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EvenBob
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August 7th, 2012 at 12:09:40 AM permalink
No. Today you can buy 10 Bic's for what 1 cost 50 years
ago. 50 years. Gawd...
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1BB
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August 7th, 2012 at 4:17:16 AM permalink
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I remember my first fuel injected car, I thought
I would cry. Always started in the winter on the
first try.

My dad had a battle plan for starting his cars in
the winter in the 50's and 60's. He used a heating
lamp for a long time, position it at night and plug
it in from the house at 5am. Later on he had a
coolent system heater installed in his 59 Pontiac
Safari that heated up the whole engine. And of
course the inevitable can of Instant Start to drench
the mammoth 4 barrel carb with. The air cleaner
on that 389 had to be 2ft across.



I recognized that Pontiac blue engine color right away.

Remember doing your own tune ups? Points,plugs condenser every 15,000 miles. Check the rotor and distributor cap, hook up the timing light and good for another 15,000. Spark plugs were routinely cleaned and replaced.
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DJTeddyBear
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August 7th, 2012 at 5:40:04 AM permalink
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Hiding under our desks and thinking it would save
us. Laughable.

I thought that was so we'd be better positioned to kiss our ass goodbye.
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EvenBob
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August 7th, 2012 at 12:38:49 PM permalink
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Remember doing your own tune ups? Points,plugs condenser every 15,000 miles. Check the rotor and distributor cap, hook up the timing light and good for another 15,000. Spark plugs were routinely cleaned and replaced.



Everybody was a backyard mechanic. You could actually
get at everything on these engines, it was right there in
front of you. The engines now are a nightmare. I always
changed my own oil, there were no oil change places.
Run it up the ramps, drain it, new filter, new oil, 10min
job. And oil was 40 cents a quart.
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EvenBob
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August 10th, 2012 at 2:57:50 PM permalink
I remember how exciting it was to get the new
Sears, Wards, and Spiegel catalogs in the 50's.
First thing I did was check out the womens
underwear section. That was the only 'porn'
we had access too. Sigh..
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rxwine
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August 10th, 2012 at 3:25:15 PM permalink
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I remember how exciting it was to get the new
Sears, Wards, and Spiegel catalogs in the 50's.
First thing I did was check out the womens
underwear section. That was the only 'porn'
we had access too. Sigh..



While I remember these in the Sears catalog, I can't imagine paying for that rusty piece of nothing on Ebay.
One person's freedom is another person's annoying crap.
EvenBob
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August 10th, 2012 at 3:35:14 PM permalink
This is from the latest Sears catalog. Too see this
in 1955 you had to buy a men's mag and hide it
from your wife.

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odiousgambit
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August 11th, 2012 at 2:22:13 AM permalink
Today for some soft porn definitely buy something from Victoria's Secret for your wife/gf. Maybe just some gift certs.

They'll start sending the catalog which will be worth the price of admission, trust me on that.
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
ten2win
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August 11th, 2012 at 8:43:16 AM permalink
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I still use these pens at work.

I happened to buy a 10 pack at Walmart a few weeks ago in the Back-to-School section for $1. Black, not blue, though. Do back to schooler's even know what they are?

They are great for when you are making layers of carbonless copy records.

We will be getting an Electronic Medical Record Keeper soon. So eventually the BIC will be going the way of the......
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rxwine
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August 19th, 2012 at 11:50:03 PM permalink
13 X 7 = 28
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