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    You find a belated birthday card and you can't remember who you bought it for.
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    Just ask yourself, "who's been acting peeved at me lately for no apparent reason?"

    If you can think of anyone--maybe they're mad because you forgot their birthday...
    There is no knowledge that is not power. ~Hemingway

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    Another great thing about getting old.

    Somebody really gets you angry...
    Give it 3 days and you can't hardly remember what they did to get you mad!
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    For you old farts like myself...I ran across this article that made me smile and remember the old days. I could think of many more things that is not listed here. I'm sure you could too.
    ________________________________________________

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 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 fluorescent 'clackers' 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 dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop 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 play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day 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 Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them.

    We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke
    bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits.
    They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again. We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue we learned to get over it.

    We walked to friend's 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 and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out, nor did the live stuff live inside us forever.

    We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

    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 up 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 1983........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 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 just new films out last year. They think that N-Trance "set you free" is an Old School song. They can never imagine life before computers. They've never heard of Pac-Man or Space Invaders or BBC computers that have Bat n Ball games.

    They'll never have thought Jazz was the sexiest
    aftershave ever. They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand 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 don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control. 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 married. (and having children!)

    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've developed more and more feelings about your work. It's now your life.

    7. You spend less and less time talking on phone with your friends daily.

    8. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good old days, repeating again and again all funny stories you have experienced together.

    9. 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 older!!!!
    Travelin' Man

    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." -- unknown

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    Thanks TM,

    I feel better.... now!

    # 1 - Don't made me smile, It made me remember the good old day's, something that many will never understand because of evolution.

    # 5 - I better not comment on that one...

    # 9 - Yes, I might but...

    I'm not getting older, I am getting wiser. By the way, when are they going to make the Time Machine available for some of us?

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    Just a few things I remember:

    I remember those days when us kids would fight over who would get up to change the channel on the TV... Now everything has a remote...

    I remember when Pong (remember Pong?) first came out so you could play a game on your TV...That was cool!!!!(back then)

    I remember when we got our first push button telephone in place of the rotary one...That was cool!!!

    I remember using an old electric gaget to cook (burn) hotdogs before microwaves came out.

    I remember my first car was a '62 Chevy I paid $100 bucks for (needed a lot of work) and we learned how to fix everything ourselves. Can't do that with today's vehicles.
    Travelin' Man

    "If you don't know where you are going, any road will lead you there." -- unknown

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    About my first two remote controls for the TV.

    The first time I used a broken shovel handle, attached to a broom stick with a carved slot at the end. It worked fine!

    The second time I was more creative. Since I was learning electronics by then, I used 25' of multi colored, multi-cables insulated telephone wire to do my own remote control.
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    WARNING Keep out of the reach of children and read at your own risk. Caution, Risk of Electric Shock, Even Death by Electrocution. Don't try this at home.
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    Ok, I will give out my old schematic for free. (Even after I know that I can get more on eBay for it, that the now famous, grilled sandwich. )

    a) One Flat, one Phillips and one ΒΌ'' socket screwdriver to open the back of that old TV.
    b) One pair of pliers, one wire cutter. one roll of electrical tape
    c) One soldering gun, one roll of solder material, one roll of electrical tape.
    d) 25' {more or less} of multi-colored, multi-cables insulated telephone wire.
    e) One wooden box, just big enough to fit the old TV tuner inside of it.

    And

    f) Step F?............ Forget it, I will not reveal how I cook my meals, I already give out all the ingredients.

    All I can say now is that my Wired remote control, lasted much longer than my first Wireless remote control and also, it was never misplaced since it was always at the end of the cable.

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    I remember when my friend had his first remote control and it changed the dial on the television since we didn't have digital tv's yet.

    And since I grew up in rural Florida, I was about 9 when we finally got cable to our town, though it was only like 20 channels and our tv only went up to 13 anyway.
    Chris Mayr
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    There is a finite amount of intelligence but an infinite amount of stupidity in the universe

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Travelin' Man:
    For you old farts like myself...I ran across this article that made me smile and remember the old days. I could think of many more things that is not listed here. I'm sure you could too.
    ________________________________________________

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 50's, 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 fluorescent 'clackers' 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 dripping sandwiches, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy pop 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 play all day, as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us all day 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 Internet chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them.

    We played elastics and street rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke
    bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits.
    They were accidents. We learnt not to do the same thing again. We had fights, punched each other hard and got black and blue we learned to get over it.

    We walked to friend's 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 and ate live stuff, and although we were told it would happen, we did not have very many eyes out, nor did the live stuff live inside us forever.

    We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

    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 up 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 1983........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 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 just new films out last year. They think that N-Trance "set you free" is an Old School song. They can never imagine life before computers. They've never heard of Pac-Man or Space Invaders or BBC computers that have Bat n Ball games.

    They'll never have thought Jazz was the sexiest
    aftershave ever. They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand 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 don't even know how to switch on a TV without a remote control. 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 married. (and having children!)

    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've developed more and more feelings about your work. It's now your life.

    7. You spend less and less time talking on phone with your friends daily.

    8. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good old days, repeating again and again all funny stories you have experienced together.

    9. 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 older!!!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE> Iguess I am that group, we played with out little league, do over was the umpire, we found candy in the street, kissed it up to God, and ate it,collected bottle tops, matchbook covers,a monopoly game lasted for months,gas balls and broomsticks for stick ball, the nickle rockets were too hard,went on hikes around the block, the 40's with a war, meant eating whatever Mom could scrape up, learned by memory,what was a computer? I think the good old days are my best memory.
    +JJ

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