It struck me the other day, as these thoughts sometimes do, that there are a number of “conditions” for which there should be vaccines. This is all tongue in cheek, so there is no need to suggest that there are higher priority items in the world to be tackled. “Cotton balls.” This condition impacts both… Continue reading Things for which there should be a vaccine. Part 1.
It didn’t matter how you wore them, because they were a tube stitched together at the bottom, not a sock with a formal heel. There were lots of different colors and combination. There may be imitations now, but they are not as tubular as these.
Partial credit for being old if you know that this is assembly language. Full credit if you know that it is 6502 assembly language. EXTRA credit, if you know what it does. Oh, the assembled code is below, if that helps you any.
Maybe you know what it is, but have you used one? I set out to figure out why the “inside” part of the blade is the shape it is. It is interesting to note that the original patent (US patent number 775134 issued November 15, 1904) doesn’t show anything other than the hole in the… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old. Part 12.
Knowing that this is a “Fuzzbuster” makes you old. Ever having owned one that looks like this, makes you old. Still using one like this makes you either ancient or retro. Your call.
Look for the sentence in the link that says, “Mr. Batheja will assume the role from Paul T. Cottey, who announced his retirement earlier this year and will help with the transition.” Spot the new title here.
“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” – Winston Churchill, The Lord Mayor’s Luncheon, Mansion House, November 10, 1942 I have been “Emeritus” for a week now. All is well!
“Having served out one’s time, having done sufficient service,” c. 1600, from Latin emeritus “veteran soldier who has served his time.” – etymonline.com “Retired but retaining an honorary title corresponding to that held immediately before retirement.” – American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition “Done.” – me
Again, not a question that you know this is a skateboard. If you noticed the metal wheels, now we are getting someplace. If you had one like this, well, you know what you are…
My Uncle Mike had one of these and let me borrow it as long as I returned it cleaned up and gassed up. Uncle Mike’s was brown, not red, but the red here is better looking. It was not reliable, but the good news is that it was light enough to push and then pop… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old. Part 9.