I've resisted joining this thread because of some type of temporal hangup. the beauty of the "40 year-old mark" is it keeps moving and it just passed me. In other words, this ain't my dad's 40.
I'm sure some of these have been covered in the many responses, but here goes...
A solid state television was kind of a big deal.
No DVR and just a handful of channels meant EVERYBODY came to school the next day talking about the same thing from the previous night's TV lineup.
"Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here"
I know who shot JR.
Nobody seemed to care if we quoted beer commercials in elementary school.
"Tastes Great" vs. "Less Filling" "I must be on the front row!"
When EF Hutton speaks, everybody listens.
Phone booths, remember those? Calls were a dime, then a quarter--then who cared after that?
AT&T vs. MCI
"You alright! I learned it by watching you!"
"They're heeere..." scared me every time.
While "Saturday Night Fever" had sonething to do with a disco, but Saturday Morning Fever meant cartoons.
If you started watching cartoons early on a Saturday and you were still in front of the TV when Soul Train came on---then you REALLY needed to go outside and play.
Watching the movie "War Games" made me want to be a computer hacker.
The password is "pencil."
An Apple //e in your house was badass.
A single speed BMX Redline PL-20 with Dia Comp brakes, flight cranks, a GT laid back seat post, Araya rims was one tricked out bike.
Car phones and pagers were for doctors and drug dealers.
Flying was more fun in the old jets.
Flying was more fun before 9-11 and the TSA.
The Cold War was still real. Hot war was always possible
"99 Luftbalons" "It's a Mistake"
There was West and East Germany and a wall in Berlin.
Edited by Suwanee (08/14/13 07:48 PM)
"His voice rose under the black smoke before the burning wreckage of the island; and infected by that emotion, the other little boys began to shake and sob too. And in the middle of them....Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man’s heart…”. -----William Golding