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I remember:

when gas was 75 cents per gallon
when stamps were 22 cents
you didn't have to dial the area code for long distance calls
they made a candy called Bonkers - and it was great!
coca-cola changed its formula and it sucked!
Marc Singer looked really hot in Beastmaster
The Benny Hill show
tv dinners were in foil and you had to cook them in the oven and they tasted like crap
watching the Challenger explosion live in class
Pack Rat sneakers
parachute pants
breakdancing
when Pauly Shore had an afro
When m&m's had 2 shades of brown and when the red ones were banned
 

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Texass, you keep getting prettier!



I'm old, I remember gas at about .55/gal

Matinee movies for a buck

Penny candy really existed

Hit Parader magazine was .35!

The Road Runner was the most violent thing on tv (and kids my age NEVER dropped anvils on anyone!)

Strangers were just people I hadn't met yet (ah, the joys of growing up in the country)
 

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Originally posted by mindseye@Mar 27 2005, 03:15 PM
Ack. I'm old. I bought gas at 75 cents a gallon. *sigh*
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I remember when "Esso" was 32 cents a gallon. Now EXXON
Steak was 79 cents a gallon.
And the Volkswaggon Beetle bought stripped was only $1800.
I was just a child of course.

Gas doubled in price. The year was 1973.
 

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I remember:

Being called in from the playground by a hand rung bell.
What TV was like before Reality Televion
the phone number of my first house.
When Friends first aired.
When that Tango Ad got banned
the CBBC broom-closet
Gordon the Gofher
Pete and Pete.
Opal Fruits.
The Tory govenment
The first Iraq War.
Some snotty nose kid putting her paint convered hand over my favourite white jumper.
 

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This is a dangerous topic!

I remember gas @ $.26 per gallon. and it was Humble in Texas not Esso or Exxon and Gulf Oil not Standard or Chevron or what ever it is today.

I remember Kennedy. Hell, I remember Eisenhower. I remember John XXIII, the last good Pope.
 

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I remember

When gas was 18 cents a gallon and the station down the street charged 17 cents, starting a gas war in the neighborhood: how low could they go?

TV was only on after sunset on weekends.

Soap operas were on the radio - and their sponsors were really soaps and detergents.

Ball point pens were new - and they sucked.

3-D movies.

Poodle Skirts and short shorts.

Ozzie and Harriet.

The Frisbee was still a pie pan.

Blackjack chewing gum.

"Duck and Cover!" drills in school.

Drive-in Movies.

When milkshakes were 'malted milk' and hamburgers with lettuce and tomato were Deluxe for 10 cents more.
 

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I remember:
Truman driving past my grade school.
Blackout curtains.
Bread 10 for a dollar.
Levi's @2.95.
Min wage 1.25.
College tuition $48 a quarter.
My first post-graduate job @$5,000 a year. I thought I was well off (it turned out I wasn"t).
The death of my first love (I still haven't recovered).
Time to shut up.
 

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I remember

gas @ $.95/gal (or $.25/L, for Canadians)
music on MTV
alternative music was really alternative
not all games being 3D
scientifically accurate sex education
when you could actually see all sides at the intersection
real manufacturing jobs
when action cartoons involved the heroes actually fighting
Crystal Pepsi
cool Simpsons
less than 100 channels
breakdancing
when Saddam Hussein first changed from good guy to bad guy
when militias were actually dangerous
 
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hung_big: I remember when there was a gas war in Canada and gas was for 0.02$/litre!

My name
 

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I remember:

* Fuel efficiency was a selling point for a US made automobile.

* When highway signs along US interstates showed distances in kilometers.

* Savings accounts routinely paid above 15% annual interest.

* Lyndon Johnson's funeral.

* Neil Armstrong stepping on the moon.

* The Shah of Iran piloting his own 707 out of Tehran just ahead of an angry mob.

* Patty Hearst, the Black Panthers, Viet Nam, and the Zodiac killer.

* Pope John-Paul I.

* When George Bush I assured us the Emir of Kuwait was going to take steps toward establishing democracy in Kuwait after Gulf War I.

* The airlines were going to get tough on enforcing carry-on bags policy.

* The furor over school bussing.

* Proposition 13.

* Rotary dial telephones.

* Seatbelts were rarely worn.

* Charles de Gaulle's funeral.

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You reminded me, Speedo.

I remember phones with no dials - you picked up the receiver and the familiar voice of the operator immediately greeted you by name and you asked her how she was doing before you asked for the 4-digit number you were calling.

I also remember the Party Line. If you couldn't afford your very own line you were forced to share it with the neighbors. Each family had its own ring (ours was one long, one short) and only one family could talk on the phone at one time, although any family could pick up the receiver and hear the conversation. It was frustrating as hell to be a kid on a party line when the old bag down the street wouldn't shut up and hang up no matter what kind of emergency you concocted.
 

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Poor Michael,

He cant help it if Diana Ross was his mentor! LOL! The white part comes from Vitiligo.

I remember seeing the riots after MLK was shot
I remember watching the train bearing Bobby Kennedy
I remember the night Reagon was elected and thinking this must be what people felt when Kennedy was shot
I remember Top cat and Cool McCool
IRemember the Monkees tv show

OK now I have really outted myself! LOL!

Naughty
 

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Supposedly vitiglio. But I'm pretty sure his multiple plastic surgeries on his nose don't. Oh, that's another thing related to being molested: Self-mutilation.