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Posted: 9/9/2010 4:30:17 PM EST
Remember when late night tv ended with The National Anthem before the station went off for the night.
Remember when you could read the description of an item on the package and not have to search for the English script.
I miss the old USA.

What do you miss?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:31:34 PM EST
Lead based paint.....
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:33:38 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dru:
Lead based paint.....


very tasty


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:35:38 PM EST
Black mold and abestos

Oh wait that was the Phillipines.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:37:22 PM EST
Corner stores that sold penny candy and fireworks.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:37:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 4:38:11 PM EST by myitinaw]
Monty Python and Benny Hill uncensored on PBS


The only redeeming quality for PBS in the late 70s/early 80s....





Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:37:42 PM EST
Made in USA
Common courtesy
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:38:10 PM EST
being able to smoke inside
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:38:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dru:
Lead based paint.....


I'm sure we import some paint from China
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:38:23 PM EST
People speaking English.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:41:12 PM EST
Instruction manuals for things were much smaller....because they were only printed in one language.....that everyone understood.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:41:46 PM EST
Real hardware stores, the Indian head test pattern that was on the TV when the station quit broadcasting for the night, Duck & Cover drills at school.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:43:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By Chokey:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Lead based paint.....


I'm sure we import some paint from China


Not as good as the American stuff of yesteryear....
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:44:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By toby1:
Real hardware stores, the Indian head test pattern that was on the TV when the station quit broadcasting for the night, Duck & Cover drills at school.


+1 I was going to post about the test pattern indian too

Dialing for Dollars
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:44:47 PM EST
My wife has high school students who have never seen cassette tapes.

Have never heard of the A-Team or Dukes of Hazard.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:45:14 PM EST
Really old Blue Angels I saw as a kid.


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:45:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By toby1:
Real hardware stores, the Indian head test pattern that was on the TV when the station quit broadcasting for the night, Duck & Cover drills at school.

Hardware stores that sold firearms.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:45:37 PM EST
DDT
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:46:36 PM EST
I miss doing whatever you the fuck you want
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:47:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 4:48:54 PM EST by Dru]
Originally Posted By junebug68:
I miss doing whatever you the fuck you want




Got some wordage ass backwards there don't 'ya son?



Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:48:20 PM EST
I miss being left the fuck alone.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:48:55 PM EST
Leaded gasoline.
Graphite motor oil.
NOT doing fundraisers for every stupid school function.
Late night TV when I was a kid ended after the 9 P.M. news.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:49:05 PM EST
Things made of steel vs. plastic = things made to last vs. things that need to be replaced every two years to increase profits.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:50:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 4:51:37 PM EST by junebug68]
Originally Posted By Dru:
Originally Posted By junebug68:
I miss doing whatever you the fuck you want




Got some wordage ass backwards there don't 'ya son?




Yeah... you know what I meant (maybe)
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:52:26 PM EST
Riding in the back of a pickup wouldn't give the driver a ticket.
TV's with rotary dials (don't miss that).
Kid's would trick or treat late into the night.
Cheap leaded gas.
Ronald Reagan.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:52:40 PM EST
mailorder firearms
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:53:17 PM EST
Keeping a shotgun or rifle in the truck at school so I could go for an afternoon hunt with some friends after class.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:54:10 PM EST
I agree
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:54:28 PM EST
Lawn Darts FTW
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:54:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:54:37 PM EST
Originally Posted By fammyman:
being able to smoke inside


Your on your own there pal.... i was so fuckin pumped when MN passed that law
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:55:03 PM EST
No helmet while riding a bicycly\e!

Danny
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:55:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By mark75101:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Lead based paint.....


very tasty



I ate it when I was about 4, I turned out fine


You sure about that?
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:56:08 PM EST
Common sense.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:56:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

I ate it when I was about 4, I turned out fine


So that's how you made Staff!

You did turn out well all jokes aside.

Danny
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:56:25 PM EST
I'm only 33, but here's a few I miss:

TV dinners with foil trays
Sodas and Gatorade in glass bottles with the styrofoam labels
Ronald Reagan
Looney Tunes cartoons (especially the un-PC ones)
Oil in cans
Playing dodgeball and "smear the queer" at recess
McDonalds McDLT

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 4:57:53 PM EST
Americans weren't big pussies and let backwards third world idiots and their ideologies push them around. Pathetic really, our enemies are BOLD in the face of our patheticness. The western culture is in decline and a new totalitarian possibly religious based dark ages is coming...........
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:03:10 PM EST
Originally Posted By junebug68:
I miss doing whatever you the fuck you want


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:03:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By TAMUJeep:
Common sense.


+1
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:04:15 PM EST
Originally Posted By Aimless:

Originally Posted By mark75101:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Lead based paint.....


very tasty



I ate it when I was about 4, I turned out fine


Of course you did sunshine.

Of course you did.



Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:10:27 PM EST
Parenting wasn't left to the teachers.
Neighbors would dicipline neighbor's children.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:11:05 PM EST
Originally Posted By Dru:
Lead based paint gasoline.....


Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:13:12 PM EST
Personal Responsibility.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:15:27 PM EST
Moderate or even conservative Democrats
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:15:42 PM EST
When your neighbors were friends.
Told at 7am to be home for dinner.
Hats were worn straight and your pants covered your ass unless you are a plumber
Didn't have to push 1 for ENGLISH
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:16:34 PM EST
original coke
violent cartoons
being able to let kids play with toy guns in school
no constant ringing fuckin cell phones
actual real army surplus stores
everyone hunted
no 24 hour news cycle
converse chuck taylors cheap
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:21:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By myitinaw:
Monty Python and Benny Hill uncensored on PBS


The only redeeming quality for PBS in the late 70s/early 80s....





Ohhh Yeahhhhh. Fat old man knew how to pick'em too!

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:22:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By The_Reaper:
mailorder firearms


Kleins of Chicago
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:24:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 5:25:47 PM EST by PKRobbins]
Originally Posted By CZ75_9MM:

Originally Posted By toby1:
Real hardware stores, the Indian head test pattern that was on the TV when the station quit broadcasting for the night, Duck & Cover drills at school.

Hardware stores that sold firearms.


There's still one around here, you can buy a High Point 9mm for $170 or whatever suits you, Holmes' Grocery and Hardware in Williamsville, Wayne County

Kids saying Sir and Ma'am
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:29:42 PM EST
Having a semi-rational mortal enemy we could feel warm and fuzzy about reaching the occasional human understanding with (mostly in teen oriented 80's movies, but still).

Who remembers "Russkies"? I just looked that up and realized it had Joaquin Phoenix in it. Huh.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 5:34:24 PM EST
Decent TV, variety shows, Tom and Jerry, Beverly Hillbillies, Munsters, Combat, etc.
Police were helpful with minor crimes, sometimes going to the perps house and telling him to square up or else. Bad guys were the only ones who needed to worry about the cops.
Buying smokes and ammo at 14.
Being able to carry a Buck knife on your belt at school.
A lack of Section 8 housing.
Never saw "People of WalMart" in every damn store you go to.
Stealing and lying were bad things.
A lack of rules and regulations controlling every minute of your personal and business existence.
Being able to "hop up" your car.
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