- 29 Jun 2012
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Probably really old and everyones seen it, but I hadnt and may be one of you hasnt either.
Brings a tear to your eye
Well said sir,Slaine said:
What I liked from the vid, was it showed me how much I had forgotten. It also made me feel incredibly old, older than anything else Ive ever experienced. My wife recently had a flavour of this when we went up to London last summer. Some young guy on the Tube offerred her his seat. I notice it more now, especially when you engage a shop assistant. Anyone of an age seems to automatically get the title "sir", and this is even more pronounced if you are in a queue and the previous customer served was considerably younger than you.
I wouldnt say the 70's was the best era ever (Abba, Sex Pistols, Star Wars, end of Vietnam war). The 80's certainly had its moments with the New Romantic movement, gothic rock, the SAS (I remember seeing the Embassy siege and wondering who on earth these guys were and why hadnt we heard of them before). My favourite era is now. Music may be shit, the Star Wars films may not quite hit the spot, but entertainment wise we are totally spoilt. The internet is just amazing, and the way its developed and comes up with new things and ideas staggers me. And computer games are just the dogs right now. Even back in the 70's I knew Pong was shit.
When I look back on the past its always with a sense of loss, and thats why I found this video so poignant.
My sister (who is 2 years younger than me) had Astro Wars. I think I played it more than her and yes, I could clock it without losing a life. For any youngsters who don't know the games, here's a review of it. Half way through you can see it played and hear the distinctive tune which I remembered before I heard it again.jonnywombat said: