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« Reply #90 on: December 06, 2016, 09:35:30 PM »

Here's a notable thing that went away with the 1980s: generic boxed or canned groceries. No brand name or artwork on the label, just plain white or yellow with black block letters. Then the supermarkets got the bright idea to put their own brand on the products, and that was all she wrote for generics.


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« Reply #91 on: December 07, 2016, 12:17:17 PM »

Walmart has started going back to that branding.
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« Reply #92 on: December 07, 2016, 01:31:31 PM »

I'll just leave this here, and see what happens...




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« Reply #93 on: December 09, 2016, 01:17:58 PM »

Remember when Toys 'R Us had pieces of paper with a bar code on them, you would pay, and than pick up the game at there pick up place.  The game wasn't on the shelf, just a "copy" of the front and back of the box.  I tried to find a pic but I couldn't. Sad  Fond memories.
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« Reply #94 on: December 10, 2016, 11:57:15 AM »

Remember when Toys 'R Us had pieces of paper with a bar code on them, you would pay, and than pick up the game at there pick up place.  The game wasn't on the shelf, just a "copy" of the front and back of the box.  I tried to find a pic but I couldn't. Sad  Fond memories.

Cue the very start of this documentary on the Commodore 64 from the late 1980s:





BTW the Redwood City Toys "R" Us is still there, and my favorite out of the ones in the Bay Area that I've visited. Even more than the haunted one in Sunnyvale, which was profiled on In Search Of, hosted by the late, great Mr. Spock himself.






It also got a segment on That's Incredible!:





The Redwood City store is a bit out of sight, however, and it's across the street from the Bay Area's only K-Mart. Hey, remember K-Mart and their blue light specials? And how you'd be goofed on by your fellow students for shopping there?




Huh, looks like they were still doing the blue light specials until recently.
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« Reply #95 on: December 15, 2016, 07:30:11 AM »

Some Public Information films that scared me a kid








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« Reply #96 on: December 31, 2016, 10:17:59 PM »

I remember the kites-and-power-lines film from a segment on Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe. Or was it Screenwipe? ANYway, he was goofing on public safety films in his trademark acerbic & misanthropic style.

Hey, that reminds me: I'm off to YouTube to watch Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe...



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« Reply #97 on: February 18, 2017, 03:10:02 AM »

A wonderful memory of mine from the '90s: PBS airing episodes of what would become my favorite Brit-com, Are You Being Served?




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« Reply #98 on: March 27, 2017, 07:24:37 AM »

Remember the card catalog in libraries?  I miss them things.  With the advances in technology, I wonder how many things the younger members of this forum don't remember that we do.


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« Reply #99 on: March 27, 2017, 07:51:44 AM »

Remember the card catalog in libraries?  I miss them things.  With the advances in technology, I wonder how many things the younger members of this forum don't remember that we do.

I actually asked where the card catalog was the other day without thinking it wouldn't exist any more. Luckily I was asking an older staff so she knew was I was talking about and was fairly nice in directing me to the computer.
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« Reply #100 on: March 27, 2017, 08:40:58 PM »

Remember the card catalog in libraries?  I miss them things.  With the advances in technology, I wonder how many things the younger members of this forum don't remember that we do.

I actually asked where the card catalog was the other day without thinking it wouldn't exist any more. Luckily I was asking an older staff so she knew was I was talking about and was fairly nice in directing me to the computer.

Man, we are old.  And this sucks.
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« Reply #101 on: April 23, 2017, 02:32:34 AM »

Remember the card catalog in libraries?  I miss them things.  With the advances in technology, I wonder how many things the younger members of this forum don't remember that we do.

I actually asked where the card catalog was the other day without thinking it wouldn't exist any more. Luckily I was asking an older staff so she knew was I was talking about and was fairly nice in directing me to the computer.

Man, we are old.  And this sucks.

Howzabout looking up old magazine articles on microfilm and microfiche? I was doing that from grade school all the way through junior college...
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« Reply #102 on: April 23, 2017, 09:17:08 PM »

Remember the card catalog in libraries?  I miss them things.  With the advances in technology, I wonder how many things the younger members of this forum don't remember that we do.

I actually asked where the card catalog was the other day without thinking it wouldn't exist any more. Luckily I was asking an older staff so she knew was I was talking about and was fairly nice in directing me to the computer.

Man, we are old.  And this sucks.

Howzabout looking up old magazine articles on microfilm and microfiche? I was doing that from grade school all the way through junior college...

I didn't have that in school but I do remember the public library having microfiche.
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« Reply #103 on: April 24, 2017, 03:02:38 AM »

By the time I was in school (1996) and I started learning the library system it was the computer way ran with Windows 95-98 systems. We did learn the Dewy Decimal System which is still used at least, which is what the cataloging programs also use.
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« Reply #104 on: April 24, 2017, 04:19:39 AM »

Remember when Toys 'R Us had pieces of paper with a bar code on them, you would pay, and than pick up the game at there pick up place.  The game wasn't on the shelf, just a "copy" of the front and back of the box.  I tried to find a pic but I couldn't. Sad  Fond memories.

I actually do remember that! I got Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 in this manner. Cheesy
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