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#1638 Sep 1, 2013
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#1639 Sep 1, 2013
okay fine answer with the "Nutter Butter sandwich cookie" which is the correct answer BTW but do remember their advertising campaign? "Would you like another Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookie?"

okay so now it's time to show your age, who remembers vacuum tubes in automotive in-dash AM radios because FM hadn't been invented yet?!

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Indianapolis, IN

#1640 Sep 1, 2013
PDX Dave wrote:
okay fine answer with the "Nutter Butter sandwich cookie" which is the correct answer BTW but do remember their advertising campaign? "Would you like another Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cookie?"
okay so now it's time to show your age, who remembers vacuum tubes in automotive in-dash AM radios because FM hadn't been invented yet?!
Remember it? I pine for it.

The days (er, nights) when you could scan around the dial and pick up stations from thousands of miles away as you drove.

Delco had the most amazing tuner, with 5 or 6 ganged ferrite cores sliding inside pencil-sized coils. Very sensitive and selective. And the secret little trimmer capacitor that was hidden under the volume/tone knob. You could tweak the antenna for peak reception.

Of course, you didn't want to sit for long periods of time with the radio playing and the engine off. You could run down the battery and not be able to start the car.

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#1641 Sep 1, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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Remember it? I pine for it.
The days (er, nights) when you could scan around the dial and pick up stations from thousands of miles away as you drove.
Delco had the most amazing tuner, with 5 or 6 ganged ferrite cores sliding inside pencil-sized coils. Very sensitive and selective. And the secret little trimmer capacitor that was hidden under the volume/tone knob. You could tweak the antenna for peak reception.
Of course, you didn't want to sit for long periods of time with the radio playing and the engine off. You could run down the battery and not be able to start the car.


The corvette had a vertical AM radio, was it one of those,...

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#1642 Sep 1, 2013
DILF wrote:
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Those $5 Converse are still around, but they are now $50!!!! My daughter wants a pair.
Yep when I was a kid converse were the cheap shoes. Hated it when my parents bought me those and all the other kids were getting the cool new-fangled shoes.

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#1643 Sep 1, 2013
Uh Clem wrote:
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Remember it? I pine for it.
The days (er, nights) when you could scan around the dial and pick up stations from thousands of miles away as you drove.
Delco had the most amazing tuner, with 5 or 6 ganged ferrite cores sliding inside pencil-sized coils. Very sensitive and selective. And the secret little trimmer capacitor that was hidden under the volume/tone knob. You could tweak the antenna for peak reception.
Of course, you didn't want to sit for long periods of time with the radio playing and the engine off. You could run down the battery and not be able to start the car.
I also remember when you could turn some car radio dials all the way one way or another and pick up police and fire chatter. Not every radio could do that but some could.

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#1646 Sep 2, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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I also remember when you could turn some car radio dials all the way one way or another and pick up police and fire chatter. Not every radio could do that but some could.
I remember on cloudy days my "Walky-Talky" could sometimes "Play the Skip" and I'd be able to talk to Ham radios and CB's from far away.

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Indianapolis, IN

#1647 Sep 2, 2013
skybobbie wrote:
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I remember on cloudy days my "Walky-Talky" could sometimes "Play the Skip" and I'd be able to talk to Ham radios and CB's from far away.
Once as a kid I remember turning on the TV one Saturday morning to watch cartoons. This was back when TVs had smooth tuning, not channelized stops. I turned the dial to 4 or 6 where the cartoon show should be. It was entirely in SPANISH! Even the commercials were. Freaked me out. I kept watching and eventually the station ID'ed as X-something (the prefix assigned for Mexico stations).

Yep, a Spanish TV station was coming through perfectly clear, just like it was local despite being more than 1000 miles away. And it stayed on for probably an hour or more.

I had actually tuned to a channel between the local stations

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the road less traveled.....

#1648 Sep 2, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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I also remember when you could turn some car radio dials all the way one way or another and pick up police and fire chatter. Not every radio could do that but some could.
as a kid (back in the stone ages) I had a radio that I could get a TV channel on at night...sweet back then, going to bed and still enjoying TV...

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#1649 Sep 2, 2013
Debra27 wrote:
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as a kid (back in the stone ages) I had a radio that I could get a TV channel on at night...sweet back then, going to bed and still enjoying TV...
Neat! I used to love listening to my old Knight shortwave receiver with the lights out. One night I tuned into someone broadcasting and old I love Lucy episode and it sounded so archaic and fascinating to me to hear coming through that old receiver my grandpa built from a kit in the late 40s.

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#1650 Sep 2, 2013
Dr_Dirty wrote:
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Neat! I used to love listening to my old Knight shortwave receiver with the lights out. One night I tuned into someone broadcasting and old I love Lucy episode and it sounded so archaic and fascinating to me to hear coming through that old receiver my grandpa built from a kit in the late 40s.
yeah, and we were supposed to be sleeping! the best

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Nehwon

#1653 Sep 3, 2013
When you were young (and not really dumb, just naive), that you could road trip across the US out and back again in 3 weeks?

And you did it!

And now you have some stories to tell...

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#1654 Sep 3, 2013
greymouser wrote:
When you were young (and not really dumb, just naive), that you could road trip across the US out and back again in 3 weeks?
And you did it!
And now you have some stories to tell...
Once in College, i drove from Fort Lauderdale to Chicago in 21 hours straight....did'nt even stop for a nap.....amazing what a 20 year old can do....before he learns, he should'nt.....

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#1655 Sep 3, 2013
i5-3350P 3.1 GHz/3.3 GHz max Turbo Boost

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#1656 Sep 3, 2013
Big Time wrote:
i5-3350P 3.1 GHz/3.3 GHz max Turbo Boost
No, but remember the floppy disk!!!!
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#1657 Sep 3, 2013
okay does anyone remember the "ice cream man" Cushman scooters, coming around to sell frozen goodies in the summertime, back when they had a little unobtrusive silver bell ringing on the cab instead of the blaring bullhorn they have these days? I hate those things! I remember as kids with our sharp hearing, we had no problem knowing when "the ice cream man" was in the neighborhood just from that little dinging bell.
PDX Dave

Portland, OR

#1658 Sep 3, 2013
Does anyone remember the old 1960s TV show "Lost in Space" and having a crush on Penny Robinson? She was big-time fantasy material for lots of boys. Oh yes, and the robot was cool too! But not so much as fantasy material. I'm just saying.

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Since: Jan 07

United States

#1659 Sep 3, 2013
PDX Dave wrote:
Does anyone remember the old 1960s TV show "Lost in Space" and having a crush on Penny Robinson? She was big-time fantasy material for lots of boys. Oh yes, and the robot was cool too! But not so much as fantasy material. I'm just saying.
I think you meant Judy, not skinny little Penny. Hot blonde Marta Kristen was Judy.

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#1660 Sep 3, 2013
Does anyone remember when on-line dating meant you actually physically spoke to a woman while waiting at the check-out?

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#1661 Sep 3, 2013
Big Time wrote:
i5-3350P 3.1 GHz/3.3 GHz max Turbo Boost
Nice. I just upgraded my gaming machine to an AMD 6 core 3.8/4.2, 16 gig ram with a 3 gig Radeon 7950 card.

But my first gaming machine was a Radio Shack Color Computer and a TI/99A from Texas Instruments.

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