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Without stating your age: How old are you?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gggGary, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Lucky Strike sponsored Your Hit Parade.:thumbsup: Snooky Lanson sang "Hound Dog" and and it was totally not acceptable.:thumbsdown: The Garry Moore show with co host Durward Kirby and Carol Burnett.
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    The early TV game shows were great. "Queen for a Day", Beat the Clock, What`s My Line, Two for the Money with Herb Shriner, I`ve got a Secret, and the list just goes on & on. If Mark Goodson Bill Todman produced it, we watched it. Well at least up until my dad became "Hooked" on TV Westerns.:shrug:
     
  2. JCE

    JCE XS650 Enthusiast

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    You could still get a motorcycle license in Oregon at the age of 15, which I did. The same year I got my m/c license, was the last year of the state's no helmet law. How old am I?
     
  3. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    HAHAHA - the count and the amount....Promo the Robot....Commander Tom....WKBW in Buffalo New York....

    Erv Weinstein and God as my Witness News!,,

    FIRE in North Tonawanda, FIRE in East Seneca....FIRE in Chili...the whole goddamn world is on fire...

    film at 11....
     
  4. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Friend of mine was a Groucho Marx aficionado. Studied the man and knew everything about him. On Halloween, he would deck himself out as Groucho, and, I swear, he looked, acted, and spoke *exactly* like him. He told me a little known fact about the abrupt discontinuance of the game show "You bet your life".

    Always wondered what happened to that game show.

    At the beginning of the gameshow, Groucho would interview his guests, ask them various things, maybe win the "Secret word" prize.

    Interviewing one portly lady, he asked her if she was married, have any children.
    The lady responded that she was the mother of 20 children.
    Astounded, Groucho asked how she could have so many children.
    The lady responded, "I love my husband!"

    Groucho said,
    "Well, I love my cigar."
    "But I take it out every once in a while"

    That was it. They pulled the plug.
    No more gameshow.

    Urban legend?
     
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  5. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I was always amazed that George and Gracie didn't suffer a similar fate.
     
  6. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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  7. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    60's Rambler Ambassadors had "gutters" along the door and fender tops, perfect for launching bottle rockets.
    Kinda had to sneak in to see "Easy rider" when it opened.
    Ice skating on paths we shoveled on local ponds.
    Getting "soakers" when venturing out in the swamps on thin ice and hopping log to hummock in the spring.
    Using dad's tools even though it was "Forbidden" Then leaving them at the project, or tree fort.
    Swiping "scrap" from house construction sites. (I still do this!)
    Playing "war" in houses under construction. Walking atop the foundation walls.
     
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  8. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    There was a scene in the movie The Big Store where Groucho is the salesman in the furniture department. A family comes in looking for beds for their children. It's a parade of children, one after another, after another, gets funnier the longer it goes on... Groucho finally asks the dad "... do you have any other hobbies?..."
    That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard! :laugh:
     
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  9. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    He said stuff like that every time he was on. Therefore, I don’t know. Much of it is on YouTube.
     
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  10. aldo5468

    aldo5468 Redleg XS650.com Supporter

    Oh, yeah! Had one in a red steel box that I probably got in the very early '50's
     
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  11. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Guru Top Contributor

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    That reminds me of guy who worked in office at the quarry. He made it a point to listen to the local radio station every day for years. They would take pages out of the phone book and as I recall count down so many lines and call the number. You had to know the number counted down and the prize amount for that day.

    Well one day while he was listening they counted down, say five, and the guy on radio said:"Well that's the quarry, so no chance they will be listening!" Guy in office was not happy. Not sure if he listened to that station after that!
     
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  12. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty What should I put here? XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  13. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    I remember at the end of the show if the contestants hadn`t won anything there was a question for a consolation prize. Always a question like "What color was George Washington`s white horse?" The answer was usually Brown. Another question was "Who was buried in Grants Tomb?" The answer was usually George Washington.:shrug:
     
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  14. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    A good indicator of age is the kind of candy you ate as a kid. I was a 5th Avenue and O`Henry man myself but in 1964 the Chunky Square was introduced. "What a Chunk of Chocolate" Arnold Stang was such a Dork!:yikes: Did I mention Cherry Mash? Good Stuff.:thumbsup:
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  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I liked Mars bars which, I think were made in the UK and also Smarties which in Canada are little chocolate disks covered with a hard candy coating packed into a little cardboard box - sort of like an M&M.

    I was surprised to find that in the US, Smarties are entirely different with no chocolate and are packed in a cellophane roll. We call those candies "Rockets".
     
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  16. gggGary

    gggGary I'm listening, change my mind XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  17. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    In high school, lunches were 45 cents (I think :umm: ). With that I could buy a pack of cigarettes (unfilterd Camel's), a Coke and a Moon Pie.... with 2 cents left over.
     
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  18. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Slow Poke and Black Cow. Guaranteed to pull those "fillings" right out!:yikes: Sugar Daddy and JuJubees Were right in there too.
    When I was in Boot Camp we had "K" rations. There was a pack of (4) cigarettes included. Usually Chesterfields. I traded mine for the left over WW2 hard tack cookie. Tobacco was probably better for you than the cookie!:D
     
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  19. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah... our DI was a smoker. Soon as we opened the rats, he'd take 'em from us. :poo:
     
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  20. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    My friends and I used to get K rations for backpacking, "eating our way to lightness". I was the only smoker, and not a gum chewer (there was the two-pack of Chicklets) so I'd trade the gum for the smokes. And being a weirdo, I liked the pilot biscuits (hard tack). I used to get Marlboros out of the machine for 35 cents...:er:
     
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