I grew out of computer games around the age of 25. Mostly they were the "Adventure" type. Never could get my head into the mindless "shoot em up" genre.
At age 25:
The future mythologist Joseph Campbell decided to move to Woodstock to read the classics for five years, nine hours a day. Living on very little, he would make himself readily available as a dinner guest.
Orson Welles coscripted, directed, and starred in Citizen Kane.
By this age, Charles Chaplin had appeared in 35 films.
P. T. Barnum bought a "160-year-old" slave woman and began a career in show business.
Janis Joplin made her first recording, "Cheap Thrills," which grossed over a million dollars within a few months.
Chris Burden created "Painting Shoot," which involved the artist being shot in the left arm by a friend.
Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic, thus winning a $25,000 prize.
Fayette, N.Y. farmhand Joseph Smith founded the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He claimed he translated the Book of Mormon from some golden tablets revealed to him by the angel Moroni.
Bavarian painter Aloys Senefelder invented the lithograph.
French engineer Benoit Fourneyron invented the first waterwheel turbine.
Sarah Bernhardt scored her first triumph, being asked to repeat her theatrical performance before Napoleon III.
Activist Mollie Steimer became the first person to be deported from both the United States and the Soviet Union.
Physician Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile. As he collapsed unconscious into the arms of his trainer, the loudspeaker announced, "The time was three..." The uproar of the fans drowned out the rest of the announcement.
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
Unfortunatly you have be 18 in this country.....hang on, this is THAILAND. Maybe.......
There's always exceptions though.
Hi Enclavean. I lost my virginity at 16. Good luck!
"While Jim is milking the Russian Boar, I'm in the shade of a Baobab tree being served a cool drink by a beautiful young indigenous girl. "
Aloha - Aloha HARD
I sent mine in a letter to myself.
It got lost in the mail.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
...a Persian carpet ride, a glass of wine too far, and a cooling summer eve: the splendored thing...(lowku?)
BTW all us old fogeys are just excited to be reliving their youth though you..Gee you guys imagine what it would be like to be a 16 yr old in Thailand, knowing what we know? Shit we could do some damage...
Papa was a rodeo - Mama was a rock'n'roll band
I could play guitar and rope a steer before I learned to stand