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    Read if you were born before 1986......

    Hope this isn`t a repost.

    Thought this was quite funny! i was born 1978.

    FOR EVERYONE BORN BEFORE 1986!!!


    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids
    in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived,
    because:


    1.Our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint
    which was promptly chewed and licked.
    2.We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors
    or cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.
    3.When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and
    fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our wheels.
    4.As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or airbags
    - riding in the passenger seat was a treat.
    5.We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it
    tasted the same.
    6.We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with
    sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always
    outside playing.
    7.We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and
    no-one actually died from this.
    8.We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then
    went top speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes.
    9.After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to
    solve the problem.
    10. We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as long
    as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and no
    one minded.
    11. We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all.
    12. We did not have 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround
    sound, no mobile phones, no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet
    chat rooms. We had friends - we went outside and found them.
    13. We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball really
    hurt!
    14. We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones but there were no law
    suits.
    15. We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed from other
    parents.
    16. We played chap-the-door-run-away and were actually afraid of the
    owners catching us.
    17. We walked to friends' homes.
    18. We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on mummy
    or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the
    corner.
    19. We made up games with sticks and tennis balls.
    20. We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.
    21. The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard
    of...They actually sided with the law. This generation has produced some
    of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past
    50 years have been an
    explosion of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success
    and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one
    of them. Congratulations!

    Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids, before
    lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good. For those of
    you who aren't
    old enough, I thought you might like to read about us. This, my friends,
    is surprisingly frightening......and it might put a smile on your face:

    The majority of students in universities today were born in 1986........They
    are called youth. They have never heard of We are the World, We are the
    children, and the Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel.
    They have never heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda
    Carlisle.
    For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam. AIDS
    has existed since they were born. CD's have existed since they were born.

    Michael Jackson has always been white. To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.
    They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are films from
    last year. They can never imagine life before computers. They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the Famous Five. They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You. They can't believe a black and white television ever existed. And they Will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone. Now let's check if we're getting old...

    1 You understand what was written above and you smile.
    2. You need to sleep more, usually until
    the afternoon, after a night out.
    3. Your friends are getting married/already
    married.
    4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with computers.
    5.When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
    6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time around.
    7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good Old
    days, repeating again all the funny things you have experienced together.
    8 Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some
    other friends because you think they will like it too...Yes, you're
    getting old too.
    199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!

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    yeah mate, it is a repost but was long while ago ... but all still very true !!!!!

    and most "youth" think Set you free is an old skool choon
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    i`ve not seen it before now that was living lol


    Mothers with teenagers know why animals eat their young

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    Me and the missus have just been talking about our kiddy days and what we got upto.... it was so much fun. These days all they do is nick cars and and smash up bus shelters!
    199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!

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    So true - it just shows what a namby pamby world we live in

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSI_Butch
    yeah mate, it is a repost but was long while ago ... but all still very true !!!!!

    and most "youth" think Set you free is an old skool choon

    N-trance - Set you free, what a tune! this was first around in 1992 as a white label, so it could be classed as old skool!!!!!
    199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!

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    i am only 23 and i always used to go out on our bikes alllllll day long riding along the cloff and take sarnies, crisps, choccy bar and a drink!! i had a commodore 64 and couldnt be bother to wait and load up the games so jus went out wit me mates !!

    oh the good old days !!!
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    we used to stay out really late and play hide and seek

    we`d be gone all day having adventures in the woods and parks

    now i make my boys come back every hour so i know where they are and my girls aren`t allowed out lol i only started letting the boys out a year ago and they are 11 and 9 lol


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    i am boarder line being born in 83 so can realate to both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by GSI_Butch
    i am only 23 and i always used to go out on our bikes alllllll day long riding along the cloff and take sarnies, crisps, choccy bar and a drink!! i had a commodore 64 and couldnt be bother to wait and load up the games so jus went out wit me mates !!

    oh the good old days !!!
    Commodore 64... i had one of these and a spectrum they took ages to load, i use to copy my mates games over my mums tina turna cassette`s
    199 BHP 322 lbs/ft Torque from a smokey diesel!!!!

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