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post #136 of 194
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The Tucson Toros were the AAA franchise for the Astros. ...

I grew up in Tucson and remember when the Toros were the AAA affiliate for the Oakland A's (early '70's, I think). Phil Garner and Manny Trillo played on the same infield, with Dan Ford in the outfield. They couldn't make the majors because the A's were winning the World Series.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
Anyone have the very old styled hockey game, where you pulled and twisted levers? All my friends and I had one, and we spent hours playing it.

I guess my brothers and I had a really old style hockey game. The levers only turned, but didn't pull. The game used a ball for a puck and we had to wait until it rolled within range of a player. Ah, good times....

......yes, I guess I really am ancient.
post #137 of 194
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Holy jeebus, our parents were okay with letting us play with these, solid balls of tempered glass swung at maximum velocity so they smacked each other and made that "CLACK!" sound, at what, about 2 or 3 clacks per second? *shudder*

They were fun for the two or three weeks we had 'em before the law suits and recalls started flying.

Ah, those were the days . . .


Hello, did you forget LAWN DARTS?!


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post #138 of 194
Do they still make these? lefty
post #139 of 194
Not the awesome, lethal metal things.
post #140 of 194
Relax all. These are the good-old days!!
post #141 of 194
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Relax all. These are the good-old days!!
True. While thinking about the past can be enjoyable from time to time ... trying to live there is a waste of time. Ain't gonna happen.

Most Important: The Present
Next in Importance: The Future
Lest in Importance: The Past
post #142 of 194
To hell with that . . . those were the days.



lefty
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post #143 of 194
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lefty

We used to call them knockers. Loved to play with them then, still do.

In regard to variety shows: I can't belive that no one has mentioned Dean Martin and the Gold Diggers. I loved that show. Dean was so cool with his glass of booze and his cigarette, jumping up on the baby grand piano. The white short shorts on the gold diggers were pretty risque in the day.

As a kid I remember having bottled milk delivered to a small ice chest on the porch. I also remember that you could buy a plastic sheet that was tinted in graduations from green to blue that you could stick on the front of your B&W TV to simulate color. I think I prefer 1080p HD.
post #144 of 194
There was cool . . . and then there was Dean Martin.





lefty
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post #145 of 194
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Pong.

Leisure suits. Mine was forest green and I wore it with a butterfly bow tie.

As I mentioned before I was a Hot Wheels guy rather than Matchbox. I had the case the looked like a tire that you opened up to put all your cars in.



I also had the track that had the little machine that the car would go through that had spinning rubber wheels inside it that would shoot it down the track. I think they were called "Superchargers" or something.


Also, who else had baseball cards that would today be worth four figures, but for the fact that you clothes-pinned them to the spokes of your bicycle to make your bike (sort of) sound like a motorcycle.

Which reminds me...only the old guys on here probably remember what clothes pins were actually used for.

Boy, you brought back some great memories. I think I still have my hot wheel case like that. I think it is in my son's closet.
post #146 of 194
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Do they still make these?



lefty

Last time my parents went to France (last year), my mother brought me back one of those with pictures of Versailles... a book of the damn place would have been more appropriate for a 20-something... anyways, yes they still make those.

I'm old enough to remember this:

post #147 of 194
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There was cool . . . and then there was Dean Martin.





lefty
I'll raise you:


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post #148 of 194
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Boy, you brought back some great memories. I think I still have my hot wheel case like that. I think it is in my son's closet.
I sold mine at a garage sale in the mid-80s. BJ and the bear got me into the "matchbox" semis.
post #149 of 194
I remember:

B&W TV with channels from 2 to 12 on a dial that you had to turn;

Rabbit ears for TV;

Slip n' slide;

Monkey bars in playgrounds (haven't seen these in years);

People buying cars with cash instead of leasing or financing;

Saying the Lords Prayer every day in school. Seriously, we did this every morning until the Supreme Court said it was illegal;

Dodgeball (I loved dodgeball);

Phones made of bakelite. No one these days understands the old noir films where someone gets hit in the head with a phone and is knocked out;

But the single biggest thing the new generation has no idea of is the Emergency Broadcast System warnings. I remember every three days or so the TV station would hae a commercial (remember station breaks) and there would be this long 20 second beeeeeeeeeeppppp, and then an ominous voice would say: "This is has been a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is only a test. In the case of a real emergency instructions would follow."

Ah, nothing like the constant threat of nuclear holocaust to stir the memories.
post #150 of 194
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Do they still make these?



lefty

Wow!! Thanks for posting!!! I totally forgot about this. Probably one of the first toys I ever had. I had one with all the He-Man slides with Skeletor and all that.

Crazy, I don't think my brain accessed that memory for 20 years...
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