Gettin' old

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Post by Sir Ed » 28 Jun 2019, 14:32

Having watched to many war movies with my dad.

We would throw the lawn darts up in the air, run then throw ourselves on the ground yelling incoming! Covering our heads with hands.

I had one land 6 inches from my head. That was the last time we did that.
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Post by xr7g428 » 28 Jun 2019, 15:17

We built rockets that had multiple stages. We flew all kinds of Cox control line airplanes with engines that burned nitro enriched fuel. We built go karts with any kind of motor we could get out hands on, including motorcycle engines. Fireworks and black powder demolition was a specialty. We made weird chopper style bicycles and jumped off creek banks into muddy water. Darwin is over rated.
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Post by Al Bundy » 28 Jun 2019, 15:51

I remember all that stuff. And playing cops and robbers, cowboys and Indians, etc. Now we have a country full of pansies that are offended by everything.
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Post by GLC » 28 Jun 2019, 17:34

God knows how many times I set my hand on fire touching a light bulb....... or got choked out by the water wiggle's python grip. That's how we learned, grew and got a sense of things that you could or couldn't do. Consequences were immediate and generally you only did it a couple times as you learned. God forbid, you had a toy gun that turned you into bank robber or a killer. I love how well meaning paste eaters, try to apply today's standards to the past. Or scare others into their camp.

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Post by 93RGTE » 28 Jun 2019, 18:08

I got the feeling whoever made that video was serious about the horrors of those old toys. I have no doubt some kids got hurt, but were there giant lawsuits and outrage? No - parents just told their kids they did something stupid and that was that.
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Post by zman » 28 Jun 2019, 18:53

Don Rush wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 09:50
The wheelie bar for my Stingray would have been awesome! As a youth I spent more hours working on perfecting my wheelie on my Pea Picker (later JMC race bike) than I did my education K-8. Not exaggerating.... Guess that's why I will work in a wrecking yard the rest of my life.
I had a Pea Picker, good wheelie bike.
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I would get home she would say so and so called said you were doing wheelies on Oregon Street again.
Got pretty good at it that was fun.

Don’t ride a bike anymore too many texters not watching where they’re driving I don’t want to get run down
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Post by johnboy » 29 Jun 2019, 03:25

MrEos wrote:
28 Jun 2019, 12:29
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Bag-O-Glass....



For those North of the border that can't see this vid, I use Tor browser for such occasions: https://www.torproject.org/download/
it's non profit, and does the job.
I simply copy the address from my normal browser to Tor and there it is. When done, I simply turn it off, and resume my regular browser.

This one was worth it :lol:
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Post by cumminskiller » 29 Jun 2019, 05:58

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Don’t ride a bike anymore too many texters not watching where they’re driving I don’t want to get run down
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I totally agree with you, however I almost hit a kid on a bike a couple days that was texting and not paying attention. I saw him from a distance doing it so I slowed down in anticipation and sure enough....
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Post by pellets4fuel » 29 Jun 2019, 09:50

Did anyone else lay 22 shells on a concrete block, pointing the bullet the direction you wanted it to go, and then hitting the end with a hammer or was that just me and my stupid friend :) ?
I didn't care for wheelies, had to build ramps and jump everything like Evil K. (box's, kiddie pools, kid brothers)
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Post by Don Rush » 01 Jul 2019, 10:46

pellets4fuel wrote:
29 Jun 2019, 09:50
Did anyone else lay 22 shells on a concrete block, pointing the bullet the direction you wanted it to go, and then hitting the end with a hammer or was that just me and my stupid friend :) ?
I didn't care for wheelies, had to build ramps and jump everything like Evil K. (box's, kiddie pools, kid brothers)
Remember when we would land it wrong and the handle bars would collapse forward all the way to the front tire? After awhile we got smart and drilled a set screw / bolt right through the goose neck and handle bars. And then came the glorious day the tuff neck was invented... I handled enough guns as a child to know not to play around with live rounds, we were smart and only played with fire and black powder.

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