The Old Guys threak

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    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.
     
  2. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Are you serious or kidding, because Wikipedia says he lives in Wilmer, AL?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Sexton


    I was just guessing that he would have wanted to off himself once the 80s were over; apparently not.
     
  3. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    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.

    Strap on your skates, Gordie. You're going in.

    [​IMG]

    Remember Cheever's mask? In retrospect, it's a little scary.

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    lefty
     
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    Village Gent Remembers /
    RSS Remembers ... and on one occasion exaggerates ... but it will be obvious.

    Those handheld electronic football games that were just LED blips. /
    Why I remember when (now I really sound like my father)
    football "games" were a large table-sized electric board that vibrated ...
    causing the players (each about an inch tall) to move down the field.
    Trouble was, you couldn't guarantee which way they'd move.
    Now before that, we actually had to go outside and play that game.


    When the centerfolds in Playboy still had ample public hair. /
    I don't remember public hair ...
    but I do remember when ample pubic hair was all Playboy could show ... if that.


    Silver trading at $50 an ounce and every fly-by-night coin dealer putting an ad in the paper enticing you to sell your pre-1965 silver coins. /
    I remember this too ...
    and everyone knowing that a certain Ft. Worth family was behind the rise in price.
    After that ... Bunker went on everyone's C-list.


    Dr. J /
    Wilt Chamberlain anyone?

    Tang /
    Damn those Gemini Astronauts ...
    I've been trying to forget Tang since NASA released it on the public.
    And we thought space food was going to be extra special.


    Leisure suits (my younger brother had one in lemon yellow). /
    Fortunately, I was old enough to know better.

    Dance Fever /
    But do you remember dancing to Purple People Eater?

    Reagan almost wrestling the Republican nomination from Ford in '76. /
    How about that Nixon/Kennedy debate?

    Painting the fire hydrant outside our house for the Bicentennial. /
    Why I remember when we whitewashed the hitching post outside our house for the Centennial.
    We didn't have no red and blue paint ...
    cause those damn Yankees had done taken everything away from us after The War!*


    Waiting in long lines for gas, and when regular gas meant it had lead in it. /
    How about gas for 19 cents a gallon?
    Candy bar for a nickel?
    First Class postage only 4 cents?


    Pull tabs on beer and soda cans (if you stepped on one of them, they'd really slice your foot open.) /
    And before that ... if you wanted a beer -- or soda -- one actually had to use an opener.

    When Ayds (pronounced like AIDS) was a diet candy. /
    Diet Candy? Why in the 50s the diet aide of choice was amphetamine salts.
    That's how all those social x-rays stayed so thin.


    Old is relative.

    * Just in case you don't know which one was total exaggeration.
     
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    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.

    Strap on your skates, Gordie. You're going in.

    [​IMG]


    That actually looks fun. What year? Viabrating Football was a total e-ffing dud!
     
  6. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Here's an older version and a little history: [​IMG] http://www.peterreynolds.ca/games/history.htm Unlocked front doors. Being kicked out of the house in the morning and told to come home when it was dark. When you were acting like an asshole and an adult told you to knock it off you replied, "Yes, Sir" not "Screw you, Dude." Peaches had fuzz. For that matter, fruit tasted like fruit not cardboard. lefty
     
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    Strap on your skates, Gordie. You're going in.

    [​IMG]


    Here is the new and improved version. Much better:
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  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    I had one similar to what lefty poasted. A video game that worked without electricity!
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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  10. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

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    Pong.

    Leisure suits. Mine was forest green and I wore it with a butterfly bow tie.

    As I mentioned before I was a Hot Wheels guy rather than Matchbox. I had the case the looked like a tire that you opened up to put all your cars in.

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    I also had the track that had the little machine that the car would go through that had spinning rubber wheels inside it that would shoot it down the track. I think they were called "Superchargers" or something.
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    Also, who else had baseball cards that would today be worth four figures, but for the fact that you clothes-pinned them to the spokes of your bicycle to make your bike (sort of) sound like a motorcycle.

    Which reminds me...only the old guys on here probably remember what clothes pins were actually used for.
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    ^ Now, pong and that big fancy tire thing were for rich families, but I had that track! I loved it.
     
  12. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I grew up rough. Those tracks were quite handy in a gang fight and for noise in our spokes we used cigarette packs.

    lefty
     
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    lawyerdad Senior member

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

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    lefty

    Are those shell?
     
  14. Mr. Checks

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    Are those shell?

    Whore-ween shell
     
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    foodguy Senior member

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    about my first 10 years in journalism i was a sportswriter and we had to call in game stories to a rewrite desk (never, ever, have a problem with writer's block having had to dictate 900 words on a payphone in a 7-11 parking lot in canyon texas with a 35-mph wind blowing a 28-degree temps ... file before you freeze!).
    Then we were all so jealous when the writers from the big papers (Dallas!) started showing up with their portable computers -- they were the size of a big suitcase and they had two cups where you attached the telephone.
    hell, kids, i'm so old I edited a Prodigy board ... there was this thing called "dial-up". ..
     

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