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#300175 - 08/22/09 06:56 AM The Over 40 Crowd
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THE SPOILED UNDER-40 CROWD!!!

If you are 40 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!


When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to school every morning....





Uphill... barefoot...

BOTH ways

Yadda, yadda, yadda


And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!





But now that... I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!





And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!


I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!





There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter -with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take, like, a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!





Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all our friends also had permission to kick our butts! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3' s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!





Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?


We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had PacMan and the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... forever!
And you could never win.. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel!
NO REMOTES!!!





There was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!





That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

Regards,
The Over 40 Crowd

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#300185 - 08/22/09 10:40 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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Well-put JR.

If I may add on some of those: before Atari and Pacman, some of us were lucky to see the oh-so-primitive Pong. Watch a dot get batted back and forth - yay...

When I lived in Texas in the 70s, there was no all-night TV. At 1AM it would sign off, and in the daylight morning, there was a test pattern while some piece of music like Classical Gas played.

The phone I had wasn't even touch-tone - it was rotary! If you were one of the "rich" folks you had a pricey answering machine that could screen the calls for you.

We could copy music to cassette, provided the other person nicely loaned us their long-play record or 45s. Cassette decks were top-load back then, and their case was made out of wood. A turntable was called a record-player, and wasn't the nice compact unit you see today. It was the size of furniture and took up a whole section of a wall.

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#300209 - 08/22/09 02:38 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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hahah to funny old people crack me up

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#300213 - 08/22/09 03:07 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Ornias]
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Ok my fraternal brothers.

It's the ancient one, (oh no, not again)?

well, we got to ride in rumble seats, that is were where the trunk lid was on cars. It was fun.

There was NO TV at least for a few more years.

But we had radio, and in my mind it was a great experience. You made the images in your mind. We had "The Shadow Knows"
"lights out", "The lone Ranger" "The Green Hornet" oh yep! O'l Hoppy, "Hopalong Cassidy" etc.

If you was lucky, you might have had an Erector set.

You could build a model airplane out of balsa wood. it was a stick model. You had to cut out strips, and tack, then glue them together on a lined plan. And that was before that glue that you had to use became a source of kids getting high sniffing it.

We hopped street cars, (steping on the coupler). If it was cold or rainy, we just pulled the trolly pole off the wire, run down the opposite side of the street car when the conductor had to come to the back and put it on.
While he was doing that we snuck on the trolley.

We in the winter hop car bumpers. when the ground was covered with snow. Hanging on to the bumper and sliding along it was fun,until.......you hit a bare manhole cover, and your finger tips was still on the bumper. but your face was scraped from being peeled off. And your finger tips were bleeding.

So this tidbit is from the over 70 crowd.

' I will take that lost boys hand, and i will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunlight forever into eternity".

Heal well my fraternal brothers, heal well.

Litle Pete & big Pete..but 1 (Irishmoose)



Edited by petercorbett (08/25/09 09:36 PM)
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#300215 - 08/22/09 03:20 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: petercorbett]
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Nice list JR. I said the same thing when I was a kid. And fell off that wagon!

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#300271 - 08/23/09 03:35 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: prisonerID]
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You guys are old! lol



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#300272 - 08/23/09 04:08 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Jaifian]
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Remember the gas station bell hose, which let the attendants know that they had to come out and pump someone's gas??? I remember how funny it was to grab the bell hose and run across a busy street with it!!!

Remember when they sold real M-80s at the five and dime store?

Video games??? At the pool hall that I hung-out at in high school they had nine 9 ft billiard tables, 4 foosball tables, maybe 50 pinball machines, and 2 air-hockey tables. At the bowling alley they had a bowling machine where you would roll a little ball down the alley and knock over fake pins, plus they had a shuffleboard table too. Cigarettes were 50 cents per pack in the machine in the vestibule too.

A canned soda in the machine at the gas station was a quarter, and a gallon of regular gas was 37.9 cents in 1973. In 1970 a gallon of gas for the boat out on the dock at the marina was 27.9 cents. In 1969 at Summer camp a 7-ounce bottle of Coca-Cola was 10 cents in the machine. In 1971 I saw someone burn their draft card. It wasn't for draft beer either.

Anyone remember 8-track tapes??? Remember trying to get them back into the case after the 8-track player ate them??? I remember back when there was lots of 8-track tape all alongside the roads after people threw them out their car windows.

At the Ben Franklin store candy bars were 10 cents for the same size bar that is now a double-size candy bar. Models of cars, ships, and planes were $1-$2, and you didn't have to have your parents there to buy airplane glue or spray paint either. Right next door at the bowling alley it was 3 games for $1 on Saturday mornings with 25 cent shoes.

When I was a kid we used to ride our old single-speed Schwinn's up to the store picking-up all of the glass bottles along the way to turn them in for the 2 cent deposit. Back then bottlers re-used glass bottles. At age 12 I had a paper route and I caddied at our local country club. I made 3 cents per newspaper that I delivered M-SA plus 10 cents each for the Sunday paper, and I had over 50 customers. The Summer of 1969 it paid $4.75 plus tips to carry someone's golf bag for 18 holes.

It cost 5 cents to mail a letter unless you wanted to get it there in half the time, then you would have to pay 8 cents for an air-mail stamp. Anyone remember when AT&T was the only game there was in telephone long-distance service and the going rate was 50 cents per minute or more? Cell phones??? I remember pagers. Beep, beep, beep, beep....time to wake-up!!!

Remember when minimum wage was $1.35 per hour? I do. Even at age 16 it was only up to $1.60 per hour.

And one more thing....I remember lots of walking too!!!

Mark

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#300276 - 08/23/09 08:42 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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Your not not a true gamer if you haven't played pong and your not hi-tech if your 8 track player doesn't have a cassette adapter.

In The Ghetto ( Elvis the p....s)

island

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#300284 - 08/23/09 12:01 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: 1islandboy]
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i remember all that you say
things have changed
some for the good some not so much
but time keeps moving no matter what

mj

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#300388 - 08/24/09 04:18 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael Joseph]
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Mark,

I remember when you could get a Big Mac, fries,and a coke for under a buck.
My friends and I also use to collect bottles in order to get candy.
When the gas stations would give you a six pack of coke for filling the tank.
Going to the drive-in movie with the speakers that you hooked on the car window.
My 1971 ford vega that burned more oil than gas.
Playing with my clackers until I couldn't take the pain of being hit by it.
Watching Don Krisher's rock concerts on friday nights.
Wolfman Jack
Evil Kniel and hoping he would miss his landing when he jump those buses.
Seeing Kiss in concert.
Bellbottom pants.
Wearing stack shoes.
My Farrah Facett poster and her pointy little nipple.
Captain and Tinel.
Fat Albert.
Streaking down Batentown Road with my three best friends.
Having to go inside the bank to get money or having to write a check at the store.
Nobody locked there homes and you just said hello as you enter your neighbors home.
Riding in the very back of my parents station wagon or the back of my uncles pickup.
Riding my motorcycle with no helmet.
Using pryers to turn the channel on our TV set.
When my best friends parents first got cable tv installed at their house. HBO.
When Mircowave ovens first came out and they were huge!!!!!
Having hair down to the middle of my back.

MAN, those were the days


Mike



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#300393 - 08/24/09 04:53 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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I remember:

Donnie and Marie
Carole Burnett Show
The Partridge Family
NEW Flintstones episodes
4 (count em 4) television channels
Having to buy record player needles
45s with the little plastic inserts
Popcorn made in a cast iron pot on a gas stove
Roller skating rinks
Playing outside in the city without fear
penny candy including huge chunks of sponge toffee
sleeping on the balcony on hot nights
drive-ins in our pajamas (yes, with the speaker on the window)
A & W trays on the car windows too
8-tracks of ABBA
Solid Gold Dancers
Watching the same movie 3 times on a rainy day (you only paid once)
Everyone smoking (and I mean everyone), all the time (if they were conscious, they were smoking)
14 foot Chrysler Cordobas and Pontiac LeMans
crank car windows
the first digital watches
the first pocket calculators
the 1976 Montreal Olympics
Dorothy Hammill
Mark Hammill
The Bee Gees
Olivia Newton-John
Terry Jacks' Seasons in the Sun (still the saddest song ever)








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#300508 - 08/25/09 03:33 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: cstjude]
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Its funny, half the kids I command weren't born when I joined the Army in 1985. Every so often we have these discussions.

We had a rotary phone...mounted on the wall in the kitchen. There wasn't a such thing as privacy.

My parents' 1,200 sq ft, 3 bedroom/ 1 bathroom ranch house wasn't a "starter home".

We had six TV Channels... ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, channel 38 (where you could watch all 162 Red Sox games for FREE), and channel 56 (which showed The Creature Double Feature every Saturday afternoon). There was a cop show on every night...Kojack, Hawaii 50, Police Story, Police Woman, The FBI, Adam 12, and The Rockford Files. On Saturday we got a break... Emergency was on.

I remember Morgan Freeman and Rita Moreno...on The Electric Company.

The TV antenna had to face a different direction for each channel, and there was a three by five card taped to the box with the dial that turned the antenna up on the roof.

On Friday nights we ate take out fish and chips, that came wrapped in newspaper.

I remember my allowance was 55 cents a week...and if you waited for a coupon in the Sunday paper you could by a Matchbox Car for 35 cents.

I remember the Five and Dime Store in the shopping center, next to the Butcher Shop. I remember running in there to buy flashbulbs for my dad's camera.

I remember being amazed when my uncle brought his Polaroid Land Camera to the house with pictures that developed themselves in minutes.

I remember watching film strips in school.

I remember stopping at road side stands to buy twelve ears of sweet corn for a dollar.

I played little league through high school baseball with wood bats and the same glove.

My mom drove a 1968 Ford Country Squire Wagon complete with vent windows, and AM radio, and vinyl seats.

My dad drove a 1974 Chevy C10 pickup with no carpet, no headliner, and a 3 speed on the column. This was when you bought a pick up because you couldn't afford a car.

I remember the 1975 World Series and my parents letting me stay up late for Game 6 when Carlton Fisk hit THE homerun.

I remember when the Celtics were great and the Patriots sucked.

I remember Yaz's 3,000th hit, and seeing Jim Rice play for the Pawtucket Red Sox where one night he made two errors in Left Field and hit three home runs.

During the summer my mom sent us outside at 8 am and didn't want us back in the house until dinner time.

I remember having to tape a penny to the needle of the record player so it didn't skip when I played the first album I ever bought (Al Stewart's Year of the Cat).

I remember hearing on the radio that Elvis died while driving home from the library.

I remember my parents putting me to bed one night and telling me to pray for the Apollo 13 astronauts.

I remember my dad having to pay $120 dollars for a Texas Instruments calculator he needed for work. It added, subtracted, divided, mulitiplied and did square roots. It took a weird battery and had a red LED read out.

I remember buying a Sony Walkman, it was the size of a paperback book.

I remember my uncle taking me to the theater to see Star Wars.

I remember being the junior altar boy and getting stuck with 7 a.m. Mass for months, until someone new came along and I could move up to 9:30.


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#300531 - 08/25/09 06:19 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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Just like Mike said, I had the big bell bottoms, the Elton John boots, and the hair down to the middle of my back, to go with my black leather jacket, back in high school from 1972-1975. Man I was cool, I looked like a rock star back then.

Remember light bulb ovens in gas stations before microwave's? You would unwrap the sandwich and put it in the chrome light bulb oven so that a couple of 150-watt bulbs could heat it up? It only took a few minutes to get it warm.

I remember riding in the back of my parent's station wagon, just like the "Family Truckster" in National Lampoon's movie Vacation. My folks had a 1965 Pontiac full-size wagon, then a 1969 Chrysler Town & Country wagon, then a 1973 Plymouth wagon. How does 10 mpg or less strike you as we drove all over America, staying at Holiday Inns?

I remember drive-in movies too. Mom & dad would pile us into the big station wagon and dad would back the car into the parking space so that him and mom could make-out in the front seat while the kids were firmly distracted in the back seat. Years ago it used to be $3.00 for a carload at the drive-in, often for two or even three movies. Drive-ins even had kiddie playgrounds. I remember in high school, after our local drive-in had begun charging by the head, covering my friends in blankets and sneaking several of them in. There is only one drive-in left in Denver, the 88 Drive-in in Commerce City, on the corner of 88th Avenue and Quebec.

Before ATM's the drive-thru window at the American National Bank in Kalamazoo was open until 9:00 PM on Friday and until 3:00 PM on Saturday, which were unheard-of hours for a bank. In 1979 the regular hours at Ameritrust in Cleveland were 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM M/Tu/Th, 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM on Friday, and 9:30 AM to Noon on Saturday, and closed on Wednesday. Almost all businesses took checks back then, and you could always cash your paycheck at many bars. Who needs a bank when you can go straight from work to a neighborhood bar?

I remember roller rinks too, though I was never very good at roller skating. I was better at ice skating on the frozen lake behind my parent's house. We used to snow ski as a family, back when an all-day ticket was $8 or less. All the small ski areas around Detroit offered night skiing for $5 or less which was really popular with the kids. Nothing like hiding in the woods with your friends while night skiing!!!

I remember the 1967 World Series where the Red Sox weren't able to overcome Bob Gibson's Cardinals, and the 1968 Series, when my Detroit Tigers staged a miraculous comeback from being down 3 games to 1 against the same Cardinals. I remember the Tiger's team plane returning from St. Louis having to be diverted from Detroit Metro to Willow Run Airport because there were fans running across the runways at Metro. I was in 6th grade and our teacher brought a TV to school so that we could watch all of the games, which back then were day games not night games. I was at Tiger Stadium when the Tigers beat the Red Sox on the next to last day of the 1972 season to clinch the AL East. Unfortunately the Tigers were then trounced by the Oakland A's in the AL playoff.

I was a Tigers and Red Wings fan as a kid, and a Cleveland Brown's fan when I lived in Cleveland. When I lived in Cleveland it was a regular pastime of my friends and I to head down to the old "Mistake on the Lake" stadium and sit in general admission for $2.50 for Indians games. There were often so few fans there that our own beer vendor would come and sit with us waiting for us to need another one. I remember it was so quiet there that we would have a conversation with the Indians right-fielder Cory Snyder between innings from 10 rows back in the seats.

Nowadays it is $90 to ski Vail, and $30+ for a good seat at a Rockies' game comparable to the $2.50 seat in Cleveland 25 years ago. Our movie theaters are getting $11 for one movie at night, plus $4 for a soda and $5 for a bag of popcorn. At least gas is still cheap here at $2.39/gallon, because 10 days ago in LA the only station under $3.00/gallon was Arco. If I buy $100 worth of groceries at King I get 10 cents per gallon off too. Back in 1977 when I lived in Kalamazoo I could buy an entire week's groceries at Meijer for under $20. Try that these days!!!

I remember the first time that my roommate and I had cable TV. It cost $9 per month for 17 channels that included WOR out of NYC with the "Crazy Eddie" and security door commercials, plus WGN out of Chicago with Harry Carey and the Cub's games. This was in 1978 when I lived for a year in Kent, OH where Kent State University is. Back then I worked in a huge factory running a big lathe making $9.31/hour and I was a regular at the college bars in Kent. I would have to be making $40-$50/hour now to match my buying power nowadays to what it was in 1979. My roommate and I shared a 2-story 2-bedroom townhouse that rented for $190/month. God we lived good back then, when I had my black Dodge party van with the chrome wheels and no windows just roof vents. Imagine my old black & white avatar, driving the black party van, working at the factory on 2nd shift, hanging-out at the college bars, living on $400 per week with my rent and utilities at $125/month??? What a life!!!

Nowadays I struggle to make my $1500 monthly house payment at HOA on my $300,000 house. At least $450/month is now going into equity. Sometimes I think that I should sell, move to the mountains, and buy a double-wide or a cabin on some acreage outright and just take it easy. My current $33K retirement income would go a lot further if I did. In 7 years I will get another $450/month from a whole life policy that I started when I was age 30, and the same year I can begin making withdrawals on my 401K and IRA without penalty. And if there is any left, I could likely begin drawing my Social Security in 10 years at age 62 or wait until age 66 for a 50% increase in monthly value. It sounds so easy until I think of inflation and the financial struggles of some elderly people that I know, who never thought that everything would cost 5 times as much as it did 20 years ago.

My advice to the younger members is to save as much money as you can toward retirement. I once figured-out that if you saved $2000 for retirement every year starting at age 25 that you would have $500K to retire on at age 65 with the interest. Just $40 per week gets you a comfortable retirement if you start early enough, but you have to stay with it and not allow its value to tempt you. Look for a decent whole life policy like those offered at Metropolitan Insurance that will give you a lump sum at age 59 or a monthly stipend for life. My advice is to buy at least $100K worth, which will yield $900/month for life at age 59 or a lump sum which you will then use to pay-off your mortgage and credit cards. I also recommend doing some walking, as it will save gas and keep you in better shape too.

Just remember, retirement life will be much easier if you plan for it early.

Mark

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#300536 - 08/25/09 08:16 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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Mark,

It is all a matter of when you grew up. I can remember back in the 70's listen to my grandmother complaining about how prices were compared to when she grew up in the 20's and 30's. I think as people age their outlook on life gets more pessimistic. When your young your life is all ahead of you and you feel that anything is possible. As you get older you see those possibles becoming fewer and fewer and you feel life has past you by.

Mike

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#301419 - 09/03/09 04:31 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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That was a very cool thread! I laughed my ass off! Yes, I'm so old that I still write all the words out - if that tells you anything! In just a few years, my 2 year-old son is going to be so embarrassed to have me as his dad! I can't wait! smile

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#301420 - 09/03/09 05:35 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Brian]
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Speaking of your son, how about some new pics Brian? They change so fast, he must be after your car keys by now! laugh

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#301477 - 09/03/09 01:31 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Geeders]
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I'm only 36 (well almost 37), but I remember most of the stuff mentioned.

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#301535 - 09/03/09 09:03 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: garr]
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Edited by 1islandboy (09/03/09 09:21 PM)
Edit Reason: double trouble
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#301536 - 09/03/09 09:06 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: garr]
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I remember when I went hi-tech (an 8-track tape player with a cassette adapter).

Zots were cool as a candy(and in places are still available).

So is Junkit (but the trick is to find milk that is not past*your*eyes*ed, or it wont set up/curdle.

I wonder how many people under 40 even know what Junkit is.

Oh...Before I forget...I actually got to swim with Telly Savalas (Kojak) at the Hilton, while visiting California. He was cool, but there was an odd sort that hung out in the lobby and wanted to help me carry everything. (his mother must have dressed him as he looked like a penguin).


Evil Grows (Terry Jacks)

island




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#301542 - 09/03/09 09:24 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: 1islandboy]
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I am sooooo looking forward to doing a post like this in 20 years time lol smile

It's really nice to here you guys reminiscing

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#301549 - 09/03/09 10:15 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: king tut]
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Does anyone remember Farfell ?(not sure of spelling) He was the Nestle Chocolate Dog.

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#301565 - 09/04/09 12:14 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: didi]
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Hey my fraternal brothers.

king tut. one in 20 years?

Maybe i'll be able to still remember my name then.

I'll be 90, ah youth.

Heal well my fraternal brothers, heal well.

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#301592 - 09/04/09 08:13 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: 1islandboy]
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This thread really needs a trigger warning I think addressing the very real possibility of realizing we are getting OLD! laugh

Junket! Oh. My. Gawd! I haven't heard that word in at least a thousand years. My Mum used to give us that stuff for dessert. I always thought of it as a pudding that wouldn't pudd. Not quite solid, not quite liquid. Really don't know what I would call it. Very difficult to eat with a spoon, unless it was a big one as it would slip and slide all over. Best attacked with a straw I think.

Man, I feel old. Time Tunnel to Junket

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#301595 - 09/04/09 08:48 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Geeders]
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Jim,

Trigger warning? Thanks for providing the my morning laugh. I am ready to face the day now. smile



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#301657 - 09/04/09 04:36 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: prisonerID]
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Jim.

I have laughed so hard my stomach hurts. Trigger for getting old. LMAO.

I so hated the JUNKET. NO wonder I developed an ulcer at age 8. I would say more but, uhhh no

have a great day.

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#301914 - 09/06/09 10:48 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: FormerTexan]
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ohhh yea the days of pong. Patiently watching a dot be hit by 2 white lines. What were we thinking.


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#302214 - 09/08/09 07:41 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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I know this was already said... but a true gamer truly started out with Pong!

High Definition meant you didn't have static.

No one "owned" a VCR, you rented it with the movies you wanted to rent. DVD's? WTF?

And how about these smiley icons? The only smiley icons were smiley faces hand drawn... two dots and a half circle... hand drawn in red ink.

All I can say is "Type Class" on a typewriter! 'CHING!' Return

The stuff you put in your hair was not called "product" it was called "Dab" it was oily and gross. But just a little dab 'l do ya.

Can you say... "Charlies Angels," "The Love Boat," and "Fantasy Island?" Ohhh and I can't forget "CHIPS" all without a remote.

I know this sounds really weird, but my father actually made us make our own butter from the milk we got from milking our own cows... by HAND. We didn't have an electric churn, we didn't have a churn period. So every Monday for "family night" we all sat around the living room with quart bottles shaking them over and over until we had butter. Family night wasn't over till there was butter! I was always done first...

Sears Catalog = Nike, Abercrombe & Fitch, American Eagle, etc

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#302232 - 09/08/09 09:25 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Roofus]
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Barney Miller

Magnum PI

Dallas

I Dream of Gini

That Girl

The Mary Tyler Moore Show

One Day at a time

~~~

Pong :-)

Thanks for all of the flash-backs guys...

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#302233 - 09/08/09 09:26 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: wes-b]
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Laugh In

Saturday Night Live B4 it was SNL :-)

...

Mt St.Helens erupting

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#302262 - 09/08/09 11:45 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: wes-b]
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OK, maybe these might belong in an "over 30 crowd" list, but:

Big Wheel (and of course the much cooler Green Machine)?

Shogun Warriors?

Starblazers?

Battle Of The Planets?

The Banana Splits (Tra-la-la, tra-la-la-la...)?

Sugar Crisp (with the oh-so-mellow Sugar Bear)?

"Time for Timer" PSA's? ("I hanker for a hunka cheese!")

METAL lawn darts?

Lite-Brite?

Weebles (wobble but they don't fall down)?

Shrinky-Dinks?

The ORIGINAL Battlestar Galactica ("BY-YOUR-COMMAND")?

All right, i'll give a rest.

BTW, the answer to my previous question WAS Ipana toothpaste; good on ya wink It was Bucky Beaver who sang that jingle.

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#302282 - 09/09/09 01:23 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: king tut]
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My first "ipod" was a boombox. Yes... carried over the shoulder.


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#302294 - 09/09/09 04:55 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Roofus]
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Warning! Warning Will Robinson!

Mike Douglas

Phil Donohue

Mad Magazine

And last, but not least,



I need a nap.....

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#302295 - 09/09/09 05:45 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Geeders]
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ancient chinese secret, huh?
now try my lanicane?
I can't believe I ate the whole thing
It's not nice to fool mother nature
make Mikey try it, he'll eat anything
penny for a gumball Mickey
you sunk my battleship

Ok, I was really, really young when all of those were on the air...I mean like really young...so young I'm surprised I haven't buried the memories...lol!

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#302534 - 09/11/09 09:27 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: king tut]
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Does anybody remember...

Whirlybird helicopter toys?

I mean it wasn't the safest toy ever invented...

...but there is stuff all around us, that is a lot more dangerous...


Work is a Hammer (Helicopter helicopter)

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#302537 - 09/11/09 10:03 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: 1islandboy]
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ohh yes...my older brother had one...i played with it often if i remember correctly, it was a red helicopter that was attatched to a stand of some kind which had a controler, via a long thin tube, it came with little plastic objects or bloxes, you could try and pick them up with the little hook on the bottom of the helicopter,..lol....i would get hit with that thing alot...im suprized i never lost an eye....lol

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#303196 - 09/18/09 11:59 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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OK, I gotta chime in. I'm going to be old on October 8th -56- so here goes.
I grew up in Southern California, so my winter snow stories are from when we would drive up in my grandparent's 57 Buick wagon and look at it and play a bit in it then get too cold and drive down again.
The milkman came on Friday mornings, early. My mom would keep the used milk bottles in the garage until Sunday night. First she would rinse them out when they were empty,put them in a wire holder (kinda like a 6-pack with a handle over it)and put it on the front porch. She'd write a note for what we needed - butter,mild,sour cream,etc) and leave it for him. In the morning we would get the milk. If it was cool enough in the morning (November to February) we would skim the cream off the top and use it on cereal (cream rises to the top in the cold like that).
We had a huge television - a Dumont-Rumson (they no longer make them). It was black and white and we had the TV guide printed in the daily paper along with the radio guide next to it. If you missed a show,too bad. NO VCR's. My brother and I would get our chores done on Saturdays and watch American Bandstand at 1PM. It was the only national dance program on at the time.
We had no air conditioning - that was a huge luxury. Even JC Penneys, Montgomery Ward's or Sears weren't air conditioned. They had large fans that were ceiling mounted. There were thin ribbons tied to the grating on the front so the workers could tell if it was on.
When we would purchase something in the department stores, the clerk would write down everything you had on a sales slip. She -it was always a woman - would take your money (few people had checking accounts yet)and put it in a small hooked basket along with the sales slip. She would then hook it on a long wire then push it. It slid along the wire to the cashier at the back of the store who would make the change and push it back to the clerk.
Today, we don't show patience in much of what we do. We pace in front of the microwave. We want things now. If it isn't soon enough - screw it-I'm moving on.If someone doesn't do what we want - then to hell with them and we go find another. Sad what we have become. I'm no paragon of virtue. I do a lot of dumb things and then stand there and wonder what went wrong.
Yeah we were the Woodstock generation. Viet Nam. San Francisco. the LA scene. Sit-ins and war protests. A lot of us died in Viet Nam and a lot of us tried to change the way others who had no voice could get a better life.
But we soon discovered that change doesn't happen overnight and we got disillusioned. We tried to make things better, but there were others who introduced drugs and alcohol into the mix and a lot of my generation got hooked on things that would make them never the same.It made their lives messy and jail and probation and now you have a record.I remember seeing Big Brother and the Holding Company (that's who Janis Joplin was with for you younger people). We thought this would go on forever. She believed the lie that heroin would help. I recall watching Jimi Hendrix play and thinking what a master he was. He also believed the lie. He choked to death on barbiturates and his own vomit.Jim Morrison was a tortured soul who couldn't stay clean,either.
Guess I'll stop rambling now.....


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#303213 - 09/18/09 03:35 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: alan55]
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ha! alun we're practically twins.... i just celebrated my 56th on 9-9. hehehee

how about johnny crawford on 'the rifleman' he was my first crush *sigh* them daze are long gone........

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#303240 - 09/18/09 08:02 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Sans Logos]
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All right, another use for The Cannon Diet!!! You could always tell that Cannon was behind you because his car was leaning the wrong way!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6phteRZpLtU

Anyone remember Fizzies candy??? We used to see how long that you could hold one in your mouth.

http://www.fizzies.com/nostalgia.html

Fizzies are back!!!

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#303245 - 09/18/09 09:11 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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Valerie Bertinelli
David Cassidy
The Osmond Brothers
Convoy
Streakers
Wildwood Weed (Caught up with him, 'bout six o'clock the next morning, Naked, swinging on the wind mill! He said he flew up there. I had to fly up there and bring him down. He was about half crazy...)
My Ding-a-Ling
Pop Rocks
Barry Manilow
Barnaby Jones



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#303276 - 09/19/09 03:31 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: WalkingSouth]
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Excuse me... it wasn't the Osmond "brothers" it was "Donny and Marie"


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#303307 - 09/19/09 01:43 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Roofus]
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No, before Donny & Marie there was an act called the the Osmond Brothers, at about the same time that the Jackson 5 was big. Donny was the young voice of the Osmond Brothers just like Michael Jackson was the young voice of the Jackson 5.

For bonus points which one of those two crooners did the song "Puppy Love"???

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#303309 - 09/19/09 01:53 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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Donny did the Puppy song.

How many points in a bonus?

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

Theme to Rocky now playing in my head and running up the steps. Also, in my mind.

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#303791 - 09/23/09 01:01 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Roofus]
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It was the Osmonds first - on the Andy Williams Show around 65 or 66. I drove my folks crazy playing White Rabbit over and over in the summer of 67...and listening to soul music (Temptations,AL Green, Marvin Gaye,etc) and my folks also not liking that. Hearing on the radio that Bobby Kennedy had been assassinated near where I lived. Watching the CBS evening news with Walter Cronkite and seeing the number of the Viet Nam war dead on a sign behind him - and seeing it change during the broadcast. Watching Wagon Train on Friday nights.Being amazed at color TV and watching Batman and That Girl "in color" at a neighbors house because the sets were expensive and my folks couldn't afford one yet. Going over to the neighbors house when they bought a new Mercury Monterey convertible. Trying to get used to the taste of Tang. Watching the moon landing/walk in the summer of 69. Being amazed when my cousins got an automatic garage door opener. Seeing someone on a car phone in the late 50's and thinking how cool (Paul Drake had one on Perry Mason). Oh, well...I'll quit for the night. This was fun....


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#303901 - 09/23/09 08:23 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: alan55]
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The ancient one returns.

The very first TV set that i had seen was at my friends house. It had a very small screen, but later his father bought a magnafing type glass to make the picture bigger.
Then to make it a "color" TV, there was a piece of sort of plastic and at the top it was blue (for the sky i guess). and at the bottom it was green (for the grass/ground).
It was a very primitve new fangled contraption, to say the least.

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Heal well my brothers, heal well.

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#308980 - 11/02/09 02:39 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: petercorbett]
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Originally Posted By: petercorbett
The ancient one returns.

father bought a magnafing type glass to make the picture bigger.
Then to make it a "color" TV, there was a piece of sort of plastic and at the top it was blue (for the sky i guess). and at the bottom it was green (for the grass/ground).


omg.. and .. u rented the VCR along with the tape?! n whats with the dot being hit by two lines??

this was funny laugh but nice also


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#308982 - 11/02/09 03:07 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Daniel_forgotten]
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Our first TV was an RCA 21-inch black and white picture-tube TV with a VHF dial tuner and no UHF, no remote-control either. It got channels 2 to 13 only. There was no cable TV available back in the early 1960s, nor any such thing as a VCR either. In Detroit, we got Channels 2, 4, 7, and 9, and that was it. Big Time Wrestling was on Saturday mornings, anyone remember Haystack Calhoun??? He was the heaviest of the heavyweight wrestlers on Saturday morning TV back then.

I also remember my dad having to fix the TV several times. We would go to the drug store with a handful of TV tubes, and use their Tube-Tester to see if they were any good or not. Usually all that you had to do to fix the TV was replace the tubes when they went bad. When I was maybe 10 or 11 we finally got a 17-inch color TV that also had a UHF tuner, so we could get Channels 20, 50, and 56 in Detroit too!!! I watched a lot of Gilligan's Island on that TV when I was a kid, the Munster's, Lost in Space, and the Brady Bunch too!!! I didn't have cable TV until 1978 when I was sharing an apartment with a friend from work, and even then our cable didn't have but 24 channels. I don't remember having a VCR until late in the 1980s, though my dad bought a huge old Beta-format VCR when it first came out around the mid-1980s. I still have his old Beta VCR plus two tapes for it if anyone needs one!!!

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#309320 - 11/04/09 05:34 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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I do believe it was Paul Anka that first performed Puppy Love

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#309686 - 11/08/09 10:43 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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Haystack Calhoun? OMG! Guilty as charged! What about Tiger Jeet Singh? Lord Athol Layton and The Sheik?

From Wiki about Haystack Calhoun...

William Dee Calhoun (August 3, 1934 – December 7, 1989) was a professional wrestler, who used the professional name "Haystack" or "Haystacks" Calhoun. The gargantuan wrestler was one of the foremost drawing cards during the industry’s “Golden Age” of the 1950s and 1960s while sporting his trademark white T-shirt, blue overalls, and horseshoe necklace. He is recognized as being among the chief pioneers for the sport’s super-heavyweight attractions.

Tube Testers. Guilty. Lost in Space. Guilty. Oh Gawd I feel old! When we next meet Mark, you can buy me a Grey Goose martini with a shot of Geritol in it! laugh

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#309696 - 11/08/09 01:39 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Geeders]
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This link from the Wresting Hall of Fame tells the story of Haystack(s) Calhoun with some photos, and contains the names of many other known wrestlers of that era, including Killer Kowalski. Haystack was 6'6" and weighed around 500 lbs though his media claimed that he weighed 600 lbs. Toward the end of his career he joined Vince McMahon's predecessor to the WWF/WWE, and held a championship belt for only a few months. Other regular Saturday morning entertainment that we used to watch on our giant 21-inch black and white TV were the Three Stooges, The Honeymooners, and the Little Rascals, all in black & white themselves, along with shows like the Time Tunnel, Lost in Space, the Adams Family, and the Muensters, all in black & white too. I never liked Flipper as I thought that it was too cheesy. I used to like the show McHale's Navy with Ernest Borgnine, and the Rat Patrol, but my mom wouldn't let us watch Combat with Vic Morrow. Have you ever seen Soul Train in black & white??? I have. How many of you have seen the TV show F-Troop (with Larry Storch) in black & white???

http://wrestlingmuseum.com/pages/wrestlers/haystacks2.html

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#309746 - 11/08/09 11:33 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Trucker51]
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How about Georgus(sp) George, the wrestler??

Oh god i'm showing my maturity.

Litle Pete & big Pete.

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#309750 - 11/08/09 11:55 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: petercorbett]
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I've had the pleasure of listening to both my father's and my grandmother's upbringing and I can say that even though I gre up in the 70's with no internet or satellite TV that I was still prviledged compared to thier eras. My dad came from a family of 8 kids and didn't see a TV set until he was around 10. Even then they only got 2 channels, one in English, the other in french, each of which brodcasted maybe 6 hours a day. His mother, my grandmother came from a family of 16 kids and grew up on a farm and had to make their own entertainment, providing there was time for it. They produced almost everything they needed to live on that farm and maybe went to town once a year to buy what they couldn't grow. Such a change 100 years makes in the way we live eh?

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#309765 - 11/09/09 05:21 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: petercorbett]
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Originally Posted By: petercorbett


Oh god i'm showing my maturity.


Like a fine wine! grin

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#310258 - 11/13/09 02:11 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Geeders]
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Guys

This goes back to the late 60's but did any of you watch Ultra-man? A cheesey japanese afternoon show that him fighting godzilla type of creatures. He could fly and shot like a lazer out of his hand. Or Speed racer?

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#310264 - 11/13/09 07:09 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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Ultra-man played on TBS at 4pm weekdays for a while back in 82' and 83' or so...............it was AWESOME!!

Who hasn't watched Speed Racer or Battle of the Planets or Star Blazers?

Japanimation Rocks!


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#310272 - 11/13/09 08:39 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Hauser]
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Let's not forget Marine Boy...

Star Blazers was always cool...***especially***

"The Wave Motion Gun"...!!!


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#310431 - 11/14/09 10:14 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: 1islandboy]
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Gotta jump on the BOTP(Keyop says "Droot-doot: G-Force!") and Star Blazers wagon... right up there with Shogun Warriors and Green Machines for who was the cool kid on the block ;-)

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#310447 - 11/14/09 11:41 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: dgoods]
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Used to see once in a while a really cheesy show called "Kimba the White Lion". Another was "Gigantor" some sort of "space age robot. I am a lot older than most of you so I;m doing out on a limb here : Planet Patrol. Or Rocky Jones. Your Show of Shows or Texaco Star Theater.


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#310452 - 11/15/09 01:16 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: alan55]
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I recently watched the Robotech saga on Hulu... it was awesome. I'm looking for a place that has Star Blazers. Anyone know where it can be found?


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#310464 - 11/15/09 07:00 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: Dewey2k]
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Loc: Utah
First time I can think of ever reading this thread. I'm 39.
Well, even then what you guys talk about doesn't surprise me. I remember walking in one instance 2-1/2 miles one way to a job I spent usually 2-3 hours at, irrigating a field. I'd walk it in my knee boots. I used to put the boots on a pack frame and wear tennis shoes there, but I found that ants would find their way into my shoes when I left them with the pack while irrigating. Can't always shake them all out, and they'd bite. Bad deal. Anyhow, I used to do that for $5, then the next year it went to $10. No year 3 as the guy died and his kids sold the property.

I used to go around town and pick up litter. Just to make it look better. To make a "full round" of the town would be 5-1/2 miles. I never could do it in one day. Collect & sell the cans and beer bottles & then we always burned our garbage, so it'd get burned with it.


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#311821 - 11/26/09 03:25 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: LilacLouie]
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Well hello boys and girls...

Do you Remember...J.P. Patches and Gertrude or Bozo the Clown...???

I wasn't much for Captain Kangaroo...But how about him anyway...???

Maybe for you it was Howdy Doody time...????

I'll leave you with ~~~ Mic...c u real soon...key...y because we like u...n0qxe...cool

(it doesn't matter...what I typed after u...because you already had the rest figured out...mouseketeeres).

island


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#311822 - 11/26/09 03:38 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: 1islandboy]
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Rawson,

And Mr Green Jeans I had forgotten about him. I used to watch Capt Kanagroo all the time. iwonder if the old Capt is still alive.

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#311824 - 11/26/09 03:44 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: michael banks]
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Guys,

Just got tickets to see KISS in San Diego friday night.
They were my first concert in 1975 at the age of 14.
So excite feel like a kid again.
Might even have to wear Gene Simmons face make up.lol

Rock and Roll all night long.

Mike

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#443033 - 08/02/13 11:04 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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Edited by bodyguard8367 (02/27/14 06:37 PM)

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#443168 - 08/03/13 06:18 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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and cracker jacks were a dime a box

and cap hops served at the local drive in restaurant

and it was okay to play army and cowboys and indians

and the phone line had 7 families, all listening in and waiting turns

and we drew our water from a well

and picked the "tater bugs" from the potato plants by hand

and yes, I even remember when my grandma had electricity ran to her house!
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#443348 - 08/05/13 09:15 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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I remember when TV shows used to advertise "In Living Color" to show that they were cutting edge and to distinguish themselves from the black and white TV shows.

Remember when writing a report for school meant getting the typewriter out, putting paper in the slot, making sure it was level and even, and typing. If you made a mistake, you couldn't just hit "Delete." You had to get the White-out, dab it on the error, wait for it to dry, line things up again and resume typing. Sometimes the lines wouldn't be even and it would draw attention to the error. If you were lucky enough to get an electric typewriter, you were it.

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#444328 - 08/14/13 07:46 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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I've resisted joining this thread because of some type of temporal hangup. the beauty of the "40 year-old mark" is it keeps moving and it just passed me. In other words, this ain't my dad's 40.

I'm sure some of these have been covered in the many responses, but here goes...

A solid state television was kind of a big deal.
No DVR and just a handful of channels meant EVERYBODY came to school the next day talking about the same thing from the previous night's TV lineup.
"Lolly, Lolly get your adverbs here"
I know who shot JR.
Nobody seemed to care if we quoted beer commercials in elementary school.
"Tastes Great" vs. "Less Filling" "I must be on the front row!"
When EF Hutton speaks, everybody listens.
Phone booths, remember those? Calls were a dime, then a quarter--then who cared after that?
AT&T vs. MCI
"You alright! I learned it by watching you!"
"They're heeere..." scared me every time.
While "Saturday Night Fever" had sonething to do with a disco, but Saturday Morning Fever meant cartoons.
If you started watching cartoons early on a Saturday and you were still in front of the TV when Soul Train came on---then you REALLY needed to go outside and play.
Watching the movie "War Games" made me want to be a computer hacker.
The password is "pencil."
An Apple //e in your house was badass.
A single speed BMX Redline PL-20 with Dia Comp brakes, flight cranks, a GT laid back seat post, Araya rims was one tricked out bike.
Car phones and pagers were for doctors and drug dealers.
Flying was more fun in the old jets.
Flying was more fun before 9-11 and the TSA.
The Cold War was still real. Hot war was always possible
"99 Luftbalons" "It's a Mistake"
There was West and East Germany and a wall in Berlin.

Will






Edited by Suwanee (08/14/13 07:48 PM)
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#444347 - 08/14/13 11:24 PM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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A cassette recorder was nice to have.

And 50 is waving at me off in the distance.
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#444367 - 08/15/13 03:25 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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Loc: Iowa, USA
Here are some more things I thought of:
* You remember the Bicentennial
* You know who said "I am not a crook"
* You either went for Ginger or Maryann
* You can name the band Paul McCartney was in before Wings
* YOu were afraid to go into the ocean after Jaws
* You remember the Chevette and the Gremlin
* You remember Braniff and Pan Am
* You remember Lew Alcindor, Cassius Clay, Jean Claude Killy and Mark Spitz
* Bell bottoms were in for the first time.

There are a lot more and I've probably forgotten more than I can remember

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#444390 - 08/15/13 10:28 AM Re: The Over 40 Crowd [Re: J.R.]
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