6/27/2006

Passion Of The Old Guy

Coaster Punchman brought an interesting point to light.

So I lit it, smoked it and now I'm blowing it back in your face.
You see my profile photo over there? ======>

Know what it is?

Or are you so young that you should be over at myspace pretending you're old enough?

Either way, let me know.

EDIT -- my avatar has changed but it used to be this:

27 comments:

Berry said...

Sure, I'll out myself. I know what it is, and I haven't seen one in ages. I am amazed that there are even three left in the world to faciliate that image!

chelene said...

Didn't we, and by "we" I mean geezers, stick them in the holes of 45rpm records so they fit on the turntable?

I recognized them the first time I logged on to your blog but I have no idea what they're called.

Saviour Onassis said...

Those are Ninja thingy's. You throw them at people and little spikes come out. Very lethal and probably illegal. I have no idea where you got those but you should ditch them before the Ninja's come to take them back.

I hear they work best when thrown at 45rpm's, right? I tried to research the exact name but I found no records that corroborates my theory.

Anyway, they are definately Ninja thingy's!

justacoolcat said...

I guess I'm old enough to know, but young enough to insult people for dragging beneath my car.

Shroom-Monkey said...

I miss record singles. I miss being 12 and hitting Tower Record with my allowance money and going straight for the top 100 singles wall. I would start at 100, working my way back, walking the wall back and forth scanning all the cool New Wave records, with a little J Geils Band and Air Supply mixed in. I feel old now, thanx....

Beth said...

I feel so old ...

mellowlee said...

*g* I remember piling coins on the arm to weigh down the needle to keep the scratched up records from skipping so much. Steve Miller Band "greatest hits" got that treatment from so much play.

Creepy said...

I lost all my vinyl to flooding about a year ago. :0(

Grant Miller said...

It's a little thingie for 45s?

Dale said...

Now that I've succeed in depressing nearly everyone, I feel better. Actually this is all Coaster Punchman's fault. He started it.

They may well be the last 3 in captivity Berry. They're magical.

Chelene - sing with me? The first time...ever I saw your blog...Love, the Geezer

Of course you're the only person that got it right Saviour. They're stealthy ninja thingys! That only work as adapters for old 45 records. Why they didn't just make the centre of the records like LP (long playing records for the babies) is beyond me.

You're just the right age then coolcat. Old(ish).

Sweet memories there Shroom-Monkey...until you said Air Supply. My dad likes Air Supply. Me, I'm just lost in love and I don't know much...

Beth, the top of your head doesn't look old.

That really sucks Creepy. I bet you looked really nice in vinyl.

No Grant, it's a ninja thingy. Smarten up.

Saviour Onassis said...

This is the best game in the world!

More, more, more!

Beth said...

Hey, Dale ... I've been watching for your Desert Island Discs list ... I've been betting that you'll have the coolest one!

Dale said...

Mellowlee - the coins helped you keep on rockin it baby? This was before coinstar then right? har har

Saviour True Connection - How do you like it, how do you like it?

Posted it Beth, some great picks from you and from your cohorts over there!

mellowlee said...

LOL! Yep, waaay before Coinstar. Back when you could get a pack of smokes, a chocolate bar and a comic book for under 3$ I was trying to figure out a way to work in "take the money and run" but hey, just not that witty this evening ;)

Dale said...

You just did work that in Lee. I remember that album well and all the cheap treats to go along with it at only a fraction of the arm and a leg it costs now. Yep, I'm officially my father: back in my day....

AL said...

you reek like onions....

Dale said...

Just like papa did.

justacoolcat said...

You're not posting anything new just to run up the comments.

So here's number 18.

Now write something funny and creative so we can all reply with hilarity and everyone can get on with their day.

Dale said...

Okay, now I can move on. Thanks Coolcat. I knew I could probably most likely sort of count on you for that!

Back in a flash.

Zzzzzzzzz

Shroom-Monkey said...

what- Air Supply is the best. They make me feel all light and breezy- running through the empty carnival to the deserted beach, where I frolic in the waves... Ohhh the memories..

Dale said...

You didn't mention the empty carnival before! I'm in shroom-monkey!

Coaster Punchman said...

I'm glad I helped spark such a vigorous debate on your blog. And yes, I have often pondered (though not within the last 25 years) the question as to why they didn't just make the same damn sized hole on the 45s. I remember my sister had a turntable that had an adaptor for the silver thing the record would go onto, so that the 45 would just fit right onto it without requiring the ninja thing.

Those were the days...

Dale said...

I'm glad you checked back CP. We had one of those things too so you didn't have to keep using the ninja stars. Times have changed just a little huh?

Old Lady said...

Oh, oh I got you all beat!!!! They made the adapters to play on our parents high fidelity stereos. The record players the kids used had a thick spindle for 45's and you could stack a ton of 45's on top of each other. We didn't buy albums back then just 45's!! Hahahahahahaha!

Dale said...

I'm worried about that laugh old lady. And by old lady, I mean, hi.

Coaster Punchman said...

Actually now that we can buy singles on iTunes, haven't we kind of returned to those days?

Also, I fondly recall being able to stack up a pile of records so that one would play right after the other. Of course it was always best to stay close by in case there was a problem & the needle missed or something.

Dale said...

I liked stacking the LPs and then eventually they'd start to slip or something weird would happen and the sound would be all distorted. Like my memories.