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    Default Things that have not improved

    For me that would be the 70's up to present day.

    Those tiny milk cartons that you have to fold one way and then pull another to create a spout. It often does not work all that well. Particularly for kids. So whey do they still make them?

    Gum. It tastes good for about two minutes and then it tastes like crap. We can put robots on Mars but can't make a long lasting gum.

    Baseball. Why is it still soooooo slow. The announcers always sound like they are half asleep or smoking weed. Can't they find a way to make it more dynamic?

    The sound car blinkers make. That tick tok...tick tok...tick tok. It sounds the same in a 1971 Pinto as in a 2020 Lexus.

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    I gotta agree with you about baseball (zzzzz) and gum. But since I go back to the 1930s, not much has stood still. Your comment about milk cartons reminded me that when I was in grade school, milk came in little scaled down milk bottles and even had that little round cardboard cap you popped off. I have seen a lot of change and if you were to ask me what the worst change is, I'd say the popular music, with politics a close second.
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    How about runflat tires, introduced in 1997 and have never really improved in 22 years. still overpriced, hard ride, bubbles easy and
    damages the wheel.

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    The gum inside of baseball card packages in the 60's is still the best gum made.
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    I don't think that any of our Politicians have gotten any smarter...
    Nor have they become any more interested in serving the needs of the taxpayers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyris View Post
    The gum inside of baseball card packages in the 60's is still the best gum made.
    I wonder if they still put gum in baseball card packets.

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    No… Now they just put cocaine in with them...

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    Hi Rogue Hawk,

    Re: It sounds the same in a 1971 Pinto as in a 2020 Lexus.

    I own/drive two 2015 Lexus autos. I can assure that they are far quieter than any cars from the 70's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Hawk View Post
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    Baseball. Why is it still soooooo slow. The announcers always sound like they are half asleep or smoking weed. - - - - -
    You think Baseball is bad now, you should have been around in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Back when Dizzy Dean and Peewee Reese did the 'color.' Gawd, it seemed like 20 -30 minutes between pitches. I lost all interest in baseball by the time I was in the forth grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryB View Post
    Hi Rogue Hawk,

    Re: It sounds the same in a 1971 Pinto as in a 2020 Lexus.



    I own/drive two 2015 Lexus autos. I can assure that they are far quieter than any cars from the 70's.

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    Well, from the 1970s that might be true.

    But, in the early 1970s (~1971) I owned a 1956 Austin Healy 100/4.


    Talking about QUIET!!! When I got more than a local call distance from home, that sucker would quit running!! I hate the old SU electric fuel pumps (or was it Lucas??? Too many years)

    So, being stranded on a country road 25 miles from home, that baby was REALLY QUIET!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerryB View Post
    Hi Rogue Hawk,

    Re: It sounds the same in a 1971 Pinto as in a 2020 Lexus.

    I own/drive two 2015 Lexus autos. I can assure that they are far quieter than any cars from the 70's.

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    Semi truck drivers' professionalism. Now they are just another driver, only they are in charge of up to 80,000 lbs instead of my ~700 lbs fully loaded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe T. View Post
    Well, from the 1970s that might be true.

    But, in the early 1970s (~1971) I owned a 1956 Austin Healy 100/4.


    Talking about QUIET!!! When I got more than a local call distance from home, that sucker would quit running!! I hate the old SU electric fuel pumps (or was it Lucas??? Too many years)

    So, being stranded on a country road 25 miles from home, that baby was REALLY QUIET!!!

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    Aha, you obviously didn't know the fix, you shoulda carried a big wrench with you to give that SU pump a whack to get it going again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Hawk View Post
    For me that would be the 70's up to present day.

    Those tiny milk cartons that you have to fold one way and then pull another to create a spout. It often does not work all that well. Particularly for kids. So whey do they still make them?

    Gum. It tastes good for about two minutes and then it tastes like crap. We can put robots on Mars but can't make a long lasting gum.

    Baseball. Why is it still soooooo slow. The announcers always sound like they are half asleep or smoking weed. Can't they find a way to make it more dynamic?

    The sound car blinkers make. That tick tok...tick tok...tick tok. It sounds the same in a 1971 Pinto as in a 2020 Lexus.
    the blinker sound in a pinto had a more explosive sound


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    In 4th grade we all carried pocket knives. In high school I shot on the rifle team. We would take our rifles out of the principal's safe and walk them down the hall to the indoor shooting range. Try that now.
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    Watching the thread. Let’s move on from the topic of guns in schools.

    Here’s something that hasn’t improved. Traffic in any city.
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    The taste of McDonald's pretty much anything.

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    I have to admit I used to love their fries when I was a kid. Salt and oil, what could possibly go wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Hawk View Post
    Those tiny milk cartons that you have to fold one way and then pull another to create a spout. It often does not work all that well. Particularly for kids. So whey do they still make them?
    Because they're cheap to make and close after filling. They're now over 60 years old! Remember the cartons before them, flat top with a round screw cap?

    But the old sometimes cannot be improved upon. Hay balers today still use the same basic twine tying mechanism that was used on hay binders over 100 years ago!

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    Apparently somebody didn't think baseball went slow enough, so they invented Tee-ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    No… Now they just put cocaine in with them...
    No, they're not interested in working together for the good of the country or it's citizens, only in preserving their power through re-election.

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