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  • Things that are not as brilliant as you remember…
  • Harry_the_Spider
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    1. John Carpenter’s The Thing

    When I was 12 – Brilliant
    When I’m 53 – Not brilliant

    blokeuptheroad
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    Wagon wheels

    Fray Bentos pies

    Auf wiedersehen pet

    mogrim
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    Tinned ravioli. Bought it (a fair few years ago) to have with the kids, let them know what growing up in the 70s was like, and god it was grim.

    binners
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    The hottest, driest summers on record

    1976 was way more fun than this year.

    Space hoppers, white dog poo, Jumpers for goalposts…

    tomhoward
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    Findus Crispy Pancakes.

    blokeuptheroad
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    Findus Crispy Pancakes.

    Yes!! A rare treat and food of the gods when I was a kid. Tried them a few years back and it was like eating greasy sandpaper pouches filled with a spoonful of gritty gravy,

    daviek
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    Tinned ravioli.

    I was talking about this just the other day to the kids, I’ll take youre word for it and avoid!
    The other food stuff I tried in the past couple of years was super noodles, not how i remember them at all.
    Loved crispy pancakes but they had to be deep fried or they werent crispy!
    With all the bad stuff removed from Nitromors youd be better trying to lick the paint off.

    trailmonkey
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    The words of Johnny Rotten

    fasthaggis
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    Total Recall—back then —>> Brilliant
    Total Recall—now —–>> Total pants

    too bloody old
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    The UK

    the-muffin-man
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    I still have tinned Ravioli! 🙂

    convert
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    The driving pleasure of pretty much every car you lusted after in the 80’s. I suspect a 2022 base model Fiesta is more pleasant (and probably faster).

    Tinned ravioli.

    Add to this tinned Spaghetti Bolognaise. Definitely tasted meatier when I was a lad, used to love it on toast.

    fazzini
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    Birds Eye potato waffles; Dalepak Dalesteaks; also The Thing

    fasthaggis
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    I still have tinned Ravioli!

    Is that in your prepper store/bunker 😉 😀

    thols2
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    Auf wiedersehen pet

    Yep, pretty much all old tv shows. I tried rewatching Hill Street Blues a few years back, it was a truly groundbreaking show when I was a kid. Just unwatchable compared to modern stuff like The Wire.

    Same with Trainspotting and Fightclub.

    the-muffin-man
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    Prepper!?

    …I’d struggle to last a week with what’s in our cupboards! 🙂

    BoardinBob
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    . John Carpenter’s The Thing

    When I was 12 – Brilliant
    When I’m 53 – Not brilliant

    Utter nonsense 😂

    andrewh
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    The Red Army was a lot better BITD

    the-muffin-man
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    I got my wife to watch The Thing a couple of years ago – I really bigged it up. Yeah, it’s not aged well!

    willard
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    Pot Noodles. Maybe

    IdleJon
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    John Carpenter’s The Thing

    When I was 12 – Brilliant
    When I’m 53 – Not brilliant

    Utter nonsense 😂

    Absolutely. It’s still brilliant now, just of it’s time.

    I’d add Blake’s Seven, Mr Whippy ice cream, Xmas morning (specifically around 6am!), and that old girlfriend, you know the one. 😀

    jag61
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    Vesta curries wtf were they made from?
    Louise? ^^

    crazy-legs
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    Yep, pretty much all old tv shows. I tried rewatching Hill Street Blues a few years back, it was a truly groundbreaking show when I was a kid. Just unwatchable compared to modern stuff like The Wire.

    Same with Trainspotting and Fightclub.

    This but for MacGyver (the original series with Richard Dean Anderson, not that new series which was terrible anyway…)
    I remember as a kid it being an absolute must-watch. Now it’s just lame. 🙁

    tomtomthepipersson
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    Wall’s Viennetta. Had some the other day. Utterly bland.

    And chocolate angel delight. Butterscotch flavour is magnificent. Chocolate… meh.

    sharkattack
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    Scalextric.

    Sorry but The Thing and Total Recall are still amazing.

    johnners
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    Fray Bentos Steak and Kidney pies. Food of the gods when I was a lad, now it’s just a lid of half-cooked pastry over a really salty gravy with unidentifiable lumps in.

    The Red Army was a lot better BITD

    It was never that great, there were just loads of the buggers.

    davros
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    Those small Chicago town pizzas. Not microwaved of course, but still terrible.

    thols2
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    The driving pleasure of pretty much every car you lusted after in the 80’s. I suspect a 2022 base model Fiesta is more pleasant (and probably faster).

    Yeah, I had the misfortune to once drive a 1980s Ford Mustang that an American imported as his personal car, so it was in pretty shitty condition anyway instead of being a well-maintained example. He thought it was the greatest car on earth. Good god, that was a truly awful car. It’s no exaggeration to say that a decent condition Escort (just a standard one, not a Cosworth or anything) was a much better car, obviously a bit slower in a straight line, but any road requiring steering and brakes would be an easy win for the Escort.

    tjagain
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    Easy rider the film. Its not aged well

    fazzini
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    Just unwatchable compared to modern stuff like The Wire.

    Final season of The Wire now 14 years old!!!

    Just to add to the list: Starsky & Hutch (the original TV series)

    reluctantjumper
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    The UK

    Life in general. Youth is wasted on the young.

    Mister-P
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    The Thing and Total Recall are still amazing.

    +1

    Airwolf and Knightrider have not aged well. But I’ll still sit and watch that rather than any celebrity nonsense that TV seems to be overloaded with these days.

    jonnyboi
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    The Thing is still brilliant. Hard to argue with the other posts though

    IdleJon
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    Easy rider the film. Its not aged well

    I watched that over 30 years ago – it hadn’t aged well then.

    Onzadog
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    My job.

    jimdubleyou
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    Knightrider

    I was watching this on Saturday. It’s awesome (but for completely different reasons to those I had as a 7 year old)

    tomhoward
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    Agree on Potato Waffles, had some the other month as I had a hankering for some hash browns, but they were sold out. Double disappointment that day…

    smokey_jo
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    Jim’ll Fixit

    sharkattack
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    I’ve actually been watching a load of old TV shows now that I have the technology to see what I still enjoy from when I was a kid.

    The A-Team- Still mildly amusing. Quality falls off massively towards the end.
    Knight Rider- Looks amazing in HD. Something about all those hot and dusty locations and the car still looks mint. Bad acting, nonsense plots. Quite funny. Awesome theme tune.
    Airwolf- Nah. Knight Rider rip off with none of the humour. Very low budget, not nice to look at.
    Street Hawk- Terrible. Another Knight Rider ripoff filmed on a camcorder in a dark back alley. Awful in every way. Even the bike looks laughable now.

    I agree with the stuff about cars as well. I’ve been surrounded by classic and iconic cars most of my life and turned it into my job for a while. Almost none of them live up to the hype especially the real giant killers like Cossy’s and Integrale’s. I honestly believe a modern Fiesta ST is one of the best cars available to mankind. I’d have an Impreza P1 though.

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