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Old 02-01-2021, 02:06 PM   #1
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That the younger generation will never experience

I remember going to block buster , renting a movie and getting home and the person before you did not rewind the movie.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:08 PM   #2
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:08 PM   #3
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being called in from outside or another room to be the remote for my Dad's TV.....especially when we got the manual slider cable box that went from 4-6 channels on the knob to 40 on the box. Next, next, next, back, next, next , back...



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Old 02-01-2021, 02:08 PM   #4
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:08 PM   #5
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Wanting to play the Original Nintendo and have to blow inside it in order to get it work!!
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:08 PM   #6
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Have the ring broken off those old soda cans.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:09 PM   #7
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Be kind, rewind... wasn't that what used to be on the VHS box that they gave you the movie in?

Cassettes getting jacked up and having to use your pinky or a pencil eraser to wind it back up.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:10 PM   #8
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being called in from outside or another room to be the remote for my Dad's TV.....especially when we got the manual slider cable box that went from 4 channels on the know to 44 on the box.
Yeah.
Getting told to get up and change the channel multiple times only to go back and watch the first one.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:11 PM   #9
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Having the old three speed on the column and it locking up. Had to raise the hood and move one of the arms.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:12 PM   #10
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Rotary phones and party lines.


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Old 02-01-2021, 02:12 PM   #11
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Trying to record a song off of the radio, and the DJ would chime in during the song and screw it up.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:12 PM   #12
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using a pay phone
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:13 PM   #13
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Oh man, I had both. The old neighbor lady would always pick up the phone and listen in on conversations.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:14 PM   #14
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Trying to record a song off of the radio, and the DJ would chime in during the song and screw it up.
Oh yea! You'd be making a killer romantic mix tape for your girlfriend, and DJ DWRECK comes chiming in and you gotta wait for that song all over again!
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:16 PM   #15
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Picking up the phone, that was connected to the wall-that had a rotary dial, only to find out somebody on your party line was gossiping and you had to wait for them to finish up before you could make your call!
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:22 PM   #16
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Dial-up internet connection had multiple pain points, whether it be the patience required to load a single webpage or being kick-off by an incoming phone call.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:22 PM   #17
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:23 PM   #18
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That alarm clock sound but at least it only went off once a day. My new alarm clock has a sound of my choosing but it reminds me of stuff all day long.


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Old 02-01-2021, 02:26 PM   #19
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When your favorite 8 track got hung up in the player and the tape spooled out all over the place when you pulled it out.

EDIt: I see Smart had the same idea but with cassettes
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:29 PM   #20
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:34 PM   #21
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I forgot about going to weiners or Montgomery wards and putting school clothes on law away.


There are some good ones on here
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:35 PM   #22
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being called in from outside or another room to be the remote for my Dad's TV.....especially when we got the manual slider cable box that went from 4-6 channels on the knob to 40 on the box. Next, next, next, back, next, next , back...


Or when Iíd get beat for leaving the channel locks on top of the TV and dad needed them in the garage.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:36 PM   #23
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Using a pay phone, hitting a wrong digit on accident and paying a dime only to figure out you called the wrong number..........
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:36 PM   #24
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Kids putting the book cards in the wrong slot in the card catalog when I was a library helper for one period during the day.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:43 PM   #25
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Grabbing the land line phone & pulling the rotary portion off the table when brought to your ear...one of my pet peeves were folk who kept their phone cords tangled. Some were so bad they had memory & couldn't be fixed.

Getting off the couch to change between the 3 available channels & getting out of the vehicle to open the garage makes my son laugh.


I miss having the hi/low beam switch on the floor board...


Where's burnadell...I wanna hear about what it was like before electricity!!
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:43 PM   #26
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Heating a can of C rations with a chunk of C-4
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:46 PM   #27
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And for the really old guys, taking the guts out of a crank telephone to make a fish catcher thingy. I heard from someone it could be done.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:48 PM   #28
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being called in from outside or another room to be the remote for my Dad's TV.....especially when we got the manual slider cable box that went from 4-6 channels on the knob to 40 on the box. Next, next, next, back, next, next , back...


We didn't have cable. We had an antenna on a tall pole. I'd have to go stand outside in the flower bed and turn it and listen to my dad yell at me from his recliner thru the window. Left, left, left, your other left. Stop! No, ****it, go back! Back! Stop! No, you missed it again. Go back the other way. The other way ****it! Stop!

And I got to go stand by the tv and turn the dial too. Click, click, click, click.

I remember when we got a tv with a remote control and a power antenna turner on the antenna pole. Shoot, happy days!
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:48 PM   #29
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Heating a can of C rations with a chunk of C-4
Just don't stomp it out when your done.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:53 PM   #30
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Not knowing who called when you weren't home..............no, wait .
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:55 PM   #31
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Party lines arenít terribly ancient history. I can vaguely remember having one and Iím 31.
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Old 02-01-2021, 02:56 PM   #32
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Have the ring broken off those old soda cans.


Or breaking the key on a spam can .
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:00 PM   #33
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The younger generation.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:03 PM   #34
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The lingerie/ night gown section was a thing of beauty growing up
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:04 PM   #35
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Deer stand heater was a coffee can with a roll of toilet paper soaked in rubbing alcohol
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:05 PM   #36
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Beepers/ pagers. It would go off then I had to find a pay phone
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:06 PM   #37
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...a busy signal!
...forgetting to put film in the camera
...looking in the tail cap of my flashlight and realizing I forgot to put a new back up bulb back in it the last time I had to use it.
...trying to find a good station on the car radio that would last long enough to play a few songs before you were out of range... then after sundown you could get stations like WBAP in Dallas, WSM in Nashville, WWL, New Orleans or WHO, Des Moines... Might be a little static when thunderstorms come up, but you could at least listen to the same station...
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:06 PM   #38
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Waiting on the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition to come out once a year!!!!
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:06 PM   #39
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Toughskin jeans.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:08 PM   #40
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I have strong memories of standing there turning the tv antenna with a pipe wrench and the 8 track player eating the tape but what i really hated was needing to put oil in the old junker only to have to use my pocket knife to open the oil can because I lost the can opener. That's the reason I still carry a 3 blade pocket knife to this day. It would always happen when i just recently sharpened the knife. I would have one blade dedicated as the can opener.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:08 PM   #41
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...'member when all the cool guys had a phone in their car and if they were inside and the phone rang, the horn would blow!! If you were in a restaurant and the teenagers drove by, they'd blow the horn just to see everyone with a phone jump up and run to the car...
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:09 PM   #42
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Turning the antenna.
Having to open fence gap gates.
Tapping the truck starter with a hammer.
Memorizing & forgetting phone numbers.
Tests of the emergency broadcast system.
Using an atlas.
Research at a library, microfiche.
Burning trash.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:09 PM   #43
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Heating a can of C rations with a chunk of C-4
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Just don't stomp it out when your done.
That was the only down side to heating ďCísĒ with C4. Reminds me of the old EOD joke about polish minesweepers. Lol.

I didnít like getting Kool cigs in my Cís instead of Marlboroís.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:10 PM   #44
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Always having to go outside and turn the antenna
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:12 PM   #45
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Those long curly cords on the wall phones......I swear those things would bird nest just looking at them. What a PIA they were.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:14 PM   #46
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:15 PM   #47
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Flooring it in a car and having a stuck throttle, caused by the throttle getting stuck behind the vent line that ran from the intake to the bottom of air filter.

Dial up internet
Carburetors
Hand crank grinders
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:30 PM   #48
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Blue laws. Go to the store with your mom on Sunday and you couldn't get a toy.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:38 PM   #49
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Lighting the floor furnace for the first time when it starts to get cold.
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Old 02-01-2021, 03:43 PM   #50
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Price of Beer.

Price of Gas.

The previous two are still the same....

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Walking to school uphill both ways in the snow.
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