Funny or WTF photo thread

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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by a1930ford » Thu Jun 08, 2023 2:08 am

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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by n3303j » Thu Jun 08, 2023 9:48 am

#20 Blue flashbulbs were new technology that allowed shooting outdoor COLOR film indoors with flash.
#11 45 RPM records were new compact disc technology that replaced the 78 rpm disks we listened to.
#5 Soda pop machines were square boxes with a hinged lid on top and all bottles standing upright in chilled water. A nickel (or a dime) allowed you to slide a bottle up to a gate and pull it out.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by Bar None » Thu Jun 08, 2023 10:49 am

I got 20 out of 20. We never had a party line but I remember them from the Andy Griffith show on black and white TV.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by n3303j » Thu Jun 08, 2023 10:57 am

4 party line at our house. Parents never gave it up. Other 3 parties gave it up one at a time until we were the only ones left. Single party line at 4 party price. VAlley 8-9206.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by :FI:Igor » Thu Jun 08, 2023 1:54 pm

20 out of 20! Our first telephone wasn't a party line, but I remember the number, "205" and you had to tell the operator.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by El queso » Thu Jun 08, 2023 2:26 pm

13 for me, but some things like BlackJack were already retro, and things like 45s and table juke boxes are still around.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by MonkeysUncle » Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:01 pm

20 for me, we had a hand crank wall mounted phone. 13 on a party line.
Don't remember but think we were 1 long and 2 short rings. Grandmother in town was EMpire 72891
Regarding the soda pop bottles, we got 2 cents each for return. Saturday matinee at theater was 10 cents.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by Manscout » Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:35 pm

El queso wrote:
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Bwahahaha! Exactly!
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by Lofty » Thu Jun 08, 2023 4:02 pm

I got eight, so I'm just on this side of "Getting there." A few of them required a deep dive into my childhood, like candy cigarettes and metal lunchboxes. A few others, like P.F. Flyers, didn't even register.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by S 854 » Thu Jun 08, 2023 6:00 pm

Manscout wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2023 3:35 pm
El queso wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2023 12:48 pm
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Bwahahaha! Exactly!
…bunch of whiners… maybe they should stick to their snowstorms… oh wait, we have those too… :lol:
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by cheeseheadmike » Thu Jun 08, 2023 7:22 pm

18 out of 20. I don’t recall newsreels before the movies, but I rarely went as a kid. Never saw Howdy Doody on the tube. Boy, do I remember the stink of the Butch w@*, though.
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by treebone » Thu Jun 08, 2023 7:26 pm

Yep, we trudged 5 miles through the snow to school, uphill both ways...
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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by a1930ford » Fri Jun 09, 2023 1:20 am

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Re: Funny or WTF photo thread

Post by Lofty » Fri Jun 09, 2023 12:31 pm

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