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Title: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 14, 2012, 06:48:00 AM
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This one's for Walkstall and Shooterman.....  :wink:

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New Rules for Old Farts

If you remember when health insurance was optional, you are an old fart.

If you are polite to strangers, you are an old fart.

If you’ve ever changed a typewriter ribbon, you are an old fart.

If there was only one fat kid in your class, you are an old fart.

If you think “Occupy” is a verb and not a noun, you are an old fart.

If you just want to be left alone, you are an old fart.

If you remember when only sailors had tattoos, you are an old fart.

If you remember when civil rights meant equal rights, not reverse discrimination, you are an old fart.

If you’ve never uploaded naked photographs of yourself, you are an old fart.

If you know how to spell, you are an old fart.

If you ever waited to hear your favorite song on the radio, you are an old fart.

If you remember when being radical meant hating the government, rather than relying on it, you are an old fart.

If you know how to get there better than that GPS contraption, you are an old fart.

MANY MORE = http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/03/13/new-rules-for-old-farts/ (http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/03/13/new-rules-for-old-farts/)
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: walkstall on March 14, 2012, 07:05:03 AM
 :popcorn: Oh yes I remember the days and I am an old fart.  :thumbsup:   Old farts rule  :rolleyes: when the wife not home.  :smile:
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Solar on March 14, 2012, 07:42:23 AM
LOL! Those are great, but I was just starting to get a grip on dealing with the encroaching years and all that relates.
And you had to post this shit to remind me I'm turning into my father. :laugh:
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 14, 2012, 11:29:44 AM
A couple of entries really got me thinking.

This week, I read there is only one company worldwide which even makes a typewriter. It's transparent, extra-heavy-duty, and designed for use in prisons. And the part about feeling hinky if a telephone number had a bunch of 9 or 0 numbers? I still get that one. But then again, I still use a dial telephone. 
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: walkstall on March 14, 2012, 12:07:13 PM
A couple of entries really got me thinking.

This week, I read there is only one company worldwide which even makes a typewriter. It's transparent, extra-heavy-duty, and designed for use in prisons. And the part about feeling hinky if a telephone number had a bunch of 9 or 0 numbers? I still get that one. But then again, I still use a dial telephone.

LOL and I was thinking I was a bad SOB  :lol:     I do like my cordless phone as I can walk all around the house, yard, garage and workshop and not stop what I am doing to go into the house just for a phone call.   :thumbup:
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Solar on March 14, 2012, 01:17:44 PM
If you ever ate at Sambo’s, you are an old fart.
Damn, I still have the Sambos thermos I used to get refilled for a dime. :blushing:
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: walkstall on March 14, 2012, 01:30:14 PM
If you ever ate at Sambo’s, you are an old fart.
Damn, I still have the Sambos thermos I used to get refilled for a dime. :blushing:

 :lol:
Use to take my kid there for breakfast every Sunday.   When I did not have to work so the wife could sleep in.  I could get all the coffee I needed for 5¢.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 14, 2012, 09:05:27 PM

LOL and I was thinking I was a bad SOB  :lol:     I do like my cordless phone as I can walk all around the house, yard, garage and workshop and not stop what I am doing to go into the house just for a phone call.   :thumbup:

I need the exercise, and besides, I got it free. The only drawback is, I can't get a decent answering machine to work with it. I could have used that during the Michigan primary election season just passed.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 14, 2012, 09:06:58 PM
If you ever ate at Sambo’s, you are an old fart.
Damn, I still have the Sambos thermos I used to get refilled for a dime. :blushing:

I recall at least one meal there. Didn't they evolve into Denny's?
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Solar on March 15, 2012, 03:47:43 PM
I recall at least one meal there. Didn't they evolve into Denny's?
Some did, others became the Jolly Tiger, I think.
If I remember right, the last one remaining Sambo's is in Ca.

After I posted this, I did a search and found their website.
Ya know, it kind of makes me feel good that they weren't able to kill them off. :cool:
http://www.sambosrestaurant.com/ (http://www.sambosrestaurant.com/)

... And then there was one, The Original Sambo's Restaurant.

The Original Sambo’s Restaurant is still family owned and operated by Chad Stevens,
the grandson of the Founder of Sambo's Restaurant, along with his wife Michelle. They invite you to stop in and say hello.

Over the years many myths and rumors abound about the "SAMBO'S" name -
its origin seemingly subject to many ideas as to how the restaurant got its name.

The fact is - SAM (the Founder) was a real person and BO (his partner) was a real person.

Sam is Sam Battistone and Bo is Newell Bohnett, known affectionately to his friends, family and associates as "Bo".
Despite all the other stories you may have heard - this is really how SAMBO'S got its name.
'The Story of Little Black Sambo' by Helen Bannerman was an afterthought. The SAMBO'S RESTAURANT
already was established before the children's story was discovered and used as part of a marketing promotion.

Sam actually had another restaurant on State St. in Santa Barbara called "Sammy's" when the original (and present)
property location (216 W. Cabrillo Blvd) became available.

From 1957 until around 1978, Sambo's was a growing part of the American landscape. For a number of reasons Sambo's
began to slow down and its transition from an innovative coffee cafe in Santa Barbara to a multi-million dollar corporation
began to take its toll - In August 1981 there were 1,117 restaurants in 47 states.

Some restaurants in the Northeastern part of the U.S. tried a new name - ' No Place Like Sam's ' in an attempt to reverse
a four-year tailspin. Sadly, in 1982 all but the original Sambo's in Santa Barbara closed their doors.

In 2012 The ORIGINAL Sambo's Restaurant will celebrate 55 years in business, on the beach !!

Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 15, 2012, 06:44:58 PM
Speaking of restaurants, back in the late 1950s in Tennessee, the original Kentucky Fried Chicken was served by uniformed waitresses, bearing heaping huge platters of finger-lickin' heaven. About 30 of us sat at a long common table, and for just a moment we were back in the 1800s, before corporations took us to drive-through lanes now being about 60% of a typical KFC franchise's business.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: walkstall on March 15, 2012, 06:58:52 PM
Speaking of restaurants, back in the late 1950s in Tennessee, the original Kentucky Fried Chicken was served by uniformed waitresses, bearing heaping huge platters of finger-lickin' heaven. About 30 of us sat at a long common table, and for just a moment we were back in the 1800s, before corporations took us to drive-through lanes now being about 60% of a typical KFC franchise's business.
I have yet to get an order right the first time for Kentucky Fried Chicken.  I always check before I go.   We only go about once a year as the wife likes it. 
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 26, 2012, 08:45:45 AM
Well, it turns out that some dedicated Designated Older Americans (under Obamacare, that spells DOA) have updated the "old fart" list in the opener. Here's more....

Source is "Zombie," whose splendid Zombietime photojournalism efforts open the ugly left and leave it lay bleeding).

http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/03/13/new-rules-for-old-farts/ (http://pjmedia.com/zombie/2012/03/13/new-rules-for-old-farts/If)

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If you actually paid off your mortgage, you are an old fart

If you tried to copy Evel Kneivel with your Stingray bike, you are an old fart.

If you’ve ever owned an encyclopedia, you are an old fart.

If you remember singing Christmas songs in public school, you are an old fart.

If you ever smoked a cigarette on an airplane, you are an old fart.

If you still think there are only two genders, you are an old fart.

If you don’t pollute because you give a hoot, you are an old fart.

If you ever used a phone booth, you are an old fart.

If you still haven’t quite gotten the hang of Pong, you are an old fart.

If you ever ate candy cigarettes, you are an old fart.

If you ever got out of the car to open the garage door, you are an old fart.

If you ever judged people by the content of their character, you are an old fart.

If you ever turned a knob to change the station, you are an old fart.

If you ever signed your name with a fountain pen, you are an old fart.

If you ever looked something up in a card catalog, you are an old fart.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: walkstall on March 26, 2012, 09:04:39 AM
LOL   I am a "old fart"   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Shooterman on March 26, 2012, 01:49:27 PM
I'm beyond Old Fart- I'm an Old Shit. Sambo's was not known in my neck of the woods, but everything else rang a bell.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: kdub1995 on March 27, 2012, 08:52:08 AM
I don't feel old, I don't look old, but I can answer those like I'm an old fart.  Damn, when did I get old?
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on March 27, 2012, 11:49:47 AM
We've gone from the days of the 45 r.p.h. "hit single" to today's lightning-fast acquisition of an MP3 or other media. People with ear-sets talk to places unknown, wandering down our streets. We used to call them crazy. Today we call them connected.

We went from one TV channel (NBC) to three (CBS and ABC), and now it's in the hundreds --- and there's still nothing worth watching, even with a DVR or other recorder to play back only what you can bear to watch.

Worse yet, we got ourselves this Internet thing. I'm barely into geezerhood and still have only a surface-scratching of the tech issues I do need to know. I know I'm still behind the pack for not wanting a cell phone, but in this case, behind is good. I make enough noise on my own, ranting about the young punks so viciously ruining our nation.

You know you're a geezer if you can remember when old men shouted, they didn't do it on a blog or a message forum.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Eyesabide on April 06, 2012, 12:26:26 PM
I am not so old that we had to be home by sunset, it was the beggining of cultural technology taking over. The sunset was old school. We had to be home when the street lights came on. Now, a lot of places have turned off the street lights altogether. On the other hand, kids don't play outside anymore, so they really don't need them, I guess. They probably don't even know what a sunset is, just if it is light or dark outside. I imagine every once in a while some old timer shuts the breakers off to his house and laughs and laughs while the grand kids panic. Maybe he gets a tear in his eye.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Solars Toy on April 06, 2012, 03:13:14 PM
Scary thing is....I've done most of these.  Toy  (http://smileys.on-my-web.com/repository/Others/others-245.gif)
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Shooterman on April 06, 2012, 07:18:18 PM
Quill mentioned a cell phone. I have one, but mostly for wife and I to stay in touch if one of us is gone. I have also found, even with my hearing aids, a regular house phone is hard for me to hear on, so the cell is set up for aids. One of my daughters and her husband and kids came this weekend. She teaches photography and Journalism at a high school in the Katy, Tx area. They furnished her with an Ipad, complete with bells and whistles and my wife asked me if I wanted one. Tried daughter's and I don't think so. My cell is a dumb phone, and it fits my personna pretty well. :smile:
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: Solar on April 06, 2012, 07:33:57 PM
Quill mentioned a cell phone. I have one, but mostly for wife and I to stay in touch if one of us is gone. I have also found, even with my hearing aids, a regular house phone is hard for me to hear on, so the cell is set up for aids. One of my daughters and her husband and kids came this weekend. She teaches photography and Journalism at a high school in the Katy, Tx area. They furnished her with an Ipad, complete with bells and whistles and my wife asked me if I wanted one. Tried daughter's and I don't think so. My cell is a dumb phone, and it fits my personna pretty well. :smile:
Same with ST and myself, she uses it like another appendage, I use like a second anchor, and I don't have any use for the primary anchor as it is.
Personally I hate the things, but they can be handy when you really need it.

I can't imagine having all the bells and whistles of a home computer with me all the time, I'd get absolutely nothing done.
The phone we have is an I- phone3 which does everything, and all I use it for is a couple of calls a month.

I can't imagine being a kid in todays world, never having known what it means to be disconnected.
I don't envy them in the slightest.
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on April 07, 2012, 06:14:43 AM
Nowadays gadgets and their countless "apps" have helped a multitude of people find a fun new way to waste time they could have spent on better purposes, getting devices to play nice with each other and the Internet.

I had to walk or ride a bike to get wherever I went. Today the kids are texting on telephones (a development A.G. Bell never thought of, but Samuel Morse should've).
Title: Re: 'New rules for old farts'
Post by: quiller on April 07, 2012, 06:38:27 AM
Ran across this one, and somehow it just fits this general topic....

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