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    Default Growing up in Australia - "THE OLD DAYS"

    Kewl email i got, very refreshing.... Long read



    GROWING UP IN AUSTRALIA - "THE OLD DAYS"

    I'm talking about hide and seek in the park. The corner milk bar,hopscotch, billy carts, cricket in front of the garbage bin and inviting everyone on your street to join in, Skipping, handball, handstands,elastics (or the lemon twist thingy), bullrush, catch & kiss, footy on the best lawn in the street, slip'n'slide, the trampoline with water on it, hula hoops, stepping in puddles, mud pies and building dams in the gutter.

    The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass. What about boat races with Paddle Pop sticks down the gutter when it was raining?

    'Big bubbles no troubles' with Hubba Bubba bubble gum (grapeflavour!!). A
    choc-top.

    Mr Whippy cone on a warm summer night after you've chased him round the block. 20 cents worth of mixed lollies lasted a week and pretending to smoke "fags" (the lollies) was really cool!.. A dollars' worth of chips from the corner take-away fed two people (AND the sauce was free!!)

    Being upset when you botched putting on the temporary tattoo from thebubblegum packet, but still wearing it proudly. Watching Saturday morning cartoons: 'The Smurfs', 'AstroBoy', 'He-Man', 'Captain Caveman','Archie','Jem' (truly outrageous!!), 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Banana Man' and 'Heeeey heeeeey heeeeeeey it's faaaaaaat Albert'.Or staying up late and sneaking a look at the "AO" on the second telly.(Do you remember staying up late to watch the first "Thriller" screening on TV??) When 'Monkey Magic' with fish face & pigsy had a cult following. Miraculous Mellops. & who could ever forget Degrassi Jnr High?

    When around the corner seemed a long way, and going into town seemed like going somewhere. Where running away meant you did laps of the block because you weren't allowed to cross the road (and copping a hiding from mum - literally - when you got brought home by a neighbour ... I still remember the punishment) ?? A million mozzie bites, wasp and bee stings.

    Sticky fingers, cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, riding bikes and catching tadpoles. Marco polo in the neighbours' pool ("fish outta water?!""NOOOO"), drawing all over the road and driveway with chalk. Climbing trees and building cubbies out of every sheet your mum had in the cupboard.

    Walking to school, no matter what the weather. When writing 'I love....?..'on your pencil case, really did mean it was true love. "he loves me? he loves me not?" Running till you were out of breath.

    Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt. Pitching the tent in the back/front yard. Jumping on the bed. Ghosts stories with the next door neighbours. Pillowfights, spinning round, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for the giggles.
    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon. Cricket cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle. Eating raw jelly, making homemade lemonade and sucking on a Funny Face, Paddle Pop or red Icy Pole.

    Remember when there were only two types of sneakers - girls and boys. Dunlop volleys with the green 'n' gold or blue and the only time you wore them at school was for "sports day." Bloomers in primary school & Scungies under netball skirts. You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents!

    It wasn't odd to have two or three "best friends" & you would ask them by sending a note asking them to be your best friend. (And they stayed that way from Grade 3 until we all left school!)

    You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas eve and pretended to sleep for the tooth fairy.
    When nobody owned a pure-bred dog. When 50c was decent pocket money. When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10c. When nearly everyone's mum Was there when the kids got home from school. It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb. When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at the local Chinese restaurant with your family.

    When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed her or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.

    When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home. Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs,etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! Some of us are still afraid of them!!!

    Remember when decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo" or dib dib's-scissors, paper, rock. "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly".
    Terrorism was when the older kids were at the end of your street with pea-shooters waiting to ambush you.

    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was boy/girl germs, and the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.
    Where bluelight disco's were the equivalent to a Rave, and asking a boy out meant writing a 'polite' note getting them to tick 'yes' or 'no' - or sending your friends to ask the object of your desire to "go with you"....

    and when you didn't want to "go with" them anymore you sent the back to tell them "you're dropped".
    >When there was always that one 'HOT' guy/girl. Yeah ... the prefect assigned to my class in Grade 8 - Andrew ... what a boob!

    Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot. Your biggest danger at school was accidentally walking through the middle of a heated game of "brandies".
    Nobody was prettier than your Mum. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.

    Taking drugs meant scoffing range-flavoured chewable vitamin C's, or swallowing half a Panadol.

    Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

    Going to the beach and catching a wave was a dream come true. And the smell of coconut reef oil ....

    If you actually lived there boogie boarding in the white wash made you the next Kelly Slater.

    Abilities were discovered because of a double-dare".

    Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.



    Now, didn't that bring back some fond memories?? If you can remember most of these, you're an Aussie legend!!!
    Pass this on to another Aussie legend who may need a break from their "grown up" life...


    I DOUBLE-DARE YA!!!!!

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    that was great Jake, brought a tear to my eye :lol: :cry:
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    Thats cool....fond memories

    The world is turning into shit....its womens fault :lol:

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    That was a great read :TUP

    Brought some awesome memories back
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    i agree!... bloody women!
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    PADDLE POP STICK RACES IN THE GUTTER WHEN ITS RAINING!!!!!! WHOO HOO
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    So bosc0, you really had a crush on some dude named gavin ?

    was a good read dude...
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    Yo dude, i still do all of that today! :lol:
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    Arhhhhh those where the days! Good find!

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    I wish we had paddle pop sticks, we used to race leaves that were folded over and had the stem pushed through.... but yeah, those were the days.

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    Default You know you were an Aussie Kid in the 90's when you remember......

    Came across these on another forum recently, thought I would add them in (some similar). I really did forget about that white, dried up dog poo. Where did it go?

    Ahh, so many memories...

    You watched the ABC more than any other station. Those days are long
    gone.

    You made worms by squeezing your Vegemite or peanut butter crackers
    together.

    Healthy Harold day was the best because you got to miss class to sit in
    a tiny caravan and listen to a talking giraffe.

    Super League almost ruining rugby league in Australia.

    Getting the Easter Show guide from the paper and circling all the show
    bags you wanted.

    You thought everyone in America carried a gun and you never wanted to
    go there because you were were scared you'd get shot.

    Blinky Bill, Sesame Street and Spot.

    You always used to see that dried out, white dog poo on the footpath.
    You never see that anymore.

    SuperTed, Widget The World Watcher and Samurai Pizza Cats.

    Going to the Easter Show with a big group of friends from school once
    you were old enough to go without Mum and Dad.

    Doing research for school projects by going to the library or looking
    up an encyclopaedia rather than using the internet.

    Paul Keating was some guy that ran the country and John Howard became
    the only PM you really ever knew because you were too young to care
    before that.

    Banana Man, Bangers and Mash and The Raggy Dolls.

    Game Boy.

    Waking up early everyday to watch Agro's Cartoon Connection.

    Hey Hey It's Saturday.

    Everyone got the Coke bag at the Easter Show and it was only $10.

    Buying those 6 packs of Coco Pops, Fruit Loops, Frosties, Rice Bubbles,

    Nutri-Grain and Corn Flakes so you could have a different one each day
    and then opening the packets really carefully and removing the cereal
    so you'd have a mini wardrobe afterwards. You also most probably just
    let your parents eat the Corn Flakes.

    Trying to make the Rainbow Road shortcut on Mario Kart 64.

    Postman Pat, Fireman Sam and Lift Off (that show with the dirty, blind
    doll named EC).

    Playing GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64 and arguing over whether Oddjob
    was allowed to be used in multiplayer.

    The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Super International Cricket on the SNES.

    Arguing over which was better - Nintendo 64 or PlayStation.

    Don't push me, push a push pop!

    Nobody made not jokes... NOT!!

    Who shot Mr Burns?

    Watching Captain Planet and then driving your parents mad by always
    singing the song.

    That's so funny, I forgot to laugh.

    You decorated your room with glow-in-the-dark stickers.

    You played marbles and could name all the different types like blue
    moon, oily, candy, red wine, galaxy and red devil. You never played
    anyone for your god marble.

    Feeling sad when your Tamagotchi died.

    Singing "This is the song that doesn't end, yes it goes on and on my
    friend, some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and
    they'll continue singing it forever just because this is the song that
    doesn't end, yes it goes..."

    Dolly the sheep.

    Getting up early to watch the Rage Top 50.

    Friends when they were all actually just friends. Why didn't Phoebe and
    Joey get together?

    Sonic the Hedgehog.

    Watching The Simpsons back when it was funny, every night on Channel
    10.

    Power Rangers becoming cooler than the Ninja Turtles, even though the
    Turtles will always be cooler.

    Watching South Park for the first time and being really excited by all
    the swearing.

    Blowing on the Nintendo cartridge before putting it in the console to
    make sure it worked properly.

    Smell the cheese.

    Vulcan, Tower, Flame... Australian Gladiators.

    Playing Mortal Kombat and trying to do a fatality but just ending up
    punching accidentally.

    Pokemon! Gotta catch 'em all!

    Watching Hey Dad! and then seeing little Arthur McArthur go on to star
    in that famous Sorbent ad.

    Full Frontal, not Comedy Inc.

    Wolfenstein, Doom and Duke Nukem.

    Downloading music from Napster.

    Chatting with your buddies on ICQ.

    Going to see Titanic.

    And the winner is Sydney.

    Mighty Max and Polly Pocket. Max and Polly always got lost because they
    were so bloody small.

    Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

    Ray Martin hosted A Current Affair.

    Zoopa Doopa ice blocks were only 20c and if you couldn't afford it, you
    asked the canteen lady to cut it in half so you could split it with a
    friend.

    Happy Meals were only $2.95 and the toys were simple but actually good.

    Thorpe won lots of gold medals and wasn't so gay.

    Opposite day.

    Playing tackle Bull Rush at lunchtime and having tackling banned. You
    had to resort to grab 1-2-3 or tip. Same goes for footy.

    Pogs and Looney Tunes Tazos.

    Nobody won Wimbledon unless their name was Pete Sampras.

    Smarties were better than M&Ms...and both of them were way better than
    money, because you could eat them.

    You tried Dr. Pepper and hated it.

    Service stations didn't need space for 4 digits on their petrol prices
    signs.

    Girl germs! Boy germs!

    Goosebumps.

    You had to actually call your friends rather than send them an SMS.

    Hubba Bubba.

    Wearing a Chicago Bulls T-shirt or cap. Wearing the cap backwards.


    The feeling of wonder you got, the first time you were able to see the
    image in one of those Magic Eye 3D pictures.

    The Secret World of Alex Mack.

    Talk to the hand!

    Johnson and Friends, Noddy and Humphrey B. Bear.

    You wished you had enough Lego to build those amazing cities they
    displayed in the brochures.

    Slap bracelets.

    Jurassic Park and those toy dinosaurs where you could pull a piece of
    the skin out to see its insides.

    Roger Ramjet, he's our man, hero of our nation.

    We had paper money.

    Good on ya Mum! Tip Top's the one!

    You could buy more than enough food from the school canteen for only
    $2.

    Begging your parents to go to McDonald's for dinner.

    Rocko's Modern Life, Rugrats and Hey Arnold!

    Noni, Monica and that bald guy named George on Play School.

    Going to World 4 Kids to look at all the toys.


    Watching The Lion King and feeling Simba's pain when Mufasa died.
    Disney just doesn't make them like that anymore.

    Soft serve cones were only 30c and they never tried to up-sell a Flake
    because they didn't have it.

    Wanting a Brain or Silver Bullet during the yo-yo craze.

    Nesquik without the Nes.

    Troll Dolls.

    The Kids' Works at Pizza Hut with unlimited drink refills. You made an
    ice cream mountain covered in choc chips and marshmallows and could
    never finish it.

    Thomas the Tank Engine and TUGS.

    Ba-na-na-na-na! Ba-na-na-na-na! Make those bodies sing!

    You had to get your photos developed.

    Street Sharks and Biker Mice From Mars

    Competing with your friends to see who could eat the most sour Warheads
    in one go.

    The Channel 9 logo had dots next to it and the Channel 7 logo wasn't a
    folded piece of paper.

    >No Hat, no play.

    Dr. Dreadful Food Labs. Kids these days wouldn't be allowed that
    because its not healthy enough. We didn't give a **** about our health
    in the 90's.

    High five! Up high, down low, too slow!

    Watching Round the Twist and getting pissed off that the actors kept on
    changing. You still loved it though.

    Cheating in Heads Down, Thumbs Up.

    Watching that game show called Vidiot. Game shows didn't have to be
    educational back then, like That's Academic... that show sucks.

    Collecting basketball cards, whether you followed basketball or not.

    Your family didnít own a 4WD unless it was a real one like a Land Cruiser or Patrol. Range Rovers were tough and nobody thought BMW would make a 4WD, let alone Porsche.

    You always wished your parents had bought you a bigger Super Soaker for
    Christmas. Christmas is hot in Australia... the more water, the better.

    Collecting hundreds of tickets from Timezone just so you could trade
    them for some crappy prize that you could have bought from Woolies for
    five bucks.

    Playing handball with Ace, King, Queen and Dunce and making up stupid
    rules as you went along.

    "Inside, outside, inside, on." That piece of elastic that everyone
    played with at lunch, except your mum wouldn't buy you the proper pink
    piece of elastic, so you had the kind she bought from spotlight and
    sewed together.

    A*mazing.

    Hypercolour T-shirts.

    Bumbags were the only bag needed

    Atari was just the Xbox 360 of its day

    You wanted to solve the mystery with the kids on Ghostwriter

    Doing 200 word reports on behind the news and it seeming like a big task

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    aww...the memories. Are kids still brought up this way? Not sure. Thats the memories I want my kids to have. Not just, oh yeh, well I got this pokemon card

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    Its threads like this that remind me that Im getting old...


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    I can remember a lot of things in my childhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bosc0
    Kewl email i got, very refreshing.... Long read



    GROWING UP IN AUSTRALIA - "THE OLD DAYS"

    I'm talking about hide and seek in the park. The corner milk bar,hopscotch, billy carts, cricket in front of the garbage bin and inviting everyone on your street to join in, Skipping, handball, handstands,elastics (or the lemon twist thingy), bullrush, catch & kiss, footy on the best lawn in the street, slip'n'slide, the trampoline with water on it, hula hoops, stepping in puddles, mud pies and building dams in the gutter.

    The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass. What about boat races with Paddle Pop sticks down the gutter when it was raining?

    'Big bubbles no troubles' with Hubba Bubba bubble gum (grapeflavour!!). A
    choc-top.

    Mr Whippy cone on a warm summer night after you've chased him round the block. 20 cents worth of mixed lollies lasted a week and pretending to smoke "fags" (the lollies) was really cool!.. A dollars' worth of chips from the corner take-away fed two people (AND the sauce was free!!)

    Being upset when you botched putting on the temporary tattoo from thebubblegum packet, but still wearing it proudly. Watching Saturday morning cartoons: 'The Smurfs', 'AstroBoy', 'He-Man', 'Captain Caveman','Archie','Jem' (truly outrageous!!), 'The Wizard of Oz', 'Banana Man' and 'Heeeey heeeeey heeeeeeey it's faaaaaaat Albert'.Or staying up late and sneaking a look at the "AO" on the second telly.(Do you remember staying up late to watch the first "Thriller" screening on TV??) When 'Monkey Magic' with fish face & pigsy had a cult following. Miraculous Mellops. & who could ever forget Degrassi Jnr High?

    When around the corner seemed a long way, and going into town seemed like going somewhere. Where running away meant you did laps of the block because you weren't allowed to cross the road (and copping a hiding from mum - literally - when you got brought home by a neighbour ... I still remember the punishment) ?? A million mozzie bites, wasp and bee stings.

    Sticky fingers, cops and robbers, cowboys and indians, riding bikes and catching tadpoles. Marco polo in the neighbours' pool ("fish outta water?!""NOOOO"), drawing all over the road and driveway with chalk. Climbing trees and building cubbies out of every sheet your mum had in the cupboard.

    Walking to school, no matter what the weather. When writing 'I love....?..'on your pencil case, really did mean it was true love. "he loves me? he loves me not?" Running till you were out of breath.

    Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt. Pitching the tent in the back/front yard. Jumping on the bed. Ghosts stories with the next door neighbours. Pillowfights, spinning round, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for the giggles.
    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon. Cricket cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle. Eating raw jelly, making homemade lemonade and sucking on a Funny Face, Paddle Pop or red Icy Pole.

    Remember when there were only two types of sneakers - girls and boys. Dunlop volleys with the green 'n' gold or blue and the only time you wore them at school was for "sports day." Bloomers in primary school & Scungies under netball skirts. You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents!

    It wasn't odd to have two or three "best friends" & you would ask them by sending a note asking them to be your best friend. (And they stayed that way from Grade 3 until we all left school!)

    You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas eve and pretended to sleep for the tooth fairy.
    When nobody owned a pure-bred dog. When 50c was decent pocket money. When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10c. When nearly everyone's mum Was there when the kids got home from school. It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb. When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at the local Chinese restaurant with your family.

    When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed her or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.

    When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home. Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs,etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! Some of us are still afraid of them!!!

    Remember when decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo" or dib dib's-scissors, paper, rock. "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly".
    Terrorism was when the older kids were at the end of your street with pea-shooters waiting to ambush you.

    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was boy/girl germs, and the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.
    Where bluelight disco's were the equivalent to a Rave, and asking a boy out meant writing a 'polite' note getting them to tick 'yes' or 'no' - or sending your friends to ask the object of your desire to "go with you"....

    and when you didn't want to "go with" them anymore you sent the back to tell them "you're dropped".
    >When there was always that one 'HOT' guy/girl. Yeah ... the prefect assigned to my class in Grade 8 - Andrew ... what a boob!

    Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot. Your biggest danger at school was accidentally walking through the middle of a heated game of "brandies".
    Nobody was prettier than your Mum. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.

    Taking drugs meant scoffing range-flavoured chewable vitamin C's, or swallowing half a Panadol.

    Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

    Going to the beach and catching a wave was a dream come true. And the smell of coconut reef oil ....

    If you actually lived there boogie boarding in the white wash made you the next Kelly Slater.

    Abilities were discovered because of a double-dare".

    Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.



    Now, didn't that bring back some fond memories?? If you can remember most of these, you're an Aussie legend!!!
    Pass this on to another Aussie legend who may need a break from their "grown up" life...


    I DOUBLE-DARE YA!!!!!
    hahahha thats awesome! im going to send this in my emails

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    [QUOTE=bosc0]
    When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
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    lol, that's the best one....poofs with their pure breeds
    I may be a little older than some of you, I can remember when the Atari 2600 was the only gaming console worth having. A rich kid at our school had one with Asteriods, Pitfall and other cool games too. We only had the TV game with the Soccer, hockey, tennis switch on the front. (essentailly all the same)
    Then the Commodore 64 came out.....the most powerful computer known to man!
    "This country you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the woman"

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    Yep that read bought back a lot of memories.
    Just a few of my own: Watching Inspector Gadget on the 34cm TV at 6:00pm weeknights on ABC.
    Walking home from school and running the wooden school ruler all the way along all the fences especially the wire fences.
    Making a bike jump with 3 bricks and 6ply board for extra spring.
    Being allowed to visit a school friend 4 houses up for one hour between 4 and 5 during the week.
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    awesome, can remember over 3/4 of that 90's stuff
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    Yes that brought back many memories of childhood in the 60's, floral hippy shirts, high back banana seats & T bar gear changes on my 28" pushbike, smoking twigs when you couldn't pinch a smoke out of your parents pack, waiting in the car or playing in the park safely whilst your parents were at the Sunday session & playing roodies with your mates sister.....and Rockingham being only about 6 streets deep with no Poms or single mums.
    98 Liberty, V3 STI 13.09 @ 104mph with Zorst, CAI & a 26kph headwind DOH.......so close.

    How old am I ? Still old enough to have fun !!!
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    fark, Im 19, and that made my childhood seem along time ago......

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^With you there.....all the way.
    98 Liberty, V3 STI 13.09 @ 104mph with Zorst, CAI & a 26kph headwind DOH.......so close.

    How old am I ? Still old enough to have fun !!!
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    i didnt grow up in australia, yet all of that DID bring back memories from growing up in the 80s. not only sad to see that these memories seem such a long time ago, where your biggest worry was to finish homework before 3pm so you can watch your favourite show and wondering what will be for dinner, but also to see how much the world has changed and how much some of todays kids are missing out on the worry free environment to grow up in.

    Thanks for making me feel old :cry:
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtrally
    Then the Commodore 64 came out.....the most powerful computer known to man!

    aren't you forgetting the Amiga 500!

    The Super-computer of the future

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    thats awesome, i am only 21 and that is completely a rough summary of my childhood, pity the world has become so up tight and complicated, why cant we go back to the good old days...? everyone was so relaxed and the life was so simple...

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    im 23 and thats spot on love it,

    go monkey magic, and hey hey its saturday

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    A work colleague brought his son's bike in to work the other day......what a friggin disgrace, not one single skid ever done on the back tyre. I checked to see if the rear brakes were functional, they were, so the only assumption is his son is gay.
    When we were kids you had to time the brake application perfectly to avoid blowing the tyre on one of the pre existing flat spots from ripping massif skids. When you had an almost continuous ring of canvas around the tyre you had to put a piece of masonite on the road and rip skids on that. Used to make all the old ladies come out wondering what the noise was.
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    wow that brings back memories

    here is a few others

    watching the cartoons M.A.S.K and voltron and thunder cats on saturday dysney

    also the lego shows that were on in the school holidays

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    ah the good ol' days!

    good find guys.

    building dams in the gutter when it rained was a common thing for me and my mates (kids in the street) when i was young. we'd then build our paddle pop stick boats, line them up downstream of the dam, and bust it! the race was on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by igboyscottyb
    thats awesome, i am only 21 and that is completely a rough summary of my childhood, pity the world has become so up tight and complicated, why cant we go back to the good old days...? everyone was so relaxed and the life was so simple...

    People have igboyscottyb, its called queensland.

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    I remember all this stuff. Brought back some memories there that's for sure. Great post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rs guy
    wow that brings back memories

    here is a few others

    watching the cartoons M.A.S.K and voltron and thunder cats on saturday dysney

    also the lego shows that were on in the school holidays
    What about Agro's Cartoon Connection?? And don't forget Darkwing Duck on Saturday Disney!
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    Something that wasn't in there I don't think...Can't remember lol:

    Riding around on bikes all day doing nothing else! Little "adventures".
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    You're all young fcukers. Back in my day we used to play "pin the tail on the commie" and hit those red bastards with baseball bats. Lots of fun, except if you were one of those goddamn pinko baby eating mafuggers. That was back in the good old days when men were men and women washed up and and if she gave you any lip you'd just have to fix her a bit of, "Oi, a bit of shush outta you thanks toots" and you were sweet to keep watching some wireless (well until that bloody rock and roll music came on the scene).

    The youth of today don't know how lucky they got it with their rap hop music and their computers and their pie-pods, dag nabbit... *mutter mutter grumble grumble*
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