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(Sun News Network)   Millennial family disconnects from the Internet and all modern technology, lives as if they were in 1986, a shadowy era of cassettes, wired phones, tube TVs, paper maps, and bizarre objects called "books"   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 17
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2013-09-02 06:02:00 PM
3 votes:
Look! they even had Windows 8 back in 1986

i.imgur.com

/watch
2013-09-02 09:53:29 AM
3 votes:

Gunther: Oh, and he has that exact style of mustache that only douchebags, 80's cop show protagonists and Pantera fans wear. I think I can guess which category he falls into.



Hate on their music and fans all you want but Pantera makes some fine artisan breads.
2013-09-02 03:47:04 PM
2 votes:
His wife will find out that it's 2013 after all when she sneaks out to find medicine for the kid and meets a park ranger.  There were no monsters, that was just a guy in a costume.
2013-09-02 10:40:54 AM
2 votes:
Another person who lived in the 80s.

drkellyflanagan.com

He took his family on a trip.

mimg.ugo.com

But it didn't turn out quite the way he thought it would.

www.clarkgriswoldcollection.com

/See, even Clark Griswold used a computer back then to plan his trips!
//just be careful that your son isn't trying to eat your car with the video game sprite he was playing with
2013-09-02 09:07:46 AM
2 votes:
On the other hand, the number of unmarried, unemployed 20-something dudes with two kids and a live in girlfriend had to be pretty close to zero percent of the population in 1986.
2013-09-02 08:58:46 AM
2 votes:
He sounds like the guy you knew from high school who always has some new way he's going to "make it big" every time you see him. If he was 15 years older I'd bet any amount of money he'd tried raising llamas at some point in his life. His resume probably looks like a brainstorming session from NBC Sitcom Development.
2013-09-02 08:36:22 AM
2 votes:
He can still get a 300 baud modem and hook it up to his IBM-PC or Unisys and dial up a Prodigy or GEnie BBS and spank it to some ASCII porn.

Either that, or go rent some videotapes.
2013-09-02 08:02:09 PM
1 votes:
Damn, GPS is annoying. "Drive 100 meters and turn right into this concrete wall; drive 1.4 kilometers and turn left into the parking lot of CostCo, then take another left through the tire-shredding entrance barrier. Re-calculating."

Here's what it should say: "Turn right into Trans-Canada Highway. Drive for 1,000 kilometres until you reach Quebec City." But seriously, you don't need that inane babble for 1,000 kilometers.

My parents are getting on in years and perversity. My Father's attention span is declining and his driving is beginning to scare me a bit. I don't think mechanical advice helps. Maybe someday when cars drive themselves, I would consider entrusting my life to a machine that fails me over 100 times a day.

Let's wake up and smell the coffee: I have a Sony Blu-Ray player attached to an iMac. I can't switch to the Blu Ray disc menu and there's only a one in five chance that the Blu Ray disc will work on any particular Blu Ray player any way.

The IQ that is needed to operate "simple" household devices is rising exponentially. Meanwhile, it is estmated that the average IQ of a human is 75, that the median IQ in the US is 100 (after adjusting for age, or 75 without the mathemagic) and that the likelihood that you can get help is plummeting like a tiny black hole passing through the Earth in about 3.5 seconds.

On the other hand, technology may be my salvation. They are replacing the windows on this building and I am expected to move my books, media and furniture four feet from the windows and the door. This may be physcally impossible because we are talking several tons and very little time.

If every book I owned were cheaply available in electronic form, I could possibly survive with less than 100 pounds of computer tech. Damn technology. Can't survive with it, can't survive without it.

Don't be mean to the assholes, attention whores and hipsters. Just consider them to be "volunteer lifestyle testers", destruct testing their lives so we don't have to do it for ourselves.

VOlunteer Lifestyle TesterS (VOLTS)

Their experiments help us to discover what we can live without even better than house fires or bombing raids. Their experiments teach us the pitfalls of new technology, just like other early adopters, but without so much money to burn or so much geeky tech skills and savey.

They are modern pioneers, going where no man in his right mind would go, on a five year voyage to write a book or possibly a series of silly human interest articles.

Nietzsche would be proud. He thought that countries should be turned into laboratories to test what kind of men there could be. The US Constitution beat him to the idea, but what the hey, even unto this day, Americans are lab rats running through mazes for the betterment of all mankind.

Maybe by the time that Amazon Prime and Google's Latest New Shiat gets to us, it'll work. As Canadians, we keep telling ourselves that. It sooths the pain and tempers the annoyance.
2013-09-02 01:46:46 PM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: felix_golden: I'm going to live like it was the 1930's. I'll get rid of anything that isn't white, black, or shades of grey. Because, whenever I watch a movie from that time, apparently color hadn't been invented yet.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 419x599]

And not a minute too soon, can you imagine fighting WWII without green?


Don't go correcting my misconceptions of a time of which I am not old enough to have any personal recollection.
2013-09-02 01:23:18 PM
1 votes:
I'm going to live like it was the 1930's. I'll get rid of anything that isn't white, black, or shades of grey. Because, whenever I watch a movie from that time, apparently color hadn't been invented yet.
2013-09-02 11:40:41 AM
1 votes:
i151.photobucket.com
Not everything in 1986 was worth living for.
2013-09-02 11:25:17 AM
1 votes:
Soooo, if its 1986 for them and they aren't marrie, she's a whore. Right?
2013-09-02 10:46:01 AM
1 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: And what's with the "no computers" shiat? In 1986? Really? "No cable"? 1986? This guy is a dumbfark.


Tell us about the 3D printers.
2013-09-02 09:05:02 AM
1 votes:

sno man: Quantum Apostrophe: And what's with the "no computers" shiat? In 1986? Really? "No cable"? 1986? This guy is a dumbfark.

And while cassettes were popular, records were still around, and by '86, everything was on CD's.  Cell phones were in their second generation (think brick v. briefcase) and cable was old news.  In fact, Rogers (one of the big three communication companies in Canada) changed it's name in 1986 from Rogers Cablesystems (it's name since 1967) to Rogers Communications.  Apple II's were all the rage, and the first 16 bit NES was out that year too.
Lastly, Blair, GET A JOB.  While not totally unheard of, the stay-at-home dad thing was pretty rare.


16 bit NES?

Really?
2013-09-02 08:17:03 AM
1 votes:
Problem: deleting Facebook account deprives attention-whore of attention
Solution: get website to write article on how you deleted Facebook account
Irony: HTTP did not exist in 1986
2013-09-02 08:16:49 AM
1 votes:
So he's handicapping his kids' future career prospects by making them unfamiliar with technology, forcing his wife to obey his every whim in a vaguely creepy, controlling fashion and simultaneously being the kind of sanctimonious ass who always has to tell everyone that he doesn't own a TV.

Oh, and he has that exact style of mustache that only douchebags, 80's cop show protagonists and Pantera fans wear. I think I can guess which category he falls into.
2013-09-02 07:57:23 AM
1 votes:
...turn me loose....turn me loose.....
 
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