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    Re: I'm not posting any more...

    Yup, grew up with Pop Electronics, Life mag, Nat Geo. Mom was a "Book-of-the-Month Club" member so that was input as well.
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    Re: I'm not posting any more...

    Popular Science and Popular Mechanics both still exist, though they have evolved somewhat. Mechanix Illustrated (one of my favorites) is gone, though.

    A sample from MI "To me, the [TR2] front end resembles a cardboard box that someone has shoved his foot through." - Tom McCahill
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    I forgot about Mechanics Illustrated, I always read McCahills reports I still remember when he tested the XKE Jag, I think it was a dark blue one but wouldn't swear to it, fell in love with that car from day one! Memories, nice. PJ

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    Since we couldn't afford magazines, the only one I had was Boy's Life. I would go to the barber shop to read Mechanics Illustrated and Popular Mechanics. The newer Mechanics Illistrated I saw at Dr's office was ok, but I did not think as informational as the older ones.
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    Re: I'm not posting any more...

    Speaking of Popular Science ...



    http://www.gus-stories.org/The_Stories.htm

    And much of what "Gus" wrote is still useful, especially to us folk who know what a carburetor does!
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    I am looking at a Popular Science that is sitting on the kitchen table. National Geographic is another one I get though I do not get a chance to read it all the way through. I also get a couple of woodworking magazines and do make a very few of the projects.

    Our local paper is now printed several states away and has more news/articles from New York times reporters, the Los Angeles times and the associated press than local stories. Every time the renewal notice comes I think I need to drop this paper. The other local weekly paper has just joined up with several local weekly papers. The beginning of the end for them as well.

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    Funny, a lot of us grew up in the infancy of TV, crank phones, dial phones (Party lines), No cell phones, no computers, so the only thing to do in the house was read. We did get a TV in 1947, one of two in 10 miles, the cabinet was 3 feet wide, had doors on it and a whopping big 5" screen, it also had a short wave radio built in. TV came on about 6 in the evening and went off at 10. 3 stations, CBS, NBC and ABC. Remember the test patterns? I used to set in front of the TV and try to figure out how they got that test pattern from far away to our house and put it on the screen, not sure how it's done today!

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    Paul - you're describing my childhood! Floor model (console) with record player (16, 33, 45, 78 rpm), AM/FM radio, and TV. Something like this:

    tv.jpg

    The TV stations only broadcast in Fort Worth from 5:30am to 9am, then from 5pm to 10:30pm. ABC (channel 8), CBS (channel 3), NBC (channel 5), and our local independent station, KFJZ (channel 11). No UHF at the time. National anthem played as the stations signed off for the night.

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    I don't quite as far back as the 1940s, but I was a kid during the 60s with a small town party line and black and white TV set. Back then most TV wasn't interesting to me, subjects a kid just didn't get into for drama like daytime soaps when school was out. So it was reading and running around outside with friends. I miss the days when being connected meant your mail to arrived in the outside box...

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    Tom McCahillisms:
    Porsche - corners like a drop of water on a glass plate.
    Some American car - steers like a Mississippi showboat.
    Can't recall others.
    He panned the Aston Martin DB2. Said it was dangerous at speed. John Bond of Road and Track did not mention him by name but said "Fortunately, Aston Martin is still in business. So unfortunately is the tester.

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    Tom, remember this from Philadelphia,
    WPTZ Phila..jpg

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    I have some of the old Tom MCahill articles, but not the test of the Jag, sadly, as well as lots of other reading material to tide me over, nearly a room full (not hoarder style packed up everywhere, but bookshelves on the walls).IMG_20200411_083504381.jpg

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    I still get popular mechanics. It's not as good as it once was.

    I get the local paper every week.
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    Re: I'm not posting any more...

    I'm not posting anymore...except...spent the morning in the ER. Scary, but they can't find anything.

    The ER waiting room was EMPTY. We were the only ones there. This is epicenter central, Evergreen Hospital. Maybe two others there as we saw gurneys being wheeled back from scans or x-rays or whatever.
    Staff tells us, regardless of what the news says, the incoming cases has dropped to effectively zero.

    No spin, that's from the front lines.

    From what we read I expected SRO in the ER. Surprising. Startling, even.

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    Re: I'm not posting any more...

    Quote Originally Posted by TOC View Post
    I'm not posting anymore...except...spent the morning in the ER. Scary, but they can't find anything.

    The ER waiting room was EMPTY. We were the only ones there. This is epicenter central, Evergreen Hospital. Maybe two others there as we saw gurneys being wheeled back from scans or x-rays or whatever.
    Staff tells us, regardless of what the news says, the incoming cases has dropped to effectively zero.

    No spin, that's from the front lines.

    From what we read I expected SRO in the ER. Surprising. Startling, even.
    true here also - a friend's granddaughter needed stitches - in and out in 15 minutes. The Covid cases are coming another way not through emerg. Interesting though that all the typical emerg stuff has evaporated.
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