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You Know You Are Old When. . .


By TractorDoc

1 year ago



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    #318 1 year ago

    Sorry if this has already been said because I haven't read the entire thread.
    You know you're old when you couldn't keep up with MaryAnn, let alone Ginger, so now Mrs. Howell is your choice!

    #319 1 year ago

    And if you have any idea what I'm talking about.....you're old!!!

    #322 1 year ago

    Depends how old you'll go. Last I checked, Barbara Eden was still looking good!

    #328 1 year ago
    Quoted from erak:

    This looks better.[quoted image]
    Than all of these.[quoted image]

    Yeah, but that's a very old photo.

    #329 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Post 156
    LTG : )

    Ah. Great minds think alike. I gave you a thumbs up!

    #330 1 year ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    I guess you'll go 86, cuz that's how old she is..

    Damn. But, she's still breathin'!

    #332 1 year ago

    Yeah, you could tell back then that Mary Ann would definitely age better than Ginger. A big plus for the long term.

    #343 1 year ago
    Quoted from xsvtoys:

    McDonalds
    Hamburger .15
    Cheeseburger 0.20
    Fries 0.15
    Shake 0.25

    Yup. First time I went to a McDonald's,
    with family of four (I was one of the kids of course). Total bill was 3.60.
    I don't even know if the Big Mac was around then.

    #345 1 year ago

    Forgive me again if this has been already mentioned, but you're old if you remember opening your beer can with a metal opener which punched a triangular hole in the top of a steel (not aluminum) can.
    First you made a little "vent" hole, then spun the can 180° and made your drinking hole.
    Heck, you're even old if you remember the first generation "pop" tops. You pulled an aluminum ring which peeled a tab out of the top of the can. The biggest problem with that was, now you had a separate little somewhat sharp sliver of aluminum with a ring attached to it. Many a cut toe or foot at the beach, as these things were everywhere!
    I believe Coors was the first to address this problem with little "push buttons" on their cans which would remain attached to the lid.

    #347 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    That was a genius idea that didn't last very long. lol

    Along the same lines, you're old here on the east coast if you remember when Coors first became available, and you were, of course, of legal age (18!) to buy it. It was like $3.99/six pack which was astronomical at the time!

    #356 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    They never were legal in my state. We lit them up, anyway

    Same here.

    Quoted from RCA1:

    Pull tab chains!

    Yeah, for sure! At least some of them were put to some use.

    #364 1 year ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Good times.
    Went on the Olympia brewery tour back in the day & they had a tasting room at the end... as much free beer as you wanted[quoted image][quoted image]

    Heck, I'd never leave!

    #367 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I was cleaning some in the garage yesterday. Noticed a lot of my power tools (drill, circular saw, Sawzall, etc.) all have cords attached that plug into the wall.

    Interestink!
    Reminds me of a story.
    A long time ago, my dad used to do side jobs; mostly painting, carpentry, plumbing and such. Often, I would go with him, even by the time I was ten.
    We were once doing a job in an old lady's basement apartment. She was busy peeling apples and making dough for an apple pie as my dad and I were sawing through boards and hammering nails. Suddenly, his circular saw crapped out. The motor probably overheated and died, and he didn't have another saw. So my dad explained to the woman that the job might take us a little longer because the power saw died, and we had to cut the rest of the lumber by hand.
    She innocently peered at us and said "maybe it needs new batteries."
    My dad and I looked at each other half smirking, and he said to her that a saw like this doesn't use batteries.
    Of course at that time, battery powered tools were totally unheard of!
    That old lady must have been seeing into the future!

    #368 1 year ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Remember when you could smoke on a plane?

    Yeah, and we used to smoke on the school bus!

    #369 1 year ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Yeah, and we used to smoke on the school bus!

    Well "by George", IN the school bus, not ON the school bus!

    #370 1 year ago

    I still think Mary Ann wins.

    #374 1 year ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    We were at the airport last weekend. Remember when you could go to the gate and wait for your people to get off their plane?

    And being allowed to wait at the gate with your family or others who were waiting to board?

    #416 1 year ago

    ....you remember when all you would see on TV at 4AM were test patterns.

    #418 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Post 156
    LTG : )

    Read through the whole thing. Post #97 beat you to it!

    #419 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    We could watch that for hours...[quoted image]

    "I'm watching a movie about Indians."
    "That's not a movie. That's a test pattern, man!"
    "I thought it was pretty boring, man!"

    #420 1 year ago

    Heck, I remember when ESPN was mostly color bars and a tone. They didn't have much to show, and would play the same bowling tournament telecast three times a day!

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    #484 1 year ago

    ....when you remember when nobody knew what a bagel was!
    ....when you remember life before microwave ovens (how did we live without them?).

    #513 1 year ago
    Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

    You find yourself telling lots of stories that start with: “when I was younger......”

    No, it's "back in my day..."

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    #526 1 year ago

    ...an oak tree you planted from an acorn now looks like this...

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    #545 1 year ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    My son asked me to post this...Hes OLD at 22....But said, remember Wacky Packages?
    [quoted image]

    Those were great. We used to laugh our asses off going through a fresh pack of them!

    1 week later
    #579 1 year ago
    Quoted from PinballFever:

    You remember when cigarettes were advertised on TV.

    Heck, they sponsored many TV shows including "The Flintstones". Check this out!

    3 weeks later
    #652 1 year ago

    ...you remember when you could run like the wind. Now, you just break like the wind!

    1 week later
    #696 1 year ago

    Watching baseball playoff series, so
    you know you're old if you remember no AL DH, and you're really old if you remember no divisional play; just the World Series between the first place teams in the AL and NL.

    #722 1 year ago

    .....just about all the guys on your old baseball cards that you remember as players, are now dead.

    3 weeks later
    #854 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    You go from being a young guy who wants an experienced older woman, to an old guy who wants an inexperienced younger woman.

    But you wouldn't go there anyway because you know they would laugh too hard!

    Quoted from mcclad:

    You feel bad for the "Agony of defeat" Wide World of Sports skier guy, instead of thinking it was funny.

    His name is Vinko Bogataj, and he was actually unhurt in that horrific spill.

    ...you remember when LED was always followed by ZEPPELIN!

    #889 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I think I still have one. . . it was my Grandfathers.

    How about one of these?
    [quoted image]
    I've never used one of the reel mowers, but the Amish around here still do. A lot of times the kids are pushing those things around the yard in their bare feet!
    I do remember using one of those Lawn Boy Mowers with two wheels close together on one side. I cannot remember if it took an oil mix gas or not. . .
    [quoted image]
    No safety stop bar on the handle of that baby!

    Yup. They were two-stroke engines.

    #942 1 year ago

    ...you're no longer the "go-to guy" for a super tight jar lid!

    #947 1 year ago
    Quoted from wolverinetuner:

    You quote from a Monte Python skit on a thread like I did earlier tonight and realize only a fraction of Pinsiders will have any idea of what you just did. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/monopoly-for-millennials-yes-it-is-real#post-4693970

    I got it. I almost pissed myself laughing the first time I saw that skit!

    #959 1 year ago

    Rheingold Extra Dry!

    9 months later
    #1258 3 months ago

    Your favorite '70s band, YES, now sings, "I get down..... I can't get back uuuuuu-up".

    #1272 3 months ago

    I like self-checkout, but my wife hates them.

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    #1276 3 months ago
    Quoted from gweempose:

    You know you're old when all the women starring in "MILF" videos are younger than you.

    When of course there are no alternatives other than MILFs or GMILFs!

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