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

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posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:45 AM
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a reply to: Anyafaj

I remember esso gas. They became Exxon.




posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

I know exactly what it is...my point was that a guy not much younger than me not only had no clue what my dad was talking about, but had never seen 'Dumbo'! I mean, WTF? Who hasn't seen Dumbo? Was the kid raised on some weird cult compound or something?



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: ladyvalkyrie
a reply to: AutumnWitch657

I know exactly what it is...my point was that a guy not much younger than me not only had no clue what my dad was talking about, but had never seen 'Dumbo'! I mean, WTF? Who hasn't seen Dumbo? Was the kid raised on some weird cult compound or something?


My mom has never seen ET...not sure what to think of her......LOL!



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: Power_Semi

I remember in the nineties before CDs there was a short period where these big big disks like music LP albums that played movies on the tv but these movie discs were over $100 a shot. The players were $1000 or more. Then just as quickly they disappeared and were replaced by the five inch cds we all know today. I way over paid for our first DVD player. Like $500 now I can get a slimmer better version for $100
Has anyone mentioned BETA video tapes?



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 10:57 AM
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a reply to: ladyvalkyrie

Lol he was raised on the LOST island. I knew you knew what it was. I described it in case that guy you knew had brothers.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657
Here is a place that still delivers milk in glass bottles: winder
Here is a site that lists dairies in various states delivering milk in glass bottles: List
Sorry, but I don't see any for your state..... edit... strike that, there are some for VA... one in VA Beach!
edit on bu312015-05-27T11:06:00-05:0011America/ChicagoWed, 27 May 2015 11:06:00 -050011u15 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Anyafaj

I remember esso gas. They became Exxon.


Not up here, Esso is still a brand in Canada, run by Imperial Oil, a company that Exxon holds about a 70% stake in.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

In that picture, isn't that a clutch switch? I had one go out in my Toyota Echo and that's the only reason I knew there was a little switch underneath the clutch pedal.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: GAOTU789

originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Anyafaj

I remember esso gas. They became Exxon.


Not up here, Esso is still a brand in Canada, run by Imperial Oil, a company that Exxon holds about a 70% stake in.


You can still see Esso advertisements currently along the boards in the arenas of some Canadian NHL teams.


edit on 5/27/2015 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I thought that was for the highbeams. That's where the switch used to be anyway.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Oh, many things, really.



  1. Transistor radios that ran on 4 x or even 6 x AA batteries.
  2. Nine volt batteries (are they still there)?
  3. Light bulbs with a glowing thread (no gas, no LED)
  4. Ironing using an iron heated on a stove
  5. Socket plugs used to convert a bulb socket to an electrical outlet
  6. When electrical wires ran in tubes mounted on the walls
  7. And switches were knobs you could turn (on) and (off)
  8. Cat eyes on tube based radios to see how well you had tuned in
  9. When electronic stuff did not have circuitboards, stuff was just soldered together
  10. Black and white TV's on which you could receive but 1 channel!
  11. Razor knives which you used to shave
  12. Charcoal stoves everywhere
  13. Water from a pump instead of a tap
  14. Water from a well instead of from a tap
  15. Yellow and even greenish coloured wall paper (they all smoked in those days)
  16. The "mist" - when you visited a party (they all smoked in those days)
  17. When it took at least 6 weeks to get a phone installed (from the State owned Telco)
  18. And there was only ONE telco (I'm Dutch, remember)
  19. No kiwi's, broccoli and other 'exotic' foods available
  20. When labourers always wore coveralls and a Bask hat
  21. When we had bicycles and small 49cc motorcycles and almost no cars
  22. When having a phone was exclusive
  23. When owning a TV was exclusive
  24. The 50 Hz hum of the tube radios
  25. Mexican dogs / oscillators
  26. VHF - UHF converters so we could also receive German TV
  27. James Bond being Sean Connery, period
  28. Listening to pirate radio stations
  29. Searching the AM band during the night to find new stations
  30. Having no shower nor bath: being washed in the washtub before the coal stove
  31. Wearing underwear for almost a week (yes, imagine, they all did that!)
  32. The smell of people (may be connected to the previous item)
  33. When people routinely had dentures above 40
  34. And some had not enough money to buy dentures. Agh.
  35. Cars with a rubber knob on the dashboard to spray water on the windshield
  36. Dirt roads / sand roads (actual roads, not driveways or field roads!)
  37. Being allowed to drive motorbikes without helmets
  38. Being allowed to drive cars without seat belts
  39. Cars with one bench instead of 2 chairs in the front
  40. Chrome everywhere
  41. Cars with lights that swung out of the car side to indicate you changed direction
  42. When our number plates were blue instead of yellow
  43. Steam trains. For real, not for show.
  44. Double clutching
  45. Disco!
  46. Astaire and Rodgers
  47. TRS80 microcomputers etc.
  48. Mark Williams 'Coherent' OS
  49. Computers that DID NOT have a network interface!
  50. The looooooone ranger
  51. Cows grazing in the meadows (they're all put in stables now for economical reasons)
  52. When we did not have any concerns about the environment
  53. Coffee from an electrical percolator pot
  54. Dad cooling beer in the kitchen sink by latting tap water run over it for hours
  55. No water meters (hence the previous item)
  56. No refrigirators either (so)
  57. Outhouses and no running water there, the excrements were collected in a bin
  58. Having to put out that bin
  59. Sometimes we used the contents as fertilizer for our garden!
  60. Mowing the lawn with a hand pushed lawn mower
  61. Always smog in London
  62. Polka music on the radio
  63. School benches with inkpots and steel pens to write with
  64. Being allowed to write in red ink if you had performed well in school
  65. Children playing in the streets until late
  66. Everybody had a shed behind his house
  67. Electrical lines running on top of poles
  68. Wooden lamp posts
  69. Portable record players
  70. LP's, EP's, singles and 45 tpm LP's (for better sound quality)
  71. 78 RPM records
  72. Record players where you put 10 records on top and it played them one by one
  73. Taperecorders
  74. Casette recorders
  75. Collecting rages (lapel pins, sugar bags, keyhangers, cigar bands..)
  76. The smell of patchouli
  77. Everybody had a dog. Everybody had a cat. Everybody had a canary..
  78. Many more fatal road accidents
  79. Rusty, unsafe vehicles that were still used and allowed
  80. The cold war
  81. Many, many more ditches than we have nowadays
  82. Horses that were used to plough, pull carts etc.
  83. Rain caps worn by women


Oh, I could go on and on..



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: ForteanOrg

2. Nine volt batteries (are they still there)?

I think most battery-powered smoke detectors still use 9-volt batteries.

I also have a laser-light measurer (like a tape measure without the tape) that uses a 9-volt battery.


edit on 5/27/2015 by Soylent Green Is People because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:13 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

I wonder why they'd put it on the floor? That doesn't make a bit of sense to me. . .



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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the one thing that should come back is the polaroid camera....you could take a picture and have it instantly come out as a hand held photograph...no connections needed, no software needed, no printers needed, no other device. simple and elegant.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:23 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I have no clue. That peddle above it might be the emergency break. Yeah, the clutch goes there on some cars but in the older cars the e break was there, too. You stepped on it to engage it and there was a little handle below the dash to disengage it. My first car was made in 1978, my second was made in 1980 something, I think but it was probably older. One of those long Granadas. It was a boat. Anywho, that's how it was set up on those cars.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:27 PM
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originally posted by: Skid Mark
a reply to: MystikMushroom

I have no clue. That peddle above it might be the emergency break. Yeah, the clutch goes there on some cars but in the older cars the e break was there, too. You stepped on it to engage it and there was a little handle below the dash to disengage it. My first car was made in 1978, my second was made in 1980 something, I think but it was probably older. One of those long Granadas. It was a boat. Anywho, that's how it was set up on those cars.


I used to drive my dad's 1967 Mercedes and the high beam switch was on the floor as shown in some of the pics previously.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: jimmyx
the one thing that should come back is the polaroid camera....you could take a picture and have it instantly come out as a hand held photograph...no connections needed, no software needed, no printers needed, no other device. simple and elegant.


Polaroids were popular because you didn't need to have the film developed by another person.


Before snapchat and sexting, Polaroids were the format for giving your lover nude photos of yourself.

Sadly they were probably also used for sickos and perverts for illegal activities



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:32 PM
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Yup my smoke detectors still use 9-volt batteries.

What about having a conversations without someone looking at there miniature computer/smart phone



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:35 PM
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In the UK we still have Esso service stations, we call 'gas' petrol. We have milkmen that still deliver milk in glass bottles with foil tops though they deliver other things now too like groceries and garden items, and we have mostly non automatic cars with clutch pedals for gears.



posted on May, 27 2015 @ 12:36 PM
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originally posted by: Bedlam

originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: neformore

Do you remember dogpile? It searched multiple search engines!


I think was searchspaniel for a while.


I remember using webcrawler in the beginning. Wonder if it still around.


edit on 27-5-2015 by fernalley because: did not quote



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