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Old 30 June 2016, 12:47 PM
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I'm seriously considering it, but I'll have to have a chat with the farmer about it, obviously.
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Old 30 June 2016, 02:05 PM
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Yes, of course; you'd need permission.
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Old 30 June 2016, 04:21 PM
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Dear 2016: you're already half over?! Where did you go???

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Old 30 June 2016, 06:21 PM
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Never mind 2016: why is it no longer 1973?

ETA: that was not meant as a political comment!
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Old 30 June 2016, 09:43 PM
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I remember thinking that 1972 would come around again, eventually.
(In my defense, I was six.)
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Old 01 July 2016, 12:25 AM
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When I was around six, I remember having to take some time to work out whether I was likely to still be alive in the Year Two Thousand. It seemed such a long way away from the late 1950's . . .
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Old 01 July 2016, 12:48 AM
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Same here. When I was 10 or so I figured out that in the year 2000 I'd be the incredibly ancient and venerable age of... (are you sitting down...?)... 31!!!!!

Unbelievable! In that far future date of THE YEAR 2000, I would be 31! I'd be almost as old as my parents! WHOA!
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Old 01 July 2016, 09:20 AM
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Ouch, I feel a bit stupid now. Turns out the battery had accidentally fallen out of the farmer's own fencing cart...
He isn't too pleased with himself either.
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Old 01 July 2016, 12:11 PM
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Same here. When I was 10 or so I figured out that in the year 2000 I'd be the incredibly ancient and venerable age of... (are you sitting down...?)... 31!!!!!

Unbelievable! In that far future date of THE YEAR 2000, I would be 31! I'd be almost as old as my parents! WHOA!
I did the same thing at around the same age and discovered that I would be......36!! That just seemed so old to my 10 year old mind.


Dear local news station: so an Allstate insurance survey lists DC area drivers as some of the worst in the nation. Why are you so surprised? Lets see a show of hands: how many of you DC/DC area residents are surprised? Anybody? You there in the back? Oh, you were swatting a fly. Anybody? *crickets and bullfrogs*
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Old 01 July 2016, 07:22 PM
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Dear student:

If you want me to assess your figure, you have to give me a figure of sufficient quality such that I can assess it. If I can't make heads or tails of it because you've left off half the data and not gotten rid of a bunch of random stuff superimposed over the top, I cannot help you.

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Old 02 July 2016, 04:19 PM
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Dear Neighbor A: STOP LOCKING AND UNLOCKING YOUR CAR! Yes, your are unloading it, however, you can, in fact, simply leave it unlocked. If you do not, one of these days I'm not going to be able to resist the urge to rip out the little beepy thing and throw it at you.

Dear Neighbor B: Control your kids! They should not be running up and down the hall at all hours (they shouldn't be running in the halls at all, why have you not taught them how to behave indoors?!). I am aware it's summer, however, 3.30am is not an appropriate time for their bullshit.
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Old 02 July 2016, 04:56 PM
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Same here. When I was 10 or so I figured out that in the year 2000 I'd be the incredibly ancient and venerable age of... (are you sitting down...?)... 31!!!!!

Unbelievable! In that far future date of THE YEAR 2000, I would be 31! I'd be almost as old as my parents! WHOA!
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When I was around six, I remember having to take some time to work out whether I was likely to still be alive in the Year Two Thousand. It seemed such a long way away from the late 1950's . . .
Last night I read a short story that made reference to the song "Surf City". "I got a '34 wagon and I call it a woody" (or was it a "'30 Ford wagon"? Lyrics sites don't agree. But in the story it was a '34). That got me thinking about how, when that song was released in 1963, the car mentioned in the song was around 30 years old give or take, depending on which lyric is correct. An old car to be sure, but not like an antique or anything. But the song itself is now over 50 years old.

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Old 03 July 2016, 01:07 PM
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when that song was released in 1963, the car mentioned in the song was around 30 years old give or take, depending on which lyric is correct. An old car to be sure, but not like an antique or anything. But the song itself is now over 50 years old.
Give it a few more years, and people will think it's referencing a 2030's model. Though I suppose they'll be puzzled at calling it a "woody".
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Give it a few more years, and people will think it's referencing a 2030's model. Though I suppose they'll be puzzled at calling it a "woody".
Hey, you never know what crazy turns the styles could take by then
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Old 03 July 2016, 10:24 PM
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Give it a few more years, and people will think it's referencing a 2030's model. Though I suppose they'll be puzzled at calling it a "woody".
When CLEARLY it has vintage Trex siding.
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Old 03 July 2016, 11:34 PM
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Maybe in 2034 someone will make a retro styled wagon and call it the Woody 100th Anniversary Edition.
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The guys who remember that song when it was new were so impressed that one of the main focuses of their lives has become getting a woody.
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The guys who remember that song when it was new were so impressed that one of the main focuses of their lives has become getting a woody.
I suspect the main concern was finding a parking place for that woody?
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Last night I read a short story that made reference to the song "Surf City". "I got a '34 wagon and I call it a woody" (or was it a "'30 Ford wagon"? Lyrics sites don't agree. But in the story it was a '34). That got me thinking about how, when that song was released in 1963, the car mentioned in the song was around 30 years old give or take, depending on which lyric is correct. An old car to be sure, but not like an antique or anything. But the song itself is now over 50 years old.
I remember reading "Archie" comics in the 80's and he was driving a Vintage car. In the 50's, when I am assuming "Archie" was first published in would have just an old car but by the 80's when I was reading it was vintage. And I was still running! He should have sold it and bought something a bit better or put the money away for college or something. But it was meant to be a sign he wasn't well off.
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Old 05 July 2016, 12:41 PM
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When I was around six, I remember having to take some time to work out whether I was likely to still be alive in the Year Two Thousand. It seemed such a long way away from the late 1950's . . .
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Same here. When I was 10 or so I figured out that in the year 2000 I'd be the incredibly ancient and venerable age of... (are you sitting down...?)... 31!!!!!

Unbelievable! In that far future date of THE YEAR 2000, I would be 31! I'd be almost as old as my parents! WHOA!
I never worked what age I would be when it was 2000 (I was 30) but it was such a milestone year. We had a program on TV here in Australia called "Towards 2000" I was on technological developments. It was then called "Beyond 2000" and as we got very close to the milestone year "Beyond Tommorrow"
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