Stuff from your youth you wish your kids could experience

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  1. Ganggreen87

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    howard related because his show isn't the same anymore.

    What's some stuff from you being a kid you wish your kids could see or try that's gone now?
    Here's a few of mine

    Phones with a cord
    Nothing said brass balls then talking a call from your girlfriend in the kitchen while your whole family sat and ate dinner while you talked to her. You would stretch that cord as far as it could go, to try to get a shed of privacy and it never worked.

    Buying concert tickets from a ticket master machine
    Concerts are great but there was a whole art of buying the tickets back in the day. Calling some friend in California to buy tickets for Van Halen in Connecticut because the ticketmaster line was insane. Finding a shop that had a hidden machine in the back room, that a friends dad owned. It was hard to get tickets, in many I stances camping out and signing a "line list" was required.

    Albums
    I miss albums and album covers, music started sucking almost the day they did away with albums


    What else ya got?
     
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    The outdoors, playing the neighborhood kids. Had them shooting pellet guns a couple weeks ago.
     
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    Every damn thing.....:depressed:
     
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    Cub scouts and my cub masters long thick, is this thing on?
     
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    Life without the internet....social media...all of it. It just homogenizes people......
    Oh and life without 5000 channels of crap on tv....
    I would love to share a bowl of capn' crunch and saturday morning cartoons with my kids...
     
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    When sneaking a peak at Playboy actually was new and exciting.

    Letting your kid hang with other kids without a play date.

    Actually having to leave the house to be entertained all day.

    Teaching your kid to deal with a bully instead of having the kids expelled
     
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    16bit & 64bit graphics

    when singles on the radio were actually good like virtual insanity
     
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    Blowing into the NES cartridge/unit to play video games all night long.
     
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    Finding a playboy magazine or vcr tape of porn, we had to work hard as a13-16 year old looking around for porn. Christ these kids today have no idea how hard it was to find porn, they just turn on a phone/computer. I remember finding a penthouse that was left in the woods near my grandparents house. It was soaked with rain and smelled a little moldy but I kept it, and loved looking at it.
     
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    Saturday morning cartoons that were funny.
     
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    I'll never forget Bob

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    Running all around the block with friends on bikes until dad hollers it's dinner time. No fear if bring abducted, no competition from electronics. Progress can suck in some ways.
     
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    Saturday morning cartoons.
    How special was Saturday morning in the 70's? Very little television was for kids back then, now it's 24/7 for every damn age range.

    Growing up in a small town where you could ride your bicycle "downtown" and eat at the counter in the diner. Hamburger fries and a Coke for $1.50

    Playing outside unsupervised for hours on end. Leaving the house in the morning and not having to be home until dark.
     
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    being able to walk to school without worrying about (1) being mugged by older kids from the bad side of town who steal their sneakers and basebal caps (2) being tricked into some pervert's van because he claimed to be my friend who i asked to pick them up from school (3) being able to go play on the streets without being slashed by a group of girls who think they have to attack kids on the street in order to be cool.
     
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    growing up in an era when cowards were appropriately ridiculed and toughening up was encouraged.
     
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    14.4k modem

     
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    Playing outside. You never see kids playing outside ever anymore. Scraped knees from playing wiffle ball or Running bases, stoop ball, we never ran out of things to do.
    How about finding a stick and playing with it? As a kid and actually using my imagination, that stick was a lightsaber, a gun, a magic staff, a sword, all sorts of things. I'm not even that old and video games existed, but we still preferred outside and save the games for a bad storm day or whatever.
     
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    Being allowed to say nig - just kidding. Pre-PC days were good though.