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1 hour ago, mappy said:

He was so god damn terrible. Like, it legit makes my blood boil that someone in Canada thought that was a good pitch idea to give a green light too and that it was a popular show. I have not met a single parent who actually liked the show. The worst. 

Caillou (the character) is that perpetually whiny kid who most parents try like hell to keep their kids away from and  avoid playdates with. My guys were just beyond the age range for that show (thank GOD) but for the few episodes I endured, my immediate thought was, "WTF thought that THIS kid was/is modeling good behavior??"

Sadly, Barney and the Teletubbies WERE popular when my guys were little and we unfortunately did NOT miss that boat. Teletubbies, UGH....insipid on one level, nightmare fuel on another. Clean-up on aisle 5...

 

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1 hour ago, mappy said:

He was so god damn terrible. Like, it legit makes my blood boil that someone in Canada thought that was a good pitch idea to give a green light too and that it was a popular show. I have not met a single parent who actually liked the show. The worst. 

I apologize on behalf of the country of my birth.

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9 minutes ago, North Balti Zen said:

Just ducking in to note that the players are about to be on the field for the elusive fifteentuple phaser. 

Be careful. 

It’s not spring?

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12 minutes ago, North Balti Zen said:

Just ducking in to note that the players are about to be on the field for the elusive fifteentuple phaser. 

Be careful. 

Yeah. Wouldn't be disappointed by one more snow and a big one at that. But neither would I be disappointed to be drinking an IPA in shorts/t-shirt on the back patio within the next few weeks. I'll watch the tracking from the sidelines (can't help myself) but don't know if I can muster a lot of excitement for the triple-phasing jackalope after getting a taste of those 60s temps midweek.

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Have the back door open slightly for the cats. Their cable is out there to watch. Love starting to hear all the typical water birds as we have a creek behind our house. Lot of chattering going on out there today. 

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28 minutes ago, Mrs.J said:

Have the back door open slightly for the cats. Their cable is out there to watch. Love starting to hear all the typical water birds as we have a creek behind our house. Lot of chattering going on out there today. 

Had to visit my office at Fort Belvoir yesterday to pick up some supplies, first time I was back to my workplace in nearly a year. There is a creek and some wetland near my building and I heard the first few peepers singing their songs yesterday. Spring is getting ready to...spring.

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3 hours ago, mappy said:

He was so god damn terrible. Like, it legit makes my blood boil that someone in Canada thought that was a good pitch idea to give a green light too and that it was a popular show. I have not met a single parent who actually liked the show. The worst. 

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41 minutes ago, H2O said:

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The one I hated the most was Max and Ruby. Swear I wanted to slap Ruby every single episode. She was so bossy to Max. And for some reason you never ever saw their parents. Occasionally they visited grandma. Also Lazy Town was just horrible. The Miss J’s loved it when little. 

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7 hours ago, nw baltimore wx said:

I won’t put it here but look up the “sun” for that show. Talk about creepy and annoying. Though I’ve heard that show was a hit for calming toddlers.

Eh, you asked for it. B)

The creators of that show were defo dropping some acid.

 

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8 minutes ago, CAPE said:

If you don't want to watch the whole journey, just start at 45 mins. We need to have a GTG there lol. 

 

First, the clarity/resolution of that YouTube vid is one of the best I've seen.

Second, I scanned the entire vid, but starting at the point you suggested reminded me of the Overlook Hotel location in the 1980 movie version of "The Shining."  :) 

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8 hours ago, losetoa6 said:

Whoa.....They're a bit scary and weird as eff. 

Did they eat the Wiggles ? Lol.

They look like life size versions of the bug that started the Zombie apocalypse. For my early years it was Howdy Doodie, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Andy’s Gang, Captain Video and Junior Frolics. As always ....

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22 minutes ago, rclab said:

They look like life size versions of the bug that started the Zombie apocalypse. For my early years it was Howdy Doodie, Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Andy’s Gang, Captain Video and Junior Frolics. As always ....

Dude ....how old are you? You might be older then @mitchnick by like 25 years . ive seen Howdy Doodie but that other stuff is olddddd.

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Was able to schedule my COVID vaccine at M&T Bank stadium! So happy. Shoutout the bot on Twitter that tweets when new vaccines are available. Trying for my father next. 
Can you share the Twitter name? I've been trying for my wife and I've gotten through 3 times only to have someone snag her selected time slot each time. It's frustrating it doesn't hold thr slot while you fill out information

Thanks!

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1 hour ago, losetoa6 said:

Dude ....how old are you? You might be older then @mitchnick by like 25 years . ive seen Howdy Doodie but that other stuff is olddddd.

 

1 hour ago, losetoa6 said:

Dude ....how old are you? You might be older then @mitchnick by like 25 years . ive seen Howdy Doodie but that other stuff is olddddd.

Well the rest, as you put it, were early 50’s vintage. I enjoyed them On a 12 inch black and white 7 channel tv. As far as my age, I was born before the middle of the last century. Quite a long time before the microscopic miracles joined, divided and eventually grew into the ‘dude’ you’ve become. As always ....

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13 minutes ago, rclab said:

 

Well the rest, as you put it, were early 50’s vintage. I enjoyed them On a 12 inch black and white 7 channel tv. As far as my age, I was born before the middle of the last century. Quite a long time before the microscopic miracles joined, divided and eventually grew into the ‘dude’ you’ve become. As always ....

 

Cool stuff! 7 channels is slim pickings.  I remember the rabbit ears and we only got 2/11/13/54/5 /67.My Brother and I only had a zenith b+w family tv until we were around 9 or 10 ( friends all had color )then we got a color tv along with MTV lol. Cable must have been cheapo in Baltimore in the early mid 80s because our poor asses didn't have any doe . 

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4 minutes ago, losetoa6 said:

Cool stuff! 7 channels is slim pickings.  I remember the rabbit ears and we only got 2/11/13/54/5 /67.My Brother and I only had a zenith b+w family tv until we were around 9 or 10 ( friends all had color )then we got a color tv along with MTV lol. Cable must have been cheapo in Baltimore in the early mid 80s because our poor asses didn't have any doe . 

LOL. This was pretty much life growing up in the late 70s/early 80s in northcentral PA.  :)  Rabbit ears were the only way I got TV on the tiny 12" B/W TV in my bedroom. My parents got "basic" cable...which means that I had to go to a couple HS friends' house to see the "good" stuff like MTV, HBO, etc.  :D 

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Anyone remember "SuperTV" from the early to mid 80s?  WNUV (TV 54) would "scramble" their signal in the evening and show premium content.  Subscribers would have a UHF directional installed connected to a Zenith decoder box that allowed watching.

 

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2 hours ago, wrb129 said:

Can you share the Twitter name? I've been trying for my wife and I've gotten through 3 times only to have someone snag her selected time slot each time. It's frustrating it doesn't hold thr slot while you fill out information

Thanks!

Sent from my SM-N986U using Tapatalk
 

The twitter @ is @ MDVaxAlerts. Good luck! You gotta be quick. 

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3 hours ago, CAPE said:

If you don't want to watch the whole journey, just start at 45 mins. We need to have a GTG there lol. 

 

 

Outside of the Chugach mountains in Alaska, I don’t think there’s a better place in the world for snow. Nice vid.

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41 minutes ago, Stormfly said:

Anyone remember "SuperTV" from the early to mid 80s?  WNUV (TV 54) would "scramble" their signal in the evening and show premium content.  Subscribers would have a UHF directional installed connected to a Zenith decoder box that allowed watching.

 

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Yes. Best friend had it down the alley from me . I think it was offered around the same time we got  cable . Maybe 84/85 .

I also remember the porn channel would unscramble for a few seconds if you toggled back and forth channels real fast  or if you staired at it long enough :ph34r:

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41 minutes ago, Stormfly said:

Anyone remember "SuperTV" from the early to mid 80s?  WNUV (TV 54) would "scramble" their signal in the evening and show premium content.  Subscribers would have a UHF directional installed connected to a Zenith decoder box that allowed watching.

 

Here's an Ad:

 

Yep! It was awesome until the day we finally got HBO. And yeah. I tried to watch scrambled “adult content”. I mean what else would a 12 year old do!?  LOL. Oh wait. Now they just Google whatever floats their boat. 

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1 hour ago, vastateofmind said:

LOL. This was pretty much life growing up in the late 70s/early 80s in northcentral PA:)  Rabbit ears were the only way I got TV on the tiny 12" B/W TV in my bedroom. My parents got "basic" cable...which means that I had to go to a couple HS friends' house to see the "good" stuff like MTV, HBO, etc.  :D 

I worked alot up in Williamsport,  Montoursville,  Mansfield and all the little whistle stop towns along 15 north of Williamsport in the mid late 90s Installing alarms, CCTV, safes etc in banks up there.  That whole area was definitely easy going and behind the times.  I remember getting pints of Yuengling for 50 or 75 cents on the regular. 

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Zenith is a brand that brings back memories. The first tv I remember my folks having was an old zenith console. Damn thing looked like a piece of furniture. 

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