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The Old Guys threak

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Mr. Checks, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    The only thing I miss is having sex with young women. Once the hair starts to go they seem to want more and more money for sexual favours and I'm on a budget nowadays.
     
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    I feel as if I've finally found my people.

    I was a Hot Wheels guy. Sadly, my mother sold all my Hot Wheels in a garage sale years ago. I do have my baseball card collection somewhere, but I don't yet trust my kids with it.

    I have my father's Boxing Card collection from the 1940's.


    I'm surprised that you're not the Socialist mayor of Plano yet.


    - B
     
  3. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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    I'm surprised that you're not the Socialist mayor of Plano yet. - B
    I'm trying to sell my Prius to buy a more capitalist-pig styled car so I'm no longer qualified.
     
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    Young guy here who finally got an ATM card last month. Was disappointed in myself.
     
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    What does it mean if I used the Selectric 2 all the time (I guess it was actually a Selectric II)? Am I too young for this crowd?
     
  9. lefty

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    You have to be old to remember this. Probably also have to old to get it. 2000 Year Old Man
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  10. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's a little depressing that I'm old enough for this thread.
     
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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
     
  12. Parker

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    I still write checks for all my bills.... and buy postage stamps... at the post office.
     
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    It's a little depressing that I'm old enough for this thread.

    +1.
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    I still ... buy postage stamps at the post office.
    There is another place to buy them?
     
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    That I recognize ... Style Forum being what it is.
     
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    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.
    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. [​IMG]
     
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    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.
     
  19. Mr. Checks

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    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.
     
  20. gnatty8

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    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?
     

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