Things you miss that don't exist anymore?

Kralingen

Hall of Fame
Prolonged eye contact, people finishing sentences without using 'um' and 'like, and a general night out without constant documentation via snapchat, IG story, video, etc.

I watched a video of people in a bar around closing time in the early 90s the other day and the energy was so palpably different than it is today. People really enunciated back then, there were very few filler words, people were actively listening and engaged at every moment.
 

mixtape

Rookie
Cassette Tapes :cool:, MiniDiscs, Walkmans, Ipods
Brick and Mortar stores especially the ones that carried premium Hi-Fi audio equipment.
Walking into an Arcade, Toys R' Us, Tower Records/Wherehouse/Music Plus/Sam Goody/Musicland/Camelot Music/Licorice Pizza
McDonaldLand Cookies, McNuggets w/ dark meat, Fried Apple Pies (in the Continental US)
Sears Catalog
K-mart's Superman Ice Cream
Casey Kasem's voice on the radio
Saturday Morning Cartoons
The Benny Hill Show
Elvira's Movie Macabre
Disneyland Skyway from Fantasyland to Tommorrowland and vice versa
Wilson Tennis shoes made with Goodyear rubber outsoles
Nike Court Tech 1 Bag
Wimbledon on HBO
MTV: Yo! MTV Raps/ Headbangers Ball/120 minutes
The old TW website...?:p
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
Prolonged eye contact, people finishing sentences without using 'um' and 'like, and a general night out without constant documentation via snapchat, IG story, video, etc.

I watched a video of people in a bar around closing time in the early 90s the other day and the energy was so palpably different than it is today. People really enunciated back then, there were very few filler words, people were actively listening and engaged at every moment.
You will be ordering your drinks on Instagram in the future. No talking at all unless it is on some device.

Would you like a mixer with your broccoli icecream?
 

max

Legend
Prolonged eye contact, people finishing sentences without using 'um' and 'like, and a general night out without constant documentation via snapchat, IG story, video, etc.

I watched a video of people in a bar around closing time in the early 90s the other day and the energy was so palpably different than it is today. People really enunciated back then, there were very few filler words, people were actively listening and engaged at every moment.
Very solid observation.
 

MichaelNadal

Bionic Poster
True, but that wasn't a good thing. Now l can record and skip thru commercials.
It was good in a way that moments were more special and everyone saw everything together and would talk about it the next day etc. A lot of moments where "the world was watching" and interviews, awards shows etc, had millions of views....... But I definitely don't miss it at the same time lol. If im in a hotel without a smart TV and just have to watch what's on, I go insane.
 

Mongolmike

Hall of Fame
It was good in a way that moments were more special and everyone saw everything together and would talk about it the next day etc. A lot of moments where "the world was watching" and interviews, awards shows etc, had millions of views....... But I definitely don't miss it at the same time lol. If im in a hotel without a smart TV and just have to watch what's on, I go insane.
One word: Binge watching
 

Poisoned Slice

Bionic Poster
The sky strikers. No , I ain't talking about some cartoon.

''6. The Sky Strikers

Not all of Sky Sports attempts to revolutionise TV football coverage have proved to be successful.

One of their most misguided early ideas was the Sky Strikers, a group of cheerleaders given the unenviable task of entertaining the notoriously intimidating crowds with a half-time routine.

The group somehow managed to last the entire first season of Sky’s Monday Night Football, despite reactions which ranged from completely apathetic to downright hostile.

But it seems like they were just simply ahead of their time – both Crystal Palace and Leyton Orient have since assembled their very own cheerleading squads.''



 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
This thread is bittersweet, because it reminds me how much better everything used to be. Another fun one:

Lining up outside to get into movies.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I've always had one. In the US and in India.
It's only a pain in slow traffic. We've grown up with it. I don't think the AT has done well here.
I saw a video blog by a foodie in Delhi that I follow in which he showed off his new Kia SUV with automatic transmission. It used to be that only disabled people could buy autos in India because they were supposed to be less fuel efficient, but now those rules have changed.
 

TTMR

Hall of Fame
I miss phone booths and calling cards.
This is interesting. Right now I can communicate with almost anyone in the world. At the same time, the communication is perfunctory and trivial.

Making a phone call over long distance (time-limited and planning it at certain times to avoid surcharges) was really meaningful and special. So was writing and mailing a letter to someone. If you received a letter or a long distance call (minus collect calls, lol), you knew the person cared about you because of the time and/or money it took. So we had fewer friends, but the friendships we had seemed deeper. It used to be a huge deal when a long distance friend or relative visited. For some reason it seems trivial now.

I wonder if this explains the rising sense of loneliness so many have.
 
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