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Old 05-18-2016, 01:09 PM   #11
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I remember our first TV too. And all the shows were in glorious black & white. We spent more time outside than inside. We had a church in town that would ring it's bells at noon and 6 p.m. When we heard the 6 p.m. bell we knew it was time to head home for supper. Another subject from the past is cars. You could tell the difference between a Chevy and Pontiac from a block away.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:29 PM   #12
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Yup looks like the kids playing Nintendo........

My first days of TV were also 3 Channels Black & White and Captain Kangaroo with Mr. Green Jeans and Romper Room came on after them............


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Old 05-19-2016, 10:15 AM   #13
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I tell my kids...

Back in my day, in the video games, do you know what your character was? A SQUARE! Do you know what the other guys character was? A SQUARE TOO! And do you know how you played? YOU SHOT SQUARES AT EACH OTHER!


There was no 'completing' a game. It just got faster and faster and harder and harder till you eventually died.


Just like life.


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I remember our first TV too. And all the shows were in glorious black & white. We spent more time outside than inside. We had a church in town that would ring it's bells at noon and 6 p.m. When we heard the 6 p.m. bell we knew it was time to head home for supper. Another subject from the past is cars. You could tell the difference between a Chevy and Pontiac from a block away.
Funny. The farmer across the road from me has an actual steam whistle on his garage. It goes off at noon and 6pm. After he put it in, I asked him why? He said he grew up in a small town and the fire department blew the siren every day at noon and 6, and he just missed it.

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I was on the Clancy and Carmen show once when I was a kid in the mid 60's.
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Back in my day video games did not involve a TV or a video screen...........


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I remember...
Marbles, catseye, with the special aggie shooter.
Yo Yo's
Gyroscopes
Wooden tops. Used to sharpen the points so they would chip others when you hit em right.
Slinky's
A football.
Baseball, bat, glove.
Monogram, Revel $1.29 model car kits.
Who needed anything else.
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We had an Atari but to be honest it never really held our interest too long. We were into bikes and baseball. If you were stuck inside it usually meant you were grounded.
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My parents purchased us kids an Atari Pong game in late 70s.......I thought we were rich.....LOL !
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Back in my day video games did not involve a TV or a video screen...........


Video games, by definition, must include a screen of some sort or they aren't a video game...
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