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Postby Fun Doh Mental on Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:46 pm

I remember (sort of...or is it a dream). Everyone in
their 20's and 30's was out clubing every night of the
week. We split our time between live music rock and
roll clubs, and discos. Quaaludes were the party fuel.
Now, I guess it's Extacy. Oh, the younger generation - amateurs!
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Postby Detective TurtleHolmes on Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:58 am

St John the Blasphemist wrote:Chocolate/Candy Cigarettes!!
The candy ones were called Fags - another reason they stopped making them methinks.


No no no, they still make those, except that they're called fads now.

As for something old, I reckon old movie or animation cels. For example, the lightsabers on the first few Star Wars movies had to be drawn in by hand, on little plastic sheets.
(I am such a nerd)
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Postby St John the Blasphemist on Thu Jan 10, 2008 6:20 pm

STD - which stood for Subscriber Trunk Dialling. Great new innovation that did away with the need for operator assistance when calling long distance.

Now it stands for something else that requires assistance to get.

Email - the brand of refrigerator.

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Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:36 am

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A blast from le past!
My grandma had those. And a lava lamp. She was groovy. :D
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Postby ken worley on Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:46 am

Well Babies

I remember, back in the '80s, you couldn't turn on CNN without watching the unfolding drama of yet another little-baby-down-a-well.

I'm pretty sure that after the first couple, they were all either staged by the local tv stations, or by the parents, trying for attention or publicity by chucking their kid into any available hole in the ground.

(Seemed like the story was always the same...interview with distraught parent(s):
"Oh my Gawd...I can't believe lil' Dothan fell in the conveniently uncovered abandoned well.I only turned my back for a second..."
They would then go on to mention an upcoming sale at their used-car lot/carpet store/etc.)


I believe it was CNN itself which finally ended the carnage, by putting an arbitrary 20-year moratorium on the broadcast of any well-baby story.


I am kinda on the fence about the whole thing.

On the one hand, kids will eventually just grow into more people(ick.), and I do firmly believe the rule, Children should be seen and not heard, and seldom seen.

And what is more unseen and unheard than down a well?

On the other hand, they do tend to make the water taste funny....
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Postby pieces o'nine on Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:12 pm

ken worley wrote:Well Babies

On the one hand, kids will eventually just grow into more people(ick.), and I do firmly believe the rule, Children should be seen and not heard, and seldom seen.

And what is more unseen and unheard than down a well?

I had forgotten about those. We're long overdue for a ripped-from-the-headlines, cutting edge follow-up on how those kids fared in comparison to their non-fallen comrades. Stay tuned...


In 1961 Shel Silverstein published Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book: A Primer for Tender Young Minds which horrified decent mothers and delighted depraved children. I particularly remember "H is for hole" followed by a page-long cross-section of said hole and a rambling little story about things that might fit into a deep hole, including (IIRC) mommy's keys, daddy's wallet, etc., and ending with the observation that your little sister is going to tell. "Hmmm, what else would fit down the hole?"
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Postby farfalla on Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:42 pm

thanks ^ , running out (or going on amazon) to get Uncle Shelby's

Edward Gorey not the only one to wonderfully warp the alphabet

also liked Chris Van Allsburg's - the Z Was Zapped
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Postby Moral Minority on Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:51 pm

Edward Gorey is one of my favourite writers.
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Postby farfalla on Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:00 pm

mine too (Curious Sofa most suggestive story written)
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Postby DeltaWhiskey on Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:02 am

Spam? No, I'm sure that's much more recent than the '50's.
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Postby Rainswept on Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:10 am

I remember Dallas being so popular that my grandmother cried for a day when Bobby died, and people argued for a month about who shot J.R.
I believe it's time for mankind to set aside the crutch of religion and embrace morality born of reason and truth. Those crutches have long since proven treacherous when the ground gets slippery.
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