You know your're 50 something if you remember...part 2

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You know your're 50 something if you remember...part 2

1chg1
Out 10, 2012, 8:45 pm

...here!

2Neverwithoutabook
Out 10, 2012, 9:19 pm

There! ;)

3MerryMary
Out 10, 2012, 9:48 pm

Now, now...

4Neverwithoutabook
Out 11, 2012, 2:20 pm

*giggle*

6Sandydog1
Nov 18, 2012, 3:28 pm

Coming home from school to watch reruns of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0qQGS4fXSY

7chg1
Nov 18, 2012, 8:48 pm

Oh yeah, COMBAT. I used to watch it at night before it went into reruns. I was greatly saddened much later upon learning of Vic Morrow's decapitation while filming for a movie.

8tungsten_peerts
Jan 6, 2013, 10:12 pm

Wow, COMBAT! That intro brings back memories.

But the show that really laid down the tiles of the dank basement of my soul was the original 60s THE OUTER LIMITS.

9LA12Hernandez
Jan 7, 2013, 3:54 am

I just watched Honey West on the ME channel. My mom let me stay up late one summer to watch because I loved the ocelot.

10chg1
Jan 7, 2013, 5:12 pm

I had a crush on Anne Francis, but didn't watch the show much as I was restricted in TV watching time. Asides from COMBAT, I liked 12 O'CLOCK HIGH, THE UNTOUCHABLES, THE JACKIE GLEASON SHOW, GILLIGAN'S ISLAND, McHALE'S NAVY, TWILIGHT ZONE and several others

11Sandydog1
Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 am

>8 tungsten_peerts:
...and F TROOP (who could forget Jane with indigenous tribal back-up playing a Dylan cover - 60s weirdness), THE MUNSTERS, MAN FROM UNCLE, GET SMART, HOGAN'S HEROES, etc.

But then again, this topic has been beat to death on these previous threads.

I'm just getting old and forgetful...

If anyone has the time, COMBAT! episodes and those of others, are of course available on Youtube. No commercials!

12chg1
Jan 12, 2013, 3:20 pm

>11 Sandydog1:

those are some of the shows that were intended for 'several others' (>10 chg1:), but we both neglected to mention THE ADAMS FAMILY!

I haven't seen a lot of the previous threads and don't have the time/interest for things like U2ub.

13CarolO
Out 17, 2013, 7:21 pm

Well, not sure that this exactly fits this thread but I just posted it on the Green Dragon's bad joke thread and thought y'all might enjoy it too. I 'borrowed' it from a dementia caregiver newsletter.

Since more and more older adults are texting and tweeting, there seems to be a growing need for an STC (senior texting code). If you qualify for senior discounts, this is the code for you. Please pass this on to your children and grandchildren, so they can understand your texts.

ATD: At the doctor

BFF: Best friend fainted

BTW: Bring the wheelchair

CBM: Covered by Medicare

DWI: Driving while incontinent

FYI: Found your insulin

GGPBL: Gotta go; pacemaker battery low!

GHA: Got heartburn again

HGBM: Had good bowel movement

IMHO: Is my hearing-aid on?

LMDO: Laughing my dentures out

LOL: Living on Lipitor

OMSG: Oh my! Sorry, gas

ROFL...CGU: Rolling on floor laughing...can't get up

TTYL: Talk to you louder

WAITT: Who am I talking to?

WTFA: Wet the furniture again

WTP: Where's the prunes?

GGLKI: Gotta go; laxative kicking in

-- Anonymous

14Jim53
Out 17, 2013, 8:54 pm

CarolO FTW!

15theretiredlibrarian
Fev 20, 2015, 10:05 am

It's been a long time since anyone has posted here...Did anyone catch the 40th Anniversary Special of Saturday Night Live? That brought back some memories...I remember the first few years, it was practically mandatory to hang out at someone's house to watch SNL. The first cast is still, IMO, the best ever.

16krazy4katz
Fev 20, 2015, 8:59 pm

Someone sent me this the other day — about kids reacting to a typewriter. Hilarious!
https://www.youtube.com/embed/vfxRfkZdiAQ?feature=player_embedded

17DugsBooks
Editado: Fev 27, 2015, 5:54 pm

>15 theretiredlibrarian: Yep I saw the SNL special. I was surprised there was no more of John Belushi than there was. I happened to run into his entourage during the "Lemmings" tour, before SNL, where he did his famous impression of Joe Cocker. In the 70's kicking back on Saturday night was a party without the hassle of "going out".

::edited out a couple of "yeps" but still use them in conversation ;-) "

18ChicagoStevenQ
Fev 4, 2016, 9:03 am

🔹 Bills BBQ Curb Service
🔹 Southside Plaza Christmas Santa Clause
🔹 Miller & Rhoads Tearoom with Santa & Snow Queen
🔹 The Tobacco Festival Parade
🔹 Skateland
🔹 The 9th Street "Humming Bridge" over the James
🔹 Nick's Seafood Pavillion-Yorktown

19Cynfelyn
Fev 4, 2016, 5:53 pm

Chopper bicycles

pocket money in shillings and pence

Leeds United and Billy Bremner's glory days

a time before audio casettes

Fireball XL5

clackers

20staffordcastle
Nov 23, 2016, 7:23 pm

Transistor radios

21mamzel
Editado: Jan 27, 2017, 1:11 pm

My dad taking TV tubes to the hardware store and the big machine that tested them. Racks of replacement tubes, too.

22rretzler
Maio 23, 2017, 1:15 pm

I was just thinking yesterday of when my father would take his shirts to the dry cleaner. There used to be a choice to have your shirts hung or folded. He always chose folded, and they would come in a white cardboard box, with maybe 6 in each box. To keep the shirts neatly folded, each shirt had a piece of cardboard that it was folded around. I think one side may have been white and shiny and the other side light gray and matte. He always used to let me have the pieces of cardboard and I would use them to draw pictures, make paper dolls, and many other things.

23Sandydog1
Jul 18, 2017, 9:27 pm

>21 mamzel: TV repair shops!

>22 rretzler: Wow, your Dad must've been wealthy!

24stellarexplorer
Jul 19, 2017, 3:18 am

>22 rretzler: My current dry cleaner offers the option of shirts hung or folded. I assumed that was common. No?

25PhaedraB
Jul 19, 2017, 10:58 pm

>23 Sandydog1: It used to be relatively cheap to have that done. And it sure took a huge burden off the household.

26stellarexplorer
Jul 20, 2017, 1:12 am

>23 Sandydog1: I just got a new tv and it needed repair due to a faulty high-end piece of technology. I was talking to the repair guy about how the job of tv repairman basically went away for 40 years, and now due to complex and finicky new tech, it's back again.

27Cecrow
Ago 30, 2023, 9:02 am

If you remember:
- black and white television
- bell-bottoms
- card catalogues
- rotary phones
- when neighbours were practically extended family
- park play structures that didn't give a darn about safety
- Johnny Quest
- Buck Rogers
- 8-track tapes
- gas stations offering "leaded" vs "unleaded"
- Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew
- Choose Your Own Adventure
- the national anthem before the movie starts (in Canada, anyway)
- School House Rock

28Cynfelyn
Ago 30, 2023, 11:41 am

>27 Cecrow: In the UK cinemas used to play "the dirge" at the end of the film. So understandably there was a rush for the door during the credits before the anthem started.

The ettiquette was that if you were in the aisle with your back to the screen, it was alright to carry on moving up and out ("elf 'n safety, innit"), but even if you were already on your feet, but still in your row of seats, you were pretty much expected to stay for the anthem.

I don't remember when playing the dirge died out. The current trend for intra-credit clips and post-credit teasers, like in the Marvel films, would have made mincemeat of the ettiquette anyway.

29Cynfelyn
Nov 29, 2023, 4:50 pm

Keesing's Contemporary Archives



According to the Wikipedia article, you could be in your late twenties and remember seeing that year's copy at work. Of the four language editions, the French version ended in 1941, the German in 2004, the Dutch in 2013, and the English edition as recently as 2016. But realistically?

I'd entirely forgotten about them, and was only reminded by finding a flyer while cataloguing a job lot of 1950s and 1960s History journals.

Didn't Keesing's come in Kalamazoo binders? Something else I've not seen for n decades (where n ≠ 1 or 2).