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      06-22-2021, 04:51 PM   #2861
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My dad used to take the tubes to the supermarket to test them.
Did that too...
When I was a kid my dad used to buy all our TVs used. We were poor. Didn't have a color TV til they had already been out for years.
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      06-22-2021, 05:07 PM   #2862
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The family's first TV (a Stromberg Carlson) only had VHF channels 2 thru 13. When our hometown had a UHF station, channel21, go on the air, my Dad purchased a UHF tuner (channels 14-51)..it sat on top of the TV.
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      06-22-2021, 05:12 PM   #2863
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The family's first TV (a Stromberg Carlson) only had VHF channels 2 thru 13. When our hometown had a UHF station, channel21, go on the air, my Dad purchased a UHF tuner (channels 14-51)..it sat on top of the TV.
Those were the channels I had all through childhood. 2,4,5,7,9,11, and 13.

Look at the hundreds we have now…
and still nothing to watch. lol
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      06-22-2021, 05:30 PM   #2864
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      06-22-2021, 06:43 PM   #2865
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-I remember going to Spring Break in Daytona and MTV playing music
I remember being *on* MTV at Spring Break in Daytona back in the day!!!!!
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      06-22-2021, 06:57 PM   #2866
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-I remember the Tv repair man coming to change the tubes in my grandparents TV
-I remember going to Spring Break in Daytona and MTV playing music
I think I spent 1/2 of my life looking at the backside of TV sets.

We also tested tubes for walk-in customers. Typically, they carried the tubes in a lunch sack. The smarter customers carefully labeled their tubes with masking tape and numbers. One memorable day, a fellow emptied his sack onto the counter, then pointed to a rather mangled aluminum "tube." Turns out, that was an electrolytic capacitor. He said that he had to use pliers to remove it.

We generally discouraged customers going into our shop. At the entrance, we posted a sign that seemed to work pretty good: "DANGER! 500,000 Ω!
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      06-22-2021, 07:30 PM   #2867
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I had to explain what Far Side cartoons were after making a joke about the Midvale School for the Gifted..
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      06-22-2021, 08:51 PM   #2868
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      06-23-2021, 09:36 AM   #2869
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I had to explain what Far Side cartoons were after making a joke about the Midvale School for the Gifted..
At least a few times a week I say out loud "Midvale School for the Gifted"!!! Almost exclusively in response to something *I* did
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      06-23-2021, 02:23 PM   #2870
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      06-26-2021, 11:39 AM   #2873
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You remember having to peel the Hot Dogs before cooking them.
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      06-27-2021, 07:19 PM   #2874
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You remember having to peel the Hot Dogs before cooking them.
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You remember having to peel the Hot Dogs before cooking them.
We electrocuted out hotdogs on the dinner table with a wicked device dad made in high school shop. Dad said, "Don't touch the spikes," so we didn't.
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      06-28-2021, 11:28 AM   #2876
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You can remember HOW to ding-dong ditch, but you'd not make it down the entry walk before people open the door now.
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You can remember HOW to ding-dong ditch, but you'd not make it down the entry walk before people open the door now.
Ha, yeah! We called it, "Ring and Run" when we were kids. I don't think we ever got caught.

After we got tired of Ring and Run, we did the UFO thing. Basically, we figured out how to make our own hydrogen balloon with a disposable aluminum pie pan suspended by 3 threads. In the middle of the pan was a small light bulb, aimed at the bottom of the balloon and powered by a single AA cell. Once up in the night air, the pie pan was invisible and the balloon seemed to glow. We got quite a few of the neighbors excited over that one. Heh!
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Cameras killed ring and run and caller ID killed prank calls. These poor kids....
I would be bored out of my skull if I were a kid today!
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I remember being *on* MTV at Spring Break in Daytona back in the day!!!!!
1987, I was 11 years old. Mom and dad recently divorced. Dad decided to take my sister and I on a trip to Daytona. Yep, spring break week. Again....11 years old and in the thick of it. T.C.'s Top Dog was the place to be. At 11, this was the pinnacle of my life. Half naked women everywhere! Best vacation ever. Thanks again Dad!
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