Saturday, May 20, 2006

Remember The Good Old Days?
Weren't they just a few years ago?

Remember when $20 filled you gas tank?

Remember when you could call your ISP customer service and actually understand what the customer service rep was saying? Personally, I don't really care what the weather's like in New Delhi.

Remember when MTV actually played music videos?

Remember when Run For The Border was a Taco Bell ad, and not the advice of the Mexican government to it's citizens?

Remember when Rap "artists" didn't steal other peoples songs? That lasted for about 15 minutes.

Remember when we were generically exhorted to "attend the church or synagogue of your choice", and "mosque" wasn't included?

Remember when fast food joints were a cash only business?

Remember when you made a phone call to a bank, airline, whatever... the recorded greeting didn't start with "For English... Press 1"?

Remember when cartoons had various and sundry individuals get smashed by anvils?

Remember when TV networks bleeped out "G** Damn", but not "fag". When did it get turned around?

Remember when you could actually tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans?

Can anyone think of any others?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when you could walk your loved ones to their gate in the airport?

Remember when you could actually sit with them until their row was called? And then you could watch their plane take off from the waiting area window?

Remember when you didn't have to wait in the baggage claim area for your loved one to arrive?

Remember when you didn't have to have your baby practically strip-searched, in the airport, to make sure you didn't have something dangerous stashed in their diaper?

Remember when we didn't have to have our breast pumps dismantled and then have to prove for 15 friggin minutes that it wasn't a bomb? (Sorry guys.)

Remember when we weren't afraid and so pissed off at muslims?

Maybe that's just me.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember when you went to college and didn't have to have "diversity training"?

Remember when you could tell the difference between the mass and a prot service?

Remember when people who fornicated indiscretionately were fags and sluts and not, "affirming their uniqueness"?

3:00 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

..MTV in the early '80s! They averaged 7-8 videos an hour. Then Remote Control came on, and the downward slide started...

...Rap has always used samples. Of course, I come from the era when rap meant Grandmaster Flash, the Sugar Hill Gang, and Run-DMC. My much-younger wife, who knows only the gangsta-rap crap, doesn't quite understand why I like some rap...

...Personally, I don't mind having the option to use plastic at McD's or wherever -- especially when you've got a huge order to place...

9:15 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Remember when a teacher would bum an aspirin off a student?

Remember when high-school students kept hunting rifles in their lockers, and no one thought anything of it?

Remember when, if a student drew a funny picture of a teacher, it resulted in a lecture, or maybe a request to have it framed?

Remember when school principals were allowed to use common sense in dealing with students?

9:21 AM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Remember when Will and Grace were words that having to do with the relationship between mankind and God and not a gay sitcom?

Remember when public schools had Christmas break instead of Winter break?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Remember when you had a theological or spiritual question and you could approach any priest to get the correct answer. Now you have to perform some sort of orthodoxy test on him before hand.

Being born in 1965 in Detroit means that I missed the boat on that one, but I yearn to see the day.

4:10 PM  

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