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post #31 of 194
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Do you know what an IBM Selectric is?


Was the Selectric the one that was the huge advance because it had a little mag card thing that actually recorded what was typed, and then you could correct it later? Or was that the Selectric II? Can't believe I'm about to Google this . . .

Edit: The Wikipedia article on Selectrics is really pretty fascinating:

IBM Selectric typewriter
post #32 of 194
I still write checks for all my bills.... and buy postage stamps... at the post office.
post #33 of 194
muscle cars
feathered hair
manix
and chicks w/ bush!
post #34 of 194
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Originally Posted by Baron View Post
It's a little depressing that I'm old enough for this thread.

+1.
post #35 of 194
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Originally Posted by Parker View Post
I still ... buy postage stamps at the post office.
There is another place to buy them?
post #36 of 194
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That part of the horse is the "anus" ...
That I recognize ... Style Forum being what it is.
post #37 of 194
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
I gave my son some of my old Matchbox cars last year. They were made less than two decades after WWII in a financially strapped country that was still recovering from the effects of the war by making tchotkes for the American market. Stamped on the bottom? "Made in England." - B
still have most of mine intact, most of them have 1977 to 1979 production dates... I think its around 100+ still in the box in my old room. my daughters play with me and my wife's old Lego sets, circa mid-80s.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks View Post
Do you know what an IBM Selectric is?
Still have one in our office, I remember seeing it the first time as a kid sometime in 85/86 and thinking, 'wow, that is way cooler than the Remington upright we use in our typing class'... and yeah we used to have typing class. +++++ I used to buy audio 'metal' tapes for mixed tapes, TDK being a favorite brand and one of the leaders in the audio tape market. Also had a small collection of betamax tapes which I still use until laser discs came in... once the laser disc players had auto-reverse, I figured that is the format of the future and nothing else will top that.
post #38 of 194
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Hey old bros,

What life advice would you have for us young bucks?

Sincerely yours,

Matrostiels

If you don't want to get out of bed to go to work, find a different line of work.

Use shoe trees.

This is an easy one since you're on the SF: buy quality.
post #39 of 194
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Originally Posted by JoelF View Post
Was the Selectric the one that was the huge advance because it had a little mag card thing that actually recorded what was typed, and then you could correct it later? Or was that the Selectric II? Can't believe I'm about to Google this . . .

Edit: The Wikipedia article on Selectrics is really pretty fascinating:

IBM Selectric typewriter

I was actually thinking of the mid-1980s Selectric III, it appears. I can't even imagine how ridiculously easy college would have been with a computer.
post #40 of 194
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Do you remember when TV didn't have reality shows, but it did have Variety Shows?

The Smothers Brothers Show
The Carol Burnett Show

The Donny and Marie Show

The Captain and Tennille Show


Why doesn't someone revive the variety show format?

You honestly remember these shows? Wasn't the Smothers Brothers over by the late 60s?
post #41 of 194
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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks View Post
If you don't want to get out of bed to go to work, find a different line of work.
Easy enough to say but what if the line of work you want pays jack? Not to derail though, there have been several threaks on this topic.

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Use shoe trees.
Duh. But even with sneakers?

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Originally Posted by Mr. Checks View Post
This is an easy one since you're on the SF: buy quality.
post #42 of 194
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Originally Posted by Bradford View Post
Do you remember when TV didn't have reality shows, but it did have Variety Shows?

The Smothers Brothers Show

The Carol Burnett Show

The Donny and Marie Show

The Captain and Tennille Show

Why doesn't someone revive the variety show format?

The Smothers Brothers
had a few cameo slots
on Life with Bonnie.

I am not joking
when I call them the highlight
of Life with Bonnie.
post #43 of 194
How about Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, etc.? Shows from a much more innocent time (or so it seems.)

Has anyone mentioned a party line yet? Or a rotary phone? A time when only affluent people had answering machines?
post #44 of 194
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
How about Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, etc.? Shows from a much more innocent time (or so it seems.)

Has anyone mentioned a party line yet? Or a rotary phone? A time when only affluent people had answering machines?

My mother-in-law
Still uses her rotary
Will not relinquish.

Gilligan's Island:
Professor plus MaryAnn
not so innocent.
post #45 of 194
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
How about Gilligan's Island, The Brady Bunch, etc.? Shows from a much more innocent time (or so it seems.)
There's a small headgear company in California that made the Skipper's hat. They made most of the yachting caps used in the movies and worn by the stars back in the day. Quality stuff, the "Black Yacht Cap". Check it, sailor: www.lancap.com
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