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: The youth of today
: The Enigmatic Dr X 29 January, 2003, 05:23:16 PM
Can you believe that an 11 year old relative:-

Thinks Judge Dredd is a BBC1 programme?

Doesn't know that Strontium 90 causes hideous mutations (including X-Ray eyes, and odd animal hybrids)?

Doesn't know what a Dalek is (but thinks they look cool).

Isn't afraid of a nuclear holocaust.

Stares blankly at me if I suggest that 6 million dollars will rebuild him.

Thinks G-Force is some kind of shoe.

I don't know, what do they teach kids today?
: Re: The youth of today
: Wake 29 January, 2003, 05:35:41 PM
He's probably thinking of Judge Deed, starring Martin Shaw.

Wake
: Re: The youth of today
: Devons Daddy 29 January, 2003, 05:58:30 PM
i blame system.does not teach kids how to spell proper either not like whin i want to skool.

this is indeed frightening stuff. Never has he hidden behind the sofa watching doctor who?
is unaware of the threat of nuclear war.
he thinks there is more danger of enviromental damage or some such rubbish?

get him a 2000ad subscription for his birthday. put the boy on the right path.you know he will thank you for it when he is older.


: Re: The youth of today
: Trout 29 January, 2003, 06:25:06 PM
Apparently, they're planning a remake of the Six Million Dollar Man, with an inflation-busting rise.

He's now to be called the Six Billion Dollar Man.

Seriously.

- Trout
: Re: The youth of today
: Quirkafleeg 29 January, 2003, 06:59:15 PM
Well it was quite a shock when I realised that adults are now walking around in this country who never saw Dr Who as a kid because its been off our screens for so long...
: Re: The youth of today
: Oddboy 29 January, 2003, 07:19:05 PM
That can only barely be true..?
I'm 23 and I saw Peter Davis through to Sylvester McCoy as contempory Doctors... even 18 year olds should have been watching McCoy Who? surely?
: Re: The youth of today
: Art 29 January, 2003, 07:22:33 PM
Why would anyone who wasn't a dedicated Who fan watch the McCoy epiodes? And even they would only watch it out of misguided pity.
: Re: The youth of today
: Queen Firey-Bou 29 January, 2003, 07:30:16 PM
Youth of today are nasty hedonistic little oiks. Just had a blazing row (again) with juve boy because i'm going away next week & haven't arranged sisters, dogs, cats, puppy, rabbit, parrot, gerbil, plant & house sitting in a manner which lets him have a week long party in my house. " i never get a free house !"..."rent one boy." grrrrr
: Re: The youth of today
: Slippery PD 29 January, 2003, 07:34:58 PM
Personally its the mothers fault, aint it boo?? :-)

yer "running for cover" Slippo
: Re: The youth of today
: Quirkafleeg 29 January, 2003, 07:40:50 PM
McCoy's run finished in '89.. 14 years ago, an 18 year old today would not really have been interested (and his parents would probably be watching Corrie anyway)
: Re: The youth of today
: Adrian Bamforth 29 January, 2003, 09:16:39 PM
As Peter Davidson started his run 23 years ago that would suggest you watched the Daleks though the bars of you cot.

ADE
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: Oddboy 29 January, 2003, 09:32:16 PM
When did he stop though?
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: Proudhuff 29 January, 2003, 10:13:06 PM
What worries me is there is a host of generations that haven't seen Laurel and Hardy, the Singing Ringing tree, White horses or the Flashing Blade! How can they steer through life with out these guides to the moral maze?

All together now, (Cue Music)It's right to fight for what you want, for all that you believe...
: Re: The youth of today
: Queen Firey-Bou 29 January, 2003, 10:30:42 PM
" run white horses let me run away...."

& i always thought there would be endless repeats of all things so nothing would get lost...i never got around to watching all those b&W afternoon movies, cos i figured i'd save it til I was in a nursing home & had nothing better to do... now what to they show in the afternoons? sob !

The son has since been smashing things up around the house, all my fault too, anyone there work for family arbritation?
: Re: The youth of today
: Matt Timson 29 January, 2003, 10:32:35 PM
Ah!  "The Singing Ringing Tree".

God that program scarred me for life- that bloody dwarf geezer was well scary- especially as you could always hear him muttering in Russian (or whatever language it was) just beneath the narrator.

Creepy.
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: Yoda 29 January, 2003, 10:40:45 PM
"He's probably thinking of Judge Deed, starring Martin Shaw."

Or Judge Judy. On the subject of Dr Who, did anyone see that sketch show on tv a couple of weeks ago (sorry don't know the name) where some comedian was dressed up as Tom Baker's Dr and was filmed with a hidden camera in various public places (one being the London Eye)? Absolutely hilarious!!

: Re: The youth of today
: Smiley 29 January, 2003, 10:57:51 PM
Nobody's said "and the music they listen to is crap, just goes duh-duh-duh" yet. Tsk! Boarders today, *mutter* no respect for tradition *grumble*.
: REFOUND PROFOUND
: ALI2003 29 January, 2003, 10:59:19 PM
SIMPLY PUT BEST EPISODE"S EVER!WHAT MORE COULD YOU POSSIBLY WANT,EXCEPT FROM THE OBLIGATORY GORE, DEATH,MINDLESS DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY AND OR THE OBLIGATORY FLASH OF FLESH WHICH IS SO AMPLY PROVIDED BY DURHAM RED.THE ONLY WOMAN WHO,WHEN THE WORD SUCK IS SAID SENDS MEN RUNNING FOR THE HILLS;AS OPPPOSED TO RUNNING TOWARDS A HOT LEATHER CLAD WOMAN.NOW WE COME TO DREDD THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW WHO WOULD SOONER SUIT YOU FOR JAYWALKING,FOR IN FACT BEING IN A COMATOSE STATE AFTER A MUGGING THEN GO THROUGH THE PAPER WORK OF YOUR MUGGING.YOU GOTTA LOVE HIM AND OR IT  
: Re: The youth of today
: Aaron Smurf Murphy 29 January, 2003, 11:03:03 PM
Bou...

...Yes, we ARE hedonistic (todays youth folks, corrupt and vomiting fast food and crap booze) i'll admit but oiks? Not all of us are like that. I try not to be but in youth society any one who tries or does break the mould and avoids t and into any social/culture group in stereo typical fashion is labelled "gay".

...And I live in an extremely narrow minded town where these youths are mostly sexist, racist and homophobic as well a bigots. So the truth is 80% of us are hypocritical, ignorant, contradicting oiks.

Makes yer wanna wep don't it folks?

Finnigan Sinister
: Re: The youth of today
: Queen Firey-Bou 29 January, 2003, 11:40:50 PM
soory Finn, i wasn't really being serious about the youth of today cos thats a big subject, about as big as the current socio-economic, cultural political place that they live in right now. By Oik i was venting my rage at my own son, who has smashed my cooker beyond repair today in a fit of rage, because I don't like underage teenagers puking on my floor & using this as a drug hang out. I have a lot of sympathy for the youth of today, & am a very lenient parent & try to treat all the teens that pass my door as equal human beings. sadly this is often thrown back in my face, like today.
: Re: The youth of today
: Quirkafleeg 29 January, 2003, 11:45:21 PM
Actually they've show a couple of Laurel and Hardy's very recently, which i managed to miss or tape, along with doc on Stan which I caught the end of...

At the end of this life, after Hardy died, Stan retried to Florida and spent his time answering his fan mail personally. He also spent a lot of time browsing stationary. He was in a shop with his son...
Shop assistant:"Sorry, I think I know you... wer'nt you in movies."
Stan: "That's right"
Assistant: "Ah yes a double act?"
Stan: "That's right, I'm Oliver Hardy"
Assistant: "I knew it! What happened to the other one, Laurel"
Stan (deadpan) "Oh I'm sorry to say he went quite balmy"

Class.
: Re: The youth of today
: Demon Chicken 30 January, 2003, 06:25:36 AM
".. even 18 year olds should have been watching McCoy Who? surely?"

I surely do, albeit not very well, BUT I do remember it!

: Re: The youth of today
: Quirkafleeg 30 January, 2003, 07:10:44 AM
Ahh but did'nt they repeat some episodes after 89?
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: McNulty 30 January, 2003, 01:45:07 PM
Doctor Who is on UK Gold now. So the youth of today have no excuse.

Personally, I started watching when Tom Baker was the Doctor. He was the best. And I liked K-9 and Leela, his sexy Amazon companion.

Link: The A-Z of Cal-Hab

: Re: The youth of today
: almighty mat 30 January, 2003, 02:33:17 PM
++Why would anyone who wasn't a dedicated Who fan watch the McCoy epiodes? And even they would only watch it out of misguided pity.++

I quite LIKED Mcoy as a youngster, even tho' the stories were kinda pants, Mcoy was suitably eccentric aftre the silliness of Colin Baker fighting Bertie basset, and peter Davidson running round in cricket costume (eccentric or just plain crap?).
And his sidekick was called Ace and had a GHETTO BLASTER!! How cool is that?!

mat
: Re: The youth of today
: Art 30 January, 2003, 04:09:04 PM
And his sidekick was called Ace and had a GHETTO BLASTER!! How cool is that?!

Er, as it turns out not very cool at all. I saw a rerun featuring her and could barely constrain myslef from kicking in the screen each time she used a peice of misguided yoof-speak.
: Re: The youth of today
: Adrian Bamforth 30 January, 2003, 06:40:22 PM
The Fifth Doctor 1980-84

ADE
: Re: The youth of today
: The Monarch 30 January, 2003, 11:24:41 PM
kill me if you want but i didn't really like dr who all that much.
: Re: The youth of today
: Slippery PD 31 January, 2003, 01:47:37 AM
Me neither and I dont like star trek nor Star  wars that much....  So if your hated what does that make me?????

yer "controversial" slippo
: Re: The youth of today
: almighty mat 31 January, 2003, 02:27:08 PM
Good lord man, what the hell were you doing watching it as a grown-up? You'll be finding out that the A-Team REALLY never shot anyone next!

You can never go back.


mat
: Re: The youth of today
: Art 31 January, 2003, 02:44:20 PM
Hey, I can watch the earlier episodes without wincing.
: Re: The youth of today
: almighty mat 31 January, 2003, 02:49:08 PM
++Hey, I can watch the earlier episodes without wincing.++

Sorry, are we talking about Dr Who or the A-Team?

mat
: Re: The youth of today
: Art 31 January, 2003, 02:54:18 PM
Hey, the A-Team still does exactly what it says on the tin. They break out murdoch, they defend some farmers from some filthy corporate bastard, build a tank and then they all have agood laugh at the end.

One nasty suprise for me upon getting cable was just how crap M*A*S*H the tv series was. Mawkish shite the lot of it...
: Re: The youth of today
: almighty mat 31 January, 2003, 02:59:32 PM
>Hey, the A-Team still does exactly what it says on the tin. They break out murdoch, they defend some farmers from some filthy corporate bastard, build a tank and then they all have agood laugh at the end.

Yeah, I saw the last 2 minutes yesterday, BA dangled Murdock from one of those electromagnet cranes you see in scrapyards, and then Let him down from a bit of a height. That bit at least never gets old.

>One nasty suprise for me upon getting cable was just how crap M*A*S*H the tv series was. Mawkish shite the lot of it...

I was chuffed to see it on Paramount, and i'm kind of enjoying it, but the canned laughter really grates. I don't know if they're rereunning the US version, but the one that was on BBC2(?) when i was wee was great without the laughter, it seemed like it had a bit more depth. Bloody yanks.

mat
: Re: The youth of today
: The Monarch 31 January, 2003, 04:26:47 PM
now monkey however that is brilliant
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: JayEales 04 February, 2003, 09:54:25 PM
>>One nasty suprise for me upon getting cable was just how crap M*A*S*H the tv series was. Mawkish shite the lot of it...

>I was chuffed to see it on Paramount, and i'm kind of enjoying it, but the canned laughter really grates. I don't know if they're rereunning the US version, but the one that was on BBC2(?) when i was wee was great without the laughter, it seemed like it had a bit more depth. Bloody yanks.

We've been getting the US DVD box-sets, and they give you the ability to turn the laughter track off.

Excellent value, too.

Jay
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: Re: REFOUND PROFOUND
: Quirkafleeg 04 February, 2003, 10:46:11 PM
Canned laughter was invented by Satan...


Why they had it on the last Partridge I'll never know.
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: almighty mat 05 February, 2003, 02:32:45 PM
++We've been getting the US DVD box-sets, and they give you the ability to turn the laughter track off.++

YES!

cheers Jay, you're a legend!

mat