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AAADD - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.

I decide to wash the car, start toward the garage and notice the mail on the table.

OK, I'm going to wash the car...

BUT FIRST I'm going to go through the mail. Lay car keys down on desk. After discarding the junk mail, I notice the trash can is full. OK, I'll just put the bills on my desk....

BUT FIRST I'll take the trash out, but since I'm going to be near the mailbox, I'll address a few bills.... Yes, Now where is the checkbook? Oops... there's only one check left. Where did I put the extra checks? Oh, there's my empty plastic cup from last night on my desk. I'm going to look for those checks...

BUT FIRST I need to put the cup back in the kitchen. I head for the kitchen, look out the window, notice the flowers need a drink of water, I put the cup on the counter and there's my extra pair of glasses on the kitchen counter. What are they doing here? I'll just put them away...

BUT FIRST need to water those plants. I head for the door and... Aaaagh! Someone left the TV remote in the wrong spot. Okay, I'll put the remote away and water the plants...

BUT FIRST I need to find those checks.

END OF DAY: car not washed, bills still unpaid, cup still in the sink, checkbook still has only one check left, lost my car keys; and, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I'm baffled because... I KNOW I WAS BUSY ALL DAY! I realize this condition is serious... I'd get help...

How many do you remember?


  1. Blackjack chewing gum
  2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
  3. Candy cigarettes
  4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
  5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
  6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
  7. Party lines
  8. Newsreels before the movie
  9. P. F. Flyers
  10. Butch wax
  11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive - 6933)
  12. Peashooters
  13. Howdy Doody
  14. 45 RPM records
  15. S & H Green Stamps
  16. Hi-fi's
  17. Metal ice trays with levers
  18. Mimeograph paper
  19. Blue flashbulbs
  20. Beanie and Cecil
  21. Roller skate keys
  22. Cork popguns
  23. Drive-ins
  24. Studebakers
  25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = YOU'RE STILL YOUNG
If you remembered 6-10 = YOU ARE GETTING OLDER
If you remembered 11-15 = DON'T TELL YOUR AGE
If you remembered 16-25 = YOU'RE OLDER THAN DIRT!

Remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care. How many do you remember? 

1. Candy cigarettes
2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
3. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
4. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
5. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
6. P. F. Flyers
7. Telephone numbers with a word prefix ...(Drexel-5505)
8. 45 RPM Records
9. Hi-fi's
10. Metal! ! ice cube trays--with levers
11. Blue flash Bulbs
12. Cork pop guns
13. Tinkertoys
14. The Erector Set
15. Lincoln Logs 
16. 15 cent McDonald hamburgers
17. 5 cent packs of baseball cards...with that awful pink slab of bubble gum.  

A TIME WHEN..................... 

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo." 
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming "do over!"
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was"cooties".
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.
A foot of snow was a dream come true.
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
War was a card game.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their "grown up" life... 

I double dog dare ya!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


MEDIA: Age Quiz 

1. Name the Beatles.

2. Finish the line: "Lions and Tigers and Bears, 
______ _____!"

3. "Hey kids, what time is it?"
_____ ______ _____ _____.

4. What do M&M's do? 
___ ___ ___ ___, ____ ____ ____ ____

5. What helps build strong bodies 12 ways?
______ _______.

6. Long before he was Mohammed Ali, we knew him as 
______ _____.

7. You'll wonder where the yellow went, 
____ ____ ____ ____ _____ _____ _____."

8. Post-baby boomers know Bob Denver as the Skipper's "little buddy." But we know that Bob Denver is actually Dobie's closest friend, 
_____ G. _______.

9. M-I-C: See ya' real soon; K-E-Y: 
_____ ____ _____ _____ _____!

10. "Brylcream: 
____ ____ ____ ____ ____ _____."

11. Bob Dylan advised us never to trust anyone 
_____ _____.

12. From the early days of our music, real rock 'n roll, finish this line:
"I wonder, wonder, wonder...wonder who; 
___ ______ _____ _____ _____ ____?"

13. And while we're remembering rock n' roll, try this one:
huh...yea; what is it good for, 
____ ____."

14. Meanwhile, back home in Metropolis, Superman fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and 
_____ ____ _____.

15. He came out of the University of Alabama, and became one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. He later went on to appear in a television commercial wearing women's stockings. He is Broadway 
_____ _______.

16. "I'm Popeye the sailor man; I'm Popeye the sailor man. I'm strong to the finish,
____ _____ ____ _______ ______. 
I'm Popeye the sailor man."

17. Your children probably recall that Peter Pan was recently played by Robin Williams, but we will always remember when Peter was played by 
______ _______.

18. In a movie from the late sixties, Paul Newman played Luke, a ne'er do well who was sent to a prison camp for cutting off the heads of parking meters with a pipe cutter. When he was captured after an unsuccessful attempt to escape, the camp commander (played by Strother Martin) used this experience as a lesson for the other prisoners, and explained, "What we have here, 
___ ___ ___ ___ ___."

19. In 1962, a dejected politician chastised the press after losing a race for governor while announcing his retirement from politics. "Just think, you won't have 
____ ____ 
to kick around anymore."

20. "Every morning, at the mine, you could see him arrive; He stood six foot, six, weighed 245. Kinda' broad at the shoulder, and narrow at the hip. And everybody knew you didn't give no lip, 
_____ _____ _____ _____ _____."

21. "I found my thrill, 
_____ _____ _____."

22. ________ ________ 
said, "Good night, Mrs. Calabash, 
_____ _____ _____."

23. "Good night, David." 
"_____ ______,______."

24. "Liar, liar, 
____ ____ _____."

25. "When it's least expected, you're elected. You're the star today.
_______! _____ ______ ______ ______."

26. It was Pogo, the comic strip character, who said, "We have met the enemy, and 
____ ___ ____."




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