Monday, July 28, 2008

You know you've spent a quarter of a century on earth

- if you saw the first Die Hard in a theater during it's original run

- when you can speak of a time when George Micheal and Micheal Jackson were cool

- if you ever owned a Nintendo, a gameboy and a sony walkman

- if you played snake and brickbuilder on your computer

- if you ever owned a dot matrix printer

- when you couldn't imagine an Oscar or Grammy award ceremony without Billy Crystal hosting

- when you remember a time Woody Allen had not yet become a creepy old man and Oprah just had a few hundred million dollars

- if you remember when people used to say "Can we look it up on that internet thing" instead of "google it, bitch"

- when being an Indian tourist in a foreign land meant being asked about "where you park those damn elephants?" or "Is snake charming a high income profession?" or "You mean to say you have electricity in India?"

- if your angst filled teenage days were provided a soundtrack by the music of Linkin Park and Korn

- if you had a huge collection of Simpsons memorabilia

- when you remember a time that music channels used to play only music

- if you used ICQ and IRC chat to connect with all your friends

- if you ever thought that an Indian winning the booker prize was a big deal

- you used to have two words for your friends and teachers (a reference only wwe fans would understand)

- your first cellphone was as big and heavy as a brick

- if you remember the controversy caused by that episode of Seinfeld when they talked about "masturbation" (without actually using the word) for the first time on prime time television

- if you remember the pre-K Jo-ed Shah Rukh Khan and a moderately angry Amitabh Bachchan with real black hair

- if you remember when there was no Gmail and your hotmail account only had 2.5 MB storage

- if you had a huge collection of Archie, TinTin and Asterix & Obelix Comics

- you thank your lucky stars that you were not born at an age when harry potter came to life

- you're a fan of David E Kelly shows

- if you ever thought that reality shows were just a passing fad

- if you've hummed MC Hammer songs

- if you remember dancing to "Everybody by Backstreet boys" when you were really, really, really drunk ... i mean reallllly drunk!!

- when you remember paying for music

- your fist blog was your diary

- if you've ever "chilled out" or made someone "talk to you hand" or exchanged wasssssuuupppppp's with your friends


DewdropDream said...

Oh hello genie! Thank for granting my wish there!

I'm not yet quarter of a century old lekin I remember a whole lot from that list of yours... specially ICQ and IRC, sony walkman, dot matrix printers... and how could I forget my first email id? It ended with and I've forgotten what the hell that actual website was.

Soo ummm... Happy Birthday? Mayeb't be your birthday actually... but what the hell, we'll wish ya anyway :D

flygye12 said...

when Madhuri and Sridevi ruled the roost !

D said...

I'm not reading the whole of this post just to realise I've spent MORE than a quarter of a century on this planet!

flygye12 said...

when you saw Whitney Huouston win the grammy for 'Somebody who loves me' live on Doordarshan ! (okay it was recorded and shown at 10 in the night)

flygye12 said...

okay sorry for barging in third time but i have a valid point to make. i was thinking that i have never come round to reading your original posts, so i started doing that! so who is that guy who was writing those posts? hein? so now that you're a bloggosphere celebrity you want to have a 'private life'??? no pining for lost love, no cribbing about the job. btw you commented somewhere (psalms?) that u quit ur job? again !

flygye12 said...

its me bak.wots up with others? no one older than u or wot?


-if u have read current issues of 'the illustrated weekly' and the week
- if you have seen ur mom read a magazine called dharmyug and would fight with her to read 'dhabbujee' on it.
- if u have seen magazines without a single color photo in it except for the covers
- if u read amar chitra katha,tinkle, indrajal comics along with mandrake and phantom.
-if u have read both the launch and final issues of the children's magazine 'Target'
- if you remember exactly what you were doing when you heard that Diana, Rajiv Gandhi and Indira Gandhi died.
-if u lived in times when Rishi Kapoor,Dharmender,Anil Kapoor, Govinda,Chunkey Pandey and JackieShroff were the super stars
- if u lived in times when neelam, kimi katkar and sonam would periodically make waves exposing and all
- if u remember times when DD was the only TV Channel available.

....more to come

Kris Bass said...

Wow you guys are simply incredible. Almost all of these are true, but I couldn't come up with the list!

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

ddd: hehe .. you're welcome i wish i had a genei's magical powers thou ...:P ... and i still have my first email account..:P .. lol!! well, birthday was about a month ago but thanks anyway .. :P ...

d: technically, i've also spent MORE than a quarter century on this planet ... okay .. i'm going to go get drunk now ...

flygye: you are really good at this .... and i remember reading target .. wow ... and the illustrated weekly!! and i saw diana's funeral in full!!..oh .. and ure welcome to leave as many comments as you want ... i always encourage free speech on this blog ...:P ...

now, what do you mean by "celebrity blogger" ... i ain't a celebrity, not yet anyway. the only thing i ever won was a pie-eating contest. You read my original posts?? wow ... well i'm the same guy .. but don't expect me to keep yearning after the same person for the rest of my life ... i have a right to move on too, you know. :D ... i put my real life on this blog ..everything .. the good, the bad and the ugly ... mostly the ugly ... and most of the posts are somewhat related to me. even these "lists".

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

kriss: i think flygye is the best at doing this ... i don't remember half the things he's written about!

A rebel all the way... said...

your objective of making people feel old just got you another victim...x-(....that too when i am still 6 months away from my quarter century on this frikkin planet....

DewdropDream said...

Maybe try doing a cover of 'I'm a genie in a bottle,baby!' :D

Why do you want to be a genie anyway? Generally people want to have their wishes granted, not grant wishes. Imagine how tiresome that would be... always doing things for others :P Go find that sugar-daddy, you!

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

rebel: i didn't mean to cause any victims ....if you feel old, how do you think i feel??? *grabs nearest bottle of vodka*

ddd: but i'll be a self-serving genie ... i'll just grant my own wishes ... the rest i'll forward to some other noble genie ... though i like being a sugar-daddy myself ... :P ...

flygye12 said...

if once upon a time you have watched 'Krishi Darshan' waiting for the SUnday movie on Doordarshan !

Firebolt said...

- if your angst filled teenage days were provided a soundtrack by the music of Linkin Park and Korn

- your first cellphone was as big and heavy as a brick

- if you had a huge collection of Archie, TinTin and Asterix & Obelix Comics

These things still happen to me.

Linkin Park is one of my favorites. I own a Nokia N72 and the complete TinTin and Asterix & Obelix Comics collections.

Cheers! ^_^

flygye12 said...

-if you know the difference between a VCP and a VCR

-if there was a time in your life when you knew absolutely nothing about computers

-if u have entered the computer room in your school (its only airconditioned room)after taking out ur shoes

-if u have seen the following movies in a theater (or at least wanted to): Aliens, Honey I shrunk the Kids, Tezaab, Tridev, DDLJ, HAHK, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Pretty Woman

i think i'm the only one going on at this !

flygye12 said...

did I miss Top Gun?

Rambunctious WhipperSnapper said...

ahhh... top gun ... a time when tom cruise was actually sane .. or maybe not?

i remember those computer labs ... hehe shud've compiled this post!!

flygye12 said...

@RWS: yeah I seem to be doing that already :) even if noone else seems interested, i'll continue....

okay, this may not apply to everybody but:

-if you have lived in a time when u used to wear a watch
-if u have finished college without owning a mobile phone (okay doesnt apply to me,ha ha ha, am still in college and own mobile phones :)

Ashish Shakya said...

- If you saw the Wonder Years and said 'hey..that's me in there!' (I still do, at 23)

- Chaddi pehenke phool khila hai, phool khila hai :)

Oh and the WWE reference! We thought we were so cool when we did that!

Anonymous said...

-If you ever thought...
"I dream of Jeannie" and "Bewtiched" is for kids.

I still love Bewitched, though! Eliza is a Haw-tie!! Her hubby is not!

- If a child in today's generation would be embarrassed to share his first name with you...

flygye12 said...

- if you remember days before the 'tubelights' when the dim yellow bulbs would light up the dark
-if you remember the days when television was not 24 hours - there was only an evening transmission.
-you remember being thrilled when DD started an afternoon and later a morning transmission (and bonus they would have films on saturday afternoon too!)