What do you miss that they don’t make anymore?
I miss “Scooter pies”, Soda in glass bottles, Crown BBQ beef in a tub! Yum!
I once had two large GE plug in and battery clock radio with two different wake-up alarms (each one of the alarms had one that buzzed and let you sleep fifteen minutes more and one that played music to wake you up) that was a cassette recorder/player combination which I believe has gone out of stock forever, used to get them at Best Buy, cost was about $35.
I also used to have a small cassette recorder/player and radio combination that I used to have under my pillow and it had a hook to the ear. The last time I went looking for them I was told all the stores carry now are the cd players (and you can’t record on them, and they no longer have the old style hook for the ear). I finally managed to find a larger version of the cassette recorder/player but it doesn’t fit under the pillow (and it’s not a clock version, although it “is” battery and plug in).
….I still have a lot of cassettes, especially a sleep tape that I like to play.
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I heard the Duracell “ultra” batteries are no longer…they used to have lots of power and last a lot longer than the batteries I buy now made by Duracell
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the “nothing” blouse. It was a simple non-wrinkle, non-see-thru cotton blouse with a jewel neckline, no-button long tapered sleeves and a zipper down the back, and you wore it under suit jackets and with jeans, actually it went with anything. It was a wardrobe staple and it came in every color imaginable but white was the most popular.
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where I live now, I haven’t been able to find dark colored knee socks anywhere for many years now…where are they hiding?
Are they still around?
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fancy, expensive and barely affordable, elegant, “wind-up”, conservative looking female’s time pieces with a clip band. Most ladies I’ve seen don’t wear these watches anymore because of safety and theft concerns. Gifts to me were Bulova and Longein Witnauer watches (which are long since gone).
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Is a birthday more special than this “Fortunata, Elke Summers, and Hyaluronic Acid” poem?
Twas the day before my birthday,
and all through the house<<<<read that as the place I work
a storm was a'brewin….<<<>>>
was to be a louse.<<<<"lice" didn't fit ryhme scheme, or any scheme
Ten thirty that mawnin,<<<<clock tick of a tocked touchpad time
and clouds couldn't decide<<<<clouds "think" here, in my poetic world
on white fluffy, grey tint,<<<<get out of my way type
or "you asked for it" strip hide.<<<>>>so….hee hee!
Now, thinking back on my<<<<I do be thinkin too
one hundred twenty-five
yeahs, seems far too many
bluesy, pristine skies…….<<<<GNATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so let the heavens roar!<<<<and the Saints, Weather Channel, and Bulova
Let them hurricane my
one hundred twenty-sixth<<<<WHO the hell is countin????
yeah in… in dat style
that Southerners know<<<<drinkin, of course, a case
and live to tell<<<<lie about
"Mama Mia, here we go again,
Ma Ma, just be en guarde,
Uh, Shogun style.
Elke Summers was a good woman.
The First t.v. show?
What was the first t.v. show ever made?
I’d say that the first ever TV show series (The Queen’s Messenger wasn’t really a series) was Kraft Television Theatre. There were a lot of first broadcasts before that, but this was the first real TV series ever broadcast. All the information is below from a paper I wrote a few years back. I don’t remember the source, but it’s all accurate.
Aug. 22, 1928. WGY simulcasts on radio and TV (WGY, 2XAF and 2XAD) Al Smith accepting the Democratic presidential nomination. This was the first over-the-air remote pickup and the first TV news event.
Sept. 11, 1928. First play broadcast by television, “The Queen’s Messenger,” on W2XAD. (Sound was also broadcast over WGY radio.) Video was on 21.4 meters; sound was on 31.96 meters. The event was reported on page 1 of the New York Times the next day. (During 1928, Ernest Frederik Werner Alexanderson of General Electric transmitted daily TV tests over W2XAD.)
1929. Milton Berle appears in an experimental TV broadcast. Film of the appearance survives.
May 11, 1929. The “first regularly scheduled TV broadcasts” begin (one source), three nights per week.
July 21, 1931. W2XAB New York (CBS) begins broadcasting the first regular seven-day-per-week TV broadcasting schedule in the U. S., 28 hours per week with live pickups and a wide variety of programs. The first broadcast included Mayor James J. Walker, Kate Smith, and George Gershwin.
May 31, 1938. W2XBS telecasts the movie The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Leslie Howard; the staff projectionist played the last reel out of order, ending the film 20 minutes early. After this incident, NBC could not obtain first-run movies for many years.
Apr. 30, 1939. President Roosevelt is the first President to appear on television, from the New York World’s Fair on W2XBS, now transmitting on 45.25 MHz visual and 49.75 MHz aural.
June 1, 1939. First heavyweight boxing match televised, Max Baer vs Lou Nova, form Yankee Stadium
July 1, 1941 W2XBS New York NY becomes a commercial station, changes call to WNBT (later calls WRCA-TV, WNBC-TV). At 1:29 p.m., General Mills sponsors a Brooklyn Dodgers-Philadelphia Phillies game, followed by the “Sunoco Newscast” with Lowell Thomas. At 9:15 p.m., “Uncle Jims Question Bee,” hosted by Bill Slater and sponsored by Spry, made its one-and-only appearance and, at 9:30, Ralph Edwards hosted “Truth Or Consequences,” simulcast on radio and TV and sponsored by Ivory Soap. This was the first game show broadcast on TV. The world’s first (legal) TV commercial for Bulova watches occurs at 2:29:10 superimposed over a test pattern. According to a 2004 article in Newsday: “On July 1, 1941, the world’s first television commercial aired on NBC, at that time known as WNBT-TV. The 10-second advertisement for Bulova clocks and watches consisted of the image of a clock and a map of the United States, with a voice-over that announced, ‘America runs on Bulova time.’ The ad was broadcast before a game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies and cost the Woodside-based company less than ten dollars.” [According to microfiche records at the FCC, WNBT was granted a C.P. On 6/17/41 for Channel 1 (50-56 mhz.), effective 7/1/41. License to cover the C.P. Granted 6/17/41, eff. 7/1/41. First operation was granted to be effective 7/1/41. The first listed call letters were WNBT. They changed to WRCA on 10/18/54 and to WNBC on 5/22/60.]
May 7, 1947. Kraft Television Theater premieres on NBC, the first regularly scheduled drama series on a network
Dec. 27, 1947. Puppet Television Theater (later called Howdy Doody Time), debuts on NBC TV with Buffalo Bob Smith. It was carried by six stations.
June 8, 1948. Milton Berle Show premieres on NBC.
I didn’t list EVERYTHING that came before the Milton Berle Show, but I just wanted to show that it wasn’t this show that was the first.
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