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Doris Day as a 16 year old band singer.
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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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that's actually a pretty clever premise
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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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juice Inadvertently correct
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Dancing sandwiches!
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I really want to see that.
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good old carrie fisher

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1973 jeep j4000

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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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user Stupid cockwomble
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first step to becoming only a cell phone store - sigh
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do they even exist anymore?
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Wow! Somebody had to blow a lot of dust off that oldie. Cripes, I remember that joke as a Xerogram.
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TOS posted:
do they even exist anymore?

Yep, they are down to a little over 400 stores and a website:
https://www.radioshack.com/
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The Shack just closed here a couple of years ago. The owner retired and couldn't find a buyer.
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That's so sad. I remember being as excited as young Sheldon when the Radio Shack catalogs came out in September. I would flip through it, and there would always be something that made me go, "I didn't even know they made that!", and there would be a solution to a problem I had that I didn't even know was a problem ... if you know what I mean ...

Now, you kind of have to know what you're looking for, and the selection on that site is minimal at best. No more flipping through pages and discovering things.
For me, Radio Shack died when they stopped printing the catalogs.

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Radio shack died when they stopped selling resistors and diodes and coils.
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jkahless posted:
Radio shack died when they stopped selling resistors and diodes and coils.


More like; they were doomed when people stopped wanting/needing/buying those things.
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ukimalefu Rebel? resistance? why not both?
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The flame red outfits are appropriate for the rear of that death trap.
'Ariana Grande got a Kanji tattoo she thought meant "seven rings" but actually means "small charcoal grill"':

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According to Brian Ashcroft of Kotaku:
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The kanji character 七 means “seven,” while 輪 means “hoop,” “circle,” “ring,” or “wheel.” However, when you put them together, the meaning is different! 七輪 (shichirin) is a “small charcoal grill” and not “seven rings,” which is written differently in Japanese.

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That's dedication to barbecue!
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The 70's were a tragic period for American cars and AMC cars in particular.
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human waste. I thought that was a Pinto.
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dv posted:
jkahless posted:
Radio shack died when they stopped selling resistors and diodes and coils.


More like; they were doomed when people stopped wanting/needing/buying those things.



And those that did bought them online.
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juice posted:
human waste. I thought that was a Pinto.


Nope. That's a Gremlin. To be fair, though, the Pinto didn't look that much different. Headlights and the swoop in the rear windows are really the biggest tells (other than nameplate)
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Speaking of the Pinto...

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1980 Ford Pinto selector guide

Also, the Pinto was not nearly as unsafe as it is made out to be. In fact, it beat out the Toyota Corolla and VW Beetle of the era. Which isn't saying much, as both of those were crap wagons in the late 70's and 80's. My grandmother had an 80's model Toyota Camry. Riding in that thing felt like death could come at any moment, though it was extremely reliable.

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Perhaps the most illuminating data comes from NHTSA fatality rates per million vehicles for 1975 and 1976. In the published chart, the Pinto is responsible for 298 deaths per million cars in 1975, making it on par with the Chevrolet Vega (288) and Datsun 510 (294), but considerably safer than the Datsun 1200/210 (392), the Toyota Corolla (333) and the VW Beetle (378). In 1976, the Pinto’s 322 deaths per million cars was slightly higher than the Chevrolet Vega (310) and AMC Gremlin (315), but better than the Datsun 510 (340), the Datsun 1200/210 (418) and the VW Beetle (370).

My dad had a Pinto from '75 to '77. He says it did what it had to do. Never regretted buying it.
I had an AMC Hornet. It would have been mechanically fine had it not rusted away to nothing. The drive train was solid but it had no chassis so it simply just collapsed under its own weight once the rust got bad enough.
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ukimalefu posted:
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I'll raise you.

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(not quite sure what this is about ...)

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That is a fantastic ad.
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Pariah posted:
ukimalefu posted:
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The 70's were a tragic period for American cars and AMC cars in particular.


the gremlin was actually quite a success for a time, proving a strong competitor for the vw beetle

but design-wise, yeah ... i always skip over the 70s when musing about classic cars
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