Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Messing with your Mind

I'm going to mess with your memory today....and I'm going to do it visually. No, not those never ending stairs or liberal republicans or anything crazy like that. Instead, let's go down memory lane and see just how many of these you personally remember from your life..

Group one: There are 18 visuals from various eras. How many do you remember?

Group two: There are 15 visuals from various eras. How many do you remember?


Group three: There are 12 visuals from various eras. How many do you remember?


Group four: There are 16 visuals from various eras. How many do you remember?


You may now return to your current fad and gadget induced era...

41 comments:

Mrsupole said...

My mind has been messing with my new gadget. I am so messed up iforgot to get here almost.

God bless.

Mrsupole said...

Oh and you almost made me cry about missing Rin Tin Tin.....and.....where is Flipper?

Are there any that we are not supposed to remember.....something must be messing with my mind again to remember almost all of them....I mean I am just a teenager...well last time I looked in the mirror, I thought I was.....

Collette said...

I remember quite a few of these being only 42.
I'll have you know that leg warmers are back & in rampant use at the high school. Unfortunately, the saggin' pants are still "in style" as well...UGH!
What ever happened to the good old days of rock & roll (70's-80's) with the skin tight jeans or leather pants? sigh

Baino said...

I'm a group two definitely but then . . .I'm old enough to fit into three and four! "Baby on Board" belongs to group one? Not over here, definitely a 90's phenomena. And 3D glasses are sooooo group 5 these days!

CatLadyLarew said...

Okay... you're makin' me feel old, VE! I actually ran my hand through my grandma's wringer washer when I was a kid. And I always wished I'd gone to one of those schools with the garbage chute escape hatch for fire drills. That would have been fun! We spent hours making gum wrapper chains. My parents had their own mimeograph machine and dictaphone, plus the reel to reel tape recorder. Madge never did my nails, although I did cut my fingers on the old fashioned ice cube trays trying to get those suckers out. (You'd pull the handle and the whole thing would come whipping out of the tray.) And what a disappointment when the test pattern would come on at the end of the broadcast day.

Beth said...

It’s far too easy to mess with my mind/memory these days – this aging thing, you know.
But surprisingly, I remember many of these visuals. Which has me bordering on ancient.

Elizabeth said...

I remember Simon Says! I loved that game

subby said...

GAAAAAAH! I know all of 'em! Is that a bad thing? And sure do miss ol' Wolfman Jack...

subby said...

Of course you must realise by now VE, my mind's pretty messed up already, :P

subby said...

...and thanks for not using the political angle! Oooh! Ugh! Trolls...!

JenJen said...

oh!! I loved this post!! I am going to bookmark it because I really loved seeing all those things from my um...PARENTS' childhood. Not mine because I'm not that old, am I?
Shit.
I totally am.

mama-face said...

ah crap. I'm not even gonna tell you many I remember.

(my boy asked me the other day what was up with all this technology? I think he means why does mom have her face in her computer all day...but still...he is quite jaded by everything us older folk find so fascinating. oops You're not older folk...I'm just saying...)

I have no idea what I'm saying.

ReformingGeek said...

I almost ran away screaming when I saw Bozo and then that troll doll.

EEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!

Yeah. I'm old. Thanks.

;-)

The Incredible Woody said...

I still love my lava lamp:)

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Mmmmmm....wax juicy bottles!

Quirkyloon said...

And let me guess, you found these how? With your new iphone APP! Right?

I thought so.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Ooh! Ooh! Tron!

Gladys said...

I remember all of them. They may not all be from my era but they all have crossed my path at some time or another. Does that mean I have lived many lives or does it mean that I have lived a lot of life in this one?

angie said...

I remember enough in all of the groups to feel old.

Roy Scribner said...

Wacky Packs - lol! That last set was the toughest (TRON, lava lamps & Farside notwithstanding).

Megan said...

Do I gotta catch em all?

Pranayama mama said...

i had a purple banana-seat bike that i loooooooved.

sarah said...

Alot of them I do...most of them I don't... I'm 26...so there were some I didn't even recognize...

gab said...

Ok I did pretty good but I guess then that tells my age lol. Group I didnt remember that Super hero guy. And I wasnt too sure of the half naked guy(is that what we are suppose to remember? lol My dad bought me the bonds I had a simon and I used to make the gum chains (forgot how now but I use the fact I have arthritis in my hands so cant do it any more)pong we still have. My dad has a old talk into record thing some where in that house and If I keep writing I'll never get through this! Group 2 the budweiser malt and that lady sitting at the table dont know those. Group 3 was vigelante didnt know that one and group 4 was the hero guy and the eternity poster. At one point I had just about all the toys. My mom had a wringer washer Mr Gab and I still have 2 maybe 3 lava lamps and yes they work. The only thing I dont think my dad ever got at any of the auctions that he went to is the music box thingy that wsits on the table in a restraunt. and of course the cartoons or tv shows and comics I remember watching/reading. OH MY that makes me feel real old now lol

gab said...

Oh and speaking of Pong my grandkids tried it out and the first thing they said is this all it does? then of course came this is boring! lol

sharonheg said...

I saw the Wacky Packages and stopped there. LOVED those things when I was growing up in the 70's.

The Silver Fox said...

Hmm. A little cross-over in the "eras," there...

Group 1: 15... or 16 (It depends on whether you count Captain America's sidekick Bucky, or not. He was introduced in the '40s and briefly re-surfaced in the '50s. By the time I was reading comics in the 1960s, he was "dead," but they made constant references to him, reprinted old stuff, had numerous flashbacks, etc.)

Group 2: 11

Group 3: 10

Group 4: 12... or 13 (I wasn't around for the initial 3-D craze of the 1950s, but an early 1960s "monster magazine" I owned had a 3-D section, and I was around, of course, when they produced a lot of 3-D comics in the 1980s. Plus I've seen 3-D VHS tapes produced in the 1980s and 1990s!)

Jaime said...

legwarmers are a trend which definitely needs to stay in the past!

aladdinsane12 said...

OMG- pogs! i had so many of those! didn't know how to use 'em or what to do wit them, but i collected them, nonetheless!

secret agent woman said...

Good Lord, I remember virtually all of them. And did you know they are selling Quisp again?

Janna said...

Ooooh! I remember these....

* Simon
* Those stupid "Baby On Board" signs (I have one that says "Harpist On Board")
* The Great Gazu
* Mr. Whipple
* Pong
* Beanie Babies
* Fonzie
* Ugly Troll Dolls
* Icky wax bottles w/syrup inside
* Rubik's Cube
* Quisp
* Ice cube trays w/the lever
* Pokemon (unfortunately)
* Wacky Packages!!!! (I still have a whole bunch of them somewhere!)
* Clove gum & Blackjack gum
* Lava Lamps
* The Far Side
* Palmolive: "Madge, I'm soaking in it!"

Suddenly I feel very old.
Please speak up when you reply; my hearing isn't so good anymore.

VE said...

Mrsupole – A couple hours went by and nobody else beat you? You were lucky today! Yes, I did forget flipper…haven’t had any tuna lately to remind me! ;)

Collette – Leather pants are good. When you pee in them they get more soluble and easier to move in…

Baino – Well…the groups are just random stuff that wouldn’t all fit into one picture but it sounds like even in Australia you experienced many of these phenomenon

Catladylarew – My grandmother had a wringer washer but I’m just to sensible to run my hand through it (I kid of course, I’m sure I would have had it ever been in use when I was there). As for the fire escape…I’ve never seen those before and I have no idea what gum wrapper chains are. I do remember mimeographs from high school and I’ve seen Dictaphones on old TV shows like Perry Mason…

Beth – I have so few folks outside the USA that read this but it sounds like you’ve been exposed (I like saying that…ha!) to many of the things on the collages…doesn’t mean you’re ancient…

Elizabeth – That just hurts my head. When it gets above about nine I start going crazy…

Subby – You can always get a Wolfman Jack fix by watching American Graffiti…

Jenjen – Ha…see…you knew more than you wanted to admit and now you’re going to subject your friends to do the same. You’ll feel much better afterwards. I know that…because I did it too!

Mama-face – I might be older folk…I’m pushing 49 you know…I just don’t look it

Reforminggeek – Bozo is pretty scary…he is a clown…

Incredible woody – I gave mine to my son, he still has it in his room. I’ll have to go over to my dad’s house and see if my black light is still there too…

Perpetual chocoholic – I sure remember those after school…

Quirkyloon – I’ll have you know I don’t own an iphone. I’m perfectly happy with my simple razor phone because I can see and push the buttons…

Dennis – Tron is returning this summer! Yeah Tron. Of course, I have a vintage full sized Tron arcade game in my house…

Gladys – You’ve obviously lived a lot of this one. I have too but there were a few I hadn’t encountered at all (bonds, fire escape building)…

Angie – Excellent! Misery loves company and we’re all heading to that camp anyway…

Roy – There were some obscure ones there…I have no idea what a Pog is…

Megan – You do! What you do with them after that I have no idea…tax deductions maybe?

Pranayama mama – Nice. I had a five-speed with the shifter on the frame…

Sarah – Good for you. Of course, wait until you have kids all grown up and they do this and you’ll know every one of them…

Gab – You had me beat…I’m not familiar with the bonds or gum chains…

Sharonheg – I kept all of mine, unstuck, and then sold them in 1998 for over $600 on ebay…

Silver fox – Actually, they weren’t intended to be eras…just multiple collages of stuff from any era. Yes, Bucky was older and obscure but if you were a comics fan you still knew him. Looks like you covered quite a few from the sections…

Jaime – I hear they’re coming back…well…not for guys that is…

Aladdinsane12 – Just like pokemon and beanie babies. What in the world do you do with all of these except accumulate them?

Secret agent woman – I heard they were…we don’t have it here that I’ve seen. I remember eating it as a kid. I liked Quake better though…

Janna – You can sell the Wacky Packages for big money on ebay. Or at you could 10 or so years ago…

Anne said...

oooh, i remember a lot of these. quisp was great! I still have my palm pilot. I have a pack of clove gum on my sewing table (new, not decades old). Anyone with kids will know pikachu. I know the NBC test pattern, but didn't see it often. still have a pair of rabbit ears, too. And, I have a troll (yellow hair) on my sewing table also,
the beat goes on......

subby said...

VE, oh sure...as long as he doesn't want me to eat any of those melted ice cream bars~LOL!

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The Silver Fox said...

Yeah, I actually knew what everything was, but some of them were definitely "before my time" in terms of my remembering when they came out, or seeing them in day-to-day operation. (Like wringer washers and the cylinder player.) I didn't count those.

unfinishedperson said...

I am glad to say that I only knew about half from each. So I'm still YOUNG, even at the age of 40. Ha! Thanks, VE, for making me feel young again. Of course, it could just be my memory that is going...

VE said...

Anne – Keep the palm pilot…it’ll be worth a lot of money at some point in the future…

Subby – Ha! True…but you can at least put in a dedication to the blonde in the T-Bird…

Silver fox – That was the intent of the post; only those things that you’ve actually had some kind of involvement with. Now for me, wringer washers were before my time except my grandmother still had one when I was a kid…

Unfinshedperson – There you go…you’re only half way there!

Chris C said...

They still make Quisp. :)

subby said...

***SIGH***...the blonde...no the T-bird..NO! BOTH! LOL!

VE said...

chris - I know...same with those old gums...

subby - Better go with both!