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Am I just Getting Old , Or ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by 45alive, Sep 12, 2015.

  1. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Am I just getting old, :s0009:or does everything seem wrong ? So much has changed in the last 25
    years at lightening speed and it doesn't seem normal. :s0076:What happened to the old T.V. shows that had family values and entertainment. Comedies, history, nature, Westerns, or Documentaries. :s0153:Is it the generation gap or is it really all just S!#T anymore, :s0098:do younger folks like this day and age ? Seems like so many younger people are just dazed and confused with the information highway.:s0156: I don't know , Rant over. :s0092: :s0137:
     
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  2. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    That's funny. I was just watching The Waltons.
    I Loved it. The morals in that show are like a breath of fresh air.
    During the show I thought how lame younger folks would think it was.:(

    I was born in 1967 so I guess I'm old?
     
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  3. 45alive

    45alive South Douglas County- Orygun Well-Known Member

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    Hey, that's when I was born !:s0108: I love the Waltons, Little House on the Prarie and Bonanza too. :s0017:
     
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  4. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Wow. I graduated HS in 1967!
     
  5. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm older than 45alive and medic, but not as old as Sgt and I wonder the same things. I'm not too much of a TV watcher, but find myself watching the old reruns more than the new stuff. A while back my wife was watching a lot of the Waltons and I caught some of it, too. Our country would be far better off if people focused on the really important things and worried a lot less about what the next Iphone is gonna be...
    My brother in law commented this morning that while he was having coffee reading a book, of the 24 other people there, two were engaged in conversation, one was reading and the rest were on their cel phones.
    This is the generation of zombies.
     
  6. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    I see it all the time, the younger generation is hooked on their phones like a junkie on heroin, my two adult kids too.
    And if this is America's future we are so screwed!!!!!!
     
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  7. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    Yeah you got that right Orygun. (Zombies) I'm amazed when the wife and I go to a restaurant and look over at other tables of four or more people sitting and over half are looking at their phone. No one in gauges in conversations it seems like.

    I'm not sure if this generation likes their time or not. One thing for sure is they don't like me!!! Their going to have it rough when all the older people are gone and they have to pick up the pieces.

    My call name says what year I was born. The wife and I love old westerns. The ones before even my time. I do try not to watch too much TV, but sometimes laying around doing nothing feels good.

    HotRod
     
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  8. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    1967..... you are just a kid...
     
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  9. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yer.................. all KIDS ROFLMAO
     
  10. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    You have got to get the hire number of Chanels on your Cable plan. junk like the home shopping network is on the cheap cable plan
     
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  11. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Born in '54....
    We haven't become old, we've just gained the perspective of experience.
    A perspective that is much wider than can be passively pulled through a 5" screen
    ...with your thumbs.
    zombie-texters.jpg
     
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  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Was watching some Carol Burnett bloopers this morning on youtube. awesome
     
  13. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Yea, your all old.
    Old and grumpy.
    Throw some Katy perry on the iTunes.
     
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  14. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    When I was born it seemed at the cusp of civilization at least a tad over a decade earlier WW2 ended and the world still had values. Even in 62 when I was born life was good and innocence still existed in childhood. You learned not just the value of life, but that of others as well.
    It was a time not of what can you do for me, it was what can we as a people do to better ourselves. By the time I graduated high school life was very different then it was as a kid.
    As a young adult drive-ins began closing, people stopped cruising and large family gatherings I knew in my youth began dwindling. What I noticed even as a kid, GOD had become a bad word and was on the rise that even being religious was looked at with cult intentions. Fast forward 53 years later after birth and I can barely recognize people let alone the life that is now here. I owned a couple business and allot was done on a handshake, now I need a contract and practically finger prints. I have been screwed out of money more in the last 10 years more then all 53 combined . People are not what they were, people do not have the heart that us as humans need to be descent people. Today I see rude, self entitled people, and having an opinion now days means I am racist , a bigot or terrorist. Speaking my mind now days practically means I need a permit to speak, I am sure that is next once guns are off the chopping block. Hate to be a downer. But this is not my parents America, when I speak with my mom in her late 70's now then I truly can hear and know how far we as a people have fallen in one life time. I only wish my mom did not have to see what her and others like her worked so hard to see destroyed.:(
     
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  15. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    Katy who ?
    ;)
     
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  16. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    The fact that the average digital watch, has more compute power than the computers on board the first space shuttle launch should put it into perspective. The world wide web, (or the interclouds, as I call them) have an un-ending stream of information is mind boggling. While I may not be quite as old as our other respected members here (I am 58) I embrace new technology. I can't spell it, but I can embrace it.
     
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  17. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    My first car was a three on the tree Rambler. Traded a $70 12 pump for that sweet thang.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You spelled get off my lawn wrong.
     
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  19. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    Lots of you are closet Katy and Taylor fans
     
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  20. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Yep yer just a kid yet. :D
     
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