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Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316 , Apr 14, 2016.

  1. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    You remember when the TV had to warm up.
     
  2. GregMcP

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    I remember posting my obsession with LotR on a forum pretty similar to this one. I still have to bookmarks in my browser. From 20 years ago.
     
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  3. BlueYogurt

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    You remember wing windows, floor triggers, and windshield wipers that slowed down when you went uphill.
     
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  4. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    You remember 8 tracs. I had three cars that had 8 Trac players. I still have some of the tapes.
     
  5. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    You saw Nixon's resignation speech.
     
  6. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    No but our TV sat on the floor and was a big cabinet thing. We had all 5 channels until cable gave us 40-some. Was around 8 when that happened.

    While a cousin had one of those top-loading VCRs ours had a remote that had a 3ft cord you had to plug in....not really a remote at that point.
     
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  7. BlueYogurt

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    My grandparents had a floor radio, and a cabinet TV with a tiny round screen. They watched that until the early 70's.
     
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  8. GregMcP

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    My old TV had Channel 5, and also a Channel 5A.
    There was nothing to watch on 5A. Just static.

    Perhaps it was a secret spy codes channel.
     
  9. BlueYogurt

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    Cable was like a miracle. Do you remember when HBO first came out?
     
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  10. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Only because a friend of my mom's gave me a tape with Fraggel Rock episodes on it. Commercials and all lol. We didn't get any premium channels until '96. My mom didn't pay for internet access until 2004.

    "Basic Cable" was a miracle, back when MTV only showed music and NickToons were good.
     
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  11. BlueYogurt

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    . Well, you're a couple of decades off. HBO started in the early 70s. I think it cost $1.50 a month, back then.
     
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  12. Darth_Foo

    Darth_Foo Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Should have phrased it "I was aware hbo existed by the mid 80's but didn't get it until '96".
     
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  13. Lordban

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    That puts you squarely in the middle of the best years of your life ;)
     
  14. AutumnLight91

    AutumnLight91 Jedi Master star 4

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    So being 30 now is the entrance to the best time of my life?
     
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  15. Lordban

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    The middle of it ;) Enjoy it while it lasts :)
     
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  16. Juliet316

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    When your old enough to remember landlines and that a second phone line had to be put in to allow people to use the internet.
     
  17. Lordban

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    7.2kbps modem! Direct dial gaming of Populous at revolutionary communication speeds!
    (Before the Internet :p )
     
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  18. Bor Mullet

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    Excited about the new terracotta pot we’re using to keep the dog food in.
     
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  19. Darth Smurf

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    Yes enjoy it. Soon it's going to go downhill anyway. You will get gray hair and everything starts to hurt. Suddenly you have children who empty your wallet and only cause problems, your wife is suddenly 18 again and is getting divorced at your expense. You lose your job because a younger person who is twice as stupid as you costs half, your house only consists of places in need of repair. Doctors recognize illnesses in you that even your mother hasn't even heard of and eventually someone comes and tells you that you have cancer after he humiliatingly poked in your butt. Eventually you will die lonely in a retirement home, waiting in vain for your children and grandchildren to visit. But they never come because they have already spent all your money and are now in the same downhill ride as you.
     
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  20. Lordban

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    When you hate optimists.
     
  21. Darth Smurf

    Darth Smurf Force Goat star 6

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    My answer to toxic positivity
     
  22. BlueYogurt

    BlueYogurt Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't sugar coat it, so much.
     
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  23. BlueYogurt

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    Don't forget the rotary dials.
     
  24. Sarge

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    I grew up in a rural area of Canada that still had party lines. If you've never heard of those, count yourself lucky.
     
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  25. Sarge

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