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    'elf un saftee init? Too many rules for kids to be able to grow up now, they have to be nurtured, rapped in cotton wool, counselled and mollycoddled and god help their old man if he cuffs one.

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    I was thinking today of things that dont happen anymore.
    6. Listerning to B sides,

    Yeah do you remember buying your favourite groups singles just because you could get other tracks not on albums, groups are so lazy these days.

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    I think Penny For the Guy can be added to the list because I've not seen anyone wheeling a guy door to door in a wheel barrow (or being carried) in years.

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    Things that don't happen anymore:

    Originality

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbmek View Post
    Things that don't happen anymore:

    Originality
    You are certainly right with fashion! In the past few years I have seen 70s and 80s fashion re-invented.

    'Dreams come true if you want them to'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elbmek View Post
    Things that don't happen anymore:

    Originality
    "Suicide Bombers" !! Back in the 70's & 80's the IRA never thought of that!

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    Irish Suicide Bombers, come on!!! haha! They never had the guts for anything like that. They were cowards hiding behind skirts of the populace. When I was in Omagh in 74, I was in the Ops Room working and we heard a 'crump' - on investigation, there were the remains of a car a few miles away strewn all over fields and road. It was a suicide attack on the hedges by the PIRA (not to be confused with the IRA which was politicial). A car with 5 bombers in and the bomb prematurely detonated. The 'suicides' were a great success, and we celebrated that day.

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    Bit early in the year to be talking about Penny for the Guy, mentioned earlier in this thread. But I think it became obsolete when it was pushed aside by that horrible Trick or Treat.

    At least the Penny for the Guy kids didn't knock on your door.

    Not my door, anyway.
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    Marillion I agree, seems kids are more interested in trick or treating/halloween these days than bonfire night (how many garden bonfires do you spot these days?).

    To me there was nothing better than a family bonfire , Mom handled the cooking (jacket potatoes, hot dogs, chilli and bacon butties with a load of toffee apples to work through too!), Dad got a load of old wooden paletts to burn and all my relatives used to give me money to go and buy fireworks with my parents (while Standard fireworks was still english and still had the blue touch paper!).

    Happy memories

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    conkering i mentioned it to my 5 yr old and he said lets go and get some the best tree i knew of was on a school field and i said there will be nothing left but he talked me into going and the tree was full even a few kids asked what i was doing when i told them they said oh can't play that at school its against health and safety

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