I can remember....the good time....now when you were living em they were most certainly not...they sucked ass, but I digress. I remember when knowledge was not on google, wasn't on your phone. You fucking used that god forsaken rotary dial phone shit, it was probably orange and hung on the wall in the kitchen. The only way you had it "mobile" was you bought a long cord for that mother fucker too. If you were lucky you could get away with carrying the receiver off to your room and closing the door. I was not lucky and was of course trying to take over the world or cook up drugs so said my parents...so I was monitored like the Joker in Arkham asylum on the first of April.
Anyways. I remember when you would get a magazine to see what was going on in comics, movies, games. You read a fucking newspaper for world wide and local events before you even watched the news at five. Which of course eventually took up five more minutes and threw off all the programming until the shit just shut off into that poltergeist esque screen of fuzz. This was the time to be a kid...I fucking tell you. When information isn't all you can eat...you actually....wait...*GASP* retain it.
I remember reading about Mk2 and seeing the beta shots for it, especially on the consoles. I remember reading so much about comic stuff and things to be....that weren't but still....I just sucked that shit up like most girls suck up dicks after a night at the bar. Dicks that magically never went into their mouths, that they don't know a thing about...but that's another story....
I remember this because how it is today. You remembered a phone number...learned directions, you still remember that shit. You didn't know when a game was late af cause...well they probably just didn't put that shit out there. They didn't have you hanging off their nuts waiting for any drops of sweat they might ring out of their shirts. Creators actually did interviews about stuff and put out unique shit you couldn't see anywhere else. You could buy fucking magazines about anarchy shit as a kid too. Which ironically I had a penchant for and had a collection of....which also are highly valued and I don't have anymore.
Music was the same way. You waited on that fucking album and you listened to the bands whole back log. You didn't say oh another single? Na. You got that damn single and said fuck yes! New album soon!! You didn't have someone hold your hand and put your dick in for you, had to be a man and find that hole for yourself!
Now I see everyone venerate Gen X, yet when I was a kid? Gen X was going to destroy the earth! Well ok. That part was technically correct...we did make Millennials or Gen z or whatever the fuck they call this new everyone wins generation. But in our defense...blame the boomers......I mean we are the product of their unholy unions....
Anyways, I wish I could still pick up a throw away magazine and learn something. I wish I didn't know how bad company a fucked up a game and how company b is shitting on us with a product that sorry as fuck. I don't want to hear about shit up to the time it drops and see it go poof. I wish some folks still had some sense of adventure in commerce...but they evolved first, so cant really blame them there. I mean who outside criminals embraces change?
Corporations of course...I mean without who would tell you what to like?
I just miss the lack of information age....you want truth? Na you want enough to fool yourself into believing the lies. Ignorance is bliss after all. I mean tell me this is the works, wait a while so I forget about it....then sprinkle some info later...not everyday stomping on me like a dead baby head.
Ok ok that got off kilter a bit....and I know its a "choice" to be connected...but in all actuality..is it? Put that one in your pipe, next to your GMO weed, meth or crocodile..and smoke it......