Memories of your childhood


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Did he wear a toupee?
I had to Wiki him to find out who he was, and in the Wiki photo, he is apparently wearing one of the least-convincing rugs ever.
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I remember Disney channel when it didn't have commercials when they played movies.

I work with someone who remembers no disney channel.

I remember listening to my walkman on long trips.

I remember playing outside and sparring with my cousin with thick sticks.

I remember riding my bike as fast as I can and seeing how long of a skid mark I could make with my tire :D

I remember putting cards in the spokes of my bike to make it sound like a motorcycle (cans work pretty good too).

I remember walking a few miles to my cousins house to play.

I remember playing street hockey in the neighborhood culdasac, and drivers not minding, and even waving or making polite comments about it.

I remember tricking out my bike helmet with stickers or markers.

I remember waking up at 6am to watch cartoons, before my parents even woke up.

I remember my mom asking me to climb up on the counter to get stuff out of the top cabinet because she couldn't reach.

I remember being hit with a flyswatter when I was bad and deserved it, and people understood that (once with a belt).

I remember eating at a resturant called "Bonanza".

I remember dial-up internet, and how much it SUCKED! But still thinking it was the greatest thing on Earth.

I remember before the internet.

Fraggle Rock. N'uff said.

I remember getting hurt and having people tell me to brush it/walk it off

I remember before pills were the answer to everything.

I remember when parents wern't afraid of their kids.

I remember metal tonka trucks and metal hot wheels.

I remember using tracks for hot wheels cars that you had to clamp onto a shelf and let it roll down the hill you make for it to run along the track. None of those crazy motors that keep the car going.

I remember building forts in the living room out of sheets, pillows, chairs, and anything else that would work!

I remember holding my arm out of the window when we passed big rigs and doing the universal sign for them to blow their air horn.

I remember skip-it.

I remember the Crossfire board game.


I remember having green army men, and losing them to "friendly fire" (magnifying glass :D... Or a BB gun)

I remember legos and lincoln logs.

I remember when my mom still had to cut my fingernails.

I remember sitting down on the couch with my mom to read a book at night.
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Did he wear a toupee?
Yeah - the one that looked like a bleached white mop. Occasionally it moved - while he was on camera.

His "MAHVIN ZINdler EYE WITness Nyooz" really irritated me. One of those few times when I wanted to heel-kick the TV.

He's one of the better known alumni from the high school I attended in 10th grade. Jaclyn Smith and nobel laureate Robert Woodrow Wilson (of Wilson and Penzias) are two others. I knew about Zindler and Smith, but not about Wilson. Wilson also went to Rice U.
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I remember when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Actually, I remember watching Alan Shepard's launch with my Dad, as well.

The Shepard launch made enough of an impression that I remember it, but I didn't really appreciate the significance of it. All of us in the entire neighborhood were excited about John Glenn.
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I remember when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth.

Actually, I remember watching Alan Shepard's launch with my Dad, as well.

The Shepard launch made enough of an impression that I remember it, but I didn't really appreciate the significance of it. All of us in the entire neighborhood were excited about John Glenn.
We watched the later Gemini missions and the Apollo missions. We stayed up all night for the first moon landing. I remember Walter Cronkite choking up when he announced it.
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I remember:

cabbage patch kids
garbage pail kids
when google was just a noun, not a verb
lawn darts! (amazing my friends and I didn't get impaled)
slip and slide
axis and allies
Tranzor Z
The first MTV music video
The fall of the Berlin Wall

And of course:

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I remember Jack Lalanne ...... and how he always used a chair for his workouts. Well, not for this particular workout, but for a lot of them.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isLJ024EdMA

"Open your mouth and close your eyes"? Uh, what?

Ah, anyway, Jack Lalanne and Carol Burnett were my two favorite shows.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dIs4RdHF0c
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Jack Lalanne rocks!

Speaking of exercise, my mom had one of these:





For PFers below a certain age...it's a vibrating belt machine. You stand on the platform, wrap the belt around your waist, and the belt would vibrate. It was supposed to slim the waist, lol.
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For PFers below a certain age...it's a vibrating belt machine. You stand on the platform, wrap the belt around your waist, and the belt would vibrate. It was supposed to slim the waist, lol.
just how old are you? i've only seen those in old black & white films.
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Jack Lalanne rocks!

Speaking of exercise, my mom had one of these:





For PFers below a certain age...it's a vibrating belt machine. You stand on the platform, wrap the belt around your waist, and the belt would vibrate. It was supposed to slim the waist, lol.
I thought the belt went around the derriere.
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I thought the belt went around the derriere.
Oh I suppose it could be used that way, too. If it doesn't work at slimming the waist, it could easily not work at slimming the hind quarters, too .
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Oh I suppose it could be used that way, too. If it doesn't work at slimming the waist, it could easily not work at slimming the hind quarters, too .
Thats true. I don't think anyone ever lost a pound using one of those things.
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Hula hoops are more effective for exercising


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_hoop

http://www.wham-o.com/default.cfm?pa...cts&Category=8


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