Arlo and Janis by Jimmy Johnson

Arlo and Janis

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, almost 4 years ago

    A friend and me had a set of walkie-talkies. We had to call the other on the phone to turn it on so we could use them.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 4 years ago

    My walkie-talkies went about half a block, back in the sixties….Seemed like magic…I bet CB radios are used less now too..Copy that, good Buddy? Rubber Ducky, down to the side..

    ..I lived without cell phones for 40 of my 60 years….And I still can’t remember what we did without them… Did we really spend all that time in phone booths? How did we find people in a crowd? Even with a cell phone it took 3 calls to find my friend Barbara at a concert..And it turns out we were only a hundred ft from each other..

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, almost 4 years ago

    When I don’t have my phone, I can’t call anybody, because I don’t carry a list of phone numbers in my wallet any more…Which I should probably rethink….. ’case I have to break old school….

  4. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, almost 4 years ago


    I hope you realize how pathetic that sounds…

  5. Jean

    Jean said, almost 4 years ago

    back in the day, before cell phones, my husband and I worked an hour and a half from home and I was not familiar with the highway at first so we would use walkie talkies to communicate as I followed him to my work. They worked pretty good.

  6. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago

    When they introduced pagers to Iceland, the language academy that decides on the words allowed to enter the language created a compound word translating as “timethief”. The comments here make me wonder if a good term for cell phone would be “mindthief”.

  7. Keith

    Keith said, almost 4 years ago

    If you have no cell phone, arrange to meet someone in a crowd at 30 minute intervals – if you don’t know when they’ll arrive. Try an agreed rendezvous point at 6PM, then 6:30, then again at 7:00 or even 7:30. Eventually you’ll find them.

  8. gardenwitch347

    gardenwitch347 said, almost 4 years ago

    I don’t have a cell phone. I don’t need a cell phone. What do you think of that?

  9. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, almost 4 years ago

    I think they fake some of the conversations.

  10. rifframone

    rifframone said, almost 4 years ago


    I think that’s fine! I have one that I keep in my purse, but only for emergencies-I’ve used it maybe three times in the past five or 6 years. I don’t even know what the number for it is. I don’t need or want anyone to be able to contact me 24/7!

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    jeanie5448: You couldn’t carpool?

  12. Old Man River

    Old Man River GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I bought a prepaid for emergencies, and never need it. YET

  13. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, almost 4 years ago


    I, too, had to call a friend of mine at a concert so we could find each other. Unfortunately, since he is Canadian and was here in the States to attend the concert (his parents are personal friends with the members of Deep Purple), he was hit with international roaming charges and I was hit with an international call on my cell phone, even though we were separated by perhaps a hundred feet.

  14. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, almost 4 years ago


    OR, ask them when they expect to be there, then get there at the appointed time and meet them. Most people know if it will be 6 or 7:30. Done this all my life and I always found everyone.

  15. bevgrey

    bevgrey said, almost 4 years ago


    I used to be that way. I had one for years I almost never used unless I really had to get in touch with someone and there were no working phone booths nearby. I had it because it was a freebie and it cost about $5 a month. Then my husband’s health declined, and I started using it to check on him when I wasn’t home. I think at this point only my immediate family and one close friend have that number, and it’s pretty much for emergency contact only. (I can also sit around at home and not pick up the house phone when it rings if I don’t want to.)

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