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Started by Shadrack22 on Nov 14, 2021 11:05:36 PM
It’s Saturday, Nov. 16, 1996

There’s no internet yet, no DVR. What are you doing on a Saturday night?

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Lawlsie - 15 Nov 2021 16:32:07 (#11 of 66)

What happened to the boyfriend Static? Reminds me of the line in the Beach Boys song I Get Around

None of the guys go steady cos it wouldn't be right to leave their best girl home on a Saturday night.

ReverendBlueJeans - 15 Nov 2021 16:32:21 (#12 of 66)

Coming home from football, stopping at a chippie. If no football, watching telly or out at a play or fillum.

surferboogiewhatever - 15 Nov 2021 16:49:11 (#13 of 66)

Gestating. Can't remember what else really. Living in a tiny rented place and spending most of my time commuting.

TheExcession - 15 Nov 2021 16:52:02 (#14 of 66)

I had the internet at Uni in 1996. I was probably getting drunk on a Saturday night in Nov '96 and committing all manner of fashion crimes.

HouseOfLametta - 15 Nov 2021 16:52:16 (#15 of 66)

There was internet wasn't there?

Maybe getting ready for a few sherberts in the Nottingham Arms.

cozzer - 15 Nov 2021 16:54:34 (#16 of 66)

Two years before Film Unlimited, the forerunner of Guardian All Talk.

cozzer - 15 Nov 2021 16:55:05 (#17 of 66)

Or was it called Guardian Unlimited Talk? It started in 1998, anyway.

staticgirl - 15 Nov 2021 16:55:18 (#18 of 66)

#11 He properly broke my heart. I haven't had a relationship since.

Sabacious - 15 Nov 2021 16:56:23 (#19 of 66)

There was definitely internet (one of the email addresses I still have I got in August 96), but not so many PCs in homes and certainly not on phones. There would have been phone calls and some texting by the hip and with it.

Oldbathrobe1 - 15 Nov 2021 16:57:25 (#20 of 66)

My son was 9 months old, I was staring blearily at things. All the time.

Ginmonkey - 15 Nov 2021 16:59:37 (#21 of 66)

There was internet as I started university in October 1996 and the computers in the library and 24 hour computer centre had internet. But It was not used much for social stuff.

Only well off students had mobile phones. I didn't get one until my first proper job in early 2000.

solomongursky - 15 Nov 2021 16:59:52 (#22 of 66)

Taking speed in Soho probably.

ReverendBlueJeans - 15 Nov 2021 17:01:55 (#23 of 66)

There was internet wasn't there?

Aye, most of us had it at work, but at home ? What is this, scifi?

HouseOfLametta - 15 Nov 2021 17:02:48 (#24 of 66)

Hey, you could go to an Internet Cafe and chat to someone in Kuala Lumpur!

kvelertak - 15 Nov 2021 17:02:53 (#25 of 66)

There is internet, I've been localising course materials on it as part of an internship. None at home yet, but dial-up modems are lurking in my future.

ReverendBlueJeans - 15 Nov 2021 17:04:11 (#26 of 66)

Think I was still on an Amstrad PCW256 at home, but I could sometimes anticipate Covid by taking a hefty laptop home to work.

Tadagee - 15 Nov 2021 17:06:32 (#27 of 66)

Probably somewhere like the Fridge in Brixton or an iffy east London warehouse, somehow finding the energy to stay up all night. It was amazing how much energy to do stuff like that I used to have back in the 90s.

<whistles innocently>

FrankieTeardrop - 15 Nov 2021 17:29:24 (#28 of 66)

That energy is still available these days

Shadrack22 - 15 Nov 2021 17:44:21 (#29 of 66)

For those who were at home on the evening of Saturday 16 November 1996:

BBC1: 17.55 Jim Davidson’s Generation Game (Tonight's guests are comedians Cannon and Ball, and antiques expert Eric Knowles), 18.55 Noel’s House Party, 19.50 National Lottery Live (Tonight's guest is Canadian singer Bryan Adams. Hosted by Bob Monkhouse), 20.05 Casualty, 20.55 News, 21.15 The Substitute (Thriller starring Amanda Donohoe), 22.40 Match of the Day (with Des Lynam, Trevor Brooking and Alan Hansen), 23.50 The Stand Up Show (guests include Ed Byrne).

BBC2: 17.25 TOTP2, 18.15 The Huw Weldon Memorial Lecture, 19.00 News, 19.15 Assignment (interview with General Alexander Lebed), 20.00 What the Papers Say, 20.10 The Road from Jarrow (Sir Bernard Ingham visits Langwith, a Leicestershire wedding and Leeds and discusses unemployment and the decline of society with Dennis Skinner and Polly Toynbee), 20.40 The Car’s the Star (Quentin Willson takes a nostalgic look at the Citroen 2CV), 21.00 Have I Got News for You, 21.30 Dallas Doll (Comedy-drama concluding the current run of Screen Two dramas), 23.10 Later with Jools (the Beautiful South, Metallica, Catatonia, Horace Andy and Donovan).

dmlc133 - 15 Nov 2021 17:44:39 (#30 of 66)

Playing Championship Manager.

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