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When I went to elementary school, our playground consisted of monkey bars, tetherball poles and painted hopscotch and four-square courts on hard blacktop. Clearly child safety was not a high priority then.
I'm nostalgic for the Backstreet Boys, Madonna and Holly Valance okay you can laugh now. Also, good old traditional animation.
Good cartoons. There will never be another The Real Ghost Busters, another Gargoyles, or even another Muppet Babies. It's like all cartoons are complete crap right now!
Oh, and skating. I used to love it. There's a skating rink just around the corner from where I live, but, someone my age just can't go skating. 30+ year old women are supposed to do things like pilates and yoga for exercise. Skating was about the only form of exercise I ever enjoyed.
edited 20th Apr '11 7:40:12 PM by cygnavamp
Those springy things that stop doors, and apparently I'm not alone.
We have some in our house.
Our house had those throughout when it was built, but my mother (who was pregnant at the time) insisted that we replace them all with the "baby-safe" kind, which are basically little plastic tubes you screw into the wall. Not nearly as cool.
Also, FF Meta. I know it's still around but it's not as everywhere as it used to be.
I associate FF Meta with Firefox/Mozilla, myself.
I just moved into a house that has springy things on the doors.
You can still find them in some public buildings in the UK, given that spending money on updating them is often not a priority.
I used to have one in my room when I was a kid. Annoyed the ever living hell out of my parents when I got bored and started sproinging it.
Waking up before dawn on Saturday to watch cartoons and bad movies. Before all that, though, they showed Amos and Andy. You don't even hear about Amos and Andy any more. It was very much a product of its time.
Happy meals, though from what I hear, they used to be even better. Remember when Mc Donalds could get away with slipping in those wierd, mini game-device-thingoes and VHS with their Happy meals. Does this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2MU5vGIAig ring any bells?
Nowadays it's just "Here's a cheap lump of plastic that's supposed to resemble a toy. Take it and go" I remember going to Maccas just for the toys
Playing Pokémon Ruby for the first time.
A pink castle in Disney. I went for the first time when it was colored completely differently cause it was some year anniversary thing, and I only have the vaguest memories of it, and it will never ever be that way again. Ever.
^^^I read some about Amos and Andy (by way of reading Wikipedia's article on the Mutual Broadcasting System), and I'll say I thought it was too.
edited 5th May '11 11:14:48 PM by AnonymousUser
I only know of Amos and Andy from a segment on History Detectives, but...yeah.
edited 5th May '11 11:34:08 PM by CentralAvenue
Actually, come to think of it, Mc Donalds ingeneral. Nowadays here, the bigmacs are as big as the cheeseburgers used to be.
Shit, I think I mistyped my login handle and posted as some random !
But yeah, my point still stands
Oh, wait, no...I just sent one.
These iceblocks we used to get after swimming lessons.... they were like sorbet, and they came on a stick. There was a green ball, and a red ball, and a yellow ball, arranged like traffic lights.
Climbing trees. I still think of it with fondness, although the last few times I tried, I sat there wondering "What did I used to do up here again that made it so awesome?"
Cicada nymph skins. We would collect them, and then either give them names and play with them like dolls till they disintegrated or find an unsuspecting sleeping person to put them on.
I miss crayfish hunting. We used to go pick them up out of the creek near a mountain we used to climb. We got some by the bucket that were a good 4-6 inches long, but dad would never cook them. He always said that hey were still too small. little did we know he was making us put back a kings feast just because killing them squicked him out!
I am I am Sci-fi Santa!
I am Sci-fi Santa, and I’ve got presents for you!
We got bones, clones, octopi,
Ghosts, hosts, great red eyes,
Dogs, snakes, Norman Bates,
Ghouls, fools, nightmare dates,
Rats, traps, alien brains
Freaks, eats, (he’s insane!)
All your summertime favorites, in a sci-fi cinemathon 2...K2 (clicks peppermint cane) on sci-fi!
(had no one, NO ONE recorded that to put on You Tube?? Who didn't love Sci-fi Santa? Why is there no footage of him on the internet?)
This lead me to be nostalgic for the classic sci-fi channel in general. Whilst scouring You Tube I came across the advert for Blade Runner's premier on the network, which was beautiful to begin with, and... it got to me. That was approximately 10 years ago, and I found it beautiful even then when I could barely understand it :(
edited 26th May '11 6:15:38 AM by DoctorDiabolical
I miss the movie-era refit Enterprise. Such pleasing angular lines.
Seriously dating myself here ... using a typewriter. It was just you and a piece of paper.
Yes, using a PC is similar, but with a computer you have the sense of a bottomless pit of data just below the surface, and an infinitely more bottomless pit in the Internet. You can pull up stuff on your screen, you can surf the Web, you can balance your checkbook, all without leaving your seat.
With a typewriter, it's just you. And one piece of paper.
edited 1st Jun '11 11:37:07 AM by RalphCrown
I remember the old arcade games of the late 80s/early 90s. Back in those days, you only needed a single quarter to play. And every restaurant and big store had them. Mortal Kombat was the first game I ever played that needed more than one quarter to play. Now the only thing that passes for arcade stuff these days where I live are those goofy claw machines and the odd hunting and racing game at Wal-Mart. Everything else I have access to is either PC, internet or console. And as for the still existing arcade stuff in the major cities, forget quarters. You're looking at dollars now.
edited 1st Jun '11 1:32:50 PM by TwoGunAngel
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