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10th Nov 2002, 15:55
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Bay City Rollers
David Cassidy
rotary dial phones
milk delivery horse-carts (the horse [email protected] everywhere)
long-distance connecting tel operators
Cold war
Izzy Dy
Sonny Bono
hippys and "flower people"
Dr Jim Cairns
Morris 1100s
Viscount 700s
Tiny Tim ("tiptoe through the tulips" p!ssed me no end!)
wind-up wristwatches
33mhz processers
Brownie cameras
AM-band radio

10th Nov 2002, 16:15
Teenage insecurity
Pimply boys who didn't know how to kiss
Good kisser who didn't know how to talk
Teachers who hated their subjects & their students
Having to listen to firends discussing telly progs & make-up
Always being skint
Worrying about being pregnant
Worrying about not being a good girl
Illusions about the world being a fair place
Worrying my parents whatever I did
Fighting nasty boys that beated up on my little brother
Cars that never started in winter
Being lousy at sports
Virginity and trying to keep it

10th Nov 2002, 16:16
Shiny toilet paper
Kipper ties
Large lapels
The Osmonds
K-Tel products

tony draper
10th Nov 2002, 17:07
I miss the cold war, you knew where you were with Ivan. :rolleyes:

10th Nov 2002, 17:40
Not having friends
Having to wear a school uniform
Having homework :D
Having to study stuff I didn't like
Having to study stuff I did like in a way that made me not like it :)
Being completely broke all the time
Worrying about leaving cert results and getting into college
Parents worrying about my leaving cert results and getting into college

Mind you, from when I hit college, everything was fine :)

Uncle Cracker
10th Nov 2002, 19:29
Being a virgin
Being too young to go in a pub
Being stuck with a 125 cos I'd not passed my bike test

10th Nov 2002, 20:46
In no particular order:
My first car.
Short trousers.
Being forced to learn irish.
Teachers who bet you up in the name of punishment.
The kick off the bl**dy useless Lee Enfield rifle.
Calculators and phones that needed a truck to bring them anywhere.
70's disco.

And of course; bullys, who I don't really get the chance to miss as this is one type of sub human that is always around.

10th Nov 2002, 21:12
Ah well......

The Ford Anglia
The Bay City Rollers
Windows 3.1
Murray Walker - love him to bits but soooooooo infuriating:rolleyes:
Timmy Mallett
My Virginity
Party Fours
Teachers who gave their pupils no encouragement - if your reading this I did it anyway:mad:
Having to go to work by Bus

and many many more

10th Nov 2002, 23:19
My ex Wife!

Windy Militant
11th Nov 2002, 11:13
School !
The St Winifreds School Choir.
Disco Music of any discription (With the exception of Frank Zappas Dancing Fool And Rick Dees Disco Duck.)

11th Nov 2002, 12:10
Car radios
Tom Robinson Band
Oxford Bags
Clark's Polyvelt shoes
Harrington Jackets
Z Cars
Orange Ford Capris with black bonnet and rear window grill
Bond Bug

........watching "the tele" during the school holiday with the following programmes

White Horses
The Aeronauts
The Flashing Blade

(Actually I liked the Tom Robinson band but they are so evoc.. evoc.. they sum up the past era of music)

11th Nov 2002, 13:06
Nylon Sheets.

Biggles Flies Undone
11th Nov 2002, 16:15
Watneys Red Barrel
Morris Marina
Austin Allegro
Barbara Castle
Edward Heath
Dentists with slow drills

Would like to think that in a few years I could add Davina McCall to the list.......

Lord Lucan
12th Nov 2002, 10:24
DOS 3.3
Windows 2.0
Windows 3.0
Windows 3.1
Windows for workgroups
Windows 95
Windows 98

and soon I hope to be not missing
Windows XP too....

12th Nov 2002, 16:55
Black lace-up school shoes
Having to go to bed early
School hats (beret)
The old outside toilet (freeeeeezzing in winter)
Playing hockey
Not having a telephone
Living in a cramped flat
Not having a car
Not having a fridge