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Old 07-03-2005, 09:40 AM   #1
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A bit of nostalgia for aging boomers

I just received this and wanted to pass it on for this July 4th holiday.


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The answers will follow shortly, so don't peek and cheat.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the
grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, some one would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." "What did he leave behind?_______________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S.inearly 1964, we all watched them
on the, ______________________show.

03. Get your kicks, _______________.

04. The story you are about to see is true The names have been changed
____________________.

05. In the jungle, the mighty jungle,_________________________

06. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced" under
a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the_________________________.

07. N_E_S_T_L_E_S, Nestle's makes the very best, _______________.

08. Satchmowas America's "ambassador of goodwill." Our parents shared this
great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was, ____________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?__________________.

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was _______________________, and he always ended his television show by saying," Good night, and_____________________________."

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning
their_________________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the
front, was called the VW. What other names did it go
by?_____________________&_________________

13. I n 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music
died." This was a tribute to__________________________

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit The Russians did
it; it was called _____________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring
that we twirled around our waist; it was called the ___________.
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Re: A bit of nostalgia for aging boomers
Old 07-03-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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I just received this and wanted to pass it on for this July 4th holiday.


Only a few Citizens can make a perfect score on this one!
Youngsters can try their luck.

The answers will follow shortly, so don't peek and cheat.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the
grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, some one would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." "What did he leave behind?_______________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S.inearly 1964, we all watched them
on the, ______________________show.

03. Get your kicks, _______________.

04. The story you are about to see is true The names have been changed
____________________.

05. In the jungle, the mighty jungle,_________________________

06. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced" under
a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the_________________________.

07. N_E_S_T_L_E_S, Nestle's makes the very best, _______________.

08. Satchmowas America's "ambassador of goodwill." Our parents shared this
great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was, ____________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking?__________________.

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was _______________________, and he always ended his television show by saying," Good night, and_____________________________."

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning
their_________________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the
front, was called the VW. What other names did it go
by?_____________________&_________________

13. I n 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music
died." This was a tribute to__________________________

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit The Russians did
it; it was called _____________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring
that we twirled around our waist; it was called the ___________.
Answers:







01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet







02. The Ed Sullivan show.







03. Route 66







04. to protect the innocent.







05. The Lion sleeps tonight.







06. The limbo







07. Chocolate.







08. Louis Armstrong







09. The Timex watch.







10. Freddy the freeloader, and "Good night, and may God Bless."







11. Draft cards (the bra was also burned)







12. Beetle or Bug







13. Buddy Holly







14. Sputnik







15. Hoola-hoop







Send this to your friends. It will drive them crazy! And, keep them occupied
for several minutes.
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Old 07-03-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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MJ,

Those were too easy. Got any tougher ones?

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Old 07-03-2005, 09:53 AM   #4
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I got a perfect score. Does that mean I am really old?
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I only missed number 13. Buddy Holly a wee bit before my time.
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Old 07-03-2005, 10:03 AM   #6
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I missed the red skelton one. Thanks for making me feel old but not THAT old...
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01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the
grateful citizens would ask, "Who was that masked man?" Invariably, some one would answer, "I don't know, but he left this behind." "What did he leave behind? BUSINESS CARD

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S.inearly 1964, we all watched them
on AMERICAN IDOL

03. Get your kicks WITH VIAGRA.

04. The story you are about to see is true The names have been changed
BY THE LIBERAL MEDIA

05. In the jungle, the mighty jungle, THE DICTATORS SLEEP TONIGHT.

06. After the twist, the mashed potatoes, and the watusi, we "danced" under
a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the SCIATIC NERVE.

07. N_E_S_T_L_E_S, Nestle's makes the very best, BABY FORMULA.

08. Satchmowas America's "ambassador of goodwill." Our parents shared this
great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was NEIL ARMSTRONG
09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? NOT GOING THERE...

10. Red Skelton's hobo character was A WELFARE CHEAT, and he always ended his television show by saying," Good night, and GOT SOME SPARE CHANGE."

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam war did so by burning
their BRAS

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the
front, was called the VW. What other name did it go
by? KRAUT WAGON

13. I n 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music
died." This was a tribute to HIP-HOP.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit The Russians did
it; it was called SPUDNIK.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring
that we twirled around our waist; it was called the TWINKIE.

And yes, I knew all the answers...
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Old 07-03-2005, 11:58 AM   #8
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You mean No. 1 wasn't a legal bill for 40% of the negotiated settlement?

the Hobo one and Buddy Holly were the only ones I didn't know, and the latter I almost got right, and I'm 30, so everyone now has plausible deniabilty wrt being old!
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Too easy. Of course you could make one concerning current hip hop, movie stars, even some athletes, and I'd miss most.
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Tonto means "fool" in Spanish. There was a hidden message there all those years.

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More nostalgia. Some of you have prolly seen this before:

People over 35 should be dead
* *
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out

we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends! We went outside and found them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes,

nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors!

Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one of them! Congratulations.

to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government
regulated our* lives, for our own good...

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Old 07-05-2005, 06:23 AM   #13
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More nostalgia. Some of you have prolly seen this before:

People over 35 should be dead
* *
According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids in the 40's, 50's, 60's, or even maybe the early 70's probably shouldn't have survived.

Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paint.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets, and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to mention the risks we took hitchhiking.)

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle. Horrors!

We ate cupcakes, bread and butter, and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then rode down the hill, only to find out

we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the street lights came on. No one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones. Unthinkable!

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo 64, X-Boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, video tape movies, surround sound, personal cell phones, personal computers, or Internet chat rooms.

We had friends! We went outside and found them. We played dodge ball, and sometimes, the ball would really hurt.

We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to blame but us. Remember accidents?

We had fights and punched each other and got black and blue and learned to get over it.

We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms, and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes,

nor did the worms live inside us forever.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's home and knocked on the door, or rang the bell or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Some students weren't as smart as others, so they failed a grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Horrors!

Tests were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our own. Consequences were expected.

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine that!

This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one of them! Congratulations.

to grow up as kids, before lawyers and government
regulated our* lives, for our own good...

Bookm

And in my case, I did a lot of unsupervised shooting, explored
rain sewer drains and caves, breathed a lot of second hand smoke,
and went swimming where I wished (life guards? We don't need no
stiiiiiiiking life guards)_

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Bookm - I LOVE your version! : We talk about a lot of that sometimes. We played on metal swingsets, with sharp, rusty edges, on concrete or blacktop. None of this wimpy stuff with the shredded rubber or mulch. Sometimes we got scraped up, but you're right, no one sued.

And if we wanted to see a friend who lived 2 miles away, no one ever drove us; we got on our bikes and went!

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As a kid, I hitch-hiked all over New Orleans. Didn't have a car, ya see, nor was there much public transportation. Always got home. Could you do that today?
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Don't know about the city - since RTA - but plenty of experience hitching in the outskirts - during my 'beater car phase' - I expect it still works.

Plus - They/I still stop for car trouble - to see if they need help. More and more - people have cell phones though.
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Ah....those were the days.
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