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    Re: sandwich fillings

    For me, it's pretty much: cheese and onion, cheese and pickle (add lettuce, tomato and onion for a cheese ploughmans), cheese and mustard, tomato and basil (with, uh, mozzarella cheese, if there's...
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    Re: Any gamers here?

    The cool Robert Holdstock novella that came with the game really helped too.
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    Re: Any gamers here?

    In the eighties, I had an Acorn Electron. I played a hell of a lot of Elite on it.

    Nowadays, I have an ageing but still decent enough gaming PC, and I play a hell of a lot of Elite Dangerous on...
  4. Can anyone identify this strange fantasy film (probably late 80s, early 90s)?

    There's not a lot to go on, but I'm sort of haunted by this film I saw years and years ago. I think it came out in the late eighties, early nineties - though don't hold me to that, as I saw it on TV...
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    Re: Your top 5 crushes...

    Nancy Wilson - singer and guitarist from Heart, when 'Alone' was charting. Absolute goddess. One of the reasons I was inspired up the guitar, as I had the kind of plan that only a hormonally frenzied...
  6. Re: Things which you thought would have disappeared but are still around

    Funnily enough, when I popped into my local chemist (yes, I know they're called pharmacies now, but The Old Ways Are Better as far as I'm concerned) a few weeks ago, there was a delay on using my...
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    Re: Peter Wyngarde

    I remember Wyngarde as Klytus in Flash Gordon, which stuck in my mind as a 9 year old on account of the bizarre death the character suffered: flung on to a floor of spikes (by Timothy Dalton, no...
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    Re: Assemblies

    I went to a CofE junior school, where assemblies would often be taken by a vicar. It was actually pretty good - less about god, more about interesting moral dilemmas. He was a pretty good vicar - a...
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    Re: Roughneck flasks

    Mine had a screw-top lid. Though the flask was definitely robust, the tops did seem to have a bit of a leakage problem. Mine did, at any rate.
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    Re: Whatever happened to:......

    This reminds me - Double Deckers. I'm sure that way back when, the lower half of the bar (the bit that isn't nougat) contained raisins. I've actually just checked on Wikipedia, and yes - they did...
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    Re: Roughneck flasks

    From what I can Google, no. Thermos still make kids' flasks under the 'FUNtainer' brand, though - and their classic tartan flask is still going strong, by the looks of things.
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    Re: What were your favourite 80s clothes?

    Slim black Madness tie with piano keys down one side. God I loved that thing. I also quite liked my pair of Deckers when they were briefly in fashion back then, as they were as comfortable as hell.
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    Roughneck flasks

    I was reminded of these for some reason today - in the early 1980s, there was a bit of a craze for having roughneck flask as part of your school packed-lunch setup. They usually had a picture of some...
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    Re: Short Wave Radio

    I had a short wave radio in the 1990s - I definitely recall Voice of America, along with some Iranian propaganda station which went on about 'The Great Satan' and all that old nonsense. There was a...
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    Re: Milkmen/women

    @Arran

    When I used to deliver milk as a weekend job, the milk which was delivered in bottles with foil tops were the standard, semi-skimmed, skimmed and full fat varieties. These weren't...
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    Re: Milkmen/women

    Yep! The tops were as follows:

    Silver - standard
    Red and silver stripes - semi-skimmed
    Blue and silver in a gingham style patten - skimmed
    Gold - full fat

    Homogenised and sterilised milk...
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    Re: Butcher shops

    Something I recall from the butcher's shops of old - they always decorated their meat displays with sprigs of parsley.

    Yet I don't ever remember meat being cooked or garnished with parsley. Sage,...
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    Re: Milkmen/women

    My dad was briefly a milkman, while two of my uncles were long-term milkmen. As a result, back in the 1980s - my early teenage years - I had frequent weekend and holiday employment as a milkie's...
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    Re: The 80s Eagle

    Two good hand-drawn strips from the 80s Eagle which stuck in my mind were The Tower King - a post apocalyptic adventure where society is reduced to steam-powered medievalism - and The Fifth Horseman:...
  20. Things which you thought would have disappeared but are still around

    Just as the title suggests - a thread for those things which you feel ought to have disappeared ages ago, but have inexplicably survived into the modern age. To start you off, here's two which come...
  21. Re: Did anyone order Sea Monkeys through comic book adverts?

    I was one of the poor suckers who fell for the X-Ray Specs. That said, they did provide a reasonably good illusion of bones as seen through your fingers, but that was about it.
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    Re: Stamp collecting anyone?

    As a kid in the 1970s, there was a local newsagent which sold small packets of foreign stamps - and I was quite an avid customer. As nerdy as it sounds, it was actually quite an enthralling little...
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    Re: Janine Duvitski

    She also had a small-ish part in The Blackstuff, the play-for-today which led to the magnificent Boys From The Blackstuff.
  24. Re: Amusement Arcade Computer Game Machines

    Sidearms! Ye gods, I was at a caravan site in Chichester which had that in the on-site arcade - I spent a fortune on the thing! Great, great game. I still play it nowadays, via MAME - though it's a...
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    @Nostalgiaguy

    That's the one! Yes!! Thank you!
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