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Title: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 01, 2008, 10:36:31 PM

Here we go, very simplistic...I'll start off by asking "How old were you when ____________________?" Whichever Round Table member answers the question follows with their very own "How old were you when _________________?" and the perpetual loop commences...

So here we go....

How old were you when you watched Manos for the very first time?



Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Pak-Man on July 01, 2008, 11:16:53 PM
I was a mere 21 years old. I watched it, of all places, on a Realvideo file being hosted by the Sci-Fi channel for this cool online Sci-Fi convention they were having. Me and Tyrant were still freshly online-dating at the time, and we both started the file up at the same time so we could talk to eachother about it while we watched. It was my first time Syncing something too. Every now and then, I'd quote a line at about the same time as the video, so we could pause for the appropriate amount of time. We'd end up watching a lot of shows together this way. :^)


How old were you when you got your first car?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 02, 2008, 12:23:17 AM

I was 18. It was a gift to myself shortly after I moved out of my foster home.

How old were you when you discovered Santa Claus wasn't real?

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 02, 2008, 05:19:55 AM
I still beleive he is real.....no, I think I was about 12 or 13 maybe.


How old were you when listened to that one great album that made you love music forever? (and what album was it)
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Junkyard on July 02, 2008, 05:31:59 AM
Ummm... I guess i was maybe 8 weeks in the womb? That's supposedly when the ears finish forming. I never had to "fall in love" with music.

How old were you when you figured out how babies are made?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 05:42:22 AM
I was probably 9.  My friend Kahla and I would play Barbies and she would have Barbie and Ken (and sometimes Skipper actually) do this weird naked rubbing thing, that was probably when I was 8, then in 3rd grade we had "family life" studies in Religion class where we learned the actual inner workings of all that.  Around the same time my parents gave me this book:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/711ZR68B1JL._SL500_AA240_.gif)

I really wish I could find it because it was freakin' hilarious.

How old were you when you got your first job?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Bairman on July 02, 2008, 05:46:36 AM
If a newspaper route counts, then I was 11.

How old were you when you lost your virginity?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 05:52:44 AM
18.  On a mini-trampoline.  I will say no more.

How old were you when you discovered MST3k?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Action Batch on July 02, 2008, 05:55:03 AM
I was 11, and I had to badger, whine, complain, scream and torture my parents to have them let me stay up past midnight on Saturdays to watch the new ones.

How old were you when you first asked someone out / were asked out?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 02, 2008, 06:13:19 AM
I was about 15, and she was a cute little redhead. We didn't really date, just were close until she broke it off. Broke my wittle heart.

How old were you when The Phantom Menace came out?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 06:37:02 AM
about 11, maybe 10


How old were you when you found out Santa-- oh wait

How old were you when you saw your first horror movie
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Plastic Self-Cleaning Duck on July 02, 2008, 08:23:14 AM
Define "horror"....

If Frankenstein with Karloff counts, then six.

If you need something more like Nightmare in Wax or Dementia 13, then 10.

How old were you when John Lennon was killed?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Bairman on July 02, 2008, 08:34:28 AM
18.  It was a sad time, compounded by the fact that John Bonham had died only three months earlier.

How old were you when The Simpsons TV show first aired (Dec. '89)?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 08:35:50 AM
1


How old were you when you saw your first musical (film or stage)?




Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 08:45:03 AM
I think I was 6 or 7...I saw Annie at the movie theatre. Balled my eyes near the end.

How old were you when you first drove or had a ride on a motorcycle?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Junkyard on July 02, 2008, 09:34:38 AM
I first drove at 12. Grandpa made me navigate through hilly dirt roads in a stick for about a mile. He's never really been a paragon of good sense, but he's always been fun.

How old were you when you first saw the Spice Girls appear?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 02, 2008, 09:52:40 AM
Ah, that lovely summer my freshman year. I was in love with Zack, but he had a g-friend. It was a summer of sadness........and blur



I want to re-ask the virginity one. How old were you when you lost your virginity.

Or

How old were you when you first saw a person naked
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 10:00:38 AM
Zack?
Are you thinking of Hanson or something? I think the question was about the Spice Girls.


Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: SaucyRossy on July 02, 2008, 10:04:41 AM
Ah, that lovely summer my freshman year. I was in love with Zack, but he had a g-friend. It was a summer of sadness........and blur



I want to re-ask the virginity one. How old were you when you lost your virginity.

Or

How old were you when you first saw a person naked

I want to ask a question, How old are you?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Fortis on July 02, 2008, 10:20:59 AM
I want to re-ask the virginity one. How old were you when you lost your virginity.

Or

How old were you when you first saw a person naked

I'm 19...and I'm still a virgin, and I've never seen anybody naked before.


How old were you when you played your first Zelda game?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 10:21:07 AM
I first drove at 12. Grandpa made me navigate through hilly dirt roads in a stick for about a mile. He's never really been a paragon of good sense, but he's always been fun.

How old were you when you first saw the Spice Girls appear?

Ah, that lovely summer my freshman year. I was in love with Zack, but he had a g-friend. It was a summer of sadness........and blur



I want to re-ask the virginity one. How old were you when you lost your virginity.

Or

How old were you when you first saw a person naked

I want to ask a question, How old are you?


I'll answer all 3, I guess

1)whenever their first music video came out, I was in like the 4th grade or something
2)8
3)19, 20 when Quantum of Solace comes out........... yay me ;D

How old were you when Hanson came into your life?

Edit - I guess that question 2 was answered, never played a Zelda game
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: RVR II on July 02, 2008, 10:23:43 AM
I'm 19...and I'm still a virgin, and I've never seen anybody naked before.
Go to CANCUN!!

Both Shall be FulFilled!! :cheers:
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 10:39:44 AM
I'm actually kind of amazed there isn't already a "How old were you when you lost your v-card?" thread.
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 02, 2008, 10:41:02 AM
Start it Courtney....I dare you!
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Fortis on July 02, 2008, 10:41:33 AM
I'm actually kind of amazed there isn't already a "How old were you when you lost your v-card?" thread.

Whats a V-card?..................................................................oh
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: SaucyRossy on July 02, 2008, 10:43:53 AM
I'm actually kind of amazed there isn't already a "How old were you when you lost your v-card?" thread.

probably because I and others don't want to know that information about certain......people.
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 10:44:22 AM
I'm actually kind of amazed there isn't already a "How old were you when you lost your v-card?" thread.

hmmm

(http://www.goodcommitment.tv/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/chimpanzee_thinking_poster.jpg)

(this pose means I'm thinking)
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 02, 2008, 10:45:35 AM
I'm actually kind of amazed there isn't already a "How old were you when you lost your v-card?" thread.

probably because I and others don't want to know that information about certain......people.

Nobody wanted to know about your Love Triangle....even if it was fake!
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 02, 2008, 10:45:54 AM



How old were you when Hanson came into your life?

Hanson, as in Slap Shot?   :D

I was 15.

How old were you when you stopped acting like your age?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: SaucyRossy on July 02, 2008, 10:47:31 AM
I'm actually kind of amazed there isn't already a "How old were you when you lost your v-card?" thread.

probably because I and others don't want to know that information about certain......people.

Nobody wanted to know about your Love Triangle....even if it was fake!

The triangle was fake but doesn't mean there isn't a unrequited love thing going on...
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 02, 2008, 10:47:51 AM
Probably 3 or 4


How old were you when you first went to another country
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 10:49:45 AM
Probably 3 or 4


How old were you when you first went to another country

 8 months old

My parents took me to Florida when I was a baby, to see my grandparents.

How old were you when you graduated college or university?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: dignan on July 02, 2008, 11:02:32 AM
22.  Coincidentally, I graduated college the same day I saw Phantom Menace.

In a way, it was an appropriate primer for dealing with how disappointing the real world would turn out to be.

How old were you when you learned how to swim?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 02, 2008, 11:32:30 AM

I was 7 and underwent the trial by fire in the murky waters of the Little Chute pool. *shivers* I was the youngest to get my deep pass that season!

How old were you when you received your first speeding violation?

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 11:36:15 AM
Start it Courtney....I dare you!

No, you!  I'm too sweet and delicate... or something.
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 11:39:31 AM
Start it Courtney....I dare you!

No, you!  I'm too sweet and delicate... or something.


bawk bawk bawk bawk

scaredy-cow
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 11:45:03 AM
Start it Courtney....I dare you!

No, you!  I'm too sweet and delicate... or something.


bawk bawk bawk bawk

scaredy-cow

You callin' me fat boy?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: RVR II on July 02, 2008, 11:46:00 AM
OH SH*T!! :scared:

*runs off*
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 12:14:50 PM
Start it Courtney....I dare you!

No, you!  I'm too sweet and delicate... or something.


bawk bawk bawk bawk

scaredy-cow

You callin' me fat boy?

well I ain't callin' ya fer supper
(about 1:23)
[yt=425,350]Y5cjdJQXT9Q[/yt]

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: dignan on July 02, 2008, 12:24:03 PM

I was 7 and underwent the trial by fire in the murky waters of the Little Chute pool. *shivers* I was the youngest to get my deep pass that season!

How old were you when you received your first speeding violation?



30!  I'm kind of proud I squeaked by the system for that long.  It was last October.

How old were you when you went to your first legitimate concert by a band, and not just some concert at school where two guys come in and play guitars and sing songs about farming and teddy bear picnics?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 02, 2008, 12:50:18 PM
How old were you when you went to your first legitimate concert by a band, and not just some concert at school where two guys come in and play guitars and sing songs about farming and teddy bear picnics?

I was 19 and caught The Promise Ring, at The Rave, in Milwaukee. That was the start of a slew of concerts for me across the nation.

How old were you when you first attempted to define yourself via appearance (clothing, piercings, bad hair, etc...)?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 12:52:23 PM
How old were you when you went to your first legitimate concert by a band, and not just some concert at school where two guys come in and play guitars and sing songs about farming and teddy bear picnics?

I was 19 and caught The Promise Ring, at The Rave, in Milwaukee. That was the start of a slew of concerts for me across the nation.

How old were you when you first attempted to define yourself via appearance (clothing, piercings, bad hair, etc...)?


15 (it was Wesley after he had his throat slit in season 3 or 4 of Angel)

how old were you when you first snuck into a movie?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 02, 2008, 01:47:20 PM
I've never sneaked into a movie.  I'm boring like that.

How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: RVR II on July 02, 2008, 01:49:30 PM
How old were you when you had your first alcoholic beverage?
11 (I think.).. It was Wild Turkey 151 proof :speechless:

Here In Lies My Problem with Tequila :-X

How old were you when you 1st smoked weeeeed, man :P
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 02, 2008, 01:57:23 PM
I think about 21. Was in College, so get off my back, man!

How old were you when Princess Diana died?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 06:51:23 PM
She died in 1997, so that'd make me 24 at the time.

How'ld were you when stopped trick-or-treating?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2008, 07:38:16 PM
Tried doing that in England twice, once when I was eight and the last time when i was 19, neither worked at all so I guess 19.

Ok less personal that the virgo non intacta question but along those lines, how old were you when you decided the opposite sex wasn't that bothersome after all and was actually kind of interesting in ways you couldn't quite explain?

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 02, 2008, 07:40:28 PM
probably when I was 8

How old were you when you played your first video game
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 02, 2008, 07:46:20 PM
Probably 9 or 10. 

How old were you when you lost your first pet?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 02, 2008, 07:50:30 PM
About 3, I think.  We had a dog that was around before I was born, and we got rid of her because she wasn't very friendly, I think.  Name started with an S, I think.  I actually remember having a dream around that time.  I asked what happened to the dog at the dinner table, and mom just told me to keep eating.

How old were you when you hooked up with your first boyfriend/girlfriend?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2008, 07:51:51 PM
12 (feel free to ask the question Courtney ;))

How old were you when you first needed hospital treatment?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 07:55:47 PM
12 (feel free to ask the question Courtney ;))

Whooza jigga what?  Do you mean you were 12 when you had your first girlfriend or you were 12 when you *hooked up* knowwhuddimsayin?  I hope it's the former.

EDIT - Oh snap, I was so distracted by trying to figure out what Tripe was talking about that I didn't answer the question.  My bad.
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Junkyard on July 02, 2008, 07:58:08 PM
How old were you when you first needed hospital treatment?

Well, .5 seconds in, if untangling my umbilical cord from my neck counts as "treatment." Otherwise, 16 months for when I reached up and pulled boiling tea on myself. (My parents should have just called me "Deathwish.")

How old were you when you first bought your own CD?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 07:59:26 PM
I think the first CD I bought was Dance Mix 87, so 14

How old were you when you first cheated on someone?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 02, 2008, 08:01:27 PM
I am pure and have never cheated on anyone.  I was 22 when I was cheated on for the first and hopefully only time ever though.

How old were you when you realized that you were a nerd?   Let's face it people, we all are.  When did YOU realize it?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 08:02:55 PM
My wife told me I was a nerd after we go married. So that was when I was 28.  >:(

How old were you when you first got arrested?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Tripe on July 02, 2008, 08:04:23 PM
12 (feel free to ask the question Courtney ;))
Whooza jigga what?  Do you mean you were 12 when you had your first girlfriend or you were 12 when you *hooked up* knowwhuddimsayin?

Er, yes

How old were you when you first got arrested?

Thankfully I've never done that yet, touch (legally purchased) wood :)

How old were you when you first lost an significant family member?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: SaucyRossy on July 02, 2008, 08:06:35 PM
I am pure and have never cheated on anyone.  I was 22 when I was cheated on for the first and hopefully only time ever though.

How old were you when you realized that you were a nerd?   Let's face it people, we all are.  When did YOU realize it?

Third grade when my best friend and I were reading an Uncanny X-Men comic during free time and we got in a fight over who was cooler, Wolverine or Gambit... and we got laughed at by pretty much everyone in the class.
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 02, 2008, 08:12:37 PM
How old were you when you first lost an significant family member?

My cousin died when I was 6 and she was only 13 or 14.

How old were you when you got your first VCR?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Steve-O on July 02, 2008, 11:57:38 PM
How old were you when you got your first VCR?

7.  My parents bought one of those two-hundred pound RCA behemoths so they could commit to tape my tour-de-force performance in this fine teleplay (http://www.eofftv.com/s/ski/skinflint_a_country_christmas_carol_main.htm).  Good thing they did, too, 'cause the piece of shit never aired again.

How old were you when you first fell head-over-heels, heart-in-your-throat, stare-at-your-ceiling-moonily-until-sunup in love?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Fortis on July 03, 2008, 12:27:15 AM
17...We felt like we had known each other before we met, we have such a deep connection it freaks me out sometimes, I never actually thought I would find something like this, this type of thing only happens in the movies. But, she is my best friend in the world...and i love her.


How old were you when you started respecting your parents, and realized they only have your best interests at heart?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 03, 2008, 04:17:54 AM
I was 10. My dad , shortly before he was admitted to the hosptial for good (he had lung cancer and was slipping very fast), made a point to see me play one last little league game. He had no business being there with the condition he was in, but it meant the world to me. So in return, I wanted to put on a show for him that afternoon. I ended up going 0-4 with 4 strikeouts and felt like I let him down. As I walked toward him, with my head down, I got to hear first-hand how proud of me, he was. That was the moment I became "cognizant" on how incredible he was, and I've never respected anyone to date as much as him.

How old were you when you discovered the Zack Attack?


Edit: Silly grammar error.  :)

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 03, 2008, 06:56:44 AM
Okay, first, TeamRAD, *hug*.

Secondly I would say I was probably 12 when that episode aired.  I actually bought the 3rd and 4th seasons on DVD and that episode is just so unintentionally hilarious.  Best line ever: Slater - "I like the name.  'Friends Forever.'  It's cool!"  For some reason that cracks me up.

How old were you when you discovered your single most favorite life-changing movie?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 03, 2008, 07:46:38 AM
I was a mere 8....god only knows what that is in butterfly standards.............I love me some Last Unicorn!



How old were you when you had your first celebrity crush?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: SaucyRossy on July 03, 2008, 08:01:56 AM
I was a mere 8....god only knows what that is in butterfly standards.............I love me some Last Unicorn!



How old were you when you had your first celebrity crush?

That is easy, I was like 8. Princess leia!
(http://www.comicgenius.com/DiscoFever/downloads/princess_leia.jpg)


How old were you when you got fired from a job?

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 03, 2008, 10:39:49 AM
24 I believe. I got fired from a FUCKING video store....


i have issues about it still



How old were you when you snook out of the house
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Fortis on July 03, 2008, 10:44:02 AM
I was 16...it was actually a weird case. I was ditching school, and my friends wanted to watch a movie I had...so I snuck into my house, and then back out again with my movie...


How old were you when you first got the guts to hold somebody's hand?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 03, 2008, 10:58:19 AM
Mother made me hold her hand since I was a baby.

(http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/uk-dvd/images/misc/PrincipalSkinner._V3669331_.jpg)

Just joking...I honestly don't remember?

How old were you when you failed your first test?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 03, 2008, 11:10:20 AM
Well my mom failed that pregnancy test because of me

oh that was so funny in its lameness


how old were you when you decided you hate your town
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: TeamRAD on July 03, 2008, 12:44:35 PM

I was 19 when I learned I love it here (I'm sorry anais,no ill-feelings here) and here being the State of Wisconsin in general (I spend quality time in Madison, Milwaukee, and Green Bay). Grant you, there are times I would like to be on the east coast and give residency a try in Boston or Brooklyn, but in the end...I know I'd miss this place dearly, and it's such a large part of my identity.

How old were you when you rode your first roller coaster?

Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: mrbasehart on July 03, 2008, 01:00:31 PM
14.  It was on a school trip to a place called Drayton Manor.  I was terrified of them back then, so I decided to "work my way up", little realising that queues being the way they are, I'd only have time for one or two rides.  I went on a decent sized one, and managed to snag the front seat.  Only, halfway round the loop to loop, my chest guard came undone.  I'm totally not kidding.  Luckily, I was a strong little bastard, and managed to wrestle the thing back into place before a Final Destination 3 disaster occured to me.  Still not too fond of rollercoasters.

How old were you when you bought your first DVD?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Junkyard on July 03, 2008, 01:18:15 PM
16. "The Godthumb."

How old were you when you watched your first real Godzilla movie? (Not the 1998 American franchise rape.)
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Tripe on July 03, 2008, 01:57:31 PM
14.  It was on a school trip to a place called Drayton Manor. 

Love that place, or I did, last time I was there was when I was about 15.

How old were you when you watched your first real Godzilla movie? (Not the 1998 American franchise rape.)

About 7 I think, BBC2 was doing  a season of them.

How old were you when you first got in really serious trouble at school (and as we know that's usually not the serious when you're no longer in school)?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Action Batch on July 03, 2008, 02:09:31 PM
I was 8 I think. Third grade, it was like the 1,000th time an adult had to fish me out of a random locker after being shoved in. I got suspended for a week because I created an adverse learning environment for the other children.

How old were you when you got your first pet? I mean an animal that was yours alone.
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 03, 2008, 03:09:27 PM
I was 8 I think. Third grade, it was like the 1,000th time an adult had to fish me out of a random locker after being shoved in. I got suspended for a week because I created an adverse learning environment for the other children.

How old were you when you got your first pet? I mean an animal that was yours alone.

Hahaha............... sorry, I just had to laugh, completely involuntary :-[


I was 12, my cat Max, I've sense gotten my sister's cat as well.

How old were you when you discovered your favorite superhero
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Action Batch on July 03, 2008, 03:24:04 PM
I was 8 I think. Third grade, it was like the 1,000th time an adult had to fish me out of a random locker after being shoved in. I got suspended for a week because I created an adverse learning environment for the other children.

Hahaha............... sorry, I just had to laugh, completely involuntary :-[

It's fine. That was a long time ago and...hey what are you doing? Get off me! Don't, no don't put me in that locker! *SLAM* (muffled) Oh ha ha. Yes very funny. Ok, let me out. C'mon, let me out. Jacob? Jake? Are you still there? No, of course you're not. Sigh. Well then, uh...help? Little help?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: gammer on July 03, 2008, 07:01:42 PM

How old were you when you discovered your favorite superhero

Probably 6 or 7. I remember in the late 70's watching the Incredible Hulk, with Lou as the Hulk. Oh, and Wonder Woman, played by that Lynda Carter girl...I had such a crush on her back then. BTW, do the Dukes of Hazzard count as a super hero?

How old were you when a team you really like actually won something significant? ie - Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup, etc...
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 03, 2008, 07:15:06 PM
As a Cubs fan, I may never live to see that day.  But I was almost a year old when da Bears won da Super Bowl.  And they won at rapping and shuffling too.

How old were your favorite song of all time was released?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: mrbasehart on July 03, 2008, 07:46:10 PM
Minus 16.  :)  It's 'A Change is Gonna Come' by Sam Cooke, recorded in 1964.

How old were you when you had your first crush?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Courtney on July 03, 2008, 07:57:24 PM
Ten.  Oh how desperately I wanted to be Mrs. Jonathan Taylor Thomas.  And obviously he was in love with me back, hence sending me this:

(http://www.geocities.com/princess_seesa/Jonathan_Taylor_Thomas.jpg)

I have no idea why it never worked out between us.

How old were you when you had the moment you first felt like a grown up?

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Post by: Fortis on July 03, 2008, 08:19:16 PM
15, when I made a girl cry because I was a jerk. I grew up a lot that day. I made a vow that day that I would never again make a girl cry because of me being a jerk. So far so good. I'm the nicest guy I know.  ;D

How old were you when you first had a crush on one of your teachers?
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Post by: Junkyard on July 03, 2008, 08:36:25 PM
... man I had some ugly teachers. The closest I ever came was an algebra teacher from Middle School, and the subject prevented that particular crush from reaching past "admiring her rump passively."

How old where you when you first posted on a forum?
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Post by: Pak-Man on July 03, 2008, 08:58:12 PM
18. Back in '95, the Quest for Glory series of games actually had quite an active fan community. :^)

How old were you when you won your first video game?
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Post by: GregMcduck on July 03, 2008, 10:16:39 PM
9, for Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past.

How old were you when you rode your first roller coaster?
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Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2008, 05:58:04 AM
11 or 12 also at Drayton Manor like Basehart. Oddly I've never been to Alton Towers.

How old were you when you started liking the taste of Olives (it's not as odd a question as it might seem)?
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Post by: Junkyard on July 04, 2008, 06:13:15 AM
The first time I tasted them, maybe at age 2. Love those things.

How old were you when you first prepared food not straight from a box/bag/whatever?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 04, 2008, 06:52:13 AM
I was a latchkey kid so around 8 or 9.  It  was probably egg related.  Boiled most likely.

How old were you when you first stole something?
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Post by: gammer on July 04, 2008, 07:52:15 AM
around 11. I remember I stole a pen from the teachers desk...I got nailed for it too. Did it make me smarten up? or did it make me a smarter thief?  ???

How old were you when you realized your taste in foods had changed?
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Post by: GregMcduck on July 04, 2008, 07:56:34 AM
12, when I started liking tomatoes all of the sudden.

How old were you when you got the chickenpox or measles or similar once-in-a-lifetime diseases?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 04, 2008, 08:52:54 AM
I was in first grade. My Mom said "Don't scratch or you'll get scars." With my awesome selective hearing, I heard "Stars." Great story.

How old were you when you figured out that the opposite sex are flippin insane?
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Post by: gammer on July 04, 2008, 10:52:52 AM
I was in first grade. My Mom said "Don't scratch or you'll get scars." With my awesome selective hearing, I heard "Stars." Great story.

How old were you when you figured out that the opposite sex are flippin insane?

After I got married...so around 28. I had been in several relationships before that and lived with other members of the opposite sex. But you really don't 'learn' of their insanity until they've gotten a ring and you've purchased a house together. Also I don't think it helps that both of our parents live in the same city.

How old were you when you realized that it's time to stop going to the bars/nightclubs most nights of the week?
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Post by: Tripe on July 04, 2008, 11:50:46 AM
I'd say about 21, I really don't like clubs or most pubs for that matter.

How old were you when you stopped needing a teddy bear or some other fluffy companion/security blanket to go to sleep?
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Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 04, 2008, 11:59:51 AM
um....................... wow...................... this is awkward  :-[


how old were you when you stopped watching cartoons
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Post by: orionpaxxx on July 04, 2008, 12:11:26 PM
I haven't stopped. Still watching Disney and the 80's cartoons I grew up with. Voltron, Transformers, GI Joe, and my wife still watches her Care Bears, and Rainbow Brite. I just can't let go.

How old were you when you got your first computer
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Post by: GregMcduck on July 04, 2008, 01:01:01 PM
A gift for my 16th birthday! Windows 98, biatch!

How old were you when you first saw the chestburster scene from Alien? (I was five)
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Post by: Action Batch on July 04, 2008, 01:18:12 PM
I was 29, seeing as how the first time I watched it was riffed.

How old were you the first time you got really, really, really stabbed in the back?
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Post by: TeamRAD on July 04, 2008, 05:53:28 PM

I was 14, and it was unimaginably bad. I'm still surprised that there isn't an ounce of cynicism in me stemming from that event. Boo to cynicism!  :D

How old were you when you were first cast in a play/musical?

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Post by: esoobaC .T bocaJ on July 04, 2008, 06:03:32 PM
oh god, I was 7, it was a third grade production of Tiki Tiki Tembo or whatever it's called, I was like the lead, all I had to do was run up to a people and say the same line over and over and over again.



How old were you when you were seriously injured
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Post by: TeamRAD on July 04, 2008, 06:16:06 PM

I was 11. I was skateboarding in back of a Piggly Wiggly and landed a trick wrong. There just happened to be a broken wine cooler bottle within the vicinity of my fall, and my right hand fell on top of it. A hour later I had seven stitches on my right hand.

How old were you when you embarked on a road trip sans supervision of any sort?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 04, 2008, 08:31:58 PM
I was 19, my friend Liam, yes that's maiL backward, set out from New Jersey to California, Southern California to be exact, and yes, I am drunk. Drunk typing this, not drunk behind the wheel, because that would be wrong. When I was 19 behind the wheel, I was stoned. Because that isn't wrong, it's illegal. It took us 8 days to reach California, Southern to be exact. And when we got there we went to Disneyland, and in the Starcade, we played Area 51, my sister took a picture of us that very much resembled the Pulp Fiction shot of Sam Jackson and John Travolta shooting the surprise guest that popped out of the bathroom, except neither of us were black. That was an interesting 8 days, fraught with strippers, the homeless, and people trying to make a quick buck off some unsuspecting 19 year olds. Too bad we were from New Jersey. We knew better.

That was my best Bukowski impression.

How old were you the first time you spent the night in a hospital?
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 04, 2008, 08:44:14 PM
8.  I had my tonsils out.  I was too young to enjoy the bath a nurse gave me, but I did throw a wet sponge at her.

How old were you when you realised you weren't young anymore?
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Post by: TeamRAD on July 04, 2008, 11:15:59 PM

This is a tough one. I've gone the distance to preserve my youthful nature, but I knew I wasn't young any longer, metaphorically, when my father died. I was 10.

How old were you when you purchased Weezer's BLUE album?

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Post by: anais.jude on July 05, 2008, 12:56:56 AM
14.


How old were you the first time somebody picked on you?
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Post by: GregMcduck on July 05, 2008, 02:51:49 AM
2, by my cousin who was also 2. He still hasn't given me that ball back.

How old were you when you got your head shaved for the first time?
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Post by: anais.jude on July 05, 2008, 09:04:51 AM
19. And we are talking completely straight razor bald here.

I really liked ani difranco


how hold were you when you recieved your fave childhood toy. (In loving memory of Robbie the care bear RIP)
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Post by: gammer on July 05, 2008, 10:17:51 AM
19. And we are talking completely straight razor bald here.

I really liked ani difranco


how hold were you when you recieved your fave childhood toy. (In loving memory of Robbie the care bear RIP)

Probably 4. It was some sort of Space Lego. I played with allot of Lego when I was growing up.

How old were you when you realized you were the "best" at something?
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 05, 2008, 10:20:42 AM
I can't really answer that one, but I can say I was around 18 or 19 when I realised I wasn't the smartest or wittiest person in the world.  I think it's called self-awareness.  :)

How old were you when you had your first "grown-up" tantrum over something meaningless?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 05, 2008, 10:24:18 AM
June 28, 2008. Unicorns and stuff. Its complicated. Not really, I just lost it. For no reason.

How old were you when realized that we're all in the same boat?

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Post by: gammer on July 05, 2008, 10:25:50 AM
June 30, 2008. Unicorns and stuff. Its complicated. Not really, I just lost it. For no reason.

How old were you when realized that we're all in the same boat?



8. We were on the "Maid of the Mist" ride at Niagra Falls (Canadian side). I looked around and thought: "Hey everyone here...we're all in the same boat".

How old were you when you did something that made you very proud?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: Action Batch on July 05, 2008, 10:27:52 AM
So adding /metaphor will help then?
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Post by: mrbasehart on July 05, 2008, 10:34:42 AM
June 30, 2008. Unicorns and stuff. Its complicated. Not really, I just lost it. For no reason.

How old were you when realized that we're all in the same boat?



8. We were on the "Maid of the Mist" ride at Niagra Falls (Canadian side). I looked around and thought: "Hey everyone here...we're all in the same boat".

How old were you when you did something that made you very proud?

When I went back to college a few years ago.  4 A's baby!

How old were you when you watched your first "adult" movie?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 05, 2008, 10:40:53 AM
How old were you when you watched your first "adult" movie?

12 or so. My Uncle had the playboy channel. I never got caught which is weird cause I watched a lot.

How old were you when you realized that there is a definite distinction between being a fan and an unhealthy obsession?
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Post by: gammer on July 05, 2008, 07:31:35 PM
probably when I got back into MST3K and my wife thought I was nuts for converting the season 1-10 MST vhs tapes into DVD-Rs. So that would make me around 30-ish. I've since learned that my unhealthy obsession is best left for times when she won't notice  :-\

How old were you when you realized that your drinking is more then just sociable?
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Post by: orionpaxxx on July 06, 2008, 06:04:28 AM
23. I woke up underneath a couch in an elevator. It doesnt get more confusing than that.

How old were you when you got your first real hangover.
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 06, 2008, 07:25:55 AM
Well, I'm 20 and still hangover-less.  I think I'm cheating at this game, most certainly, but I've got a little more than a year to my 21st, so there's still hope for me.

How old were you when you were introduced to Monty Python?
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Post by: Tripe on July 06, 2008, 07:33:22 AM
Probably about  1, I remember my parents having it on when I was really little and I seem to remember some of Gilliam's animations

How old were you when you first flew in a plane?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 06, 2008, 07:55:18 AM
I was but a wee baby less than a year old.

How old were you when you first snuck into an R rated movie?
Title: Re: How Old Were You When
Post by: anais.jude on July 06, 2008, 09:34:45 AM
Whatever year pet cemetary 2 came out (i had such a cruch on eddie furlong!)


how old were you when you stopped caring what other people think
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Post by: Action Batch on July 06, 2008, 09:42:54 AM
Well I was about 12 when I announced to the world that I don't care what it thinks of me. I was probably 24 when I realized what a load of crap that was.

How old were you when you realized you don't actually hate your siblings?
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Post by: anais.jude on July 06, 2008, 09:50:45 AM
um....17....whenever my bro stopped being a douche


How old were you when you reliazed cartoons still kick ass (certain ones anyway)
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 06, 2008, 10:34:23 AM
19.  Last month, to be exact.  I had fallen out of love with animation for the longest time, and then I met Pingu.  Cutest damn penguin ever.

How old were you when you got your own place?
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Post by: orionpaxxx on July 06, 2008, 10:59:52 AM
22 not counting the dorm I was in. It was me and two roommates in a 2 story condo. It was new when we moved in. In one year the place was fit to be razed.

How old were you when you tried that first cigarette
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Post by: LBeria on July 06, 2008, 05:58:29 PM
11 -- and hated it.  Tried to pick up the habit in college but never could get used to it.  Learned to "smoke" in theatre classes so I was at least believable, but never did it outside of on-stage after that.

How old were you when you discovered that the sun didn't shine out of your every orifice??
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Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on July 06, 2008, 06:02:15 PM
How old were you when you discovered that the sun didn't shine out of your every orifice??

Actually, it does, and it's been a real problem for me. I have to go see a doctor about it at some point...right after I get tired of scaring the shit out of the neighbor's dogs. ;D

How old were you when you just gave up?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 07, 2008, 06:19:33 AM
DUNE that! Futility is my watchword!  I will win this non existent competition and claim my doesn't really exist prize!

How old were you when you found out that getting electrocuted isn't as fun as it sounds?
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Post by: RVR II on July 07, 2008, 06:21:45 AM
5.. Paper clips looked like they were meant to go into electrical sockets :scared:

How old were you when you discovered real action porn,
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Post by: anais.jude on July 07, 2008, 06:43:35 AM
15 i believe. David Bowie's Let's Dance album can be synced to porn very well BTW



How old were you when you realized some people just can't mature past high school?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 07, 2008, 07:15:37 AM
What are you trying to say, pretty eyes?

I work for a para-military guard force. I see it every day I go to work.

How old were you when you had your first hero die?
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Post by: Courtney on July 07, 2008, 07:24:41 AM
I was four or five when Gilda died, but she didn't become my hero until I was ten or so.  It didn't happen again until my grandma passed away when I was 21.  She was my hero right up until the horrible end.

How old were you when you realized you can be quite insufferable?
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Post by: dignan on July 07, 2008, 07:28:53 AM
Oh, I was very young.  Probably about 6 or so.  I reveled in it. 

How old were you the first time you accidentally stapled yourself?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 07, 2008, 02:05:10 PM
Around high school some time.  I got part of my thumb installing some carpeting on stairs.

How old were you the first time you were punched in the face?
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Post by: LBeria on July 07, 2008, 03:53:26 PM
6 -- one of the neighborhood boys was trying to walk through a hedge that had sticker (holly) leaves and was screaming for me to help pull him out.  I reached in and he punched me in the eye (nice shiner to show for it).  So, I hit him back and nearly broke his nose.  His dad said he deserved it and I didn't get in trouble.  Looking back, I punched a lot of guys when I was in school....  Guess that's the tomboy in me!  ;D

How old were you when the question "Why?" got you in the biggest trouble??
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Post by: TeamRAD on July 07, 2008, 06:46:49 PM

14 and it led to my emancipation. :P

How old were you when you went to your first Chuck E. Cheese?
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Post by: Courtney on July 07, 2008, 07:54:54 PM
When I was younger, it was called Shobiz.  I was probably six or seven.  And that is when I discovered the glory of skee ball, and why I thank the good lordbabyjesus for Dave and Busters, for it combines skee ball and beer.  Amen.

How old were you when you drunk dialed an ex for the first time?
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Post by: gammer on July 09, 2008, 06:35:40 AM
In my mid twenties. I was sub letting a floor of a house for a summer with a room mate. Both of us made a pact to stay single for that *magical* summer. We were partying pretty hard and didn't want any 'crazy' females to get in the way and mess up our *magical* summer.
Anyway, at least once a week I'd get lonely...or horny, and I'd call my ex up when I was drunk and she'd willingly come over. I wonder what was going through her head?  :-[

How old were you the first time you picked up or were picked up at a bar?
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Post by: TeamRAD on July 10, 2008, 01:16:04 AM

I've only been to one bar my entire life. It was only because a good friend of mine coaxed me into going, because I bring the conversation. So I don't have much experience with the picking up scenarios at a bar, but I'm hit elsewhere. 

However, when I was 7, the first girl to crush on me...Tracy...tried picking me up constantly in the recess line. After playing Cootie for the following 4 years, she won me over when I was 11. 

How old were you when you first cheated on a test?



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Post by: orionpaxxx on July 10, 2008, 11:11:19 AM
It was third grade I was 9 I think. It was a spelling test and I copied a girl because I couldn't figure out how to spell August. Another girl spotted me and tried to rat me out to a teacher. But being I was the smartest in the class by far in math (I won several math awards when I was even 9)the teacher wouldn't believe her I would cheat on a spelling test.

How old were you when you learned that the clothes your Mom and Dad pick for you're weren't cool?
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Post by: Fortis on July 10, 2008, 11:37:31 AM
When I realized that dressing like Linus from Charlie Brown isn't cool. Its been star wars shirts and nintendo shirts since then.  ;D


How old were you when you realized that your little brother/sister wasn't annoying, but actually kind of cool?
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Post by: Tripe on July 10, 2008, 11:43:41 AM
My younger baby sister, pretty early on like 12 or 13, my older baby sister and my baby brother*, I'll let you know.

*some of the time, so I suppose he's finally getting unannoying  ;D

How old were you when you first swore without feeling selfconscious about it?
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Post by: Courtney on July 10, 2008, 11:44:43 AM
When I was ten, I could NOT fathom why my mom wouldn't buy me Doc boots to go with my cornflower sundress.  Today, I see her point.  (I'm lying, I miss my sundress and Docs look and I intend to bring it back).

EDIT: oh snap.

How old were you when you realized that your little brother/sister wasn't annoying, but actually kind of cool?

Probably around 16.  At the peak of his shyness and the start of my PMDD, I would just brutalize that child.  Now we're best friends.

EDIT 2: Electric Bugaloo - God god dammit dammit.

How old were you when you first swore without feeling selfconscious about it?

Also 16.  And I haven't fucking looked back.   ;)

How old were you when you realized that you had no idea what love is when you were a teenager?
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Post by: GregMcduck on July 10, 2008, 11:46:43 AM
15, after a year and a half with my then-girlfriend.

How old were you when you first got knocked the fuck out?
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Post by: gammer on July 10, 2008, 11:47:50 AM
I've never been knocked out in a fight, but I got knocked out in public school playing. I was 10.

How old were you when you first ate a shawarma?
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Post by: orionpaxxx on July 10, 2008, 12:02:29 PM
I was 6 living in Dubai in the U.A.E. Now I live back in Louisiana. We have a lot of good food here but you can't find a decent shawarma.

How old were you when you first tried to buy a porno mag?
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Post by: gammer on July 10, 2008, 12:11:10 PM
I never tried to buy a porno mag before. I always found my dads or a friends dad.

How old were you when you got your first portable listening device...walkman, portable cd, mp3 player, ipod, etc?
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Post by: TeamRAD on July 10, 2008, 12:14:24 PM

How old were you when you first tried to buy a porno mag?

I've yet to do that.  I'm the boring one but far from prudish.  :)

How old were you when you got your first portable listening device...walkman, portable cd, mp3 player, ipod, etc?

I was 10, and it was a Walkman.

How old were you when you were introduced to The Ramones?


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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 17, 2008, 06:41:07 PM
Can't quite remember but probably the summer in between 8th and 9th grade when punk rock and KRS1 saved my life.

How old were you when stopped being disappointed by getting clothes for Christmas?
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Post by: Tripe on July 17, 2008, 06:44:30 PM
I'll tell you when I get there, I do so hate unimaginative gift giving.

How old were you when you started seeing your parents as fellow human beings?
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Post by: RobtheBarbarian on July 17, 2008, 07:03:53 PM
I'm not sure I ever didn't. They didn't do a good job of instilling awe and respect in me, and now that I'm older I can see why. 

How old were you when you had your first brush with serious injury?
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Post by: Tripe on July 17, 2008, 07:07:42 PM
Five.

I think I described it in the questions thread, my brush with desanguination.

How old were you when you had your first hangover?
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Post by: LBeria on July 17, 2008, 08:20:17 PM
I don't remember how old I was, but I remember the hangover!!  I had WAY too much to drink after a college production of the "Scottish" play by Shakespeare and was so sick I couldn't stand up and spent a lot of time sniffing the freshener in the carpet of the living room of some guy's apartment.  My husband picked me up from the party and yelled at me all night and all day the next day as he drove me 3 hours to St. Louis so he could look for someone to buy his comic book "collection" that no one was interested in.  That night at the next show I had my headset on and everyone was teasing me about how bad my head hurt!!!

When was the last time you took some meds but forgot and took something else that made you feel goofy/silly/etc.?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 24, 2008, 05:03:36 PM
I don't remember how old I was, but I remember the hangover!!  I had WAY too much to drink after a college production of the "Scottish" play by Shakespeare and was so sick I couldn't stand up and spent a lot of time sniffing the freshener in the carpet of the living room of some guy's apartment.  My husband picked me up from the party and yelled at me all night and all day the next day as he drove me 3 hours to St. Louis so he could look for someone to buy his comic book "collection" that no one was interested in.  That night at the next show I had my headset on and everyone was teasing me about how bad my head hurt!!!

When was the last time you took some meds but forgot and took something else that made you feel goofy/silly/etc.?

Okay, this kinda gross.  I forget exactly when but that's understandable once I tell the circumstances.  I remember having the flu or a bad cold or something so I took some over the counter stuff, Nyquil most likely.  Then I had some homebrew eggdrop soup made from a pack of Ramen.  Then I had some red wine because I'm stupid.  Then I threw up.

The sad thing is that wasn't the last time I threw up with the wine and Ramen soup combo but that story is way to gross to tell in polite company.

How old were you when you started walking/biking to school without a parent or guardian? Either by yourself or just your friends.
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Post by: wurwolf on July 25, 2008, 05:04:41 AM
Okay, this kinda gross.  I forget exactly when but that's understandable once I tell the circumstances.  I remember having the flu or a bad cold or something so I took some over the counter stuff, Nyquil most likely.  Then I had some homebrew eggdrop soup made from a pack of Ramen.  Then I had some red wine because I'm stupid.  Then I threw up.

The sad thing is that wasn't the last time I threw up with the wine and Ramen soup combo but that story is way to gross to tell in polite company.

How old were you when you started walking/biking to school without a parent or guardian? Either by yourself or just your friends.

I can't even begin to imagine what it's like throwing up ramen. All those long, stringy noodles... ugh. And then with red wine. Oh hon, you're making me sick. None for you tonight.

I didn't live very far away from my school -- maybe a mile -- but I was never allowed to walk there by myself. One day when I was about nine I just decided to do it and I got in so much trouble. I cut through a small patch of woods on my way home and my mom told me that creepy men hang out in those woods and they could do bad things to me.

Despite getting in trouble I kept doing it and I never saw any creepy men the entire time. So my mom was lying to me.

If you grew up going to church (or shul or whatever) when you were a kid, how old were you when you stopped attending?
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Post by: Junkyard on July 25, 2008, 06:05:20 AM
I can't even begin to imagine what it's like throwing up ramen. All those long, stringy noodles... ugh.

Holy cow. Someone who hasn't thrown up Ramen noodles. It's like a right of passage.

Anyway, I think I was 12 when I became an athiest, and it wasn't until I was 18 that I regained religion.

How old were you when you saw your first previously forbidden movie? By which I mean a movie that your parents wouldn't let you watch until you were older?
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Post by: Dim of the Yard on July 25, 2008, 07:59:57 AM
13.  My parents wouldn't let me watch all of Titanic until I got past the PG-13 age cut-off.  I fell asleep, anyway.  Didn't really care about the movie too much until the ship started to sink, anyway.

How old were you when you watched your first black and white movie?
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Post by: Action Batch on July 25, 2008, 02:45:09 PM
The first one I remember seeing wasn't even a legit black and white. I had to have been about 9 or 10 and it was "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid."

How old were you the first time you just said "screw it", and went ahead with it beyond all conventional logic?
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Post by: Junkyard on July 25, 2008, 04:13:43 PM
I think that was when I decided to leave the womb.

How old were you when you first had to think to remember how old you were?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 27, 2008, 05:58:17 PM
I seem to remember the three years between 28 and 30, I would always be getting my age wrong.  I would be off by one year too much every once in a while.

How old were you when you discovered your favorite band/musician?
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Post by: kodiakthejuggler on July 28, 2008, 03:25:17 AM
How old were you when you discovered your favorite band/musician?

I was 17. I was listening to my car's cassette deck (Damn, that was so long ago!) and Toad the Wet Sprocket's album Dulcinea. The song was track 10 "Inside". I had already liked what they released to that point, but that song solidified it for me. They became my favorite band of all time right then and there.


How old were you when you changed your first tire?
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Post by: LBeria on July 28, 2008, 06:41:58 PM
I was 16.  My step-father required that if we wanted to try and get our driver's license we had to be able to change our own tire, drive a standard/manual/stick shift, parallel park on both sides of the road, and change our own oil.  And he only had daughters (and me) to teach!  I was very glad that I learned as much as I did from him because my first husband was a complete idiot and didn't know squat about cars.  My current husband isn't as much of a wrench-turner as I am but at least he can take care of one!!  ;D

How old were you when you were in your first automobile accident with you as a driver (you don't have to be the one at fault, though)?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 30, 2008, 08:13:22 PM
31.  Having lived in New York practically my whole life, I never needed to drive so I just recently learned how to drive and already I'm a walking cliche.  I hit my wife's ex-husband's second wife's car while I was parking.

How old were you when you got the talk about the birds and the bees?
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Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 05:47:04 AM
Never did, I read all about it in one of my older sister's biology text books when I was about 9 or so and then proceeded to disseminate the information (at a price) on the playground the next few days. Of course some people don't listen to well so some of the kids ended up with some odd ideas from my talk about how sex wasn't just for procreation.  ::)


How old were you when you first ate spicy food?

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Post by: a pretty girl is like on July 31, 2008, 07:33:53 AM
oh very young!  I grew up in Nigeria and one of the best treats I ever had was this spicy goat jerky.   It was just the awesomest.  Stupid little me talking to ants and eating dried goat was just the best of times. 

How old were you when you visited another country?
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Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 07:39:39 AM
That's a complex question; when I was about four months old my family went back to ROI for a few years so either four months old (for going to the ROI) or birth since the ROI was where we were from initially.

Oh and lucky on the Nigeria thing, when I was about 8 my father had to choose between Kenya and Stratford-upon-Avon, as in moving there with the fam to oversee the oil drilling there, he chose Stratford (supply pipelines for the midlands), not that i minded growing up in Stratford (it's lovely) but sometimes I think it would have been cool to have lived in Kenya for a bit.

How old were you went you were treated like an adult in some small but, to you, significant way (like being allowed to have a little diluted wine with dinner, that sort of thing)?
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Post by: LBeria on July 31, 2008, 09:20:54 AM
Treated like an adult?  What's that like??  ;D

I guess it would have been when i was 18 because I'd already gone out and gotten married (BIG mistake!!) and at that point I was considered one.  My family never wanted us to "grow up" and allow us things like diluted wine (or "THE talk") but couldn't understand why we were all so desperate to leave when we were old enough....

How old were you when you made your first "adult" decision (buy a house, try for a particular job/promotion, etc.)?
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Post by: Fortis on July 31, 2008, 01:43:07 PM
I saw a place that I've always wanted to work at, walked in (even though I'm kinda shy) and told them I wanted a job. Apparently my boss just had an employee quit out of nowhere the day before. I was almost given the job on the spot after he heard what my experience was.


How old were you when you got your first surgery?
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Post by: Raven on July 31, 2008, 05:54:39 PM
I must have been 9 or 10,  I was in second grade.  That stupid song Cat Scratch Fever is actually a real disease.  The only place they can't clean entirely is underneath their nails.  I always played pretty rough with my cats and would get scratched all the time.   Apparently something from one of them caused the lymphnodes in my neck to swell up to the point that I wasn't strong enough to sit up outta bed.  They had to do surgery to remove the infection and I missed about a week of school.

How old were you when you saw your first drive-in movie?
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Post by: Tripe on July 31, 2008, 06:00:28 PM
19, in my second summer in the US, I think there are a couple of Drive Ins somewhere in England but I wouldn't know where they are.

How old were you when you first saw MST3K?
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Post by: Thom_Serveaux on August 02, 2008, 08:11:10 PM
Let's see...

It was Rocketsip X-M, which aired in '90...

So I'd have to say 23...

How about you, next poster? when was your first exposure?

...

To MST3K, I mean...
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Post by: Fortis on August 02, 2008, 11:03:35 PM
The Brain that Wouldn't die...around 15 or 16. I don't remember. My brother rented a crappy VHS copy from Blockbuster. Never laughed so hard in my life.

I then found out about rifftrax three years later, became hooked, which led me to more MST3k episodes.



How old were you when you discovered Rifftrax?
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Post by: LBeria on August 03, 2008, 08:31:00 AM
36  ;D  Yeah...I'm old... ;)  I'd been a fan of MST3K from WAY back in the 1990s but only last year found Rifftrax.  Now my whole family are big fans!

My youngest (age 10) and I watched MST3K: The Movie on HBO Family last night -- he kept asking me what all the jokes meant and I felt REALLY old then.  ;D ;D ;D  I told him to keep reading, studying his history, and watching really old movies with his dad and me and he'd learn soon enough....

How old were you when you finally realized what everyone else was laughing about (i.e. finally got a joke that wasn't funny when you were a kid but was pants-wetting hillarious as an adult)?
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Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 04, 2008, 10:50:15 PM
Well, I recently went back and started watching MST episodes I hadn't seen since I was maybe 12, and I get about an additional 30% of the jokes now.

How old were you when you started understanding sexual innuendo?
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Post by: BBQ Platypus on August 07, 2008, 04:16:14 AM
Not sure...11 or 12 maybe?

How old were you when you saw your first R-rated movie?
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Post by: anais.jude on August 07, 2008, 09:20:55 AM
Whenever stand by me came out....



What's the longest you've ever driven in one day
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Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2008, 09:29:24 AM
OOPs wrong thread ok

How old were you when you drove the longest you've ever driven in one day

I was 20. I Drove from Port Huron to JFK airport once in one trip with just a quick stop for nature's call purposes in some midstate NY rural town (a tad scary as it turns out). So not sure how long that is but I started in the morning and it was around 10pm when I got to the Airport.

How old were you when you settled on a political philosophy?
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Post by: therul on August 07, 2008, 12:07:12 PM
OOPs wrong thread ok

How old were you when you drove the longest you've ever driven in one day

I was 20. I Drove from Port Huron to JFK airport once in one trip with just a quick stop for nature's call purposes in some midstate NY rural town (a tad scary as it turns out). So not sure how long that is but I started in the morning and it was around 10pm when I got to the Airport.

How old were you when you settled on a political philosophy?
I was 20.  Working for a talk radio station in a small market.

How old were you when you figured out your parents still had sex?  (with or without each other)
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Post by: Tripe on August 07, 2008, 12:09:46 PM
Er, about 10 or so, my parents were shamless and not at all discreet about , "noise levels"  :speechless:

How old were you when you realised your folks weren't going to be around forever?
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Post by: therul on August 07, 2008, 02:00:29 PM
Er, about 10 or so, my parents were shamless and not at all discreet about , "noise levels"  :speechless:

How old were you when you realised your folks weren't going to be around forever?
11 when I started looking after my baby brother.  My parents were never around after that, I figured the rest myself...
How old were you when you sent your first email?
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Post by: Junkyard on August 08, 2008, 01:11:26 PM
Probably around 11.

Ibid when you clung to your first obsession?
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 08, 2008, 01:35:48 PM
I guess it was around 9 or 10 years old when I started buying my own comics. 

How old were you when you first married? 
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Post by: Keroppi20 on August 08, 2008, 01:41:12 PM
23

How old were you first started to become cynical about elements of the world around you?
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Post by: Raven on August 08, 2008, 01:49:43 PM
About 13 when I heard my first George Carlin album.

How old were you when you attended your first funeral?
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Post by: Tripe on August 08, 2008, 08:12:50 PM
22, for my father. Nothing witty to add really. :'(

How old were you when you first had a serious accident?

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Post by: therul on August 11, 2008, 07:26:21 AM
18 (first I remember).  Breaks went out in my 69 3/4 ton Chevrolet pickup.  Going through a busy intersection bounced off of a semi and turned a Chineese resturant into a drive thru, fortunately it was morning and noone was in yet.
3 (don't remember but was told)

How old were you when you realized your parents weren't cool.
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Post by: a pretty girl is like on August 11, 2008, 11:40:27 AM
How old were you when you realized your parents weren't cool.

Very early on.  Especially when I had to wear lame dungarees for third grade. 

This one's really for the over 30 crowd:  How old were you when you first got cable tv?
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Post by: Tripe on August 11, 2008, 11:43:43 AM
25, after I got married and moved to the US, prior to that I'd not even had satellite TV.

However I'm sure you intented that for more of a normal experience so

This one's really for the over 30 crowd:  How old were you when you first got cable TV?
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Post by: therul on August 11, 2008, 11:50:40 AM
About 10 I think.  My uncle was stealing it...

How old were you when you got your first car with CD player
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Post by: Raven on August 11, 2008, 02:45:40 PM
17, the first paycheck that I got after I got bought the car went to a cd player.  (I still haven't bought a car that had a factory cd player stock)

How old were you when you swore for the first time?
 
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Post by: therul on August 11, 2008, 03:34:27 PM
8
15 before I knew it was swearing.  My family was in construction.

How old were you when you first chatted online.
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Post by: mrbasehart on August 12, 2008, 07:58:44 AM
Hmm... I think it was on a MUD on my brother's computer.  Some guy kept following me around until he got booted.  It was a world of inpenetrable in-jokes and odd personalities.  Not like the internet now!  :)

How old were you when you first brought a girl or boyfriend home to your parents?