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  2. SantaJeff

    The Next Horrible Santa

    I'm all for folks portraying their idea of Santa, but come on... at least try to stay in the same realm as the character!
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  4. SCSanta

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I remember having the transistor radio below that was made to look like the Sinclair (Dino) gas pump. Depending on the weather and cloud cover, I could pick-up WGN Radio in Chicago and listen to Cubs games.
  5. TamaleClaus

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Lets try one for the "Really" old individuals, How many remember waking up really early and watching the launch of the Mercury capsules of the space race before you went to school, in B&W of course?
  6. Drosselmeyer

    Does Anyone Remember...

    since we are talking about "the olden times" thought I might share this . . . I don't recall having all the latest and greatest toys - we didn't even get an Atari when they came out - but I sure had a lot of fun with a fishing pole and my dog down in the park . . .
  7. Santa Johnny Boy

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Yes! And you know something else? I found an old glass percolator at a church flea market in near perfect condition. Brought it home and tried it. It was the BEST cup of coffee I ever had! Way better than the electric coffee makers you see today. I called it "gas coffee" because of the gas stove I used it on.
  8. Black River Santa

    Does Anyone Remember...

  9. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    The Next Horrible Santa

    Ho, ho, hum. So, who needs it?
  10. Drosselmeyer

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    Now Now - don't be a hater - after all - it's science and stuff . . .
  11. Santa D

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    I think you we can put this study in the same bin as the "Beards are dirtier than a dog study".
  12. SantaJoe

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    And here I thought it was as simple as hiding the ugly.
  13. bllwnkl

    Does Anyone Remember...

    And it had an earphone that you could put in one ear.
  14. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I was just a kid then, but I recall many of them were designed to look like console radios, and some even were advertised with people sitting next to them listening to them like they were radios, instead of watching them. Very puzzling. Ours was a Zenith, almost square, made of plastic with rounded corners, B&W of course, and the most interesting series was a series of war propaganda shorts called "Industry on Parade." They were a bit hard pressed for programming in the early years...
  15. Santa Bill Reiller

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Memories...............
  16. Black River Santa

    Does Anyone Remember...

    "Whatever happened/To Tuesday and so slow?/Going down the old mine/With a transistor radio…" Van Morrison, Browne Eyed Girl (1967) Before smartphones, before the Ipod, before the Walkman, before the boombox, there was the transistor radio! Wow, portable music! You could finally listen to the radio anywhere you wanted – including away from your parents and other adults. Where would Rock and Roll be without the transistor radio? I still have one next to my flashlight.
  17. Black River Santa

    Does Anyone Remember...

    No 24-hour news - just morning, 6 pm and 10 pm.
  18. Santa TJS

    Does Anyone Remember...

    RCA, big Mahogany cabinet small B&W screen. You had to wait until the tubes warmed up and there were 4 channels which went off the air a midnight with the national anthem playing and a test pattern on the screen.
  19. SCSanta

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Zenith... B&W (of course) in a console. It lasted 28 years!!!
  20. Santa Johnny Boy

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I don't remember the brand but I remember that it was like a piece of furniture housed in a big, heavy wooden cabinet.
  21. TamaleClaus

    Does Anyone Remember...

    GE
  22. Felix Estridge

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I believe ours was a Philco.
  23. bllwnkl

    Does Anyone Remember...

    I don't remember if I remember or or not.
  24. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Does anybody remember the brand of their first TV set?
  25. Mervyn The Hired Hand

    Does Anyone Remember...

    Hey, I STILL read cereal boxes at breakfast...when I can get my eyes open...
  26. Santa Bruce Geron

    Does Anyone Remember...

    In the end, it's all the same... Have a great day!
  27. High Country Santa Mike

    Science explains why hipsters grow beards

    Accidentally shaved off my then brown beard when I was dating my wife 32 years ago. She saw my chinless face and demanded I grow it back. I have had a goatee or beard since then. I will say my wife is okay with a short beard but is not a big fan of my long Santa beard (though she does like the income that it helps bring at Christmas...and she loves it when kids "recognize" me as Santa too.) I initially grew my beard to hide the aforementioned undefined chin face and resulting double chin that came from my "jolliness." It created a longer face for me and seemed to fit my personality. Dominance over other men was not part of the plan. Now shaping and creating a unique look, even now, is probably more for attention's sake, not dominance.
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