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Post by ant7377 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:20 pm

Im going to get it out maybe this week and dust it off and take a picture of it
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:15 am

I sooo wanted one of those StingRays back in the day.  They were so cool...especially, the ones that had the shifter on the top frame member.  One birthday, my father took me to the Western Auto store to pick out my birthday bike.  I lobbied hard for the StingRay...but, somehow my dad convinced me that they were just a quirky fad and that I'd soon wish I had gotten a conventional bike.  I reluctantly gave in and came home with a new 3-spd. men's bike.  Remember being so disappointed...yet, trying to act appreciative for him buying me a bike.  Don't think I ever recovered emotionally...lol!
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Post by knightfan26917 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:46 am

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:Well Cort, I would say you have good reasons for chillin' a bit. Besides, at least you like cool cars and music.

Ha, yep, I sure do. Wink

But, all these "chillin'" is driving me crazy, especially as I watch my bank account dwindle. I do NOT understand how people can be comfortable being unemployed. I'm not. But, since I maintain my website & FB page, people think I am content. NO. I'm trying to make the best of a horrible situation ... & trying to keep my spirits up & stay positive. However..........................


Roadcaptain S3 wrote:One of them owns a Prius. Need I say more?

LOL ... nope!


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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:40 am

Sounds like Western Auto was THE place for bike purchases in the 70s mid west.

There was a kid in my neighborhood that got a bike that looked like a motorcycle, it had the plastic gas tank, knobby tires and everything. Hated that kid.

Another kid got one that was white with red,white and blue Evel Knievel stars and stripes on it (Huffy maybe?). It wasn't the official AMF Evel bike, but it was close.

Hated him too.


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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:47 am

PS>>>>Of course, this was around 1976, when the Bicentennial stuff made EVERYTHING red white and blue.
I was nine-ish and I remember having a lot of stuff with stars and stripes on it.
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Post by ant7377 on Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:56 am

Yeah it was a huffy. Kid in my neighborhood had one too. I had another friend with a Ross Apollo 5 sp in black. He had another bike to ride on regularly and that he used when it was nice out. It was mint he still has it too from what I know.
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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:22 am

Back in the 70's we used to play a game in the neighborhood called "Ball Tag". If you were it you hunted down the other kids & hit them w/ the ball, then they were it. One day there were no tennis balls, so we used a baseball. There were many, many welts, bruises and bumps that day- not to mention the busted out back-glass on a Caddy. Laughing
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:58 am

We had a running battles with kids from a nearby subdivision over a schoolyard. No ball-tag, but what started as mouthing off escalated to dirt clods. We lost ownership when they showed up with BB guns.

I thought about that the other day when I read this:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCIQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.slate.com%2Fblogs%2Fxx_factor%2F2015%2F01%2F16%2Fmaryland_parents_investigated_by_the_police_for_letting_their_kids_walk.html&ei=NQAtVa7BMojugwThnoCQCA&usg=AFQjCNGHNoYLewIMFvohwpIbey5wb11afg&sig2=fRMpEHGHk6cgKiVaYLyIpA

Parents prosecuted for allowing their kids to walk home from a park..
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:42 am

We had a game called 500 points. Throw the football in the air call a number who ever caught the ball got that many points IF he was still holding after we beat the crap out of each other.
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Post by fishhead on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:23 am

Cap'n, ever hear this one? "Owww! "@#%&*!! "That dirt clod had a rock in it!" "You cheated!"

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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:29 am

Oh yeah.
Sure I said it a time or two. There was a little ****head named Myron who was infamous for the dastardly loaded clod. He was EEEVVVIIIILLLL and accurate.
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Post by ant7377 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:32 am

How about throwing a snowball with a rock in it?
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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:40 am

ant7377 wrote:How about throwing a snowball with a rock in it?

Not quite but we'd leave ours in the freezer overnight to harden. Remember those snowball makers? The red ones?
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Post by fishhead on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:44 am

Ooooof! Don't mess with the G3 gang, "We bad! Yeah,we bad!"

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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:47 am

ok...what is a "clod"?
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Post by fishhead on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:11 am

Clods are the chunks of dirt that are found around freshly dug soil.In farm country and the rural South it's pretty common for the kids to play in the dirt.(Probably not as common now since many kids today aren't allowed to get dirty or "play war.'

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Post by fishhead on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:22 am

I was and am a country redneck dinosaur by todays standards and I'm absolutely ok with it.(And yes,I still have all my teeth and I wear shoes.LOL!)

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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:26 am

No farms in the city here...LOL but thanks for educating me on clods. Sounds like fun.
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Post by fishhead on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:41 am

Glad I could be helpful in sharing some country culture friend.

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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:50 am

77mali wrote:ok...what is a "clod"?

Here, Paul, I found some handy illustrations of clods on the web that should help:





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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:39 pm

Thanks Mark....LOL

Is that bottom pic a self portrait?

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Post by Tom77 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:10 pm

Sorry jumping on here late. My guys here say that I only hire new employee's if they are carrying their AARP cards. I guess they are right because those are the guys that will do something besides show up on Friday for there check then bi__h about how little it is when the other make more because they stayed later and actually worked for their money.
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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:17 pm

77mali wrote:Thanks Mark....LOL

Is that bottom pic a self portrait?

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Could be if you subtracted a lot of hair. Smile
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Post by Roadcaptain S3 on Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:14 pm

Tom77 wrote:Sorry jumping on here late. My guys here say that I only hire new employee's if they are carrying their AARP cards. I guess they are right because those are the guys that will do something besides show up on Friday for there check then bi__h about how little it is when the other make more because they stayed later and actually worked for their money.

There does seem to be a difference in attitude and work ethic. A lot of older folks are there because they want to be, and don't seem to resent pitching in.

Speaking of clod, I read an article written by a 30-ish year old today using the terms "onboarding" and "onboarded" today. He was referring to hiring a contractor. WTF
I hate the jargon. They think it sounds articulate, but they really sound like that Damon Wayans inmate Oswald Bates character from "In Living Color".

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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:46 pm

Roadcaptain S3 wrote:Speaking of clod, I read an article written by a 30-ish year old today using the terms "onboarding" and "onboarded" today. He was referring to hiring a contractor. WTF
I hate the jargon. They think it sounds articulate, but they really sound like that Damon Wayans inmate Oswald Bates character from "In Living Color".

That's why you should always take a buzzword bingo card to a meeting.
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