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Princess

about how easy kids have it these days. Help us out

Amanda*red+u

7:25

lol

7:25

so i stopped by my hs today to see if they had any goggles i could get

7:26

i know that when we were in high school we weren't nearly as whiny and we did what our coaches told us to do

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:26

lol

7:26

Times have changed

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Amanda*red+u

7:29

yeah and kids today suck

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:29

yes they do

7:29

Hell my undergrads suck

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...

Almost every day I find myself wondering... am I really that much older than my students?

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Amanda*red+u

7:31

i know

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:31

And I am.

7:31

They don't even remember the "This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" ad with the frying egg...

7:32

They know the phrase, but no clue where it came from

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Amanda*red+u

7:32

they've never known life without AIDS

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:32

nope

7:32

I've got some that have never seen the following movies:

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Ghostbusters

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Breakfast Club

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Back to the Future

7:33

There's even some that don't know who Michael J. Fox is!

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Amanda*red+u

7:33

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:33

I KNOW!

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Amanda*red+u

7:33

what the ewok?

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:33

It's sad

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Amanda*red+u

7:34

i know

7:34

and they expect everything to be given to them

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:34

Yup

7:34

Which, if you think about that list of movies was the opposite of the theme

7:34

None of those movies were about NOT doing something

7:35

*sighs*

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Amanda*red+u

7:35

i'm sorry, when i have kids, they are not getting a cell phone until they have a car

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:35

lol I didn't

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Amanda*red+u

7:35

unless they're involved in athletics

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:35

Then again, they weren't really all that widely available until I got a car....

7:35

lol

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Amanda*red+u

7:36

of course, i called my parents collect once from a pay phone to come pick me up once

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:36

Kids: "What's collect? What's a payphone?"

7:36

They've never NOT had Blackberries

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Amanda*red+u

7:37

honestly, i've been watching a lot of little house on the prarie lately

7:37

those kids can do long division in their heads

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:37

lol

7:37

yeah

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Amanda*red+u

7:37

we sound like a couple of old ladies

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:37

lol yes we do

7:38

Well I mean, when Diana ask's the class if they remember something and none of them raise their hands and *I* have to explain it...

7:38

sad world we're livin in

7:39

They think their high-top sneakers and fo-hawk hairstyles are SO original

7:39

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Amanda*red+u

7:39

no, the 80s are repeating themselves

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:39

Which is kinda nauseating if you think about it. Bad time in fashion history

7:39

Now if the movies and music could resurface...

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Amanda*red+u

7:40

you need some refreshment, there's an 80s pop channel on Pandora

7:40

leggings should have stayed dead

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:40

TOTALLY

7:40

Because they are NOT being done right

7:41

Leggings. Are. NOT. Pants

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Amanda*red+u

7:41

no they're not

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:41

I will OCCASIONALLY wear a black pair with a skirt or dress that's just a little too short for my tastes

7:41

but my ass is totally covered

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Amanda*red+u

7:41

i don't even own any

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:42

One pair.

7:42

The rule is: if it's too short to wear without leggings, wear pants with it

7:43

And you know they only think Paula Abdul is that chick that was on Idol and has that dance show now

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Amanda*red+u

7:44

*sigh*

7:44

He's a cold hearted snake...

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:44

yup that'd totally get blank stares

7:45

They've probably never seen a Schwarzenegger movie in a theater

7:46

OR a movie with Harrison Ford before he went grey

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Amanda*red+u

7:46

he's such a sexy old man though

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:46

Yes ma'am he is

7:46

I've kinda got a thing for Liam Neeson too, lol

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Amanda*red+u

7:47

i bet they've never had to try to get the timing just right to tape a song off the radio

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:47

Oh god! No!

7:47

And I bet if they sat in my car, they'd wonder what the hell that square hole was for!

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Amanda*red+u

7:47

lol

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:47

have no clue why we blow into DVD players when they ski[

7:48

*skip

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Amanda*red+u

7:48

lol

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:48

Or why we always go for the directional keypad when we play video games

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Amanda*red+u

7:48

or the old Apple Oregon trail

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:49

God I miss that game

7:49

lol

7:49

They take auto-saves for granted

7:49

and have never had to use DOS to retrieve a file

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Amanda*red+u

7:49

they don't even know what DOS is

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:50

Or how awful loud floppy discs are when they load

7:50

or what a floppy is lol

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Amanda*red+u

7:50

they've never had to go to a library to do research

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:50

Yeah. Never learned the Dewy decimal system

7:50

and can't understand how frustrated I get when the library is incorrect

7:51

I bet they can't three-way a phone call the old way. Remember that?

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Amanda*red+u

7:51

yes though i never did it

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:51

So freaking complicated. Had to flash back over at just the right second...

7:52

Never wrote a letter.

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Amanda*red+u

7:52

never only got cartoons on Saturday morning

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:52

GOOD cartoons

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Amanda*red+u

7:52

worth getting up for

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:53

never paid less than $5 to go to a movie (that wasn't at a reduced admissiont theater)

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Amanda*red+u

7:53

never saw the penis cover to The Little Mermaid

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:53

I STILL OWN THAT!!!

7:53

lol never getting rid of it

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Amanda*red+u

7:53

me too!

7:53

it's at my parent's house

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:53

yup.

7:54

Don't know how to buy gas without a credit card reader and to have to manually turn on the pump with the handle

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Amanda*red+u

7:54

don't remember gas being less than a dollar

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Mrs. Gilbert *bgca

7:54

some of them $20

7:54

oops $2

7:55

Never used a microfilm machine

Never used a card catalogue

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Radioactive Isotope

Wow. I'll bet some of those students aren't much younger than me, and I remember most of those things on that list. Heck I remember actual floppy floppy disks. The 5.25". And card catalogs.

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Pandora

See I didn't think they were that much younger than me either. But they are!

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Bad furday

I turned the alarm on just from the thread title, but I remember nearly all that you ladies were talking about! :p:D

I remember the "Nothing but net" McDonald's commercials with Larry Bird and Michael Jordan- I still know who those two are and what teams they played for, even though I dislike basketball.

I would know how, if I were to become in possession of a pair, to tighten a pair of Reebok Pumps to my feet.

I remember high top sneakers with two sets of laces!

A hexagonal edged pencil is best for rewinding the cassette tape after it's been caught in the machine.

I know how to use a record player. I also know what a record is. :p

And this one annoys me all the time on Facebook- unlike kids today, I know the difference between "they're", "their", and "there". :p :evil:

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Princess

I forgot about rewinding the tape after the tape player ate it.

They also don't know life before text messages

And Furday talking about basketball, reminded me, I heard the song to Space Jam on the radio yesterday. Life before CGI

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Bad furday

This one?

Mmmmmiiiiichaaaelllll Jooorrddaaaannnnn!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAzDpyVEKuI&feature=related

Full theme

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Pandora

Love this movie. Since the NBA is starting to cancel regular season games now, I might just have to watch Space Jam over and over.

Got a better one though...

Tell me this song doesn't make you smile. :D

Double points if you remember the words and sang along.

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Radioactive Isotope

"Heeere come the Men in Blaaaaack!"

:lol:

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Drake

Changed the thread name to better suit the theme. ;)

My gf mentioned this one to me last night, actually. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air pick up lines. She said, "I think I've seen your picture somewhere before. Oh yeah, that's right. It was in the dictionary next to 'KABLAM!'" :p

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Pandora

Ah yes.

We found good radio stations through Arkansas (the one redeeming quality) and listened to alternative from back in the day when it was called alternative and cool kids shopped at Hot Topic before the emo baby bats chased us to Spencer's.

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Ayingel

Aqua and Space Jam have a special place in my heart. Since we listened to them non stop on the way down to Missouri as a child with my three other cousins. And we played Nintendo in the back seat of the super van...with the camper in tow.

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Pandora

Ah yes the van. The real van. None of this mini crap. The ones with the heavy, sticky doors that a kid could throw a shoulder trying to close.

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Ayingel

The ones where it takes a projectile going 60 miles an hour to even try to make it through the window.

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Jake Durron

I learned to drive on one of those! ^_^

I found out I've been completely deprived with childhood games.

So um... >.>

How many of you know how to play duck duck goose? Simon Says? there was another one I've never heard of but I don't remember what it was called.

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Jake Durron

>.< Good news is as soon as I'm done paying off mom (Beginning of march) I won't have but 600 dollars a month in bills. Bad news is, every penny is going into what I owe parental units and I can't save anything. ugh.

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