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The Enigmatic Dr X

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The youth of today
« on: 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?
Lock up your spoons!

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #1 on: 29 January, 2003, 05:35:41 PM »
He's probably thinking of Judge Deed, starring Martin Shaw.

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #2 on: 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.


I AM VERY BUSY!
PJ Maybe and I use the same dictionary, live with it.

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #3 on: 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.

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #4 on: 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...

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #5 on: 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?
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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #6 on: 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.

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #7 on: 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

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #8 on: 29 January, 2003, 07:34:58 PM »
Personally its the mothers fault, aint it boo?? :-)

yer "running for cover" Slippo

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #9 on: 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)

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #10 on: 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.

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #11 on: 29 January, 2003, 09:32:16 PM »
When did he stop though?
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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #12 on: 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...
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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #13 on: 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?

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Re: The youth of today
« Reply #14 on: 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.
Pffft...