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What do you miss from your childhood ?
« on: November 05, 2022, 10:08:51 AM »
 I miss getting up early Saturday morning and watching a marathon of colorful, energetic,  brilliant cartoons that ran for hours non stop. Then right around mid day, the drum beats and then a yell that Tarzan was about to start ....

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2022, 10:31:51 AM »
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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2022, 11:21:26 AM »
The cartons are good. Real fun toys. HO/AFX race sets...But there are no good car designs to copy, it would have to be retro.
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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2022, 11:42:48 AM »
Cartoons, and a show called 'Wonderrama' starring Bob McAllister....In LA, there was channel 52 that showed 'The Little Rascals', 'The Three Stooges' and 'Speed Racer' on a daily basis. Miss that. Also, LA's KTLA channel 5 used to show all the cool monster films, like Godzilla, Rodan, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. Pre-celeb Steve Edwards would have a contest right after the movies.
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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2022, 01:03:56 PM »
Cartoons, and a show called 'Wonderrama' starring Bob McAllister....In LA, there was channel 52 that showed 'The Little Rascals', 'The Three Stooges' and 'Speed Racer' on a daily basis. Miss that. Also, LA's KTLA channel 5 used to show all the cool monster films, like Godzilla, Rodan, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. Pre-celeb Steve Edwards would have a contest right after the movies.
.     If you like the monster flicks(along with some corny shtick) there is Svengoolie every Saturday night…… 8)

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2022, 01:26:09 PM »
Cartoons, and a show called 'Wonderrama' starring Bob McAllister....In LA, there was channel 52 that showed 'The Little Rascals', 'The Three Stooges' and 'Speed Racer' on a daily basis. Miss that. Also, LA's KTLA channel 5 used to show all the cool monster films, like Godzilla, Rodan, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc. Pre-celeb Steve Edwards would have a contest right after the movies.
.     If you like the monster flicks(along with some corny shtick) there is Svengoolie every Saturday night…… 8)



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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2022, 05:29:24 PM »
Great stuff.Too bad the original mystery science theater is done.Most humorous…

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2022, 11:52:46 PM »
The cartons are good. Real fun toys. HO/AFX race sets...But there are no good car designs to copy, it would have to be retro.

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2022, 12:04:43 AM »
“What do I miss from my childhood?”

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2022, 08:06:21 AM »
Going shooting with my Dad from the time I was about 8 until I was 14 (and discovered girls!)  Just about every other Saturday morning, Dad and I would drive out to a farm owned by a friend of his.  The pasture was a valley probably 500 yards long with hills on both sides.  We'd shoot everything from .22 rifles and pistols, varmint rifles, high power handguns, shotguns, stuff we'd bought at gun shows.  I really miss him and the time we spent together.
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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2022, 04:58:54 PM »
Driving by the Shelby Airport facility with my Dad on a Saturday and stopping to peer through the fence to see the cars.
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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2022, 07:31:30 AM »
This is very true
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2022, 11:16:24 AM »
  Buying AMT annual 1/25 scale models for less than $2.00
 
   And working at McDonalds for all of that .95 cents an hour.

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2022, 04:47:25 PM »
the thing i miss the most is 3rd gear...

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Re: What do you miss from your childhood ?
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2022, 04:51:31 PM »
the thing i miss the most is 3rd gear...

This has to be the funniest answer today....LMAO
These cars are meant to be driven so enjoy the hell out of all of it. Not just the look of it when its all cleanCS

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs.It's jolted by every pebble on the road

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