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    Default Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    Mountain bikes seemed to start the trend for bikes not having mudguards.
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    +Cigarette vending machines outside shops (Really!)

    +Paraffin vending machines

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Default Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    Do not forget the chocolate and chewing gum machines.

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    Things thar are built to last be it washing machines or whatever.
    Things are made to
    look good but not to last like twin tubs did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by battyrat View Post
    Do not forget the chocolate and chewing gum machines.
    And those vending machines that dispense 'Kinder Egg' style plastic eggs containing kiddies watches

    I wonder if the watches actually worked, or were they just toys

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Default Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    When cars had a distinct silhouette where you could tell at a glance what make it was. Now they all look alike with the same three colours: black, white or silver-gray. Today you could switch the badges and most people probably wouldn't know the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victorbrunswick View Post
    When cars had a distinct silhouette where you could tell at a glance what make it was. Now they all look alike with the same three colours: black, white or silver-gray. Today you could switch the badges and most people probably wouldn't know the difference.
    So true! I thought it was just me!
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    Default Re: Things that dont happen anymore

    Not only that but cars also had a somewhat unique "national" look. In particular British and American cars had a very distinct appearance from each another.

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    Just talking with my supervisor the other day about how generic cars have become. They all look the same to me now. No real class or style of their own. Everybody copying or borrowing from everybody else.

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