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  1. Inkstainedwretch

    The Mandela Effect

    And Johnny Weismuller never said "Me Tarzan, you Jane."
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    Songs That Seem To Touch Your Soul.....

    S&G's "A Bridge Over Troubled Water" always takes me back to my final weeks in Vietnam. But even more for that time is Cat Steven's "Peace Train." I don't know how to post actual recordings here, but these are among the best.
  3. Inkstainedwretch

    Show us your Guns!

    That looks like a Marlin '95. Is it a copy or are there significant differences?
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    Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?

    Airmail stamps and separate airmail slots in post offices. I don't know when it happened but they disappeared.
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    Show us your Guns!

    I am renewing my acquaintance with Cascity after a long absence. I dabbled in Cowboy action shooting in past years. My alias there is The Elderly Kid.
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    Show us your Guns!

    Just checked Dixie Gun Works. They say they have the .38 1871 Open Top w/ 5.5" bbl. in stock. Now the struggle with conscience begins.
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    Show us your Guns!

    I love the looks of those cartridge conversions. They just have the cleanest, most attractive lines ever. Where did you find yours? Every dealer I've found online says the same thing about all of the Ubertis, not just the conversions: "Out of stock."
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    Show us your Guns!

    That last one is a Mexican eagle, standing on a cactus with a serpent in its beak. It's also on the Mexican national flag. The motif is from an Aztec legend.
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    Vintage things that have REAPPEARED in your lifetime?

    Like when the drop ceiling installed to "modernize" a turn of the century building is stripped off to reveal the beautiful pressed tin ceiling installed 120 years before. There are several buildings like that near me. Decorators for themed restaurants and bars prowl around here trying to buy...
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    You know you are getting old when:

    I'm a classic Boomer, born in 1947. I have no memory of the 40s but I remember almost all of the 50s - the Eisenhower presidency, Korean War, early tv, the appearance of rock 'n roll, James Dean's death, the whole 50s scene. It seemed like everyone's dad had served in WWII, my own in the Army...
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    Songs That Seem To Touch Your Soul.....

    Lesley Gore's "California Nights," (1967) incredibly evocative of that time and place.
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    Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?

    Those little pointy rubber gum massagers they used to put on the end of toothbrush handles. I don't remember when I last saw one. Were they deemed too unsanitary?
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    Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?

    When was the last time anyone cautioned you not to accept any wooden nickels?
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    So trivial, yet it really ticks you off.

    I think that book was "The Motel of the Mysteries."
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    Vintage Things That Have Disappeared In Your Lifetime?

    I can remember when in the late '50s or early '60s when the son of the Irish ambassador went on a drunk-driving spree and killed several people. He was hurried out of the country under diplomatic immunity. As a kid I was outraged. My parents tried to explain to me why diplomatic immunity existed...
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    Show us your Guns!

    3rd generation but with 1st gen "bullseye" ejector rod buttons. Was that part of the customization?
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    Are there any Horologist’s on the forum?

    From one of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies: Respectable lady: "I am a horologist!" Pirate: "So's me mum, but she don't brag about it."
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    Can I interest you in a dp?

    Um, you might want to reconsider that term "dp." It has another meaning in the more scabrous reaches of the Internet (As a crime novelist, I have to keep up with these less than respectable corners of the Internet). Scout's honor. It's strictly professional.
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    Vintage neon signs

    Johnny Plath, whose passion was restoring old neon signage along old Route 66, has died of (you guessed it) Covid-19. He restored the fabulous Roto-Sphere in Moriarty, NM, of which I wrote back in Oct. 2015.

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