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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.
    Well, technically, "his chair" but yah. WTF.
    "Can't you see..."

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    To the original question though. When I started out with a national accounting firm in 1988 we wore suits. period. Saturday was khakis & button downs. Sunday you'd wear jeans. Maybe about 10 PM on a weekday you'd loosen up the tie some. Last week an EY auditor was in my office in jeans and chucks.

    Also from that timeframe, I remember thinking if you could watch TV in the car some kinda way, that would be the ultimate.
    "Can't you see..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    ...Also from that timeframe, I remember thinking if you could watch TV in the car some kinda way, that would be the ultimate.
    That's stupid and dangerous. Nobody would do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Well, it's free, so, how are they fisting profit?
    I'd guess perhaps the revenue is from advertising?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshall Tucker View Post
    To the original question though. When I started out with a national accounting firm in 1988 we wore suits. period. Saturday was khakis & button downs. Sunday you'd wear jeans. Maybe about 10 PM on a weekday you'd loosen up the tie some. Last week an EY auditor was in my office in jeans and chucks.
    Before about 1992 everybody at IBM HAD to wear the suits, then head office proclaimed we were adopting business casual to fit in better with our clients, you know those PC guys with the laptops who wore cutoffs and played foosball in the office

    SO the next day everybody came to work wearing the same suits they always wore for a number of reasons, it was the uniform and you could hide behind it, you were used to wearing the suit, a lot of guys had suits or T-shirts but nothing in-between and buying the business casual cost about the same as buying a cheap suit.

    Everntualy guys wore out the old suits and business casual as we know it became the norm but it did not change overnight
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyoverland Captive View Post
    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.
    What's a bag phone?

    Let's do some livin'
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    An early cellphone. big phone and big battery in a bag, usually with a shoulder strap. this was back when carphones were a thing but bag phones were portable.

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    There was even a approved pin stripe width, dad did 35 years with 'em.

    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    Before about 1992 everybody at IBM HAD to wear the suits, then head office proclaimed we were adopting business casual to fit in better with our clients, you know those PC guys with the laptops who wore cutoffs and played foosball in the office

    SO the next day everybody came to work wearing the same suits they always wore for a number of reasons, it was the uniform and you could hide behind it, you were used to wearing the suit, a lot of guys had suits or T-shirts but nothing in-between and buying the business casual cost about the same as buying a cheap suit.

    Everntualy guys wore out the old suits and business casual as we know it became the norm but it did not change overnight

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    I didn't last very long at those jobs where you had to wear a tie. Not very long at all...

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    My dad had to wear a suit and a fedora to sell bras. I did it hatless and in a leisure suit with bell bottom pants.
    A few people feel the rain. Most people just get wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skiballs View Post
    There was even a approved pin stripe width, dad did 35 years with 'em.
    that means YOU did 35 years with them

    A lot of them died <3 yrs after retirement

    I hope he is still kicking
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    Quote Originally Posted by wooley12 View Post
    My dad had to wear a suit and a fedora to sell bras. I did it hatless and in a leisure suit with bell bottom pants.
    Is there a running tally on how many fucking times wooley mentions bra sales? Maybe this should go in the "shit that annoys you" thread..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    What's a bag phone?
    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    An early cellphone. big phone and big battery in a bag, usually with a shoulder strap. this was back when carphones were a thing but bag phones were portable.
    Seriously, I'm only like 1/3 of Benny's age and my mom even had a Motorolla bag phone. Did they not have these in Italy?
    I still call it The Jake.

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    My wife had a bag phone for a while. She needed it for on call. That thing was a brick.

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    It was pretty cool technology compared to no cell phones at all.

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    Well, I guess I was just trash living under a bridge.

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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
    Holeee shittta - are you kidding me? Did you live on-base, '74-'76 in Key West? That's damn near my story...Throwing out trash in the cul-de-sac's dumpster, and there's 2 big boxes of Playboys. Probably 8-10 years worth. Went and got my friend and after dark we spirited ALL of them to our fort in the mangrove bushes. The ensuing mold factor and clumpy, pulpy pages would begin to meld together. They prolly lasted a year or two.
    You learn early there's 3 pictorials.
    And the covers are classics now and when I see them it brings back such funny memories.
    That's where I first saw how Kool skiing was.

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    My wealthy Aunt/Uncle had a cordless TV remote in 1973?. Turned me into a couch potato.

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    Were there corded remotes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djongo Unchained View Post
    My wealthy Aunt/Uncle had a cordless TV remote in 1973?. Turned me into a couch potato.
    My grandpa had one as well. The original 'clicker'. It changed the channel and volume via some sort of ultrasonic tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Striker View Post
    Were there corded remotes?
    Yup. Gotta love the good ol "clickers." Man, we've come a long way.


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    Why are they watching a washing machine?

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    The bag phone was awesome... a full 3 watts of power vs. 1/2 watt of most handhelds, and that massive battery would last forever. Analog signal meant the call always went through. Might be a lot of static on the line, but even in bumfuck nowhere southern tier hill towns, your call would go through.





    and with 5 lb swing weight, you could pummel the shit out of anyone within swingin' distance.... an excellent melee weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Well, I guess I was just trash living under a bridge.
    I doubt that Benny.

    When we’d venture into the city during those years the bridge people had Motorola Skypagers.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    My ex gfs kids got to ride to and from the bus stop in rural NM sitting on the tailgate of my pickup truck. Probably some of the last kids to enjoy that small pleasure. That was 15-20 years ago in a really laissez-faire kinda place and people were getting weird about it then. Gotta be a total no-go nowadays.

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