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During our weekend bash I had one of the guys (Supayoda) say to me that I reminded him of his dad... LOL, I thought "Great, thanks for that!"


Then we had a thread start that people were talking about how trolls could be working for particular RC companies and just posting good reviews about their product 'cos they were paid to... this started all the other examples of that happening. Sir Zoomer mentioned alcohol and said he remembers when they used to do the same with gigarettes. I was thinking "Yep, so do I."


So now I'm begining to feel like an old fart and I remember an email sent to me a few years back that will help put your age into perspective.... but first, some of my own "I remember when".....


Driving over the Westgate bridge and having to stop and pay a toll...


When it fell during construction and killed many workers,


When the Hume Highway went *THROUGH* Seymour, Violet Town, Euroa, Benalla, Wangaratta etc and was one lane most of the way.


When the Geelong Road was only one lane,


and when the *hottest* calendar around was a Big M girl calendar.


Anyway... on to the email I got


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Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of that year's incoming freshmen. Here's the year 2000 list:
<UL>
<LI>The people starting college this fall across the nation were born in 1980.
<LI>They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era, and did not know he had ever been shot.
<LI>They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
<LI>Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
<LI>There has only been one Pope. They can only remember one other president.
<LI>They were 11 when the Soviet Union broke apart, and do not remember the Cold War.
<LI>They have never feared a nuclear war. "The Day After" is a pill to them—not a movie.
<LI>They are too young to remember the Space Shuttle Challenger blowing up.
<LI>Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
<LI>They never had a polio shot, and likely, do not know what it is.
<LI>Bottle caps have not always been screw off, but have always been plastic. They have no idea what a pull top can looks like.
<LI>Atari pre-dates them, as do vinyl albums.
<LI>The expression "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
<LI>They have never owned a record player.
<LI>They have likely never played Pac Man, and have never heard of "Pong."
<LI>Star Wars looks very fake to them, and the special effects are pathetic.
<LI>There have always been red M&M's, and blue ones are not new. What do you mean there used to be beige ones?
<LI>They may never have heard of an 8-track, and chances are they've never heard or seen one.
<LI>The compact disc was introduced when they were one year old.
<LI>As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 32 cents.
<LI>They have always had an answering machine.
<LI>Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels, nor have they seen a black & white TV.
<LI>They have always had cable.
<LI>There have always been VCR's, but they have no idea what Beta is.
<LI>They cannot fathom what it was like not having a remote control.
<LI>They were born the year Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
<LI>Roller-skating has always meant in-line for them.
<LI>"The Tonight Show" has always been with Jay Leno.
<LI>They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
<LI>Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.
<LI>They have never seen Larry Bird play, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a football player.
<LI>They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
<LI>The Vietnam War is as ancient history to them as WWI and WWII or even the Civil War.
<LI>They have no idea that Americans were ever held hostage in Iran.
<LI>They can't imagine what hard contact lenses are.
<LI>They don't know who Mork was, or where he was from.
<LI>They never heard the terms "Where's the Beef?", "I'd walk a mile for a Camel" or "De plane, de plane!"
<LI>They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is.
<LI>The Titanic was found? I thought we always knew where it was.
<LI>Michael Jackson has always been white.
<LI>Kansas, Boston, Chicago, America, and Alabama are all places—not music groups.
<LI>McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers.
<LI>There has always been MTV, and it has always included non-musical shows. </LI>[/list]
 

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If that didn't make you feel old, then here is this years list (2004)


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<TABLE cellPadding=3 width="100%">
<T>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>1.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Most students entering college this fall in the class of 2004, were born in 1982.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>2.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Grace Kelly, Elvis Presley, Karen Carpenter, and the E.R.A. have always been dead.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>3.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Kurt Cobain’s death was the “day the music died.”</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>4.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Somebody named George Bush has been on every national ticket, except one, since they were born.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>5.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>The Kennedy tragedy was a plane crash, not an assassination.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>6.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Huckleberry Finn has always been a “banned book.”</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>7.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>A “45” is a gun, not a record with a large hole in the center.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>8.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have no clue what the Beach Boys were talking about when they sang about a 409, and the Little Deuce Coupe.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>9.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have probably never lost anything in shag carpeting.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>10.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>MASH and The Muppet Show have always been in re-runs.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>11.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Punk Rock is an activist movement, not a musical form.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>12.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have always bought telephones, rather than rent them from AT&T.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>13.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>The year they were born, AIDS was found to have killed 164 people; finding a cure for the new disease was designated a “top priority” for government-sponsored research.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>14.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>We have always been able to reproduce DNA in the laboratory.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>15.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Wars begin and end quickly; peace-keeping missions go on forever.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>16.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>There have always been ATM machines.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>17.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>The President has always addressed the nation on the radio on Saturday.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>18.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>We have always been able to receive television signals by direct broadcast satellite.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>19.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Cities have always been trying to ban the possession and sale of handguns.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>20.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Watergate is as relevant to their lives as the Teapot Dome scandal.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>21.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have no idea that a “presidential scandal” once meant nothing more than Ronald Reagan taking President Carter’s briefing book in “Debategate.”</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>22.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have never referred to Russia and China as “the Reds.”</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>23.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Toyotas and Hondas have always been made in the United States.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>24.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>There has always been a national holiday honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>25.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Three Mile Island is ancient history, and nuclear accidents happen in other countries.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>26.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Around-the-clock coverage of congress, public affairs, weather reports, and rock videos has always been available on cable.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>27.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Senator Phil Gramm has always been a Republican.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>28.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Women sailors have always been stationed on U.S. Navy ships.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>29.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>The year they were born, the New York Times announced that the “boom in video games,” a fad, had come to an end.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>30.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Congress has been questioning computer intrusion into individuals’ personal lives since they were born.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>31.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Bear Bryant has never coached at Alabama.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>32.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have always been able to afford Calvin Klein.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>33.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Coors Beer has always been sold east of the Mississippi, eliminating the need for Burt Reynolds to outrun the authorities in the Smokey and the Bandit films.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>34.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They were born the same year that Ebony and Ivory lived in perfect harmony.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>35.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>The year they were born, Dustin Hoffman wore a dress and Julie Andrews wore a tuxedo.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>36.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Elton John has only been heard on easy listening stations.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>37.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Woodstock is a bird or a reunion, not a cultural touchstone.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>38.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have never heard a phone “ring.”</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>39.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They never dressed up for a plane flight.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>40.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Hurricanes have always had men’s and women’s names.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>41.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>Lawn darts have always been illegal.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>42.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>“Coming out” parties celebrate more than debutantes.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>43.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They only know Madonna singing American Pie.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>44.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They neither know who Billy Joe was, nor wondered what he was doing on the Talahatchee Bridge.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>45.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They never thought of Jane Fonda as “Hanoi Jane,” nor associated her with any revolution other than the “Fitness Revolution” videotape they may have found in the attic.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>46.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>The Osmonds are talk show hosts.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>47.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They have never used a bottle of “White Out.”</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>48.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>If they vaguely remember the night the Berlin Wall fell, they are probably not sure why it was up in the first place.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>49.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>“Spam” and “cookies” are not necessarily foods.</TD></TR>
<TR>
<TD vAlign=top>50.</TD>
<TD vAlign=top align=left>They feel more danger from having sex and being in school, than from possible nuclear war.</TD></TR></T></TABLE>
 

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Ahh, “when I was Young”, I can still remember:-
travelling over Westgate bridge in a Datsun 120Y & Mazda 808… and they both still had the new car smell!<O
</O

Reagan – shot… hmmm 1981. Got my Apple ][.
<O
</O

Space Shuttle Challenger accident… 1984. “1984 will not be like 1984” (original Apple Macintosh ad).
<O
</O

Polio… d’oh I know some disfigured fellas.
<O
</O

More importantly, who’s got tooth fillings? Kids of the 1980s don’t, due to fluoridation of the town water supplies.
<O
</O

Atari… is back!
<O
</O

Record player… hah, I got a Dual for LPs. And a Grundig for the 78s. Tried playing those modern silver 5” discs but all the needle did was to put a huge scratch on it – what gives?
<O
</O

My PC has a 5.25” floppy drive!
<O
</O

Pac Man, Pong… nah crap old-tech stuff. I liked Karateka & Arkanoid better.
<O
</O

Star Wars... stuff that Lucas sci-fi, who can forget Carrie in the gold bik?
<O
</O

VCR – Beta… never figured out why the ‘500’ & ‘750’ ratings meant; and yep blank tapes costed $50 each back then. (btw I found new Betamax tapes in JB HiFi recently…)
<O
</O

Not having a remote control. what, no R/C?
<O
</O

Walkman by Sony… was a flop, until Sony marketing decided to popularise them by flooding the cities with roller-skating girls in tight shorts - then sales took off! (Yes still have my Sony Walkman #1…)
<O
</O

Who remembers reel-to-reel magnetic tape?? To tape your LPs on…
<O
</O

Jordache jeans – huh?
<O
</O

They don't know who Mork was, or where he was from. --- Robin Williams, USA.
<O
</O

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. is. --- John Ross Ewing!
<O
</O

Michael Jackson has always been white. --- yeah, he loves the PYTs eh?
<O
</O

McDonalds never came in Styrofoam containers. --- clamshells, yeah!
<O
</O

Elton John --- remember when he was MARRIED?

Phone “ring” --- retro scum that I am, I’m after a polyphonic version of for my next mobile. That and the “breeep breeep” pager beep.

Pager?


They have never used a bottle of “White Out.” – TippEx! Sniffing Liquid Paper thinner’s better than “chroming”, you silly kids.

And inhaling volatile organic solvents doesn’t hurt long term mem… er yeah, what I said.

They feel more danger from having sex and being in school --- ahh, remember when “sex was safe and the cars were dangerous”?

I suspect modern kids won’t get “Back To The Future #1” either…

The real #1 "when I was young" tale is... I swore I'd never grow old enough to tell grand-pappy stories about how it was better in the old days.

Hah.
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ya ya ya.


"Difference between men & boys is the price of their toys."





best definition of age:-


YOUNG:- got lots of time, no money.


OLD:- Got more money, no time.


 

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If you're in between youth & age, its a no-go zone...
usual symptoms are:


1) you got the driver's licence... but you can't buy your own car


2) you can borrow the car... but got a curfew


3) you might have a GF... but she has the curfew


4) got car, got GF, got party... but can't drink (0.00% BAC) - hah!


What's more expensive, mobile phone or smoking?



First "mobile" I ever encoutered... that damned Ericsson was bigger than a desktop PC's CPU case.
 

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zoomer said:
First "mobile" I ever encoutered... that damned Ericsson was bigger than a desktop PC's CPU case.

Yeah, but in those days they pumped out 5 watts and had a terrific range. Nowadays I can see the bloody tower and still get the signal drop out.
 

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First "mobile" I ever encoutered... that damned Ericsson was bigger than a desktop PC's CPU case.




I remember those.They were big enough to bludgeon someone to death with.The only way you could top someone with the current range of mobiles is probably choking dueto phone being swallowed.








I remember a time when fuel was less than 60 cents a litre...
 

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Cheapest unleaded I ever bought was 37.9c... a full tank was under $30.


Bugger... still same tank insame car... spent $70+ last week.
 

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I Guess i read this late, but Skidd, Punk Rock is a musical form and it kicks ass
 
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