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jmills
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July 20th, 2020 at 3:34:44 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember when Top 40 songs
told stories? This was a huge
hit in 1971, stupidest song
ever written. It was also a hit
in 1955. The 60's car culture
was still very much alive in 71.
This was #9 on Billboards list
and we heard it a couple times
an hour. The orig song was
about a 1930 Model A with
a 1948 Lincoln motor in it.
Hard to believe we had a time
when a song like this was a
giant hit.

Here's the 55 version:



rxwine
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July 20th, 2020 at 5:32:53 PM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster


replays of the old show in black and white are shown on the network H&I on some mornings




Loved the show as a kid. It was just about the only one of "my shows" that was in color.

In almost every episode, Superman stands there, as bad guys shoot him in the chest. The bullets bounce off of him but when the villain throws their now empty gun at him, he ducks.

i love the episode of I Love Lucy where George Reeves plays his Superman character



I really liked the show, and remember later looking forward to TV Batman. But I was too old to appreciate the campy take, with POW and KABLAAM on the screen. Yet not old enough to appreciate it either.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
billryan
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July 20th, 2020 at 9:46:06 PM permalink
Before JC recorded that song, a New York bank produced what they called the AnyCar. They made several different ones, each made of different cars. I saw one at a Met game and another one at the Auto Show. I want to say the first one was made from 22 different models. It was a publicity stunt and the cars were featured in many tv commercials, advertising that their bank would give a loan on any car.
The AnyCar I saw at the Met game had a Volkswagon engine and a Rolls Royce grill. Since it was a rear engine, that left the front area behind the grill empty, so they tricked out a riding lawn mower and rigged the grill to detach from the car. The car did two laps around the field and then , to everyone's surprise, the front hood opened and the riding mower, driven by a little feller who'd been in the compartment the whole time took a victory lap.
EvenBob
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July 30th, 2020 at 11:03:17 AM permalink
In the 50's a major part of every
day was home delivery. Milk
and cream and cottage cheese
and orange juice was delivered
every morning. Fresh bread too.
We had two editions of the
newspaper delivered twice a day.
All summer long vendors on
bicycle ice cream vehicles would
sell all kinds of frozen stuff. There
were WWI vets on 3 wheeled bikes
that sold everything under the sun
to housewives. Needle and thread,
buttons, shoelaces, bandana's, kitchen
matches, pot holders, cigarettes,
lighter fluid, and much more.

Who would have thought we would
ever see a resurgence of home
delivery. I can't sit on the front
porch for 20 min without seeing
several delivery vehicles. Prime,
UPS, FedEx, Home Depot, USPS,
DHS. There's even a company
called Schwann that cruises around
selling flash frozen products.
The 50's reborn.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
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July 30th, 2020 at 4:23:37 PM permalink
Can someone help me? I just want to post my own form questions but I don't know how.
lilredrooster
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July 31st, 2020 at 2:32:24 AM permalink
𝘨𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘺 𝘶𝘱 𝘨𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘺 𝘶𝘱 409




𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘣𝘳𝘢 𝘥𝘰𝘯'𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘺𝘰𝘶'𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘴𝘩𝘶𝘵 '𝘦𝘮 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯
it shut down a stingray................WOW!!!

𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵............. ᴍᴀʀᴋ ᴛᴡᴀɪɴ
EvenBob
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July 31st, 2020 at 9:38:08 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

𝘨𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘺 𝘶𝘱 𝘨𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘺 𝘶𝘱 409



If you weren't there it's impossible
to grasp how big the car culture
was in the 60's. On the radio, in
TV and movies. Every weekend, like
in the movie American Graffiti, we
would ride the 'circuit' downtown
showing off our cars and hooking
up. We had drag races in the country
at midnight. We rode around in 57
Chevy's and 55 Fords throwing empty
beer bottles at stop signs. It was
wonderful.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
lilredrooster
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July 31st, 2020 at 10:35:58 AM permalink
this is great American poetry - beats the hell out of Robert Frost....................(-:}



Declining numbers at an even rate
(Oooo moving out now)
At the count of one we both accelerate
(Oooo moving out now)
My Stingray is light the slicks are starting to spin
(Oooo moving out now)
But the four-thirteen's really digging in
(Oooo moving out now)
Got to be cool now, power shift - here we go


Superstock Dart is winding out in low
But my fuel injected Stingray's really starting to go
To get the traction I'm riding the clutch
My pressure plate's burning that machine's too much


Pedal's to the floor hear the dual quads drink
(Oooo pump it up now)
And now the four-thirteen's lead is starting to shrink
(Oooo pump it up now)
He's hot with ram induction but it's understood
(Oooo pump it up now)
I got a fuel injected engine sitting under my hood
(Oooo pump it up now)


Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down
Shut it off, shut it off buddy now I shut you down


𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵............. ᴍᴀʀᴋ ᴛᴡᴀɪɴ
lilredrooster
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August 3rd, 2020 at 2:36:36 AM permalink
𝙎𝙚𝙖 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙩

featured the Bridges family - Lloyd, Jeff, Beau
I think it would be pretty much accurate to call Jeff a movie star
not so much Beau, although he has had some decent roles in some movies






this is Lloyd with young Jeff:


𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵............. ᴍᴀʀᴋ ᴛᴡᴀɪɴ
EvenBob
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August 3rd, 2020 at 9:19:01 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster





In the days when Primetime started
at 7pm and there were 32 episodes
in a season. Hour long shows had
12 min of commercials. Today they
have 18 min.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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