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The Magical School Bus.
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Antibiotics...
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Having to drive into town to use the payphone to make a call....then later having a party line.
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Phone cards for long distance...
Contact sports..
Being home alone before adulthood.
Not getting a trophy for anything but winning.
Being able to be alone without being "a loner"

Being able to leave the past (no social media sites)



Side note.. I only heard about trigger warnings last year... It finally crushed my dwindling faith in the current generation of students.
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Dial-up internet, cassette tapes, leaded petrol, orange street lamps, only 4 TV channels, the general fuzz and static of analogue media...right now though it's good to live at the pinnacle of technology.
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Myth busters and knowing the differences form d*cking around with explosions and doing it for science.
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Locally owned theaters, with two or three screens and occasional revivals, where you would see all your friends from school go to the same one movie on Friday night, no matter what it was.


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i could watch TV all day without one stupid Infomercial.


And you could watch TV all night without informercials OR all-night news or poker.
Stations used to have to fill in time with these "old-movie" things that would eat up two hours of time, like anybody really wanted to tune in at that hour to watch Humphrey Bogart or John Wayne (snicker!)...
Or reruns (sheesh!) How many times could you watch the same episode of Gilligan's Island, Bonanza, or I Dream of Jeannie, fer cryin'?

Local programming in general, including local-interest talk shows, high-school bowl, or local kiddy-show cartoon-jockeys.

Game shows that gave away consumerist prizes, instead of cash.
Variety shows, where even sports figures and singers were expected to participate in comedy sketches.
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What's something you grew up with that future generations won't experience?

My younger cousins don't know what a VHS player or lived in a house with a house home.


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The glories of horribly buggy flash.
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Putting a cassette tapein the walkman then putting the walkman next to the radio to record songs.

Waiting in line at that one phone booth that gives you free long distance calls if you hang up at the right moment and redial.

Prank calling people and not having to worry about them ever knowing who you are.

Shareware games distributed over the sneakernet.

IRC chats that don't escalate into a SWAT-ing incident.

Not being given a trophy or a prize simply for participating.

Gettin' whupped at school, then getting whupped after school for getting whupped at school. (never personally happened to me but I do remember watching other kids get a whuppin')
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Possible Anime.
The industry is underpaid with many earning barely enough to cover living expenses. For the most part- like many art industries- it's full people working because they enjoy the work not because they make good money.


I am a huge proponent of the Anime industry but I think that the site would be able to support that community much more if there were some changes. I think that new episodes ought to be released for free two weeks after the original release day, not one week. I for one as a consumer don't mind waiting one week in order to watch the show- but if I had to wait two weeks I'd much rather buy the membership. As for the benefits of becoming a member. I think that there ought to be more commercial breaks honestly (currently I just use them in order to get snacks); in addition to the commercial at the beginning and end of the video, the commercial after the opening song and the commercial before the ending song, I believe that having two commercials within the episode itself would prompt people to want to buy the Premium membership more. I have other ideas that I also think would help support the company and build the industry. A point system: everytime a member watches an anime epis ode they get one point for every minute watched. Once they get two thousand points they get a $20 certificate for Crunchyroll store items. Maybe they can save up their points to get something more expensive- but the most they can use for purchase using certificates is $80. Maybe Crunchyroll would offer digital petitions that can be signed and sent to the series animators (something to keep Crunchyroll unique). Perhaps item discounts in the store are only available to paying members. Also that members can add certain series to their wishlist, and when a new season comes out they receive a notification. On the info page for each series there would be a section that provides updates on the show (whether their are any sequels or prequels, whether their are any announcements for future seasons, and whether or not the show is on-going). Maybe those pages would also have a wikia like setup where members can browse character bios, back story on the show, etc. Maybe the website would also have a section for anime bands. Where you can view info and music for various openings and endings of anime shows as well as read about the bands themselves. Perhaps members would also be able to personalize how they view pages by using themes, rearranging page info, and setting backgrounds. Lastly I think that Crunchyroll should off far more anime and videos. I was surprised to see that many of my favorite animes are not available on the site. I often end up going to unreliable and virus-rigged sites in order to view my shows because they are unavailable on Crunchyroll. But I know for sure that these are still quite popular shows. Most of the time friends and I check Crunchyroll, etc. first to see whether or not they have the show, but then we usually give up. Classics like The Twelve Kingdoms, or shows like Venus Project Climax, Code Breaker, Soul Eater NOT, Owari No Seraph; Seraph of the End(!), Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Noragami Aragoto, etc. And movies are some of the mo st difficult to find safe sites for. Spirited Away, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, The Place Promised in Our Early Days, Children Who Chase Lost Voices, or The Princess and The Pilot. I hope the best for the company and the industry.
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Dial telephones that included letters in the phone number
8-track stereo in the car
45 rpm and 331/2 vinyl records
Everyone having to have a TV antenna on the roof to get the three TV stations that were available
Saturday Night at the Movies (On the TV)
25 cent gas
When you wanted to fix your TV, you took the vacuum tubes inside down to the grocery store and tested them on the vacuum tube tester.
Using a slide rule to do your homework in engineering and physics courses.
When seat belts (lap belts only) in the car were an additional option that you had to pay extra for.
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