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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #675 on: April 28, 2020, 09:40:23 AM »
The Marx Sound-O-Power Rifles were wild cool!







Here's a great commercial for these rifles:



Too cool, but batteries not included....

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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #676 on: April 28, 2020, 10:47:54 AM »
The Marx Sound-O-Power Rifles were wild cool!

So if you wanna get yer kids killed by the cops, get 'em one of these!  ;D
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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #677 on: April 28, 2020, 01:04:39 PM »
So if you wanna get yer kids killed by the cops, get 'em one of these!  ;D

It really was a different time, wasn't it?
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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #678 on: April 28, 2020, 01:24:00 PM »
So if you wanna get yer kids killed by the cops, get 'em one of these!  ;D

The cops portrayed in the commercial weren't a bunch of paramilitary wannabees. That's not the characteristic municipalties sought when they were hiring police officers in the 1960's.

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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #679 on: April 28, 2020, 01:33:56 PM »
It really was a different time, wasn't it?
Yes.

"Common sense" is just a nostalgic memory as well.  :(
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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #680 on: April 28, 2020, 01:55:47 PM »
It really was a different time, wasn't it?

Indeed it was. Here's a little vignette on the subject I ran across a few years ago:

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic
bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and
explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

That's right, they didn't have the green thing in her day. Back then,
they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the
store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized
and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were
recycled. But they didn't have the green thing back her day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator
in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and
didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two
blocks. But she's right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have the
throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling
machine burning up 220 volts "wind and solar power" really did dry the
clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters,
not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right, they didn't
have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house not a TV in every
room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a pizza dish, not a
screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, they blended
and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do
everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the
mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or
plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut
the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised
by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on
treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right, they didn't
have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a
cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They
refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced
the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor
just because the blade got dull. But they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school
or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour
taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire
bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized
gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in
space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But that old lady is right. They didn't have the green thing back in her
day.


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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #681 on: April 28, 2020, 02:16:14 PM »
Here's another great Marx commercial for the Sound-O-Power Astro-Gun:



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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #682 on: April 28, 2020, 04:27:07 PM »
Here's another great Marx commercial for the Sound-O-Power Astro-Gun:

Are you crazy!? Do you want your kid to get killed by some alien invader?
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Re: Give Me a Gun or Somethin'! The Monster's At the Door!
« Reply #683 on: April 28, 2020, 05:13:28 PM »
We all might as well be from different planets compared to the kids these days. They're the aliens.

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« Reply #684 on: July 01, 2020, 06:14:47 PM »
Are you crazy!? Do you want your kid to get killed by some alien invader?

Scott - you really need to consider performing stand-up comedy. Just keep building a notebook and then memorize it!

Then you'll be off like a prom dress at midnight!