Things you miss about Summer vacation.

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  1. TehLivingDeath

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    With the little brats finally making their way back to school, I was waxing nostalgic about all the shit I did during Summer vacation. I would have to say that my favorite routine was eating 4 bowls of cereal and watching crappy game shows. Once "The Price Is Right" was over, I was out the door to roam the countryside.

    I liked "Password", "Pyramid", "Card Sharks", and "Win Lose Or Draw". Utterly insipid, mindless viewing.
     
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    ahem.

    YOUR THREADS SUCK, FAGGOT!!!
     
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    Being an old fart, I remember when it was safe to do things, like hop on the bike and ride for hours on end. Now, kids aren't allowed to go around the corner.

    I lived in the sticks. My buddies and I would hop on our bikes and ride to the nearest little town (7 miles away) to eat chips, drink Mountain Dew and act like little jerk-offs.
     
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    The Brady Bunch was a staple in my summer vacation. Marcia used to get my little pecker active.
     
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    Banging the neighborhood whore while her parents were at work.
     
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    I'm 37 now, so summers and weekends don't mean as much as I'm pretty much working all of the time. Funeral directing is a 24/7 type of career. I get 2 weeks of vacation but I usually just take some Fridays and Mondays off with those days to get a little relief.
    When I was a kid, I was always on my mongoose or dyno bmx bike riding all over queens. Usually around Howard beach or ozone park.
     
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    I agree, I lived in a big city but we still rode our bikes everywhere without the issues of today. Kids now are programmed with "play dates", day camps, classes etc. They never get to experience the sense of freedom you get from just getting on a bike and riding around until you find something to do
     
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    My dad died very suddenly when I was 16 and I started working that summer, and have worked every summer for the last 32 years. But what I miss the most from my childhood summer days is the carefree state of mind i had. I didnt have to worry about money, job, showing up anywhere on time.I grew up in the '70s, before the era of 500 channels on TV, the Internet, cellphones and the like. Summers when I was a kid were quiet and carefree. When the weather was nice I got on my bike at nine in the morning, came home for lunch and went back out until dinner. I'd play ball with my friends, skateboard, et al and didn't have a care in the world. That all ended, forever, very suddenly. I'd give anything to feel that way again.
     
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    When I was a kid, my dad used to take us to a trade show in upstate NY that we'd just call "The Show." It was an outdoor trade show, so there'd be lots of vendors selling knives, weapons and cool shit like that. Mostly junk, but I was a kid and I didn't know any better. My dad would give my older brother and I some cash and I'd load up on bang snaps, stink bombs, shitty pocket knives and switchblade combs.

    It was a long ass trip and mostly trees, trees and trees along the way. But there was this old stone mansion on a hill off the highway and my mom would always tell us when it was coming up. She called it "The Castle" and I used to look forward to getting a glimpse of it.

    When I was a teenager, my dad and uncle would take me and my brother to Am-Jam. It was a weekend long biker rally held in on private grounds in Cobleskill, NY. The Hells Angels ran it. Because it was private, there were no cops and chicks would walk around topless. There was also a huge stripper ten where dudes could watch chicks strip or get lap dances. I couldn't get in, but the HA guards used to let me sneak a peak.

    One the second day, there'd be a "Wet T-shirt contest" on the amphitheater. The t-shirts didn't stay on long. Actually nothing did...all the girls would eventually be wet and naked. It was actually kind of weird...there'd be grown dads taking their little sons to go watch. My dad just left me alone to do/watch whatever. I was like 12 or 13 when I started going to Am-Jam so I'd wait all year for it. Titties! :yay:
     
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    Ahh, those were the days.
     
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    We'd be outside from morning to dark. Nobody thought about child molesters or getting kidnaped or any of that crap. A simpler time but a nice one.
     
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    It sure was. Nobody ever thought being outside was dangerous - in fact, our parents threw us out of the house and made us go outside. And we all rode our bikes for miles without any of the armor the kids wear today. No helmets, no kneepads, elbow pads, ankle pads, gloves. And we pulled all kinds of stunts on our bikes - we popped wheelies, we built ramps so we cou'd jump over stuff, we rode through puddles as fast as we could, we jam on the brakes (back when all you needed to do was hit the pedal backward) and leave long skid marks on the street. We did this for years and not one of my friends ever got a scratch. Not ever.

    And then there were the movies. Remember those? This was back in the days when movie theaters had huge screens and balconies and real concession stands, and only cost about 3 bucks with another 3 for popcorn and soda. There were no sixplexes with theaters the size of linen closets like today. I'd bike with my friends all over Kew Gardens and Forest Hills, going to the movies at the Main Street, the Continental and the UA Forest Hills, and sometimes the Prospect in Flushing and even the famous RKO Keith's. In the summer of 1980, my friend and I saw "The Blues Brothers" and "The Empire Strikes Back" five times each and we weren't even tired of it. On Sundays, if it was raining, we would watch the Mets or the Yankees, whichever team was on the road, because back in those days, almost every game was on free TV. Sometimes there would be an away doubleheader (remember those?) and we'd be set for the afternoon.

    It was a simpler time and a happier one. I feel bad for children today. They will never know the freedom we had. I miss that time, and I miss being young.
     
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    Thanks a lot, Obama.
     
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    I'm a little older than you so I remember the golden age of game shows. I didn't care for Password but I liked The Price is Right, Concentration, Split Second and all of the Pyramid versions hosted by Dick Clark - there was the "$10,000 Pyramid", then the "$25,000 Pyramid" and finally "The $100,000 Pyramid". I also liked a game show called "High Rollers" that was hosted by Alex Trebek with a big head of curly brown hair. Then there was Match Game in the afternoons on CBS, with Gene Rayburn and his double entendres, and the goofy has-beens and nobodies they called guests like McLean Stevenson, Scoey Mitchell and Joyce Bulifant. Remember all those game shows that gave away cars as grand prizes? Those were some of the shittiest cars ever to come out of Detroit - the Pinto, the Chevy Vega and the Canadian version, the Pontiac Astre.

    My mom was a soap opera addict when I was a kid, and there were many more soaps on in the '70s than there are now. She used to start with "The Young and the Restless" and then move on to "Search for Tomorrow" and maybe "Another World". The intro to "The Edge of Night" used to creep me out when I was little.

    And then there was The 4:30 Movie on ABC. People who grew up in NYC in the '70s know all about that. Remember "Apes Week"? And "Godzilla Week"?

    Today, daytime TV is all shit - endless "Judge" shows, reality shows, talk shows, informercials, endless bullshit.

    Nothing is ever the same.
     
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    two things that get me really depressed in hindsight are summer vacations, and freshmen year in the dorms. nothing in life will ever come close to that amount of no responsibility joy. I think I'm going through a midlife crisis at 30.
     
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    i remember girls with see thru tops, hot pants... sans bras...erect nipples that appeared to wink at me
     
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    Card Sharks was great. So simple.... just predict "higher" or "lower".
    Match Game was ok sometimes too.
     
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    playing reliveo until the sun came up
     
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    You just touched on the one major drawback of being a teenager in the '70s and early '80s - it was much, much harder to get porn, even soft-core porn. My next door neighbor used to get Playboy in the mail and he used to - ahem - "read" it on his porch. Once he left it on the table on the porch and I seriously thought about stealing it. I didn't because I knew that he'd know that I took it and he would tell my mother. That must have happened in 1978 and I remember it like it was yesterday. Howard's always talking about whacking off to bra and girdle ads, and he is not kidding. My brother once found a Frederick's of Hollywood catalog in someone's garbage and he kept it under his mattress for years. Sneaking into a local porno theater was not only dangerous, it was damn near impossible.

    If you wanted porn back then, you needed to use your imagination a lot. There were the bra and panty ads, and the ads for the XXX-rated films. There was also Spanish TV - Iris Chacon started to shake her boobs and ass on Channel 41 every Tuesday evening at 8 pm in the early '80s, and I shot many a load to her. Or you could try to watch scrambled over the air porn flicks and try to decipher what was happening on the screen. I remember when it rained, the picture would almost descramble. I watched my first porn films that way.

    But in this one respect - surviving your teen years, especially if you are a boy - the kids today have it much, much better than we did.