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rxwine
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September 13th, 2020 at 9:46:35 PM permalink
Did anyone have a bug collection as a kid? You know, where you stick pins in them.

Or maybe you still have one?

Or maybe you now collect kids and stick pins in them.
Quasimodo? Does that name ring a bell?
lilredrooster
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September 26th, 2020 at 2:07:18 PM permalink
tabletop jukeboxes at the local diners



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ThatDonGuy
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September 26th, 2020 at 3:56:52 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

tabletop jukeboxes at the local diners


Doesn't Johnny Rockets still have those?
lilredrooster
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September 26th, 2020 at 4:20:28 PM permalink
Quote: ThatDonGuy




Doesn't Johnny Rockets still have those?




they might, I'm not sure - I ate there once and never went back - was unimpressed
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EvenBob
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September 26th, 2020 at 8:40:38 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

tabletop jukeboxes at the local diners



Having change in your pocket was a big deal in the 50s and 60s. Everywhere you went there was a machine to put money into. Candy machines Coke machines, pay phones, pinball machines, jukeboxes, cigarette machines, gumball machines, Kotex machines, Trojan machines, machines to weigh yourself, machines for kids to ride on outside of grocery stores. 95% of that stuff has disappeared. There were people who owned scores of these machines and made a good living.
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lilredrooster
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September 27th, 2020 at 12:47:48 AM permalink
stamp vending machines - I swear to God I never ever saw a single person using one


four 9 cent stamps for $.50 - etc, - a nice 28% profit for Uncle Sam if he ever sold any there.................................(-:\





Last edited by: lilredrooster on Sep 27, 2020
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gamerfreak
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September 27th, 2020 at 3:54:25 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

now, this is not all that unusual
back then, it was unheard of
still haunts me to this day


Quite the opposite actually. This was much more common in the 70ís.

Kidnapping, murder, and violent crime in general has been at an all time low for years. People just get the impression that things are more dangerous now because of how easily information spreads via technology.
AZDuffman
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September 27th, 2020 at 5:31:24 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob



Having change in your pocket was a big deal in the 50s and 60s. Everywhere you went there was a machine to put money into. Candy machines Coke machines, pay phones, pinball machines, jukeboxes, cigarette machines, gumball machines, Kotex machines, Trojan machines, machines to weigh yourself, machines for kids to ride on outside of grocery stores. 95% of that stuff has disappeared. There were people who owned scores of these machines and made a good living.



Well, yeah, membership in the mafia let most guys live well back then.

Japan is still vending machine nuts. Amazing what they sell in them.
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billryan
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September 27th, 2020 at 10:57:19 AM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

stamp vending machines - I swear to God I never ever saw a single person using one


four 9 cent stamps for $.50 - etc, - a nice 28% profit for Uncle Sam if he ever sold any there.................................(-:\







Those were/are privately owned. You pay a premium to avoid going to the post office.
I currently sell US Stamps for 20% off face and few people buy them.
FleaStiff
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September 27th, 2020 at 12:41:20 PM permalink
That premium was a sorepoint with tourists from Europe and China.

Coldcaße squadsx exist because crime rates Ares low and aging cops sit in the archives all day rather than chasing muggers.

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