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g-Dog
05-15-2012, 05:36 PM
Another thread started me thinkin.

Remember when...TV was free. You bought one, plugged it in, and turned it on. If you wanted to record a show you hooked a VCR up to it and spent 40 min. trying to get the timers right.

Remeber when...pay phones weren't just for drug dealers.8p

mzimme
05-15-2012, 05:40 PM
TV still is free, you just dont get any good channels!

Latin Flyer
05-15-2012, 11:10 PM
Never going to forget, miami beach 1992, i got pushed by a drug dealer from a payphone amd he lend me his cell phone to continue my call!
I still go by where the phone was and remember that day,

D3skier
05-15-2012, 11:20 PM
funny you mention the pay phone thing... we were driving past a gas station the other day and saw someone using the payphone... I said to my wife... what is that guy doing? what type of contraption is he using and it even has a cord.....

oxberger
05-16-2012, 10:32 AM
Remember being the coolest kid on the block because your parents bought Pong!

ski_king
05-16-2012, 10:48 AM
This story is dated about 10 years ago.

Was at the mall and Radio Shack had one of those nostalgia Radio/record players sitting out front. A couple of teen agers stopped and looked at it and said, "Wow, look at the size of that CD!"

ski_king
05-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Another one... My daughter is home from college for the summer and rearranged her bedroom.

The next day I saw her Facebook status was "You know when your room is outdated when you find your Diskman hiding behind your VCR."

Montemx
05-16-2012, 11:17 AM
I'm only in my 20's but I remember the "In" crowd had their beepers on their hip everywhere they went always checking them. Always thought those things were a joke.

Oxberger, I had to google PONG to see what the heck that was. I was thinking POG's there for a sec. The little coined shaped cardboard pieces you used to stack and play against others with. I remember kids and their 4 foot plastic tubes they carried their collection in, nobody prolly remembers that though.

g-Dog
05-16-2012, 12:27 PM
I remember when Daisy Duke was the hottest thing on tv. :banana:

scott023
05-16-2012, 12:33 PM
Remember when you had to turn the knob on the TV to change the channel.



Then the big advancement came. Remotes. That had a 10ft long cord attached to the TV. :D

pmkkdx
05-16-2012, 01:11 PM
this will show my age ... I grew up in a very small rural town about 50 miles outside Austin and we lived outside the city limits, so cable wasn't even an option. we only got 1 channel because our TV did not have a UHF dial. My parents finally got a new TV (black & white nonetheless) that had a UHF antenna and we got 3 more channels but the UHF were kinda fuzzy. upon me going off to college, my parents gave me that TV to take to my dorm and they upgraded and finally got a color TV. There weren't any games like pong available back then ... we actually played outside until it was too dark to see and no one was scared of child abductions.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2012, 01:22 PM
Remember the art of adjusting the rabbit ears and fine-tuning the TV.

.........and rolling up car windows.


.........and rotary dial phones.


........and returnable bottles of pop.

Slinkyredfoot
05-16-2012, 01:24 PM
Yea, I can remember when I could change the points, plugs, and condenser on my car.

mzimme
05-16-2012, 01:32 PM
I'm only in my 20's but I remember the "In" crowd had their beepers on their hip everywhere they went always checking them. Always thought those things were a joke.

Oxberger, I had to google PONG to see what the heck that was. I was thinking POG's there for a sec. The little coined shaped cardboard pieces you used to stack and play against others with. I remember kids and their 4 foot plastic tubes they carried their collection in, nobody prolly remembers that though.

I definitely remember Pogs. I had a metal Slammer Jammer that was about 3 inches thick. Thing was a beast. :cool:

Montemx
05-16-2012, 01:50 PM
I definitely remember Pogs. I had a metal Slammer Jammer that was about 3 inches thick. Thing was a beast. :cool:

haha some of those slammers were out of control.

milkmania
05-16-2012, 02:19 PM
I remember the kid down the street had a "Pet Rock"
man, he was so cool!!!!!

and I'm still looking for a Schwinn Sting-Ray Springer to restore :(
http://cdn.velospace.org/files/J-33008.jpg

captain planet
05-16-2012, 02:21 PM
Remember the art of adjusting the rabbit ears and fine-tuning the TV.

.........and rolling up car windows.


.........and rotary dial phones.


........and returnable bottles of pop.

I used to have to carry these back into the grocery store for my Mom when I was little. That brings back memories.

How about the Atari 2600, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Asteroids, Adventure, Pitfall.......etc.

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 02:29 PM
I used to have to carry these back into the grocery store for my Mom when I was little. That brings back memories.

How about the Atari 2600, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Asteroids, Adventure, Pitfall.......etc.

We have my wife's old 2600 plugged in at the house right now. It's fun every now and then.

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 02:31 PM
Anyone with more rural addresses remember when satellite TV meant you had a 10'x10' dish in the back that had to be remotely turned to tune into satellites such as Satcom3 (S3) or Galaxy4 (G4). Then the programmers got wise and scrambled everything. So you had to buy a descrambler so you could keep getting the free programming.

Good times.

milkmania
05-16-2012, 02:35 PM
Anyone with more rural addresses remember when satellite TV meant you had a 10'x10' dish in the back that had to be remotely turned to tune into satellites such as Satcom3 (S3) or Galaxy4 (G4). Then the programmers got wise and scrambled everything. So you had to buy a descrambler so you could keep getting the free programming.

Good times.

I remember watching scrambled HBO in search of the ever elusive nipple:rolleyes:

g-Dog
05-16-2012, 02:39 PM
I can remember loading games and programs onto my Atari 800 from a cassette drive. It would take forever and if one little thing went wrong...you'd have to start all over.

captain planet
05-16-2012, 02:43 PM
I can remember loading games and programs onto my Atari 800 from a cassette drive. It would take forever and if one little thing went wrong...you'd have to start all over.

That reminds me of my neighbor who had a commodore 'Vic 20'. They didn't have the extra coin to get the commodore 64. We had to load games from a cassette or the 'real floppy' floppy disks. G.I. Joe was the best game ever on that, along with the Winter Olympics game.

pmkkdx
05-16-2012, 02:53 PM
Anyone with more rural addresses remember when satellite TV meant you had a 10'x10' dish in the back that had to be remotely turned to tune into satellites such as Satcom3 (S3) or Galaxy4 (G4). Then the programmers got wise and scrambled everything. So you had to buy a descrambler so you could keep getting the free programming.

Good times.

funny you mention that. ~late 1980s, we lived out in the country and our neighbors used to have a huge disk, then they finally got a remote control for moving/adjusting it. One day the mom got home to find the youngest (~8) sitting in front of the TV watching the hardest core porn known to man :eek: (at that time) that wasn't in english but in french ... she turned it off immediately. When the dad got home, he found that the kid was playing in the remote and had the disk pointing directly at the eastern horizon, weather conditions evidently perfect, was getting some kind of a skip off a french satellite. Needless to say, the mom made the dad put some stops/limiter on the angle the disk could be adjusted. That ~8 year old got a heck of an education that day! :rolleyes:

GT500 MC
05-16-2012, 02:55 PM
Anyone with more rural addresses remember when satellite TV meant you had a 10'x10' dish in the back that had to be remotely turned to tune into satellites such as Satcom3 (S3) or Galaxy4 (G4). Then the programmers got wise and scrambled everything. So you had to buy a descrambler so you could keep getting the free programming.

Good times.

That was me. And well said Eastie, "Good times." Much simpler times.

kkkeating
05-16-2012, 02:58 PM
We lived out in the country and our phone line was a party line. You shared the same line with your neighbor: if the phone had a double ring it was yours and you would answer. If it was a single ring it was your neighbors call and they would answer. Yes, you could hear you neighbors conversation it they were on the line and vise versa. And you could not call out if they were on the line.

PA Prostar
05-16-2012, 03:18 PM
Remember when you had to turn the knob on the TV to change the channel.



Then the big advancement came. Remotes. That had a 10ft long cord attached to the TV. :D

I can still hear my Dad yelling at us, "Slow Down!!!!" when we were changing the UHF channels.

DemolitionMan
05-16-2012, 03:30 PM
Never going to forget, miami beach 1992, i got pushed by a drug dealer from a payphone amd he lend me his cell phone to continue my call!
I still go by where the phone was and remember that day,

That drug dealer is probably dead now.

CruisinGA
05-16-2012, 03:41 PM
We lived out in the country and our phone line was a party line. You shared the same line with your neighbor: if the phone had a double ring it was yours and you would answer. If it was a single ring it was your neighbors call and they would answer. Yes, you could hear you neighbors conversation it they were on the line and vise versa. And you could not call out if they were on the line.

Our lake house had this until just a few years ago... :cool:

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2012, 03:51 PM
I can still hear my Dad yelling at us, "Slow Down!!!!" when we were changing the UHF channels.

I think every dad yelled that.

-V-
05-16-2012, 04:03 PM
.......Dial-up internet, Windows 1.0,

-V-
05-16-2012, 04:04 PM
I was a "remote control"

MattsCraft
05-16-2012, 04:04 PM
15 years ago, working in the community concession stand, kid comes up and asked to use the phone to call home, I said sure brought him in, he removes the receiver and just stares at the phone, I said what’s wrong, can't remember your number? He said no, I don't know how to use it... It was a rotary dial..

I remember when 8 track tapes were the latest great thing, destine to fail...

I remember when if you had non factory "stereo" and 6 X 9 speakers in the back deck lid of your car you were cool...

I remember when my dad brought home the first pocket calculator and it was about $75 and only did basic math...

Man I am old as dirt it seems:D

thatsmrmastercraft
05-16-2012, 04:07 PM
How about pop and beer cans that needed a "church key" to open.........

Then there were pull-tab cans.

mzimme
05-16-2012, 04:45 PM
.......Dial-up internet, Windows 1.0,

Forget Windows... I remember loading DOS up on our old computer and having to enter command prompts for EVERYTHING.

This thread reminds me of this picture:


http://static.themetapicture.com/media/funny-old-floppy-disk-save-button.jpg

CantRepeat
05-16-2012, 04:49 PM
Forget Windows... I remember loading DOS up on our old computer and having to enter command prompts for EVERYTHING.

This thread reminds me of this picture:


http://static.themetapicture.com/media/funny-old-floppy-disk-save-button.jpg

/cd games
/cd tanks
/tanks.exe

MattsCraft
05-16-2012, 05:04 PM
How about pop and beer cans that needed a "church key" to open.........

Then there were pull-tab cans.

Ok, now I don't feel so old, beer cans as I can remeber always had a pull tab, of course they came off. Also, obvious you are midwest calling soda "pop" lol. I call it pop too, but always take greif on that one:rolleyes:

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 05:25 PM
That was me. And well said Eastie, "Good times." Much simpler times.

To both of the above posts, with the right angle on that dish and the assurance that mom and dad were asleep, you could get quite the education. The difficulty was that every TV got the same feed. So, I stress, you had to be sure that mom and dad were asleep.

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 05:26 PM
We lived out in the country and our phone line was a party line. You shared the same line with your neighbor: if the phone had a double ring it was yours and you would answer. If it was a single ring it was your neighbors call and they would answer. Yes, you could hear you neighbors conversation it they were on the line and vise versa. And you could not call out if they were on the line.

We had two lines out at our ranch located about 50 miles west of Houston. One was a Watts line with a 713 number. The other was local to Sealy. When I was younger, if you wanted to use the local line, you dialed 5 + a four digit number. They didn't need 7 digit dialing in Sealy, TX.

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
15 years ago, working in the community concession stand, kid comes up and asked to use the phone to call home, I said sure brought him in, he removes the receiver and just stares at the phone, I said what’s wrong, can't remember your number? He said no, I don't know how to use it... It was a rotary dial..

I remember when 8 track tapes were the latest great thing, destine to fail...

I remember when if you had non factory "stereo" and 6 X 9 speakers in the back deck lid of your car you were cool...

I remember when my dad brought home the first pocket calculator and it was about $75 and only did basic math...

Man I am old as dirt it seems:D

My dad was utterly fascinated by pocket calculators. I probably still have some of his earlier ones.

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Forget Windows... I remember loading DOS up on our old computer and having to enter command prompts for EVERYTHING.

This thread reminds me of this picture:


http://static.themetapicture.com/media/funny-old-floppy-disk-save-button.jpg

I wasn't always the Windows/Android user I am today. Back in the 80s, we had an Apple IIe (a step up from the 2plus). 5.25" floppy drives (yes, they were actually floppy discs), and a Koala Pad to draw pictures. Loved playing Lemonade stand, Spy Hunter, and Chuck Yeager's flight sim. 1.0 on that computer. Chuck sure didn't think I was much of a pilot.

pmkkdx
05-16-2012, 06:59 PM
How about pop and beer cans that needed a "church key" to open.........

Then there were pull-tab cans.

I had no clue what a pop or soda was ... here in Texas, you always asked for a "coke" to get the reply "what kind of "coke" do you want?" The reply could have been coke, dr pepper, root beer, sprite, 7 up, RC, etc. Still that way in a lot places around here in the more rural areas.

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 07:48 PM
[QUOTE=milkmania;839865]I remember the kid down the street had a "Pet Rock"
man, he was so cool!!!!!

and I'm still looking for a Schwinn Sting-Ray Springer to restore :(

I had Candy Orange one. Wish I still had it. Also had a Yamaha Moto Bike (20 wheeled full suspension BMX Bike)

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 07:50 PM
I had no clue what a pop or soda was ... here in Texas, you always asked for a "coke" to get the reply "what kind of "coke" do you want?" The reply could have been coke, dr pepper, root beer, sprite, 7 up, RC, etc. Still that way in a lot places around here in the more rural areas.

I'm originally from South Louisiana and have always asked for a "coke" too. Remember the steel coke cans too.

h2oskifreak
05-16-2012, 07:52 PM
Pulled out my Atari 2600 and had a blast. Tried to get my 14 y/o to play and he said "Dad, this is stupid and boring". I agree, it can't compare to his XBOX, pr PS3 but deep down I winder if he left because I was mopping the floor with him for the first time in his life in a video game. I still got it.

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 07:53 PM
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I remember when 8 track tapes were the latest great thing, destine to fail...

My first car (79 Pontiac Grand Prix) had the 8-Track. The tapes always seemed to change tracks in the middle of your favorite songs.

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 07:53 PM
How about the bag phones?

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 07:56 PM
Wooden Tennis Rackets and Wooden Drivers

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 07:57 PM
I had no clue what a pop or soda was ... here in Texas, you always asked for a "coke" to get the reply "what kind of "coke" do you want?" The reply could have been coke, dr pepper, root beer, sprite, 7 up, RC, etc. Still that way in a lot places around here in the more rural areas.

That's the story I have always heard. But I have lived in Texas my whole life and we always used the "soft drinks" label. Nobody in my family or my wife's family (she's from a small town) ever used Coke as a generic label. Further, I have never asked for a Coke and been asked what kind.

Again, I have heard more than one person say that, but it must have been before my time.

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 07:58 PM
Remember when you had to turn the knob on the TV to change the channel.



Then the big advancement came. Remotes. That had a 10ft long cord attached to the TV. :D

Remember how the tubes would light up the wall behind the TV when you had the lights off?

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 07:59 PM
How about the bag phones?

My mom had a bag phone in the mid 80s. The first cell phone I had looked like something the guy working for the phone company used when he was climbing the pole.

Wooden Tennis Rackets and Wooden Drivers

Still have some of each as well as a couple of Wilson T-2000s and a Wilson T-3000.

I swear, I'm not this old.

Fast50dad
05-16-2012, 08:02 PM
Remember when you had to turn the knob on the TV to change the channel.



Then the big advancement came. Remotes. That had a 10ft long cord attached to the TV. :D

I remember!

orbeamlb
05-16-2012, 08:03 PM
Remember when you had to turn the knob on the TV to change the channel.



Then the big advancement came. Remotes. That had a 10ft long cord attached to the TV. :D

And the "Big" TVs were 25" Screens. And those console models weighed a ton.

rjracin240
05-16-2012, 08:04 PM
My 18 year old said she remembers Nintendo 64 and having to blow on the cartridge to get it to work.
Remember taking off on my bicycle at 7 am in the morning and going over to friends houses and not coming home till dark not watching the TV all day!

Footin
05-16-2012, 08:06 PM
Friday night TV was Chips and BJ and the Bear

Saturday Night was The Love Boat and Fantasy Island

2RLAKE
05-16-2012, 09:16 PM
dating myself ... thursday night was the Waltons!

2RLAKE
05-16-2012, 09:19 PM
My 18 year old said she remembers Nintendo 64 and having to blow on the cartridge to get it to work.
Remember taking off on my bicycle at 7 am in the morning and going over to friends houses and not coming home till dark not watching the TV all day!

Seriously .. we would head out in the summer on our bikes and ride all day ... i still remember working all summer in between my 7th and 8th grade cutting grass saving for my blue Schwinn Continental ... $163.27 ... why on earth i still remember the price i'll never know but i was so focused that summer to earn enough money

oh yeah ... we never wore helmets and did actually live to tell about it!

g-Dog
05-16-2012, 09:29 PM
I think I might still have my disc camera

east tx skier
05-16-2012, 10:03 PM
I think I might still have my disc camera

"I'm-a-gonna-getcha-with the Kodak Disc!"

81SNS
05-16-2012, 10:35 PM
I had Candy Orange one. Wish I still had it. Also had a Yamaha Moto Bike (20 wheeled full suspension BMX Bike)[/QUOTE]

I had a Yamaha Moto Bike, still have it!!! Got it for my birthday, I was really rough on bikes and dad thought this one might last, and it did, I think they gave $150.00 for it and at the time that was CRAZY for a bike!

ncsone
05-16-2012, 10:50 PM
Was just Googling to see what the Yamaha moto bike was, and it was not what I was thinking. I was thinking of the bike with the MX bike fenders, numbers, etc. But, I did come across this. Anybody remember this?

coz
05-16-2012, 11:03 PM
Remember when you had to turn the knob on the TV to change the channel.



Then the big advancement came. Remotes. That had a 10ft long cord attached to the TV. :D

I remember when color TV's first came out and we couldn't sit to close to the tv for fear it was giving off radiation. We had to sit like 10 feet at least from it :D

g-Dog
05-16-2012, 11:04 PM
Was just Googling to see what the Yamaha moto bike was, and it was not what I was thinking. I was thinking of the bike with the MX bike fenders, numbers, etc. But, I did come across this. Anybody remember this?

I loved that thing! I can still remember the sound it made.

lt14me
05-16-2012, 11:08 PM
I remember when you had to chose between vhs and beta from the video store, and then there was laser discs.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJ5h0EC9Nc

LaRue
05-16-2012, 11:13 PM
Elevator Man at the local convenience store

JohnnyB
05-17-2012, 05:59 AM
Full service lane at the gas station...

Sent from my PB99400 using Tapatalk

tex
05-17-2012, 07:06 AM
funny you mention the pay phone thing... we were driving past a gas station the other day and saw someone using the payphone... I said to my wife... what is that guy doing? what type of contraption is he using and it even has a cord.....

We have a lawyer who always uses the payphone in our court house. Could you ever hire a lawyer who didn't have a cell phone?

Thrall
05-17-2012, 07:39 AM
We have a lawyer who always uses the payphone in our court house. Could you ever hire a lawyer who didn't have a cell phone?

My lawyer up in northern Wisconsin.....no cell phone, no email.
Man what a biatch to get ahold of him and actually get anything done 3 time zones away!
This guy is the simplest (in a good way) straight shooter I know too.

Knew quite a few people up there when I was a kid (70's/80's) that didn't even have running water yet. I remember it being a big deal, we'd go up there every summer on vacation, see some friends at the store or somewhere and ask them "What's new?" More than one reply was "Man you gotta come over and check out the house. We got runing water and totally remodeled the house. Has a full bath now and no well pump in the kitchen!"

pmkkdx
05-17-2012, 08:26 AM
That's the story I have always heard. But I have lived in Texas my whole life and we always used the "soft drinks" label. Nobody in my family or my wife's family (she's from a small town) ever used Coke as a generic label. Further, I have never asked for a Coke and been asked what kind.

Again, I have heard more than one person say that, but it must have been before my time.

might be a central to west Texas type of thing??? dunno...

hondaprlud
05-17-2012, 08:33 AM
I remember when you had to chose between vhs and beta from the video store, and then there was laser discs.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJ5h0EC9Nc

And they sold insurance on your rental.

CantRepeat
05-17-2012, 08:35 AM
They didn't have bars and gates around all the schools.

east tx skier
05-17-2012, 09:14 AM
I remember when you had to chose between vhs and beta from the video store, and then there was laser discs.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOJ5h0EC9Nc

We had one of the very early Betamax players. It was so old that when they finally started renting Betamax tapes, they were not compatible with our player.

Speaking of rentals, one of the first video rental places in Houston had a $100 membership fee. After that, you rented movies one at a time for a dollar and kept them as long as you wanted. I think we had Grease for an entire summer in the late 70s.

east tx skier
05-17-2012, 09:16 AM
might be a central to west Texas type of thing??? dunno...

I'm guessing west Texas. We have lots of relatives from north central Texas (Gatesville). No "Coke" orderers in the bunch.

73blue
05-17-2012, 09:55 AM
I'm guessing west Texas. We have lots of relatives from north central Texas (Gatesville). No "Coke" orderers in the bunch.


Still happens some here in TN. Although its not usually when you're ordering a drink. Its more like: "Hey, grab some cokes for the cookout." or for me "Hey, yall sell cokes in there?" It does seem to be phasing out though. I dont hear it nearly as often as I used to.


My contribution to the thread:

I remember when my biggest concern in life was receiving this message

"Blue has died of dysentery"

mzimme
05-17-2012, 09:57 AM
Still happens some here in TN. Although its not usually when you're ordering a drink. Its more like: "Hey, grab some cokes for the cookout." or for me "Hey, yall sell cokes in there?" It does seem to be phasing out though. I dont hear it nearly as often as I used to.


My contribution to the thread:

I remember when my biggest concern in life was receiving this message

"Blue has died of dysentery"

Hahaha, oh good old Oregon Trail...

thatsmrmastercraft
05-17-2012, 10:17 AM
I think I might still have my disc camera

That was new technology compared to a Kodak Instamatic with 126 film cartridges and flash cubes. I Recently found the camera with an undeveloped film cartridge. I have to see who could develop the ancient pictures it holds.

ctjahn
05-17-2012, 10:36 AM
Remember the Zack Morris cell phone? (just smaller than a bag phone) - Dating myself...

Remember when less refined diesel was cheaper (by a long shot) than gas?

Remember when beer was cheaper than gas? (oh, wait.... isnt it now)

Speaking of beer: PBR, Schlitz, Red White & Blue, Meisterchow, Hamms, Milwaukees Best, and the more recent Keystone... When I was in college we got beer cheaper than soda at Discount Liquor (with coupon!).

And for you younger folks. The Mullet. My cousin had the most epic wicked super mullet I have ever seen. Business in the front, Party in the back. Tight jeans with tight small cuffs... ack. The 80s. The 90s...

Whoa!

(Warning: Poor sense of humor may come out when working 36 hours straight on no sleep...)

Cj

CantRepeat
05-17-2012, 11:09 AM
Full size GI Joes!!

gid
05-17-2012, 11:47 AM
I recall when Coors could not be shipped east. My neighbor would 'import' beer from out west, he always had a fridge full of Coors.

M-Funf
05-17-2012, 11:55 AM
I used to have to carry these back into the grocery store for my Mom when I was little. That brings back memories.

How about the Atari 2600, Space Invaders, Missile Command, Asteroids, Adventure, Pitfall.......etc.

We have my wife's old 2600 plugged in at the house right now. It's fun every now and then.

We still have the old Atari 2600 six switch game with all the accessories and about 50 games. It's fun at parties...

I also remember back in '80 when I built a descrambler box for cable so I could watch Monty Python and the late night nude shows...good times. And I remember seeing this on August 1, 1981...

g-Dog
05-17-2012, 12:57 PM
I can remember wearing red, white, & blue sweat bands for some reason...but I'm not really sure why. :confused:

oxberger
05-17-2012, 02:22 PM
Remember when you were a smart mouthed little kid always wanting to know things and you'd ask your parents and they'd tell you to look it up. You'd then have to go over to your, hopefully, full set of Encyclopedia Britannica, find it, then read it... or worse if you didn't have a set and you actuallly had to get on your bike go to the library and find out what you wanted to know. Now its... "Siri, show me naked African girls?" and all of sudden the images appear:D (FYI, I still have a Motorola 1st gen Razr, so I have no idea if Siri would pull up the images for that, that quick, but I know its quicker than going to the libraby and combing through National Geographic.:cool:)

gweaver
05-17-2012, 02:24 PM
Was just Googling to see what the Yamaha moto bike was, and it was not what I was thinking. I was thinking of the bike with the MX bike fenders, numbers, etc. But, I did come across this. Anybody remember this?

I had one of those!! And one of these!!
http://www.tvparty.com/bgifs17/evel.jpg
Best part about the car was the body was held on by clips that were released when the front bumper was pushed. Wind that thing up, run it on to a wall and watch the body and Evel go flying!!!

Good times.
G

g-Dog
05-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Anyone remember Gemco? I saved my money for a looooong time so I could buy a 13" b&w tv from there.

tex
05-17-2012, 08:38 PM
I recall when Coors could not be shipped east. My neighbor would 'import' beer from out west, he always had a fridge full of Coors.

OK-Here's a question. Why in Texas do we go to a bar and have to pay import price for a Shiner Bock? It's the biggest Texas Domestic Beer!!!!!

thatsmrmastercraft
05-17-2012, 08:39 PM
OK-Here's a question. Why in Texas do we go to a bar and have to pay import price for a Shiner Bock? It's the biggest Texas Domestic Beer!!!!!

Tex, where is the remember part of this post??? You aren't playing well with others today.:rolleyes:

h2oskifreak
05-17-2012, 09:03 PM
I had one of those!! And one of these!!
http://www.tvparty.com/bgifs17/evel.jpg
Best part about the car was the body was held on by clips that were released when the front bumper was pushed. Wind that thing up, run it on to a wall and watch the body and Evel go flying!!!

Good times.
G

Love it! Never saw the car, but I had a hand crank Evil K on a cycle and must have cranked that thing 10,000 times.

Anybody remember "Stretch Armstrong" I think his limit was about 6 feet. Stretch"mark" Armsrtong after you over did it. Not safe, but darn good fun when you were 10.

How about "Klackers"? Glass Balls on srtings, now that was an accident waiting to happen. I wonder how we lived? At least we knew how to have fun and get outside. I can't get my darn kid away from his PC or zbox.

orbeamlb
05-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Remember dangerous toys like Lawn Darts?

orbeamlb
05-17-2012, 09:38 PM
Was just Googling to see what the Yamaha moto bike was, and it was not what I was thinking. I was thinking of the bike with the MX bike fenders, numbers, etc. But, I did come across this. Anybody remember this?

Loved the Evel Knievel stunt cycle. My brother and I both had them. How about the Col. Austin (Six Million Dollar Man) action figure? he was the size of a big GI Joe and you looked through the back of his head to see out his Bionic Eye.

There was also a spot you pushed in on his back to make him do curls with his Bionic Arm.

orbeamlb
05-17-2012, 09:41 PM
I had Candy Orange one. Wish I still had it. Also had a Yamaha Moto Bike (20 wheeled full suspension BMX Bike)

I had a Yamaha Moto Bike, still have it!!! Got it for my birthday, I was really rough on bikes and dad thought this one might last, and it did, I think they gave $150.00 for it and at the time that was CRAZY for a bike![/QUOTE]

Cool! Wish I still had my Moto Bike. I had the later model with the black plastic rear fender.

orbeamlb
05-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Remember when cars looked like this?

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
05-17-2012, 09:44 PM
Remember when malls and other stores closed early on saturday and were closed on sunday, and drinking out of a water hose, which I still do and my kids think im crazy.

h2oskifreak
05-17-2012, 10:40 PM
Remember when cars looked like this?

Those were handling machines. Well balanced as any car (big car) I had ever driven.

JohnnyB
05-18-2012, 07:11 AM
A cloths store called Chess King that sold the Miami Vice sport coat.

Skinny leather ties.

Members Only jackets.

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oxberger
05-18-2012, 07:16 AM
A cloths store called Chess King that sold the Miami Vice sport coat.

Skinny leather ties.

Members Only jackets.

Sent from my PB99400 using Tapatalk

Rememeber skinny leather ties... I still wear them!:D

Remember Wrestlemania 1 with Hulk Hogan and Mister T.
Remember Parachute Pants and break dancing on cardboard.

2RLAKE
05-18-2012, 07:21 AM
remember when ... from GM

2RLAKE
05-18-2012, 07:24 AM
couple more

2RLAKE
05-18-2012, 07:25 AM
and finally ...

hondaprlud
05-18-2012, 08:17 AM
Rememeber skinny leather ties... I still wear them!:D

Remember Wrestlemania 1 with Hulk Hogan and Mister T.
Remember Parachute Pants and break dancing on cardboard.

And the "thriller" zipper coat?

oxberger
05-18-2012, 08:30 AM
And the "thriller" zipper coat?

Remeber Rat Tails.

h2oskifreak
05-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Short gym shorts (for guys) and tube socks. Not my best look.

Adidas Superstars (the ones with the rubber over the toe portion)

Chipewa shoes (leather work boot looking things) with a "powder jacket". This may be regional to CO, but you wern't anybody unless youn had a pair of "chips".

PA Prostar
05-18-2012, 03:42 PM
We have a lawyer who always uses the payphone in our court house. Could you ever hire a lawyer who didn't have a cell phone?

Um, please see the previous post about the drug dealers...........

g-Dog
05-18-2012, 05:24 PM
I can remember collecting those miniature NFL helmets from the grocery store candy machine.

trickskier
05-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Friday night TV was Chips and BJ and the Bear

Saturday Night was The Love Boat and Fantasy Island

Too bad for you - Not for me - I was 18 Legal drinking at the time in Florida - I was bar hopping!!! :D:D

trickskier
05-18-2012, 05:42 PM
When I first started driving in 1973 gas was .34/gallon!!!

g-Dog
05-22-2012, 01:20 PM
Remember when the only "reality" shows on tv were news and sports?8p

thatsmrmastercraft
05-22-2012, 01:30 PM
Remember Adam-12 and Dragnet?

LittleFuss
05-22-2012, 01:42 PM
OMG I had the Kneivel wind up toy...that thing was awesome