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Old 04-12-2015, 05:05 PM   #41
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I'm so tired of listening to other people's cell phone conversations about their medical issues, legal problems and other assorted dramas.
Bluetooth is even worse. You used to be able to assume the people talking to themselves were crazy. Now you can't tell if they're crazy or just rude.
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:21 PM   #42
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Looks like "Purina" was dropped from the label?

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Old 04-12-2015, 06:29 PM   #43
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Borden's Dairy Co. American cheese. They used to make a big block (1.5 lb.?) of pre-cut but not individually wrapped cheese slices. The slices were thick, the equivalent of three or four of the wimpy slices now and were real cheese, not "cheese product" (whatever that is). These were great for grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, homemade mac 'n cheese, etc.

The company still exists but I don't see cheese on their product list.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:18 PM   #44
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Genny Cream when I could get it fresh. Little Kings before they were bought out and the beer was ruined.


Probably TMI, but KY Intrigue. The FDA ruled that lube was a "medical device" and there were a number of brands that suddenly disappeared because it wasn't worth going through the permitting process. The few remaining bottles appear to be going for $100 a piece (heh)...
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Genny Cream when I could get it fresh. Little Kings before they were bought out and the beer was ruined.

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Genny Cream fresh was one of a few good memories I have of where I grew older at. Little Kings were great too, never understood what happened.
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Plain ol' http web sites. Why many use https when there is no reason for the additional overhead is beyond me.
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Genny Cream fresh was one of a few good memories I have of where I grew older at. Little Kings were great too, never understood what happened.
The brewery for little kings got sold and the brands were separated from the brewery. Little kings became the cheap crap of the portfolio of the new owner and they changed the recipe to make it as cheap to make as possible. When I make cream ales (every year for summer), Little Kings is what I have in mind.
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Buckwheats cereal. I loved this cereal when I was growing up.


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I have many fond childhood memories of making milkshakes from a product called "Thick & Frosty", which was available in the 70s. I'd love to take it out of the freezer, scoop some out in a glass, add milk, and stir. Yummy. What products do you miss?
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A real half gallon of ice cream!
Blue Bell ice cream is still a half gallon and the quality is one of the best. I don't think they whip in as much air as many of the others.

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The Weather Channel, when they talked about the weather.

MTV, when they played videos.

CourtTV.

Basically any cable television that has productions instead of "reality" crap.
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The subject is scary. You don't have time to read about "what used to be"...

Instead... take a minute, and look around... for just one thing...

Plastic

Growing up in the 1930's and early 1940's... We didn't have plastic.

Now, imagine your life without plastic.

And try to imagine what would have been there, instead.

I miss a lot of that.
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Blue Bell ice cream is still a half gallon and the quality is one of the best. I don't think they whip in as much air as many of the others.

Our Ice Cream, Blue Bell Ice Cream

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Thanks I'll give it a try!
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Growing up in the 1930's and early 1940's... We didn't have plastic.

Now, imagine your life without plastic.

And try to imagine what would have been there, instead.

I miss a lot of that.
Bakelite?
Technically a plastic though (maybe).

Wood?
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Bakelite?
Technically a plastic though (maybe).

Wood?
Celluloid and plexiglas too.

We didn't have a ton of toys but I remember the frustration of the tab breaking from repeated bending trying to make it fit in the tab/slot assembly of inexpensive metal toys (quick to rust and painted with lead-based paint, probably, too).
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Original super balls. I loved those things.

I was going to say full sized smokie links, but they just came back around me.
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Some of the websites I have used (otrcat) others not. I even bought a few MP3 discs for a couple of dollars that contained hours of episodes. There are many more of these. Just google. You may also find CDs at your library. I use to copy them to tape years ago to use in the car when traveling. Now I guess you just burn a CD or put on a jump-drive.

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http://www.oldradioworld.com/

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