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The Busy Signal....forgotten things from recent past...

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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 08:58 AM
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In the true style of Monty Python "Stop that right now, this is getting silly" so for all you Yorkshiremen and I couldn't be anymore Yorkshire if I tried, coming from the heart of South Yorkshire, Barnsley to be precise.

I present one of their best known sketches (and theres a whole other debate in itself)

Monty Python - Four Yorkshiremen




posted on May, 27 2015 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
Just popped back into the tread again.

Remember these? The days you never had to get your hands dirty at The Petrol Pump.






In my old town, we have a full service station I used to go to all the time. A very good station that would treat you very well. I loved going there.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 09:31 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong
Just popped back into the tread again.

Remember these? The days you never had to get your hands dirty at The Petrol Pump.





In the U.S., the states of New Jersey and Oregon still ban self-serve gas stations.

Of course the "full service" these days even in those states is probably no more than just gas-pumping.


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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Yeah. Some southerners still call it the war of northern aggression and still hold a grudge.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 09:45 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Bedlam

Yeah. Some southerners still call it the war of northern aggression and still hold a grudge.

Damn Yankees.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Kanon
Remember pausing a movie, and seeing the image all shaky?

And probably pausing it 'cause it was boobs in some horror film and that vibrating boob was the best chance to catch one since porn wasn't available everywhere.


Yes, and I think I'm right in saying that with video tape if you paused it for too long it "burned" the tape because the video head had to keep spinning to keep showing the image.

Has anyone ever seen the original video machines, I mean the BIG ones that the BBC etc used?

A whole room and miles of metal sheet I think : this is all I can find online, but there was definitely one I'veen footage of at the BBC which was gargantuan: original video recorder



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:03 AM
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This:



Which is in this:



Which also runs mechanical for timing and has a carburetor instead of fuel injection.

 


Knew I should have gone a few pages back...


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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:09 AM
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How about this one?

The phone left off the hook sound.

Phone left off the hook

The most annoying sound from my childhood. LOL



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:12 AM
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Milk Machines.

Yummy.





posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
This:


Yes...the "high beam" foot-switch for car headlamps. I remember driving cars with those (specifically a 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo).

That's a good one -- although 'bedlam' mentioned this a couple of pages ago.


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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:17 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong


Milk Machines.

Yummy.





We used cows.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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originally posted by: alldaylong


Milk Machines.

Yummy.






I still remember having milk delivered to our front door when I was a very small child in the late 1960s/1970-ish.



I think there are still a few milk delivery services around today.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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My dad referred to something as "Dumbo's feather" as in an item that gives you the illusion of being useful/helpful. The guy he was talking to was late 20s/early 30s....he had no clue what my dad was talking about and had never seen Dumbo.

???



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:26 AM
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a reply to: pigsy2400

OMG! I remember listening to a Tina Turner tape on my walkman when we did "Hands Across the World"!!!!!!! Lmao! Good times!




posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: butcherguy

I'm a transplant. Born a yank but lives in the south.
I hate snow.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

I never saw milk machines. Good idea though. They should replace soda machines but there's a freshness factor I guess.
I did have milk delivered to our house when I was a kid.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: butcherguy

I'm a transplant. Born a yank but lives in the south.
I hate snow.

I was born North of the Mason Dixon(15 miles as the crow flies), but the area was rampant with Copperheads (Southern sympathizers) during the War. We have a southern accent and people are often surprised to find out that I am from Pennsylvania.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Soylent Green Is People

I never saw milk machines. Good idea though. They should replace soda machines but there's a freshness factor I guess.
I did have milk delivered to our house when I was a kid.


If milk machines were half as dirty as soda dispensers are now.....I don't think I would be drinking anything from them. I only buy can/bottle drinks because of what I have seen on fountain dispensers.....truly disgusting....probably one of the most neglected pieces of restaurant equipment....up there with ice cream/yogurt dispensers.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: ladyvalkyrie
Dumbos feather. Given to him by the crows when his confidence flags. His ears enable him to fly but he believes it's the magic feather.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

I wasn't thinking dispensers I was thinking closed bottles. But stock would have to be rotated daily so too much maintenance.
A little known fact totally unrelated to old technology.
Many people think grocery stores put the milk at the back of the store so people have to walk past the cookies (or what ever) on their way to get milk but the truth is its in the back because it's closer to the bays where they unload the trucks and so won't be out of the fridge for more than a quick moment.
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