The spirit of '76

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The spirit of '76

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:20 pm

What are your memories of the year 1976?

I remember digging in a pit of sawdust for silver dollars. I was 5 years old at the time. I also remember fireworks. They hurt my ears and frightened me.

Bob Dylan reminded me. I guess he has a netflix special now.
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:50 pm

The "tall ships" in New York Harbor.


Digging in a pit of sawdust? :o
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:54 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:50 pm
The "tall ships" in New York Harbor.


Digging in a pit of sawdust? :o
Yep. The sawdust pit was a thing for the kids. They had silver dollars and half dollars. Maybe even smaller coins too, but I remember the silver dollars and half dollars.
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:37 pm

I sold the last of my stash and joined the navy.

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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by shemp » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:44 am

I was 19 and in college. I spent the entire year drunk.
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by ed » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:50 am

I recall my first wife being pissed that we didn't go to NYC to see the fireworks.
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Re: The spirit of '76

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Note: First wife
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Nyarlathotep » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:49 am

I was 9, so I don't remember too much. I knew it was the Bicentennial and that was a huge big deal, but I was too young to take much part in it. I also remember that there was some sort of Bicentennial exhibit that my school went to and I was excited to go to but then I got really sick on the day of and missed it. I don't remember exactly what it was though. Just that I was disappointed.

More than anything else, I remember really wanting to see King Kong. The one with him on the World Trade Center.
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:18 am

Mad Magazine:
There's a painting of Ben Franklin making out in Paris, France!
There's a plastic Patrick Henry doll that shouts and raves and rants!
When you wind him up he screams for war and also wets his pants!

The merch goes marching on!
not sure about the last line. Just loved that section.

What you find searching through old magazines.

Other than those lithographs of DJ's Mom. . . .

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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:01 pm

I did not exist so...not much.

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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by sparks » Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:21 pm

Existential as always. :)

Working my first real job at the local Mom 'n' Pop radio station. Saving money for college. Seems like a hundred years ago rather than just shy of 50.

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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by shemp » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:50 pm

More like crappy diem nowadays.
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Re: The spirit of '76

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:35 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:01 pm
I did not exist so...not much.
You were a twinkle in your daddy's eye, I'm sure.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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