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Things to make you feel old

[x] I’ve been to a drive-in movie theater.
[x] I saw the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show.
[x] I voted for (or could have) Ronald Reagan (I didn't!!!!!)
[x] I was in a Christmas pageant in public school.
[x] I remember what I was doing when John Kennedy died
[x] I used to watch Star Trek during its original run.
[x] I know what 45 and 33-1/3 describes.
[x] Still have 'em, too.
[x] Still have a machine that plays them, too.
[x] I've ridden in cars that didn’t have seat belts (I was pretty damned young though).
[x] I used to watch Romper Room.
[ ] I belonged to Future Homemakers of America or the FFA.
[ ] I've gone to an Elvis Presley concert.
[x] I own/used to own an 8-track player.
[ ] I used to wear a hat, doilie, or handkerchief on my head in church.
[x] I've bought a McDonald’s cheeseburger for less than 20 cents
[x] I would go to sleep while or just after watching Johnny Carson.
[x] I got to have am AM radio by my bed and listen to it at night at bedtime.
[x] I have watched a black and white television. (My family got our first color set in 1972.)
[x] I have/used to have a leisure suit -- and wore it!.
[x] I've been to a tent revival.
[ ] I attended Woodstock.
[ ] I've been to a state fair and looked at the animal barns.
[x] I spun a hula-hoop around my middle.
[x] I've been spanked at school by a teacher/principal. (I was a goody-goody, but it was done in the schools I attended.)
[x] I've been to a Cher concert.
[x] I watched The Sonny and Cher Show during its original run.
[x] I watched The Twilight Zone during its original run.
[x] I watched Lost in Space during its original run.
[x] I looked forward to hearing Guy Lombardo play "Auld Lang Syne."
[] I called adults "Sir" or "Ma’am."
[x] I've had a smallpox vaccination.
[x] I used to watch Dick Clark on American Bandstand.
[ ] I've been to a rodeo.
[ ] I've competed in a rodeo.
[ ] I scheduled my evenings around Dynasty.
[ ] I've sold Girl Scout cookies.
[ ] I am/was in a fraternity/sorority.
[x] I've eaten breakfast at a Sambo’s Restaurant.
[x] I've eaten at a Howard Johnson’s Restaurant.
[ ] I had a poster of Farrah Fawcett on my wall/door.
[ ] I had a crush on Ricky Nelson.
[ ] I had a crush on Angela Cartwright.
[x] I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.
[x] I had an aluminum Christmas tree and a color-wheel lamp.
[x] I have/had a fondue pot and use/used it.
[x] I've used a rotary phone.
[x] I've used a *party line* phone, too.
[x] I remember when African-Americans were called "colored people" in polite company. (It was also ok to call them Negroes.)
[ ] I've been to West Berlin before German reunification.
[ ] I had a paper credit card.
[ ] I played with a Water Wiggle.
[ ] I danced all night to Donna Summer and Whitney Houston.
[x] I've driven/ridden in a Pacer.
[x] I've driven/ridden in a car with fins in the back.
[x] I've driven/ridden in a VW Bug --older version.
[x] I've stayed up all night playing Risk.
[ ] I've stayed up all night playing wargames.
[x] I saw the original Star Wars movie in a theater.
[x] I've taken group showers with members of my junior/senior high school class
[x] I remember when HIV was called HTLV-IV.
[x] I watched The Simpsons when it was a short on The Tracy Ulman Show.
[x] I know what CP/M was, 'cause I used it on my computer.
[x] I had to install MS-DOS on my computer before I installed Windows
[x] I have/had a Sony Walkman.
[ ] I modeled my hair and clothes on people in Beverly Hills 90210.
[x] I’ve played PacMan.
[ ] I put on a suit and tie/dress to go shop at the downtown department store.
[ ] I saw Top Gun in the theater more than six times.
[ ] I saw The Exorcist in the theater.
[ ] I've read Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses.
[ ] I've used a Jane Fonda workout video.
[x] I remember when Michael Jackson was black.
[x] I know who shot J.R
[ ] I remember when Tommy Smothers was an angel.
[ ] I owned a pet rock.
[ ] I have/had a Betamax VCR.
[ ] I had "all the way" sex before I was married and had to keep it secret.
[ ] I burned a bra and/or draft card.
[x] I've ridden in a double-decker bus.
[x] I've ridden in the back window of my parents' car.
[x] I've edged the grass in a yard with hand clippers.
[x] I had a television aerial outside my house.

Comments

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furfairy
Nov. 30th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
You'd be great fun at the rodeo!

When I was a freshman in high school I went to the rodeo at the cow palace with a group from my school. It was one of the most formative erotic encounters of my youth.
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:52 am (UTC)
I did go with my older brother to a couple of NASCAR races, before anyone except the most devoted car fags knew what they were. Lots of nice eye candy, I recall.
robearal
Nov. 30th, 2006 04:42 am (UTC)
You forgot to remove my comments. *wink*
qbear
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
No, I left in the ones that also apply to me!!!
enhydrasf
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:03 am (UTC)
what? no farah fawcett poster?
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
Nah...not my type. I had a giant poster of the Solar System on my geeky little walls, and drawings I made with my Super Spirograph.
sfmini
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:12 am (UTC)
We were a 2 AMC Pacer household. One regular and the other the station wagon. I hung my head in shame anytime we went anywhere.
qbear
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)
I took my road test in a Pacer. It was like driving a goldfish bowl.
sfmini
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
I took mine in one too. What are the odds.

In retrospect they were ahead of their time. All cars look bulgy now.
dhpbear
Nov. 30th, 2006 07:40 am (UTC)
I'm old enough to remember the "We're a Two-Pinto Family" TV ads! :)
sfmini
Nov. 30th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
Those or the ads where "dad" drove a Maverick and "mom" drove a Pinto squire wagon with wood on the side. Yikes.
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
hehheh....my first car (that I owned) was a 1973 Pinto---lemon yellow. Piece of crap, but I loved it anyway--it was my first!
dhpbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Well, you loved it. I'm just glad you didn't get a BANG! out of it :)
ciddyguy
Nov. 30th, 2006 05:44 am (UTC)
I'm old enough to recall a bunch of those myself. ;-)
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
I had a draft card, but I never burned it (still have it, in fact). But as a free spirit I always went braless.
furmuslbulk
Nov. 30th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
I was using a television antenna on my roof in Boston just a few months ago! It's stil there, but I'm not sure if Glenn's new roomie is usiing it or not.
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
I remember we got three network channels, and PBS was on channel 17, so it was UHF and didn't come in very well. I had to strain my eyes to watch The French Chef as a youngster.
rootbeer1
Nov. 30th, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
That's it! We're staying up all Friday night playing wargames!
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:14 am (UTC)
Or Risk, at least. Preferably with a pizza, a bong, and lots of beers, with Cheech and Chong on in the background.
dhpbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
"Dave's not here, man!" Oh wait, I *am* here!

BTW, is that you in that there user icon thingy?
qbear
Dec. 1st, 2006 03:44 am (UTC)
That's me, 21 years old, stoned out of my mind.

"Hey, man, did you eat my baloney?"

Here I am in high school. Look---hair!!!!
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