whats wrong with stupid modern teens (aka me)

Ok so im still a relatively young immature America teenager, and I a lot of the time over hear adults complaining about the current generation and I was wondering what you all find to be wrong with it... the things i know about are our lack of problem solving skills(i notice this with my friends) and increasing lazyness to the point that google is too much work, what else do you guys have?

Lack of English skills comes to mind. Fortunately, not to the point of being incomprehensible.

(With a-wink-and-a-nod to the irony of my using terse sentence fragments.)

...I a lot of the time over hear adults complaining about the current generation...

Bear in mind that has been occurring since pre-humans crawled out of the primordial ooze.

I had the displeasure of enduring adults playing vinyl records backwards listening for that magic devil incantation that would turn a young mind evil.

Haha i know what your talking about with that, they didnt realize most human speech backwords sounds demonic XD

brenden_nerd_:
Haha, I know what you’re talking about with that. They didn’t realize most human speech backwards sounds demonic. XD

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I had the displeasure of enduring adults playing vinyl records backwards listening for that magic devil incantation that would turn a young mind evil.

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Maybe you should explain "vinyl" and "record". :)

The other question is "did it make you turn evil?" :smiling_imp:

Weedpharma

weedpharma: Maybe you should explain "vinyl" and "record". :)

The other question is "did it make you turn evil?" :smiling_imp:

Weedpharma

eh no need to worry about that i know what a vynal record is its the flat black disks that you play on a victrola which uses a diamond head to change small bumps into sound

weedpharma: The other question is "did it make you turn evil?" :smiling_imp:

A few forums members believe it did. :o

I just love the twisted irony of one of the songs: Snowblind. It's a song about cocaine addiction. Supposedly there is a satanic message when played backwards. So, according to the adults at the time, it was OK listening to a song about cocaine addiction but not OK that the song supposedly contained a message from Satan that is incomprehensible to a human brain. Singing about cocaine addiction? Thumbs up. Incomprehensible gibberish from Satan? Thumbs down. Idiots.

If I remember correctly some record stores even affixed warning labels.

Holy smokes Batman! The Arkansas senate tried to make it the law...

[url=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowblind_%28Styx_song%29]Wikipedia[/url]: Despite the band's protests, fundamentalist Christian groups were able to influence the Arkansas State Senate to pass a bill requiring that all records containing backward masking be labeled as such by the manufacturer. Cited in the legislation were albums by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Electric Light Orchestra, Queen, and Styx.

Hmm. That is a good album. I wonder if I still have it...

First, about 1968-69 HFC which has a tiny mercury content started to get switched for sugar as the most used sweetener. Mercury is a cumulative poison, like lead. What goes in, stays. It affects young minds more than over 10 year old minds, the younger the more and more greatly. It takes IQ away, decreases attention span and makes the victim tend towards violence. Lead in gasoline fumes did that too until it got taken out. It disproportionately affected inner city kids. Who knows what the stuff in air pollution now does but the latest studies come up really bad.

Smoke from burning dirty coal has loads of heavy metals. Lead, mercury and cadmium have all been found in dust deposited downwind from coal-fired power plants. What a hoot when kids playing on lawns get their dose. Even more when it rains down on gardens and farms. Reports get out and then get quashed.

Of course with the crisis in Flint and subsequent checking of water systems across the country, getting your daily dose of lead seems to be historically traditional. But the HFC-mercury has been increasing steadily, it's been half or more of the stuff in the store since the 80's.

Water supplies have gotten more and more polluted. Regulation is a dirty word. Since the laws got to be too much for industry, we have the friends of big business party cut the EPA budget to where they don't get enforced... problem solved! Yay for Wall Street! Boo you the great majority! Win-win for the establishment and bidness us usual!

There was the Reagan Educational System Budget RAPE that only got worse since. The programs cut include nutrition. They've steadily cut civics classes and critical thinking in public schools. It's all tended towards making a public that is easier to manipulate but may have gone too far even for the wannabe rulers who were fine with GWB but can't seem to stop Trump.

This is how Rome fell. It took centuries back then but we're modern now. But otherwise it's the same old same old, anything for a buck. Don't sweat it, arms sales for the upcoming wars once sea levels really start to rise will ensure great market opportunities, right?

But what's wrong with kids today? Nah, nothing's ever changed.

Well thats quite a informative post

We had, still have our share of dummies. I just never saw them try to write code or anything like that.

Black Sabbath 4, good album. I have it on a flat black plastic disc covered in bumpy grooves. I now have to play it backwards to see if I grow horns.

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Satanic message when played backwards reminds me of this (not satanic but certainly entertaining). This kid actually speaks backwards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dwl8APA1e5g

I like that he sounds Scottish either way.

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brenden_nerd_: Ok so im still a relatively young immature America teenager, and I a lot of the time over hear adults complaining about the current generation ...

Not me. People don't change. In any generation you will get idealists, lazy people, dumb people, smart people, people with courage, people without.

Any time I hear someone say "when I was a boy, I didn't stare at my iPhone all day" I think: "Of course not! You didn't have one! But if you did, you would have stared at it."

And if you had a steady girlfriend, you might spend less time with the stupid iphone.

GoForSmoke: And if you had a steady girlfriend, you might spend less time with the stupid iphone.

Nah. My 15yo texts with her boyfriend while they are in the same room.

[quote author=Nick Gammon date=1464507345 link=msg=2776403] Not me. People don't change. In any generation you will get idealists, lazy people, dumb people, smart people, people with courage, people without.

Any time I hear someone say "when I was a boy, I didn't stare at my iPhone all day" I think: "Of course not! You didn't have one! But if you did, you would have stared at it." [/quote]

You would aassume by now they would put that kind of stuff in history books so children dont grow up and dispise the newest thing. When writing was invented a greek philosopher said it would make people stupid and lazy, well look how far we are now

How do we know what that philosopher said?

brenden_nerd_: Ok so im still a relatively young immature America teenager, and I a lot of the time over hear adults complaining about the current generation and I was wondering what you all find to be wrong with it... the things i know about are our lack of problem solving skills(i notice this with my friends) and increasing lazyness to the point that google is too much work, what else do you guys have?

I am also quite young and I see this in friends of mine.

ChrisTenone: Nah. My 15yo texts with her boyfriend while they are in the same room.

Hey, I do that!