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The old school rocks...the new school rides the short bus...not hatin' just saying!
By no means am I a bitter old man, one who is fearful of change or the advancements in technology, but I must say as a child growing up in the 80's we had it much better than the kids of today....nah nah.
When it comes to video games, you can keep your Halo and Call of Duty, we had Metroid, which was and still is the best sci-fi based video game of all-time, and Duck Hunt, the original FPS. Motion controlled gaming...we already did it...see the Power Pad and/or the Power Glove.
When we played football with our friends, it actually involved going outside, not sitting at the TV with a headset on. We also had friend that we had to go to their house to see if they were home, not just sign in and receive a message that they're online...lame.
Movies, you have the Hunger Games, we had the Running Man (and I don't mean the stupid dance either)...no comparison. We also had the best of Eddie Murphy, before he became Dr. Doolittle and went all soft. You guys are left with crappy remakes of all the cool shows/movies we grew up with...like the A-Team, Dukes of Hazzard and Footloose...check the history books, they were way better back then!
Music, you have all this violent and depressing music, we had party rock and love ballads, and Steven Tyler before he was doing American Idol and Burger King commercials...."Dude Looks Like A Lady" anyone. We had Brett Michaels when he was rocking spandex and arenas, not tea and walkers.
Cartoons, we had the Transformers, before they became the Michael Bay crapfest you know today. We had Thundercats, He-man and Voltron...now every cartoon is based on a card game or a cartoon from our generation.
For us, school was fun, a place to hang out with your friends and eat pizza that actually wasn't all that bad. We also were able to make fun of people without feeling scared for our lives! Dodgeball, remember it...it was actually pretty fun...that is until emotions got involved...there's no crying in dodgeball! Nowadays, school is like heading out to a war zone, where teachers are nothing more than prison guards and some of the kids are scarier than Freddy Krueger.
Wrestling, we had the WWF, not the WWE...nuff said.
All I'm saying is during your lifetime, if someone does happen to invent a time machine, go back to the 80's and live a little, enjoy life before it became all dangerous and scary. Michael