Discussion in 'Touchy Subjects' started by Boltfan of Oz, Feb 5, 2012.
And what fantastic substance inspired that wonderful list that took 5 replies Drunk?
Not my dad.....he wanted any new technology he could get his hands on.
When VCRs and Betas came out we had one of each. In the town where I grew up the first video store was Hummel's Video.....Mr. Hummel had a hardware store, restaurant, and a drugstore downtown. My pops and his nephew Robert....(being the same age...I told you that happens quite a bit in the black community) jumped on this technology right away and when they discovered you could use 2 VCRs to tape a movie from another tape....they devised a plan.
They went to Mr. Hummel and told him that if he would loan them every video that came into the store for free, that they would tape them and keep 2 copies that he could use to make replacements in case the tapes got ruined while being rented.
We saw everything when I was a kid!!!
I am a Metallica fan, but since I don't follow band politics in any genre and only judge the music.....Oz is the one on the band's golden years and such.
Elle would make my full list with about a dozen or so more. I mean Brooke, Halle, and Heather Locklear were new when I was a kid too!
I saw T.O.P twice with Average White Band when they came to the Keswick theater just outside of Philly about 4-5 years ago. Great friggin' show!!! Until then I hadn't seen white folks get up and start straight gettin' down in the aisles at a concert before! That funk be doin' somethin' to ya'll! I've seen it.....LOL!!! Go see them if you can, not sure who is singing lead for Tower right now, but the dude I saw Larry Braggs straight murdered "You're Still A Young Man"!
(I just thought about what I just wrote.....Rick Stevens....the original lead singer of Tower who recorded the original version of "You're Still a Young Man" is still in jail since the 70's serving a sentence for double murder.)
Would you believe I have the very first VCR we ever had? Runs like a top!
Man's greatest invention hit our house in the 80's.....the remote. I'll never forget my dad yelling at me when I had to change the channel.....don't turn the dial that fast, you'll break it!
How bout comedy in the 80's...when Cosby was actually hilarious. That bit aboutbthe dentist still gets me rolling! And the chocolate cake thing?....forget about it....
SNL was hilarious back then too....Eddie Murphy....good stuff.
I'm going to see Steve Harvey next Saturday. My friend said he could get us up front, I told him no thanks. I'll stick out like a sore thumb, I don't need him making his swan song on me....lol Side note...how does a guy like Steve Harvey with that perfect hair suddenly shave his head bald all the time?.....I think his hair was fake all those years...lol
Wow....our first VCR was one of those top-loader with the remote attached by cord! It's gone the way of the dodo!
Yeah...I remember when I was the remote too.....you'd get called from another room to change the channel on a TV about 6-8 feet away from them...and we inevitably did break that dang knob turning it too fast.....and thus pliers sat by every old TV we had.....LOL!
"Dad is great......give us the chocolate cake"......LOL! 1 of the funniest family friendly jokes ever!
SNL when I was a kid is why there is an SNL on tv now!
It was a hair-piece.....and as his fellow comedians began to talk about it more...he had to let it go.
Steve isn't known for going in on audience members, but it's part of the experience of seeing live comedy to eventually be the target of the jokes....you should do it!
HA! I knew it! He had hair that looked like it belonged on a Lego person it was so perfect! I knew it....LOL
And LMAO about the pliers.
haha. i was posting as i finished playlists ready for cd burn.
fbi warning: we also used the dual vcr method and recorded every movie we rented.
i didnt watch too much snl but for some reason my dad would watch richard pryor and eddie murphy stand up with me starting around age 9. pretty interesting seeing as he uses a "cuss word" about once a year. he absolutely loved the stuff so he shared the wealth. i was so desensitized that the words pussy, fuck, and cocaine had very little effect on me when i was a kid, and even though i rarely used them, i knew all the jokes. i just thought it was normal and that every dad watches extremely dirty comedy routines with their boy.
Lol Drunk....my parents let me rent Eddie Murphy's Raw one night while they went out. They also purchased NWA for me at Christmas...lol..they had no idea. My parents are very conservative. It's funny....I remember getting MJ's Thriller album for my birthday one year. My dad throws it on, he's says let's hear it! And of course he liked it because that album is gold, but you imagine if he did that around the Christmas tree with NWA, or PE?
My mom and dad struck this weird balance where he kept us from lots of things we could have gotten into by being out and about in the neighborhood where I grew up, but kept lots of things open and available at home.
They didn't really cuss in front of us, but we didn't suspect they never did. They just kept it around grown folks if they did at all.
They never tried to stop us from drinking and such. My dad offered to buy us a beer when we became young men so we could taste it and see for ourselves if we were gonna like it. He said it wasn't really his taste, but there was no sense in us sneaking around if we wanted to try it.
They didn't censor any movies or music....so I remember watching every horror and R-rated flick there was when I was a kid.
I remember the 1 time they even acted skeptical was over Eddie Murphy Raw which is actually 1 of the very few movies I saw in an actual theater as a kid. Most stuff came to the house on tape eventually or we saw it at the drive-in. $4 a carload in my town. That's where I saw Batman with Keaton and Nicholson. But they let me go with my older brother and my sister....and it was fantastic!
I remember seeing Richard Pryor: Live On the Sunset Strip on tape as a kid and all of us crackin' up! When we went to school as youngsters it was normal for the folks that knew the routines to do them during recess for the kids who had those really strict parents.
It kinda makes me laugh that people go so nuts these days trying to censor what their kids see....as if there isn't a kid in school with it on their iPod or iPhone that's gonna show them anything they try to keep from them. They actually seek it out even more that way!
obviously talented all of them. very tight. but doesn't move me
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