Babies and gentlemen. struth. This photograph sums up the . Gap. that. My children will have proper childhoods. I will not be using the TV as a babysitter, and they will not have expensive electronics or recreational use of t Lego is amazing
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#34 - teoberry (02/14/2013) [-]
That's macklemore, right?
That's macklemore, right?
User avatar #69 to #34 - wiljones (02/14/2013) [-]
no he looks nothing like macklemore
User avatar #111 to #69 - teoberry (02/14/2013) [-]
the hair is pretty similar
User avatar #147 to #34 - marinepenguin (02/14/2013) [-]
Hair is similar, can't tell otherwise though.
User avatar #201 to #34 - whiteowl (02/14/2013) [-]
They do not look alike at all, only thing similar is the hair.
User avatar #202 to #201 - whiteowl (02/14/2013) [-]
And that haircut is pretty mainstream
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User avatar #112 to #108 - teoberry (02/14/2013) [-]
I actually thought he tweeted it a while back, but I was wrong. Those guys are identical though.
#5 - forgottenmyshorts (02/13/2013) [-]
I don't remember the last time I rummaged around inside an Ipad and found the piece I wanted
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User avatar #180 to #7 - Faz (02/14/2013) [-]
Nintendos were aimed at kids and cost $200, iPads are designed for teens/adults and cost upwards of $500 (not able to find exact prices due to the internet seeming to lack that data) so the Nintendo games consoles and iPads are different, not hugely but still different, also as a kid most houses had 1 decent TV to play on so gaming time was quite limited due to other family members wanting to watch TV.
#93 - cornonthebob (02/14/2013) [-]
why can't we have both?
#190 - haxorman (02/14/2013) [-]
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#196 to #190 - erodus (02/14/2013) [-]
The later part will be so true in the next decades
User avatar #200 to #190 - electrickwalrus (02/14/2013) [-]
wall-e in a nutshell
#32 - ihaveakeyboard (02/14/2013) [-]
I 			*******		 hated the kits of legos, I would purposefully destroy the instructions to those things so I could use the pieces how I damn well felt like using them
I ******* hated the kits of legos, I would purposefully destroy the instructions to those things so I could use the pieces how I damn well felt like using them
#55 to #32 - phildamonkey (02/14/2013) [-]
yeah man freestyle that ****
#87 to #32 - John Cena (02/14/2013) [-]
Or, you know, build it right the first time, then take it apart and build what you want.
You don't have to be a little faggot about it.
#17 - lunacy (02/14/2013) [-]
****		 that. My children will have proper childhoods. I will not be using the TV as a babysitter, and they will not have expensive electronics or recreational use of the internet until they are like 12. Until then, they will spend a lot of time outside, riding bikes/scooters/skateboards, climbing trees, and playing in the kick-ass tree house/fort their father will have built for them. When they are inside the house they will play with legos, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. Pretty much everything they do will require the use of their imagination. More than anything, I want to see them playing together and making up their own games. That's how I grew up, and that's how I want them to grow up.
**** that. My children will have proper childhoods. I will not be using the TV as a babysitter, and they will not have expensive electronics or recreational use of the internet until they are like 12. Until then, they will spend a lot of time outside, riding bikes/scooters/skateboards, climbing trees, and playing in the kick-ass tree house/fort their father will have built for them. When they are inside the house they will play with legos, dolls, stuffed animals, etc. Pretty much everything they do will require the use of their imagination. More than anything, I want to see them playing together and making up their own games. That's how I grew up, and that's how I want them to grow up.
User avatar #41 to #17 - ovehnine (02/14/2013) [-]
Don't take this the wrong way, but wouldn't that be limiting the amount of things they get to play with and enjoy? I'm not really trying to get you to have "gamer" kids. I just wanna know what you think is wrong with them growing up differently than you.
User avatar #46 to #41 - lunacy (02/14/2013) [-]
Not really, I mean its only for a few years. They'd start playing games at what? 6? 8?I'm just trying to hold off until they are around 12.
I wouldn't have a problem with them playing games at a young age, if it wasn't something that they'd get hooked on and spend all their time doing.The problem with how advanced video games are now-a-days, they aren't something you pick up casually, once you start playing, it's kind of something you do almost every day. I just don't want to deal with fighting my kids to get them to go play outside because they wanna sit on their butts and game. Once they get to be teenagers, they can sit on their butts and game all they like, what else do they have to do?
User avatar #53 to #46 - ovehnine (02/14/2013) [-]
I get it. Thanks for answering instead of thumbing down.
User avatar #56 to #53 - lunacy (02/14/2013) [-]
No problem buddy. I posted this well knowing not everyone has the same opinion. It'd be real ****** of me to just thumb everyone down that disagreed with me.
#214 to #17 - John Cena (02/14/2013) [-]
Keep dreaming bro, I thought almost the same, never happen. I ended up playing LOL with my son(7 y old) every evening and he's already through his 2nd tablet.
Sorry to ruin your dream, but these are the days we're living in.
#222 to #17 - John Cena (02/14/2013) [-]
this has been said by probably all parents in the world
words are one thing, but doing it properly outside of the internet is the other thing
User avatar #110 to #17 - cshp (02/14/2013) [-]
No video games until they are 12? That seems kind of ridiculous.
User avatar #213 to #17 - boydaranga (02/14/2013) [-]
Wot about single player non online computer games. like games like the old harry potter games, dungeon siege, pokemon, mario, charlie the duck, worms (I grew up with all of these, except pokemon and mario, i just think it's cruel not to let them play those at least, i was never interested myself but it seems alot of people grew up with it.)
#188 to #17 - virtigo ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
What?
No videogames, even?
#29 to #17 - kirokan (02/14/2013) [-]
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User avatar #67 to #17 - jinjo (02/14/2013) [-]
Kinda closed minded. I like your ideas, but the ;that's how I grew up' mentality is never good.
User avatar #72 to #67 - lunacy (02/14/2013) [-]
I disagree. I think it'd be close minded to just go with the flow and do what every parent is gonna do and just give their kids unnecessary electronics. And like I've been saying all over this thread. Its only while they are children (which pretty much means 12 and under) and it's not like I'm gonna keep them from all things technological. I just plan on minimizing their interaction with technology for the early years of their life so they have a chance to be children and use their imagination. And the reason why I say "the way I grew up" is because my best memories are from playing outside with my siblings and friends, not watching TV or playing video games in the living room, which I did too.
User avatar #80 to #72 - jinjo (02/14/2013) [-]
Okay, fair enough. I obviously will not be spoiling my kids.. but I really liked video games growing up, as well as sports music and everything else. I don't think video games are too bad in moderation,
#37 to #17 - meistarijoi (02/14/2013) [-]
"But daaaaaad Chris and Steve have iPads!"
User avatar #38 to #37 - lunacy (02/14/2013) [-]
"Shut the **** up (insert child's name here), and go outside. You can have one when you're older."
User avatar #129 to #38 - rockamekishiko (02/14/2013) [-]
bit harsh for kids...
User avatar #130 to #129 - lunacy (02/14/2013) [-]
Not my kids.
#177 to #38 - anonyrnoose (02/14/2013) [-]
Your kids are going to hate you. Maybe not when they're 20 or so, but at that age they are going to hate you.
#178 to #177 - anonyrnoose (02/14/2013) [-]
Sorry, by "at that age" I meant like 10-12 years old.
#27 to #17 - flamerun (02/14/2013) [-]
have my babies
#186 - mrnoodlez (02/14/2013) [-]
Well, I can't call this wrong, kids nowadays grow up in a technology age, they have technology to stimulate their mind for them. People my age grew up when we still had to use our imagination most of the time, of course there was the nintendo 64 and playstation but I preferred my legos and going on bike rides to the park with my friends.

Then I discovered online gaming with Unreal Tournament.
User avatar #209 to #186 - viscerys (02/14/2013) [-]
For me, it would be World of Warcraft, oddly enough.
#195 to #186 - dtwomutant (02/14/2013) [-]
It was Diablo 2 for me
User avatar #215 to #195 - sanctium (02/14/2013) [-]
Same here. I remember freaking out whenever people dropped edited charms that disabled your inventory and begging for good items.

Then I discovered how to use item editors and I would put so much properties in my items that I clogged up whole servers. Later on, I would make overpowered small charms with the inventory disabling property and troll people who asked for items by handing them out to them.

And then I discovered the You need to login to view this link online play, where no one could hack anything, and I would play until level 58 before forgetting about the game forever. Good times, good times.
#99 - gameshredder (02/14/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure the generation before us were just as confused and worried about the children because they were playing with legos instead of playing with rubber bands or some 			****		. Eat a dick OP, children will play with whatever they are growing up around, you did too.
I'm pretty sure the generation before us were just as confused and worried about the children because they were playing with legos instead of playing with rubber bands or some **** . Eat a dick OP, children will play with whatever they are growing up around, you did too.
User avatar #114 to #99 - pianoasis (02/14/2013) [-]
The last generation pushed hoops with sticks
#57 - pioneermhm (02/14/2013) [-]
I want to play lego but all I have is an I-Pad
#86 to #57 - John Cena (02/14/2013) [-]
>Lego game apps
User avatar #123 - rplix ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
I'd rather play with Legos than an ipad.
User avatar #169 to #123 - breakfastskippa (02/14/2013) [-]
What lego teaches you: How things work, following instruction in manuals, creativity, building.
What sitting on facebook teaches you: How to be a douche

User avatar #134 to #123 - herberto (02/14/2013) [-]
I'd rather walk on lego then be forced to use an ipad.
#166 - chickeniscrazy (02/14/2013) [-]
Wow look at the generation gap in the comments, all the teenies and kids saying **** off there is nothing wrong here. All the older people saying this is wrong.
#61 - iliketires (02/14/2013) [-]
How dare the generation after us culturally evolve and develop different ways to entertain themselves!
#96 to #61 - addex (02/14/2013) [-]
K I'm gettin' real tired of this **** , using technology as entertainment is not ******* evolving it's entertainment, if we say grew wings and beaks and flew in outerspace that would be evolving. Creating something that gives us entertainment is not evolving.

other than that you are a complete douchebag.

P.S. legos ******* rule.
#97 to #96 - iliketires (02/14/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure evolving doesn't just mean a physical evolution of our own forms. We've evolved culturally from medieval times by developing new technology to increase efficiency in our society. Now we can live well over 100 years old where back then we only lived till what, 40?
I'm pretty sure evolving doesn't just mean a physical evolution of our own forms. We've evolved culturally from medieval times by developing new technology to increase efficiency in our society. Now we can live well over 100 years old where back then we only lived till what, 40?
#103 to #97 - Ryoshi (02/14/2013) [-]
They develop anything. If I was that age and someone shoved something like an iPad in my hands with tons of games, guess what? I'd play it ever ******* day. Would be hard to get bored with it too. I'd grow to be more dependent and less creative. And why do you say "how dare"? The picture isn't scolding anyone.

Or did you just feel like being a douche?
User avatar #107 to #103 - iliketires (02/14/2013) [-]
I'm just tired of people always like, "Oh my generation is the best, everything after is just people losing all creativity." All generations do it. My dad said it when I was playing with legos and playing N64, his parents did it when he started listening to that evil 80's rock music.

Like I said the culture of each generation evolves and there's no reason to condemn an entire generation because of that.
#104 to #103 - Ryoshi (02/14/2013) [-]
didn't*
#100 to #97 - addex (02/14/2013) [-]
No evolution means one thing changing form completely, like if a car turned into a bug or a bug turn into a car. Not people figuring out "if we build a castle like this it will last longer".
User avatar #101 to #100 - iliketires (02/14/2013) [-]
There is more than one definition of evolution, I hope you know.
#60 - gmarrox (02/14/2013) [-]
>Hair zeroed on sides
>Slightly out of Navy-regulation haircut on top
>Muscular build
>Appears to be starting to build a lego boat

My deduction is that this is a sailor home from deployment and is attempting to make something for his son/brother/whatever to relate to the kid's childhood wonder and get him to somewhat understand why his dad/brother/whatever is gone a lot of the time.

I'm probably wrong, but it's fun to play detective
#70 to #60 - brutalchickenn (02/14/2013) [-]
Actually it's Macklemore, a rapper, so no, but good deducing sir.
User avatar #71 to #70 - gmarrox (02/14/2013) [-]
Well, i tried. I know nothing of 99% of rappers.
#73 to #71 - brutalchickenn (02/14/2013) [-]
I hate rap but Macklemore is great, he's like Eminem but with Seattle and his raps tend to be more comedic
www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK8mJJJvaes
Here's my favorite one by him :D
User avatar #74 to #73 - gmarrox (02/14/2013) [-]
It's Evening call to Quarters in my barracks so I'll give it a listen tomorrow.
#75 to #74 - brutalchickenn (02/14/2013) [-]
Well then you have a good night and thanks for serving, my step dad and dad are both commanders in the navy so I understand how tough it can be.
User avatar #76 to #75 - gmarrox (02/14/2013) [-]
I'm not serving yet, friend. I'm currently a freshman at Virginia tech and a cadet, preparing to commission as an Ensign in the Navy, but thank you.
User avatar #94 to #73 - brutallyhonest (02/14/2013) [-]
"Macklemore is great, he's like Eminem" Oh my God the ignorance in that statement. Oh my God.
#79 - thesgt (02/14/2013) [-]
Anyone Else Think That Guy Looks Like Macklmore?
#88 to #79 - puccypirateisback **User deleted account** (02/14/2013) [-]
Welcome to the Heist
#109 - theygotgrapedrink (02/14/2013) [-]
when does the first shuttle leave?
User avatar #124 to #109 - Keoul (02/14/2013) [-]
I hear scientists are recruiting people to move to Mars... forever.
So I guess the answer is soon!
User avatar #117 to #109 - brothergrimm (02/14/2013) [-]
wait for me dammit! i'm going too!
User avatar #160 to #117 - peanutbraddle (02/14/2013) [-]
Hell, I'll come too.
want me to write a Mars Outpost OS so we can all stay readily connected?
User avatar #238 to #160 - brothergrimm (02/17/2013) [-]
write a what now?
User avatar #239 to #238 - peanutbraddle (02/17/2013) [-]
An Operating System for the Mars Outpost we'll live at.
User avatar #240 to #239 - brothergrimm (02/17/2013) [-]
care to elaborate? you have my attention
User avatar #241 to #240 - peanutbraddle (02/17/2013) [-]
All right. say you have this big-ass Mars Outpost, obviously on Mars.
What if you didn't want to walk all the way across the base to talk to someone, or get to a file cabinet (hope you didn't forget those existed)

Think of it like MAC OS X, but for a completely connected Mars Outpost.
User avatar #242 to #241 - brothergrimm (02/17/2013) [-]
the only part i didn't like is the mention of MACs haha

but that sounds like an awesome idea.
User avatar #243 to #242 - peanutbraddle (02/17/2013) [-]
what, you don't like MACs? that's not a problem.

It probably wouldn't look like any current OS that is around today anyway.

I would like to know why you don't like MACs though...
User avatar #244 to #243 - brothergrimm (02/17/2013) [-]
i will admit, they have their uses. i'm not 100% closed minded. but, they're totally useless for me. they don't do games and they software doesn't mix with things i like. if you like them, cool. whatever blows your skirt up. but in my personal opinion i prefer PCs
User avatar #245 to #244 - peanutbraddle (02/17/2013) [-]
Don't do games...?
NO computer does games without modification, even PCs...
I get it though. The only reason I really brought it up is because if I was going to mention an OS I was going to use the Original version, not Windows.
#170 - woffett (02/14/2013) [-]
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#182 to #170 - mrnoodlez (02/14/2013) [-]
what the hell
what the hell
User avatar #231 to #182 - raigen (02/14/2013) [-]
ABANDON THREAD!
User avatar #207 to #182 - Xplode ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
I was just thinking about this movie yesterday! What was it called again?
User avatar #211 to #207 - HeBitch (02/14/2013) [-]
sex drive
#212 to #211 - Xplode ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
Ah, ty good sir!
Ah, ty good sir!
User avatar #216 - pockyrin (02/14/2013) [-]
I've always considered introducing my kids to games and old movies slowly...like start them off with an atari and then slowly give them the next gen. I don't know many people who appreciate the gameboy if they started out with tablets n **** .
#226 to #216 - lilmoka (02/14/2013) [-]
I was thinking of doing the same thing.
I was thinking of doing the same thing.
User avatar #116 - falconxmard (02/14/2013) [-]
I used to play with hotwheels, lego, and army action figures.
Now 6 year old kids are playing video game versions of all of these and more.
User avatar #102 - dir ONLINE (02/14/2013) [-]
this photograph sums up the current Repost gap
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