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DRich
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September 22nd, 2021 at 10:57:39 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Going to the automat was huge.
Along the same theme, there were machines at the 1964/64 Worlds Fair where you paid for your food to a person, who punched a few buttons are your change mysteriously appeared in a tray. It was magical, especially for a six-year-old. Looking back, have no idea why it did what it did, but it was amazing.

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    I am sad to say that I never made it to an Automat. Looks like my kind of place.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 11:42:55 AM permalink
    It's been brought back a few times but it wasn't the same.
    The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 11:48:52 AM permalink
    It's been brought back a few times but it wasn't the same.
    I was more of a Nedicks fan, myself. They had the best orange soda and squared-off hot dog buns that were unique to them. I wrote a paper in second grade about what I wanted to do when I grew up and I said I wanted to work the counter at Nedicks. My teacher somehow had never heard of Nedicks and sent the paper home to my Mom.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:19:11 PM permalink
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    I am sad to say that I never made it to an Automat. Looks like my kind of place.

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    There is a YT video of a sort of one in Japan. Not even manned. And immaculate. In the USA such a place would be trashed and filled with vagrants in 2 hours.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:28:38 PM permalink
    Quite a few starving ' "artsts" made do with a nickel bowl of hot water and some ketchup, aka instant tomato soup.
    I tried that recipe once on an ROTC Field Excercise. Unlike Ranger Pudding, I never tried it again.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:33:28 PM permalink
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    That is nonsense. The "Black Card" was an urban legend in the 1990s. .

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    Seinfeld talks about it in one of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee videos. I think he's buying a rug and the salesperson remarks on how much it card weighs and Jerry tells the story of how he got the first black AMEX card.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:41:12 PM permalink
    Well, since he said it on the internet, it must be true, right? The black card website says that it was a pilot program in the 80s that was discontinued in 1988, the year Seinfeld debuted to very mediocre ratings.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:46:25 PM permalink
    Quote: billryan

    Quite a few starving ' "artsts" made do with a nickel bowl of hot water and some ketchup, aka instant tomato soup.
    I tried that recipe once on an ROTC Field Excercise. Unlike Ranger Pudding, I never tried it again.

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    In college I ate Baco soup, Just heat some water and a a few Baco's (artificial bacon bits) and stir. You get a slightly salty water with a hint of bacon smell.

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    September 22nd, 2021 at 12:50:56 PM permalink
    If you ever find yourself homeless, come to Bisbee. Six days a week, the various restaurants and eateries contribute food to a noon time meal where residents mix with the indigent for a fine repast.
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    September 22nd, 2021 at 1:03:29 PM permalink
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    That is nonsense. The "Black Card" was an urban legend in the 1990s. .

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    Seinfeld talks about it in one of his Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee videos. I think he's buying a rug and the salesperson remarks on how much it card weighs and Jerry tells the story of how he got the first black AMEX card.
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    He can claim whatever he wants. It was an urban legend for years so AMEX made it.
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