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You Know You Are Old When. . .

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    #8051 30 days ago

    Old vs. young

    Us older people all had toys that were made of metal, not plastic

    #8052 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Old vs. young
    Us older people all had toys that were made of metal, not plastic

    And our grandparents probably had toys made of lead!

    #8053 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I need to load up my DVD of Kelly's Heros and watch Oddball drive his tank.

    Or have a card game in the Swamp...M.A.S.H

    #8054 30 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    And our grandparents probably had toys made of lead!

    They were cool though..my first hockey team as a little guy was sponsored by TONKA toys

    #8055 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Old vs. young
    Us older people all had toys that were made of metal, not plastic

    And our Monopoly sets have wooden houses.

    #8056 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I need to load up my DVD of Kelly's Heros and watch Oddball drive his tank.

    Woof-woof-woof-woof-WOOF!

    #8057 30 days ago

    Another rocker turns 80. Ray Davies of the Kinks, part of the British invasion. Those were memorable concerts.
    https://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/ray-davies-80-cosmic-celebration-kinks-mastermind

    #8058 30 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Another rocker turns 80. Ray Davies of the Kinks, part of the British invasion. Those were memorable concerts.
    https://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/ray-davies-80-cosmic-celebration-kinks-mastermind

    The Kinks kicked ass. I could do with a Kinks pinball.

    #8059 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    The Kinks kicked ass. I could do with a Kinks pinball.

    Yes, they kicked ass, but band broke up years ago, not really relevant now. How many would be interested in a pin? Not many I would think.
    The brothers Ray and Dave both did a lot of solo work, but not together as the Kinks.
    I did see Dave Davies at a venue in 2014, of course he did a lot of their classics.

    #8060 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I could do with a Kinks pinball.

    You really got me at the idea of a Kinks pin. I'm tired of waiting for a Kinks pin. I'd play it all day and all of the night.

    #8061 30 days ago
    Quoted from littlecammi:

    You really got me at the idea of a Kinks pin. I'm tired of waiting for a Kinks pin. I'd play it all day and all of the night.

    #8062 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I need to load up my DVD of Kelly's Heros and watch Oddball drive his tank.

    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Or have a card game in the Swamp...M.A.S.H

    I really have not seen all that many movies thru the years. And for most TV series, I only saw 2-3 episodes---just enough to say yeah uh-huh if someone brought it up in conversation.

    For instance, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, I saw enough to know who Lou Grant was and that weird guy Tom ?. I never saw MTM throw a hat etc.

    Via the 21st Century magic of a Roku box ( Do you pronounce it as RO-KU or ROK-U? I am a ROK-U guy ), I just saw the 1st episode of Gunsmoke.

    Anyway, the first movie I saw Donald Sutherland in was Kelley's Heros as the weirded out Oddball. I next time was when DS was in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I had a hard time juxtaposing those 2 different characters coming from the same man. I will add that in 1963 or 1964 I saw the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, while I have yet to see of the Sutherland version of said movie.

    I have never seen M.A.S.H. in its entirety. We were at the drive-in and I was in the back seat making out with my friend's little sisters' live-in baby sitter

    #8063 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    We were at the drive-in and I was in the back seat making out with my friend's little sisters' live-in baby sitter

    Is this something the current generation does any more? We lost so much when they replaced those bench back seats with bucket seats. Thanks for triggering some happy memories.

    #8064 30 days ago

    We lost even more when they replaced the bench front seats with bucket seats!

    #8065 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I really have not seen all that many movies thru the years. And for most TV series, I only saw 2-3 episodes---just enough to say yeah uh-huh if someone brought it up in conversation.
    For instance, the Mary Tyler Moore Show, I saw enough to know who Lou Grant was and that weird guy Tom ?. I never saw MTM throw a hat etc.
    Via the 21st Century magic of a Roku box ( Do you pronounce it as RO-KU or ROK-U? I am a ROK-U guy ), I just saw the 1st episode of Gunsmoke.
    Anyway, the first movie I saw Donald Sutherland in was Kelley's Heros as the weirded out Oddball. I next time I was DS was in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I had a hard time juxtaposing those 2 different characters coming from the same man. I will add that in 1963 or 1964 I saw the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, while I have yet to see of the Sutherland version of said movie.
    I have never seen M.A.S.H. in its entirety. We were at the drive-in and I was in the back seat making out with my friend's little sisters' live-in baby sitter

    Animal house! Professor Jennings

    #8066 30 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    Is this something the current generation does any more? We lost so much when they replaced those bench back seats with bucket seats. Thanks for triggering some happy memories.

    I think Porn-Hub has ruined it for the younger ones today. We had Playboy and our imaginations

    #8067 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    We had Playboy and our imaginations

    And drive-ins.

    #8068 30 days ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Animal house! Professor Jennings

    I saw Animal House but sort of lost concentration when the one guy pulled up in the red/white Vette.

    I do remember the food fight, the horse in the dean's office and the Eat Me birthday cake with the dean, in the bleachers, asking "What the fuck is going on here?" I do not recall Prof. Jennings.

    #8069 30 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I do not recall Prof. Jennings.

    He was the professor teaching about Milton.

    He had some students at his house. Shared weed with them. Larry asked him if he could buy some.

    LTG : )

    #8070 30 days ago
    Quoted from swampfire:

    And our grandparents probably had toys made of lead!

    All of your grandchildren are playing with lead painted Chinese toys

    #8071 30 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Another rocker turns 80. Ray Davies of the Kinks, part of the British invasion. Those were memorable concerts.
    https://www.gratefulweb.com/articles/ray-davies-80-cosmic-celebration-kinks-mastermind

    I saw the Kinks perform on Ray Davies' 34th birthday.

    Bill Graham interrupted the show to surprise him with an audience rendition of Happy Birthday.

    All concert goers got a secret note when we entered the theater.

    Back then, Ray was twice as old as me. Now it seems like we're almost the same age.

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    #8072 30 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    I saw the Kinks perform on Ray Davies' 34th birthday.
    Bill Graham interrupted the show to surprise him with an audience rendition of Happy Birthday.
    All concert goers got a secret note when we entered the theater.
    Back then, Ray was twice as old as me. Now it seems like we're almost the same age.
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    Look at the ticket price, all concerts were similar priced.

    #8073 30 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Look at the ticket price, all concerts were similar priced.

    I saw The Eagles in 1977. $7.00 per ticket.

    #8074 30 days ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Look at the ticket price, all concerts were similar priced.

    Coincidentally, I saw the Rolling Stones on Mick's 35th birthday the very next month.

    That concert was almost twice as much. And it seemed pricey back then.

    Just saw the Stones again last month and Mick still could run all over the stage. Sounded great.

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    #8075 30 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I take pride in my work and I'm proud to be an American. And that's the only pride I need.

    I take pride in my work, and am embarrassed by how backwards our country is when it comes to all the important things, like quality of life. We work too much, get paid too little, and settle for far less than most countries provide for their citizens. And pinball prices are too high! Especially the fixer-uppers I used to enjoy finding.

    #8076 30 days ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    All of your grandchildren are playing with lead painted Chinese toys

    Maybe not for much longer. China's economy is getting a good dose of Capitalism. The real estate market has collapsed. The cheap labor days are over. Factories are ghost towns. Lots of layoffs. Companies are leaving. Covid is still taking its toll. Even Apple is starting to move some of its production towards Viet Nam.

    #8077 30 days ago
    Quoted from HobbyGuy:

    less than most countries provide for their citizens.

    Huh? Don't you mean taxpayers?

    #8079 30 days ago
    Quoted from RTS:

    Coincidentally, I saw the Rolling Stones on Mick's 35th birthday the very next month.
    That concert was almost twice as much. And it seemed pricey back then.
    Just saw the Stones again last month and Mick still could run all over the stage. Sounded great.
    [quoted image]

    Yeah Mick's 80 also.

    #8080 30 days ago
    Quoted from Oneironaut:

    Huh? Don't you mean taxpayers?

    Yep. Only an idiot thinks you can get something for nothing. Unless it's that rare pin find by the side of the road.

    #8081 30 days ago

    When everything and where you put it makes perfect sense.

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    #8082 30 days ago

    Prior to growing my own corn, we had corn shacks left and right. Take your pick. Arnold's was the best.

    Then The Rolling Stones came to town and Mick might have said "I want all your sweet corn". So the crowd threw shoes at him instead. I actually kept mine on because I'd already stepped on a rusty nail and been severed by a broken bottle which there were plenty of.
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    Edited for honesty.

    #8083 29 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    He was the professor teaching about Milton.
    He had some students at his house. Shared weed with them. Larry asked him if he could buy some.
    LTG : )

    I'm not going to go skitzo am I?
    "It's a distinct possibility"

    #8084 29 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Prior to growing my own corn, we had corn shacks left and right. Take your pick. Arnold's was the best.
    Then The Rolling Stones came to town and Mick might have said "I want all your sweet corn". So the crowd threw shoes at him instead. I actually kept mine on because I'd already stepped on a rusty nail and been severed by a broken bottle which there were plenty of.
    [quoted image]
    Edited for honesty.

    Have no idea where you found that photo but it is fkn cool. Kids don’t say cool any more.

    #8085 29 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Have no idea where you found that photo but it is fkn cool.

    Anaheim Stadium July 23 1978 on the Some Girls tour. And yes, I was there.

    https://rollingstonesdata.com/flashback/live-anaheim-1978/

    #8086 29 days ago

    Mick should of yelled throw me your bras instead of shoes

    #8087 29 days ago

    C64/amiga/vic/sun work station

    #8088 29 days ago

    Oh and filming miniatures practical fx lol

    #8089 29 days ago
    Quoted from cdnpinbacon:

    Mick should of yelled throw me your bras instead of shoes

    I actually don't know what started it, but once a few shoes started flying, Mick said "I want all your shoes". Then mayhem broke loose. I just kinda ducked because I was in front of the stage when it happened.

    #8090 29 days ago

    To add to that, I don't think there were very many bras there that day anyway.

    But you might be old if you remember all the women throwing their undergarments at Tom Jones on his Sunday night TV show.

    #8091 29 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    When something like this shows up and you are amazed at the quality, efficiency, and technology.
    [quoted image]

    Man that was the summer that changed everything. No license but I got a moped at 15. That exact one.

    #8092 29 days ago
    Quoted from Azmodeus:

    No license but I got a moped at 15.

    I had one of these.

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    #8093 29 days ago

    I guess mopeds must have been a California thing. You didn't see many of those in NYC and if you did, they were made fun of, it just wasn't cool. If you were going somewhere, you either walked, took the train or were lucky to know someone with a car.

    #8094 29 days ago
    Quoted from DarthPaul:

    I guess mopeds must have been a California thing. You didn't see many of those in NYC and if you did, they were made fun of, it just wasn't cool.

    They weren't overly cool here either, but you were allowed to drive a motorized bike 50 cc or under with no helmet when you were 15. And mine had the double seat which many girls who didn't have an older boyfriend with a bitchin' Camaro must have thought was better than walking.

    The old joke was what do mopeds and fat girls have in common? They are fun to ride but you really don't want to be seen on them.

    #8095 29 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I had one of these.[quoted image]

    My dad got one of tbese for me and my brother in 1971. Manual 3 speed with automatic clutch. Ours was this exact color.

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    #8096 29 days ago

    Nice bikes aside, but when you spend twenty years getting rid of three generation's worth of bullshit including your own just so your daughter might have an organized place to live if she ever needed it.

    And when the dream finally becomes reallty, all the boxes of the crap she bought while in England the last few years starts showing up. And there's more...

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    #8097 29 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    all the boxes of the crap she bought while in England the last few years starts showing up. And there's more...[quoted image]

    Tell her to send you a box of real Cadbury eggs (the ones they sell in the States are beyond garbage)

    #8098 29 days ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Tell her to send you a box of real Cadbury eggs (the ones they sell in the States are beyond garbage)

    First thing I'm going to try to do is not worry about it but take anything she can do without that has a 220 plug to the Goodwill tomorrow.

    #8099 28 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    First thing ..take anything she can do without that has a 220 plug to the Goodwill tomorrow.

    As an international traveler of misery, I've learned that nowadays most devices are universal voltage or switchable internally

    Like my Moccamaster coffee maker I bought as 240v, but switched it internally to 120v when I moved back to the States.

    BlueRay, laptops, stereos, tv, hair dryer and chargers all say 110- 240v

    -

    Have her send you a Masmorph lava lamp from the UK

    You've never seen seen a better flow, and you can't get them in the States

    https://mathmos.com/product/telstar-rocket-lava-lamp-silver/

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    #8100 28 days ago

    Yeah, I figured they were all switchable. But her stint in England is over for at least the time being. At least the shipping of all that stuff was free being a military wife which she is no more and his deployment is done.

    I just had no idea how much crap one could accumulate in a few short years knowing you wouldn't be there forever. A complete queen size bed with frame and everything was also included. I stuffed most of it in the xtra room I use as an office. Her ex helped drag the stuff up here and I have a feeling and hoping I haven't seen the last of him or his parents. Very nice kid and family.

    Back to old people's stuff like working in my garage on pinball at least for now.

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