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maurvir Steamed meat popsicle
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I remember the first Christmas my wife and I spent in Alabama. We only had my 98 Camry and her 98 Mustang, and we needed a new Christmas tree.

Well, we ended up going for this 9' tree at Lowes, and I had a similar experience. So, I ran back in, bought a couple of sections of static line, and strapped that sucker to the roof of the Camry. It looked kind of dumb, but I knew how to rig and it stayed up there just fine the whole trip.

That probably wouldn't work for a fridge, though.
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you haven't lived until you've brought home a 10' christmas tree in a fiat 500
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Went to Louisville one December to visit my sister. While there we went shopping and my wife found a 9 foot Christmas tree she just couldn't leave without.
We were traveling in a Chrysler Sebring convertible.
Long story short: The wife and I and the two kids bundled up, put the top down, loaded the tree in the car and spent five hours on the interstate in December weather in a top-down convertible to bring home a christmas tree.
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DukeofNuke posted:
Went to Louisville one December to visit my sister. While there we went shopping and my wife found a 9 foot Christmas tree she just couldn't leave without.
We were traveling in a Chrysler Sebring convertible.
Long story short: The wife and I and the two kids bundled up, put the top down, loaded the tree in the car and spent five hours on the interstate in December weather in a top-down convertible to bring home a christmas tree.


that is awesome
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We totally had one of those. We used to record all sorts of silly human waste. I wonder if any of our tapes are still around.
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I remember seeing one of those things. Huge.
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obvs posted:
I remember seeing one of those things. Huge.


:lol: Those were miniaturized compared to the one I used to film class plays and variety shows in elementary school. I still remember that monster...

It was on a tripod, but that was largely because I was too young to hold it up steadily at that age.
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VHS-C

I stlll have an adapter.
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i remember wanting one of those things so badly

now capturing and sharing video is the most common, everyday thing you can do
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I just bought a waterproof camera to drop into my fish tank. It was $25 and is smaller than a deck of cards.
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I've read six!

A brief History of Time, Cosmos, The Prophet, The Brothers Karamasov, The prince, and Gilgamesh. But I think the rest ought to be on my to-do list. Then I can hang out in the quad and impress nerdy girls.
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That is cool. I've got some reading to do.
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Yeah, I absolutely do not miss those days. The modern smartphone is superior in nearly every way to every one of those tools, save for certain special cases.
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maurvir posted:
Yeah, I absolutely do not miss those days. The modern smartphone is superior in nearly every way to every one of those tools, save for certain special cases.


To those 30 year old tools, maybe. To their modern equivalents, notsomuch. Laptops and purpose-build cameras / video cameras are still a thing, and the sorts of people who spent big bucks (on the stuff pictured, none of which was cheap) back then would be buying prosumer-grade stuff today, and probably not be content with a smartphone camera, etc.
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ukimalefu posted:
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And about 2000 times more processing power.
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dv posted:
maurvir posted:
Yeah, I absolutely do not miss those days. The modern smartphone is superior in nearly every way to every one of those tools, save for certain special cases.


To those 30 year old tools, maybe. To their modern equivalents, notsomuch.


Are there times when you need a dedicated camera or laptop? Sure. Which is why I caveated what I said. However, the other gadgets in that picture were completely and perfectly replaced by the smart phone.

The watch being the sole exception, really, because it is both functional and aesthetic.
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maurvir posted:
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Yeah, I absolutely do not miss those days. The modern smartphone is superior in nearly every way to every one of those tools, save for certain special cases.


To those 30 year old tools, maybe. To their modern equivalents, notsomuch.


Are there times when you need a dedicated camera or laptop? Sure. Which is why I caveated what I said. However, the other gadgets in that picture were completely and perfectly replaced by the smart phone.

The watch being the sole exception, really, because it is both functional and aesthetic.


The Walkman too, IMO.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/AGPTEK-16GB- ... /397041247

I definitely think there's a place for cheap mp3/media players in any case (klutzy kids, jogging in the rain through a rough neighborhood, etc.) where you want a device that you won't miss when (not if) it's stolen/destroyed.
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what's that black thing under the watch? a battery charger?
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TOS posted:
what's that black thing under the watch? a battery charger?

Pager, I thought.
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TOS posted:
what's that black thing under the watch? a battery charger?


It almost looks like a wallet.
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I don't think I've ever encountered that verb before
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I don't think I've ever encountered that verb before


You don't verb your nouns? It's what all the cool kids are doing these days.
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dv posted:
TOS posted:
what's that black thing under the watch? a battery charger?

Pager, I thought.


that's what I think it is
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All that other crap had way better battery life and no exorbitant monthly fees (well, except the phone of course).
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I don't think I've ever encountered that verb before


You don't verb your nouns? It's what all the cool kids are doing these days.


the real cool kids just add -ass
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I don't think I've ever encountered that verb before


You don't verb your nouns? It's what all the cool kids are doing these days.
At least the ones who are adulting.
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what's the ground clearance of that nose? an eighth of an inch maybe?
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GLITTER and be GAY! Frederick’s Of Hollywood, 1959

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