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21-07-2017, 03:44 PM
RE: Old people memories
I remember comic books having a full page in the back, of dozens of neat things you could order. For all I know they still do. My favorite was the Tricky Dick wristwatch. My parents refused to let me order one. Of course now it's a collector's item but I would have gladly worn mine. I remember it as having his arms be the watches arms. Can't find a picture of that one. But his eyes shifted back and forth sort of like this one:




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21-07-2017, 03:55 PM
RE: Old people memories
Who remembers these?

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I desperately wanted to have a set, but my mother didn't allow for it, since there was some article mentioning how dangerous they are. But they were on the same lines as a new iphone is today. If you were cool, you'd have to have them.

Or that. Bit later on the timeline but equally on the must have list.

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21-07-2017, 04:33 PM
RE: Old people memories
(21-07-2017 03:55 PM)abaris Wrote:  Who remembers these?

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I desperately wanted to have a set, but my mother didn't allow for it, since there was some article mentioning how dangerous they are. But they were on the same lines as a new iphone is today. If you were cool, you'd have to have them.

Clackers! I had a set or two... they were fun for about 5 minutes and then there wasn't much else to do with them. I guess if you did it hard enough they could shatter and send little slivers of the plastic shooting everywhere. Good times.

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21-07-2017, 06:07 PM
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I GOT SOOOOO GOOD AT THOSE! Then they did a recall on them because of shattering and my parents took mine away. My father tried to make it up to me by making new ones out of something similar to superballs. Which did not work out well at all.

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21-07-2017, 06:35 PM
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Who here remembers "Where's the beef?" And "I ate the whole thing." And can easily finish this:

Two all beef patties....

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21-07-2017, 07:47 PM
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(21-07-2017 06:35 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  Who here remembers "Where's the beef?" And "I ate the whole thing." And can easily finish this:

Two all beef patties....

special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun

followed by plop plop fizz fizz

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21-07-2017, 07:58 PM
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Oh what a relief it is...

Do you remember Geritol? For iron-poor blood?

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22-07-2017, 12:56 PM
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I remember watching the trains running on the tracks at the back of our farm...I remember when these disappeared from trains (in the early 80's I think):

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22-07-2017, 01:03 PM
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Our family's first home computer (with cassette tape storage! Ohmy ):

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22-07-2017, 01:38 PM
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(22-07-2017 01:03 PM)unsapien Wrote:  Our family's first home computer (with cassette tape storage! Ohmy ):

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I had the very same, first one that came out. Stood in line to buy it on that day. Also had a cradle for your phone so you could go on the internet. There were some individual bulletin boards online, and there was compuserve.

I don't know why, the thought of a PC just fascinated me.

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