+ Reply to Thread
Page 694 of 700 FirstFirst ... 194594644684692693694695696 ... LastLast
Results 6,931 to 6,940 of 6999

Thread: Tell Me Something............Anything!

  1. #6931
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

    Posts: 7,970
    I'm Steve.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Slingshots were popular the rest of the year when there was no snow.
    We all had Milbro catapults as kids, they were great. And I became really accurate with mine. I have looked from time to time on Ebay for a genuine original, out of nostalgia They start at about 20, and I would buy one tomorrow, but Mrs. P already thinks I'm mental.
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

  2. #6932
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: Suffolk

    Posts: 1,021
    I'm guy.

    Default

    we used to make catapults with suitable "y" shaped branches - eventually, I saved up enough pocket money to buy an aluminium one and was very close to taking my eye out when I let go of the wrong end

    Also used to make boomerangs with ply wood and gave my mate a nasty gash on his forehead (a few stitches) when I hit him with it.

    We also used to fire "Dan Dare" rockets (very small rockets for Bonfire night, any one else remember them?) through a piece of TV aerial (two wood pegs as handles) at a neighbours pigeons.

    And what do kids do today, play video games - when I was a lad...........
    LP12, Ittok, DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50/A4O'S, LS5, Rega Ela mk1's.
    Sony CDP XB930.

  3. #6933
    Join Date: May 2015

    Location: Sussex By The Sea

    Posts: 309
    I'm Paul.

    Default

    We used to have adventure playgrounds where you were given a hammer and nails and bits of timber and then go to build any structure you wanted, Climb conker trees to a great height, go scrumping, pop up to the chip shop and ask for free scraps, do penny for the guy, carol singing, we only had a black and white telly, no phone, and the windows used to freeze up on the inside every year. Great times when I look back.
    Turntable - Pioneer PL-90 Reference. Cartridge - Audio-Technica AT-ART9. Amplifier Yamaha a-s-3000 integrated. Speakers - BeoLab 18 & 19 sub both special 90 Year Celebration edition. Bluetooth 5.0 Receiver. Denon CD player.
    Ligne Roset lines sideboard.

  4. #6934
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: Suffolk

    Posts: 1,021
    I'm guy.

    Default

    ^^^^^^
    LP12, Ittok, DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50/A4O'S, LS5, Rega Ela mk1's.
    Sony CDP XB930.

  5. #6935
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Norfolk, UK

    Posts: 5,337
    I'm Rob.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by p147 View Post
    We used to have adventure playgrounds where you were given a hammer and nails and bits of timber and then go to build any structure you wanted, Climb conker trees to a great height, go scrumping, pop up to the chip shop and ask for free scraps, do penny for the guy, carol singing, we only had a black and white telly, no phone, and the windows used to freeze up on the inside every year. Great times when I look back.
    Sounds like reminiscing about the Gulag.

    I know what you mean though, times are definitely worse now. Ruined by scaremongering, political correctness bulls*it, and namby pambies who fence off / close / cancel everything that's not 100% wrapped in cotton wool and antibiotic'd to hades. It's a crap world to grow up in.

  6. #6936
    Join Date: Aug 2009

    Location: Staffordshire, England

    Posts: 30,273
    I'm Martin.

    Default

    I'd have said the same thing ten years ago but I look at my nieces and nephews and they seem very happy with their childhoods.
    Current Lash Up:

    *Audiolab 6000CDT* SoncozSGD1 * Krell KSA100 mkII * JM Lab Electra 926 *


    'You fool! To think that your ape-brain could contain the full knowledge of the Krell!'

  7. #6937
    Join Date: Apr 2012

    Location: Southall, West London

    Posts: 45,736
    I'm Geoff.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I'd have said the same thing ten years ago but I look at my nieces and nephews and they seem very happy with their childhoods.
    Yeah. My grand-daughters always seemed happy enough. In their early/mid teens now and just about grown up. The lockdowns don't seem to faze them, but they are single minded and independant, so adjust well to things.
    The word is 'valves' in this country, not tubes. Tubes are what Smarties come in!

  8. #6938
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 76,292
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    its a more dangerous world today of course and thus the extra protections most parents feel they need. but to overcover their kids can be bad too. The interweb, as amazing and useful as it is, is also a minefield for kids and parents.
    i mean when i was a kid the sum of warnings we got were dont go off with strange men and dont get into a strangers car unless you intend stealing it
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #6939
    Join Date: Jun 2014

    Location: Chorley Lancs

    Posts: 7,970
    I'm Steve.

    Default

    https://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009...52_634x432.jpg

    Seat belts? what are they? The kids all have snakes belts, will they do?
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

    T/T: Inspire Monarch, X200 tonearm, Ortofon 2M Black. Phono: Yaqin MS-22B CD: Marantz CD6006 (UK Edition); Headphone/pre: Myryad Z40; Amp: Musical Fidelity A5 Integrated. Audion Silver Night 300b stereo is enjoying a holiday
    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

    T'other system:
    Echo Dot, Celestion 5's, BK XLS-200 DF

    A/V:
    LG 55" OLED, Panasonic Blu Ray, Sony a/v amp, MA Radius speakers, REL Storm sub

  10. #6940
    Join Date: Nov 2010

    Location: Chorley, Lancs

    Posts: 2,385
    I'm Mike.

    Default

    Thing is folks go on and on about stuff being fenced off, shut down etc. the real reason that we all seem to be wrapped in cotton wool these days isn't because the powers that be are concerned about our welfare but about little Johnny's mum taking him to court because little Johnny was playing where he shouldn't and hurt himself. The simple fact is back when we were kids if you hurt yourself playing regardless of where it was it was your fault, whereas now we have adopted the American blame culture so that every accident is someone else's fault


    As the late Colonel Sanders once said
    "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken!!"

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •