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Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: October/31/2016 at 11:42am
Subject: You might need a piece of paper and a pencil to record your answers.

I am way older than dirt.

1. In the 1950s, if you had a flat rear tire, you often had
to remove the?
A. Necker knob
B. Curb feeler
C. Fender skirt

2. What color flash bulbs did Dad use for color film?
A. Blue
B. Pink
C. Plaid

3. What was the parking brake called when you were a kid?
A. Emergency brake
B. Pull Stop
C. Breaker. Breaker.

4. Way before Air Jordan, what was a kids shoe of choice?
A. Buster Brown
B. PF Flyers
C. Old Stinkers

5. In what year did Dewey Defeat Truman according to the Chicago Tribune?
A. 1946
B. 1948
C. 1952

6.. Before the Orkin Man, what technology was part of most
home bug deterrence?
A. Shoe Fly
B. Fly paper
C. 50 mm Phlit gun

7. Dixie cups had what printed on their tops?
A. Secret decoders
B. Movie stars
C. WW II propaganda slogans

8. What was the prevailing method of birth control in the
A. Heavy lifting and cold showers
B. Fear
C. Girdles and crinoline petticoats

9. Jimmy Durante said what at the end of every show?
A. Aloha, my friends.
B. Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.
C. Remember, wherever you go, my nose will get there first.

10. Popeye the sailor man; Popeye the sailor man.I'm strong to the finish, _ _ _ _ _ , Popeye the sailor man.
A. Cause I eats me spinach
B. My dad was big and Finnish
C. The music a bit finnish?

11. In the quaint greasy spoon jargon of yore, What did knock the horns off one, and drag it through the garden mean?
A. 86 the customer, then kick him out the back door
B. Rare hamburger or steak with tomato and lettuce
C. Cooties

12. Lincoln Logs were for what use?
A. A diary of the presidency
B. Keep track of fat cats who sleep in the Lincoln Bedroom
C Building toy structures

13. Ward and June bring what to mind?
A. A popular TV series called Leave it to Beaver
B. A Chicago family of butchers and knife sharpeners called
The Cleavers
C. Inventors of the clicker, Jack Ward and Ernest June

14. Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro are all forms of what?
A. Alcoholic beverages
B. Capitalism
C. Children's play

15. What was the cheapest way to turn a bicycle into a motorcycle?
A. Baseball cards in the spokes
B. Rig an electric motor with a very long cord
C. Turning left into the path of a Harley

16. Tinker toys date back to when?
A. 1914
B. 1949
C. 1967

17. In grade school, what was the worst thing that could
happen to you when being picked for a team?
A. Getting picked last
B. Getting your uniform dirty
C. Not having the team tattoo

18. If we dared to swear and our parents heard us, We immediately found out what _ _ _ tasted like.
A. Meatballs
B. Soap
C. Sarsaparilla

19. What was one thing the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers would never do?
A. Kill someone
B. Shot a squirrel
C. Eat lima beans

20. What convertible offered an optional radio that automatically increased its volume as the car accelerated?
A. 1912 Franklin
B. 1943 Jeep
C. 1957 Ford Thunderbird

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1. C) Fender skirts, attached to the rear fenders, covered fully half the wheel streamlining the car.

2. A) Blue

3. A) Emergency brake. We grew up in much more dramatic times.

4. B) PF Flyers.

5. B) It was November 3, 1948, when Truman upset Republican Thomas Dewey in the first postwar presidential election. Trib publisher Col. Robt. R.
McCormick got the news late.

6. B) Sticky fly paper hanging from kitchen ceilings was common in American homes until insecticides like Flit became available in 40s.

7. B) Movie Stars

8. c) This is a tough one, but the answer is girdles and crinoline petticoats.

9. b) Good night, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.

10. a) cause I eats me spinach

11. b) Rare hamburger or steak with tomato and lettuce.

12. c) Building toy structures.

13. a) A popular TV series called Leave it to Beaver, perhaps the most unrealistic, misleading and shallow depiction of family life ever produced for TV.

14. c) Children’s play.

15. a) Baseball cards in the spokes. Who among you never did this?

16. a) 1914 Good then, 1935 Good now, 2000 Good always, read the back cover of a 1935 Toy Tinkers catalog.

17. a) Getting picked last.

18. b) Soap.

19. a) Kill someone.

20. c) 1957 Ford Thunderbird.


17-20 correct: You are not only older than dirt, but obviously gifted with mind bloat.
12-16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is definitely muddy, ready to muck up others.
0-11 correct: You are one sad excuse of a geezer.

Past Matron New Hope Ch. #117 OES
PWHP Palm Shrine No.32 now Alchor #27 WSOJ

As Brother Ben F. said
"In Wine there is Wisdom
In Beer there is Freedom
In Water there is Bacteria"

Posted By: edwmax
Date Posted: October/31/2016 at 4:47pm
HaHa  ... got 17 correct ... I don't even remember PF Flyers.   We had Buster Browns.

"He who would assume to govern others must first learn to govern himself."

Thomasville 369

Posted By: De Darrah
Date Posted: October/31/2016 at 4:56pm
We had both.  I got all.

Past Matron New Hope Ch. #117 OES
PWHP Palm Shrine No.32 now Alchor #27 WSOJ

As Brother Ben F. said
"In Wine there is Wisdom
In Beer there is Freedom
In Water there is Bacteria"

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