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I Miss the Old Transistor Radios. #15146372 08/18/20
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When you could pick up a summer ball game but the sound was so chitty and the static was so bad you couldn't decipher who was playing.




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Remember pulling out the metal antenna? I remember a vinyl case they would have.


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Remember the the little square Motorola radios about three times the size of a cigarette pack? My dad gave me one for Christmas when I was a kid. Made in Japan of course. The case was made of leather from the Japanese Ryukyu islands. When I listened to a ball game after bedtime, I had to turn the radio way down and put it on the bed next to my pillow. I could smell the leather, and the smell comes back to me just remembering it.


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Remember Car 54 Where Are You?

That was the best show ever

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Originally Posted by slumlord
Remember Car 54 Where Are You?

That was the best show ever


Yep, the red Torino with the white swoosh.

Iconic.




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You didn't get the model with the one earplug for covert bedtime listening?


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Are there still ball games to listen to?

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Originally Posted by slumlord
Remember Car 54 Where Are You?

That was the best show ever

Fred Gwynne (Herman Munster) and Ernest Borgnine "Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!".


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Wally World has cheap ones for $7.00.

I used transisters for years sitting up a tree or on a windmill deer hunting with an ear plug to Cowboys or college football, etc. Freaking mule deer can hear it to 75 yards in cold weather with it turned real darn low.


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Remember when they used to describe dîldoes in Family Circle magazine as neck massagers?

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And then some dumb ass like varmint guy would order one and carry it to work and massage his neck with it in front of the inmates?

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Originally Posted by slumlord
Remember when they used to describe dîldoes in Family Circle magazine as neck massagers?

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From that smile I'm guessing she's "wearing" one someplace we can't see.


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Originally Posted by add
When you could pick up a summer ball game but the sound was so chitty and the static was so bad you couldn't decipher who was playing.




Still have one from the early '60s, same as new, still in the original box, too.

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I have a newer radio by the bed, I should check the battery.


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During hunting season we would gather somewhere on the mountain at noon and eat lunch and listen to Paul Harvey.


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A lot of what makes the old days so good, was we survived them.


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And sometimes I don't now how.


Writing from the gateway to the great BluMtns in southeastern Washington.

Just remember, "You are the trailer park and I am the tornado". Beth Dutton, Yellowstone.
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
A lot of what makes the old days so good, was we survived them.



Yeah I don't know how We made it without them warning stickers all over our guns and stuff. I had the ole transister radios and the walkie talkies were hell of a lot of fun too.

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Just sent my 1987 GE Superadio II to the doctor. It failed after only 33 years. Or at least the AM band failed. Which is it's main job description. FM don't work in the mountains, and the old GE sucks in AM from Los Angeles to Seattle, Boise, Reno, Denver, Salt Lake, Spokane. Sure hope it's not a death sentence.


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I have a radio shack transistor radio in my box of emergency supplies. Still use it on occasion. Kept it with me at work after 9/11 so I could hear all the crazy talk going on.


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