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Let's Talk About Things You Don't See Anymore- Sad 😥- Man With Iron Lung

I would feel claustrophobic stuck to that device.

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by Anonymousreply 43January 27, 2023 10:28 AM

Cigarette vending machines

by Anonymousreply 1January 24, 2023 2:01 PM

Sane Republicans

by Anonymousreply 2January 24, 2023 2:04 PM

Political integrity.

by Anonymousreply 3January 24, 2023 2:06 PM

This OP needs to be stuffed into the iron lung with the old guy in it and then treated to a dutch oven from the beans and franks Old Scruff Face apparently lives on.

by Anonymousreply 4January 24, 2023 2:17 PM

Refreshment Time

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by Anonymousreply 5January 24, 2023 2:21 PM

R4- You're a MEANIE

by Anonymousreply 6January 24, 2023 2:21 PM

[R1] Some bars in New Orleans still have cigarette vending machines, a blast from the past for sure. Avenue Pub on St Charles Ave still has them.

by Anonymousreply 7January 24, 2023 10:37 PM

I've been saying for a long time now that you don't see iron lungs around much nowadays.

My contribution would be fax machines. I've not seen on in ages.

by Anonymousreply 8January 24, 2023 10:46 PM

Public Telephones

and this started disappearing 40 years ago-

Public Telephone Directories.

by Anonymousreply 9January 24, 2023 10:53 PM

R9 We have new style phone boxes here in the UK, but they're being used for dealing drugs!

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by Anonymousreply 10January 24, 2023 11:19 PM


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by Anonymousreply 12January 25, 2023 12:38 AM

Cars with whitewall tires

by Anonymousreply 13January 25, 2023 12:38 AM

Paper boys

by Anonymousreply 14January 25, 2023 12:39 AM

Black Lexus SUVs - they were standard for older middle class people.

by Anonymousreply 15January 25, 2023 2:12 AM

A FULL FOREST of pubic hair above a nice penis

by Anonymousreply 16January 25, 2023 1:12 PM

Rotary Dial Public Phones

by Anonymousreply 17January 25, 2023 1:52 PM

Happy Negros singing spiritual songs out in the cotton fields.

by Anonymousreply 18January 25, 2023 2:15 PM

Nylons on women’s veiny, bruised and busted legs.

by Anonymousreply 19January 25, 2023 7:39 PM

Good old fashioned crack addicts - I learned how to work with them and then everyone switched to meth.

It’s the attention span as well as the mood. Crack heads are direct-able because they don’t want to stay in one place; Meth heads cobble together a scenario and I’m always the bad guy who says “no”, so I receive full drama over bullshit.

by Anonymousreply 20January 26, 2023 3:10 AM

Vacuum tube testing stations at drugstores

Drive-thru photo processing huts

Light-up beer advertisement signs with 3D animated rivers or waterfalls.

by Anonymousreply 21January 26, 2023 3:23 AM

Fins on cars

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by Anonymousreply 22January 26, 2023 4:03 AM

Cell Phone and mattress stores

by Anonymousreply 23January 26, 2023 4:19 AM

Someone pumping the gas pedal to start their carbureted engine.

by Anonymousreply 24January 26, 2023 4:30 AM

The shifter on the steering wheel instead of the floor.

by Anonymousreply 25January 26, 2023 4:41 AM

TV guide

by Anonymousreply 26January 26, 2023 4:44 AM

Ice cream trucks driving through neighborhoods.


Rotary phones.


by Anonymousreply 27January 26, 2023 4:47 AM

Drive in movies.

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by Anonymousreply 29January 26, 2023 4:51 AM

A talk show host in his 50s flirting with a 9 year-old female guest — on national TV — and getting laughs and applause from the live audience.

by Anonymousreply 30January 26, 2023 4:52 AM

Chrome on cars

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by Anonymousreply 32January 26, 2023 1:21 PM

3-piece suits

by Anonymousreply 33January 26, 2023 3:56 PM

[quote]Ice cream trucks driving through neighborhoods.

They’re still around where I live. Every summer.

by Anonymousreply 34January 26, 2023 4:27 PM

[quote]Cell Phone and mattress stores


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by Anonymousreply 36January 26, 2023 6:40 PM

Things that aren't here anymore...

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by Anonymousreply 38January 26, 2023 7:23 PM

The foot-operated headlight brightness button that used to be on car floors, extreme left.

Greeting cards in variety stores and pharmacies that were bound in cellophane, numbered and arranged systematically(but were irretrievable) so you could see them. Once you had made your decision, the actual cards supply was in drawers underneath.

Electrically-lit bouquets of flowers mounted on a door frame where there had been a death. A card included the person's name, funeral home and where and when burial was to take place. This custom eventually stopped, because thieves would target these specific homes, knowing they'd be unoccupied for several hours on the day in question.

Troughs for watering horses, and mounting blocks.

A two-man team to operate a trolley/streetcar. One at the front where you got on actually "drove" the vehicle(it was run by a series of switches, no steering wheel involved), the other, situated at the middle door where you paid and eventually disembarked.

by Anonymousreply 39January 26, 2023 7:29 PM

Wow. I thought I was gonna get the clean sweep, R39, but delighted to say you lost me after the greeting cards.

by Anonymousreply 40January 26, 2023 7:31 PM

Fresh yeast

by Anonymousreply 41January 26, 2023 7:52 PM

I can help with that!

by Anonymousreply 42January 26, 2023 7:59 PM

Home movie projects

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