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post #46 of 60
I'm loving these. I'll give one of my more entertaining ones. This was at a local church, and a friend of the family saw me in a mildly metallic (give me a break, I was 17.) shirt under a black suit. It was really sunny outside and he looked at me and went 'Whoa. Now that's a shirt.' I smile and try to downplay it, but he goes on: 'So does it ever cause interference with electronics?' I laugh, but he keeps on going. 'That thing must have its own magnetic charge. Does stuff stick to it?' 'Have you tried touching a Van Der Graaf with that thing on?' 'It must be visible from space.' 'Don't ever drive a convertible; you'll blind everyone on the road.' I think I cried myself to sleep that night.
post #47 of 60
ln one workplace, 6 women gave me compliments on my clothes, especially my shoes. l had quite a following in that company.
post #48 of 60
Wife and I are in the lobby at the opera. She's in a shiny grey gown and I'm wearing a shawl collar tux with a vintage 1900's top hat. (I'm on my way to the hat check.) A lady walks up, looks me over from head to toe and declares, "You win."
post #49 of 60
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I do however, live (clap clap clap) "deep in the heart of Texas".
Excuse me, where's the basement?
post #50 of 60
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Checkout girl at GAP told me I was one of the most attractive men she'd ever seen. She wasn't even a sales girl, just taking my money. She was really cute and it was really strange. I'm quite happily married but don't wear a ring. Didn't know quite how to hadle it so I just thanked her and quite sincerely told her that I hadn't even had anything like that happen to me before. I have to blame it on the clothes since, like I said, that's never ever happened to me. Of course it hasn't happened since either. I ran right home and told my wife.
Doesn't that stuff always seem to happen AFTER you get married? I think that is just God's sense of humor.
post #51 of 60
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(kabert @ April 21 2005,08:50) I was wondering the same thing....  hasn't Lawrence Welk been off the air since about 1975?  Oh wait a minute -- I suppose his show is on DVD now.
Actually (and unbelievably), the Welk show is one of the highest rated programs on PBS.
Man Saturday nights with Welk were tradition in my house. After that it was All in the Family, then bath time (Had church the next day afterall,) and then the Carol Burnett show before bed. Ah, memories of Americana from the '70s.
post #52 of 60
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Man Saturday nights with Welk were tradition in my house.  After that it was All in the Family, then bath time (Had church the next day afterall,) and then the Carol Burnett show before bed. Ah, memories of Americana from the '70s.
Stu ~ are you sure you're not my brother??  I'm quite sure I'm the only person my age who has ever seen Lawrence Welk in concert - TWICE.
post #53 of 60
Whoa. While the direction this topic has gone is harmless, I think this is the most odd O/T meander I've read. I'm pretty sure we'd watch it when I was little -- didn't they play some sort of bedtime music at the end/over the credits? Anyway, the Hardy Amies Welk trivia came from my dad. Who watches the reruns on PBS.
post #54 of 60
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Man Saturday nights with Welk were tradition in my house.  After that it was All in the Family, then bath time (Had church the next day afterall,) and then the Carol Burnett show before bed. Ah, memories of Americana from the '70s.
Stu ~ are you sure you're not my brother??  I'm quite sure I'm the only person my age who has ever seen Lawrence Welk in concert - TWICE.
Apparently more of us lived Rockwellian childhoods than we realize. I would have drawn the line at my parents dragging me to see him in concert, though. I didn't say I liked the show, I just said it was on every Saturday night at my house. Although now, I probably wouldn't mind the music so much as I did when I was 8.
post #55 of 60
best comment i've heard are at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekenders....we usually hear stuff like -is there a Grease convention in town? -i used to own that dress (old lady saying this to my gf) -what are you guys supposed to be, the 70s (??? ) -you look like the Japanese Elvis
post #56 of 60
And a one, and a two...... anyway, back to the topic: The other day my 4-year-old said: "Oye Papi, estas guapo si." Which in English means "Hey daddy, you are incredibly well dressed and handsome and the best daddy in the world." Well not quite, I took a bit of license with that translation.
post #57 of 60
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"Oye Papi, estas guapo si." Which in English means "Hey daddy, you are incredibly well dressed and handsome and the best daddy in the world."  
Mentiroso.
post #58 of 60
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"Oye Papi, estas guapo si." Which in English means "Hey daddy, you are incredibly well dressed and handsome and the best daddy in the world."  
Mentiroso.  
Tee hee. Caught me.
post #59 of 60
Couple weeks ago at Bloomingdales I stop to look at the Canali suits. A sales person literally ran over and grabbed the arm of my cashmere Brioni double-breasted sportscoat and was so enamored and couldn't stop asking about and wanting to know what was the brand, cost, etc. Alas, I said it was several times the prix of the Canali suit.
post #60 of 60
I work in a substance abuse treatment center, so for a while I got the "How'd it go in court?" or "Who died?" routine. Now my co-workers (not to mention the clients) are used to what they think of as dandyish excess (and is actually a fairly stodgy sport jacket, decent shirt, tie and slacks regimen). So used to it that, should I show up tieless or in the occasional pair of clean Levis, they now complain. When historians look at the Decline of the American Empire they will fix the institution of "Casual Fridays" as the turning point - the last nail in the coffin of civilized America.
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