Because he doesn't know what you're talking about:
Phone booth. Arlene Golonka. Oleo. Camcorder.
I'm 45 and I have know idea what 2 of those things are.
Any sentence that begins with "what can I do...."
I'm always shocked at how few people born in the 90s know what Live Aid was, it was a pretty major invent in music history and they have held similar concerts in their lifetimes so they should know.
[quote] I have know idea
You certainly don't
R3, for most, it was a pathetic excuse for more self promotion.
What real food used to taste like.
When you ate supper at home instead of at a fast food place.
No purse-spitting Brandon the barista. I'm not mad at you. Not at all.
I just don't like you.
I'm gay and have heard of the first and fourth, but not the middle two.
R11, I'm 20. My family and I ate dinner together almost every night while I was growing up. My parents are very health concious so our meals were always healthy. That is something I will always appreciate.
Oleo is just another name for margarine. Arlene Golonka was or is an actress who appeared on television in everything during the 60s and 70s.
the ability to write without using thumbs and a keyboard.
LOL OP: Arlene Golonka! :)
I just looked up Arlene Galonka. Now I know who she is. I've seen her on the Andy Griffith show. You don't have to be straight to know that.
[quote] Arlene Golonka was or is an actress who appeared on television in everything during the 60s and 70s.
She was a regular cast member on Mayberry RFD, playing Millie Swanson.
Card catalog files at the library
Never heard of Arlene Golonka! Why not try Rula Lenska, Hermione Gingold, Virginia Graham, or Ethel Merman instead?
Penny parking meters
Oh come on! I have a difficult time believing there are gay men who don't know who Arlene Golonka is! Next you'll be telling me that they don't know who Anita Gillette or Sue Ane Langdon are! (I always got them confused)
The ribbon candy old ladies had in a dish on their coffee tables. You tried to sneak one, but they were all stuck together.
10 cent pay phones
I am 45 and I had no idea who Arlene Golonka was, and I barely knew what oleo was (it was long before my time).
OP, you must be REALLY old.
If we're gonna do Arlene Golanka...then how about E.J. Peaker as well!
E.J. Peaker--who was actually reasonably good in "Hello, Dolly!" I liked "That's Life!" It was my first introduction to some great Broadway songs.
OMG R35 I had that camera! I still have all the pics I took some 35 years ago.
James Garner and Mariette Hartley are NOT married!
R37 wow! You were alive 35 years ago, I didn't know they let you guys use computers at the old age home!
[quote]I didn't know they let you guys use computers at the old age home!
There's a lot you don't know. And you're not worth teaching, either.
So leave this thread before all this knowledge fills your shot glass sized brain and you hurt yourself.
Arlene Golonka used to teach acting in LA in the 90s. Sue Ane Langdon owned a building in Weho that a FOAF lived in. Don't know if either of them still do either of those things.
Body on Tap
R40 I have a serious question have you ever been to a drive in, I've heard about them but nevet been to one as they all closed down in my area before I was born or when I was a baby.
I've seen drive ins in movies and TV, one question is how do you get the sound from the screen into your car? Always wondered about that
R40 Yes. Two people would sit in the front of the car and two or three of us would hide in the trunk and split the ticket price.
R40 they had speakers you attached to your window.
I don't get this thread at all...stupid.
There are still drive-ins, even brand new ones.
Did you have to buy the speakers at a store or did they give them to you at the drive in?
[Has the elgar-gay word been banished by U-know-who?]
I always choked when I read "AYDS". I haven't thought about that product in 25 years.
Also in my postage sized hometown was a junior sized all purpose 5 and dime called AIDE'S Dept Store. A precursor to Walmart.
Never has an entity been unfortunately saddled with such an unfortunate name by no fault of their own since Barack Hussein Obama.
Brother word processors, typewriters
Carbon paper and typewriter ribbons (black, red, and white correction ribbon)
OnTV, SelecTV, Z Channel, VHF/UHF
Jaye P. Morgan
Claudine & Spider
Of course I remember Arlene Golonka as "Millie Swanson," Andy's girlfriend from The Andy Griffith Show and Mayberry R.F.D.
In her 1960s days, Arlene was roommates with Valerie Harper. They must have remained lifelong friends because Arlene appeeared on 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show,' 'Rhoda' and Valerie Harper's later show, 'Valerie.'
Arlene Golonka always appeared as the upbeat, perky blonde friend. She was a delight in so many TV roles throughout the years. She is still alive; 77 years old.
tv antenna on the roof
roller skate key
78's, the jingle jump, wrestle around
I'm 44 (have no idea who the old-time actress is, but know what the rest are), I remember drive-ins. Trust me, you're not missing anything. They were the worst possible movie-going experience you can imagine. To put the speaker in your car (not exactly Dolby sound) you have to roll down your window and get bitten by Mosquitos all night long or listen to the sound on an AM radio frequency and run your battery down or, more likely, have to turn your car on and waste gas to run the AC. It was worse than mall movie theaters.
FotoHut and Fotomat
Singer sewing machines (Singer ... we taught the world to sew)
Lilt and Toni home permanents
[quote] electric typewriter
Smith Corona, of course.
Pica and Elite
Carriage returns, hence "Return" vs. "Enter" to us old fogeys. The "DING" at the end of the line.
Here's one: actually talking on the phone, even cell. My BFF's 25-year-old daughter texts her constantly. At some point the BFF invariably has to text "CALL me." Or she just calls her. The daughter will text "I'm getting a call" while her mother is calling her.
NOT taking a minimum of 10 pictures of yourself per day.
Awww R58 ... you mean you actually watched the movie at the drive-in? How cute!
I went to the drive-in to drink and have sex.
Sonny and Cher Show just to see Cher in her Bob Mackie creation.
My mother loved the Flip Wilson Comedy Hour:
“When you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not.”
"What you see is what you get.”
NBC Saturday Night at the Movies
"Welcome Back, Kotter"
Lassie on Sunday night...I used to cry when the theme song played at the end and Lassie put his paw up.
Will you Xerox this for me, doll? I have a call coming in on my beeper.
Schwinn bicycles (slightly higher west of the Rockies)
Bonnett hair dryers
Spiegel ... Chicago 60609
Was she "Twinks" in MTM?
AYDS ads were always in the back of a magazine, with the Mark Eden Bust Developer and the Frederick's of Hollywood ads.
I remember in the early 80's being shocked when someone told me that hookers in Las Vegas carried beepers.
[quote]I am 45 and I had no idea who Arlene Golonka was, and I barely knew what oleo was (it was long before my time).
Didn't you ever do a TV Guide crossword puzzle anytime between the ages of 10 and up r30? Basically every issue's puzzle contained oleo worked somewhere in the weekly puzzle as a filler answer.
ie, 26.(across)> margarine (4 letters)
I Dream of _______ [Jeannie], Delores ____ [Del] Rio, Barbara ____ [Bel] Geddes, and Barbara ____[Eden] are a few other giveaway answers that come to mind as frequent filler answers employed to construct the weekly crossword.\t
Lauren Tewes' raging coke habit.
White tennis balls.
TVs with rabbit ears.
Creature Double Feature.
Calling for directions.
Battle of the Network Stars.
The intoxicating (read 'toxic') scent of school handouts fresh off of the Ditto machine.
These 25 year-old gays I know have never seen "The Poseidon Adventure", or "Mildred Pierce"! And one of them is a drag queen!
"Will that be smoking or non-smoking?"
"Write Zoom, Z double-oh M!
Ohhh, two oooone three foooour!"
Drive-ins also provided electric heaters, attached to poles, so you didn't have to run the engine.
And who can ever forget carbon paper? Got ink all over your hands, and every copy had to be erased or whited-out separately.
Porn used to be expensive and hard to get.
Can you imagine an earnest 16 year old girl stating "I'm going on the Ayds diet as soon as I get my paycheck??
The "cent" sign on the typewriter.
Comics for 10 cents, the deluxe editions for 25 cents.
Ads in the back of those comic books for x-ray glasses. (See through peoples' underwear! The precursor of TSA!!) Seahorses that grew in an aquarium from a speck of dust, apparently.
A plethora of movie magazines, Photoplay, and Motion Picture being the top two. Combing through the aforesaid for mentions in bold print of your favorite stars.
When [italic] lack [/italic] of product on hair was considered sexy.
the continental railroad
Guest starring Kay Lenz
Growing your hair out Partridge family shag long, or Neil Young long and straight or sideways and up into long, gravity defying fro.
The beauty of men in short tennis shorts or coloured running shorts.
Reel to reel high quality audio tape recorders.
Whispers overheard about people being fired from their jobs or run our of town for being "queer", the smell of you sister's hot rollers, the wonder of Pillsbury crescent rolls.
Hanging our for hours in record stores.
Saving up your money for concert tickets and waiting in line to purchase them and always getting good seats.
Parents letting you have a drink with company when you were far too young to drink.
After-school reruns of Bewitched, Beverly Hillbillies and I Love Lucy, Monday to Friday.
Friday Late night horror movies on TV, getting to stay up late and eat junk as a treat.
Mowing the lawn, shoveling the snow.
Ugly but expensive digital watches.
Very special guest star......
Watching all of out boring Ed Sullivan to see the Mama's and the Papas or Jefferson Airplane or the Temptations.
Looking forward to Carol Burnett and Mary Tyler Moore on Saturday nights.
Washing dishes, helping your parents, building things with your dad - nothing in your room to escape to, but your posters and if permitted a 12 inch black and white TV.
Biking over to their house to talk to your friends.
Avocado Green and Harvest Gold appliances, ugly even then.
Drive-in waitresses on roller skates.
Learning Yoga or Spanish from record albums.
A different kind of danger in the streets for some of us.
Chad Everett's Ass in green scrubs.
evenings, weekends, and vacations without phone calls or email from work
How many of you had parents who called it Welcome Back Carter instead of Kotter like my mom did?
Well done R82. I feel like I was transported back to my childhood for a few moments.
No ATM's and of course no debit cards. If you didn't get to the bank in time to withdraw money for the weekend before it closed on Friday, you were FUCKED until Monday.
A lot of people kept an extra $20 in their sock drawer just in case of such an emergency. Yes, you go out and party on the weekend with just $20.
Arlene Golonka??? I haven't thought about her in years. Loved her, she was so appealing. This is why I like coming to Datalounge. Thanks for making my morning!
A carefully placed shotgun blast.
R86 I thought ATMs always existed, I'm in my late 20s and kinda getting old and I always remember ATMs being around.
I was on the Ayds diet.
And I drank a lot of Tab*
Then I died.
R86, we used to go to the grocery store during bank off-hours and make a check out to 'Cash' or added a little extra to our grocery total. Some supermarkets even issued check-cashing cards so we could cash our paychecks during those off hours (banks used to close at 3pm and weren't open Saturdays like a lot of them are now).
Wasn't it the mid-1980s when ATM's first appeared? And if I'm recalling correctly most ATM's were in banks, it took a while for ATM's to be in every store.
In Birmingham, ATMs debuted in the late '70s. First National Bank called theirs "William Teller."
R92 yes and ATMs were not national or international. You could only use your card at your bank's ATMs and only in your area. Even if your bank was national.
"Rinse and spit."
When can we start and Elena Verdugo thread?
[quote]The intoxicating (read 'toxic') scent of school handouts fresh off of the Ditto machine.
There's a shot in an 80s high school movie where the teacher hands out ditto paper and everyone sniffs it. I think it's "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" but it could be from a John Hughes movie. Anyone know?
Personal. Computer? Like, why is it so personal? Is it, like, custom made? I don't get it.
VHF versus UHF.
Slide rules .
Gadgets connected with cables.
R101,our priests used to visit the dysfunctional drunken parents with kids in our neighborhood and tell them to straighten out and cut the bullshit...well, they didn't exactly use those words but they did help some people.
Ours just ate dinner, r108, but we were well-behaved and boring.
Radio stations 'TOP 40' playlists which were distributed at the local record stores .
Yes R101, my mother had our priest over a few times, he was young and good-looking with a great sense of humor, but he got very serious when he led the prayer before we ate.
actually, I know tons of young hipster gaybees who LURVE the LP's
pneumatic tubes in department stores.
escalators with wooden stairs in department stories.
They get Joan Crawford and Joan Rivers mixed up.
clickers that actually clicked
Three or four channels of local TV that signed off at midnight
You don't have to fuck when you first meet a guy.
White Out/Liquid Paper
Floor Wax (Glo-Kote?)
Department store catalogue, especially the Sears Roebuck "Wish Book"
I'm trying to create an Arlene Golonka song and am not doing well. All I have have so far is..
"Oh Arlene Golonka! And Willy Wonka...
That's all I've got.
This thread has the smell of a lot of elder gheys who, once upon a time, wore their mother's Enjoli!
MTV played music all day, without reality shows, cartoons and celeb puff-pieces. The same for VH1.
You actually had to go to a videostore to rent a film on tape, not download it.
My heart weeps for the modern gay-ling, for whom, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the latest must-have gadgets, and with all the worlds information lying right at his fingertips, will, alas, never experience dialing the phone with a pencil.
Boxes of Cracker Jack had actual prizes,Not a lame sticker passing as a 'prize"
R113 What did pneumatic tubes at department stores? They fascinate me. I'm into "steam punk" style. What did people put in them?
Also with pneumatic tubes, how was the direction of the capsule controlled?
I vaguely remember them at drive-thru windows at banks. Maybe they still use them, but keep the wind muffled. Still I the thought of pneumatic tubes criss-crossing through department stores like a scene from "Brazil" fascinates me.
r122, that's the second reference to a pencil and phone I've read today. It doesn't make sense. Phone buttons are smaller today than they used to be, right?
Sian Barbara Allen
And E. J. Peaker singing "Walking Happy" with the Osmond Brothers-
r124, the pneumatic tubes all went to the same place, a cashier's office. The sales clerk sent the customer's money there, and the capsule was returned with the change.
[quote]Lassie on Sunday night...I used to cry when the theme song played at the end and Lassie put his paw up.
Wow, I did the same thing. In fact, to this day my partner can whistle the theme and I can feel tears coming on. No kidding.
Campus "Expressions" hippie shirts for men & boys - I had a rib knit space-dyed long-sleeve t-shirt one I loved...