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Subject: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/21/06 at 4:21 pm

I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.

So here is a list of things that I remember friom that era.  And it is obviously something you can only remember if you were alive then.  How many other such memories are out there?

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese
Traveling McDonaldland
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers"
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations
When parents though "The Who" was junk music
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show"
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery"
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift"
Bananna seats and sissy bars
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you
Baseball card "clickers"
"Pitch In"
"I Found It"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 07/21/06 at 4:57 pm

omg the magnetic weather map!

someone kill me. kill me now.

how about the wonderful world of disney? folks were all on about the disney channel and was it as good as it used to be and i'm all, oh, i liked it when it was wonderful world of disney. and everybody looked at me like i'd dreamed it.

or... mutual of omaha's WILD KINGDOM! if you remember that, you're basically dead.

how about when american cars ruled, and japanese cars were crap? i guess that's the same as the electronics thing.

how about when you had to wait years for a movie to make it on the TV movie of the week?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: fishryc on 07/21/06 at 5:10 pm


I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.

So here is a list of things that I remember friom that era.  And it is obviously something you can only remember if you were alive then.  How many other such memories are out there?

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese
Traveling McDonaldland
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers"
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations
When parents though "The Who" was junk music
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show"
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery"
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift"
Bananna seats and sissy bars
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you
Baseball card "clickers"
"Pitch In"
"I Found It"



HEY MUSHROOM!!

AWESOME LIST AND AN AWSOME THREAD!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 07/21/06 at 5:19 pm






or... mutual of omaha's WILD KINGDOM! if you remember that, you're basically dead.


Your mention of that, just reminded me of Daktari. I don't remember alot about it except for Judy the chimp, and Clarence the lion.  :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: fishryc on 07/21/06 at 5:27 pm


I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.

So here is a list of things that I remember friom that era.  And it is obviously something you can only remember if you were alive then.  How many other such memories are out there?

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese
Traveling McDonaldland
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers"
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations
When parents though "The Who" was junk music
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show"
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery"
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift"
Bananna seats and sissy bars
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you
Baseball card "clickers"
"Pitch In"
"I Found It"



HEY MUSHROOM!!

AWESOME LIST AND AN AWSOME THREAD!!

This represents some of what I would like to see here besides the usual, mundane, unintelligent,  and retarded "What Song R U listening To" list.
This is a "Pop Culture" website; lets talk about things other than music!!

Mush- what about Sid and Marty Crofft? ... "Whitchepoo", "Lidsville", "Hand Rolled Puff - N - Stuff", "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters", "Land of the Lost", "Buggaloos", "Far Out Space Nuts", etc............
Plus, other 1970's favorites: Match Game with the three homosexuals: Gene Rayburne, Richard Dawson the washed up wife dyke wife of Jack Klugman, Brett Sommers.

Let's see what others from our generation remember....................................

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/21/06 at 5:59 pm

Thanks, Mushroom, for reminding me of my age.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: wndysbg on 07/21/06 at 7:05 pm

Great list - NOW I feel old. . .  :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lorac61469 on 07/21/06 at 8:09 pm

What makes me feel old is I can now say this type of sentence..."Thirty years ago I was______________".

When did I grow up?  LOL!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/21/06 at 9:23 pm


or... mutual of omaha's WILD KINGDOM! if you remember that, you're basically dead.


Hey, Wild Kingdom was one of my favorites!  Wow!  ;D

But I refuse to use that "o%%" word!  ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: velvetoneo on 07/22/06 at 2:06 am


I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.

So here is a list of things that I remember friom that era.  And it is obviously something you can only remember if you were alive then.  How many other such memories are out there?

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese
Traveling McDonaldland
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers"
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations
When parents though "The Who" was junk music
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show"
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery"
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift"
Bananna seats and sissy bars
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you
Baseball card "clickers"
"Pitch In"
"I Found It"



Hmm...how old would you have to be to remember all of these? 34? I'm going to be doing one of these in the 2020s... ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 07/22/06 at 2:36 am

  Okay, it's late, I'm bored so I'll go through these one by one...


You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese Remember that...
Traveling McDonaldland Remember that...
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers" Survey says..!  X
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations Remember that...
When parents though "The Who" was junk music Remember that...
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room Remember that...
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing Remember that...
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event Remember that...
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it Remember that...
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows Survey says..! X
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones Remember that...
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started Remember that...
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS Remember that...
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics" Remember that...
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show" Survey says..! X
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running Survey says..! X
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were Remember that...
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell Remember that...
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show Remember that...
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk Remember that...
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule Survey says...X
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt Remember that...
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery" Remember that...
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600 Remember that...
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster Survey says...X
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift" Remember that...
Bananna seats and sissy bars Remember that...
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you Remember that...
Baseball card "clickers" Remember that...
"Pitch In" Remember that...
"I Found It" Survey says...X

  I'll wrack my brain to think of some more...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/22/06 at 9:28 am

Haha, nice to see I am not the only old person in here.  And yea, there is a lot I forgot (or did not put into) the list.

I probably should have put in "Wild Kingdom" by saying something like "You remember when Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdon came on right before The Wonderful World of Disney".

And here is another list to make us feel even older:

You know you are old when you remember saying:

Far Out
Groovy
Right on
Sock it to me
Here comes de judge
Goodnight John Boy
Let's book
Keep on trucking
Up your nose with a rubber hose
Zoinks
What's happening
Dynomite!
Well Exxxx-cuse me!
Jive Turkey
Honkey
Trippin
Stone cold fox
Square
Discoteque
Smooth Move Ex Lax
Sit on it
Smoking
Shine it
Peace
Peace and Love
Peace, Love, and Reproduction
Nanno Nanno
Mellow out
Take a chill pill
Hip
Gimmie some skin
Gimmie 5
Gimmie 10
Fuzz
Whirlie Pig
"Chips"
Bears
Funky
Funkadellic
Funkenstein
Freak out
Dude
Dudette
Can you dig it?
He's such a Kunta

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tinkerbell on 07/22/06 at 11:41 am

Whoo-hoo!
You know you're old when you remember:

Little glass bottles of milk in the school lunchroom, with the cardboard tops, and the regular CRASH of somebody's milk bottle busting on the floor.  (school kids, glass bottles, concrete floor...bad idea?)

Marbles, hopscotch, jacks, tiddly-winks, red rover, tetherball.

25 cents=25 pieces of candy.

Calling "O" for operator, and asking her to cut into your friend's line, because you keep getting a busy signal, and you have some gossip you just have to tell her RIGHT NOW.  But of course, you use your best "grown up" voice and politely tell the operator that it's an emergency.  Because there's no such thing as call waiting, caller ID, voice mail, or even answering machines.  And the phone had a dial.  And a real bell inside.

If you missed your favorite tv show, you had to wait for summer re-runs to see it. 

If you missed a movie, you would have to wait approximately 10 years for it to be shown on tv.

Grocery and dime stores with wood floors that creaked, big ceiling fans, and screen doors in the summer.

Going on family trips in the car, sitting in the back seat with no seatbelts, no a/c, windows open, stopping at a picnic area by road.  Having cold fried chicken and potato salad and deviled eggs and iced tea that momma made and brought just for the trip.  There were lots of picnic areas, and they stayed busy during the summer.

Fast food was a very occasional treat. (probably less than once a month)  Usually it was hot dogs or hamburgers.

Daytime tv was either soaps, or game shows.  There were a few talk shows like Dinah Shore.

Dialing for Dollars at 3:00.

At night, tv and radio stations signed off, and in the morning they signed back on with The Star Spangled Banner.

The best part about being a kid back then...summer!  Leaving the house to go play with friends in the morning, and not coming back home until lunch- then back out 'til dinner, then back out 'til dark.  We went EVERYWHERE on our bikes.  Creeks, roads, backyards, schoolyards, the grocery store for a pop, the movies, the library, etc, etc.  Our parents didn't worry about us, and for the most part, we stayed out of trouble.

I'm glad I was a kid back then.  I don't think it would be nearly as much fun now.

But....I'm OLD!  :o

Tinkie












Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Trimac20 on 07/22/06 at 12:10 pm

Home computers in the latter 70s were actually quite advanced - this was before the Commodore 64, early IBM/Apple Macs.etc, although of course very few people owned them.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/22/06 at 12:44 pm


Daytime tv was either soaps, or game shows.  There were a few talk shows like Dinah Shore.


So true.  We also had Mike Douglas (which I loved), and Merv Griffin.


The best part about being a kid back then...summer!  Leaving the house to go play with friends in the morning, and not coming back home until lunch- then back out 'til dinner, then back out 'til dark.  We went EVERYWHERE on our bikes.  Creeks, roads, backyards, schoolyards, the grocery store for a pop, the movies, the library, etc, etc.  Our parents didn't worry about us, and for the most part, we stayed out of trouble.


Got that right too.  I remember that in the summer, I was almost never at home.  When I lived in Idaho, I rode my bike everywhere.  It was not unusual to find me from 5-10 miles from home, having ridden to go see a friend or watch a movie.  I still remember riding my bike 20 times in 1977 to see Star Wars.  And each time I saw it it was a 6 mile trip each way.  And I thought nothing about it.

When I was living in Los Angeles, it was fairly similar.  In 1982 I walked about 10 miles from the 101 and Alvarado to Exposition Park.  Today nobody sane would walk that long through that part of town.  Of course, nobody sane did it back then either.  :P

In the 1970's, normal daytime tv was like this:

7-9am: Morning news shows
9-12pm: Game shows
12:30-3pm: Soap operas
3-5pm: Talk shows or syndicated reruns (My Three Sons, The Brady Bunch, Gilligan's Island, etc)

On PBS, it was a bit different:

7-10am: Sesame Street
11am-3pm: Educational documentaries (NOVA reruns, Bread & Butterflies, Inside/Out, Mulligans Stew, etc)
3PM: Electric Company
4pm: Zoom
5pm: Various educational shows

And of course once a month or so you had the "ABC Afterschool Special".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 07/22/06 at 12:47 pm

let's see, we had i love lucy at 9 and then i think again at 9:30, love boat at 10, fantasy island at 11, and then a bunch of crap like green acres that i hated, and then the cartoons started up around 2:30 or so.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/22/06 at 2:40 pm



or... mutual of omaha's WILD KINGDOM! if you remember that, you're basically dead.




It always cracked me up how Jim Fowler would do all the dangerous stuff and Marlin Perkins would sit very safely in the studio. "Now Jim will put his head in the lion's mouth".




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: wndysbg on 07/22/06 at 4:32 pm

Do any of you remember "Freakies" cereal.  My brother and I loved that stuff.  There was also a cereal that had a King on the box - but I can't remember it's name. Anybody?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Darkbreed on 07/22/06 at 8:32 pm

Not to pop you bubble or n/e thing, why did you have to create a new thread
"You know your old when you remember..." when there was already a
"remember when thread" I guess you had to make a new thread to feel big,
and to get credit for some one else's idea.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 07/22/06 at 8:55 pm

dag, jerky, that's kinda harsh, don't you think?

i don't believe he knew about the other thread. the duplicate thread nazis around here are getting a few too many of our tax dollars, if you ask me.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 07/22/06 at 9:13 pm

   Similar, but not the same...

   "Remember When" is wholesome general random nostalgia goodness with twice the flavor and half the fat of most other threads...

   "You know your old when you remember...", is...

   

   ...you kinda had to be there to understand, ya know..?  And, hell, I b-a-a-a-a-rely remember most of those listed...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/22/06 at 9:20 pm

From my preteen years -

Rowan & Martin's Laugh In  ;D

Who can forget that memorable cast?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 07/22/06 at 9:33 pm


There was also a cereal that had a King on the box - but I can't remember it's name. Anybody?


Could it be King Vitaman?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/22/06 at 11:35 pm

I'm old because I used to make a phone call at a pay phone for a nickel
In some places back in the 60's doctors made house calls. I was reminded of this watching a rerun of the Brady Bunch & I'm sure my mom had a doctor visit once in our home.
soda pop was sold in glass bottles
the day we got our first color TV
the civil rights movements of the 60's, we were young kids in a small town and had visions of hoards marching into our little residential neighborhood.
McDonalds hamburger cost .15 cents
watched the news of both John & Robert Kennedy being assasinated
corporal punishment in schools was acceptable
beer was .39 cents for a quart  8)
there was no sex on tv, until about 67-70, and then I remember my brother & I sneaking to watch a show at 11pm called for adults only which would be totally lame and funny today. 
Hugh Hefners show Playboy After Dark soon became the late night event  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/23/06 at 10:17 am


There was also a cereal that had a King on the box - but I can't remember it's name. Anybody?


Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 07/23/06 at 3:01 pm

http://freakpowertix.buzznet.com/user/video/play/30666/

if you remember this, you're basically dead.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 07/23/06 at 3:10 pm

http://tulsatvmemories.com/realaud/gcc.mov

here's a url where you can actually download it. that's so awesome it totally deserves 3 megs on my hard drive.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 07/23/06 at 3:17 pm


http://freakpowertix.buzznet.com/user/video/play/30666/

if you remember this, you're basically dead.

I guess I'm not dead yet, whew!  :D  Was that played in the theater before a movie?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 07/23/06 at 3:21 pm


I guess I'm not dead yet, whew!  :D  Was that played in the theater before a movie?
well, how do you think i feel? not only do i remember it, i remember getting sick of seeing it!

yeah, they had one for before the coming attractions, and another one for before the movie started. there's a theater near where i live that does another title clip like that, totally ancient -- but i can't find that one online anywhere.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 07/23/06 at 3:28 pm


well, how do you think i feel? not only do i remember it, i remember getting sick of seeing it!

yeah, they had one for before the coming attractions, and another one for before the movie started. there's a theater near where i live that does another title clip like that, totally ancient -- but i can't find that one online anywhere.

I know I'm older than you, so you shouldn't feel old! Anyways, we mostly went to the drive in when I was a kid, so I guess that's why I don't remember it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: wndysbg on 07/23/06 at 4:51 pm





That's it!  Yeah!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/06 at 4:56 pm


I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.

So here is a list of things that I remember friom that era.  And it is obviously something you can only remember if you were alive then.  How many other such memories are out there?

You know you are old if you remember:

A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room

There were mainframes as with IBM?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/23/06 at 5:08 pm


There were mainframes as with IBM?


Yep, pretty much.  The "Home Computer" only came about in the last quarter of that decade.  Back then, they were expensive, and you could not do much with one.

The first mass produced Apple was the Apple II.  It came out in 1977, and at the time cose $1,300 ($2,700 if you wanted a floppy and 48k RAM instead of 4k RAM).  And other then Zork, there was not much home software available for it.

I started playing with computers in the early 1970's, but those were all mainframes.  My mom was a programmer, so I spent a lot of time growing up working on those monstrosities.  80 column keypunch cards and paper printouts.  Oh man, those were the days!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/23/06 at 5:11 pm


That's it!  Yeah!


Well, they actually still make King Vitamin!  It is still made by Quaker Oats, so ask your local grocer.

Here is what the newer box looks like though, so you will recognize it.  I think it looks better, that old King they had always kinda creeped me out.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: wndysbg on 07/24/06 at 1:45 pm


Well, they actually still make King Vitamin!  It is still made by Quaker Oats, so ask your local grocer.

Here is what the newer box looks like though, so you will recognize it.  I think it looks better, that old King they had always kinda creeped me out.




I have not seen King Vitamin around here since the 70's.  I wonder if they only sell it in certain states.  I think I may just have to contact Quaker Oats.  :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 07/24/06 at 5:10 pm


I have not seen King Vitamin around here since the 70's.  I wonder if they only sell it in certain states.  I think I may just have to contact Quaker Oats.  :)

I live in Ohio, and we still have it here.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/25/06 at 11:07 am


I live in Ohio, and we still have it here.


I have seen it in a few stores when I lived in Los Angeles, and have seen it at Win-Dixie stores here in Alabama.

It probably depends more on the store manager then anything else.  With only a certain amount of shelf space available, stores frequently have to leave off some brands in favor of others.  Often if you ask a manager (and get your friends to ask also), they will carry the lesser known brands.  After that, if they keep them in stock or not depends on how well they sell.

It is the same with soda.  With the hundreds of brands out there, there is only room for a handfull of the most popular ones at most stores.  That is unless you are talking about a store like Galco's in Highland Park, California.  They have everything from Pepsi to Moxie and Nesbitt.

I have been to that sotre a few times, and it is always an adventure.  The "soda isle" covers about half of the floor space of the store, and is probably 7 or 8 full isles.  They were one of the last places I was able to get my RD Draft cola.

http://www.sodapopstop.com/

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/25/06 at 12:50 pm

I know when I a old for I have now forgotten...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 07/26/06 at 4:43 am


I know when I a old for I have now forgotten...


You know you're old when you forget how to type!  ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/26/06 at 4:48 pm


You know you're old when you forget how to type!  ;)
Yes!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/26/06 at 4:55 pm

Are you as old as...



http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:mi3FPGlLcu9HtM:stc.sc.edu/pictures/aug01/Dirt%2520Pile%2520Moved%2520to%2520Allow%2520Primary%2520Power%2520Conduit%2520Installation.jpg





Cat

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember...

Written By: Rex on 07/29/06 at 12:27 pm

Watching the first moon landing as it happened
Quisp and Quake
"Kiss my grits!"
collecting baseball cards for fun, not profit
fallout shelters
Tubular Bells

and of course,

"I would gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today."

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: zotsfreak on 08/01/06 at 8:01 am

You're old when you remember when 1/2 of television programing was westerns: Rawhidw, Have Gun Will Travel, The Monroes, Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Bonanza, etc.................

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/01/06 at 10:07 am


Watching the first moon landing as it happened
Quisp and Quake


Then you might actually be old enough to remember:

Major Matt Mason!
Whee-Lo
Whizzers
Whamo Water Wiggle
18" GI Joe figures
Inchworm (riding toy, you bounced up and down to make it go forward)
Slotcars
Funny Face drink powder
"Space Sticks"
Slime! (and the ones that followed, like Slime! worms, Slime! eyes, etc)

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/01/06 at 12:21 pm


Watching the first moon landing as it happened
Tubular Bells


Please add England's World Cup win in 1966.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Dave79 on 08/01/06 at 7:26 pm


You know you're old when you forget how to type!  ;)


Heh, nope not that old yet. 

--
Dave.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 08/02/06 at 4:06 am


Watching the first moon landing as it happened



I'm not old then!  The moon landing was about a month before I was born!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: holicman on 08/02/06 at 9:30 am

When you bend down to tie your shoe and wonder what else you can do while you are down there  ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cherie70 on 08/02/06 at 8:16 pm

School House Rock on Saturday's
Kroft Superhouse Show
Fat Albert
Soul Train with the Same long haired lady for the longest
Maude
The Television show Marcus Welby MD
The Television show Barneby Jones, Cannon, Hawaii 5 O
Fantasy Island
8 Track Tape
Charlie Angels' Dolls
50 Million Dollar Man
Converse Sneakers
Polyester Suits
Platform shoes which has returned to style, along with espadrill sandals
hiphuggers
gouchos

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: freeridemt on 08/02/06 at 10:44 pm

Aye watching the moon landing in school was good.
Also knowing your old when you can remember watching the Banana Splits on TV, Jackson 5 cartoon, The Osmond's and their cartoon.
And lets not forget The Archie's and the Groovy Ghoulie's. I Remember my sister playing the heck out of her Archie's 45 Sugar Sugar and Jingle Jangle.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/07/06 at 6:52 pm


Watching the first moon landing as it happened
Quisp and Quake
"Kiss my grits!"
collecting baseball cards for fun, not profit
fallout shelters
Tubular Bells

and of course,

"I would gladly pay you tomorrow for a hamburger today."


Oh, no!!!  I remember them all!  :o  ;D  ;D  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 08/08/06 at 11:01 am

Stores were closed on Sundays. I know this was mainly a 60s thing, not sure when that changed though.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/06 at 1:20 pm


Stores were closed on Sundays. I know this was mainly a 60s thing, not sure when that changed though.
What memories, thanks for the only shop to remain open till 3pm was around 2 miles from my old childhood home. During summer, the family would walk there and back to buy ice cream after our Sunday Lunch.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/11/06 at 10:52 am

Here is one that will really show the old folks from the kids:

S&H Green Stamps, and Blue Chip Stamps.

I still remember that on our summer road trips, my parents would collect the stamps, and when we got home, I would put them in the books.  After a few years, we would go to the local S&H store, and I would trade them in.  I remember in 1975 I got my first pocket knife from them.

When we moved to Idaho, the most common stamps were regional ones galled "Gold Strike Stamps".  I remember in 1977 I had collected enough to get a metal detector, which I had great fun with on camping trips.  I found several turn of the century coins, and even an old rusted pistol with it.

For most people now, they are only a fading memory.  Today's kids only know of them from watching The Brady Bunch, where they built a house of cards to determine who would decide what to do with the stamps.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 08/11/06 at 11:00 am

  Yeah, Blue Chip Stamps...

  Sometime in the late 70s I found a drawer full of these things while visiting my grandparents, though I never knew what they were...

  groove ;) on...

 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 08/12/06 at 10:20 am

Ours were called Top Value Stamps and yep, mom saved those things like crazy. But, I have no memory of what she ever got with them!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 08/12/06 at 10:48 am


Here is one that will really show the old folks from the kids:

S&H Green Stamps, and Blue Chip Stamps.

I still remember that on our summer road trips, my parents would collect the stamps, and when we got home, I would put them in the books.  After a few years, we would go to the local S&H store, and I would trade them in.  I remember in 1975 I got my first pocket knife from them.

When we moved to Idaho, the most common stamps were regional ones galled "Gold Strike Stamps".  I remember in 1977 I had collected enough to get a metal detector, which I had great fun with on camping trips.  I found several turn of the century coins, and even an old rusted pistol with it.

For most people now, they are only a fading memory.  Today's kids only know of them from watching The Brady Bunch, where they built a house of cards to determine who would decide what to do with the stamps.


Wow, S&H Green stamps!!!

I remember the kitchen junk drawer being filled with those things, some in half-filled books - and I really don't recall getting much of anything good from them...  ::)  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/06 at 2:49 pm


Wow, S&H Green stamps!!!

I remember the kitchen junk drawer being filled with those things, some in half-filled books - and I really don't recall getting much of anything good from them...   ::)   ;D

We had those as Green Shields Stamps.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/12/06 at 2:57 pm

We saved the S&H Green stamps but I don't recall cashing them in.





Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/12/06 at 3:07 pm


We saved the S&H Green stamps but I don't recall cashing them in.


Cat
My parents always cash them in for goods, and if my remember right, when the Green Shields Stamps ceased the shops where the goods were cashed in change into Argus.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Sammy Reed on 08/14/06 at 10:10 pm

...the picture of a circle with what looked like a football in it, while some old guy said "This IHHHhhhzzzzzz... CBSssssss".
...the song "I'm not Lisa, my name is Julie" making you think of Mouseketeers
(and while I'm at it) ...Sue Ann, Cindy, Nancy, & Molly
...Dusty winning Baby Doll from Tully for 30 days
...ICW Wrestling
..."Guiding Light"'s first Dinah, Jennifer Gatti
..."Gambit"
...cola wars and burger wars
(and while I'm at it) ..."Herb"
..."It's not nice to fool Mother Nature!"
...the original NBC Peacock
...the first Universal production logo theme
..."NBSee Us!"
...Refrigerator door safety PSA's ("Seal the door shut, block it open, or remove it completely.")
...the PSA's for "the Franciscans and Worldwide Marriage Encounter"
...peeling the gray thing off pop bottle lids to see if you won anything
...playing card drawings on the back of Pepsi lids
...when computer "upgrading" meant switching from the TI/99 to the Commodore 64

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/15/06 at 11:51 am

Twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.






Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/15/06 at 12:03 pm


...the picture of a circle with what looked like a football in it, while some old guy said "This IHHHhhhzzzzzz... CBSssssss".


That was Christopher Glenn.  He is also well known for our generation for being the original voice behind "In The News".  He also hosted a kids News program called "30 Minutes" in the 1970's.  He retired a few years ago from CBS News.

That brings back more memories:

In The News segments between CBS Saturday morning cartoons.
Schoolhouse Rock segments between ABC Saturday morning cartoons (originaly just Multiplication Rock)
Alternate ABC bits included "Timer", who taught us how to make healthy snacks (It's time for Timer!  Today we are going to make - A Wagon Wheel!)

For some reason NBC never did any bits like that between cartoons.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Sammy Reed on 08/15/06 at 6:18 pm


That was Christopher Glenn.  He is also well known for our generation for being the original voice behind "In The News".  He also hosted a kids News program called "30 Minutes" in the 1970's.  He retired a few years ago from CBS News.

That brings back more memories:

In The News segments between CBS Saturday morning cartoons.
Schoolhouse Rock segments between ABC Saturday morning cartoons (originaly just Multiplication Rock)
Alternate ABC bits included "Timer", who taught us how to make healthy snacks (It's time for Timer!  Today we are going to make - A Wagon Wheel!)

For some reason NBC never did any bits like that between cartoons.

Quite a few different guys said "This is CBS". Hal Simms, the "EHHHHhhhhdge... ofNIGHT" announcer, was one of them.
NBC did start doing segments on Saturday morning pretty late in the game. "Ask NBC News" started about 1979, then there was "One to Grow On" in the mid-late 80's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: smackmac on 08/22/06 at 3:28 pm

A lot of mine have already been listed but here's a few:

Riding in the back of a pick-up or in the back of the station wagon, facing oncoming traffic so you could wave at people

Derry Derring dolls (a female Evel Knievel)

Someone mentioned the Westerns, but remember all the medical shows?  Emergency, Medical Center, Marcus Welby?  HAd the biggest crush on Randolph Mantooth & Chad Everett

Shaun Cassidy, too!!

I'll surely think of more after I post.

Edited because proper spelling is important

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/22/06 at 3:38 pm


Twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.






Cat




I guess I'm the only one old enough to remember that.  :\'(





Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MLB on 08/26/06 at 9:47 pm

[So here is what I remember friom your list and some more of my own memories.

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese and the fry guys.
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soaps started
that one always got me when i was sick at home. I'd be set up on the living room sofa to be watched closely for signs of worse symptoms and   watch the soaps until it got so complicated or boring I'd fall asleep.

You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Tenielle, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600...and you were bummed that the reflection of the tv distorted the picture you tried to take of your top score before someone turned off the machine
  
Watching "The GREAT SPACE COASTER"
You waited for Saturday to see your favorite stars "in person&on stage" on American BandStand.
The Mickey Mouse club Mousketeers jumped out of the Monorail to start the show.
The Wonderful world of Disney played a disney movie in "primetime" on a weeknight and because it was good family tv you were allowed to stay up for the whole picture, which ended at 10.
There was more show to watch and fewer commercials!!
Watching 60's repeats of Scooby Doo every evening 5pm.

Going to someone else's house to watch a film or a fight because they had "ON" tv and you didn't.

Subject: Re: You know you're old when you remember...

Written By: Rex on 08/27/06 at 10:04 am

...the McDonald's commercial that touted "two burgers, fries, a drink, and change back from your dollar" (later changed to "ONE burger, fries, drink, and change back from your dollar").

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Rice_Cube on 08/30/06 at 11:11 am


I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.
  McDonaldland was where they made those goofy good cookies in the teeny box, right?  Those were some good cookies...


Mayor McCheese


I actually remember Mayor McCheese.  What a burgerhead :D


You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"


All the time...those Really Rottens sure made me mad!


Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule


That lingered on for a while, then when I started middle school we were finally allowed to use calculators...when I taught high school some years later I forbade calculators on tests and the kids revolted.  So I told them "tough" :D



Bananna seats and sissy bars


Mehehe...I think my first bike had a banana seat.  Those things were annoying even back then.


"Pitch In"



On the garbage can, right?  Good slogan.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/30/06 at 11:46 am

Here are some others:

You know that Maxwell Smart was a total moron, because who would ever want to have a telephone with them everywhere they went?  (I am talking about the TV show, not our own beloved Maxwell).

Telephones had a round dial that you spun to get a number, and plugged into the wass with this big 4 prong plug.

A high ended stereo had "Quadraphonic Sound".

Close & Play record players

The Cat From Telegraph Hill

Encyclopedia Brown

Whizzers

Ads on comic book pages, offering things like X-Ray glasses, magic rocks, and sea monkeys for under $1.

When a major movie would come on TV (2001: A Space Odyssey, The Wizard Of Oz, The Ten Commandments), a local FM radio station would frequently sned out the soundtrack in stereo, so you would not have to listen to it on the single horrible speaker in your TV set.

Most homes only had 1 TV set.  Any other ones were normally B&W.

Atari Handheld Football, Merlin and Simon.

Getting Biorhythm charts, and those "Star Scroll" horoscopes every month.

Everybody had either "String Art" or "Spin Art" up on their walls.

A really cool den or family room had carpet on the walls.

Balsa wood airplanes.

Aggravation, and the other board games which had the dice in a "popper" in the center of the board.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/30/06 at 11:56 am


  McDonaldland was where they made those goofy good cookies in the teeny box, right?  Those were some good cookies...

I actually remember Mayor McCheese.  What a burgerhead :D


Actually, McDonald Land predated the cookies by quite a while.  The original characters (Hamburglar, Mayor McCheese, Big Mac the Cop, Fry Kids, Grimace, The Professor, Captain Crook, and the like came out in around 1970.  They also made up several Trailers, which they would tow from McDonalds to McDonalds with a "Mobile McDonaldland" inside.  I remember going to one, and it was mostly plastic trees, and some of the characters in costume.

Most of the characters were killed in 1973, when the Kroft Brothers won a lawsuit claiming copyright infringement.  Others were phased out because of Political Correctness (Big Mac, the Irish cop, Uncle O'Grimacey the green Irish uncle of Grimace, who only came around once a year to pitch Shamrock Shakes).

That lingered on for a while, then when I started middle school we were finally allowed to use calculators...when I taught high school some years later I forbade calculators on tests and the kids revolted.  So I told them "tough" :D

Mehehe...I think my first bike had a banana seat.  Those things were annoying even back then.

On the garbage can, right?  Good slogan.


I remember buying and learning how to use a slide rule, because it was all one of my teachers would allow.  I dug it out years ago, and my son had no idea what it was.  And it had been so long, I could not remember how to use it.

Actually, all of my bikes had bananna seats until around 1979, when I got into BMX.

And yea, Pitch In was part of the "Ecological Movement" of the 1970's.  You could find them everywhere until around the mid 1980's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CeeKay on 08/30/06 at 1:10 pm


Twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.

Cat


Bahaha.  I'm SO SLOW!  Yes, I remember that.  Duh.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 08/31/06 at 9:42 am


Bahaha.  I'm SO SLOW!  Yes, I remember that.  Duh.



Twenty-seven 8 x 10 colored glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.

Cat



Im dying to know what you're talking about!!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/31/06 at 10:46 am

Oh how these bring back memories!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4JgvTOdhtQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUy1oMvLj8Y
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESn5J2BNx7k

After watching these for the first time in 30 years, I can see why McDonalds got sued by Sid & Marty Kroft.

BTW, the last one was normally shown as the "intro" for when a "Traveling McDonaldland" was comming to your area.  :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/31/06 at 12:29 pm



Im dying to know what you're talking about!!!




Alice's Restaurant-Arlo Guntrie




Cat.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 12:45 pm




Alice's Restaurant-Arlo Guntrie




Cat.
Was there a film with the same title?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 08/31/06 at 12:48 pm

wearing knee socks with shorts....
but not playing soccer.

oof. another late 60's early 70s fashion trend .

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 12:49 pm


wearing knee socks with shorts....
but not playing soccer.

oof. another late 60's early 70s fashion trend .
I was playing football back then

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/31/06 at 1:44 pm


Was there a film with the same title?



The film was based on the song but I didn't care too much for the film.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/31/06 at 1:50 pm



The film was based on the song but I didn't care too much for the film.




Cat
I never saw the film, so I cannot really comment on it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Abix on 09/02/06 at 11:21 pm

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese- Yes I remember him. and all the other characters too.. What the heck is a Grimace anyway??
Traveling McDonaldland- Nope, don't remember this.
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers" - Is this in reference to fire hydrants ? I vaguely remember this, but maybe I saw it in a movie or something..
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations- Yes
When parents though "The Who" was junk music- Yes
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room-Yes
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing-Yes
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event-Yes
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it- I remember the magnets of the sun and the weather guy using magic markers drawing arrows to show which way the wind was blowing. Cute weather girls might have been before my time. They were almost always men..
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows- These might have gone out when I was a baby. I never saw them, but heard about them.
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones- Yes, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, or Lawrence Welk and "Geritol".
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started- Yes, those were the days. It was fun to stay home from school sick back then.
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS- Yes
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"-Yes
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show"-Yes I can even name them, Bill, Mark and Bret
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running- Yes , was this the show about the German Shepherd? I vaguely remember it. But I don't remember why he was running.  Was he a cop k-9?
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were- vaguely familiar sounding but can't pinpoint them.
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell- Yes, let's not forget Sonny and Cher and The Mandrell Sisters.. and Tony Orlando and Dawn.
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show- yes.
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk- yes
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt- yes
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery" yes, In fact we still have one :P
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600- I never had atari, but my friends did. We had "Coleco Vision" !  :-\\
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster- Who's Peter Maxx?
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift"- Hmm .. I never had a stick shift.. I guess I was deprived.
Bananna seats and sissy bars- Yes..
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you-Yes..
Baseball card "clickers"- Yes...
"Pitch In"- I still see garbage cans with this logo on it.
"I Found It"- What is this??

I'm pretty damn old I think...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Sammy Reed on 09/03/06 at 10:43 pm


"I Found It"- What is this??

That was a Prego sauce commercial that Clara Peller did. On the Wendy's commercials, she said "Where's the beef?", then she did the Prego commercial where she said "I found it!"
She was fired from the Wendy's commercials because of this.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 09/05/06 at 3:19 pm


You know you are old if you remember:

Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers" - Is this in reference to fire hydrants ? I vaguely remember this, but maybe I saw it in a movie or something..
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones- Yes, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, or Lawrence Welk and "Geritol".
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running- Yes , was this the show about the German Shepherd? I vaguely remember it. But I don't remember why he was running.  Was he a cop k-9?
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were- vaguely familiar sounding but can't pinpoint them.
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster- Who's Peter Maxx?
"I Found It"- What is this??


The fireplugs was a semi-regional one.  I know that they did it in Boise, Idaho, and in several areas of Los Angeles.  I have seen a few in North Carolina when I was there in the mid 1980's.  But I am sure they are all gone now.  This was done for the Bicentennial.  Different groups and organizations would "adopt" plugs, and paint them to resemble different historical figures.  Most were repained by the 1980's.

In fact, a lot of people do not realize how closely sponsers and TV shows were at one time.  The next time you watch Bewitched, listen to the theme song closely.  If you are old enough to remember the old "See The USA In Your Chevrolet" jingle, you will notice that they are almost identicle.  This was on purpose, since Chevrolet was the main sponsor of the show.

Run Joe Run was about a military working dog, who was falsely accused of attacking his handler.  Once he was sentenced to be destroyed, he went on the lam.  Each week he would help somebody, and manage to skip town one step ahead of his handler (who was trying to reclaim him and prove his innocence), and the military who wanted to see him destroyed.  Kind of like Lassie meets The Fugitive.  I really loved this show as a kid.  :)

http://www.70slivekidvid.com/rjr.htm

Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo.  I guess you do not remember the "New Zoo Review".  Yet another kids "live action" type of shows, along with others like Dusty's Treehouse.

http://www.michael.mcelwain.com/wierd/nzr.html

Peter Max was an iconic illistrator of the 1970's.  His style was the inspiration to the style used in "Yellow Submarine". 

http://www.petermax.com/

"I Found It" was a "Born Again" movement in the mid 1970's.  For a few years it was seen everywhere on car bumperstickers, t-shirts, and hats.  It was supposed to imply that the person who sported it had "found" Jesus.  I think this hit it's height around 1976-77.  I know that Jimmy Carter even had one on the back of his car when he was running for President.  And along with it came the sales of "I Lost It" and "What Is It" bumperstickers.  :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/05/06 at 4:42 pm


The fireplugs was a semi-regional one.  I know that they did it in Boise, Idaho, and in several areas of Los Angeles.  I have seen a few in North Carolina when I was there in the mid 1980's.  But I am sure they are all gone now.  This was done for the Bicentennial.  Different groups and organizations would "adopt" plugs, and paint them to resemble different historical figures.  Most were repained by the 1980's.




Where I was living at the time (in Conn.), they had a constest and had the kids in the community paint the fireplugs. Yes, I did painted one (looked like sh!t, too  ::) ) and I got a certificate for doing it (which I still have somewhere). What a way to save the town $$$, hold a contest and they got the fireplugs painted for free (yes, we had to buy our own paint). Of course they were stuck with some fireplugs that looked like sh!t but some were really nice.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 09/06/06 at 3:13 pm

Spiro Agnew.


Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CeeKay on 09/06/06 at 11:06 pm


Spiro Agnew.



Bahahaha.  ;D  ("Spiro Agnew" is one of those funny words, K.) (Sorry folks...sister joke).

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/07/06 at 2:13 am


Spiro Agnew.



He used to play golf.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: freeridemt on 09/07/06 at 8:00 am

yup you know your old if you remember these words. "I am not a crook."
Streaking
Roots, I read the book first.
The Rookies
Baretta and the cockatoo named Fred.
Dandy Don, Howard and Frank. Monday Night Football.
Dark Shadows(Used to run home from school to watch it)
Earth shoes.
Mood Rings.
So many memories..

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 09/07/06 at 3:20 pm


He used to play golf.


Most of the Politicians (and everybody else) in that era played golf.  Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, both of my grandfathers, and just about everybody else of that generation.  I think the only President (or Vice President) I can think of that did not play golf a lot was FDR.  And I have no idea if he played before he was struck down by polio, but I bet he did play.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Sammy Reed on 09/07/06 at 10:37 pm

... those black & white weather radar films from NASA that some stations ran on their weather reports..

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/07/06 at 11:06 pm

...everything on tv was in black & white

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/08/06 at 12:34 am


Most of the Politicians (and everybody else) in that era played golf.  Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bob Hope, Jimmy Stewart, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, both of my grandfathers, and just about everybody else of that generation.  I think the only President (or Vice President) I can think of that did not play golf a lot was FDR.  And I have no idea if he played before he was struck down by polio, but I bet he did play.
It was just that I remember when he slice the golf ball into a crowd of people when teeing off back in the 70s.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ktelqueen on 09/08/06 at 12:48 am

squareboys..the snack food that originally connected me with this site!

i happened upon foods of the 70s and suggested this as an item that should be on the list..and fell on the messageboard..over two years ago  :D

ok..for all of you that will have no clue what i'm talkin' about..
graham wafer base,bumpy marshmallow on top,coated with chocolate flecked with nuts or cocoanut..individually wrapped in white plastic..sold in either bright blue or bright pink boxes of four or 6..i know..apparently my canadian family was the only family that ever bought them  ::) ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/08/06 at 2:31 am


squareboys..the snack food that originally connected me with this site!

i happened upon foods of the 70s and suggested this as an item that should be on the list..and fell on the messageboard..over two years ago  :D

ok..for all of you that will have no clue what i'm talkin' about..
graham wafer base,bumpy marshmallow on top,coated with chocolate flecked with nuts or cocoanut..individually wrapped in white plastic..sold in either bright blue or bright pink boxes of four or 6..i know..apparently my canadian family was the only family that ever bought them  ::) ;D
do they still sell them? I want some  :P 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: freeridemt on 09/08/06 at 4:37 am


It was just that I remember when he slice the golf ball into a crowd of people when teeing off back in the 70s.

Which one are you talking about slicing the ball?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 09/08/06 at 5:58 am


Which one are you talking about slicing the ball?


Spiro Agnew I think

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/14/06 at 7:30 am

8) I remember only having 3 channells...I WAS THE REMOTE...dad had me change the channell..CLICK......Walter Cronkite...When vcrs where about 5 feet long and 2 ft wide....The old ..Puke yellow phones..with the 40 foot cord...lol...cordless phones...aboutfoot long and 3 in thick with the HUGE antennae....(SP??)...BETA tapes....OOH and of course...8-Tracks!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CeeKay on 09/14/06 at 11:54 pm

The days before hair conditioner and blow dryers.  I remember being ten and trying to brush all the knots out of my hair after washing it -- horrible.  Got my first blow dryer in about 1974.  How about when anyone who wore glasses was teased horribly, and you had no choice because there were no contact lenses.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/15/06 at 12:03 am


The days before hair conditioner and blow dryers.  I remember being ten and trying to brush all the knots out of my hair after washing it -- horrible.  Got my first blow dryer in about 1974.  How about when anyone who wore glasses was teased horribly, and you had no choice because there were no contact lenses.
8) Oh gosh YES!...I got glasses in the first grade and they were awful...My mom picked out these HUGE things with my initials in diamonds on the side...I shudder at the thought of those!!!!I got picked on sooo bad, I actually got into a fight...in the 4th grade and broke my glasses...mom got a new pair but I didnt wear them..I just sat up front...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 4:34 am


8) I remember only having 3 channells...I WAS THE REMOTE...dad had me change the channell..CLICK......Walter Cronkite...When vcrs where about 5 feet long and 2 ft wide....The old ..Puke yellow phones..with the 40 foot cord...lol...cordless phones...aboutfoot long and 3 in thick with the HUGE antennae....(SP??)...BETA tapes....OOH and of course...8-Tracks!
...and when the picture was balck and white.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/15/06 at 4:53 am


...and when the picture was balck and white.
  8) Yep...And remember the old 70s TVs that came enclosed in this huge case...My parents even had one with a record player attatched!!... ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 4:55 am


   8) Yep...And remember the old 70s TVs that came enclosed in this huge case...My parents even had one with a record player attatched!!... ::)
I can imagine the arguments over what the family will do for the evening!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/15/06 at 5:13 am


I can imagine the arguments over what the family will do for the evening!
    8)  I remember many an evening...weekend usually when DAD would have too many and he wanted to dance alone to Dolly Parton Records..HHAAHAAA>>>>>  Mom just wanted to watch TV...I am an only child..This was my entertainment!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: marika on 09/15/06 at 10:18 am

marika and kelsee were here  :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/15/06 at 4:20 pm


marika and kelsee were here  :D
I must be very old here, for I do not remember marika and kelsee

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Chris MegatronTHX on 09/15/06 at 4:26 pm

I remember about half of that list, making me painfully realize I was more of 70s culture then I ever thought I was.  I feel old now.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Ansand on 09/15/06 at 4:39 pm

Here's my list.
Some of this stuff is still around today, but I associate it all with the 70's.

Body on Tap
Avocado Decor
Pop Wheels (the shoes)
The Liars Club
Rootbeer chapstick
"The phone won't reach!"
The Hot Fudge Show
Karen Black
Posters with kittens
porkchops and applesauce
Drive ins
diaper pins
Nelly Olsen
"youre soaking in it"
Suntan oil with zero sunscreen
Snowsuits over 20 layers of clothes
L'eggs eggs
Ancient Chinese secrets
Asprin and Sucrets
vans with carpet
lard
Kool aid -1 packet + 1 cup of sugar=a healthy summer drink
Fonzi jumping over the cars with his bike(a 2 part episode)
Mary Hartman
That scary bee from Romper Room
Creepy dancing bear from Captain Kangaroo (wasnt he also in The Shining?)
Elizabeth from The Waltons getting locked in the trunk
Sybil getting locked in the trunk
mimes
Landers sisters

Im sure I'll be adding to this...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/15/06 at 11:36 pm


Here's my list.
Some of this stuff is still around today, but I associate it all with the 70's.

Body on Tap
Avocado Decor
Pop Wheels (the shoes)
The Liars Club
Rootbeer chapstick
"The phone won't reach!"
The Hot Fudge Show
Karen Black
Posters with kittens
porkchops and applesauce
Drive ins
diaper pins
Nelly Olsen
"youre soaking in it"
Suntan oil with zero sunscreen
Snowsuits over 20 layers of clothes
L'eggs eggs
Ancient Chinese secrets
Asprin and Sucrets
vans with carpet
lard
Kool aid -1 packet + 1 cup of sugar=a healthy summer drink
Fonzi jumping over the cars with his bike(a 2 part episode)
Mary Hartman
That scary bee from Romper Room
Creepy dancing bear from Captain Kangaroo (wasnt he also in The Shining?)
Elizabeth from The Waltons getting locked in the trunk
Sybil getting locked in the trunk
mimes
Landers sisters

Im sure I'll be adding to this...
    Wasnt Karen Black in The Trilogy Of Terror?? The little statue came to life and attacked her with a little knife???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ktelqueen on 09/15/06 at 11:53 pm


Here's my list.
Some of this stuff is still around today, but I associate it all with the 70's.

Body on Tap
The Liars Club
Rootbeer chapstick
The Hot Fudge Show
Karen Black
Posters with kittens
porkchops and applesauce
Drive ins
diaper pins
Nelly Olsen
"youre soaking in it"
Suntan oil with zero sunscreen
Snowsuits over 20 layers of clothes
L'eggs eggs
Ancient Chinese secrets
Asprin and Sucrets
vans with carpet
lard
Kool aid -1 packet + 1 cup of sugar=a healthy summer drink
Fonzi jumping over the cars with his bike(a 2 part episode)
Mary Hartman
That scary bee from Romper Room


thanks for the smiles,Ansand!
rootbeer lipgloss=lipsmackers in my world,along with watermelon,cherry,bubblegum..mmmmmmmmm lolol
the bee you speak of was Do-Bee
and the kool-aid packet reminds me of trick-or-treating with my friend michael oldfield circa '79 getting the packets,going to his house and putting each packet in a cup and adding water,thinking they were single-serving..ICK!!!!! :o ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/16/06 at 3:01 am


Here's my list.
Some of this stuff is still around today, but I associate it all with the 70's.

Body on Tap
Avocado Decor
Pop Wheels (the shoes)
The Liars Club
Rootbeer chapstick
"The phone won't reach!"
The Hot Fudge Show
Karen Black
Posters with kittens
porkchops and applesauce
Drive ins
diaper pins
Nelly Olsen
"youre soaking in it"
Suntan oil with zero sunscreen
Snowsuits over 20 layers of clothes
L'eggs eggs
Ancient Chinese secrets
Asprin and Sucrets
vans with carpet
lard
Kool aid -1 packet + 1 cup of sugar=a healthy summer drink
Fonzi jumping over the cars with his bike(a 2 part episode)
Mary Hartman
That scary bee from Romper Room
Creepy dancing bear from Captain Kangaroo (wasnt he also in The Shining?)
Elizabeth from The Waltons getting locked in the trunk
Sybil getting locked in the trunk
mimes
Landers sisters

Im sure I'll be adding to this...
What ever happened to Karen Black?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 09/16/06 at 10:35 am

Actually, Fonzi jumped over Garbage Cans, and of course The Shark.  Evel Knievel was the one that jumped over cars.


I remember about half of that list, making me painfully realize I was more of 70s culture then I ever thought I was.  I feel old now.


That was kind of the idea when I made the first list.  I wanted to pick things that were both iconic of the era, and also would be almost incomprehensible to later generations.  This is why I avoided most music and TV references, unless they are so out-of-circulation (Hudson Brothers, Run Joe Run) that later generations would never have heard of it.

When you think about it, most of those were either short-time fads, or references that are so old that most would not be understood by people born after around 1980.

And here is a classic commercial reference.  If you recognize this, you must be old:

"Ancient Chinese Secret huh?"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojm1Xzwlc9Q

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/16/06 at 3:44 pm

You know you are old if you remember who Yul Gibbons was.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Perryfan on 09/16/06 at 6:16 pm


    Wasnt Karen Black in The Trilogy Of Terror?? The little statue came to life and attacked her with a little knife???


That movie scared the beejesus outta me.  That little statue running through the house going "ayi yi yi yi" and then cutting it's way out of the suitcase...EEK!  Freaked me out!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 09/16/06 at 7:20 pm


You know you are old if you remember who Yul Gibbons was.




Cat
Yul Gibbons loved Post Grape Nuts, didn't he?http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5x6mlAxFWaEAeRKjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=122p6l5jb/EXP=1158538790/**http%3a//www.grumpygourmetusa.com/grape_nuts.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Abix on 09/16/06 at 9:59 pm

Body on Tap  ----- Yes, I remember this.. Beer for your hair.
Avocado Decor----  Yep, also don't forget Harvest Gold, Rust, and Chocolate Brown... 
Pop Wheels (the shoes)---- hmmm not sure if i remember these.
The Liars Club---- Weren't these a series of books that you could get from the Scholastic Book Club?
Rootbeer chapstick----- Yes Hires and A&W were the 'flavors' available. I personally liked the Big fat Bonne Bell Bubble Gum Lip Gloss on the rope that you could wear around your neck.
"The phone won't reach!"---- Yep, unless you bought one of those 30 foot cords that ended up getting twisted and tangled up into a curliecue mess so you couldn't stretch it far anyway.
The Hot Fudge Show----- Nope I don't remember this
Karen Black----- Classic... Trilogy of Terror and Airport 1975... in all her cross eyed glory...
Posters with kittens  ---- I remember the one saying... "I'm at my wit's end!! " and it was a wet kitty.
porkchops and applesauce ---- THIS is still one of my all time favorite meals..
Drive ins--- Yep and I remember my mom and dad sneaking us in , in the back of the station wagon covered with blankets, already in our pajamas.  The first drive in I remember seeing was "Arnold" and "The Hills Have Eyes". Pretty scary for a 6 yr old.
diaper pins ---- Yep I remember them but pampers were taking over fast...
Nelly Olsen----- Yep.. in all her Nellie Curl evil goodness...
"youre soaking in it"----- Madge,  the manicurist cutting corners using Palmolive for manicures..
Suntan oil with zero sunscreen---- Coppertone and Hawaiian Tropic in the dark brown bottles... Yep...
Snowsuits over 20 layers of clothes---- Yep.. I had a pink one .
L'eggs eggs----- yep, my grandma used the eggs to store jewelry in them .
Ancient Chinese secrets---- I remember this one... some laundry detergent? I can't remember which one...
Asprin and Sucrets---- Yep.. I hated Sucrets.. yuck.
vans with carpet--- Rust Shag.. and don't forget the smoked glass bubble windows with the mural of the desert painted on the outside of the van....
lard--- Yep.. or bacon grease poured from the cast iron skillet into a coffee can to be used for fried eggs and potatoes... God those were the days.. when cholesterol was unheard of ...
Kool aid -1 packet + 1 cup of sugar=a healthy summer drink---- OH YEAH!!!
Fonzi jumping over the cars with his bike(a 2 part episode)--- yep.. and my favorite one of all time was the Fonzie and Pinkie Tuscadero romance.. I loved that one.
Mary Hartman---- Mary Hartman Mary Hartman... Louise Lasser in her braided bucktoothed glory... people used to say I looked like her as a kid.. (must have been the buck teeth)
That scary bee from Romper Room---- Doo bee? Doobie? LOL... Remember Romper Stompers and Magic Mirror "I see Johnny and I see Mikey and I seeeeee YOU"
Creepy dancing bear from Captain Kangaroo (wasnt he also in The Shining?)---- for some reason I found Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans comforting...
Elizabeth from The Waltons getting locked in the trunk----- I never was a Waltons fan.. so I don't know this one.
Sybil getting locked in the trunk---- acutally we were forced to watch this in highschool in social studies class..
mimes--- NOW THOSE ARE SCARY!!
Landers sisters----those ditzy apricot haired bimbos..

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tanya1976 on 09/16/06 at 11:54 pm

The Barbara Mandrell and sisters specials/shows

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Ansand on 09/17/06 at 3:45 am


Body on Tap  ----- Yes, I remember this.. Beer for your hair.
Avocado Decor----  Yep, also don't forget Harvest Gold, Rust, and Chocolate Brown... 
Pop Wheels (the shoes)---- hmmm not sure if i remember these.
The Liars Club---- Weren't these a series of books that you could get from the Scholastic Book Club?
Rootbeer chapstick----- Yes Hires and A&W were the 'flavors' available. I personally liked the Big fat Bonne Bell Bubble Gum Lip Gloss on the rope that you could wear around your neck.
"The phone won't reach!"---- Yep, unless you bought one of those 30 foot cords that ended up getting twisted and tangled up into a curliecue mess so you couldn't stretch it far anyway.
The Hot Fudge Show----- Nope I don't remember this
Karen Black----- Classic... Trilogy of Terror and Airport 1975... in all her cross eyed glory...
Posters with kittens  ---- I remember the one saying... "I'm at my wit's end!! " and it was a wet kitty.
porkchops and applesauce ---- THIS is still one of my all time favorite meals..
Drive ins--- Yep and I remember my mom and dad sneaking us in , in the back of the station wagon covered with blankets, already in our pajamas.   The first drive in I remember seeing was "Arnold" and "The Hills Have Eyes". Pretty scary for a 6 yr old.
diaper pins ---- Yep I remember them but pampers were taking over fast...
Nelly Olsen----- Yep.. in all her Nellie Curl evil goodness...
"youre soaking in it"----- Madge,  the manicurist cutting corners using Palmolive for manicures..
Suntan oil with zero sunscreen---- Coppertone and Hawaiian Tropic in the dark brown bottles... Yep...
Snowsuits over 20 layers of clothes---- Yep.. I had a pink one .
L'eggs eggs----- yep, my grandma used the eggs to store jewelry in them .
Ancient Chinese secrets---- I remember this one... some laundry detergent? I can't remember which one...
Asprin and Sucrets---- Yep.. I hated Sucrets.. yuck.
vans with carpet--- Rust Shag.. and don't forget the smoked glass bubble windows with the mural of the desert painted on the outside of the van....
lard--- Yep.. or bacon grease poured from the cast iron skillet into a coffee can to be used for fried eggs and potatoes... God those were the days.. when cholesterol was unheard of ...
Kool aid -1 packet + 1 cup of sugar=a healthy summer drink---- OH YEAH!!!
Fonzi jumping over the cars with his bike(a 2 part episode)--- yep.. and my favorite one of all time was the Fonzie and Pinkie Tuscadero romance.. I loved that one.
Mary Hartman---- Mary Hartman Mary Hartman... Louise Lasser in her braided bucktoothed glory... people used to say I looked like her as a kid.. (must have been the buck teeth)
That scary bee from Romper Room---- Doo bee? Doobie? LOL... Remember Romper Stompers and Magic Mirror "I see Johnny and I see Mikey and I seeeeee YOU"
Creepy dancing bear from Captain Kangaroo (wasnt he also in The Shining?)---- for some reason I found Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Green Jeans comforting...
Elizabeth from The Waltons getting locked in the trunk----- I never was a Waltons fan.. so I don't know this one.
Sybil getting locked in the trunk---- acutally we were forced to watch this in highschool in social studies class..
mimes--- NOW THOSE ARE SCARY!!
Landers sisters----those ditzy apricot haired bimbos..



Pop Wheels were clogs with hidden wheels in them. One flick of a switch and your shoes turned into roller skates. I always wanted a pair but they didn't make them for boys.
In 5th grade a friend of mine wore them to school the day after she got her braces removed. It was winter, just after x-mas break, and the halls were wet and slippery from the snow. She was showing off, skating around us less fortunate kids, and took a dive -teeth first- onto the hard linoleum floor and busted out her front choppers. Shortly after that they were banned from my school.
I found this ad. Its in Italian but they were pretty popular in the states too.
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/9906/popwheelstt6.jpg

Found this on the web about the Liars Club:
The show featured a panel of celebrity guests, who would be presented with an unusual object; each would give a ridiculous explanation of what the object was used for. Four contestants would place wagers on which star was telling the true story. .Frequent panelists on the '70s version included Betty White, Dick Gautier, Fannie Flagg and Larry Hovis.



The Hot Fudge Show was on early Sunday morning. Sunday mornings are also very 70's to me because I don't think I've seen one since then.
http://memorylab.deanlabs.com/TVDetails.aspx?ID=916

Thanks for embellishing my list! you brought back a lot memories that I hadn't thought about in years.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Ansand on 09/17/06 at 4:26 am


What ever happened to Karen Black?


according to IMDB.com she's been working every year since the mid 60's. Maybe she needs a better public-relations rep.  :-\\

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 09/17/06 at 5:08 am


according to IMDB.com she's been working every year since the mid 60's. Maybe she needs a better public-relations rep.  :-\\
She appears to have been in the films I have not recently seen.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Ansand on 09/17/06 at 5:25 am


She appears to have been in the films I have not recently seen.


I think Ive only seen 1 of her movies but she's still managed to stay in my psyche all these years.
Trilogy of Terror. I would have stomped the living #%$& out of that doll.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1434/unsavedprojectlargewebviewwn2.jpg

Speaking of Trilogy of Terror, there was another story in that movie about a kid who drowned then came back from the dead to terrorize his mother. That one still freaks me out. I think it was the way they filmed it in a dark house so you never knew when he was going to jump out at her. scary stuff

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/17/06 at 10:33 am


Yul Gibbons loved Post Grape Nuts, didn't he?http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5x6mlAxFWaEAeRKjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTA4NDgyNWN0BHNlYwNwcm9m/SIG=122p6l5jb/EXP=1158538790/**http%3a//www.grumpygourmetusa.com/grape_nuts.jpg



That be the man. You must be old.  ;) :D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: happygirl on 09/17/06 at 7:58 pm

aww this is an awesome thread!  Thank you for the stroll down memory lane!  Im glad I stopped by to see if 'what song are you listening to" dipped in popularity!  But sad to report.. I am old, for I remember most of this... gahhh :-[

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/17/06 at 8:05 pm


I think Ive only seen 1 of her movies but she's still managed to stay in my psyche all these years.
Trilogy of Terror. I would have stomped the living #%$& out of that doll.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1434/unsavedprojectlargewebviewwn2.jpg

Speaking of Trilogy of Terror, there was another story in that movie about a kid who drowned then came back from the dead to terrorize his mother. That one still freaks me out. I think it was the way they filmed it in a dark house so you never knew when he was going to jump out at her. scary stuff

  :o great PIC!!! That scares me still!...I would have stomped that little B**tard too! My grandfather was a Master Plummer and helped build the embassy in Africa...He would always come home with stuff..One time he came home with a little carved black guy...I threw it away...Not even in my trash but in a chicks garbage I hated a few blocks away!!..LOL...Maybe he got her...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 09/19/06 at 9:25 am


You know you are old if you remember who Yul Gibbons was.

Cat


I do indeed remember him.  In fact, I remember picking cattails for my grandmother, who had one of his books and would cook them.  You remove the fluffy parts and boil the inner stems.  She called it "Country Asparagus".

And for those to young to know what we are talking about, here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XJMIu18I8Y

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/19/06 at 11:22 am


I do indeed remember him.  In fact, I remember picking cattails for my grandmother, who had one of his books and would cook them.  You remove the fluffy parts and boil the inner stems.  She called it "Country Asparagus".

And for those to young to know what we are talking about, here you go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XJMIu18I8Y



I guess I spelled his name wrong. Euell as oppsed to Yul.  :-[



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Ansand on 09/21/06 at 8:52 pm

Mason Reese?

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/9498/masonreeseqn9.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/21/06 at 9:39 pm

8) when " Mikey" would only eat the cereal

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GREEN67 on 09/22/06 at 10:53 pm

8)  AANNDD...The show "White Shadow"....

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/23/06 at 1:02 pm

Rodney Allen Rippy anyone?



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 09/23/06 at 1:29 pm


Rodney Allen Rippy anyone?


I remember him very well.  I thought about mentioning him, but he was a very regional celebrity.

ROdney got his fame from doing commercials for Jack In The Box in the early 1970's.  So unless you had a Jack In The Box in your area at the time, you probably never heard of him.  Although he did do some work in movies and TV in the 1970's.  I actually have a movie in my collection with him..  "Blazing Saddles", where he played the 5 year old version of Bart (he was riding in the wagon that had to follow the rest of the wagon train).

And I actually remember Mason Reese as well.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/23/06 at 1:35 pm


I remember him very well.  I thought about mentioning him, but he was a very regional celebrity.

ROdney got his fame from doing commercials for Jack In The Box in the early 1970's.  So unless you had a Jack In The Box in your area at the time, you probably never heard of him.  Although he did do some work in movies and TV in the 1970's.  I actually have a movie in my collection with him..  "Blazing Saddles", where he played the 5 year old version of Bart (he was riding in the wagon that had to follow the rest of the wagon train).

And I actually remember Mason Reese as well.



I remember seeing Rodney on the Odd Couple one time and I think a few other shows.


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0728133/



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tommy Turtle on 10/05/06 at 5:48 pm


Re: You know your old when you remember...


You know you're old if you can remember when writers knew the difference between "your" and "you're".
Here's some help:
http://www.amiright.com/parody/60s/thebyrds27.shtml

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belladonna on 10/14/06 at 4:31 am

You're an old fart if you remember party lines and 5 digit phone numbers.  Unfortunately, I'm in that category :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 10/14/06 at 11:04 am


You're an old fart if you remember party lines and 5 digit phone numbers.  Unfortunately, I'm in that category :P


I don't remember 5 digit numbers, but I do remember party lines.  Those pretty much vanished by the late 70's for the most part.

Another way to know you are old is if you remember "Air Mail" stamps.  Another is if people still remember the older 3 or 4 letter state postal codes.  Anybody who watched the old ZOOM remembers that the address was Boston Mass, not Boston Ma.  And I remember sending letters with my return address as Cal (of Calif), nor CA.  I have no idea when this changed, it must have been in the late 70's or early 80's.

And on one of my "Google Crawls" I can across something else that only us old farts would remember:  The 1976 American Freedom Train.  I remember going to visit it in 1976 when it came through Boise.  It was a long train (26 cars) which was filled with items from history.  They had an original copy of the Declaration of Independence (George Washington's personal copy if I remember), Hank Aaron's 715 home run ball, the Articles of Confederation, and a lot of other items in it.  The train cars had this moving sidewalk inside, so people would not cluster around certain items.  This train went through all of the lower 48 states, and the progress was closely monitored in the news.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/14/06 at 2:45 pm


I don't remember 5 digit numbers, but I do remember party lines.  Those pretty much vanished by the late 70's for the most part.


How about the first two numbers of the phone number were said as letters. We had the prefix of 297 and it was AX7.



  Anybody who watched the old ZOOM remembers that the address was Boston Mass, not Boston Ma. 




"Write ZOOM, Z-double O-M Box 350, Boston, Mass 02134 SEND IT TO ZOOM!"  Oh man, WHY do I remember that address?



Cat 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 10/17/06 at 10:57 am


How about the first two numbers of the phone number were said as letters. We had the prefix of 297 and it was AX7.


A lot of old songs used to play off of the 2-letter prefixes to telephone numbers.  Look at "Pennsylvania 6-5000" and "Beechwood 6-5789".  Nowadays they just alphabetize the entire number.  "Call 1-800-COLLECT".


"Write ZOOM, Z-double O-M Box 350, Boston, Mass 02134 SEND IT TO ZOOM!"  Oh man, WHY do I remember that address?


I also can't get that outta my head, even after more then 30 years.  And I can even make sense of Ubbi-Dubbi too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubbi-Dubbi

I wish I still had my "Zoom cards".  I must have gotten at least 20 of those things when I was a kid.  I saw some on EBay recently for $20-40 each.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 10/17/06 at 11:53 am




I also can't get that outta my head, even after more then 30 years.  And I can even make sense of Ubbi-Dubbi too.



Yes, and you can probably do the twisty- arm thing that Bernadette used to do. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 10/17/06 at 1:39 pm


Yes, and you can probably do the twisty- arm thing that Bernadette used to do. 


A year or so ago I was watching one of the VH1 "I Love The 70's"shows, and they actually had her on it.  She talked about how some people thought she was double jointed or deformed in some way.  Then she showed slowly exactly what she did, and did it again at full speed.  Even 30 years later, she can still do it and make it look good.

I just did a look at Bernadette Yao's IMDB page, and it had this to say about it:

Having no dance or performance she could do for her beginning intro on Zoom, thirteen-year-old Bernadette did her arm twisting, which looked like she would be criss-crossing her arms, but then quickly pulled them apart. This still stands as the single most identifiable trademark of any of the individual Zoomers from the seventies show.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0946288/

She is also the only former cast member that has her picture on her biography page.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 10/17/06 at 2:11 pm


A year or so ago I was watching one of the VH1 "I Love The 70's"shows, and they actually had her on it.  She talked about how some people thought she was double jointed or deformed in some way.  Then she showed slowly exactly what she did, and did it again at full speed.  Even 30 years later, she can still do it and make it look good.

I just did a look at Bernadette Yao's IMDB page, and it had this to say about it:

Having no dance or performance she could do for her beginning intro on Zoom, thirteen-year-old Bernadette did her arm twisting, which looked like she would be criss-crossing her arms, but then quickly pulled them apart. This still stands as the single most identifiable trademark of any of the individual Zoomers from the seventies show.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0946288/

She is also the only former cast member that has her picture on her biography page.



I remember when she showed how she did it. To this day, I can STILL do it.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 10/18/06 at 12:39 am


A lot of old songs used to play off of the 2-letter prefixes to telephone numbers.  Look at "Pennsylvania 6-5000" and "Beechwood 6-5789".  Nowadays they just alphabetize the entire number.  "Call 1-800-COLLECT".

I also can't get that outta my head, even after more then 30 years.  And I can even make sense of Ubbi-Dubbi too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubbi-Dubbi

I wish I still had my "Zoom cards".  I must have gotten at least 20 of those things when I was a kid.  I saw some on EBay recently for $20-40 each.

Mush, my brother-in-law auditioned for "Zoom."  He didn't make the cut.  He says it's because he tripped over some extension cord while he was dancing.  I think maybe it was 'coz he was a funny-looking kid!  Hey, a zillion kids from the Boston suburbs tried to get on "Zoom," but there was only the need for a few.  Welcome to show biz, kid!

My grandmother tried to get my oldest sister a guest spot on "Sesame Street" back in 1969.  Even then---even then--it was so booked up, my sister would have been like 25 when her number came around!  I'd say it probably helped to have an inside connection with PBS.  Welcome to show biz, kid!
;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 10/18/06 at 8:55 am

As a side note to something we talked about in here earlier, Christopher Glenn died yesterday from Liver Cancer.

Christopher is well remembered for being the narrator of "In The News", a Saturday morning series that ran for 1 minute between Saturday morning cartoons.  The series ran from 1971-1978, and won several Emmy awards for childrens programming.  A well respected newsman for CBS, he also hosted a childrens news program called "30 Minutes" in 1978.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/21/06 at 12:03 pm

God... I remember so many of these things. The Hudson Brothers was ok, but I prefered the Smothers Brothers. Marlin Perkins on Mutual Of Omaha's Wild Kingdom was the original Croc Hunter. Then, there was the Undersea World of Jaques Cousteau, and Jaques would always send his son Phillip into the shark infested waters. I also remember the moon landing, S&H Green Stamps, Alice's Restaurant (A Thanksgiving tradition in my house). So many fond memories here.

And I remember the exact moment I felt old... This little cutie came up to me, and called me Sir.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 11/21/06 at 2:09 pm


And I remember the exact moment I felt old... This little cutie came up to me, and called me Sir.


LOL, I understand what you mean there.

With me, it was after my late fiancee and I saw "Forrest Gump".

I was born in 1964, she was born in 1972.  That was the first time that I realized how much of a difference 8 years could make.  I had clear memory of many of the events of the movie.  Yet to her, those were all things she learned about from school.  And a lot of things (LBJ's scar) were simply things she had no idea what they meant.

Realizind I understood almost all of the movie and she only understood less then half of the movie is what made me feel old for the first time.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 12/04/06 at 10:32 am

Here is a special Christmas Edition.  You know you are old when you remember the following "Christmas Specials":

The "King Family" Christmas specials.
The Bing Crosby Christmas specials.
The Bob Hope USO Christmas specials.
The Andy Williams Christmas specials.
John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas.
The animated special "The Little Drummer Boy".
Santa riding a "Norelco Razor" sleigh.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas special.
The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
The Year Without a Santa Claus
It Happened One Christmas (a 1977 retelling of "It's A Wonderful Life", with Marlo Thomas)
The Fat Albert Christmas Special
Raggedy Ann and Andy in: The Great Santa Claus Caper

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 12/04/06 at 11:17 am

Those were all ok, but it's hard to beat A Christmas Story. Ralphie rules!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/04/06 at 11:30 am


Here is a special Christmas Edition.  You know you are old when you remember the following "Christmas Specials":

The "King Family" Christmas specials.
The Bing Crosby Christmas specials.
The Bob Hope USO Christmas specials.
The Andy Williams Christmas specials.
John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas.
The animated special "The Little Drummer Boy".
Santa riding a "Norelco Razor" sleigh.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas special.
The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
The Year Without a Santa Claus
It Happened One Christmas (a 1977 retelling of "It's A Wonderful Life", with Marlo Thomas)
The Fat Albert Christmas Special
Raggedy Ann and Andy in: The Great Santa Claus Caper




Oh man, the King Family specials. I thought I was the only one who remembers those-not just the Christmas specials but they had specials throughtout the year. I remember making a thread about it a long time ago (I think it was on the old board) but didn't get very much response-if any.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 12/04/06 at 12:00 pm


Here is a special Christmas Edition.  You know you are old when you remember the following "Christmas Specials":

The "King Family" Christmas specials.
The Bing Crosby Christmas specials.
The Bob Hope USO Christmas specials.
The Andy Williams Christmas specials.
John Denver's Rocky Mountain Christmas.
The animated special "The Little Drummer Boy".
Santa riding a "Norelco Razor" sleigh.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas special.
The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey
The Year Without a Santa Claus
It Happened One Christmas (a 1977 retelling of "It's A Wonderful Life", with Marlo Thomas)
The Fat Albert Christmas Special
Raggedy Ann and Andy in: The Great Santa Claus Caper



Mr. Magoo - now there's a blast from the past!  ;D

(Since my eye doc "fixed me up" with monovision for my last prescription, I get that "Mr. Magoo" feeling now and then...  :-\\)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 12/04/06 at 12:40 pm


Oh man, the King Family specials. I thought I was the only one who remembers those-not just the Christmas specials but they had specials throughtout the year. I remember making a thread about it a long time ago (I think it was on the old board) but didn't get very much response-if any.


I do remember them.  The King Sisters were a very popular Big Band era singing group.  And every year, they and their family would have a big Christmas special.  They were kind og a Big Band era version of The Osmonds, with a large extended family.  And all of them were very talented.  I think they stopped doing the shows around 1972.


Those were all ok, but it's hard to beat A Christmas Story. Ralphie rules!


I was mostly picking specials that are never shown anymore, for one reason or another.  Everybody knows "A Christmas Story", but most of those I mentioned are probably unrecognizeable to anybody under 30-35.

In fact, the Andy William's specials were the inspiration to the Target ads of past years, with the chorus of men singing odd tunes while wearing matching sweaters.  That was something that all of us "old farts" remember, but the kids have no memory of.  The Little Drummer Boy used to play on CBS every year (normally with either Rudolph or Santa Clause Is Comming To Town), but it was largely banished in the early 1980's because it was "to religious".

Others simply faded away because they were often really-really bad (Star Wars Christmas) or only intended to be run once (Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, The King Family).  Most people today only know of the Bing Crosby specials because David Bowie sang a duet with Bing that is shown every year around this time.

If this was a thread in the 1980's, I would have listed one of my all time favourites, the "Will Vinton Christmas Special".  I have always loved that one (especially the "Carol Of The Bells", with Quasimido conducting), and it even won an Emmy the year it came out.  But I do not think they have aired that one in close to 20 years.

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

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 12/04/06 at 12:51 pm

Believe me, I think highly of those specials... well, maybe not so much the Start Wars Xmas (Trek rules!), but definately the Bing and Bob Christmas shows. I hated Perry Como with a passion, and that Rankin Bass animation was really clunky even as a kid. And the best part of Christmas Story, is the old 30's nostalgia. I just wish Ralphie had been a product of the 70's, instead of the 90's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/04/06 at 12:59 pm


I do remember them.  The King Sisters were a very popular Big Band era singing group.  And every year, they and their family would have a big Christmas special.  They were kind og a Big Band era version of The Osmonds, with a large extended family.  And all of them were very talented.  I think they stopped doing the shows around 1972.




FYI, one of the "King Cousins" was Tina Cole who played Katie on My Three Sons. I recall they had a special many years after there usual specials stopped-I think it was late 70s-early 80s.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 12/04/06 at 7:46 pm

I can't believe that as I was flipping around tonight, I actually caught "The Year Without A Santa Claus"!  And it's funny, because I can't believe that I forgot both how bad and how good the movie was.

It was probably the worst of the Rankan-Bass holiday movies.  And at the same time, it had what is probably among the best songs, "Snow Miser/Heat Miser".  I can't believe that I had forgotten that song, just hearing a few bars made it all come back to me.

And on December 11, mark your calander because a live action version will be on NBC that night.  Instead of Mickey Rooney, John Goodman will be playing Santa, and Michael McKean will be playing the Snow Miser role previously done by Dick Shawn.

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

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 12/14/06 at 7:32 pm


I think Ive only seen 1 of her movies but she's still managed to stay in my psyche all these years.
Trilogy of Terror. I would have stomped the living #%$& out of that doll.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/1434/unsavedprojectlargewebviewwn2.jpg

Speaking of Trilogy of Terror, there was another story in that movie about a kid who drowned then came back from the dead to terrorize his mother. That one still freaks me out. I think it was the way they filmed it in a dark house so you never knew when he was going to jump out at her. scary stuff



OMG! Boy do I remember this little gem of a movie. This movie gave me nightmares for years afterwards. I was afraid to be alone in the house for fear that doll was lurking around somewhere. I used to check under beds and ran down hallways and jumped onto the couch...lol...
My mom regreted that I ever saw that as a young child. She can't remember how I got to see that beings I was so young at the time. I don't even know if I could still watch that to this day. I remember vaguely the other story on there about the young boy.

I also remember when at lunchtime I would hear a siren blowing for a few minutes. When I asked my mom what that meant, she said it was the lunch siren and that workers were going on their lunch break. When was the last time anyone heard that?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: bubbarx on 01/10/07 at 8:02 pm

You know your old when you remember...

Wearing a Yellow raincoat (with matching hood) to school that had those the big metal buckles..And of course we all had those big slipover rain boots to go with the ensamble.

I remember going in the department store way back when and seeing isles of those things..

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: bubbarx on 01/10/07 at 8:04 pm

Re: You know your old when you remember...

click - clacks!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: spaceace on 01/10/07 at 9:04 pm

wearing jelly bracelets the first time around. :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Sammy Reed on 01/12/07 at 2:24 pm


I also remember when at lunchtime I would hear a siren blowing for a few minutes. When I asked my mom what that meant, she said it was the lunch siren and that workers were going on their lunch break. When was the last time anyone heard that?

I still hear that in our neighborhood every Saturday at 12.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: crazyneighbor on 01/14/07 at 11:51 am

H.R. Puffinstuff! with the magic flute!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: malibumike65 on 01/14/07 at 12:46 pm


What makes me feel old is I can now say this type of sentence..."Thirty years ago I was______________".

When did I grow up?  LOL!!


Yeah, I'm 41 and it's the same for me. My daughter was doing her homework a few years back, and when I told her that I had trouble in that subject when I was in school, she asked me why I didn't just go on the computer back then and look up the answers. Man, my kids make me laugh sometimes.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 02/28/07 at 5:42 pm

Door to door salesmen. Just thought of this the other day. There was the Fuller Brush salesmen, Jewel Tea, vacuum cleaner salesmen, encyclopedia salesmen.  We used to go door to door as kids selling stuff from school and never thought of someone messing with us, since we knew all of our neighbors back then.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 03/04/07 at 8:47 am

I think I have surpassed this "You know you're old when you remember..." stage, and hit that "You know you're old when you can't remember..." stage.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 03/08/07 at 8:07 pm

How about the dog food commercial where  a western wagon pulled by horses would be chased by a dog and disappear into a kitchen cabinet. What was the name of that dog food? "Chuck Wagon"?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 03/08/07 at 8:20 pm

That is the dog food.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Pete Seaton on 03/12/07 at 8:44 pm

i dont remember that :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 03/13/07 at 8:35 pm


i dont remember that :D


Guess you not old enough to remember dat!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Sammy Reed on 03/13/07 at 9:23 pm


How about the dog food commercial where  a western wagon pulled by horses would be chased by a dog and disappear into a kitchen cabinet. What was the name of that dog food? "Chuck Wagon"?

I think it was called Gravy Train.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 03/14/07 at 8:20 am

Quote from: Pete Seaton on March 12, 2007, 08:44:14 PM
i dont remember that Cheesy

Guess you not old enough to remember dat!

Either that, or they're getting old enough to have forgotten it. Old age sucks!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/14/07 at 3:17 pm

You know you are old when you remember this:



Look for the union label
when you are buying that coat, dress or blouse. Remember somewhere our union's sewing,
our wages going to feed the kids, and run the house. We work hard, but who's complaining?
Thanks to the I.L.G. we're paying our way! So always look for the union label,
it says we're able to make it in the U.S.A.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 03/14/07 at 5:17 pm


You know you are old when you remember this:

Look for the union label
Cat


Cat, do you remember the old SNL sketch for the "American Dope Growers Union"?  It was one of their best parodies, featuring a group as cast members as dope growers and sellers, urging people to only buy "American Domestic Grass", instead of the cheap imports from Mexico and Columbia.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/15/07 at 12:24 pm


Cat, do you remember the old SNL sketch for the "American Dope Growers Union"?  It was one of their best parodies, featuring a group as cast members as dope growers and sellers, urging people to only buy "American Domestic Grass", instead of the cheap imports from Mexico and Columbia.



I don't recall that but I'm sure I saw it. I used to watch SNL religiously.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 03/15/07 at 1:55 pm

Rotary telephones
Getting up to change the channels on the tv instead of the remote control
When tv had only 3 major channels


If these were mentioned already, my apologys...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: spaceace on 03/15/07 at 2:05 pm

When you hear some kid talking about a cool new song he/she heard on the radio.  You then realize you have the original version on a 45.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/15/07 at 4:41 pm


Rotary telephones
Getting up to change the channels on the tv instead of the remote control
When tv had only 3 major channels


If these were mentioned already, my apologys...



Actually, there were FOUR major channels. Don't forget about PBS where we watched wonderful shows like Zoom and the Electric Company.  ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/16/07 at 12:36 pm

For all you OLD people: here are some old songs with new lyrics.


1. Herman's Hermits--- Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Walker.

2. The Bee Gees--- How Can You Mend a Broken Hip.

3. Bobby Darin--- Splish, Splash, I Was Havin' a Flash.

4. Ringo Starr--- I Get By With a Little Help From Depends.

5. Roberta Flack--- The First Time Ever I Forgot Your Face.

6. Johnny Nash--- I Can't See Clearly Now.

7. Paul Simon--- Fifty Ways to Lose Your Liver

8. The Commodores--- Once, Twice, Three Times to the Bathroom.

9. Marvin Gaye--- Heard It Through the Grape Nuts.

10. Procol Harem--- A Whiter Shade of Hair.

11. Leo Sayer--- You Make Me Feel Like Napping.

12. The Temptations--- Papa's Got a Kidney Stone.

13. Abba--- Denture Queen.

14. Tony Orlando--- Knock 3 Times On The Ceiling If You Hear Me
Fall.

15. Helen Reddy--- I Am Woman, Hear Me Snore.

16. Willie Nelson--- On the Commode Again

17. Leslie Gore--- It's My Procedure and I'll Cry If I Want To



:D ;D ;D ;D

(BTW, I did not come up with these-they were sent to me in an e-mail)



Cat

Subject: Re: You know youre old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 03/16/07 at 12:39 pm

^ LOL! :D ;D Those are hilarious!!

I gotta pass these along!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 03/17/07 at 9:34 am


For all you OLD people: here are some old songs with new lyrics.


You forgot one Cat:

Willie Nelson:  Blue Hairs Driving In My Lane  ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/07 at 12:34 pm


You forgot one Cat:

Willie Nelson:  Blue Hairs Driving In My Lane  ::)




Actually, there were several that were missed:


Rolling Stones: Hey, You Get Off of my Lawn
Rolling Stones: Angio-plasty

(Both complements of the Capital Steps.)




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 03/17/07 at 2:40 pm




Actually, there were several that were missed:


Rolling Stones: Hey, You Get Off of my Lawn
Rolling Stones: Angio-plasty

(Both complements of the Capitol Steps.)




Cat



Oh...the Cap Steps are so funny. I went to see them in Santa Barbara last spring and enjoyed the show. :D ;D I especially loved their "Lirty Dies" monologues, which consist of spoonerisms.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/07 at 3:30 pm


Oh...the Cap Steps are so funny. I went to see them in Santa Barbara last spring and enjoyed the show. :D ;D I especially loved their "Lirty Dies" monologues, which consist of spoonerisms.



They usually come to our area every year and we usually go to see them. I have several of their CDs. They are great.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/07 at 3:47 pm

Does anyone remember SQUIRMLES THE MAGICAL PET?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 03/17/07 at 5:11 pm

You know your old when you can remember waiting for it to snow so you could "do doughnuts" in the parking lot.  You can't do doughnuts with front wheel drive.  :(

Subject: Re: You know youre old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 03/17/07 at 11:15 pm



They usually come to our area every year and we usually go to see them. I have several of their CDs. They are great.




Cat

I know!  :D They are supposed to come to our area again in a couple months, but I don't think I'll be able to make it to any of their shows. I visit their site on a semi-regular basis and read their "Lirty Dies" monologues.

Subject: Re: You know youre old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/18/07 at 2:33 pm


I know!  :D They are supposed to come to our area again in a couple months, but I don't think I'll be able to make it to any of their shows. I visit their site on a semi-regular basis and read their "Lirty Dies" monologues.



I visit their website from time to time to listen to their new songs.  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: You know youre old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 03/18/07 at 2:39 pm



I visit their website from time to time to listen to their new songs.  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Sounds like fun. I gotta do that sometime when I'm not too busy.


I'll never forget Chick Daney and Yubble Doo and Schwarnold Ortzanegger!! ;D :D

Subject: Re: You know youre old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/18/07 at 5:28 pm


Sounds like fun. I gotta do that sometime when I'm not too busy.


I'll never forget Chick Daney and Yubble Doo and Schwarnold Ortzanegger!! ;D :D



;D ;D ;D

I wonder how long it took him to learn those monologues.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: loki 13 on 03/18/07 at 5:43 pm


You can't do doughnuts with front wheel drive.   :(


You can if you do it in reverse.  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 03/18/07 at 11:56 pm


Does anyone remember SQUIRMLES THE MAGICAL PET?


Actually I do.  I remember getting mine in 1974-5, because it was shortly before we moved to Idaho.  Mine was purple, and I actually got quite good at it.

Subject: Re: You know youre old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 03/19/07 at 10:57 am



;D ;D ;D

I wonder how long it took him to learn those monologues.



Cat

They had to compose them first! :D ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 03/19/07 at 3:07 pm



Actually, there were FOUR major channels. Don't forget about PBS where we watched wonderful shows like Zoom and the Electric Company.  ;D ;D



Cat


OMG! i can't believe I forgot PBS. This from someone who watched Sesame Street, Electric Company, Zoom, Mister Rogers Neighborhood on a regular basis. I guess I am getting old :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: statsqueen on 03/23/07 at 9:52 am


HEY MUSHROOM!!

AWESOME LIST AND AN AWSOME THREAD!!

This represents some of what I would like to see here besides the usual, mundane, unintelligent,  and retarded "What Song R U listening To" list.
This is a "Pop Culture" website; lets talk about things other than music!!

Mush- what about Sid and Marty Crofft? ... "Whitchepoo", "Lidsville", "Hand Rolled Puff - N - Stuff", "Sigmund and the Sea Monsters", "Land of the Lost", "Buggaloos", "Far Out Space Nuts", etc............
Plus, other 1970's favorites: Match Game with the three homosexuals: Gene Rayburne, Richard Dawson the washed up wife dyke wife of Jack Klugman, Brett Sommers.

Let's see what others from our generation remember....................................




lol I just mentioned Puf N Stuf in another post.  I definitely feel older than I did before I read the list!  How about the Banana Splits? (also from Sid & Marty, I believe)  I heard that they taped most of the Match Game shows drunk (there was alcohol served between tapings)...looking back at repeats on GSN, I can believe it!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/23/07 at 3:53 pm

You know you're old when you remember when doctors made house calls.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/31/07 at 10:55 am


You know you're old when you remember when doctors made house calls.



Cat
when there used to be walk-in surgeries

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 03/31/07 at 11:39 am


You know you're old when you remember when doctors made house calls.



Cat

When doctors smoked in their office and in hospitals.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/31/07 at 12:27 pm


When doctors smoked in their office and in hospitals.



When you could smoke almost anywhere.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: spaceace on 03/31/07 at 4:05 pm

the cereal Grins, smiles, giggles and laughs. I don't have a clue why that popped into my head .

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Banks on 03/31/07 at 9:53 pm

You know your old when you remember when Star Wars was just one movie and a Holiday Special.










AN

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/01/07 at 1:47 am


You know your old when you remember when Star Wars was just one movie and a Holiday Special.










AN
For me, I work at when the film first opened

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 04/01/07 at 5:15 pm


You know your old when you remember when Star Wars was just one movie and a Holiday Special.










AN

When you're 16 when Star Wars comes out and your mom won't let you go see it with an 18 year old guy and you think it's the end of the world!  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 04/01/07 at 11:16 pm


You know your old when you remember when Star Wars was just one movie and a Holiday Special.  AN


Yeah, Star Wars played at a theatre in my city for a whole year straight...same theatre! Now that's not normal these days.












Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 04/02/07 at 3:56 am


When you're 16 when Star Wars comes out and your mom won't let you go see it with an 18 year old guy and you think it's the end of the world!  ;D


Wow!  I was 8 or 9 when it was on at the cinema.  I can remember queueing up with my older brothers to see it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/02/07 at 12:12 pm


When you're 16 when Star Wars comes out and your mom won't let you go see it with an 18 year old guy and you think it's the end of the world!  ;D



I went to see it with my sister and two cousins. The line was long but we didn't have to wait too long (just until the showing before let out and they started herding ushering people in.)


And remember when the screens were HUGH but now they cut them all in half so they can show more movies at once.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 04/03/07 at 3:50 pm

The Tornado Superoutbreak-April 3 1974. Very scary stuff. I was there, in Xenia, a few hours after and my mom, grandparents and aunts and uncles were there during it. I posted in the "Today In History" thread in the PPP and here's a link to a site with a video and some more info. 
http://www.ohiohistory.org/etcetera/exhibits/swio/pages/content/1974_tornado.htm

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: spaceace on 04/03/07 at 4:51 pm

When you remember seeing Cannon Ball Run in the Drive-In.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/03/07 at 5:42 pm


When you remember seeing Cannon Ball Run in the Drive-In.


Even older-you remember seeing Willy Wanka and Chocolate Factory at a drive-in.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: spaceace on 04/03/07 at 6:17 pm


Even older-you remember seeing Willy Wanka and Chocolate Factory at a drive-in.




Cat


Okay, ya got me beat.  I also saw Gumball Rally in the Drive-In too. :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 04/03/07 at 9:37 pm

you know you're old if you can't hear the word "belvedere" without thinking, "come here, boy!"

in fact, if you have anyone in your life even semi-regularly using the word "belvedere," you're probably old.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gumbypiz on 04/05/07 at 1:34 am


When you remember seeing Cannon Ball Run in the Drive-In.

Hey, I'm old enough to remember seeing "Superfly" AND "Shaft" at a second run drive-in...with my parents, in my Moms '72 Monte Carlo! :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/05/07 at 1:55 am


you know you're old if you can't hear the word "belvedere" without thinking, "come here, boy!"

in fact, if you have anyone in your life even semi-regularly using the word "belvedere," you're probably old.
dude, my best friend has a silver Plymouth Belvedere  :o it is a beast but if it was restored and had a big ass motor put in it, and some chrome rims and decent paint, it's be sweet.

... I'm old because my first car was a 55 Chevy that was only 17 years old when i bought it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Banks on 04/05/07 at 2:07 am


you know you're old if you can't hear the word "belvedere" without thinking, "come here, boy!"

in fact, if you have anyone in your life even semi-regularly using the word "belvedere," you're probably old.


I loved that Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny cartoon (thats what remember it from) with the Southerner on the plantation. I think I have that old cartoon on a Warner Brothers or some such video pack. LOVED that cartoon, and I STILL quote it when Im being an idiot mucking around with my daughter.







AN

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/05/07 at 3:13 am


I loved that Daffy Duck or Bugs Bunny cartoon (thats what remember it from) with the Southerner on the plantation. I think I have that old cartoon on a Warner Brothers or some such video pack. LOVED that cartoon, and I STILL quote it when Im being an idiot mucking around with my daughter.







AN
I' think I was a little bit off thinking he was talking about the old car.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Lostinthe80s on 04/06/07 at 10:01 am

When Kids played OUTSIDE
No reality TV poisoning the airwaves
muscle cars
customized vans

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 04/06/07 at 10:50 am


I' think I was a little bit off thinking he was talking about the old car.

Actually, the car was one of two things that came to mind when they mentioned Belvedere- The car and the TV Butler.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: statsqueen on 04/06/07 at 6:23 pm

I didn't think about the car, but I did think about the cartoon and the TV butler.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/06/07 at 6:48 pm


Actually, the car was one of two things that came to mind when they mentioned Belvedere- The car and the TV Butler.
I don't recall the butler  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 04/08/07 at 12:33 pm


I don't recall the butler  ???

You don't remember Mr. Belvedere? It was on around the same time period as Different Strokes I think. Maybe it was early 80's? Anybody still remember this besides me? I often have a hard time distinguishing real events with imaginary ones ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: statsqueen on 04/08/07 at 1:42 pm


You don't remember Mr. Belvedere? It was on around the same time period as Different Strokes I think. Maybe it was early 80's? Anybody still remember this besides me? I often have a hard time distinguishing real events with imaginary ones ;)


It was released in 1985.  It had Christopher Hewett as the English butler to an American family.  The dad was played by Bob Uecker.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 04/08/07 at 3:54 pm

I remember when the only business open on Sunday were restaurants, movies, and drugstores, oh and in the summer farm stands and ice cream stands.  It was kinda nice.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: statsqueen on 04/08/07 at 4:43 pm

Snoopy as "Joe Cool"  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/14/07 at 3:55 pm

You know you are old when you remember PSSSSSST.





Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 04/20/07 at 4:58 pm

You know you're old when:

-You listen to the radio, and wonder why the Doobie Brothers aren't played anymore.
-You mistakenly greet someone with "Nanoo, nanoo".
-You wonder how Opie went bald, all of a sudden.
-You ask how the "Ancient Chinese Secret" commercial could be considered PI.
-You tell your kids about the "real" cartoons they had back in the day.
-Your idea of a fashion statement includes neon and bell-bottoms.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/07 at 12:22 am

I've forgotten what I was going to say now.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 05/29/07 at 2:48 pm


You know you're old when:

-You listen to the radio, and wonder why the Doobie Brothers aren't played anymore.
-You mistakenly greet someone with "Nanoo, nanoo".
-You wonder how Opie went bald, all of a sudden.
-You ask how the "Ancient Chinese Secret" commercial could be considered PI.
-You tell your kids about the "real" cartoons they had back in the day.
-Your idea of a fashion statement includes neon and bell-bottoms.


LOL!  I still remember Opie in B&W, and never thought anything wrong with the old Calgon commercial.

However, you know you are old when you can't remember what you listened to before Disco came out.  The only thing I can think of is the Starland Volcal Band.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 05/29/07 at 3:01 pm

You know you are old when you remember Batfink and Winky Dink and You.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 05/29/07 at 6:59 pm

when "m-nah m-nah" was sung on Sesame St.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 05/30/07 at 3:45 am


You know you are old when you remember Batfink and Winky Dink and You.




Cat


Batfink is still shown on children's tv in the UK

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Marty McFly on 05/30/07 at 5:14 am


When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones


I guess I can remember a teeny bit, including these (albeit somewhat in a secondhand sense - like the song "Money For Nothing" mentions color TVs). For instance, in the early '90s, there used to still be "sponsored by" mentions on shows. In a way, anytime before the proliferation of CDs and home computers c. 1986 still had a bit of a '70s influence, especially if you consider that it takes awhile for everyone to catch up.

I think anyone born before 1973 would probably know the bulk of that list.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 06/05/07 at 9:32 pm

Cars had an ashtray in every door and even on the back of the seats.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AmericanGirl on 06/05/07 at 9:56 pm


Cars had an ashtray in every door and even on the back of the seats.


Sadly, I can remember times as a teeny tyke when all those ashtrays were being used!  :o  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 06/06/07 at 6:03 am

YKYAOWYR when men and boys removed their hats during the national anthem and the pledge.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: airsupplyairhead on 06/13/07 at 4:53 pm


I was doing one of my typical "Wikipedia crawls" when I came across a classic piece of the 1970's: McDonaldland.

So here is a list of things that I remember friom that era.  And it is obviously something you can only remember if you were alive then.  How many other such memories are out there?

You know you are old if you remember:

Mayor McCheese

Traveling McDonaldland
Fireplugs painted up as the "Founding Fathers"
When the most popular radio stations were all AM stations
When parents though "The Who" was junk music
A computer cost millions of dollars and filled a large room
"This show brought to you in color" was still something amazing
Most of the evening news broadcast was a narration, with few video or film clips of the actual event
The weather was normally given on TV by a cute gal with no meterological education, who stood in front of a map and moved things around on it
Ciggarette commercials on TV shows
TV shows normally had a "Sponsor", like Chevrolet and Bewitched, or Winston and The Flintstones
After the morning news shows, tv stations showed game shows until afternoon when the soap operas started
There were only 3 Broadcast networks, plus PBS
You would watch every saturday to see who won the "Laugh-O-Lympics"
You know who "The Hudson Brothers" are, and loved their "Razzle Dazzle Show"
You know what "Run Joe Run" was, who Joe was, and why he was running
You know who Freddie Frog, Charlie Owl, Henrietta Hippo, Doug, and Emmy Jo were
You remember when almost everybody had a "Variety Show", from Donnie & Marie and Captain & Teniele, to The Brady Bunch and Shields & Yarnell
Hardly anybody ever died in a "Crime Drama" tv show
Everybody knew that the electronics made in the USA were the best, and Japan made cheap junk
Calculators were not allowed in school, but some classes allowed you to have a slide rule
The battery most radios used was a 9 volt
You had a flashlight that used a "Lantern Battery"
You could not believe how cool the graphics were on the Atari 2600
Everybody either wanted or had a Peter Maxx poster
The collest bikes had 5 speeds and a "stick shift"
Bananna seats and sissy bars
Those orange flags that went on your bike so nobody would back over you
Baseball card "clickers"
"Pitch In"
"I Found It"



I remember Mayor Mc Cheeese from the McDona;ds commercials.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tanya1976 on 06/13/07 at 5:24 pm


Cars had an ashtray in every door and even on the back of the seats.


Ooh, yeah I remember that.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 06/23/07 at 6:35 pm


Cars had an ashtray in every door and even on the back of the seats.
You can't even get a lighter in some cars. You remember when you could smoke in the Hospitals?

Last night I started thinking about when Generic products first hit the shelves. Anybody else remember?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/25/07 at 4:08 pm


You can't even get a lighter in some cars. You remember when you could smoke in the Hospitals?

Last night I started thinking about when Generic products first hit the shelves. Anybody else remember?



They came in white packages.


YKYAOWYR space food sticks.


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 06/25/07 at 9:43 pm

That space ice cream was pretty good. I've seen it somewhere on the web recently.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Lindee on 06/26/07 at 10:39 am


Your mention of that, just reminded me of Daktari. I don't remember alot about it except for Judy the chimp, and Clarence the lion.  :)


Erin Moran (Joanie from Happy Days) played Jenny on a couple of episodes.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: diofan on 07/11/07 at 12:36 am

Wanna talk OLD?

I still remember the TV Shows Adam-12, SWAT, and Emergency! (As a kid I loved "Emergency" Fire trucks RULED!!!)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/11/07 at 1:21 am


Wanna talk OLD?

I still remember the TV Shows Adam-12, SWAT, and Emergency! (As a kid I loved "Emergency" Fire trucks RULED!!!)
you actually remember them  ;D that's pretty good for a survivor of the 60's 70's.  I watched them, but due to too many dead brain cells, I can't remember much. I am old enough to say I watched those shows when they were first run on tv too.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/11/07 at 4:16 am

That the networks (ABC, CBS, & NBC) showed  previews of the new Saturday morning cartoons.
The big three actually had preview shows of the up and coming new cartoons that were going to be aired the next morning on the previous Friday night back in the 70's. This happened every year around September, it made the start of the new school year a little bit more bearable.

I remember sitting on the floor in front of the old console TV with my cousins (after badgering our Mothers into submission) on Friday night at 7:30 pm, watching preview teasers of the new cartoons "Hong Kong Phooey" and "Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch" that would premiere the next morning.
Our eyes and ears wide open to hear about the new amazing shows, knowing we'd be up at 7am, opening that freshly bought sugar-laden cereal of Quisp or Sugar Bear to accompany the new 'toons.
Funny to think about that now, especially as there are no real "Saturday morning" cartoon programing anymore. Most of the kids "cartoons" nowadays aren't even funny. :(
The kids nowadays, they don't know what they're missing! :D 8)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 07/12/07 at 10:21 am


That the networks (ABC, CBS, & NBC) showed  previews of the new Saturday morning cartoons.
The big three actually had preview shows of the up and coming new cartoons that were going to be aired the next morning on the previous Friday night back in the 70's. This happened every year around September, it made the start of the new school year a little bit more bearable.

I remember sitting on the floor in front of the old console TV with my cousins (after badgering our Mothers into submission) on Friday night at 7:30 pm, watching preview teasers of the new cartoons "Hong Kong Phooey" and "Wheelie & The Chopper Bunch" that would premiere the next morning.
Our eyes and ears wide open to hear about the new amazing shows, knowing we'd be up at 7am, opening that freshly bought sugar-laden cereal of Quisp or Sugar Bear to accompany the new 'toons.
Funny to think about that now, especially as there are no real "Saturday morning" cartoon programing anymore. Most of the kids "cartoons" nowadays aren't even funny. :(
The kids nowadays, they don't know what they're missing! :D 8)


  I've noticed that much of the Saturday morning kids fare is produced in that infernal CGI crappola.  (die, CGI, die...)

  Speaking of the Saturday morning previews, I remember them also.  I know  I've seen a vid somewhere of the very one you speak of...

  Lemme see if I can dig it up... 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 07/12/07 at 10:29 am



Last night I started thinking about when Generic products first hit the shelves. Anybody else remember?


  I remember that.  There would be an entire supermarket aisle, both sides, filled with the plain, white packaging stuff...

  Didn't last very long, did it..?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tam on 07/12/07 at 11:07 am

Quincy Jones M.E.
Hee Haw
Herbal Essences first run with the cartoon naked chick on the bottle lookin' like Eve
Gee your hair smells terrific shampoo
Datsun
Harrigan (for some Canadians)
Wall tapestries - rug like pictures of mountain goats and such that my parents HAD to have hanging in the living room!
Velvet wallpaper!!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/12/07 at 9:46 pm


   I remember that.  There would be an entire supermarket aisle, both sides, filled with the plain, white packaging stuff...

   Didn't last very long, did it..?


They are still around, they simply morphed into "Store Brands".


That the networks (ABC, CBS, & NBC) showed  previews of the new Saturday morning cartoons.


I remember those.  They were normally big affairs, 30-60 minutes long.  I seem to remember they normally aired the weekend before Labor Day, so that as many kids could see them as possible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zr0h6vv7w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J35ST896Ekw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuPOWC0Peww

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/13/07 at 2:10 am

Wow, thanks for the cool links Mushroom.

I almost forgot about "The Funky Phantom" and the others. I'll have that theme song stuck in my head now for the next week or so.  :)

The Jackson 5 cartoon was one of my absolute favorites, no boy band of this era would ever be able to pull off something so innocent and fun like that again.

Even with computer graphics of the toons of today, they are missing some of the goofy (groovy?) charm of the '70's cartoons.

I'll take the "limited animation" of Hanna-Barbera back in the day over the Anime of today, anytime.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 07/13/07 at 7:25 pm

I was a huge fan of the Marvel heros cartoons, which were pretty much the straight art from the comics, cut out and moved around like South Park. Only not as well done. I have to say though, I prefer better artwork and animation. Speed Racer is a great example. I loved it as a kid, but the art just doesn't cut it for me now. But they redid Speed Racer a couple years ago, and I just love it, even if the stories aren't the same.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 07/14/07 at 12:05 pm

when people didn't know who David bowie was

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/14/07 at 12:20 pm


when people didn't know who David bowie was


Even my dad knew who Bowie was.  He just could never stand his music was all.  Of course, Ziggy was a really strange stage persona.  But to me, he will always be "The Man Who Fell To Earth".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-V8dHftK2w

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 07/14/07 at 12:26 pm


Even my dad knew who Bowie was.  He just could never stand his music was all.  Of course, Ziggy was a really strange stage persona.  But to me, he will always be "The Man Who Fell To Earth".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-V8dHftK2w


i can recall that my sister really dug him and her friends were like;."who?"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/14/07 at 12:44 pm


Even my dad knew who Bowie was.  He just could never stand his music was all.  Of course, Ziggy was a really strange stage persona.  But to me, he will always be "The Man Who Fell To Earth".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-V8dHftK2w

No one will forget that movie, it always gave me the creeps with the nipple being cut off and all  :o, yikes...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 07/15/07 at 9:13 pm

You tell a joke, and someone asks you if you have any new ones from THIS century.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 07/23/07 at 7:51 am



Velvet wallpaper!!!


My grandparents had some red flock wallpaper in their hallway and I got an off cut to paper the lounge in my dolls house

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 07/23/07 at 7:55 am

YKYAOWYR  most everything was closed on Sunday and Holidays except restaurants and bars, and, holidays were celebrated on the day earmarked, not on the Monday of the week to make a long week-end. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 08/08/07 at 10:19 pm

How about this one:

Having to buy gasoline on "Odd" or "Even" days, depending on the number on your license plate.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/11/07 at 11:41 am


How about this one:

Having to buy gasoline on "Odd" or "Even" days, depending on the number on your license plate.



I remember the Odd & Even days and turning the thermostat down to 68.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 08/11/07 at 11:43 am

i remembered one the other day: balsa wood planes with propellers you hooked a rubber band to to wind them up.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: KKay on 08/11/07 at 11:46 am

when people smoked in the hospital

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/13/07 at 11:20 am

I'm sure this was mentioned already (don't feel like going back and reading 17 pages).


Pet rocks.


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tia on 08/13/07 at 6:04 pm

along the same line of thought: mood rings.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/15/07 at 2:18 pm


along the same line of thought: mood rings.



Why do mood rings and pet rocks always seem to go together?



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 08/16/07 at 8:55 am



Why do mood rings and pet rocks always seem to go together?



Cat

For those times you are in a foul mood, and the ring says you're happy... you sic your pet rock on it!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GregSticker on 10/29/07 at 6:35 pm

"Going on family trips in the car, sitting in the back seat with no seatbelts, no a/c, windows open, stopping at a picnic area by road.  Having cold fried chicken and potato salad and deviled eggs and iced tea that momma made and brought just for the trip.  There were lots of picnic areas, and they stayed busy during the summer.

Fast food was a very occasional treat. (probably less than once a month)  Usually it was hot dogs or hamburgers."

Sounds like my family vacations.  One in particular was a picnic area just outside San Antonio, Texas
and it being hot minus the gulf coast humidity where I still live. Just a thought like that brings me back to the days of my innocent youth. Those were fun times........

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GregSticker on 10/29/07 at 6:45 pm

"The best part about being a kid back then...summer!  Leaving the house to go play with friends in the morning, and not coming back home until lunch- then back out 'til dinner, then back out 'til dark.  We went EVERYWHERE on our bikes.  Creeks, roads, backyards, schoolyards, the grocery store for a pop, the movies, the library, etc, etc.  Our parents didn't worry about us, and for the most part, we stayed out of trouble.

I'm glad I was a kid back then.  I don't think it would be nearly as much fun now.

But....I'm OLD!"

Hah! I remember a buddy and I walking to a fishing spot, gone three hours. As My friend's mother emphasized. "You were gone three hours!" I remember seeing scowling  face and those cat glass style sunglasses. "Three hours!"  She was peering at me crouched in fear in the back seat of their
four door Ford LTD. She called my parents who lived seven miles away, and was almost ready to have the Sherriff Department look for us. Not funny then.... But as I type I am cackling at those
cat sunglasses and "You were gone three hours!" 
Three hours was not so bad except it was three hours before sunset. Now days.... A kid is gone three hours before sunset and sadly we fear for the worst. My times have changed.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 10/30/07 at 2:12 am

Two words: Velvet Elvis.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brigitte on 11/01/07 at 8:10 pm


Two words: Velvet Elvis.

Oh yeah, they used to sell them off a busy Avenue or street along with string-art and macrame plant holders!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/01/07 at 8:17 pm

...smoking was allowed in movie theatres

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/02/07 at 12:59 am

A childhood punishment was having to go to the tree & pick your own switch.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/02/07 at 1:49 am


A childhood punishment was having to go to the tree & pick your own switch.
:o that's a good one from the old days

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/02/07 at 2:05 am

The following childhood punishments were considered OK:

-Cutting your own switch from the tree in the yard
-Using the whole belt on your butt (including the huge belt buckle)
-Whipping you while giving an "atomic wedgie" simultaneously
-Locking you in your room
-Buying you dress pants at Sears (Those damn "Huskies"....yeesh)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/02/07 at 2:06 am


The following childhood punishments were considered OK:

-Cutting your own switch from the tree in the yard
-Using the whole belt on your butt (including the huge belt buckle)
-Whipping you while giving an "atomic wedgie" simultaneously
-Locking you in your room
-Buying you dress pants at Sears (Those damn "Huskies"....yeesh)
my dad was into leather punishment, the freaky bastard  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/02/07 at 6:42 am

I still won't wear a belt...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/07 at 6:46 am


I still won't wear a belt...
I have always worn a belt, age has not come into it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/02/07 at 4:54 pm


...smoking was allowed in movie theatres



I remember visiting a friend in the hospital and we all fired up in his room.  :o :o :o



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/07 at 5:00 pm



I remember visiting a friend in the hospital and we all fired up in his room.  :o :o :o



Cat
Smoking calmed the nerves back then.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/02/07 at 5:08 pm


Smoking calmed the nerves back then.



Tell me about it. It has been a month.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/02/07 at 5:11 pm



Tell me about it. It has been a month.  :-\\



Cat
Oh yes, I forgot sorry...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/04/07 at 12:08 pm


Oh yes, I forgot sorry...



No prob, my friend.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/04/07 at 12:50 pm

Forgetfulness does come with old age.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/04/07 at 1:08 pm


Forgetfulness does come with old age.



Do I know you?



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/04/07 at 5:23 pm

Cigarettes help to focus your mind.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/04/07 at 11:30 pm

The High School Battles between the Jocks & Preppies.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/05/07 at 2:25 am


The High School Battles between the Jocks & Preppies.
It is the Sharks and the Jets for me.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/05/07 at 2:27 am


It is the Sharks and the Jets for me.


Yes, I saw "West Side Story".
Decent film.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/05/07 at 10:54 am


The High School Battles between the Jocks & Preppies.



It was "hoods" & "sochs" for me. Yes, just like "The Outsiders" but the funny thing is, the "hoods" & "sochs" thing was when I went to school in Oklahoma and surprise, surprise, S.E. Hinton (who wrote the "Outsiders") is from Oklahoma.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/06/07 at 11:52 pm

Anita Bryant for Florida Orange Juice.
Debby Boon for the deaf.
Little waving plastic message-bearing hands for the back of your car.
Minute Man quarters for the Bicentennial.
Greenstamps for your savings value.
Day-Glo Hot Dots for your jacket.

Oh, speaking of the Bicentennial.  I was seven. 
I puked on the Bicentennial parade!  It's true.
I gorged myself to exploding point on toast and strawberry jam at the bit Fourth of July Breakfast.  We took our seats along the curb of New Boston's main drag and waited for the marching bands and the floats for not just any Independence Day, but the 200th!  I started feeling queasy and hyperventilating.  When the wedding cake floats and Old Glory fife-and-drum procession came, I let fire a volley of strawberry-red upchuck like the world has never seen.  The crowd parted. That stuff ran clear across the street.  My sisters will tell you so to this very day.  How could such a little boy project such a grotesque amount of emesis?

I don't know.

I do know Abbie Hoffman could have done no better.  Here's my two cents, Uncle Sam!

A harbinger of things to come?  Not really.  I didn't know what to think when my mom lead her little mess away from festivities to get clean up.  I was just kind of dazed.  It is my most vivid memory of the Bicentennial and that says something in itself! 

Anyway, I think I've told that story on this board before.  I think? 

You know you're old when you can't remember which story you've told how many times!

http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/07/pinkietoo.gif

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/07/07 at 12:10 am

The commercial for St. Joseph's aspirin.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/07/07 at 4:57 am

The commercial for Father Johns Medicine

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/07/07 at 7:01 am

Being a Flordidian, I remember Anita Bryant and the whole Orange campaign. But, do you remember her losing that position when she started speaking out against the Gays? I was 12 during the Bicentennial, and remember enjoying the news about the Carter family, and taking my first and so far, only trip to California. The thing I remember most about that trip, was flying over the great Muddy Mississippi... and having the worst case of the runs until we came back.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/07/07 at 9:21 am

We had the clicks and fuscos.  I don't think anyone knows where fusco came from and I haven't heard of anyone anywhere else using the term. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/07/07 at 2:24 pm


Being a Flordidian, I remember Anita Bryant and the whole Orange campaign. But, do you remember her losing that position when she started speaking out against the Gays? I was 12 during the Bicentennial, and remember enjoying the news about the Carter family, and taking my first and so far, only trip to California. The thing I remember most about that trip, was flying over the great Muddy Mississippi... and having the worst case of the runs until we came back.



I remember when someone nailed Anita Bryant in the face with a fruit pie.  :D ;D ;D


I do remember the Bicentennial and "200 years ago today" on t.v. Everyday, they would have a 30 second spot and each day had a different celebrity describe what happened 200 years earlier.



Cat 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/07/07 at 3:35 pm


I remember when someone nailed Anita Bryant in the face with a fruit pie.  :D ;D ;D

Cat


Is this anything like when Arnold Schwarzenegger was nailed with eggs, during his Gubernatorial campaign?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/07/07 at 5:15 pm


Is this anything like when Arnold Schwarzenegger was nailed with eggs, during his Gubernatorial campaign?
Not unless Arnie offended some chickens.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/07/07 at 5:50 pm

Old home remedies like:

-Castor oil
-Cod liver oil
-Kroton oil
-Using thermometers you don't put in the mouth/under the arm/across the forehead  8-P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 1:09 am


Old home remedies like:

-Castor oil
-Cod liver oil
-Kroton oil
-Using thermometers you don't put in the mouth/under the arm/across the forehead  8-P
...or just stick a plaster on it?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/08/07 at 11:55 am

Your grannie giving you a spoonful of Vicks Vaporub sprinkled with sugar to cure congestion.  Turns out that by itself it could cause pneumonia 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 11:59 am


Your grannie giving you a spoonful of Vicks Vaporub sprinkled with sugar to cure congestion.  Turns out that by itself it could cause pneumonia 
Aren't you meant to breath it in, not take it internally?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/08/07 at 2:16 pm


Old home remedies like:

-Castor oil
-Cod liver oil
-Kroton oil
-Using thermometers you don't put in the mouth/under the arm/across the forehead  8-P



Actually, I take cod liver oil-in pill form for my eyes. It is for the Vitamin A (not to be confused with Batacaritine) which may or may not help slow the progression of my eye disease. If it helps-GREAT! If it doesn't-I figured it couldn't hurt.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 2:17 pm



Actually, I take cod liver oil-in pill form for my eyes. It is for the Vitamin A (not to be confused with Batacaritine) which may or may not help slow the progression of my eye disease. If it helps-GREAT! If it doesn't-I figured it couldn't hurt.  :-\\



Cat
Carrots are good for your eyes.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/08/07 at 2:21 pm


Carrots are good for your eyes.



That's batacaritine which doesn't hurt but it is not supposed to slow the progression like the Vitamin A that you get in fish oil (cod liver oil and such).


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/08/07 at 2:38 pm



That's batacaritine which doesn't hurt but it is not supposed to slow the progression like the Vitamin A that you get in fish oil (cod liver oil and such).


Cat
I was taught about vitamins in a seminar today, I cannot remember a thing of it now.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/08/07 at 5:08 pm


I was taught about vitamins in a seminar today, I cannot remember a thing of it now.



That bring things back to the topic very nicely or should that be "You know you're old when you DON'T remember..." .  ;) :D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/08/07 at 7:02 pm

Penny candy.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/09/07 at 2:40 am



That bring things back to the topic very nicely or should that be "You know you're old when you DON'T remember..." .  ;) :D ;D ;D



Cat
Items from the seminar come back to me at moments when I do not wish them to.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/09/07 at 6:15 am

YKYAOWYR having a Sunday dress, and a couple of dresses for school.  Girls were required to wear dresses or skirts all year round, no matter what the weather, and they had to be knee length or longer and not tight fitting.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/09/07 at 11:06 am


YKYAOWYR having a Sunday dress, and a couple of dresses for school.  Girls were required to wear dresses or skirts all year round, no matter what the weather, and they had to be knee length or longer and not tight fitting.



Yup-and the people who decided that were men who didn't realize that it gets COLD in the winter wearing a dress.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/09/07 at 12:58 pm

Are you kidding? Of course we realize it gets cold out... why do you think we supported the Bra burning?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/09/07 at 3:18 pm

Whippits.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/09/07 at 3:43 pm


Whippits.

Have you heard about the newest inhaled high? Authorities are really worried about this, as everyone has access to the raw components. I'm not even sure I should bring it up...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/09/07 at 3:49 pm


Whippits.



Whippits good. In the shade. Shake it up. Get straight. Go forward. Move ahead. It's not too late. To whippits.
Whippits good.


Oh, sorry. Couldn't resist.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/10/07 at 5:30 am

Cat-

Are you old enough to remember "shaggy" jokes?

Well, you just revived a "shaggy Cat" joke.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/ylsuper.gif  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/10/07 at 11:59 am


Cat-

Are you old enough to remember "shaggy" jokes?

Well, you just revived a "shaggy Cat" joke.

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/10/ylsuper.gif  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D



Shaggy jokes? Are those jokes that Shaggy told while handing out the Scooby snacks?



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/11/07 at 5:05 am


Shaggy jokes? Are those jokes that Shaggy told while handing out the Scooby snacks?

Cat


:D ;D :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/11/07 at 6:25 am



Whippits good. In the shade. Shake it up. Get straight. Go forward. Move ahead. It's not too late. To whippits.
Whippits good.


Oh, sorry. Couldn't resist.  ;) :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat
Are we due for a new thread on Shaggy jokes?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lemonverbina on 11/12/07 at 2:36 pm

When chicken  mcnuggets and happy meals came along...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/12/07 at 4:49 pm

Some of the old products that went out of business 25+ yrs. ago.

The 1st cologne I ever remember wearing was "Blue Stratos".
As a child, I remember shopping at Fazio's, in Ohio.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lemonverbina on 11/12/07 at 4:54 pm

Ah the lovely scents of yester year: Love's Baby Soft, Jeanate' and how about Charlie ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/12/07 at 4:55 pm


Ah the lovely scents of yester year: Love's Baby Soft, Jeanate' and how about Charlie ???


They still make Love's Baby Soft.
My wife says it is her favorite scent.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/12/07 at 4:56 pm

YKYAOWYR....All the members of the original Mikey Mouse Club.
...who the Not Ready For Prime Time Players-and can name them all.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/12/07 at 5:26 pm

Dan Akroyd, Garret Morris, Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Bill Murrey, and Chevy Chase was the last one added in.

Cubby, Annette, Bobby, Cheryl... Dopey... Grumpy... Those were a little before my time.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lemonverbina on 11/13/07 at 8:29 am

This is an awesome post. I agree with what everyone has said.  Remember when having your birthday at McDonalds was a big deal ?? When the President spoke on TV, you were doomed because there was nothing else to watch.  White Castles hamburgers were 25 cents.  Patent leather shoes and matching patent leather purses for special occassion. Hair ribbons.  You were sent out of the room when the TV announcer said ""due to mature theme parental descretion is advised..."  Carvel ice cream ruled !!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/13/07 at 8:53 am


This is an awesome post. I agree with what everyone has said.  Remember when having your birthday at McDonalds was a big deal ??

Around here, the place was Burger Chef and Jeff. I think they had toys in kid's meals before MickeyD's. It was definitely geared more towards little ones.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/13/07 at 11:01 am


Dan Akroyd, Garret Morris, Jane Curtain, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Bill Murrey, and Chevy Chase was the last one added in.

Cubby, Annette, Bobby, Cheryl... Dopey... Grumpy... Those were a little before my time.



All of the Not Ready For Prime Time Players are correct-but it was Bill Murray who was added in after Chevy Chase left.

As for the Mickey Mouse Club...well, I'll give you a couple of points for that. Let me see how I do (and I am NOT cheating):  Bobby, Cheryl, Sharon, Karen, Cubby, Annette, Jimmy, Roy-I'm sure there are one or two more but that is all I can remember.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/13/07 at 3:06 pm


As for the Mickey Mouse Club...well, I'll give you a couple of points for that. Let me see how I do (and I am NOT cheating):  Bobby, Cheryl, Sharon, Karen, Cubby, Annette, Jimmy, Roy-I'm sure there are one or two more but that is all I can remember.

Cat


Speaking of Mickey Mouse Club members-

I went sifting through my record collection, recently.
I have about 5 Annette Funicello records. :o

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lemonverbina on 11/13/07 at 3:42 pm

Well at least PBS remains the same with the timing of the programs.  Remember Zoom ? The Electric Company, Romper Room.  The funny thing is to see Mr.Rogers neighborhood  I think they are still showing the ones from the early 80s. Its funny to see Mr. Rogers pick up the rotary phone. Also Reading Rainbow still shows episodes from the 80s judging by the hairstyle of the hostess.
The funny thing is our TV was never on early in the morning. Only AM radio !!! WPAT oops that was FM. that played in my parents room. We kids listened WABC,  WNBC am radio. We were forced to watch news in the evening to hear : "film at eleven..."  I remember when John Tesh was a local WCBS reporter, (my parents thought he was the Son of Sam)  Jim Jensen and of course I loathed Walter Kronkite.  "and that's the way it is..." (was that him?) Then it was time for the Muppet Show on Monday nights...YEAH !!! I can only imagine the type of muppets they would have now...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/13/07 at 4:00 pm


Well at least PBS remains the same with the timing of the programs.  Remember Zoom ? The Electric Company, Romper Room.  The funny thing is to see Mr.Rogers neighborhood  I think they are still showing the ones from the early 80s. Its funny to see Mr. Rogers pick up the rotary phone. Also Reading Rainbow still shows episodes from the 80s judging by the hairstyle of the hostess.
The funny thing is our TV was never on early in the morning. Only AM radio !!! WPAT oops that was FM. that played in my parents room. We kids listened WABC,  WNBC am radio. We were forced to watch news in the evening to hear : "film at eleven..."  I remember when John Tesh was a local WCBS reporter, (my parents thought he was the Son of Sam)  Jim Jensen and of course I loathed Walter Kronkite.  "and that's the way it is..." (was that him?) Then it was time for the Muppet Show on Monday nights...YEAH !!! I can only imagine the type of muppets they would have now...


There was also a show called "Villa Allegre".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/14/07 at 2:32 pm


Well at least PBS remains the same with the timing of the programs.  Remember Zoom ? The Electric Company, Romper Room.  The funny thing is to see Mr.Rogers neighborhood  I think they are still showing the ones from the early 80s. Its funny to see Mr. Rogers pick up the rotary phone. Also Reading Rainbow still shows episodes from the 80s judging by the hairstyle of the hostess.
The funny thing is our TV was never on early in the morning. Only AM radio !!! WPAT oops that was FM. that played in my parents room. We kids listened WABC,  WNBC am radio. We were forced to watch news in the evening to hear : "film at eleven..."  I remember when John Tesh was a local WCBS reporter, (my parents thought he was the Son of Sam)  Jim Jensen and of course I loathed Walter Kronkite.  "and that's the way it is..." (was that him?) Then it was time for the Muppet Show on Monday nights...YEAH !!! I can only imagine the type of muppets they would have now...



I remember listening to Cousin Brucie on WABC every morning. Years later (I'm talking about 1976? '77?) , I would listen to Imus in the Morning on (I believe) WNBC.


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/14/07 at 3:23 pm

You know you're old when you remember... when the Rock Stars you loved had long hair

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Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lemonverbina on 11/14/07 at 4:56 pm

Oh my gosh Catwoman me too !!!! Remember Dr. Reverend Billy Soul... and that's how I will always remember Howard Stern or How Weird as he was called from his afternoon show on WNBC . We lived in such different times. I think I was like 12 then.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 11/14/07 at 7:00 pm

When I was living in Phoenix, there was a TV show called "The Wallace & Ladmo Show".

There was this annoying character, called "Gerald".
He dressed up like one of those prissy boys you see in old cartoons.
He was annoying as all get out, but funny at the same time.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ninny on 11/18/07 at 8:06 am

How about you know your getting old when you watch a half an hour of Lawrence Welk and even find yourslf singing along to " My Cup Runneth Over", even though you use to hate the show.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 8:58 am


You know you're old when you remember... when the Rock Stars you loved had long hair

http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mkxZjtH6DkAti6jzbkF/SIG=129jltqd7/EXP=1195161521/**http%3A//www.wdrv.com/images/artists/Peter_Frampton.gif  http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5xVJZjtHnQoApVWjzbkF/SIG=12lnbh609/EXP=1195161545/**http%3A//www.lt24online.com.ar/2003news/graficos/peter_frampton.jpg

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You must be old when the images do not work?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/18/07 at 9:05 am



You know you're old when you remember... when the Rock Stars you loved had long hair




YKYAOWYR when Rock Stars you loved had any hair....


Pete Townshend
http://www.whobynumbers.com/pictures/members/petetownshend.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brigitte on 11/18/07 at 10:30 am


YKYAOWYR when Rock Stars you loved had any hair....


Pete Townshend
http://www.whobynumbers.com/pictures/members/petetownshend.jpg

Or teeth! ;D
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/rockn.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/18/07 at 12:58 pm


YKYAOWYR when Rock Stars you loved had any hair....


Pete Townshend
http://www.whobynumbers.com/pictures/members/petetownshend.jpg
Pete looks so tame and docile here. ^
here's a pic of him in his brash, wild-eyed rocker stage of life with hair
  http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/petetownsend2.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 1:34 pm


Pete looks so tame and docile here. ^
here's a pic of him in his brash, wild-eyed rocker stage of life with hair
  http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c235/badfingermike/petetownsend2.jpg

The picture taken just before the loadspeakers became horizontal and severly damaged.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/18/07 at 1:50 pm


The picture taken just before the loadspeakers became horizontal and severly damaged.
I was hoping to find a amplifier & guitar smashing picture

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 11/18/07 at 1:50 pm


I was hoping to find a amplifier & guitar smashing picture
Any film/video on YouTube?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/18/07 at 1:52 pm


Any film/video on YouTube?
good idea

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/19/07 at 2:25 pm


Or teeth! ;D
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/rockn.jpg



ROTFLMAO!!!!!! Karma for making me laugh.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brimac40 on 01/29/08 at 1:20 pm

When MASH was funny( before Alan Alda went behind the camera)
Waiting all summer to find out who shot JR
Bikes with banana seats and sissy bars
Bell bottom jeans were cool
I thought Pong was the coolest
RC cola cans with the ball players on them (I still have all mine )
pull tab pop cans
G.I. Joes had were 12" tall and had the life like hair
When you argued about who's turn it was to go out and turn the antenna to get a better picture on the TV
When you got 3 channels on TV on a good day

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/29/08 at 2:00 pm


When MASH was funny( before Alan Alda went behind the camera)
Not having audience laughter put me off watching it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: cinnabon on 01/29/08 at 3:51 pm

playing with CB radios

watching movies at school on the now antiquated film projector (before VCR's came along)

eating Snack Pack pudding out of a tin can (they switched to plastic cups in 1985)

Krazy Kow cereal for breakfast

for me personally hot dogs and ice cream cones at Dog n Suds root beer stand (being able to eat in your car was sooo cool!) - I googled the name Dog n Suds to get some history on the place and found some really neat old pictures including the one I'm now using for my avatar :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brimac40 on 01/30/08 at 11:44 am

Watching our home movies on a reel to reel projector . (I have since transfered them to DVD )

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/30/08 at 12:45 pm

When the firestations would blow their whistles to announce a no school day.  A lot of people didn't have telephones or televisions, and no school announcements on the television were not always complete lists.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: cinnabon on 01/30/08 at 5:53 pm

"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System, this is only a test" followed by that ear-splitting tone that they sometimes interrupted tv broadcasts.  ::)

I also remember the Mr Yuk commercials with the ugly green round face with its tongue sticking out that was designed to teach kids to stay away from poisonous household items - it had a catchy commercial jingle although I only remember the first two lines of it:

"Mr Yuk is mean, Mr Yuk is Green"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/31/08 at 5:31 am

Air Raid Signals during school.  Ducking under your desk at school so that you don't get killed by an atomic blast (true, that is what they told us)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: cinnabon on 01/31/08 at 6:14 am

in addition to watching movies on the projector at school, I just remembered the occasional film strip as well - I always tried to run the film strip projector every chance I could.  :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/31/08 at 8:40 am


Air Raid Signals during school.  Ducking under your desk at school so that you don't get killed by an atomic blast (true, that is what they told us)



A sign of the times now is that my children practice what to do during a school "lock-down"  :-\\



"This is a test of the Emergency Broadcast System, this is only a test" followed by that ear-splitting tone that they sometimes interrupted tv broadcasts.  ::)



That still happens

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/31/08 at 4:05 pm

Getting blue handouts in school from a mimeograph machine and having to smell the paper.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/31/08 at 4:16 pm


Getting blue handouts in school from a mimeograph machine and having to smell the paper.




Cat
I remember that smell, never to be repeated in this modern age.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/31/08 at 10:23 pm


Getting blue handouts in school from a mimeograph machine and having to smell the paper.




Cat


oh yeah

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brimac40 on 02/01/08 at 7:04 am

I remember all of us neighbor kids playing in each others yards and getting hurt without fear of the parents suing one another .
I remember building ramps out of plywood and cinder blocks to jump our bikes off of , without protective gear !
I remember a time when you did take a spill on your bike ,Mom just sprayed the cuts and road rash with bactine and didn't rush us to the emergency room .
I remember when acting up in school called for an A$$ busting , instead of medication .
I remember when P.E.was called "gym class" . And nobody failed .
I remember when we used to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem in homeroom .
I remember when we used to be able to put up Christmas decorations and have a X-mas party in school .
I remember when we had school nurses and not school psycologists .
I remember a time when there was no such thing as the "dysfunctional family" .
I remember a time when we used to have fun without the aid of computers , playstations , X-boxes and 200 channels on TV . How did we ever manage ?

Oh , how the times have changed !

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Snoopygirl on 02/01/08 at 6:11 pm

ABC Afterschool Specials
Schoolhouse Rock
ABC Weekend Specials

Also, how about when cars had on their front driver and passenger doors, the little wing window that you could  open when you didn't feel like having the window down.

Sorry if the first three were already said, but it's been awhile I've been here and I didn't go thru all these pages. :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 02/02/08 at 5:08 am


I remember all of us neighbor kids playing in each others yards and getting hurt without fear of the parents suing one another .
I remember building ramps out of plywood and cinder blocks to jump our bikes off of , without protective gear !
I remember a time when you did take a spill on your bike ,Mom just sprayed the cuts and road rash with bactine and didn't rush us to the emergency room .
I remember when acting up in school called for an A$$ busting , instead of medication .
I remember when P.E.was called "gym class" . And nobody failed .
I remember when we used to say the Pledge of Allegiance and sang the National Anthem in homeroom .
I remember when we used to be able to put up Christmas decorations and have a X-mas party in school .
I remember when we had school nurses and not school psycologists .
I remember a time when there was no such thing as the "dysfunctional family" .
I remember a time when we used to have fun without the aid of computers , playstations , X-boxes and 200 channels on TV . How did we ever manage ?

Oh , how the times have changed !



I remember all this, and the other side, too. 

I remember the "gym teacher" taunting and abusing the kids who couldn't climb the ropes or run fast
I remember the teacher reading from the bible and telling a class with a lot of Jewish kids that if they didn't believe in Jesus they would go to hell.
I remember having Christmas celebrations, making the Jewish kids and sing the carols(in the hopes they would see the light maybe?) and ignoring Hanukkah
I remember the school nurse telling faking the pain and nothing was wrong so he walked home with what turned out to be a broken leg
I remember kids who acted up, and it was found later that they had been being abused (from beatings to rape) in their homes(no ones business how a man handles a family in his own home, right?)

Oh, how times have changed(hopefully)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brimac40 on 02/02/08 at 6:20 am


I remember all this, and the other side, too. 

I remember the "gym teacher" taunting and abusing the kids who couldn't climb the ropes or run fast
I remember the teacher reading from the bible and telling a class with a lot of Jewish kids that if they didn't believe in Jesus they would go to hell.
I remember having Christmas celebrations, making the Jewish kids and sing the carols(in the hopes they would see the light maybe?) and ignoring Hanukkah
I remember the school nurse telling faking the pain and nothing was wrong so he walked home with what turned out to be a broken leg
I remember kids who acted up, and it was found later that they had been being abused (from beatings to rape) in their homes(no ones business how a man handles a family in his own home, right?)

Oh, how times have changed(hopefully)


Wow , I would have hated going to your school .

Our Gym teacher was great and helped the weaker kids .
We also put up Hanukkah decorations and  the jewish children celebrated along with us in their own way . We never read from the Bible .
Our Nurse was just the opposite and worried over every little sniffle .
And your last one , wow , I was talking about the 1970's , not the 1870's . Even in the 70's my teachers and other faculty members prtotected the children from child abuse and knew what to look for . I was talking about class clowns(myself) and general goofing off .

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 02/02/08 at 6:24 am


Wow , I would have hated going to your school .

Our Gym teacher was great and helped the weaker kids .
We also put up Hanukkah decorations and  the Jewish children celebrated along with us in their own way . We never read from the Bible .
Our Nurse was just the opposite and worried over every little sniffle .
And your last one , wow , I was talking about the 1970's , not the 1870's . Even in the 70's my teachers and other faculty members protected the children from child abuse and knew what to look for . I was talking about class clowns(myself) and general goofing off .



I was in the 50s.  We've come a long way baby  ;)  :)  .  Oh, yeah, the gym teacher was a guy who was absolutely awful.  That was in Jr. High.  He went on to become a guidance counselor, then principal at the high school!  His son is on the sex offenders list(wonder where he learned that?), and his son-in-law is doing life for killing his best friends mother.  Maybe things haven't changed as much as we may think.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Doc on 02/14/08 at 7:03 pm

Pup-N-Taco......Bell Beefers at Taco Bell....Frings at Jack In the Box.....Carls Jr. Spud Fries....Snack-a-puddin'....Snack-n-cake,,..PONG..that ran on batteries....AC adapter sold separately.....when Radio Shack had the battery of the month club.......flamiing Ice cream sno-balls.....Korb's trading Post....Stoker skateboard wheels.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: cinnabon on 02/15/08 at 5:42 am

Snoopy Sno Cone Machine
the board game Pizza Party (I was so young and naive when this game came out I actually thought there was a real pizza inside the game box)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 02/15/08 at 6:03 am

YKYAOW  Hendrix comes on and you turn the volume down(still listen, but not so loud)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Robert on 03/09/08 at 7:44 pm

Aah the days of my youth... I remember fondly...

Coming back from school in a hurry in anticipation of Star Trek, Lost In Space and the Man from U.N.C.L.E. on tv

Millk came in glass bottles with an aluminium paper cap. Chips came in an aluminium can. Ovaltine with hot milk and a spoonful of honey! yum.

We had a drive-through A&W on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal and the waitresses had rollerskates and those ghastly brown and orange costumes... I'd love a babyburger and a hotdog with cheese and bacon with a cold bock of (flat) orange soda, served on those clip-on-the-window cabarets.

I remember going to the  cornerstore where they had this ginormous glass display filled with 30/40 varieties of candies... fudge tools, raspberries, Flying saucers with little candy dots inside, o-pee-chee gum, and those pointless wax cigars with sugar juice inside!!!

Going to the arts and crafts shop every afternoon after school to buy either an accessory for my electric train or a model airplane.

Dismantling old radios and TVs and scavenging for parts, I started my electronics hobby at the tender age of 10 with the Realistic Introduction to Electronics 250 experiment-in-one hobby kits. Still love tinkening anytime I can get.

Playing with Tiny... my neighbor's miniature pony at the cottage (yeah, he had a rich dad...)

My first massive injury... at the age of 5, I was fooling around in the living room with my parents, dancing and spinning in front of the tv until i tripped and hit my head on the sharp, pointy corner of the tv cabinet. the blood was spewing from my forehead quite profusely and my dad mistakenly called the police instead of the ambulance, so I had a ride in a police car to the hospital. I was told I messed-up the interior reeeal good with all that blood! LOL.

Watching the Apollo launches on TV and being fascinated with anything related to science from that point on...

Playing with matches at the cottage, I inadvertently ignited a small forest fire that devastated a small backwood area, nearly burning down our neighbor's cottage. I was grounded for the rest of the year!

Hey that was fun... fond memories of way back when I had hair.

Robert

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 03/10/08 at 3:53 am

  ^
   I wanted a Shetland pony and a hang glider which I referred to as a giant kite... ???


Getting blue handouts in school from a mimeograph machine and having to smell the paper.

Cat


  Mimeograph, must've been the copier aka. Xerox, no matter the actual brand.  And handouts/copies were called "dittos"...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/10/08 at 3:57 am


Coming back from school in a hurry in anticipation of Star Trek, Lost In Space and the Man from U.N.C.L.E. on tv.

Watching the Apollo launches on TV and being fascinated with anything related to science from that point on...

Robert

On the black and white television.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/11/08 at 12:45 pm



My first massive injury... at the age of 5, I was fooling around in the living room with my parents, dancing and spinning in front of the tv until i tripped and hit my head on the sharp, pointy corner of the tv cabinet. the blood was spewing from my forehead quite profusely and my dad mistakenly called the police instead of the ambulance, so I had a ride in a police car to the hospital. I was told I messed-up the interior reeeal good with all that blood! LOL.


Robert



Wow, that sounds a lot like my first massive injury-but at the age of 3. I was following my sisters twirling around in the living room when the sharp corner of the coffee table jumped up and bit me on the upper lip. I don't really remember it too well but I do have the scar.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: cinnabon on 03/11/08 at 3:33 pm

maybe this was already mentioned, but I remember manually getting up to change the channel on the tv

if you lived in Wisconsin or Illinois in the 70s you might remember WLS (Top 40) or WMAQ (Country) - two AM stations based in Chicago

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 03/15/08 at 4:05 am


  Yeah, I seem to recall turning the channel changing knob thingee with my hand...

  But check this out...I had my own remote freakin' controlled TV IN MY BEDROOM when starting when I was 9 y/o.  It was my great-grandmother's TV (she lived downstairs) and I got it after she died.  It was a Zenith Space Command with the clicker remote...

  Schwiiiiing..!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 03/15/08 at 1:53 pm

YKYAOWYR  automatic windows in a car were something out of James Bond

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/15/08 at 2:41 pm

Not only do I remember getting up to turn the channel/volume on the t.v. I also remember using a pair of pliers to do it.  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 8:30 am


YKYAOWYR   automatic windows in a car were something out of James Bond
...the concept of ejected seats

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brigitte on 03/16/08 at 2:26 pm

Anyone remember these?
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/retro45adapters.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/08 at 2:28 pm


Anyone remember these?
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/retro45adapters.jpg
I may still have some in my collection of vinyl

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 03/16/08 at 2:33 pm


Anyone remember these?
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/retro45adapters.jpg


oh yeah!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 03/16/08 at 6:49 pm

I remember my brother having several records needing those inserts.  I heard somewhere that it was from records that had been in juke boxes  :-\\

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 03/17/08 at 12:19 am

   Did anyone else have the Boy Scout paper drives in their town?  Someone with a loudspeaker mounted on their car would drive up and down every street repeating, "Boy Scout paper drive, Friday...put your papers on the curb.  Boy Scout paper drive, Friday...put your papers on the curb..."

   This would happen EVERY week.  I thought the loudspeaker was cool!  I guess the scouts were collecting everyone's old newspapers for recycling money..?

  Edited to add:  I decided to ooglegay this and apparently this is still done on some places, if not with the loudspeaker.  The last time this happened 'round here had to be the late-70s...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 6:49 am


   Did anyone else have the Boy Scout paper drives in their town?  Someone with a loudspeaker mounted on their car would drive up and down every street repeating, "Boy Scout paper drive, Friday...put your papers on the curb.  Boy Scout paper drive, Friday...put your papers on the curb..."

   This would happen EVERY week.  I thought the loudspeaker was cool!  I guess the scouts were collecting everyone's old newspapers for recycling money..?

   Edited to add:  I decided to ooglegay this and apparently this is still done on some places, if not with the loudspeaker.  The last time this happened 'round here had to be the late-70s...
Recycling in done by my local council, not boy scouts now.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 03/17/08 at 9:07 am


Recycling in done by my local council, not boy scouts now.


In the UK the price for paper went way down.  The last time I helped collect some for the Scouts was in about 1990.  One company wanted us to pay them to take it away!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 9:24 am


In the UK the price for paper went way down.  The last time I helped collect some for the Scouts was in about 1990.  One company wanted us to pay them to take it away!
The price of recycling?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 03/17/08 at 9:38 am


The price of recycling?


The price the paper recycling company would buy the paper for.  So many groups started to collect paper to raise money that the market was swamped.  And then, as you say, councils started to collect paper thus increasing the supply further...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/17/08 at 9:40 am


The price the paper recycling company would buy the paper for.  So many groups started to collect paper to raise money that the market was swamped.  And then, as you say, councils started to collect paper thus increasing the supply further...
Like the Blue Peter Christmas Appeal, they must have had stacks of whatever was sent for them.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Brigitte on 03/17/08 at 1:42 pm

Going to our local roller skating arena ("Rollerland") back in '75, '76, & '77. There was speed skating, which all the 'cool' dudes did and the D.J. always played Ballroom Blitz.
The guys would buy wide metalic wheels while the girls bought pom-poms for their skates.
They would also have a slow skate session or 'Moonlight skate' , The guys would ask you to go out to skate with them (we were so nervous and sweaty) with the coloured lights and disco ball turning.
Ah yes, good times!
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/70sskates.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/17/08 at 7:58 pm


Anyone remember these?
http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h154/Brigitte_B/seventies/retro45adapters.jpg



I think it is so funny how some of the younger crowd would say, "What are those?"  :D ;D ;D  One of my best friend came to visit one time (she lived a distance away). Her son was about 9 at the time. He saw my records and said, "What kind of CDs are these?" We all laughed. She told me that they took a trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and he got a kick out of the 45s. I'm sure he was wondering, "What kind of CDs are those?"  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: malibumike65 on 03/17/08 at 9:00 pm

http://www.eurocosm.com/Application/Images/Teleph/746-RED-lg.jpg

Remember when speed dialing didn't exist. We actually had to remember phone numbers back then, or carry the little black book with you at all times. Then touchtone took over, eliminating the the dialing dinosaur!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 03/31/08 at 9:55 pm


When I was living in Phoenix, there was a TV show called "The Wallace & Ladmo Show".

There was this annoying character, called "Gerald".
He dressed up like one of those prissy boys you see in old cartoons.
He was annoying as all get out, but funny at the same time.


I still live in Phoenix, and was reared up on Wallace and Ladmo...They were on the air for 35 years.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Chris on 03/31/08 at 10:43 pm

I have a couple of Home Depot references to add:

you know when you're old when........

you remeber that the Home Depot had "lot engineers".  They were just there to load you car and tie down your lumber or whatever else you were hauling from there. ......  now, any employee won't even tie down anyting for you, liability reasons., and good luck finding anyone to help outside anyway. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/02/08 at 10:30 am


http://www.eurocosm.com/Application/Images/Teleph/746-RED-lg.jpg

Remember when speed dialing didn't exist. We actually had to remember phone numbers back then, or carry the little black book with you at all times. Then touchtone took over, eliminating the the dialing dinosaur!



Or how about having Letters instead of numbers as the first two digits of your phone #. Our exchange was 297 but I remember many people saying AX7.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 04/02/08 at 11:49 am

The handy man I was just talking to was complaining because he is nearly thirty and that was old to him.  I said it's much worse when you are nearly forty!  Not sure I can remember thirty

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/02/08 at 11:55 am


The handy man I was just talking to was complaining because he is nearly thirty and that was old to him.  I said it's much worse when you are nearly forty!  Not sure I can remember thirty
I can remember where I was for my 30th birthday. I had to spend it on a late duty at work.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 04/02/08 at 8:00 pm

I remember the black hose you would run over at the gas station that would ring the bell to let the attendant know you were there. I would hear my mom say, "Give me a dollars worth of Ethel".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Perryfan on 04/05/08 at 7:38 am


I remember the black hose you would run over at the gas station that would ring the bell to let the attendant know you were there. I would hear my mom say, "Give me a dollars worth of Ethel".


Yes!  And the attendant had that cool little silver change thing hanging on his belt and would wash your windshield while your gas was pumping.  And I was a weirdo who loved the smell of gas. LOL

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 04/05/08 at 12:53 pm


Yes!  And the attendant had that cool little silver change thing hanging on his belt and would wash your windshield while your gas was pumping.  And I was a weirdo who loved the smell of gas. LOL


I too liked the smell of gas and wet asphalt. :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/05/08 at 2:23 pm


Yes!  And the attendant had that cool little silver change thing hanging on his belt and would wash your windshield while your gas was pumping.  And I was a weirdo who loved the smell of gas. LOL




I too liked the smell of gas and wet asphalt. :D



Add me to that weird list. But now, I don't like it as I once did. Maybe because now they took the lead out and maybe it smelled better with the lead?  ???



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: oldflowerchild on 04/05/08 at 4:41 pm

:) My list also includes
Dr. Kildare
BJ & the Bear
Wrap around dresses (withthe three arm holes)
garter belts in Jr. High (not for sex appeal but because there was no such thing as pantyhose)
"Sock it to me!"
"Look that up in your 'Funk & Wagnalls'" (my brother got punished for sying that because mom thought it sounded like something nasty!!)
Peace Signs
Make Love not War
Razzle Dazzle
Pop Rocks
Zagnut bars
Sand ARt
Breck girls
Gerber babies
Hee Haw
Laugh In
To Tell the Truth
Dean Martin Show
The movie "Ben"
The Twighlight Zone
Alfred Hitchcock presents
manuel typewriters
Jimmy Dean Show
Fractured Fairy Tales
Mr. Peabody
Pong -- the must have video game
Chatty Cathy dolls
Yard Darts with sharp metal points
Lemon Up
Wax perfume in little compacts
Tammy dolls
Penny Brite

And of course the memories of knelling for the measuring of skirt length (no more than 2 inches above the floor when knelling) and then rolling up the waist to shorten it as soon as we got the chance.

Every school had it's boy bands and the annual "Battle of the Bands" and sock hops in the gym.

Taking small appliances to the repair shop to be fixed instead of throwing them away and repair men coming to your home to fix large appliances.

Appliances sold by the Monongahela Power Company electric meter reader (that how mom got her first electric clothes dryer and electric deep freeze)

Nicholes Bakery delivery truck coming door to door with bread and pastries -- bread was 5 loaves for $1

Loading 8 to 10 kids and 4 adults into a 6 passenger car in Bartlett, Ohio for the trip to my grandparents house in Ripley, WV, an almost 4 hour drive over barely two lane secondary roads. (Now a 1 hour trip over Interstate highway.)

AHHH! for the good old days.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ninny on 04/05/08 at 5:34 pm


Yes!  And the attendant had that cool little silver change thing hanging on his belt and would wash your windshield while your gas was pumping.  And I was a weirdo who loved the smell of gas. LOL

I too liked the smell of gas and wet asphalt. :D



Add me to that weird list. But now, I don't like it as I once did. Maybe because now they took the lead out and maybe it smelled better with the lead?  ???



Cat

You might as well add my name,I still like the smell of gas

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/05/08 at 6:41 pm



Tammy dolls




Do you know there is a book about Tammy dolls?

http://www.dollsntoys.com/dollbook.htm



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 04/06/08 at 5:25 am


You might as well add my name,I still like the smell of gas



Add me to that weird list. But now, I don't like it as I once did. Maybe because now they took the lead out and maybe it smelled better with the lead?  ???



I too liked the smell of gas and wet asphalt. :D


Yes!  And the attendant had that cool little silver change thing hanging on his belt and would wash your windshield while your gas was pumping.  And I was a weirdo who loved the smell of gas. LOL


  Same here.  Car exhaust at one time, also...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Foo Bar on 04/08/08 at 1:51 am


Add me to that weird list. But now, I don't like it as I once did. Maybe because now they took the lead out and maybe it smelled better with the lead?  ???


It probably did.

Lead compounds are often sweet.  Lead acetate was used by the ancient Romans as a sweetening agent (and yeah, it slowly killed them, but average lifespan was short enough back then that nobody put two and two together).  That's not directly relevant to the lead-based anti-knock compounds used in leaded gasoline, and I'm not in the habit of tasting lead compounds (especially organic ones such as TEL!), but it's plausible that tetra-ethyl lead or (whatever was left of it when it got sent out the exhaust pipe) was indeed the reason why the exhaust from engines fueled by leaded gas smelled nicer than that from engines powered by unleaded gas.

The other explanation for why exhaust from leaded-gasoline-powered cars smelled nicer than the exhaust from modern cars is the catalytic converter.  Lead reacts with the platinum in the catalytic converter, reducing the CC's effectiveness.  Old cars, which lacked catalytic converters, dumped any unburned hydrocarbons (read: that lovely-smelling gasoline!) out the tailpipe.  With the introduction of the catalytic converter, all that gasoline (hopefully unleaded unless you want to buy a new catalytic converter after a few tankfuls) that didn't get burned in the cylinders will be burned in the converter.  The exhaust from cars equipped with catalytic converters is virtually odorless.

Much as I enjoy remembering the smells of old machinery, I wouldn't go back to the old days. There are some chemicals that weren't meant to be breathed in by humans, and TEL's one of them.  Unburnt hydrocarbons are pretty far down on that list, but they're still on that list.  As crappy as the alternatives (MTBE, etc) are, the introduction of unleaded gas and the catalytic converter have been responsible for great improvements in air quality since the 80s.  The air in major US cities is more breathable now than at any time since the 1950s.  Considering the growth in population densities and the number of cars on the road, that's nothing short of miraculous.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 07/24/08 at 8:07 am

For you folks in the Northern States this is meaningless, but here in the South, Full Service Gas Stations are ancient history. I miss the olden days, when you could pull in and pay an extra few cents per gallon to have your tires and fluids checked. I actually was a pump jockey for a few years, and it was a good job if you know how to have fun.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 07/24/08 at 9:29 am


For you folks in the Northern States this is meaningless, but here in the South, Full Service Gas Stations are ancient history. I miss the olden days, when you could pull in and pay an extra few cents per gallon to have your tires and fluids checked. I actually was a pump jockey for a few years, and it was a good job if you know how to have fun.


The last two in the town where I live in Connecticut have just closed.  One had the choice of full or self service and the other place (a Gulf) was full service only.  Totally caught me by surprise when I stopped there once!

Where I was living in the UK we had one full service place in a nearby town until about 2000.  It closed after the main road it was on was diverted the other side of the petrol station and it was tricky to get to it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/27/08 at 1:24 am

Streets littered with rip-tops from soft drink and beer cans. 

People smoking in movie theaters. 

When a telephone was just a receiver and a keypad!
:D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 07/27/08 at 2:19 am

...getting upset at the phone company for raising the price of a phone call from .05 to .10 cents at a phone booth

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 07/27/08 at 8:37 am


...getting upset at the phone company for raising the price of a phone call from .05 to .10 cents at a phone booth
Phone boothes in general. They used to have really nice wood and upholstered boothes, then went to plain glass and aluminum boxes, to a dinky little cover that does nothing but get in your way... and now you have to go 20 miles to find one at all.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/27/08 at 1:46 pm

-When the first 2 numbers of your phone number were letters: AX7-....
-Party lines
-Calling someplace and getting a real live person.
-Busy signals


Streets littered with rip-tops from soft drink and beer cans. 

People smoking in movie theaters. 

When a telephone was just a receiver and a keypad!
:D


To go on what Max said, phones that were used to TALK to people, not take photos, play games, text messaging, etc. etc.


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 07/27/08 at 1:48 pm




To go on what Max said, phones that were used to TALK to people, not take photos, play games, text messaging, etc. etc.


Cat



Hear hear!!

In fact, the entire purpose of having a phone is to be able to TALK to the person! That's what I always use a telephone for.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 07/27/08 at 6:07 pm

YKYAGOW you remember when anyone with brand new white sneakers would put out their feet to be stepped on to dirty up the sneakers because only a real jerk walked around in clean white sneakers.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 07/28/08 at 12:41 am

Wow, what a surprise to see this brought back!


Phone boothes in general. They used to have really nice wood and upholstered boothes, then went to plain glass and aluminum boxes, to a dinky little cover that does nothing but get in your way... and now you have to go 20 miles to find one at all.


I actually remember "Phone Booths" very well, up until the mid 1970's.  We even had some at our local Bus Station in Boise until the early 1980's.  Then they were replaces with those aluminum half-eggs.

Of course, with the break up of "Ma Bell" and the universal use of Cell Phones, I am not surprised to find them gone.  Just as Ma Bell killed all of the Telegraph companies (other then Western Union, which largely lives on only as a way to send money).

But such is life.  Unless you are  Luddite, you can't stand in the way of progress.

However, I still remember when the idea of a having a phone with you at all times a simply silly.  Just look at a classic episode of Get Smart to see that.

Yet what people laughted at 30-40 years ago is a fact of life today.  I am still waiting for some Cell Company to actually distribute a "Shoe Phone".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nascarrulzz2006 on 07/28/08 at 8:00 pm

Hey Shroom,
Yes, I am old enough to remember alot of this you've mentioned. Brings back alot of memories. Do you remember Sha-zam? and I believe there was also Isis? I remember when Tonka trucks were made of real metal. Anyways, I just had to give you my comments on your subject. Thanks for bringing back some memories.

Nascarrulzz2006!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/02/08 at 9:33 pm

15 cent burgers at Mc Donalds
50 cents worth of gas could let you cruise all nite
cigs cost 42 cents a pacjk
a lid of pot 15 bucks worth
The Stylistics
Drive in Theatres
Sonny Fox and wonderrama
after cartoons on Satuday morning, they showed three stooges
t.v. stations siging off with the national anthem.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/10/08 at 6:16 pm

Last week we drove half way across country and we were at a rest area-I can't remember what state but I want to say Ohio and there was a full-fledged phone booth-and right next to it was one of those half phone booths. I was surprised to see the full one and commented about it to Carlos.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/11/08 at 2:32 am

not sure what triggered this memory, but I must be old because I remember dropping Fizzies into a glass of water to make a refreshing beverage drink  http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0S0206l6p9IiB0AKtyjzbkF/SIG=12b5t0q82/EXP=1218526245/**http%3A//www.candyfavorites.com/pi/fizzies-fruitpunch.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/08 at 11:25 pm


http://www.eurocosm.com/Application/Images/Teleph/746-RED-lg.jpg

Remember when speed dialing didn't exist. We actually had to remember phone numbers back then, or carry the little black book with you at all times. Then touchtone took over, eliminating the the dialing dinosaur!


About 12 years ago my car broke down outside of a little Armenian church.  I went in to ask to use the phone (cell phones were still pretty expensive) and they led me to a telephone in the kitchen, and it was a rotary.  The last time I used a rotary phone was 12 years ago to call AAA from the kitchen in the Armenian church. 

My parents always rented from the phone company keypad telephones, but I used rotaries at friends' houses and whatnot. 

I was thinking today how 25 years ago if you described how we use the Internet today, people would think you were writing a sci-fi novel.  Now we take it for granted; in fact, we rely on it.  South Park did a good send-up of what would happen if the Internet suddenly went away and they had to ration it out to Internet Oakies in 40-second portions!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/08 at 11:31 pm

I apologise in advance if some of these were mentioned above.

Say, remember when they marketed candy cigarettes to children?
???

Remember when nobody thought it was anybody's business whether you wore a seatbelt or not?

Remember when it would have been more dangerous to ride a bicycle with a helmet than without one?  When the neighborhood bullies see you with that helmet, uh, you're gonna need it!
:o

Remember when only weird scientists and some hippies were talking about the "greenhouse effect"?

Remember when your high school had a smoking area?


Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/12/08 at 11:33 pm


I apologise in advance if some of these were mentioned above.

Say, remember when they marketed candy cigarettes to children?
???

Remember when nobody thought it was anybody's business whether you wore a seatbelt or not?

Remember when it would have been more dangerous to ride a bicycle with a helmet than without one?  When the neighborhood bullies see you with that helmet, uh, you're gonna need it!
:o


oh yeah, if you wore a helmet, you were pretty much labeled a spaz  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/12/08 at 11:39 pm


oh yeah, if you wore a helmet, you were pretty much labeled a spaz  ;D


I myself was labeled a spaz because I had big Coke bottle glasses and I was skinny and uncoordinated...and I had acne.

Well, I guess those were the principal qualifications!

This is also why I use "SweetSweetWaldo as a handle on YouTube comments.  I was tormented as "Waldo" when I was 15!

Two years later I had an orange mohawk.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 08/12/08 at 11:56 pm


I myself was labeled a spaz because I had big Coke bottle glasses and I was skinny and uncoordinated...and I had acne.

Well, I guess those were the principal qualifications!

This is also why I use "SweetSweetWaldo as a handle on YouTube comments.  I was tormented as "Waldo" when I was 15!

Two years later I had an orange mohawk.
spaz maybe but coke bottle glasses meant you were hecka smart. Did you have the red & white striped shirt and beanie cap  ::)  http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51euryx5C2L._SL500_AA240_.jpgThe Where's Waldo books were cool. I recall trying to find Waldo over and over and over again with my daughter when she was little. I think she still has those books, and I should go rummaging in her room to find one


and then 2 years later you found out who you really were and got a orange mohawk?  :o 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/13/08 at 2:36 am


spaz maybe but coke bottle glasses meant you were hecka smart. Did you have the red & white striped shirt and beanie cap  ::)  http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51euryx5C2L._SL500_AA240_.jpgThe Where's Waldo books were cool. I recall trying to find Waldo over and over and over again with my daughter when she was little. I think she still has those books, and I should go rummaging in her room to find one


and then 2 years later you found out who you really were and got a orange mohawk?   :o  
Those books may be worth something on eBay.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 08/18/08 at 2:08 pm


I apologise in advance if some of these were mentioned above.

Say, remember when they marketed candy cigarettes to children?
???

Remember when nobody thought it was anybody's business whether you wore a seatbelt or not?

Remember when it would have been more dangerous to ride a bicycle with a helmet than without one?  When the neighborhood bullies see you with that helmet, uh, you're gonna need it!
:o

Remember when only weird scientists and some hippies were talking about the "greenhouse effect"?

Remember when your high school had a smoking area?


definitely recall all that business especially the first 2 points.
Regarding those fabulous dial telephones, i remember when my friends parents where the first in my street to get a telephone (we thought they were so with it!!) and wait for it with only 5 digits to remember!!!

I am currently looking for an old Bakelite dialing phone with a lovely bringgggg bringggg  to it.

Last time I heard that familiar long toned single ring (in US) was in Strawbridges dept. store in Philadelphia..sooo retro

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/20/08 at 7:47 pm


I apologise in advance if some of these were mentioned above.

Say, remember when they marketed candy cigarettes to children?
???

Remember when nobody thought it was anybody's business whether you wore a seatbelt or not?

Remember when it would have been more dangerous to ride a bicycle with a helmet than without one?  When the neighborhood bullies see you with that helmet, uh, you're gonna need it!
:o

Remember when only weird scientists and some hippies were talking about the "greenhouse effect"?

Remember when your high school had a smoking area?



Yes Yes And double yes

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/22/08 at 5:54 pm

I had that pour the water into the kettle and not switching it on moment today

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/22/08 at 7:34 pm


I had that pour the water into the kettle and not switching it on moment today


LOL I have done that with the coffee maker except I put water in turned it on and forgot coffee.....
Senior Moments I guess

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: 2kidsami on 08/23/08 at 9:38 pm

Does anyone remember Sweet Pickles books????? I speak about them to anyone around here and they look as if I am crazy.  They were books with animal characters in a town called Sweet Pickles, there was an animal character for each letter of the alphabet (C was a Camel, W a Walrus - those I can remember).  I have tried locating these books around here and nothing.  They want a fortune for them on ebay.  But if I want to enjoy them with my children, it looks like I may have to resort to this............  Nothing like reliving my Childhood through my children.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 08/23/08 at 10:36 pm


Does anyone remember Sweet Pickles books????? I speak about them to anyone around here and they look as if I am crazy.  They were books with animal characters in a town called Sweet Pickles, there was an animal character for each letter of the alphabet (C was a Camel, W a Walrus - those I can remember).  I have tried locating these books around here and nothing.  They want a fortune for them on ebay.  But if I want to enjoy them with my children, it looks like I may have to resort to this............  Nothing like reliving my Childhood through my children.


  I remember the TV ads for those books.  There's plenty of old ads for those on that video sharing website...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/26/08 at 12:07 pm



Does anyone remember Sweet Pickles books????? I speak about them to anyone around here and they look as if I am crazy.  They were books with animal characters in a town called Sweet Pickles, there was an animal character for each letter of the alphabet (C was a Camel, W a Walrus - those I can remember).  I have tried locating these books around here and nothing.  They want a fortune for them on ebay.  But if I want to enjoy them with my children, it looks like I may have to resort to this............  Nothing like reliving my Childhood through my children.



Theres a series of books I got for my kids called value tales. They were great they took famous historical people and outlined their accomplishments as examples of perseverance,honesty ect.... and they were written so kids could relate.
Also  Serendipity books by Stephen Cosgrove are good. You could try AMAZON.COM for the Sweet Pickles books They sometimes have better deals than ebay.
Hope this helps
Good Luck

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Shacks Train on 08/27/08 at 4:50 am

... mutual of omaha's WILD KINGDOM! if you remember that, you're basically dead! ;D ;D

No but Marlin & AM radio are!!!

Well you can remark all you like for age , but........Soon enough you to will feel the age before you know it!
::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mr Tumnus on 08/27/08 at 6:25 am

doing formation dancing at the youth club

;D :-[ ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 08/27/08 at 6:51 am


... mutual of omaha's WILD KINGDOM! if you remember that, you're basically dead! ;D ;D

No but Marlin & AM radio are!!!

Well you can remark all you like for age , but........Soon enough you to will feel the age before you know it!
::)
"There is a Pride of Lions just on the other side of this Hill. Let's watch as Jim goes and checks out the babies..." Yeah, I remember watching poor Jim get put into all sorts of situations, while Marlin watches from a safe distance. Have you seen the new Wild Kingdom? They have a cute British babe doing the shows, no sidekick.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/27/08 at 11:38 am


"There is a Pride of Lions just on the other side of this Hill. Let's watch as Jim goes and checks out the babies..." Yeah, I remember watching poor Jim get put into all sorts of situations, while Marlin watches from a safe distance. Have you seen the new Wild Kingdom? They have a cute British babe doing the shows, no sidekick.



I was just thinking the same thing. "Jim will now attempt to put his head in the lion's mouth."  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: 2kidsami on 08/27/08 at 5:10 pm

If you were a girl and loved Fashion Plates.  Plastic Plate Kits with assorted pieces of apparel that you could mix and match and add different textures too.  If you are on ebay and want a set now, be prepared to pay well for them........  I wish my mom kept mine, I am sure my 2 girls would love them as much as I did

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 08/27/08 at 6:52 pm



I was just thinking the same thing. "Jim will now attempt to put his head in the lion's mouth."  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

All in all, it was almost identical to The Undersea World of Jacque Cousteau- "We are now in ze Shark infested waters of ze Pacific Ocean, home to ze monstrous Great White Shark. My son, Phillip will now get into ze water... Go on Phillip, into ze water!"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: whistledog on 08/27/08 at 8:28 pm

You know your old when you remember ... er ... um ... eh ... ah ... hmmm .... what was I talking about?

Oh yeah, you know you're old when you don't remember what you were going to say :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/28/08 at 12:10 pm


All in all, it was almost identical to The Undersea World of Jacque Cousteau- "We are now in ze Shark infested waters of ze Pacific Ocean, home to ze monstrous Great White Shark. My son, Phillip will now get into ze water... Go on Phillip, into ze water!"



;D ;D ;D ;D


That is what Steve Irwin's problem was. He didn't have the sidekick to do all the dangerous stuff for him.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ninny on 08/28/08 at 1:53 pm


Does anyone remember Sweet Pickles books????? I speak about them to anyone around here and they look as if I am crazy.  They were books with animal characters in a town called Sweet Pickles, there was an animal character for each letter of the alphabet (C was a Camel, W a Walrus - those I can remember).  I have tried locating these books around here and nothing.  They want a fortune for them on ebay.  But if I want to enjoy them with my children, it looks like I may have to resort to this............  Nothing like reliving my Childhood through my children.

I remember those,I found this from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_Pickles

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 08/28/08 at 5:04 pm



;D ;D ;D ;D


That is what Steve Irwin's problem was. He didn't have the sidekick to do all the dangerous stuff for him.



Cat
Yeah he did, but it was like "Hey Terry, why don't you go into that water and wrestle that croc into the boat", and she was like "#@%& you!"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 08/28/08 at 10:02 pm

   He also had his best mate, Wes, who was nearly as crazy...

   
   I'm going out on a limb here becasue I don't know how common corporal punishment is in the schools now, so you may be old when you remember getting "swats" at school.  In today's climate I'm assuming school corporal punishment is on the decline...

   I was paddled in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades for minor infractions - talking/goofing around in class, mostly.  You were made to wait in the hallway while the teacher went to the office to get the paddle and a witness who was usually another teacher, never the janitor.  Spread your feet and grab your ankles, or touch your toes.  The number of swats administered depended on the severity of the infraction.  Goofing-off in class would get you one.  Fighting, at least two, and I definately remember someone in my class getting an unprecedented four swats..!

   It stung for a few seconds but I don't think pain was the whole point.  It was the ritual of the practice.  Everyone knew.  Everyone saw you walk into the hallway.  Everyone heard the *smack* echoing down the hallway.  Everyone looked at you when you came back into the classroom.  Some giggled.  Holding you up to the scrutiny of your peers.  Humiliation.  Assuming an undignified posture in the hall.  The smug satisfaction of the teacher (I actually think they enjoyed it).  I think that was what hurt the most... 

   

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/29/08 at 6:40 am

I can remember where the kitchen is.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: greenjello74 on 08/29/08 at 7:30 am


  He also had his best mate, Wes, who was nearly as crazy...

 
  I'm going out on a limb here becasue I don't know how common corporal punishment is in the schools now, so you may be old when you remember getting "swats" at school.  In today's climate I'm assuming school corporal punishment is on the decline...

  I was paddled in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades for minor infractions - talking/goofing around in class, mostly.  You were made to wait in the hallway while the teacher went to the office to get the paddle and a witness who was usually another teacher, never the janitor.  Spread your feet and grab your ankles, or touch your toes.  The number of swats administered depended on the severity of the infraction.  Goofing-off in class would get you one.  Fighting, at least two, and I definately remember someone in my class getting an unprecedented four swats..!

  It stung for a few seconds but I don't think pain was the whole point.  It was the ritual of the practice.  Everyone knew.  Everyone saw you walk into the hallway.  Everyone heard the *smack* echoing down the hallway.  Everyone looked at you when you came back into the classroom.  Some giggled.  Holding you up to the scrutiny of your peers.  Humiliation.  Assuming an undignified posture in the hall.  The smug satisfaction of the teacher (I actually think they enjoyed it).  I think that was what hurt the most... 

 
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I remember being in Kindergarten and first grade and getting my butt smacked by the teacher. After that they outlawed the practice.
But man was that humiliating.  I had a typing teacher in freshman year of high school who would rao your knuckles if they were dirty( at least till someone busted him to the principal).

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 08/29/08 at 8:29 am

I remember choosing "licks" over detention in Junior High and High School. I lived several miles from my Junior High, and if I missed the bus it was a long hot walk home. High School was only a couple miles away, so it wasn't so bad. The Dean was the one who administered the paddle. He would have one of his aids hold his door open, and tell you to bend over his desk. Behind his desk was a poster with a Zebra, and he would tell you to count the stripes before swinging that heavy wood paddle, the crack of the impact would then echo through the hallways. That was the early 80's, and I'm sure that kind of punishment ended in the late 80's early 90's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/29/08 at 12:39 pm


Yeah he did, but it was like "Hey Terry, why don't you go into that water and wrestle that croc into the boat", and she was like "#@%& you!"



Oops.  :-[  Shows that I never really watched him. Sorry.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 11/09/08 at 8:24 am


I remember choosing "licks" over detention in Junior High and High School. I lived several miles from my Junior High, and if I missed the bus it was a long hot walk home. High School was only a couple miles away, so it wasn't so bad. The Dean was the one who administered the paddle. He would have one of his aids hold his door open, and tell you to bend over his desk. Behind his desk was a poster with a Zebra, and he would tell you to count the stripes before swinging that heavy wood paddle, the crack of the impact would then echo through the hallways. That was the early 80's, and I'm sure that kind of punishment ended in the late 80's early 90's.


Oh I remember that also.

I often think things would be better of corporal punishment was restored to our schools.  Something about the administration of the "Board Of Education" does more good to some kids then anything else imagineable.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/09/08 at 12:16 pm


Oh I remember that also.

I often think things would be better of corporal punishment was restored to our schools.  Something about the administration of the "Board Of Education" does more good to some kids then anything else imagineable.
To an extent, I also agree. In today's world, kids have no respect, no fear. If a Parent spanks them, they call DCF and the poo hits the fan. If a teacher lays a hand on them, its a lawsuit. But what about the darling little kids that will get in your face and tell you to F off without any hesitation. Is it any wonder you have elementary school aged kids with guns?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/09/08 at 1:29 pm


Oh I remember that also.

I often think things would be better of corporal punishment was restored to our schools.  Something about the administration of the "Board Of Education" does more good to some kids then anything else imagineable.



I remember my mother having a "Board of Education" that we hid on her.  ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 11/09/08 at 2:00 pm



I remember my mother having a "Board of Education" that we hid on her.  ;D ;D ;D



Cat


It's funny how those things would come up missing, or lost.  ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 11/09/08 at 3:49 pm



I remember my mother having a "Board of Education" that we hid on her.  ;D ;D ;D



Cat


  Heh, I've been told that my grandmother used a wooden ruler when I was really young (under 5 y/o) and I would hide it...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 11/09/08 at 6:28 pm


To an extent, I also agree. In today's world, kids have no respect, no fear. If a Parent spanks them, they call DCF and the poo hits the fan. If a teacher lays a hand on them, its a lawsuit. But what about the darling little kids that will get in your face and tell you to F off without any hesitation. Is it any wonder you have elementary school aged kids with guns?


The Lesson
Which raises the question should there be capital punishment in schools

Chaos rule OK in the classroom
As bravely the teacher walked in
The nooligans ignored him
His voice was lost in the din

'The theme for today is violence
and homework will be set
I'm going to teach you a lesson
One that you'll never forget!'

He picked on a boy who was shouting
And throttled him then and there
Then garotted the girl behind him
(the one with the grotty hair)

Then sword in hand he hacked his way
Between the chattering rows
'First come, first severed,' he declared
'fingers, feet or toes.'

The first blast cleared the back row
(where those who skive hang out)
they collapsed like rubber dingies
when the plug's pulled out.

'Please may I leave the room, sir'
a trembling vandal enquired
'Of course you may' said the teacher
put the gun to his temple and fired.

The Head popped a head round the doorway
To see why a din was being made
Nodded understandingly
Then tossed in a grenade.

And when the ammo was well spent
With blood on every chair
Silence shuffled forward
With its hands up in the air.

The teacher surveyed the carnage
The dying and the dead
He waggled a finger severely
'Now let that be a lesson,' he said.


Roger McGough

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 11/09/08 at 6:50 pm



I remember my mother having a "Board of Education" that we hid on her.  ;D ;D ;D



Cat
My Mom broke many a wooden spoon off across my butt. Dad used a belt, and to this day, I still won't wear one.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: greenjello74 on 11/09/08 at 7:37 pm


Haha, nice to see I am not the only old person in here.  And yea, there is a lot I forgot (or did not put into) the list.

I probably should have put in "Wild Kingdom" by saying something like "You remember when Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdon came on right before The Wonderful World of Disney".

And here is another list to make us feel even older:

You know you are old when you remember saying:

Far Out
Groovy
Right on
Sock it to me
Here comes de judge
Goodnight John Boy
Let's book
Keep on trucking
Up your nose with a rubber hose
Zoinks
What's happening
Dynomite!
Well Exxxx-cuse me!
Jive Turkey
Honkey
Trippin
Stone cold fox
Square
Discoteque
Smooth Move Ex Lax
Sit on it
Smoking
Shine it
Peace
Peace and Love
Peace, Love, and Reproduction
Nanno Nanno
Mellow out
Take a chill pill
Hip
Gimmie some skin
Gimmie 5
Gimmie 10
Fuzz
Whirlie Pig
"Chips"
Bears
Funky
Funkadellic
Funkenstein
Freak out
Dude
Dudette
Can you dig it?
He's such a Kunta



Trust me I remember almost everything from this list and your other one. Do you remember the dancing Doral cigarette commerical?
Ed Sullivan on Sunday nights.
Not too many kids cartoons on Sat  morning so they served up The Three Stooges and East side Comedy? Yeah, I'm old too.... I remember Hershey bars for a nickle, and certain penny candy you could buy and get 2 for a penny.
Born in 1955, in living color LOL

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 11/09/08 at 11:21 pm


The Lesson
Which raises the question should there be capital punishment in schools


I was wondering if you meant Corporal and not Capitol, until I read the song.

Kinda reminds me of Maxwell's Silver Hammer.  Yet another song about a homicidal deliquent.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 11/11/08 at 12:56 am


My Mom broke many a wooden spoon off across my butt. Dad used a belt, and to this day, I still won't wear one.
my dad used his belt on me a few times.  I remember my mom used her shoe once and I just had to laugh  ;D 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/11/08 at 4:30 am

My parents never hit us.  We were sometimes out of control, but all it would take was my mother to look at us in that way she had and we stopped in our tracks. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/17/08 at 2:16 am

I guess you're old when you remember conversations like the above in school.  Kids used to talk about who got hit with what, how many times, and how hard!  No parents worried about DSS paying them a visit behest of some do-gooder teacher.  Heck, our teachers probably wished they could do the same.  In fact, I recall a few of them did, though not to me.  I recall Mr. Mitchell gave Josh a whuppin' 'cos the kid was an out-of-controll lil' bastard and enough was enough.  That night Josh's father gave Mr. Mitchell a call...to say thanks and good job!

I'm not in favor of corporal punishment, but I gotta admit, the fear of it kept our behavior in check. 
???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 11/18/08 at 8:04 pm

Here is one that struck me this weekend when my wife and I had cable installed in our new place.

Remember when your family had only 1 TV?  Or maybe 2 at most?  And often the biggest fights were who got to see what.

And there were only the "Big 4" networks?  ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS.  Maybe if you were lucky to live in a bigger city you had some independent stations.  And around midnight, they all went off the air for several hours.

Today, we almost all have cable or dishes, with hundreds of channels on call 24 hours a day.

When TW came to set us up, the installer thought we were nuts when we had him put 5 outlets in a 3 bedroom house.  The living room and family room each have their own TVs.  As well as our bedroom.  And the other two bedrooms are His and Hers offices, each with a computer with a TV tuner card.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/18/08 at 11:42 pm


Here is one that struck me this weekend when my wife and I had cable installed in our new place.

Remember when your family had only 1 TV?  Or maybe 2 at most?  And often the biggest fights were who got to see what.

And there were only the "Big 4" networks?  ABC, NBC, CBS, and PBS.  Maybe if you were lucky to live in a bigger city you had some independent stations.  And around midnight, they all went off the air for several hours.

Today, we almost all have cable or dishes, with hundreds of channels on call 24 hours a day.

When TW came to set us up, the installer thought we were nuts when we had him put 5 outlets in a 3 bedroom house.  The living room and family room each have their own TVs.  As well as our bedroom.  And the other two bedrooms are His and Hers offices, each with a computer with a TV tuner card.


Hellya! I remember that.  I have an uncommon TV past.  When my parents were still clinging to the hippie movement, we had no TV in our house.  This was relatively uncommon even among hippie families.  Of course, I felt relatively middle class because we lived in a house, not a log cabin, a tent, a converted schoolbus, or a geodesic dome!  Out west, some hippies even lived in treehouses, but not in New England, because the trees aren't big enough.  Actually, my dad bought some land in the '70s and tried to build a dome on it but...but I digress... 

It wasn't like we never saw television; we saw plenty visiting friends and relatives. 

My parents got divorced when I was 12 and my dad decided it was time to invite his old friend back home...television!  I discovered my dad loved TV as much as Archie Bunker!

Then my stepmother moved in with my stepbrother, her Victorian furniture, and her beat up black-and-wite job with the coat hanger antenna! 

Suddenly we had two TVs in the house.  There were still restrictions.  Mainly, no daytime TV.  My dad thought daytime programming was atrociou and everybody had better things to do, and I have to say the old man was right in that case.  My sister resented it because she couldn't watch soap operas but my brother and I were free to take our popcorn and milkshakes into the den and watch John Wayne movies in the evening!
;D

Most of the fights emerged in the evening if there was a faction of family who wanted to watch one thing and a faction who wanted to watch another.  Dad had the final say.  There was a pecking order, and he was the biggest pecker.  Fortunately, dad usually wanted to watch the same crap my brother and I wanted to watch, so my sister had to go upstairs and watch Dynasty or whatever on the crummy black-and-white!  If dad wasn't around, my sister was able to bully my brother and me into watching the B&W upstairs. 

Bear in mind we did not have cable yet and the VCR was just hitting the market.  Fussing with the tuner and the antennae could drive you mad!  The worst was the body-antenna phenomenon.  You'd get a good picture and no fuzz in the sound, and then it would all go to hell as soon as you let go of the antenna! 

No VCR meant if you missed it, you missed it!

Kids today are very spoiled with hi-def, dish network, Tivo, Blueray, flatscreen, and whatever else TF they dump on the consumer market.  I'm looking over at my TV right now and the picture is crystal clear....by my standards, which were set in the age of broadcast.  Up there in NH, we got maybe two station with crystal clear reception...on a clear winter night! 

I asked my niece if she had to give up one, which would it be, TV or Youube.  She couldn't decide!  When I was her age, the first Atari system had yet to hit the market and a home computer was a wonky device with which to build loop programs on with BASIC, and, uh, not much else!  If your father was an MIT professor or a Raytheon engineer, you might have a home computer in 1979, otherwise probably not!

Netflix is kind of a pokey service nowadays.  I have it, but so what?  Well, when I was ten years old, if you told me I could get any movie I wanted--even Star Wars--mailed right to my home on a tiny disc played by laser, I'd say we must be on the Millennium Falcon!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/lsvader.gif

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 11/19/08 at 12:48 pm


Hellya! I remember that.  I have an uncommon TV past.  When my parents were still clinging to the hippie movement, we had no TV in our house.  This was relatively uncommon even among hippie families.  Of course, I felt relatively middle class because we lived in a house, not a log cabin, a tent, a converted schoolbus, or a geodesic dome!  Out west, some hippies even lived in treehouses, but not in New England, because the trees aren't big enough.  Actually, my dad bought some land in the '70s and tried to build a dome on it but...but I digress... 

It wasn't like we never saw television; we saw plenty visiting friends and relatives. 

My parents got divorced when I was 12 and my dad decided it was time to invite his old friend back home...television!  I discovered my dad loved TV as much as Archie Bunker!

Then my stepmother moved in with my stepbrother, her Victorian furniture, and her beat up black-and-wite job with the coat hanger antenna! 

Suddenly we had two TVs in the house.  There were still restrictions.  Mainly, no daytime TV.  My dad thought daytime programming was atrociou and everybody had better things to do, and I have to say the old man was right in that case.  My sister resented it because she couldn't watch soap operas but my brother and I were free to take our popcorn and milkshakes into the den and watch John Wayne movies in the evening!
;D

Most of the fights emerged in the evening if there was a faction of family who wanted to watch one thing and a faction who wanted to watch another.  Dad had the final say.  There was a pecking order, and he was the biggest pecker.  Fortunately, dad usually wanted to watch the same crap my brother and I wanted to watch, so my sister had to go upstairs and watch Dynasty or whatever on the crummy black-and-white!  If dad wasn't around, my sister was able to bully my brother and me into watching the B&W upstairs. 

Bear in mind we did not have cable yet and the VCR was just hitting the market.  Fussing with the tuner and the antennae could drive you mad!  The worst was the body-antenna phenomenon.  You'd get a good picture and no fuzz in the sound, and then it would all go to hell as soon as you let go of the antenna! 

No VCR meant if you missed it, you missed it!

Kids today are very spoiled with hi-def, dish network, Tivo, Blueray, flatscreen, and whatever else TF they dump on the consumer market.  I'm looking over at my TV right now and the picture is crystal clear....by my standards, which were set in the age of broadcast.  Up there in NH, we got maybe two station with crystal clear reception...on a clear winter night! 

I asked my niece if she had to give up one, which would it be, TV or Youube.  She couldn't decide!  When I was her age, the first Atari system had yet to hit the market and a home computer was a wonky device with which to build loop programs on with BASIC, and, uh, not much else!  If your father was an MIT professor or a Raytheon engineer, you might have a home computer in 1979, otherwise probably not!

Netflix is kind of a pokey service nowadays.  I have it, but so what?  Well, when I was ten years old, if you told me I could get any movie I wanted--even Star Wars--mailed right to my home on a tiny disc played by laser, I'd say we must be on the Millennium Falcon!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/06/lsvader.gif



My second grade teacher told me she didn't have a t.v. and I thought she was so unfortunately that I wanted to buy her one (as if a second grader could afford a t.v. when my allowance was only a dime.  :D ;D ;D )  It never occurred to me that she didn't have a t.v. because she DIDN'T WANT one. That idea was just so foreign to me.  ??? :o :o



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/21/08 at 12:47 am



My second grade teacher told me she didn't have a t.v. and I thought she was so unfortunately that I wanted to buy her one (as if a second grader could afford a t.v. when my allowance was only a dime.  :D ;D ;D )  It never occurred to me that she didn't have a t.v. because she DIDN'T WANT one. That idea was just so foreign to me.  ??? :o :o



Cat

My sister tells a story of visiting my grandparrents in Manhattan when she was 10 and, after a day of "mawketing" and FAO Schwartz, the cabbie on the way back to their chic apartment struck up a conversation about the granddaughter visiting from the country.  My sister gladly volunteered that there was no TV up in NH, so she liked being able to watch as much as she wanted in New York!  The cabbie exclaimed incredulously, "Whaaaat?  No TV up there in New Hampshuh?  Jeez kid, that's a crime!"  That afternoon the interchange between my sister and the cabbie was told and retold over cocktails with my grandparents' guests whinnying with laughter each time!  That old cabbie who probably never left NYC since the war ended three three decades earlier likely thought there were still whole swaths of NH with no TV access, not just a few hippie families by choice!
:D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Kel on 01/07/09 at 1:55 pm


Stores were closed on Sundays. I know this was mainly a 60s thing, not sure when that changed though.
Dark Shadows--the creepy soap opera--Secret Storm and Days of our lives....All My Children since 1975 (I think-cuz I was grounded during that summer..lol)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/07/09 at 3:35 pm


Dark Shadows--the creepy soap opera--Secret Storm and Days of our lives....All My Children since 1975 (I think-cuz I was grounded during that summer..lol)
I used to love Dark Shadows as a kid, until I found out it was a Soap Opera in disguise.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 01/07/09 at 9:38 pm


I used to love Dark Shadows as a kid, until I found out it was a Soap Opera in disguise.


I felt the same way Capt Quirk...It was mostly sappy, 8-P I was always waiting for the scary part to come, which rarely did. The opening music used to freak me out tho'.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ninny on 01/08/09 at 6:28 am


I used to love Dark Shadows as a kid, until I found out it was a Soap Opera in disguise.

Yes but it was fun while you were watching it. ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/11/09 at 4:37 pm

"Now available through your local Drugist or Apothocary"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/14/09 at 7:47 pm

You know your old when........you remember the "Crest Test" commercials.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/15/09 at 4:50 am

YKYAO when you think of things, then when you get to the computer you can't remember them

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/15/09 at 9:06 pm

....or this commercial: "Does she or doesn't she? Only miss Clairoll knows for sure".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/16/09 at 7:26 am


....or this commercial: "Does she or doesn't she? Only miss Clairoll knows for sure".
What about those High Karate commercials? I almost wish it were still around just for the commercials, but it seems to have gone away. It is still available through ebay though.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/16/09 at 7:53 am


....or this commercial: "Does she or doesn't she? Only miss Clairoll knows for sure".


We had that same ad in the UK but it was for Harmony hairspray I think.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/16/09 at 9:11 am


We had that same ad in the UK but it was for Harmony hairspray I think.
"Is she or isn't she?"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Tam on 01/16/09 at 9:18 am

... Velvet Wallpaper

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/16/09 at 9:53 am


... Velvet Wallpaper


I had some of that in my doll's house.  My grandparent's had papered their hall, stairs and landing with it and I had some left for the 'lounge' and an off-cut of the carpet if I remember rightly.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: barefootrobin on 01/16/09 at 10:06 am

****** Babies - 5 for a penny at the Corner Store.  Now I can't even say the word, typing this right now felt like a sin.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/16/09 at 10:12 am


****** Babies - 5 for a penny at the Corner Store.  Now I can't even say the word, typing this right now felt like a sin.


They used to make them here in my hometown.  They always called them chocolate babies here and I was appalled to find out what people called them.  Explains why my grandmother would allow them in her house.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 01/16/09 at 5:29 pm


They used to make them here in my hometown.  They always called them chocolate babies here and I was appalled to find out what people called them.  Explains why my grandmother would allow them in her house.


I think you meant to say, "wouldn't allow them in her house", right?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/16/09 at 6:58 pm


I used to love Dark Shadows as a kid, until I found out it was a Soap Opera in disguise.



We ALWAYS knew it was a soap. Who knew my dad was into it. My sister bought my dad the first few seasons on DVD for Christmas. Man, I am so jealous. Maybe I should tell him when he is done watching them.... :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/16/09 at 7:32 pm

How about the "Colt 45" beer commercials? The guy with the stone expression on his face sitting at a small round table while ridiculous things happened around him. All this while he waited for someone to bring him a glass of beer. My favorite one of these commercials was the one where he was on a raft in the ocean and a shark circled around him. Classic !

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/17/09 at 9:02 am

I don't remember the Colt 45 commercials ( But I have fond memories of the beer!) as well as the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull ones. They even paid homage to them in Johnny Dangerous with Michael Keaton and Danny Devito.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 01/17/09 at 12:34 pm


How about the "Colt 45" beer commercials? The guy with the stone expression on his face sitting at a small round table while ridiculous things happened around him. All this while he waited for someone to bring him a glass of beer. My favorite one of these commercials was the one where he was on a raft in the ocean and a shark circled around him. Classic !


Here is one I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAcqi9WbVV0

And for those of us that watched Ernie Kovacks, the tune in the background is "Solfeggio" by Robert Maxwell.  The same as that with The Nairobi Trio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uw03hS_EMY


I don't remember the Colt 45 commercials ( But I have fond memories of the beer!) as well as the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull ones. They even paid homage to them in Johnny Dangerous with Michael Keaton and Danny Devito.


Those were long my favorite Schlitz commercials.  In fact, my favorite of those was the one with The Average White Band and Tommy James:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS2RAc4Cu8U

It was also parodied in the movie They Call Me Bruce with Johnny Yune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS2RAc4Cu8U

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/17/09 at 6:14 pm


I vaguely remember They Call Me Bruce, but not too well. I went to see it at the Drive In with my Girlfriend on a Double Feature with They Call Me Trinity. I don't remember much of either movie, just how cramped a Camaro is...  ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/17/09 at 7:40 pm


Here is one I found:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAcqi9WbVV0

And for those of us that watched Ernie Kovacks, the tune in the background is "Solfeggio" by Robert Maxwell.  The same as that with The Nairobi Trio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Uw03hS_EMY

Those were long my favorite Schlitz commercials.  In fact, my favorite of those was the one with The Average White Band and Tommy James:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS2RAc4Cu8U

It was also parodied in the movie They Call Me Bruce with Johnny Yune:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS2RAc4Cu8U


Thanks for the clip, Mushroom.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/17/09 at 8:19 pm

...drying your laundry meant you hung them outside on lines in your backyard or those clothes hanger things http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2611073650_843f959797.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2766423088_83c92a64d0.jpg?v=0

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/17/09 at 9:03 pm

I still do that when it's not freezing out

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ninny on 01/18/09 at 7:01 am


I still do that when it's not freezing out

My father still has his from the 1970's :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/18/09 at 9:22 am

I used to hang my laundry, when I had a line and it was just me. Now that I have a house full, I just don't have the gumption, even if i had the line. The drier is my friend :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/18/09 at 1:03 pm

I used to do it because I had a small dryer and it took forever to dry-had to put a little at a time in to dry. Now I have a BIG gas dryer so it doesn't take as much electricity or time to dry.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/18/09 at 7:35 pm

7Up commercials with the animated pyschedelic art work of Peter Max.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 01/19/09 at 10:55 pm


7Up commercials with the animated pyschedelic art work of Peter Max.


Commercials, posters, movies, even postage stamps.  Peter Max touched everything in his generation.

http://www.graphic-design.com/Creative-Net/peter_max/max_postage_stamp.png

But I know the commercials you are talking about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaEDFFDdJYY

And here are some actually made by Peter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IWwM5oE5TY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnYjLvJn3ak
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxMXsWTUDkY


And Peter is still alive and well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8td3qs4JZg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: ADH13 on 01/19/09 at 11:38 pm



I remember when my mom used to make popcorn in a frying pan... then they came out with those "Jiffy Pop" things that were basically a foil pan.. no microwaves back then

And there was a device you could attach to the fire hydrant and it would become a huge sprinkler for us to run around under when it was hot

I think almost everybody on my block got a screenhouse in the late 70's, and most people also had those bug zappers hanging outside so you'd hear "bzzz" "bzzz" all evening long

I also had a camera that took 110 film cartridges... anyone remember those?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/20/09 at 5:34 am




I also had a camera that took 110 film cartridges... anyone remember those?





Yup!  Still had one until a couple of years ago, stuck in the closet.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/20/09 at 7:40 am



I remember when my mom used to make popcorn in a frying pan... then they came out with those "Jiffy Pop" things that were basically a foil pan.. no microwaves back then



My mum made popcorn in the chip pan (deep pan full of oil, with a mesh basket for making chips (fries)) once or twice.




I also had a camera that took 110 film cartridges... anyone remember those?


I'm fairly sure the camera my mum used last summer took a 110 cartridge. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/09 at 7:53 am

My popcorn comes from the cinema now.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/20/09 at 11:24 am

Every now and then, you can still find Jiffy Pop. I get it now and then, just for a bit of nostalgia. The really nice thing about them, is that they work on a grill or campfire. Try that with your Microwave Popcorn!

And as for the 110 cameras, I think I still have mine somewhere. I got it when I was maybe 12, and that thing was a die hard little camera. As much as I did to that thing, it always worked.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/09 at 11:30 am

Jimmy Carter as a Presdent

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/22/09 at 5:44 pm


Jimmy Carter as a Presdent


The first president I remember as president when he was president is Ford.  I didn't understand who the president was when Nixon was president.  Nixon was just a name I overheard accompanied by a lot of utterances of disgust and four-letter words!
:P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/22/09 at 7:08 pm


The first president I remember as president when he was president is Ford.  I didn't understand who the president was when Nixon was president.  Nixon was just a name I overheard accompanied by a lot of utterances of disgust and four-letter words!
:P



The first president I remember is Nixon. I was born during the Kennedy administration. (Oh d@mn! I guess I just dated myself.  :-[ :-\\ :D ;D ;D ;D ) I was really too young to remember him or Johnson. But, I do remember when Johnson died.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/23/09 at 3:04 pm

FROSTY DEVIL CAKES (remember that?)! I think they were made by Drakes. Think of HUGE Ring Dings but with chocolate and vanilla marbled icing. It was made of devil's food cake with a cream center.  You could wash it down with a FRESCA or PURPLE PASSION soft drink (remember those, too?).

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/23/09 at 3:08 pm

I can remember Eisenhower, the Checkers speech, the Kennedy/Nixon debates. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 01/23/09 at 4:45 pm


I can remember Eisenhower, the Checkers speech, the Kennedy/Nixon debates. 


  Dang you are old... :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/23/09 at 5:08 pm


   Dang you are old... :P



Yeah.  I was talking to friend about it just this week.  He had those I'm old blues.  I never suffer from that.  I think it is because I had my fun.  ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 01/23/09 at 5:21 pm



Yeah.  I was talking to friend about it just this week.  He had those I'm old blues.  I never suffer from that.  I think it is because I had my fun.  ;)


  I can almost picture you biting your lip when you watch us carry-on about the "old days" and bewailing the onset of thirtysomething...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/23/09 at 5:31 pm


   I can almost picture you biting your lip when you watch us carry-on about the "old days" and bewailing the onset of thirtysomething...


I have never gone through any of that.  Even when I was a kid I accepted my age for what it was.  A friend of mine had a sister who cried for 3 days about turning 30, my older sister can't stand telling her age.  It is very true that your age is what you make it, and the people who aren't happy with their age are more unhappy with themselves and what they haven't done, me, hmmmph, I didn't do it all, but I have to admit, I did do more than some ;D ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 01/23/09 at 5:39 pm


I have never gone through any of that.  Even when I was a kid I accepted my age for what it was.  A friend of mine had a sister who cried for 3 days about turning 30, my older sister can't stand telling her age.  It is very true that your age is what you make it, and the people who aren't happy with their age are more unhappy with themselves and what they haven't done, me, hmmmph, I didn't do it all, but I have to admit, I did do more than some ;D ;D


  If you ever see me  >:( or  :o  or  :\'( over my age it's strictly out of a sense of obligation...

  Forty is actually the new twenty... :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/24/09 at 12:36 pm



   Forty is actually the new twenty... :P




That only works when you are talking to other 40 year olds  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/24/09 at 2:58 pm


That only works when you are talking to other 40 year olds   ;D
Agreed wholeheartedly. I'd gladly trade in my 44 for two 22s... :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/24/09 at 3:12 pm


Agreed wholeheartedly. I'd gladly trade in my 44 for two 22s... :)


Been there, done that.  Not as much fun as it sounds.  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/24/09 at 3:34 pm


I have never gone through any of that.  Even when I was a kid I accepted my age for what it was.  A friend of mine had a sister who cried for 3 days about turning 30, my older sister can't stand telling her age.  It is very true that your age is what you make it, and the people who aren't happy with their age are more unhappy with themselves and what they haven't done, me, hmmmph, I didn't do it all, but I have to admit, I did do more than some ;D ;D



I usually tell everyone that I am 143 years old-I lie about my age.  ;) :D :D ;D ;D  The truth is, I like to make people guess about my age. It's not that I am ashamed of it or anything. Just a little game I like to play. Of course, it is not that hard to figure out exactly how old I am anyway because I drop "subtle" clues.  ;)


When I turned 30, the only thing I wanted was a nice bouquet of flowers. I didn't care what kind or from whom. Just flowers. So, care to guess what the guy I was seeing gave me? A male stripper.  ::)  Go figure.

Now, Carlos gets me flowers for EVERY birthday AND EVERY anniversary.  :) :) :)


You know you are old when you start rambling.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/24/09 at 8:34 pm

You know you're old when.......you rememeber Aunt Blue-belle the spokesperson for Scott paper towels. Remember her catch phrase? "Never fear Aunt Blue-belle's here!".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 01/26/09 at 7:01 pm





I also had a camera that took 110 film cartridges... anyone remember those?

Yep, what about flash cubes? Hell, what about flash bulbs? Yea, I'm old. Really, mom and dad had a camera in the 60s that used a round flash bulb.
check this out!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGZX_4EIEU

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/26/09 at 7:03 pm

I mentioned something to my kids a while ago about flash cubes.  They looked at me like I was crazy!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 01/26/09 at 7:05 pm


I mentioned something to my kids a while ago about flash cubes.  They looked at me like I was crazy!

Haha! I know that look!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/26/09 at 7:10 pm


Yep, what about flash cubes? Hell, what about flash bulbs? Yea, I'm old. Really, mom and dad had a camera in the 60s that used a round flash bulb.
check this out!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0eGZX_4EIEU


Yeah, I remember flash cubes.

BTW, that is my arm you see in the photo.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/26/09 at 7:12 pm

Nice Forearm ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/26/09 at 7:26 pm

You know your old when you remember......ash trays attached to the back of seats in movie theaters and even on city buses.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/27/09 at 6:11 am


You know your old when you remember......ash trays attached to the back of seats in movie theaters and even on city buses.
You would always bang the ash tray on the seats with your knees and send the ash flying over your trousers?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/27/09 at 5:54 pm


You would always bang the ash tray on the seats with your knees and send the ash flying over your trousers?

Yeah! Remember that? Good times, huh? Lol !

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/27/09 at 6:04 pm


Nice Forearm ;)



Thanks. You can see the rest of the photo in the "Say Cheese" section.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: 2kidsami on 01/27/09 at 6:41 pm

square photos - taken with my moms Kodak Instamatic camera that took the 126 film

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/27/09 at 7:01 pm



Thanks. You can see the rest of the photo in the "Say Cheese" section.



Cat
What, no "Say Cheez Whiz" section?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/27/09 at 7:07 pm


What, no "Say Cheez Whiz" section?



I didn't name it.


http://www.inthe00s.com/index.php?topic=6753.270



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 01/27/09 at 7:56 pm

...TV shows had two very special words underneath the show title:    In Color



oh oh...my post really should be in the Before the 70's section  ::) 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 01/27/09 at 8:02 pm

...the straight on kickers in the NFL and the one bar face masks.
...the short shorts in the NBA.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/27/09 at 8:05 pm

How about those toys? Click Clacks, Footsies and Squirmles! Fun times!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/27/09 at 9:14 pm


How about those toys? Click Clacks, Footsies and Squirmles! Fun times!


You can still buy Squirmles.  Evcery place we went in Vegas at New Year had a store selling them

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/28/09 at 11:28 am


...TV shows had two very special words underneath the show title:    In Color



oh oh...my post really should be in the Before the 70's section  ::) 



I remember  In Color and couldn't understand why I couldn't see the color.  :-\\ :-\\  (We had a B&W t.v.  :D ;D ;D ;D )



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/09 at 12:05 pm

...watching snooker on a black and white television.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/28/09 at 12:39 pm

Getting a phone call to tell us that my aunt in California had won a coast to coast phone call and they were making arrangements so that we would be able to receive the call the next day at 12 noon.  They sent a newspaper clip that had a picture of them making the coast to coast call and all the people who came to see. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/28/09 at 2:17 pm


...watching snooker on a black and white television.


"for those of you watching in black and white the blue is behind the yellow"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/28/09 at 2:19 pm


"for those of you watching in black and white the blue is behind the yellow"
Ted Lowe?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gemini on 01/28/09 at 2:22 pm

So I was watching this video on youtube  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Gu8QFMlAg0&feature=channel It says 1962 but the credits say 1957. So, they buy quite a few things including a veal roast, and the order comes to 5.63. I knew things were cheap in the 50s, but that can't be right, can it? Just curious.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/28/09 at 2:28 pm


Ted Lowe?


Apparently, though wikipedia has it as "for those viewers watching in black and white, the pink ball is just behind the green"

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 01/28/09 at 4:36 pm


Getting a phone call to tell us that my aunt in California had won a coast to coast phone call and they were making arrangements so that we would be able to receive the call the next day at 12 noon.  They sent a newspaper clip that had a picture of them making the coast to coast call and all the people who came to see. 


Wow! Was Alexander Graham Bell there also?  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 01/28/09 at 4:46 pm


Wow! Was Alexander Graham Bell there also?  ;D
Oh Snap!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/28/09 at 6:06 pm

Cellophane color sheets that fit over a B&W TV screen. Remember those? I'm sure they had a name but I don't remember it. There were horizontal bars of color on a see-through sheet of cellophane to give the viewer the feeling of watching a color TV. Blue was on top followed by yellow. I don't remember all the colors which followed next or how many more colors there were but I definately remember green was the very last color bar. These sheets came out in the 60's (maybe earlier?) but my family had them in the early 70's. We didn't get a color TV until 1974. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 01/28/09 at 6:52 pm


Cellophane color sheets that fit over a B&W TV screen. Remember those? I'm sure they had a name but I don't remember it. There were horizontal bars of color on a see-through sheet of cellophane to give the viewer the feeling of watching a color TV. Blue was on top followed by yellow. I don't remember all the colors which followed next or how many more colors there were but I definately remember green was the very last color bar. These sheets came out in the 60's (maybe earlier?) but my family had them in the early 70's. We didn't get a color TV until 1974. 


I remember!  Back when penny candy cost a penny  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/28/09 at 7:31 pm


Cellophane color sheets that fit over a B&W TV screen. Remember those? I'm sure they had a name but I don't remember it. There were horizontal bars of color on a see-through sheet of cellophane to give the viewer the feeling of watching a color TV. Blue was on top followed by yellow. I don't remember all the colors which followed next or how many more colors there were but I definately remember green was the very last color bar. These sheets came out in the 60's (maybe earlier?) but my family had them in the early 70's. We didn't get a color TV until 1974. 



I had something like that for when I watched Winky Dink and You-and you got to draw on it. The problem was, mine never stuck to the t.v. screen like it was supposed to.  :\'( :\'( :\'(

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eclOpNdzMEE



I remember!  Back when penny candy cost a penny   ;D



Yup-me too.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: barefootrobin on 01/28/09 at 10:06 pm


I remember!  Back when penny candy cost a penny   ;D


I remember!  And we could take in our empty pop bottles to the corner store and spend the money we got for them on penny candy.  Man, those were the days!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/31/09 at 11:57 am


I remember!  And we could take in our empty pop bottles to the corner store and spend the money we got for them on penny candy.  Man, those were the days!


Root Beer Barrels, Atomic Fireballs, Tootsie Rolls, Mary Janes, Pud Bubblegum...It's all good!

The family dentist used to wag his finger about it, but he knew it was his best friend!
;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 01/31/09 at 5:04 pm

Zotz and Pop-Rocks. Fizzy and explosive. Memorable candies.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 02/01/09 at 1:32 am


Zotz and Pop-Rocks. Fizzy and explosive. Memorable candies.


How about a toy that is advertised to "come in it's own garbage can"?

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0927/commercial-slimeitsalive.wmv

Of course, I remember the original green incarnation oh this classic toy.  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Cautious Lip on 02/01/09 at 6:20 am


How about a toy that is advertised to "come in it's own garbage can"?

http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0927/commercial-slimeitsalive.wmv

Of course, I remember the original green incarnation oh this classic toy.   ;D


Yes. I remember that. I had both the green and red slime. Lottsa fun.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/01/09 at 12:53 pm

Yup-I had slime. Had to be careful not to drop it on the carpet or worse, your hair.  8-P




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 02/01/09 at 11:13 pm


  Mikey dies by pop-rocks and soda... :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/04/09 at 6:19 pm

YKYOWYR the Battle of the Sexes when Billie Jean King whipped Bobby Rigg's ass.  ;D ;D ;D

YKYOWYR the Battle of the Network Stars.  :D ;D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/04/09 at 9:30 pm


   Mikey dies by pop-rocks and soda... :P


But not as old as remembering "Mikey likes it!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEXzx-TINc

BTW, I never believed Mikey died from an O.D. on pop rocks and Coke, even though it sounds like a combo you might get an a Factory party with Andy, Lou, Nico, Candy Darling, Paul Morrissey, and all those guys! 

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

I didn't believe it because I had the poor judgment to try the combination, that is I ate a pack of Pop Rocks and washed it down with a can of root beer.  I got a hell of a bellyache that put me out of commission for the afternoon, but that's about it.  I suppose if you tried to multiply the dose, you'd blow chunks before you got to six for six!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/repuke.gif

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/19/09 at 7:27 am

Teasmaids ?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/19/09 at 11:21 pm


Teasmaids ?


What's that again?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/20/09 at 7:48 am

From what I have found (Google is your friend ;), Teasmaids were ttea makers that made one or two cups at a time. Sort of like the new two cup coffee makers.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/09 at 9:16 am


What's that again?

From what I have found (Google is your friend ;), Teasmaids were ttea makers that made one or two cups at a time. Sort of like the new two cup coffee makers.
We were given a teasmaid as one of our wedding presents, we found it too noisy for our liking.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/20/09 at 11:20 am

I'm fairly sure they weren't a huge success here in the States. You know how we feel about tea, right?  ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/20/09 at 11:35 am


I'm fairly sure they weren't a huge success here in the States. You know how we feel about tea, right?  ;)
Yes, I have done history at school.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/20/09 at 9:39 pm


From what I have found (Google is your friend ;), Teasmaids were ttea makers that made one or two cups at a time. Sort of like the new two cup coffee makers.


Also most came with an alarm clock so the idea was when the alarm went off your cup of tea was ready.  Although as Philip says it was so noisy making the tea (boiling the water) that it generally woke you up a good while before the alarm was set.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: mooster on 02/20/09 at 9:51 pm

School milk here too  :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/20/09 at 9:58 pm


School milk here too  :P


In glass bottles?

I can still remember the excitement of being straw monitor, handing out pink Sweetheart straws to everyone in the class

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: mooster on 02/20/09 at 10:06 pm


In glass bottles?

I can still remember the excitement of being straw monitor, handing out pink Sweetheart straws to everyone in the class


That's the ones! Usually left out in the blazing hot sun prior to us having to drink them  8-P

I used to bring Milo or Quik to school to add to it to try to lessen the agony  :(

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/20/09 at 10:10 pm


That's the ones! Usually left out in the blazing hot sun prior to us having to drink them  8-P

I used to bring Milo or Quik to school to add to it to try to lessen the agony  :(


Ha.  We also sometimes had the reverse problem of the milk freezing in the bottle.  You tried to convince yourself it was like liquid ice cream, but it never was

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/21/09 at 8:59 am

You folk with the glass milk bottles at school, that was a European thing, right? As far back as I can remember, we always had the cardboard cartons in the U.S.. But, I grew up in the South, so I can't speak for how they did things up North.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/21/09 at 9:06 am


You folk with the glass milk bottles at school, that was a European thing, right? As far back as I can remember, we always had the cardboard cartons in the U.S.. But, I grew up in the South, so I can't speak for how they did things up North.


Well I'm from the UK and mooster is Australian.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/21/09 at 9:17 am


School milk here too  :P
...and who was it that stopped milk in schools?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/21/09 at 9:19 am


...and who was it that stopped milk in schools?


Margaret Thatcher, milk snatcher!

Actually we continued to have school milk almost until she became Prime Minister.  The local council paid for it I believe.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/21/09 at 10:21 am


Well I'm from the UK and mooster is Australian.
Really? You two don't even have a noticeable accent... ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/21/09 at 3:52 pm


Really? You two don't even have a noticeable accent... ;)


I type with a British accent a lot of the time.  Ask Tia

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/21/09 at 4:07 pm

Speaking of Milk and the UK, I just heard about the Milkman that was delivering Pot with the milk. That is what I call Service. Now, if only you could get him to bring Oreos too :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: mooster on 02/21/09 at 6:18 pm


...and who was it that stopped milk in schools?


It stopped here in 1973 because it was deemed that the benefits were minimal  ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: mooster on 02/21/09 at 6:19 pm


Really? You two don't even have a noticeable accent... ;)


That's because I don't have one  :D ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/21/09 at 7:46 pm


It stopped here in 1973 because it was deemed that the benefits were minimal  ::)


That's probably about the time it 'officially' stopped in the UK but as I said in my area the council paid for it until sometime around 1979

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/22/09 at 8:34 am

Our kids still get milk with their lunch. And despite Ronald Reagan's effort, they also get vegetables, not ketchup.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/22/09 at 4:44 pm


Our kids still get milk with their lunch. And despite Ronald Reagan's effort, they also get vegetables, not ketchup.


This wasn't at lunchtime it was for the mid-morning break.  A third of a pint of milk for each child.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/22/09 at 4:48 pm

...that there was no voice mail, not even answer machines for the phones

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/22/09 at 4:55 pm


...that there was no voice mail, not even answer machines for the phones



And you had a rotary dial.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: coqueta83 on 02/22/09 at 8:13 pm



And you had a rotary dial.



Cat


I remember those phones with the rotary dial. I could never use it right when I was little.  :-[  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/09 at 7:06 am


...that there was no voice mail, not even answer machines for the phones
Back then my parents were my answer machine.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/23/09 at 7:40 am


...that there was no voice mail, not even answer machines for the phones


Not even telephones for some of us!  Ironic really considering my dad worked for Post Office Telecommunications (as it was called at the time)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 02/23/09 at 7:51 am

When the postman delivered mail twice a day, the morning post and the afternoon post.  There were two newspapers runs, the morning newspaper and the afternoon newspaper.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/23/09 at 8:54 am


Back then my parents were my answer machine.
And you were supposed to be their's, but how well did that work?
"Some lady called."
"Who was it?
"I dunno..."
"What did she want"
"I dunno..."
"Why did she call?"
"To talk to you..."

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/23/09 at 9:00 am


And you were supposed to be their's, but how well did that work?
"Some lady called."
"Who was it?
"I dunno..."
"What did she want"
"I dunno..."
"Why did she call?"
"To talk to you..."
You got it one!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: mooster on 02/23/09 at 7:38 pm

Smoking indoors at work  :o

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/23/09 at 7:55 pm

...there were no such things as zip lock bags.  I remember the old glad sandwich bags had a flap you simply tucked in


Back then my parents were my answer machine.
that's right because kids weren't even allowed to answer the phones  :o 


Not even telephones for some of us!  Ironic really considering my dad worked for Post Office Telecommunications (as it was called at the time)
no telephones?  so now how many phones do you have  ;D  5?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Paul on 02/24/09 at 6:13 am


Smoking indoors at work  :o


Smoking on public transport!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 02/24/09 at 8:38 am

Smoking on hospitals

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/24/09 at 8:47 am


Smoking on hospitals
When the Doctors would offer a cigarette while they consulted you. Ok, so I'm not old enough to actually remember that, but I remember Dr. Ben Casey doing it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/24/09 at 1:51 pm


When the Doctors would offer a cigarette while they consulted you. Ok, so I'm not old enough to actually remember that, but I remember Dr. Ben Casey doing it.



YKYAOWYR Ben Casey.  ;) :D ;D ;D




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/24/09 at 2:40 pm

Oh SNAP!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: barefootrobin on 02/25/09 at 10:48 am

When you remember Party Lines?  That's how I met my first boyfriend, Brian Penney.  He used to pick up the phone and lfirt with me while I talked to my friends.  We went to see Jaws in the theatre (the first one)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 02/25/09 at 6:20 pm

Your old if you remember these...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/slmudd32506/chocodiles_top_450w.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/25/09 at 6:54 pm

tripods?  ???

;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/25/09 at 7:12 pm


tripods?  ???

;)



I was going to say something but I figured I would let someone else do the honors.  ;)



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/25/09 at 7:36 pm

I use a tripod...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 02/25/09 at 9:41 pm


Your old if you remember these...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/slmudd32506/chocodiles_top_450w.jpg


Let's try it again.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 02/25/09 at 11:50 pm


Let's try it again.
oh my gosh. i love those!  I think they still make them

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/09 at 8:17 am


tripods?  ???

;)
The tripods in Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 02/26/09 at 8:35 am

Triffids

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 02/26/09 at 8:36 am


Triffids
I readthe book at school.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 02/26/09 at 9:12 am


Let's try it again.
Chocolate covered Twinkies? They pale in comparison to Little Debbie's Swiss Cakes. Those are the bomb, specially when you freeze them ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 03/03/09 at 2:23 pm

...paper grocery bags did not have handles

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 03/03/09 at 3:29 pm


...paper grocery bags did not have handles


still don't in some places

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 03/03/09 at 5:07 pm

About the only place I know of that even still has paper bags, is Publix- a Chain of Grocery stores throughout the Southern US.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 03/03/09 at 5:49 pm


...there were no such things as zip lock bags.  I remember the old glad sandwich bags had a flap you simply tucked in

Those made my PB&J kinda warped by lunch but at that age I just accepted it as the way of the world!

that's right because kids weren't even allowed to answer the phones  :o 
My father and I didn't like to answer the phone.  I was afraid of the the thing when I was little and my dad was too grumpy to wanna talk to anybody!  I got over my fear of the phone but dad was still a grump.


no telephones?  so now how many phones do you have  ;D  5?

We had four phones...but ONE phone line.  So you'd be talking to your friend and you'd hear, click--click.  Then a couple of minutes later, click--click.  "Hey, cut out that crap! I'll tell you when I'm done!" 
Except if dad had to use the phone, it was click--Darth Vader voice: I need the phone.  Get off.
And that was that!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: anabel on 03/08/09 at 4:42 pm


But not as old as remembering "Mikey likes it!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYEXzx-TINc

BTW, I never believed Mikey died from an O.D. on pop rocks and Coke, even though it sounds like a combo you might get an a Factory party with Andy, Lou, Nico, Candy Darling, Paul Morrissey, and all those guys! 

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

I didn't believe it because I had the poor judgment to try the combination, that is I ate a pack of Pop Rocks and washed it down with a can of root beer.  I got a hell of a bellyache that put me out of commission for the afternoon, but that's about it.  I suppose if you tried to multiply the dose, you'd blow chunks before you got to six for six!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/08/repuke.gif


Do you remember the rumor that went around about Bubble Yum Bubble Gum?  That there were spider eggs in it?
Ewwww!
  8-P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Capt Quirk on 03/08/09 at 4:44 pm


Do you remember the rumor that went around about Bubble Yum Bubble Gum?  That there were spider eggs in it?
Ewwww!
   8-P
That wasn't a rumor...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/08/09 at 6:18 pm

As a cartoon said that somebody posted in another thread (and you know who you are  ;) )


YKYOWYR when Saturday Night Live was funny.  :D ;D ;D ;D



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 03/08/09 at 7:34 pm


Do you remember the rumor that went around about Bubble Yum Bubble Gum?  That there were spider eggs in it?
Ewwww!
   8-P


  I remember the Bubble Yum spider eggs rumor...

  http://www.snopes.com/horrors/food/bubbleyum.asp




 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: coqueta83 on 03/08/09 at 10:43 pm


...paper grocery bags did not have handles


I remember a time when all grocery stores had were paper bags.  :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: mooster on 03/09/09 at 1:32 am

Saturday trading until midday only...and no Sunday trading...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/09/09 at 2:24 am


Saturday trading until midday only...and no Sunday trading...
Half day closing on a Wednesday or Thursday, Portobello Market is still shut on a Thursday afternoon.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: enchanteddove on 03/11/09 at 4:02 pm

You know you've aged when you remeber how cool it was to have playing cards and a clothes pin attached to to bike wheels to make that awesome noise to let people know youre cruisin' by..ha ha

How about those tennis shoe roller skates.... radio on my shoulder  I was the bomb skating in the street!!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 03/11/09 at 4:09 pm

You know you're old when you remember your gym teacher playing records during gym class.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 03/11/09 at 4:23 pm


tripods?  ???

;)



The tripods in Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds?


I actually immediately thought of the line from Austin Powers: Goldmember:

Nigel Powers: My lord! you're a tripod. What you been feedin' that thing, eh?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 03/11/09 at 4:25 pm


Your old if you remember these...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v653/slmudd32506/chocodiles_top_450w.jpg


I actually remember the original mascot!

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/66/166260566_e3f714dfaa.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 03/11/09 at 4:43 pm

Here is one I discovered the other day that is a real blast from the past.  Does anybody else remember Mattel Handheld Football?  This is the Nintendo DS/Sony PSP of the 1970's.  Every kid back then had one or wanted one.

http://www.oaktreeent.com/web_photos/Video_Games/Mattel_Classic_Football.jpg

I found a program that replicates the experience on your computer desktop.  Of course, I think I prefered playing with the red LED lights to be honest.

http://www.download.com/Desktop-Running-Back/3000-7456_4-10767868.html

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Paul on 03/11/09 at 5:36 pm


Half day closing on a Wednesday or Thursday, Portobello Market is still shut on a Thursday afternoon.


Whitstable town centre still shuts on a Wednesday afternoon, even in the height of summer, which is a bit of a no-brainer idea!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/09 at 5:06 am


Whitstable town centre still shuts on a Wednesday afternoon, even in the height of summer, which is a bit of a no-brainer idea!
Hythe in Kent does too, on a  Wednesday, avoid at all costs.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 03/12/09 at 11:55 am


Here is one I discovered the other day that is a real blast from the past.  Does anybody else remember Mattel Handheld Football?  This is the Nintendo DS/Sony PSP of the 1970's.  Every kid back then had one or wanted one.

http://www.oaktreeent.com/web_photos/Video_Games/Mattel_Classic_Football.jpg

I found a program that replicates the experience on your computer desktop.  Of course, I think I prefered playing with the red LED lights to be honest.

http://www.download.com/Desktop-Running-Back/3000-7456_4-10767868.html



We sold one of those in used condition on eBay a few years ago for about $15.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/12/09 at 12:03 pm



We sold one of those in used condition on eBay a few years ago for about $15.



Cat
Of course that is your football not mu football.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: barefootrobin on 03/12/09 at 1:11 pm


Here is one I discovered the other day that is a real blast from the past.  Does anybody else remember Mattel Handheld Football?  This is the Nintendo DS/Sony PSP of the 1970's.  Every kid back then had one or wanted one.

http://www.oaktreeent.com/web_photos/Video_Games/Mattel_Classic_Football.jpg

I found a program that replicates the experience on your computer desktop.  Of course, I think I prefered playing with the red LED lights to be honest.

http://www.download.com/Desktop-Running-Back/3000-7456_4-10767868.html


I have one in my basement - still works.  One of the benefits of your mother-in-law still living in the house your husband grew up in.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Davester on 04/20/09 at 9:44 pm


  Hitchhikers..!

  Not on a streetcorner in your town, but right on the interstate, with their thumb in the air...

  I know people still hitchhike, but not in the numbers they used to.  My gramps was down on hippies in a big way, my uncle was one.  He used to say, "If I EVER see Glen hitchhiking I swear he'll eat my dust..!"  His own son..!

  Rutger Hauer must have done for hitchhiking what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 04/20/09 at 10:18 pm

YKYOWYR the traffic lights had no lag time, from when one direction went from green to red for the other direction...does that make sense?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/21/09 at 1:32 am


   Hitchhikers..!

   Not on a streetcorner in your town, but right on the interstate, with their thumb in the air...

   I know people still hitchhike, but not in the numbers they used to.  My gramps was down on hippies in a big way, my uncle was one.  He used to say, "If I EVER see Glen hitchhiking I swear he'll eat my dust..!"  His own son..!

   Rutger Hauer must have done for hitchhiking what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean...
we hitchhiked a lot in the early to mid 70's when we didn't have a car. sometimes from Manteca to Yosemite, a good 120 miles and then a week later we'd hitchhike back. sometimes it took several rides to get to our destination & we were never fearful of hitching as teenagers, unless the car that pulled over to give us a ride had goons that looked like this

http://www.destgulch.com/movies/deliver/deliv02.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/21/09 at 9:43 pm


   Hitchhikers..!

   Not on a streetcorner in your town, but right on the interstate, with their thumb in the air...

   I know people still hitchhike, but not in the numbers they used to.  My gramps was down on hippies in a big way, my uncle was one.  He used to say, "If I EVER see Glen hitchhiking I swear he'll eat my dust..!"  His own son..!

   Rutger Hauer must have done for hitchhiking what Jaws did for swimming in the ocean...


When I was little my parents used to pick up hitchhikers all the time, mostly hippie kids from the hippie community scattered around the vicinity.  My parents were in their 30s, but doing their part to be cool then.  There was more trust in the '70s.  I remember people talking about hitching as a way to get from place to place...and they did.  35 years ago if you started in, say, Concord, NH, in the morning, you could count on being in Boston by dark.  My older sister and her boyfriend hitchhiked around the country in the the '81/'82 period.  After that there was just too much fear in the culture for sane people to want to hitchhike anymore.  People still do, of course, but they tend to be more risk identity people. 

The thing is, during the heyday of countercultural hitchhiking (c. 1965--1980) there were plenty of heinous murders, rapes, and kidnapping of and by hitchhikers.  In the '70s, women and youths were advised not to hitchhike alone and people like my parents only picked up people they knew.  They didn't have to know them well, they just had to know who the hitchers were so they knew they weren't picking up a psychopath. 

I think the cultural shift in trust went hand in hand with the shift in cultural ideals.  The hippies were communitarian, whereas the '80s backlash was individualistic and selfish.  That might have something to do with it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/09 at 10:28 am

I remember my parents picking up hitchhickers every now and again. I also remember hitchhicking myself. I was with my sisters and a whole bunch of their friends (there were 9 of us all together). You know what they say, there is safety in numbers.  :D :D ;D ;D  We thought we would goof on people if all of us stuck out of thumbs. We LOVED seeing the looks on people's faces when they see this mob of people hitchhicking all at once. But, what was really amazing was we actually got picked up.  :o :o :o  It was a friend of some of the people we were with. The guy had something like a Nova (or close to it in terms of size) and he also had another passenger in the car with him.  :o :o :o So we all climbed in and I'm sure it looked like how many clowns you can get into a small car at the circus.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D 



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: barefootrobin on 04/23/09 at 11:50 am


I remember my parents picking up hitchhickers every now and again. I also remember hitchhicking myself. I was with my sisters and a whole bunch of their friends (there were 9 of us all together). You know what they say, there is safety in numbers.  :D :D ;D ;D  We thought we would goof on people if all of us stuck out of thumbs. We LOVED seeing the looks on people's faces when they see this mob of people hitchhicking all at once. But, what was really amazing was we actually got picked up.  :o :o :o  It was a friend of some of the people we were with. The guy had something like a Nova (or close to it in terms of size) and he also had another passenger in the car with him.  :o :o :o So we all climbed in and I'm sure it looked like how many clowns you can get into a small car at the circus.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D 



Cat



Good Times, Good Times.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 04/23/09 at 8:33 pm


I remember my parents picking up hitchhickers every now and again. I also remember hitchhicking myself. I was with my sisters and a whole bunch of their friends (there were 9 of us all together). You know what they say, there is safety in numbers.  :D :D ;D ;D  We thought we would goof on people if all of us stuck out of thumbs. We LOVED seeing the looks on people's faces when they see this mob of people hitchhicking all at once. But, what was really amazing was we actually got picked up.  :o :o :o  It was a friend of some of the people we were with. The guy had something like a Nova (or close to it in terms of size) and he also had another passenger in the car with him.  :o :o :o So we all climbed in and I'm sure it looked like how many clowns you can get into a small car at the circus.  :D :D ;D ;D ;D 



Cat


Sound like a Cheech & Chong movie, meng!
http://www.inthe00s.com/smile/13/icon_thumleft.gif

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Hud on 09/01/10 at 6:01 am

I have not read all 600 or so posts here, but I guess I'll add my off-the-cuff childhood memories, knowing they've probably been mentioned already.
My grade school years (K-6) were from the fall of '68 to the spring of '75, so here goes:

Wool little league caps were the only type available here for our 90+ degree practices and games

I recall my folks buying gas for 32-33 cents/gal for years before the gas "crisis", with competitors often having "gas wars" and knocking it all the way down to a quarter for a day or two at times

Umpteenth penny candy mention, with those little individually wrapped red hot dog chewing gum pieces, those banana flavored taffylike squares (predating Starburst) and so many others I miss from the scores of which to choose

A few have mentioned Zots, which I loved

Borrowing a cup of sugar or whatnot from neighbors we actually knew pretty well. Moms in my 'hood would usually send one of us kids to ask. Now, most would look at you like a freakazoid if you knocked and inquired about borrowing an onion or some flour to save a trip to the store

Getting up and changing the channel between ABC, CBS or NBC or to adjust volume and fine tune that sucker

Adjusting the rooftop tv antenna for best reception

"Skunk" sneakers, black with white stripes

Dropping a dime for a pay phone call or a returnable glass bottle of pop

Hunting ditches and collecting said bottles to get candy or fireworks money

Heavy steel beverage cans with seperate "throwaway" pull tabs. Small store parking lots were littered with these tabs and cig butts/wrappers to a shameful degree

The thrill of our neighborhood store getting the first poor boys and hot links and ham-n-cheese to throw in these new amazing $1000 magic microwave contraptions on the store counter that had no rotating plate, but who cared?

New Tang and Pillsbury "food sticks" (both hyped as fuel for astronauts), mentioned 300x already

Square cars with round headlights

Going to a movie for between $0.75-1.50

Actually eating popcorn balls or caramel apples given on Halloween by sweet old ladies we were familiar with, with no ominous thoughts of malevolence

Real Cherry Bomb firecrackers (kid-size dynamite charge!)

Standing up in the back seat in a car going 50-70mph, windows up when cold and dad puffing away on a few Winston's

Cholesterol and jogging did not yet exist  ;)

No super ultra triple foolproof gadgetry to ensure kids don't get a bruise while riding a bike or playing a sport

Frank, Howard and Don doing Monday Night Football. The event that it was with that trio has shrunk to a mere football game on Monday night since

I could truly go on for hours, but I'll spare the server





Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: lorac61469 on 09/01/10 at 7:36 am

You know you're old when you remember your mother setting your hair every night in pin-curls.  Sometimes she even had you use the hairdryer...
http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!Bz63qMQEWk~$(KGrHqV,!g0Ew5B+gNMeBMYFqGs6zw~~_35.JPG

You had at least one of these dolls...

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=210902387250&id=df6c38ebc540ff28de0b39200a97131f&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dollprice.com%2fimages%2f01042008%2fl9002.jpg

Ordering Avon was a big deal, they always had cool stuff for kids...
http://ts2.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=228171711313&id=03efbe54935c92a0319dcd832fb277e3&url=http%3a%2f%2ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2f3086%2f2911056314_241f406793.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/01/10 at 3:47 pm


You know you're old when you remember your mother setting your hair every night in pin-curls.  Sometimes she even had you use the hairdryer...
http://i.ebayimg.com/17/!Bz63qMQEWk~$(KGrHqV,!g0Ew5B+gNMeBMYFqGs6zw~~_35.JPG

You had at least one of these dolls...

http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=210902387250&id=df6c38ebc540ff28de0b39200a97131f&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dollprice.com%2fimages%2f01042008%2fl9002.jpg

Ordering Avon was a big deal, they always had cool stuff for kids...
http://ts2.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=228171711313&id=03efbe54935c92a0319dcd832fb277e3&url=http%3a%2f%2ffarm4.static.flickr.com%2f3086%2f2911056314_241f406793.jpg





Just looking at the photo of the hair dryer, I can still smell it. I'm sure anyone who had one knows what I mean.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Frank on 09/01/10 at 8:09 pm



Just looking at the photo of the hair dryer, I can still smell it. I'm sure anyone who had one knows what I mean.



Cat

Oh yeah, I know what you mean.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/01/10 at 11:17 pm

Hud's excellent post reminded me of steel beverage cans.  They were out of production by the time I can remember, except for cheap stuff that came in vats like Hi-C. You could still see steel beverage cans rusting in sheds and vacant lots, though.  I do remember the pull-tabs everywhere.  Those carried over into the days of aluminum.  I think they converted to the current litter-preventative design between 1975 and 1977.

http://firegeezer.com/files/2009/01/coors-7-ounce-can.jpg

BTW, they didn't even sell Coors in the Northeast until I was in my teens.  I remember it first from "Smokey & The Bandit" (1977)

Speaking of hair dryers, I can remember when ladies sat around in "beauty parlors" underneath these things. 

http://www.topfoto.co.uk/gallery/ClassicStock/images/prevs/CLAS006594.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 09/02/10 at 1:39 pm




Speaking of hair dryers, I can remember when ladies sat around in "beauty parlors" underneath these things. 

http://www.topfoto.co.uk/gallery/ClassicStock/images/prevs/CLAS006594.jpg



I still sit under one when I get my hair done.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 09/14/10 at 2:22 pm

My mum had one of those at home.  Only used it when she put her hair up in curlers for a night out.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 09/16/10 at 11:54 pm

How about, you know your old when you don't remember.
::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/01/11 at 11:46 am

wearing white Levi's. I think I just saw someone at work wearing some  :o

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: gumbypiz on 04/03/11 at 2:25 am


wearing white Levi's. I think I just saw someone at work wearing some  :o


Hey, I had some white Levi 501's up until a few years back, bleaching them to keep them white eventually weakened the button fly loops so they tore and I couldn't wear them anymore (or at least thats the story I'm sticking to, and its not because I just got fatter  ::) ).

The reason I bought them was that they reminded me of the 70's and wanted to see how far I could get away with wearing them till someone teased me about them...strangely enough, no one ever did.  :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/04/11 at 6:11 am

Technologically, I'd say when you remember a time before:

-Personal computers (came out in 1977, so you would have to be almost 40 now to really remember a time without them!)
-Video games, especially if you remember a time before Pong
-Synthesizers, when about the most "high tech" music could get was an electric guitar.
-Multiplex movie theaters
-In the US and especially Canada, before metric units were put on all packaging.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/25/11 at 2:03 pm


Hey, I had some white Levi 501's up until a few years back, bleaching them to keep them white eventually weakened the button fly loops so they tore and I couldn't wear them anymore (or at least thats the story I'm sticking to, and its not because I just got fatter  ::) ).

The reason I bought them was that they reminded me of the 70's and wanted to see how far I could get away with wearing them till someone teased me about them...strangely enough, no one ever did.  :D
I was thinking about getting some brown corduroy Levis and some desert boots to remind me of the 70's too  ::)  but could not find any brown cords

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/25/11 at 6:05 pm


I was thinking about getting some brown corduroy Levis and some desert boots to remind me of the 70's too  ::)  but could not find any brown cords



I was just telling Carlos about a pair of brown (actually tan) corduroy pants-don't know if they were levis or not. I had them sitting in my closet forever. They were really big on me and never fit. I finally gave them away a while ago and now I have gained weight, they probably would fit.  :-\\



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: whistledog on 04/25/11 at 7:07 pm

... what it was like sitting next to George Washington in high school.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Hud on 05/12/11 at 6:09 am

...consequences for unacceptable behavior and broken rules in school before trigger-happy litigious parents whose children can do no wrong made this efficient option obsolete.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/12/11 at 8:23 pm


...consequences for unacceptable behavior and broken rules in school before trigger-happy litigious parents whose children can do no wrong made this efficient option obsolete.


Yeah, but you know you're really old when there were judgement calls made to determine whether something was "acceptable" or "unacceptable".

A kitchen knife is not a weapon.  An allergy pill may have a drug identification number, but it is not a narcotic.  Pointing your finger at someone and saying "bang" is threat.

Zero tolerance = Zero Accountability

The saddest thing is that everyone on the left and the right seems to agree, but not a one of them has been able to change a damn thing in 20 years.  Now if you'll pardon me, I must pack my less-than-100mL toothpaste tube in my 1-quart Freedom Baggie and remember not to lace my shoes too tightly.  Still making up my mind on boxers or briefs when it's fondlin' time.  Land of the free!  Home of the brave!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 05/13/11 at 10:33 pm


... what it was like sitting next to George Washington in high school.

He was always showing off his wooden teeth.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: smittykins on 05/14/11 at 1:50 pm


YKYOWYR the traffic lights had no lag time, from when one direction went from green to red for the other direction...does that make sense?  ???


There's one light in my town that still does that.







I still sit under one when I get my hair done.  :-\\



Cat


How about curlers?  Does anyone still used them(even the electric ones)?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: shawnee on 12/21/11 at 9:54 pm

TV show The FBI --- ended with the guy with sledgehammer stamp
Toughskins jeans
slip n slide
coca cola teach the world
magic tricks
taking the Nestea plunge
Ya-hoo Mountain dew
Bubblicious bubble gum


Shawnee
YOB - 1963 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: yelimsexa on 12/22/11 at 6:26 am

-When FM radio was mostly just freeform radio that played album cuts and not Top 40-style music.
-When a popular place to dance was called a discotheque before it was shortened to disco.
-When you listened to some radio stations that played REAL elevator music: two or more instrumentals for every vocal with ZERO rock influence.

Also, YKYOWYR (Realize) that toys from your youth isn't merely called vintage (Toys from the late '80s/early '90s already are for the mid-20-early 30 somethings), but ANTIQUE.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/22/11 at 11:33 am

YKYOWYR "WOW! I didn't know the gum was loaded."





Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/22/11 at 10:58 pm


YKYOWYR "WOW! I didn't know the gum was loaded."





Cat


OH Yeahhh....Now I remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BdgooSheHg

My sister and her friend used to call it "cum gum."  I didn't get the reference at the time and I'm sure that friend of my sister's was far more intimate with the reference than my sister was!
:-\\

Encore with Boss Hogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=OD5d-g1x2Ko

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/23/11 at 11:30 am


OH Yeahhh....Now I remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BdgooSheHg

My sister and her friend used to call it "cum gum."  I didn't get the reference at the time and I'm sure that friend of my sister's was far more intimate with the reference than my sister was!
:-\\

Encore with Boss Hogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=OD5d-g1x2Ko



That first one reminds me of high school. Someone in my school stood up in class and yelled, "WOW! I didn't know the gum was loaded" and several people in the class started singing, "He didn't know the gum was loaded." When I first heard about this, I was so upset because it didn't happen in MY class.  :\'(  I still laughed.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/24/11 at 5:20 pm



I was just telling Carlos about a pair of brown (actually tan) corduroy pants-don't know if they were levis or not. I had them sitting in my closet forever. They were really big on me and never fit. I finally gave them away a while ago and now I have gained weight, they probably would fit.  :-\\



Cat
there were many colors of cords back then, white, navy blue, light blue, gray, black, brown. I still want a pair to match the new brown corduroy jacket I bought. it seems out of style and old fashined but I like it

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/26/11 at 5:37 pm

Speaking of pants:

You know you're old when your remember when new jeans looked like new jeans.  If Penney's tried to sell you jeans that looked like somebody dumped a bottle of Clorox on them and ran them over with a tractor, you'd never shop there again!
:-\\

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 12/26/11 at 8:22 pm

You know your old when you remember...when the pro sports players were younger than you, and now the coaches are younger than you.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/26/11 at 9:52 pm


You know your old when you remember...when the pro sports players were younger than you, and now the coaches are younger than you.


When the political kiss-asses were younger then you, and now the politicians are younger than you!
8-P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: shawnee on 12/29/11 at 5:32 pm


-When FM radio was mostly just freeform radio that played album cuts and not Top 40-style music.
-When a popular place to dance was called a discotheque before it was shortened to disco.
-When you listened to some radio stations that played REAL elevator music: two or more instrumentals for every vocal with ZERO rock influence.

Also, YKYOWYR (Realize) that toys from your youth isn't merely called vintage (Toys from the late '80s/early '90s already are for the mid-20-early 30 somethings), but ANTIQUE.

that is beautiful        8)


Shawnee
YOB - 1963 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: shawnee on 12/29/11 at 5:35 pm

glad the freshen up gum was addressed by someone else.... was not going to get near that one ha-ha

Shawnee
YOB - 1963 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 12/31/11 at 2:55 pm

Ykyowyr...having one of these in your home at Christmas time
        http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A2KJkK6Fdv9OIFkAfAOjzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBtdXFkOWthBHNlYwNmcC1hdHRyaWIEc2xrA2ZpbWc-/SIG=12thgh9ao/EXP=1325393669/**http%3a//www.yuletideexpressions.com/cart/images/products/preview/11001.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Foo Bar on 12/31/11 at 9:00 pm


Ykyowyr...having one of these in your home at Christmas time


Now I'm wondering whatever happened to aluminum Christmas trees.  The prices on eBay are... surprising, to say the least.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 12/31/11 at 9:55 pm

When people wore their "Sunday Best" going to church.  No one ever went to church dressed down.  Females, old and young, wore hats and gloves.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/01/12 at 5:47 pm


Now I'm wondering whatever happened to aluminum Christmas trees.  The prices on eBay are... surprising, to say the least.



My sister was happy to find one at a yard sale for only a couple of dollars when they go for about $50-$60 bucks-or higher.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/04/12 at 6:05 pm

tokens were used on city buses.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/05/12 at 8:05 am


tokens were used on city buses.

Tokens are still used in some places.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/11/12 at 6:18 pm

-When the TV Guide listings changed from showing programs that are broadcast in color with a C inside a mini TV Guide logo-shaped box to those that are still in black and white with a "BW" inside a box, indicating that color TV is now the rule rather than trending (the changeover occurred with the August 26, 1972 issue).
-When you thought the quadraphonic sound would replace stereo given its success in replacing mono.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/11/12 at 10:53 pm


-When the TV Guide listings changed from showing programs that are broadcast in color with a C inside a mini TV Guide logo-shaped box to those that are still in black and white with a "BW" inside a box, indicating that color TV is now the rule rather than trending (the changeover occurred with the August 26, 1972 issue).
-When you thought the quadraphonic sound would replace stereo given its success in replacing mono.


I'm not that old...

But I remember when TV guide introduced VCR+ codes.

VCRs were like PVRs, but they used tape instead of disk, and with very poor onscreen displays, the user interfaces of even the good ones were difficult for many customers to figure out.  The best anyone could do was to tell the VCR to record channel X (where "X" was "the number your cable channel assigned to it, not, say 'NBC'), and to start recording at time Y, and to stop recording at time Z. 

Until these came along - and then you could buy a new VCR with a user interface (that was just as cumbersome) that let you enter the magic 6-digit or 8-digit code beside your desired programme.  It would use that code to determine which channel to tune itself to, when to start recording, and when to stop recording.  It was basically the precursor to present-day on-screen program guides for which the TV is "aware" of what shows are airing, and when.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: yelimsexa on 07/12/12 at 6:43 am

Typewriter speed contests, and even seeing the world records in reference books. There were also even vinyl records that consisted of lessons of various exercises, where you would type to the voice that was playing on the record. It's a shame that we don't have such things today, and with QWERTY use even showing signs of decline, it may evaporate completely into a historical curiosity. You'll find many old news articles online from the early 20th century in particular in which it was a popular pastime to do, and continued to be relevant as late as the 1980s. Nowadays people just don't care about how fast you type/text.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/12/12 at 1:35 pm

Going to a hospital or an office and they would have all of your information in folders and cards, not in a computer like they do today...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/12/12 at 2:17 pm

- That all your television heroes were in black & white
- You went to the record store to buy the '45 of the single that was just released, which was just beside the 8-track tape department.
- When Warren Beatty was a handsome young man, and Cher was a very young girl
- When you drank milk, or coke..from a glass bottle  (and the milk was delivered to your home)
- You know who Mr Greenjeans, Topo Gigio and Tiny Tim were.
- No one rode their bike ( babana seat or other) with a helmet
- You rode in a car without sealbelts, and climbed from the front to the back while your dad was driving 60mph on the highway and no one ever gave it a 2nd thought
- there were only 6 NHL teams
- You watched commercials where kids told their dad they only had 1 cavity when they visited the dentist and got rewarded for it.
- You were 10-years-old and could buy cigarettes for your parents, sister or even yourself ( if you chose to)
- Pay phones were everywhere and cost a dime.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/12/12 at 2:21 pm


- That all your television heroes were in black & white
The bad guys in black and the good guys in white.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/12/12 at 3:52 pm

Looking up a book at the library using card catalogs.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/12/12 at 7:20 pm

I guess you're a few years older than I...


- That all your television heroes were in black & white

Color sets were fairly common by the mid-seventies, though it was still an enviable luxury.  The old b/w set ended up in the kids' room. 

-- You went to the record store to buy the '45 of the single that was just released, which was just beside the 8-track tape department.
My parents always bought LPs (rock, folk, blues, and classical), though my sister bought disco 45s.  By the time I started buying records in the early '80s it was cassettes for my boom box until I bought my stereo.

- When Warren Beatty was a handsome young man, and Cher was a very young girl
They were big stars, but no longer chic.  My early associations with them are jokes in Mad magazine!

When you drank milk, or coke..from a glass bottle  (and the milk was delivered to your home)
I remember glass bottles, though plastic was taking over by the late seventies.  I don't remember milkmen.  The funny thing is my dad had a couple of dairy cows on our little farm in the early seventies, but he gave them up because they were too damn much work!

You know who Mr Greenjeans, Topo Gigio and Tiny Tim were.
I had to look up Topo Gigio.

No one rode their bike ( babana seat or other) with a helmet
If you wore a bike helmet when I was growing up the other kids would just think you were retarded.

You rode in a car without sealbelts, and climbed from the front to the back while your dad was driving 60mph on the highway and no one ever gave it a 2nd thought
Seat belts were standard equipment but lots of people didn't use them.  Yes, in general we were much more lax about auto safety.  You could pile eight kids into one station wagon if used the wayback!

- there were only 6 NHL teams
There were Celtics on the Celtics.

- You watched commercials where kids told their dad they only had 1 cavity when they visited the dentist and got rewarded for it.
Vaguely...yes.  "It's the only kind my mother lets my chew."  Something like that.

- You were 10-years-old and could buy cigarettes for your parents, sister or even yourself ( if you chose to)
The corner store would sell them to you if you said they were for your father.  If the clerk didn't believe you, he'd just call your father and ask.  If you lied and bought them for yourself and your pal Joey, you could count on the clerk mentioning it to your father next time he stopped in.  Then you'd catch hell! 

- Pay phones were everywhere and cost a dime.

Heck, you could make a phone call for a dime in Massachusetts straight up until the late eighties!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/16/12 at 8:14 pm

Sunday dinners at grandma's :D
Bringing gifts to your teachers at school(I did various times ;D)
Speaking to the "operator" on the phone
When there were no Nutritional facts labels on food items



Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/16/12 at 11:54 pm

Kids today don't know the difference between Ian Curtis and Kurt Cobain.
::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: whistledog on 07/17/12 at 10:41 pm


Encore with Boss Hogg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=OD5d-g1x2Ko


You know you're old when you remember Sorrell Booke

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/18/12 at 8:54 pm


You know you're old when you remember Sorrell Booke


And Roscoe P. Coltrane!
8)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: whistledog on 07/20/12 at 11:12 pm


And Roscoe P. Coltrane!
8)


Coot! Coot! I love it!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/21/12 at 11:28 am

When this was on TV.

http://images.zap2it.com/images/tv-EP00143319/cast-of-rowan-and-martins-laugh-in-0.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/21/12 at 12:51 pm


When this was on TV.

http://images.zap2it.com/images/tv-EP00143319/cast-of-rowan-and-martins-laugh-in-0.jpg



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qRZvlZZ0DY



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/21/12 at 3:12 pm



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qRZvlZZ0DY

Cat

The impression we all got from Nixon's personality was...well.. that he just wouldn't do that on Laugh-in. But he did.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/21/12 at 8:15 pm

When the pencil sharpeners in school looked like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TjQbHKV2Vuc/S3HviD7C1KI/AAAAAAAAAvI/znKclxgSyPA/s400/vintage-sharpener.jpg


I saw these up until I was in middle school, and that was in the '90s :o

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/21/12 at 11:57 pm

I had one of these.  Several, actually.  They were handy for keeping your papers organized, but they were strictly for dorks whose mother's dressed them funny.
So...I started high school without a Trapper Keeper...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6MYxNzDjf8U/TH68fG3u2QI/AAAAAAAAF74/5CgZHsjR1to/s1600/trapper.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/22/12 at 1:07 pm

When you ate your popcorn like this?

http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/4/1/7/2/7/ar130703632772714.png

mmmm..Jiffy Pop...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/22/12 at 1:15 pm


You know you're old when you remember Sorrell Booke


from Dukes Of Hazzard.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/22/12 at 1:17 pm


When the pencil sharpeners in school looked like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TjQbHKV2Vuc/S3HviD7C1KI/AAAAAAAAAvI/znKclxgSyPA/s400/vintage-sharpener.jpg


I saw these up until I was in middle school, and that was in the '90s :o


I remember those.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/22/12 at 1:18 pm


When you ate your popcorn like this?

http://activerain.com/image_store/uploads/4/1/7/2/7/ar130703632772714.png

mmmm..Jiffy Pop...


nice and fluffy, what popcorn should be.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/22/12 at 1:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFYMijdQ_sA

when The Electric Company was on the air Channel 13.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 07/22/12 at 1:47 pm


When the pencil sharpeners in school looked like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TjQbHKV2Vuc/S3HviD7C1KI/AAAAAAAAAvI/znKclxgSyPA/s400/vintage-sharpener.jpg


I saw these up until I was in middle school, and that was in the '90s :o


You mean they don't use these anymore?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/22/12 at 2:08 pm


You mean they don't use these anymore?


Last time I checked children use electric powered sharpeners in the classroom, or they bring their own :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inertia on 07/22/12 at 2:20 pm


When the pencil sharpeners in school looked like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TjQbHKV2Vuc/S3HviD7C1KI/AAAAAAAAAvI/znKclxgSyPA/s400/vintage-sharpener.jpg


I saw these up until I was in middle school, and that was in the '90s :o


I remember those and we actually have one at our house still because my sister and I loved to draw as kids! Although, I sucked at sharping pencils in them. -.- It would always be super uneven or the lead would break off. I started using mechanical pencils in middle school.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Starde on 07/22/12 at 5:24 pm


When the pencil sharpeners in school looked like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TjQbHKV2Vuc/S3HviD7C1KI/AAAAAAAAAvI/znKclxgSyPA/s400/vintage-sharpener.jpg


I saw these up until I was in middle school, and that was in the '90s :o


They were still around when I was in school back in the early 00's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/23/12 at 2:04 pm


You mean they don't use these anymore?


no, they went out long time ago.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/23/12 at 2:14 pm

movie theaters were called "cinemas".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/23/12 at 2:31 pm


movie theaters were called "cinemas".
They are still called "cinemas" over here.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/23/12 at 2:44 pm

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7HqO4e1M-Aw/SwuBegQIJJI/AAAAAAAACBs/eBzlE9h9AnE/s400/that+girl.1.jpg

I always thought she was cute (back then), and my wife thinks Donald was handsome, so we watch the show on DVD now, from time to time.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/23/12 at 2:55 pm


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7HqO4e1M-Aw/SwuBegQIJJI/AAAAAAAACBs/eBzlE9h9AnE/s400/that+girl.1.jpg

I always thought she was cute (back then), and my wife thinks Donald was handsome, so we watch the show on DVD now, from time to time.



YKYOWYR False eyelashes.


http://pzrservices.typepad.com/.a/6a00d83451ccbc69e2014e8743f845970d-400wi

YKYOWYR Twiggy.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 07/23/12 at 3:07 pm


movie theaters were called "cinemas".


I call them cinemas, lol.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 07/23/12 at 3:10 pm


I call them cinemas, lol.

I still use that term as well.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 07/23/12 at 3:11 pm


When the pencil sharpeners in school looked like this

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_TjQbHKV2Vuc/S3HviD7C1KI/AAAAAAAAAvI/znKclxgSyPA/s400/vintage-sharpener.jpg


I saw these up until I was in middle school, and that was in the '90s :o

I did too. Sometimes they were mounted on the wall.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/23/12 at 10:27 pm


movie theaters were called "cinemas".


Well...both terms are still current. 

Here's a YKYOWYR:

My grandfather once told me -- uh, several times told me -- that when he was a boy growing up in Williamstown, they had a movie theater but you had to bring your own chair.  Yes, my gramps was so old he remembered the days before cinema owners figured out giving folks a place to sit was a good marketing strategy!

http://content8.flixster.com/question/65/39/74/6539742_std.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/24/12 at 3:00 am


Well...both terms are still current. 

Here's a YKYOWYR:

My grandfather once told me -- uh, several times told me -- that when he was a boy growing up in Williamstown, they had a movie theater but you had to bring your own chair.  Yes, my gramps was so old he remembered the days before cinema owners figured out giving folks a place to sit was a good marketing strategy!

http://content8.flixster.com/question/65/39/74/6539742_std.jpg


Bring you own popcorn?  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/24/12 at 5:41 am


My grandfather once told me -- -- that when he was a boy growing up in Williamstown, they had a movie theater but you had to bring your own chair.


...which was the style at the time.  ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/24/12 at 6:14 am


I did too. Sometimes they were mounted on the wall.



and you had to turn the knob to sharpen the pencil.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/24/12 at 6:15 am


Bring you own popcorn?  ;D



They still want you to buy their popcorn.  ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/24/12 at 6:17 am


I had one of these.  Several, actually.  They were handy for keeping your papers organized, but they were strictly for dorks whose mother's dressed them funny.
So...I started high school without a Trapper Keeper...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6MYxNzDjf8U/TH68fG3u2QI/AAAAAAAAF74/5CgZHsjR1to/s1600/trapper.jpg


or The neatbook.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/24/12 at 6:19 am

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Y8m29ZLX5ag/SkUDauepLzI/AAAAAAAADXE/eQElzd94fXg/s400/UNDERDOG+POINTING+UP+COLOR.jpg

There's no need to fear--: Underdog is here!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/24/12 at 11:06 am


Bring you own popcorn?  ;D



When I went to the movies with my dad, we always brought our own popcorn.  ::)  I thought it was humiliating. (It is not like my dad couldn't AFFORD to buy us popcorn-he was just cheap.)


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/24/12 at 5:03 pm



When I went to the movies with my dad, we always brought our own popcorn.  ::)  I thought it was humiliating. (It is not like my dad couldn't AFFORD to buy us popcorn-he was just cheap.)


Cat


Last time I went to the movies I was thrown out for bringing my own food. My argument was that the concession stand prices are outrageous. Besides, I haven't had a barbecue in a long time.


-- Steven Wright

Sometimes we would buy cheap candy at CVS before heading over to the cinema.  Nobody bothered about it much.  You weren't supposed to do it, but what were they gonna do, frisk you?  Then some theaters facing a razor thing profit margin started doing just that.  I mean, like you were at the airport or something.  It never happened to me, but I would boycott if they tried.  Be damned if I'm gonna let some little ticket-ripper punk grab my Mars Bar!
:D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/24/12 at 5:21 pm



Last time I went to the movies I was thrown out for bringing my own food. My argument was that the concession stand prices are outrageous. Besides, I haven't had a barbecue in a long time.


-- Steven Wright

Sometimes we would buy cheap candy at CVS before heading over to the cinema.  Nobody bothered about it much.  You weren't supposed to do it, but what were they gonna do, frisk you?  Then some theaters facing a razor thing profit margin started doing just that.  I mean, like you were at the airport or something.  It never happened to me, but I would boycott if they tried.  Be damned if I'm gonna let some little ticket-ripper punk grab my Mars Bar!
:D



Haven't been to the movies since the last century.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/24/12 at 7:01 pm



Haven't been to the movies since the last century.

Cat

Me neither.



Last time I went to the movies I was thrown out for bringing my own food. My argument was that the concession stand prices are outrageous. Besides, I haven't had a barbecue in a long time.


-- Steven Wright


Karma for "Steven Wright"...one of the few comedians that make sense to me.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/24/12 at 7:06 pm



Last time I went to the movies I was thrown out for bringing my own food. My argument was that the concession stand prices are outrageous. Besides, I haven't had a barbecue in a long time.


-- Steven Wright

Sometimes we would buy cheap candy at CVS before heading over to the cinema.  Nobody bothered about it much.  You weren't supposed to do it, but what were they gonna do, frisk you?  Then some theaters facing a razor thing profit margin started doing just that.  I mean, like you were at the airport or something.  It never happened to me, but I would boycott if they tried.  Be damned if I'm gonna let some little ticket-ripper punk grab my Mars Bar!
:D


Just hide it in your coat pocket, they won't know. ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/25/12 at 1:38 am


Just hide it in your coat pocket, they won't know. ::)


That's what she said!
:D


YKYOWYR
When this was cutting edge humor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A5t5_O8hdA

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/25/12 at 6:28 am

http://greaterthanknowledge.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/atari-woody.jpg


Atari 2600 was the hottest selling item in the toy department?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/25/12 at 6:38 am

http://www.librarising.com/astrology/celebs/images2/KL/karenvalentine.jpg

Karen Valentine.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/25/12 at 10:14 pm

When Elvis was called Elvis Presley.
8)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Foo Bar on 07/25/12 at 10:50 pm


I had one of these.  Several, actually.  They were handy for keeping your papers organized, but they were strictly for dorks whose mother's dressed them funny.
So...I started high school without a Trapper Keeper...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6MYxNzDjf8U/TH68fG3u2QI/AAAAAAAAF74/5CgZHsjR1to/s1600/trapper.jpg


November 15, 2000: South Park immotalizes the Trapper Keeper.


http://greaterthanknowledge.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/atari-woody.jpg

Atari 2600 was the hottest selling item in the toy department?


6VSQWBtyYH8

Pepperidge FarmsPositive Attitude remembers.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 07/26/12 at 2:32 am

I still have my Atari 2600 console and it still works!  My nephews grew up with Nintendo and Playstation but the old Atari 2600 would keep them occupied for hours, too.  My favorite game was Megamania.  I actually took a TV screen photo of my high score once and sent it in and they sent me a patch. 

Actually, I remember when a Pong machine in a bar was a big deal.  And the first time I saw a primitive home video game system it was one of the most amazing things I'd ever seen.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/26/12 at 6:55 am


When Elvis was called Elvis Presley.
8)


Now he's called "The King".

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/26/12 at 6:56 am


I still have my Atari 2600 console and it still works!  My nephews grew up with Nintendo and Playstation but the old Atari 2600 would keep them occupied for hours, too.  My favorite game was Megamania.  I actually took a TV screen photo of my high score once and sent it in and they sent me a patch. 

Actually, I remember when a Pong machine in a bar was a big deal.  And the first time I saw a primitive home video game system it was one of the most amazing things I'd ever seen.


How come you didn't want to upgrade Porfle?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 07/26/12 at 3:42 pm

I like simple video games.  All that complicated stuff seems like too much work to me. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 07/26/12 at 3:48 pm


I like simple video games.  All that complicated stuff seems like too much work to me.

I totally relate. Plain and simple is how I like 'em too.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/26/12 at 3:53 pm

http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124215260.png



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 07/26/12 at 11:34 pm

I still have game cartidges for Megamania, Star Master, Pitfall, Chopper Command, Seaquest, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Space Invaders, and Barnstormer. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: whistledog on 07/27/12 at 12:35 am


from Dukes Of Hazzard.


I was thinking of Elaine's father from the sitcom 'Soap' :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/27/12 at 6:27 am


I like simple video games.  All that complicated stuff seems like too much work to me.


Me too, back in those days video games were simpler and had easy to understand instructions.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/27/12 at 6:28 am


http://www.arcade-museum.com/images/118/118124215260.png



Cat


Pong was fun to play.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/27/12 at 6:29 am


I still have game cartidges for Megamania, Star Master, Pitfall, Chopper Command, Seaquest, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Space Invaders, and Barnstormer.


Are the games in good condition? ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/27/12 at 6:32 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI-_CHUmehg

Vegetable Soup

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/27/12 at 6:39 am

https://wikispaces.psu.edu/download/attachments/67012847/BuffyBeasleyl.jpg?version=1&modificationDate=1289926298000

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/27/12 at 9:04 am


https://wikispaces.psu.edu/download/attachments/67012847/BuffyBeasleyl.jpg?version=1&modificationDate=1289926298000



For some strange reason, I always hated Mrs. Beasley. I don't know why. But, she is quite collectable. We just recently sold a Buffy doll that wasn't in the best condition so we didn't get too much for it but it would have gone for a lot more if Mrs. Beasley was with it.


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 07/27/12 at 12:46 pm


Are the games in good condition? ???


They're a little dusty but they're still playable.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/27/12 at 5:28 pm

Die cast Matchbox cars made in England!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jZXXBM2pgz0/T-yz2qtuj-I/AAAAAAAAFig/yRkBGFgNxF8/s1600/IMG_2503.JPG

http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/9674/10531456_3.jpg?v=8CDD20DB8896D90

8)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/27/12 at 7:10 pm

singers and musicians used real instruments.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/28/12 at 2:09 am

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iwldKcgzgEM/T-bBOxMM6LI/AAAAAAAAAds/1FuTYw6q7e8/s1600/clackers.jpg

I haven't seen these since the 70s.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/28/12 at 6:45 am


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iwldKcgzgEM/T-bBOxMM6LI/AAAAAAAAAds/1FuTYw6q7e8/s1600/clackers.jpg

I haven't seen these since the 70s.



I've seen those what do you call them? ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/28/12 at 6:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd7f1dpdqAY&feature=relmfu

the ending credits to Sesame Street.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/30/12 at 2:20 pm


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iwldKcgzgEM/T-bBOxMM6LI/AAAAAAAAAds/1FuTYw6q7e8/s1600/clackers.jpg

I haven't seen these since the 70s.



Used to have major bruises on my arms from those.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/30/12 at 2:28 pm

when disco died....

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/30/12 at 3:39 pm


when disco died....



YKYOWYR when disco was BORN!



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/30/12 at 3:41 pm



YKYOWYR when disco was BORN!

Cat

I was just going to say that.
Now I'll have to say YKYOWYR when Disco was a fertilized egg.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 07/30/12 at 5:08 pm

I remember when disco's parents were still in high school.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 07/30/12 at 6:33 pm


I remember when disco's parents were still in high school.


And if we just could have broken them up before they had their first kiss at "The Enchantment Under The Sea" dance, we would have missed disco all together.

Thanks a lot, Marty McFly Calvin Klein.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/31/12 at 6:29 am



YKYOWYR when disco was BORN!



Cat


It began in the early-mid 70's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 07/31/12 at 12:34 pm


It began in the early-mid 70's.



You don't have to tell me. I was there.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/31/12 at 7:10 pm



You don't have to tell me. I was there.



Cat



How was your experience?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 07/31/12 at 7:12 pm

when people donned afros, bell bottom pants, and shoes.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/01/12 at 4:43 am


when people donned afros, bell bottom pants, and shoes.

Yeah...I remember when people wore shoes...

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/01/12 at 6:24 am


Yeah...I remember when people wore shoes...


I meant shoes in the 70's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 08/02/12 at 5:26 pm

I wore stirrup boots.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/02/12 at 9:06 pm

When New Wave meant French movies!
8)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/03/12 at 5:24 am

Ron Jeremy first starred in porn.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/05/12 at 12:51 am

AIDS?  What's AIDS?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/05/12 at 7:22 am

Heavy man, what a bummer.
Far out, way out, groovy, make love not war, can you dig it?
Freak me out! Neato!
Lay it on me, brother
Like..later...gotta split
Peace...

http://www.shoppalstores.com/yappymom/image//logos/peace-sign1.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 08/05/12 at 10:54 am

Remember when CBS had that "bong" signal that came on at the top of the hour?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F7-tlxOLxs

(cones in at about 0:29)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/05/12 at 12:01 pm


Remember when CBS had that "bong" signal that came on at the top of the hour?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F7-tlxOLxs

(cones in at about 0:29)


And the American bicentennial minute ads.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUoto1lsX50&feature=related

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/05/12 at 3:10 pm


AIDS?  What's AIDS?


I don't know either.  :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/05/12 at 3:11 pm


Remember when CBS had that "bong" signal that came on at the top of the hour?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F7-tlxOLxs

(cones in at about 0:29)


Wow that's classic.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/05/12 at 3:13 pm

you played with your very first Atari game.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/06/12 at 5:51 am

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AK3IhXyemnk/S2i7dl8UWSI/AAAAAAAAB7U/nq21oVs6JBQ/s400/Sizzlers+Juice+Machine+by+Mattel.jpg

I liked this one, "state of the art" back then. Sizzlers Juice Machine. (viagra for cars)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/06/12 at 6:11 am


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AK3IhXyemnk/S2i7dl8UWSI/AAAAAAAAB7U/nq21oVs6JBQ/s400/Sizzlers+Juice+Machine+by+Mattel.jpg

I liked this one, "state of the art" back then. Sizzlers Juice Machine. (viagra for cars)


So this made cars run faster?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/06/12 at 6:19 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e8-5rZ4tvI

Villa Alegre this was a children's show back in the mid to late 70's and it taught me spanish and how to speak it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/06/12 at 6:20 am


So this made cars run faster?  ???

Yup, just like going to a gas station to fill up your car.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/06/12 at 12:47 pm


Heavy man, what a bummer.
Far out, way out, groovy, make love not war, can you dig it?
Freak me out! Neato!
Lay it on me, brother
Like..later...gotta split
Peace...

http://www.shoppalstores.com/yappymom/image//logos/peace-sign1.jpg



I still say:

-Far out.
-Freak me out!
-Peace
(And once in a great while-under certain circumstances)
-Groovy.

And a few others:

-Nifty-neat.
-Peachy keen.

And of course:
-Have a nice day.


http://babblingbuddha.emeraldcity.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/happy-face-istock-4561.jpg


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 08/07/12 at 2:25 am

I said "neato" a lot until I graduated to "cool."

Anything "Hot Wheels" related was awesome.  I even watched the cartoon.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/07/12 at 6:21 am

when guys sported afros.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/07/12 at 2:14 pm

http://images.zap2it.com/images/tv-EP00465377/the-ed-sullivan-show.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 08/07/12 at 3:15 pm


http://images.zap2it.com/images/tv-EP00465377/the-ed-sullivan-show.jpg



A Hymn For Sunday Evening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLiSW1-E2oE



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 08/08/12 at 2:56 am

I got to see Ed's house in person once.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/08/12 at 6:35 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52bdgBJT2ZQ

When Ernie Anastos was part of the newscast.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/08/12 at 6:48 am

Expanding the news to a National level, my parents use to watch them when I was a kid.

http://www.anchoringamerica.com/images/265_Huntley-Brinkley%20CAN%20NBC.JPG

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Porfle Popnecker on 08/08/12 at 1:28 pm

When I got into classical music as a teen, I remember my amazement to discover that the second movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony was the Huntley-Brinkley end credits theme.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/08/12 at 7:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEGchEevpr8

The ending to Electric Company^

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 08/08/12 at 9:42 pm



When Ernie Anastos was part of the newscast.


You're more likely to remember Ernie Anastos if you're from the New York City area.  I had to look up his name myself.  It turns out Anastos was on WRKO radio in Boston back in the 1970s.  He uttered this plucking blooper.  The blooper is actually a compliment to Anastos' professionalism because he held his act together after he said it. 
8)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 08/09/12 at 6:51 am

those Crazy Eddie commercials.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 08/09/12 at 6:59 am

http://www.bbemuseum.com/museum/images/koogle.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belmont22 on 10/29/12 at 11:10 pm

When beepers were high technology  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 11/04/12 at 2:44 pm


When beepers were high technology  ;D


I remember when beepers were hot at the time during the 1990's.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 11/04/12 at 2:45 pm

when guys wore afros.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 11/04/12 at 2:48 pm

That no one you knew had a colour TV yet.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/04/12 at 5:18 pm

When you were a child, and cereal boxes contained toys and things inside!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: GenXer on 11/08/12 at 10:39 pm

KISS
Elvis
Star Wars
Jaws
Hawaii Five O
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Brady Bunch
Bell bottom pants
long hair
Hostess Cup Cakes
Twinkies
playing marbles outside
yo-yos
banana skate boards
Mikey
Disco
Eisenhower dollar coins

I was 4-7 years old back then remembering all of that lol.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/09/12 at 1:43 am


When beepers were high technology  ;D


Other people on this forum will probably notice they're old when they read this  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 11/09/12 at 6:25 am

Babe Ruth as the MLB home run king, and you wondered who was going to challenge his record...Willie Mays or Hank Aaron...or both.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/25/12 at 9:06 pm

...the Ty-D-Bol Man!!! :o :o :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPBnciNAqI

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belmont22 on 11/25/12 at 9:25 pm


...the Ty-D-Bol Man!!! :o :o :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPBnciNAqI


That looks pretty modern for a 40 year old commercial!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/25/12 at 9:27 pm


That looks pretty modern for a 40 year old commercial!


Yeah, but when you see it when you're five years old (the Ty-D-Bol Man commercials ran up until at least the late 70's) it kind of messes with your head.  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belmont22 on 11/25/12 at 9:31 pm


Yeah, but when you see it when you're five years old (the Ty-D-Bol Man commercials ran up until at least the late 70's) it kind of messes with your head.  ;D


This is true. And I thought I felt old for remembering the 'gimme a break' Kit Kat commercials  ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/25/12 at 9:58 pm

...seeing the Dow Bathroom Cleaner commercial with the Scrubbing Bubbles when you were little and badgering and pestering your mother to buy it at the supermarket...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh0OdgjOdDk

...and then eagerly anticipating getting home so she can spray it into the bathtub and and you can watch as 1,000 miniature Hell's Angels fly out of the can and go roaring around and wreaking havoc on the all the mildew and soap scum. But when your mom really does spray Dow Bathroom Cleaner into the tub and you see what actually happens, you're not just underwhelmed but also disappointed almost to the point of heartbreak. And that's when you begin to realize that grown-ups are just as full of sh!t as kids are.  :(

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 11/26/12 at 6:02 am

...when you are being asked if you are still a student at your university's cafeteria (to get the discount) and fellow students treat you like 'somebody above them'. Happened just a few minutes ago.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 11/26/12 at 6:08 am

You look back at many of your childhood pictures and they are in black & white.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: danootaandme on 11/26/12 at 8:27 am

Home movies don't have sound(or color)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 11/26/12 at 9:38 am


Home movies don't have sound(or color)



My dad had an 8mm film camera, and he shot home movies from around 1961 to 1975. There was no sound but they were all in color. (My family has had all the films transferred to VHS and later, DVD.)

I am old enough to (barely) remember him running around the living room on Christmas with that old camera and two large lightbulbs attached to it that were as bright as the sun.  :P 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 12/11/12 at 12:04 pm


Other people on this forum will probably notice they're old when they read this  ;D


I already feel old.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 12/11/12 at 12:05 pm


You look back at many of your childhood pictures and they are in black & white.


or some of them having that odor.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 12/11/12 at 12:06 pm

when television had good old family oriented sitcoms.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 12/11/12 at 12:07 pm


When you were a child, and cereal boxes contained toys and things inside!


They still do, at least some of them.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 01/24/13 at 8:04 pm

Olivia Newton-John & Stevie Nicks will turn 65 this year.
Makes me feel old.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/24/13 at 9:04 pm


You look back at many of your childhood pictures and they are in black & white.


My mother has a photo of me taken in 1984 when I was four, and it is a black an white photo. It looks like a '50s and '60s picture, but it isn't.



They still do, at least some of them.


Well, most of them don't. I looked :-[

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/25/13 at 6:25 am

when you watched Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii January 1973 (40 years ago)  :o

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/25/13 at 6:26 am


Olivia Newton-John & Stevie Nicks will turn 65 this year.
Makes me feel old.


and John Travolta will be 58. :o 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/25/13 at 6:59 am


My mother has a photo of me taken in 1984 when I was four, and it is a black an white photo.


A lot of people my age but who were born in the former East of Germany also tend to have a lot b&w photos - at least from their earlier childhood until 3/4 - so until the reunification.

In the West however we had great high quality color photos in the 80s which still look perfect after 25-30 years.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/25/13 at 7:47 pm

when Atari was the hottest selling game console.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/25/13 at 8:46 pm

When color TV was something special!
:)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/25/13 at 8:56 pm

When people would see what was on television by reading the TV Guide magazines, like my mother use to do way back in the day.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/25/13 at 9:02 pm


When people would see what was on television by reading the TV Guide magazines, like my mother use to do way back in the day.


Oh, it wasn't that long ago...unless 20 years is a long time ago, which it ain't at my age!
:-[

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belmont22 on 01/25/13 at 11:01 pm


A lot of people my age but who were born in the former East of Germany also tend to have a lot b&w photos - at least from their earlier childhood until 3/4 - so until the reunification.

In the West however we had great high quality color photos in the 80s which still look perfect after 25-30 years.


Hell I wouldn't be surprised if B&W photography was the norm for personal photos right up until digicams became affordable in the early 2000s in some countries.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belmont22 on 01/25/13 at 11:04 pm


Olivia Newton-John & Stevie Nicks will turn 65 this year.
Makes me feel old.


Jeez. Yeah I guess they were um ... already 30 in the late 70s, still though 30 is pretty young. Only the child/teen stars from the 70s would still be younger than their 60s now I guess.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/26/13 at 6:36 am


When color TV was something special!
:)


Boy, those were the days.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/26/13 at 6:37 am


When people would see what was on television by reading the TV Guide magazines, like my mother use to do way back in the day.


They don't make TV guides anymore. (not that I know of)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/26/13 at 6:38 am

television sets had rabbit ears.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 01/26/13 at 8:26 am

That alomost everyone used to watch  (on TV) rocket launches or astronauts going into space, back in the late 1960s & ealy 1970s.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/26/13 at 9:50 am

YKYAOWYR only having 4 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS or if you were in the NYC area, you also had 3 independent stations: WNEW, WOR, & WPIX. And ALL of them went off the air at night.

http://its.weidemannia.com/__oneclick_uploads/2012/08/off-air.jpg



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 01/26/13 at 1:19 pm


YKYAOWYR only having 4 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS or if you were in the NYC area, you also had 3 independent stations: WNEW, WOR, & WPIX. And ALL of them went off the air at night.

http://its.weidemannia.com/__oneclick_uploads/2012/08/off-air.jpg

Cat


Oh my goodness, this thread is still kicking aorund!

Yea, I also remember the days of the "Big 3 +1".  There was even a little-remembered 1980 satire film called "Simon" that made fun of that era.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwiwfUBCSU4

Trying to explain that era to somebody who was raised with 300+ channels 24-7 is like trying to explain color to somebody who is blind.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: belmont22 on 01/26/13 at 5:13 pm

But even with 300 channels, there's still often nothing good on.  :P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/26/13 at 5:35 pm


YKYAOWYR only having 4 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS or if you were in the NYC area, you also had 3 independent stations: WNEW, WOR, & WPIX. And ALL of them went off the air at night.

http://its.weidemannia.com/__oneclick_uploads/2012/08/off-air.jpg



Cat


I was just thinking--what about all the people who had to work 2nd or 3rd shift? Were they all pretty much screwed if they wanted to unwind and watch TV after work? Or did they even have 2nd and 3rd shifts back then?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/26/13 at 5:50 pm


I was just thinking--what about all the people who had to work 2nd or 3rd shift? Were they all pretty much screwed if they wanted to unwind and watch TV after work? Or did they even have 2nd and 3rd shifts back then?



Yup, they were screwed if they wanted to watch TV.


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/26/13 at 7:22 pm


YKYAOWYR only having 4 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS or if you were in the NYC area, you also had 3 independent stations: WNEW, WOR, & WPIX. And ALL of them went off the air at night.

http://its.weidemannia.com/__oneclick_uploads/2012/08/off-air.jpg



Cat


http://kevinsisemore.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/color_bars.jpg

Or how about the color bar?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/26/13 at 7:23 pm


But even with 300 channels, there's still often nothing good on.  :P


That's why you keep searching.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/26/13 at 7:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwBE6Tq3J0

The original theme to Entertainment Tonight from 1981.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Don Carlos on 01/26/13 at 8:18 pm


I was just thinking--what about all the people who had to work 2nd or 3rd shift? Were they all pretty much screwed if they wanted to unwind and watch TV after work? Or did they even have 2nd and 3rd shifts back then?


Can't speak for others, but one summer during my college years I worked the 4 to midnight shift, and when I got home, bored almost senseless and covered in rubber dust (I worked in a hose factory...don't ask) all I wanted was a long cool shower and a comfy bed.  To put things out of sequence, I wouldn't even have wanted to watch the original Sat Nit Live

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/26/13 at 9:22 pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwBE6Tq3J0

The original theme to Entertainment Tonight from 1981.


You know you are old when you remember Entertainment Tonight! I had forgotten all about it.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/27/13 at 6:28 am


You know you are old when you remember Entertainment Tonight! I had forgotten all about it.


That show has been on the air for almost 32 years.  :o

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/27/13 at 6:28 am

good old fashioned family sitcoms.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 01/27/13 at 7:57 am


YKYAOWYR only having 4 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS or if you were in the NYC area, you also had 3 independent stations: WNEW, WOR, & WPIX. And ALL of them went off the air at night.

http://its.weidemannia.com/__oneclick_uploads/2012/08/off-air.jpg

Cat


That's what we had, 4 Americans channels, and also 3 CDN ones (including a French language one)  There was better stuff on TV with those few channels back then too. Even though there are over 100 channels now.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/27/13 at 8:23 am


That's what we had, 4 Americans channels, and also 3 CDN ones (including a French language one)  There was better stuff on TV with those few channels back then too. Even though there are over 100 channels now.



Totally agreed!!!! And each channel was not trying to copy the others-like you have today. Each one was trying to do something original.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/27/13 at 7:56 pm

http://www.motorbussociety.org/conventn/01fall/STCUM%2024-004.jpg


When city buses used to look like this.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: amjikloviet on 01/27/13 at 9:45 pm

http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/07/09/minislide01.jpg

Slide Projectors. So huge and bulky ;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 01/27/13 at 11:54 pm


http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/07/09/minislide01.jpg

Slide Projectors. So huge and bulky ;D

We have one at home, but it's not one of that design. Looks kinda neat, though! :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 01/28/13 at 6:10 am


http://www.motorbussociety.org/conventn/01fall/STCUM%2024-004.jpg


When city buses used to look like this.


I can do better than that, when buses looked like this. It's what I took until the mid 1970s.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Ky1FG9YkgZU/T3SxcAh8XOI/AAAAAAAAAMI/oUTFiVwr99E/s1600/old.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/28/13 at 6:16 am


http://retrothing.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/2007/07/09/minislide01.jpg

Slide Projectors. So huge and bulky ;D


Wow I remember those.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/28/13 at 6:18 am

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b9/Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg/300px-Atari-2600-Wood-4Sw-Set.jpg

Atari 2600 was the hottest selling game console.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/28/13 at 6:24 am


http://www.motorbussociety.org/conventn/01fall/STCUM%2024-004.jpg



Some regional bus operators still drive around with such 80s (I guess?) buses where I live. They only look slightly different/more European, but more or less like the one you posted - especially the front.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/28/13 at 9:21 am



Yup, they were screwed if they wanted to watch TV.


Cat


So the people who closed the TV station down at night couldn't watch TV when they got home. ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/28/13 at 2:04 pm


They don't make TV guides anymore. (not that I know of)


They do in the UK.  I only buy one at Christmas/New Year but my mother-in-law buys one every week.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/28/13 at 2:07 pm


YKYAOWYR only having 4 channels: ABC, CBS, NBC, & PBS or if you were in the NYC area, you also had 3 independent stations: WNEW, WOR, & WPIX. And ALL of them went off the air at night.

http://its.weidemannia.com/__oneclick_uploads/2012/08/off-air.jpg



Cat


In the UK in the 70s and early 80s we only had three channels.  BBC1 and BBC2 and ITV (which was the only independent channel)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/28/13 at 6:01 pm

Cadillac ambulances.

http://www.neiu.edu/~jabennin/bfd/1970_cad.gif

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/28/13 at 7:17 pm


They do in the UK.  I only buy one at Christmas/New Year but my mother-in-law buys one every week.


How much are they?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/28/13 at 7:19 pm

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_p1Aya3eKAq0/TQm_klfnJJI/AAAAAAAAATQ/In4-1H8zI-k/s1600/2xl.jpg

When you were playing with 2XL.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 01/28/13 at 7:34 pm

When Quarter pounders and Big Macs came in this type of packaging

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2273/1693437728_63d8c275b2.jpg

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4032/4714969880_e2e9c169c3_z.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/28/13 at 7:59 pm


When Quarter pounders and Big Macs came in this type of packaging


That's a little before my time, but not much.  The Huntsman Container Corporation sold the "clamshell" polystyrene container to McD's in 1974.  I'm sure I saw the cardboard ones, but I don't remember them. 

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Collectable-McDonalds-Styrofoam-Big-Mac-container-Old-School-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$(KGrHqJHJB!E8e782CmdBPPf211lD!~~60_35.JPG


Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/28/13 at 8:28 pm


That's a little before my time, but not much.  The Huntsman Container Corporation sold the "clamshell" polystyrene container to McD's in 1974.  I'm sure I saw the cardboard ones, but I don't remember them. 

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Collectable-McDonalds-Styrofoam-Big-Mac-container-Old-School-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$(KGrHqJHJB!E8e782CmdBPPf211lD!~~60_35.JPG


I remember them.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/29/13 at 2:47 am


When people would see what was on television by reading the TV Guide magazines, like my mother use to do way back in the day.


That's not common anymore where you live? In my opinion it's much easier to have a magazine somewhere in the room where the TV set is and to look up things.

However, I mostly use Teletext, an rather old analog information system which is still offered in Germany via cable/satelite. Still faster than to look it up on the WWW.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/29/13 at 6:34 am


That's not common anymore where you live? In my opinion it's much easier to have a magazine somewhere in the room where the TV set is and to look up things.

However, I mostly use Teletext, an rather old analog information system which is still offered in Germany via cable/satelite. Still faster than to look it up on the WWW.


or you can just do it online by going to tvguide.com

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/29/13 at 6:37 am

eating sugary cereals for breakfast every single day and finding a toy in the box afterwards. Nowadays, people are eating more healthier and watching their weight.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 01/29/13 at 10:29 am


http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4032/4714969880_e2e9c169c3_z.jpg


I remember those.  With the white cardboard wring around the contents so they would not slide apart.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/29/13 at 2:57 pm

vinyl records were a big seller.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Inlandsvägen1986 on 01/29/13 at 6:03 pm


or you can just do it online by going to tvguide.com


That takes more time than having it directly in your TV set :)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/30/13 at 6:28 am

you were playing board game night with your family.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 01/30/13 at 6:36 am


you were playing board game night with your family.

That still happens today with some people.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/30/13 at 10:22 am


That still happens today with some people.


Our dad wouldn't play board games with us unless it was Chess or Go, or something brainy.  Our neighbor's dad was more fun.  He'd play regular old Parker Bros. games and have a grand old time doing it.
:)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 01/30/13 at 10:28 am


They don't make TV guides anymore. (not that I know of)

I haven't seen 'em in the U.S. lately. Mainly due to the fact that program grids are often found on your cable tv/dish/satellite/etc system. As well as partial ones in the daily newspapers. There's so many more channels now than there used to be.



They do in the UK.  I only buy one at Christmas/New Year but my mother-in-law buys one every week.

that's nice that they still exist elsewhere ;)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/30/13 at 10:34 am


I haven't seen 'em in the U.S. lately. Mainly due to the fact that program grids are often found on your cable tv/dish/satellite/etc system. As well as partial ones in the daily newspapers. There's so many more channels now than there used to be.


TV Guide is still around.  It's a full-sized magazine now.  I don't know what the contents is like because I haven't looked at it for years.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 01/30/13 at 10:37 am


TV Guide is still around.  It's a full-sized magazine now.  I don't know what the contents is like because I haven't looked at it for years.

I haven't looked at it either...since the early 2000s or so. By then it began to get condensed. They always used to put the evening program grids each day (6pm-midnight), with detailed listings for the whole week (including synopses of whatever episode was scheduled to air for some programs).

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 01/30/13 at 11:49 am

on the tv guide magazine theme

YKYOWYR Radio Times only having BBC programmes listed and having to buy TV Times to find out what was on the other channel (for UK members)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/30/13 at 6:44 pm

I had a Seinfeld-esque argument with my sister about TV Guide one time.  I got mad because she forgot to pick up a new one when she went to the store.  So she says, "Just use the one on the coffee table."
"That's last week's!"
"The programs are all the same."
"NOOOOO, that's not the point!"
"Use the one from the Sunday paper."
"That's the Teleguide, not the TV Guide, it's NOT the same..."
etc. etc.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awKry9iin7U

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/30/13 at 7:08 pm


That still happens today with some people.


But I think some families play games online with each other.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/30/13 at 7:10 pm

I haven't seen 'em in the U.S. lately. Mainly due to the fact that program grids are often found on your cable tv/dish/satellite/etc system. As well as partial ones in the daily newspapers. There's so many more channels now than there used to be.

Newspapers have Tv Guides in them now, easier for people to read.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 01/30/13 at 7:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR-ZY8FKNMc

The classic theme to Channel 7 Eyewitness News with Bill Beutel and Roger Grimbsy.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 01/31/13 at 7:20 pm

Here is a blast from the, how many remember this thing?

http://www.childofthe1980s.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/swoosh-ball.jpg

Anay could imagine kids actually playing with it today?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/31/13 at 9:54 pm


Here is a blast from the, how many remember this thing?

http://www.childofthe1980s.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/swoosh-ball.jpg

Anay could imagine kids actually playing with it today?


Swoosh Ball.  I vaguely remember those.

http://jesda.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/wpid-tonka-large-vintage-very-old-metal-tonka-dump-truck_320621611820-2011-02-10-01-08.jpg
Tonka dump truck.  Metal.  Indestructible.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/01/13 at 6:29 am


Here is a blast from the, how many remember this thing?

http://www.childofthe1980s.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/swoosh-ball.jpg

Anay could imagine kids actually playing with it today?


What is that?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/01/13 at 6:31 am

http://kiddleylinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/fisherpricephone.jpg

The Fisher Price telephone.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 02/01/13 at 9:14 am


What is that?  ???


It was part of the Fisher-Price Bondage line.

8)

Actually, as Max said, it is a Swoosh Ball.  I remember they were big in 1974.  Basically 2 ropes around 10 yards long, with handles on them.  The ropes ran through the middle of the ball, and you and another person would try to send it back and forth at each other by pulling the two ropes apart.

That year my dad and I went to Spokane to the World Expo, and I had gotten one of these.  We spent hours off and on playing with this in the campgrounds we stayed at each night.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: meesa on 02/01/13 at 9:55 am


It was part of the Fisher-Price Bondage line.

8)



;D ;D ;D

I had one of these and loved it:
http://www.starpulse.com/news/media/lemontwist.jpg
http://www.timewarptoys.com/lemon.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/01/13 at 10:55 am


;D ;D ;D

I had one of these and loved it:
http://www.starpulse.com/news/media/lemontwist.jpg
http://www.timewarptoys.com/lemon.jpg



Before the Lemon Twist, there was the Footsie-which I had:


http://www.mortaljourney.com/main/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Footsie.png


Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/01/13 at 11:58 am

I remember the lemon twist.

Anyone have these?

http://www.oocities.org/sizzlerking/access/lapcomp1.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AK3IhXyemnk/S2i7dl8UWSI/AAAAAAAAB7U/nq21oVs6JBQ/s400/Sizzlers+Juice+Machine+by+Mattel.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/01/13 at 7:19 pm

your very first bike.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/01/13 at 9:10 pm


your very first bike.


Not necessarily old...unless your first bike was one of these:

http://www.qtpi1969.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/pennyfarthingy.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/02/13 at 6:32 am

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/naturehouse/Toys2Remember/Snoopy4.jpg

pretending to walk Snoopy?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/02/13 at 7:56 am


http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g154/naturehouse/Toys2Remember/Snoopy4.jpg

pretending to walk Snoopy?



We just bought a couple of those at an auction. We are going to sell them.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/02/13 at 7:14 pm



We just bought a couple of those at an auction. We are going to sell them.



Cat


Really How much?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/02/13 at 7:15 pm

Mayor Koch started to run for mayor.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/02/13 at 10:50 pm


Mayor Koch started to run for mayor.


Abe Beam, when all that prime real estate on Westchester Ave. was being burned down to make way for all the snazzy South Bronx housing Ed Koch took credit for!
:)

Anywayz, that's politics, shouldn't stray too much into politics here!

http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z001/Z00105/Z0010546.jpg

On the edge of darkness there rides a Slinky Train,
Oh Slinky Train take this country,
Come take me home again!
Oh Slinky Train sounding louder
Glide on the Slinky Train,
Come on, now Slinky Train,
Yes, Slinky Train holy roller,
Everyone jump on the Slinky Train!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/03/13 at 7:21 am


Abe Beam, when all that prime real estate on Westchester Ave. was being burned down to make way for all the snazzy South Bronx housing Ed Koch took credit for!
:)

Anywayz, that's politics, shouldn't stray too much into politics here!

http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z001/Z00105/Z0010546.jpg

On the edge of darkness there rides a Slinky Train,
Oh Slinky Train take this country,
Come take me home again!
Oh Slinky Train sounding louder
Glide on the Slinky Train,
Come on, now Slinky Train,
Yes, Slinky Train holy roller,
Everyone jump on the Slinky Train!


never heard of The Slinky Train.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/03/13 at 7:22 am

The Summer Of Sam.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/03/13 at 7:36 am

http://www.skooldays.com/images/ty1003.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/03/13 at 10:35 am

http://www.lghmarketstrategy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sea-monkeys.jpg

Of course, they didn't look like that unless you had several bowlfulls of happiness!
:P

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/03/13 at 1:25 pm


http://www.lghmarketstrategy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/sea-monkeys.jpg

Of course, they didn't look like that unless you had several bowlfulls of happiness!
:P


What were sea monkeys anyway?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 02/03/13 at 10:43 pm


What were sea monkeys anyway?  ???

A rip off. Even as a little kid, I was kind of skeptical.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/04/13 at 12:53 am


What were sea monkeys anyway?  ???


BRINE SHRIMP

I never bought them because with my luck, I'd get the irradiated package and then Sea Monkeys would grow to 30-foot raging behemoths and tear up my town. 
:o

In general, the kid who got suckered into spending his allowance on Sea Monkeys would open the package, mix the solutions into a fish bowl, and watch the barely-visible little wrigglers float dumbly around in the water.  Then Little Tommy or Susie would stoically accept the lesson of no-truth-in advertising and go out to play ball. 

A week later, Mom would be cleaning the house.  She would find an old fishbowl with some crud on the bottom and flush the contents down the hopper and send the bowl to the dishwasher.  Up in New York City, Harold von Braunhut, the man who also sold you your see-a-twat X-Ray-Specs got to keep another buck and a half of your lawn mowing money.

http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/wong/comicads/xray.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 6:17 am


A rip off. Even as a little kid, I was kind of skeptical.


I remember buying those and what a ripoff it was, stupid article.  ::)


And they're not monkeys!

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 6:19 am

I never bought them because with my luck, I'd get the irradiated package and then Sea Monkeys would grow to 30-foot raging behemoths and tear up my town. 

and why do these so-called Sea-Monkeys have faces, are they supposed to be half human-half shrimp? ??? ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 6:20 am

http://cdn-www.cracked.com/articleimages/wong/comicads/xray.jpg

Do they really work?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 6:21 am

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-3XRNaz3Ugtk/T-oAmxRERTI/AAAAAAAAEFI/ZRobfHOL3MU/s1600/pet-rocks.jpg

Pet Rocks

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/04/13 at 7:47 am

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7740358976_74f6da5b35.jpg

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 02/04/13 at 11:53 am


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7740358976_74f6da5b35.jpg


Whizzers!!!!!!!!

That was one of my ultimate favorite toys.  The instruction sheet and accessories even gave instructions on how to do "experiments" on things like angular momentum and other physics experiments.  Both fun and educational (since it was basically an enclosed gyroscope).

Kids today don't have a clue as to what they are missing.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: karen on 02/04/13 at 12:45 pm


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7740358976_74f6da5b35.jpg


my brothers had these

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 02/04/13 at 3:36 pm


Newspapers have Tv Guides in them now, easier for people to read.

I know; I even mentioned it in the post that you quoted.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 02/04/13 at 3:37 pm


http://kiddleylinks.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/11/fisherpricephone.jpg

The Fisher Price telephone.

I can remember playing with one of those in the waiting room of the doctor's office when I was a kid. :D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 02/04/13 at 4:38 pm

Here is one anybody my age or older should remember.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUoto1lsX50

These went on for around 3 years, every night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0TB76tc5Tg

It was such a part of contemporary culture of the era that they were even spoofed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_ffW8VCbbA

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/04/13 at 5:52 pm


Whizzers!!!!!!!!

That was one of my ultimate favorite toys.  The instruction sheet and accessories even gave instructions on how to do "experiments" on things like angular momentum and other physics experiments.  Both fun and educational (since it was basically an enclosed gyroscope).

Kids today don't have a clue as to what they are missing.



my brothers had these


Wizzer's were great. I had 2 of them.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 7:22 pm


I know; I even mentioned it in the post that you quoted.


They want to make it easier for consumers.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 7:22 pm


I can remember playing with one of those in the waiting room of the doctor's office when I was a kid. :D



I remember having one of those in my crib or on the floor.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/04/13 at 7:24 pm

playing with 2XL. http://theoldrobots.com/images4/megoa7.JPG

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/04/13 at 7:41 pm


I can remember playing with one of those in the waiting room of the doctor's office when I was a kid. :D



I remember having one of those in my crib or on the floor.


It's the same phone!
After Howard outgrew the phone, his parents gave the toy away to a thrift store. A nice family bought it and they moved to California a few months later. When that boy outgrew the toy, his folks gave it away to their family doctor friend and he put it in his office. Then Nally played with it there.    Incredible.


:D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/05/13 at 7:56 am


It's the same phone!
After Howard outgrew the phone, his parents gave the toy away to a thrift store. A nice family bought it and they moved to California a few months later. When that boy outgrew the toy, his folks gave it away to their family doctor friend and he put it in his office. Then Nally played with it there.    Incredible.


:D




So there is only one-like there is only one fruit cake that goes around the world several hundred times.




Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: nally on 02/05/13 at 3:46 pm


It's the same phone!
After Howard outgrew the phone, his parents gave the toy away to a thrift store. A nice family bought it and they moved to California a few months later. When that boy outgrew the toy, his folks gave it away to their family doctor friend and he put it in his office. Then Nally played with it there.    Incredible.


:D

Hee hee...funny. :D ;D I'd karma you for this, but I'll have to wait til tomorrow.

Then it was transported to somewhere else?

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/05/13 at 4:03 pm

the lyrics to Sesame Street back then.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Butterball on 02/05/13 at 9:58 pm


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8284/7740358976_74f6da5b35.jpg

My mother hated that they marked up her tile floors when revving them up.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/05/13 at 10:10 pm

When you had to ask the pharmacist for condoms.
:-[

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/06/13 at 6:45 am


When you had to ask the pharmacist for condoms.
:-[


Now you can buy condoms from the shelves.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/06/13 at 7:03 am


My mother hated that they marked up her tile floors when revving them up.


They did! They also marked up the kitchen counter and some furniture.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Mushroom on 02/06/13 at 9:56 am


When you had to ask the pharmacist for condoms.
:-http://farm1.staticflickr.com/63/221680801_696420b043.jpg

Now kids just ask the school nurse for a handfull.  ::)

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/06/13 at 7:21 pm



Now kids just ask the school nurse for a handfull.  ::)


For your date with the teacher!
;D

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/06/13 at 7:23 pm


Well, I just went into the men's room at the local truck stop.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/63/221680801_696420b043.jpg

Now kids just ask the school nurse for a handfull.  ::)


50 cents for a condom? But were they safe?  ???

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/06/13 at 7:24 pm

rap was fun to listen to.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/06/13 at 8:56 pm


50 cents for a condom? But were they safe?  ???


Fifty cents took you a little further in the seventies...but they were safe, yeah, safer than not if you were romancing at a truckstop!
:-*

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/07/13 at 6:45 am

The Blizzard of 1978.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/07/13 at 1:44 pm

Canada's 100th birthday.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: meesa on 02/07/13 at 1:56 pm

One of your co-workers has no idea who Melissa Gilbert is.  :(

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/07/13 at 2:06 pm


Canada's 100th birthday.


1967, right? 

I don't remember it, I wasn't born yet, but I remember America's Bicentennial in 1976.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 02/07/13 at 2:10 pm


The Blizzard of 1978.


35 years ago.  I remember it very well.  The south side of our house was buried in a snowdrift up the eves.  We were out of power for five days.  Thank God we had two wood stoves in the house.  On the day the storm hit, thousands of commuters were stranded at rush hour.  If my dad hadn't left work early, he would have been one of those guys buried in the drifts on Route 128. 

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: warped on 02/07/13 at 2:10 pm


1967, right? 

I don't remember it, I wasn't born yet, but I remember America's Bicentennial in 1976.


Yes, 1967. Flip the last 2 digits and you get America's Bicentennial (and remember all those "Bicentennial ads" on TV. )

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Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/07/13 at 2:51 pm


The Blizzard of 1978.




35 years ago.  I remember it very well.  The south side of our house was buried in a snowdrift up the eves.  We were out of power for five days.  Thank God we had two wood stoves in the house.  On the day the storm hit, thousands of commuters were stranded at rush hour.  If my dad hadn't left work early, he would have been one of those guys buried in the drifts on Route 128. 



I remember it well, too. I was in Tulsa at the time and we didn't get any snow.



Cat

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/08/13 at 6:34 am


One of your co-workers has no idea who Melissa Gilbert is.  :(


She must be living in a different world.

Subject: Re: You know your old when you remember...

Written By: Howard on 02/08/13 at 6:35 am


35 years ago.  I remember it very well.  The south side of our house was buried in a snowdrift up the eves.  We were out of power for five days.  Thank God we had two wood stoves in the house.  On the day the storm hit, thousands of commuters were stranded at rush hour.  If my dad hadn't left work early, he would have been one of those guys buried in the drifts on Route 128.


So who'd you survive?

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