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Fun Stuff

A bit of humour from Carl... new (7K)

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Ready to reminisce? --> 1950 Version of An Email

What is your Brain Age?



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For some great flash backs, check out Bill's Retro World

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What a difference 50 years makes, eh?. Here's a Woolworth's menu from the real "GOOD OL' DAYS."

If any of you have doubt about what we kids paid for a coke and a sandwich at Woolworth's in the 1950's, here's proof of the era we lived... and it was a GREAT TIME to be a teenager !

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Molly Ann's Fabulous Fifties   Check it out - well worth the visit ! (Russ)
Old TV set
Life in B&W
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R&B Jukebox
Read about Rose...
Aging 101
Hourglass
How old are you?
Briarcliff Jukebox - An amazing collection of tunes

Playa Cofi Jukebox - 1950-1984 a very extensive collection of tunes you'll recognize

Forwarded Funnies - LOTS of great stuff here

Do You Remember These? - Thanks to objflicks.com



How NOT to deal with Exam Questions
#1 Algebra: Expand the equation... click to enlarge
#2 Physics: Ramp problem... click to enlarge
#3 Geometry: Find X... click to enlarge
    #4 Math: Explain the shape of the graph... click to enlarge
#5 Physics: Heat of the oceans... click to enlarge
#6 Calculus... click to enlarge


Having mom over for dinner


Interesting thoughts to ponder . . .
Some interesting thoughts to ponder ...


COOL PERSON TEST

This test is based on how cool you were in High School and what crowd you ran with, etc.,
but it's still pretty accurate by today's standards.

LET'S SEE; ARE YOU STILL A COOL PERSON?


The Spoiled Under 40 Crowd

When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH ways .. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on our kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that...

I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. They've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood they live in Utopia! And I hate to say it but the kids today don't know how good they've got it!

1. When I was a kid, we didn't have the Internet. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and look it up... in the card catalog... no Google!!

2. There was no email. You had to actually write somebody a letter... with a pen! Then you had to put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there! No Facebook.

3. There were no MP3's or Napster! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!

4. We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they would get a busy signal, that's it!

5. And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Display either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! Imagine that. It could be your school, your mom, your boss, a collections agent, you just didn't know! You had to pick it up, take your chances and say "Hello?".

6. We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3D graphics! We had Pong. A white ball and two paddles. Later we had the Atari 2600 with games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics were horrible! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels, it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

7. When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

8. Sure, we had television, but back then there was only a handful of channels, many black and white no less.... and there was no onscreen menu or remote! You had to get up, walk to the TV to change channels. You had to buy a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

And there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. You had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons!

9. And we didn't have microwaves. If you wanted to heat something up, you had to use the stove... imagine that! If you wanted popcorn, you had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing or a pot with HOT oil and Real popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever, hoping it wouldn't burn and stick to the pot.

10. When you were on the phone with your friends and your parents walked-in, you were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone... barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in your fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what... hang up and talk to them later. It was a rotary phone, you dialed a number - no push buttons, no speed dial.

Kids today have got it too easy. They wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

Regards, The over 40 Crowd

Goodbye Letter

A father passing by his son's bedroom was astonished to see the bed was nicely made, and everything was picked up. Then, he saw an envelope, propped up prominently on the pillow. It was addressed, "Dad."

With the worst premonition, he opened the envelope and read the letter, with trembling hands...

Dear Dad,

It is with great regret and sorrow that I'm writing you. I had to elope with my new girlfriend because I wanted to avoid a scene with Mom and you.

I've been finding real passion with Stacy, and she is so nice, but I knew you would not approve of her, because of all her piercings, tattoos, her tight Motorcycle clothes, and because she is so much older than I am. But it's not only the passion, Dad! She's pregnant!

Stacy said that we will be very happy. She owns a trailer in the woods and has a stack of firewood for the whole winter. We share a dream of having many more children.

Stacy has opened my eyes to the fact that marijuana doesn't really hurtanyone. We'll be growing it for ourselves, and trading it with the other people in the commune, for all the cocaine and ecstasy we want. In the meantime,we'll pray that science will find a cure for AIDS so Stacy can get better.

She sure deserves it!!

Don't worry Dad, I'm 15, and I know how to take care of myself. Someday,I'm sure we'll be back to visit, so you can get to know your grandchildren.

Love, your son,

David

P.S.
Dad, None of the above is true. I'm over at Tommy's house. I just wanted to remind you that there are worse things in life than the report card that's in my center desk drawer. I love you!

Call when it is safe for me to come home.



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