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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Well, I'm talking pre internet days, before you kids got music and porn for free.
    Ahhh... you're talking about dirty magazines? Yeah - that must have been tough... not only did you have to pay for it, but you had to endure the disapproving glare of the lady at the cash register, amirite??

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    My dad would call me in from the yard to change the tv channel. Which you did from a VHF dial ON THE TV. As in Physically attached. A remote was an incredible luxury and virtually nonexistent; even on the console color TVs we'd get.

    Porn? for fucks sakes people. in the mid-70s you generally were "finding" / stealing from some other 10yr old's stash, some mildewy playboy that'd been rained on and dried out, rescued from the dipsey dumster. When I was 13 we got the first wiff of HBO, which was I believe #4 on the 12 channel offering from the cable provider. You'd rig up tin foil and antenna wire to defeat first gen scrambling, to see the Harrad Experiment. Which was an incredible film, BTW. The Betsy a solid runner-up. kinda the equivent of scrolling through 3 pages of comments to see one pic in the plea to ullr

    Wait what were we talking about? Damn where did i set my beer down
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    Quote Originally Posted by skaredshtles View Post
    Ahhh... you're talking about dirty magazines? Yeah - that must have been tough... not only did you have to pay for it, but you had to endure the disapproving glare of the lady at the cash register, amirite??
    No, dude. VHS and 42nd street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    My dad would call me in from the yard to change the tv channel. Which you did from a VHF dial ON THE TV. As in Physically attached. A remote was an incredible luxury and virtually nonexistent; even on the console color TVs we'd get.

    Porn? for fucks sakes people. in the mid-70s you generally were "finding" / stealing from some other 10yr old's stash, some mildewy playboy that'd been rained on and dried out, rescued from the dipsey dumster. When I was 13 we got the first wiff of HBO, which was I believe #4 on the 12 channel offering from the cable provider. You'd rig up tin foil and antenna wire to defeat first gen scrambling, to see the Harrad Experiment. Which was an incredible film, BTW. The Betsy a solid runner-up. kinda the equivent of scrolling through 3 pages of comments to see one pic in the plea to ullr

    Wait what were we talking about? Damn where did i set my beer down
    Mildewey porn, that is the stench of the late 70's for me. I had an older neighbor who stole all his dad's old porn mags from his father's barber shop then would store them under his newspaper drop off box. Needless to say they were all soon to me moldy in wet Portland , Oregon.

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    It was one of the most profitable industries in this country for a few decades. Billions changing hands. Now it's free. I think that's fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    No, dude. VHS and 42nd street.
    OK, Boomer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    My dad would call me in from the yard to change the tv channel. Which you did from a VHF dial ON THE TV.
    So your Dad would sit on the couch and yell for you to come inside and change the channel? wtf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    It was one of the most profitable industries in this country for a few decades. Billions changing hands. Now it's free. I think that's fascinating.

    Well it's not like it's a charity, people are making money hand over fist. Or something with fists anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWbrit View Post
    Shopping at backcountry.com.
    I remember when SAC was something that everyone avoided talking about directly, like some big insider secret. People would ask on here and get responses like Saint Andrews Church or whatever fit the acronym. Then BC did the whole affiliate link thing and you could just click the link.

    Also Tramdick.com took you to Tramdock

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    Well it's not like it's a charity, people are making money hand over fist. Or something with fists anyways.
    Ooof!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    Porn? for fucks sakes people. in the mid-70s you generally were "finding" / stealing from some other 10yr old's stash, some mildewy playboy that'd been rained on and dried out, rescued from the dipsey dumster.
    Haha even in the early 90s, we used to dumpster dive for porn behind the bookstore - often rained on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    So your Dad would sit on the couch and yell for you to come inside and change the channel? wtf.
    I do stuff like that. I am really lazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    Well it's not like it's a charity, people are making money hand over fist. Or something with fists anyways.
    Well, it's free, so, how are they fisting profit?

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    How has no one mentioned technology, like, in general. I was an early 90s baby and if you told people then what kind of tech we'd have today, they'd probably laugh at you.

    I guess that can be said for any era but I feel like way more shit happened in the last 30 years than any other 30 year period of the 1900s

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    I had a friend who sold bag phones and car fax machines after college. His bag phone actually saved our asses one day stuck in a muddy road in northern MN.

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    I had one buddy that worked at a convenience store. He would raid all the old unsold porn mags and give them to my other buddy who was the ultimate entrepreneur. Had a full fledged porn mag business going in 9th grade. They split the profits. 'Merica in the late '80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warthog View Post
    I had one buddy that worked at a convenience store. He would raid all the old unsold porn mags and give them to my other buddy who was the ultimate entrepreneur. Had a full fledged porn mag business going in 9th grade. They split the profits. 'Merica in the late '80s.
    I volunteered once a month at our Boy Scout paper recycling drop-off trailer in the late 70ís/ early 80ís. Steady supply of Playboy mags, and occasionally something far weirder. Strange times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funkendrenchman View Post
    Haha even in the early 90s, we used to dumpster dive for porn behind the bookstore - often rained on.
    I found a Oui at the local BMX track, all faded from sun and rain. Must of whacked off to that one mag like 37 times, partial bush shots and a nipple or three.

    I wised up years later and started going to the local flea market,Trader Joes,where I worked on compiling my knife, lighter, and old porn mag collections.




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    Quote Originally Posted by east or bust View Post
    How has no one mentioned technology, like, in general. I was an early 90s baby and if you told people then what kind of tech we'd have today, they'd probably laugh at you.

    I guess that can be said for any era but I feel like way more shit happened in the last 30 years than any other 30 year period of the 1900s
    My grandfather was born in 1878 and died in 1976. So he went from travel by horse to airplanes to a fuckin man on the moon during his life. Hard to beat that

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    My grandfather was born in 1878 and died in 1976. So he went from travel by horse to airplanes to a fuckin man on the moon during his life. Hard to beat that
    Yeah, that definitely represents a greater leap than the technological bullshit we've been force-fed over the last 20-25 years. Those advances, along with plenty of others from that era tangibly improved both the quality of life and standard of living of the average citizen. I would argue that consumer technology has done neither of those things, and has had a net negative effect on individual and societal well-being.
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    When there was only one flavor of a: snicker bar, reese peanut butter cup, oreo cookie, nacho chip, coke, goldfish, swedish fish..........


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    My grandfather was born in 1878 and died in 1976. So he went from travel by horse to airplanes to a fuckin man on the moon during his life. Hard to beat that
    Did a man really land on the moon?










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    While my kids may not know exactly what it was like to live pre vs post various technologies, I've had fun teaching them at least WHAT many of these things were. For example, my kids have gotten to play with (and take apart with me to learn about) both rotary and touchtone phones, he's played with an old school mechanical typewriter of mine, I've only let him play my old NES and letting him progress the way I did (although I started with an Atari 2600), been having fun exploring classical/jazz/oldies/classic rock/through today with them, and the list goes on. My oldest is always asking great questions about how things worked when I was his age, so I'm stoked he's not going to be completely naive. Again, no kids of today will know what's it like to have to live how it was before their time and that's great since we're marching forward, but it's good to at least not be totally ignorant of the past.

    My goal with my little ones is for them to NOT be like this:



    Had a similar talk with a friend's teen daughter once about Elvis. She had NO clue who that was. WTF?!

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