postcard like you guys. Loved that show, also Ray Raynor.

    The Graaaaannnd Priiiize Gaaaame
     
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    My childhood was way different than anybody's here :jj:

    No TV, a radio that only picked up one channel (Radio Belize)....12 kids and we all had our job, I was the clothes washer. My dad was a preacher and had churches all over the island and we walked to them so he could preach, anywhere from a mile to 20 round trip. For fun we would go crab hunting in the bush or swim in the sea :p