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Cultural references that millennials won't get

Al Capone's vault

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by Anonymousreply 49809/16/2020

Oh god for a minute there I thought that was “Geraldo” in the Blair witch’s basement. I was so happy for a second.

by Anonymousreply 108/22/2020

Smile, your ancient ass is on Candid Camera.

by Anonymousreply 208/22/2020

The Twinkie Defense

by Anonymousreply 308/22/2020

Millennial here. My dad would NEVER let us forget about the Al Capone vault reveal. He launched into a tirade about it every. single. time. was mentioned anywhere by anyone and wouldn't let us forget how much he HATED Geraldo.

by Anonymousreply 408/22/2020

Some millennials might get that because on [italic]The Simpsons[/italic], Homer tried to write a song about it and failed.

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by Anonymousreply 508/22/2020

Gary Hart

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by Anonymousreply 608/22/2020

[quote]The Twinkie Defense

[italic]The Golden Girls[/italic] is keeping that one alive because once Dorothy said to Rose about a sugar binge of hers, "I'm surprised you didn't try to kill the Mayor of San Francisco."

You can easily look up references you don't get on the Internet these days.

by Anonymousreply 708/22/2020

Roxanne Pulitzer, the Strumpet with a Trumpet.

by Anonymousreply 808/22/2020

“I think I found where they buried Jimmy Hoffa.”

by Anonymousreply 908/22/2020

I see your Gary Hart R6 and raise you George McGovern.

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by Anonymousreply 1008/22/2020

I'm a millennial and I know about Gary Hart and Al Capone's vault. And George McGovern. Some people here don't get that a lot of millennials are pushing 40. You seem to think we're all teens and college kids. That's Gen Z.

by Anonymousreply 1108/22/2020

I know a millennial who had never heard of Jack Nicholson.

by Anonymousreply 1208/22/2020

🎵There was nothing in Al Capone's vault / But it wasn't Geraldo's fault🎶

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Brooke Shields’ stunt cunt

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by Anonymousreply 1508/22/2020

Daisy Dukes?

by Anonymousreply 1608/22/2020

Younger Gen Xers wouldn't get a lot of these references, either

by Anonymousreply 1708/22/2020

Bicentennial Minute

by Anonymousreply 1808/22/2020

Foster Brooks and his drunk shtick (Fay McCay, too)

Raymond J. Johnson Jr. (Bill Saluga) and his 'You can call me Ray" routine. I never understood the appeal even when he was popular.

Dean Martin celebrity roasts

by Anonymousreply 1908/22/2020

José Jiménez

by Anonymousreply 2008/22/2020

I know Foster Brooks and Dean Martin. I only know "You can call me Ray!" because they reference it on MST3K. No idea what it means. I'm 41 btw.

by Anonymousreply 2108/22/2020

The McMartin Preschool scandal.

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by Anonymousreply 2208/22/2020

"Ethel, you shameless hussy! Here he comes, boogeda, boogeda, there's he goes, boogeda, boogeda and he ain't wearin' no clothes."

by Anonymousreply 2308/22/2020

The McMartin preschool scandal is well-known. I'm a millennial and I've heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 2408/22/2020

"Be kind...rewind."

"Have you seen me?"

"Parents, it's ten o'clock. Do you know where your children are?"

by Anonymousreply 2508/22/2020

Kees me goonite, Eddie.

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by Anonymousreply 2608/22/2020

I explained to a Gen Z who Jimmy Hoffa was. He was fascinated.

by Anonymousreply 2708/22/2020

r21, he's still doing the exact same routine over 30 years later. That's all it is. How he milked it for as long as he did is a mystery to me.

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by Anonymousreply 2808/22/2020

Can the millennials please chill? Pretend the thread title is "cultural references kids today won't get."

by Anonymousreply 2908/22/2020

"I've fallen and I can't get up!"

by Anonymousreply 3008/22/2020

Reading is Fundamental!

by Anonymousreply 3108/22/2020

"Kids today" aren't millennials

by Anonymousreply 3208/22/2020

Day wear!

Evening wear!

Svim wear!

by Anonymousreply 3308/22/2020

So that was considered comedy? Yikes.

by Anonymousreply 3408/22/2020

Millennials are 35

by Anonymousreply 3508/22/2020

"Where's the beef?"

by Anonymousreply 3608/22/2020

R35 But they have the cognitive abilities and education of 10-year-olds.

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Robert Redford

Neil Diamond

Ryan O’Neal

by Anonymousreply 4008/22/2020

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.

by Anonymousreply 4108/22/2020

Better yet, R41: McDLT

by Anonymousreply 4208/22/2020

Sorry folks, that was supposed to be Fay McKay @ [R19]. This routine wouldn't fly today. I'm not sad about that.

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Elvis has left the building.

by Anonymousreply 4408/22/2020

Watchu talkin' 'bout, Willis?

by Anonymousreply 4508/22/2020

The 6,000 shoes of Filipino first lady Imelda Marcos.

by Anonymousreply 4608/22/2020

The missing 18 1/2 minutes on the tape.

by Anonymousreply 4708/22/2020

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

by Anonymousreply 4808/22/2020

Sorry, that was supposed to be Fay McKay @ R19. This wouldn't fly today.

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Brian’s Song

Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway

Zoom (PBS kids show)

by Anonymousreply 5008/22/2020

Louise Brown, the first test tube baby.

by Anonymousreply 5108/22/2020

Betamax.

by Anonymousreply 5208/22/2020

New Coke

by Anonymousreply 5308/22/2020

I can't believe I ate the whole thing.

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Calgon, take me away!

by Anonymousreply 5508/22/2020

I, a millennial, mentioned that I watched the documentary David Crosby to a Gen X-er recently and they didn't know who he was. I was shocked. I thought *I* wasn't supposed to know who celebrities from the 1960s were! Not the other way around!!

by Anonymousreply 5608/22/2020

I'm 67 and I've never heard of Fay McKay.

by Anonymousreply 5708/22/2020

It's clear you all think millenials are younger than they actually are. I'm at the tale end of the generation and I understood 90% of the references in here without having to google.

by Anonymousreply 5808/22/2020

R56, not necessarily. I mean groups like Buffalo Springfield are before my time (Gen X), but I still know who they are - because I love Stephen Stills. Music is one of those things that has nothing to do with age. Most of the music I love is from before I was born.

by Anonymousreply 5908/22/2020

I feel like Chicken Tonight!

by Anonymousreply 6008/22/2020

"Plop plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is.

by Anonymousreply 6108/22/2020

“Hi guy”

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by Anonymousreply 6208/22/2020

Where's the beef?

by Anonymousreply 6308/22/2020

You're soaking in it!

Don't squeeze the charmin!

by Anonymousreply 6408/22/2020

ABC Afterschool Special

by Anonymousreply 6508/22/2020

R58, See R37

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Tipper Gore and her Parents Music Resource Center.

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by Anonymousreply 6708/22/2020

I can't believe I ate the WHOLE thing.

by Anonymousreply 6808/22/2020

Addendum to R51

Dolly

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by Anonymousreply 6908/22/2020

How do you know TV references from the 1970’s?

by Anonymousreply 7008/22/2020

Who Shot JR?

by Anonymousreply 7108/22/2020

Let Hertz put youuuuuuuu in the driver's seat. Today!

by Anonymousreply 7208/22/2020

Handkerchief code

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by Anonymousreply 7308/22/2020

Sock it to me!

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by Anonymousreply 7408/22/2020

I would normally say "Would you please pass the jelly?"

But Family Guy did such a hilarious take including an explanation for Millennials, that they know about it.

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by Anonymousreply 7508/22/2020

Kiss my grits!

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Wacky Packs stickers and trading cards.

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Monty Python

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Where's the Beef? The Burger King ad that Reagan quoted in one of his debates.

by Anonymousreply 7908/22/2020

Just the good ole boys never meaning no harm...

by Anonymousreply 8008/22/2020

Ebonics.

by Anonymousreply 8108/22/2020

R72 The Hertz commercials with OJ...

by Anonymousreply 8208/22/2020

PotatoE

by Anonymousreply 8308/22/2020

Star Wars cards. I still have mine! Four complete sets (including all stickers). Blue, red, yellow, and green sets.

by Anonymousreply 8408/22/2020

The Dunkin Donuts commercial with the guy who had to make the donuts.

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Who's on first?

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Kid who fell in the well.

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The Galloping Gourmet

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Dynasty cat fight in a lily pond. New Steven, new Fallon, and new Amanda. Dominique Devereux.

by Anonymousreply 8908/22/2020

Up with People Hands Across America

by Anonymousreply 9008/22/2020

R90, they'd know what "Hands Across America" is from the movie "Us"

by Anonymousreply 9108/22/2020

R80 Yeah, it's not like re-runs existed.

by Anonymousreply 9208/22/2020

"CLAP ON! CLAP OFF!"

by Anonymousreply 9308/22/2020

"Calgon, take me away!"

by Anonymousreply 9408/22/2020

Howard Cosell

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Casey Kasem

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The "pull-out" method

by Anonymousreply 9708/22/2020

“Harry! They’ve come to take away the babies!”

by Anonymousreply 9808/22/2020

I did not think the younger generations watched the show, R92.

by Anonymousreply 9908/22/2020

Drive-In Movies

by Anonymousreply 10008/22/2020

He likes it! Hey Mikey!

by Anonymousreply 10108/22/2020

Drive in movies are making a comeback.

by Anonymousreply 10208/22/2020

Wacko from Waco.

by Anonymousreply 10308/22/2020

Back alleys and wire hangers

by Anonymousreply 10408/22/2020

We Are The World

Thriller

Papa Dont Preach

by Anonymousreply 10508/22/2020

For the Brits:

Winkle pickers

For the Aussies:

One with the lot

by Anonymousreply 10608/22/2020

"They got Baby Fay off the respirator, but now they can't get her off the chandelier."

by Anonymousreply 10708/22/2020

Soap on a rope.

by Anonymousreply 10808/22/2020

The rabbit died.

by Anonymousreply 10908/22/2020

"E-ticket ride"

by Anonymousreply 11008/22/2020

Slide rulers

by Anonymousreply 11108/22/2020

R111 They were called slide RULES

by Anonymousreply 11208/22/2020

Never heard of Fay McRay. I'm 57.

"Cookie Puss Will Be At Your Participating Carvel Ice Cream Stores.."

Mood Rings

"He/She drank the Kool=Aid."

Tang: the breakfast drink of astronauts

Pocket Protectors

Sally Jessy Raphael

"Do you know what the third world is?"

"People start pollution, people can stop it..." (Saw him in the lobby of a Washington DC hotel getting onto an elevator. I was really impressed.) .

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by Anonymousreply 11308/22/2020

[quote]Millennials are 35

Older than that. They're almost 40 now.

Maybe if this thread was, "cultural references that YOUNGER millennials won't get" that would be better.

I've gotten almost every reference in here except for half the stuff R113 said.

Although I know who Sally Jessy Raphael is as do most kids who stayed home from school occasionally and watched TV.

Also some of these things have been referenced in media we've watched like American Dad, The Animaniacs, etc. So while I may not have seen the original reference I'm aware that it exists.

A cartoon referenced Shirley MacLaine once and I know who she was through that or Family Guy made fun of the TV series Maude's opening theme song once and I have never seen it but I know what it is through that.

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by Anonymousreply 11408/22/2020

R114...Would you get this?

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by Anonymousreply 11508/23/2020

Every millennial knows about Geraldo and the vault because it was mentioned in Titanic.

by Anonymousreply 11608/23/2020

Social X-Rays

"The Dim Age" of NY nightlife

Bess Myerson, Bella Abzug, Phyllis Schlafly - unless they have seen the series

The truly international superstardom once enjoyed by Boy George

by Anonymousreply 11708/23/2020

This gem

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[quote] "Be kind...rewind."

[quote]"Have you seen me?"

Millennial here and I know these.

by Anonymousreply 11908/23/2020

R118, I’m a Millennial born in 1984. I know that sketch.

by Anonymousreply 12008/23/2020

[quote] Millennials are 35

The oldest Millennials are 39, dear.

by Anonymousreply 12108/23/2020

I’m a Millennial and I know Elvis has left the building.

by Anonymousreply 12208/23/2020

"Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?"

by Anonymousreply 12308/23/2020

For the Australians in the house...............'Oh my goodness, the chips!'

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by Anonymousreply 12408/23/2020

Advertising payoffs are the lamest type of POP-cultural reference (not even DLers can feel smug about remembering them and or laugh at the ignorance of those poor, benighted millennials).

by Anonymousreply 12508/23/2020

[quote]...Would you get this?

Yes, R114 because local stations still aired that when I was a kid & I had a tv in my room.

Then after that I guess networks started airing infomercials before there was 24/7 programming.

For a millennial to not get something you'd have to think of things that happened 35+ years ago since the oldest of us are 39 now. It would also have to be something so common that everyone older than that would get it but not interesting enough that it would ever be referenced after.

My aunt once made a reference to this show and I had no idea what she was talking about. I had to look it up on my own a few years ago but ... something like this.

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many may not recognize George Carlin here

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by Anonymousreply 12708/23/2020

(Pop) cultural references, especially yours, OP, are highly overrated.

by Anonymousreply 12808/23/2020

"My bologna has a first name, it's O-S-C-A-R....My bologna has a second name, it's M-E-Y-E-R'

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Anita Bryant

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Hip huggers

Jiffy Pop

Sugar Bear

The Frito Bandito

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Valley of the Dolls references.

by Anonymousreply 13308/23/2020

Pet rocks

by Anonymousreply 13408/23/2020

I was watching "Truth or Dare" with a millenial. About halfway through she says to me "So who's Warren Beatty? Is he her manager?"

by Anonymousreply 13508/23/2020

“HELLO and welcome to movie phone...”

by Anonymousreply 13608/23/2020

The so-called Year of the Bimbo: Fawn Hall, Donna Rice and Jessica Hahn.

by Anonymousreply 13708/23/2020

"You bet your bippy" from Laugh-In

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"You bet your SWEET bippy".

by Anonymousreply 13908/23/2020

"And I hepped!"

by Anonymousreply 14008/23/2020

For the Aussies:

Not the Kingswood!

by Anonymousreply 14108/23/2020

Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice

Pull down your pants, and slide on the ice.

by Anonymousreply 14208/23/2020

r79 Wendy's, not Burger King.

by Anonymousreply 14308/23/2020

[quote]"You bet your SWEET bippy".

R139 Thank you! I'm so fucking old I couldn't even remember it correctly.

by Anonymousreply 14408/23/2020

Plop, Plop Fizz Fizz Oh what a relief it is. Time to make the donuts. The Pepsi Challenge. Jellies shoes you put in the microwave to mold to your feet. docksiders. Billy Beer. Iranian hostages. Operation Rescue arrests.

by Anonymousreply 14508/23/2020

Don’t you fucking DARE!!!

by Anonymousreply 14608/23/2020

"Up your nose with a rubber hose."

"What does a yellow light mean?" - Rev. Jim

"Thank you for your support."

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Telephone party lines.

by Anonymousreply 14808/23/2020

R33,

Veddy nice.

by Anonymousreply 14908/23/2020

I'm supposed to worry that millennials don't "get" cultural references? What I worry about is that millennials don't understand that their undergrad degrees mean nothing, because professors are told not to fail anyone. Millennials don't understand that older generations can add, subtract, multiply, and divide in their heads; the millennial math majors I worked with couldn't add or subtract numbers without a calculator. Millennials don't even know how to communicate face-to-face, and don't know how to find a partner without an "app." And they have absolutely no humility whatsoever. Middle-class and above millennials were raised to believe that they are the center of the universe and have never done anything wrong. They're not teachable because they already know everything.

And I'm supposed to worry that hey don't "get" cultural references? Surely you jest.

by Anonymousreply 15008/23/2020

[quote] Who Shot JR?

Christ that was EVERYWHERE. That summer (1980) was in the UK working between my junior and senior years in high school and as soon as people heard my American accent they’d come over and ask me who shot JR, as if being American gave me some insight into the question.

I didn’t even watch the fucking show!

by Anonymousreply 15108/23/2020

{quote] Surely you jest.

R150...and don't call me Shirley.

by Anonymousreply 15208/23/2020

Damn R150. It's just a silly little thread. Something to have fun with on a quiet Sunday morning. I bet you're a hoot at parties.

by Anonymousreply 15308/23/2020

As long as he “gives a hoot and don’t pollute.”

by Anonymousreply 15408/23/2020

I understand your frustration in the office setting, R150. These asswipes get a job with their degree but they have no idea of how to work with others in an office setting or even the most basic office tools...how to add paper to the copier, use an office phone to forward or transfer a call. I had one guy who kept using my stapler because his was empty. Douchenozzle either had no idea where the supply cabinet was located or didn't know how to load staples or was just incredibly lazy.

He'll probably be my boss one day.

by Anonymousreply 15508/23/2020

Jerry Rivers

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Warning: graphic

My Lai Massacre

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Getting your TV tubes checked at the drugstore.

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Brenda Vaccaro!

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Joey Buttafuoco jokes.

by Anonymousreply 16008/23/2020

I mentioned to some younger employees if we should restructure and change something or pull an Angela Bassett and just light the whole thing up.

They had no idea what I was talking about. Never even heard of the film.

by Anonymousreply 16108/23/2020

[quote] Jiffy Pop

Was the popcorn in Scream Jiffy Pop?

by Anonymousreply 16208/23/2020

Generalissimo Francisco Franco

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Phyllis Diller

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Dy-no-mite!

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"When you're feeling down and out / Look at the sky and simply shout / "I'M DOWN AND OUT!"

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"Who killed Laura Palmer?"

by Anonymousreply 16708/23/2020

R163, is he still dead?

by Anonymousreply 16808/23/2020

"I have sinned against you!"

by Anonymousreply 16908/23/2020

[quote] Some people here don't get that a lot of millennials are pushing 40.

On DL, a "millennial" is anyone from 0 to 60.

by Anonymousreply 17008/23/2020

Nielsen Media Research has defined millennials as adults between the ages of 22 and 38 years old in 2019. CNN reports that studies often use 1981–1996 to define millennials, but sometimes 1980–2000.

Thus they know no references before 1985.

by Anonymousreply 17108/23/2020

Gen Xers wouldn't get some of these references, at least those of us born in the later 70s.

by Anonymousreply 17208/23/2020

[quote]And they have absolutely no humility whatsoever. Middle-class and above millennials were raised to believe that they are the center of the universe and have never done anything wrong. They're not teachable because they already know everything.

But enough about YourMillennialFriend......

by Anonymousreply 17308/23/2020

A lot of these are commercial catchphrases. Does anyone still watch commercials?

by Anonymousreply 17408/23/2020

Mrs. Roper

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[quote] I was watching "Truth or Dare" with a millenial.

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 17608/23/2020

As a Millennial, I know most of these references. Millennials go back to the early 80s so you might want to back back further if you want to stump us.

by Anonymousreply 17708/23/2020

[quote] And they have absolutely no humility whatsoever. Middle-class and above millennials were raised to believe that they are the center of the universe and have never done anything wrong. They're not teachable because they already know everything.

Okay, Boomer.

by Anonymousreply 17808/23/2020

[quote] Millennials don't understand that older generations can add, subtract, multiply, and divide in their heads; the millennial math majors I worked with couldn't add or subtract numbers without a calculator. Millennials don't even know how to communicate face-to-face, and don't know how to find a partner without an "app."

My god, you’re an idiot.

by Anonymousreply 17908/23/2020

Boomers are the most pampered spoiled brats in history.

by Anonymousreply 18008/23/2020

Do Millennials know how to use dildos?

by Anonymousreply 18108/23/2020

How does the man who drives the snowplow get to the snowplow?

by Anonymousreply 18208/23/2020

You think anyone is actually missing anything, anything at all from these things? There's not one example on here that has any resonance, just, "hey, remember that stupid ad/jingle/TV show/film/song."

All of which is fine, but it's hardly fodder for boasting about your superiority.

by Anonymousreply 18308/23/2020

R151, speaking of the “Who Shot JR?” hysteria...

About a month or two after the cliffhanger aired, my dad was on a flight seated next to Ken Kercheval, the actor who played Cliff Barnes. He told my dad that he and other “Dallas” cast members had been offered large sums of money from tabloids and others to reveal the shooter. However, the actors couldn’t reveal that even if they wanted to, because the “Dallas” production team was filming several different outcomes with different characters to ensure no one could leak it to the press.

Oh, my dad said he was a nice guy. RIP, Mr. Kercheval.

by Anonymousreply 18408/23/2020

Hmm. I guess millennials and Gen X watched reruns just like Boomers. As a kid, I loved Leave it to Beaver in the 70’s, but they were reruns.

by Anonymousreply 18508/23/2020

The Luke and Laura “on the run” story on General Hospital, 1980-1981.

I was in middle school, and it seemed like everyone in America started to watch GH at that time. Even Liz Taylor wanted “in” on the wedding episode.

I recently stumbled on a channel that has just about every episode from that era. I was surprised how well done it was, and high production values. Today’s GH and other soaps couldn’t hold a candle to what that show was under Gloria Monty’s reign.

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^^YouTube channel^^

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Glory Holes

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"Fight the real enemy!"

by Anonymousreply 18908/23/2020

cutting-edge madonna

by Anonymousreply 19008/23/2020

(White)Boomers were/are in fact pampered in the sense that they didn't have to fight for affordable health insurance and buying a house was made easy by the govt. Safety nets were expected, not threatened.

by Anonymousreply 19108/23/2020

I'm mid-forties and I have never known a gay man of my generation who gave two shits about soaps. I think the soap fans must be Boomers. Even the mothers of the kids I grew up with weren't soap watchers, they were mostly working women who weren't home during the day.

by Anonymousreply 19208/23/2020

R192, if you’re in your mid-40s, that means you were about five years old when Luke and Laura hit their stride. That means you have no clue how many gay men were into GH during that moment in time. L&L were ALL OVER mainstream media, including Time magazine (which was deal for a soap opera).

by Anonymousreply 19308/23/2020

^^big deal^^

by Anonymousreply 19408/23/2020

Actually I stand corrected. L&L were on the cover of Newsweek, not Time.

by Anonymousreply 19508/23/2020

[quote]How does the man who drives the snowplow get to the snowplow?

He calls Mr. Plow.

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by Anonymousreply 19608/23/2020

Millennials are definitely a different breed and probably the last generation to genuinely care about a few things that happened before they were put on this earth. Ask a 19 year old to watch a movie made before 2004 and they'll flip out and say it looks too old to get into.

There were a lot of things I didn't know about growing up, but if someone mentioned something in a song or a movie, I'd look it up. I guess you just have to be curious. I don't think a lot of kids today are very curious about things that happened before they were born. Kinda sad when you think about it.

Even shows like I Love the 80's and I Love the 90's on VH1 helped me learn about a lot of big events I had a limited understanding about.

by Anonymousreply 19708/23/2020

A lot of people here don’t know the difference between Millennials and Gen Z. Millennials are 1981-1996. Gen Z is 1997 on.

by Anonymousreply 19808/23/2020

r193 like I said it's gay men older than my gen who were into soaps. I've never known one of my gen who was into soaps at all.

Of course back in those days you only had three or four channels to choose from.

by Anonymousreply 19908/23/2020

Admit you remember this.

It was in the beginning of the every pron video in the 80s.

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The man who named the millennials "millennials" divided the generations into 18-year sequences. His logic was that the millennials would finish high school and go to college at the very end of one millennium and the beginning of another.

1946-1963: Baby Boomers

1964-1981: Gen X

1982-1999: Millennials

So millennials are between ages 21 and 38.

by Anonymousreply 20108/23/2020

Even though there are exceptions, here is an easy way to figure it out.

Millennials are the children of Boomers

Gen Z are the children of Gen X

by Anonymousreply 20208/23/2020

Yes, R199. It was a very brief two year period of time when everyone watched GH. That golden era ended quickly, though. Once Genie Francis left and they tried to replace her with other love interests for Luke (including gravelly voiced Demi Moore), then most people stopped watching.

by Anonymousreply 20308/23/2020

Many Gen Xers are also the children of Boomers. I was born in '76 and my parents and most of the parents of the kids I went to school with were Boomers. By the mid-late 70s the older Boomers were later 20s/early 30s and lots of them were having kids.

by Anonymousreply 20408/23/2020

Don’t forget Generation Jones. Many of us don’t identify with Boomers, even though we are lumped in with them.

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From what I've gathered, DL is mostly comprised of Boomers and older Gen Xers. As a later Gen Xer I feel positively youthful here and I'm in my mid-40s.

by Anonymousreply 20608/23/2020

Who are the parents of Boomers?

by Anonymousreply 20708/23/2020

The Silent Generation. I'm a Gen X but my parents were Silent Generation because they had me in their 40s.

by Anonymousreply 20808/23/2020

I'm Gen X, born in the 70s, my mom was born in '44. She's not technically a Boomer, but she has two younger sisters and was into all the stereotypical Boomer stuff like watching Ed Sullivan and the Beatles, Elvis and her family had a TV early compared to others. Is she considered part of the Silent Generation?

by Anonymousreply 20908/23/2020

The Silent Generation was 1928-1945. There's cultural overlap with Boomers.

by Anonymousreply 21008/23/2020

Patient Zero

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R199 Is trying desperately to prove to other people that he isn't like those OTHER forty year olds. He's cool and hip with the kids, he hates boomers and he loves getting jiggy with it. He's totally down the youths, ya dig?

by Anonymousreply 21208/23/2020

No r212 I'm just saying I've never known a gay guy in my age group who had any interest in soaps.

by Anonymousreply 21308/23/2020

R213 I hear you, you and your generation are totally young, not like those elderly boomers. You're totally down with the youths. Hopefully you've learned enough TikTok dances to distract them from your wrinkles and grey hairs.

by Anonymousreply 21408/23/2020

That's not what I'm saying at all r214. I'm in my mid-forties and believe me I know it. These are just observations, I'm not trying to be "young," believe me.

by Anonymousreply 21508/23/2020

[quote]The man who named the millennials "millennials" divided the generations into 18-year sequences. His logic was that the millennials would finish high school and go to college at the very end of one millennium and the beginning of another.

You're referring to Strauss and Howe. Also it's not "every 18" years. Generations last anywhere between 17 years and 30 years.

Strauss-Howe Generational Theory has Millennials at 1982–2004

Pew Research, Advertising Age and nearly every other source of analytical information states that years are 1981-1996 for Millennials.

That's likely because Strauss-Howe's point was to focus on people who would be graduating around 2000 which includes 1981 people who graduated in either 1999 or 2000 depending on when they had their birthday.

Strrauss also wasn't entirely married to 1982 either.

For all intents and purposes most people are referring to 1981 - 1996 for Millennials and unless they're on Datalounge then they're referring to anyone under the age of 60.

by Anonymousreply 21608/23/2020

They should all just listen to this. It explains the highlights.

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I jumped ahead so I hope I'm not duplicating anyone:

"I pity the fool" (Mr. T) "I bring home the bacon / fry it up in up in a pan / and never, never let you forget your a man / 'cuz I'm a woman / Enjoli" "We're gonna zoom, zoom, zooma, zoom... Write Zoom, Z Double-0 M, Box 395, Boston, MA 0 - 2 -1 -3 - 4 "Hey, hey, hey" - Fat Albert "Hey, hey, hey!" - What's Happening!! "It's Dy-No-Mite" - J J Walker, Good Times Young Frankenstein and anything by Mel Brooks "It's Hammer Time!" "We work for the union label..."

by Anonymousreply 21808/23/2020

Last post ran together, so let me try again:

"I pity the fool" (Mr. T)

"I bring home the bacon / fry it up in up in a pan / and never, never let you forget your a man / 'cuz I'm a woman / Enjoli"

"We're gonna zoom, zoom, zooma, zoom... Write Zoom, Z Double-0 M, Box 395, Boston, MA 0 - 2 -1 -3 - 4

"Hey, hey, hey" - Fat Albert

"Hey, hey, hey!" - What's Happening!!

"It's Dy-No-Mite" - J J Walker, Good Times

Young Frankenstein and anything by Mel Brooks

"It's Hammer Time!"

"We work for the union label..."

by Anonymousreply 21908/23/2020

23 skidoo.

by Anonymousreply 22008/23/2020

Running from school every day to watch Dark Shadows.

by Anonymousreply 22108/23/2020

Tying an onion around your belt. It was the style at the time.

by Anonymousreply 22208/23/2020

"Where's the beef"?

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"Where's the beef"?

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by Anonymousreply 22408/23/2020

"Do you feel lucky, punk?"

Dirty Harry

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The crying Indian.

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[quote]Who are the parents of Boomers?

The Greatest Generation. Excellent book by Tom Brokaw.

by Anonymousreply 22708/23/2020

Fall-out shelters.

"Duck and Cover" drills.

"We will bury you!"

by Anonymousreply 22808/23/2020

Studio 54

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by Anonymousreply 22908/23/2020

Original, r223. Glad you came along to tell us about it.

by Anonymousreply 23008/23/2020

I'll kiss you later, I'm eating a potato!

by Anonymousreply 23108/23/2020

R231 I'm 63 and I have no idea what you're referring to...

by Anonymousreply 23208/23/2020

63?!

Heh! You’re a kid yet.

(If no one else recognizes it and chimes in I’d be surprised.)

by Anonymousreply 23308/23/2020

Oh nooooo!

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Car tailfins.

by Anonymousreply 23508/23/2020

Potato line is from the Honeymooners. It's something I think Norton said.

by Anonymousreply 23608/23/2020

Thanks, r236. It was actually Ralph trying to “act” young. Norton promptly laughed at him for it.

The 23-skidoo upthread reminded me of it.

by Anonymousreply 23708/23/2020

Thank you! And I thought I was a big Honeymooners fan...

by Anonymousreply 23808/23/2020

“At the sound of the tone, the time will be, nine-forty-one and twenty seconds.” *beeeep*

by Anonymousreply 23908/23/2020

It is SO tired to still be bitching about Millennials after all these years😴. Do you dummies not realize the oldest millennials are now 40? Time to move on to Generation Z.

by Anonymousreply 24008/23/2020

R240 Blow me. You write bitter.

by Anonymousreply 24108/23/2020

R241 Your dick is too tiny to blow.

by Anonymousreply 24208/23/2020

"You can look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls"

"Sock it to me!"

"Here come da judge"

by Anonymousreply 24308/23/2020

R240, we didn’t until you brought it up.

We had no idea from the previous posters who have mentioned it numerous times.

Thanks for chiming in. Your contribution was important.

by Anonymousreply 24408/23/2020

Do TV shows count as cultural references? If so,

Kukla, Fran and Ollie.

Ernie Kovacs

by Anonymousreply 24508/23/2020

Baby Fay. Baby on Board. Who loves ya baby?

by Anonymousreply 24608/23/2020

Car key swinger parties.

by Anonymousreply 24708/23/2020

Was Baby Fay the one who got trapped in the well because her white trash parents weren't watching her?

by Anonymousreply 24808/23/2020

No - Baby Fae was given a baboon heart transplant.

by Anonymousreply 24908/23/2020

Baby Fay - I'm close to 70 and don't remember her at all. Of course, that could be due to dementia....

by Anonymousreply 25008/23/2020

^^ Fae only lived for a few months, so I’m amazed anyone remembered, but it was a big controversy when it was done.

by Anonymousreply 25108/23/2020

[quote]Was Baby Fay the one who got trapped in the well because her white trash parents weren't watching her?

I think that was Cathy Fiscus. (Sp?)

Other past notables and references:

Rula Lenska.

"Busy day, busy day, busy, BUSY, busy day…[italic]Too late to make dessert!"[/italic]

Your Champagne Lady, Alice Lon.

Pinky Lee.

Sylvania TV with HaloLite®.

Not a cough in a carload.

"Freshness never tasted so good."

"Go in on the left is the name of this song; go out on the right and you'll never go wrong."

Show us your Lark pack.

The following program is brought to you in living color on NBC.

Takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Say the magic word, say Mission Pak…

by Anonymousreply 25208/23/2020

"Rosie--The Queen of nice!!"

by Anonymousreply 25308/23/2020

"Look for the Union label, whenever buying a coat, dress or blouse".

by Anonymousreply 25408/23/2020

Operator, I'd like to place a collect, person-to-person, long-distance, overseas call to . . .

by Anonymousreply 25508/23/2020

I doubt they'd know what this is

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Or this

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Or what this guillotine to little fingers actual function is

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Has anyone mentioned rotary phones (and dialing with a pencil)?

R256 Ashtrays in cars and ashtrays in planes.

by Anonymousreply 25908/23/2020

R259 My grandparents had a rotary phone. I loved dialling it, but I never thought to use a pencil.

by Anonymousreply 26008/23/2020

Walking from flight check-in through the airport to the gate and then onto the plane without security checks.

by Anonymousreply 26108/24/2020

"I've had lust in my heart."

by Anonymousreply 26208/24/2020

R261, how old are you? Security checks were a response to hijackings that started in the sixties.

Millennials may not remember manually rolling down the windows in a car, or when FM radio was not standard in every car. Also not wearing seatbelts.

I smoked cigarettes in college, and college libraries had smoking lounges.

Millennials might not remember a time when there wasn't bottled water.

I remember when a can of soda went from 25 cents to 35 cents.

For anyone who went to parochial schools prior to the Millennial generation...

Buying Pagan Babies!

by Anonymousreply 26308/24/2020

[quote] The Golden Girls is keeping that one alive

[italic]Keeping[/italic] alive? The Golden Girls ended almost thirty years ago.

by Anonymousreply 26408/24/2020

[Quote] "Where's the beef?"—Clara Peller

I think I looked it up from a Simpsons' episode. I definitely looked it up after hearing the expression in a Loleatta Holloway track, "Crash Goes Love."

by Anonymousreply 26508/24/2020

[Quote] Keeping alive? The Golden Girls ended almost thirty years ago.

People stream "The Golden Girls," dear.

by Anonymousreply 26608/24/2020

Interesting how many catchphrases from tv commercials became part of the culture. That could never happen today, as nobody really watches commercials anymore.

by Anonymousreply 26708/24/2020

[quote]Buying Pagan Babies!

R263 We had a jar in our classroom labelled "Pennies for Pagan Babies"

by Anonymousreply 26808/24/2020

Someone is going to have to explain this pagan babies thing.

by Anonymousreply 26908/24/2020

R263 I don't remember going through anything that passed for a security check on domestic flights until 1971? 72? I flew to Vancouver in 1969 from SFO; no checks and no ID.

by Anonymousreply 27008/24/2020

R269, I graduated from my parochial grammar school in 1977. In the third grade (early seventies), for $5 (I think), you could buy a "pagan baby." Your money went to the missions in Africa or Southeast Asia, and you got to name an infant who would be baptized...not just any name but a saint's name. You would get a certificate on which was written the child's name and date of baptism.

Popularly it was known as "buying pagan babies." And competition emerged from it..."How many do you have?" sort of thing.

by Anonymousreply 27108/24/2020

That makes sense, R270, as the infamous D.B. Cooper skyjacking was in November 1971. He, of course, did not go through any kind of security check before boarding.

by Anonymousreply 27208/24/2020

Cabbage Patch Craze.

by Anonymousreply 27308/24/2020

Acceptable anal hygiene.

Which applies in greater intensity for the Z-yers.

by Anonymousreply 27408/24/2020

R269 and R271 The 'pennies for pagan babies' campaign happened once a year but I can't remember exactly when, perhaps Lent? Each classroom had a labeled cardboard box. It was a pretty clever campaign. Instead of asking adults to give at a specific 'collection' during Mass, they aimed this at children giving pennies, competing with each other. We weren't able to outright buy a pagan baby or name one or get a certificate like R271 wrote. We just dropped our pennies in the box that looked like a milk carton and were ashamed if we couldn't drop in anything.

by Anonymousreply 27508/24/2020

R274 When did anal hygiene become important before hook ups? I hear about casual sex during the 1960s, men didn't douche or even think about it. Was it a result of the AIDS crisis? I'm curious when it started...

by Anonymousreply 27608/24/2020

I've read that butt sex wasn't as popular back then - I guess because so many encounters were in public toilets and they to be, eh, brief/easy/quick to disentangle...?

by Anonymousreply 27708/24/2020

That makes sense. Thanks.

by Anonymousreply 27808/24/2020

The DB Cooper case is fascinating. Who the hell was that guy?

by Anonymousreply 27908/24/2020

R279 We'll never know. Lots of info online if you're interested...

by Anonymousreply 28008/24/2020

[quote]Was Baby Fay the one who got trapped in the well because her white trash parents weren't watching her?

[quote]I think that was Cathy Fiscus. (Sp?)

The kid rescued from the well on live tv was "Baby Jessica" McClure. Excellent article from 1995 about what became of the McClures & Jessica's rescuers in the aftermath of their instant fame.

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Actually, the 1949 Kathy Fiscus well-falling mishap predated Baby Jessica's by four decades. It was the first such incident covered on live TV. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out too "well" (heh!) for little Kathy.

Take it away, Mrs. Patsy Ramsey, formerly of Boulder, CO. I know you've got some insight into this.

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"This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and number. I'll get back to you."

by Anonymousreply 28308/24/2020

"This is Jim Rockford. At the tone, leave your name and number. I'll get back to you."

by Anonymousreply 28408/24/2020

“Plonk your magic twanger, Froggie.”

by Anonymousreply 28508/28/2020

I'd like to teach the world to sing...

Zipless fuck

Mouseburger

Wolfman Jack

Two wild and crazy guys...

by Anonymousreply 28608/28/2020

"Romper bomper stomper boo, tell me, tell me, tell me do, magic mirror tell me today, did all my friends have fun at play?"

by Anonymousreply 28708/29/2020

The yellow pages (or the white pages).

Pay phones.

The carbon that would be underneath to make a copy when signing a credit card.

Car phones.

Getting a map at a gas station for directions.

The “evening news,” the 11 o’clock news, etc (when you can get it all the time).

The Oscars on Monday at 9pm.

by Anonymousreply 28808/29/2020

Charo

"Well, Excuuuuse Me!"

Gay Bob

Neutron Bomb

John Paul I

"Nanoo Nanoo!"

"We're from France."

Glenn Burke

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[quote]Actually, the 1949 Kathy Fiscus well-falling mishap predated Baby Jessica's by four decades. It was the first such incident covered on live TV. Unfortunately, things didn't turn out too "well" (heh!) for little Kathy.

R262 I wonder if this was the event that prompted the film "Ace in the Hole" -- an underrated gem by Billy Wilder, starring Kirk Douglas and Jan Sterling.

by Anonymousreply 29008/29/2020

"Smoking or non smoking?"

by Anonymousreply 29108/29/2020

Chatty Cathy

Miss Seventeen

Betsy Wetsy

Kissy

Mr. Machine

G.I. Joe

by Anonymousreply 29208/31/2020

...and, Patty Playpal

by Anonymousreply 29308/31/2020

Mr. Whipple

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R22 looks like Mrs Doubtfire.

by Anonymousreply 29508/31/2020

I remember in a media class my teacher said that baby Jessica was significant because at that time CNN just became live on the air

So people were able to tune into hourly updates.

by Anonymousreply 29608/31/2020

The Scud Stud.

by Anonymousreply 29708/31/2020

R297: WHET Arthur Kent (a/k/a The Scud Stud)?

by Anonymousreply 29808/31/2020

Marilyn Chambers, the Ivory Snow Girl

by Anonymousreply 29909/01/2020

Gallagher

by Anonymousreply 30009/01/2020

Moms Mabley.

by Anonymousreply 30109/01/2020

yardstick

whisk broom

"The Greatest Show On Earth"

by Anonymousreply 30209/01/2020

Slinky, Silly Putty, Operation, Tonka trucks, Matchbox cars, Shrinky Dinks, Star Wars figures, Spirograph

by Anonymousreply 30309/01/2020

Wait, they don’t make Matchbox cars anymore?

Damn.

by Anonymousreply 30409/02/2020

Two thumbs up to the millennial poster r11. I’m elder GenX but I know the difference between Y and Z.

What kills me is this whole “that was before my time” bullshit. Which is more common with the Z’s. I commented on a guy’s Star Wars T-shirt and got that bullshit line.

Yeah, I wasn’t around when Casablanca came out. But I sought it out to observe it myself. Lazy fucking shits.

by Anonymousreply 30509/02/2020

We boomers got to watch TV, old movies & reruns of sitcoms for free. We were very familiar with our parents generation & even the generation before that because we watched old cartoons from the early 30s, old movies, reruns of 1950s60s tv shows. We had absolutely no problem watching Black & White movies/shows.

It’s sad how much history of the culture/zeitgeist of America in the 20th century will be forgotten & discarded.

by Anonymousreply 30609/02/2020

Forgot to also make the point that today, everything is pay. Old movies, old shows, things that were on YouTube for free for years are now paywalled in some way.

by Anonymousreply 30709/02/2020

We hear ya, R306.

We were forgotten and discarded before it was cool.

by Anonymousreply 30809/03/2020

R131 - hip huggers!! I've never found anyone who remembers these, though it seems every girl wore them in about '77 or so. And then a few guys wore them and their butts looked AMAZING! I had an elder cousin (male) who wore them and he looked incredible in them.

by Anonymousreply 30909/03/2020

Crisco

by Anonymousreply 31009/03/2020

New Fallon

by Anonymousreply 31109/03/2020

"You are a very, very bad man!"

by Anonymousreply 31209/03/2020

Cristina (sp) Jorgensen

HOT, hot South African heart transplant surgeon.

Class, Class, SHUT UP, Class, Class, WAKE UP. Cheech & Chong

"I'm dreaming of a White Christmas," (Not really folks. This is just my job.) Extremely controversial at the time.

Getting the "skidoo" because of too political statements re Richard M Nixon, and supposedly claiming to be running for president.

I'ts a rich man's club and you're not in it, and other truisms by George Carlin. (Fab I got to see him live.)

"Women belong in the Senate and in the House, Bella A.

by Anonymousreply 31309/03/2020

"Love means never having to say you're sorry." Love Story

Flower Power

"I don't mind if they grow it long, as long as they keep it clean."

"Long hairs need not apply."

Hot pink square toed shoes

Black art lighted posters, spin art psychadellic (sp)

by Anonymousreply 31409/03/2020

The Domino Theory. The Red scare.

Peace sign, footprint of the American chicken.

Hashish on trips to Turkey

Keep on Truckin'

How goes it? It goes.

Seances Ouija boards Hypnotism

by Anonymousreply 31509/03/2020

Puppy uppers. Doggie Downers (skit from SNL, drug parody)

Look for the Union Label (skit from SNL (mj parody) Buy American-made grass.

by Anonymousreply 31609/03/2020

Scammers who'd complain they lost their last dime in the telephone booth to get a free call.

SNL parodying a scammer calling her mother person-to-person, who never accepts the call, but sends coded messages.

Calling after 11:00 pm as that's when the rates went down.

5 cent postage stamps, less if it was a post card, more if it was to be sent airmail

by Anonymousreply 31709/03/2020

Collecting money for UNICEF as an excuse to go trick-or-treating when you were a little old to be begging for candy. We got little UNICEF boxes. Some jerks didn't send in the money we collected.

Contests like how many people could you stuff in a telephone booth, or how long could you stay on top of a flag pole, or how many could you fit in a VW and still drive a block.

by Anonymousreply 31809/03/2020

Slinky

Twister

Dr Dimento Show Pico and Sepulveda Both LA County references

by Anonymousreply 31909/03/2020

R79, R80, DB Cooper's close friend wrote a book after his death which left no question of who, how, and why the skyjacker committed the crime. He suspected all along but kept silent per their agreement. YouTube videos summarize the book.Key to believing the story is the extensive training & practice DB Cooper previously engaged in with extremely dangerous daredevil stunts.

Key, DB cooper considered the CIA, the MOB, and labor unions all the same and comparable to a hamster wheel for the little people to run around in a circle.

by Anonymousreply 32009/03/2020

Obnoxious automated voice, "The number you requested is xxx-xxx-xxxx. Please make a not of it." Beep.

by Anonymousreply 32109/03/2020

Kate and Allie

by Anonymousreply 32209/03/2020

R309, I remember hip huggers and all of the other fashions Cher used to wear on Sonny & Cher, and everyone else tried to imitate. Most couldn't pull it off.

by Anonymousreply 32309/03/2020

1980s prime-time soaps and their cliffhangers. Who shot JR? Woman drowns in Southfork's swimming pool. Bobby dies. Bobby is alive and showering. Alexis and Krystal trapped in a burning cabin. The Moldavian massacre. Julia Cumson shoots at people in the Falcon Crest mansion. Falcon Crest earthquake. Knots Landings' Sid Fairgate's car crash. Ciji murdered. THE BEST!!!

by Anonymousreply 32409/03/2020

"The Family Hour" on TV.

Macy's will now be open 1 - 5 pm on Sundays, AFTER CHURCH. (Before stores were closed on Sunday.)

"Christian" colleges needing students; parents written permission for them to date anyone of a different race. Difficult to do for those who were multi-racial or who didn't fully know their ethnic heritage.

Shocked reactions when interracial couples were shown on TV like when Sammy Davis Jr dated and then married a blond Swede.

Pledge of Allegiance said in public schools before all student assemblies. Also before homeroom class.

American flags proudly displayed on American holidays on many homes. Always in all classrooms.

Yellow ribbons for members of the armed services who were hostages.

POW bracelets, including one for John McCain.

Tie dying your dad's old t-shirts, batik or embroidery on your jeans. Yes you did it yourself.

by Anonymousreply 32509/03/2020

"The Family Hour" on TV.

Macy's will now be open 1 - 5 pm on Sundays, AFTER CHURCH. (Before stores were closed on Sunday.)

"Christian" colleges needing students; parents written permission for them to date anyone of a different race. Difficult to do for those who were multi-racial or who didn't fully know their ethnic heritage.

Shocked reactions when interracial couples were shown on TV like when Sammy Davis Jr dated and then married a blond Swede.

Pledge of Allegiance said in public schools before all student assemblies. Also before homeroom class.

American flags proudly displayed on American holidays on many homes. Always in all classrooms.

Yellow ribbons for members of the armed services who were hostages.

POW bracelets, including one for John McCain.

Tie dying your dad's old t-shirts, batik or embroidery on your jeans. Yes you did it yourself.

by Anonymousreply 32609/03/2020

"If one goes out, the rest stay lit!"

by Anonymousreply 32709/03/2020

Sock it to me

by Anonymousreply 32809/03/2020

MARK SPITZ. (Total dud as an interviewee but fab athlete.)

Ping-pong diplomacy.

Chess masters.

by Anonymousreply 32909/03/2020

Buying gas on odd or even numbered days depending on the last number of your license plate.

by Anonymousreply 33009/03/2020

Cesar Chavez, Farmworkers Boycotting Gallo wineries

by Anonymousreply 33109/03/2020

Father Guido Sarducci

by Anonymousreply 33209/03/2020

Beatles "My Sweet Lord" changed it's lyrics to include Hare Krishna chanting, angering Christians who thought it was about Christ.

by Anonymousreply 33309/03/2020

Girls finally being allowed to wear pants or slacks to public school. Jeans were still strictly forbidden.

San Diego schools allowed elementary students the privilege way before jr high and high school kids. Resulted in a drastic shift in clothing trends and in department store sales. Many parents were pushing it so that kids didn't have to change into their "play clothes" when they came home from school. Also saved families a lot of money.

by Anonymousreply 33409/03/2020

Getting the Sears, Penney's and Wards' catalogues( (sp) to look at all of the hot men. Another student cut out all of the pictures of men in underwear ie tighty whities and a few had evident hard-ons.

by Anonymousreply 33509/03/2020

Duck and cover drills

by Anonymousreply 33609/03/2020

Coupons on packs of cigarettes, and green stamps.

by Anonymousreply 33709/03/2020

Burning Beatles' records when they committed the SIN of claiming that they were more popular than God or Christ. Of course their PR team tried to cover it all up.

by Anonymousreply 33809/03/2020

Double features

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PSA films that were required in grade school as well as nature minis. Remember the horrible one about the lemmings being pushed off the cliff? The stupid one about vaccines with the pet dog wanting to get a shot at the doctors' office too?

by Anonymousreply 34009/03/2020

Gas stations that gave out green stamps. Beginning of food delivery from grocery stores. There was no minimum and it was quickly cancelled.

Don't cook tonight, call Chicken Delight. Mother was against any type of fast-food so I never got to try it.

3-D post cards. Picture post cards.

Fuller brush man who went door-to-door. Vacuum cleaner salesmen who also went door-to-door.

Seam rippers.

Teflon invention.

Seeking Jimmy Durante at the San Diego County Fair.

by Anonymousreply 34109/03/2020

Marbles and cards as a cheap way to entertain kids.

Hop Skotch. Dodge ball. Duck, Duck, Goose. Singing games. Bubbles. (Even cheaper ways to entertain kids.)

Candyland, chutes 'n Ladders. Monopoly. Board games in general.

by Anonymousreply 34209/03/2020

Animal stars: Benji, Morris, Bear (chimp from BJ and the Bear), Flipper.

by Anonymousreply 34309/03/2020

[quote]Day wear! Evening wear! Svim wear!

Sorta R33.

Is next. Day Vear! Very nice. Is next. Evening Vear! Very nice. Is next. Svim Vear!

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Water conservation films in grade school which talked down to kids and were stupid.

ZPG or Zero Population Growth. Condemnation of previous family shows with more than 2 kids. Adoption pushed.

Military training films pushing marriage, and good manners as a way to attract young women.

Sex education in the 6th grade with the basics taught be the school nurse in sex segregated classrooms. Very clinical.

Ant-drug specialists visiting in jr high, taught to dress & talk "hip" to try and stop pot use.

by Anonymousreply 34509/03/2020

[quote] The stupid one about vaccines with the pet dog wanting to get a shot at the doctors' office too?

STUPID???

That was my favorite, though I grant you the ending with the dog jumping onto the doctor's chair was a bit corny. Kids still knew shots hurt. Nobody was fooled.

I loved the vaccine soldiers in their WW1 doughboy helmets in battle with the evil virus forces. Never could find it on youtube.

by Anonymousreply 34609/03/2020

R346, I liked the WW1 film far, far better than the kids going to the doctor for a vaccine. The announcer's vocal tone was such a turn-off for me.

by Anonymousreply 34709/03/2020

R547, Do you know when they stopped showing those educational films in public schools? Was told some of them were modeled after what they show new military recruits re hygiene.

by Anonymousreply 34809/04/2020

Tastes great!

Less filling!

by Anonymousreply 34909/04/2020

Cheech 'n Chong references in public school classrooms

Village People lyrics recited non-stop ie "We want YOU, We want YOU."

Day camp as a young child where we sing "Puff the Magic Dragon" and no one realizes it's about smoking pot.

Singing Simon and Garfunkle songs at sleepover camp.

Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls

by Anonymousreply 35009/04/2020

One of the most improbably successful fiction book of its time, a book about a seagull.

by Anonymousreply 35109/04/2020

Who remembers getting out of a car at a red stoplight with all of the passengers running around it in a circle? That's until the light turned yellow, warning everyone to get back in.

Do 1st graders still read "Run Spot Run?" Or "Fun with Dick and Jane?"

Mailers for girls' high school students saying, "Help This Man" and showing a picture of a doctor or dentist as late as the 1970's.

Progressive dinners, backwards dinners, jello salads at potlucks, non-cake mix cakes at potlucks. All of the above with 100% homemade food, and no one worrying about the cleanliness of someone's kitchens.

The Welcome Wagon. Neighbors bringing over home baked goods on Christmas. Neighbors mowing your lawn or helping to fix your car.

by Anonymousreply 35209/04/2020

I'm later Gen X and many of these references are before MY time, never mind Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 35309/04/2020

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex but were afraid to ask" gets published. Became so popular that many other books copied the title for their non-sex books.

Dr Ruth and her motto to "Have Good Sex."

"Every Woman Can. . . " enters the jargon after that book gets published.

by Anonymousreply 35409/04/2020

Anything French including fondue parties, learning a few French words, French bread, etc.

The spread of bagels outside the Coasts.

The 1st family run Chinese-American restaurants outside the coasts. Remember in 1972 my next-door-neighbor proudly saying she had tried her very 1st bagel and didn't like it. She did like her very 1st taste of sweet and sour pork at the new very small restaurant 1 mile away.

by Anonymousreply 35509/04/2020

The Champagne Lady, Norma Zimmer

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Many of these are actually Boomer cultural references that even Gen X wouldn't have been around for.

And it's interesting how many of these are junk pop culture garbage, like tv commercials and consumer products that came and went.

by Anonymousreply 35709/04/2020

[quote]Many of these are actually Boomer cultural references that even Gen X wouldn't have been around for. And it's interesting how many of these are junk pop culture garbage, like tv commercials and consumer products that came and went.

It's just a thread on a forum. That's all it is. Just a thread on a forum. Doesn't require a critique. Just allow others to play in peace.

by Anonymousreply 35809/04/2020

Fisher-Price "Little People" toys. I had (and still have!) the parking garage, village, circus train, house, barn, and camper.

by Anonymousreply 35909/04/2020

[quote] like tv commercials and consumer products that came and went.

Which is exactly one of the “cultural references” that people remember. Add the fact that they “came and went,” and that’s exactly why millennials won’t get the reference.

I’m sorry we had to explain that to you.

by Anonymousreply 36009/04/2020

But r360 it's interesting how it's mostly junk culture and nothing else. A lot of you had really trashy upbringings, apparently.

by Anonymousreply 36109/04/2020

Because we didn’t have DVRs or Netflix or Hulu to skip through commercials, so we all had to watch all of them.

Eventually they permeate into the culture and then just as quickly (it seems to me) disappear.

by Anonymousreply 36209/04/2020

R361 Oh now I recognize you from the "How did you grow up?" thread. You like to tell people about how inferior their upbringing was to yours.

by Anonymousreply 36309/04/2020

"Dime stores" or "Five & Dimes" -- the precursors to The Dollar Tree!

by Anonymousreply 36409/04/2020

Nope r363. Just surprised at how pedestrian so many of the tastes here are. There are DLers who had far more posh upbringings than me.

by Anonymousreply 36509/04/2020

Rip Taylor

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R365 You just posted, "A lot of you had really trashy upbringings, apparently."

by Anonymousreply 36709/04/2020

The rise of Asian women as newscasters when previously they'd been all White men with the possible exception of the cute, young "weather girl." Initially Asians who placed in beauty contests were hired. Specifically saying "Asian" as it's been proven that TV audiences at the time can't distinguish.

Beginnings of Native American, as opposed to Indian, rights as promoted by Marlon Brando and other celebs. Yes Indian was the more common term. Kids used to be horribly insulted and bullied if they had Indian ancestors. Also they were told that they were lying about their Native American heritage if they had blond hair or blue eyes.

Actors were consistently told to immediately change their names if they didn't look like their last name dictated to flyovers. All in the Family had people LOL at an episode in which Archie chose his company's new financial manager by his stereotypical Jewish last name, as supposedly Jews were always good with money.. His new employee turned out to be Black.

Dingbat was a commonly used insult especially to dist women.

by Anonymousreply 36809/04/2020

R287 was this before or after Miss Nancy went to Germany for the abortion she could not have performed in the US at that time?

by Anonymousreply 36909/04/2020

Fink as a common pejorative.

by Anonymousreply 37009/04/2020

The Lennon Sisters.

My doc was married to Peggy! I got so excited!

by Anonymousreply 37109/04/2020

WIN button

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S & H Green Stamps

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[quote]Candyland, chutes 'n Ladders. Monopoly. Board games in general.

Board games are actually HUGE now -- much bigger than they ever were. You would not believe how many of them are out there.

by Anonymousreply 37409/04/2020

Fuck you, R356

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[quote]Blue Birds and Camp Fire Girls

Don't forget us!

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R375 Hahaha!

by Anonymousreply 37709/04/2020

R342 Why wouldn't millennials know about fucking board games? Come on.

by Anonymousreply 37809/04/2020

New tv season (September) . The huge TV guide Season Preview issue

New cars were released around the same time of new tv series, which was also the time the new school year started.

I really miss scheduled TV shows on major networks. “Must See TV”

by Anonymousreply 37909/04/2020

Drop a dime on someone

Pay phones

Video stores on every corner in NYC

VCRs (wish I’d recorded more)

Cassette & 8 track tapes...you could actually play YOUR OWN MUSIC in your CAR. It was AMAZING!

Stereo shops

“Operators are standing by to take [italic] your [/italics] call!”

Columbia House Records.

Time Life album collections

Gordon Lightfoot sings Every Song Ever Written “

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[italic] closed [/italic]

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[italic] Fucked it up again [/italic]

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[bold] bold [/bold]

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Fixed?

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A buzzy signal

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Ass Crack Bandit

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They’d have no idea

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American Bandstand. Does anyone know if this streams? I loved watching this before my parents came home from work. I'd smoke near an open window so I could blow the smoke outside and not be caught when they got home. I later found out one of my classmates was doing the same thing. We started watching the show together and wound up dancing together. We finally gave in and blew each other...I think it was to Bobby Rydell.

by Anonymousreply 38809/04/2020

[quote]S & H Green Stamps

R373 Licking and putting them in the booklet was our big weekend event!

Also, rolling pennies into paper sleeves. Holy shit, we must have been poor and never knew it at the time.

by Anonymousreply 38909/04/2020

Banks and gas stations gave away 'premiums' with purchases / deposits: Steak knives, blenders, all sorts of kitchenware. Imagine either entity giving us ANYTHING now.

by Anonymousreply 39009/04/2020

R379, The Miss America pageant and the Jerry Lewis telethon were sure signs that summer was over.

There was a time when Miss America was one of the highest rated programs of the year.

by Anonymousreply 39109/04/2020

Not being able to shop on Sundays.

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Generic groceries

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The Tidy Bowl Man

"You're soaking in it"

"Jane, you ignorant slut"

Land Shark

8 track tapes

The Maytag Repair Man

Red Dye Number 2

CB radios

Lincoln Logs

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976 numbers

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976 numbers

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The neighbors jealous of your new glassware set

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[quote] Red Dye Number 2

This one even I don’t get.

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[quote]VCRs (wish I’d recorded more)

[quote]Cassette & 8 track tapes...you could actually play YOUR OWN MUSIC in your CAR. It was AMAZING!

R380 Do you think Millennials are currently teenagers? I assure you most Millennials know what VCRs and cassette tapes were (perhaps not 8-track). Pretty sure most Millennials grew up specifically watching these Disney VHS tapes, a reference boomers and generation x might not get... because they weren't children in the late-80s/early-90s, unlike millennials.

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Let's try that image link again.

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Cigarette TV commercials. Bad thing.

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R147 YES!!!

“Slow down”

“Whaaaaaaat Dooooooeeeeees a Yeeeeeeellllllllloooooow Liiiiiiiiiiight Meeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaan?”

by Anonymousreply 40209/05/2020

The Columbia School of Broadcasting

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The fat burning - shaker machines

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[quote] Cigarette TV commercials. Bad thing.

Not all of them.

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If DL was around in the 1930s....

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Women must wear headcoverings in Catholic church. Anything would do if she didn't have a hat; even putting a handkerchief on her head would suffice.

by Anonymousreply 40709/05/2020

Everything is copacetic.

by Anonymousreply 40809/05/2020

R407, In a pinch, a Kleenex fastened with bobby pins would have to do.

by Anonymousreply 40909/05/2020

R398, red dye #2 was banned after it was discovered to be a carcinogen. Before that it was in everything.

by Anonymousreply 41009/05/2020

[quote]"Dime stores" or "Five & Dimes" -- the precursors to The Dollar Tree!

These stores and the late great Woolworth were NOTHING like the current 99¢ stores which sell toxic garbage from China. Dollar Tree isn't too bad, I'm talking about the 99¢ cent stores which basically sell junk which falls apart after few uses.

At Woolworth you could actually purchase name brand items. I have no idea why they closed, they had a wide variety of useful items and they were always crowded. They even sold pets, well, fish and baby turtles! They also had a lunch counter, They also sold books, Farberware pots and many other useful items. I even scored some great LPs there, one time I found an LP by Cream for only $1.99.

I miss the large Woolworth in Greenwich Village, they had two floors.

by Anonymousreply 41109/05/2020

Agree with you 100%, r411.

Woolworth’s and their offshoot, Woolco, were excellent for almost anything and at bargain prices.

I miss that store.

by Anonymousreply 41209/05/2020

R411, me three. I don't know why they closed. What drove them out of business? They shut down long before Walmart (the most similar store today) was around and even before Caldor and K-Mart. Woolworth sold a lot of cheap junk, but at least was made-in-America junk.

by Anonymousreply 41309/05/2020

R379, good one! Remember how TV Guide used to put out two “new season” editions – one for returning shows and one for new shows? The latter was a must-read. And the new car season – it was exciting, waiting to see what the latest models would look like, especially the luxury and sports cars.

Generationally speaking, I think millennials would remember the new season/TV Guide excitement. That lasted several years into the 21st century.

The “hey! Have you seen the new Olds Toronado? It’s so boss, it’s bitchin’!” truly is a boomer thing. I don’t think it lasted long into the ‘70s and so probably even few Gen Xers would remember it.

by Anonymousreply 41409/05/2020

R399, I agree with you about those items. Also pay phones, and even dial phones. I suspect even Gen-Z kids know about all these things. You don’t have to have experienced something to know what it is. For example: I don’t remember having to go through the operator to make a long-distance call, but I know about it and am not mystified by such scenes in old movies and TV. Some of the responses in this thread assume that nobody knows anything about the world of their own parents and grandparents.

by Anonymousreply 41509/05/2020

I wonder how old you have to be to remember how seasonal many things were and how much waiting life in the old America involved.

You had a completely wardrobe for winter; you didn’t just put on a sweatshirt instead of t-shirt. You ate very different foods because most of what you ate in the summer wasn’t available in winter. Resort hotels and restaurants closed after Labor Day. (Condo rentals? What are those?)

If you were tired of what was on TV, you had to wait until September for the new shows. Now, many people (me included) can’t even be bothered to wait for one week for the next episode. It’s binge-watch or nothing. If you wanted money you had to wait in line at the bank. If the car dealership didn’t have the color you wanted, you had to wait while they ordered one from Detroit – no checking online to search all dealerships within 200 miles.

We hardly ever have to wait for anything nowadays. If we do, somebody comes up with a way to shorten or eliminate the wait. It would be hard to count the number of ways life in the 21st century is more convenient compared to life in the mid-20th century. All that convenience comes at a price of course …

by Anonymousreply 41609/05/2020

^^^ "... completely DIFFERENT wardrobe for winter ..."

by Anonymousreply 41709/05/2020

[quote]red dye #2 was banned after it was discovered to be a carcinogen. Before that it was in everything.

There was a joke going around at the time of the banning, which was when Reagan was president:

Q: Why did they ban red dye #2?

A: Because Reagan got cancer of the hair.

by Anonymousreply 41809/05/2020

The red dye #2 panic was hysteria. Thew stuff had been reviewed as safe by the FDA multiple times since the agency was created. Then a Soviet study was released saying mice given EXTREME amounts of the dye could develop tumors.

The Health Research Group, a consumer action organization, launched a rabid campaign to have the dye banned. Giving into public and Congressional pressure, FDA banned FD&C Red No. 2 in 1976. Next thing you know red M&Ms are gone. No harm to any individual has ever been found.

[quote] It should be noted that this lack of definite proof has lead other countries to allow the use of the dye. The United Kingdom, Canada and a majority of the EU allow its use in products today. The stigma attached to the Red Dye #2 remains a uniquely American phenomenon.

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Elder gays will remember when there were summertime replacement series. Instead of airing repeats of prime time shows, a limited run series would air during the summer months.

I believe that's how The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour began. It was such a hit as a summertime replacement, it was given a permanent slot in the fall.

by Anonymousreply 42009/05/2020

R419, isn't that pretty much the story with cyclamates, too? I don't think they've ever been proven to cause harm, and yet they were yanked off the market, so that we had to drink diet sodas with bitter, awful saccharin until aspartame came along. There have been a few alarmist concerns about that, too, but I think the cyclamates business led to more caution in interpreting them. Nobody wants to go back to saccharin-sweetened drinks.

by Anonymousreply 42109/05/2020

r380, even millennials got to know the joy of the Columbia House/BMG 1 cent music, negative billing option scam.

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R378, I didn't say that millennials wouldn't know about board games. I'm saying that they wouldn't know about specific editions of certain board games.

by Anonymousreply 42309/05/2020

R422 Oh yes, that's how I got my copy of Mariah's 1's as a youngster!

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R423 What edition of Monopoly or Candy Land wouldn't Millennials know about? Those are, perhaps, THE most mainstream board games. You literally said "board games in general." It'd be one thing if you said they wouldn't know Mystery Date, but... you said MONOPOLY!!!!

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Women who drank about 2 dozen cans of soda with Cyclamates daily started having health issues. Then they were linked to cancer in rats. There was a mass rush to buy all of the remaining diet sodas on store shelves when talk of banning began.

Likewise diet Kool-aid was pulled with accusations kids were being poisoned.

The hysteria to buy all of the original Coke in the stores when New Coke came out was even worse.

by Anonymousreply 42609/05/2020

[quote]We hardly ever have to wait for anything nowadays. If we do, somebody comes up with a way to shorten or eliminate the wait. It would be hard to count the number of ways life in the 21st century is more convenient compared to life in the mid-20th century. All that convenience comes at a price of course …

Don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but, be careful of taking everything for granted, the current administration is trying to take the US back to the dark ages. If that orange turd gets re-elected we will turn into a Third World country.

Can you imagine waiting on lines to buy the most simplest things like bread and toilet paper?

by Anonymousreply 42709/05/2020

The King of Sports Howard Cosell and the Wide World of Sports

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In the early 90's, having to manually stitch together six-part computer files and then uuDecode to view ONE picture.

by Anonymousreply 42909/05/2020

R411 Woolworth lunch counter was great! A BLT and a cold root beer was a treat. It was much more than a 'dime store'. Now I want to find out why they went out of business. The one in my city was two stories, lots of stuff, all made in the USA.

by Anonymousreply 43009/05/2020

[quote]At Woolworth you could actually purchase name brand items. I have no idea why they closed, they had a wide variety of useful items and they were always crowded.

R411 Does anyone remember Treasure Island or Atlantic Mills? After Woolworth left us, they were the go-to stores. They were much bigger than Woolworth, more like department stores. Probably precursors to Walmart. There was another one called Zayres or Zaires?

by Anonymousreply 43109/05/2020

"Kiss my grits!"

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You got your chocolate in my peanut butter

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t

You’ve got an uncle in the furniture business...Joshua Doore

by Anonymousreply 43309/05/2020

r425 There's a new version of Mystery Date - Catfished Edition.

by Anonymousreply 43409/06/2020

Long distance rates, and calling long-distance. We rarely called our friends and relatives overseas, for example. When we were away at college or working, or whatever, we usually called home at certain times, on certain days when rates were lower. I had a friend who moved to Australia when I was 9, I never spoke to her again. We wrote for a while That usually petered off. There was no texting, skyping, face time, and phone calls cost too much. Long distance relationships usually ended pretty fast, too. You couldn't communicate.

by Anonymousreply 43509/06/2020

Take it off.....take it all off

7 Up - The Uncola

Curlers in your hair? Shame on you!

I dreamed I was in Paris....in my maidenform bra

Swedes were considered extraordinarily sexy & sexual because of soft porn I Am Curious...nighttime comics would use “Swedish” as a replacement for “promiscuous.”

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Take it off.....take it all off

7 Up - The Uncola

Curlers in your hair? Shame on you!

I dreamed I was in Paris....in my maidenform bra

Swedes were considered extraordinarily sexy & sexual because of soft porn I Am Curious...nighttime comics would use “Swedish” as a replacement for “promiscuous.”

by Anonymousreply 43709/06/2020

My baloney has a first name it’s O-S-C-A R

My baloney has a last name, it’s M-A-Y-E-R

Oh I love it to eat it every day

And if you ask me why, I’ll say

Cuz Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A

I miss ads with songs & tv shows with theme songs.

by Anonymousreply 43809/06/2020

R438 That was noted upthread but it bears repeating! I loved that jingle.

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[quote] You ate very different foods because most of what you ate in the summer wasn’t available in winter.

I hadn’t thought about that for years.

I remember switching from cold cereal and milk to things like hot oatmeal and Farina because, as my mother said, the hot cereal “sticks to your bones in winter.”

Thanks for the memories.

by Anonymousreply 44009/06/2020

R436, you reminded me of the Geoffrey Holder 7UP commercials:

“Never had it. Never will. Ah ha ha.”

by Anonymousreply 44109/06/2020

R440, a lot of the shifting of food from summer to winter was related to the lack of air-conditioning. Not only did Mom not want to cook when the house was hot, you probably would rather eat something cool and light as well. It took a while for that deeply ingrained cultural habit to change even after most middle-class people had A/C.

by Anonymousreply 44209/06/2020

Not exactly a cultural reference, but one thing that's largely forgotten nowadays is mechanical car door locks.

First of all, you had to insert and turn a key to unlock the door. You had to do that in every door you wanted to open; there was no automatic unlocking. If you were the driver, it was considered courteous to unlock the passenger door first, before you got in, but among close friends of the same sex it was more usual for the driver to climb in and reach across to unlock the door from the inside. (Nice men always unlocked the passenger door for women ... all women, not just their mothers or women they were dating.)

Once you were inside the car, you had to lock the door from inside manually, by pushing down on the button next to the window.

To get out of the car, sometimes you had to unlock the door first by pulling up on the button (which always seemed very unsafe to me). In other cars - it varied by model - the door would unlock as you pulled up on the door handle, but it was still an entirely mechanical process. You could see the button rising as you pulled on the handle.

This is the kind of minor detail of everyday life that I think will be forgotten in future generations. I wonder how many such details of life in earlier times have been forgotten today.

by Anonymousreply 44309/06/2020

R443 Your post about manual door locks reminds me of how white people would always manually lock their doors when driving in a 'mixed' neighborhood. You could see them do it and hear the pop of the lock! Automatic door locks made this move much less noticeable to the black guy waiting at the bus stop while white guy was stopped at the adjacent red light!

by Anonymousreply 44409/06/2020

The game show, Queen for a Day. I'm not kidding.

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Automatic seat belts

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I didn’t learn to drive until I left the city in 2005. One day, shortly after moving & getting my drivers license, I met my friend at the diner. When we were leaving, I clicked the remote on my key to open my door. Nothing happened. I tried again. Nothing. I started to freak out. “I’m going to have to call someone to come & fix the lock for me! It’s 95 degrees out here, dammit!”

My friend took my remote from me & put the key in the lock & opened the door. I was flabbergasted.

by Anonymousreply 44709/06/2020

R445, Queen for a Day episode was a bit over the top. One mother started crying when she won 3 bikes for her 3 sons so they didn't have to walk miles to work every day after school.

Anyone recall James at 16 and then James at 17 re losing his virginity to a Swedish foreign exchange student? About that time a high school classmate lost his virginity to San Diego's Swedish foreign exchange student. He actually followed her back to Sweden and wanted to marry her. Then when she turned him down he had a psychotic break, was hospitalized, and then claimed he found God afterwards.

by Anonymousreply 44809/06/2020

S&H Greenstamps!

Bonus points for the inclusion of the adorable William Christopher as Peter (I always wanted to have my way with him)!

"The more you lick 'em, the more you like 'em!"

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How did one receive the Greenstamps items? Did you have to mail in your stamp booklets and then the items were shipped to you? Free shipping? I was aware by the year 1976 or so and I don't remember any of this.

by Anonymousreply 45009/06/2020

You took them to a showroom and traded them in. There was a catalog.

by Anonymousreply 45109/06/2020

Greenstamps were not the only game in town. You could furnish your house if you didn't mind a little cancer.

I swear I should know this actress, particularly when they focus on her at the end of the commercial.

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A competitor to S&H Greenstamps was Top Value. Here's a video by some guy who has a Top Value catalog from 1967 and 9 books of stamps. I'd forgotten how extensive their offerings were.

If the costs he describes seem high, bear in mind that the stamps were given out "free" with your order (not really free, since the cost of the program ended up in the prices of the products). You had to buy stuff at the supermarket anyway, so the stamps were a nice bonus.

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R453, Some gas stations also gave stamps.

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[quote]How did one receive the Greenstamps items? Did you have to mail in your stamp booklets and then the items were shipped to you? Free shipping? I was aware by the year 1976 or so and I don't remember any of this.

My dad worked in Manhattan, he'd bring the Green and Red Plaid stamp booklets into their small stores to redeem the stamps for the items. You'd bring in your filled booklets to their stores. They also had catalogues, the catalogues were either only in the stores or they were sent to you. A few items were on display. The workers had to retrieve most of the items from a back area.

by Anonymousreply 45509/07/2020

These places weren't actually stores, they were basically redemption centers. Without the stamps, people couldn't just go in and buy something.

by Anonymousreply 45609/07/2020

[quote] But Family Guy did such a hilarious take including an explanation for Millennials, that they know about it.

Speaking of Family Guy, here's one that was not explained. I take it a lot of Millennials didn't get the reference at the time, but those of us who witnessed the horrific original thought this was genius.

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The original:

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Sue Ellen Ewing

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This, accompanied by a high-pitched tone.

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Father Guido Sarducci--SNL

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Civil defense sirens

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Longshoremen

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Why didn't Caryn Kadavy get a flu shot?

by Anonymousreply 46409/10/2020

Me, bitches.

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The Fonz

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Based on recent experience with my slightly younger partner:

IT WASN'T NOT FUNNY! - Tammy

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Shaun Cassidy

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[quote]How did one receive the Greenstamps items? Did you have to mail in your stamp booklets and then the items were shipped to you? Free shipping? I was aware by the year 1976 or so and I don't remember any of this.

Yeah - I barely remember but I did help my mom stick these stamps in books. She sent them in and got stuff in the mail, in return. Free shipping? Yeah, as far as I remember. I don't think companies charged the customer to ship things, then. I could be wrong. I don't know if there were shipping charges for the Sears catalog, I don't think so.

by Anonymousreply 46909/11/2020

This concludes our broadcast day.

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Sunrise semester

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Sunrise semester

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Hungry Hungry Hippos

by Anonymousreply 47309/11/2020

I'm 68 and don't get R467.

by Anonymousreply 47409/11/2020

r469 Maybe that was the way it worked in rural areas, but we had redemption centers in cities and suburbs.

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Here's another one.

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And inside.

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R474, at your age just be grateful you remember 7 posts back.

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[quote]Maybe that was the way it worked in rural areas, but we had redemption centers in cities and suburbs.

R475 Apparently you could do both because we lived in a suburb and my mom selected things from a catalog and sent in the stamps. The Wikipedia article says you could do both.

by Anonymousreply 47909/11/2020

“And THAT, Marjorie, just so you will know, and your children will someday remember, is THE NIGHT. THE LIGHTS. WENT OUT. IN GEORGIA!”

by Anonymousreply 48009/11/2020

I don't get R467 either.

by Anonymousreply 48109/11/2020

Considering the oldest millennials turn 40 this year and are plenty old enough to remember a lot of these, am I right in assuming no one posting on this thread is under 75 years of age?

by Anonymousreply 48209/11/2020

It was the end of an era as I was growing up. Do you want the green or blue stamps Mrs.---

by Anonymousreply 48309/11/2020

R482: No, but I think you'd be right in assuming that, for many DLers, "millennials" means anyone under 30, even if many of those people are really so-called Gen Z.

One thing millennials and boomers have in common is that their generations are so large and spread over so many years there's not much you can say that applies to the whole group.

This business of dividing the population into generational cohorts started as a marketing gimmick and a way to understand how the high birth rates of the '50s affected the population. It has now become divisive, inaccurate and yet self-sustaining. It was not a thing before the 1960s, and even through the '70s it was most just "the younger generation" and "the older generation".

by Anonymousreply 48409/12/2020

Analytic demography and generational cohort studies have been around since the 1600s and censuses and other demographic science tools have been used for government decision-making and other purposes since the late 1700s, but you're right R484 that when it became really gimmicky and a marker of identity was when it met 20th century marketing.

by Anonymousreply 48509/12/2020

[quote]R222 Tying an onion around your belt. It was the style at the time.

How would we do this? Onions are round (?)

by Anonymousreply 48609/14/2020

Shello?

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[quote] At Woolworth you could actually purchase name brand items. I have no idea why they closed, they had a wide variety of useful items and they were always crowded. They even sold pets, well, fish and baby turtles! They also had a lunch counter, They also sold books, Farberware pots and many other useful items. I even scored some great LPs there, one time I found an LP by Cream for only $1.99.

My mom bought me my PET PARAKEET at Woolworth. It was very healthy, too, and lived with us as a loyal and loving pet for many years until one afternoon when she decided to fly out our front door on a whim. Oh, Tweety... My heart still aches.

by Anonymousreply 48809/14/2020

She had to spread those wings and leave the nest - -

by Anonymousreply 48909/14/2020

She had to spread those legs and leave the nest - -

by Anonymousreply 49009/15/2020

DL is so out of touch. They keep saying Millennials (~26 - ~40 year olds). We are aware of a lot of this stuff. I think you might mean what GenZ or Zoomers may not know. They are at least under 25/26. Millennials are entering into middle age (by gay standards).

by Anonymousreply 49109/15/2020

Yeah, GenY, but we had to put up with all your "That was before my time" bullshit. So suffer the stereotype. You earned it.

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by Anonymousreply 49209/15/2020

Ordering Seamonkeys and being VERY disappointed they didnt look anything like the package.

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by Anonymousreply 49309/16/2020

Who needs the internet when so much excitement comes from watching rocks frow?

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by Anonymousreply 49409/16/2020

R493 God, I had such high hopes for my sea monkeys. Disappointment came at an early age.

by Anonymousreply 49509/16/2020

Saying that something is as about realistic as getting what you sent away for from the back of a comic books.

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by Anonymousreply 49609/16/2020

Saying that something is as about realistic as getting what you sent away for from the back of a comic books.

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by Anonymousreply 49709/16/2020

See you in the funny papers

by Anonymousreply 49809/16/2020
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