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Topic: Happy July 1st, or 4th!
Posted By: MrTim
Subject: Happy July 1st, or 4th!
Date Posted: 03 Jul 2022 at 5:46am
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Posted By: MustangMarj
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 1:24am
July 1st was Canada Day! They have less to celebrate than us!

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Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 2:28pm
Ugh. My local news right now is featuring cheap 4th of July hints.


1. Get your decorations at the Dollar Tree to save money.

How about not getting decorations at all? No one cares about 4th of July decorations. It's not Halloween or Christmas. That'll save money. Maybe just put out your flag.

2. Get a star-shaped cookie mold, and cut watermelon with it. Then put a stick through it as a handle.

Who comes up with this stuff?


3. Swirl red popsicles in water so it turns pink. It will seem like you're drinking rose' wine.

Really?



Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 2:40pm

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Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 2:52pm
^^^^^^^





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Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 3:01pm
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Ugh. My local news right now is featuring cheap 4th of July hints.


1. Get your decorations at the Dollar Tree to save money.

How about not getting decorations at all? No one cares about 4th of July decorations. It's not Halloween or Christmas. That'll save money. Maybe just put out your flag.

2. Get a star-shaped cookie mold, and cut watermelon with it. Then put a stick through it as a handle.

Who comes up with this stuff?


3. Swirl red popsicles in water so it turns pink. It will seem like you're drinking rose' wine.

Really?



Well, the popsicle idea is stupid, but the other two are OK.

A lot of people like to decorate for holidays and special occasions, and 💲🌳 is the cheapest way to go.

And if you have kids, the watermelon cookie cutter thing would be fun for them.

You crotchety old fart.


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 3:18pm

I'd rather put my money and efforts into food and fireworks.

I used to make a huge pot of jambalaya for my 4th of July block party. It went over well. I'd put all this into it:

Beef strips
Chicken
Shrimp
Andouille sausage
Italian sausage
Bratwurst
Red, yellow, green bell peppers
Onions
Celery
Diced tomato
Kidney beans
Rice
Garlic
Pepper
Basil
Oregano
Cilantro


I'd cook it in chicken broth, and when it was done, I'd add fresh cilantro. I learned you don't cook cilantro. You chop it up and add it into the completed product.

It was kind of a jambalaya+. "Slop" works, too.







Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 3:36pm
All of that is more fun in an atmosphere with patriotic red, white and blue garlands and streamers and banners and Uncle Sam cutouts and brightly colored foil thingamajigs etc and so on.....





What kind of lame-ass 4OJ party doesn't have decorations???

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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 3:45pm

Never had that stuff growing up. A barbecue, swimming (maybe) and, at night, a trip to Merrill Park for fireworks.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 3:47pm
Yeah, well neither did I, but that was back in the stone age before 💲🌳 existed.

No reason for anyone to have a 4OJ party without cheap decor in this day and age.


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 4:19pm
We had John's Bargain Stores back then.

But, back then, not everything was made in China. Lotsa stuff was still being manufactured here. We would die if "Made in the USA" returned, and had to do without all our modern junk. Back then, some cheap crap was "Made in Japan", but not that much.

Funny, how we never see "Made in Japan", anymore.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 5:18pm
Japanese and American workers demand too much in the way of pay and benefits, even for doing the most rudimentary jobs.

They want $15 an hour for working at McDonald's.

You cannot produce decent quality holiday decor or anything else they sell at 💲🌳 while paying your employees $15 an hour, plus vacation, holidays, etc, etc.




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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 8:49pm

We're now mining Laos and Cambodia for cheap labor.

God bless the peasants of the world. We love you and your chow mein!



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 8:57pm
Hey... 65¢ a day American is decent money in those countries and they're happy to get it.

Help keep the family fed.


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 9:07pm

Aren't stray dogs and cats free?

Hmmmm...I guess they still have to buy the ketchup.






Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 9:24pm
Well, ya'd like to have a side of rice and some bok choy with it.

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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 04 Jul 2022 at 11:29pm

Who wouldn't?



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2022 at 12:06am
Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

Who wouldn't?


This guy.... Ron Swanson, meat lover extraordinaire.






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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: MrTim
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2022 at 6:09am
A quiet July 4th for a change.  The people down the street didn't block it off, light bonfires,  & shoot fireworks for hours. Instead, they took their boat out someplace and did all that stuff...  LOL


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Posted By: radioandnascarfan
Date Posted: 06 Jul 2022 at 8:41pm
It was slightly loud on the 4th. But someone last nigt shot off one of the big boom ones once.

We actually have friends who live in the downtown area where the city fireworks are shot off. I sat in the car and watched. 


Posted By: MustangMarj
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2022 at 1:29am
Very quiet in our neighborhood - mainly because it is comprised of old farts who are in bed by 8:30 pm! I feel really badly for the young kids who live here - how boring for them! School must feel like a great escape to them!

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Don’t be a dick to your dog! He is a few years of your life, but you are all of his!


Posted By: radioandnascarfan
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2022 at 1:59am
Originally posted by MustangMarj MustangMarj wrote:

Very quiet in our neighborhood - mainly because it is comprised of old farts who are in bed by 8:30 pm! I feel really badly for the young kids who live here - how boring for them! School must feel like a great escape to them!

Here we have several younger ones who just like to make noise.


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2022 at 1:59am
Originally posted by MustangMarj MustangMarj wrote:

Very quiet in our neighborhood - mainly because it is comprised of old farts who are in bed by 8:30 pm! I feel really badly for the young kids who live here - how boring for them! School must feel like a great escape to them!


Doubt the kids noice how quiet it is.

Because they're probably all holed up in their bedrooms playing video games or on Tik Tok or whatever.

Kids don't play outside anymore.

Of course given how unsafe it is these days, that's probably for the best.





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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: MustangMarj
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2022 at 1:17am
There is a lovely family a couple of doors down from us - about 5 girls and one brother. He is absolutely great with his sisters,but I feel sorry for him during the summer months! I know he has one guy friend to hang out with, but I imagine his days must be boring. He doesn't appear to be the type to spend all his time playing video games - I think he might compete in dirt bike events, but that isn't every day!

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Don’t be a dick to your dog! He is a few years of your life, but you are all of his!


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2022 at 8:33am

^ Yeah, I could see that happening nowadays. Not so much for the "Boomers". I grew up on a street with five typical cookie cutter homes. Within that small stretch of suburbia, there were three of us boys the same age (me, Howie and Scotty), two more within one year of us (Georgie and Larry). On top of that, there was a playground, field and a baseball diamond directly across the street. I had kids galore to play with.

My bro (three yrs older than me) had to travel a little further for friends---like around the corner. To this day, his best friend is a kid from the neighborhood. Still hangs with him. In fact, he was over on Sunday. He's known this guy longer than he's known me!





Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2022 at 1:44pm
I had two best buddies I hung around with in my neighborhood all the time, plus as Thor said, plenty of others we'd see all the time. Park and playground area one street over from my street with baseball diamond and a basketball court. Had another best friend who lived across town who I'd gab on the phone with a lot and hung out with at school.

All this old times talk is making me nostalgic.....


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2022 at 11:05am

We didn't realize it then, but we were pretty lucky, huh? Pretty remarkable era.



Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2022 at 1:16pm
As decades go, it's hard to beat the 70's.

Especially the early 70's.

Around '76 it started slowly turning to sh*t, even though for me personally, the late 70's from '78 on, were some of my own best times.

The early 80's weren't bad, but the magic was nearly gone by then.

Of course that might all just be my own perception based the chronology of my own life and experiences.

But even still, viewing it from an unbiased perspective, I think the 70's were the best times socially and culturally.


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...the ads take aim and lay their claim to the heart and the soul of the spender
Jackson Browne - The Pretender

C'mon, man!
Joe Biden - 46th President of the United States


Posted By: MustangMarj
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2022 at 1:26am
As a young girl, the parents of all the kids would congregate on the front step of someone's house, drinking coffee and smoking while we kids played dodgeball in the street. Now, kids kill old men with traffic cones or show up at a Minions movie wearing suits and acting like sh*ts!

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Don’t be a dick to your dog! He is a few years of your life, but you are all of his!


Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2022 at 2:36am
Originally posted by MustangMarj MustangMarj wrote:

Now, kids kill old men with traffic cones or show up at a Minions movie wearing suits and acting like sh*ts!


That first part I'm used to. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Kill, kill, kill. The Minions thing, though, is disturbing.



Posted By: Thor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2022 at 2:39am

I have to say that I'm glad I got to experience the 50s, 60s and 70s, from the standpoint of the various ages I was during each era.




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