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    Top of my list is kitchen gadgets. Then it's George Harrison. To find out he started Handmade Films because he was a big fan of 'The Producers' is just kinda cool. Also love the stories you hear about him from Tom Petty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wee67 View Post
    That is a fascinating hobby! You should randomly post some of them on YouTube. Along with being a Cowboys fan, I'd love to look at the production values over the years. Do they include commercials! That would be the real cherry on top!

    There was a woman in my hometown (Philadelphia) who recorded TV 24 hours a day for over 30 years!

    https://www.atlasobscura.com/article...n-news-archive

    https://recorderfilm.com/#:~:text=Ma...0passed%20away.

    I’m probably too lazy to put stuff on YouTube. Interesting though…there are some games on there that I know came from my old VHS tapes.

    There are quite a few games that have the commercials. A lot of the early games that are available came from the network masters. For example Monday Night Football games from 1970 have the commercials intact.

    Wow! that Marion Stokes link is really cool. I know a lot of people that will be interested in this story.
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    I 'geek out' on just about anything to do with the original 'Planet of the Apes' era: Anything from the original book to the last magazine (circa 1977) and everything in between...

    While the new 'Caesar trilogy' is okay as its own thing, I'm really not into them like I would be with the original films, and the Tim Burton incarnation gets no respect from me at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apes3978 View Post
    …………….. and the Tim Burton incarnation gets no respect from me at all.
    Back in the day hated Burton's version with a passion

    Today, with the more pleasing modern prequels it's easier for me to except Burton's contribution as a mirror-universe once-off.

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    VHS tapes and old video games. Can't really collect the boxed games anymore because of all the speculators and scammers buying up every boxed game in sight to grade and slab them. But I still enjoy playing the 2600, NES, SNES, etc. games.

    Dungeons and Dragons. Don't really play it anymore but I keep up on it and collect the books and starter sets. I also enjoy some of the D&D retro clones like Basic Fantasy.
    You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...

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    Bronze Age comic book runs
    Tom Baker Dr Who
    Hammer/Universal/50's bug movies sci-fi and horror
    TV shows from my youth
    Music from my youth
    Dungeons and Dragons (actually, been playing an old school game that's more like the D&D we grew up with... it's called Dungeon Crawl Classics)
    Introducing the best of all the stuff I geek out about to my kids and grandkids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungOnce View Post
    ………..
    Tom Baker Dr Who
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    You talking Tom Baker (early 80's) being flooded in the USA (thanks to PBS) ?

    If so, i'm right there !!!

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    Watches.
    likewise....vintage of course =)

    thesharkman

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    Have a Red LED Timex from the mid-70's

    Got it from my Ma as an 8th Grade grad gift.

    No matter what I can't get it to work .. modern batteries don't fit etc......

    Took it partially apart screwing around ... still nothing

    Want to just chuck the whole thing out but the sentimental value keeps me saving it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.B. View Post
    Watches.
    Quote Originally Posted by thesharkman View Post
    likewise....vintage of course =)

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