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Post by The Fourth Lion on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 1:21 am

Here are a few things most kids born today probably will never have seen or experienced in their lives by the time they become adults. Can you add something to the list, or disagree with some already on the list?

1. Post offices
2. Parking meters
3. Shoe polish
4. Paper statements.
5. Paper cheques
6. Television aerials
7. Pubs
8. Phone boxes
9. Newspapers
10. Car keys
11. Bookshops
14. Video recorders
15. Fax machines
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Post by ShahenshahG on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 7:36 am

Normal underwear JUST Frak BUTTON FLY ones.

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Post by ONETWOFOREVER on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 10:47 am

The dominance of Manchester United

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Post by Guest on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 2:02 pm

I think Newspapers will be forever.

They've taken down 3 phone boxes in the last year in my area.


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Post by kingraf on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 2:43 pm

I hate the post office, they're always slow, or on strike. I had a monumental man sausage up at the bank last year which could have been avoided had my monthly statement been sent to me monthly... rather than not receiving one in three months due to a strike.
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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 4:18 pm

That Jordan was a mere model........Before her rise to World domination....

That If it wasn't for America.........Brits would be speaking German......... thumbsup 

That there once was a Liberal party in Britain......

That people once used stamps to send mail.........

That Soccer players weren't always pitiful wretches and didn't always scream everytime they were touched and launch themselves on the deck.........


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Post by Derbymanc on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 4:42 pm

America as a superpower
The fall of Communism
Football as a working man's sport to watch
Common courtesy

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Post by Duty281 on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 4:52 pm

Political incorrectness
Test Cricket
Sex before marriage
The English Language
Facebook

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Post by TRUSSMAN66 on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 5:06 pm

Sex before marriage...Is all they will know.....

and why not.........Me and My wife enjoyed plenty...........

Probably got more then..

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Post by Derbymanc on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 5:14 pm

laughing so true

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Sun 19 Jan 2014, 10:45 pm

1. Post offices - doubt they'll be gone. If they do it'll be for good reason.
2. Parking meters - hopefully. I pay by mobile app and it's a thousand times better.
3. Shoe polish - why? see no reason people won't be wearing suits and in need of polished shoes.
4. Paper statements - good.
5. Paper cheques - ditto.
6. Television aerials - technological progress is nothing to mourn, especially if it rids us of something so unsightly.
7. Pubs - not a chance. don't be so bloody melodramatic. Was drinking at a pub still there from Jack the Ripper times saturday night, it's stood the test of time even in the harshest and most unforgiving modern locales.
8. Phone boxes - they'll stay in London, for tourism only.
9. Newspapers - mmm, maybe, they'll only go if the market chooses tho.
10. Car keys - the key itself, maybe, my car doesn't have one afterall, but not the 'thing'.
11. Bookshops - vintage ones will still be around.
14. Video recorders - aren't they already?
15. Fax machines - ditto.

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Post by McLaren on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 7:07 am

16. A properly public NHS.
17. Seeing the greatness of Carrick
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Post by rick_dagless on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 8:06 am

A decent heavyweight scene in boxing
White dog poo

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Post by TopHat24/7 on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 9:20 am

How about the desktop computer?

Not to get to Jetsons about it, but especially considering Moore's law, home computing has changed so much in the last 20 yrs that god knows what it'll be like in another 20.

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Post by seanmichaels on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 10:55 am

rick_dagless wrote:A decent heavyweight scene in boxing
White dog poo

is white dog poo under threat?

That you used to be able to write to your favourite TV celebrity asking him to 'fix it' for you........

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Post by rick_dagless on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 11:20 am

seanmichaels wrote:is white dog poo under threat?

you just dont see it any more sean, due to change of diet, and dogs not pooing everywhere.

You could probably still ask a celebrity to fix it for you but they would have to be accompanied by a responsible adult and a team of Lawyers I Suspect.

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Post by The Fourth Lion on Mon 20 Jan 2014, 10:01 pm

TopHat24/7 wrote:1. Post offices - doubt they'll be gone. If they do it'll be for good reason.
2. Parking meters - hopefully. I pay by mobile app and it's a thousand times better.
3. Shoe polish - why? see no reason people won't be wearing suits and in need of polished shoes.
4. Paper statements - good.
5. Paper cheques - ditto.
6. Television aerials - technological progress is nothing to mourn, especially if it rids us of something so unsightly.
7. Pubs - not a chance. don't be so bloody melodramatic. Was drinking at a pub still there from Jack the Ripper times saturday night, it's stood the test of time even in the harshest and most unforgiving modern locales.
8. Phone boxes - they'll stay in London, for tourism only.
9. Newspapers - mmm, maybe, they'll only go if the market chooses tho.
10. Car keys - the key itself, maybe, my car doesn't have one afterall, but not the 'thing'.
11. Bookshops - vintage ones will still be around.
14. Video recorders - aren't they already?
15. Fax machines - ditto.


Mostly an interesting response.  Thanks for that.  

As for shoe polish, I was talking about the thick, shiny stuff you put on your shoes with one brush and then buff up to a high gloss with another, not the little sponge applicators that spread a thin smear of "instant shine" lacquer over the dirt in order to give footwear a brief shimmer to help somebody get through a job interview or create that good "first impression" which may be needed for any reason.   Polishing.... actually polishing a pair of shoes takes effort and the reason these sponges are selling so well is because, frankly, most just can't be bothered.  

As these applicators are proving so popular (they are selling in vastly superior numbers to traditional shoe polish), the makers of shoe cleaning products are investing more in them and as they increase in quality, then slowly but surely proper shoe polish will die out.   In my opinion.

As for your response to 7... I might remind you that I don't take orders from you and I will be as "melodramatic" (your word) or not as I see fit.  You know the site rules which require you to comment on the post, not the poster.  Comprenez vous, mon ami..??  

As for your point, I suppose we may have a difference of opinion as to what constitutes a pub.  My view is that it should be a place within a neighbourhood where locals go to meet and socialise over a pint and a game of darts or whatever takes their fancy.  

What I'm not talking about is the Wetherspoons sort of "outlet" that is little more than a fast food restaurant with a licence to serve alcohol.  That's not what I personally would describe as a pub.   Of course, most pubs serve food now, but it is not their main focus.  

The kind of pubs I'm talking about are closing in vast numbers according to the Licenced Victuallers Association and the only ones that are opening are the "plastic pubs", as I call them.

I'm not a fan of TV's in pubs, either.  They can be OK as long as they are unobtrusive.... but these big screen behemoths (one place in my town centre has four of them in one bar... there's no escaping them) dominate everything and a civilised Sunday lunchtime pint with a few mates is virtually impossible once the football mob descend upon the place in time for the Sky lunchtime kick off.  

A little dit:   About 18 months ago, I put a suggestion to the committee of my local rugby club (where I'm a member), that the big screen in the bar be turned off for two hours after the match finished on Saturdays, and on Sunday lunchtimes, to promote better socialising.  After some discussion, they put it to a vote of the members and it passed with more than a two thirds in favour majority.  Now the atmosphere in the bar after matches is brilliant.  People actually socialising instead of gawping at the telly..!!   One or two moaned about missing the football results, but they've got mobiles and can look them up if they want.

When I say pubs are dying out, Toppers, I know what I mean.  I'm talking about pubs.   Proper pubs.  and the way things are going, they are under threat.

And I think that's a shame.
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Post by TopHat24/7 on Tue 21 Jan 2014, 9:11 am

Re polish, I get your point better now. But still don't think it'll die out. That sponge stuff is, as you say, for kids doing first interviews etc. Assuming my office is indicative of other professional offices, everyone still use proper brush and polish to buff their shoes.

Re 7, you are sensitive about these imaginary 'orders', aren't you? Maybe it's your military/naval history.

Do you think the 150 yr old pub I was talking about was a Wetherspoons??!

Maybe it's a problem in the sticks, but in London traditional pubs are in rude health, positively over-run with them in Mayfair and the only one I can think of that's shut in the last 7 years was the worst one of the lot.

The fact cask ales and traditional British beers have exploded in popularity over the last few years is a good sign for the more traditional pub. New tenancy rules being explored should help also.

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Post by sodhat on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 11:05 am

They won't know that landline phones used to have cords attached, or that mobile phones indeed used to have buttons.

They won't be friends with that Tom guy on MySpace.

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Post by Guest on Thu 23 Jan 2014, 11:51 am

2013?

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