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Old 12-26-2008, 06:24 PM   #81
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How many of you old timers remember watching Andy's Gang on TV?

I loved Froggy!
Yeah, and I'll bet you were thrilled when you turned 13 or so and learned Froggy wasn't the only one who had a "magic twanger"...
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Old 12-26-2008, 06:30 PM   #82
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We rent some apartments near Western Oregon University. Which used to be Western Oregon State College. Which used to be Oregon College of Education back when i went there right out of high school. Western Oregon University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

We've owned the apartments since 4-87. Used to be i would rent to some sweet young thing who would introduce me to her parents, who would be my age - or younger. Now their Grandparents are my age - or younger! Gonna smack the next one that sirs me....
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How many of you old timers remember watching Andy's Gang on TV?

I loved Froggy!
Plunk your Magic Twanger, Froggy.
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Yeah, and I'll bet you were thrilled when you turned 13 or so and learned you, too had a "magic twanger"...
Yes I was!
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I was walking up a hill in the Central District today. A young black man said to me, "Happy Holiday Poppy!"

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Wow, you guys are old. I guess you all remember Andy Devine sitting in the large rocking chair reading Rhama of the Jungle.
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Wow, you guys are old. I guess you all remember Andy Devine sitting in the large rocking chair reading Rhama of the Jungle.
Yup.
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Hmm, I don't remember that at all. BTW, what's a twanger?
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This thread is turning into the equivalent of Jeff Foxworthy's you know you're a redneck jokes.

Anyways, you know you're old when the girls you're looking at were born in the year you were a freshman in college.
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This thread is turning into the equivalent of Jeff Foxworthy's you know you're a redneck jokes.

Anyways, you know you're old when the girls you're looking at were born in the year you were a freshman in college.
When you realize the nice young men, who help take your purchases to your car, are young enough to be your grandchildren.
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My you folks are ancient. I thought I was in an Early Retirement forum
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Some of us have been here for quite a while...
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Wow, you guys are old. I guess you all remember Andy Devine sitting in the large rocking chair reading Rhama of the Jungle.
Who?
I was conceived at the end of the year that Sputnik was launched into space. Mom never was quite sure if it was after the Christmas or the New Years' party.
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Mom never was quite sure if it was after the Christmas or the New Years' party.
Due to my submarine deployment/underway schedule, we knew what day our daughter was conceived. Luckily I was inport for that evolution.
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...and what were all of those kids in the audience cheering about? All the big guy did was read a few words from the big book....
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They were cheering for Froggy.
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I sort of miss those vinyl records. If music had been on CD or some other digital format back in the '60s we'd never have known that Paul was dead. Plus, I had an old Monty Python album back in college (mid '70s) that we used to get stoned and listen to. Every once in a while someone would say "I don't remember this part". It took me a couple years to realize it had 3 sides. One side was double cut, and every once in a while the needle would land in the alternate groove, playing a whole different album side. You can't do that with CDs. Of course if I hadn't been trashed I'd have figured it out right away.
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...and what were all of those kids in the audience cheering about? All the big guy did was read a few words from the big book....
The advantage of living overseas was that I missed most popular culture before 1977 and can honestly say that I never heard of the show or Froggy.
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Our kid has been moving her iTunes account (synched to her iPod Touch) over to our Mac Mini ...Then she's going to give us that iPod for Christmas, already loaded up with classic rock, and show us how to make our own playlists.

In the process we learned that some of my 20-year-old CDs, including albums by Dire Straits and Robert Cray, have met their corrosion resistance.
If you lost some essential tracks check out YouTube. There are tons of songs on there - some pretty well recorded (for our degraded old folks' hearing). I use Vixy Converter BETA to convert the sound portion to MP3 and then move it into ITunes (Vixy has a web page that does the same thing but it doesn't always work). I don't think it is illegal if you are not distributing the song -- just time shifting.
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