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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  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.

  5. 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.

  6. As a young boy I never realized how often ants would spontaneously combust until I started looking at them closely with a magnifying glass.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
    Possibly more.

  10. 1970’s!
    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.

  11. “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.

  12. I remember math without calculators.
    You can use them in school now.
    Kids can’t do math now without them.

  13. BFH
    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)



  14. …try that again…

    “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)


  15. Yes, and 7734 spells HELL.

    I just took a large Canon desk calculator to the recyclers a few days ago. Kept the smaller one. Paper tape. . .

    Still have my TR-whatever it was from the mid-70’s. It was expensive then!

  16. There used to be a calculation you could perform on the old calcs that would spell out UNION OIL, but I forget what it was. It was during the 70’s oil crisis.

  17. The sliding puzzle always would make me mad, so I’d pry the numbers out and put them where they went. You could do that with the Rubik’s cube too.

  18. ShELLOIL

    We saw our first pocket calculator at Zyla’s in Merrimack, NH. It was $40!
    Now they’re in the dollar stores. lol


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