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Bananaquit A chub from the Grant Corporation from The Darién Gap Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
A chub from the Grant Corporation
Apr 15th 2011 at 11:13:24 AM

Dangerous playground equipment. Remember the days of metal slides that would sear the back of your legs in the summer? Creaky wooden Big Toys with splinters and nothing but gravel to cushion your fall? Wobbly merry-go-rounds with concrete pads, where you'd get half a dozen kids riding it with ten pushing, only to have some kid trip and knock a tooth out or whack his head on the concrete?

When I went to elementary school, our playground consisted of monkey bars, tetherball poles and painted hopscotch and four-square courts on hard blacktop. Clearly child safety was not a high priority then.

Confirmed Bachelors: the dramedy hit of 1883!
sabrina_diamond iSanity! from Australia Relationship Status: LET'S HAVE A ZILLION BABIES
Apr 19th 2011 at 11:22:06 PM

I'm nostalgic for the Backstreet Boys, Madonna and Holly Valance okay you can laugh now. Also, good old traditional animation.

In an anime, I'll be the Tsundere Dark Magical Girl who likes purple MY own profile is actually HERE!
cygnavamp from Louisiana
Apr 20th 2011 at 7:35:55 PM

Good cartoons. There will never be another The Real Ghost Busters, another Gargoyles, or even another Muppet Babies. It's like all cartoons are complete crap right now!

Oh, and skating. I used to love it. There's a skating rink just around the corner from where I live, but, someone my age just can't go skating. 30+ year old women are supposed to do things like pilates and yoga for exercise. Skating was about the only form of exercise I ever enjoyed.

edited 20th Apr '11 7:40:12 PM by cygnavamp

And in the name of Tropes, I will punish you!
Apr 20th 2011 at 8:29:40 PM

Those springy things that stop doors, and apparently I'm not alone.

nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Apr 20th 2011 at 8:30:40 PM

[up]We have some in our house.

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CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
Apr 21st 2011 at 12:17:39 AM

Our house had those throughout when it was built, but my mother (who was pregnant at the time) insisted that we replace them all with the "baby-safe" kind, which are basically little plastic tubes you screw into the wall. Not nearly as cool. sad

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
Apr 21st 2011 at 12:44:48 AM

Also, FF Meta. I know it's still around but it's not as everywhere as it used to be.

CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
Apr 21st 2011 at 12:47:22 AM

I associate FF Meta with Firefox/Mozilla, myself.

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
cygnavamp from Louisiana
Apr 21st 2011 at 8:07:45 AM

I just moved into a house that has springy things on the doors.

And in the name of Tropes, I will punish you!
captainbrass2 from the United Kingdom
Apr 21st 2011 at 11:55:32 AM

[up]You can still find them in some public buildings in the UK, given that spending money on updating them is often not a priority.

"Well, it's a lifestyle"
Bur Chaotic Neutral from Flyover Country Relationship Status: Not war
Apr 21st 2011 at 5:30:04 PM

I used to have one in my room when I was a kid. Annoyed the ever living hell out of my parents when I got bored and started sproinging it.

i. hear. a. sound.
RalphCrown Short Hair from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
Apr 22nd 2011 at 12:24:55 PM

Waking up before dawn on Saturday to watch cartoons and bad movies. Before all that, though, they showed Amos and Andy. You don't even hear about Amos and Andy any more. It was very much a product of its time.

Under World. It rocks!
theobviouscaptain from a big rock down under
May 5th 2011 at 3:48:48 AM

Happy meals, though from what I hear, they used to be even better. Remember when Mc Donalds could get away with slipping in those wierd, mini game-device-thingoes and VHS with their Happy meals. Does this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2MU5vGIAig ring any bells?

Nowadays it's just "Here's a cheap lump of plastic that's supposed to resemble a toy. Take it and go" I remember going to Maccas just for the toys [lol]

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MrAHR Ahr river from ಠ_ಠ Relationship Status: A cockroach, nothing can kill it.
Ahr river
May 5th 2011 at 11:15:15 AM

Playing Pokémon Ruby for the first time.

A pink castle in Disney. I went for the first time when it was colored completely differently cause it was some year anniversary thing, and I only have the vaguest memories of it, and it will never ever be that way again. Ever.

Read my stories!
May 5th 2011 at 11:14:31 PM

^^^I read some about Amos and Andy (by way of reading Wikipedia's article on the Mutual Broadcasting System), and I'll say I thought it was too.

edited 5th May '11 11:14:48 PM by AnonymousUser

CentralAvenue Her Royal Highness from my imagination
Her Royal Highness
May 5th 2011 at 11:33:57 PM

I only know of Amos and Andy from a segment on History Detectives, but...yeah.

edited 5th May '11 11:34:08 PM by CentralAvenue

Reality has never been an obstacle for me before!!
May 6th 2011 at 12:25:22 AM

Actually, come to think of it, Mc Donalds ingeneral. Nowadays here, the bigmacs are as big as the cheeseburgers used to be.

theobviouscaptain from a big rock down under
May 6th 2011 at 12:28:19 AM

Shit, I think I mistyped my login handle and posted as some random evil grin!

But yeah, my point still stands

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InverurieJones '80s TV Action Hero from North of the Wall. Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
'80s TV Action Hero
May 6th 2011 at 12:34:26 AM

Telegrams.

Oh, wait, no...I just sent one.

'All he needs is for somebody to throw handgrenades at him for the rest of his life...'
LoniJay from Australia Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
May 6th 2011 at 12:44:17 AM

These iceblocks we used to get after swimming lessons.... they were like sorbet, and they came on a stick. There was a green ball, and a red ball, and a yellow ball, arranged like traffic lights.

Climbing trees. I still think of it with fondness, although the last few times I tried, I sat there wondering "What did I used to do up here again that made it so awesome?"

Cicada nymph skins. We would collect them, and then either give them names and play with them like dolls till they disintegrated or find an unsuspecting sleeping person to put them on.

Be not afraid...
May 26th 2011 at 1:04:29 AM

I miss crayfish hunting. We used to go pick them up out of the creek near a mountain we used to climb. We got some by the bucket that were a good 4-6 inches long, but dad would never cook them. He always said that hey were still too small. little did we know he was making us put back a kings feast just because killing them squicked him out!

“Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.”—George Bernard Shaw
DoctorDiabolical So pure.
So pure.
May 26th 2011 at 6:11:58 AM

I am I am Sci-fi Santa! I am Sci-fi Santa, and I’ve got presents for you! We got bones, clones, octopi, Ghosts, hosts, great red eyes, Dogs, snakes, Norman Bates, Ghouls, fools, nightmare dates, Rats, traps, alien brains Freaks, eats, (he’s insane!) All your summertime favorites, in a sci-fi cinemathon 2...K2 (clicks peppermint cane) on sci-fi!

(had no one, NO ONE recorded that to put on You Tube?? Who didn't love Sci-fi Santa? Why is there no footage of him on the internet?)

This lead me to be nostalgic for the classic sci-fi channel in general. Whilst scouring You Tube I came across the advert for Blade Runner's premier on the network, which was beautiful to begin with, and... it got to me. That was approximately 10 years ago, and I found it beautiful even then when I could barely understand it :(

edited 26th May '11 6:15:38 AM by DoctorDiabolical

pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
May 26th 2011 at 1:52:57 PM

I miss the movie-era refit Enterprise. Such pleasing angular lines.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
RalphCrown Short Hair from Next Door to Nowhere
Short Hair
Jun 1st 2011 at 11:36:41 AM

Seriously dating myself here ... using a typewriter. It was just you and a piece of paper.

Yes, using a PC is similar, but with a computer you have the sense of a bottomless pit of data just below the surface, and an infinitely more bottomless pit in the Internet. You can pull up stuff on your screen, you can surf the Web, you can balance your checkbook, all without leaving your seat.

With a typewriter, it's just you. And one piece of paper.

edited 1st Jun '11 11:37:07 AM by RalphCrown

Under World. It rocks!
TwoGunAngel The Demon Slayer Relationship Status: Singularity
The Demon Slayer
Jun 1st 2011 at 1:29:29 PM

I remember the old arcade games of the late 80s/early 90s. Back in those days, you only needed a single quarter to play. And every restaurant and big store had them. Mortal Kombat was the first game I ever played that needed more than one quarter to play. Now the only thing that passes for arcade stuff these days where I live are those goofy claw machines and the odd hunting and racing game at Wal-Mart. Everything else I have access to is either PC, internet or console. And as for the still existing arcade stuff in the major cities, forget quarters. You're looking at dollars now.

edited 1st Jun '11 1:32:50 PM by TwoGunAngel


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