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You are too old if you remember...

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Mark Holtz, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. Sep 14, 2013 #21 of 368
    Nick

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    "Watching" radio programs.

    Yes, I am that old, and Mark, I'm not too old! At least according to my little hottie gf! :sure:
     
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    AntAltMike

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    We "watched" Alan Shepard's sub-orbital flight on a pocket radio that was set on a desk in the front of my second grade class when I was in the second grade. Our poor school didn't yet have a TV, but we really couldn't miss America's first manned flight because the first astronaut came from nearby Derry, New Hampshire, AKA (to them) as Spacetown, USA.
     
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    tsmacro

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    I always phrase it this way: "If you don't know what I'm talking about then obviously you're too young!"
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    Egg cream soda.
     
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    Laxguy

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    Quiet in the Peanut Gallery!
     
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    AntAltMike

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    See you later, alligator. Twenty-three skidoo!
     
  7. Sep 14, 2013 #27 of 368
    gov

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    2 or 3 times a week when I was in 1st grade we'd hear a sonic boom and it ALWAYS scared the crap out of me.

    I remember when The Platters were 'bigger' than The Beatles.

    I remember when we worried what the neighbors would think.

    I wasn't allowed to ever go play with one of my cousins at his house because his mom was divorced AND remarried. I think we might have been some of the neighbors that others worried what we thought of them.

    I remember my dad getting really sick and being in the hospital for a month and a committee had to decide whether or not he got dialysis because there weren't enough of those machines yet.

    I remember seeing Mutiny on the Bounty ((Marlin Brando version) in Cinerama, first run

    I remember the first thing we always did with a new car was go have better tires put on because the tires that came on cars from the factory back then were crap.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2013 #28 of 368
    Drucifer

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    I remember those. Haven't had one in decades. I wonder if I could nail one today in a blindfold test.
     
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    spartanstew

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    I don't think many of you read the first post.

    We still have tatas, color TV's, astronauts, and tires.
     
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    Drucifer

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    Well that hasn't change. OEM tires are still crap for most vehicles.
     
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    yosoyellobo

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    I came to this country when I was six. At school they would have these atomic bomb drills and at home every once in a while they would have drills where the siren would go off and you have to take shelter. The only trouble was that did not understand that they were drills and not the real thing. Later on I found out that I was not the only one who was traumatized in this way. Had almost forgot this.
     
  12. Sep 14, 2013 #32 of 368
    Drucifer

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    Gone
    Typewriters - Manual or Electric.

    Not Gone, but Rare
    Sewing Machines
     
  13. Sep 14, 2013 #33 of 368
    Drucifer

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    Our Color TV was only used to watch color programs and was in the living room. This was 1960. It stayed that way until '64.
     
  14. Sep 14, 2013 #34 of 368
    houskamp

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    muppet show.. only tv my mom would let us watch during dinner..
     
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    phrelin

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    This is depressing. Although twenty-three skidoo is a WWI term which is a bit before my time, it like everything else mentioned here is ... familiar? It really is depressing that I'm too old....
     
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    dennisj00

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    Tatas - Betamax ColorTV - round tube Tires are sill crappy
     
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    I remember in 1st grade out record player was a windup one. You had to earn the 'privilege' of getting to wind it up for the class to listen to.

    Somewhere around 1948 or 49.
     
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    My grade school had an ANCIENT steam heat system. It would kick on and the pipes would bang and creak and groan. The radiators would hiss and pop.

    The class room would go from 58 to 85 degrees pretty quick, the ice would melt off the insides of the windows, and we could take our sweaters off for a while.

    I'm sure the heating system was made from only the purest asbestos . . .
     
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    I had a '62 Valiant. Top of the line. Pushbutton transmission. I used to borrow an Edsel that had pushbuttons, too. You would not believe how big the back seat was in that car. I liked that car, it was ugly but it was an impressive performer. Don't remember the year.

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    Rich

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    A friend of mine had a color TV around that time. I never saw so many knobs on a TV before or after that thing. Never asked how much it cost. I bought my first color TV in '65, a GE with an oscillator squeal that damn near drove me crazy. Paid ~ $500 for it.

    Rich
     

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