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Old 01-16-2003, 06:44 PM   #16
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Anyone remember intellivision? I still have one in my garage with about 10 games

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I'm an Atari 2600 kiind of guy.....
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We had one of those too. All the programs were kept on a cassette tape.
I remember the cassette tape..then we upgraded to a floppy 81/2 X 5...that was some jump in technology

I remember when mouses came out and my dad saying "Why the hell would anyone need one of those on thier computer? It will never catch on."
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I'm an Atari 2600 kiind of guy.....
haha, I have one of those in my closet! And yes I do remember the intellivision and also the collecovison (spelling?)

and I can actually solve the rubik's cube...remember the contest they had on "That's Incredible"?
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and I can actually solve the rubik's cube...remember the contest they had on "That's Incredible"?
did you win that contest?

THAT'S IN-CREDIBLE!!
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did you win that contest?

THAT'S IN-CREDIBLE!!
No, I wasn't on the show but then I got inspired to try and solve it faster.
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I miss the 80's. :sniff:
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Don't worry - the movie "The Wedding Singer" seems to be shown about every week on cable. That will give you an 80's fix!!
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Got this email the other day. It's long but I find it funny. Enjoy



When I was a kid adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning uphill both ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average
despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from starving to death!

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But....

Now that I've reached the ripe old age of twenty-nine, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so fuckin' easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a goddamned Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet--we wanted to know something, we had to go to the goddamned library and look it up ourselves! And there was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter--with a pen!--and then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the fuckin' mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

And there were no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to go to the goddamned record store and shoplift it yourself! Or we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and fuck it all up! You want to hear about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of
"Hustler" at the 7-11! It was either that or jackoff to the lingerie
section of the JC Penney catalog! Those were your options!

We didn't have fancy shit like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was, it could be your boss, your mom, a collections agent, you didn't know!!! You just had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames with
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked ass! Your guy was a little square! You had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win, the game just kept getting harder and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! A tall guy sat in front of you you were screwed! And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 30 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning... ...D'ya hear what the fuck I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled little bastards!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled, I swear to God! You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in 1984!
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Anyone remember intellivision? I still have one in my garage with about 10 games

We had one at our house when I was a teenager. I spent hours playing this one game called Lock and Chase. It was kind of a Pac-Man rip-off.
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a friend's mother from my grade school days worked for a company called Imagic, and they made games for the intellivision.



and yes baby I'm a geek!
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We had one at our house when I was a teenager. I spent hours playing this one game called Lock and Chase. It was kind of a Pac-Man rip-off.
OMIGOD Lock and Chase was the best!!!!! AND Night Stalker and Utopia!!!!
aHHHHHHHH!!!!! I want my Intellivision back.
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Re: Children of the 80's ...

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Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.

You know all the words to "Ice Ice Baby".


You had one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat(Global Hypercolour).

You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off".


You wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!)

You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"....

You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

You own any cassettes.


You had a Swatch Watch.

Big wheels and BMX's were the way to go.


You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.

You wore cycling shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.


You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative merits of Male characters out of beverly hills 90210.

Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.

You did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.

Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were like a shield of steel.

You still remember when the A-ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology and you can still sing all the words.

Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt.

Girls - You owned a pair of Pixie boots,generally worn with leg warmers.

hahahaahah i am guilty of all the above!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! with exceptions of the leg warmers. i never got into that leg warmer fashion because i thought it was stupid and only those who were in jazz or ballet should wear them...i made a girl cry on the playground because i told her she was not allowed to wear them because she did not dance and because they were ugly. hahaha

[q]You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of the car so it looked like KITT.

You wore legwarmers & tried to do the splits while jumping in the air while singing you were going to live forever.

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lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not guilty, but i knew people who did
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