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Alphahorizon 39 points ago +39 / -0

Scammed Columbia House!!! Guilty.

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Lady_Stallion 20 points ago +20 / -0

No one who wasn't a teen in the 90s gets this. You literally got 20 free tapes (CDs today) if you "agreed" to buy 5 more in the next two years. No credit check, nothing. It was the best worst thing ever.

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bh506407 1 point ago +1 / -0

Was gonna say almost all of these were true for 90s kids as well except the Columbia house cassette scam. And possibly the crystal pepsi, not sure when they discontinued it.

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DuplexFields 2 points ago +2 / -0

You occupy a very specific point in history if you’ve had both a Crystal Pepsi and a 7-Up Gold.

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RedditSuxAss 11 points ago +11 / -0

Also guilty. Jeff Ross had a joke - it was something like - I'm dating this girl who works at Columbia House. It's not going that well. But now I have to take her out 5 more times over the next 2 years.

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PoonHandler 8 points ago +8 / -0

Same here. My parents moved a lot so I would scam them everytime we moved

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random_it_nerd 3 points ago +3 / -0

Literally have all but one... never got pierced at the mall... We just don't know how good we had it then

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Dratchev 3 points ago +3 / -0

same, never did the piercing and never will. just like tats that is a big nope.

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random_it_nerd 1 point ago +1 / -0

I agree 110%

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solarsavior 26 points ago +27 / -1

Rode in the back of a truck; going down the highway.

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BlackPillBot 10 points ago +10 / -0

Rode bmx/redline bicycles without pussy ass safety gear other than our skin everywhere, and built flimsy ramps out of rotten wood/boards, and whatever else we could find nearby in order to make it higher and higher throughout the day, until someone finally broke something, or died. 🤣 Holy shit, I miss those days.

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Stlpoolguy 9 points ago +9 / -0

A million miles!! Was my and my cousins spot of choice. Off-hwy driving was tailgate down, legs dangling

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PoonHandler 5 points ago +5 / -0

They still do that here in Florida

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KrellKrypto 21 points ago +22 / -1

you old fags.

i bet you rember floppy disks too you filthy animal

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Fabius 12 points ago +12 / -0

3 and a quarter or 5 and a half? Low density or High?

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scott31337 8 points ago +8 / -0

It’s 3 1/2 and 5 1/4. But reasonable.

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Fabius 2 points ago +2 / -0

To be fair, it's been 30 years and I was 12. I just remember it took 6 HD floppies to install Sierra's Conquest of Camelot.

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PonySoldier66 5 points ago +5 / -0

8" or GTFO

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Waitafriggingminute 2 points ago +2 / -0

My first PC (A Morrow MD-11) had 8" drives...

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anotherthing 2 points ago +2 / -0

My first computer was a TI-99/4A. 16k of memory. 20k with the Extended BASIC Cartridge. Used cassette tapes to save programs.

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Fabius 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had a AT. We all did flips when my buddy got a 386 for Christmas.

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runonce 5 points ago +5 / -0

Straight up iron oxide 10.5" 9-track reel to reel data storage bitches. Racks and racks of 'em.

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PeakVapor 5 points ago +5 / -0

When you could use a hole punch to double your memory... The good old days!

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TaQo 4 points ago +4 / -0

5.25 double sided trick with hole punch 🤓 a necessity when they're banging you for $11 80s money for floppies...

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KrellKrypto 2 points ago +2 / -0

Clearly y’all do lol. Amazing.

That’s what makes this site better the social media, less children.

Even 25 year olds are fucking children nowadays

God bless all

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2MoreWeeksTeeheehee 1 point ago +2 / -1

I had an 11 MHz NEC IBM compatible that had on it Microsoft office version one, flight simulator version one, mavis beacon teaches typing, a DOS shell interface , Print Shop version 1 and tons of other classics

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Omni420 20 points ago +20 / -0

Turned 51 on Wednesday. Almost covered the card. You forgot Lawn Darts and BBgun wars.

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Fabius 6 points ago +6 / -0

Fucking BB gun wars. That shit was insane looking back. Fucking hell.

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BlackPillBot 4 points ago +4 / -0

I still have a couple in my body from that shit. We did bottle rocket wars too. I know a kid who almost lost his eye to that.

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PonySoldier66 3 points ago +3 / -0

One Pump Rule

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Tulkas71 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lowered S-10's with ground effects and mega car stereos, cruising town on the weekends : ) going into the Mall and pulling over to groups in various parking lots looking for "a party" at someone's house.

EDIT: kids today will never know the freedom of not having a cell phone

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ArkLight 2 points ago +2 / -0

Lawn darts were the initial initiation into manhood. If you can dodge a lawn dart, you can dodge a ball.

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I_Hate_Wet_Socks 1 point ago +1 / -0

Did that too! We also had chestnut wars ..those hurt more definitely lol

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PositiveEnergy2 16 points ago +16 / -0

Happy Birthday. I checked 14 boxes. Don’t forget the mixed tapes!

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Theotherdrew 14 points ago +14 / -0

That we’re recorded from Casey Kasum’s AT 40 over the radio

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coolhandcuke 8 points ago +8 / -0

Got very excited when the DJ finally identified the song that just came out and you loved so you could get Mom to drive you to the mall and buy the tape.

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BlackPillBot 4 points ago +4 / -0

You guys remember Suncoast, and Camelot music store?

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THELEADERSOFMEN 3 points ago +3 / -0

We had Strawberries Records and Tapes in the northeast. But I think I remember Camelot too. Newbury Comics was the best (imports and semi-obscure band tees) but that was local.

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BlackPillBot 2 points ago +2 / -0

Damn, never heard of those. I was in the Deep South though.

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WassermanSchultz 2 points ago +2 / -0

Man, there were a bunch of songs that came on that I liked but the DJ never said who it was. Had to wait years in some cases to find out the artist.

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PonySoldier66 3 points ago +3 / -0

this.

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TrumpLandslide20201 10 points ago +10 / -0

HAHAH THIS IS BRILLIANT! How about collect called the American embassy in Iran every day at lunch in 7th grade and DEMANDED OUR HOSTAGES BE SET FREE! After staying up late and watching Nightline. It wasn't Reagan that got them out but I let him take the credit because I Love Me Some Ronald Wilson Reagan!

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VarusSPQR 10 points ago +10 / -0

Filled out the entire card except for the piercing and collect called for pickups. It’s funny, when I was in basic training after graduation we finally were able to use the pay phone for one ten minute call. I called my girlfriend and she wasn’t home so I used the ten minutes to talk to her mom lol.

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PoonHandler 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yeah we know why she wasn't home... Did you ever get that Dear John Letter? I sure did

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OPsMom 10 points ago +10 / -0

What is the exact cut off for Gen X? All of these apply to me. Was born in 85.

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rebelde_sin_causa 8 points ago +8 / -0

Gen X is commonly considered to be born 1965-1980

Millenials are 1981-1996

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Tobintime 4 points ago +4 / -0

As someone from 92 I gotta say this card needs some older stuff on it cause a lot of this was still going strong into the early 00s.

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OPsMom 2 points ago +2 / -0

A handshake comment I agree with

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Dratchev 1 point ago +1 / -0

problem is they can't really agree on years. i have seen the cut off as late as 84/85

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Patriot_Lettuce 1 point ago +1 / -0

There is no commonly accepted age range for any generation after the baby boomers. Blame retards at universities for that.

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rebelde_sin_causa 2 points ago +2 / -0

tbh lumping together everyone who was born within 20 years of each other is pretty stupid

it's kind of like horoscopes

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Patriot_Lettuce 1 point ago +1 / -0

Agreed

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coolhandcuke 8 points ago +8 / -0

I once heard that an identification test is a simple question: "Do you want to change the world?"

If you respond to that question with something like - that is so embarrassing and lame that you don't want to continue the conversation, then you're an Xer.

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Fabius 10 points ago +10 / -0

"That's Gay."

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THELEADERSOFMEN 1 point ago +1 / -0

☝️Perfect response

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runonce 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'd love to change the world but I don't know what to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTUsFm0BAu8

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DCdeplorable 5 points ago +5 / -0

What's written under Gen X? It almost looks like Xennial, a word I didn't know existed until right now, yet actually describes me. I'm guessing you too? Aka "Oregon trail generation". Too young to be genX, not retarded enough to be a millenial...

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Done_With_This_Shit 7 points ago +7 / -0

Technically we are Millenials but I say Gen Y.

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DCdeplorable 5 points ago +5 / -0

I thought millennials were Gen Y but they got a rebranding because "Gen why?" is a little too accurate

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Done_With_This_Shit 9 points ago +9 / -0

I prefer Gen Y to millennial. I view millennial as being born 1990 on. I grew up without cable TV or internet or cell phones. I was born in 84. Officially a millennial, but without the entitlement, tattoos, giant holes in my ear lobes, or victim mentality. I moved out to my own apartment at 17 (no boyfriend) got married and bought a house at 23, worked 2 jobs through high school, paid my own way and worked through college.

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DCdeplorable 7 points ago +7 / -0

These generational titles don't work like they used to. In a 20-25 year timespan we have like 3 generations now. A 7 year old and a 17 year old are both called Gen Z, but covid very likely turned the brains of the latter libertarian, and the former into a communist

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Done_With_This_Shit 4 points ago +4 / -0

Nah, my son is 7 and a more based kid you will not find. He HATES our governor, Joe Biden, and every asshole that shut down the parks, playgrounds, demanded masking, closed the restaurants... We watched Jan 6 when it happened and I told him those men were heroes fighting against the illegal takeover of our country.

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DCdeplorable 4 points ago +4 / -0

You're a good parent. Many are raised by society and society just taught them that compliance is good, and stepping out of line means your fun and friends stay away from you. The immeasurable psychological harm done on young children in the past couple years is almost too much for me to even think about without wanting to cry

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FromSethWithLove 2 points ago +2 / -0

I also prefer the Oregon Trail generation. Cheers cohort

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DCdeplorable 2 points ago +2 / -0

My family drowned in a 2ft deep river crossing

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Karma_Bus_Route_20 1 point ago +1 / -0

Xennial spans a bit of both, the youngest of Gen-X and the oldest Millennials. Late '70s and early '80s.

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Fabius 3 points ago +3 / -0

The Skywalker Generation.

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Icantalktoo 1 point ago +1 / -0

If grunge was popular in high school gen x. If boy bands and Brittany Spears was popular millennial.

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THELEADERSOFMEN 1 point ago +1 / -0

New wave and hair metal = X

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Fabius 1 point ago +1 / -0

80-82'

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Brandon 10 points ago +10 / -0

Older brother taught me how to use the tracking tuning on the VCR to "unscramble" the playboy channel.

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user2827 10 points ago +10 / -0

I almost got a full house.

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HanginChad 8 points ago +8 / -0

Remembers a time when Bob Saget wasn't dead under mysterious circumstances.

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coolhandcuke 7 points ago +7 / -0

Or a time when everyone you knew watched "America's Funniest Home Videos" which mostly consisted of guys getting whacked in the crotch and people's pants falling down.

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slangin_paint 4 points ago +4 / -0

Cut. It. Out.

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user2827 1 point ago +1 / -0

Ahhh... shit... you're right. Poor phrasing to add that reference.

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FromSethWithLove 3 points ago +3 / -0

Blackout? That's like saying I'm old twice

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Red_Mosquito 9 points ago +9 / -0

Fucking Gen-X is the best!!

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_Sully_ 8 points ago +8 / -0

The design on the cup was called Jazz

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_(design) Trip out, I used to live down the street from the company that made those cups.

I’m confused by the dysentery one but that’s me and I’m an old Millennial.

Don’t forget calling collect but not paying for it. Hadababyitsaboy

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CisSiberianOrchestra [S] 6 points ago +9 / -3

I’m confused by the dysentery one but that’s me and I’m an old Millennial.

It's a reference to the old educational video game the Oregon Trail. One of the ways you could die in the game was dysentary.

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_Sully_ 3 points ago +3 / -0

Awesome, thanks. I feel stupid for not catching it.

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BlackPillBot 2 points ago +2 / -0

There’s a guy that makes rifle slings with that on it.

Found it.

https://warhorseconcepts.com/product/1-quick-adjust-jazz/

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TaQo 6 points ago +6 / -0

Whole bunch of stuff not on the card... like Snoopy snow cone machine, garbage pail kid trading cards, big league chew, coming home when street lights came on, 3 striped socks that came up to your knees, Jams shorts, Kangaroo sneakers, penny loafers with dimes to call home, Radio Shack, Kasey Kasem, mopeds, go carts and motorcycles legal or not (insurance thru a friend), Apple 2C, TRS80, Commodore 64, VIC20, Ti99....Amiga 286, 386, 486... Loading programs from tape..."What baud is that?", Popular Mechanics...the Screamin Demon turbine engine, air shocks, 100 octane Texaco Fire Chief gas ($.79/gal), smokey 2 stroke everything, American cars - only dbags drove imports & most unions wouldn't let you have one, station wagons, drinking from a hose, Freeze Freakies gloves, Bugs Bunny (uncensored), Tom and Jerry, Benny hill - when TV went off during the week at 12am. 3D movies on TV with shitty 3d glasses from 7-11, tests on mimeographed paper, Iowa tests, Presidential fitness test, paper routes, riding bikes everywhere...roller skating and roller rinks, big family Sunday dinners, smoking sections, the dawn of answering machines, VCRs and microwave ovens, cordless phones that let you go more than 20' from the kitchen, swim meets, powdered Jello, home cooked meals every night, the Pet Rock, pickled people, cabbage patch kids, Legos, tinker toys, Lincoln logs, Capsella, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Casio watches with alarm, Bazooka gum with the Sluggo comic inside, pumping quarters at the 7-11 into Elevator Action, Spy Hunter, Punch Out or real pinball machine....

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MyPersonalExp 4 points ago +4 / -0

YOU NAILED IT

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OffendingSomeone 3 points ago +3 / -0

You just nailed that list. Had me at Snoopy snow cone machine, and my ratio of matches is definitely higher with your list than the bingo card

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MyPersonalExp 3 points ago +3 / -0

YES!!!

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ScottinTX 3 points ago +3 / -0

Carrying a piece of Bazooka in your pocket for awhile to warm it up, so it wouldn't be so hard as to make your teeth hurt when you chewed it. Also the smell of the fresh mimeograph copies.

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YouTubeSucksDicks 1 point ago +1 / -0

You must be my long-lost twin...right down to "Capsella."

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PrionDisease2020 6 points ago +6 / -0

My girl cousins had a skip it. Deadliest shin weapon ever created.

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mygovisacommie 6 points ago +6 / -0

Literally the only one I didn't get to mark was "got pierced at the mall". Earrings are for fags.

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Racist 5 points ago +5 / -0

Every single one except the piercing

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coolhandcuke 5 points ago +5 / -0

Had teachers who had about as much computer experience as you so you just kind of muddled along when you had a problem.

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PoonHandler 3 points ago +3 / -0

I had a Tandy TSR 80 when they first came out . When I finally had a computer class my teacher asked me for help

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runonce 1 point ago +1 / -0

I has a trash 80 portable, slap the land line handset in the cradle and and hit the BBS as long as it wasn't long distance. Our local library system had their card catalogue on dialup, at the time it was the totality of the information highway. You still had to drive to the specific library that had what you wanted always narrowed the search. I guess that going to a library is something people don't do much anymore either.

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PoonHandler 2 points ago +2 / -0

Homeless people still use the library to loiter , use the bathrooms and surf the web

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Done_With_This_Shit 5 points ago +5 / -0

I guess I technically fall under millenial...but I have done everything in column 1 except Marlboro points (still buy frozen juice cans), did everything in column 2, everything in column 3 (900 number call was for a tip to beat a boss in NES final fantasy 1 pre-internet), everything in column 4, and everything in column 5.

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JayKay1776 5 points ago +5 / -0

I actually hosted birthday partys at McDonald's when I was 16... Bingo

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semblanceofsanity 4 points ago +4 / -0

My friends used collect calling for pickups. I did it once and my mom handed me my ass for it. "That's stealing! And you won't ever do it again!"

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Sheffield_1776 4 points ago +4 / -0

I got all but two! What a great time to be alive!!

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Alecbaldwinsgun 4 points ago +4 / -0

Happy Birthday!!🎂

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Lady_Stallion 3 points ago +3 / -0

Your post should've gone to Hot instead of disappearing. I hate the rules on this site.

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MAG_n_KAG 3 points ago +3 / -0

Gen-X was the top of the bell curve. After that, shit started going downhill.

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FarmerHuck 3 points ago +3 / -0

Happy Birthday fellow pede!!

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Stlpoolguy 3 points ago +3 / -0

Still don't understand why crystal Pepsi was mocked so badly...? Wasn't terrible

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Done_With_This_Shit 4 points ago +4 / -0

It wasn't bad, just different.

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Emodius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Happy birthday man!

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raybands 3 points ago +3 / -0

well i wouldnt go as far to say I graduated from DARE as more attended.

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roadrunner0 3 points ago +4 / -1

Happy birthday but sorry I was a child of the 60's and grew up with the other kids who got exposed to all the LSD art and music and drugs..

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soonerpet 3 points ago +3 / -0

I’m an old millennial (1982) and definitely identify with almost all of those.

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Fabius 3 points ago +3 / -0

Marlboro Miles.

Got a sweet zippo.

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Hunter_loves_2_feet 2 points ago +2 / -0

This is a really great list. I nailed most. Never called a 1-900 line because that was an instant ass beating. I didn’t graduate dare because I had to write an essay. I did homework during DARE. But I’ve never used illegal drugs. Don’t knkw about the typing thing but I took typing (keyboarding the lady insisted on calling it) on a typewriter, not a keyboard. Never liked M&Ms, injured myself on a pogo STICK. Never had a piercing that wasn’t from an accident. Never did the collect call thing but knew people that did. Had flannel before it was cool because I was from there country. Also why I watched the price is right in summer long after most of you. No cable TV out there. Everything else is accurate except I didn’t set out to screw BMG. I used them to get music I had to be 18 to buy. I knew after the penny CDs (I worked and had a CD player early) that they would screw me on the price. But they kept substituting CDs I wanted and they claimed go not have. I paid them for a while. I had a checking account. Wrote them a check a few times. They kept sending me crap I didn’t want at $20. A lot in 1992 or 93 or whenever. I wanted a 2 live crew CD (I was young and vulgar content was hard to get then) and they sent me Redman. So yeah, I never paid the last bill.

That was an easy scam. We were out in the country. Mailbox was a long way off. I was the only boy. I knew I’d get sent to fetch the mail. Bike ride and then a walk down a fairly steep hill you didn’t want to pedal back up. So I always walked it. They never knew about my explicit music that Tipper Gore was adamant I never possess and I had no idea existed until she let me know. 

 Great times! Rotary dial. No caller ID. I remember channels going off the air instead of infomercials. I remember when Fox was just a network that came over the air at like 10pm. If you only had antenna TV you may recall. I remember chat rooms. I remember when we could take all the emissions crap off the car and get more power and better milage. I remember adults being upset gasoline was almost $1. I remember when things were sold in glass and not plastic. The crystal Pepsi I recall but can’t recall if I had any. I do recall in the late 90s my wife couldn’t convince her friends it ever existed and we no decent internet to prove it ever did. I remembered. 

 I remember older stuff. Tube radios and TVs. They had to warm up to work. I recall tube testers in hbd grocery store. I remember green stamps before we had rewards points. I remember door you door salesmen selling Kirby VACs, stainless flatware, and encyclopedias. Saturday morning cartoons. I remember when a 19” tv wasn’t that small. I remember parachute pants, acid wash, mullets, that haircut Zack Morris had many of us got. I remember Girbaud jeans and Eastland shoes. I remember those shirts that changed color you couldn’t put in a dryer that taught us to do laundry. The name escapes me. I even remember when every play kid wore a hat with an X on it and couldn’t explain why. 

 I remember r-12 refrigerant and leaded gasoline. I remember gasoline with no ethanol being the regular and we avoided places that had it even though it was cheaper. I remember a majority of every truck and small car being manual shift. Sometimes a “3 on the tree”. I remember when women made quilts and canned goods to sell and the little grates in the gas hog heaters didn’t match for some reason.  I remember when a 9v battery powered solid state weather radio was a prized possession by some. 

 I remember getting catalogs in the mail from places like Sears, Montgomery Ward and maybe even Radio Shack and circling all the things I wanted Santa to bring but I was apparently never good enough to get much. I tried harder. I remember getting new clothes before a new school year because I had outgrown the previous clothing. But socks and underwear span a long list of sizes. So I got those at Christmas, cleverly wrapped as presents. 

I feel like I’m typing all this for the people my age. Kids today or even many adults have no idea how well they have it to look up the answer to a problem with a tiny device in their pockets that they actually could have a lot cheaper but they keep purchasing the most Expensive things. Awww. They have it so much harder. I’ll argue. We didn’t have it hard. Not close. You want a house? 1.5 cars and 2.5 kids? That was never easy. You want it today? Okay. There’s a lot that’s had that’s considered the regular now. You can’t have both.

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OriginalPrimitive 2 points ago +2 / -0

Why am i millennial, but also idnetify with all of these minus Tan M&M (I hate candy) & Marlo/Mavis Beacon. (used typing software my parents bought)

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Perhelion 2 points ago +2 / -0

I experienced a lot of this as a millennial!

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Filetsmignon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kids still graduate from DARE. My daughter did last year here in TX.

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WhoMeTwo 0 points ago +1 / -1

Did they pass out free syringes?

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loverat 2 points ago +2 / -0

Happy birthday pede! Mine is next month - can't believe how fucking old I am - 57 very soon.

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ArkLight 2 points ago +2 / -0

Barker’s Beauties always made me feel a little better.

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wazooasiteverwas 2 points ago +2 / -0

GenX would be too old for the dare program. I was born in '79 and was 2 years too old for it. Maybe other parts of the country started it earlier but I remember it being a thing the younger kids were doing.

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Boruzu 2 points ago +2 / -0

Ok, so far so good, pretty normal. Check, check, check…Whoa 69, dude!

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joesailor61 2 points ago +2 / -0

Had a Commodore 64 with over 300 games; paid for only 3.

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Brandon 2 points ago +2 / -0

Haha I totally forgot about the collect calls, saying an entire sentence in 1 second.

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scott31337 1 point ago +1 / -0

Did quite a few, most of the board, but not all of these things.

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RoosterRaiser 1 point ago +1 / -0

Love it! I didn't get a black out, but I have many, many of them. Happy Birthday!

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Keiichi81 1 point ago +1 / -0

*69ed someone

GenZ'ers will probably think this is something sexual.

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IntrepidEye 1 point ago +1 / -0

Frickin moon shoes... wanted a pair of those bad boys so desperately. Never got a chance though.

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PoonHandler 1 point ago +1 / -0

I had some. Made you like 6 inches taller

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Wordlife187 1 point ago +1 / -0

Why a shout out to gen X? What does the time in which you are born have to be hyped? People are weird. It's like all the leftists that start explanations with "as a black indigenous disabled woman of color, I feel....."

Happy birthday though.

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SolidSnakeOil 1 point ago +1 / -0

I can check all but 3. I don't remember tam M&Ms. I have no piercings. And I'm not dead. Just wish it sometimes.

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weisschild 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oregon Trail, my fren

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SolidSnakeOil 1 point ago +1 / -0

Oh, I've never played it. Either way, my previous statement stands.

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weisschild 1 point ago +1 / -0

Well, I'm glad you aren't dead, fren! May you not die even longer!

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Waitafriggingminute 1 point ago +1 / -0

Damn, that was cover-all for me...