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The Old Guys threak

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

  1. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I definitely remember them from when I was a kid.

    How was the Dewey Presidency?
     
  2. romafan

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    What about ongoing games that lasted forever (mostly footall, but could be any team sport). Kids would drop out as their parents/siblings pulled them out for dinner, while others would join. Darkness (accompanied by "next td/goal wins") was the referee's final whistle...

    Anyone else have trucks that sprayed mosquito-control gas (i.e. pesticide) going through the neighborhood in the summertime? We'd follow it on our bikes riding in and out of the poisonous fog [​IMG]

    Pond hockey! Do kids still shovel driveways or cut lawns for speding $? [​IMG]
     
  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    What about ongoing games that lasted forever (mostly footall, but could be any team sport). Kids would drop out as their parents/siblings pulled them out for dinner, while others would join. Darkness (accompanied by "next td/goal wins") was the referee's final whistle...
    Yes, even our generation had that.
    I did that from 7 until 13, when I got my first real job.


    Do you old farts think that any generation after yours is full of lazy pussies? Give me a break.
     
  4. romafan

    romafan Senior member

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    Yes, even our generation had that.

    I did that from 7 until 13, when I got my first real job.


    Do you old farts think that any generation after yours is full of lazy pussies? Give me a break.


    Easy there, Junior. My comments are based on my (limited) observations over a 40 year period in a single NJ town. I'm glad there still raising normal kids out in the cornfields...
     
  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    Easy there, Junior. My comments are based on my (limited) observations over a 40 year period in a single NJ town. I'm glad there still raising normal kids out in the cornfields...

    The pussy line wasn't directed at you. More at the people with the "kids these days just don't understand" attitude.
     
  6. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Does anyone remember when the arrival of a new catalogue was a big event?

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  7. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    ^awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    I remember what a treat it was when the JC Penney toy catalogue came in the mail. My sister used to write a letter to Santa with the items she wished to receive, complete with page and item numbers!
     
  8. JLibourel

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    Remember when Playboy Playmates and other women posing in the magazine couldn't show pubic hair? Of course, they don't show pubic hair these days for the opposite reason!
     
  9. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Another catalogue moment. It helps if you remember Maurice "Rocket" Richard.

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    Remember when Playboy Playmates and other women posing in the magazine couldn't show pubic hair? Of course, they don't show pubic hair these days for the opposite reason!
    Wasn't it a performance artist/model who broke that barrier? Velselka/Verushka or something? lefty
     
  11. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Remember when Playboy Playmates and other women posing in the magazine couldn't show pubic hair?

    IIRC that's how Penthouse made its big move in the men's magazine marketplace: they were showing muff when Playboy refused to change with the times.

    And then Hustler did a scratch and sniff!
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Remember when Playboy Playmates and other women posing in the magazine couldn't show pubic hair? Of course, they don't show pubic hair these days for the opposite reason!

    Well, from what I heard,
    pubic hairs were quite tricky
    in the stone carvings.
     
  13. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    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.


    Duh. But even with sneakers?

    [​IMG]


    Somewhere on the SF there is a picture of my low-tops with shoe treez
     
  14. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Like DakRube, I am not nostalgic. Probably more jealous than nostalgic.

    One thing I really like it that I don't look like my parents did when they were in their 40s, yikes.[​IMG]

    There's some great stuff going on right now, foremost of which is lapels smaller than a B-52.
     
  15. MetroStyles

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    Somewhere on the SF there is a picture of my low-tops with shoe treez

    I use teh treez in my Crocs.
     
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    The pussy line wasn't directed at you. More at the people with the "kids these days just don't understand" attitude.

    Kids today just don't know understand how to call someone a pussy in a non-confusing manner.
     
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    Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea...Riding bikes all day in the summer w/ no helmets. Hitchhiking. Neighborhood cookouts.

    All great stuff. I barely remember Voyage, but I know I used to really like that one.

    My SF location is a paraphrase of a line from that show. Gilligan dreamed he was a South American dictator ... promising his people, "This, that, and the other things."

    Had not caught that, but I remember the episode. A classic! [​IMG]


    Pond hockey! Do kids still shovel driveways or cut lawns for speding $? [​IMG]


    [​IMG] Pond hockey and bonfire on the bank at night. Some of my best childhood winter memories.

    Does anyone remember when the arrival of a new catalogue was a big event?

    Sears Christmas Wish Book. Anyone else spend hours looking at that?
     
  18. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    not only an electric typwritter, by I used to have a telex machine next to my desk - I may be the youngest person on earth who knows how to use a teletype machine.

    I wanted to get my son some of the old matchbox track on ebay, apparently the curves are rare and expensive now. strange world
     
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    The sound of a Convair 440's twin Pratt & Whitney R-2800s ... on its take-off roll ... or flying overhead.

    Every now and again I'll hear that sound ... and I run to look.
     
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    Having ice delivered.
     

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