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you sound like a broken record

Post by wedeliver » Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:30 pm

There are so many things that I grew up with that are only left as a note in history.

Then: Dial a phone number. Today: where is the dial?
Then: you sound like a broken record. Today: whats a record and how can you still hear it if it is broken??

anyway here is a neat place with lots of images of things those of us born in the last century might remember with fondness.

http://www.billsretroworld.com/RETROLIFE.HTM
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Post by Isotopia » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:56 pm

THEN: "If you ask me one more god damn time 'when are we gonna get there' I'm gonna jump right out of my god damn skin!!! Now SHUT UP!"

NOW: "Honey, see how the little dot on the Garmen GPS navigator has move since you last asked me that? I'd say that means we're almost there. Now sit down and watch your Little Mermaid DVD and let mommy drive. OK?"

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:20 pm

I remember the Silver Slipper when it looked like that. I was a kid, but dad liked the slots there.

I don't remember segregated bathrooms, but I do remember the signs were still up when we drove across Alabama.

Crank calls in the days before caller ID.

Smoking or non-smoking? Still applies in some states, but fading fast.

Telegram!

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Post by Isotopia » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:30 pm

Smoking in movie theaters.

Giant Ku Klux Klan billboard in Greenville, North Carolina.

$0.25 for a pack of cigarettes.

Gas was $0.33/gal

1 oz of pot $20

Boone's Farm wine $1/bottle

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:53 pm

Isotopia wrote: 1 oz of pot $20
Ya'got ripped off

$15 and half of it seeds and stems- of course, you made tea from the stems and one day ya plant all the seeds. Some of it in the town square or the cop shop's flowers pots.

Now yer get'n too big for yer britches

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Post by AntiM » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:57 pm

Little glass mugs for kids at A&W for a nickel.

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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:07 pm

AntiM wrote:Little glass mugs for kids at A&W for a nickel.
Tupperware when you filled up yer tank.

Toasters when you opened a checking or savings account. If you bought expensive CD's (Certificate of Deposit) ya got a shotgun

Stamps at the supermarket.

Cost a dime to take a dump (don't tell Larry!)

Stingrays were bicycles!

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Post by Monkeypoo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 6:21 pm

THEN: (Parent to child) "If you don't quit that goddamn sniveling-ass crying, I'm gonna take off my belt right this goddamn minute and really give you something to cry about!!!" (Then, of course, ya got yer ass beat hard.)

NOW: "Sweetie, that's unacceptable behavior. You have to take a Time Out for 3 minutes in the Time Out chair now."

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Post by Playa Tom » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:02 pm

A full ounce of genuine Mexican flower tops for ten bucks. About four joints would give you a buzz.

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Post by Sham » Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:13 pm

Put the phone back on the hook when you're done and don't forget to put the chain when you finish on the toilet.

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Post by Monkeypoo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:21 pm

THEN: (to my husband) I fucking hate you. You're a lazy stinking pig and I wish you were dead.
NOW: (to my ex-husband) I fucking hate you. You're a lazy stinking pig and I wish you were dead.


OK. In all fairness I guess he should get equal time... (this would be him speaking to me)


THEN: You're a nagging fucking bitch and I hate your fucking guts.
NOW: You're a nagging fucking bitch and I hate your fucking guts.



See? Some things don't change.

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Post by Sham » Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:32 am

Monkeypoo wrote:THEN: (to my husband) I fucking hate you. You're a lazy stinking pig and I wish you were dead.
NOW: (to my ex-husband) I fucking hate you. You're a lazy stinking pig and I wish you were dead.


OK. In all fairness I guess he should get equal time... (this would be him speaking to me)


THEN: You're a nagging fucking bitch and I hate your fucking guts.
NOW: You're a nagging fucking bitch and I hate your fucking guts.


See? Some things don't change.
It sounds like you were the perfect couple with a match made in heaven. Why did you crazy kids ever break up?

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Post by AntiM » Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:05 am

Monkeypoo wrote:THEN: (to my husband) I fucking hate you. You're a lazy stinking pig and I wish you were dead.
NOW: (to my ex-husband) I fucking hate you. You're a lazy stinking pig and I wish you were dead.


OK. In all fairness I guess he should get equal time... (this would be him speaking to me)


THEN: You're a nagging fucking bitch and I hate your fucking guts.
NOW: You're a nagging fucking bitch and I hate your fucking guts.



See? Some things don't change.
Hey, we were married to the same guy!

Except he say to me, "You're a snob and a whore, why won't you support my music career?"

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:56 am

Dang, what a bastid. Can I beat him up next time his band comes to the Bay Area?
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Post by pinemom » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:13 am

Then: a box of Cracker jax had a VERY cool prize and you could feed 3 kids on one box!

Now: a wax carton of Cracker jax only contains the paper wrapper of a Missing prize or a piece of fortune paper with a stupid 50 yr old joke on it. OH and it only has 10 pieces of popcorn and peanut skin!
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Post by Sail Man » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:22 am

Black and White tv's that you had to get up off your ass and change the channel without :shock: a remote

Mom stayed home and cooked dinner everynight

Coming home from school and Mom was either playing golf with the gals or volunteering at the hospital, woo hoo! Let the games begin :twisted:

The owner of the gas station (American, not Arab btw) gave us kids suckers every time we stopped in, FILLED our tank, checked the oil and cleaned all the windows

You knew, as they knew you, the names of the bank teller, insurance agent, clerks at the post office
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Post by oneeyeddick » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:44 am

Marathon candy bars

Carnation breakfast bars

optional seatbelts

Neighbors minding thier own fucking business and not calling the cops when two people were yelling at each other in thier front yard.

Smoking cigs in the hospital.

McDonalds cheeseburgers that had real burgers in them.

KFC family sized mashed potatoes and gravy where the gravy container was as big as the potatoe container.

real butter on popcorn at the theatres.

Jeebus, I am hungry now........
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:45 am

$20 to get into Burningman. 8)

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Post by flatlander13 » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:05 am

Gas was $0.11 a gallon

African Americans were called Negros

My friends who lived down the street; mother, made them a Ku Klux Klan outfit for Halloween. I was in first grade.

I was beat up by 4 of my best friends for walking home from the swimming pool with 2 Negros that I had just met. This was the first time I had met a Negro in real life…..I had seen them on TV. 2 of the 4 guys that beat me up had the mom who made the Ku Klux Klan outfit for Halloween. I was 12. The 2 guys I walked home from the swimming pool with became my best friends.

A bag of Walla Walla Home Grown was $ 10 for an oz.

I was threatened with death for having my ear pierced.

Over a 10 day period we saw U2, the Dead Kennedys, 999, were chased out of a party by 10 guys wanting to beat us up because we were punk rockers, saw the Psychedelic Furs and drove a total of 1800 miles between Walla Walla and Seattle, WA…..and spent a grand total of $24 for the concert tickets.

I was the only person I knew who had a tattoo.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:11 am

i remember when Nixon was still evil.
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Post by Badger » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:32 am

Rabbit ears for the TV.
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Post by EvilDustBooger » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:14 am

Edwin E. Aldrin

Barbara Eden

Ashtrays on Aircraft armrests

Sofa-King

John Belushi

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Post by mojo » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:23 am

I remember:

Riding in the back of a pickup truck (legally)

When girls were given the OK to wear pants to school instead of skirts

When the LA basin was so smoggy, you NEVER saw any of the mountains.


There is a lot of old stuff still out there that is very cool just because it takes you back to a previous time - like the New Years Eve ball at the Casino Ballroom on Catalina......just like stepping into the 30's and 40's.
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Post by AntiM » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:44 am

theCryptofishist wrote:Dang, what a bastid. Can I beat him up next time his band comes to the Bay Area?
He was/is too lazy to ever get a band together. Last I knew he was losing his beautiful voice to ciggie smoke.

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Post by EvilDustBooger » Tue Jun 23, 2009 1:30 pm

I remember pretty ladies wearing some crazy fucking hats with fruit, flowers, birds, plumes, etc.

Image

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Post by LostinReno » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:37 pm

flatlander13 wrote:
My friends who lived down the street; mother, made them a Ku Klux Klan outfit for Halloween. I was in first grade.

I was beat up by 4 of my best friends for walking home from the swimming pool with 2 Negros that I had just met. This was the first time I had met a Negro in real life…..I had seen them on TV. 2 of the 4 guys that beat me up had the mom who made the Ku Klux Klan outfit for Halloween. I was 12. The 2 guys I walked home from the swimming pool with became my best friends.
Wow! I can't even fathom that! Having lived in Reno my entire life, I lived in Jacksonville FL in the late 80's, (I was 20) I'd never been subjected to that kind of prejudice before, it was an eye opener to say the least!
That's awesome they became your best friends!

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Post by wedeliver » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:45 pm

would you like to see a pic of the Captain Kangaroo??

Pictures from the TV shows of "yesteryear" (was that from a show, yesteryear??)

http://www.billsretroworld.com/tv.htm



who remembers at the beginning of Sky King, who the sponsor was? "brought to you by............"??

did you have a birthday card read on Sheriff Johns lunch time show, play red light green light..(milk drinking game)... with engineer Bill.. (I have my shows confused)
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 23, 2009 7:57 pm

Those posts brought back some memories...

How about sneaking into the drive-in theater in the trunk of your car or under a blanket on the floor of the back seat. And those metal speaker boxes you hung on your window to hear the movie.

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Post by Elderberry » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:05 pm

Or what about the first interactive TV show Winky Dink...http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1709310233/

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Post by ALICEtheGOON » Tue Jun 23, 2009 8:42 pm

H .R PUFFNSTUFF


gumby and pokie


twilight zone


sonny and cher

laughin

.....and the thing I miss most ....house parties with bands and kegs.

..(not a cop in sight, all night).

..I also miss the late 70's ..early eighties when everyone fucked everyone

and never caught nothing but a cold.

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