Discussion in 'Daily Living' started by KittyKitten, Feb 1, 2011.
I remember when I would sneak my Monster In My Pocket collection into school with my freinds...
I remember when Norway had just one TV channel
I remember when King Olav died.
I remember, and still love, VHS's.
I remember when celebrity magazines still had just as many b&w photograps as those with colors.
I remember my mom woke me up one night when I was 9 and told me Norway had won the Eurovision, (that was huge!).
I still remember the painful Macarana. Think I have managed to forget the dance though.
I remember when Clinton was impeached.
I remember the terrible smell of the chlorine in the elementary school pool.
I remember the Spice Girls, (Emma was my first crush).
I remember the 2000 election that lasted for weeks.
I remember Pinbot, the greatest pinball machine ever
I remember watching "Kiss Meets the Phantom" on TV
I remember Bob Dylan on Sat Night Live, singing "Gotta Serve Somebody"
I remember "Reggie" candy bars
I remember hearing the news that Bon Scott died...
I remember laughing at guys who wore parachute pants (i just giggled after writing that too)
I remember playing with my Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, one of my favorite toys of all time
I remember upgrading my ride from a BigWheel to a Green Machine...that's how I rolled in the 70's
I remember running home from school so I could watch Speed Racer, Marine Boy, and UltraMan. I don't give a shit what ANYONE says, UltraMan kicked some serious ASS!!!
OMG! I had a Mean Green Machine!!!!! I had totally forgotten that....ooh wow...good times..good times...
What song was it?
1. The deaths of Martin Luther King, JFK, RFK
2. Flinstones were in B&W and advertised Winston Cigarettes (better than any Joe Camel ad)
3. Live Televison (Robert F Kennedy ) being killed - The riots at the DNC in Chicago
4. The Hiedi fiasco at NBC when the Jet vs. Oakland game was prempted for that movie...
5. Maypo Commercial with the major sports stars at the time
6. The Green Hornet on TV with Bruce Lee *** :bow:
7. Cigarette Ads on TV
8. TV Ads and shows that are now Banned (Frito Bandito) or would be banned by todays standards (Dick Tracy Cartoon)...
9. How strict things were in Catholic School (corporal punishment galore)- no jeans- white shirt , dark blue tie , no long hair/ afro
10. Playing street games that have all but disappeared : jacks, stick ball, stoop ball, tag etc. etc.
11. Subways only costing 20 cents and the Bus Drivers/Transit Clerk would give you change
I have very few memories BEING INSIDE when I was a kid. Everything we did was outside with friends. I feel so fortunate I grew up when I did.
I agree ... there was a documentary that those "street games" are lost in the current ago of technology. and,... in so many other ways things have become less innocent ...
As a kid- we use to earn money carrying shoppers groceries from the supermarket to their homes. That would be unheard of today
Sure because if you grew up let's say prior to 1990 - you really don't have the explosion in technology that kids have at their disposable today...
I read an article somewhere that most children know about texting before tying their shoes. Pre-school today would resemble what 1 and or 2nd grade was a few generation ago....
I remember when Pepsi used to come in the white cans like this.
The particular song I was referring to was Joy Division - She Lost Control.
I recall (sometime in my late teens, I'm sure) busting up laughing when I realized that the muzak I was hearing in a grocery store was...
Pink Floyd's "The Wall"
...arranged for piano and flute.
Joy Division in Muzak just might have done me in on the spot. Right there in front of the yogurt.
I remember when......
-You could go into a shop and get 10 cents worth of lollies and come out with ten (try that now and you get half a lollie)
- Super Nintendo was considers the "Next Generation" console
- Comodor 64
-When Amstrads were considered good computers
-When Apple made no money
-when I could do a handstand without almost braking my arms and neck in the process.
When I was in Grade 10, in computers class we used the "Icon" computer...(According to Wikipedia, nicknamed the "Bionic Beaver". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unisys_ICON We just called it crap...) There was about 30 of these in the class, and one printer, so most of the time if you had an assignment to print out you didn't wait for it. It would just keep printing after you left and the teacher would collect it...This was only a slight inprovement from the typing class I had the year before...
I remember the first computer I saw at school. It was around second grade, and it was basically a TV with a typewriter attached to it. They wheeled it in on the same cart they used for projection films.
Stick ball, stoop ball, wall ball, wire ball, box ball...that's how we spent our summers. And we'd use a pimple ball. And when that went down, we'd cut it in half for halfsies...Good times indeed!!!
At night we'd play manhunt or houses...
Ahhh, the "sleepy elevator music" version! Like in "A Night at the Roxbury" with Haddaway's "What is love" in the elevator of Mr. Butabi's office!
.. back in the day: SNL
.. back in the day: WALKMANS!
.. back in the day VHS/VCRs!
.. back in the day: RENTING MOVIES!
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