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  Reply # 1410624 21-Oct-2015 18:11
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Presso: Did anybody else have one of these calculators , was a match the numbers game, my best friend at the time had the boxing one that came out at the same time. This used to go everywhere with me and I had it until last year where it sadly got destroyed.



Yes! Completely forgot. Just dragged it out of the cupboard. Boxing one still goes, matching one seems dead. Seems I will be busy tonight... Sweet




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  Reply # 1410626 21-Oct-2015 18:19
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Women's breasts.  Had a period of ambivalence from about 2YO to about 7, then a couple of years of aversion, but since then, definitely one of my favourite things.



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  Reply # 1410630 21-Oct-2015 18:34
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Great memories guys!

This is a good read.

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  Reply # 1410645 21-Oct-2015 19:02
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8 bit computers with cassette tape stored programmes that took 5+ minutes to load (at 300 baud) if they loaded at all.

My childhood friends.

My grandparents.

My pets.

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  Reply # 1410673 21-Oct-2015 20:10
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Transformers. Nuff said.

From the mid ninety's: X-Com, Doom, Duke Nukem 3D.

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  Reply # 1410706 21-Oct-2015 20:41
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Transformers, gi joe, mask, cartoons.......... Most of these things i still buy as well :-)

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  Reply # 1410712 21-Oct-2015 20:51
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  1. Marmite (the English kind)
  2. Tunnocks Caramel Wafers
  3. Ready Brek
  4. Original Thunderbirds/Captain Scarlet/Joe 90 etc

 

Childhood memories

 

     

  1. Taking the car on the train overnight to the South of France and nearly drowning in the hotel pool near St Tropez (props to Dad for saving me!)
  2. Taking the car on the hovercraft to France - I always wanted to sit by the window on the HC but remember you can't see anything due to the spray!
  3. Being dragged to Saturday cricket games by my Dad and playing with the other kids (who we only ever saw at those matches!). We only knew the venues by way of the pubs that the team went to afterwards - kids were not allowed in pubs in those days (wish that was still true!) so we all got left in the beer garden to make mischief, with Dad coming out once or twice  to give us a Coke and a packet of crisps!
  4. Packing my trunk every term for boarding school and finally escaping the parents and seeing all my friends again
  5. Getting a right roasting for using my father's prized 17th century Purbeck stone sundial as a target for my air rifle...
  6. Mum taking us out to somewhere that seemed far away (but usually was only 10 miles or so) for ice cream and playing on the slides etc on the village green
  7. Dad snoring in his recliner on Xmas Day afternoon, stuffed full of turkey and still wearing a paper hat. Miss that one now he's gone.

 

I could go on. My wife persistently accuses me of relating everything to the past!





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  Reply # 1410722 21-Oct-2015 21:05
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  • Castle Wolfenstein on the Apple II
  • Shooting up targets in the park with a mates air rifle (probably an armed offenders call out now)
  • The Goodies on TV (first run, not repeats)
  • the Professionals on TV (again, first run not repeats, and I was probably waaay to young to watch)
  • Sky rockets, bangers and catherine wheels on Guy Fawkes
  • the relative absence of Nanny State and freedom to be a kid, take risks, and learn my boundaries - tenting with friends, cooking over open fires, riding my cycle without a helmet, playing bullrush, disappearing for an afternoon with friends without CYFs and the Police starting a manhunt for the missing children

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  Reply # 1410733 21-Oct-2015 21:28
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My Commodore 64 (got sold in the 1990s so had to get another one a few years ago, now it's on steroids!)
My bike and going for bike rides into the country (no adult supervision required)
Saturday morning TV (Tiswas, The Monkees (reruns I think)...)
After school TV (Doctor Who, Blue Peter, Chokey ...)
Evening TV with the family (The Bill, The Incredible Hulk, ...)

Wish I could go back :-)

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  Reply # 1410734 21-Oct-2015 21:45
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Riding my bike
My Dad's scrambled eggs
Watching the All Blacks play
Cooking
Learning languages
Jumping on a trampoline
Playing Gyrus
Living in New Zealand

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  Reply # 1410744 21-Oct-2015 22:27
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Doctor Who.
Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, Neverending Story.
My Commodore64 that still works.




My very metal Doctor Who theme

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  Reply # 1410751 21-Oct-2015 22:47
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chesdale slices.




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  Reply # 1410757 21-Oct-2015 23:00
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I spent most of my school holidays around the Marlborough Sounds. I get goose bumps every time I go down there now.

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  Reply # 1410784 22-Oct-2015 06:56
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Presso: Did anybody else have one of these calculators , was a match the numbers game, my best friend at the time had the boxing one that came out at the same time. This used to go everywhere with me and I had it until last year where it sadly got destroyed.



Ah, old-skool calculators. How we used to laugh and laugh when someone typed '5318008'. 


Honestly, I'd still laugh.




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  Reply # 1410785 22-Oct-2015 07:06
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He-Man
All the old sierra games, quest for glory, space quest, kings quest etc
Monkey Island
Back to the future
Ghostbusters
Seinfeld, still watch this show constantly.  Same jokes after the 20th time are still funny.

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