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Stupid chain letter spam

2/6/2013 3:51:00 PM -- Ted Krapf

<p>Infrequently I love getting chain letter spam, so that I can read through it, pick it apart, and then reply to the 100+ people that I was not BCC'd with. &nbsp;Note the use of "infrequently". &nbsp; It's bad enough to get spam, but to get it directly from family members? &nbsp;Plus the fact that my email address is then shared with 100 other friendly spammers because even after repeated attempts to explain the BCC feature, it doesn't get used. &nbsp;Sigh.... &nbsp;</p> <p>I thought I'd share my latest rant. &nbsp;Enjoy!</p> <hr /> <p>Hmm&hellip;. Strange&hellip;</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Says, before television.&nbsp; TV&rsquo;s have been <a href="">commercial available since the late 1920&rsquo;s</a>, which would make &ldquo;Grandpa&rdquo; much older than 59 years.</p> <p> </p> <p>Also I find this slightly offensive, because it&rsquo;s sort of in the tone that these issues are the fault of Generation X and Y, and not Baby Boomers(1946-1964) and Generation Silent (1927-1945)??</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>A lot of this stuff was thought up by the Baby Boomers, manufactured by Baby Boomers, packaged, and sold by Baby Boomers:<br /> <br /> <strong>In my day:<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"grass"</strong><strong>&nbsp;was mowed,&nbsp; </strong>Baby Boomers? Check.<strong><br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"coke" was a cold drink,</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong>Baby Boomers? Yep, I was 1yr in the 80&rsquo;s when this was a hit<strong><br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"pot" was something your</strong><strong>&nbsp;mother cooked in and </strong>Well marijuana use can be traced back <a href="">at least 10,000 years</a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>'</strong><strong>&nbsp;"rock music" was</strong><strong>&nbsp;your grandmother's lullaby. </strong>Baby Boomers? Check.<strong><br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"Aids" were</strong><strong>&nbsp;helpers in the Principal's office, </strong>No blame here, but that&rsquo;s before my time<strong><br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"chip" meant</strong><strong>&nbsp;a piece of wood,&nbsp; </strong>The micro&rdquo;chip&rdquo; began with W. Jacobi in 1949<strong><br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"hardware"</strong><strong>&nbsp;was found in a hardware store and </strong>See Chip<strong><br /> ' "software" wasn't even a word. </strong>Baby Boomers? Check. Re-coined in 1960 from its original 1851 usage meaning &ldquo;woolen or cotton fabrics&rdquo; or &ldquo;relatively perishable consumer goods&rdquo;.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>I&rsquo;d also like to point out that Silent and Boomers gave us many wondrous and positive things which I&rsquo;m deeply grateful for, but as with any generation they also brought us things like:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>-The atomic bomb</p> <p> </p> <p>-The Viet Nam War</p> <p> </p> <p>-Buy it NOW on Credit</p> <p> </p> <p>-the first Divorce generation</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Which in comparison, doesn&rsquo;t make Facebook, Email, and Cell phones seem all that horrible : )</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>And why did I get this email? I&rsquo;m not over 59! Sheesh!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>Lastly, I find it ironic to see an message partially knocking technology being distributed via email.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>&hellip;.And that is my rant for Wednesday morning</p> <p> </p> <p><a name="_MailAutoSig"></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>TK</strong><strong><br /> <br /> </strong></p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p><a name="_MailOriginal">-------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> <br /> </a></p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> <br /> </p> <p> </p> <p>-------------------------------------------------------------------<br /> <br /> </p> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <p>This is good!&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> </p> <table border="0" cellspacing="3" cellpadding="0" width="100%" style="width: 100%;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 100%; padding: 0.75pt;"> <p><strong>How Old is Grandpa?</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <strong><br /> </strong><strong><br /> Stay with this -- the answer is at the end. It may blow you away.</strong><strong>&nbsp;One evening</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <strong>a grandson</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>was</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>talking to his grandfather</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>about current events. The grandson</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>asked his grandfather what he</strong><strong>&nbsp;thought about the shootings at schools, the</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>computer age, and</strong><strong>&nbsp;just things in general..</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <strong><br /> The Grandfather replied, "Well, let me think a minute, I was born before:<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;television</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;penicillin<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;polio</strong><strong>&nbsp;shots<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;frozen</strong><strong>&nbsp;foods<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;Xerox<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;contact</strong><strong>&nbsp;lenses<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;Frisbees and<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;the</strong><strong>&nbsp;pill</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong><br /> There were no:<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;credit</strong><strong>&nbsp;cards<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;laser beams or<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;ball-point</strong><strong>&nbsp;pens<br /> Man had not</strong><strong>&nbsp;invented:<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;pantyhose<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;air conditioners<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;dishwashers<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;clothes dryers<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;and the clothes</strong><strong>&nbsp;were hung out to dry</strong><strong>&nbsp;in the fresh air and</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>' space travel was only in Flash Gordon books.</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong><br /> Your Grandmother and I got married first,</strong><strong>&nbsp;and then lived together..</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> Every family had a father</strong><strong>&nbsp;and a mother.<br /> Until I was 25, I called every man</strong><strong>&nbsp;older than me, "Sir".<br /> And after I turned 25, I still called</strong><strong>&nbsp;policemen and every man with</strong><strong>&nbsp;a title, "Sir."<br /> We were before gay-rights,</strong><strong>&nbsp;computer-dating, dual careers,</strong><strong>&nbsp;daycare centers, and group therapy.<br /> Our lives were governed by the The Bible, good judgment,</strong><strong>&nbsp;and common sense.<br /> We were taught to know the</strong><strong>&nbsp;difference between right and wrong</strong><strong>&nbsp;and to stand up&nbsp;</strong><br /> <strong>and take responsibility</strong><strong>&nbsp;for our actions.<br /> Serving your country was a privilege; living</strong><strong>&nbsp;in this country was a bigger privilege...<br /> We thought fast food was eating half a biscuit while running to catch the school bus.</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Having a meaningful relationship</strong><strong>&nbsp;meant getting along with your cousins.</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> Draft dodgers were those who closed front</strong><strong>&nbsp;doors as the evening breeze started.</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> Time-sharing meant time the family</strong><strong>&nbsp;spent together in the evenings</strong><strong>&nbsp;and weekends-</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>not purchasing</strong><strong>&nbsp;condominiums.</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>My brother in-law sold these.&nbsp;</strong><strong><br /> </strong><strong>..<br /> We never heard of FM radios, tape decks</strong><strong>,&nbsp;CDs, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny,</strong><strong>&nbsp;and the President's speeches on our radios.</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> And I don't ever remember any kid blowing</strong><strong>&nbsp;his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> If you saw anything with 'Made in Japan '</strong><strong>&nbsp;on it, it was junk<br /> The term 'making out' referred to how</strong><strong>&nbsp;you did on your school exam....<br /> Pizza Hut, McDonald's,</strong><strong>&nbsp;and instant coffee were unheard of.<br /> We had 5 &amp;10-cent stores where you</strong><strong>&nbsp;could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.<br /> Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar,</strong><strong>&nbsp;and a Pepsi were all a nickel.<br /> And if you didn't want to splurge, you could</strong><strong>&nbsp;spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail 1 letter</strong><strong>&nbsp;and 2 postcards.<br /> You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, . .. .</strong><strong>&nbsp;but who could afford one?<br /> Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> In my day:<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"grass"</strong><strong>&nbsp;was mowed,<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"coke" was a cold drink,</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"pot" was something your</strong><strong>&nbsp;mother cooked in and<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"rock music" was</strong><strong>&nbsp;your grandmother's lullaby.<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"Aids" were</strong><strong>&nbsp;helpers in the Principal's office,<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"chip" meant</strong><strong>&nbsp;a piece of wood,<br /> '</strong><strong>&nbsp;"hardware"</strong><strong>&nbsp;was found in a hardware store and<br /> ' "software" wasn't even a word.</strong><strong><br /> </strong><br /> <strong>And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.<br /> No wonder people call us "old and confused" and say there is a generation gap.<br /> How old do you think I am? I bet you have this old man in are in for a shock! Read on to<br /> see -- pretty scary if you think about it and pretty sad at the same time.</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong>Are you&nbsp;</strong><strong>ready ????? . . . .</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>.</strong>&nbsp;<br /> <strong><br /> </strong><br /> <strong><br /> </strong><br /> <strong><br /> </strong><strong>This man would be only 59 years old!!</strong><strong>&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <br /> </strong><strong><br /> GIVES YOU SOMETHING TO THINK</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>ABOUT......</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>Like I only sent this to friends who are&nbsp;<span style="text-decoration: underline;">OVER 59.....</span>MAKE</strong><strong>&nbsp;YOUR DAY?</strong><br /> <strong><br /> PASS THIS ON</strong><strong>&nbsp;</strong><strong>TO THE OLD ONES,<br /> THE YOUNG ONES WOULDN'T BELIEVE IT.</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p> </p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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