THEN and NOW…I’m getting old….

THEN: Wait in long ass lines to get in the club. The line for the Tunnel would be up the block and then AROUND that joint. Try to leave with as many numbers as possible.

NOW: Line? Are you fcking crazy? If I can’t walk right in, I’m not going. OK, maybe I’ll wait a few minutes but that’s it.

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THEN: Get a shorty’s phone number, write it down on a piece of paper, tissue or on your hand. (I know I’m not the only one that did that)

NOW: Call the cell or text me the number.  Some bullshuckas.

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THEN: Break up with your shorty face to face. Get cursed out and the “how could you do this to me?!” speech.

NOW: Text them to tell them it’s over.  More wack bullshuckas.

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THEN: SHUT DOWN the club. Stay up in that piece till the lights come on. Then stay outside to watch people come out and get handed 8 billion flyers for another party next weekend, then head to the 24 hour diner, I-H-OP or some sh*t.

NOW: If my ass gets home after 4am from the club, I’m no damn good for the next couple of DAYS.  That’s real. I need recovery time. So let’s avoid that and meet at Happy Hour.

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THEN: Bonita Applebum

NOW: B.ust it B.aby —-> SUPREME WACKNESS

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THEN: Jetta or SAAB with the BBS spoke joints.  Rappers rhyme about their Jetta.

NOW: Chrome wheels damn near come as an option on every car. Rappers “claim” they have Bentleys.

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THEN: R.eaganomics and G-Dub I.

NOW: G. Dub II  – see some things don’t change.

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THEN: Commodore 64.  Who had one? Where you had to put the real floppy disk in the disk drive and type commands like LOAD “*”,8,1

NOW: Macbook, Dell, and everybody else.

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THEN: Write a letter to your friend, boo-boo, whatever. Stick it in a envelope with a stamp. Mail it.

NOW: E-mail. Text Messages.

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THEN: Stonewashed/ Acid washed jeans

NOW: Uhhhhh……I’ve seen quite a few people rocking those same damn jeans again.

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THEN: Hanging outside. Listening to the Boom Box. Breakdance on the cardboard. Fresh Adidas, Suede Pumas. Listen to adults talk about how you’re dressed.

NOW: You’re the adult telling some boy to pull his pants up because it’s not necessary you see his boxers.

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THEN: Running home from the Korean store or the bodega with your 90 minute cassette tape to record off the radio and sitting by that joint so you don’t catch the DJ talking.

NOW: I.T.U.NES. CDs.

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THEN: Tom and Jerry. Smurfs. He-Man. Transformers. Spider Man, Spider Man, does whatever a Spider can. Diff’rent Strokes. Facts of Life. You take the good, you take  the bad, you take them both and then you have…the Facts of Life…the Facts of Life.

NOW: Uhhh…what? Dora? Diego? Power Rangers? H.annah M.ontana. Me dunno.

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THEN: Atari 2600. ColecoVision. Head to Head.

NOW: Wii. Playstation. PSP. Nintendo DS.

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THEN: Go outside. Run around till dark. Run, Catch, Kiss. Hot, Peas and Butter, come and get your supper!

NOW: Fat ass obese 8 year olds can’t even walk up a flight of steps.

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THEN: Getting your ass whooped by your neighbor’s neighbor’s neighbor because you said “DAMN”

NOW: Parents get pissed cause you say something to their child. It takes a village people. Seriously.

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THEN: Do you want to go with me? ___YES ___NO ____MAYBE. Next thing you know, you’re a couple.

NOW: Background clear? Check. Bad credit? Check. FICO score good? Check. Own crib? Check. Car? Check. Any missing teeth? Check. Goals? Check. Put it down in bed? Check. Kids? Check. Psychotic Ex-Girlfriends? Aww shit. DECLINED. “We can be friends”

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THEN: Tribe Called Quest/De La Soul/ Jungle Brothers/ Queen Latifah/ Black Sheep/Prince Paul – the Native Tongues

NOW: None. That crew will NEVER be replaced.

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THEN: Tearing up the punani nightly, daily, hourly.

NOW: Marriage. Kids. Do you still have a punani?

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I could go on for days……….Add your own to the list…..

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~ by alwaysfunkyfresh on October 2, 2008.

14 Responses to “THEN and NOW…I’m getting old….”

  1. THEN: Tribe Called Quest/De La Soul/ Jungle Brothers/ Queen Latifah/ Black Sheep/Prince Paul – the Native Tongues

    NOW: None. That crew will NEVER be replaced.

    THAT’S ALL TO BE SAID RIGHT THERE.. THAT WAS THE WICKEDEST CREW!!!!

    LOL @ still havin a punani doe.. LOL

  2. THEN: Tom and Jerry. Smurfs. He-Man. Transformers. Spider Man, Spider Man, does whatever a Spider can. Diff’rent Strokes. Facts of Life. You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and then you have…the Facts of Life…the Facts of Life.

    NOW: Uhhh…what? Dora? Diego? Power Rangers? H.annah M.ontana. Me dunno.

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT”S WRONG WITH OUR KIDS. LMAO!!!

    You did a great job with this one Fresh.

    THEN: You got dressed up to go to church on Sunday. Even if it was that one black skirt or pair of black pants.

    NOW: You can’t tell if people rolled out of the club on Saturday SKRAIT up in the church on Sunday.

  3. Me must be the same age…SIGH…

  4. @Sixty – Word. The hoochie outfits at the pulpit. Kinda crazy. For some reason when you said black skirt/pants, I thought white shirt and immediately one thing came to mind. GLEE CLUB?!!!!!Remember that?

    @kayellejaye – I’m sighin’ witcha. The good ole’ days….

  5. THEN: Cabbage Patch Kids
    NOW: BRATZ (the hoes of the babydoll world)

    THEN: putting the newest Salt n Pepa cassette tape in your cassette player, putting those huge NASA headphones over your ears and listening to Push It as you ride the bus to school.

    NOW: slipping your SD card into the slot on your dash to listen to some ol’ skool (pre-crazy yrs) L.Boogie (back then, did we ever think L.Boogie would be ol’ skool…or crazy??? seems like yesterday…)

    THEN: come home from your last class of the day (Comm Law 258), take a nap, wake up and call your special friend for some afternoon delight, take another nap, wake up to the doorbell (it’s your girls), start drinking, get dressed, go to the club, dance till 3 am, come home (maybe w/that special friend), sleep, get up and make it to your 8 am class the next morning

    NOW: leave work, pick up kid from daycare, watch the last hr of kids programming on PBS, cook dinner, eat dinner, try to watch some prime time shows while playing with kid, bathe kid, read kid to sleep, pass out in the bed w/your work clothes still on…

    (sigh)

    ’till next time…
    ’till next time

  6. @ishtastic – Did you say Cabbage Patch Kids?!?!? LAWD. And yes, you put it best, Bratz are the hoes of the babydoll world…LMAOOOOOOOOOOO

  7. Did you say Glee Club? LMAO

    We went to church the other day and Mr. 1969, “How is a man supposed to focus on God when there’s all this azz showing in church?” LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Hella good post. Loved it.

    I went to the Tunnel twice as well as Skate Key. OMG, true hotness.

  9. DEAD @ Glee Club!!! LOL
    SMH @ Mr. 1969 LOL
    @ ishtastic.. REAL TALK!!! LOL

  10. This post is hilarious. Also SMH @Mr. 1969…ha!
    Then: The Snake, The Running Man, The Cabbage Patch, The Bogle
    Now: Dances so complicated that YouTube instructions are necessary : Chicken Noodle Soup, Walk It Out, Superman, et al

  11. OK…this whole thing had me cracking up!!!

    Ahhh…the Tunnel…brings back memories. I can’t get right after hanging out either…I need to make sure I took the next day off from work!

    I’m so making a face at “bust it baby”…I just knew his five minutes of fame were over and then Jamie Foxx collabs with him…*rolling my eyes*

    LMAO @ taping from the radio and wishing the DJ would STFU. Just when you thought it was safe you’d hear Red Alert say something else!

  12. Cabbage Patch Kidsssss!!!

    Awwww this post brought back the memories! Spiderman, Xmen Ninja Turtles, Mr Miyagi DIFFERENT STROKES desmond! good good good times!

    light up trainers, NaffNaff, Reebok Classics.

    lol @ recording music off the radio and making sure u didnt catch the DJ, used to really upset me when the DJ would start talking in the middle of the song, or near the end right at all the good parts!

  13. My 6-year-old nephew has that Nintendo DSS (or whatever the hell it is!), talking about how he can draw on it.

    When I was his age, I had a large ass box and I was happy, lol.

    And my radio tapes were fresh!!

  14. oh no…..i did the radio tapes bit! lol this was a funny one…tho half them things i have no clue…

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