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2013-01-07 08:34:59 AM
1963 was a big year.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-01-07 08:57:39 AM
In 1963 slide shows were presented using actual slides.
 
2013-01-07 09:00:15 AM
www.nerdist.com
He forgot the mad man in a blue box who also first appeared in 1963.
 
2013-01-07 09:00:26 AM
Some day we will have the technology to put everything in an article on one page.
 
2013-01-07 09:30:25 AM
50 years later, here are the 10 ways that 1963 has changed your life, whether you know it or not

Bond, James Bond.

X-men comic books

Push-button phones

Instant replay

Dylan's "Times they are a changin"

Friedan's book "The Feminine Mystique"

Reports from Vietnam by Halberstam critical of US

JFK assassination

I have a dream

Beatles popular in Britain
 
2013-01-07 09:34:44 AM
Meh.  Seems mostly like sentimental Boomer crap.
 
2013-01-07 09:38:54 AM

ZAZ: In 1963 slide shows were presented using actual slides.


And were just as annoying.
 
2013-01-07 10:02:02 AM

Mangoose: ZAZ: In 1963 slide shows were presented using actual slides.

And were just as annoying.


Intriguingly, slide shows really became popular only after the introduction of the carousel slide projector in the early 60's.

// Now this next one, if you'll just hold on a minute, will you give me a minute?  Just a sec, this thing is usually.. Madge, did you let the kids play with this thing again?"
 
2013-01-07 11:00:55 AM

damageddude: [www.nerdist.com image 300x365]
He forgot the mad man in a blue box who also first appeared in 1963.


THIS
 
2013-01-07 11:29:41 AM
50 years ago my old man was spanking it to Mae West posters and beating up indians in junior high. None of that shiat from '63 changed my life.

/not old
//get off my lawn anyway
 
2013-01-07 11:36:51 AM
50 years ago we'd have him upside down...?

/he's attractive and successful
 
2013-01-07 11:51:26 AM
FTFA, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf to Bob Dylan:

"Bob, I just want to say something to you. 'The Times They Are a-Changin,' was the most prolific song that was written in the 20th century."

That word, prolific, I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2013-01-07 12:03:27 PM
Yep... nobody liked superheroes for the first quarter-century. We're just lucky the publishers were so slow on the uptake.
 
2013-01-07 12:04:49 PM
No mention of that night with that lady in late December?

/TFA is so bad that it aspires to be full of fail
 
2013-01-07 12:11:28 PM

notmtwain: Intriguingly, slide shows really became popular only after the introduction of the carousel slide projector in the early 60's.


Damn you Don Draper!
 
2013-01-07 12:15:39 PM
50 year old camel toe in the photo of Ursla.
 
2013-01-07 12:25:39 PM

Diogenes: Meh.  Seems mostly like sentimental Boomer crap.


What does he win?

Seriously though, are we going to be nearly as douchie as the boomers when we are old enough to be chasing kids off of our lawn?
 
2013-01-07 12:47:52 PM
It will give the national media an opportunity to reflect on what made history in 1963 and assess how those events 50 years ago continue to affect our lives today. Expect to see coverage of these items throughout this year because journalists like to commemorate provocative round-number anniversaries.

Translated: I needed to write a story and was out of ideas. What happened 50 years ago?

Also, I don't recall taking a deep look at 1962 last year, or at '61 the year before that. This writer is full of crap.
 
2013-01-07 12:49:55 PM
50 years later, here are the 10 ways that the Boomers think1963 has changed your life, but really don't matter to X-er or Mellinials.

Bond, James Bond.
Meh, like any film series could change somebodies life. Unless you acted in one of these movies and were paid millions of dollars for it this is just cheap entertainment.

X-men comic books
Again cheap entertainment.

Push-button phones
Push buttons life changing? Really? Man you are one technologically ignorant Boomer.

Instant replay
Again a cheap entertainment reference.

Dylan's "Times they are a changing"

Friedan's book "The Feminine Mystique"
Meh.

Reports from Vietnam by Halberstam critical of US
Yet, we did Vietnam II. Can't be life changing if we did not change, and in fact decided to tipple down on this mistake in Iraq and Afghanistan.

JFK assassination.
Oh, shut up about JFK. He was an okay president, but certainly no Lincoln or Obama.

I have a dream.
And 50 years later we are still fighting this battle, sure it is not as overt as it was in 63, but racism is till alive and well.

Beatles popular in Britain
The Monkeys were better.


Farking Boomers, why don't you farkers die all ready.
 
2013-01-07 01:05:40 PM
Changed my life, graduated that year............
Get the Fark off my lawn.
 
2013-01-07 01:10:45 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Beatles popular in Britain
The Monkeys were better.


Monkees.

But yes, this is a bunch of Boomer crap where they are trying to convince all of us how awesome they were.
 
2013-01-07 01:18:55 PM

Slaves2Darkness: 50 years later, here are the 10 ways that the Boomers think1963 has changed your life, but really don't matter to X-er or Mellinials.

Bond, James Bond.
Meh, like any film series could change somebodies life. Unless you acted in one of these movies and were paid millions of dollars for it this is just cheap entertainment.

X-men comic books
Again cheap entertainment.

Push-button phones
Push buttons life changing? Really? Man you are one technologically ignorant Boomer.

Instant replay
Again a cheap entertainment reference.

Dylan's "Times they are a changing"

Friedan's book "The Feminine Mystique"
Meh.

Reports from Vietnam by Halberstam critical of US
Yet, we did Vietnam II. Can't be life changing if we did not change, and in fact decided to tipple down on this mistake in Iraq and Afghanistan.

JFK assassination.
Oh, shut up about JFK. He was an okay president, but certainly no Lincoln or Obama.


I have a dream.
And 50 years later we are still fighting this battle, sure it is not as overt as it was in 63, but racism is till alive and well.

Beatles popular in Britain
The Monkeys were better.


Farking Boomers, why don't you farkers die all ready.


No JFK wasn't anything like Obama, he said not to ask what your country could do for you, but what you could do for your country. Obama completely reversed that didn't he?
And as a boomer why would I die, I have too much fun farking with you X-er or Mellinials deadbeats.
Really good troll though
 
2013-01-07 01:26:00 PM

DigitalCoffee: No mention of that night with that lady in late December?

/TFA is so bad that it aspires to be full of fail


I was born in September 1964, so I have a difficult relationship with that song. Especially when my mother gleefully sings along with it.
 
2013-01-07 01:36:45 PM

Slaves2Darkness: 50 years later, here are the 10 ways that the Boomers think1963 has changed your life, but really don't matter to X-er or Mellinials.

Push-button phones
Push buttons life changing? Really? Man you are one technologically ignorant Boomer.


// Surely you jest. Touch-tone phones have to be one of the earliest introductions of digital technology to consumers.

Perhaps you have never tried a rotary telephone. Try to imagine the internet with rotary dial phones relying on pulse counting.

/ Click-pause-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-paus e- click-click-click-click-pause-click-click-click-click-click   (that's 1945)

/ And don't forget about * and #

//Bow down
 
2013-01-07 01:47:59 PM

notmtwain: 50 years later, here are the 10 ways that 1963 has changed your life, whether you know it or not

Friedan's book "The Feminine Mystique"



Sure, except that it already happened in 1949 when Simone de Beauvoir wrote "The Second Sex."
 
2013-01-07 01:48:00 PM
Born in 1963 so I'm getting a kick...

altho actually, so much of that list is crap. JFK dies, the Beatles and Bob Dylan (neither of whom I can stand) take over the airwaves, and feminism. Bleh to all of that.

/It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, baby. 63's best movie.
 
2013-01-07 02:11:44 PM
My grandfather died in 1963. Fell over having a heart attack, walking out of the bathroom. Grandma and I tried giving him CPR, to no avail. Ambulance was a fire department station wagon, with a piece of plywood and hand holes as a gurney. They told me he would be alright, but I knew he was dead. There was no 911 back then, we dialed the Police emergency 7 digit number on a rotary phone.
 
2013-01-07 02:23:09 PM
I was January 1963 when Johnny came home with a gift for me. He said, "I bought it for you because I love you... and I bought it for your 'cause it's your birthday too."

He was so very nice, he was so very kind to think of me at this point in time. I used to think of him; he used think of me.

He told me to close my eyes; my gift would be "a great surprise." I saw tears were in his eyes! He never meant to hurt me, oh, God...

"Johnny, don't point that gun at me! There's so many ways our lives have changed but please, I beg, don't do this to me! Johnny, don't point that gun at me! Can I save my life at any price? For God's sake won't you listen to me?"

And then he moved to Bel Air.
 
2013-01-07 02:32:34 PM

mercator_psi: I was January 1963 when Johnny came home with a gift for me. He said, "I bought it for you because I love you... and I bought it for your 'cause it's your birthday too."


Was that that Winter when it felt like the world would freeze?

/a hey oh ma, ma, ma
 
2013-01-07 03:03:50 PM
1913 was a more memorable year - the Federal Reserve was established.
 
2013-01-07 03:27:58 PM

notmtwain: Slaves2Darkness: 50 years later, here are the 10 ways that the Boomers think1963 has changed your life, but really don't matter to X-er or Mellinials.

Push-button phones
Push buttons life changing? Really? Man you are one technologically ignorant Boomer.

// Surely you jest. Touch-tone phones have to be one of the earliest introductions of digital technology to consumers.

Perhaps you have never tried a rotary telephone. Try to imagine the internet with rotary dial phones relying on pulse counting.

/ Click-pause-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-paus e- click-click-click-click-pause-click-click-click-click-click   (that's 1945)

/ And don't forget about * and #

//Bow down


On the other hand, it was hours of fun trying to place phone calls by voicing click sounds into the phone instead of actually dialing.

//* and # were totally baffling when push button phones were new
 
2013-01-07 03:43:54 PM
Definitely a big year for me, as I was born then.

/50th birthday was Saturday
//line to buy me drinks forms here
 
2013-01-07 04:07:38 PM

damageddude: He forgot the mad man in a blue box who also first appeared in 1963.


Yes. List completely fails without Doctor Who.
 
2013-01-07 04:17:01 PM
Feminism hit the mainstream more than 50 years before 63. See also sufferage.
 
2013-01-07 04:37:31 PM
Having been born in 1963 I'm getting a real kick out of this thread.
 
2013-01-07 06:10:22 PM
My God - it's full of old people!

Born in -65
 
2013-01-07 08:43:29 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Oh, shut up about JFK. He was an okay president, but certainly no Lincoln or Obama.


He could have been if the CIA and Mafia hadn't rubbed him out.

/Chuck Rogers was the second shooter.
 
2013-01-07 10:02:52 PM

Wellon Dowd: DigitalCoffee: No mention of that night with that lady in late December?

/TFA is so bad that it aspires to be full of fail

I was born in September 1964, so I have a difficult relationship with that song. Especially when my mother gleefully sings along with it.


Ok, THAT'S just creepy as fark. I mean, I know when/where my daughter was conceived over 30 years ago (a rather unique place) but I'm not anxious to tell her. I'd be more apt to tell her Mom (my ex).
 
2013-01-07 10:16:45 PM

notmtwain: Slaves2Darkness: 50 years later, here are the 10 ways that the Boomers think1963 has changed your life, but really don't matter to X-er or Mellinials.

Push-button phones
Push buttons life changing? Really? Man you are one technologically ignorant Boomer.

// Surely you jest. Touch-tone phones have to be one of the earliest introductions of digital technology to consumers.

Perhaps you have never tried a rotary telephone. Try to imagine the internet with rotary dial phones relying on pulse counting.

/ Click-pause-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-click-paus e- click-click-click-click-pause-click-click-click-click-click   (that's 1945)


Fun fact: Area codes were designed so that the largest cities would have numbers that are quick to dial. See, on a rotary phone, the higher the number, the longer it took to dial.

So NYC got 212, and L.A. got 213. San Francisco, middling in size, got 415. Backwater Sacramento got 916, etc.
 
2013-01-07 11:25:14 PM
For those of you thinking that the Kennedy assassination has no real affect on today's culture, you should know that the reason that there are so many mentally ill people walking the streets and killing people in theaters and kindergarten classrooms is because Kennedy's 3 part plan to reform the way we treat mentally ill people was only one-third implemented when he was killed, and the remaining two parts were largely abandoned by Washington in favor of the more politically charged issues of civil rights and the Viet Nam War. Part One of Kennedy's plan was to radically decrease the use of asylums. Parts Two and Three were to establish more humane, but equally secure, alternatives geared toward treatment rather than just simple incarceration. So they closed all the asylums, but the only alternatives that have ever been established have been ones that are privately funded. Meanwhile, dangerous lunatics roam our streets and kill people.

So when Obama comes to the media and says he wants to keep incidents like Sandy Hook and Aurora from happening again by implementing gun laws rather than by implementing the plan that was made to deal with the insane way back when the asylums were closed, you can be sure that it is Kennedy's assassination which is affecting today's culture even at the level of the White House.
 
2013-01-08 04:38:57 AM
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The successful Dallas Coup d'Etat of 1963 where Texas oilmen took over control of the Presidency of the United States certainly had a big impact.
 
2013-01-08 08:14:43 AM

ZAZ: In 1963 slide shows were presented using actual slides.


Can't hear you over the fan.
 
2013-01-08 06:01:05 PM

notmtwain: 50 years later, here are the 10 ways that 1963 has changed your life, whether you know it or not

Bond, James Bond.

X-men comic books

Push-button phones

Instant replay

Dylan's "Times they are a changin"

Friedan's book "The Feminine Mystique"

Reports from Vietnam by Halberstam critical of US

JFK assassination

I have a dream

Beatles popular in Britain


Aaaaand here's Ian Fleming and a 1963 Studebaker Avanti:

i.ebayimg.com
 
2013-01-08 09:34:24 PM
Y'all are a bunch of old farts.

///wasnt born until almost 10 years later
 
2013-01-10 05:48:43 AM
When I got my first modem, my local exchange still had #4 crossbars, so I'm really getting a kick ...

/they could translate touchtone into pulse so the switch still worked, even
 
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