The Old Guys threak

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

  1. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Quadraphonic.

    You would have liked my shoes in the quad stereo days:

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    But seriously, if NBC can give Leno an hour every night to basically just interview one celebrity, why can't another network spend one hour each week on a variety show that would be family-friendly entertainment?

    And while we're at it, ABC should bring back The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. It would be a nice counterprogramming move against NBC Sunday Night Football and give those of us with kids some options that isn't Yug-i-oh, Bakugan or whatever stupid show my kids like this week.


    After Disney was busted for throwing buckets of lemmings off of cliffs, we all lost our innocence. I was more a fan of M of O's Wild Kingdom . . . "While Jim wrestled that angry alligator into submission I headed back to base camp for iced tea and bandages."

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  2. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Man I guess I belong in this "threak"

    I still don't use ATMs. I don't like direct deposit but rather prefer to go to the bank.

    I think people rely too much on their gadgets...Iphones, cell phones, can't go anywhere without texting or talking, can't read a map becuase the GPS receiver is right there, etc.

    I remember going on long car trips and having nothing to do but read a book or look out the car windows. I think doing that would actually kill one of my kids.


    Are you an image consultant?
     


  3. MetroStyles

    MetroStyles Senior member

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    Hey old bros,

    What life advice would you have for us young bucks?

    Sincerely yours,

    Matrostiels
     


  4. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Yes, and I remember thinking that ATMs were a fad. Now I have what looks like one in the console of my new car ... but sadly it doesn't dispense ... it only reminds me of the expense involved in maintaining my choice of vehicle.

    That part of the horse is the "anus" and you maintain it from the other end.

    I know your parties are weird on that side of the bay, but my reminder above should still give you a sense of how things work.


    - B
     


  5. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Do you know what an IBM Selectric is? Do you remember going to a bank when you needed money? Do you find yourself answering "yes" to each and every "would you hit it?" theak - as Dakota did recently ? "Yes?" Well then let's gather here my friends. We learn from the young-uns, surely, but we have much to offer as well. So, come to a place where your 70s cultural references need no explanation, and where thinning hair is regarded as a sign that the fine wine that is you is ready to be served. First topic: I'm fucking pissed that we didn't have webcams when I was 20. Discuss.
    I feel as if I've finally found my people.
    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
    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.
     


  6. 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.
     


  7. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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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
     


  8. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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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.
     


  9. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Young guy here who finally got an ATM card last month. Was disappointed in myself.
     


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    Label King is the oldest person here, mentally at least.
     


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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?
     


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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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    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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