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Re: How times have changed - tv

Postby Aaron » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:37 pm

bball wrote:There is a recent study out that says millenials are no where near as promiscuous as there previous generations...i suspect internet p*rn...that or its just too much work....


One biggie is the consequences nowadays. Not like 1930's and 40's when a guy could knock up one or multiple women and just walk away and live his life and be responsible to no one.

Nowadays, if you have money, there are women that will hunt you down and try to get pregnant just so they can live on easy street. Happens in oil fields all the time.

Can't even hardly flirt with women nowadays without getting labeled with harassment. It's a different world from even 30 years ago, let alone 80.
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Re: How times have changed - tv

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:41 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:
Craig Miller wrote:If I only expected to live to 60 I get an earlier start too

60 Was a long life for some...

Still is, I've known many that didn't make it to 65.

As Kirby Puckett said about his career when he was forced to retire from baseball due to loss of vision in 1 eye....
"Tomorrow is not promised to anyone."
Kirby didn't know how right he was as he died 10 years later from a stroke at age 45.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:25 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
ALACOWMAN wrote:
Craig Miller wrote:If I only expected to live to 60 I get an earlier start too

60 Was a long life for some...

Still is, I've known many that didn't make it to 65.

As Kirby Puckett said about his career when he was forced to retire from baseball due to loss of vision in 1 eye....
"Tomorrow is not promised to anyone."
Kirby didn't know how right he was as he died 10 years later from a stroke at age 45.



A lot more 30 and 40 year olds in the cemetery than 80 year olds.
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Re: How times have changed - tv

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:32 pm

My great aunt finally threw in the towel on husband #3.. First one died from poisoned water . 2nd one ,TB took him out..last one died of natural causes..
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Re: How times have changed - tv

Postby Son of Butch » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:08 pm

1 out of 50 15 year olds will be dead by age 25.
1 in 20 25 year olds die before age 45.
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Postby greybeard » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:32 pm

There are far more ships at the bottom of the ocean (estimated to be 3 million+) than sailing on the surface of it.
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Postby jltrent » Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:52 am

Son of Butch wrote:Watched an old TV game show.
Do You Trust Your Wife? - Host Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy 1956-1957
One husband (25) and wife (26) team had been married 11 years, they got married in 1945 when she was 15 and
he was only 14!
... 7 children ages 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 and 10 Wife said she'd like to make it an even dozen.
(They only won $100 paid to first round losers.)

Quiz show format with husband and wife teams.
First round winning team would go on to face last week's winners and winner gets annuity of $100 week for a year.
Longest winning team in history of the show won 23 straight weeks and won $100 week for 23 years.


Probably a good show without having to watch advertising continually like todays TV. I just about can't stand TV anymore. Yesterday I tore down two Stihl MS290 chainsaws that need a rebuild and that sure beat TV. I have several more projects going on just need to get the parts in to complete.
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Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:58 am

Son of Butch wrote:1 out of 50 15 year olds will be dead by age 25.
1 in 20 25 year olds die before age 45.
Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year.



There is a small cemetery just west of my place about 25 graves.
It is full of teenagers that died 1914-15
that was before the Spainish influenza epidemic. Heard it was cholera but don’t know that to be gospel.
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Postby greybeard » Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:22 pm

Could have been cholera. There was a bad cerebral meningitis epidemic in parts of E Texas in pre-WW1 years too. 1911-'12 and some of '13. Bryan College Station got hit hard & was under full quarantine. They had guards that wouldn't let anyone off the train that stopped at CS.

Ever see The Aviator..story of Howard Hughes? He had just hired a new foreman (Noah Dietrich) to run Hughes Corporation and the new hire asked "So when do we go to Houston?"
"Howard: We don't. Cholera epidemic in 1913, two thousand dead; whole place is nothin' but pestilential swamp. Typhus, malaria, cholera, yellow fever, you name it they got it."

That was exaggeration about the Houston death toll from Cholera but it was pretty bad.

Howard Hughes wasn't terribly fond of Houston and was OCD about being exposed to any germ..
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