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OriDoodle Mom Lady from East of West Relationship Status: Consider his love an honor
Mar 17th 2012 at 10:12:55 AM

There are still places for brain-havers to gather. Certain Reddit subreddits. Some internet forums.

I personally am glad that the internet is wider now—makes it harder for da guvmint to successfully shut it down.

Doodles
johnnyfog Actual Wrestling Legend from the Zocalo Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Actual Wrestling Legend
Mar 19th 2012 at 5:13:15 PM

Can't stop the signal, Mal. They can never....stop....th..e....sig...na...l....

I'm a skeptical squirrel
Mar 19th 2012 at 7:29:49 PM

Guy killed me with a sword. How weird is that?

Steventheman Cmdr. of His Supremacy's Armed Forces from Wales
Cmdr. of His Supremacy's Armed Forces
May 1st 2012 at 10:21:39 PM

I miss Samurai Jack.

Especially that Scottish madman.

FIMFiction Account MLPMST Page
Deboss I see the Awesomeness. from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
SuperHeroineAddict freakin' metal
freakin' metal
May 13th 2012 at 10:07:20 PM

I miss the internet when I first got on it, back when running a google search was like playing twenty questions with a schizophrenic with attention deficit disorder. You never had any idea what you'd find.

You could run a search for "frozen pizza", and the first page of results would be like a fundamentalist website proclaiming frozen pizza the work of Satan, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction, someone's account of the year they spent living in a hostel on their geocities page, an anarchist cookbook entry on how to turn a frozen pizza into a bomb, and porn. Now, you run the same search, you get the Digiorno website, the Totinos website, the red baron website, the Wal-mart website, a page on the Good Housekeeping website reviewing different brands of frozen pizza, and porn.

Granted, it's easier to find immediately relevant information on a given topic (and the porn downloads much faster these days), but I kind of feel like some of the magic's gone. What used to be a scavenger hunt has just become a transaction. It's went from "what in God's name will this bring up?" to "I know exactly what this will bring up, and it's boring."

Addition: I miss those little blister packs of inch-high figurines you used to see at 99 cent stores; the kind that came five to a pack and tended to be either robots or ninjas. It wasn't until I realized that they were almost the perfect size to use as field expediant D&D minis that I found out they apparently no longer make those. Now all the toys at the dollar store are like three inches tall or more, with multiple points of articulation and at least one accessory; exactly the things I wanted to play with when I was seven, but completely out of scale with our battle mat. It's like the universe is just screwing with me at this point.

edited 13th May '12 10:22:06 PM by SuperHeroineAddict

Another TL:DR post.
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
May 18th 2012 at 6:58:37 PM

[up][up][up] We all miss him. If you see him, tell him to come home.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
CodyTheHeadlessBoy The Great One from Parts Unknown Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
The Great One
May 19th 2012 at 2:14:10 AM

I miss the internet when I first got on it, back when running a google search was like playing twenty questions with a schizophrenic with attention deficit disorder. You never had any idea what you'd find.

You could run a search for "frozen pizza", and the first page of results would be like a fundamentalist website proclaiming frozen pizza the work of Satan, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fanfiction, someone's account of the year they spent living in a hostel on their geocities page, an anarchist cookbook entry on how to turn a frozen pizza into a bomb, and porn. Now, you run the same search, you get the Digiorno website, the Totinos website, the red baron website, the Wal-mart website, a page on the Good Housekeeping website reviewing different brands of frozen pizza, and porn.

Sometimes I miss that too. Once in a while it was fun to look for stuff and find totally off the rails craziness.

"If everybody is thinking alike, somebody isn't thinking"- George S. Patton
Euodiachloris Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
May 22nd 2012 at 3:03:16 PM

I miss real Peppermint Crisps. Since Nestlé took over... they've done something. It's not quite the same as it used to be. I think they've messed with the chocolate. And, the old puller, called Samson (if I remember rightly), has long since retired (and is most likely dead by now): he was the master at making the straws line up just right.

I also miss the smell of Dad coming home after the Wilson-Rowntree factory in East London had been batching either them, Mint Imperials or real XXX Mints (British ones? Bah... they don't even rate two Xs). The car always smelled minty-fresh for a good 4 or 5 hours afterwards. He'd open the door and you'd be knocked off your feet.

If they'd been making the eucalyptus boiled-sweets (for some reason, that line hasn't lasted: I think it was even called SOS)... ye gads: he didn't need to open the door for us to know he'd come home.

edited 22nd May '12 3:11:40 PM by Euodiachloris

InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Jun 3rd 2012 at 11:55:13 AM

I have never seen one of those before. It looks like crazy Borg-chocolate!

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Dolski from Next Door Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Aug 10th 2012 at 1:15:47 AM

That is so cool. When my pop worked at the railway, he'd spend all day around boxes and boxes of in-transit Cherry Ripe. Inevitable, we knew when he came home because a tornado of tobacco-cherry-chocolate-leather redolence would come into the house. Seriously, I've been trying to engineer a cologne that smells like that my whole life. It was priceless.

sabrina_diamond iSanity! from Australia Relationship Status: LET'S HAVE A ZILLION BABIES
Aug 15th 2012 at 1:20:43 AM

I miss the simplicity of AOL and cheesy Power Rangers :)

In an anime, I'll be the Tsundere Dark Magical Girl who likes purple MY own profile is actually HERE!
dRoy Ready to Rant from The Happy Place Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ready to Rant
Aug 15th 2012 at 7:58:13 AM

@Steventheman - Oh man, I miss that show too. sad

Mother of god...You turned one of the hardest and best Champions into an absolute joke. - Zelenal
wuggles http://wugthepug.tumblr.com/ from Miami, FL Relationship Status: With my statistically significant other
Aug 16th 2012 at 5:26:57 PM

I miss the days when kids didn't know how to use computers. I remember until I was at least 10-11 having people saying that they didn't have computers at home or they had dial up. I remember other kids bragging that they could play games on Disney Channel.com (I think back then it was Zoog Disney.com, not sure) and everyone thought they were awesome. I remember having to hope that my mom wasn't on the phone so that I could go on AOL and talk in the kids chatrooms. Nowadays, my 2 year old godsister can use the You Tube app on a cell phone (I kid you not).

GenericTroper from In a place that sucks.
Jul 14th 2013 at 8:18:07 PM

I miss being unable to comprehend the idea of a bad movie as a kid. As in, I could watch anything from Warriors of Virtue to Batman and Robin and think they were the best things ever.

Whilst nowadays; seeing either of those movies would make me cringe.

In a world torn between Team Edward, and Team Jacob, I only have one thing to say: Go Team Godzilla.
ObasaReisan Underfail from free fallin' Relationship Status: Robosexual
Underfail
Feb 16th 2014 at 6:44:19 PM

I miss playing games on the Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and Nickelodeon websites. (Not that they're not around anymore, just not for the shows that I watched.

I miss That's So Raven.

I miss the Nintendo DS.

I miss the giant imagination I had as a child. I miss the feeling of just wanting to make everyone happy. I miss drawing with my nest friends in elementary school. I miss enjoying Halloween. I miss waking up in the morning and feeling like the day was going to be really long, that I had so much time before the sun set. I miss playing with toys and role playing with my brother.

Hey, I've moved to a new account! I go by Silver Glyph now.
burinnu Strong Female Character from Someplace Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
Strong Female Character
Feb 17th 2014 at 2:57:12 PM

In no particular order:

The Animaniacs.

Game Cube.

Blockbuster (They used to give out balloons to kids)

The first few Pokémon movies.

Bionicle.

The What A Cartoon show.

The Secret World of Alex Mack.

All That.

Toonami.

Homestar Runner updates.

edited 17th Feb '14 3:00:41 PM by burinnu

Mantra of Internet Patience: "lol whatever, that's your opinion."
BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Feb 17th 2014 at 8:24:15 PM

The DCAU.

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
LeGarcon Blowout soon fellow Stalker from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
Feb 20th 2014 at 7:56:17 AM

I miss the old Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Oh really when?
BaconManiac5000 Relationship Status: Baby don't hurt me!
Feb 20th 2014 at 10:57:19 AM

The Mighty Morphine Power Rangers.grin

what do you mean I didn't win, I ate more wet t-shirts than anyone else
InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
Mar 3rd 2014 at 1:34:09 AM

Yeah, after watching an episode you lapse into a stupor...

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
Pyrite Until further notice from Right. Beneath. You. Relationship Status: Hiding
Until further notice
Mar 3rd 2014 at 1:37:25 AM

Malaysia actually banned the show for a time because of that.evil grin

Not a substitute for a formal medical consultation.
TuefelHundenIV Watchman of the Apocalypse from Wandering Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchman of the Apocalypse
Mar 3rd 2014 at 2:05:47 PM

UNO bars. They are no longer made. However there is hope. The company who bought them up may attempt a relaunch soon.

"Who watches the watchmen?"
Shadsie Staring At My Own Grave from Across From the Cemetery Relationship Status: My elf kissing days are over
Staring At My Own Grave
Mar 4th 2014 at 4:56:31 PM

I miss when videogames had lavishly illustrated manuals with backstories - instead of just giving you everything in the game. I also miss when you couldn't just go online and look up a walkthrough for game-help, you really had to puzzle it out.

To this day, I try very hard not to look at walkthroughs unless I'm really, really stuck, but it is tempting.

Also, since I'm living on the East Coast during a brutal winter, I miss Arizona. I grew up in a podunk town in the desert and used to take walks and hike around the hills this time of year. I'm ice-locked in cabin fever now.

I also miss having ambitious dreams and the future out before me. I wonder where it went.

In which I attempt to be a writer.
Frishman Sinful Saint from Baton Rouge, LA Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
Sinful Saint
Mar 10th 2014 at 3:23:19 PM

I miss waking up and not having to stretch and pop out the kinks from last night's sleep.

I miss having energy and not being in pain all the time. I miss being able to hike for ten miles without my knee threatening mutiny.

I am much too young to feel this damn old.

If you meet me have some courtesy, have some sympathy, have some taste. Use all your well-learned politesse or I'll lay your soul to waste.

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