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Old 05-06-2006, 08:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Total the number of these that you remember:

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
5. Coffee shops 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 levers
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
20. Beanie and Cecil
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!.

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sadly, I can easily remember at least 18 of these... Dirt huh... wow... that's old...
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I recognized 1 - Candy Cigarettes. 2 if you count that the barber shop here has an antique coke machine that uses bottles.
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Old 05-06-2006, 09:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess that depends... Is it old dirt?

I personally remembered 6. I think there are about 5 more that I'd know on sight even though they weren't new during my childhood.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I remember all of them. ::sigh::
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I remember all but 2, dirt=me! Want's to puke. Thanks mal...
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:28 AM   #6 (permalink)
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17. Metal ice trays with levers
I remember how'd they stick to your hands if your hands were slightly damp when removing them from the freezer... and half the time the lever never quite worked... ICe cube makes are such awonderful invention
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Remember 11 -................. Would tell my age but probably can't remember. Metal ice trays with levers didn't even work half the time for me. They stuck together and were a general pain in the butt. The newer plastic ones weren't much better. (unless they were filled with koolaid and you were about 6 years old) I think you are exactly on track. The older you are the more you appreciate making your own ice. At least I can never remember having ice delivered to me. We made our own in those crappy metal ice trays. :-)
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Old 05-06-2006, 05:20 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 05-06-2006, 06:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I remembered 15, I'm definitely realizing my age a lot more lately.
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Old 05-06-2006, 10:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
12. Peashooters
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H Green Stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with levers
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins

15. But then again...I was not trying very hard
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Old 05-06-2006, 11:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The only one I'm missing but it sounds familiar:

9. P.F. Flyers

Was that a bicycle or something?

-Dirt

Edit: Barnstormers maybe? Or acrobats?
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Old 05-07-2006, 04:41 AM   #12 (permalink)
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pf flyers

They were sneakers...
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Old 05-07-2006, 02:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I remembered 6, and half of those are from my grandparent's basement, because they never throw stuff away. (like the metal ice cube tray that she still uses to this day.)

I also remember trying to eat one of those wax cola bottle candy things and how much it sucked and didn't taste like candy.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:53 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I remember 3, 14, and 23. I would think at 30 there would be more stuff I would remember on the list. Seem most of this stuff is for the people 50-35. I think it would have been better if they added more stuff from different generations.
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Old 05-08-2006, 05:13 PM   #15 (permalink)
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remember all....
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I remember 19 of them, althought I suspect that a number were just vintage keepsakes.
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:22 PM   #17 (permalink)
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1, Candy Cigarettes.. yay :-D
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Old 05-08-2006, 07:38 PM   #18 (permalink)
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remember all....
Old fart...
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:11 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I only know 3 of them...
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Old 05-09-2006, 06:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I remember 9.
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Old 05-09-2006, 07:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I don't remember any of these...

What? Piss off!
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Old 05-09-2006, 08:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Wow, I remember all but two! It seems that I'm older than dirt!!
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Old 05-09-2006, 01:04 PM   #23 (permalink)
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All but #8,9,10. I suspect butch wax was hair wax, grease or something because of the expession "he looks really butch". Newsreels before movies were shown in old movies when people actually went to the movies in the movie. (if you know what I mean?)
I'm only 50.
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Old 05-09-2006, 02:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I don't remember any of these...

What? Piss off!
you canadians just lead a different life...
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Old 05-10-2006, 12:52 AM   #25 (permalink)
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A grand total of .... one. Which reminds me, I got carded again tonight, and the bouncer started telling me me my license looked fake. Great, maybe the cops will think that too.
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Old 05-11-2006, 07:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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All but #8,9,10. I suspect butch wax was hair wax, grease or something because of the expession "he looks really butch". Newsreels before movies were shown in old movies when people actually went to the movies in the movie. (if you know what I mean?)
I'm only 50.
If memory serves, and that gets to be more of a stretch as the years slide by, "butch" was a particular brand of hair wax, the purpose of which was to keep the hair at the front in a fixed upright position, for those trendy souls who had "flat top" haircuts. The lid of the container was circular, and had little prongs sticking up, so that it could be used as a kind of comb.

Vitalis is another great dated hair product that needs to be on this list...I could take clean hair, after a shower, and make it look like I hadn't washed my hair in months.
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:39 AM   #27 (permalink)
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3. Candy cigarettes - They still sell these down at the local 7 Eleven
14. 45 RPM records - I still play these
16. Hi-fi's - There's an old Pioneer stack system still playing in my parent's house
19. Blue flashbulbs - very vaguely, but I remember what they smell like, so I guess they count.

So 4. Yay for youth.
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Old 06-03-2006, 06:42 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Candy cigarettes only, I think I still have some of those left in a bag of old halloween candies. I wouldn't dare to eat them though...
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:18 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Total the number of these that you remember:
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
17. Metal ice trays with levers
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers
If you remembered 16-25 You're older than dirt!.
It seems I walked moses to school..... Man I didnt think I was that old..... and it seems I was wrong *sobs quietly*
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:35 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I only remember 17 of them so that means....oh, crap. Oh well.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:49 PM   #31 (permalink)
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14 for me, not only do I remember number 5 I thought they were still around!! Looks like I am an old fart who doesnt get out much..BTW the metal ice cube trays were the reason I gave up having ice in my drinks! I may remember 15 if mimeograph paper is the one that smelled like metho and was normallly produced purple writing..
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Old 06-16-2006, 09:54 AM   #32 (permalink)
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i remember 1.. candy ciggarettes! that stuff was sooo good!
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:19 AM   #33 (permalink)
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How about:
Goofy Grape, Jolly Olly Orange, Lefty Lemon, and Loud Mouth Punch
The Bananana Splits
Banana bikes
H.R. Puffinstuff
The Bugaloos
Land Of The Lost
Romper Room
The Night Gallery
Skinny Dip perfume
Tickle deodorant
Dippity Doo
Space Food Sticks
Pet Rocks
James At 15
Penelope Pitstop
Dick Dastardly
Whizzers
SST Racers
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots
The "Goose" Pump
The locomotion
The Hustle

C'mon Mal...help me out here with a few more.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:51 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.

One banana, two banana, three banana, four.
Four bananas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the banana buggies go
Comin' on to bring you The Banana Splits Show.

Makin up a mess of fun
Makin up a mess of fun
Lot's of fun for everyone.

Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.

Four banana, three banana, two banana, one.
All bananas playing in the bright warm sun.
Flippin like a pancake, poppin like a cork
Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork.

Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.
Tra la la, la la la la.


Damn you, Bill O'Rights!
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:04 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Just wondering what these are?:
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H.R. Puffinstuff
Tickle deodorant
James At 15

Most likely the complete opposite of what I am thinking
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:10 AM   #36 (permalink)
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H.R. Pufnstuf, who’s your friend when things get rough?
H.R. Pufnstuf can’t do a little cause he can’t do enough.

damn it...
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:14 AM   #37 (permalink)
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i remember them all.. and I shouldn't.

BTW...I happen to be friends with the director of The Howdy Doody show.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:39 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Just wondering what these are?:
Most likely the complete opposite of what I am thinking

H. R. Puffinstuff was a Saturday morning show by Sid and Marty Kroft.


Deodorant marketed toward teenage girls, in the mid to late 70s. Could this be any more phallic? Even back then we boys knew what the girls were really doing with their deodorant.


James at 15 was a prime time television show about...James..at..15. It aired in 1977 when, coincidentaly, I was 15. It chronicled the trials and tribulations of being a teenager in the 70s.
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:55 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Skinny Dip perfume.
otherwise known as Stinky Dip.....

How about Charlie Fragrance...Kinds fresh, kinda now, Charlie. Kinda new, kinda WOW, Charlie.
Who can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan.. and never ever let you forget you're a man - cuz i'm a wooooooooman... (I don't remember what perfume it was for.. i think enjoli but i'm not sure)
mean joe green and the football jersey
the crying indian of the keep america beautiful campaign
American bandstand and it's got a great beat and i can dance to it ratings...
The magic mirror on romper room did she ever see you?
beech nut fruit stripe gum
Puka beads - ala david cassidy
polyester shirts and bell bottons for boys - ala david cassidy
Candies shoes for women
Cowel neck sweaters for women - and gauchos... (that's a trend i hope never comes back)
The Shazam /Isis hour
Hong Kong Phooey
Maude having an abortion
Feathered hair a la Farrah
Farrah Fawcett Majors (when she was married o the six million dollar man)
Leif Garrett
Andy Gibb
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:11 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Bill as I thought totally wrong on what those were.

Okay here is a few for MY generation. I saw a lot of people only knew a handful on the original list.

Kangeroos
Parachute pants
Transformers and Gobots
Atari
Aqua Net
Scooters (not those Razors they have today)
Windows V3.1
My Little Pony
Tape singles (music)
Acid/stoned/galaxy washed jeans
New Kids on The Block
Cell phones were only something rich people had
Beepers/ pagers
Super Tecmo Bowl (and at the arcade games only cost a quarter)
Garbage Pail Kids
Beta Movies
BA Baracus
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