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2007/04/13 10:30:50 (permalink)

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Everytime a newspaper or magazine has space to fill, someone says,"Let's do a list off.....". Here is one I have not seem, perhaps because nobody cares, but here is Todd's best list. It is based on nothing except my perception that a product was the best in it's class, at a time in history, and will be remembered.
The Waring Blender
Model T Ford
The III and M series Leica cameras
The Nikon F camera
The B3 Organ
AK-47
M1 Springfield
T-34 tank
BE 22B backhoe
NW 80D power shovel
Original Ford Tarus
The McD 15 cent burger
The Holmes wrecker
The Fender Stratocaster
The original Euclid off road dumptruck
The P51 Mustang
The Walkman
The Microsoft operating system
The IPod
What would you add (or delete)?
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    flyseye
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 10:45:28 (permalink)
    The Beatles
    Sony TV's
    Nicks ( Huntington, IN ) tenderloins
    Jack Nicholson
    Honda automobiles
    Levi's
    Grand Marais,MI
    Georgia boots
    Westvleteren beer
    Gurkka Cigars

    Sorry, not all products, but thats my list
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    mayor al
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 10:51:50 (permalink)
    Todd--Clarify Please-

    Do you refer to the M1 Garand Rifle, or the M1903 Springfield Rifle ?

    My list will appear here later... I am reserving the space !!
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    tmiles
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 10:59:03 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    Todd--Clarify Please-

    Do you refer to the M1 Garand Rifle, or the M1903 Springfield Rifle ?

    My list will appear here later... I am reserving the space !!


    LOL, the M1 Garand, made in Springfield, is what I was talking about. I am no firearm expert, but much as the 1903 was loved in the Corps, I have been told by people who DO know (or think that they do) that the 1903 was great only because of those who used it. If a bolt action military rifle were to be on this list, it would be, I expect, one of the European rifles that the 1903 was based on. Your quick catch of an obvious mistake shows how badly I need a proofreader!
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    mayor al
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 12:24:48 (permalink)
    I really didn't mean to sound like a smart-ass!! I toted an M1 around at various times in my early 60's Army service. I dumped it quickly for an M2 Carbine and soon learned that it wasn't as good as it looked for S E Asia. My final selection was an old trench shotgun...Even I could use it fairly effectively.
    But thats another story!!

    My list of interesting items of historic significance-

    Elvis Albums
    8 track tapes
    Spam
    The Lockeheed Constellation
    The Super Chief (Santa Fe Railway)
    The Golden State Limited (Southern Pacific Railroad)
    The City of Las Vegas (Union Pacific Railroad)
    Greyhound Scenicruisers
    Continental Trailways American Eagle Buses
    Pop-top soda and beer can tabs
    church keys
    Near-Beer
    Studebakers
    'Deuce-and-a-halfs'
    open reel tape recorders
    the Boeing 707
    Howdy Doody
    American Bandstand
    The Grapes of Wrath
    "Life in These United States"
    Air-Poppers (Popcorn)
    Pat Boone SHirts
    Streetcars
    the P61 Black Widow
    Inchon
    Imus
    maybe more will follow-



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    tmiles
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 12:28:27 (permalink)
    I should have also listed the Itek printing press and the paper (brand?) litho plates that made the quick print industry possible. Speaking of copies, I considered but did not list the first popular Xerox (tm) machine (the 640??). The 8N Ford tractor.
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    Jimeats
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 12:44:29 (permalink)
    The remote control for the TV.
    Wars have been fought over this item. Chow Jim
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 14:37:45 (permalink)
    tmiles, interesting concept, if I get your drift. I'm trying to think of some you don't have (and I love the Leicas). Maybe from an earlier era, Speed Graphic/Graflex cameras (my Grandfather was a press photog way back and I have one of each from him).

    One I'd tend to disagree with is Microsoft Operating System. Was it the standard? Yes! Was it the best? Never!

    How 'bout Macintosh stereo amps, especially the old tube jobs?
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 18:01:25 (permalink)
    Ferrari
    Rolls Royce
    Rolex
    Gulfstream v
    Kobe Beef
    Hobart Slicers
    Cross Pens
    Four Seasons Hotels
    Crystal Champagne/ Veavue Clicot
    BumbleBee Tuna
    Hellmanns Mayo
    Boars Head Meats
    Skippy/Jiff
    Caterpillar Machinery
    Discovery Channel


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    mayor al
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 18:25:26 (permalink)
    Lucky,
    For the most part I think we travel in different circles
    AL
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 18:42:34 (permalink)
    It has got to be the remote for the TV

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 18:58:03 (permalink)
    Jane Russell
    Bridget Bardot
    Jayne Mansfield
    Sophia Loren
    Rita Hayworth
    Natalie Wood
    Ava Gardner
    Raquel Welsh
    Marilyn Monroe
    Jennifer Connelly

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    mr chips
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 20:49:35 (permalink)
    Espn
    Internet
    cellphones
    uideocassettes-DVD's
    Interstate highways
    frequent flier miles
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    Adjudicator
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 21:41:35 (permalink)
    I see a lot of aircraft & armor mentioned on this page, alas no mention of the Bf-109 (aircraft) or the Panzerkampfwagen V (Panther) tank. What gives here? The Fw-190 is also obviously missing, just to make a point.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 22:55:25 (permalink)
    The original L.L. Bean hunting boots
    Jack Daniels
    blue jeans
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 22:56:41 (permalink)
    That thing Ben Franklin discovered (supposedly)..
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    mollydingle
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/13 22:56:59 (permalink)
    Also, Robert Mitchum and John Wayne
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 00:13:45 (permalink)
    these are a few of my favorite things............
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 11:03:46 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    Lucky,
    For the most part I think we travel in different circles
    AL


    Just dreaming!
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 11:42:15 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Ashphalt

    One I'd tend to disagree with is Microsoft Operating System. Was it the standard? Yes! Was it the best? Never!

    This one is a puzzle. Is the lister referring to DOS or Windows? If DOS it did start the personal computer on its way. If Windows, forget it. The Macintosh OS is what started the graphics OS on personal computers learned from Xerox (but never commercialized by Xerox). Windows is just a copy followup of Mac OS.

    One of the biggest? The Internet. That's how all we diverse people are making these lists.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 11:54:18 (permalink)
    These are things just close to my heart.

    F4 Phantom jet
    foie gras
    Schwinn's red racer bicycle
    my Carolina ditch dog
    sushi and sashimi
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 13:55:31 (permalink)
    "The Wonder Years" tv show. I rarely make it through an episode without getting teary-eyed about something.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 14:00:44 (permalink)
    And Davydd, I sometimes ponder the evolution of online message board communities. I have one message-board group that I consider to be among my best friends. My teenage son participates in a sports-related message board (on which I lurk) that makes me laugh out loud every day at the humor the regulars come up with. I have often wondered who came up with the concept of message boards (please don't tell me Al Gore!) and what was the very FIRST message board and is it still in existence?
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 14:50:40 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Adjudicator

    I see a lot of aircraft & armor mentioned on this page, alas no mention of the Bf-109
    Ahhhh, it's so refreshing to see that ship properly designated Bf instead of the oft mistaken ME.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 17:06:53 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Yankeesfan

    And Davydd, I sometimes ponder the evolution of online message board communities. I have one message-board group that I consider to be among my best friends. My teenage son participates in a sports-related message board (on which I lurk) that makes me laugh out loud every day at the humor the regulars come up with. I have often wondered who came up with the concept of message boards (please don't tell me Al Gore!) and what was the very FIRST message board and is it still in existence?

    The internet began with ARPANET in 1969, a network under military, defense contractors and university doing defense contract work. Out of that came USENET in the late 70s serving the university community and later commercial ventures. There were other networks but for the general public Compuserve (actually created in 1969) in the early 80s might have been one of the earliest message boards accessible from home via dialup modem. Of course the idea of the personal computer did not come along until Bill Gates and IBM collaborated with DOS and a few others in the late 70s including Apple. I was on Compuserve and another competitor GEnie in 1984 at 512 baud and thought I was cookin' with speed. I also connected to many local dial-up bulletin boards. It was expensive back then. Charges were around 15 cents per minute online as I remember. In 1987 Steve Case's Quantum Computing Services teamed up with Apple to create Applelink Personal Edition for Apple II and Mac. Case started his online ventures in 1983 with Commodore computers. By 1989 APE morphed into AOL to embrace Windows computers. During the 80s there were other private dialup networks such as Prodigy. For us masses it was pretty much a dialup world until the Internet loosend in the early 90s to general public access. Usenet message groups were big then. My internet provider had over 30,000 to choose from on any subject. Yahoo Groups are kind of the equivalent today. Real explosion came with the advent of the HTML browsers about 1994. By 1996 I saw the handwriting on the wall with private networks like Compuserve and AOL. The world wide web was the future. Message boarding on the internet was clunky at first but now is rather sophisticated with several choices.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 20:34:59 (permalink)
    Wow, David, impressive! I once had a summer job at IBM and the "Human Factors" department had me (and others) come in to test a new product -- observing with clipboards and stopwatches to see how it worked for actual users. The project had some kind of code name. Turned out that it was the first IBM personal computer.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 22:15:31 (permalink)
    The Marantz 8B amplifier and 7C preamplifier.
    The (old) Large Advent loudspeakers.
    The Douglas DC3.
    The Great Wall of China.
    Mercury Living Presence LPs.
    Guinness Stout.
    Griswold cast iron cookware.
    Warner Brothers cartoons.
    Curly.
    Hillerich & Bradsby Louisville Sluggers.
    Wilson baseball gloves.
    Bell helmets.
    Offenhauser race engines.


    Tom

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    RE: Another list 2007/04/14 23:05:28 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Mosca

    Griswold cast iron cookware.

    Amen on that one. I love my old Grizzies.
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/15 02:53:22 (permalink)
    A6M Zero fighter from Imperial Japan
    IBM mainframe computers
    Beer
    chicken eggs
    chicken
    concrete
    fire
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    RE: Another list 2007/04/15 08:58:39 (permalink)
    Autocar trucks, Mack B model, Coke in a green glass bottle, Checker taxis, rare hamburgers.
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