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CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Remember the days we were dependent on having to use a phone from a dirty phone booth or having to ask a clerk from a store to use their phone? The thought of using a phone from a phone booth grosses me out but that’s all we knew. Oh how things have changed.






The obvious thing since this is an online community about vaporizing I don’t miss smoking my weed. Also I don’t miss buying my weed from the black market friend. I really feel liberated and very lucky to be alive right now.
 
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CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Woman and child in video shop, Paro, Bhutan.
I don’t miss the video store. How about the VHS movies? Making sure we rewound it or you are charged extra. Sorry @EveryDayAmnesiac. Love ordering movies at home, better yet some are free.
I remember before ordinary people had video players. We were all so happy to have choices back in the day. I feel like pioneer woman.
My favorite video owner wore a beautiful turban., he had an accent. I never asked him where he was from. I probably assumed India. He could have been from any number of countries. Now I would have asked him about his country he was from.
 
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Stevenski

Enter the Dragon
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I remember our local video stores had notes on the accounts. "Stevenski & his brother can hire any R rated movie". Those were the days.

When you would take a punt on some movie that looked good. Jesus I watched some shit movies based off those covers.

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CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer

Step 1: Outdoor Antenna Versus Indoor Antenna​

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it took us a while to get cable television because we lived on the outskirts of town. My dad would have to constantly adjust the antenna. Some folks had theres in a tree or I should say on top of a tree. We would get 4 channels and often fuzzy. Those were the days. No cable bill. I couldn’t wait to get cable.
 
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EveryDayAmnesiac

I just wanted to be loved by you.
I don’t miss the video store. How about the VHS movies? Making sure we rewound it or you are charged extra. Sorry @EveryDayAmnesiac.

Ah, history time! Luckily my high horse has been in the stalls all day and is ready to ride!

I DO miss the video stores! LOL. Although I don't miss the VHS. Having to slice them apart and back together to make them watchable.

But if you wanted to talk movies / film, you had to get off your butt and go talk to that weirdo who worked pretty much 7 days a week at the video store. You couldn't just join a forum. :ko:

And most of my good friends in high school I met through that store because - this might be hard to believe - although I was popular in high school, even with the Cool Kids and the Jocks and the Grades Obsessionists, where I belonged was with the geeks and the dweebs and the spazzes and the nerds and the freaks and the Bad Kids and anyone socially anxious. And when they wanted advice on what to rent that was different or weird or psycho or whatever else, they came to me. I was the Tarantino of my town.

And because the store's owners were no-shows, and making a shit ton of money off their porn rentals and sex shop, I ordered movies they never even noticed.

Hong Kong action films by John Woo. 1930's German Expressionism. 1940's Italian Neorealism. 1950's American film noir. 1960's French New Wave. 1970's exploitation films. And plenty of straight to video Troma movies. It was basically a hangout for movie dorks.

So I miss the social gathering aspect of it.

And as far as the rewinding charges went or late fees, I would only charge the dicks. If someone came in and threw the tape in my face and said this movie sucked, yeah, double charge. If they didn't like the movie and wanted to discuss why, no charge.

And rewind machines actually were worth the $20. Except for high-end VCR's, the rest were simply not built for rewinding tapes, and tapes weren't built for being rewound in them - it was mostly the speed and aggressiveness of the process. That's why so many cheap VCR's and tapes went belly up so quickly.



it took us a while to get cable television because we lived on the outskirts of town. My dad would have to constantly adjust the antenna.

The birth of the aluminum foil hack!

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CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
What about when there were smoking sections in the restaurants. How could that ever work? I didn’t smoke cigs so that really bothered me. Folks smoked in offices. I worked for the state at the time. People were pissed! Now they had to smoke outside in the rain during their breaks. It wasn’t that long ago people smoked in airplanes. How was that even safe?
I do think smokers rights have been trampled on in my area. I don’t agree with not allowing smoking at parks.

I can see the video store as the social place. I was a married, young mother at the time, in early 80s and 90s. Blockbusters held on in my area a long time. Probably renting games.
 
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bulllee

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What about when there were smoking sections in the restaurants. How could that ever work? I didn’t smoke cigs so that really bothered me. Folks smoked in offices. I worked for the state at the time. People were pissed! Now they had to smoke outside in the rain during their breaks. It wasn’t that long ago people smoked in airplanes. How was that even safe?
I do think smokers rights have been trampled on in my area. I don’t agree with not allowing smoking at parks.

I can see the video store as the social place. I was a married, young mother at the time, in early 80s and 90s. Blockbusters held on in my area a long time. Probably renting games.
When I was young I had a really nice older guy for a pediatrician . He smoked, and when I say he smoked he always had a butt in his mouth. His office had ashtrays everywhere ( those funky kind with sand, glass, metal ). It was nothing for him to pull out a butt and light it up while he was examining me :doh::lmao: . He was loved by all, but I cringed sometimes because of the friggin smell . Nobody said shit back then, people still thought smoking was harmless :smile:. Does anyone remember keeping a bottle of booze stashed in the office for drinks :cheers: or the "3" martini lunch :rofl:? Staying up for days doing blow, heavy drinking and partying was a prerequisite in my chosen profession . I don't miss any of that.
 

arb

Semi shaved ape
When I was young I had a really nice older guy for a pediatrician . He smoked, and when I say he smoked he always had a butt in his mouth. His office had ashtrays everywhere ( those funky kind with sand, glass, metal ). It was nothing for him to pull out a butt and light it up while he was examining me :doh::lmao: . He was loved by all, but I cringed sometimes because of the friggin smell . Nobody said shit back then, people still thought smoking was harmless :smile:. Does anyone remember keeping a bottle of booze stashed in the office for drinks :cheers: or the "3" martini lunch :rofl:? Staying up for days doing blow, heavy drinking and partying was a prerequisite in my chosen profession . I don't miss any of that.
Me either............the car Cup for mixed drinks is gone now also.
 

CarolKing

Always in search of the perfect vaporizer
Back in the late 70s I had a OB/gynecologist who smoked Lucky Strikes. I had forgotten that. The office smelled of smoke. He always had a pack of cigs in his pocket. He had white hair and a flat top haircut and black bushy eyebrows, his wife was his nurse.
 
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arb

Semi shaved ape
All the baby pics have ashtrays and all the people are smoking.
I smoked my first cigg at 8 maybe but wasn't a full time smoker until I was 12 or so.
The world sure has changed and we have come a long way in some respects.


Kids today have the world at their fingertips and that's a lot to deal with before you have any perspective.......... fuck I'm in my mid fifties and can barely process wtf is going on most times.
 

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