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ROYC75
04-24-2012, 05:54 PM
Things that you recall,it can be anything, a way of life, a ( Regional or National ) product that is no longer on the market or will probably never be again.

Tell us what you recall. To start with, let's go with Gas Stations this week, then we can work over to other items.

Gulf Gas Stations
Skelly Gas Stations
Vickers Gas Stations
Sinclair Gas Stations
Standard Gas Stations
Texaco Gas Stations

Deberg_1990
04-24-2012, 05:55 PM
When the Royals were one of the best teams in MLB

SPATCH
04-24-2012, 05:55 PM
Q

Rain Man
04-24-2012, 05:56 PM
The Pol Pot regime.

Am I doing this right?

TinyEvel
04-24-2012, 05:58 PM
Chiefs Playoff wins




FIRST!

La literatura
04-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Gas stations?

Well, I remember helping my dad put gas in the car once when I was very young, and my eyes started burning, and then I rubbed my eyes, and that didn't help.

The big green dinosaur out front of a Sinclair near my house.

No trip to a gas station was complete without getting candy cigs.

Rain Man
04-24-2012, 05:59 PM
My 28-inch waist.

Saulbadguy
04-24-2012, 05:59 PM
Less minorities.

/DC Forum

BCD
04-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Texaco still exist

La literatura
04-24-2012, 06:01 PM
Less minorities.

/DC Forum

http://unrealitymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/drunk-uncle.jpg

La literatura
04-24-2012, 06:02 PM
Amaco was pretty widespread. Bought by BP.

Deberg_1990
04-24-2012, 06:03 PM
Gas stations?

Well, I remember helping my dad put gas in the car once when I was very young, and my eyes started burning, and then I rubbed my eyes, and that didn't help.

The big green dinosaur out front of a Sinclair near my house.

No trip to a gas station was complete without getting candy cigs.

How bout Full Service Gas Stations? fill her up and check my oil and fluids please....

Tombstone RJ
04-24-2012, 06:04 PM
cheap gas...

BigRedChief
04-24-2012, 06:10 PM
On a warm summer evening listening to the Cardinals baseball game on the radio.

Rain Man
04-24-2012, 06:16 PM
I do kinda miss having a good meal at Long John Silvers.

I realize they still exist. The nostalgia part is that I once thought I could get a good meal there.

Jerm
04-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Gas station wise...Golden Gallons.

I remember seeing those all over the south years ago but not so much anymore.

cdcox
04-24-2012, 06:23 PM
Speaking of gas stations, what about those cool football stamps you could get from Sunoco or DX? That was the pinnacle of civilization.

LiveSteam
04-24-2012, 06:40 PM
8th grade. The first time I asked a girl if I could go to 3rd base. It was late winter. She said. when the temp gets up to 65* I will let you. Well that day came & guess who stayed home from school.







Yup thats right I did.

JD10367
04-24-2012, 07:02 PM
I grew up in the mid-70s to early-80s. My whole life is nostalgia.

Lava lamps, fiber optic lamps, that Radio Shack bike radio that was round and red with a black plastic grill and a yellow horn button, 8-tracks, reel-to-reel, 45" records, radio headphones that were giant plastic things that went over your whole ear, "fancy" cable TV that was a 20-channel pressbutton box connected to your TV by a wire, Commodore 64 and Trash TRS-80, CB radios, roller rinks, black light posters, AM radio, pagers, muscle cars, boomboxes, arcades with actual games in them like Missile Command and Asteroids (not just a bunch of zombie-shooting games or car-driving games), marijuana at $1 a joint, cigarettes at $1 a pack, Chinese cross stars made in machine shop in high school, sneakers that weren't $100 a pair, leather jackets, wiffle ball, street hockey, the Bicentennial, Keep On Truckin', iron-on T-shirt stores, old TV shows, bad horror movies on weekend TV, Saturday morning cartoons that were actually good, TV stations that went off the air at night with the National Anthem, strobe lights, chicken-entertainment vending machines (it was a Florida thing), airplanes where you actually got meals and pillows... and, ultimately, the simplicity of life before the Internet and cellphones.

InChiefsHell
04-24-2012, 07:09 PM
The smell of freshly mown grass, dirt, cigarrette smoke on the light breeze...early summer and time to play baseball!

Trevo_410
04-24-2012, 07:32 PM
the summers of doing nothing but playing WoW... when it was good.

gblowfish
04-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Dog n Suds
Jiffy Pop Popcorn
Switzer's Black Licorice
Hudson Gas Stations
Pontiacs and Oldsmobiles
Rotary wall phone with a really long cord on the handset
Black and white TVs with channel dials

Crush
04-24-2012, 07:38 PM
The Chiefs winning a playoff game.

cdcox
04-24-2012, 07:39 PM
Film strips in school.

RJ
04-24-2012, 07:45 PM
The Pol Pot regime.

Am I doing this right?

Rain Man, you sentimental old fool!

Brock
04-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Tom's first username.

La literatura
04-24-2012, 07:50 PM
the summers of doing nothing but playing WoW... when it was good.

LMAO

Those are the memories that will always be with you.

La literatura
04-24-2012, 07:52 PM
Film strips in school.

I had an old teacher, a nun, that had film strips. Were yours about topics like a lady with no arms who had to adjust to life, and Warm Fuzzys?

Discuss Thrower
04-24-2012, 07:53 PM
GAS

UNLEADED $.97/GAL

Micromachines.
C- grade syndicated SciFi/Fantasy shows (Jack of All Trades, Queen of Swords, Andromeda)
NFL Blitz 2001

Homeworld

sd4chiefs
04-24-2012, 07:58 PM
I remember back in 1971 when I was mad that gas went up from 30 cents a gallon to 40 cents. :rolleyes:

cdcox
04-24-2012, 08:04 PM
I had an old teacher, a nun, that had film strips. Were yours about topics like a lady with no arms who had to adjust to life, and Warm Fuzzys?

I don't remember. What I do remember is that I used to look forward to them -- "oh boy! we get to see a film strip today!" -- until one day I realized they were always boring as hell. Now the days we got to watch a real movie, those were special.

And I also remember when the only time you saw a VCR was on an AV cart at school. Regular people could not afford them, and the media was all educational -- no pop movies.

HemiEd
04-24-2012, 08:12 PM
Griffs burger bar, 10 cent hamburgers on Thursdays, 15 cents the rest of the time.

My first three jobs were at Vickers, then Griff's and Skelly.

mlyonsd
04-24-2012, 08:14 PM
Planters Cheese Balls in the can GD it.

"Bob" Dobbs
04-24-2012, 08:15 PM
The smell of freshly mimeographed paper. I really miss that.
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ROYC75
04-24-2012, 08:30 PM
GAS

UNLEADED $.97/GAL

Micromachines.
C- grade syndicated SciFi/Fantasy shows (Jack of All Trades, Queen of Swords, Andromeda)
NFL Blitz 2001

Homeworld

Gas .... $ 0.169 per gallon, I would get two hand full of Super Bubble gum and still get a nickel back in change from a quarter.

cdcox
04-24-2012, 08:39 PM
Nickel candy bars.

stonedstooge
04-24-2012, 08:41 PM
Teachers letting us bring transistor radios to school to listen to the Cardinals in the 1967 World Series

DeezNutz
04-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Royals victories.
Royals being a model franchise.

Douche Baggins
04-24-2012, 08:43 PM
Driving around a woman's house over and over again because I was scared to go inside. http://uranus.ckt.net/~gochiefs/bowrofl.gif

Phobia
04-24-2012, 08:45 PM
I remember making a 3 mile bike ride to McDonalds intent on buying an ice-cream cone. Left the house with empty pockets, picked up 5 cans on the way and cashed them in for a nickel apiece to get my quarter for a cone. Summer ritual at 11 and 12.

TrebMaxx
04-24-2012, 08:47 PM
The smell of freshly mimeographed paper. I really miss that.
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Beat me to it! :thumb:

ROYC75
04-24-2012, 08:47 PM
Any of you kids ever remember getting gas from a gravity bowl fuel pump ?

Douche Baggins
04-24-2012, 08:49 PM
The summer Episode I came out, I worked at a mall that had a movie theater.

I saw Episode I 10 times that summer.

Every time I brought a plastic lightsaber and held it aloft during the opening titles.

ROYC75
04-24-2012, 08:50 PM
Picking up pop bottles 10 cents a piece, people threw the bottles out everywhere.

Gracie Dean
04-24-2012, 08:59 PM
Wolf Man Jack

Marathon Candy Bar

ROYC75
04-24-2012, 08:59 PM
http://www.oldgas.com/info/massena66.html

Gonzo
04-24-2012, 09:29 PM
When the Royals were one of the best teams in MLB

That was a very good year.

WV
04-24-2012, 10:55 PM
Late weekend nights with the cable box descrambler and an old crusty sock.

Dayze
04-25-2012, 03:56 AM
Coke machines that had a little door on it and you'd pull out a real bottle.

acesn8s
04-25-2012, 05:37 AM
Late weekend nights with the cable box descrambler and an old crusty sock.The cable company had Nickelodeon on channel 12 during the day but @ 6pm it switched to the Playboy channel. Hook up a wire to the back of the tv and your HBO for free.

Mr. Flopnuts
04-25-2012, 05:40 AM
Gummi Bears! Bouncing here, and there, and everywhere!

InChiefsHell
04-25-2012, 05:48 AM
Film strips in school.

The smell of mimeograph ink...gettin' high from in it 3rd grade. Awesome...

Inspector
04-25-2012, 05:49 AM
The sound of military aircraft flying over. No jets, all prop jobs.

The old B&W TV shows - only had 2 stations, no remotes. Only one TV.

Old radio shows. We actually bought copies of Burns & Allen, Jack Benny and Fibber McGee and Molly. Still listen to them in the car on trips.

Cigarette commercials. Dancing Old Gold box's. L.S.M.F.T. (Lucky Strike Means Fine Tobacco).

Unbiased (or at least we thought) news shows. Huntley and Brinkley. Cronkite. Plus the old Morrow programs and my favorite show of all times, "You bet your life" with Groucho Marx hosting. Guy had an amazing wit.

Nothing can ever match the cars of the 50's. Tail fins, chrome, huge road boats - or at least they seemed huge. We had a 48 Pontiac and I was so jealous of others who had 55-57 convertibles....And the interiors smelled different back then too.

Drive in restaurants. Pull up and a girl came out to your car. You'd get a tray of food on your window and ate in the car. Miss those onion rings. And back then, that kind of food wasn't unhealthy - like cigarettes back in the day.

So many things.....Oh well, back to reality...

InChiefsHell
04-25-2012, 05:49 AM
The smell of freshly mimeographed paper. I really miss that.
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Beat me to it!

InChiefsHell
04-25-2012, 05:53 AM
Wolf Man Jack

Marathon Candy Bar

Americaaaaan top Fooooorrrtyyy!! I'm Casey Casem.

"And here's another long distance request from Tammy in North Carolina to her boyfriend Jeff who is stationed in Okinawa...she writes...Dear Casey..."

Nzoner
04-25-2012, 06:29 AM
http://www.mikanet.com/museum/images/quisp.jpg


They also used to put 45 rpm records made of cardboard on the back of cereal boxes that actually played.I remember I got The Jackson 5 song ABC one time.They looked like this.

http://lauriekendrick.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/sugar-crisp-with-record.jpg?w=640

RJ
04-25-2012, 07:30 AM
I remember when I had a lot of hair and a flat stomach.

raybec 4
04-25-2012, 07:39 AM
On a warm summer evening listening to the Cardinals baseball game on the radio.

That's a winner folks!!

Is it just me or did Shannon always seem like he was in the bag by the 6th?

seclark
04-25-2012, 07:48 AM
cherry bombs and m-80's
there was something about the chance of losing a digit that made 4th of july so damned fun.

cutting the front forks off old bicycles and adding them on to a new one to turn it in to a chopper. then getting a ass beating for fucking up my new bike.

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seclark
04-25-2012, 07:51 AM
Is it just me or did Shannon always seem like he was in the bag by the 6th?

it wasn't just you...shannon's first couple years were awful. i actually miss him when he's gone, now.
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Graystoke
04-25-2012, 07:57 AM
http://www.mikanet.com/museum/images/quisp.jpg


They also used to put 45 rpm records made of cardboard on the back of cereal boxes that actually played.I remember I got The Jackson 5 song ABC one time.They looked like this.

http://lauriekendrick.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/sugar-crisp-with-record.jpg?w=640

Quisp won the battle against Quake right?

I think it was the whirlybird hat.

Also...Drive in Theatres.

seclark
04-25-2012, 08:01 AM
On a warm summer evening listening to the Cardinals baseball game on the radio.

with one of these bad boys:

Frosty
04-25-2012, 08:03 AM
Gulf Gas Stations
Skelly Gas Stations
Vickers Gas Stations
Sinclair Gas Stations
Standard Gas Stations

I remember Gulf and Standard (my grandpa once owned a full service Standard station. They are Chevron now).

No clue on the others. Either you are a lot older than I am (48) or they weren't on the West Coast.


Texaco Gas Stations

:spock: They are all over Spokane. Saw one a couple of weeks ago (I prefer Chevron or Texaco gas).

Graystoke
04-25-2012, 08:06 AM
Yep Quisp vs Quake for who wins the ceral battle wars!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/Quisp_and_Quake.jpg/220px-Quisp_and_Quake.jpg

I remember fighting my siblings over the ceral prizes.

And having two paper routes.

And who could forget...

http://tubulocity.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Schwinn-krate-ad-1968.jpg

God we modified the crap outa these rigs!

Simply Red
04-25-2012, 08:27 AM
PHM?

Simply Red
04-25-2012, 08:28 AM
P.K. RIPPER!

cdcox
04-25-2012, 09:53 AM
http://www.mikanet.com/museum/images/quisp.jpg



We can still buy Quisp at the specialty grocery shop in our town.

tooge
04-25-2012, 09:54 AM
Things that you recall,it can be anything, a way of life, a ( Regional or National ) product that is no longer on the market or will probably never be again.

Tell us what you recall. To start with, let's go with Gas Stations this week, then we can work over to other items.

Gulf Gas Stations
Skelly Gas Stations
Vickers Gas Stations
Sinclair Gas Stations
Standard Gas Stations
Texaco Gas Stations

Gas stations where a guy came out, asked leaded or unleaded, then proceeded to check your fluids and clean the windshield. I remember when "self serv" started at some gas stations and the gas was a few cents cheaper on those pumps.

Frosty
04-25-2012, 10:01 AM
Gas stations where a guy came out, asked leaded or unleaded, then proceeded to check your fluids and clean the windshield. I remember when "self serv" started at some gas stations and the gas was a few cents cheaper on those pumps.

I lived in Oregon until I was 30, so I was used to someone pumping my gas. It's rare but you'll even occasionally run across someone that will wash your windshield (this only happens at the rare station that still have a service bay, not convenience store type stations). However, I haven't seen someone that would actually open your hood since I was a kid - probably in the 1970's.

Thig Lyfe
04-25-2012, 10:02 AM
I'm glad the thread title defined nostalgia or I'd be TOTALLY LOST.

tooge
04-25-2012, 10:03 AM
1. I remember blow jobs. Don't really get em anymore, but they were great back in the day.
2. I remember riding my bike with my .22 slung over my shoulder to go shoot rabbits and tweety birds. Nowadays, kids would be arrested for terrorism, or shot, for that sort of thing.
3. I remember playing baseball and football all summer long in all the back yards which werent' all fenced in.
4. MTV with Martha Quinn and music all the time
5. I remember when cut off jean shorts were cool in the summer and you could wear em to the pool

Dr. Facebook Fever
04-25-2012, 10:16 AM
When the Royals were one of the best teams in MLB

This and...

Chiefs playoff appearances/wins
The Kansas City Kings
The Kansas City Comets
Astro-turf in "Royals Stadium" and Arrowhead
red and orange seats at "Royals Satdium"
new Coke
Crystal Pepsi
soda in glass bottles everywhere
cigarette machines
8-tracks, albums and cassettes
having to watch the sports on the nightly newscast to see if your team won if you missed it on the radio or tv during the game
chick-o-stick
riding bikes without any thought of helmets
jumping back and forth from the front seat to the back seat in a moving vehicle
boom boxes
sitting up on the side in the back of dads truck while he was driving
playing in the wheat in the back of a grain truck while dad combined
milo harvest was an itchy time
a trip to the elevator meant "pop time!"
console stereos
cars with only am radio and no ac
getting up to change channels

Rooster
04-25-2012, 10:37 AM
with one of these bad boys:

LMAOLMAO I forgot about those..

Rooster
04-25-2012, 10:40 AM
cheap gas...

I would go get lawnmower gas on my bicycle with an empty gallon can and a buck. I would bring home change. Seems like a lifetime ago.

Simply Red
04-25-2012, 10:46 AM
House of Hooch, Taco Johns is nostalgic to me.

stonedstooge
04-25-2012, 10:52 AM
WHB dial 71 INSTANT REPLAY, REPLAY REPLAY

Nzoner
04-25-2012, 11:02 AM
Frightening recall but pron and gf's which gave true meaning to the term bush.

Dartgod
04-25-2012, 11:43 AM
...45" records...

That's a big damn record!

tooge
04-25-2012, 11:56 AM
pay phones, .10 cents a call.
saturday morning cartoons (not anime and violent crap, but regular looney toons)
miller ponys

HemiEd
04-25-2012, 12:00 PM
Picking up pop bottles 10 cents a piece, people threw the bottles out everywhere.

Huh? For the bottle? They only cost 5 cents to 15 cents with cold pop in them!

I remember 3 cents for bottles, not not 10.

HemiEd
04-25-2012, 12:07 PM
I remember when I had a lot of hair and a flat stomach.

You have a great memory.

alpha_omega
04-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Wow...good idea for a thread....

Workingman's Friend (as far as gas stations go)

Pop Shoppe

Smak's

Crest Drive-In

Chutes (the fast food joint where they sent your food to you in a tube like they do at the bank).

TG&Y


I am sure i will think of more....

ChiTown
04-25-2012, 12:19 PM
On a warm summer evening listening to the Cardinals baseball game on the radio.

This, except Royals Games. I listened to EVERY game on the radio as a kid (70's), even when they were on TV. I would lay on the floor with the radio on, while my Dad sat in his chair reading, or pretending to read while he slept. He'd ask me what was going on every 5 minutes or so. As I was listening, I would be laying on the ground throwing a baseball into the air. Every-time I'd hit the ceiling, my Dad would tell me to stop. I'd say I was sorry, and proceed to continue doing the same thing o:-). It was my way of my Dad and I connecting in my pre-teen years.

I miss those days, and I miss my Dad.:deevee:

Frazod
04-25-2012, 12:28 PM
I miss the arcades. There were three of them on the same block when I was in high school - one that was sort of upscale, one that attracted jocks and partiers, and one that became a hangout for the hardcore stoners. God only knows how many quarters I pumped into those games.

They didn't last long, though. Improved home gaming systems killed them. By '85 they were all gone.

Extra Point
04-25-2012, 12:29 PM
Menus in english only.

alpha_omega
04-25-2012, 12:33 PM
I miss the arcades. There were three of them on the same block when I was in high school - one that was sort of upscale, one that attracted jocks and partiers, and one that became a hangout for the hardcore stoners. God only knows how many quarters I pumped into those games.

They didn't last long, though. Improved home gaming systems killed them. By '85 they were all gone.

Yes!...Fun Factory.

For the hardcore...there was Pudge's Foosball (i know some of you south KC people remember this one).

Frazod
04-25-2012, 12:34 PM
Another cool thing from high school was midnight movies. We had an old time movie theater that would show at least one movie, sometimes a double feature, on Friday and Saturday night. We'd sneak in booze and get wasted. It was great. I had a coat that folded into a bag, but in coat form the bag was a huge pocket on the back. I could fit three bottles of wine in it. Good times.

I suppose if they caught a kid doing that now they'd probably fine his parents $10,000 and make him go to alcohol counseling for the rest of his life. :shake:

Thig Lyfe
04-25-2012, 12:39 PM
saturday morning cartoons (not anime and violent crap, but regular looney toons)


Looney Toons is violent as fuck, dawg.

Frazod
04-25-2012, 12:39 PM
And goddamn do I ever miss just being able to grab a gun, walk out into my grandparents' field and shoot whatever the hell I wanted to. No range fees, no rules, no Illinazis shutting down the only public rifle range within driving distance.

Too bad I couldn't combine that with the guns I have now. That would REALLY rock.

Thig Lyfe
04-25-2012, 12:40 PM
And goddamn to I ever miss just being able to grab a gun, walk out into my grandparents' field and shoot whatever the hell I wanted to. No range fees, no rules, no Illinazis shutting down the only public rifle range within driving distance.

Too bad I couldn't combine that with the guns I have now. That would REALLY rock.

I WANNA FEEL LIKE A MAAAAAAAAN!

KurtCobain
04-25-2012, 12:41 PM
I grew up in the mid-70s to early-80s. My whole life is nostalgia.

Lava lamps, fiber optic lamps, that Radio Shack bike radio that was round and red with a black plastic grill and a yellow horn button, 8-tracks, reel-to-reel, 45" records, radio headphones that were giant plastic things that went over your whole ear, "fancy" cable TV that was a 20-channel pressbutton box connected to your TV by a wire, Commodore 64 and Trash TRS-80, CB radios, roller rinks, black light posters, AM radio, pagers, muscle cars, boomboxes, arcades with actual games in them like Missile Command and Asteroids (not just a bunch of zombie-shooting games or car-driving games), marijuana at $1 a joint, cigarettes at $1 a pack, Chinese cross stars made in machine shop in high school, sneakers that weren't $100 a pair, leather jackets, wiffle ball, street hockey, the Bicentennial, Keep On Truckin', iron-on T-shirt stores, old TV shows, bad horror movies on weekend TV, Saturday morning cartoons that were actually good, TV stations that went off the air at night with the National Anthem, strobe lights, chicken-entertainment vending machines (it was a Florida thing), airplanes where you actually got meals and pillows... and, ultimately, the simplicity of life before the Internet and cellphones.

Fucking old people just die already.

Inspector
04-25-2012, 12:42 PM
Gas stations where a guy came out, asked leaded or unleaded, then proceeded to check your fluids and clean the windshield. I remember when "self serv" started at some gas stations and the gas was a few cents cheaper on those pumps.

Leaded or unleaded?

I remember they'd ask "Regular or Ethyl". And we'd get a dollars worth to get around for the week.

ChiTown
04-25-2012, 12:43 PM
****ing old people just die already.

We would, but who is going to be around to take care of worthless fugtards like you - you know, tax dollars and such for your gubment housing and food stamps?:)

Frazod
04-25-2012, 12:48 PM
I remember driving from one end of the country to the other without a cellphone. Now I feel naked if I forget it when I'm going to the grocery store.

Thig Lyfe
04-25-2012, 01:01 PM
I remember driving from one end of the country to the other without a cellphone. Now I feel naked if I forget it when I'm going to the grocery store.

Stop making me picture you naked. It's... confusing.

mikey23545
04-25-2012, 01:45 PM
Coke machines that had a little door on it and you'd pull out a real bottle.


And it had real coke in it as well, not that piss water they sell now.

Saulbadguy
04-25-2012, 01:50 PM
Phreaking.

Passepartout
04-25-2012, 02:14 PM
And it had real coke in it as well, not that piss water they sell now.

Yeah those were the days now wasn't it?!