You had to ask to sit in “non-smoking” or “smoking” at a restaurant.
@MetalHeadTony, dude holy shït, I forgot about that!
@MetalHeadTony, when my dad was a waiter in college, even though he wasn't a smoker, he liked waiting in the smoker's area because they tipped better than nonsmokers
@MetalHeadTony, the seats in the movie theaters had built in ash trays
@Not him again, and cars had cigarette lighters
@MetalHeadTony, Remember when they had smoking sections in airplanes? Lol
@MetalHeadTony, I used to have a 1990 Cadillac Eldorado, and it had them, along with an ashtray in all 3 passenger doors, and the one for the driver was in the dash.
@MetalHeadTony, sorry this comment was meant for someone else
@G1ngerB0y, I agree. I’ll go to the casino every now and again and the smoking side is just as bad as the non-smoking side
@MetalHeadTony, you can't smoke in your casinos? What commie state are you in?
@Not him again, PA you can but they have half sectioned off for smoking. All the good slot machines and table games are in the smoking section.
@G1ngerB0y, as a smoker, I'm also glad you can't smoke in restaurants anymore. I'll go outside afterwards like a decent human being.
@MetalHeadTony, PA has the most ridiculous laws. Like you gotta buy a whole case of beer unless you're at a bar. Fvck dude, I just wanted a tall boy, not a 30 pack....but if you insist.
@Not him again, I think they changed the laws. I’ve bought singles plenty of times over the past couple of years
@Not him again, and the fact we can’t buy beer/wine/liquor from one store in PA
@MetalHeadTony, thank you for your consideration. Do you also follow the 50 ft from a public entrance rule as well?
@Not him again, thank you for your consideration! do you also follow the 50 ft from a public entrance rule as well?
@G1ngerB0y, I don't smoke in public, and it's not 50 feet, it's 20
@MetalHeadTony, yeah it's been some time since I was out there, but that's how it used to be
@G1ngerB0y, I quit smoking a 5 years ago. Never heard of that rule so I have no idea.
Needing a light source to play my handheld games
I had to "reset" a movie, before I returned it to the store I rented it from
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, I had to find a new rental place after "losing" the movies and games I rented.
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, i used to play outside....
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, my old re-winder is still at my parents house, as is all the star trek movies on tape.🤣🤣
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, also, running or jumping caused my music to skip
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, reset? You mean rewind? I'm positive I've never heard anyone say "ok will you please reset the movie before you return it"
@Not him again, yes but to a young person, rewind more than likely means jumping back 10 seconds like on netflix
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, yeah, valid point
@Not him again, damn I miss that dope rewinder that looked like a corvette
@Drunk Pantless Uncle, i had to flip the cassette over for side B
Unlimited was only after 9pm or weekends.
Holding a tape recorder up to the radio so you could listen to favorite songs (first mp3 player)
@eksat, and pray the DJ didn't interrupt the last few moments
@eksat, I remember getting a fancy boombox that would record the radio onto cassette tapes.
Waiting for the "It is now safe to turn off your computer" message to actually switch the power off.
@xir1111011, i remember that, playing oregon trail and lemonade stand on those machines
If you tried to play video games in the car at night, your parents would accuse you of trying to kill the entire family.
There were mini tapes to record an answering machine
@Strawberry Milk, also checking the answering machine when you got home
Channels 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13, and some others
U had to use a VCR to play playstation
Memorizing family and friends phone numbers for convenience. And actually using a doorbell.
I knew it was time for bed when the television played the star spangled banner; and turned off.
Looking for movie theater show times and tv schedule in the daily newspaper.
@CaliforniaDuck, calling them also worked
U had little brothers so they could turn the dial on the tv so u wouldn’t have to get up
I saw Top Gun and Back to the Future in theaters
@Azyoulikeit, wow, YOU are OLD.
Your parents pick up the phone and it kicks you off the dial up internet connection and you have to go back on the Yahoo or AOL search engine and go look at the slide shows in porn websites until you get at the last page asking you to pay for subscription with a card or check (I stole my parent's check book one time to subscribe for a day ). I remember my mom yelling at my dad when she looked at the monthly bank account report in the mail letter.
Using the free AOL trial you get in the mail. I have the AIM received message tone as my custom text tone currently.
Getting demo CDs from Game Informer or Tips & Tricks magazines for my Playstation.
Using Collect Call on the pay phone and using it as a way to leave a quick message before the call gets cut off before you have to pay.
If I had a question that no one around me knew the answer to, it remained a mystery.
@Sr5turbo, my mom always made me get the encyclopedia
@DavidRomeroBruh, that was for the Red, White, Yellow plugs. Channel 3 was for the coaxial cable.
@XiozTaschez, yes I know p1 didnt have coaxial
@DavidRomeroBruh, ah, yes, but the NES and the Sega Genesis did.
@DavidRomeroBruh, if you are talking about PS1 then thats not the case they did make coax cables for them and they either used channel 2 and 3 or 3 and 4 I would have to get mine out though to give a definite answer. N64 also has coax as well which I also have
@G1ngerB0y, I had the original ps1 mine didnt have coax at all
@DavidRomeroBruh, i have both the grey PS1 and the slim white PSOne. I didnt get them new but I used to work at a second had place testing all the game systems donated. Sony had a coax connecter that you could get for it along with other companies making them as well as far as I remember, mine is the official Sony variant
@G1ngerB0y, really!! Wtf soni always had to pack this heavy ass old stool VCR that my grandma had it was heavy AF just to play my playstation 😹😹
I won a fancy tv from a giveaway..... what made the tv fancy. Built in vhs player
Having to use DOS commands to play computer games
@Kronkandyzma, computer games on cassette... I'm that was before my time I will admit
You would take out the cassette and blow on the bottom or clean it with a q tip and alcohol. That always got the game working again
I remember cigarette vending machines.
@Lord Maximius, Europe still has them everywhere
@Strawberry Milk, I guess Europe is just behind the times.
@Empshok, tilted Europeans incoming
got my ass beat for pulling the tape out of a cassette as a kid
Writing down cheat codes on a piece of paper for a video game
@Bow To Your Senpai, also not having microtransaction in games and new games for less than $30
When you called a girl you had to talk to one of her parents first.
Using the internet on your phone sent you into a panic because it was expensive
Phones had antennas.
Here's a mexican one lol, you could stick a pin needle in the coaxial hole and get free TV channels no Antenna needed.
Dipping my fries into green or purple ketchup
@Kingdonkey1728, those were dark times
I would blow my games to get them to work again.
Rewinding the vhs or cassette tape back to the start to watch or listen to it again..
Having to get off the Internet so somone could use the land-line
Oh, looking for a screwdriver to connect my Atari to the Television. (Pss, that's what TV stands for)
Watching my dad wind up his bedside clock every night before bed.
Crawling behind the TV with a butter knife
The Soviet Union had stopped existing very suddenly, and there was chaos.
Watching scrambled porn
I had the intelligence to be able also use channel 4.
Crystal Clear Pepsi
You can’t use the internet for sources.
@Cave Dweller, people still use those and its annoying when you don't have a fax machine you can use and for some reason creating a fax from your computer isn't something you can do for free pretty much
@G1ngerB0y, very few.
My speakers would blow out when I'd turn on my ps2
My video games only worked on channel 98. Big wooden frame for the heaviest tv in existence.
One word. Street lamps
Better yet: Omni point celular phone with 20 dollars prepaid minutes card.
American flag nokia case
You uses to hear dubstep when you connected to the internet.
Carrying a quarter everywhere.
Memorizing pager numbers.
"What's the story, Wishbone?..."
You couldn’t buy pantyhose on Sunday-Blue Ribbon Law
If I got stuck in a video game and didn’t know what to do next, I didn’t get any farther in that game unless I got lucky and found a guide for it AND spent at least $20-40 to buy said guide.
The NES was brand new and came with Mario Bros and duck hunt on the same cartridge.
Oribitz drinks with the little edible balls floating around inside, computer games in cereal boxes, Snapple drinks with Element names
@NotGoodAtOneLiners, Captain Crunch’s Crunchlings was sweet. Make them furry fellas grow up big and strong by force feeding them mountains of, well , Captain Crunch.
@Profiled Black Guy, don't you mean *67?
@Profiled Black Guy, hey this guys old! GET HIM!!
Yolo swag 420 blaze it fam 2 lit 2 quit gg ez no rere! Def like totes fetch more fire than saying fire, wack yo.
If you wanted to know what was shows were on you had to go to channel 99.
@Bonersaurus, we don't have cabal at home but when we go some place that does I still aprecait when that channel is available