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You are too old if you remember...

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

  1. Sep 15, 2013 #41 of 368
    Rich

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    Huh. I didn't think the Betamax Sony VCRs came out that early. I thought they came out in the early '80s. I got mine in '83. Top loader. Great PQ.

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    I remember watching that and thinking, "There's gotta be something better than this." Sure wasn't Kukla, Fran and Ollie. I really hated that show. Those early days of TV were kinda brutal in some respects.

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  3. Sep 15, 2013 #43 of 368
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    Yup, remember that discussion we had about the way our neighbors dressed up to "watch radio" at each other's houses every night? Really creepy, I thought at the time. Still do.

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  4. Sep 15, 2013 #44 of 368
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    Whoa. Never heard of that. Eww.

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  5. Sep 15, 2013 #45 of 368
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    And they were usually a size too small. I bought a '69 Nova that would hop (I don't know how else to explain it) at times and finally found out that going up a size cured the hop. Now I'm wondering if that Edsel I posted about really had a pushbutton tranny or am I delusional?

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    That was a scary time.

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  7. Sep 15, 2013 #47 of 368
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    My wife still uses her sewing machine from time to time. Handy skill to have.

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  8. Sep 15, 2013 #48 of 368
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    Ah, but you'll never be younger than you are today. I remember most of this stuff too, don't find it depressing.

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  9. Sep 15, 2013 #49 of 368
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    You must have gone to a rich kid's school. First time I even heard of an Audio Visual Department in a school was in our regional high school.

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    Soupy Sales.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2013 #51 of 368
    Laxguy

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    Hey, do the mouse, yeah!
     
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    Crusader Rabbit
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3hHQvkUhJo

    TV stations going off the air at night.

    Candy for a penny, and a nickel got you "the good stuff".

    Phones were dial [rotatory] & black.

    Playing [baseball, etc.] in the street with the neighborhood kids.

    Vacant lots to build "forts" in.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2013 #53 of 368
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    Wasn't there some kind of glue or putty that we used to put on the squealing oscillator components to act as a vibration dampener to make them stop squealing?
     
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    AntAltMike

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    My high school bought an open reel video recorder of some kind back in the late 1960s, but they never used it.

    There were no common facilities at either of the four room school houses in which I attended grades one through five. And not that it has anything to do with this thread, but they used to keep about half a dozen kids back each year. Fewer than half of the males in my first grade class ever even got into high school.
     
  15. Sep 15, 2013 #55 of 368
    Laxguy

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    Gotcha on one: phones were indeed black (bakelite?), but no dial of any kind. In my small Illinois town, you said "Gladys, could you please connect me to the Oosterguaards?"
    "Sure, Johnny, but I know that Suzy is out of town today".....
     
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    veryoldschool

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    A local "repair shop", where you could get something fixed.
     
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    veryoldschool

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    I'm guessing this was an Ampex [as the only one at the time]
     
  18. Sep 15, 2013 #58 of 368
    Laxguy

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    Yes, and trying to get something fixed was the first thought, not chucking it.

    Ah, reel-reels. Scotch tape and patience were the editors friends. And a razor.
     
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    How about the vacuum tube tester that your local drug store had?


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    NY Hudson...
    But it's strange contraption to most of the generation after you.
     

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