The Born Loser by Art and Chip Sansom for October 17, 2020


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    Lucy Rudy  9 days ago

    Yeah, we were really roughing it back then.

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    GROG Premium Member 9 days ago

    I, too, was there. I even saw color shows in black and white for the longest time.

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    nosirrom  9 days ago

    When my daughter was young (some 30 odd years ago) I suggested we watch a great comedy “The Flying Deuces”. She said it couldn’t be any good because it was B&W. I insisted. She ended up literally ROTFL.

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    dcdete.  9 days ago

    This appeared to be a joke, but it is just reality. The networks switch to color took place between 1965 and 1966. For example for TV shows caught in between, both Gilligan’s Island and Lost in Space season ones were in black and white and their season twos were in color!

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    rdav1248961 Premium Member 9 days ago

    My family did not get a color TV until the mid-1970s.

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    jonathan  9 days ago

    I am not that old and we had a black and white set when I was young. Of course we also had a color one.

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    preacherman  9 days ago

    I resemble that remark. It’s strange, though, if B/W is so archaic, why do most hi-end dslrs and camcorders have a monochrome mode?

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    docforbin  9 days ago

    Just as long as he isn’t watching TV Land because that network long ago stopped showing great classic shows like M*A*S*H and All In The Family in favor of unfunny originals like Younger, Teachers and Impastor as well as recent unfunny shows like Two And A Half Men and Everybody Loves Raymond. This is why I abandoned TV Land a long time ago and switched to broadcast digital subchannels like MeTV, Decades, Get TV and FETV that STILL believe is showing great classic TV shows.

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    Jeff0811  9 days ago

    What I want to know is why do those channels feature commercials for stuff I don’t need? My hearing is fine, not leaking anywhere of which I am aware, knees work great, and I already use Tums and Viagra; I just don’t get it.

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    High School Harry  9 days ago

    Take a clue from Uncle Ted, Whippersnappers. For Halloween queue up old “Twilight Zone”, “Outer Limits” “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and especially Boris Karloff’s “Thriller”. (I am) ALL beat the daylights out of contemporary gory violence with no plot.

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    walstib  9 days ago

    I remember motels with signs advertising air-conditioning and color TV. As kids, we were mostly interested in the cement pond.

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    ForbesField  9 days ago

    You have now made me feel old. Thanks bunches.

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    Michael G.  9 days ago

    You should only live to be so old. Then, snot-nosed kids will make you feel like relics from prehistory. “You didn’t even have implants from birth! Pah!”

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    raybarb44  9 days ago

    and he, like I, were very happy to watch them then, and now, as it still brings wholesome entertainment and also awakens memories of family togetherness from days gone by. Black and white TV was fine, we didn’t need rose colored glasses…..

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    ChessPirate  9 days ago

    Our first set was a Philco black and white, which came from grandma, who had just purchased a color set. We got three channels! And two of them weren’t very “snowy”! The screen was pretty small, but seeing as how we had nothing before, us kids loved it! ☺

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    Shamies  9 days ago

    And believe it or not, they did not have a remote control. In only seven channels. Real Stone Age.

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    cuzinron47  9 days ago

    I’m not seeing the humor in this one. Guess I’m just too old. Frankly I’m glad I’ve been around to see the technological advances that have been made, but back then we didn’t really have a choice.

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    Walter Parmantie Premium Member 9 days ago
    And yet, those old black and white shows were far more entertaining, uplifting, and better written than just about all of today’s so called entertainment. Swill in color with 4k resolution is still swill.
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    Boise Ed Premium Member 8 days ago

    And your point is?

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    oakie817  8 days ago

    i did too…i saved up money from Christmas gifts and birthday cards and bought my own 10in b/w tv…$50 – major purchase for ten year old…and yes your parents can still tell you to turn off your own tv …i was so proud of that little guy

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    PAR85  8 days ago

    I remember my aunt and uncle having a B&W television. And I don’t consider myself that old.

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    Cameron1988 Premium Member 8 days ago

    Color television was the HD in baby boomers time

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    Michael McKown Premium Member 7 days ago

    Yes I did.

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