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  • Nike’s self-lacing shoes are our latest self-destructive nostalgia trip

    09/30/2016 3:32:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 29, 2016 | Sonny Bunch
    It was with an odd mixture of amusement and horror that I read Wired’s piece on the making of the HyperAdapt 1.0—better known as Nike’s power-lacing shoes. You know, like the ones we saw 27 years ago in “Back to the Future Part II.” For approximately 12 seconds of screen time. And what did that 12 seconds of screen time lead to? “After 28 years of brainstorming and 11 years of R&D, after many false starts, delays, and blown deadlines, after the vanquishing of internal skepticism, after innumerable prototypes, iterations, and redesigns, Nike’s automatic electronic self-lacing shoe is scheduled to...
  • Classic American Muscle Cars & Customs (several 100 photos!)

    09/25/2016 11:29:21 AM PDT · by ETL · 76 replies
    many different sources
    1)2) 3) (plastic or diecast model)4)5) 6)7) 8) 9)10) 11)12) 13)14)15)16)17)18)19)20)21)22) 23) 24)25) 26)27)28)29)30)31)32) 33) 34)35) 36)37)38)39)40)41)42)43)44)45)46)47)48)49)50)51)52)53)54)55)56) l '39 Ford Coupe 1) 1955 Chevy 2) 1956 Chevy 3) 1957 Chevy 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20) 21) 22) 23) 24) 25) 26) This through 42 are 56s, inc a few pickup trucks and a B/W Nomad... 27) 28) 29) 30) 31) 32) 33) 34) 35) 36) 37) 38) 39) 40) 41) 56 Nomad 42) 43) 57 Sedan Delivery (differs from Nomad--rear window filled in, etc) 44) 45) 46) 57...
  • Songs of 1970,what was your favorite?

    08/20/2016 12:03:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 352 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/20/2016 | me
    This was mine,The Carpenters - We've Only Just Begun (Live 1970)
  • The Wife Of The Big Broadcast's Late Ed Walker Passes

    06/27/2016 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 9 replies
    Nancy Elizabeth Murphy Walker, wife of the late Washington DC prominent radio personality Ed Walker, passed away on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 due to complications from surgery. She was 82. Nancy was a beloved schoolteacher in Montgomery County Public Schools for 40 years, teaching at Bradley Elementary, Westbrook Elementary and finally Somerset Elementary before retiring in 2004. She was active as a deacon and volunteer at her church, Fourth Presbyterian in Bethesda, and was also a volunteer at Sibley Hospital. Born in Frederick, MD, Nancy attended Towson University before moving to Bethesda.
  • "The Big Broadcast" Live Sunday 6/19 7-11pm est

    06/19/2016 2:32:38 PM PDT · by Vision · 28 replies
    WAMU ^ | 6/19/16 | Interim host Rob Bamberger
    Friends it's Sunday night again and time to relax. Warm up the tubes for another 4 hours of classic radio Americana. Listen LiveInfo *tonight's show will be available at the "Info" link starting tomorrow.Official OTR Blog of "The Big Broadcast" thread: http://kallmansalley.com/
  • The Big Broadcast Gets a New Host

    06/10/2016 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 13 replies
    WAMU 88.5, American University ^ | June 10, 2016 | Staff
    WAMU welcomes Murray Horwitz as new host for The Big Broadcast. For over 50 years, The Big Broadcast has kept old time radio alive for Washington audiences, airing shows like Gunsmoke, Dragnet, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger, Suspense, and Fibber McGee and Molly. Murray will take the mic as host of The Big Broadcast on Sunday, June 12. He will be joined by co-producer Jill Ahrold Bailey. While he has big shoes to fill, Murray has a great deal of experience in radio and theater. He helped to create several entertainment shows while at NPR, receiving three Peabody...
  • Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America..

    06/09/2016 11:39:42 AM PDT · by PROCON · 5 replies
    latimes.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Christopher Reynolds
    Full title: Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America and left us 13,000 photos>Travelers, let us now raise a glass--or perhaps a curvy old Coca-Cola bottle, freshly pried from a vintage service station fridge--to John Margolies, author, photographer, lecturer, road-trip royalty. Before Margolies came along, there was a little less love in this country for drive-through doughnuts and neon sombreros. But Margolies, 76, who died of pneumonia on May 26 in New York, spent most of his adult life seeking, snapping and celebrating the commercial imagery of America’s Main Streets and blue highways....
  • Farewell to John Margolies, who glorified the diners and motels of roadside America

    06/09/2016 5:08:47 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    http://www.latimes.com/ ^ | 8/8/16 | Christopher Reynolds
    Travelers, let us now raise a glass--or perhaps a curvy old Coca-Cola bottle, freshly pried from a vintage service station fridge--to John Margolies, author, photographer, lecturer, road-trip royalty. Before Margolies came along, there was a little less love in this country for drive-through doughnuts and neon sombreros. But Margolies, 76, who died of pneumonia on May 26 in New York, spent most of his adult life seeking, snapping and celebrating the commercial imagery of America’s Main Streets and blue highways. His books, including ”Roadside America,” “Home Away From Home” and “Pump and Circumstance,” delve lovingly into an America of neon...
  • PERSONAL COMPUTERS; CD-ROM for the Common Man [1989!]

    04/19/2016 1:26:22 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 80 replies
    ny times ^ | November 28, 1989 | PETER H. LEWIS
    THE Headstart Technologies Company of Great Neck, L.I., has introduced two new personal computers equipped with CD-ROM drives, becoming the first maker of personal computers to offer low-cost CD-ROM technology to the home, education and small-business markets... CD-ROM stands for compact disk read only memory, a laser-based system of storing and replaying large amounts of text, graphics or sound on a single five-inch platter. For example, one CD-ROM disk can hold the entire contents of an encyclopedia, or a shelf's worth of other reference books. For $2,999, Headstart is offering the Headstart III-CD, which differs from the LX-CD in that...
  • How's This For Nostalgia?

    03/26/2016 11:08:59 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 102 replies
    How's This For Nostalgia? All the girls had ugly gym uniforms
  • Was "Sick" magazine politically conservative?

    01/24/2016 3:53:19 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 16 replies
    Self | 1/24/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    When I was a little boy back in the 60s supermarkets sold comic books and there was a great variety in the regular magazine section. The latter often contained Famous Monsters of Filmland, Weird, Eerie, Creepy, and a whole slew of satire magazines, from the classic MAD to 10000 Jokes to CARtoons to Sick. I often looked with envy at the covers of these magazines but was unable to afford them--an amazing fact when I see what they were all selling for back then! I actually bought (or more likely wheedled my parents into buying for me) one issue of...
  • That Old New Jersey (brings back memories)

    12/16/2015 10:51:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | 17 Dec 2015 | Paul Czekaj
    My wife is one of these Genealogy/Family History buffs. A relative who is also into that sent her this video showing old landmarks in New Jersey that are now gone. I remembered enough of them to realize I'm getting old. That Old New Jersey
  • Thanksgiving 1947 With Jack Benny

    11/26/2015 12:04:27 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    heidelblog.net ^ | 11/26/15 | Jack Benny, et al
    In the early 1930s, more than 60 years before Seinfeld, there was Jack Benny. His was the first show about nothing. He had wacky neighbors who showed up randomly. He had a a group of eccentric friends. He played a comedian but we rarely heard him perform. Jack was perhaps the inventor of the situation comedy as we know it. In the 1950s the show moved to television, where it was very successful. Seinfeld was a reprise of the Jack Benny Show. Several drop-in characters were performed by Mel Blanc (aka Bugs Bunny).Here’s the Thanksgiving Day episode from 1947.Note:...
  • "Finding Home": Poems In Search Of A Lost America

    11/20/2015 3:21:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | November 20, 2015 | Mark Tapson
    Considering the Freedom Center’s aggressive political work, poetry may not be something one would expect to find as part of its intellectual arsenal. But as many conservative writers such as Andrew Klavan and myself have noted for years, reclaiming America means reclaiming the culture, and that means engaging in the arts. As Finch writes in his introduction, “[I]f as a people, and a nation, we can return to something lost, recovering something from our culture that has been torn, then it can only happen through art.” The art of Finding Home is Michael Finch’s deeply personal contribution to the culture...
  • Happy Broderick Crawford Day (10-4)

    10/04/2015 5:14:40 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 56 replies
    The Official 60's Site - Highway Patrol ^ | October 4, 2015 | NonValueAdded
    Highway Patrol is a syndicated action crime drama series that aired from 1955-1959. The series was syndicated by Ziv TV. It starred Broderick Crawford as Dan Mathews, the gruff and dedicated head of a police force in a large, unidentified Western state. A signature shot of the series was fedora-wearing Mathews barking “10-4!” and other rapid-fire dialogue into a radio-microphone as he leaned against the door of his patrol car (call sign ID# “2150”)....When asked why the show ended after four seasons, Broderick Crawford said, “We ran out of crimes.”
  • We lost another hero (vanity)

    09/24/2015 9:33:26 AM PDT · by Grateful2God · 32 replies
    self
    Hi. I woke up yesterday and was talking on the phone with a friend who was watching the Pope's visit. She said, "Oh, by the way, Yogi Berra died." Let us say that I reacted strongly. Mass media has done something for us. It has connected us with people we'll never meet on this earth, and sometimes makes them feel like part of the family. You didn't have to love the Yankees to love Yogi Berra. Despite his fame, he was a simple (not in the sense of dumb, please don't misunderstand!), humble family man who was able to laugh...
  • [November 3, 1988] .Famous Geraldo Skinhead Brawl

    07/20/2015 11:06:39 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Kelly Wurx account on You Tube ^ | Published on April 10, 2012
    The Skinhead brawl from the old Geraldo TV show, 11/3/88
  • Trump Resurrects Birther Issue; A lot Of People Don't Believe Obama Birth Certificate Real

    07/09/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 276 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump sat down with Obama's NBC News' Katy Tur and was asked why people should believe his numbers on illegal immigration when he led the birther movement and sent investigators out to Hawaii to investigate whether Obama was not born here. Watch Tur press Trump over the issue pleading that Obama released his birth certificate. Trump fired back: "According to you it's not true. If you believe that, that's fine. ... A lot of people don't agree with you on that..."
  • Weird Stuff In Black and White TV Shows [vanity]

    06/19/2015 4:17:00 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 192 replies
    radiodiscussions.com ^ | Oscar Madison [a poster on the linked site]
    Doctors smoke. Drivers get into cars on the passenger side and slides across the front seat instead of walking around. Exception: A male driver with a female passenger. They both get in on the drivers' side. She gets in first but only slides halfway across. Cops shoot fleeing unarmed suspects. If a civilian is shot during a pursuit, the cop doesn't bother stopping to render aid or call an ambulance; they keep chasing the suspect (of course, assumed to be guilty). To make sure everyone knows his or her place, formal and familiar modes of address (and reference) are rigidly...
  • Nostalgia for Iraq’s Saddam Hussein flowers on social media

    03/31/2015 4:51:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | March 31, 2015 | BY HANNAH ALLAM - MCCLATCHY
    On a recent Saturday evening, Ahmed al-Shabibi relaxed at a hookah café in England with other Iraqi friends – both Shiite and Sunni Muslims – when the conversation turned to the ongoing battle to reclaim the city of Tikrit from Islamic State jihadists. A Sunni in the group lamented Iranian interference in the fight and boasted that such meddling never would’ve occurred under the former Sunni dictator, Saddam Hussein. Al-Shabibi said he and the others agreed because, “Saddam, as you know, had a very interesting idea of security.” Nostalgia for Saddam is hardly new, but it appears to be reaching...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 7 - FINAL!

    03/08/2015 7:18:56 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 69 replies
    me | 3/8/15 | me
    ROUND 7 - THE FINAL - OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final Pair! Vote for your favorite! No reply, no vote. A tie will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 48 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 51 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 3

    02/09/2015 7:24:26 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 30 replies
    me | 2/9/15 | me
    ROUND 3 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite in each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 2

    02/08/2015 5:00:50 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 32 replies
    me | 2/8/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 2 to BREAK! #3 1983 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Irene Cara versus#5 1983 "Beat It" Michael Jackson
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    02/01/2015 3:52:05 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 60 replies
    me | 2/1/15 | me
    ROUND 2 of the greatest hits of the '80s begins! Due date: Sunday, Feb 8 @6:00 pm (Eastern) Had to cut short the Round 1, as the response wasn't enough. Will try weekly rounds from now on. This Round takes the top 6 songs of each year of the '80s, and pairs them in brackets along with the best #7s as voted in Round 1.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S)

    01/25/2015 7:37:02 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 53 replies
    me | 1/25/15 | me
    OK, FREEPERS, LET'S START THIS CONTEST FOR THE GREATEST SONG OF THE '80S. The baseline for the contest is the top 7 hits of each year of the '80s, as compiled by BILLBOARD. This is not based on personal preferences, biases, prejudices, or counter-culture reactivity. The rules in general will be to vote for everything shown. No equivocating, ties, or omissions. Votes will only be counted if the "ballot" is complete. ROUND 1 We begin by using the #7 songs of each year and paring them from 10 songs to 4 (to set up brackets for the rest of the...
  • (VANITY) How about a music play-off for best '80s songs?

    01/22/2015 6:34:07 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 129 replies
    me | 1/22/15 | me
    What does everyone think of a music play-off bracket-type poll for best songs of the '80s?
  • Urban Outfitters' Hillary Clinton Nutcracker Is Horribly Sexist

    11/12/2014 6:45:56 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 39 replies
    Yahoo! Style ^ | November 12, 2014 | Laia Garcia
    Urban Outfitters is back in the spotlight again for their questionable product choices. This time it’s for the Hillary Clinton Nutcracker, an actual nutcracker in the shape of, you-guessed-it, Hillary Clinton. These days it seems as if Urban Outfitters’ marketing plan is largely based around generating press on derogatory items such as a “one of a kind sweatshirt featuring the Kent State University logo” with a suspicious blood-like spatter, and an array of T-shirts that perpetuate stereotypes against Native Americans, Mexicans, Jews, and Irish among others (at least the fact that no one is safe is slightly comforting?). 
  • This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

    10/04/2014 10:01:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 90 replies
    http://gizmodo.com ^ | october 4, 2014 | Robert Sorokanich
    Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find any animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of an era. Yes, The CW, the final holdout in Saturday morning animation, ran its last batch of Vortexx cartoons last weekend. This week,where you once saw shows like Cubix, Sonic X, Dragon Ball Z and Kai, Digimon Fusion, and Yu-Gi-Oh!, you'll instead find "One Magnificent Morning," a block of live-action educational programming. It's the end of...
  • Let’s Stop Idealizing the Home-Cooked Family Dinner

    09/04/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 262 replies
    Slate ^ | September 3, 2014 | Amanda Marcotte
    The home-cooked meal has long been romanticized, from ’50s-era sitcoms to the work of star food writer Michael Pollan, who once wrote, “far from oppressing them, the work of cooking approached in the proper spirit offered a kind of fulfillment and deserved an intelligent woman’s attention.” In recent years, the home-cooked meal has increasingly been offered up as the solution to our country's burgeoning nutrition-related health problems of heart disease and diabetes. But while home-cooked meals are typically healthier than restaurant food, sociologists Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, and Joslyn Brenton from North Carolina State University argue that the stress that...
  • (Those Were The Days!) PHOTO: Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747

    08/21/2014 7:19:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 106 replies
    Retronaut ^ | Circa 1960's | Retronaut
    Late 1960s: Economy Class Seating on a Pan-Am 747 The 1960's were barely done when Pan Am again set a standard the rest of the world was forced to follow. Pan American's Boeing B-747 Jumbo Jets brought down the cost of long distance air travel once again. Source: Pan Am Historical Foundation
  • Going Home

    07/24/2014 4:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- "Goin' Home." It keeps going around and around in my head as we drive around my old home town -- the slow, sweet musical theme Dvorak used for the largo in his New World symphony. By writing lyrics for it, a gifted pupil of his turned it into a kind of modern Negro spiritual, putting into words the plaintive, elegiac spirit of the music -- and the longing felt by anyone homesick for an irretrievable past: Goin' home, goin' home, I'm a-goin' home; Quiet-like, some still day, I'm jes' goin' home. It's not far, jes' close...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    jxb7076
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    03/31/2014 12:04:07 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 35 replies
    Hubpages ^ | jxb7076
    Civil rights, human rights, gay rights, women’s rights, immigrant rights - it’s all wrong – it’s nothing but a rollover problem from the good old days that was never resolved. Read more at: http://jxb7076.hubpages.com/hub/Nostalgia--The-Good-Old-Days--Who-Needs-Them
  • Putin uses Olympics cash to start Soviet-style fitness program

    03/27/2014 1:27:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:22pm EDT | Alexei Anishchuk
    President Vladimir Putin launched a program to improve the physical fitness of Russians on Monday, using funds from the Winter Olympics to revive a Soviet-era plan. Speaking at a meeting with officials in the Kremlin, Putin said that reinstating the plan, first introduced in the 1930s under Joseph Stalin and known in Russia by the acronym GTO, would “pay homage to our national historical traditions”. […] Putin frequently harks back to the Soviet era to appeal to nostalgic Russians. …
  • I Miss Ronald Reagan (total vanity)

    11/02/2013 7:25:32 PM PDT · by workerbee · 54 replies
    11/2/13 | Me
    I miss Ronald Reagan.I miss having a president that loves this country.I miss having a president who is OF this country!I miss the optimism he inspired, for us and for the world.I miss his humbleness and his humor.I miss his leadership, and his class.Thank you - Rest in peace, Mr. President.
  • The Rehabilitation of an Old Emotion: A New Science of Nostalgia

    07/13/2013 5:03:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    Scientific American ^ | July 10, 2013 | Clay Routledge
    A Swiss physician named Johannes Hofer coined the term nostalgia in the late 17th century to describe what he considered to be a cerebral disease unique to Swiss mercenaries fighting wars far from home. Fast forward over three hundred years to the present day and nostalgia is everywhere. Old movie franchises are resurrected and rebooted, songs and albums that represent “the classics” for any given generation are remastered and rereleased, and old video games are given a high definition facelift and resold. Communities and civic organizations all over the nation host retro-themed recreational events (e.g., classic car shows, blast...
  • When I Was A Kid: Reflections Of A 50-Year-Old American

    01/16/2013 3:10:17 AM PST · by Cocoa2012 · 53 replies
    The Family Security Foundation ^ | 01-16-2013 | EDWARD L. DALEY
    The United States of America was the greatest nation in the history of the world, bar none, and just about every American school kid knew why http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/when-i-was-a-kid-reflections-of-a-50-year-old-american?f=must_reads
  • A Nostalgic New Year's Look At The 1950s

    12/31/2012 6:51:01 AM PST · by NYer · 93 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 27, 2012 | Mark Hendrickson,
    New Year’s observances blend recollections of the past, celebrations in the present, and anticipation of the future. For a variety of reasons, I’m feeling nostalgic this year. I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the decade of my childhood—the 1950s.In October, my wife and I saw a play in which people weary of the hectic pace of contemporary life could escape to an “authentic” 1950s community where the more relaxed pace of the past had been recreated. In the play, the benefit of relocating to the ’50s was a simpler, less stressful life, but it came at a price—enduring...
  • Wonderful Days Of The Past

    10/30/2012 5:49:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | October 30, 2012 | unknown
    Enjoy .... I did. http://youtu.be/04x0ZjkrnYk
  • I Miss...

    10/03/2012 1:02:17 PM PDT · by Doc Savage · 119 replies
    October3, 2012 | Doc Savage
    The other day I heard the voices of Ozzie and Harriet on the radio , and I suddenly realized how much I missed them. I also miss Don Knotts, and Paul Lynde, and 'Horshack' and 'Fred Mertz'. I miss 'Buck Rogers' and 'Ming the Merciless' and crisp, clear autumn Saturdays at my college football games. Guess I could go on forever. Just wondered what you guys missed?
  • What Year Would You Return to for a Vacation (or forever if you choose)

    07/09/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT · by madison10 · 52 replies
    Self | July 9, 2012 | Madison10
    This health care/tax and the upcoming election is depressing me and I'm longing for another time and place: I'm thinking 1997--I do not want to be a child again, nor do I want to relive other, rather awful, portions of life. Being 38 years old was good, I had a good job, my husband still had 20 years to work, we only had two dogs, there was still hope. See what I mean? Where would you like to go and why? Doesn't have to be personal history, could be history in general.
  • 13 Tech Sounds You Just Don’t Hear Anymore

    06/07/2012 10:43:43 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 96 replies
    Laptopmag.com | LiveScience.com via Yahoo ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | By Avram Piltch
    As we move toward an age of quiet gadgets that do everything possible not to get in our way, we’re losing our appreciation for all the magic under the hood. Not long ago, the sounds our devices made reminded us that they were doing something truly important, whether that task was connecting us to the Internet or bringing us back to the beginning of our favorite VHS movies. A child born today has a greater chance of hearing a real cloned dinosaur roar than a busy signal. But for those of us who lived through the beginning of the PC...
  • Should I buy this house? (vanity, but important to me!)

    05/13/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT · by MacMattico · 93 replies
    me
    Hi, My Dad passed away a few years ago and my Mom, it has recently been determined, needs round the clock care so must go into a nursing home. My father's Grandmother, then single due to her husbands death, bought this home in 1902 (I have the original deed) after having to sell their farm and lived there, renting to boarders to make money. She later saved up to buy another home and rented out rooms there during the Depression, all on her own. When she passed away, each of her daughters were given a home, which they fixed up...
  • Ok everyone let's get away from all of the DEPRESSING STUFF...

    04/20/2012 12:46:56 PM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 163 replies
    20 April2012 | US Navy Vet
    ...what was the most POSITIVE Nostalgic memory all of you have from your Childhood.
  • (Nerd Alert!) Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them

    03/03/2012 12:28:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 78 replies · 1+ views
    IO9 ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Charlie Jane Anders
    Rare Star Trek Photos Show Green Orion Slavegirls Like You’ve Never Seen Them The original Star Trek pilot, "The Cage," included a lot more of the scenes where Vina is turned into a green Orion slavegirl who dances for Captain Pike — but they were cut because they were too saucy for prime time television. Now, some rare Trek behind-the-scenes pictures include a brand new look at the unshown parts of Vina's dance sequence. Including a part where the poor slavegirl gets whipped. Turns out being an Orion slavegirl isn't all dancing and quoting poetry. Tom Redlaw, aka Bird of...
  • Sha Na Na ~Papa ooo Mow Mow

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