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Could anyone ever (Truly) get a "Slinky" to go all the way down a set of Stairs?
 

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$3.00 a six pack beer? When I moved to AZ in '74 the grocery stores had Coors on sale for $1.29/six pack. Now those WERE the good ol' days.

Illinois in '74 - Good Old Potosi (not a description; that's exactly what the label said - inaccurately. But better than Coors) - $2.98 for a case of longnecks - including the deposit on the bottles (now there's a "remember when?" for ya!)
 

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I remember that everything I had was made in USA and was well-made. People had good union jobs and white teenagers worked at McDonalds, not immigrants trying to support a family. Things were a lot better.
 

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Could anyone ever (Truly) get a "Slinky" to go all the way down a set of Stairs?
no but in the middle of the night it sent me all the way down the stairs once.. my damn sister always left shit on the top couple steps..
 

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Could anyone ever (Truly) get a "Slinky" to go all the way down a set of Stairs?


Yup.

The original Slinkys of the early sixties were pretty good grade spring steel I think.

They were great until inevitably kinked.

Then the newer ones just weren't as good quality.


I could play with a Slinky like ALL DAY when I was a kid.

Nowadays, four or five hours is about all I can manage.
 

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It might have been. SEE? See how the memory changes things?

This has nothing to do with the thread. My wife sent it to me and I laughed out loud.

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I'm just gonna quote this bear pic for the hell of it because It's ****in funny.
 

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Yeah I remember all the cool stuff, but I don't forget the bad stuff.

Rock and Roll music on the radio for 5 seconds: "TURN OFF THAT GOD DAMN SCREAMING JUNGLE NIG*** MUSIC!"


I miss some stuff and I don't miss some stuff; I think I'm glad it's over, but there were some things about it that were cool.
 

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As a white male I feel I can say that, for me at least, those were the good ol' days because all of those problems were someone else's problem, whether it be another sex, another race, another country or the future generation.
 

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I also do not recall those on the right attacking poor people the way they do now. They still had a shred of decency left.
 

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Only had to deal with religious ed on Fridays... but yeah: no way to forget the ruler... or those times when they really went off on somebody and used him for jiu-jitsu practice...

Those nuns would kick your ass! :shock:

--R :laugh2:

8 years of nuns, 4 years of Christian Bros. - yeah, I learned how to take a beating....:laugh2: :laugh2:
 

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In the spirit of the thread...

Do You Remember These Lyrics - The Statler Brothers



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Saturday morning serials chapters 1 through 15
Fly paper, penny loafers, Lucky Strike Green
Flat tops, sock hops, Studebaker, "Pepsi, please"
Ah, do you remember these?

Cigar bands on your hand, your daddy's socks rolled down,
Shticks, snow globes, and aviator caps with flaps that button down
Movie stars on Dixie Cup tops and knickers to your knees
Ah do you remember these?

The Hit Parade, grape Tru-Ade, the Sadie Hawkins Dance
Pedal pushers, duck-tail hair and peggin' your pants
Howdy Doody, Tutti-Frutti, the seam up the back of her hose
Ah, do you remember those?

James Dean, he was keen, Sunday movies were taboo
The Senior Prom, Judy's mom, rock and roll was new
Cracker Jack prize, stars in your eyes, ask daddy for the keys
Ah, do you remember these?

The boogey man, lemonade stand and takin' your tonsils out
Indian burn and wait your turn and four foul balls you're out
Cigarette loads and secret codes and savin' Lucky Stars
Can you remember back that far?

The boat neck shirts and fender skirts and crinoline petticoats
Mum's the word and a dirty bird and a double root beer float
Moon hubcaps and loud heel taps and "he's a real gone cat"
Ah do you remember that?

Dancin' close, little moron jokes, and cooties in her hair
Captain Midnight, Ovaltine and The Whip at the County Fair
Charles Atlas Course, Roy Roger's Horse, and "only The Shadow knows"
Ah, do you remember those?

Gable's charm, froggin' your arm, loud mufflers, pitchin' woo
Going steady, Veronica and Betty, white bucks and Blue Suede Shoes
Knock Knock jokes -- who's there? Dewey! Dewey who?
Do we remember these? Yes we do!
Ah, do we, do we remember these!


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Yup.

The original Slinkys of the early sixties were pretty good grade spring steel I think.

They were great until inevitably kinked.

Then the newer ones just weren't as good quality.


I could play with a Slinky like ALL DAY when I was a kid.

Nowadays, four or five hours is about all I can manage.


Some people are like Slinkys; not much use, but intertaining when you push them down the stairs........
 

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Slinky, Hula Hoop, Rock'em Sock'em Robots, Lite Brite, GI Joe, Trolls, Mouse Trap, & Hot Wheels were super cool when they came out............ Kicked the crap outta Matchbox!


What the hell were those heavy plastic balls on a string .................. Knockers?

I had all of that stuff except G.I.Joe because my Dad considered them dolls. I got plastic solders, though. WWII American and German soldiers. Used to line them up and go "Pew! Pew!" and try to imitate a machine gun and hand grenades. We eventually graduated to putting firecrackers under their arms or legs. Clackers. Had them, too. Until they got discontinued when they exploded from clacking too hard. We had silly putty, too.
 

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