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Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 10:33 AM
I was thinking, as I lay in bed this morning, staring at the ceiling... What did I do in the morning before I got hooked up to the internet? I didn't read the morning paper, I never got the morning paper. I know I drank more coffee... But what was I doing while drinking coffee? I wasn't watching TV. I didn't really have a TV, and I certainly didn't have cable... I don't think that I bounded out of bed, started the coffee pot, jumped into the shower, got dressed and went straight into the shop with a mug of steaming mud..... But maybe I did. What I did, however is not the point. The point is that I have no idea what I used to do before the internet gobbled up my brain...:eek:

Paul Pless
01-07-2010, 10:43 AM
The point is that I have no idea what I used to do before the internet gobbled up my brain...:eek:There used to be a time when I could recall every individual day of my life.

Popeye
01-07-2010, 10:50 AM
bfi we had rock n roll baby..

Nobody knows the band Grand Funk? The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner The bong-rattling bass of Mel Shocker The competent drumwork of Don Brewer Oh man! For more information on Grand Funk, consult your school library....Now... Grand Funk Railroad paved the way for Jefferson Airplane, which cleared the way for Jefferson Starship. The stage was now set for the Alan Parsons Project , which I believe was some sort of hovercraft

Stan D
01-07-2010, 11:08 AM
Isn't that what they used to say about TV? And not to hijack the thread, but...


Hi, my name is Stan (crowd-"Hi Stan"), and I'm addicted to forums. I currently belong to 9 forums, each of different interests. My long time favorite, devoted to "single cam, inline 4 cylinder Honda motorcycles from the 70s" has been recently replaced by, get this, a forum dedicated to wooden boats. That's right. These nutjobs actually trust boats made from wood! Half of them even build their own wood boats. And I don't know if it is this forum, or the fact that I've been hanging out in a wooden boat shop for 4 or 5 years, But I'm beginning to think I could build one too.

Damn Intarweb. I can't remember what I did before it ruined my life, either.










Now I've got to get back to deciding about forum #10. I'm trying to decide between 3 forums dedicated to model trains. I only want to belong to one. Three forums for one interest? Now that would be crazy.

Wild Dingo
01-07-2010, 11:34 AM
I was thinking, as I lay in bed this morning, staring at the ceiling... What did I do in the morning before I got hooked up to the internet? I didn't read the morning paper, I never got the morning paper. I know I drank more coffee... But what was I doing while drinking coffee? I wasn't watching TV. I didn't really have a TV, and I certainly didn't have cable... I don't think that I bounded out of bed, started the coffee pot, jumped into the shower, got dressed and went straight into the shop with a mug of steaming mud..... But maybe I did. What I did, however is not the point. The point is that I have no idea what I used to do before the internet gobbled up my brain..

:D :D Dad you did what you always do... you wake up... groan LOUDLY... then after a good hour or two you slowly ease your lanky skinny legs over the side of the bed push many times upward until your streak of a body is perpendicular but still you sit on the bed feet on the floor breathing... yep Dad breathing... you probably glance out the window groan LOUDLY again then reach for the robe and wrap it around yourself then slide your size 30 feets into the flip flop slippers you wear then push yourself upward many times until your whole body is sorta kinda perpendicular and sigh again LOUDY just to make sure Carter got the message that you are about to move...

Then you groan moan fart burp scratch your gronicles and meander down the circular stairs stomping and groaning as you descend to the ground floor whereupon you open the door for Tarzan kick Hercules into motion put on the perculator coffee makin machine, turn on the idiot box in the living room groan very LOUDLY again sit on the couch while waiting for the coffee to brew sigh then sigh again LOUDLY moan "oooh its hard being me" :D then get your coffee wander outside to the patio/deck and sip your coffee cough scratch your gronicles again groan as LOUD as is humanly possible sip your coffee and sigh

about 4 hours and a dozen cups of coffee later you MIGHT sigh and meander over to the shop or you might just sigh groan scratch your gronicles again and go sit on the couch depending on your mood of course

Carter on the other hand will as she always does BOUND out of bed like a bucket of fleas have been let loose in her nickers scramble downstairs talking about whatevers flying through her little noggin at the moment make herself a cuppa smoke a dozen smokes step out on the patio/deck smile at the morning deer visiting watch you scratching and groaning and... actually god knows what she will do next!! depends on her mood as it hits!!

See? easy mate... you still do what youve always done!! just now you got a wee distraction called the "woodenboat forum" ala the internet that is in reality just simply another excuse not to go to the shed where joyous hours of making dust and shavings from wood "work" awaits!!! :D

Love to mum and pops! :cool:
Your son who knows his old odd Dad
Shane

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 11:45 AM
No.......... The internet pre-dates Carter moving in.... And the internet actually pre-dates multi-channel television here... I think that in the warm(er) months I must have sat out on the porch and scanned the forest for interesting creatures, but that still leaves 10 months...

S/V Laura Ellen
01-07-2010, 11:52 AM
There used to be a time when I could recall every individual day of my life.

I assume there used to be a day when there was a time when I could recall every individual day of my life.
I'm happy just to be able to remember my name and where I live.

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 11:55 AM
I assume there used to be a day when there was a time when I could recall every individual day of my life.
I'm happy just to be able to remember my name and where I live.

What is your name anyway, Allan? I've been meaning to ask you that for a while now...

Paul Pless
01-07-2010, 12:38 PM
> :D

huisjen
01-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Justin, gentler than a man
I am down on my knees
At the wireless knobs
I am down on my knees
At those wireless knobs
Telefunken, Telefunken
And I'm searching for
Luxembourg, Luxembourg,
Athlone, Budapest, AFN,
Hilversum, Helvetia
In the days before rock 'n' roll

In the days before rock 'n' roll
In the days before rock 'n' roll

When we let, then we bet
On Lester Piggott when we met
We let the goldfish go

In the days before rock 'n' roll

Fats did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Fats did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Elvis did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Nor Fats, nor Elvis
Nor Sonny, nor Lightning
Nor Muddy, nor John Lee

In the days before rock 'n' roll
In the days before rock 'n' roll

When we let and we bet
On Lester Piggott 10/1
And we let the goldfish go
Down the stream
Before rock 'n' roll
We went over the wavebands
We'd get Luxembourg,
Luxembourg and Athlone

AFM stars of Jazz
Come in, come in, come in, Ray Charles
Come in, the high priest

In the days before rock 'n' roll
In the days before rock 'n' roll

When we let and we bet
On Lester Piggott 10 to 1
And we let the goldfish go
And then the killer came along
The killer, Jerry Lee Lewis
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on,
Great balls of fire
Little Richard

Justin, gentler than a man
Justin, Justin, where is Justin now?
What's Justin doing now?
Just, where is Justin now?

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 05:12 PM
Justin, gentler than a man
I am down on my knees
At the wireless knobs
I am down on my knees
At those wireless knobs
Telefunken, Telefunken
And I'm searching for
Luxembourg, Luxembourg,
Athlone, Budapest, AFN,
Hilversum, Helvetia
In the days before rock 'n' roll

In the days before rock 'n' roll
In the days before rock 'n' roll

When we let, then we bet
On Lester Piggott when we met
We let the goldfish go

In the days before rock 'n' roll

Fats did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Fats did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Elvis did not come in
Without those wireless knobs
Nor Fats, nor Elvis
Nor Sonny, nor Lightning
Nor Muddy, nor John Lee

In the days before rock 'n' roll
In the days before rock 'n' roll

When we let and we bet
On Lester Piggott 10/1
And we let the goldfish go
Down the stream
Before rock 'n' roll
We went over the wavebands
We'd get Luxembourg,
Luxembourg and Athlone

AFM stars of Jazz
Come in, come in, come in, Ray Charles
Come in, the high priest

In the days before rock 'n' roll
In the days before rock 'n' roll

When we let and we bet
On Lester Piggott 10 to 1
And we let the goldfish go
And then the killer came along
The killer, Jerry Lee Lewis
A whole lotta shakin' goin' on,
Great balls of fire
Little Richard

Justin, gentler than a man
Justin, Justin, where is Justin now?
What's Justin doing now?
Just, where is Justin now?
WOW!..... Now I'm real, real gone......;)

Michael D. Storey
01-07-2010, 05:15 PM
So I guess that by 'inter net' you are not referring to that mesh lining inside of bathing trunks?

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 05:22 PM
So I guess that by 'inter net' you are not referring to that mesh lining inside of bathing trunks?

Gawd I hate those! Who invented those..... A chaffing cream company? And WHY would anyone want a freakin'set of net underwear sewn into their swimming shorts? :eek::mad:

C. Ross
01-07-2010, 05:26 PM
I assume there used to be a day when there was a time when I could recall every individual day of my life.
I'm happy just to be able to remember my name and where I live.

It amuses me when people on the forum address you as Laura Ellen.

Paul Pless
01-07-2010, 05:33 PM
It amuses me when people on the forum address you as Laura Ellen.Its even funnier when it happens in person.:p:D

Hwyl
01-07-2010, 05:40 PM
I assume there used to be a day when there was a time when I could recall every individual day of my life.
I'm happy just to be able to remember my name and where I live.

Your name is amongst the most popular signs in Wales.

I just knew you were "way out".

http://www.thomasdenver.com/sweukcr05.jpg

John Smith
01-07-2010, 06:00 PM
I remember games I used to play long before there was much in the way of electronic entertainment.

My middle grandchild (ll), while he enjoys the modern electronic games as much as the other kids, also enjoys putting a bowl on the coffee table and trying to flip cards into it.

paul oman
01-07-2010, 06:13 PM
In the days before Internet and TV, lots of families had 10 kids.

jack grebe
01-07-2010, 06:50 PM
I was thinking, as I lay in bed this morning, staring at the ceiling... What did I do in the morning before I got hooked up to the internet? I didn't read the morning paper, I never got the morning paper. I know I drank more coffee... But what was I doing while drinking coffee? I wasn't watching TV. I didn't really have a TV, and I certainly didn't have cable... I don't think that I bounded out of bed, started the coffee pot, jumped into the shower, got dressed and went straight into the shop with a mug of steaming mud..... But maybe I did. What I did, however is not the point. The point is that I have no idea what I used to do before the internet gobbled up my brain...:eek:
Since the internet predates Carter, You probably still got your stickie:p

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 06:52 PM
How's the weather Jack? :D

S/V Laura Ellen
01-07-2010, 07:02 PM
Your name is amongst the most popular signs in Wales.

I just knew you were "way out".

http://www.thomasdenver.com/sweukcr05.jpg

At least they spell it right!:)

Memphis Mike
01-07-2010, 07:06 PM
I was thinking, as I lay in bed this morning, staring at the ceiling... What did I do in the morning before I got hooked up to the internet? I didn't read the morning paper, I never got the morning paper. I know I drank more coffee... But what was I doing while drinking coffee? I wasn't watching TV. I didn't really have a TV, and I certainly didn't have cable... I don't think that I bounded out of bed, started the coffee pot, jumped into the shower, got dressed and went straight into the shop with a mug of steaming mud..... But maybe I did. What I did, however is not the point. The point is that I have no idea what I used to do before the internet gobbled up my brain...:eek:

I don't know about you but I used to play with myself a LOT more before the internet.

pefjr
01-07-2010, 07:06 PM
I played "Dungeons and Dragons" on Intellivision. Had to jump over the alligators.

jack grebe
01-07-2010, 07:14 PM
How's the weather Jack? :D
Still riding the bike.............thank you:rolleyes:

jack grebe
01-07-2010, 07:15 PM
I don't know about you but I used to play with myself a LOT more before the internet.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too much info:rolleyes:

Memphis Mike
01-07-2010, 07:30 PM
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too much info:rolleyes:

I have pics?

jack grebe
01-07-2010, 07:38 PM
I have pics?
:eek::eek::eek:

John Smith
01-07-2010, 07:52 PM
I played "Dungeons and Dragons" on Intellivision. Had to jump over the alligators.

Yes the generations of video games.

Remember Frogger? where the frogs died if they hit the water? Don't frogs swim?

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 08:09 PM
Yes the generations of video games.

Remember Frogger? where the frogs died if they hit the water? Don't frogs swim?

Not if the water's full of mercury,lead, arsenic, and Budweiser.....

jack grebe
01-07-2010, 08:10 PM
Not if the water's full of mercury,lead, arsenic, and Budweiser.....
What about recycled Budweiser?

Mrleft8
01-07-2010, 08:15 PM
What about recycled Budweiser?

Pretty much the same stuff init? Maybe the recycled stuff has more flavor......:rolleyes:

ccmanuals
01-08-2010, 12:26 PM
bfi we had rock n roll baby..

Nobody knows the band Grand Funk? The wild, shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner The bong-rattling bass of Mel Shocker The competent drumwork of Don Brewer Oh man! For more information on Grand Funk, consult your school library....Now... Grand Funk Railroad paved the way for Jefferson Airplane, which cleared the way for Jefferson Starship. The stage was now set for the Alan Parsons Project , which I believe was some sort of hovercraft

Paved the way for Jefferson Airplane, hmmm let me see. Grand Funk Railroad, 1969, Jefferson Airplane, 1966.


I think not.

huisjen
01-08-2010, 12:33 PM
And Jefferson Airplane paving the way for Starship is nothing to be pleased about.

Dan

Mrleft8
01-08-2010, 12:35 PM
... But the KBC band had potential..... Briefly....

huisjen
01-08-2010, 04:28 PM
True.

Dan

paladin
01-08-2010, 07:39 PM
Didn't need no internet for info...one thing about military training, especially in electronics intercept and intel gathering, where amateur radio palying also helps....it trains the brain into listening to several sources of information/languages/morse code traffic and being able to mentally reject any extraneous noise in the system and mentally select that information which appears to be most valuable at the time, whether in a native dialect, morse code, or plain text/language. It can keep you busy when you have several receivers running at a time on different frequencies.

cs
01-08-2010, 08:53 PM
Before the internet we had to buy our porn in magazine form.

Chad

Ross M
01-08-2010, 10:02 PM
Didn't need no internet for info...one thing about military training, especially in electronics intercept and intel gathering, where amateur radio palying also helps....it trains the brain into listening to several sources of information/languages/morse code traffic and being able to mentally reject any extraneous noise in the system and mentally select that information which appears to be most valuable at the time, whether in a native dialect, morse code, or plain text/language. It can keep you busy when you have several receivers running at a time on different frequencies.

It is great to see this post!!!

Hope things are going well.

Ross

JimD
01-09-2010, 10:42 AM
...I'm happy just to be able to remember my name and where I live.

That's what wrist bracelets are for. The newer ones come with gps.

Mrleft8
01-09-2010, 10:44 AM
That's what wrist bracelets are for. The newer ones come with gps.

I was going to suggest a straight jacket with a tether...:D