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will start with 3

1. walk in to a bank on a Friday and write out a cheque to myself to withdraw money

2. pull out a choke to start the car

3. buy 1st day covers (stamps)

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the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence but the crows are just as black

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4. Queue outside a phone box.

5. Fit a whole tracklist on a cassette j-card with tiny writing.

6. Get Luncheon Vouchers.

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Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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Pay for my daughter's car to be fixed.

Oh ....

Well, she's only 44 and earns more than me.


Under Scrutiny by the Right-On Thought Police

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Spend all evening in the pub

Go overseas for work.

 


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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Allow 28 days for delivery of mail order goods.

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Fill my car with diesel.

Put film in my camera.

 


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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Get excited by the thought of a new movie in the Star Wars  or James Bond franchises.

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Push a button on the actual TV set to change channels.


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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Waiting for Ceefax/Teletext pages to change.

Sending messages with the Telex machine. Part of my first job.

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8 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

Waiting for Ceefax/Teletext pages to change

When you’d just missed the one you wanted and had to wait for it to come round ... and keeping track of cricket scores via ceefax when bbc had gone off for the news

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Read a Newspaper

Remember a Telephone number

Write a letter (or even write)

Record over something you wanted to watch.🤨

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10 minutes ago, Clogiron said:

Remember a Telephone number

Answer the 'phone with a terse recital of your area and number, like "Neasden three five seven".


Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. (Susan Ertz)

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Light a coal fire.

Listen for the kettle to whistle.

Chuck everything in one bin.


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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Programme your computer by having a cassette deck make unendurable noises at it for minutes at a time.

Also, listen to the dial-up connection noises like you're some kind of IT diagnostic genius.

Need to use Windows pifedit.exe to make a shortcut work (thank God).

Use one floppy disc to boot up, then replace it with another to actually do anything.

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Have any need for a Dymo label maker.


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To be told by elderly relatives to not just switch off all electrical appliances at the mains before going to bed, but to actually unplug them from the wall too (or we'll all be incinerated in our beds!).

Boil vegetables 'til they are transparent.

Be traumatised by the slasher movie-level body count in public information films for children.

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Pretend to like shandy, because the virtually homeopathic alcohol content made you feel all grown up and that.


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Keep gently nudging the tuning knob every few minutes, so you could listen clearly to the drifting signal from Radio Luxembourg.

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Buy a platform ticket to see off your loved ones at the railway station. Apparently these still exist - who knew?


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I was going to add "acting like we're still at war with Germany", but that seems quite fashionable these days if you read the papers.

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Go to School


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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Write machine code.

Need to understand machine code.

Hack machine code.

 


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Radio 5 Live: Saturday 14 April 2007

Dave Whelan "In Wigan rugby will always be king"

 

This country's wealth was created by men in overalls, it was destroyed by men in suits.

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