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

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.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=kp&v=P4UnpbWM-vQ
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
#8
True. They sure didn't have a quiet setting as I recall.
 
petros
#9
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
#12
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
#21
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
#25
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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#26
Sniffing fresh, damp mimeographed paper.
 
MHz
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#27
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...

Members earn an average 7 cents per litre in rebates yearly too.
 
Blackleaf
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Things you did as a kid that your kids will never do

Watch Button Moon (1981-1988 ).

httpwwwyoutubecomwatchvgu0o6yerdetailpage




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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