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    I can recall a first playing of Catch a
    falling star by Perry Como on the radio.
    I think I was enjoying egg sandwiches
    at the time.

    BTW I thought there might be some young
    whippersnappers saying something like they
    remember floppy disks It is all relative!

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    And next, of course, we'll have someone who fought in the Big One pop in and say "Hi, junior!"
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    I am so old...

    I remember when you could hand out Michael Jackson pins in kindergarten and nobody would bat an eye. And he was alive. And black. And there were pins.
    I remember when Ferrari's top product was the F40 and the word "icon" finally had a meaning
    I remember going to Legoland without people having to ask "which one?"
    I remember when Fila were just sport shoes and not hipster tools
    I remember when computer game reviews could fill in the "graphics" part as a yes/no question

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    Michael Jackson? Oh yeah, the youngest member of the Jackson Five. Good kid, I hope he grows up to be successful.

    The Jackson Five Saturday morning cartoon was pretty neat.

    I remember when people routinely said "neat" instead of "cool". Then Fonzie came along changed the game. He also popularized the word "veggies".
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    Michael Jackson? Oh yeah, the youngest member of the Jackson Five. Good kid, I hope he grows up to be successful.
    Neat, you are so old that you forgot half a century.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    Neat, you are so old that you forgot half a century.
    I'm not at the half-century mark quite yet!
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    A virus was treated by staying in bed and mam would serve you anything you wanted.
    Chucky egg was the cool game to play.
    Pubs had quiz machines.
    A glass of beer/lager cost 50p.
    Walking 3 miles to school in deep snow to be told it was closed because the pipes were burst and walking back again.
    Less cars on the roads.
    Yuppies were popular people.

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    I remember hearing a news report that the last Civil War soldier had died.

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    ...I'm older than yo' mamma!
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    I used to set up pins by hand in a bowling alley after school while in high school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    I am so old...


    I remember going to Legoland without people having to ask "which one?"
    I remember when Legos were just plastic bricks that you could use to build just about anything; not theme oriented sets with so many specialized pieces that you can pretty much only build the model on the box.

    I remember Lincoln Logs, Erector Sets, and Lionel trains.

    I remember walking to school in the snow both ways, but it was flat. They hadn't build the hills yet...

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    I remember The Twist being the latest dance craze.

    I was writing letters before the zip code was invented.

    I predate the Hula Hoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    I remember when Legos were just plastic bricks that you could use to build just about anything; not theme oriented sets with so many specialized pieces that you can pretty much only build the model on the box.
    This came to mind when I saw legos mentioned.....Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm so old I loved watching the Bananasplits on a Saturday morning.
    I'm so old I remember watching Bill and Ben the flowerpot men.
    I'm so old I remember when Action man was the best boy doll toy ever. (Boyfriend to Cindy, I just hated it when his feet used to remain in his army boots when you took them off)
    Last edited by chrissy; 2013-Nov-05 at 10:39 PM. Reason: added the feet in boot trick action man used to like pulling

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissy View Post
    ...I'm so old I remember when Action man was the best boy doll toy ever. (Boyfriend to Cindy, I just hated it when his feet used to remain in his army boots when you took them off)
    Hmmm, not familiar with that. I sort of had a crush on Ken. Barbie sure had it all!

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    G.I. Joe with a kung-fu grip! And Micronauts. Whatever happened to Micronauts?

    I would have kept all my old toys if I had known how many would become valuable collectibles today. X-Wing and TIE Fighter, Enterprise, a Viper, a Space 1999 Eagle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Hmmm, not familiar with that.
    Action Man is the licensed British branch of the GI Joe franchise. UK kids didn't want to buy American soldiers.
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    I remember the 48 star flags being replaced by the 50 star flags at school.

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    I remember when Tonka trucks were actually made out of real metal...

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    Pretty much all of the above.
    And when there was only one computer on the whole campus.
    Which I had to program by punching cards and submitting a deck. Come back tomorrow!

    And I'm so old the thread isn't all that funny!
    Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Which I had to program by punching cards and submitting a deck.
    You punched cards? Why, what did those poor cards ever do to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post

    I remember a world without Star Wars (...so unimaginable now!...).
    Jeepers, gran, how did you ever survive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    You punched cards? Why, what did those poor cards ever do to you?
    Caused me to use five solid minutes of core time on The Computer one time, they did. Killed the entire computer budget of the Psychology Department. It wasn't really the cards' fault, the instructions for the canned subroutine I used (another big box of cards) had a couple of variables in the wrong order and it wouldn't close. I was doing it to help a buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    It wasn't really the cards' fault, the instructions for the canned subroutine I used (another big box of cards) had a couple of variables in the wrong order and it wouldn't close.
    I didn't know they had Windows back then.
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    I remember when McDonald's came to city where I grew up, it was a big deal.

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    I'm so old I've gone bald and my hair is going white, I have had an increasing number of medical exams in places that should not be probed, I've had eye surgery and hand surgery just to stay functional, and I'm tired all the time and grouchier than I used to be and can't muster up as much energy as I used to. I also complain about my physical conditions a lot, a sure sign of age setting in.
    "I'm planning to live forever. So far, that's working perfectly." Steven Wright

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    I predate the Spiderman, Thor, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, and X-Men comic books.

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    I'm so young I still wear bright colors and groovy beaded necklaces and pin-on fabric butterflies.

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    You're only as old as you feel...until body parts start falling off, then that's pretty much it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starcanuck64 View Post
    You're only as old as you feel...until body parts start falling off, then that's pretty much it.
    Well then my sister's kids must be ancient, they both have had teeth fall out in the last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Well then my sister's kids must be ancient, they both have had teeth fall out in the last month.
    That happened to me when I was young too, my theory is it's a trick that nature plays to keep us on our toes.

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