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  • VanIslander
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2020, 01:43:41 pm »
There is also an age of criminal responsibility. Most places,  a 9 year old cannot bred criminally charged.
What does that have to do with ANYTHING?


  • JNM
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #21 on: November 06, 2020, 01:55:38 pm »
What does that have to do with ANYTHING?

The idea that the crazy, dangerous, and illegal-if-we-were-not-freaking-children actions point to psychopathy.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2020, 02:26:17 pm by JNM »


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #22 on: November 06, 2020, 02:22:15 pm »
I sort of agree and see your point ... but he said ‘Good times’ at the end.

Pretty sure that 'Good times' was meant to be sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek.


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2020, 02:42:07 pm »
Pretty sure that 'Good times' was meant to be sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek.

Haha, yeah I thought this was pretty obvious. (To most people.)


  • Liechtenstein
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #24 on: November 06, 2020, 05:38:58 pm »
Mannnnnn...I was hoping one stinking thread wouldn't be turned into a shitshow of bickering.


Re: Memories.....
« Reply #25 on: November 06, 2020, 05:59:31 pm »
Sibling combat!

I remember wrestling with my younger (by ~2 years) brother. He is more athletic than me, so we were always pretty evenly matched.

One time, he pinned me on my back, so I kicked up my legs, grabbed his head between my feet, an smacked his head down on the concrete basement floor.

He got up, yelling “My teeth! My teeth!” - but it sounded more like “teef”.

No sign of permanent damage, and he did not lose any “teef”.


Good times!
I never had a brother, but I recall coming across this video on twitter of these two guys in a traffic jam on a Chinese (or Taiwanese?) highway. They get of the car and start shouting and wailing at each other. Then they stop and get back in the same car.

Pretty much everyone concluded that they must have been brothers and probably someone forgot to buy mom or grandma a gift.

Good times!


  • KimDuHan
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2020, 03:17:54 am »
In elementary school we would swing as high as possible on the swing sets and jump to see who could go the farthest. This went on for years until one kid got caught in the chain while jumping and smoked his head on the metal post beside the swing.


  • VanIslander
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2020, 05:20:33 am »
Let's not judge.

Let's share memories.

(Though i recall being horrified as a kid listening to my grandfather and his buds tell stories of what happened in their lives. I guess old people don't care about impressions anymore.)


  • hippo
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2020, 01:46:16 pm »
I remember receiving a telescope and a microscope as gifts when I was in elementary school.  I used to regularly spend time trying to explore various materials I had from a kit.  I used the telescope and a book of astronomy to look at planetary objects.  I think my interest was mostly because my parents asked me about what I was finding.  More than that, I grew up at my grandmothers’ house during much of my childhood and her neighbor had an awesome telescope and he had two adopted children from Argentina. My interest increased because the dad let me see planets through his telescope and I got to see them with people from my age.  They were from a different culture, so they made me curious and they were curious about the new people around them.  Just exploring things without any pressure,
« Last Edit: November 07, 2020, 02:03:09 pm by hippo »


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2020, 08:33:16 pm »
Alright, I just remembered something I have not thought of in many years.
This memory is not so Quentin Tarantino. I remember my father took me
to the University of Ottawa auditorium to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey.
He was always a bookworm and a huge science fiction fan. As I remember,
I had many questions and didn't quite understand the movie. I hope I
didn't disappoint him. However, I think I have read most of the greats he
avidly digested. Asimov, Clarke, Wells, Heinlein, Verne, Adams, Niven...


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2020, 03:41:22 pm »
... I remember my father took me to the University of Ottawa auditorium to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey.... I think I have read most of the greats he avidly digested. Asimov, Wells, Heinlein, Verne...
I LOVED them in elementary & middle school. My dad didn't identify with my sci-fi obsession. Yet he would sit outside with me and watch the stars for hours at night. And he often said "Reach for the furthest star."

I miss my dad. Yet he is always with me. In memory (this thread aptly).



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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2020, 09:55:25 am »
Alright, I just remembered something I have not thought of in many years.
This memory is not so Quentin Tarantino. I remember my father took me
to the University of Ottawa auditorium to watch 2001: A Space Odyssey.
He was always a bookworm and a huge science fiction fan. As I remember,
I had many questions and didn't quite understand the movie. I hope I
didn't disappoint him. However, I think I have read most of the greats he
avidly digested. Asimov, Clarke, Wells, Heinlein, Verne, Adams, Niven...

I was never really into science fiction until I discovered Ben Bova. An author whose style I really got into. I've read all his work.


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2020, 02:04:13 pm »
One of my favourite Christmas presents ever - not the carriage - the tow-truck with the pickup which came with a flat and good tire and a dented and good fender. The light flashed and it had a cool siren sound. It had an electric winch and was just so cool.

Christmas 1966

Dig the TV with the rabbit ears!


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2020, 04:38:56 pm »
One of my favourite Christmas presents ever - not the carriage - the tow-truck with the pickup which came with a flat and good tire and a dented and good fender. The light flashed and it had a cool siren sound. It had an electric winch and was just so cool.

Christmas 1966

Dig the TV with the rabbit ears!

I was looking at the pack of smokes on the coffee table.  My house
was the same.


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2020, 12:22:29 pm »
I was looking at the pack of smokes on the coffee table.  My house
was the same.

From memory I think I was the only person that never smoked. Never tried never wanted to try and amazingly, never got peer pressure. Every parent, sibling and friend smoked at one time or another.


  • hangook77
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2020, 12:41:06 pm »
I was drinking out of a glass Coke bottle and my brother
rode by on his bike and smashed it into my mouth breaking
off my front teeth.

I got him back by climbing on the roof and removing a brick from
the chimney. I called his name and when he looked up I dropped
it on his head causing a large number of stitches.

Good times.

That's some f#### up sh!t!!!


  • hangook77
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #36 on: November 18, 2020, 12:53:00 pm »
Remember going to the park by yourself and getting the wooden spoon?  Shortly after me, the snowflake generation came in.  They even tried it when we were high school age, but most of us made fun of the teachers (younger teachers) and other new authority figures as lame losers when they tried to put us in safe spaces, be politically correct, and talk about 'feelings'.  We just rebelled against that nonsense.  Good childhood.  Played in the woods, cops and robbers with fake guns, riding our bikes around without helmets, getting on tall slides, jumping off high ledges, neighborhood kid punched me and dad told me to go punch him back.  We also told crude jokes (which we didn't really mean), just humor value.  Mostly white kids, but there was a couple of black kids who we played with when he moved in for a time.  We all got along except for some rival kids that we'd try to one up sometimes.  No systematic racism theories or folks getting triggered.  Just good fun.  (In fact if I ever had of come home and said anything racist, my mom would have put the bar of soap in my mouth and whacked me with the wooden spoon.) 

But my area use to be behind the times.  So, into the 80's and 90's there was prob like earlier decades in some other places in North America.  I think late 90's and 2000's decade all that nonsense came in.  Kids can't go to park now alone, teachers try to indoctrinate kids, everyone needs a safe space, etc.  A shame.  I'm glad I got to grow up the way I did.  It was the last of an era.  I even got threatened with the strap from principal a couple of times when I was in the public schools.  (I think by High School was banned.) 


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2020, 01:02:31 pm »
Another of my happiest memories. My first motorbike bought brand new with money hard worked for and saved.

A 1979 Yamaha XS 400 Special II

Wish I had a picture of the helmet I had, which they through in for free. An open-face gold speckle ugly as heck brain bucket. Not far off what Jack Nicholson wore in Easy Rider LOL


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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2020, 01:04:13 pm »
Remember going to the park by yourself and getting the wooden spoon?  Shortly after me, the snowflake generation came in.  They even tried it when we were high school age, but most of us made fun of the teachers (younger teachers) and other new authority figures as lame losers when they tried to put us in safe spaces, be politically correct, and talk about 'feelings'.  We just rebelled against that nonsense.  Good childhood.  Played in the woods, cops and robbers with fake guns, riding our bikes around without helmets, getting on tall slides, jumping off high ledges, neighborhood kid punched me and dad told me to go punch him back.  We also told crude jokes (which we didn't really mean), just humor value.  Mostly white kids, but there was a couple of black kids who we played with when he moved in for a time.  We all got along except for some rival kids that we'd try to one up sometimes.  No systematic racism theories or folks getting triggered.  Just good fun.  (In fact if I ever had of come home and said anything racist, my mom would have put the bar of soap in my mouth and whacked me with the wooden spoon.) 

But my area use to be behind the times.  So, into the 80's and 90's there was prob like earlier decades in some other places in North America.  I think late 90's and 2000's decade all that nonsense came in.  Kids can't go to park now alone, teachers try to indoctrinate kids, everyone needs a safe space, etc.  A shame.  I'm glad I got to grow up the way I did.  It was the last of an era.  I even got threatened with the strap from principal a couple of times when I was in the public schools.  (I think by High School was banned.) 

Yes.......


  • confusedsafferinkorea
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Re: Memories.....
« Reply #39 on: November 19, 2020, 11:23:22 am »
I even got threatened with the strap from principal a couple of times when I was in the public schools.

Our principal didn't threaten, he acted, not leather strap though, the cane. We had a sadistic deputy principal at my high school, when you had to get 'cuts' as they were called, you had to bend over and put your head under a table so that every time he hit you, you banged your head too. Funny, we survived quite well without rights and safe spaces etc.

I would NEVER tell my mom about the beatings I got at school because they would pale in comparison to the beatings I would have got from her. She had the attitude. 'Ah, so you don't know how to behave at school, you give the teachers a hard time', well now I am going to show you what a hard time is.    ;D ;D
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