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Hunterhill
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August 1st, 2012 at 4:05:18 PM permalink
remember when cars had a small vent window that you could open at an angle so you could get a nice breeze.I wish cars still had those. I also had an 8 track in my car that I had to jam a pencil in the side so it would play right.LOL
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1BB
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August 1st, 2012 at 5:40:12 PM permalink
Remember pulling down the rear license plate to fill the gas tank? How about under the left tail light on some Cadillacs?
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rxwine
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August 1st, 2012 at 5:49:49 PM permalink
I remember when I heard the first emergency siren that had that weird whooping sound. Now it's completly commonplace.

Before, it was all straight up an down sirens, like you hear in old movies.

At the time, I thought it was some kind of UFO sound.
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odiousgambit
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August 2nd, 2012 at 1:00:59 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember when the headilght dimmer was on the
floor of your car? And you could actually change
a headlight yourself in about 2min and not have to
find a specialist to do it?

And when they gave you a new license plate every
single year and you always had to go to the DMV
to get it? None of this pay on the net and they send
you tags, there were no tags. And there was just
one kind of plate, they didn't have 10 choices.

Remember when checks were all the same? No
waterfalls, no kittens playing. Checks hell, I haven't
had paper checks in 10 years.



1] Sometimes the starter button was on the floor too. [actually before my time, but I drove someone's pick-up for a while that had that]

2] Seems like you only see the hoi polloi at DMVs now. Unfortunately, I know because you see me there sometimes. [g]

3] No paper checks? wow, Bob, I can't go that far with 'thoroughly modern me'. But a checkbook lasts me forever now it seems.
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EvenBob
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August 2nd, 2012 at 10:30:39 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit



3] No paper checks? wow, Bob, I can't go that far with 'thoroughly modern me'. But a checkbook lasts me forever now it seems.



I can't remember the last time I saw somebody
write a check. Most of them go right thru your
account anyway, just like a debit card.
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DJTeddyBear
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August 2nd, 2012 at 10:57:27 AM permalink
I often talk about the Good Humor Ice Cream Bar called a Chocolate Chip Candy. These days it's called a Chip Candy Crunch. There's hardly any chocolate in the middle and few crunchies.

Back in the day the chocolate in the middle was huge, and there were a ton of crunchies on the outside. And they only cost a quarter.

And, they had a version called a Mint Chip Candy. Same idea but Chocolate Chip Mint ice cream. BOY do I miss those...
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AZDuffman
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August 2nd, 2012 at 11:00:22 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I often talk about the Good Humor Ice Cream Bar called a Chocolate Chip Candy. These days it's called a Chip Candy Crunch. There's hardly any chocolate in the middle and few crunchies.



Speaking of food, remember when:


Frosted Flakes were "Sugar Frosted Flakes"
Golden Crisp was "Sugar Crisp" and Golden Bear was "Sugar Bear"
Smack was "Sugar Smaks"

This is why the MAWGs on this board are so cynical, we know what things really are and were.
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buzzpaff
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August 2nd, 2012 at 11:11:44 AM permalink
Remember when there were no toys inside the cereal bok. But you could cut something on the back of the box to make a cardboard toy. LOL
thecesspit
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August 2nd, 2012 at 11:26:14 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Speaking of food, remember when:


Frosted Flakes were "Sugar Frosted Flakes"
Golden Crisp was "Sugar Crisp" and Golden Bear was "Sugar Bear"
Smack was "Sugar Smaks"

This is why the MAWGs on this board are so cynical, we know what things really are and were.



Smack is Heroin... :)
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Doc
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August 2nd, 2012 at 11:44:26 AM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

1] Sometimes the starter button was on the floor too. [actually before my time, but I drove someone's pick-up for a while that had that]


In the mid-60's, a college classmate borrowed another student's Studebaker (mid 50's) to give some girls a ride back to their campus from a group social on ours. I went along just for the ride. He couldn't figure out how to start the thing, and I finally remembered my dad's Studebaker from long before I could drive. To start it up, after turning the key on, you pushed the clutch pedal hard to the floor; a little tab on the side of the pedal hit the starter button on the floor. It seemed like a good technique for making sure that the clutch was disengaged as the engine was started. It worked for the borrowed car, and my classmate was surprised that I could come up with the solution.

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