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I'm so old I remember when...

Post by maryanimal » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:29 pm

...you had a choice between a party line or a single telephone line.
Sometimes I'm confused by what I think is really obvious. But what I think is really obvious obviously isn't obvious.

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Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:31 pm

...the TV remote was whoever was sitting closest or getting up to get a drink.
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Post by maryanimal » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:...the TV remote was whoever was sitting closest or getting up to get a drink.
I remember that Lonesomebri!

I also remember when going out to eat meant dinner on the patio!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:40 pm

The man was on the ground.
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Post by gaminwench » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:44 pm

you had 'one for the road'.
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Post by MoBo » Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:45 pm

... a BBS was text only.
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Post by Krokodyle » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:11 pm

offarock wrote:... a BBS was text only.
and 1200 bps was FAST!
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Post by Eric » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:17 pm

you were lucky if your 56k modem could get a 33k connection
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Post by Token » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:19 pm

This board was black and white

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Post by Conduit » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:21 pm

Justin Bieber released his debut EP, My World. It was certified platinum in the United States. He became the first artist to have seven songs from a debut record to chart on the Billboard Hot 100

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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Meat Hunter » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:22 pm

When the fastest computer available was a sharp pencil and a clean piece of paper.

When automobile heaters and radios were optional equipment and auto air conditioners were not available for any price.

And, when the toilets on airplanes were stainless steel cabinets with cold stainless steel seats.
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:25 pm

I'd give a friend a dollar for gas to go cruzin Whittier Blvd on a Saturday night.....and it really helped
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Post by GreyCoyote » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:30 pm

You had your choice of three different slide rules, depending on how much you could afford.

When the entire machine memory space was 64k, the operating system took 4k, and the boot rom took another 2k. The disks were 8-inch floppies and held about 160k each. :mrgreen: (of course, all of this was a huge improvement over punch cards!)

A vacuum tube diode was called a "Fleming valve".

Now I do feel really old... :cry:
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Post by Eric » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:33 pm

You could go to a "walk-up" outlet to buy tickets to the Burn - and they still had them available a few days before Gate opened. If that was too much work, you could just buy them at Gate. (does 4 years ago count as "so old"?)
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Post by VultureChow » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:35 pm

MTV payed music videos.
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:38 pm

The Sony Walkman was the best thing for portable sounds....after the transistor radio
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by maryanimal » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:45 pm

...penny candy was actually a penny, and some times 2 for a penny.

...movies were 35 cents, soda was 10 cents and popcorn was 5 cents and chocolate bars were 5 cents.

...the movie "Yellow Submarine" was in the theaters.
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:50 pm

...air was free at gas stations
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Post by TT120 » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:52 pm

I remember when gasoline was 36 cents a gallon.
I remember when Michael Jackson was just 1 of the members of the Jackson 5.
I remember our first color TV set. It was friggen HUGE!
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:52 pm

Meat Hunter wrote: When automobile heaters and radios were optional equipment and auto air conditioners were not available for any price.
Want me to take a picture of the factory A/C in this '56 Cadillac sitting here?
It actually existed several years earlier than this one. Just how old ARE you?
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Post by myfaverach » Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:57 pm

I remember (ok barely, but whatever) when certain radio stations refused to play Olivia Newton John's song Let's Get Physical.
We were hoping you'd be offended.

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Post by Meat Hunter » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:05 pm

Captain,

I suspect that much older than you. But, not as old as the great lizards.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:18 pm

Nobody is that old… well, except unjonharley, he'd remember when Model T Fords were new… if he could remember anything…
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Post by tatonka » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:21 pm

I paid .17 cents a gal for gas in 1971 , a ounce of weed was 12.00 dollars , and my skin was smooth :)
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:21 pm

TT120 wrote:I remember when gasoline was 36 cents a gallon.
Yeah! I remember my dad giving me .50 cents to go to the corner Mobil station to get a gallon of gas for the lawnmower. I'd get the gas can, hop on my "candy-apple-red-American-Made-Schwin-stingray" and peddle to the gas station, get the gas, then go to store across the street and get a candy bar with the change, and still bring him a few cents change. Why did I go to the store for a candy bar, some of you younger burners may ask? Because gas stations didn't double as a convenience store back then.
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Post by Elorrum » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:24 pm

I remember anticipating the annual broadcast of the Wizard of Oz like a holiday, and when color t.v.'s came out, we wished and hoped to be invited to the one neighbor's house who had one so we could see it in color.
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Post by Captain Goddammit » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:26 pm

I remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!
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Post by Thecatman » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:32 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:I remember when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!
You're on a roll. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by shroom » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:38 pm

gas was 79 cents per gallon when I started driving

i carried my boom box around as a pre teen and thought i was super cool
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Post by Ratty » Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:39 pm

The internet didn't have a name. I would load games onto my commodore or Vic 20 cassette tapes. The printer cost $500 dollars and was as big as the bin you pack dishes in for the burn.

Candy bars were 5¢ and much bigger than they are today.

Parking was free at all L.A. beaches. The only thing you could buy was soda, nachos or ice cream. (We had to go almost 8 miles down beach Blvd. to get food.)

NOBODY sold bottled water.

We rode our bikes all over town and came home for dinner.

You could go to Barstow and bring home tortoises. (We painted our address on the back and the neighbors would return them if they strayed).

Movies were 50¢ for a matinee.

Thrifty's had 10¢ cones.

Dad would give us a dollar to go the the carnival.

Minimum wage was $1.56.

I fed 3 adults on $15.00 a week.

Rent was $125 and when we bought the house the mortgage was $185 Including taxes. The house cost $29,500.

I could go on and on. BTW...I don't miss any of it. THESE are the good times.
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