Things changed over the last 20 years

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by ismellicecream » Sun Sep 27, 2009 10:45 am

ToxieDogg 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 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 :(
I remember in junior school in woolton village I was walking home and a copy of knave literally came flying over a bush and landed at my feet - went straight in my head bag and under my wardrobe. :lol:

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by vp002 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 11:02 am

Dear all,

Where i lived was a park at the top of the road,where mags were stuffed in bushes etc etc and there were woods where loads of bags of mags were stashed.

Happy days !!!!

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by The Master » Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:03 pm

In the village where we lived there was a no-go zone in the local woods where we were strictly forbidden to hang out, on account of "glue sniffers".

And sure enough, when we did (of course) venture into this area, there were little cellophane bags scattered about the place filled with a sticky white substance.

It also happened to be the best place in the whole world ever for discovering hundreds of razz mags.

Which in retrospect does give rise to the horrifying possibility that it wasn't actually glue...
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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by psj3809 » Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:36 am

When i was a kid there was this place, well wood where you werent allowed to go. At the time you were told it was full of dwarfs !

Went there once, lots of small 'chalets' very close to the ground, so more of an underground bunker. As a kid they were fascinating but we were bricking it in case we were spotted. I think years later I found out it was a type of gypsy land, one couple were dwarfs (Not the whole of them). Obviously back then they must have had tons of grief of kids going there intrigued by the rumours etc.

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by retro-cube » Sun Oct 18, 2009 6:10 am

i wish we havent invented the cell phones.. i missed the old phone in the corner of the house. ringing only once or twice a day and that all. no ringtones to sms just peace and quiet.
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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by station » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:47 am

I'd swap everything for the simplicity of the 80's. I listen to tapes now on my 1980's Blaupunkt (without millions of flashing LEDs) in my 1981 car.
I no longer watch anything on my recently bought 52" plasma TV, because it's all censored, bought mainly for HD on XBox and PS3, which I no longer use as I can't bear playing the games anymore. I'd gladly have a 12" telly with a video player and four channels. Corporate greed (and in turn social greed) has overtaken every single aspect of our lives and I'm not going to take part in it.
You also cannot have a 'cold' anymore. It's a chest infection! British TV is pretty much governed by America. There are too many unbearable, bearded internet nerds taking the limelight.
To be intelligent and 'well read' is now to read 'The Guardian'. People now take words spewed forth from the TV as gospel and knowledge - people like Jordan, Peter Andre, etc etc. The hippy culture is now Starbucks coffee. Everyone swears, no matter where they are, or in whatever convention. People now have hideous tattoos all over their bodies. Free speech is now governed by the red tops and tabloids.

When I walk my dog through Liverpool city centre, there are thousands and thousands of people who are warring with each other for the same thing (fame and money) which they will never, ever get. I think it's gotten worse in the past 20 years, we've had the yuppie period, but this is truly awful.

Saying that, I'm glad of one thing and that's my 120gb Ipod!!! (which my missus bought me!) :)
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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by psj3809 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:40 am

Dont get me wrong i do love thinking back to the 80's, i have a very good memory about those years but people seem to think it was so perfect ! They just remember the great moments and not the crap times.

The 80's were good for many of us as we didnt have mortgages, relationship pressures etc and it felt 'free and simple' as we were much younger and didnt have tons of stress.

People always go on about the amount of crap on TV, with so many channels now on Sky there is a ton of crap but theres a lot of TV for people with different likes nowadays.

TV was crap back in the 80's, yeah theres the rose tinted views we've got on the kiddie programs we watched, sport was crap back then, the odd live FA cup game but that was it. Only 4 channels so you were stuck having to like some crap as there wasnt anything else to do.

I love the range we get nowadays, can watch a ton of stuff on TV, or download shows from the US, tons of films available to us instead of waiting for weeks to get a copy of the latest film on VHS from Blockbuster.

Not everyone thinks Peter Andre/Jordan are the bees knees, if they did that crap wouldnt be on ITV2. I'm not someone to play on the latest consoles, the games might look great but the gameplay i often find dull. But a few clicks here and there and i can order any game i want or film, not limited to walking to WHSMiths every day and be disappointed by the films on offer or having to wait 6 months till they release a film from the US.

Yeah just like any decade theres idiots, people who think the Guardian as you say makes them intelligent, as for tattoos i dont mind those at all (Have a few myself). I'm glad stuffy offices where you have to wear a tie and a suit are slowly disappearing. My t shirt/jeans/tattoo doesnt change the way i do my job.

Yeah i cant stand the way people are always on their mobiles, stupid ringtones etc but its not all bad. I'm glad i'm not bored to death at home with rubbish board games and just 4 channels, i'm not just stuck to Hi-De-Hi on a saturday night thank god. So far i've gone through many exciting stages, home computers arriving, PC's becoming the norm, the internet etc. Been very exciting.

Yeah sadly theres the chav scum to contend with but overall i think its not that bad.

Just people seem to think the 80's were amazing and nothing was wrong in that era. As a kid the years were great as you could do a ton of stuff whether that was playing footy down the park or on your computer in the evenings. But it wasnt the perfect era people say it was !

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by The Master » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:40 pm

The confectionary and soft drinks were definitely of a far higher standard, however.
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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:13 pm

WHat about the drugs?
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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by The Master » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:39 pm

Can't remember :lol:
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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by baco » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:35 pm

My Gut!!

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by NorthWay » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:22 pm

Smoking. The tobacco kind.

Changed for the better IMO.

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Re: Things changed over the last 20 years

Post by Kilb » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:20 am

Bloody call centres

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