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Old 05-17-2016, 11:10 PM   #1
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Anybody remember seeing this? Ok, they could have been your kids...
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:51 AM   #2
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Anybody remember seeing this? Ok, they could have been your kids...

Looks like my 2 boys playing Nintendo back in the 80's.
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Where's the bean bag chair?

Actually, my childhood predates the Nintendo by a little and this is what I remember
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Old 05-18-2016, 10:08 AM   #4
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Where's the bean bag chair?

Actually, my childhood predates the Nintendo by a little and this is what I remember
I was about 8 when the Nintendo first came out so I got to experience both of those. My parents also had a couple of these:

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I bought my son an atari somewhere around 1980 I think.
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I bought my son an atari somewhere around 1980 I think.
I still have mine and my kids were playing it not that long ago.
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I travel with the wrong crowd.

I remember our first TV. I was about 5 or so. 3 channels, and the commercials were 1 minute on the hour, and 30 seconds on the half hour. Rin Tin Tin, Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody, Kukla Fran and Ollie, Superman. Double Bubble bubble gum with baseball cards. Still have a few cards. Wish I had my whole collection. We spent way more time outside than my kids did. My kids were about like the above pictures, sitting in front of boob tube mindlessly.

In two generations, kids will be born with thumbs the size of their ears.
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I travel with the wrong crowd.

I remember our first TV. I was about 5 or so. 3 channels, and the commercials were 1 minute on the hour, and 30 seconds on the half hour. Rin Tin Tin, Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody, Kukla Fran and Ollie, Superman. Double Bubble bubble gum with baseball cards. Still have a few cards. Wish I had my whole collection. We spent way more time outside than my kids did. My kids were about like the above pictures, sitting in front of boob tube mindlessly.

In two generations, kids will be born with thumbs the size of their ears.
LOL, My buddy keeps telling his kids to go outside and let the wind blow the stink off their butts.
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I remember doing that but we were playing pong
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I travel with the wrong crowd.

I remember our first TV. I was about 5 or so. 3 channels, and the commercials were 1 minute on the hour, and 30 seconds on the half hour. Rin Tin Tin, Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody, Kukla Fran and Ollie, Superman. Double Bubble bubble gum with baseball cards. Still have a few cards. Wish I had my whole collection. We spent way more time outside than my kids did.

In two generations, kids will be born with thumbs the size of their ears.
X 2 however I was lucky that my kids did play out side as I was not one to buy kids tv games to play. Later RJD
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I remember our first TV too. And all the shows were in glorious black & white. We spent more time outside than inside. We had a church in town that would ring it's bells at noon and 6 p.m. When we heard the 6 p.m. bell we knew it was time to head home for supper. Another subject from the past is cars. You could tell the difference between a Chevy and Pontiac from a block away.
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Yup looks like the kids playing Nintendo........

My first days of TV were also 3 Channels Black & White and Captain Kangaroo with Mr. Green Jeans and Romper Room came on after them............


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I tell my kids...

Back in my day, in the video games, do you know what your character was? A SQUARE! Do you know what the other guys character was? A SQUARE TOO! And do you know how you played? YOU SHOT SQUARES AT EACH OTHER!


There was no 'completing' a game. It just got faster and faster and harder and harder till you eventually died.


Just like life.


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I remember our first TV too. And all the shows were in glorious black & white. We spent more time outside than inside. We had a church in town that would ring it's bells at noon and 6 p.m. When we heard the 6 p.m. bell we knew it was time to head home for supper. Another subject from the past is cars. You could tell the difference between a Chevy and Pontiac from a block away.
Funny. The farmer across the road from me has an actual steam whistle on his garage. It goes off at noon and 6pm. After he put it in, I asked him why? He said he grew up in a small town and the fire department blew the siren every day at noon and 6, and he just missed it.

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I was on the Clancy and Carmen show once when I was a kid in the mid 60's.
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Back in my day video games did not involve a TV or a video screen...........


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I remember...
Marbles, catseye, with the special aggie shooter.
Yo Yo's
Gyroscopes
Wooden tops. Used to sharpen the points so they would chip others when you hit em right.
Slinky's
A football.
Baseball, bat, glove.
Monogram, Revel $1.29 model car kits.
Who needed anything else.
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We had an Atari but to be honest it never really held our interest too long. We were into bikes and baseball. If you were stuck inside it usually meant you were grounded.
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My parents purchased us kids an Atari Pong game in late 70s.......I thought we were rich.....LOL !
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Back in my day video games did not involve a TV or a video screen...........


Video games, by definition, must include a screen of some sort or they aren't a video game...
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