Aging Crapfully

I have now lived long enough to be able to say things like: when I was a kid you used to rent a video (a large tape the size of a book) for 99 but had to have it back the next day by 5 p.m. ... and they didn't come in the mail.

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When I was a teenager, movie tickets cost $7 and theaters didn't show commercials. The armrests stayed in one place and stadium seating was only in stadiums.

Other topics from my youth that make me sound ancient to a nine year-old:
---- video games
---- personal computer capabilities/uses
---- the U.S.S.R.
---- car phones
---- the Ballona Wetlands
---- the train warehouses near the Santa Clara depot
---- saying good-bye to/greeting people at their gate in airports
---- using rotary dial telephones
---- the Montreal Expos (MLB in general)
---- the Mickey Mouse Club cast
---- gasoline prices
---- encyclopedias
---- Kevin Costner

I know there are more, I just can't remember them right now...
must be time for my pills.
Originally Printed on 4/19/05
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J.J. Oblivian
Los Angeles, CA
Age: 27

I'm in a gang
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