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jstan

climber
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 3, 2014 - 11:35am PT
After watching this video all the youngsters will realize their parents screwed up, badly. Being born too late had a terrible price.

http://safeshare.tv/w/FEDEwZHZXu



clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Sep 3, 2014 - 11:37am PT
Most youngsters know that already.
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Sep 3, 2014 - 11:47am PT
"Well Tonto, looks like we're surrounded by indians! What you mean we Kimosabe?"
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:07pm PT
JStan:
Why don't you take a clear position on whatever point you are trying to make with this thread?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:09pm PT
The Pampered Generation doesn't like old age.

DMT
TYeary

Social climber
State of decay
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:18pm PT
Nice walk through my early childhood. Thanks John.
TY
locker

climber
STFU n00b!!!
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:23pm PT


"After this - nothing will be the same"...


Nothing is, was, or will ever be the SAME...

BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:33pm PT
WHOA! Locker's gett'in deep.
Andy Fielding

Trad climber
UK
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:36pm PT
The three "things" at 3:28 I wonder how many 20 somethings know what those are :D
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Sep 3, 2014 - 12:49pm PT
In the video I see many many products that were touted as the next big thing, they would revolutionize, they would make life so much easier, cleaner...

None of it was true.

It was very profitable.... But not always true.... And the American public bought it all. To the detriment of future generation.

Nobody asked any of the important questions that would have saved us so much...
jstan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2014 - 01:12pm PT
The three "things" at 3:28 I wonder how many 20 somethings know what those are :D
A/F

I was living where the cows and trees all voted. What are those three things?
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 3, 2014 - 01:14pm PT
Hahaha Andy, I hated those things and could NOT figger out why they didn't make the hole on little records the same size as the hole on big records.


redrocker

climber
NV
Sep 3, 2014 - 01:24pm PT
Tami,

Maybe the bigger holes in the 45's had something to do with their use in juke boxes. Just guessing though.
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Sep 3, 2014 - 01:30pm PT
things are more the way they are now than they have ever been before.
skitch

climber
East of Heaven
Sep 3, 2014 - 02:36pm PT
Andy Fielding
The three "things" at 3:28 I wonder how many 20 somethings know what those are :D

Ha! I'm 36, when I was in the Air Force in Turkey I had a friend that DJ'd and was really into electronic music. He had a shirt on with that "symbol" on it, it was being used by some clothing company I never heard of, I asked him if he new what that "symbol" was and he thought it was just something that company made up. I explained what it was to him, not really sure why I even knew what it was, the few records I had as a kid were LPs.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 3, 2014 - 02:43pm PT
Wow,
S&H Green Stamps,
service stations would give you x numbers of those for buying x amount of gasoline as a way of thanking you for your patronage. Paste them in a stamp redemption book and then you could redeem them for various merchandise.

Which brings us to service stations, what ever happened to those?
Ya pull in for some gas, drive over the rubber hose that rang a bell,
the attendant hustles out to yer car and asks "fill it up sir?". Then with the speed and precision of a NASCAR pit crew pumps the fuel, checks the oil & coolant levels and cleans the windshield while the tank fills. You pay with a $5 and get change, Green Stamps, or other promotional schwag and yer on yer way.

I don't own or want a cell/smart phone and it's getting harder and harder to find pay phone booths, gone the way of the dinosaur I guess.

The times don't always change for the better.

End of rant, carry on.


jstan

climber
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 3, 2014 - 03:01pm PT
Thanks Tami. We grew up without any records.
scrubbing bubbles

Social climber
Uranus
Sep 3, 2014 - 04:28pm PT
Many a season I donned the crisp CHEVRON shirt of the filling-station attendant. On the odd occasion, a deranged woman customer would perform a lewd act while you washed her windshield with the pinkish red rag. Gone are those days...

Insider info: Americans never tipped; Europeans did so, generously
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Sep 3, 2014 - 04:39pm PT
On the odd occasion, a deranged woman customer would perform a lewd act while you washed her windshield with the pinkish red rag. Gone are those days...

Insider info: Americans never tipped; Europeans did so, generously

I'd consider that a tip, or a come on.;-)
MH2

climber
Sep 3, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
If there were a thread on How Many of the 50s Classics Have You Done? I'd have a high score.
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