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2013-11-07 01:38:49 PM  
Yeah, it seems just like yesterday.

/I've said too much
 
2013-11-07 01:52:27 PM  
In the 1940s it was totally plausible to pitch "Tiny Ding Dong" as the name of a tubular toy without eliciting guffaws from coworkers. Photo: David Murphey

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And not just the 1940s, either!
 
2013-11-07 01:53:31 PM  
I wanna play with my ding a ling
 
2013-11-07 02:05:17 PM  
We all had the gun Pez dispensers back in the 70s.  They were cheaper than other toy guns, plus, CANDY!

I also remember owning a succession of those pot-metal cap bombs.  We loved those damn things for playing war - they counted as grenades.
 
2013-11-07 03:08:40 PM  
I miss candy cigarettes. If my parents had been martini drinkers, I can totally see myself in family albums with a Kool-Aid Cosmo in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
 
2013-11-07 03:32:21 PM  

WelldeadLink: I wanna play with my ding a ling


Little bells hanging on a string...
 
2013-11-07 03:38:10 PM  
I had that Junkyard Dog toy. He was one of my favorites because of his wide stance. The ones with their legs close together fell over way too easy. Never saw it as racist, but I was probably around 5.
 
2013-11-07 03:38:46 PM  
Did I miss a meeting?
 
2013-11-07 03:40:16 PM  

WelldeadLink: I wanna play with my ding a ling


stevemichaelsvaultovinyl.com
 
2013-11-07 03:40:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: We all had the gun Pez dispensers back in the 70s.  They were cheaper than other toy guns, plus, CANDY!

I also remember owning a succession of those pot-metal cap bombs.  We loved those damn things for playing war - they counted as grenades.


I used to have one of those that was actually shaped like a grenade, along with the a Colt .45 cap pistol that took a plastic strip of 10 or so caps that were fed through it like a little machine gun belt. You could even attach the strips together for almost unending ammo.
 
2013-11-07 03:41:39 PM  
I remember the little steel cap bombs. Fun times.
 
2013-11-07 03:43:03 PM  
A Colt automatic cap gun, just to clarify.
 
2013-11-07 03:44:27 PM  
I had these

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2013-11-07 03:49:05 PM  
Still have the cap bombs and ET finger...
 
2013-11-07 03:49:57 PM  
My uncle used to let me play with his wang...

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2013-11-07 03:50:39 PM  

abhorrent1: I had these

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Me too. I think I threw it away when the smaller part wouldn't stop falling off, otherwise I'd still have it.

Good old "white metal". Easy to die cast, easy to break, impossible to repair.
 
2013-11-07 03:55:58 PM  
"Blind baby what the hell's a Ding Dong?"
"I think he's going to show you JR!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyT_2vV1jEw
 
2013-11-07 03:57:27 PM  
Mine was not tiny at all. I know this for a fact because my aunt told me this every Saturday night when she was babysitting.
 
2013-11-07 03:58:07 PM  

abhorrent1: I had these
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---- Me too!!!
Loved those! Nice n loud.

The ice cream truck sold them, as well as a whistling whirligig sort of toy with a streamer you could spin and release.

/lik'm'aid
 
2013-11-07 03:59:14 PM  
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2013-11-07 04:06:03 PM  

WelldeadLink: I wanna play with my ding a ling


dittybopper: Little bells hanging on a string...


QueenMamaBee: [stevemichaelsvaultovinyl.com image 250x250]


I'd just like to point out that Chuck Berry,

-- the undisputed patriarch of rock and roll music,

-- the guy who wrote "Johnny B Goode," "No Particular Place to Go," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "Maybellene," "Rock and Roll Music," and probably a dozen other songs that are part of the essential rock canon,

had one and only one single ever make it all the way to #1 on the charts in his entire career, and it was "My Ding-a-Ling."

That says something about our society, but I'll be damned if I can say what.
 
2013-11-07 04:10:33 PM  
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2013-11-07 04:11:46 PM  

Uzzah: WelldeadLink: I wanna play with my ding a ling

dittybopper: Little bells hanging on a string...

QueenMamaBee: [stevemichaelsvaultovinyl.com image 250x250]

I'd just like to point out that Chuck Berry,

-- the undisputed patriarch of rock and roll music,

-- the guy who wrote "Johnny B Goode," "No Particular Place to Go," "Sweet Little Sixteen," "Maybellene," "Rock and Roll Music," and probably a dozen other songs that are part of the essential rock canon,

had one and only one single ever make it all the way to #1 on the charts in his entire career, and it was "My Ding-a-Ling."

That says something about our society, but I'll be damned if I can say what.


On the bright side, he did make the cut of being on the Voyager gold record.
 
2013-11-07 04:21:35 PM  
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/Touch my tra-la-la.
 
2013-11-07 04:39:44 PM  

macadamnut: My uncle used to let me play with his wang...

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AW DARN!!, though I am glad that people have not forgotten about those machines.
 
2013-11-07 04:48:39 PM  
www.wired.com

Totally want for my desk.

Are there any available on EBay?

/Not gay
//NTTAWWT
///It would match my Jesus Christ pencil sharpener
 
2013-11-07 04:57:57 PM  
A gun stamped with the word "Dick" seems loaded with Freudian innuendo

Good lord, you bed wetting hoplophobes just break down in tears seeing anything gun shaped don't u.


ffs, grow a pair.

/// and diaf.
 
2013-11-07 05:03:43 PM  
And FFS most of these (cap 'bomb', toy guns, and ET finger for examples) have nothing to do with race.

godparticle damnit... liberals need dictionaries.
 
2013-11-07 05:11:37 PM  
Hey Man whus happening in this thread man

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Going downtown going to see my gal going to sing her a song going to show her my ding dong.
 
2013-11-07 05:11:40 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Benevolent Misanthrope: We all had the gun Pez dispensers back in the 70s.  They were cheaper than other toy guns, plus, CANDY!

I also remember owning a succession of those pot-metal cap bombs.  We loved those damn things for playing war - they counted as grenades.

I used to have one of those that was actually shaped like a grenade, along with the a Colt .45 cap pistol that took a plastic strip of 10 or so caps that were fed through it like a little machine gun belt. You could even attach the strips together for almost unending ammo.


My favorite thing was my cap pistol that took a paper cap roll.  I actually had the patience (I've since lost it) to unroll a whole box of caps (5 rolls), tape them end-to-end, re-roll them, and then feed that long belt of ammo through my cap pistol which I had modified with a bent paper clip to take the larger roll.  I also fashioned myself an ammo belt of sorts - those large cap rolls fit inside the outer tube from an ice cream push-up treat.  I duct taped the outside, stuffed cap rolls in, complete with push-up module to make it possible to grab them quickly, and wired 2 of those to an old belt. I then had kind of a supermag speed-load system.  Finally, I had a couple pouches made from Levis back pockets (everyone did crap like that in the 70s) that held 5 cap bombs each, that I sewed onto the belt.  Plus, finally, my hand-me-down lever-action rifle, which local rules said "counted", but no BBs. I modified a strap from an old worn-out purse as a sling.

I used to get ALOT of "No FAIR!!!" from the boys.  I was like a little girl Rambo.

Kids today, they don't get creative over stuff like this.  They want paintball guns and lifelike equipment, where they can find it.  We had EPIC wars in my neighborhood.  Those of us who were good tree climbers were highly sought after as snipers, though my favorite sneak attack was to drop a cap bomb from Mrs. Tenney's oak tree into a group as they huddled in the alley.

/I'd probably be sent to juvie these days for illegal modification of a toy weapon
 
2013-11-07 05:29:43 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Mad_Radhu: Benevolent Misanthrope: We all had the gun Pez dispensers back in the 70s.  They were cheaper than other toy guns, plus, CANDY!

I also remember owning a succession of those pot-metal cap bombs.  We loved those damn things for playing war - they counted as grenades.

I used to have one of those that was actually shaped like a grenade, along with the a Colt .45 cap pistol that took a plastic strip of 10 or so caps that were fed through it like a little machine gun belt. You could even attach the strips together for almost unending ammo.

My favorite thing was my cap pistol that took a paper cap roll.  I actually had the patience (I've since lost it) to unroll a whole box of caps (5 rolls), tape them end-to-end, re-roll them, and then feed that long belt of ammo through my cap pistol which I had modified with a bent paper clip to take the larger roll.  I also fashioned myself an ammo belt of sorts - those large cap rolls fit inside the outer tube from an ice cream push-up treat.  I duct taped the outside, stuffed cap rolls in, complete with push-up module to make it possible to grab them quickly, and wired 2 of those to an old belt. I then had kind of a supermag speed-load system.  Finally, I had a couple pouches made from Levis back pockets (everyone did crap like that in the 70s) that held 5 cap bombs each, that I sewed onto the belt.  Plus, finally, my hand-me-down lever-action rifle, which local rules said "counted", but no BBs. I modified a strap from an old worn-out purse as a sling.

I used to get ALOT of "No FAIR!!!" from the boys.  I was like a little girl Rambo.

Kids today, they don't get creative over stuff like this.  They want paintball guns and lifelike equipment, where they can find it.  We had EPIC wars in my neighborhood.  Those of us who were good tree climbers were highly sought after as snipers, though my favorite sneak attack was to drop a cap bomb from Mrs. Tenney's oak tree into a group as they huddled in the alley.

/I'd probably be ...



If you did what we did as kids back in the day in today's world, every kid between 8 and 12 would be shot as an armed "terrorist".
Caps are the gateway to BBs, cherry bombs and the flaming arrows.
Hardcorps is discovering why shooting a blade is illegal.
Graduation is a twin .50cal., but honestly, I had more fun with a M79 flechette .
Yahoo and hold my beer.
 
2013-11-07 06:40:13 PM  
We have one of the gay school buses. My wife found it several years ago at a flea market. She probably paid a couple of bucks. I think it is priceless.
 
2013-11-07 08:04:17 PM  
NutWrench:
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When I worked in the mailroom at Blue Cross, we handled a lot of the minor (non building) maintenance issues, one of which was related to the vending machines in the break room. One morning, we had this weirdo (guy) come in and when we asked him what we could do for him, he just simply said, "I think there's something wrong my ding dong."

(dramatic pause as we all looked at each other)

Then he threw a busted package of Hostess Ding Dongs on the counter.

Good times, good times.
 
2013-11-07 08:05:49 PM  
I want you on my team, Benevolent Misanthrope!
 
2013-11-07 08:14:05 PM  

abhorrent1: I had these

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Me too Me too! It never got old.
 
2013-11-07 08:31:04 PM  
How could they forget Golliwoggs?

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2013-11-07 08:37:29 PM  
And can't forget these subtle gems:

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Just google 'racist toys', there's a whole lotta bunch of 'em.
 
2013-11-07 11:00:50 PM  
Pepperidge Farm remembers.
 
2013-11-08 12:23:11 AM  
Subby sounds like a Ho(Ho).
 
2013-11-08 01:34:37 AM  
I'l see your tiny ding dong, and raise you my...

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2013-11-08 01:57:19 AM  
When I was stocking at a Piggly Wiggly store in Wisconsin back in the late '80s, we got a bunch of summer toys in - the typical assortment of plastic tugboats and stuff that you find in grocery stores - and I was the one who turned one of them over and saw GAY TOYS proudly embossed on it. We all got a bit of amusement out of that.

"Mommy! Mommy, can we buy this?"
"Hmm? Let's see... Oh... No, dear; those are gay toys."
 
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