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You Know You Are Old When. . .


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    #2551 52 days ago

    I always do the 5 minute pre-grilling scorch to sanitize

    #2552 52 days ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    How about using the word "optics" when they mean "appearance" or "image"? Optics are prisms and lenses arranged to bend or reflect light.
    There has been a very noticeable dumbing down of the general lexicon over the decades.

    prism ...dark side of the moon. Kids have no idea who or what pink Floyd is. What a shame.

    #2553 52 days ago
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    #2554 52 days ago

    Speaking of which, they wanted grilled chicken tonight.

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    #2555 52 days ago

    Does the pam kill the stuff growing on the grill?

    #2556 52 days ago

    Always scrape prior to Pam.

    #2557 52 days ago

    I bring them in and spray the grills down with Heavy Duty Easy Off. Let them sit for awhile then hot water and a scouring pad. Be careful of steel wool pads as they leave steel wool fibers.

    #2558 52 days ago

    Scrape before you leave the grill, then start it with burners on high for a few minutes. Burns everything off and gets the grill nice and hot for searing.

    #2559 52 days ago

    Am I old? Every time a Pizza Hut ad claims that "Nobody out-pizzas the Hut" I mutter something to the effect of "Yes, because it is impossible, since there is no verb 'to pizza.'"

    #2560 52 days ago

    You know you're old when you finally breakdown and spend the $$ for a real good digital cooking thermometer and wish you'd done it decades ago. But you didn’t because your sister in law got you a crappy one years ago and you felt bad replacing it.

    #2561 52 days ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    and you felt bad replacing it.

    Or were you just too cheap to replace it .

    #2562 52 days ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    My friends daughter is a 4th grade teacher. One of her male students asked her “if she
    s*cked d*cks”. I swear the world is spinning out of control.

    A close family friend is an accounting professor at a college in the Philadelphia area.
    He told me that in the last few years he’s been getting emails from parents of students stating ” for what we are paying we expect passing grades! “

    #2563 52 days ago
    Quoted from ultimategameroom:

    A close family friend is an accounting professor at a college in the Philadelphia area.
    He told me that in the last few years he’s been getting emails from parents of students stating ” for what we are paying we expect passing grades! “

    Locally I heard that students are no longer kept back in school. Everyone passes. So whats the point of doing your work? Our "next generation". God help us.

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    #2564 52 days ago

    I know I'm old now. I just turned 50. That's just a number. The thing is my wife and I were driving to an antique shop last weekend. She pulls out a couple Saltines and asked me if I wanted one. I said sure. That's when I knew. Eating Saltines with my wife on the way to go antiquing.

    #2565 52 days ago
    Quoted from DanQverymuch:

    Am I old? Every time a Pizza Hut ad claims that "Nobody out-pizzas the Hut" I mutter something to the effect of "Yes, because it is impossible, since there is no verb 'to pizza.'"

    THANKYOU!
    I find that incredibly annoying.
    Now another pizza factory has picked up on it
    and they say this is "how you pizza."
    WHAT?!?

    ... I guess you know you are old when you appreciate proper English.

    #2566 52 days ago
    Quoted from rollitover:

    THANKYOU!
    I find that incredibly annoying.
    Now another pizza factory has picked up on it
    and they say this is "how you pizza."
    WHAT?!?
    ... I guess you know you are old when you appreciate proper English.

    I haven't bought a pizza in years. Been making my own with great success. The key is having a pizza stone and a very hot oven.

    #2567 51 days ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    My friends daughter is a 4th grade teacher. One of her male students asked her “if she
    s*cked d*cks”.

    Well...does she? And do you have a phone number?

    #2568 51 days ago
    Quoted from Playdium:

    I haven't bought a pizza in years.

    I have not dined in at a Pizza Hut in years. . . but am I the only one that felt like they needed to take a shower after doing so? It was almost like the grease hung in the air!

    I still cook with charcoal and enjoy it. I use a blowtorch to light the briquettes and it always gets things started just fine. (I stay away from the lighter fluid as I think it leaves a chemical taste on the food). From there I go play a couple games on one of the pinball machines in the garage until things warm up enough to start grilling. I shave off a couple slivers of cherry or maple from the firewood pile and toss them on top of the coals -- adds a nice smokiness to whats cookin.

    #2569 51 days ago

    35 years ago there was a restaurant in a Mexican border town that served Blow Torch Nachos. Yup, they cooked the nachos with a propane torch. Toasty!

    #2570 46 days ago

    You know you are old when: the first time you hear someone say that getting old sucks, and you get it. (I have been old for many years now).

    #2571 46 days ago
    Quoted from JohnnyPinball007:

    You know you are old when: the first time you hear someone say that getting old sucks, and you get it. (I have been old for many years now).

    Dealing with your aches and pains, huh?

    When I was about 12-13, I was with my cousins in their stepdad's car. The stepdad did not have a sense of humor. We were sitting at the side of the road at an old country cemetery. And waiting. Just waiting as all of these old people were saying their ya-ya's to each other after the burial service.

    We were impatient kids wanting to be rolling down the road. My cousin said, "They are just standing their talking about their aches and pains. We'll be sitting here all day!

    The stepdad got pissed at our teenage sacrilege

    When you start seeing your old friends ( the ones still living ) and the conversation turns to aches and pains that is your signal to keep your will up to date

    #2572 45 days ago

    I guess no pinball for a while.

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    #2573 45 days ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    I guess no pinball for a while.
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    You need one of those contraptions that clamp onto your lockdown bar that places both flipper buttons on one side of the cabinet for two-finger play.

    What's is that. Carpal Tunnel?

    #2574 45 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    "They are just standing their talking about their aches and pains.

    I never understood those complaints.

    Now if they talked about things that quit working. That I would have listened to.

    LTG : )

    #2575 45 days ago

    When you see Bod Dylan cashing out and selling his entire song library. Sort of like when David Bowie issued The David Bowie Bonds for his music.

    What dod we call this? The last gasp sale

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/media/bob-dylan-song-catalog/index.html

    Where would you like to be career wise in five years, Bob?

    "Alive. "

    #2576 45 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    What's is that. Carpal Tunnel?

    Yes plus trigger finger release.

    #2577 45 days ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    Yes plus trigger finger release.

    You need one of those contraptions that clamp to your lockdown bar and places both flipper buttons on one side of your pin to you can play one-handed.

    #2578 45 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    You need one of those contraptions that clamp to your lockdown bar and places both flipper buttons on one side of your pin to you can play one-handed.

    Or just get an Oktoberfest and put it into beer mode.

    #2579 45 days ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    I guess no pinball for a while.
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    Speedy recovery man...misses thumb and her 4 daughters will miss you !

    #2580 45 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    I never understood those complaints.
    Now if they talked about things that quit working. That I would have listened to.
    LTG : )

    Ah hell, Lloyd, Their kids are gone. Their dog died. The grandkids don't visit. They can't hear good enough to hear the TV and that assumes they can still see good enough to watch TV. They can't take long trips or vacations anymore. The only thing they have in common to talk about is their aches and pains. But I'm sure that if you asked real nice they would drag out their old 8mm silent home movies and show you everywhere they went on the vacation 50 years ago

    #2581 45 days ago

    Chuck Yeager, Air Force test pilot, the movie The Right Stuff was about him.

    Dead at 97.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/us/chuck-yeager-death/index.html

    Sean Connery died at the age of 90. I'm 68. If I live to be as old as 007, I will have another 22 years.

    When you start thinking in these terms you know you are getting older, if not just plain old.

    Yeager's 97 would give me 30 more years.

    #2582 45 days ago

    You might be old if you are wondering how Break Dancing became an Olympic sport. Whaaat.

    #2583 44 days ago

    I always wondered why with all his money, Sean Connery could never get a set of false teeth that fit. He always had the loose upper plate sound in his voice.

    #2584 44 days ago
    Quoted from paragon07:

    You might be old if you are wondering how Break Dancing became an Olympic sport. Whaaat.

    Sounds like a another event started by the kids to have fun. And then the adults figure out how to turn it into a ticket selling event.

    #2585 44 days ago

    You know you're old when you need a popsicle stick and some duct tape to have sex.

    NOTE: Splinters may be an unfortunate side effect for your partner.

    #2586 44 days ago

    When your wife starts dividing your games up to sell......ouch.

    #2587 44 days ago
    Quoted from paragon07:

    You might be old if you are wondering how Break Dancing became an Olympic sport. Whaaat.

    Oh you don't have to be old
    to be scratchin' your head on that one.

    #2588 44 days ago

    Meanwhile, if they made Breaking Wind an Olympic sport, old age would be an advantage!

    #2589 42 days ago

    You know you're old when a photo like this did not even raise an eyebrow.
    Me and my Dad, in our apartment in Chicago in 1957. I guess people just did whatever they needed to do to get the creative juices flowing.
    Luckily, somehow, I never picked up the tobacco habit.

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    #2590 42 days ago

    When you remember your family taking "screen shots" of historic events by photographing the TV with a film camera. This photo has gone through a lot of technology on its journey here. It originated from a TV camera at Cape Canaveral, was relayed to our local broadcast station, the image reproduced on our TV, then shot on 35mm film, a negative made, slides made, the slide scanned decades later, the image stored on a hard drive for years, then the image cropped and posted on Pinside. And you can get a better shot of Shepard's rocket off of the web in about 2 seconds. But this is ORIGINAL, mannnnnn!
    This is probably Alan Shepard getting ready for the first US suborbital flight in 1961.
    The TV was our DeForest black and white that we had through much of the 60s.

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    #2591 42 days ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    You know you're old when a photo like this did not even raise an eyebrow.
    Me and my Dad, in our apartment in Chicago in 1957. I guess people just did whatever they needed to do to get the creative juices flowing.
    Luckily, somehow, I never picked up the tobacco habit.
    [quoted image]

    That IS crazy....I mean a newspaper...

    #2592 41 days ago

    You know you're old when a Led Zep pin is announced and you suddenly have to go relieve yourself.

    #2593 41 days ago

    When you start getting ‘moobs -man boobs

    #2594 41 days ago
    Quoted from DCP:

    You know you're old when a photo like this did not even raise an eyebrow.
    Me and my Dad, in our apartment in Chicago in 1957. I guess people just did whatever they needed to do to get the creative juices flowing.
    Luckily, somehow, I never picked up the tobacco habit.
    [quoted image]

    My dad was a Winston and Salem smoker. So, for a few brief months I was also a Winston and Salem smoker Dad was a heavy smoker and he never missed the 2 or 3 cigarettes I would stuff inside the fingers of my gloves before I left for school

    That said, my dad was not the reason I started smoking. It was the 14 year old kid from across the street who gave me my first puff and then laughed when my legs turned into rubber.

    #2595 41 days ago

    When you remember going out at night and watching the sky to try and see Sputnik.

    LTG : )

    #2596 41 days ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    When you remember going out at night and watching the sky to try and see Sputnik.
    LTG : )

    Did that.

    How about when you were told you could not eat the snow or make snow ice cream because of nuclear fallout from the bombs being tested.

    #2597 41 days ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    How about when you were told you could not eat the snow or make snow ice cream because of nuclear fallout from the bombs being tested.

    I never heard that one.

    I do remember in grade school the duck and cover drills. Kneel against the wall and have a coat over us. To keep us safe in a nuclear bomb blast.

    I don't know if they were that naive or they wanted us in a row to make it easy to count the shadows on the ground to estimate how many were incinerated ?

    LTG : )

    #2598 41 days ago

    I got that "don't eat the snow" from my mother's knee. We lived in a very small town so I am sure her source of information was properly vetted

    Quoted from LTG:

    I don't know if they were that naive or they wanted us in a row to make it easy to count the shadows on the ground to estimate how many were incinerated ?

    I would say "naive". Lots of monkey see monkey do stuff going is my guess. Especially, after I read how the authorities freaked out when Pearl Harbor got hit. They went nuts thinking the Japanese were just off the west coast but Pearl was some 2500 miles away

    #2599 41 days ago

    December hottie of the month Donna Reed.

    #2600 41 days ago

    Should we make a habit of checking in with each other every 6 months if no activity. ..just to make sure ?

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