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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    I was about 9 years old when we got our first TV..used...one of the big boxes, black and white, of course, with the tiny screen. With the right combination of coat hangers and tin foil hung off the rabbit ears, it would pull in 3 channels, two from Baltimore and one from Washington DC (farm was in Howard County). We were allowed to watch it for one hour a day, except for weekend evenings where Lawrence Welk, Walt Disney and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom stretched the time out a bit farther.
    Used to watch those with the Grandparents.
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    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    Used to watch those with the Grandparents.
    Nice!

    oh..wait..I see what you did there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Nice!

    oh..wait..I see what you did there!
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    Dear Baby Jesus lying in a crib in Bethlehem,
    I thank your divine intervention that I was not drinking anything when I read this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    .... Walt Disney and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom stretched the time out a bit farther.


    I was watching the re-runs in the 1970s ... ah Sunday nights on NBC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    I was about 9 years old when we got our first TV..used...one of the big boxes, black and white, of course, with the tiny screen. With the right combination of coat hangers and tin foil hung off the rabbit ears, it would pull in 3 channels, two from Baltimore and one from Washington DC (farm was in Howard County). We were allowed to watch it for one hour a day, except for weekend evenings where Lawrence Welk, Walt Disney and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom stretched the time out a bit farther.
    Remember to 70's porn?

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    It took a little imagination
    ‎"I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    Remember to 70's porn?

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    It took a little imagination
    I think I see a boob
    If what I say offends you then you really don't want to hear what I keep to myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    I think I see a boob
    That's what my wife said. I think she was being mean.
    ‎"I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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