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Things you never see anymore

Post 1

The Groob

What things do you never see anymore? To kick off:

Turkish Delight ads
White dog poo
Metal Mickey
That bloke on the ostrich
Maggie Philbin
Spit the dog
"Dave and Sue" in the front window of cars
Bubblegum machines outside shops


Things you never see anymore

Post 2

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

People having sex on the street.. glass bottles with a return price on them.. Empty pubs..


Things you never see anymore

Post 3

26199

5.25" floppy disks... smiley - geek
Ladybirds... no idea where they've gone...


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Post 4

2legs - Hey, babe, take a walk on the wild side...

smiley - wow the last time i saw a 5.5 floppy was in 1996 smiley - erm or was it 1995 smiley - erm I remember thinking at the time, cor, I've not seen one of these for ages.....

smiley - erm llooppyy..
smiley - erm
Aliens, isn't as many about now as there used to be...


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Post 5

The Groob

Sparrows


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Post 6

David

Polite, well behaved children who can walk down the pavement without spitting, bawling into mobile phones and shoving each other into the road.


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Post 7

Lady in a tree

smiley - starNoel Edmonds. What's happened to him?

smiley - starCows roaming about on the streets in urban Essex (like Wanstead and Woodford) - has the ancient grazing law been repealed?

smiley - starBins on railway stations - just those clear bags hooked onto anything they can find.

smiley - starSaturday morning pictures. Oh dear - really showing my age there!


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Post 8

Gnomon - time to move on

Sawdust on the floor in butcher's shops.

Ford Prefects.

Knitted tea cosies.

Machines where you put in a coin and an animated puppet inside a glass box moves for a few seconds.

Machines where you put in a coin and it will emboss your name on a strip of metal.

Sturmey Archer 3-speed gears

Little old ladies all dressed in black with small hats pinned to their heads.


Things you never see anymore

Post 9

Just Justin... (ACE)

- Cheap Petrol (under 80 cents per litre, In Australia, that is...)
- Record players
- Castlemain Rock (One of my favourite sweets. Also in Aus)

J.J


Things you never see anymore

Post 10

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

Telephone boxes.

Trams.

Zebra crossings.

Red buses.


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Post 11

Gnomon - time to move on

8 inch floppy disks smiley - geeksmiley - geek


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Post 12

The Groob

Noel Edmonds not seen anymore? Hallelujah! smiley - bubbly


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Post 13

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

TV sets inside cabinets.


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Post 14

Just Justin... (ACE)

8 Inch ?!
Am i too young to know what these are...?

J.J


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Post 15

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

No.......I didn't know what they were either smiley - winkeye


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Post 16

Just Justin... (ACE)

phew...

J.J


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Post 17

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

....but I'm not too young either....


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Post 18

Just Justin... (ACE)

Hey, i'm only 16... (almost 17, not that it makes much difference)

oh yeah, another thing i don't see anymore...

-The 'Far Side' Calenders...

J.J


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Post 19

Gnomon - time to move on

Gary Larson retired a few years ago, so the Far Side calendars are not so common anymore.

8 inch floppy disks look exactly the same as 5.25 inch ones except a lot bigger.


Things you never see anymore

Post 20

ChiKiSpirit -- A1008604

maybe wyou will one day....smiley - smiley



smiley - cheers


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