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15-11-2020, 09:15   #31
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Cancel culture.

It genuinely is one of the most insidious things about the modern world.
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15-11-2020, 09:15   #32
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My wife's friends 13 year old daughter doesn't know how to turn on an oven or butter bread.
My 11 year old daughter bakes twice a week, completely independently. She looks up the recipe herself, goes down to the shop herself to buy any ingredients we don’t have with her own money, uses the mixer and oven herself. Our dishwasher is currently broken, and yesterday she washed everything up by herself after. The stuff she bakes is genuinely delicious, and there’s a few recipes she knows totally off by heart now, so she can bake perfect shortbread cookies and fairy cakes without looking up the recipe at all. But just as my example isn’t typical of the entire current generation of tweens, yours isn’t too.

Every generation fears that the upcoming generations aren’t as good as them. If boards are been around in 1980, our parents generation would be on it complaining that hat the kids are all listening to crap like The Smiths and they don’t know what real music like Elvis is. How we’re all wasting our time playing with Action Man and Sindy dolls stupid plastic Lego, and don’t know what a real toy like Mechano with lead paint is. If boards had been around in 1940, their parents would be on it complaining that the “kids today” are so pampered that they don’t even get jobs in coal mines at 12, and they wouldn’t know a good Count John McCormack gramophone record if the Kaiser threw it at them.

There’s differences between every generation, and it can be fun to point them out. But let’s not pretend that civilisation is ending with the current one. There’s stuff that they will absolutely run rings around us with. They’ll be the ones on here in 2060 complaining complaining about how their stupid parents can’t even program a hologram, or that they still keep reaching for the gearstick in the flying car.
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15-11-2020, 09:16   #33
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no internet access ! going to phone box to ring your mates who had phones
Or ringing the phone box and asking the person who answered it to get Mary at no 27 and hoping no one would come on in the meantime and hang it up.
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15-11-2020, 09:16   #34
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I’m sure current and future generations will get on just fine without all the crap of previous generations. After all there are a lot of 50+ year olds that don’t know how to solder a hole in a bucket with a fire iron, or an electric one for that matter... replace a valve in a radio or fix a tv... all skill that were thought to be useful when I were a boy.
Can the OP not start a 'reeling in the years' type thread for a bit of entertainment and reminiscing on things that came to his mind without the Buzzkill D'Arcy type response ?
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15-11-2020, 09:17   #35
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A band for cunts.
It's so easy to laugh, it's so easy to hate, it takes strength to be gentle and kind.

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15-11-2020, 09:19   #36
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Another one in our local. Was when the phone would ring the girl Inside the bar would ask "who is here?" before she answered it.
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15-11-2020, 09:21   #37
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My wife's friends 13 year old daughter doesn't know how to turn on an oven or butter bread. I do blame the (single) mother but I fear there is a generation coming up that don't have basic skills in self sufficiency. They are more concerned with men having periods (which is mental illness)
I shared a house with someone 15 years ago who was afraid to switch on the gas fire or oven. She was from a county (the same one as me) that doesn't have natural gas available. She was 'afraid' of it, apparently. While she was younger than I she was no child either. She"d be about 40 now. She was bone idle, round the house as well - never once lifted a finger to clean up after herself. My point being, it's not just the kids now who are like that. There"s always been a cohort of useless adults and there always will and they'll always find some mug to 'mind' them.
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15-11-2020, 09:22   #38
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My 11 year old daughter bakes twice a week, completely independently. She looks up the recipe herself, goes down to the shop herself to buy any ingredients we don’t have with her own money, uses the mixer and oven herself.
Ah you were doing so well....

(Only messin- fair play to her. Mine is the same, a great life skill)
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Music wasn't better or worse at anytime, it's just the good songs keep getting played. We'll forget all the crap from this decade just as much as we've forgotten the crap from previous decades.
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Blowing into videogame cartridges in the forlorn hope that it'll make them work.

Praying that the Playstation would get beyond the little start-up jingle and load the disc.

Phone cards. Phone boxes. Actually smelled of piss most of the time but how and ever. Being able to go out the door in the morning with no more than "I'll be back later" and just play outside for hours with friends. Dial-up internet sounds and connecting at 31k on IOL most of the time. Floppy disks.

Mobile phones that were the size of bricks and were just phones. AERTEL telly text. Looking for football results on that. Movies that weren't remakes or reinterpretations all the time.
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Going to the video library , renting your video, getting it home to discover its crap
Probably should've checked the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes first
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Geography, history, mythology, heritage...

The country side, robbing orchards, picking black berries, getting sick from foraging...

The bitter tastes of a sloe, popping fuchsia flower's, getting lost...

Getting a good shlap, wearing wellies and still getting them full of water.

Finding porn mags dumped in the bushes, that was like a treasure trove in the 80's for lads...

I remember when a rubber Jonnie would appear somewhere half the school would be looking at it, then the usual messer would pick it up with a stick and chase someone with it.

The famous five, the hardy boys, the fall guy ..

Lighting fire's and cooking sausages on a stick.

Smoking John Player Blue at 11, the first one you'd cough then after that they're ok although Major were a smooth smoke..

Oh the childhood of the 80's we were tough, rugged and had more cuts and bruises and never had to go to A and E.

Haunted houses, creepy woods, chased by bulls, eating ice from a puddle.

Catching crow's, building forts, territorial area's controlled by kids from different parts of the town, scermishes with kids from different parts of town.

Calling teen-agers name's and getting chased and maybe held there when we're caught by the mods or rockers, the ska guys were the worst..
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Being slowly gassed to sleep by a superser in the sitting room

Wallpaper on school books

Giant ashtrays on brass stands (that may or may not spin)

That heavy duty plastic covering that everyone used to protect their carpets

How to expertly untangle a VHS tape when it got eaten by the video recorder.

Frosties sweets
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Corporal punishment.

Abject awe and fear of the church and its henchmen and women.
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