A long time before Doom and other video games escalated the ability to really knock someone’s block off there were these. It was not enough to sock ’em, you also need to rock ’em. I get to be red.
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.
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.
You are not old if you know this is a recording device. You are old, however, if you identified it as a Betamax™. If you owned one of these, just give up now and admit you are old. If you were getting ready to discuss the pros and cons of Betamax and VHS and had… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old. Part 8.
OK. This one is actually a two-part test. If you know that this is paper, then you are not necessarily old. I can’t rule out that you are clever or that you saw this in a museum somewhere. However, if you know that this is green bar paper and that it went through a dot… Continue reading If you know what this is, you are old. Part 7.
If you remember having to add your own cup (!!) of sugar, you are really, really old. Oh, yeah.