Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Mixedfights, Feb 10, 2019.
before that, had to record songs off the radio onto a cassette.
I would stay up late just to watch Cinemax, as they had lots of soft core. My friends and I would play baseball in the street every fucking day, unless it rained in which case we played nes or. Snes. When I got older, we would skateboard all around town, looking for the best stairs, gaps, rails, etc. Or we would watch skate videos.
You spent a lot more time with people in those days.
I have a whole stack of radio recorded cassettes out in the garage i play on the garage stereo still.
It’s been there a long time lol.
In my youth, if you weren't where you were supposed to be by 10 minutes before you were supposed to be there, it was almost criminal.
I just remember a lot of Nickelodeon and GI Joes. I think I was 11 or 12 when we finally got the internet in 1997 or so. I didn’t really get into it until later though. I mostly used our family PC for Command and Conquer and Age of Empires.
Don't remember exactly what it was called, but you had to subscribe to these text data lists by subject and you could get minor league baseball stats. It was good to get these sports stats unavailable in local newspaper.
I also used to read DBZ episode summaries ahead of watching the raw Japanese VHS.
When I was a kid our phone was still on a party line. I remember the neighbor girl tying up the phone line for hours talking with her boyfriend; my mom would finally tell her to hang up so we could use the phone...
Before the internet, I used to think the earth was flat.
Now I know it's flat.
What about the 8 tracks?
I don't even want to think of a world without internet and cell phones
My theory is that the smartphone and social media destroyed a lot of creativity because it formed a sort of crappy mediocre hive-mind, people tend to think everything worthwhile or relevant is openly available on the internet. When writers do research or fact checking or story finding, they all go to the same places, doing the same searches with the same general keywords. As a result, the same info pops up in the same order as every other writer or hobbyist looking up the same general topics. The really interesting stuff is either buried or not on the internet.
Most of whatever is available online is already known by a lot of people (and watered-down or just wrong). You are not going to find really interesting stuff on the internet that almost no one knows about. You still have to go to out-of-date printed books and articles for that, most of the time. Simple fact checking is what the internet is great at-- anything beyond that you need to go elsewhere, imo.
Also, this whole mindless THOT phenomenon could never have taken off without the internet and social media especially. It would never have survived even a month. Horrible ideas get a lot of support these days from niche stockpiles of horrible people.
I’m not that old,lol!
8 tracks were a little before my time.
I was a young kid in the mid to late 70's. No cable, no vcr, rotary phones, etc. so when people cry nowadays about the internet or phones i just think 'fuck them.' Remember trying to call a buddy to meet up to go to the movies or the arcade but you just got a busy signal because his bitch mother wouldn't stop running her mouth on the line? Call waiting was incredible. So was cable tv, even when i didn't have a remote control.
The 80's had some cool times, but no way would i want to give up the technology i have and go back to the stone age.
1. Jerked off to national geographics
2. Had cassette tapes and could rewind them by sticking a pencil in the player hole and turning the tape.
3. Men were men and women were women.
4. Played outside got exercise and sun.
Did you ever find porn in the woods? All of my friends, regardless of town they lived in, had found porn in the woods. It was interesting to compare what they found compared to what i had found.
There's plenty of stuff I dislike about the Internet, but I sometimes have to remind myself about the good things it brought with it. Like how, when I think back, I used to watch endless amounts of absolute garbage on TV because there was nothing else available. Nothing else on at the moment but cooking shows? Alright, guess I'll watch cooking shows for the next 45 minutes. Yay.
Social media sure was a reality check for mankind.
Going to meet someone and they dont make it,and got no way to contact you,nor you,them.
Mapquest was your gps back then pal
Actually funnily enough yeah, my brother found a few magazines in the woods that he hid in the backyard shed. I vaguely recall him telling me to come look at something in hushed whispers. They were faded out with pages stuck together but showed real nudes that spoke to us both in an odd kind of primal way that both of us were a little too young to quite understand, or even allowed us to put two and two together. I care not to know how much seed has been spilled in the forests of this planet. Humans are freaks but cest la vie.
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