Thursday, October 25, 2018

All Too True

The College Humor guys and gals got it right yet again.  Enjoy.



36 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember when we didn’t have any form of social media. We drank from a water hose, mom put salt pork in our peas, we stood up on the front seat, swam in ponds and creeks, shot BB guns, we turned a crank to make ice cream, watched 3 channels on tv, some of us rode our bikes on gravel roads, OBEYED law enforcement and actually had fear of doing something wrong. And here is the best thing. We NEVER had to count how many attorneys had ads on bill boards. Social media and life in general has changed. I don’t do any type of social media. I guess I’m unsociable.

Anonymous said...

5:35, you and I are in the same generation. What you posted is US. You and I can be unsociable together! I can add a few other danger tricks we all did but I'll refrain for now.

Thanks for posting, Brother...

Anonymous said...

I remember my youth, too, 5:35 AM. Waking up when it hurt to sleep any more, tuning into channel 3 and turning on my Nintendo over a bowl of Count Chocula, then washing it all down with an abundant supply of Sprite. Then when I got bored, I would waddle over to my Windows 98-run Dell and log into AOL to talk to my 3rd grade girlfriend. I was in the 3rd grade, too, so it was all legal.

Anonymous said...

AMEN @5:35!! I'm right there with you. I'm middle-aged now, and I actually wish that I was in my twilight years. This 'modern' world does NOT impress me at all. Our quality of life now is no where near what it was 30-40 years ago, and in the name of progress, we have done it to ourselves. Technology is going to be the death of us all.

Anonymous said...

5:35 AM, that existed long before your time but your generation destroyed all sense of normalcy by marketing electronic junk to kids and constantly turning the crank of "progress".

pjm said...

@5:35 we also rode 3 wheelers with no helmets and tossed bottle rockets at our friends and lived to tell about it. grew up in south jackson and it was awesome, such a different place now :(

M Python, Esq. said...

5:35 Luxury!!!! When I was a kid our dad would wake us up a half hour before we went to bed, make us lick the road clean, give us a cup of rat poison for breakfast, then thrash us before stabbing us with a bread knife.

And you know what - if you tell that to young people today, they won't believe you!!!

Elder Berry said...

I remember when we didn't have electricity. Or fire. We drank from the primordial ooze, Mom put salted brontosaurus in our kelp, we told Professor Og that the wheel would never work, swam in ponds and Krag wound up in a deinosuch, we used thagomizer to make tender steak, watched 3 cave walls for entertainment, obeyed gods of Oooga Booga, and actually had fear of being eaten by T Rex. We had only one attorney, Richard Schwanz, and he was just as big a jerk as the ambulance chasers today. I'm still not very sociable, too. Get off my lawn.

Anonymous said...

I'm reminded of the boob here a few days ago chortling about how he called out somebody at WLBT on Twitter. As if doing so means jack squat.

Anonymous said...

"...I don’t do any type of social media."

Not so... JJ is your outlet.

Louis LeFleur said...

People have always longed for "the good ole days".

Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions.

Ecclesiastes 7:10

Anonymous said...

I'm of that older generation, too. We rode in the back of pickup trucks, 14 year old boys bush hogged pastures, girls had to wear dresses to school regardless of the weather, air conditioning was rare, and we put peanuts in our Pepsi Colas during recess. OMG, how did we survive?!

Eddie Haskell said...

dirt clod wars and chasing the mosquito truck on your bicycle AND WE LIKED IT ..cough cough

Anonymous said...

Anybody else remember playing mumblety-peg?

The phone was attached to the wall and had a dial and a dial tone and an operator. Some were party lines. Kids didn't have phones and were rarely allowed to use the house phone, and then for only a few minutes. You did your homework with the encyclopedia and a pencil. There were no computers or video games. You could play pinball down at the bowling alley. The one TV in the house had 3 channels, all of which went off the air at midnight, and you changed them by turning the knob on the set and sometimes adjusting the rabbit ears. You might have to wait for the tubes to warm up before the TV came on. Cartoons were on for half a day on Saturday, and that was it. There were no VCRs. Music came cut into grooves on round vinyl disks called records, which were played on a turntable machine by use of a needle. Later you could get it on 8-track tapes. Cars and trucks had clutches, bias ply tires, drum brakes, steel dashboards and bumpers and no seat belts. Vent windows in cars were a thing, as were attic fans in houses. CB radios had 23 channels and required an FCC license available through snail mail. Stamps were a dime or less. There was no other kind of mail, but you could send a telegram. Kids got to make beds, clean rooms, do yard work and put up the dishes and behave properly for their allowance of 50 cents a week. Cokes came in glass bottles for a dime and you got a penny or two back for the empty bottle. The bottle tops had cork gaskets. We wore Buster Brown shoes.

The media told you what the news was, but not what to think about it.

People whose politics with which you disagreed were your friends and neighbors, not your enemies.

Class of 82 said...

Be Bop Record shop and Corduroys

Anonymous said...

Is the entire/majority of this community of commenters on this site/blog beyond age 60?? If so, what a bunch of old geezers/farts/senior citizens!

Anonymous said...

I can’t help but laugh at this thread. You 50-70 years olds are a worthless generation. It’s you idiots that have ruined this country. Don’t preach to us about how good you had it. We will be paying for you dumbasses for years to come.

Anonymous said...

12:53 Thanking you in advance.

Anonymous said...

Seeing how old all the commenters here are gives me hope for the future. A large part of our population just got left behind and has no chance to adapt to the times.

Anonymous said...

Remember riding Go-Carts without a helmet and going as fast as they would go? Remember collecting soda bottles to turn them in for the deposit?

Remember taking a shotgun to school for "show and tell?"

I also clearly remember coaxing @12:53 PM's mom into our hay loft and getting some stink finger.

Anonymous said...

My favorite was all the kids in the neighborhood jumping on their bikes in the dark (no reflective anything) when we heard the "mosquito truck". Would follow blindly behind the sprayer enjoying the DDT spray. Not one two headed kid around.Millions of children in Africa died from malaria when DDT was banned. Thanks Rachel Carson.

Yo Daddy said...

Clay tablets and styluses. Going over to Og's cave to shoot the ox. The discovery of the Thagomizer (may Thag rest in pieces). Opening packages on Christmas Day. Rocks, sticks, and dirt, again. That first sunrise. Memories....

Now, 12:53's Mama. Yep. She was the original Big Bang.

Anonymous said...

@1:41 PM, indeed, 12:53's mom was a real punch-board, with round heels, knee pads, and she sure knew how to pull the train. Choo choo. Good times.

Anonymous said...

LONG LIVE READY KILOWATT, SEAL LILY ICE CREAM AND BOB NEBLET ! ! ! !

Who here remembers them?

Anonymous said...

This would be funny if it wasn't true. What a joke this presidency is and not in a funny way.

Anonymous said...

1:31, how many of you idiots prancing around in ddt got cancer? The whole nation is paying for your dumbass. Unfortunately all that money can’t fix stupid.

Anonymous said...

After all the many decades of use, there is no conclusive evidence that DDT causes cancer. NONE! It is suspected, but that's it.

Is it toxic? Yes, but not proven to be a carcinogen.

Anonymous said...

12:53 and 1:01, I’m the 5:35 commenter. I’m 53, have an excellent work ethic and can outwork anyone younger than me. Not all of us ruined your so called life. We had fun in our youth and there is not a damn thing wrong for appreciating it. Any and ALL generations can say that the previous ruined it for them which is not so. Appreciation of how you were reared is something you value as you get older. A man who does not share or pass on his knowledge of his trade, skill or profession, or his experience is no good to himself or others in his field. Many things in your youth shape you and it’s either going to be in a good way or a bad way. So when you get of age that you see younger generations really screwing up you want to at least give them some guidance...because we came from a generation that believed in a two parent family that believed in discipline. And put to it quite frankly, these kids today wouldn’t have made it 30 years ago in my trade. Your generation is too soft.

Anonymous said...

6:37, You poor snowflake. Did they hurt your feelings? The younger generations just see you screw up so bad they are trying to get you to change your destructive ways. You see, we care about you and when you screw up, we want you to do better. After all, we have to live here long after you are gone and forgotten. We want their to be natural resources left. Keep blaming the millennials for everything you screwed up. Won't be the last time your generation fails to own up to your shortcomings.

Anonymous said...

12:53, it looks like I actually worked longer than you've been alive, and that was after I learned English, a skill you should acquire. We built everything you have or will have.

7:38, what makes you think we will let you live that long? Ditto on the English for you.

Anonymous said...

Smart millennial 7:38? "...their to be natural resources..."

Anonymous said...

The point we are trying to make is that we can survive without Twitter, Facebook and all that other shit. But, can you? What makes you think you will outlive us? Really?

Anonymous said...

The telephone was attached to the wall? is that where the phrase, "I'll hang up" comes from?

Anonymous said...

I would like all of the negative commenters to list exactly what we “screwed up”. Negative as in millennial. Did we make it that horrible for you? Did you ever think that some of us struggle to keep an even keel when our federal government workers are more corrupt than anyone can ever remember? Let’s sit back and think on that a while.

Now, for those of us who appreciate the days gone by because they were dear to our memories, let’s just pay no attention to the negativity. and yes...Jackson used to be a great place and some of the best people I ever had the pleasure to know came from here and most were just down to earth people from South Jackson. Remember McDowell Road!!! I just wish our children had the opportunity to have a place like that to socialize, or what we refer today as social networking. I met my wife there 32 years ago and we are still married! So, for the naysayers who feel as though we are at fault for their misery....do what we did. Get up, put your work boots on, tighten up your laces, and get ready for a hard day of work, come home and enjoy your family as you sit down to supper together and Love one another and pass it it down!

Sincerely,

5:35

Anonymous said...

A good 15-minutes of enlightenment:

"This is Why You Don't Succeed" (Simon Sinek on "The Millennial Generation")

https://www.facebook.com/fearlessmotivationofficial/videos/732114443801770/

Anonymous said...

@10:12: “confefe”

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