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Then and now...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by sumi, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Feb 16, 2017
    hqueen13

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    LOL @sumi Well let's see.... computers, DVD's, cell phones, the internet, instant messaging, phones that went to the size of a credit card, and then back up to the size of a brick. And now they do EVERYTHING you could ever imagine. Order food, book a flight, call a cab electronically, view who is at your front door, turn on your lights and adjust your thermostat, tell you the time and weather around the world, view live feed of just about anything you want to watch....
    Everything has changed in my lifetime! LOL
     
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  2. Feb 16, 2017
    lcertuche

    lcertuche Almost Self-Reliant

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    I laughed about the first McDonald's. I never will forget my first taste. I couldn't believe that's what everyone was getting excited over.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    MoonShadows

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    I think that picture I posted was how they all look way back when. Now, I believe each one is designed differently.
     
  4. Feb 17, 2017
    cyrhere

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    You're right @sumi and @NH Homesteader, lots of violence in cartoons nowadays. Gotta keep watch of what the kids are watching. And its not just TV, there's YouTube and all those games they're playing.

    Back in the days, all we had for games was pacman and brick games.


    @MoonShadows, I'm the one on the far right. The only girl among the boys. I grew up with my three boy cousins so all the games and shows I watched was for boys. :weee
     
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  5. Feb 17, 2017
    Hinotori

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    I worked at the theater as a teen. We had a drive-in during the summer that I worked when I was 16 and 17. Only a bit when 18 before I joined the Navy. It closed in 95. Too much encroachment from the town.

    Have any of you tried to watch some of the TV shows from way back? Or movies for that matter. A lot of them did not age well. Some did. I can stil watch MASH without breaking my neck to get the remote.

    I've adapted with technology well because my Mom tried to keep us as kids up with it. She saved and got is a commodore 64 in 86. So after a day playing in the ditch or out in the field, we could spend an hour loading a game and then take timed turns for a while
     
  6. Feb 17, 2017
    MoonShadows

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    You know your getting old when you don't consider MASH a "way back" show.

    I still watch...
    The Honeymooners
    Ozzie & Harriet
    Father Knows Best
    The Andy Griffith Show
    Combat
    and, many more.

    Cartoons...used to love...
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    I still own my original copy of Batman (the 33 rpm vinyl album) that is now over 50 years old. It sits on a shelf in my den.
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  7. Feb 17, 2017
    Hinotori

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    We watch a lot of old movie westerns when they come on.

    I will sit and watch the Flintstones or Looney Tunes or Tom and Jerry.

    Ok. I admit that if it's not a cartoon or some sort of science show, I don't generally watch TV. NOVA has been one of my favorite programs since I was a little kid. Yes I am a nerd.
     
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    NH Homesteader

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    I have a couple of tv shows I've enjoyed and the rare movie that's good... I mostly prefer documentaries.

    My husband grew up watching old tv shows and movies. I can't stand them. Maybe I've been spoiled by better graphics?

    My daughter doesn't like anything where anyone is mean or in any sort of danger. All happy shows here! Lol
     
  9. Feb 17, 2017
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Not sure why this comes to mind, but - door to door salespeople ...No - door to door salesmen...they were all men! Encyclopedias, vacuum cleaners, Fuller Brush Man... Some of 'em you opened the door for - some of 'em you called and warned your neighbors about, lol!
     
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    MoonShadows

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    Yup! Haven't seen a D to D Salesman in years.

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