How many of us remember...these...?

  • masculumpedes

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    Oct 30, 2011 9:07 PM GMT
    And, how many of us actually used them? icon_wink.gif

    ( Extra points if you remember the characters on this one) icon_twisted.gif

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    Oct 30, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    Ejaculating trash cans?
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    Nope dont remember it at all. Finally something from before my time. Just barely I think.
  • masculumpedes

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    Oct 30, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    Ariodante saidEjaculating trash cans?


    LOL.....I think you're too young to remember...but great answer! icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    I never had a Gomer one. Had plenty though. The cheap glass lining of those kiddie thermos bottles didn't last very long under normal kid use conditions. Many a time I'd pour out a cup of soup ala ground glass.
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI never had a Gomer one. Had plenty though. The cheap glass lining of those kiddie thermos bottles didn't last very long under normal kid use conditions. Many a time I'd pour out a cup of soup ala ground glass.


    True, they didn't hold up...and I always took hot chocolate in mine. icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:21 PM GMT
    sk8rdom saidNope dont remember it at all. Finally something from before my time. Just barely I think.


    Such a charming younger man....icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:27 PM GMT
    Do I dare post that I have used one before? LOL I think they were going out of style, but I did have one and used it too.
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    We had a half-wild barn cat that knew how to open those latches, and knew what was inside the box. She would prowl the school bus stop, looking for unguarded lunch boxes. I remember once when she got into some contractor's lunch boxes (the kind with two latches!) and they were genuinely pissed-off.
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:44 PM GMT
    Metal lunch boxes were awesome. The plastic ones.. not so much. I heard they're making metal ones again, but smaller for some reason. You can't even fit a freakin thermos in there. Barely enough room for a sandwich. And maybe a flask of your favorite adult beverage. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
    I have this one:
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    Oct 30, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
    How many of us remember the days before MP3 players and iPods, when this is what we had for music?

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    Oct 30, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    Here's the school lunch box & thermos I actually had, from 1957. A later version pictured the barn doors as open, and you could see animals inside.

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    Here's the lunch box I had even before that one, c. 1954:

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    Oct 30, 2011 10:38 PM GMT
    malefeet saidGomer-Lunch-Box.jpg




    Just think, today Gomer could serve openly as the man he really is and Sergeant Carter couldn't say anything about it!
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    Oct 30, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
    I had one of the Plaid lunch boxes just like the above, and it seems that I had one with 'davy crocket' on it.

    One thing I remember that stood out was when I was age 10 and 11 trading 'beattle cards' of John, Ringo, Paul and George. I wish I'd kept all of those. It seems like we bought them at the local corner drug store in 1963 through 1965. All of us kids made sure to watch their debut on Ed Sullivan show. LOL Dad endured it but shook his head off and on through the whole program over their hair. The next week I wanted pointed shoes like the 'beatle boot' style, I didn't get them though. Ha
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    I remember having a few lunch boxes as a little kid in the late 60's, and one I especially liked was a Zorro lunch box. Before Saran Wrap we had wax paper sandwich bags. I remember getting a sandwich, carrot sticks or celery sticks, and cookies........usually something good, unless my Mom was annoyed about something, and then it was vanilla wafers (dry & awful).

    I also remember they had hot lunches at my school - cafeteria style, where you went along the line with a tray choosing whatever you wanted. The whole lunch including dessert was usually only $1.35.


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    Oct 31, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    i love vintage stuff. I still have a beta, i have a reel-to-reel 8mm projector from the 50s, a decent collection of vinyl AND 78, a suitcase phonograph, an '88 Macintosh Plus w/ HDD, deluxe keyboard and mouse, a '72 StingRay repro, and a few ACTUAL 70's lightweights icon_smile.gif Old stuff is way cooler than new, it has history, soul and personality
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:39 AM GMT
    RoadsterRacer saidi love vintage stuff. I still have a beta, i have a reel-to-reel 8mm projector from the 50s, a decent collection of vinyl AND 78, a suitcase phonograph, an '88 Macintosh Plus w/ HDD, deluxe keyboard and mouse, a '72 StingRay repro, and a few ACTUAL 70's lightweights icon_smile.gif Old stuff is way cooler than new, it has history, soul and personality


    I stopped reading at Beta. Amazing mechanical design but significantly more complex than VHS. Doomed it.

    Does it make me seem old that I remember when VHS beat Beta to the 2 hour tape?

    I still have my Sparc IPX and a SparcII pizza box. What do I win?
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:49 AM GMT
    Mine had Gentle Ben on it. Sure was excited when I got iticon_smile.gif
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    Oct 31, 2011 1:50 AM GMT
    Anduru saidI have this one:
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    I want this.
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    Oct 31, 2011 5:16 AM GMT
    What do kids use as lunchboxes today? Do kids even brown bag their lunches anymore, or just get served MacDonalds from a vending machine?
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    Oct 31, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    i remember then i used them as a young kid. i had a incredible hulk lunch box.
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    Oct 31, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    I'm not sure why everybody laughed and said, "Cocksucker!"

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    Oct 31, 2011 5:40 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidWhat do kids use as lunchboxes today? Do kids even brown bag their lunches anymore, or just get served MacDonalds from a vending machine?


    back in the 90s i had a never-ending succession of lunchboxes, soft and hard. The reason for the fast turnaround was that was how i defended myself against the bullies. I beat on 'em with the lunchbox icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 31, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
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    I had the Six Million Dollar Man.

    Grrrrrrrr...Lee Majors.
    the writing was on the wall.