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Wed Apr 4, 2018, 01:38 AM

I'm laughing so hard!

https://www.facebook.com/whatdidijust/videos/160383747993470/

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Reply I'm laughing so hard! (Original post)
Upthevibe Apr 2018 OP
Binkie The Clown Apr 2018 #1
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2018 #3
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2018 #2
Upthevibe Apr 2018 #4
applegrove Apr 2018 #5
brewens Apr 2018 #6
pansypoo53219 Apr 2018 #7
Siwsan Apr 2018 #8
Leith Apr 2018 #9
lunasun Apr 2018 #10

Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 01:52 AM

1. And I'm sure YOU know how to use a button hook to fasten your shoes.



Or how to adjust the spark advance lever on a Model-A



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Response to Binkie The Clown (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 01:55 AM

3. My very first car, a '59 Beetle, had a manual choke.

I really loved the control it gave me.

I have long since adjusted to not having one.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 01:54 AM

2. And similarly the younger generation can mock us old people

who don't get the newer technology.

I'd be hard pressed to tell you the last time I saw or used a rotary phone. My older son is now 35 and he never saw one. Push-button phones of various kinds started showing up by 1969 or so. That's almost fifty years ago. So anyone younger than 60 has spent a good deal of his or her life without rotary phones.

I am offended that anyone thinks this is amusing. Let's mock people who can't use a manual typewriter. Let's make fun of someone who can't drive a stick shift. (Oh, and I'm 69 and I still drive a stick, so if anyone is entitled to mock those who only drive an automatic I suppose it's me.) Let's humiliate those who don't know how to milk a cow or harness a team of horses to a plow.

Technology changes. Get over it.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 02:03 AM

4. I know-right! n/t

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 02:03 AM

5. How cute is that.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 05:45 AM

6. I didn't know I was in a room with an old school phone one day and about shit my pants when it rang!

I hadn't noticed it and hadn't heard a real phone bell go off for who knows how many years. It was push button but otherwise just like the one in the video.

I was working in a small town in eastern Washington state. The building was their city hall and library combined with fire house adjacent. They still had that old phone working.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 05:54 AM

7. my grandpa had one. he was a MA BELL man.

i have a few rotary phones. i go to estate sales. used to be more time travel. old metal fans better. old heaters. ICE PICKS. PATENT DATES! gee, all the old tech i have seen. deco x ray, treadle dentil drill, a phone switching board! AN EDISON MIMEOGRAPH. hell, i once saw a phone w/ no numbers, just a crank.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 07:44 AM

8. One can only imagine what she'd do if she saw THIS phone

This is a part of the 'estate' I inherited from my aunt and uncle. I remember when they bought this - it was my aunt's dream phone. After a while, the weight of the receiver paved the way for it being nothing more than a piece of tchotchke. Since she held on to it, I guess her admiration never ended. I intend to see if the local community players would like it for their prop collection.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 10:41 AM

9. I Don't Get People Sometimes

Arianna is a young girl who has not seen a phone like that because they stopped making them decades before she was born. Rather than trying to shame a child, the woman should have just shown her how it worked. It would have taken less time and everyone would have avoided the irritation.

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Response to Upthevibe (Original post)

Wed Apr 4, 2018, 11:04 AM

10. This was before your time ....do you see that long cord?

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