Things you did as a kid that your kids will never do


Locutus
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Waiting in line for a pay phone, scantrons, drinking from lead laced garden hoses...kids these days don't know what they're missing (external - login to view)

We used to ride our bikes behind the bloody mosquito fogger on the bases. Yikes.

Play with sharp pointy sticks, caps, wood-burning toys, indian rubber balls, homemade rickity go-carts, wicked curved hockey sticks and such.

Danger Will Robinson.
 
captain morgan
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Lawn Darts.

 
Blackleaf
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Things you did as a kid that your kids will never do

Play outdoors.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by captain morganView Post

Lawn Darts.

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One of my favourite campfire songs....a must hear...
 
relic
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Play outdoors ? Another generation and they won't be able to spell outdoors.
 
Locutus
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Use one of these:
 
petros
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Those beat the hell out of going outside in January to pull it with a rope
 
Locutus
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True. They sure didn't have a quiet setting as I recall.
 
petros
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That's so you knew it was turning but then again where could you buy bearings that fit U shaped fencing nails and 3/4" galvanized conduit. A piece of crazee carpet would only last so long as a sleeve for a quick fix.
 
Locutus
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And that's another thing...setting land-speed records on crazy carpets, sans helmets natch. Man them bastards could go. Didn't wanna skip over a rock and graze your tailbone though.
 
petros
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Super Slider Snow Skates...those were good for a concussion or two every winter.

Now that cars don't have bumpers kids will never know the joy of bumper shining.
 
Locutus
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Filling out your order slip at the liquor store or Consumers Distributing.
 
darkbeaver
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Crazy carpets were the beginning of plastic childhood, my generation used flat wooden things called toboggans. Skate blades were made of flint.
 
55Mercury
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slamming down a phone, hanging up in anger

not recommended for cell phones
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Filling out your order slip at the liquor store or Consumers Distributing.

Or eat at Ponderosa next door to Consumers Distributing

Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Crazy carpets were the beginning of plastic childhood, my generation used flat wooden things called toboggans. Skate blades were made of flint.

Nothing beat a 1940 dodge truck hood that was turtle waxed.
 
Nuggler
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Those beat the hell out of going outside in January to pull it with a rope

you pull yours with a rope ?

Tuff westerner.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Filling out your order slip at the liquor store or Consumers Distributing.

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomg I had forgotten about that...

they will never hear the ding alert when they pull into a gas station...nor will they ever get their windows washed or a free oil check
 
Locutus
#18
Getting up to change the channel. Or, sending your younger brother up to change the channel.
 
Sal
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running to the corner store to pick up a package of cigarettes for their parents
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by NugglerView Post

you pull yours with a rope ?

Tuff westerner.

You bet. Lots of lass O's.
 
Sal
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damn but we were little slaves
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooomg I had forgotten about that...

they will never hear the ding alert when they pull into a gas station...nor will they ever get their windows washed or a free oil check

Not so. Full service is still full service at CO-OP.
 
Nuggler
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Pea shooters at school.

Cap guns at school

The teacher being legally able to whack ya if you were an a sshole.

Ah yes, the goodldaze
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

damn but we were little slaves

Blistered hands and callouses... Kids will never know those these days.
 
Sal
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Not so. Full service is still full service at CO-OP.

wow, we don't have anything like that around here...
 
Locutus
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Sniffing fresh, damp mimeographed paper.
 
MHz
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Lay (sleep) on the shelf under the rear window of a car on a long trip.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by SalView Post

wow, we don't have anything like that around here...

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Blackleaf
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Things you did as a kid that your kids will never do

Watch Button Moon (1981-1988 ).

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Button Moon - The Three Pigs - YouTube





Choose, and then enjoy, a Woolworths Pick n Mix.

 
captain morgan
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Quote: Originally Posted by darkbeaverView Post

Crazy carpets were the beginning of plastic childhood, my generation used flat wooden things called toboggans. Skate blades were made of flint.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, could come close to beating an old tractor inner tube on the slopes.

3 or 4 guys on that thing provided for extra speed and momentum.... Hit a low dip in the run, or a well-crafted jump at the bottom of the run and it was like jumping off a trampoline off the back of a truck doing 40 klicks.

It's amazing that no one ever got seriously injured
 

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