"Are those records?"

"Are those records?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 am

Been going through boxes of stuff that was my Grandmothers and Aunts and we're getting ready to have a yard sale, my niece who is 10 was looking through some of the stuff to see if there is anything she wanted and she came across the record collection. She says "Are those records?" and the way she said it was like she was talking about a moon rock. She never saw a record before. It's at this point I realize I'm old. :P
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:35 am

My daughter picks up a VHS tape the other night and goes, 'I wanna watch this daddy. But I have to watch it in my room. It doesn't fit in this one.' as she pointed to the DVD player in the living room.

Her room still has a VHS player.
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: steamup On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:36 pm

This list is long and getting longer:

http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2009/07/10 ... now-about/
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:55 pm

That's funny steamup, my nephew who is about 7 or 8 can flip through a computer or iphone like nothing. He picked out this set of head headphones with a built in radio. He couldn't grasp the dial and how it related to the station he wanted. :lol:
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:37 pm

I miss my Walkman and Commodore 64.


Hey. Anyone on here have a C64 they want to part with? ;)
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:55 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:I miss my Walkman and Commodore 64.


Hey. Anyone on here have a C64 they want to part with? ;)


I still have my Walkman from the late 80's, it even has presets. There is little dials inside the cassette cover for manually tuning each preset channels.
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:13 am

"Swimming pools with diving boards."

I haven't noticed.... they don't have them now? W-w-where'd they go?
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:44 am

You guys will have as hard a time believing this one as I did. At a recent show for antique farm equipment and machinery,while I was watching the tractor powered sawmill operate I witnessed this: The dad with his two daughters [about 10- 12 age bracket] went over to the small conveyer that was dumping the sawdust in a low 2 wheeled trailer. He said to the kids as he ran the sawdust thru his hands "Look girls this is what sawdust looks like,where upon one of the girls said,"What does it do?" I thought everyone in the whole round world knew what sawdust was but I was wrong on that point. Mike
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:58 am

I'm curious what their father told them?????? Remember, they asked "what does it do" not what is it.
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:00 am

Freddy wrote: I haven't noticed.... they don't have them now? W-w-where'd they go?


Lawsuits killed them, insurance is too high. Another victim of litigation.
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: titleist1 On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:57 pm

The church has a rotary phone in one of the rooms in the basement and it was funny watching a teenager pick up the phone to use it and poke the numbers wondering why it didn't work.
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:40 pm

We had a young man a work that didn't know how a manual can opener worked, had never even seen anything but electric. Then I really blew his mind by opening a coffee can with a P-38 that I had on my keychain. :)
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:25 pm

Wanna think about something even more scary? This is the generation that will be caring for us when we're elderly & bedridden! :shock:

Maybe by then they will just wave an Ipad over us and we'll be healed. :lol:
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:14 pm

titleist1 wrote:The church has a rotary phone in one of the rooms in the basement and it was funny watching a teenager pick up the phone to use it and poke the numbers wondering why it didn't work.


I have one in our basement, it's nice to hear it ring.
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Re: "Are those records?"

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Jun 21, 2013 8:23 am

samhill wrote:We had a young man a work that didn't know how a manual can opener worked, had never even seen anything but electric. Then I really blew his mind by opening a coffee can with a P-38 that I had on my keychain. :)


That's pretty sad. All I've ever owned is manual can openers. Although, I do have to admit, I didn't know what a P-38 was I had to Google it. I now want to buy one but can't decide on the P-38, 51 or FRED. :D
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