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feral pig wrote:Ever hit one of these with a baseball bat?

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They go a long, long way....


Sad, but true. My brother and I used to take a tennis racket and launch small-ish rocks from our backyard into the neighborhood. The racket would really send the rocks a very long way. And then we'd just silently listen for the crash (if any). Horrible, horrible kids we were. Anyone else indulge in delinquent behavior like this or were we the only ones? :oops:


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Particularly the Nerfoop for me. Had one hanging on my bedroom door for years.

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Anyone remember the CB craze in the mid 70s? I had CB stickers as well that came with that horrible cardboard-like bubble gum. Stuck them all over my binders for school.

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You all know you used this to hear a computerized voice say words the manufacturer never intended it to say! :lol:
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You all know you used this to hear a computerized voice say words the manufacturer never intended it to say! :lol:


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JimHart wrote:
feral pig wrote:Ever hit one of these with a baseball bat?

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They go a long, long way....


Sad, but true. My brother and I used to take a tennis racket and launch small-ish rocks from our backyard into the neighborhood. The racket would really send the rocks a very long way. And then we'd just silently listen for the crash (if any). Horrible, horrible kids we were. Anyone else indulge in delinquent behavior like this or were we the only ones? :oops:



No comment.

I'm still waiting for the statute of limitations to expire on some things I may or may not have done as a kid.
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you played with ice water?
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elven wrote:you played with ice water?

first you sprinkle a little on your brother while he's sleeping, if no response a cup ought to do it then run like hell

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elven wrote:you played with ice water?


:lol: :lol:

I suspect that's dry ice. If so, that is pretty fun.
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elven wrote:you played with ice water?


:lol: :lol:

I suspect that's dry ice. If so, that is pretty fun.

you would be correct.

I'll probably be breaking out the Dry Ice again this Halloween.
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JimHart wrote:
feral pig wrote:Ever hit one of these with a baseball bat?

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They go a long, long way....


Sad, but true. My brother and I used to take a tennis racket and launch small-ish rocks from our backyard into the neighborhood. The racket would really send the rocks a very long way. And then we'd just silently listen for the crash (if any). Horrible, horrible kids we were. Anyone else indulge in delinquent behavior like this or were we the only ones? :oops:

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The BlueBeards wrote:
JimHart wrote:
feral pig wrote:Ever hit one of these with a baseball bat?

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They go a long, long way....


Sad, but true. My brother and I used to take a tennis racket and launch small-ish rocks from our backyard into the neighborhood. The racket would really send the rocks a very long way. And then we'd just silently listen for the crash (if any). Horrible, horrible kids we were. Anyone else indulge in delinquent behavior like this or were we the only ones? :oops:



I'm still waiting for the statute of limitations to expire on some things I may or may not have done as a kid.


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anyone ever play Strat-o-matic?

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how about flipping baseball cards...

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back in the mid-late 70s, that was the big thing. I recall 3 different ways:

1.) you "flip" against another kid with his own stack, sort of like the card game "war".... you could strategically pre-arrange your deck with whatever colors you want (the orange banner in the munson card above as an example) and then take turns laying cards down until you match the color of your opponents last card. you take the pile when you match the color.... this goes on until your opponent is out of cards. man, there were some epic battles - sometimes 400-card sessions.

2.) match/dematch. (did this with quarters too). you twirl a baseball card on the ground. say it comes up 'heads'. opponent then says "match or dematch?". you say "match" and the other guy has to twirl a card to the ground and match it to win. if tails, I win the card.

3.) chucking/closest to the wall. both (or several) players stand at x distance from a wall. closest to the wall wins all cards (sort of like lagging a cue ball)
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The baseball card flipping "game" you described were different than ours.

Ours was a simple flip a card against another kid. Heads beats tails. In a tie flip (2 heads or 2 tails), you keep flipping and the pile of previously flipped cards becomes the "pot" that the ultimate winner of a heads vs tails flip would get to keep.

Only rule was that the card had to be released from above your belt. "Smart" kids would perfect a flip holding the card stationary at their waist and releasing it making it flip 2 and a half turns in the air landing heads every (nearly) time. Agree that there were some seriously large pots of cards between good card flippers.

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