Council of Geezers

/Airs Council of Geezers Bat Signal, which for now is a large silhouette of a 1L beer stein in the clear blue winter sky

Anybody still out there? I hope everybody has been well and nobody sick too. We are more at risk of being symptomatic you know.

Is there some way to add a picture on here?

Ask @sully

When you are replying, it's the admittedly terrible icon of an arrow pointing up from a computer (see below, it's the one highlighted):

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Hey it worked awesome!

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This is an ad campaign by Progressive Insurance in the US that started out a few years ago as unfunny, and now they made it funny and ramped up. Go figure as a Starter Geezer I have not had these problems, but going on 50 this year I am ever wary of any such ways and well, like many my age I dread whenever somebody says "download the app" to do what is already easy to do otherwise!

Be careful out there fellow geezers.

Let me try to post a picture now. What do old Geezers do at half time of a game after having a pee, take a nap of course.


Actually this was before the game started. I saw this old dear and her husband and just had to take this picture

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So, uh, is there anybody here who can share what Queen Victoria was like at those royal parties? Or otherwise anybody home?

Enjoy the action all by perhaps the fire for a good ol' fashioned football playoff weekend, which in many years is the last great one for the NFL action.

We haven't had a great Super Bowl in 3 years in my opinion unless perhaps last year you were one of those fans of the Chiefs.

Sofa, drink, remote and TV - that's my plan these evenings and it does not have to be more complicated than that for a good time on a cold day. /Starter Geezer Out

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Geezers on the Super Bowl - yea or nay?

any geezers here remember what I think is a movie from the 80s. Maybe 90s

It is about a guy up on some kind of billboard and he has put up a number that refers to a fireman. Possible his brother, who was wronged somehow?

I think it is a word and 2 or 3 numbers, but I can not find it in any search.

All I have is Fire Engine Number 9, which I have heard of yet come to figure out now is some toddler's book.

That sounds like a strange film FYB.

it was actually a pretty good film, I thought.

I think I will make it my project in the summer heat to re-watch "Better Call Saul," of which unlike "Breaking Bad," I have not seen all episodes all the same.

There was a really good episode involving a billboard in fact. That's all I got on this one FYB.

Neighbour to Danny's mother.

Get yer Partridge out of my Pear Tree. Dag Nab it

It was rough times during that Cold War, which in many ways never ended and showed up more in more terrorism, which never ended and now we have a pandemic, but everybody be careful and we'll get through this too before a few guys think of something else to try to screw it all up again.

You all be careful please we want you all back here during the season. Do not be like this guy in your getaway car out there.

Now please disperse, for there is nothing to see here:

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Thought this would be a good place for wise words from the older folks and the green deal .

Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment,.
The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."
The older lady said that she was right our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on toexplain: Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.
But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.
But, too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then. We walked up stairs because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.
Back then we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days.
Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.
Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.
In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us.
When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.
Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power.
We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.
Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing."
We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

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Dude,

The younger generation knows about the CFL. The problem is they prefer the 11-man/4 -down game. No promotion is going to change that. It's like slamming the door on a visiting Jehovah Witness. It's a waste of time and money.

-EZ (prefers toilet humor)

Couldn't disagree more. Promotion can and does change the way people think all the time. It's a powerful force, proven time and time again.

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This reminded me of the time I went to our corner store during a power outage. A couple of teen/20 somethings working the counter. They had a pocket calculator for a bck-up so they were able to add up my purchases but for the life of them they could not figure out how to add the PST and GST to the bill. I just sat there saying nothing. They finally just gave up and didn't charge me the the tax. I did feel like asking them if they could figure out what 1% of my bill might be but I was sure they'd just stare and ask what good would that be.

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Reminds me of the time when my son and I were at THF and I ordered 2 dogs at $5.00 a piece and 2 beers at $10.00 each . I handed the kid behind the counter a $50.00 bill to pay and the kid got out a calculator because he couldn't figure out my change . After about a couple of minutes of him punching in numbers and looking puzzled I just rolled my eyes and said give me back $20.00 and will call it even .

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