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July 4th, 2024 at 12:40:05 PM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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July 4th, 2024 at 1:48:00 PM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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So were you when you were 19 years old you just like to think you weren't.
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July 4th, 2024 at 4:15:31 PM permalink
re cigarettes -

in the U.S., well to be fair, in most of other countries too, you're free to do things that can be very harmful to you

boxing is extremely risky, and ufc (extreme) fighting is even way more dangerous than boxing

what % of those guys if they have 7 year or longer careers will end up with some kind of brain damage_____?

I don't really know the answer - but I wouldn't be surprised if the answer was all of them - 100%


I love to watch a really good boxing match (not so much ufc (extreme) fighting)

but I also feel guilty about enjoying something which is so brutal and so potentially damaging

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July 4th, 2024 at 5:31:28 PM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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So were you when you were 19 years old you just like to think you weren't.
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You are mistaken there. I was the ultimate computer nerd. The only thing I cared about were nibbles and bits. I didn't even have a car until I was 23 and I bought a beautiful Ford Fairmont Station Wagon.

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July 4th, 2024 at 6:57:38 PM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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So were you when you were 19 years old you just like to think you weren't.
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You are mistaken there. I was the ultimate computer nerd. The only thing I cared about were nibbles and bits. I didn't even have a car until I was 23 and I bought a beautiful Ford Fairmont Station Wagon.
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So you were no different than most people in your generation in the late '80s early 90s, you were a computer nerd. My generation were car nerds.
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July 4th, 2024 at 8:31:35 PM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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So were you when you were 19 years old you just like to think you weren't.
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You are mistaken there. I was the ultimate computer nerd. The only thing I cared about were nibbles and bits. I didn't even have a car until I was 23 and I bought a beautiful Ford Fairmont Station Wagon.
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So you were no different than most people in your generation in the late '80s early 90s, you were a computer nerd. My generation were car nerds.
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I donít think most people in the late 80s early 90s were computer nerds.
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July 5th, 2024 at 8:17:20 AM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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So were you when you were 19 years old you just like to think you weren't.
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You are mistaken there. I was the ultimate computer nerd. The only thing I cared about were nibbles and bits. I didn't even have a car until I was 23 and I bought a beautiful Ford Fairmont Station Wagon.
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So you were no different than most people in your generation in the late '80s early 90s, you were a computer nerd. My generation were car nerds.
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My teen years were the late 70's and early 80's. There were probably less than 1000 computer nerds in the whole country at that time. The first computers I used did not even have monitors.



That is actually the computer I started on.
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July 5th, 2024 at 8:46:04 AM permalink
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Sure you would, we're all products of the era we grew up in. By the time you were old enough to drive muscle cars were considered to be a pariah, they were useless gas guzzlers and nobody wanted them. If you still had one you were looked down on as a stone age cretin.



I am surprised by how much you are influenced by what others think. I did not expect that of you.
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So were you when you were 19 years old you just like to think you weren't.
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You are mistaken there. I was the ultimate computer nerd. The only thing I cared about were nibbles and bits. I didn't even have a car until I was 23 and I bought a beautiful Ford Fairmont Station Wagon.
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So you were no different than most people in your generation in the late '80s early 90s, you were a computer nerd. My generation were car nerds.
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My teen years were the late 70's and early 80's. There were probably less than 1000 computer nerds in the whole country at that time. The first computers I used did not even have monitors.



That is actually the computer I started on.
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And kids of today will probably be designing Ai models and implanting neural links in their brains just to keep up.
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July 5th, 2024 at 9:34:26 AM permalink
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the greatest of all of the back in the day TV shows imo was "The Twilight Zone"
the whole family would gather round to see what kinna madness they conjured up this week - iirc the show came on on Thursdays

this is one of the greatest episodes imo - "The Fever"
the dude is totally bamboozled by a slot machine_____________________(-:/

𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙈𝙔 𝘿𝙊𝙇𝙇𝘼𝙍

oh, and one more below that one - "A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters

the stakes:

"You win - you live. You lose - you die."

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July 5th, 2024 at 10:07:03 AM permalink
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the greatest of all of the back in the day TV shows imo was "The Twilight Zone"
the whole family would gather round to see what kinna madness they conjured up this week - iirc the show came on on Thursdays

this is one of the greatest episodes imo - "The Fever"
the dude is totally bamboozled by a slot machine_____________________(-:/

𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙈𝙔 𝘿𝙊𝙇𝙇𝘼𝙍

oh, and one more below that one - "A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters

the stakes:

"You win - you live. You lose - you die."

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I don't know that I have ever watched a single episode of Twilight Zone. Maybe I will add it to my list although I know I will never get to it.
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July 5th, 2024 at 11:42:32 AM permalink
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I don't know that I have ever watched a single episode of Twilight Zone. Maybe I will add it to my list although I know I will never get to it.


what kind of things do you think that you will get to_______?__________if you don't mind my asking

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July 5th, 2024 at 12:23:15 PM permalink
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the greatest of all of the back in the day TV shows imo was "The Twilight Zone"
the whole family would gather round to see what kinna madness they conjured up this week - iirc the show came on on Thursdays

this is one of the greatest episodes imo - "The Fever"
the dude is totally bamboozled by a slot machine_____________________(-:/

𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙈𝙔 𝘿𝙊𝙇𝙇𝘼𝙍

oh, and one more below that one - "A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters

the stakes:

"You win - you live. You lose - you die."


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I showed my son "Eye of the Beholder " when he was a tween, and to his credit, he figured out the twist before the reveal!
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July 5th, 2024 at 12:28:18 PM permalink
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I don't know that I have ever watched a single episode of Twilight Zone. Maybe I will add it to my list although I know I will never get to it.


what kind of things do you think that you will get to_______?__________if you don't mind my asking

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As far as TV shows and movies not many. I probably watch two movies a year and I rarely watch old shows unless I am familiar and like them.

I did watch a new old series last weekend called Barry. It was okay but they billed it as a comedy and there was very little humor in it.
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July 5th, 2024 at 2:01:51 PM permalink
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the greatest of all of the back in the day TV shows imo was "The Twilight Zone"
the whole family would gather round to see what kinna madness they conjured up this week - iirc the show came on on Thursdays

this is one of the greatest episodes imo - "The Fever"
the dude is totally bamboozled by a slot machine_____________________(-:/

𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙈𝙔 𝘿𝙊𝙇𝙇𝘼𝙍

oh, and one more below that one - "A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters

the stakes:

"You win - you live. You lose - you die."


.
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I showed my son "Eye of the Beholder " when he was a tween, and to his credit, he figured out the twist before the reveal!
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The Twilight Zone was great 60 years ago but now a lot of the episodes are really kind of silly and easy to figure out. We were in a different place in the early 1960s.
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July 5th, 2024 at 2:25:44 PM permalink
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the greatest of all of the back in the day TV shows imo was "The Twilight Zone"
the whole family would gather round to see what kinna madness they conjured up this week - iirc the show came on on Thursdays

this is one of the greatest episodes imo - "The Fever"
the dude is totally bamboozled by a slot machine_____________________(-:/

𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙈𝙔 𝘿𝙊𝙇𝙇𝘼𝙍

oh, and one more below that one - "A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters

the stakes:

"You win - you live. You lose - you die."


.
link to original post



I showed my son "Eye of the Beholder " when he was a tween, and to his credit, he figured out the twist before the reveal!
link to original post



The Twilight Zone was great 60 years ago but now a lot of the episodes are really kind of silly and easy to figure out. We were in a different place in the early 1960s.
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I don't watch Tv or movies anymore. I hate to say it I'm much like you with YouTube and ordering as much as
possible. I will go anywhere anytime to anything at the drop of a hat though just dislike shopping not so much
grocery mainly clothing. On occasion I try and watch a movie I thought was great when I was in my youth
rarely do I make it past 10min.
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July 6th, 2024 at 2:49:46 AM permalink
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the greatest of all of the back in the day TV shows imo was "The Twilight Zone"
the whole family would gather round to see what kinna madness they conjured up this week - iirc the show came on on Thursdays

this is one of the greatest episodes imo - "The Fever"
the dude is totally bamboozled by a slot machine_____________________(-:/

𝙂𝙄𝙑𝙀 𝙈𝙀 𝘽𝘼𝘾𝙆 𝙈𝙔 𝘿𝙊𝙇𝙇𝘼𝙍

oh, and one more below that one - "A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters

the stakes:

"You win - you live. You lose - you die."


.
link to original post



I showed my son "Eye of the Beholder " when he was a tween, and to his credit, he figured out the twist before the reveal!
link to original post



The Twilight Zone was great 60 years ago but now a lot of the episodes are really kind of silly and easy to figure out. We were in a different place in the early 1960s.
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But they can be fun. There is one where a crew does a gold heist and "sleeps" for 100 years. You realize we are closer to when they are waking up to when it was made.
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July 6th, 2024 at 7:29:38 AM permalink
I think several Twilight Zone episodes were common allegories like "Be careful what you wish for" because it's not going to be great at all. Maybe even updated Aesop's fables?

Nowadays, many series shows, have twists upon twists and maybe no moral at all.
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July 7th, 2024 at 7:40:48 AM permalink
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I think there are few that would deny that "Jaws" is one of the truly great back in the day movies
there were many reports of people who refused to go into the ocean after seeing it
nobody walked out of the theater in the middle of that one

per a google search about 5 people per year are killed by sharks

𝙂𝙀𝙏 𝙊𝙐𝙏 𝙊𝙁 𝙏𝙃𝙀 𝙒𝘼𝙏𝙀𝙍

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July 7th, 2024 at 9:02:30 AM permalink
Remember when places like Kmart would give you a rain check if they ran out of sale merchandise? The thing was they never got that item in stock again ever. For that matter, remember looking at the Sunday paper for what was on sale?

Right about now they would be starting back to school sales. Maybe not quite yet but soon. That was always depressing as a kid.
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July 7th, 2024 at 9:23:32 AM permalink
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Remember when places like Kmart would give you a rain check if they ran out of sale merchandise? The thing was they never got that item in stock again ever.


yeah, and the grocery store cashiers had to punch in each price by hand - no scanners
and they made lots of mistakes
and you never seemed to be able to catch the mistakes until it was too late
and the mistakes always seemed to go against you - never in your favor___________________________(-:/





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July 7th, 2024 at 10:57:20 AM permalink
"Right about now they would be starting back to school sales. Maybe not quite yet but soon. That was always depressing as a kid."

I was at the $ tree yesterday and they had some Halloween items for sale!
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July 7th, 2024 at 11:05:15 AM permalink
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Remember when places like Kmart would give you a rain check if they ran out of sale merchandise? The thing was they never got that item in stock again ever. For that matter, remember looking at the Sunday paper for what was on sale?

Right about now they would be starting back to school sales. Maybe not quite yet but soon. That was always depressing as a kid.
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Back to school is here. Walmart's in a full court press on back to school stuff. My daughter starts teaching on August 15th. Kids love their super long Christmas Vacation and they're super long spring break but they have to make up for it by going back to school 3 weeks early in the summer. We never went back to school before September. My local stores give a rain checks but they're not good for as long as they used to be. They expire in a couple of weeks when they used to be good for a couple months.
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July 7th, 2024 at 11:18:04 AM permalink
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Remember when places like Kmart would give you a rain check if they ran out of sale merchandise? The thing was they never got that item in stock again ever.


yeah, and the grocery store cashiers had to punch in each price by hand - no scanners
and they made lots of mistakes
and you never seemed to be able to catch the mistakes until it was too late
and the mistakes always seemed to go against you - never in your favor___________________________(-:/

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The cashiers were never allowed to guess at a price, so if something you bought was missing a price, everybody had to wait until some doofus confirmed the price. This happened every time for the person in front of you.

You checked every item you put in the cart to make sure it had a price on it. If you goofed, you wanted to shoot yourself

The dreaded cry ......................... Price Check!!
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July 7th, 2024 at 2:25:21 PM permalink
I was in a store yesterday that was already having a Christmas sale.
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July 7th, 2024 at 3:38:05 PM permalink
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Remember when places like Kmart would give you a rain check if they ran out of sale merchandise? The thing was they never got that item in stock again ever.


yeah, and the grocery store cashiers had to punch in each price by hand - no scanners
and they made lots of mistakes
and you never seemed to be able to catch the mistakes until it was too late
and the mistakes always seemed to go against you - never in your favor___________________________(-:/

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The cashiers were never allowed to guess at a price, so if something you bought was missing a price, everybody had to wait until some doofus confirmed the price. This happened every time for the person in front of you.

You checked every item you put in the cart to make sure it had a price on it. If you goofed, you wanted to shoot yourself

The dreaded cry ......................... Price Check!!
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That doofus was me in my first job!

We had a cashier or two who seemed to know every price in the store. I mean, they should have gone on TPIR. One woman from the customer service office did I heard. But usually I had to go find it. We were one of the last stores around to not have scanners.

There is an episode of AITF where Archie and Edith are grocery shopping and the cashier tells Archie she knows the prices so he quizzes her:

"How much is this?"
"2 for 99 cents"
"How much for this one?"
"Fifty cents."
"We'll take the 49 cent one" (throws other can back.)

And that is when they used to write television!
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July 7th, 2024 at 3:39:29 PM permalink
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"Right about now they would be starting back to school sales. Maybe not quite yet but soon. That was always depressing as a kid."

I was at the $ tree yesterday and they had some Halloween items for sale!
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Spirit Halloween is probably as we speak palletizing for shipment to their stores. I cannot stand that holiday but big business it is.
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July 7th, 2024 at 5:58:54 PM permalink
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"A Game of Pool" with Jack Klugman and Johnathan Winters
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The original had a revised ending, different from the one screenwriter George Clayton Johnson had in mind. Perhaps the remake has that ending.
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July 7th, 2024 at 6:51:49 PM permalink
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"Right about now they would be starting back to school sales. Maybe not quite yet but soon. That was always depressing as a kid."

I was at the $ tree yesterday and they had some Halloween items for sale!
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Spirit Halloween is probably as we speak palletizing for shipment to their stores. I cannot stand that holiday but big business it is.
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My beef with it is Halloween is not a holiday. Banks are not closed, government offices are not closed, the mail gets delivered, nobody gets a day off paid. All Saints Day which is November 1st is a religious holiday. Halloween is nothing, it's just a celebration. It's much like St Patrick's Day, it's just a celebration. They lost me in the '80s when adults started dressing up like Darth Vader and Willy Wonka and going to parties. Ever since then it's just been out of control. I pay no attention to it at all anymore.
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July 7th, 2024 at 7:01:20 PM permalink
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July 8th, 2024 at 2:44:50 AM permalink
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"Right about now they would be starting back to school sales. Maybe not quite yet but soon. That was always depressing as a kid."

I was at the $ tree yesterday and they had some Halloween items for sale!
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Spirit Halloween is probably as we speak palletizing for shipment to their stores. I cannot stand that holiday but big business it is.
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My beef with it is Halloween is not a holiday. Banks are not closed, government offices are not closed, the mail gets delivered, nobody gets a day off paid. All Saints Day which is November 1st is a religious holiday. Halloween is nothing, it's just a celebration. It's much like St Patrick's Day, it's just a celebration. They lost me in the '80s when adults started dressing up like Darth Vader and Willy Wonka and going to parties. Ever since then it's just been out of control. I pay no attention to it at all anymore.
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Halloween is technically religious as it is All Saints Day eve. ASD was somewhat bigger many years ago and is the reason USA elections can never be on that day.

I did not really like dressing up as a kid and more did it because it was expected. I made 8th grade my last year for it although that year was more to help watch younger siblings than anything else. But I knew people in high school still went out! Places I have worked people dressed up at the office!

I never got it, never will.
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July 8th, 2024 at 6:07:28 AM permalink
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My beef with it is Halloween is not a holiday. Banks are not closed, government offices are not closed, the mail gets delivered, nobody gets a day off paid. All Saints Day which is November 1st is a religious holiday. Halloween is nothing, it's just a celebration. It's much like St Patrick's Day, it's just a celebration. They lost me in the '80s when adults started dressing up like Darth Vader and Willy Wonka and going to parties. Ever since then it's just been out of control. I pay no attention to it at all anymore.
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Adults have been having Halloween parties since well before the 1980s.
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July 8th, 2024 at 6:19:36 AM permalink
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My beef with it is Halloween is not a holiday. Banks are not closed, government offices are not closed, the mail gets delivered, nobody gets a day off paid. All Saints Day which is November 1st is a religious holiday. Halloween is nothing, it's just a celebration. It's much like St Patrick's Day, it's just a celebration. They lost me in the '80s when adults started dressing up like Darth Vader and Willy Wonka and going to parties. Ever since then it's just been out of control. I pay no attention to it at all anymore.
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Adults have been having Halloween parties since well before the 1980s.
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His point is starting the very late 1980s adults had them and got into dressing up far more. Halloween really exploded in popularity starting then. Before that you did not have Spirit Halloween and all the stuff for adults. These days people dress up as kids and keep doing it as adults.

When I was a kid you rarely heard of adults having a Halloween party. Now you canít get away from them.
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July 8th, 2024 at 8:13:36 AM permalink
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When I was a kid you rarely heard of adults having a Halloween party. Now you canít get away from them.
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I don't know where you live where you "can't get away from them," but I don't think they happen as much any more. The heyday might have been from the '80s to the late 2000s. I remember going to a bunch of Halloween parties in the late 2000s, but by the early 2010s they seemed to be dying out and people kind of stopped caring. I don't hear about anyone having Halloween parties anymore. I think Covid might have killed them for good. Adults still dress up, but it's usually just for their kids. They aren't going to parties.
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July 8th, 2024 at 11:52:20 AM permalink
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My beef with it is Halloween is not a holiday. Banks are not closed, government offices are not closed, the mail gets delivered, nobody gets a day off paid. All Saints Day which is November 1st is a religious holiday. Halloween is nothing, it's just a celebration. It's much like St Patrick's Day, it's just a celebration. They lost me in the '80s when adults started dressing up like Darth Vader and Willy Wonka and going to parties. Ever since then it's just been out of control. I pay no attention to it at all anymore.
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Adults have been having Halloween parties since well before the 1980s.
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His point is starting the very late 1980s adults had them and got into dressing up far more. Halloween really exploded in popularity starting then. Before that you did not have Spirit Halloween and all the stuff for adults. These days people dress up as kids and keep doing it as adults.

When I was a kid you rarely heard of adults having a Halloween party. Now you canít get away from them.
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The first time I saw it was in 1979 when I had the bar in Santa Barbara and there were two gay bars on the same street and every Halloween the gay guys would come in all dressed like women. That's the first time I saw adults dressing up for Halloween. Some of them looked pretty good too, although it was weird that they ALL dressed like a woman. So stereotypical..
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July 8th, 2024 at 12:17:57 PM permalink
Early handmade Halloween costumes were better IMO. Many looked like something an insane neighbor would be wearing when he tortured and murdered his victims. Crude materials, and no real design expertise. If someone made a wolf man head, it would be not only a wolf man head, but probably horribly misshapened.
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July 8th, 2024 at 1:41:21 PM permalink
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Early handmade Halloween costumes were better IMO. Many looked like something an insane neighbor would be wearing when he tortured and murdered his victims. Crude materials, and no real design expertise. If someone made a wolf man head, it would be not only a wolf man head, but probably horribly misshapened.
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While I hate the holiday some gimmick costumes are clever. Worked a Halloween party a few years back woman had a raincoat and newspaper. I flat out said that I could see it was a gimmick but what?

She was a news flash!
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July 8th, 2024 at 5:38:27 PM permalink
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Early handmade Halloween costumes were better IMO. Many looked like something an insane neighbor would be wearing when he tortured and murdered his victims. Crude materials, and no real design expertise. If someone made a wolf man head, it would be not only a wolf man head, but probably horribly misshapened.
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While I hate the holiday some gimmick costumes are clever. Worked a Halloween party a few years back woman had a raincoat and newspaper. I flat out said that I could see it was a gimmick but what?

She was a news flash!
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Waiting to see Spirit selling the newspaper and short trenchcoat next year as a sexy news flash...
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July 9th, 2024 at 9:59:55 AM permalink
One year I attended a home Halloween party.

One of the female guests was dressed up as "Rocky". She wore a white tee shirt and a pair of red shorts. The shorts weren't the long shorts that you see boxers wear today. They were shorts.

They played a game where there was a pillow case filled with different objects. When they passed the pillow case to you, you had to reach in and pull out an object and wear it. The female "Rocky" reached in and pulled out a man's black toupee. Everyone laughed. They laughed harder when she placed the toupee inside her shorts at her crotch between her legs with the toupee was hanging out.
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July 11th, 2024 at 9:56:27 AM permalink
Shelly Duvall passed away
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July 11th, 2024 at 5:58:07 PM permalink
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I have heard the name but I have no idea who that is. I would guess an actor.
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July 11th, 2024 at 6:17:02 PM permalink
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I have heard the name but I have no idea who that is. I would guess an actor.
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July 11th, 2024 at 11:42:38 PM permalink
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Shelly Duvall passed away
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I have heard the name but I have no idea who that is. I would guess an actor.
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Yes! She also played Olive Oyl opposite Robin Williams in the feature film Popeye.
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July 12th, 2024 at 5:44:25 AM permalink
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Yes! She also played Olive Oyl opposite Robin Williams in the feature film Popeye.
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The movie didn't do that well, but it seemed to be true to the comic.

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Rosie - The Milkmaid..
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Mona Walfleur - A Steinette
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July 12th, 2024 at 5:59:11 AM permalink
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Shelly Duvall passed away
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terapined,

Her name is spelled Shelley.

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