You know how your grandparents show you what they used to to do when they we're a kid in the hopes that maybe you'll pick it up and you can share that bond, but you don't want to do that or watch that because it's not the latest toy or the new show everyone's talking about? Well I kind of know how they feel when you don't like the shows they used to love or the toys they used to cherish. Granted I'm only sixteen but I just don't understand the things some of the younger kids do. When I was younger I used to watch cartoons. I loooooooved cartoons, but these days you rarely see a new cartoon. Lemme rephrase that, you rarely see a new good cartoon. I grew up watching Rugrats, Ahh! Real Monsters, Rocko's Modern Life, Doug, stuff like that. It may not have been the greatest but it had thought put into it. People thought up dynamic characters who had backgrounds and wrote stories that we're original while also being good. These days you watch a cartoon and all it is is random things to make small children laugh. There's Disney channel who uses the same formula when thinking up new shows and uses the same basic episode ideas for multiple shows. Kids are easier to please and companies are taking advantage of that.

There's also toys. I feel really depressed when I try and pass onto my brothers I toy I used to play with 24/7 and they don't think it's worth the time. I used to play Pokemon. What kid didn't? Now the kids are into Bakugan or whatever crazy Japanese shit is dumped onto American shelves. I'm a well cultured guy, I appreciate new things as well as old. I listen to really old music sometime. It's old, but that's no reason to forget about it. It's still quality. I watch old shows, I sometimes turn on an old episode of the Andy Griffith Show. I love that show, it's a very good show. I can't watch it with my brothers because it's "black and white" or "old and stupid". I hope that they learn to appreciate things like I do and don't become closed minded. But now when I think back to the times when my Grandpa told me about the things he used to love as a kid and I didn't think those sounded fun, I know how he feels. It's not the same, I know, but it's similar enough to understand.