What made your day today?

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Re: What made your day today?

#3901 Post by kv » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:21 am

kv wrote:Yep, family movie at 8pm, Rated R movie at 10, soft porn at 12...I remember the uncut Duran Duran videos lol...we had ON (remember Select TV? ON's rival) but were super late getting real cable TV....I wanted my mtv! I would go to my grandparents in Washington State for Summers and my granddad had full size sat tv where you have to start a motor to turn the dish...but you could pick up russain channels if you wanted...all I cared about was fucking mtv lol


Just wiki'd it...was only around from 77-85...was a scrambled UHF feed...forgot all about ON having sports but def remember kings and Lakers games now...plus concerts which I also forgot all about.... it's something our generation had that seems foreign to every gen after...pre cable, pre cell phone, pre internet, pre microwave...hell and watching flag colors to buy gas lol

Strange how old memories flood back stuff you've never thought of...I just remembered cursader rabbit cartoons on ON as well

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#3902 Post by chaos » Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:51 am

clickie wrote:My parents were too frugal to buy cable tv way back then. I would watch mtv at my friends and cousins and next door neighbor houses though. I don't quite remember the actual launch of mtv but started watching it a lot around the time Duran Duran was big.

We had this homeade box called On TV that my dad built after getting the blueprint somewhere. It would show 2 fairly recent new movies at night.



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#3903 Post by Juana » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:49 pm

Just installed a new central air system at the house. Being without AC for almost 14 hours in the hill country heat is what the kids these days call "fucking brutal" luckily I had some spare window units so it wasn't as bad as it could have been but the rest of the house was in the 90s in the rooms without those units.

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#3904 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:35 pm

kv wrote:Yep, family movie at 8pm, Rated R movie at 10, soft porn at 12...I remember the uncut Duran Duran videos lol...we had ON (remember Select TV? ON's rival) but were super late getting real cable TV....I wanted my mtv! I would go to my grandparents in Washington State for Summers and my granddad had full size sat tv where you have to start a motor to turn the dish...but you could pick up russain channels if you wanted...all I cared about was fucking mtv lol
Ahhh, home video, circa 1980. My first VCR, mono sound, whopping 24 hour record timer, weighing about 30lbs. First few movies released on VHS or Beta costing $90 a tape. I was an early adopter to OnTV... that itty bitty wire antenna... the quality was pretty rough even for standard def tv. I remember hosting a big party in late ‘81 watching that Rolling Stones PPV concert where Keith smacked the stage crasher with his guitar during the encore.

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#3905 Post by kv » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:15 pm

We really did live in the Stone age...

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#3906 Post by clickie » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:38 am

Pandemonium wrote:
kv wrote:Yep, family movie at 8pm, Rated R movie at 10, soft porn at 12...I remember the uncut Duran Duran videos lol...we had ON (remember Select TV? ON's rival) but were super late getting real cable TV....I wanted my mtv! I would go to my grandparents in Washington State for Summers and my granddad had full size sat tv where you have to start a motor to turn the dish...but you could pick up russain channels if you wanted...all I cared about was fucking mtv lol
Ahhh, home video, circa 1980. My first VCR, mono sound, whopping 24 hour record timer, weighing about 30lbs. First few movies released on VHS or Beta costing $90 a tape. I was an early adopter to OnTV... that itty bitty wire antenna... the quality was pretty rough even for standard def tv. I remember hosting a big party in late ‘81 watching that Rolling Stones PPV concert where Keith smacked the stage crasher with his guitar during the encore.
I think they played music videos on there too sometimes. Devo's Whip It and Van Halen Pretty Woman are a couple videos I remember watching on there.

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#3907 Post by clickie » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:23 am

Did you guys ever hear about when someone hacked into a television broadcast of Doctor Who in Chicago back in the 80's?. I didn't see it happen but a friend of mine who loves Dr. Who did and he told me about it the next day. They never found out who did it.






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#3908 Post by Juana » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:53 am

Thinking back to the last time I saw Prince, he played no guitar at all during the show and played well past his time but in one of those encores he came back out and said "you know how many hits I got?!" standing on the side of the stage watching magic happen was amazing

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#3909 Post by SR » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:11 am

Backstage to Prince. Check. :rockon:

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#3910 Post by kv » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:40 pm

Outer clouds from the tropical storm in Mexico making for So Cal sunsets from the gods

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#3911 Post by Artemis » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:46 pm

Had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner this evening at an old friend'd place. Good food and friends...feeling stuffed now.
Tomorrow Thanksgiving dinner #2 with my mom. I'll be cooking the bird abd making an apple pie for dessert. My mother doesn't like pumpkin pie! Mon dieu, good thing I got my fix tonight.

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#3912 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:43 pm

Wow, I can't believe how visible and bright tonight's SpaceX launch was here in Huntington Beach about 200 miles south of Vandenberg where it was launched. I could see it clearly including the first stage separation and return to landing as the 2nd stage continued on to orbit. All this time, it's the first actual rocket launch I've personally seen even if it was 3 hours north of me.

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#3913 Post by creep » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:51 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:43 pm
Wow, I can't believe how visible and bright tonight's SpaceX launch was here in Huntington Beach about 200 miles south of Vandenberg where it was launched. I could see it clearly including the first stage separation and return to landing as the 2nd stage continued on to orbit. All this time, it's the first actual rocket launch I've personally seen even if it was 3 hours north of me.
I was able to see an early morning launch way up here a few months ago.

I watched this one on Youtube. It was pretty cool to see them land the first stage.

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Re: What made your day today?

#3914 Post by kv » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:19 pm

SpaceX putting on a show

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#3915 Post by Juana » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:33 am

kv wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:40 pm
Outer clouds from the tropical storm in Mexico making for So Cal sunsets from the gods

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Beautiful, this is what I try to tell people out here about, they have no idea,

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#3916 Post by Pandemonium » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am

Last night (Friday) we had one of the best lightning storms I've ever seen here in SoCal. For whatever reasons, even mild lightning is rare here on the SoCal coast, maybe once every couple years usually in October we'll get a few flashes around a rain event. But last night at least in my area, it was an East Coast (not quite Florida) level storm, even the power went off for a short time. The only thing weird was there was very little thunder even when strikes were really close to my location. Here's a minutes' worth that I filmed out my window:


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#3917 Post by Artemis » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:06 pm

Cool vid of the lightening show you got, Panda. :thumb:

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#3918 Post by kv » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:39 pm

Ya that storm came out no where....I was playing music during it in a garage...with no windows...saw a few minutes of it running for beer...just heard the rest lol

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#3919 Post by SR » Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:47 pm

So, over the years my son's been in a few bands. He ended up in a Funk/R&B band that's been around forever and they are playing a 4 hour/50 song set tonight in Newport Beach....EW&F, Stevie, War, Pointer Sisters (Fire), John Mayer, etc. Lookin forward to it. :rockon:

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#3920 Post by perkana » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:42 pm

So my eldest niece made a very awesome video for her history class homework. I would have had a lot of fun if I could have done that at her age.
P.S. She used some of her family members names in the end credits (like mine, her cousin's and her grandparents')

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