Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Modern Retro

These days, everyone is going retro. Listen to Scooby Doo…he knows! But you don’t have to sacrifice your fancy modern gadgets thanks to all kinds of wonderful inventions to help you too go retro without suffering.

First of all, smoke those retro Joe Camel cigarettes. You know; the camel that they had to get rid of because every kid in the world wanted to smoke cigarettes because they thought the camel was cool and fun. I mean…who wouldn’t want a spitting camel that smokes? And you can light your camels using your new retro lighter


Next, be sure to get the retro dialer app for your iphone.

Oh, and be sure to get the adapter for the home too; you can even charge your iphone on it…



Don’t have an iphone? Don’t even have a cell phone? Not to worry, you too can get a retro cordless phone

Oh, and for your musical options, be sure to get the retro boom box. Go ahead, grab your disco shoes. Get some big hair and you’re good to go.

Finally, everyone should opt for the retro keyboard. It’ll improve your typing and it sounds cool too!

53 comments:

Mrsupole said...

BOTA

Mrsupole said...

I love Scooby Doo and that typewriter looks just like the one I learned to type on. Hit the aaaaaaaa, hit the dddddddd, hit the kkkkkkkk and it really was kinda hard to keep pushing those keys down. I wish I could have learned on the electric typewriter. Oh that would have been so much easier.

Thanks for bringing back such wonderful memories.

God bless.

Beth said...

At last, my wardrobe has achieved retro vintage status. I've waited a long time for this moment, this vindication!

Candie Bracci said...

OMG!the combination of yesterday and today could become tomorrow?Humm..no!lol

Roy Scribner said...

I want to put on my-my-my-my-my boogie shoes!

Quirkyloon said...

Rut-roh!

Where's Shaggy?

Shaggy out's dancing with his boogie shoes.

Rut-roh!

Elizabeth said...

I have an old phone that you have to dial and a teacher asked me to bring it to school. She was reading a story to her second graders and there was somthing in it about a rotary phone and the kids had no idea what she was talking about. I brought it in and they thought it was pretty cool. Then we started talking about party lines and blew their little minds!

Kurt said...

I too keep an old dial phone downstairs in case of emergency w/power outage, when the cordless phone won't work.

Gladys said...

I have that keyboard. That is why sometimes my comments look like "qpiuerjj lkek over the lazy moon."

Nessa said...

i like the typewriter one. It's better than clicking sounds for your keyboard.

The pictures on your Arkansas post are hideously funny.

subtorp77 said...

I'm wondering if that retro dial phone has a retro way of slamming down the receiver, hyuck, hyuck! And Scooby Doo rocks! What?

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Those are good.

I used to wear a Gumby shirt before he came back in style again and I used to get strange looks. Then they stopped when he became a retro trendy.

VE said...

mrsupole - You must have an alarm that tells you when I submit a new post! My grandmother had an old typewriter that I used to play with. It's funny how tall the old ones were. Every row of keys were elevated and you really had to move your hands more. I wonder if people got carpul tunnel using them or not?

VE said...

beth - Congratulations. I takes perseverence and humiliation to wear things until they hit retro trendy status!

VE said...

candie - Well when you put it that way, yeah, that might suck. Consider melding platform shoes with Crocs. Scary!

VE said...

roy - Thanks for placing that earworm in for the day!

VE said...

quirky - Shaggy's obviously rounding up some mega food that Scooby will sneak up to and eat just before Shaggy has the chance to. Oh yes, I know my Scooby Doo!

VE said...

elizabeth - Party lines. Ha! Don't get those anymore. Now you get "butt dials" where somebody sits on their cell phone and calls the last dialed number. I've had several of those.

VE said...

kurt - Isn't that what cell phones are for? Oh yeah, they can't get charged... Good thinking!

VE said...

gladys - I'd have arms like Popeye if I had to type all the time with that keyboard...

VE said...

nessa - Thanks. Rednecks are always amusing! I remember that Monty Python had a software product that would make typewriter noises as you hit the modern keyboard keys. It was hillarious... especially the "ding" when you hit enter.

VE said...

subtorp77 - Yeah, you really don't get that dramatic slamming effect anymore. The sliding or closing cell phone just doesn't do it, does it?

VE said...

perpetual chocoholic - I've always had a gumby on my desk. Always! Pokey is there too. I sort of hate when something I have that is obscure suddenly becomes popular again. I liked being aligned to an obscure but cool thing from the past. Damn followers!

ReformingGeek said...

My mom had one of the first electric cursive typewriters. Yep. It was a font and I just didn't know it. I used it to type papers in college and got some interesting responses.

We also keep a rotary phone available in case of a power outage.

Ain't technology grand?

VE said...

reforminggeek - I remember those. I remember the IBM selectrics where you could change the fonts; they were this round metal thing that had all the letters embossed on it and would whirl to the right one when you pressed that key.

Uncivil said...

I'll be glad when Obama is retro!!!

Dee said...

i ended up looking up all the IDials on Iphone Aps :)

Jeff said...

I still wear an analog watch. Does that make me retro or just old?

Gladys said...

VE...You mean you don't? Have arms like Popeye?

Janna said...

Is dial-up considered retro yet?
Finally, maybe people will see my lousy 33.6 connection and think I'm really cool.

Brian Miller said...

actually i dig the retro cordless...the typewriter would drive me crazy...or maybe it already did...

Anne said...

hang on- i'm looking up the retro dialer for my phone, brb....

VE said...

uncivil - He's got a few more Nobel awards and stuff before that! ;)

VE said...

dee - And were there a lot?

VE said...

jeff - That makes you classic. I have one too. I refuse to wear digital.

VE said...

gladys - Well, he had tattoos...

VE said...

janna - Dial up is considered torture and should be shut down...

VE said...

brian - Typewriters have that way. Try replacing the ribbon just for fun...

VE said...

anne - And did you find it?

subtorp77 said...

Soooooo many times I've wanted to "slam" down the cell phone!!!

VE said...

subtorp77 - The cell phone always gets the last laugh in that case because then it breaks and you have to buy a new one...

subtorp77 said...

That's why I always get the cheapo models( free if they have 'em...sometimes )...heh, heh!

Anne said...

yes, for $.99

Megan said...

My high school typing class had only those old machines. I think that may be why I have abnormally strong pinkies...

Jaime said...

love the ipod boom box. but i think we could all live without reverting back to rotary phones.

nursemyra said...

I love retro phones

VE said...

subtorp77 - I'm very particular. Mine has to be thin and have a big number pad. Wouldn't want to be walking around with a huge bulge in my pocket. Doh!

VE said...

anne - Isn't that about what all the apps cost? If there are about 75,000 apps, that could get expensive...

VE said...

megan - You should go professional with those pinkies...

VE said...

jaime - But it was so fun wishing your friends had small numbers in there phone number. You know, like 121-1111 or something....

VE said...

nursemyra - They are pretty cool looking now...

Maureen said...

Dammit. My keyboard keys always get stuck using that typwriter addon.

VE said...

maureen - I see you've used a real typwriter too! I remember as a kid trying to see how many keys I could jam all together into a big wad of metal up by the ribbon...