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  1. Thread: nee nar!

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    The uk police and ambulances began switching from...

    The uk police and ambulances began switching from two tones to modern sirens around 1989- 1990. Before then sires were seen as "an American thing".

    Due to battery power issues, The Bedford...
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    That reminds me - crossed lines on phones, where...

    That reminds me - crossed lines on phones, where you suddenly spoke to a complete stranger halfway through a call, or found yourself listening in to another conversation.
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    VW . Still reminds me of the beastie boys. Rip...

    VW . Still reminds me of the beastie boys. Rip Adam yauch.

    By the way, I own a vw golf.
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    How about "I feel for you" by Chaka Kahn ? Lol.

    How about "I feel for you" by Chaka Kahn ? Lol.
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    Guns n roses did 'knockin' on heavens door' some...

    Guns n roses did 'knockin' on heavens door' some real justice.

    And a current folk band called "show of hands" do a good version of "señor". Worth a look on YouTube.

    As a Dylan fan (and...
  6. Thread: Spitting image

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    Spitting image

    What's your favourite spitting image sketch?

    You know, the one that you recall best to this day, and still makes you smile ? It would be nice to compile a "best of" collection here, based on...
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    It's almost as if paedophillia was deemed nothing...

    It's almost as if paedophillia was deemed nothing more than a "bad habit" within certain circles in the 70's. That's why so many people stayed quiet and so many kids were abused. Truly awful.
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    Warner brothers / looney tunes cartoons shown on...

    Warner brothers / looney tunes cartoons shown on tv. Why not ?!
  9. Thread: Bod

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    Wasn't there also a frog in a bandstand at the...

    Wasn't there also a frog in a bandstand at the end who had to choose a flavour of milkshake ? Or is that something else ? Or am I just completely insane ?
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    Andele, andele! arriba, arriba, arriba !!!

    Andele, andele! arriba, arriba, arriba !!!
  11. Thread: Home decor

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    I do a job which often takes me into elderly...

    I do a job which often takes me into elderly people's homes. Now and then we get one where they just stopped decorating in about 1979. I absolutely love those ones. I secretly admire every orange...
  12. Thread: Ice Cream Vans

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    Have you guys seen Eddie murphy's ice cream van...

    Have you guys seen Eddie murphy's ice cream van sketch from his legendary 1983 stand up show 'delirious' ? If not (and if you can tolerate the bad language), look it up on YouTube. He sums it all up...
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    Well, as it turns out, allegedly, quite a few...

    Well, as it turns out, allegedly, quite a few people it seems. Many of them seem to have worked as respected radio/television personalities. I am starting to wonder just how many 1970's adult...
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    I used to love batfink !! Used to quote him in...

    I used to love batfink !! Used to quote him in various silly playground games : "you're bullets cannot harm me, my wings are like a shield if steel !!"

    Other faves for me were:

    Danger mouse...
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    Every Christmas - the great escape, the sound of...

    Every Christmas - the great escape, the sound of music...
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    I was watching you tube today & I realised...

    I was watching you tube today & I realised another one - the ability to film a video, then let anyone anywhere in the world see it. It still astounds me.
  17. Thread: Home decor

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    I always said if I were rich I would have an...

    I always said if I were rich I would have an arcade room in the basement, combined with a groovy 70's lounge room - all chocolate brown and orange, replete with big corner sofa, a swirly carpet , a...
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    I was taken to see Star Wars when I was seven...

    I was taken to see Star Wars when I was seven years old. Life would never be the same again.

    The first film I went to without an adult was ghostbusters. It was the only film bring shown that week...
  19. Thread: Home decor

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    I remember my uncle had textured red and gold...

    I remember my uncle had textured red and gold striped paper in his flat. I remember it looked the same as the wallpaper used in the pub on only fools & horses (and in many other pubs).
  20. Thread: Home decor

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    All of my 80's memories are pine-clad. i also...

    All of my 80's memories are pine-clad. i also have vivid memories of avocado bathroom suits, and woodchip or 'Bubble effect' wallpaper.

    Cheese plants and rubber plants as accessories.

    As for...
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    Things you never could have predicted

    I was watching back to the Future again the other day. One scene got me thinking - the scene where Marty is trying to prove to the Doc that he is from the future. When he tells doc brown that Ronald...
  22. Controversial, perhaps, but I always thought...

    Controversial, perhaps, but I always thought after the F.M. tribute concert that queen might have done well to use George Michael as their lead singer. Of course no-one should even have tried to...
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    As a child of 70's-80's, I also grew up with...

    As a child of 70's-80's, I also grew up with both. I recently completed a woodwork project at home where I found myself measuring things in a combination of inches and centimetres, depending on which...
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    You can still buy nerds, usually from dedicated...

    You can still buy nerds, usually from dedicated sweet shops. theres a good one in soho, London, which does a variety of american and retro sweets. Actually I always believed they had been banned for...
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    My Atari 2600 games console

    My Atari 2600 games console
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