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BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)

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Subject: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 10:54 PM

History Exam

1. In the 1950s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
    a. On the floor shift knob
    b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
    c. Next to the horn

2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
    a. Capture lightning bugs
    b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
    c. Large salt shaker

3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
    a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk
    b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
    c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
    a. Blackjack
    b. Gin
    c. Craps!

5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W.II?
    a. Suntan
    b. Leg painting
    c. Wearing slacks

6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
    a. Studebaker
    b. Nash Metro
    c. Tucker

7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
    a. Strips of dried peanut butter
    b. Chocolate licorice bars
    c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

8. How was Butch wax used?
    a. To stiffen a flattop haircut so it stood up
    b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
    c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
    a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
    b. Woven straps that crossed the foot
    c. Long pieces of twine

10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
    a. Consider all the facts!
    b. Ask Mom
    c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

11. What was! the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?
    a. Smallpox
    b. AIDS
    c. Polio

12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
    a. SUV
    b. Taxi
    c. Streetcar

13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
    a. Old Blue
    b. Paint
    c. Macaroni

14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
    a. Part of the game of hide and seek
    b. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
    c. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
    a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
    b. Princess Sacajewea
    c. Princess Moonshadow

16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
    a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
    b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
    c. Wrote another pupil's name on! the top, to avoid your failure

17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
    a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
    b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items
    c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos

18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
    a. Meatballs
    b. Dames
    c. Ammunition

19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?
    a. The Ink Spots
    b. The Supremes
    c. The Esquires

20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
    a. Tony Bennett
    b. Xavier Cugat
    c. George Gershwin

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ANSWERS

1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late '60s to catch on.

2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?

3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top.

4. a) Blackjack Gum.

5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil.

6. a) 1946 Studebaker.

7. c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.

8. a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.

9. a) With clamps, tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a around your neck.

10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to prevent spread of the disease.

12. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half-past eight!

13. c) Macaroni.

14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A- bomb drill.

15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.

16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.

17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items at the Green Stamp store.

18. c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.

19. a) The all male, all black group: The Inkspots.

20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today.

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SCORING

17- 20 correct:
    You are not only older than dirt, but obviously gifted
    with mind bloat. Now if you could only find your glasses.
    Definitely a GEEZER!

12 -16 correct:
    Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is definitely muddy.

0 -11 correct:
    You are a sad excuse for a geezer or you are younger than
    springtime!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: artbrooks
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 11:16 PM

Were those supposed to be difficult?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amergin
Date: 17 Sep 03 - 11:21 PM

you got them all right didnt you amos? BG


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,pdc
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 12:55 AM

I am not a geezer! Am not! Not! Oh, damn...


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Mark Clark
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 02:18 AM

Damn, 17! Although Amos only gets 50% on #15. Princess Summerfall Winterspring was played by a real actress from 1951 on.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 02:35 AM

Too easy.......Yeah, that's it....I'm no geezer....yeah..right......

Was just talking about stamps the other day.......TV stamps, S&H Green Stamps, Buckeye Stamps (here in Ohio), Plaid Stamps........Ya' know it's hard to believe you had competing stamp companies but even harder to imagine how truly important stamps were back then! I mean you made shopping decisions based on stamps and I knpw from a business owner's standpoint that the stamps you gave made a difference.

But geeziz what a pain they were for some.....like the poor gas jockey with his pad of stamps on a rainy day......been there, done that one.....

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Hrothgar
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 06:52 AM

Green stamps were all she gave to me ...


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 07:03 AM

As to # 3, milk was not homoginised and therefore, it was the cream that would be at the top, protruding in the frigid temperatures.

My first guitar, a Silvertone was had for 3 3/4 books of TV stamps.

BTW, I had a perfect score -- Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Noreen
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 07:12 AM

Well, I got 12 out of 20, despite living in the UK and being far too young...
We had green stamps too, and Blackjacks and frozen milk and the headlight switch on the floor...
and my mum told me about painting her legs (with gravy browning which dogs tried to lick off) and she used to sing the Darktown Strutters Ball to us when we were little...

:0)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 07:50 AM

Actually the proper answer to question 9 is c) long bits of string cos the big boys always bashed you and pinched the key and tied it to the coalmans horse.

anyone seen me zimmer frame?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: jeffp
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:01 AM

Sheeez! 19! Somebody help me back to bed.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 09:10 AM

19 here too, Jeff.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 09:27 AM

I got 18, having missed on the Studebaker and the uses of Butch Wax. Interesting how we define our periods by these things, innit!?

A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 10:13 AM

I never even heard of sniffing mimeograph ink or leg painting, but those were the only possible answers there, so I got a 20...

(and isn't Caroline's pony a bit out of date for the other questions?)

Mebbe I'll devise a cleverer test...*grin*...(lessee, who hollered "yes, you're a Lemac now?" on a quiz program...and what made Red Ryder so different in a gunfight..)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Metchosin
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 11:03 AM

Wow, my husband and I were just talking about the Gestetner machine yesterday, how special you felt if the teacher took you out of class and allowed you to crank the handle and how we missed that smell......and we speculated if we really did get high on it. Syncronicity strikes again for a couple of old geezers here, although we got stumped on the princess.

We also missed the peppermint taste of white paste, the slightly salty taste of ink from fountain pens and red pens holders you stuck the nibs in and the smell of new text books. Can't remember why they didn't let us use ballpoints, I'm sure they were around.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 11:04 AM

I didn't keep track, but I got several right, even though I was born in 1967.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,Claymore
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 11:25 AM

Yo! Yo! Unless my memory has completely gone, I recall Princess Summerfallwinterspring (Question 15) was a live person, along with Buffalo Bob and Clarabell. I'm calling for a recount...


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,misophist
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 11:33 AM

All this is Nothing. How many of you remember Howdy Doody on the radio?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 11:44 AM

Claymore:

You are right as well. There were both versions, live and puppet, of the Princess. The one I fell in love with was live, though. The puppet somnehow never diod anything for me. Funny, feel the same way about the Resident.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: maire-aine
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 12:06 PM

I used to watch Howdy all the time. And I remember that my mother wouldn't let me play with the other kids running under the sprinklers in the summer, for fear of polio. And I still have furniture (a rocking chair and a table) that were bought with Gold Bell Gift Stamps.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,Kim C no cookie
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 12:37 PM

I remember when my daddy used to give me fifteen cents at the bowling alley and I could buy a drink AND a bag of chips.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 12:50 PM

I would like to know how come Cecil the Sea Serpent, Rootie-Kazootie, Polka Dottie, and Froggie didn't make the cut for this examination!!


A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,Claymore
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 02:17 PM

Amos, what was Froggies famous saying? Hint: "Bang the magic -------...." Who was Buster Brown's dog and where did he live?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: jimmyt
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 03:06 PM

Perfect score, and it is kinda depressing! By the way, is it just me, or does the duck and cover drill seem particularly ineffective? Perhaps if it had been duck, cover, and kiss your ass goodbye?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 03:53 PM

HA! I only got 16 right.

Robert Frost (I think) wrote a poem about frozen milk bottle. For some reason I thought it was a bit halloweenie-scary when I was a kid. Must go try to find it to see why it seems creepy in my memory.

Amos, I LOVED Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent - Beanie got second billing as sidekick. Yep, I had a board game with a little Cecil puppet that talked when you pulled a string. My mom did something with it.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 03:58 PM

If you REALLY want to see who is a geezer, lets see who comes up with the lowest answers to the following:

1. What is the lowest wage you ever worked for. A real wage with a real paycheck, not just a tip for mowing the lawn. 87.5 cents per hour for me!

2. What is the lowest you can remember paying for a gallon of gasoline? Afraid this may only apply to US and Canadian Catters, but those of you who do not spend dollars please reply too! Its 19 cents per gallon here!

Mark


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: GUEST,MMario
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 04:03 PM

95 cents an hour at my first "official" job - but remember gas at 12 cents a gallon.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Little Hawk
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 04:08 PM

I can't remember my wage or the price of gas, but I do remember when comics cost 10 cents, gum cost a penny, and a model airplane cost 50 cents.

I got 13 on the test, but might have scored higher with a few lucky guesses. I left some of them blank, cos I had no idea what the answer was.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: RangerSteve
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 04:29 PM

Claymore, I believe it's "pluck", not "Bang", as in "pluck your magic twanger, Froggy". It's not your fault, the frog made you say the wrong word. As the Italian stereotype on that show would say
"Stupid-a Frog, always make-a me say da wrong-a ting"!

I got all 20 questions right, which is better than Amos did because it was the Mills Brothers, not the Ink Spots who sang Cab Driver.
(I do not have a self-satisfied smirk on my face as I write this).

There's an Amish-run grocery store at the flea market in Columbus NJ, (Burlington County, on Route 206) that sells those wax bottles of colored sugar water. I almost bought some, but passed them up, opting for a bag of rootbeer barrels instead.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 04:37 PM

It was Smilin" Ed McConnell who said the words "Plunk your magic twanger, Froggie!"

"I'm Buster Brown; I live in a shoe.
"This is my dog, Tige, he lives in there too."


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 04:41 PM

I worked 2 weeks at 35˘ an hour...but that was for a cheapskate..75˘ was more standard on my next job in a grocery store.

Paid 17.9˘ per gallon of gas once, during a gas war..(does that count?)

and I remember as a kid paying 6˘ for ice cream bars/popsicles...we were outraged when it went up to 7˘!(yes, it WAS past the days of ˝ cent pieces!)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: RangerSteve
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 05:07 PM

I don't remember Smilin' Ed; my memories of Froggy were from Ed's successor, Andy Devine on "Andy's Gang".

I've got a gang, you've got a gang, everybody's gotta have a gang.
But the only gang that's good enough for me is GOOD OLD ANDY'S GANG!


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 05:19 PM

I have to admit that i first encountered the Buster Brown Club on the radio before the TV was common. I seem to recall that Smilin' Ed started on tv, but died early in the run, but not before Andy Devine had become famous as "Jingles."

Don't forget "Midnight" the cat who meowed "Nice."


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 05:33 PM

On the radio, the jingle went:

"I've got shoes, you've got shoes, everybody's got shoes,
"But there's only one kind of shoes for me, good old Buster Brown Shoes."


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 05:37 PM

"And this is my DOG, TIGE!!!!...."


"Wrooofff!"

LOL. Ah, memory....


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:19 PM

That's impressive Noreen - I only got five. But I'd have thought you'd have to be a bloke to be a geezer, so you don't qualify.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:25 PM

For old New Englanders only:

What did Big Brother Bob Emery do with his glass of milk?

What did he inadvertantly say when he though that the sound was turned off?

What was the phone number of Adams and Swett Carpet Cleaners?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:28 PM

Geezette then. What the heck was that poem!? I'm going to have to go scrounging in the basement for my kiddie books if someone doesn't know what I'm talking about. Poem. Milk freezing and tops popping off. Oy.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:31 PM

Does anyone else remember Mister I-Magination with Paul Tripp; Lucky Pup, starring the Great Phoodini and his assistant Pinhead the Peerless?

In The TV Adventures of Robin Hood, who played Robin, Maid Marion, the Sheriff of Nottingham, Little John?

In the TV Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, who played Holmes, Watson, Lestrade?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:33 PM

Was the TV Sherlock Holmes the one with Basil Rathbone?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:36 PM

No.


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:36 PM

*pedant alert!!!!*

the jingle went: "I've got shoes, you've got shoes, everybody's gotta have shoes, but there's only one kinda shoes for me, good ol' Buster BROWN shoes"

and the intro went: "Wrooofff!, Wrooofff!" "..that's my DOG, TIGE, he lives in a shoe. I'm Buster Brown- look for ME in there, too!!!!...."

*end pedant alert*

Ah, selective memory! (don't ask me what I had for breakfast this morning!)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Charley Noble
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:42 PM

Frozen milk would break the milk bottle! What a bunch of idiots. Still, I only got 17, not being up on things like TV shows and popular music.

Cheerily,
Charley Noble, summer of '42


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:47 PM

Charley -- Not with loose fitting cardboard tops.

Bill D -- Thanks for resurrecting my feeble memory. Yours is amazing. Whisky before Breakfast?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Bill D
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 08:58 PM

*grin*...or even DURING breakfast! (what pedantsgeezers do is, they expound loudly on those things they DO remember well, and look the other way when it's fuzzy! as is often the case.)


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 09:56 PM

Charlie, it squeezes out the top. Up, not out and 'kablooie'. I know you're way older and much more geezerish than I, but did you grow up with milk boxes and milk men? I can remember the stuff freezing!

Freezing milk de-homogenizes it. It wasn't homogenized in the first place, so it didn't matter much. We'd just bring it in and let it thaw somewhere drip-proof. Neighbors used to use the milk box to drop stuff off.

Do you remember (in the US) when your telephone number's first 2 digits were letters? When telling someone your phone number, you usually didn't say the letters, but a word containing the letters. Our letters were FR and the word was Franklin.

Remember when there was no such thing as a zip code?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 10:36 PM

Bill --

I am not going to quibble but just for the record I believe it went:

"Hi!! I'm Buster Brown -- I live in a shoe!
And here's my dog, Tige -- he lives there too!"

None of which made much sense to me, but hey, it was the Fifties.

Regards,


A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: kendall
Date: 18 Sep 03 - 10:51 PM

16, believe it or not.

Ok, who played The Cisco Kid in the movies?
what was his sidekicks name? his stage name.

Hopalong Cassidy?
his sidekick?

Who played Tom Mix on radio?
what was the sheriffs name?
Toms horse?
His sponser?


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: Amos
Date: 19 Sep 03 - 01:02 AM

Purdy good, Kendall, considering it was your second childhood!! LOL!!

A


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Subject: RE: BS: 'Think You're a Geezer??' Exam! (US)
From: curmudgeon
Date: 19 Sep 03 - 12:13 PM

Duncan Renaldo as Cisco and Leo Carillo as Pancho

William Boyd
More than one sidekick over the years. But George "Gabby" Hayes come to mind.

Curley something or other
Sheriff Mike Shaw
Tony
Hot Ralston


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