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post #151 of 194
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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.

For you, Doxe.



And from the flower children of Syracuse:



lefty
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post #152 of 194
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Originally Posted by Doxe View Post
Monkey bars in playgrounds over tar/concrete with broken glass lying about.

Fixed it for you... and somehow we (and our parents) never cared.

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People buying cars with cash instead of leasing or financing;
Well in my neighborhood it was only used cars and people would be mad because the state made you write in that you paid at least $50 for the car. My first two cars cost $75 and $150. Bought a 60's runabout boat for $400 and proceeded to update it to the 80's. Carpeting and all.

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Phones made of bakelite.
The handles were twenty pounds. Remember using shoulder rests for extended phone conversations?
post #153 of 194
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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 had one in my college dormroom. We wore it out!
post #154 of 194
With an 8-track

post #155 of 194
I miss the acceleration jolt of my 650 double pumper carburetor.

Now it would just make me have to piss.
post #156 of 194
Does anyone remember acid?



lefty
post #157 of 194
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Does anyone remember acid?



lefty

Remember? I live in Berkeley.
post #158 of 194
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post
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.

my first sportswriting job was in albuquerque and i covered the dukes from time to time (AAA dodgers). The first season was Ron Cey, Mike Marshall, Charlie Hough, Davey Lopes and Steve Yeager with Tommy Lasorda managing!
post #159 of 194
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Originally Posted by Doxe View Post
I remember:
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.

Actually I still hear these on the local NPR station every now and then.
post #160 of 194
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Remember? I live in Berkeley.

Did you wear flowers in your hair?

I had some interesting psychedelic drug experiences. Carried on a lengthy conversation with a fellow at a Pink Floyd concert whose face was made of polished stone.

Another time I looked down at my hands to discover that I had no fingers, only stumps. That eventually spread up my arms and legs until I was a just torso with a steel rod running through my shoulders joints. I was suspended in space by this rod swinging slowly back and forth for a few hours.

Pinball on acid was particularly interesting.

lefty
post #161 of 194
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Does anyone remember acid?



lefty

I remember putting a hit of windowpane on my eyeball. Someone told me it was the quickest route to the brain.
post #162 of 194
I had an interesting 50's, 60's and 70s

I'll post later.

As an example. I ran into a young girl ( about 28 ) at my "Social Club". As a kid in the early 50s I lived at 40 Clinton St. on the LES of Manhattan.

We started talking and it turns out that she lives at 5* Clinton St. a few doors down ( right now that is ). We paid $40 a month for a 2 bedroom apartment. She pays $1,750 for a studio and is happy!

Good kid too. MBA from Baruch and a working consultant.
post #163 of 194
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I remember putting a hit of windowpane on my eyeball. Someone told me it was the quickest route to the brain.
I wonder how it would work as a suppository? Kid talks about LSD. lefty
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post #164 of 194
This sound This commercial I still like these tunes And movie scenes where someone plops Alka Seltzers into a glass of water. Also movie scenes where passengers in a convertible end up accidentally going through a car wash.
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post #165 of 194
i remember when women had hair on their pussies.
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