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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:28 am
by psj3809
resident paul wrote:I forget to put in political correctness & health & safety has gone overboard over a number of years.
Here one example on msn link: http://news.uk.msn.com/odd-news/article ... =149597119
Totally agree with that. Specially health and safety

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:47 pm
by Antiriad2097
psj3809 wrote:
Antiriad2097 wrote:The rise of the gays.
Err ? That sounds a bit controversial ! Dont mind the gay community one bit. I dont like to see two gay men kissing just as i wouldnt like to see two straight people snogging their faces off in public.
Its not controversial, its just a fact. I don't have a problem with it, but it would be silly to deny that the acceptance of the gay lifestyle in modern society hasn't led to a notable increase in people who now ebrace it and accept their feelings.

20 years ago, far more people would have denied their feelings, hidden their lifestyle and in many cases remained in self denial, living a life that wasn't making them happy. You'd be aware of the odd bloke, maybe even a woman, who was gay.

Nowadays, you can probably reel off a list of people you personally know who are gay. Though women are still more secretive about it - statistically I should know many more than I currently do, and I bet I'm not alone in that.

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:00 pm
by Fred83
someone mentioned load errors,just thinking of loading itself,waiting from 10-20 minutes for your game to load up from your speccy/C64!

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:36 pm
by shifter
The fact that you become famous now for being famous.. no talent is needed just good pr.

How you can get so many shapes of teabags. triangle round oblong etc but still taste same as 20 years ago.

How traffic wardens hand out tickets to raise revenue more than to keep traffic flowing......

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:55 am
by psj3809
Antiriad2097 wrote:Its not controversial, its just a fact. I don't have a problem with it, but it would be silly to deny that the acceptance of the gay lifestyle in modern society hasn't led to a notable increase in people who now ebrace it and accept their feelings.

20 years ago, far more people would have denied their feelings, hidden their lifestyle and in many cases remained in self denial, living a life that wasn't making them happy. You'd be aware of the odd bloke, maybe even a woman, who was gay.

Nowadays, you can probably reel off a list of people you personally know who are gay. Though women are still more secretive about it - statistically I should know many more than I currently do, and I bet I'm not alone in that.
Well i'm glad they feel comfortable nowadays, 20 years ago like you say it was 'hidden' for many people. Its good that in 2009 people dont seem to snigger as much the second they see two blokes holding hands or that. I think our kids wont care at all when they grow up.

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 2:22 pm
by Antiriad2097
I don't care now. Its no big deal, they're not hurting anyone.

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:43 pm
by GunstarHero
Does anybody feel that the creation of DVDs have created a lot more "film buffs" than there used to be? Haven't got a problem with this, just an observation. I have around 200+ DVDs but I still have a lot of my old VHS. My parents had a Betamax untill we were burgled lol

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:29 pm
by psj3809
On 'most' films i do like seeing the extras like the directors commentary or deleted scenes. Find it odd when people get all these 100's of dvds yet only watch once, think in these examples dvd rental places are well worth the money.

Havent touched a video recorder in years, the videos take up way too much room as well. My parents still use their VCR loads but theyre couch potatoes and when theyve got two things taping on Sky+ they then use the video to record something else !

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:59 pm
by resident paul
The use of money has changed too! like from cheques to debit/credit cards & cash machines + chip & pin security.
I rarely use a cheque book anymore because the bank are still using the 4 day clearance & I know this bullshit to gather as much interest before its clears.
Pop to local garage today & saw a old fashion credit card receipt swiper( you know put the card in & then push'n'pull & then sign it) I haven't seen one of those in years.

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:07 pm
by Fred83
That's the funniest thing about it.We all say how convenient having direct debit etc without use for cheques. But when it comes down to computer problems we have to go back to the stone age!

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:09 pm
by The Angry Jock
Creamola Foam ... can you still get it?

Last time I had it (late 90's) I was disappointed, It was better in the 80's.

EDIT: discontinued in 1998 :(

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 5:14 am
by ismellicecream
The rare excitement of finding a jazz mag in the bushes by school - porn is too accessible these days, spoils the challenge.

The dumbing down of society by reality telly and heat magazine.

Playing in arcades. :(

and good old white dog poo. Its a cliche but it belongs. :lol:

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:27 am
by SpiffierRabbit
ismellicecream wrote:The rare excitement of finding a jazz mag in the bushes by school - porn is too accessible these days, spoils the challenge.

The dumbing down of society by reality telly and heat magazine.

Playing in arcades. :(

and good old white dog poo. Its a cliche but it belongs. :lol:
I hate to agree, but we is all the white dog poo gone???

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:03 am
by ismellicecream
SpiffierRabbit wrote:
ismellicecream wrote:The rare excitement of finding a jazz mag in the bushes by school - porn is too accessible these days, spoils the challenge.

The dumbing down of society by reality telly and heat magazine.

Playing in arcades. :(

and good old white dog poo. Its a cliche but it belongs. :lol:
I hate to agree, but we is all the white dog poo gone???
Apparantly it was an ingredient that used to be in dog food that reacted in the sun, but it has since been banned. Or something along those lines.

Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2009 10:35 pm
by ToxieDogg
ismellicecream wrote:The rare excitement of finding a jazz mag in the bushes by school - porn is too accessible these days, spoils the challenge.

The dumbing down of society by reality telly and heat magazine.

Playing in arcades. :(

and good old white dog poo. Its a cliche but it belongs. :lol:

I never, ever, found any jazz mags in the bushes....but I hear about other people having found them all the time, and there's numerous jokes about it in Viz magazine. I always thought it was some kind of urban myth. Either way, I've missed out :(

Agree with you over arcades though. The loss of playing 'proper' games in the arcades (and looking forward to it whenever you knew you were going for a day out somewhere) is, to me, perhaps the saddest thing to have changed about our hobby over the last 20-30 years :(