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RogerKint
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July 4th, 2012 at 10:17:51 AM permalink
Remember when your dad offered you a dollar to take his work boots off but never gave it?
P90
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July 4th, 2012 at 10:46:32 AM permalink
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People will believe whatever they're told to believe, like the earth is flat or eating spinach will make you strong because it has iron in it.


Yeah. I'm just surprised at how so many otherwise intelligent people know for damn sure that anthropogenic global warming [is real and the end is nigh]/[is not real and communist plot], while the more I know on the matter, the least certainty I have in estimating what degree of influence the evidence is most weighted towards and which should be considered the threshold for significance.

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Remember when you sighed because you were alone at the time?


I think that was the case for most everyone since church stopped enforcing its ban on sword sharpening.
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buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 10:52:00 AM permalink
Quote: RogerKint

Remember when your dad offered you a dollar to take his work boots off but never gave it?




My dad would pay me and my friends 25 cent each to clean up the yard. 15 cents for the movies, 5 cents for a soda. 5 cents for the candy machine .

Later he worked for ABC vending refiling the soda machines at the movies. Some days I got to go with him and see 10 or 15 minutes of different movies.

A nickel was worth enough then to use slugs. Dad would give me the slugs from the soda machine to use in the candy machine. LOL
rxwine
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July 4th, 2012 at 11:06:51 AM permalink
I remember when you tried to carefully put a needle on a vinyl record and not scratch it. For years, I practiced what would be the reverse of someone elses musical creation. Who knew?

I also remember when seeing old records that were sometimes red or yellow instead of black. Some were 78 rpm, I think.
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Nareed
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July 4th, 2012 at 11:19:52 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

I also remember when seeing old records that were sometimes red or yellow instead of black. Some were 78 rpm, I think.



There were periodic fads along those lines. My brother's copy of the Beatles' White Album was printed on white acetate or vynil or whatever it was really. In the early 80s this took off for a while, and I recall records in multiple colors. Disney sold a "single" of its parks parade soundtrack with a print under transparent vynil for a while.
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buzzpaff
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July 4th, 2012 at 11:48:56 AM permalink
How pissed did you get when your kid sister lost the plastic insert and you could not listen to your 45's ?
EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:22:27 PM permalink
In the 50's and 60's and maybe the 70's, you could hit your
kids whenever they needed it. Even in public. It was nothing
to see a mother holding a kids hand in the air and whapping
him on the butt 5 or 6 times and the kid screaming his head
off. Do that now and you'll lose the kid and go to prison.

Thats why the little darlings are so well behaved these days.
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EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:34:14 PM permalink
And yes, some drive-ins really had girls on roller skates
that took your order. Even in the dead of winter, but no skates.

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EvenBob
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July 4th, 2012 at 12:39:06 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

My dad would pay me and my friends 25 cent each to clean up the yard. 15 cents for the movies, 5 cents for a soda. 5 cents for the candy machine .



In 1958 I got 50 cents a week allowance and that was
huge. I could buy 5 comic books. Or a bunch of candy
and 2 new comic books and go to the library and trade
old comics for used ones they had in boxes. I loved reading
comics more than anything in the world, until I discovered
the Hardy Boys when I was 10.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
AZDuffman
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July 4th, 2012 at 1:28:18 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine


I also remember when seeing old records that were sometimes red or yellow instead of black. Some were 78 rpm, I think.



Supposedly they would sometimes put a print of a picture on the vinyl, so you could watch the band spin round and round. I have heard these are very collectible. Sooner or later one might show up at G&S Pawn?
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