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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by erudne, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    When I was a kid there was a TV show: Sky King; It was not that ecxiting but it taught me lessons about honesty,honor and integerty.
    50 years on that stupid TV show, the shows like it, Roy Rodgers, all them shmokes, them suckers, like The Cisko Kid,being kind to lesser folks and beating down the big wheels. I guess it took more than most men have
     
  2. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    We must be about the same age because those were the shows I grew up with. Thanks for the reminder.
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Penny! Penny was exciting!
     
  4. PopsBdog

    PopsBdog Southern Oregon Active Member

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    SKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY KING!
    I watched those shows too
     
  5. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    There are tons of shows showing people helping victims these days. Burn Notice, Leverage, White Collar, Blue Bloods, Flashpoint (awesome show!), etc often depict the main characters showing compassion, and determination to help those in need.


    ...but they don't do it as well as The A Team, suckas!!!
     
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  6. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    "In 1972 a crack-commando unit was sent to a military prison for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped into the L.A. underground where they survive today as soldiers of fortune. If no one else can help you, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire The A-Team!"
     
  7. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    I'm not as old as these Paladin watching Geezer's, but the best TV shows were from the '50's, '60's & '70's. Where else could you watch Steve McQueen knock a guy off a horse at 400 yards with a Mare's Leg, then watch Bill Jordan shoot aspirin & saccharine tablets with a S&W 19?

    Nowadays your children can watch any show about homosexuality, drag queens or what drug he should get into when he reaches the 7th grade. But don't let him watch that nasty Bill Jordan! Shooting is dangerous an only racists worked for The Border Patrol back then!

    BTW, The Border Patrol from the '30's to the '50's were the place real men lived. To this day my heroes wore that uniform(Skelton, Jordan, and, best of all of them, Charley Askins Jr.) and if they were allowed to still act like men, I'd be a resident of a border state with a badge pinned to my chest.
     
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  8. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    And don't forget the 'Showman Shooter' with Herb Parsons. I watched that many times.
     
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  9. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    I pity the foo who didn't watch no A Team!
     
  10. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    I am 60 years old and I watched Sky King. You can find episodes to watch on the internet.
     
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    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    :)My favorites were Cheyenne and the Rifleman.
    Best new movie, Quigly down under
     
  12. slingshot1943

    slingshot1943 salem or Well-Known Member

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    We didn't have tv early on. I remember all those shows from the radio. Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid , Sky King, on KMCM McMinniville.
     
  13. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Don't forget Branded
     
  14. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Rin Tin Tin? Lassie? Ripcord?
     
  15. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I remember the first time I ever saw tv. I lived in the middle of NE Nevada's high desert near a place called Peqops Junction. Peqops consisted of a one building store/motel/bar/gambling area (way too small to be called a casino). One Sat. evening we went to the lounge where they had removed the tables, set every chair the place had auditorium style and closed the bar and slots! All the ranchers, road crew (our party), police, and the one room school teacher were there. The east end of Elko Co. was depopulated! Up on a table was the strangest contraption! The adults were circling it, scratching their heads and talking in hushed tones. Eventually everyone was seated and we watched a Tarzan movie! It was increadably snowy and we heard about half of the dialog, but to a 3-4 year old who had to make his own amusements it was very cool! This would have been about 1951-1952.

    Does anyone remember "Soldier of Fortune". B&W mid '50s
     
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  16. unklekippy

    unklekippy In The Mountains Near Sprague River Well-Known Member

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    Golly, you're really, really old. HA!

    These are truly amazing times. We have folks that can remember the first TV sets in their town, where the whole neighborhood would come to that lucky soul's house to watch the equivalent of a $20,000 talking box. I am only 34(35 next month. Only 20 or so shopping days left!), but even I can remember people that had B&W TV's and rotary phones in NE Portland in the early-mid-'80's. I used to have to go to the library at 79th & Sandy to fact-check ANYTHING. Sometimes I didn't find out about east coast baseball scores until 2 days after the fact.

    Now we have the internet. I truly feel sorry for kids that never had to "work" to prove to someone that George Foster hit 52 homers in '77 and was the last guy to do it until Cecil Fielder hit 51 in '91(a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan, my mother woke me up at 5am the day after the season ended in '91 to tell me that Fielder hit 2 homers the night before, putting him over 50. She had to call a friend in MI to get the news. I was 13. My niece's phone is more technologically advanced than my entire house in 1991.). I think it's exciting to live in a time when we can tell our kids/grandkids what the pre-internet era was like. Hell, we can even tell them what B&W TV was like. Pretty incredible.
     
  17. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    That new movie was made only 23 short years ago:laugh:
     
  18. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Yea but most the new one's now don't get anywhere near as good
     
  19. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hard to beat a movie starring an 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle!
     
  20. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well, I grew up watching The Lone Ranger, Andy Griffith, The Waltons, Little House on the Prairie, Grizzly Adams, Bonanza, etc...

    Todays shows are horrible.