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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    probably for half of you this doesn't apply , but all the same....



    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who Were kids
    in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because
    our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which was
    promptly chewed and licked.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or
    cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

    When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and had
    fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our wheels. As children, we would ride in
    cars with no seat belts or airbags - riding in the passenger seat was a
    treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted the
    same. We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with
    sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside
    playing.

    We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no-one
    actually died from this. -

    We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top speed
    down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.

    After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the
    problem.

    We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as long as We
    were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and no one minded.

    We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99
    channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no
    personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chat rooms.

    We had friends - we went outside and found them.

    We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there were no law suits.

    We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed from other parents.

    We played chap-the-door-run-away and were actualy afraid of the owners
    catching us.

    We walked to friends' homes.
    We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on mummy or
    daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner. We made up
    games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our
    coats by only the hood.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of...They
    actually sided with the law.

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem
    solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of
    innovation and new ideas.

    We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to
    deal with it all.



    And you're one of them. Congratulations!



    Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids, before
    lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.



    For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read about us.



    This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and it might put a smile
    on your face: The majority of students in universities today were born in
    1986........They are called youth.



    They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children, and the
    Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel. They have never heard
    of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda Carlisle.



    For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam.



    AIDS has existed since they were born.

    CD's have existed since they were born.

    Michael Jackson has always been white.

    To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't imagine
    how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

    They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are Films from
    last year.

    They can never imagine life before computers.

    They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, RedHand Gang or the Famous Five.

    They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You.

    They can't believe a black and white television ever existed. And they will
    never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.

    Now let's check if we're getting old...



    1. You understand what was written above and you smile.


    2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.


    3. Your friends are getting married/already married.


    4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with
    computers.


    5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.


    6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time around.


    7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good Old days,
    repeating again all the funny you have experienced together.


    8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other
    friends because you think they will like it too...







    Yes, you're getting old!!!

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    That was fun..lots of good memories.
    Don't read what isn't there.

    anywhichway

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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie
    That was fun..lots of good memories.
    fun in a 'oh eck' scary way :crying:

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    Quote Originally Posted by (>Zero Cool<)
    fun in a 'oh eck' scary way :crying:
    LOL..that would be accurate..as I notice some more grey hairs coming in.
    Don't read what isn't there.

    anywhichway

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    (>Zero Cool<)'s Avatar he is Spartacus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie
    LOL..that would be accurate..as I notice some more grey hairs coming in.

    It's when you can't notice the difference when you should really start getting concerned

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    Feck, some of that applies to me
    I plan on beating him to death with his kids. I'll use them as a bludgeon on his face. -

    --Good for them if they survive.

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    I watched black/white telly with one channel.............

    And we were advanced in our neighborhood.

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    Guillaume's Avatar Kentish old lady BT Rep: +8BT Rep +8
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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! I'm old!

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    I remember kiddie-fiddlers were rare.
    I remember burglar alarms were for rich people with more than just a B&W TV and 'radiogram' in the house.
    I remember my best friend losing an eye on bonfire night.
    I remember another schoolfriend dyng after being hit by a car while riding his bike without a helmet.
    I know worse things happened all the time in the USA, but yeah, I remember those were the days for me in the UK.
    There isn't a bargepole long enough for me to work on [a Sony Viao] - clocker 2008

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