Doing things we usta like to do

Sure would be fun doing shit we usta enjoy - anybody remember what any of them were?

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I know I shouldn’t have done this, but I'm old.

I was in the McDonald’s drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order. So when I got to the first window I paid for her order along with my own. 

The cashier must have told her what I'd done, because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you.", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness. When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too. Now she has to go back to the end of the line and start all over again.

Don't blow your horn at old people. We've been around a long time, and know a lot more shit to fuck with you than you think we do...
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Does anyone really think this strategy is 
a good way to get him elected?

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Candy Cigarettes – These are something you definitely won’t see much of anymore. They used to come in a sort of chalky sugar flavor, chocolate, or bubblegum.

Ain't around any more.
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You guys know I carry an 'Old Timer' Schrade pocket knife. 

It's my personal choice - doesn't have to be yours. 



See for yourself if this isn't something you might like. 
You can buy it here directly from Buck at a huge discount:
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Standard belt length was 27 feet. This is where the phrase getting the whole nine yards comes from. Didn't know that.
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I didn’t write this but this is 
how my childhood was...

I was raised in Newark NJ. When I was a child my clothes came from The stores in downtown Newark.



 If you had a pool you were KING of the block otherwise you played in the sprinklers. Eating out at a restaurant was a huge deal that only happened for very special occasions. Fast food was left overs at home. Eating popsicles was a treat on a hot day. You took your school clothes off as soon as you got home and put on your play clothes. We had to do our homework before being allowed outside to play. 

If your mom worked, you were a latch key kid. nobody paid for daycare. We ate dinner at the table. We went to school everyday. Our phone hung on the wall in the kitchen and had a long cord, there were NO private conversations or cell phones! We played Cops and Robbers, Red Light Green Light, Red Rover, Hide & Seek, Truth or Dare,Tag, Kick Ball, Dodge Ball, Football in our front yard, kick the can and rode bikes. Girls and Boys played in the street or in the house. 

We came home when the street lights came on. Children were seen and not heard. Staying in the house was a punishment and the only thing we knew about "bored"--- "You better find something to do before I find it for you!" We ate what mom made for dinner or we ate nothing at all. There was no bottled water; we drank from the tap or the water hose(cuz wasn’t no running in and out of the house)

We watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, and rode our bikes for hours and ran around in the streets until dark and came in before my mom had to find us (the street lights came on). Sunday you went to church with your family whether you liked it or not. You were a kid and had no say. I guess learning the golden rule what’s right and wrong in Gods word wasn’t all bad; you get it when you grow up.
We weren't AFRAID OF ANYTHING.

School was mandatory and teachers were people who you could TRUST and respect. We watched our MOUTHS around our elders because ALL of our Aunts, Uncles, Grandpas and Grandmas AND our Parents best friends were also our PARENTS and you didn't want them telling your PARENTS if you misbehaved.

These were the good ole days. Kids these days will never understand how we grew up...
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It's hard to believe what people think is important any more.
 
I thought you'd like to see who was the original ‘Girl From Ipanema'. The song, released more than 50 years ago, is as iconic a song as it gets.

This is Heloisa ‘Helo’ Pinheiro, the woman that inspired the classic bossa nova tune,. This is her - posing a few years ago for a picture in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She's now 80+ and probably as beautiful today as she was then...

The quintessential Brazilian/Bosa Nova song was inspired by Pinheiro when she passed the songwriter - Jaoa Gilberto - in a beachside bar on the beach in Rio.
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Because we're idiots. Even as kids we were idiots. That's why.
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Chuckles – These colorful jelly candies, coated lightly with sugar, used to come in five delicious flavors: cherry, lemon, lime, orange, and licorice, and you’d get one piece of each flavor per package.

Ain't around any more.
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This is a big deal to me if it's legit. There is a strong genetic link with Alzheimer's. My father had it.
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1950s Huffy Radio Bike. Nobody I knew was rich enough to have one of these...
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And then there's THIS magnificent bastard.
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Bit-O-Honey - This almond, honey-flavored taffy was a favorite growing up. It had all the chewiness of a piece of gum, but you could swallow it when you were done! They used to come in bite-sized pieces and full-sized bars. 

Ain't around any more.
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Because we're idiots, that's why.
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Even Nemo would have to agree...


At $ 149.00 for this set, this is a great deal.
See it for yourself here:

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Honest to god, what the fuck was Cuomo thinking? 
No bail. Jeezis Christ.
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He definitely don't embarrass easy.


Video obtained by the TV show TMZ shows the February arrest of Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire, who allegedly masturbated in his car outside of a strip mall in Dunedin, Fla., near the team’s spring training complex.

The 25-year-old McGuire pleaded no contest and was fined $450 after initially being charged with exposure of sexual organs, a first-degree misdemeanor which is punishable by up to one year in jail and carries fines up to $1,000.

During the arrest, McGuire told police he had been checking to make sure “no one was looking,” but “realized what an idiot, what a dumb place to be” when he saw an officer approach his SUV after law enforcement was called to the scene.
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Female trainees of the Los Angeles Police Department get used to firing their newly issued revolvers, March 6, 1948.
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Did you catch the shock wave from this fucker? 
Wow...




Survivors of the blast which devastated the Lebanese capital of Beirut were sifting the ruins of their city for bodies today as the death toll topped 100 and was expected to keep rising. Meanwhile hospitals were creaking under the strain of more than 4,000 wounded, as fires continued to burn in the ruins of a port which resembled a scrapyard. 


Barely a building was left untouched by the explosion, caused by a fire which ignited 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in a warehouse at the docks, which then exploded with three kilotons of force - roughly a fifth the size of the Little Boy bomb which levelled Hiroshima. 

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There's a nation-wide coin shortage. 
Seriously.
There really is. Really.
I wouldn't kid you.



Bust open that coin jar you have and cash 'em in. This'll make it easy for you. I have this set. Do it the way I do it -  crack open a coupla beers and sort the coins.
Get yours here:
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Because we're idiots. That's why...
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The pussification of America is gaining speed. 
BE VERY CAREFUL...
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Joan Blondell in her early 20's in the late 20's. What a major babe and whole lotta fun she musta been.
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14 comments:

  1. Re: machine gun belts. Long before machine guns, a bolt of cloth was 27 feet long. That, I believe is where the 'whole 9 yards' expression came from.

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    1. Not according to the Army Air Corp (my source)

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    2. And that nine yards would make a jacket, vest, and 2 pair of trousers. Much older phrase, long predates the belt-fed.

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  2. i cashed my coins in the other day. i made a comment to the teller about a shortage. she said there was no shortage, had plenty of coins.

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    1. My bank - the lady almost gave me a hand job when I brought some in...

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  3. Re the 'Hidin Biden' strategy: If, Heaven help us, he were to win (through MASSIVE VOTER FRAUD) he would hunker/bunker down in the WH, may or may not (more likely) see him, would hear distorted audio by his voice double, Valerie Jarrett (Obama's puppeteer), Susan Rice and others would run the country (into the ground), until a suitable time has passed when Sleepy Dopey Gropey Pedo Joe is retired, or better yet, 'passes away' while in office, where we'll be treated to days & days of hyperbolic BS, lying in state, & a grand sendoff.

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    1. He gets elected he resigns within a month for 'health reasons'. That's my call.

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  4. I went to the internet and Bit-O-Honey is still available. Speaking of old candy bars sometime in the last year I was at a store that had Mountain candy bars... I wish I could remember where that was...

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    1. ya eat Bit O Honey and yer picking shit outta yer teeth for two hours

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  5. The real reason 'Kindergarten Cop' was cancelled was because the kids knew exactly what body part men had and what body part women had.

    Can't be allowing that these days

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  6. Joan Blondell came to Tinseltown from Broadway with Jimmy Cagney. And she never lost that hotsy-totsy vibe, which is why she worked for 40 years.

    Funny how that Class of 1934 at Warner's had so many future stars - Olivia, Cagney, her.

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  7. She was a class act well i to her 60's

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  8. Cashing your coins in just puts them into the hands of the "bankers" that will secrete them in a hidden bunker......never to be seen again; thereby fulfilling the prophecy of "coin shortage".

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