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What's Better Than It Was 30 Years Ago?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 1, 2011 #21 of 129
    veryoldschool

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    Pre-disco, songs tended to have meaning, so the lyrics meant something.
     
  2. Apr 1, 2011 #22 of 129
    BosFan

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    Technology in general (for better or worse) is better.

    Red Sox and Patriots :grin:

    But not flying the airlines, that was better 30 years ago, maybe not safer but better.
     
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    Hutchinshouse

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    I’m sure my son would agree with you. However, my Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle set still rules! I used to always bust my knuckles on the concrete winding that darn thing up. :lol:

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    sigma1914

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    That dang thing gave me a workout! I do love 80s toys, but like newer action figures.
     
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    FHSPSU67

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    Food!
    Maybe have to go back another 20 years, but made from fresh meats and vegetables is what I remember. Also kids being kids, playing amongst themselves without supervision.
    [edit] I guess this is actually the reverse of the OP:eek:
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 #26 of 129
    James Long

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    30 years ago I wouldn't have needed help with the math. :eek2:

    That was the year I got my first computer. I think they have improved a little. We had a VCR and a camcorder - although it was the age of home video staying in the home and the only thing that went viral was the flu.

    I'm not sure YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and the other "social" sites are an improvement over 30 years ago.


    What was better 30 years ago? I suppose that is another thread. What is better now? Mostly technology.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2011 #27 of 129
    hdtvfan0001

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    Better now than 30 years ago???

    DBSTalk. :D
     
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    AntAltMike

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    Not that it has anything to do with his topic, but I wonder how many "young" people would believe it if they were told that lots of us used to bring knives to school, but none were ever used in fights?
     
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    Spicoli

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    +1

    I also had the "Rocket Cycle".
     
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    Shades228

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    Post of the year
     
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    Steve

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    Really? :scratchin I find these lyrics to be especially poignant! :p

    "Young man, there's no need to feel down.
    I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
    I said, young man, 'cause you're in a new town
    There's no need to be unhappy.

    Young man, there's a place you can go.
    I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
    You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
    Many ways to have a good time.

    It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
    It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A [...]
     
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    fluffybear

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    I'm sorry but I have to disagree with you on this one.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2011 #33 of 129
    fluffybear

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    Television sets, yes

    Television shows, NO!
     
  14. Apr 1, 2011 #34 of 129
    AntAltMike

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    The only disco song I ever learned the lyrics to was, "Boogie Oogie Oogie", though the lyrics to Donna Summers's "On the Radio" were pretty cute.

    "It must have fallen out of the pocket
    of your old brown overcoat..."


    And I used to know most of then lyrics to the first "Gold" rap song: The Breaks.

    "You borrowed money from the mob

    Them's the breaks! Them's the breaks!

    And yesterday, you lost your job.

    Them's the breaks! Them's the breaks!
     
  15. Apr 1, 2011 #35 of 129
    AntAltMike

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    Featured on my favorite episode of Nash Bridges.
     
  16. Apr 1, 2011 #36 of 129
    James Long

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    Also comically done on an episode of "$#!t My Dad Says".

    The song had meaning ...

    Louie Louie? Bridge Over Troubled Water? Strawberry Fields? Only the good die young? Well at least on most songs you could hear the lyrics clearly - without needing a "parental advisory" even on the raunchyest of themes.
     
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    naijai

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    I'm 28 and i don't agree with that
     
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    The profits of all the American companies whose products are now all made in China.
     
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    As well as the profits of those whose goods are sold to China.
     

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