Who is 'old'? (in Off-topic)
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... ;)
May 16 2007 3:05 PM EDT
I only seem to remember things of June 2nd 1981 and afterwards... how funny :)
age (as long as its over 18) is nothing but a number :8^)
May 16 2007 3:07 PM EDT
He just wants to know for how many is that a really BIG number *grins*
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....
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...
Fear your elders whelps!!
May 16 2007 3:19 PM EDT
...and by "old" I mean "older"... :O)
May 16 2007 3:27 PM EDT
JohnnyWas - you're justa kid :)
May 16 2007 4:07 PM EDT
lol; I'm glad to hear that!
May 16 2007 4:16 PM EDT
I was born in 65.
Old enough to remember the 70s.
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
I was also born in 1969 :)
I will let others decide if it makes me old, I myself feel about 13 years old :)
May 16 2007 5:25 PM EDT
Can I use my mental age instead? Thats a lot younger than my physiological age. :)
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.
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!
Actually, there was also the [MG] tag, for those between 20 and 40 ^.-
anyone still remember what EG, MG and YG mean?
Elder Geek, Something with an M geek, and younger geek, IIRC
I've been around since Dylan went electric. So I guess I am just a little older than JW.
Middle Geek, is the one your missing. Cause, it's inbetween EG and YG, in terms of age.
1956 YA DARN WHIPPER SNAPPER !
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.
May 16 2007 8:35 PM EDT
Why not? That sounds like a great story to tell. :)
This thread was designed to give Bast an unfair advantage! :P
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...
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.
May 17 2007 12:46 AM EDT
I went to see Hendrix play at the Saville Theatre in London
I wish I was alive for Hendrix :(
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.
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...... ;)
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?
May 17 2007 6:53 AM EDT
I'll take the bet and raise you on 50 Flamey ;)
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....
May 17 2007 7:07 AM EDT
1969 for me. 70's.... the only thing I can remember was watching Bonanza on TV.
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.
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.
YES, and I even managed to post in the wrong thread! Triple-hit combo.
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