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The "Back in my day!" thread for us old timers...

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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 03:59 PM
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reply to post by kdog1982
 


That sketch is relevant to this thread.




posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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smoking was cool

shops closed for half days Wednesdays, all day Sunday, bank holidays and shut at 5pm on the dot

betamax was THE vhs player to have


Buzby was alive and you could talk to him on the phone



sunday drivers wore cloth caps

old men wore suits and ties to do the gardening

we wore nylon socks

people drunk drove

Pong was cutting edge in video gaming

we waited a week for photos to be developed

posh kids watched blue peter (BBC) and common kids watched magpie (ITV)

There was no such thing as breakfast TV



Power cuts were common

you'd spend ages with a pencil and a tape winding the spool

walkers salt and vinegar crisp packets were BLUE cheese and onion was GREEN

Sunday dinner was eaten at the table with the family in silence

Pasta was 'exotic food'

you could make a phone call for a bedtime story from Johnny Morris

you walked to School

SnF OP



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Back in my day,

Men were men.Women were also men.

Children were to be seen and not heard, until after a sound beating had been administered

Revenge was a dish best served cold and all-you-can-eat.

If you looked at me funny I'd have shot you dead

Only ladies drank whisky.Men drank corn alcohol.Beer for the kiddies.

Pistols were sold in pairs.

Trains were worth robbing

We called the British "limeys"

There were no gays, only priests, monks and confirmed bachelors and of course, "flambouyant" types

When a woman said "no", she meant "yes".If she said "maybe" or "probably not" she also meant "yes".If she said "yes", she was nothing more than a common tramp.

Carrier Pigeons were the social networking phenomenon

Shooting Bison was encouraged

Shooting things in general was encouraged

Big beards made women swoon

Whoever rode "shotgun", actually carried a shotgun, and "shotgun weddings" often involved the genuine article too

Polygamy was nothing but a big long word that confused the hell out me and my four wives.

Thems were fighting words mister.

Witches got burned

(I grew up in Texas in the 1980s)



edit on 26-8-2011 by blah yada because: dunno



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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Love these....

Back in my day

I got a lucky bag of sweets and a toy for 10p

I could be out playing from morning until night and was safe...only going home for drinks or snacks

taping the charts off the radio and trying to stop the tape recording before the DJ started talking

Transformers didn't all look the bloody same


You made your own entertainment - no internet, no smartphones, no social networking - instead we had libraries, one phone in the house, and actually just went out and spent time with our friends

Summers lasted forever

The Pop Man would come round and you would get 5p back for each bottle returned...

Great stuff - rushed in and posted will now read others posts. Thanks for the thread you can't beat a bit of reminiscing...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:29 PM
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Originally posted by kdog1982
Staying up late to listen to Doctor Demento on am radio sponsored by the something biscuit?
Been too long ago.


I believe that was the King Biscuit Flower Hour. I never understood that name.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:30 PM
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Awesome - totally spot on thanks for posting...
I agree - you always think you won't be like your parents but its clearly inevitable - I look at kids nowadays with their jeans halfway down their arse, face never more than 3 inches from a phone or laptop and wonder where it all went wrong...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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Originally posted by whatsinaname
back in the day, pogs were about the closest you'd get to a portable game

and it used to snow in december instead of mid spring

ed: I vaguely remember tazos >_> the name at least
edit on 26/8/2011 by whatsinaname because: (no reason given)


WOW! Pogs.......take me back! I lived on Maui and had a friend, Roz, who was married to the President of Haleakala Dairy. They created/bottled POG, passion fruit, orange and guava juice.

She got me a freelance job designing POGs. I used to have quite the collection.

Back in my day we didn't have cell phones, we had party lines! 8 track tapes were the rage. Vaccination came on sugar cubes and were given out at school.

We did duck and cover exercises and hid under out desks in case of a nuclear bomb.

We watched Dark Shadows and Batman on black and white TV after school, and Star Trek during our super modern "TV dinner" supper.

Later, we indulged in sit-ins and walk-outs in High School during the Vietnan war. We wore black arm bands and flowered bell bottom pants. I miss my bell bottoms, they were sooooo cool! So was Black Sabbath!
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posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:31 PM
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Back in the day i played pogz.

Now who remembers Pogz with the slamers!



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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wow - I remember the mysterious cities of gold...
Also loved Inspector gadget...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:33 PM
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Originally posted by alfa1
Back in my day, you programmed computers with cards.



And the nearest thing you got to a game was Will Crowthers's Adventure.
"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike"


edit on 26-8-2011 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)


I played that Adventure game. I downloaded it from a BBS via a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
Back in my early employment, I fixed mainframes with 3/4 inch tape drives.
Back in my early day EAM machines were programmed with PLUGBOARDS & PATCH JUMPERS.
My first printer was a 5 level Beaudot code KLEINSCHMIDT.
My first computer was an S-100 bus Intel 8080, running 4.77 Mhz. that I wirewrapped myself,
My first monitor was Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter.
My first color TV was a Heathkit with one of the above mentioned ultrasonic remotes.
edit on 26-8-2011 by designer43 because: not a modem, an acoustic coupler



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:37 PM
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I had to add.....


Days of drinkin beer on the back porch with my Grandfather was always fun. He would sneak it...keep it in the back of the truck, make me go get it, and then give me one to keep quiet so my Grandmother didn't find out.

It was nothing for them to throw a beer or cig at us and make us "do it" just so they could get a laugh!!

AND.....It was nothing to be spanked and swatted with a switch to make us mind!!

We picked green beans and shucked corn on the front porch....

My Grandmother would take us Grand kids to the local burger joint on Fridays when the paycheck rolled in.

Atari was coming out when I was 9.

Def Leppard was the shhhheeeeeeit!

The entertainment was either live or on the jukebox!!

TV was for the adults and only after school could the kids watch it before we were outside til after dark!!

Only time we were allowed in the kitchen was when we got older and we were learning to cook!

MAN...I could go on and on and on.

I LOVE THIS THREAD!


Jenn



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by facchino
reply to post by davesmart
 


wow - I remember the mysterious cities of gold...
Also loved Inspector gadget...


I loved Inspector Gadget too!!!!! LOVED IT...oh and Gilligan's Island too...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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Sitting on the front porch with my momma and granny snapping beans and husking corn in rocking chairs.
I could go on and on too.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:50 PM
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This bought a smile to my face....the memories...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:53 PM
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If CD's were around at all and you had S-video and read Goosebumps you aren't quite an "old timer" yet.

I had........

8 track player and tapes,

An antennae on the roof you had to turn depending on which station you wanted to watch,

I read Tom Swift,

Ask me back then and I would have said "what the hell is cable?"

The guy that thought up South Park probably wasn't even born yet........

I had a calculator but bringing it to school was a detention.........now their required

Act up in school and you got a paddle across your ass.........and again when you got home.

The more I think about it the younger the OP sounds....lol



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 04:54 PM
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Back in the day the whole family would watch "The Wonder Years" on TV. I love that show!



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 05:05 PM
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Originally posted by VictorVonDoom

Originally posted by kdog1982
Staying up late to listen to Doctor Demento on am radio sponsored by the something biscuit?
Been too long ago.


I believe that was the King Biscuit Flower Hour. I never understood that name.

Yes! Thank you for that.



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 05:12 PM
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Anyone remember this saturday morning show?
What kind of drugs were the on!




www.kidzworld.com...



posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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I do - and yes it makes you wonder.
Same sort of era as this show, which I couldn't find the name of for years, and after searching and searching I found it and it was simply called "the adventure game"




posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 05:19 PM
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No, but I remember H.R. Puffinstuff. Weird freakin' show, I'd bet the creators of that were no strangers to hallucinogenics.



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