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What Didn't Exist In 1978 That You Can't Live Without In 2018?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Bones, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. vkinetic

    vkinetic Tele-Meister

    Nov 22, 2017
    Bundeena, Sydney, Australia
  2. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Tele-Holic

    Sep 26, 2015
    Maldon, England
    Not if you use a wet rolled up towel. Doesn't bruise that way.
  3. ButterScotchPH

    ButterScotchPH Tele-Meister

    Feb 24, 2009
  4. screamin eagle

    screamin eagle Poster Extraordinaire

    Oct 9, 2008
    S. CA
    Beat me to it.

    It's what I was going to

    While I'm sure I could figure out how to actually live with it, I'm going to say running shoes (or maybe I should say running in general). I developed a running routine about a year and a half ago as a means to get some much needed exercise. I've discovered that it has really help with my stress management and I generally feel better because of it. I'm sleeping better. I'm more tolerant to my family and children (young and requiring) and I don't feel like the walls are caving in. I don't run fast and I'm not training for running events. I'm training for life. I've decided that running in general has been so good for me and my family that I have to keep it up. It's actually part of the reason why I'm a slower than average runner (especially for my age). I don't want to be forced on the sideline due to an injury, thus being forced to stop for a time period. I run 3-5 times per week shooting for 20-25 miles per week.

    It would be hard for me to give that up for lots of stated reasons, but if I had to well, I'm sure I'd figure out a way to continue on.
  5. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Nothing! ln fact I lived, and felt better in 1978 than I do now. (well I am 40 years older too, there is that:D)
  6. Mr Ridesglide

    Mr Ridesglide Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

    Dec 11, 2009
    Bloomington, MN
    Harleys that don't leak oil out the primary?
    Tuners that don't have a strobe?
    Monitors at every gig?
  7. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

    Feb 23, 2018
    Nawth Alabama
    What didn't exist in 1978? About 20" of my waistline and 150lbs... :D Yeah, I could do without that.

    Zip-ties were common in '78 in the Aviation industry. They were called "Ty-Raps", invented in 1958 actually...for aircraft wiring harness work. They were expensive but a helluva lot easier to use than lacing cord.

    Hmmm. I bought my first banjo in '78...took my first lessons. Worked 2nd shift in a knitting mill as a mechanic to pay school bills...don't miss that at all (or the POS VW I was driving).
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  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
  9. Snook

    Snook Tele-Meister

    Sep 17, 2015
    Cable ties were first invented by Thomas & Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 under the brand name Ty-Rap. Initially they were designed for airplane wire harnesses

    I'm amazed that no one has said "Viagra" yet..... there.... it's done <grin>
  10. Wrong-Note Rod

    Wrong-Note Rod Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 4, 2009


    cel phone was the one thing I wanted to post that I COULD live without, and to be honest, I think the world would be a better place if the frigging things were never invented.

    but thats just me yelling at clouds at this point, genie out of the bottle etc
  11. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    On this side of the pond, Haynes manuals helped me keep a '66 Spitfire and several Volkswagens alive in the 70's. Cars were easily repairable in 1978. I can live without the 2018 state of repairability in cars.
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  12. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    My open heart surgery in 1999 was a piece of cake compared to what it would have been in 1978 or earlier..
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  13. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    In terms of stuff, I could remain happy in 1978. I still listen to my records, still have film cameras, old guitars and amps, old motorbikes. Beer is better now -so is coffee, but I could make do. I listened to 50s/60s music and punk rock in 1978. Still do. I'd have hair too.
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2018
  14. middy

    middy Friend of Leo's

    Apr 28, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Smoke free public spaces. Does no one remember the ubiquitous ashtrays and palls of blue smoke in the theaters, restaurants, busses, airplanes, your uncle’s car, grampa’s house when all the kids are visiting? It’s a wonder any of us can breathe.
    Also, craft beer, and the wider variety and higher quality of restaurants.
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  15. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    Yeah, going to a club to see a band and coming home reeking of Pall Malls - I don't miss that.
  16. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    Much harder to find sushi back then. Again, this was something that existed, but it was harder to find all sorts of ethnic restaurants back then.
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  17. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    Good coffee.
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  18. soulgeezer

    soulgeezer Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 5, 2006
    Sinatra's World
    THAT is amazing and useful information! I have been calling things "tie wraps" my entire life and I never knew why. Turns out, I was actually saying "Ty-Raps" and using a brand name. I had no idea! Thanks for that!
  19. CK Dexter Haven

    CK Dexter Haven Friend of Leo's

    Jun 7, 2017
    There is a used early '70s Strat in a local shop that is almost affordable.. the reason?

    It reeks of tobacco smoke, they are very upfront about it, apparently the PO was a long time customer w/ a multi pack habit, who owned and giged this as his only guitar for years and years. No case, I imagine it was indescribable in it's funk.
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