View Full Version : HERE'S a CHEERY THOUGHT!

07-26-2005, 10:18 PM
If you can identify at least half of these items. . .

http://www.flashbulbs.com/images/philips/PH-1-e.jpg http://www.lptunes.com/ProductImages/45insertmd.gif http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/images_tv/crusader5.jpg
http://www.fotomuseetiosby.nu/p330.jpg http://www.scienceandsociety.co.uk/Pix/SOC/79/10276279_T.JPG http://www.upstreamgroup.com/images/gator.gif

http://www.80stees.com/images/products/Press_Your_Luck-Tee-shirt.jpg http://www.oz.net/blam/DiscoVision/images/VP-1000.jpg http://www.rubyan.com/politics/archives/CaptK.jpg

. . .your life is probably at least half over.


07-26-2005, 10:29 PM
My life is all over.... I recognized all of them. Yikes!:)

07-26-2005, 10:37 PM
I still have some of those. Some of them even work. Sheesh. Throw away a perfectly good record player.....


07-27-2005, 10:44 AM
where on earth did you find a picture of that little yellow 45 to 33 record-adjuster-thingy??
funny tho to see them,..i've recently had horribly clear flashback rememberances of the flip-sides of old 45's! heck, i can even "see" some of the labels.
Terry Jacks Seasons in the Sun- flip side, Put the Bone In
Paul McCartney Let it Be (or was it Hey Jude?..well it's the flip-side i remember anyway) - flip side, We're so Sorry, Uncle Arthur..Apple label

now if i just had a needle for my phonograph..and one of those yellow thingies....

07-27-2005, 10:46 AM
oh yeah, and flashcubes! after they were spent, it was so fun to smasd my thumb thru the flimsy little lens :Thumbs: .

07-27-2005, 05:43 PM
Mr. Maryn had a birthday recently, and his kids gave him a great present--they dug out his 45s, listed them all in a spreadsheet (sortable), and gave him a nice certificate to transfer as many as he wanted to CD.

See, when we bought a turntable a few years ago, it never occurred to us that it might not even offer 45 RPM as a setting...


07-27-2005, 09:15 PM
I don't know what any of them are.

07-27-2005, 09:25 PM
Clueless... except for that alligator thing... I remember seeing it...

07-27-2005, 09:41 PM
Thanks, Joe. Now you've made me feel old.

07-27-2005, 10:31 PM
I loved that show...WWWHhHAAMMIE!

And Captain Kangaroo...I still have the send away book where your name gets put in the story!

07-27-2005, 10:33 PM
I recognise most of them, but I'm only 29 so it's more down to poverty.

I have a vacuum thing just like that. My nanna gave it to me and it still works.

My neighbour's brand new Dyson started to smoke the other day, proof that they don't make thing like they used to.

And who didn't love to play with flash bulbs when they were a kid?!
There were always a couple of flash bulbs at the back of a drawer waiting to be messed about with. We didn't need any of that Playstation nonsense....

07-27-2005, 10:43 PM
Well my life is certianly half over because i recognized them all....

07-27-2005, 11:39 PM
Okay, I recognize 5/9.. and I'm only 28. Great. Here I was hoping for a nice long life and Joe comes along and tells me I'm only going to make it to 56! Killjoy... :)

07-27-2005, 11:45 PM
you've added some since last night..you brute!
i don't recognize the bunny at all, and i've seen the aligator, but can't quite place it...does this mean i'll live longer now??

07-28-2005, 12:12 AM
Crusader Rabbit & Wally Gator.

07-28-2005, 03:36 AM
I recognized them all. Time to throw the dirt on me.

Actually, here's one for ya, Joe....

Older Than Dirt Quiz: Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about! Ratings at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive-6933)
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H Green Stamps
16 Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19 Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

07-28-2005, 03:42 AM
Well, Charlie, I got a 15 so I'm not allowed to tell my age. Fine by me. :)

07-28-2005, 03:56 AM
20..older than dirt here..but that would be rich, fertile, well-worked dirt!

07-28-2005, 04:15 AM
I recognized them all. Time to throw the dirt on me.

Actually, here's one for ya, Joe....

Older Than Dirt Quiz: Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about! Ratings at the bottom. 24. I never saw a Packard on the road.

I already told everyone I'm the same age as Disneyland. http://www.dermatitisherpetiformis.org.uk/phpBB2/images/smiles/mickey.gif

07-28-2005, 04:17 AM
ohh THAT's what a Packard is..ok..21:Shrug:
(yes i've seen one, back where i come from, you see 'em all)

07-31-2005, 06:00 AM
Just as soon as I put my teeth in, and put my support hose on, I'm going to hop in my Packard and drive to my lawyer's office and have him write my will!

08-02-2005, 06:43 AM
Cool - get to keep my age a secret.... A few of these would've been in Grandma's house (my parent's oooold toys and games were always more fun; who was Uncle Wiggily anyway?).

Has anyone ever had sideburns like Captain Kangaroo? And whatever happened to Mr Green Jeans?

Okay, I'm starting to hear "Cat's in the Cradle" -- time to snap out of it....

Thanks, Joe and Chuck!

08-02-2005, 07:59 AM
I only got three out of nine -- I recognized Capt. Kangaroo, the yellow plasticky thing that goes in a 45, and the polaroid camera. I figured out what the flashcube was because I read the writing on the top, but I've never actually seen one.

The little blue and silver robot with the hose looks like a vaguely obscene R2-D2.

08-03-2005, 12:47 AM
Yikes, I'm older than dirt. But I didn't need any test to tell me that!

Thanks for the fun, guys. :D