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You know you're "old" when (GOML content)

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by moosie, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Grabsplatter

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    There are people driving that were born after they stopped making cars with manual chokes.

    If that weren't scary enough, my first car had a starting handle.
     
  2. tele_pathic

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    You know you're old when your student engages you in a conversation about the band in you're in, you explain that it's a '90s alt rock band that covers Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, and the likes, and that student responds, "Oh a classic rock band. Awesome!"

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!! Classic rock is defined as AC/DC, Skynyrd, Zep, Hendrix, etc. And then I realize, wait....maybe that student is right. Damn, I hate getting old. As Matt McM says in "Dazed and Confused," no matter how old I get the students stay the same age. FRACK!!!!
     
  3. moosie

    moosie Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    When I was a little kid (maybe five?) my parents brought me along, shopping for a new (used) car. Not sure why, in 1962 we were looking at only foreign cars, but I recall a black VW bug, and a (black) Volvo or Peugeot.

    The bug had a rear window so tiny it was hardly there, and for turn signals it had these little flapper wing things that swung up from the post behind the doors.

    The Peugeot had a thing you pulled, down where we'd find a hood release today. It released SAND just in front of the rear wheels, for traction. :eek:

    I recall some other thing that the passenger could only reach. A manual bar, in the foot well area, that you had to pull for some reason. I think it might have been if you wanted heat.

     
  4. bchaffin72

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    Manufacturing wise, manual chokes WERE before my time. However, I drove cars with them, as well as an old Dodge wrecker that had a hand crank.
     
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    Your shot mind is making my head hurt...:lol:
     
  6. Grabsplatter

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    I think we had them in Europe quite a while after you got rid of them. I had several mid-late 80s Ford's with manual chokes.
     
  7. Grabsplatter

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    Ah, trafficators! My first car also had them, although they were mounted below window height on that. When you flicked the indicator stalk, there would be a reassuring "clunk". If you didn't hear it, you gave the car a firm shove just behind the relevant door and out it came. Lovely things. They didn't work about above 50mph though.
     
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    You know you're getting old when attractive young ladies ( and some not so young) start calling you "Sir", and putting Mr. in front of your first name. :D
     
  9. Kirchensfan

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    You know the first time someone at a register automatically give you the senior discount.
     
  10. HotDan!

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    Yeah but I'm also old enough to remember a time that when you mentioned your lid, most folks figured that you were referring to your headgear.

    Saw an AOL article just today saying that it has finally been determined what the little pocket on your jeans is for. I didn't know that it was ever not known as a 'watch pocket'...
     
  11. haggardfan1

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    Aha! This happened to me a couple of months ago.

    Related: my girlfriend has a field day with it, because she has never failed to get asked for her ID at casinos, and most of the places where I play.

    I'm older than her mother. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, headgear of course...what were YOU talking about?...:D

    So what was the pocket for? I would have bet a lot of money on watch pocket!:eek:
     
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    I'm still 16 in my head. To bad it's not in my knees...
     
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    ...there are actually at least three stages in this process, maybe more - I guess I'll find out. The first is described above. In the second stage, you simply become invisible. In the third stage, you are still invisible, but an attractive young woman is capable of sending a telepathic message, without speaking or looking at you, that says: "Don't even look at me!"

    I guess I'm waiting for the stage where they start feeling pity for me.
     
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    I'm really starting to realize how old I am as I think of my "baby boy" grandson, that's "grandson" now, will be turning the ripe old age of twenty eight (28) on July the 21st of this year... My daughter (his mother) just hit the big 4-8 in Sept.... Woe is me, I might as well just dig a hole, jump in it and cover myself up............JH in Va.
     
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    That could be.

    I grew up in the backwoods of a small North Idaho town, so plenty of older cars, with manual everything, still abounded. My grandfather had a 1953 GMC 5-ton truck. Not only a manual choke, brakes, and transmission, but the starter was on a button under the floorboard matting. Put it in neutral(or hold the clutch), check the choke, turn the key, and then go probing for the starter button.
     
  17. Larry F

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    My dad went through a phase of stupidity like you wouldn't believe. One of the things he did was getting proper nouns wrong, names of people, names of products, etc. He grew out of it by the time I was 20 or so. I soon realized that he had a much larger pool of names floating in his head, and he would mistake one for another. Well, heck. I do that all the time now, myself.

    Yesterday, I was working on a project with one of my assistants and I kept calling a British-made MIDI-to-control voltage convertor a Kenyon. I wanted to call it a Kenton, but I had some kind of memory where the obvious name of Kenton, was actually Kenyon.

    Inappropriate memory, however. It turns out that it really is a Kenton. I wonder if there ever actually was something called Kenyon.
     
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    " when everything that you watch and hear looks and souns like a remake "

    :D
     
  19. HotDan!

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    Go ahead and pick up your money. I believe the header read something like "Purpose of mysterious pocket on your jeans finally determined". Yup...Sure enough...Originally intended to carry your watch...What a concept...A watch in your watch pocket...:rolleyes:
     
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    I thought it was for change, so it wouldn't jangle when you scratch yerself via your pocket.
     
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