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

Post by Ratty » Tue May 08, 2018 8:42 pm

The matinee movies and a gallon of gas were both 25 cents
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by DoctorIknow » Tue May 08, 2018 9:42 pm

My first movie theater, The Dennis, in Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, PA had 1200 seats, 100's of which were in the balcony. That was the best place to see whose fattened popcorn box could hit the screen during the Saturday 32 cartoon marathons. Thru great love and patience, a group of friends saved it to this day, although in the '70"s, it was "twinned" and later twinned again. But, I remember when......

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Post by Zona » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:33 am

I remember when people used paper and pen in a book to record life in a way so as not to forget things. Like you could not get hacked and change the paper of history. Like it seems these days people don't put anything together, and find out for themselfs, they just go on what other people say. It's like best guess feeling, all first surface, no memory data.

Kinda why I like art, it marks time, with nice book ends.
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Post by SecretOperativeBear » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:36 pm

The first TV remotes (like magnavox) had heavy duty buttons that clicked really loud.
Remotes used to be called "clickers".

Before Cable TV we used rabbit ears to tune in the channels...

When cable did come out... I wanted my MTV. And the cable channels where letters a-z

Pong was the dominant home entertainment system...Atari hadn't even come out yet.

Monitors used to all be green monochrome. Then white on black came out I was thrilled.

When Van Halen, Ratt and Black Sabbath was the shit!

When polyurethane wheels came out.

Buying cigarettes from vending machines...

When sodas came in Glass Bottles...and they got washed and re-used over and over..

When most people (hold outs) still had Black and White TV's or even a Vintage Tube Radio in the Livingroom.

When there were radio programs still on the airwaves.....

When parking tickets were only $22.00 in San Francisco. And there were poker machines in all the bars...

When florescent colors were hip....

When all that cool 70's decor was still on the walls....

When Bob's Big Boy was where you went for hamburgers...

When Evel Knievel was still jumping buses...

When Howie Mandel still had hair...

When disco was king the radio.... (hated disco when I was a kid)

When NWA first album dropped...

When Bill Cosby, Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Rogers Neighborhood where still on TV at 5-7 am Saturday...

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Post by Sail Man » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:08 pm

When Jacques-Yves Cousteau documentaries were the shit.

Now THAT was reality TV.
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Post by Ratty » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:35 pm

What he said.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Traveller in Time » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:04 pm

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Post by LaVitaEBella » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:02 pm

When I don't care about how ugly I am while growing, it just hit me when reach my 20's.

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

Post by Meat Hunter » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:42 pm

I remember when in order to place a long distance telephone call, one had to dial 'O' for operator and tell her if it was a Station-To-Station or a Person-To-Person call.

Somehow, it does not seem like it was all that long ago...?
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Post by Token » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:17 am

Meat Hunter wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:42 pm
I remember when in order to place a long distance telephone call, one had to dial 'O' for operator and tell her if it was a Station-To-Station or a Person-To-Person call.

Somehow, it does not seem like it was all that long ago...?
Funny that! Brought back memories of making a long distance international call from Malaysia back in the 70s.

You would call the operator and give the particulars of the party you want to reach, hang up and wait.

Operator would then wait for a satellite circuit to become available to connect your call and call you back.

The echo and delay was comical.

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Post by Blissmonster » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:47 am

Toyota Lexus was a high end Toyota.

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Post by unjonharley » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:47 am

Barber shops were closed on Sundays and Mondays .. Giving the working man Saturday time for a hair cut and a two day weekend for the barber ..
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Post by Thecatman » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:54 am

I remember colored and patterned toilet paper
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Post by ^Rhino! » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:17 pm

I'm so old...……..

I remember sitting on my Dad's shoulders in Washington, D.C. watching the caisson carrying the body of President Kennedy to the US Capitol building to lay in state for mourning.
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Post by Canoe » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:03 pm

I'm so old I remember when I would have remembered the "I'm so old I remember when" that I remembered yesterday.

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It'll come to me and I won't remember to remember it.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by Skuzzy61 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 am

I am do old, I,......what the hell is this thread about?
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Post by DoctorIknow » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:54 am

I'm so old I remember marching along with Peacenicks and Yippies from the Lincoln Memorial to the Pentagon. The Peacenicks wanted to make their point how the Vietnam War was no good, the Yippies wanted to levitate the Pentagon (just a few inches would do) which therefore would end the war.

It was peaceful and typical for the times socializing and singing during the night until the MP's moved aside and let the Marshalls come in swinging with their billyclubs.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:58 pm

I'm so old I remember being at that May 1970 Vietnam antiwar protest, too, with my parents!
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Post by AntiM » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:42 pm

I remember when I wasn't addicted to Facebook. I'm having withdrawals.

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Post by Ratty » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:20 pm

I was ready to go to the Compton riots until the radio said someone had died. (Around 1967/68?) We stayed home instead.
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Post by Canoe » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:48 am

AntiM wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:42 pm
I remember when I wasn't addicted to Facebook. I'm having withdrawals.
Better not tell you that April the giraffe is expecting again, and is due to drop.
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by DoctorIknow » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:05 am

today seems appropriate:

....I'm so old I remember when Oliver North was considered a traitor and not a Fox News personality.


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

Post by ygmir » Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:29 am

DoctorIknow wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:05 am
today seems appropriate:

....I'm so old I remember when Oliver North was considered a traitor and not a Fox News personality.



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there are some political threads for fucking politics...
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Post by ^Rhino! » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:49 pm

AntiM wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:42 pm
I remember when I wasn't addicted to Facebook. I'm having withdrawals.
Facebook? What's that?


I STILL haven't signed up.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:09 pm

Another thing I remember when I was growing up. One year on vacation my family visited St. Louis, We went to Forest Park and the St. Lojis zoo. Walking across the parking lot, at a distance we saw a small mustachioed gray haired man - none other than Marlin Perkins! Anyone still remember Mutual of Omaha's "Wild Kingdom"? Fun TV to watch in the old days.
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Post by ^Rhino! » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm

Traveller in Time wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:04 pm
I'mSoOld

I remember we had enough with three letters for an abbreviation

InSearchOf
InSomeOther case
InternationalStandardsOrganistation

Everything has to be fast and simple (shorthand)
Which is why I told the folks working with me to not use the abbreviations, and spell it out, like with FWD. It was conceivable that they would take the FWD to get the FWD, put it in FWD, and get the data. They should have said they'd be getting the four-wheel drive vehicle to get the falling weight deflectometer, put the recorder in forward, and get the data. Confusion sucks doesn't it?
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by ^Rhino! » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:29 pm

Traveller in Time wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:04 pm
I'mSoOld

I remember we had enough with three letters for an abbreviation

InSearchOf
InSomeOther case
InternationalStandardsOrganistation

Everything has to be fast and simple (shorthand)
Which is why I told the folks working with me to not use the abbreviations, and spell it out, like with FWD. It was conceivable that they would take the FWD to get the FWD, put it in FWD, and get the data. They should have said they'd be getting the four-wheel drive vehicle to get the falling weight deflectometer, put the recorder in forward, and get the data. Confusion sucks doesn't it?
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Re: I'm so old I remember when...

Post by capnjonny » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 am

The garbage men picked up our trash cans by hand, the milk man delivered to our door, we never locked the house, a gas war brought the price down to $.19 a gallon, no one had ever seen a ten speed bike, kids walked to grammar school, every kid joined the scouts, only one kid on our block had a tv, nobody's mom worked outside the home.

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

Post by DoctorIknow » Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:33 am

capnjonny wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:06 am
.....no one had ever seen a ten speed bike...
We all had single speeds with coaster brakes. The only other kind of bikes I ever saw were "English" bikes which had 3 speeds, thin tubes, thin tires and looked flimsy.

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