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Posted: 4/28/2014 5:26:30 PM EDT
Most people went to bed after Johnny Carson? Then the tv went to color bars, and then snow. Occasionally a late night movie. No Internet, no cell phones, no
Xboxes. No 24 hour society. Everything was closed on holidays. Schools actually taught math, English, biology, history without a political agenda. You could draw guns, and war scenes on paper without being suspended, and sent to a shrink. Kids actually went outside to play.






Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:28:12 PM EDT
yep!
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:29:45 PM EDT
Gas was leaded, cars didn't have seat belts, and kids rode bikes without a helmet.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:29:54 PM EDT
Nope
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:30:33 PM EDT
You mean the 70's?
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:32:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dbmers:
Most people went to bed after Johnny Carson? ThenThe played the national anthem and called and end to another broadcast day, the tv went to color bars, and then snow. Occasionally a late night movie. No Internet, no cell phones, no
Xboxes. No 24 hour society. Everything was closed on holidays. Schools actually taught math, English, biology, history without a political agenda. You could draw guns, and war scenes on paper without being suspended, and sent to a shrink. Kids actually went outside to play.






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FIFY
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:32:07 PM EDT
Yup. Sometimes I would fall asleep watching tv and wake up to the tv test signal. I seem to remember tv stations playing the National Anthem at the end of the broadcasting day.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:32:15 PM EDT
Our television sign off was the National Anthem.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:32:24 PM EDT
You left out a BIG one.......companies didn't have 24/7 access to employees via cell/text/email. I remember the days when I thought a beeper was a ball and chain! In my opinion, this has been the greatest detriment to my quality of life!
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:32:25 PM EDT
Only 2 over the air TV channels then there was a 3rd.
Had to get up and change the channel on the TV.
This was all in black & white, then there was color TV.

Rotary dial telephones.
Calling out of your local area one had to go through an operator.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:32:37 PM EDT
Yes I do , indeed .

The Star Spangled Banner would play and then it was either a test pattern or snow till about 5 or 6 am .


And NO INFOMERCIALS
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:33:24 PM EDT
In the summer we left home at 730, or 8 am, with a transistor radio, and a bike, and a pbj sammich. We came home at dark, and no one called the cops, or freaked out in any way.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:34:07 PM EDT
Changing channels with Vise-Grips.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:34:08 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
You mean the 70's?
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The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.



I could ride my bike to the local woods with my Model 60 tied to the handle bars and no body cared.





Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:35:43 PM EDT
Saturday night and....



Don Kirshner's Rock Concert.

Google it young'uns.

Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:37:02 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By StretchMaK:






The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.


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Originally Posted By StretchMaK:
Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
You mean the 70's?






The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.



I was 0-10.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:37:18 PM EDT
yeah, that was the good days.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:37:23 PM EDT
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All that awesomeness and yet the average life expectancy was 8 years younger. In 1970.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:37:50 PM EDT
yep
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:38:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By KingRat:
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Ours as well.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:38:18 PM EDT
THe 60s were better
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:38:25 PM EDT
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I was 0-10.
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Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
Originally Posted By StretchMaK:
Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
You mean the 70's?






The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.



I was 0-10.




I turned 10 in '73. Miss those days now.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:38:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dbmers:
Most people went to bed after Johnny Carson? Then the tv went to color bars, and then snow. Occasionally a late night movie. No Internet, no cell phones, no
Xboxes. No 24 hour society. Everything was closed on holidays. Schools actually taught math, English, biology, history without a political agenda. You could draw guns, and war scenes on paper without being suspended, and sent to a shrink. Kids actually went outside to play.






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People were happier. Kids weren't as screwed up. You expected your life to be better and the lives of your children to be better than yours.

Then the country took a hard turn to the left and it hasn't stopped being a turd sandwich since.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:39:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dbmers:
Most people went to bed after Johnny Carson? Then the tv went to color bars, and then snow. Occasionally a late night movie. No Internet, no cell phones, no
Xboxes. No 24 hour society. Everything was closed on holidays. Schools actually taught math, English, biology, history without a political agenda. You could draw guns, and war scenes on paper without being suspended, and sent to a shrink. Kids actually went outside to play.






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Have gun in your car in the school parking lot
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:39:38 PM EDT
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I remember the original Skinamax, AKA, Prisim.

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Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:40:04 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By angus6:


Have gun in your car in the school parking lot
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Originally Posted By angus6:
Originally Posted By dbmers:
Most people went to bed after Johnny Carson? Then the tv went to color bars, and then snow. Occasionally a late night movie. No Internet, no cell phones, no
Xboxes. No 24 hour society. Everything was closed on holidays. Schools actually taught math, English, biology, history without a political agenda. You could draw guns, and war scenes on paper without being suspended, and sent to a shrink. Kids actually went outside to play.








Have gun in your car in the school parking lot



Yes! I was about to post that. In PA we even got three days off for deer season.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:40:15 PM EDT
Remember when people carried beepers?










Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:41:03 PM EDT
I remember all of that stuff, although where I grew up, we didn't roam around with guns.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:41:40 PM EDT
1983: Eli Lilly and Company produces biosynthetic 'human' insulin with recombinant DNA technology.
1996: Lilly Humalog "lispro" insulin analogue approved.
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The past sucked. By past, I mean before 1996.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:42:34 PM EDT
Git offa my lawn!!!
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:43:51 PM EDT
I remember when we didn't have TV and the local radio station signed off at 11.
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Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:44:22 PM EDT
TV shows actually ran 9 months with summer repeats. None of this 5 episode season 2.5 crap. Then wait a year for the new season.








Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:45:18 PM EDT
Yep
Kind of miss those days
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:46:22 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:

I was 0-10.
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Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
Originally Posted By StretchMaK:
Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
You mean the 70's?






The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.



I was 0-10.



You as well.

Shit, we're old...
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:47:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By DasRonin:
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Originally Posted By theArmourer:


The past sucked. By past, I mean before 1996.
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1983: Eli Lilly and Company produces biosynthetic 'human' insulin with recombinant DNA technology.
1996: Lilly Humalog "lispro" insulin analogue approved.


The past sucked. By past, I mean before 1996.


You know not what you speak sadly. The American dream was alive, and well back then....now look where were at







Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:50:33 PM EDT
Yep. And I miss most of it. Maybe it's why they call it the good old days !
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Originally Posted By artman54:
Yep. And I miss most of it. Maybe it's why they call it the good old days !
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That's scary......will people 50 years from now look back at 2014 as the good ol days?









Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:54:16 PM EDT
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Some stations played The Star Spangled Banner and High Flight when I was growing up.



High Flight




Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:56:21 PM EDT
you have to be an old fart to remember stuff like that. I would know.
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Just turned 50 a few weeks ago.






Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:57:10 PM EDT
Sure do.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 5:59:04 PM EDT
I remember stations playing the national anthem and showing an image of the flag before they shut down for the day.
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That's scary......will people 50 years from now look back at 2014 as the good ol day
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Only people who don't know any better. The nation peaked in 1984.
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Originally Posted By StretchMaK:


The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.

I could ride my bike to the local woods with my Model 60 tied to the handle bars and no body cared.

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Originally Posted By StretchMaK:
Originally Posted By Rugerlvr:
You mean the 70's?


The 70's ruled. I was a teenager and it was great.

I could ride my bike to the local woods with my Model 60 tied to the handle bars and no body cared.


... me too. Except we had horses and dirt bikes
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 6:03:49 PM EDT
I remember them days.
Link Posted: 4/28/2014 6:03:55 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bionic589:
Nope
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Originally Posted By mongo001:
Changing channels with Vise-Grips.
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Getting smacked for spinning the channel knob 12 notches in under half a second.
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Getting smacked for spinning the channel knob 12 notches in under half a second.
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Originally Posted By mongo001:
Changing channels with Vise-Grips.
Getting smacked for spinning the channel knob 12 notches in under half a second.










Link Posted: 4/28/2014 6:09:57 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By charliedontsurf:
Some stations played The Star Spangled Banner and High Flight when I was growing up.



High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds...and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of...wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew.

And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
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Yup, and showed cool ass pictures from all over the U.S.
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