The Old Folk Thread

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Let's be honest chaps. Stuff ain't as good as it used to be, here's the place to whinge about chocolate being smaller, music being shitter, games being easier and hope quietly slipping away.
As is traditional I'll start
 

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Techno used to be better as did festivals . Wouldn't be seen dead at reading these days.
 

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Was listening to a bit of Hildegard this morning. At what point did composers lose sight of their plainsong?
 

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Not enough kids smoke or do drugs anymore. I never see kids up to mischief either, no terrorising of the neighbourhood. They're all wet flannels now.
 

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Not enough kids smoke or do drugs anymore. I never see kids up to mischief either, no terrorising of the neighbourhood. They're all wet flannels now.

I don't see any kids other than my own out playing these days. Is there any wonder there's a problem with childhood obesity when parents are scaremongered into keeping kids indoors to be 'safe'
 

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I think I mentioned it elsewhere but there's been a programme on called "That's So Last Centrury" where celebs show their kids things that were big in their own childhoods. It's been a great nostalgia trip.
 

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I miss the six feet of snow you'd get every winter here. Had it that bad once in the last twenty years I reckon, i blame the Tories.
 

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Everything used to be bigger back when I were a kid. Chocolate, snowmen, roast dinners, minge, TV sets, going to the cinema, mobile phones. Must I carry on?
 

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I think I mentioned it elsewhere but there's been a programme on called "That's So Last Centrury" where celebs show their kids things that were big in their own childhoods. It's been a great nostalgia trip.
I like watching any show on tv that looks back on what we watched and how we lived our lives in the 1970's/80's,joyful times for me.
 

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Punk yoused to be better. I can't stand blink 182 and all that shite. While we are at it racists used to be better in my day, they were proper racists with their nazi salutes and terrible bomber jackets.. When I was a racist it was a lot of fun and tbh the young uns these days need to have a chat with themselves. :dis:
 

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Back in the day changing music was such an arse wasn't it? I mean having to pick up something the size of a plate put it back in a packet then get something the size of a plate out of the packet and put it in the player, ahh vinyls those were the days.
 

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Do the kids still play conkers and marbles these days?
 

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When you used to go on an airplane and they'd have those drop down TVs and sound control in the armrest with the cigarette tray people had stuck chewing gum in. Those were the peak days in the flying industry. Now its all personal mini-TVs so you don't connect with anyone else on the flight, and there isn't even a place to leave your gum for the next person ffs
 

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When I was young, it us to be 'don't talk to strangers'

Now it's 'don't talk to anyone who hasn't had an enhanced criminal records bureau check with full disclosure...and it has to be done through the church, because then you'll know it's legit'
 

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When I was young, it us to be 'don't talk to strangers'

Now it's 'don't talk to anyone who hasn't had an enhanced criminal records bureau check with full disclosure...and it has to be done through the church, because then you'll know it's legit'

However back then everyone was so polite. Growing up I lived close to a small shopping area (It had post office, chemist, chip shop, greengrocers etc) so we naturally had loads of people walking through the areas and the majority would always say morning/aftertoon/evening so it was only polite to say it back. Funny thing is when I go to my parents and my kids are outside playing and i'm keeping an eye on them there's still a lot of the same people walking through and they still are very polite. I think it's a damn shame that society today deems it unacceptable.

I spent my whole childhood playing with my conkers. My mum said I'd go blind but I didn't.

That's good to hear. Talking about proper conkers did you pickle them etc to cheat haha.
 

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Vegetables are shitter these days , it's not even up for debate. Smoking is terrible too. Sitting there with your vape. Good for you bruv and I tell you what why don't you tell me about how cool it is for ages ? Fucking vapes are like gap years, no one gives z fuck . Just have a Marlboro red and stop being a hipster twat
 

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