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You Know You Are Old When. . .

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    #5501 1 year ago

    You know that your old when you can remember buying a twelve pack of Falstaff in college for two dollars. Not too many years later, a single beer cost $2.00, but at least you got a table dance with it.

    #5502 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    Yep, could be. The thing that I remember about drinking at 18 was that it seemed they started to again raise the age every time I had a birthday. When I turned 19, they raised the age to 19, and then to 21 when I became 21. I started to feel like I was personally responsible for them raising the drinking age.

    Same experience in Maine! (1983-86)

    #5503 1 year ago
    Quoted from DarthPaul:

    You know you are old if you were legally having a beer at 18 years old.

    I grew up in the Philly area and we drove to get beer in NJ in the late 70's. After getting tired of the drive, we went thru the dumpster at the Penndot facility in Philly several times until we came across a torn sheet of driver's licenses. Typed in all our info and made ourselves 3 years older. That and my college picture ID got me served in PA. Sold the extra driver licenses for $40 each.

    #5504 1 year ago

    One lasting image I have about smoking is being in elementary school, and when passing by the Teacher's Room, if the door opened, a big cloud of smoke would come out into the hallway.

    #5505 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    One lasting image I have about smoking is being in elementary school, and when passing by the Teacher's Room, if the door opened, a big cloud of smoke would come out into the hallway.

    Yeah. Same here.

    I had a shop teacher who smoked cigars . He had the breath to prove it. Stinky.

    #5506 1 year ago
    Quoted from Scotty_K:

    One lasting image I have about smoking is being in elementary school, and when passing by the Teacher's Room, if the door opened, a big cloud of smoke would come out into the hallway.

    What kind of smoke?

    #5507 1 year ago

    2 more baby boomers are gone.

    Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday Addams in "The Addams Family," dies at 64

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/lisa-loring-played-wednesday-addams-071800431.html

    Laverne & Shirley' star Cindy Williams dies at 75

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/laverne--shirley-star-cindy-williams-dies-at-75-one-of-a-kind-013352392.html

    #5508 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Lisa Loring, who played Wednesday Addams in "The Addams Family," dies at 64

    Only John Astin (Gomez) is left.
    He'll be 93 in a couple of months.

    #5509 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Only John Astin (Gomez) is left.
    He'll be 93 in a couple of months.

    Yeah, the Google suggestion where I learned of Loring's passing claimed she was the last one alive, and I'm like "when did Astin die?" Then I was happy to find that his death would be news to him, and that my memory wasn't that bad!

    #5510 1 year ago

    Loved the guy in Wild Wild West as: Count Nikolai Sazanov such a talented Actor..

    #5511 1 year ago
    Quoted from ShinyBall:

    Loved the guy in Wild Wild West as: Count Nikolai Sazanov such a talented Actor..

    And then full circle in Briscoe County Jr

    #5512 1 year ago

    Well, he ain't dead yet, but age is taking its toll.

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/01/entertainment/ozzy-osbourne-tour-retirement-announcement-intl-scli/index.html

    "Ozzy Osbourne cancels all shows, says his touring career is over"

    #5513 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Well, he ain't dead yet, but age is taking its toll.

    I don't have a lot of actors that tug at my heart...John is one that does..I just love seeing him in something that shows up unexpected..Hope he sticks around for many more years.

    #5514 1 year ago

    The last two nights my wife and I watched the Wheel of Fortune together. She's always liked it, suddenly I find I enjoy it too.
    One of the things we look forward to most is seeing the grandkids.
    My wife has suddenly been inspired to make one of these costume jewelry Christmas trees (pic for reference).

    She's 49, I'm 52. Premature aging?

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    #5515 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    The last two nights my wife and I watched the Wheel of Fortune together. She's always liked it, suddenly I find I enjoy it too.
    One of the things we look forward to most is seeing the grandkids.
    My wife has suddenly been inspired to make one of these costume jewelry Christmas trees (pic for reference).
    She's 49, I'm 52. Premature aging?
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    lol...if it's premature aging, you're doing ok.......

    #5516 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    The last two nights my wife and I watched the Wheel of Fortune together.

    Wheel of Fortune?
    It's over, Johnny.... IT'S OVER!

    #5517 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Wheel of Fortune?
    It's over, Johnny.... IT'S OVER!

    There are Lawrence Welk reruns on YouTube

    #5518 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    There are Lawrence Welk reruns on YouTube

    I remember my parents having it on as a kid. Was painful then. I doubt I'd enjoy it now but looking forward to Wheel of Fortune kind of surprised me so...

    #5519 1 year ago

    You know you are old when the algorithm feeds you ads for nothing but denture cream, fiber supplements, hearing aids, adult diapers and preplanned funerals.

    #5520 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    I remember my parents having it on as a kid. Was painful then. I doubt I'd enjoy it now but looking forward to Wheel of Fortune kind of surprised me so...

    My mom used to watch Lawrence Welk. I thought there was some pretty good talent on that show.
    Jo-Ann Castle could really tickle those ivories, and Myron Floren was like "the Keith Emerson of the Accordion".

    #5521 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    I remember my parents having it on as a kid. Was painful then. I doubt I'd enjoy it now but looking forward to Wheel of Fortune kind of surprised me so...

    I recall it came on at the same time as the Disney Sunday Movie in my area. Always hated when Aunt Ethel would visit. She just had to watch her Lawrence Welk.

    #5522 1 year ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    You know you are old when the algorithm feeds you ads for nothing but denture cream, fiber supplements, hearing aids, adult diapers and preplanned funerals.

    Lot of this stuff gets advertised when I watch Andy Griffith. Another thing I didn't learn to appreciate until later in life. I thought the show was ok when I was a kid. Now it's pure magic.

    #5523 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    My mom used to watch Lawrence Welk. I thought there was some pretty good talent on that show.
    Jo-Ann Castle could really tickle those ivories, and Myron Floren was like "the Keith Emerson of the Accordion".

    My paternal grandparents lived on and worked a farm. They never went anywhere except to town once a week for groceries. That was a 4 mile trip.

    I stayed with them for 2 summers. For entertainent, they watched Welk, and also Saturday night and Monday night rasslin'. They loved to cuss those wrestlers and the referee---this provided me with my entertainment

    And those wrestling shows were sponsored by Preparation H.

    #5524 1 year ago

    Paul Harvey at noon

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    #5525 1 year ago

    All this talk of Lawrence Welk has reminded me of Hee Haw - at least the the lady's were pretty good looking on that show

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    #5526 1 year ago

    You know you’re old when you wonder whatever happened to webrings:

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    #5527 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Lot of this stuff gets advertised when I watch Andy Griffith. Another thing I didn't learn to appreciate until later in life. I thought the show was ok when I was a kid. Now it's pure magic.

    Yeah, for me, watching TVLand and the like without TiVo is pure hell! But I hate commercials in general, so I TiVo everything, even football.

    Drives me nuts, all these "free" content streaming services popping up with stuff I would watch but cannot record to TiVo for zapping purposes. It's like being transported back to 1998 in a way. I am tempted to try recording to VHS again!

    I think ads are to blame for most of what's wrong these days, and Idiocracy is looking more and more like a documentary!

    #5528 1 year ago

    Lawrence Welk show classic:

    #5529 1 year ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Lawrence Welk show classic:

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    #5530 1 year ago

    Remember when you were young?

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    #5531 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Remember when you were young?
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    Yeah. Anyone over 30 should stop drinking Pepsi.

    #5532 1 year ago

    I think you are good with it as long as you toast your shish kabob with the glass bottle. Judging by their slightly goofy smiles and that they are just staring there, I think there is some vodka in that Pepsi bottle.

    #5533 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

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    Too bad I enjoyed the show very much . Wholesome entertainment .

    #5534 1 year ago

    You tube Lawrence welk with pizza..heaven.

    #5535 1 year ago

    I remember when this was high tech before high tech was even invented.

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    #5536 1 year ago
    Quoted from fixintoplay:

    I remember when this was high tech before high tech was even invented.
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    I remember testing tubes on one of those. They were everywhere back in the day.

    #5537 1 year ago
    Quoted from fixintoplay:

    I remember when this was high tech before high tech was even invented.
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    Quoted from poppapin:

    I remember testing tubes on one of those. They were everywhere back in the day.

    LOL. I remember my dad hitting/slapping the TV so it would start working again. Hoping to reseat a loose tube. Followed by juggling the rabbit ears

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    #5538 1 year ago

    I remember this high tech mod..

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    #5539 1 year ago
    Quoted from fixintoplay:

    I remember this high tech mod..
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    Tht stuff that is on your screen we called "snow".

    #5540 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Tht stuff that is on your screen we called "snow".

    Yeah. It was the original "white noise" that you fell asleep to, and woke up with, with potato chip crumbs all over your chest.

    #5541 1 year ago

    We had my little brother hold the antenna, the picture was best that way.

    #5542 1 year ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    We had my little brother hold the antenna, the picture was best that way.

    how long did it take for your brother to figure out he was being had

    Steve Jobs partner Steve Wozniak...

    "Wozniak built [a pocket device] that could emit TV signals. He would take it to a room where a group of people were watching TV, such as in a dorm, and secretly press the button so that the screen would get fuzzy with static. When someone got up and whacked the set, Wozniak would let go of the button and the picture would clear up...Eventually he would make people think they had to hold the antenna while standing on one foot or touching the top of the set."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-wozniak-pranks-2011-10

    #5543 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    how long did it take for your brother to figure out he was being had
    Steve Jobs partner Steve Wozniak...
    "Wozniak built [a pocket device] that could emit TV signals. He would take it to a room where a group of people were watching TV, such as in a dorm, and secretly press the button so that the screen would get fuzzy with static. When someone got up and whacked the set, Wozniak would let go of the button and the picture would clear up...Eventually he would make people think they had to hold the antenna while standing on one foot or touching the top of the set."
    https://www.businessinsider.com/steve-jobs-wozniak-pranks-2011-10

    My son made one of these gizmos in science club when he was kid. He would use it on our hearing-impaired neighbor who would play obnoxious TV shows real loud on his patio. LMAO off every time. Great entertainment.

    1 week later
    #5545 1 year ago

    Raquel Welch.

    The pace seems to be accelerating.

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/02/15/entertainment/raquel-welch-death/index.html

    Raquel Welch, ‘Fantastic Voyage’ star, has died at age 82

    #5546 1 year ago

    My first crush. Sigh.

    #5547 1 year ago

    2023 -1986= 37 years

    It is hard for me to believe that it has been 37 years since we were treated to pictures and videos of the Titanic. For some of you youngsters, the Titanic was a ship that sunk in 1912

    Oh, and BTW, there was a movie made about it in 1997----which is 26 years ago.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/rare-video-1986-dive-titanic-060216869.html

    #5548 1 year ago

    When you know who "Chief Wild Eagle" is...come on...don't look it up

    #5549 1 year ago

    He is not dead, but he is not in good shape.

    Bruce Willis Diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, His Wife Emma Reveals: 'Condition Has Progressed'

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bruce-willis-diagnosed-frontotemporal-dementia-193337210.html

    #5550 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    He is not dead, but he is not in good shape.
    Bruce Willis Diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia, His Wife Emma Reveals: 'Condition Has Progressed'
    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/bruce-willis-diagnosed-frontotemporal-dementia-193337210.html

    Damn..........guy is probably worth half a billion dollars and he's gonna die not remembering his own name.

    Just goes to show you, if you don't have your health, doesn't really matter what else you have.

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