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March 4th, 2015 at 9:20:46 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

I remember when, as a youth, I thought the folllowing actresses were really hot:

Angela Cartwright: Lost in Space

Tina Louise: Gilligan's Island

Barbara Eden: I Dream of Jeannie


I remember when those three actresses were, well, acting.

Nowadays, "Tina Louise" is what Bob on Bob's Burgers says when he calls for his two daughters.

The last time I saw...
...Cartwright was in a cameo in the Lost in Space movie
...Louise was on Roseanne - there was an episode with the Roseanne cast as the Gilligan's Island cast, and it ended with the remaining Gilligan's Island cast members playing Roseanne characters (with Louise as Roseanne)
...Eden "hosted" the draw for the 1994 soccer World Cup Qualifying Groups
According to IMDB, the only thing close to "regular work" any of them have had since then is Eden's appearance in three episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
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March 4th, 2015 at 10:10:13 AM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy

I remember when those three actresses were, well, acting.

Nowadays, "Tina Louise" is what Bob on Bob's Burgers says when he calls for his two daughters.

The last time I saw...
...Cartwright was in a cameo in the Lost in Space movie
...Louise was on Roseanne - there was an episode with the Roseanne cast as the Gilligan's Island cast, and it ended with the remaining Gilligan's Island cast members playing Roseanne characters (with Louise as Roseanne)
...Eden "hosted" the draw for the 1994 soccer World Cup Qualifying Groups
According to IMDB, the only thing close to "regular work" any of them have had since then is Eden's appearance in three episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.



Barbara Eden is still doing in-person promotions as Jeannie, at least as of a couple years ago in Florida. Still wearing the costume, though the bare belly has been modified, and she still looks good from a distance, a little worn in a close-up interview.
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March 4th, 2015 at 10:29:11 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Quote: ThatDonGuy

I remember when those three actresses were, well, acting.

Nowadays, "Tina Louise" is what Bob on Bob's Burgers says when he calls for his two daughters.

The last time I saw...
...Cartwright was in a cameo in the Lost in Space movie
...Louise was on Roseanne - there was an episode with the Roseanne cast as the Gilligan's Island cast, and it ended with the remaining Gilligan's Island cast members playing Roseanne characters (with Louise as Roseanne)
...Eden "hosted" the draw for the 1994 soccer World Cup Qualifying Groups
According to IMDB, the only thing close to "regular work" any of them have had since then is Eden's appearance in three episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.



Barbara Eden is still doing in-person promotions as Jeannie, at least as of a couple years ago in Florida. Still wearing the costume, though the bare belly has been modified, and she still looks good from a distance, a little worn in a close-up interview.



Funny, seen a clip of a blonde 50 something that really did reassemble her at a glory hole when she was finished. it was a comical thing posted on youtube. looked just like her now come to think about it. LOL.
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March 4th, 2015 at 10:34:56 AM permalink
I saw Barbara Eden at the local dinner theater last year in a production of Social Security. They seem to get a lot of the stars from the 70's & 80's.
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March 4th, 2015 at 2:48:41 PM permalink
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March 4th, 2015 at 3:30:35 PM permalink
Babara Eden was so hot to us teen
guys, we were in shock for years.
Get a bunch of us together and it was
the 'what would you do if she was your
genie' game. We had really good
imaginations.

When I found out she was married
to a tall ugly bald guy, Michael Ansara,
I never got over it.
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March 4th, 2015 at 3:47:01 PM permalink
How about Jill St. John from that era? It was said that her IQ was higher than Einsteins. I'm sure that's what she's remembered for. :-)
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March 4th, 2015 at 4:05:14 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

How about Jill St. John from that era?



Jill St John was the GF of Sinatra for
awhile. In his valets book, George
Jacobs said Frank was fascinated with
Jill because she was a dancer and
and had no body hair anywhere because
she shaved everywhere. This was unique
in the early 60's, regular women didn't
do that, unlike today.
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March 5th, 2015 at 1:42:03 AM permalink
Remember Kam Nelson? She used to dance on Ninth Street West. How about Kim Novak? Barbra Eden was very hot, with a face unclouded with thought. Her dance number with William Holden in Picnic is some ot the best film making ever. (Miley Cyrus is a tarted up little nothing. I think she has a new album coming out entitled This Is My Vagina).
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March 5th, 2015 at 3:14:56 AM permalink
Quote: 1BB

How about Jill St. John from that era? It was said that her IQ was higher than Einsteins. I'm sure that's what she's remembered for. :-)



Remember her in the 1960 film The Lost World? How about, in that same movie, Vitina Marcus. She played the native girl. She's 78 now and lives in Vegas. Her daughter, Athena "Kiki" was voted most beautiful showgirl in the world in 1987. Athena's father was actor Rory Calhoun.
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March 5th, 2015 at 3:28:41 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

Remember her in the 1960 film The Lost World? How about, in that same movie, Vitina Marcus. She played the native girl. She's 78 now and lives in Vegas. Her daughter, Athena "Kiki" was voted most beautiful showgirl in the world in 1987.



Way before my time. I just looked up pictures of her and wow she is stunning.
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March 5th, 2015 at 7:19:37 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Babara Eden was so hot ...

When I found out she was married
to a tall ugly bald guy, Michael Ansara,
I never got over it.


But that gives us all hope, doesn't it? When Julia Roberts marries Lyle Lovett and Padma Lakshmi marries Salman Rushdie, it must really be for love.
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March 5th, 2015 at 7:48:08 AM permalink
Heidi Klum married Seal if I recall correctly. Since we are in a way back thread Christie Brinkley married Billy Joel. Now Billy is one of the all time greats as a singer songwriter. Not so much in the looks dept. plus he's like 5-2. She seems at least 5-11 to me. They always just looked odd together.
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March 5th, 2015 at 8:09:13 AM permalink
Anna Nicole Smith - J. Howard Marshall?
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March 5th, 2015 at 9:55:59 AM permalink
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Anna Nicole Smith - J. Howard Marshall?



Well that was just gold diggin plain and simple. I don't think Christie or Heidi needed the money. They just married less attractive men. Which should give men everywhere hope.
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March 5th, 2015 at 9:59:26 AM permalink
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Athena's father was actor Rory Calhoun.



According to Dawn Wells, the choice of Mary Ann and Ginger would be for Rory Calhoun. He had them both googly eyed when he did a role on the show.
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March 5th, 2015 at 10:12:53 AM permalink
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Way before my time. I just looked up pictures of her and wow she is stunning.



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March 5th, 2015 at 10:21:53 AM permalink
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Well that was just gold diggin plain and simple. I don't think Christie or Heidi needed the money. They just married less attractive men. Which should give men everywhere hope.



You're right. I was matching odd couples. I think Smith's lawyer was pulling the strings in that one. What do you expect from a guy named Howard Stern. :-)
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March 5th, 2015 at 10:23:55 AM permalink
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Two Words. James Bond?



Three words. You forgot one Bond.
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March 5th, 2015 at 10:59:28 AM permalink
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Three words. You forgot one Bond.



LOL. Damn you 1BB. It took me 2 minutes to understand what you wrote, and now that is 2 minutes I can never get back.
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March 5th, 2015 at 12:31:48 PM permalink
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LOL. Damn you 1BB. It took me 2 minutes to understand what you wrote, and now that is 2 minutes I can never get back.



Well, you made me laugh for 2 minutes so we're even.
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March 7th, 2015 at 4:25:08 AM permalink
Daylight Saving Time is here again. Yes, it's saving not savings.

Remember when it would take businesses and schools a day or two to get the clocks changed? The buzzers for breaks and for changing classes were off and everyone spent the day looking back and forth from their watches to the clocks.

Remember When is a great thread. I'm glad Bob started it.
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March 7th, 2015 at 4:00:17 PM permalink
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Daylight Saving Time is here again. Yes, it's saving not savings.

Remember when it would take businesses and schools a day or two to get the clocks changed? The buzzers for breaks and for changing classes were off and everyone spent the day looking back and forth from their watches to the clocks.

Remember When is a great thread. I'm glad Bob started it.



It took that long for all the trained techs to be able to get everywhere. They couldn't do everything in a day. The average person couldn't reprogram the program bell system.

The first program bell controllers were a very basic system. They consisted of a long continuous beaded chain with one bead for every minute of the day. The times were programmed by crimping a larger split bead over top of the one that represented the minute of the day you wanted it to go off. When the larger bead went through it triggered the bell. Talk about a pain in the ass to program.
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March 7th, 2015 at 5:07:35 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Daylight Saving Time is here again. Yes, it's saving not savings.

Remember when it would take businesses and schools a day or two to get the clocks changed? The buzzers for breaks and for changing classes were off and everyone spent the day looking back and forth from their watches to the clocks.



I imagine all old watch and clock shops voted against the idea. (before all the auto-switching someone had to change all the times.)
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March 7th, 2015 at 6:12:22 PM permalink
Much simpler in World War Two, I think. It was all referred to as War Time. Time to Buy War Bonds.
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March 7th, 2015 at 8:31:46 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Daylight Saving Time is here again. Yes, it's saving not savings.
.



I'm not on a schedule, I change the
clocks when I feel the urge. Usually
in middle of the week in the afternoon
when I don't care if I lose an hour.
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March 7th, 2015 at 8:53:59 PM permalink
I prefer those watches that display a martini glass or a surfboard instead of displaying the actual time. Often seen around the water front are watches that simply display a bent fishing rod and a large fish. It proclaims the wearer as a man who if asked what time it is will respond "Time to go fishing" because that is all his watch ever displays; it never tells the time.
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March 8th, 2015 at 12:00:57 AM permalink
years ago I worked a job in a small factory and the owner missed changing the clocks. We all went home at 3 pm for weeks before he caught on.
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March 8th, 2015 at 12:14:19 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I'm not on a schedule, I change the
clocks when I feel the urge. Usually
in middle of the week in the afternoon
when I don't care if I lose an hour.

People still have clocks? that's almost like having a land line.
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March 8th, 2015 at 1:09:24 AM permalink
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People still have clocks?



I have a bedroom clock, a wristwatch, a
kitchen clock, a small grandfather clock,
a clock in the stove, an old mantle clock
that has a new movement, a clock in
my car. You have no clocks? Pity..
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March 8th, 2015 at 5:18:02 AM permalink
I read somewhere that watch manufacturers are seeing a steep decline because everyone is carrying a smart phone and they look at that, not their wrist. I can't seem to exist without a watch even though I do carry the phone. It still never occurs to me to look at it for time info.
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March 8th, 2015 at 5:18:13 AM permalink
I forgot to change the time on the thing that prints when things expire. Hmm I wonder if anyone will notice until I change it Monday evening?
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March 8th, 2015 at 7:09:00 AM permalink
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years ago I worked a job in a small factory and the owner missed changing the clocks. We all went home at 3 pm for weeks before he caught on.



But did the owner wonder why you didn't start at the right time ?
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March 8th, 2015 at 7:49:47 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

I read somewhere that watch manufacturers are seeing a steep decline because everyone is carrying a smart phone and they look at that, not their wrist. I can't seem to exist without a watch even though I do carry the phone. It still never occurs to me to look at it for time info.



I believe it, I hate any kind of jewelry on me. I was looking at the phone forever and wore a watch into the pool where it did not live up to its water-resistant claim. Never replaced it, this was over 4 years ago.
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March 8th, 2015 at 8:11:15 AM permalink
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March 8th, 2015 at 9:08:12 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Much simpler in World War Two, I think. It was all referred to as War Time. Time to Buy War Bonds.


The USA tried this again in early 1974.

The problem was, in the northern latitudes, kids were sent to school while it was still dark.

Quote: AxelWolf

People still have clocks? that's almost like having a land line.


I have both. Actually, my only clock, if you don't count the ones on my range and microwave, is my alarm clock in my bedroom. I don't use a tablet/phone as I like to wake up to the local news, and linking it to a web-based source runs the risk of the clock not going off because there was a problem with the web connection.
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March 8th, 2015 at 9:42:03 AM permalink
My brother paid $500 for a calculator watch back in about 1973. What's that in today's money, about $1,800? What a novelty. Then by about 1980 Casio made a calculator watch with memory, I an alarm and a bunch of other features for about $25 bucks. I remember when Texas Instruments came out with the first digital hand calculator around 1974 for $75. It was about the size of a small paperback book. Before that, mechanical calculators were about the size of a shoe box. It was push down the combination of $s and cents, and push the total ca-Ching thing. Remember the mechanical registers in supermarkets before the scanners we have today?
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March 8th, 2015 at 12:54:43 PM permalink
I bought my Dad a digital watch when they were the brand new thing. He wore it like it was an alien device and never learned to set it and would just transpose its incorrect time to the correct time.
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March 8th, 2015 at 1:27:11 PM permalink
I remember when digital watches were all the rage. Was it 1972 when the Pulsar came out (am I remembering the name right?). All the watch did was tell the time and the date. Everybody that was cool and appreciated expensive things had one. They were about $300 as I recall. Then by about 1985 nobody except geeks and grandads still wore digital watches. Everything had switched to analog again. It's all about consumerism.

Consumerism. If you still have a CRT computer monitor in your office you will be shunned by the world!
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March 8th, 2015 at 1:29:53 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I remember when digital watches were all the rage. Was it 1972 when the Pulsar came out (am I remembering the name right?). All the watch did was tell the time and the date. Everybody that was cool and appreciated expensive things had one. They were about $300 as I recall. Then by about 1985 nobody except geeks and grandads still wore digital watches. Everything had switched to analog again. It's all about consumerism.

Consumerism. If you still have a CRT computer monitor in your office you will be shunned by the world!



Pulsar was a cheap Seiko. Same company.
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March 8th, 2015 at 2:30:16 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

Pulsar was a cheap Seiko. Same company.



Maybe I have the name wrong, but the first digital watch was large, substantial and expensive. I recall it being named Pulsar. And you had to hold down a button to see the time. Edit: I just googled "pics of the first digital watch." and there was the Pulsar.
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March 8th, 2015 at 2:40:25 PM permalink
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March 8th, 2015 at 2:58:11 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

My brother paid $500 for a calculator watch back in about 1973. What's that in today's money, about $1,800? What a novelty. Then by about 1980 Casio made a calculator watch with memory, I an alarm and a bunch of other features for about $25 bucks. I remember when Texas Instruments came out with the first digital hand calculator around 1974 for $75. It was about the size of a small paperback book. Before that, mechanical calculators were about the size of a shoe box. It was push down the combination of $s and cents, and push the total ca-Ching thing. Remember the mechanical registers in supermarkets before the scanners we have today?



Digital hand calculators came out before 1974 and were much more than $75.00. I remember going to trade school in 1972 and my instructor had a TI calculator with trig functions. Cost him over a $1000.00. I was able to get some unknown brand from Sears a year later for only $500. Thought I had an incredible deal. A year after that they were under $200.
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March 8th, 2015 at 3:34:20 PM permalink
Quote: kenarman

Digital hand calculators came out before 1974 and were much more than $75.00. I remember going to trade school in 1972 and my instructor had a TI calculator with trig functions. Cost him over a $1000.00. I was able to get some unknown brand from Sears a year later for only $500. Thought I had an incredible deal. A year after that they were under $200.



I guess I wasn't aware of them before the $75 Texas Instruments version came out. I might be wrong about the year being 1974--could have been a little earlier. The $75 version was when they became affordable to the average person. Now, you can probably buy a hand-held calculator for $1.

When I got a computer for my job--I think it was an IBM 36. Two monitors, two keyboards and a tower. 1988. $17,000. It was DOS. And you had to pay $400 a month to access the company's data base. In about 2000 the data base could be accessed through a company called Ivan's for $100 a month. Then about 2003 you could use a PC and access the database for free through the Internet.

Back in 1988 all the customer applications were done by hand, in pen, on a triplicate application. Now they're all done online.

Back in 1988 when I started in my business, I remember one of the agents coming in to talk to the District Manager. He rested his cell phone on the floor. It looked like a large dry cell battery, about six inches high and 4 inches wide. Sitting on the cradle was a receiver that looked like what you had on a land line phone in the 1960s. Cooool.

Had a friend that had a car phone in about 1988. You had to have an antenna mounted on your trunk lid. The phone probably cost him $250 a month, at least.

I remember in about 1986, when I was selling real estate, a woman in our office got a Delorean with a CD player. Wow!
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March 8th, 2015 at 3:41:30 PM permalink
Remember slide rules?



Remember when the nuns used to whack your hand with a yard stick or a pointer?
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March 8th, 2015 at 3:54:02 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Remember slide rules?



Remember when the nuns used to whack your hand with a yard stick or a pointer?



Yeah, when I was in junior high, before they referred to it as middle school, if you did something really wrong, you went into the dean's office, bent over, and got from one to three hard wacks with a wood paddle on the keister. These days kids are more sarcastic. They should bring corporal punishment back.

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March 8th, 2015 at 4:13:01 PM permalink
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March 8th, 2015 at 4:13:16 PM permalink
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Yeah, when I was in junior high, before they referred to it as middle school, if you did something really wrong, you went into the dean's office, bent over, and got from one to three hard wacks with a wood paddle on the keister. .



They did that in my public school
till 1967. It was always the same
guys getting it and never a girl.
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March 8th, 2015 at 4:18:02 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

They did that in my public school
till 1967. It was always the same
guys getting it and never a girl.



Yeah, I don't remember girls getting hit with a paddle, come to think of it. I remember they did have classes for girls called Home Economics.

Remember before about 1993 when they didn't have wheels on suitcases?

I hire girls every holiday season to hand write my holiday cards for clients. About 4 years ago one of them saw my typewriter that I use for miscellaneous forms, and she said that was the first time in her life she had actually seen one.
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March 8th, 2015 at 4:19:33 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

They did that in my public school
till 1967. It was always the same
guys getting it and never a girl.



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