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#4107 - 05/07/10 06:56 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: catpappy]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
"Danger Will Robinson! Danger!"

Wish I had a nickel for every time I've used that line.

Also, The Rat Patrol and Land of the Giants.

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#4109 - 05/07/10 07:45 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
catpappy Offline


Registered: 03/06/10
Posts: 120
Loc: acworth, ga
Gary, man I forgot all about Rat Patrol. You just don't know how many times on I-285 I've felt the need of a Jeep with a 50 cal. mounted in the back. Also, here's a blast from the past F Troop. One of my favorites.

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#4112 - 05/07/10 08:51 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
wagga Offline


Registered: 10/07/09
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Originally Posted By: Bulldog34
American Graffiti was one of the best movies ever! The Wolfman playing himself, albeit in some small burg in Wisconsin. I think that movie defined the term "retro".

Viewing a copy this weekend. Set in Modesto, filmed in Petaluma.
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#4114 - 05/07/10 10:10 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: AlanK]
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
Howdy Doody, Sky King, Rin Tin Tin
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#4115 - 05/08/10 05:27 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: catpappy]
Bulldog34 Offline


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Loc: Atlanta
Who was that numb-nuts corporal - Larry Stork? Storch? Sunday nights if I recall.

Another favorite - Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. The Seaview was the coolest sub ever designed.

And I don't think anyone's mentioned Star Trek . . . ?

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#4116 - 05/08/10 05:47 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
wagga Offline


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I was thinking Star Wars was too recent for this thread.

Does anybody on this board use a TomTom?
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#4118 - 05/08/10 05:59 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
Bulldog34 Offline


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Star Trek, my friend, not Star Wars. Trek was the 60s, Wars was '77. Too many Sierra Nevadas or Moose Drools with the Occasional group last night?

Oh yeah - and the Johnny Weismuller Tarzan movies. Nothing better than a Saturday matinee double-feature with a couple of Weismuller Tarzans or Connery 007s!

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#4120 - 05/08/10 06:13 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
wagga Offline


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I said it was too recent, but the video was just too good to pass up.
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#4122 - 05/08/10 08:49 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
Mike Condron Offline


Registered: 11/05/09
Posts: 215
Loc: Now Manteca, CA
That was F Troop. (my grandfather was actually in an F Troop when he was in the US Cavalry with "George" chasing Pancho Villa around in Mexico)
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#4123 - 05/08/10 04:07 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Mike Condron]
Bulldog34 Offline


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Loc: Atlanta
That's too cool Mike! Got any memorabilia handed down? I bet any surviving cavalry troop flags from back then are priceless.

Also, Rin Tin Tin reminded me of Lassie. Don't think anyone's mentioned Lassie yet. Collie's were real poular back then, but I can't recall the last time I saw one.

And John, I agree - a desert jeep with a .50 cal would serve you in good stead on 285 - and many other places in this sleepy little town . . .

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#4155 - 05/09/10 02:40 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
wagga Offline


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Eric Clapton.
Walter/Wendy (Switched On Bach).

Just discovered Pandora - an Internet radio. Select a genre or artist, & it will play that & similar tracks. I thought I had a fairly good grounding in Baroque music - Pandora tossed up half dozen composers that I had never heard of.
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#4181 - 05/10/10 03:49 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bulldog34]
wagga Offline


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Julie Andrews - Sound of Music.
She sang in public for the first time in 30 years.

Not so good.

The Daily Telegraph said: "Now the tills are alive with the sound of refunds."
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#4182 - 05/10/10 04:20 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
Bee Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 1261
Loc: Northern California
It is a very sad story of a botched operation to repair nodules. I cannot imagine how heartbreaking it must have been/must bee to know that the voice is gone forever.

Say, when do we get to start Remembering when (The 1980's)

Here, I will help out: Miami Vice, Who Shot JR?, Dynasty,jumpsuits,...

BTW, in Europe, we used to get old re-runs of The Man From UNCLE -- none of you old dudes even mentioned Illia!!!!!.
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#4183 - 05/10/10 04:29 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Bee]
Steve C Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7233
Loc: Fresno, CA
Yeah! I liked Man from UNCLE. Illia Kulyakin, right?

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#4185 - 05/10/10 05:22 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Steve C]
wagga Offline


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Posts: 2212
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Tube TV sets.

When they went on the blink, you took all the tubes out of the sockets, put them in a shoebox & went down to the drugstore. They had a machine on top of a cabinet. You just stuck each tube into one (of many) sockets & pressed the "Test" button.

If it was good, you moved onto the next. When a tube failed you picked out a replacement from the cabinet, using the SKU number.
Paid up at the front counter, stuck all the tubes back in, put the back cover on to keep the cat out, & Kulyakin comes on the screen in stunning black & white.

I know some of you think I'm making all this up...
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#4195 - 05/10/10 10:43 PM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
wagga that is absolutely correct.We usually went to Thrifty Drug Store cuz they had a tube tester.Amazing how simple it was for even us kids to fix the tube TVs.

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#4196 - 05/11/10 04:43 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: Rod]
Bulldog34 Offline


Registered: 11/12/09
Posts: 1254
Loc: Atlanta
Originally Posted By: Rod
wagga that is absolutely correct.We usually went to Thrifty Drug Store cuz they had a tube tester.Amazing how simple it was for even us kids to fix the tube TVs.


And I think, present-day, kids still have a better chance of fixing a modern TV than adults do . . .

And yeah Bee, the Man from Uncle was one of my favorites. Who could have forseen David McCallum 40-plus years later as Ducky Mallard on NCIS?

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#4199 - 05/11/10 07:31 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
+ @ti2d Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 804
Loc: Oh Cursed, USA
Originally Posted By: wagga
Tube TV sets...When they went on the blink, you took all the tubes out of the sockets, put them in a shoebox & went down to the drugstore. They had a machine on top of a cabinet. You just stuck each tube into one (of many) sockets & pressed the "Test" button...I know some of you think I'm making all this up...
I remember my father taking those tubes to the hardware/appliance store. If that didn't work, you called the TV repairman.
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#4208 - 05/11/10 11:20 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: + @ti2d]
wagga Offline


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A tube set bad about a dozen logical elements (tubes).

Sort of like a transistor.

I have a 4 core 4GHz computer on my desk that sports 750 million transistors. Some chips have transistor counts in the billions.
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#4209 - 05/11/10 11:23 AM Re: Remembering when (for the over-50 crowd!) [Re: wagga]
wagga Offline


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Remember this?: 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, BOOOOOOOM!
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