Who is 'old'? (in Off-topic)

QBJohnnywas May 16 2007 2:45 PM EDT

Just out of curiosity - and I'll understand if nobody puts their hands up here - how many of us in CB are old enough to remember the 70's? Or further back.....

For the record I was born in 1969. So in theory I should be too old for some of the rubbish I spout on a daily basis... ;)

AdminShade May 16 2007 3:05 PM EDT

I only seem to remember things of June 2nd 1981 and afterwards... how funny :)

Adminedyit [Superheros] May 16 2007 3:06 PM EDT

age (as long as its over 18) is nothing but a number :8^)

QBOddBird May 16 2007 3:07 PM EDT

He just wants to know for how many is that a really BIG number *grins*

QBJohnnywas May 16 2007 3:14 PM EDT

I'm thinking of forming a grumpy old codgers club, where we can sit around and moan about the youth of today....

Tezmac May 16 2007 3:17 PM EDT

Back on CB1 there was a [EG] tag that some people who considered themselves old put in front of their name...

Adminedyit [Superheros] May 16 2007 3:18 PM EDT

Fear your elders whelps!!

Tezmac May 16 2007 3:19 PM EDT

...and by "old" I mean "older"... :O)

Phrede May 16 2007 3:27 PM EDT

JohnnyWas - you're justa kid :)

QBJohnnywas May 16 2007 4:07 PM EDT

lol; I'm glad to hear that!

QBRanger May 16 2007 4:16 PM EDT

I was born in 65.
Old enough to remember the 70s.

TBH never enough gabber May 16 2007 4:36 PM EDT

late 80 is as far back as i go, i believe i was lucky enough to dodge living on the same planet,at the same time as John Lennon

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] May 16 2007 4:38 PM EDT

I was also born in 1969 :)

I will let others decide if it makes me old, I myself feel about 13 years old :)

xDanELx May 16 2007 5:25 PM EDT

Can I use my mental age instead? Thats a lot younger than my physiological age. :)

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] May 16 2007 5:29 PM EDT

I feel like a whelp myself, I think my first memory is from when I was about a year and a half old (yes I know that's impossible) which was in the middle of 1980.

{CB1}Lukeyman May 16 2007 5:30 PM EDT

1990 baby! woo! haha

AdminG Beee May 16 2007 5:34 PM EDT

I'm older than you johnny and old enough to remember when you could buy a caramac bar for 5p, but young enough not to quite remember decimalisation.

I'm also fortunate enough to be able to tell my English colleagues that I wasn't born when their team allegedly won the world cup!

[MG]Mecca-Devilbot [Clan of One] May 16 2007 5:39 PM EDT

Actually, there was also the [MG] tag, for those between 20 and 40 ^.-

anyone still remember what EG, MG and YG mean?

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] May 16 2007 5:49 PM EDT

Elder Geek, Something with an M geek, and younger geek, IIRC

{CB1}stingiestbard [why] May 16 2007 5:54 PM EDT

I've been around since Dylan went electric. So I guess I am just a little older than JW.

[MG]Mecca-Devilbot [Clan of One] May 16 2007 6:09 PM EDT


Middle Geek, is the one your missing. Cause, it's inbetween EG and YG, in terms of age.

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] May 16 2007 6:10 PM EDT


Thraklight Resonance May 16 2007 8:26 PM EDT

1961. I fondly remember 1965 as the year that I was on the run from the military police on my father's base in North Carolina, and I vividly recall wandering Haight-Asbury in 1969 looking for Jerry and Magnolia. We won't discuss the Disneyland incident in 1968 where I got lost and kicked Mickey Mouse in the shins.

SNK3R May 16 2007 8:35 PM EDT

Why not? That sounds like a great story to tell. :)

TheHatchetman May 16 2007 9:01 PM EDT

This thread was designed to give Bast an unfair advantage! :P

QBBarzooMonkey May 16 2007 9:14 PM EDT

1966 for me. My first run-in with the law was in 1971. I remember that I made them put my Big Wheel in the back seat where I could see it, because I thought they'd take it if they put it in the trunk. Or at least that's the story my mom tells.

My first run-in with rock-n-roll was in 1975. Ruined my life, it did. That, and an Atari 2600...

Lochnivar May 16 2007 10:01 PM EDT

1978 for me... so I guess I might remember something from the 70s.

I remember alot of the 80s ~shudder~

I also remember the first movie I saw in theatres:
Return of the Jedi!

Come to think of it, the early 90s were a little goofy too.

meh, all youngsters today are a lost cause.
If children are the future we are hooped.

Phrede May 17 2007 12:46 AM EDT

I went to see Hendrix play at the Saville Theatre in London

TheHatchetman May 17 2007 1:05 AM EDT

I wish I was alive for Hendrix :(

Revs May 17 2007 1:56 AM EDT

1972, so the 70's still hold that fond memory. I remember the time before atm's, cash cards, and cell phones. No Mountain bikes, we just had 10speed cruisers. Snowboarding wasn't around yet, and inline skating was 10 years away. I had all the original GI Joe's and Star Wars figures. So yeah, that stuff makes me feel old.

But now, I still don't understand my taxes, insurance, and wonder why I'm paying out in life insurance. So that clueless feeling about life from when I was about 17 has pretty much stuck with me.

I suppose your as old as you feel, is really true.

QBJohnnywas May 17 2007 6:13 AM EDT

"TEoD, 12:46 AM EDT
I went to see Hendrix play at the Saville Theatre in London"


You remember 1967? And that doesn't mean I think you're old...... ;)

Flamey May 17 2007 6:47 AM EDT

I'm pretty sure freed was somewhere in his early thirties, I'm pretty sure he aint, what? 50?

AdminG Beee May 17 2007 6:53 AM EDT

I'll take the bet and raise you on 50 Flamey ;)

QBJohnnywas May 17 2007 7:02 AM EDT

I've just been chatting with my Dad; he was at one of Hendrix's shows at the Saville. He doesn't remember any of it. The only thing my dad remembers is the clothes he was wearing that night; a yellow and blue spotted shirt with a cravat and a crushed purple velvet jacket. Oh and granny glasses. He only remembers because his mum took a photo before he went out! I think he was about 21 at the time....

Flamey May 17 2007 7:07 AM EDT


CoolWater [Superheros] May 17 2007 7:23 AM EDT

1969 for me. 70's.... the only thing I can remember was watching Bonanza on TV.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] May 17 2007 11:27 AM EDT

1966 here, i remember my first computer was a ti-994a, it was a cool black and stainless still job that hooked up to your tv and i liked to pretend it was a delorean instead.

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] May 31 2007 1:22 PM EDT

22, and I too have beaten on a defenseless Disneyland mascot. Although Winnie the Pooh clearly had it coming to him.
Oh, and I also remember those style of computers! I had a TRS-something or other from Tandy that you needed a tape backup to save anything on. Good times.

Karmic Mishap [Soup Ream] May 31 2007 1:24 PM EDT

YES, and I even managed to post in the wrong thread! Triple-hit combo.
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