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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-12-07 04:31 PM
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8. thanks for the perspective
of someone who is still "there." And I'm glad that you knew I wasn't trying to bash anybody. My memories are of the three or four guys who liked to talk bicycles, the three or four guys who were really into ska music, the three or get the picture. I'm not saying that the skaters, gamers, or other groups today are "monolithic," because they're all made up of distinct individuals, but they just look a lot moreso than anything I remember. Thanks again!
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  -My latest, pointless "it wasn't like that when I was a kid" post.... PurpleChez  Dec-12-07 03:00 PM   #0 
  - I was in Jr. High from '76-79 and my whole world was  Union Thug   Dec-12-07 03:05 PM   #1 
  - But you said "MY world"...  PurpleChez   Dec-12-07 04:41 PM   #9 
     - Well, yes. Our divisions tended to be broken down as follows  Union Thug   Dec-12-07 05:00 PM   #14 
  - My son was a skate kid in middle and high school ('90-'96)  Whoa_Nelly   Dec-12-07 03:10 PM   #2 
  - I'll agree with you on this. it doesn't seem to matter  truedelphi   Dec-12-07 03:33 PM   #5 
  - I had 5 older brothers. We played tackle football in the dirt road in front of the  morningglory   Dec-12-07 04:56 PM   #13 
  - What's wrong with gaming?  sleebarker   Dec-12-07 09:10 PM   #19 
     - Gaming is fine. It is just as a mom  truedelphi   Dec-13-07 12:03 PM   #22 
  - I hope you didn't misunderstand  PurpleChez   Dec-12-07 04:27 PM   #7 
     - I think I understood that.  truedelphi   Dec-12-07 06:00 PM   #16 
     - I totally didn't take it as a value judgment  Whoa_Nelly   Dec-12-07 09:08 PM   #18 
     - I'm of your generation, and I don't remember anything like what you've  Lorien   Dec-12-07 09:27 PM   #20 
        - Good point  PurpleChez   Dec-14-07 03:10 PM   #31 
  - That puts you directly in my same age group...  Mythsaje   Dec-12-07 03:12 PM   #3 
  - Can You Say "Surfing Safari"!?!  nightrider767   Dec-12-07 03:13 PM   #4 
  - It's just a thing.  MiniMandaRuth   Dec-12-07 03:39 PM   #6 
  - thanks for the perspective  PurpleChez   Dec-12-07 04:31 PM   #8 
  - Yea, there are groups of all types just like that.  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Dec-13-07 03:53 PM   #28 
  - I hadn't noticed that, but yeah.  SmokingJacket   Dec-12-07 04:48 PM   #10 
  - to be honest it wasnt like that for me (in the 90s!)  iamthebandfanman   Dec-12-07 04:52 PM   #11 
  - I think it depends on the activity  SteelPenguin   Dec-12-07 04:54 PM   #12 
  - I was a climber  seemunkee   Dec-12-07 05:06 PM   #15 
  - kids today bother me  Magic Rat   Dec-12-07 06:02 PM   #17 
  - For me, I had to choose between the Led Zep or Deadhead hackysack circles.  aikoaiko   Dec-12-07 10:23 PM   #21 
  - The skating obsession will diminish as their bodies age.. (well within 10 years)-  formerrepuke   Dec-13-07 12:09 PM   #23 
  - I'm not even worried about that....  PurpleChez   Dec-13-07 03:09 PM   #24 
  - It's the water.  Javaman   Dec-13-07 03:24 PM   #25 
  - Skater pods! Bwah-HAH!  PurpleChez   Dec-14-07 03:06 PM   #29 
  - I have two teenage boys. I can think of some major changes since the 1970s.  yardwork   Dec-13-07 03:27 PM   #26 
  - Flashback!  PurpleChez   Dec-14-07 03:08 PM   #30 
  - I was in orchestra.  Perragrande   Dec-13-07 03:45 PM   #27 

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