Kids today will never know the following things…
The scary sound of the National Anthem being played at midnight when stations would conclude their broadcasting for the day.
Hearing Harry Carey mispronounce damn near everyone’s name.
Pouring a box of your favorite cereal and sitting in front ofthe tv to watch Saturday morning cartoons. (Or in my case, having to eat nasty ass rice crispy’s) You could turn on ABC and be set for four hours of awesomeness. There is something about hearing ABC’s bumper that is nostalgic.
Of course, if you were lucky enough to have cable, you could watch the Cartoon Express.
Kids today will never know the feeling of having to get up to change the channel on the cable box, sit down, and having to get up to change the channel again, because their parent doesn’t want to get off the couch.
Knowing that when you see this on HBO, it was about to go down.
Feeling the sting of a big rubber ball against your face because you were too slow to move during dodge ball or smear the queer. Come to think about it, smear the queer probably wasn’t the most appropriate name.
We had one WGN and it played all the Cubs game. And rest easy knowing that Kevin Sorbo is Hercules.
Running to answer the phone, only for the caller to have hung up and you have no clue who just called since there was no caller ID.
Being on a time limit while on the world wide web. And hearing this beautiful sound.
And then hearing someone yell “i’m trying to use the phone, get off”
Playing outside without having to worry about getting shot or kidnapped.
Actually being scared of parent teacher conferences. Knowing that you’ll probably get an ass whoopin when you get home. Or in my case, get that whoopin right there in school.
Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. (now these little shits need a “safe zone” to be free of hurtful words. lol Ridiculous.)
Buying a pack of cigs for your mom.
Going through airport security without getting felt up.
Making friends with the kids in the neighborhood by actually going outside, not sending a friends request.
Getting picked for the Grand Prize Game.
Hiding under a blanket so your parents don’t have to pay for you at the drive in.
Blowing into a NES cartridge.
Not being medicated for every little thing.
Sticking a pencil in a tape to rewind or fast forward. Or…to just see how fast you can do it, till it flies off the pencil.
Going to school with 3 feet of snow or 100 degrees out.
Just being a kid and not having to worry about all of society’s problems.