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    Thought of the day for the old-timers (including me)--if 1968 is now 50 years ago, that makes the stories of the Vietnam War, Woodstock, the Beatles, the moon landing and a lot of other things ...

    AS REMOTE TO KIDS TODAY AS THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS TO US WHEN WE WERE TEENS!

    F*ck--that makes us old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    Thought of the day for the old-timers (including me)--if 1968 is now 50 years ago, that makes the stories of the Vietnam War, Woodstock, the Beatles, the moon landing and a lot of other things ...

    AS REMOTE TO KIDS TODAY AS THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS TO US WHEN WE WERE TEENS!

    F*ck--that makes us old.
    Vietnam is a tourist destination
    Woodstock is what your rifle has as a stock
    Beatles was how grand parents mistakenly referred to the VW Beetle
    The moon landings were faked

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Any of your bikes have room for larger tires? Maybe 32 or 35mm?

    I know that my bike is a different animal, but those 42mm tires I run really soak up rough road surface. Adjusting the pressure to road conditions makes a difference in ride quality and comfort on bad roads. I'm a mite slower on my 650b\42's than on my 700
    25's but as a 65yo non racer, I can live with that.

    I figure that bringing my age into it lessened the thread drift some.
    65? Damned kids, get off my lawn....
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    Thought of the day for the old-timers (including me)--if 1968 is now 50 years ago, that makes the stories of the Vietnam War, Woodstock, the Beatles, the moon landing and a lot of other things ...

    AS REMOTE TO KIDS TODAY AS THE FIRST WORLD WAR WAS TO US WHEN WE WERE TEENS!

    F*ck--that makes us old.
    So very, very true
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    You'll always have that new generation.



    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    65? Damned kids, get off my lawn....
    Oh grate, another crabby old guy.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by paredown View Post
    F*ck--that makes us old.
    Old is better than buried.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    I enjoyed 1969 a hell of a lot. Senior in high school. Blonde bombshell girlfriend (who, of course left me for another guy before the year was out). Made City Finals on the high school gymnastics team. My guitar-playing began to get decent. Love-ins. Protest marches.
    Mapie is a conventional looking former Hollywood bon viveur, now leading a quiet life in a house made of wood by an isolated beach. He has cultivated a taste for culture, and is a celebrated raconteur amongst his local associates, who are artists, actors, and other leftfield/eccentric types. I imagine he has a telescope, and an unusual sculpture outside his front door. He is also a beach comber. The Rydster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    You'll always have that new generation.



    That interview was unwatchable. Maybe if it was about 5:30 shorter and ended with somebody knocking their heads together it would have had some entertainment value.
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    Have hope in humanity, it could always become worse

    Agreed.

    But millions did.



    And in 50 years it'll be about tweets and Geico Commercials.

    Last edited by Eretz; 01-06-2019 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post


    I'm not even going to view these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Old is better than buried.
    Indeed...... I think!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    I enjoyed 1969 a hell of a lot. Senior in high school. Blonde bombshell girlfriend (who, of course left me for another guy before the year was out). Made City Finals on the high school gymnastics team. My guitar-playing began to get decent. Love-ins. Protest marches.
    Yep, started my senior year in 69, finished in 70. Summer of 69 gave me the Atlantic City Pop Festival and Woodstock.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Re: younger folks making us feel older...

    You know those old phones? The kind consisting of a wooden box with one or two large metal bells on the top, one funnel you spoke into, and another attached to a cord you listened to?

    There was one of those on the bar room wall at the place my niece got married this fall. We were hanging out after the ceremony when my 20-something nephew pointed at it and asked, "what IS that thing".

    My first thought was, "you can't be serious" but then I thought he was probably only 10 when cell phones started replacing landlines. My next thought was, "sh*t, he probably never watched a MOVIE that was old enough to showcase that style of phone".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    Re: younger folks making us feel older....

    Recently, a youngun was gonna do me a favor and pick up an item at the store.


    Hey, THX, lemme tear this coupon outta this flyer...


    I'll just scan it with my phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    Re: younger folks making us feel older...

    You know those old phones? The kind consisting of a wooden box with one or two large metal bells on the top, one funnel you spoke into, and another attached to a cord you listened to?

    There was one of those on the bar room wall at the place my niece got married this fall. We were hanging out after the ceremony when my 20-something nephew pointed at it and asked, "what IS that thing".

    My first thought was, "you can't be serious" but then I thought he was probably only 10 when cell phones started replacing landlines. My next thought was, "sh*t, he probably never watched a MOVIE that was old enough to showcase that style of phone".
    Shux, so many people are amazed that my cell phone isn't some sort of a smart phone that it may as well be made out of wood.
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    Re: younger folks making us feel older...

    You know those old phones? The kind consisting of a wooden box with one or two large metal bells on the top, one funnel you spoke into, and another attached to a cord you listened to?

    There was one of those on the bar room wall at the place my niece got married this fall. We were hanging out after the ceremony when my 20-something nephew pointed at it and asked, "what IS that thing".

    My first thought was, "you can't be serious" but then I thought he was probably only 10 when cell phones started replacing landlines. My next thought was, "sh*t, he probably never watched a MOVIE that was old enough to showcase that style of phone".
    I still have a land line..... There is that
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Shux, so many people are amazed that my cell phone isn't some sort of a smart phone that it may as well be made out of wood.
    A "dumb phone" was more expensive than a smart phone, and the plan is the same price!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I still have a land line..... There is that
    Does it have a rotary dial?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    A "dumb phone" was more expensive than a smart phone, and the plan is the same price!
    My phone is about 13\14yrs old, but yeah the plan isn't too cost effective.

    But what are you saying, that my "dumb phone" is still smarter than me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    Does it have a rotary dial?
    The old rotary fones ran on line power and could work even during a power outage as long as the lines were intact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Indeed...... I think!

    Yep, started my senior year in 69, finished in 70. Summer of 69 gave me the Atlantic City Pop Festival and Woodstock.
    Summer of '69, we did our first long bike tour--Vancouver to San Francisco--all the way down the coast, from the outside of the Olympic Peninsula, 101 and then Highway 1 (or as the locals called it, 'Nutty Number 1'). Got to see Haight, although it had already started to get a little creepy, but had a great time tearing around the city.

    We shipped our bikes back, and then tried to hitch-hike home, had our stuff stolen, then ran out of money somewhere in the interior around Redding So we had to call the parental units for a bail-out. They wired money and tickets through Greyhound.

    It was a long bus ride home!

    Then I had to go back for my senior year of High School...needless to say my head was not in the game.
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    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together

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    Just a reminder to all you Woodstock, dope smoking, long haired, bell bottom, beads and flowers 69 hippies.


    Sugar Sugar by the Archies was your number 1 hit in 1969.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    The old rotary fones ran on line power and could work even during a power outage as long as the lines were intact.
    I have 3 phones that work during power outages.

    Although Velodog, they are all touch tone,

    Yes I'm sure, that doesn't mean I'm right.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    A "dumb phone" was more expensive than a smart phone, and the plan is the same price!
    I took home a black rotary phone from my grandmothers house about a month ago. It had their phone number on the dial and I was feeling nostalgic. Don't you know when I plugged it in I was shocked to find you can still dial out and receive call with the thing.
    "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --A. Einstein

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