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« on: March 10, 2009, 12:45:11 pm »

Bah! Kids these days don't know they're even born, with their rap musics and their baggy trousers! When I were a lad, I had to walk to school. It was uphill both ways! Then, when I'd studied the entire encyclopedia, it was back 'ome, then off to work. I had to pay the butcher for the privelage of doing his job. Worked me fingers to the bone, I did.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 03:55:20 am »

Oy but I do find myself thinking this way more and more these days.

I can't tell you the number of times in the last few years I've uttered things like, "Kids these days..." And "...I wasn't raised that way."

The disrespect to others, the idolisation of brutal thugs as the way men should be.

The vapid trophy girls seeking to be nothing more then a morsel of meat for savages.

The society of entitlement.

The shivering masses in a culture of fear.

The number of people who couldn't be troubled to learn or think.

I'm not old enough to be this embittered and cynical.

I look around at the people and realise that they are the ones who will be responsible for us, our world and our legacies; and then I want to scream.

Yes we made our mistakes and bungled some things rather badly, but seriously my aspirations have always been higher then own an x-box, a wii, and a playstation 3 on which to kill hookers to take their money and shoot something in the face. I may work in a kitchen but I'd like to think that I'm not so bad as the drooling chimp behind the register of some run down conveniance mart thinking how I might spend the money I have yet to earn on beer and girls gone wild.

And the music... gods the music. If it's not thumping base and some guy pounding his chest like some scene out of gorillas in the mist as he proclaims him self better then everybody else, then it's something like this thing I hear on the radio at work that I despise; "Sush, shut your lips girl. Do the Hellen Keller and talk with your hips."
That is how we talk to women? That is how we view somebody who overcame great incapacity and became an author, lecturer, and activist for many causes. Oh you little ___s are sooo... just ... ah never mind.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 04:17:16 am »

While I could reply with the pretty much the same views that Rovingjack posted above, I feel that
this
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 04:37:07 am »

The disrespect to others, the idolisation of brutal thugs as the way men should be.

The number of people who couldn't be troubled to learn or think.

And the music... gods the music. If it's not thumping base and some guy pounding his chest like some scene out of gorillas in the mist as he proclaims him self better then everybody else, then it's something like this thing I hear on the radio at work that I despise; "Sush, shut your lips girl. Do the Hellen Keller and talk with your hips."
That is how we talk to women? That is how we view somebody who overcame great incapacity and became an author, lecturer, and activist for many causes. Oh you little ___s are sooo... just ... ah never mind.

Definately agree with those.

Start grumpiness on possible verge of rant:

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Girls these days...well men too. Okay let me start with the both of them. Both can't bother to be intelligent... and there's no insatiable hunger nor thirst for learning. Take what is given and assume that it's enough. I can't tell you about the scant, but outrageously interesting things that I have learned in my short life and I still seek to better myself by expanding my knowledge.

I can't tell you how I've laughed in this required history class of mine. A class who does not know who Voltaire is walking into the class. A girl who doesn't know what the hell £ was ("Is it some kind of money symbol?" 'Gad's girl- don't you know what a pound sterling symbol looks like?). By the by, sure this might be a beginners history class- but this is a university course. Shameful.

Girls- oh the girls. So empty headed with their talk. I can't stand how the modern american girl talks nowadays (which is funny because I'm only eighteen Tongue). As helpful as the cellphone is- damn that thing to hell. Give a device for communication to the man and they will spout off all the unintelligent things that writhe in his/her head. Same goes to videocameras and internet video uploading.

That's what I have for now....x___x
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009, 07:54:41 am »

Girls these days...well men too. Okay let me start with the both of them. Both can't bother to be intelligent... and there's no insatiable hunger nor thirst for learning.
I'd go further than that and say that, to many young (and not so young) people these days, intelligence is seen as some kind of weakness or...in their words..."gay". In fact, any trait a little different from their low-browed norm is dismissed as "gay".
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009, 08:00:32 pm »

      “Academic chairs are many, but wise and noble teachers are few; lecture-rooms are numerous and large, but the number of young people who genuinely thirst after truth and justice is small.”
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2009, 12:38:34 am »

*grumble grumble grumble*
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2009, 12:08:17 pm »

Mobile Bloody Telephones.

these little plastic incarnations of evil are a great idea and a usefull tool but it is the culture that has built up around them that gets my goat worse than an over zealous Shepard on speed!

1) they are NOT fashion accessories, there are tools
2)if you are lucky enough to have one that doubles as a portable music device, fine BUT USE BLOODY HEADPHONES
3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.

rant over, thank you for your Patience
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2009, 01:04:50 pm »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2009, 01:52:32 pm »

Modern "R&B", I would like to know where the Blues are.

(more later)
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2009, 01:56:04 pm »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

Excellently put!

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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2009, 02:15:48 pm »

I love all of you Smiley
I make a point of using a mobile phone so old muggers wouldn't even take it and playing video games from the 1980's, no bloody grand theft auto shooting gangster killing in them! Just a white arrow shooting trapeizoids! (which are supposed to be flying saucers) Smiley Or a sheild (a letter C shaped thing) protecting a castle! (a red square)
To play these games you had to use your imagination, which is another thing kids these days neglect! The contents of these old video games were just symbols of what they were supposed to be, like the playing peices in chess! Modern video games are too real for me.

And why don't these youngun's know anything anymore!?
Example; Once when hanging out with some old friends I used to have, we were sitting in the garden, and none of them could identify the clover growing in amongst the grass!
Kids (and adults these days!) need to learn more things about the world they live in, they know nothing but whats "in fashion" and how to ostracize anyone who does different!
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« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2009, 02:36:40 pm »

The youths biggest problem today is basic awareness of the world around them.  that and the ability to be wowed, weather it be by a high gothic catherderal or natures storms.  Curiosity lies dead in the ground with imagination.  Cry
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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2009, 03:00:37 pm »

Curiosity lies dead in the ground with imagination.  Cry
Oh I agree! It is so sad Sad
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« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2009, 03:04:31 pm »

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Modern "R&B", I would like to know where the Blues are.

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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2009, 03:16:01 pm »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

And yes I do have "call waiting" -If the line's busy you can Wait and Call me back later.
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2009, 03:49:34 pm »

Curiosity lies dead in the ground with imagination.  Cry
Sad, but very very true!
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2009, 09:17:20 pm »

Youths of today, as I find them, are mostly really rather rude. They don't follow common curtesies, such as letting people get off the public transportation before they get on, they don't put rubbish in the bin (right next to them, even!)
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2009, 09:41:15 pm »

Youths of today, as I find them, are mostly really rather rude. They don't follow common curtesies, such as letting people get off the public transportation before they get on, they don't put rubbish in the bin (right next to them, even!)

Youths, heck. Middle-agers and geezers are just as bad. The number of times I've had to lay about me with my cane when fighting my way off the omnibus ... *mutter mutter mutter*

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2009, 11:42:30 pm »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

Exactly!

I have also come to the conclusion that there's a silent c in "rap". I think what annoys me is that it tries to force itself on people as reality, when the supposed daily life of a Bronx drug dealer bears no resemblence whatsoever to my own. The only "drive by" I ever do is past a friend's house to see if they're up yet, and as far as I'm concerned "HO" is a model railway scale. Quite apart from the sexism and glorification of physical power over mental ability.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2009, 02:12:47 am »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

And yes I do have "call waiting" -If the line's busy you can Wait and Call me back later.
If it's important, leave a message!
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2009, 02:56:28 am »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

And yes I do have "call waiting" -If the line's busy you can Wait and Call me back later.
If it's important, leave a message!

And if it's not important, hang up before the bloody tone!
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2009, 02:57:18 am »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

And yes I do have "call waiting" -If the line's busy you can Wait and Call me back later.
If it's important, leave a message!

And if it's not important, hang up before the bloody tone!
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2009, 03:00:49 am »

3)if i don't answer my phone the first time i am unlikely i will answer the next 7 times, chances are my phone is either off or not on me so don't get angry because you think I'm ignoring you or worried because you assume the worst and think I'm dead.
My standard reply to such remonstrations is: "MY phone is for MY convenience - not yours!"

And yes I do have "call waiting" -If the line's busy you can Wait and Call me back later.
If it's important, leave a message!

Actually for the longest time I went without a land line or a cell at all. I mean really what do you think people did before the phone.

My mum would ask what was she to do if she needed to contact me.

"E-mail me, I check it daily."
"What if it's an emergency?"
"Then Why would you be calling me? I live over an hour away. If it's an emergency you want somebody closer to you like your freinds and neighbors, or my aunt who live within walking distance of you. Why what kind of emergency are you planning?"

Seriously if you want to get ahold of me my mail box is easy enough, If you don't want to wait that long there is my front door, and if you must tell me something today without troubling to travel then e-mail.

My mum wonders why I get grumpy when we can go for weeks without talking and right when I'm in the middle of traffic and running errands she calls my cell. I do tend to answer with "What?" after pulling over (I refuse to be one of those idiots that drive one handed while talking on the phone, I also will not have a phone conversation in public. If I'm talking and other people can hear me it's because I'm talking to them.). She's one of three people who have my number and the one who calls most often. She knows my schedual.

It's never important so a text would do as well. They are cheaper, and I don't have to answer right away.
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2009, 03:50:50 am »

the nike wearing rap loving masses should be terminated .... full blown rant coming soon
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