I don’t get it. Do the pics have a hidden meaning? Like #4 would be burning up my phone?
They all make me ask “why?”.
Fads of yesteryear, in 30 years people will at current fads(lbqxyz, trans operations on kids) and will wonder what the hell was I thinking.
Number 4 is the only one I enjoyed during my childhood.
I had the first one, but I can’t remember if I ever figured it out.
The new boondoggle lace is crap. Two many summers at Boy Scout camp. Although we still laugh at the night time raids, we had trip lines coming into our camp. Load yells followed by cursing. Gale told Kyle he dropped his new 7 battery flashlight in the outhouse and he started crying.
No patience for that as a child, even less patience for Rubik’s Cube as a teenager.
The connection is… the items possibly connect you to another time and place.
1 and 7 are the only ones I can relate to. Child of the 50s and 60s.
doodads from nonwoke times
used or was around 85% of these.
Stop the presses . . .
You mean the internet was supposed to be free?
Wax shroom wack
At Shrecks Shadow: There is this one decade old laser board. Same exact pattern in the archives. Toat TAT TAT
@Jethro, because all saner activities than eating Tide pods
1 thru 7 but not 4.
How many of you popped the tiles out and jammed them back in the correct order, or just left them scattered on the floor? I am guilty as charged, your honor.
I could do #4 with the eyeglasses I wore as a kid.
When I was in 5th grade I got a pocket magnifier as a gift (1967). Needless to say I had fun setting all kinds of things on fire. One time my class was outside rehearsing the class play (Romeo & Juliet). Since I was lighting/sound for the play, I didn’t have much to do during outdoor rehearsals. i found a piece of particle board and successfully set it ablaze with my magnifier, though the flames would go out and it would just smoke. I put it under one of the teacher’s cars in the parking lot, where it continued to smoke for about an hour. Teachers didn’t notice so I never got in trouble.
All items from a time when the world sort of made sense.
As a young boy I never realized how often ants would spontaneously combust until I started looking at them closely with a magnifying glass.
Do you remember those boxes of wooden match tips?
Was in Wisconsin and paper footballs were a thing.
Either Chris or David came up with Flying Firey Field Goals.
No houses got burned but I did have to make an excuse for my sweater sleeve to someones mother.
Paper footballs were triangle shaped folded papers that you flicked with your finger. C or D discovered the fire trick all on their own.
Wonderful connections to the past, Fur! Some were pretty dopey, but still fun to look back on.
I thought Pet Rocks and macrame were hideous things. My uncle lobbed our “clackers” (remember those resin balls that were attached to a piece of string?) into a neighbor’s blackberry patch after we sent him over the edge with them.
Following the flooding of our office, I was tasked with sorting through the tonnage of saved electronics and software. Turns out the only thing I’m interested in is getting access to hard drives for transfer to other storage. I just took several boxes of junked electronics to the e-recycle joint nearby along with myriad software that has no currently supported OS to run it. Funny though how people are coming back to resident servers and storage and leaving “the cloud” because of security and cost issues. I was inside at the beginning of The Cloud, and saw no conceivable reason I would let someone else store my stuff and then charge me for it.
Further hindsight suggests more to the story
I think the sweater had mutiple holes.
And all the holes were clean shaven in the fabric.
To hide the melted evidence around them (the holes).
All that can be said for sure 100% thee was at least one hole.
Something about leaving the sweater in the basement where the moths live.
we had mushroom candles, the colored sand in stretched coke bottles, made gum wrapper chains, made key chains and such with gimp, had the puzzle with numbers and some with letters and burned ants with magnifying glasses.
Gum wrapper chain weave.
Lmao! Reminding me how old I am is kind of cruel, but also cool. Especially the first two.
“The connection is… the items possibly connect you to another time and place.”
Yes, and that time and place did NOT include liberal, commie ideas, which I hold close to my heart.
I remember math without calculators.
You can use them in school now.
Kids can’t do math now without them.
Hell, Jethro wins the “Booby” prize
DECEMBER 7, 2022 AT 8:44 PM
“Hell, Jethro wins the “Booby” prize”
…possibly because he’s ALWAYS looking for boobies.
…but it can go horribly wrong, too…
“too too too many (69222) so she went to the the doctor on 51st street (6922251) and he said to take a certain pill 8 times a day (6922251 times 8), which left her (flip your calculator over)
“Sally had 69 boobs (69) which was too too too many (69222) so she went to the the doctor on 51st street (6922251) and he said to take a certain pill 8 times a day (6922251 times 8), which left her (flip your calculator over)