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Yes the 1970' s lots of fun and good TV shows.

It is the 40 anniversary today of who shot Jr.

You had to be at the TV at a certain time no prerecording , etc.

Good topic by the way.

 

Essentially all the other characters on the show were suspects. Ultimately, the person who pulled the trigger was revealed to be Kristin Shepard (Mary Crosby) in the "Who Done It?" episode which aired on November 21, 1980. Kristin was J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law and mistress, who shot him in a fit of anger. J.R.

 
 
 
 
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On 11/22/2020 at 2:54 PM, Mark Gregory said:

Yes the 1970' s lots of fun and good TV shows.

It is the 40 anniversary today of who shot Jr.

You had to be at the TV at a certain time no prerecording , etc.

Good topic by the way.

 

Essentially all the other characters on the show were suspects. Ultimately, the person who pulled the trigger was revealed to be Kristin Shepard (Mary Crosby) in the "Who Done It?" episode which aired on November 21, 1980. Kristin was J.R.'s scheming sister-in-law and mistress, who shot him in a fit of anger. J.R.

 

 

And the cleaning woman found him shot in the November 7 episode, so they drew it out over less than a month.  Nowadays it would be the season finale cliff-hanger - we'd have to endure summer reruns and probably a couple new season episodes before finding out who shot him.

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In the 70's I was older than the kids in the OP pic.  But I remember the 50s when a kid got a childhood disease like measles, chickenpox, etc, the assumption was it would spread - moms would visit with their kids to get them infected and "get it over with!"  Yeah, different times.

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6 hours ago, CHuDWah said:

In the 70's I was older than the kids in the OP pic.  But I remember the 50s when a kid got a childhood disease like measles, chickenpox, etc, the assumption was it would spread - moms would visit with their kids to get them infected and "get it over with!"  Yeah, different times.

I exposed my daughter to chicken pox in the early 90’s. My son had already had them. He contracted them from me when he was 4 months old. I got them at a doctor’s office bringing my son in for a check up. I got very sick and wanted to make sure that didn’t happen to my kids as adults. 

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15 minutes ago, victorialynn2 said:

I exposed my daughter to chicken pox in the early 90’s. My son had already had them. He contracted them from me when he was 4 months old. I got them at a doctor’s office bringing my son in for a check up. I got very sick and wanted to make sure that didn’t happen to my kids as adults. 

 

Yeah, adults frequently get sicker from childhood diseases than kids do.  I had chickenpox and both kinds of measles as a child - don't recall any of them being that bad.  Never did have mumps though.  You may know shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus - have you had the vaccine?  I got it and haven't had shingles.  Wife had shingles - it ain't fun.

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1 hour ago, CHuDWah said:

 

Yeah, adults frequently get sicker from childhood diseases than kids do.  I had chickenpox and both kinds of measles as a child - don't recall any of them being that bad.  Never did have mumps though.  You may know shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus - have you had the vaccine?  I got it and haven't had shingles.  Wife had shingles - it ain't fun.

No vaccine. I’ve had friends that have had it though. 

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13 hours ago, CHuDWah said:

 

Yeah, adults frequently get sicker from childhood diseases than kids do.  I had chickenpox and both kinds of measles as a child - don't recall any of them being that bad.  Never did have mumps though.  You may know shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus - have you had the vaccine?  I got it and haven't had shingles.  Wife had shingles - it ain't fun.

 

So ---

If you get Chicken Pox as a kid you get sick,

but if you get it as an adult, 

you don't get kids?

 

We both had Chicken Pox as kids,

saw my wife's Dad suffer with shingles,

and both have now had the Shingrix vaccine shots,

hoping that prevention is the best cure

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3 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

So ---

If you get Chicken Pox as a kid you get sick,

but if you get it as an adult, 

you don't get kids?

 

We both had Chicken Pox as kids,

saw my wife's Dad suffer with shingles,

and both have now had the Shingrix vaccine shots,

hoping that prevention is the best cure

 

 

Huh?  How did you get that from what I said?

 

victorialynn2 said she got chickenpox as an adult and got very sick - I said that's often the case when adults get so-called "childhood diseases" like chickenpox.  It's the same virus but kids seem more resistant for some reason.  Apparently when you get the virus as a child, it stays in your system and can reappear as shingles in adulthood.  My wife and I both had chickenpox as kids.  She had shingles before there was vaccine and was miserable with it.  We both were vaccinated with Zostavax, then with Shingrix when it came out later - no more shingles so far.  Shingrix is now the prefered vaccine.

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On 11/22/2020 at 12:14 PM, Matt Harwood said:

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This really could be a photo of me and my friends. We jumped over each other with our bikes until a mother saw us doing it and lost her mind. 

 

 

We must have had the same role model ...

 

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On 11/24/2020 at 4:25 PM, CHuDWah said:

 

 

Huh?  How did you get that from what I said?

 

victorialynn2 said she got chickenpox as an adult and got very sick - I said that's often the case when adults get so-called "childhood diseases" like chickenpox.  It's the same virus but kids seem more resistant for some reason.  Apparently when you get the virus as a child, it stays in your system and can reappear as shingles in adulthood.  My wife and I both had chickenpox as kids.  She had shingles before there was vaccine and was miserable with it.  We both were vaccinated with Zostavax, then with Shingrix when it came out later - no more shingles so far.  Shingrix is now the prefered vaccine.

 

Getting Chicken Pox as an adult may affect your ability to procreate

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3 hours ago, Marty Roth said:

 

Getting Chicken Pox as an adult may affect your ability to procreate

 

 

True, as can other inflammatory diseases - although the effect seems to be temporary, at least with chickenpox.  It also seems to be confined to males.

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For the record, it didn’t affect my ability to have another child. I would not recommend getting it as an adult though. I had terrible migraines for months and they even checked for a brain tumor. Luckily all was good in the end with no long term issues. 

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Shingles, having had them I would say that is a condition I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.  Only had them once 10 years ago, but that is one of the most memorable pains I've had second only to the tendonitis I get occasionally in my left elbow.  

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On 11/24/2020 at 5:59 PM, 30DodgePanel said:

Then  back to the fun again...

 

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I’m no physicist but looking at that launch angle, those last couple kids didn’t get cleared. They were either the little brothers, got the short straw or were the slow kids.

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On 1/27/2021 at 2:23 PM, deaddds said:

I’m no physicist but looking at that launch angle, those last couple kids didn’t get cleared. They were either the little brothers, got the short straw or were the slow kids.

 

😄 I'd forgotten how popular neighborhood bicycle stunts were back in the sixties and seventies. None of it was sanctioned (unlike the modern trick bike stuff) and almost all of the stunts were inspired by Evel Knievel. One of the less dangerous but cool things we did was have bicycle drag races and use umbrellas as parachutes.

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As kids in Western Mass, we too did all sorts of stunts with our Huffy Thunder Road bikes. Fast forward forty five years............too old to pedal bicycles...........thinking back to the days of Evil Knievel, my local biker buddies drinking beer and eating pizza came up with this idea.............well, to be accurate, they are all vegans and so it was bottled water and a bunch of green stuff any self respecting bovine would refuse to eat.....yup, I tried it. Couldn’t get it down. So I bring a good old processed meat sandwich whenever I’m eating with them at the shop. Here is the fruit of their labor.......a tribute bike to “EK”.........the Sky Cycle for the street. Made from a Super Sabre drop tank, and a Honda. Tons of fun to drive. The kids love it.

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9 hours ago, edinmass said:

As kids in Western Mass, we too did all sorts of stunts with our Huffy Thunder Road bikes. Fast forward forty five years............too old to pedal bicycles...........thinking back to the days of Evil Knievel, my local biker buddies drinking beer and eating pizza came up with this idea.............well, to be accurate, they are all vegans and so it was bottled water and a bunch of green stuff any self respecting bovine would refuse to eat.....yup, I tried it. Couldn’t get it down. So I bring a good old processed meat sandwich whenever I’m eating with them at the shop. Here is the fruit of their labor.......a tribute bike to “EK”.........the Sky Cycle for the street. Made from a Super Sabre drop tank, and a Honda. Tons of fun to drive. The kids love it.

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The Great White's definitely making the rounds.  Their 'kit car' looks pretty straight forward.  The back half of a motorcycle stuffed into the back of the tank.  I'm sure it's a blast to play with although I wouldn't want to engage a full sized SUV with it.  At least with the motorcycle you can hope to be thrown out of harms way before being run over.  Not with this contraption.  

 

And yes, I was also unable to swallow the first bite of a tofu burger.  Luckily there was a nearby trash can once I began gagging on it.  Give me a good 'ole grease-dripping hamburger any day.

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George....it’s actually a scratch build. Tubular frame and a sling shot dragster  front end from the 60’s. I didn’t lay a hand on it.........but did talk them into the fuel injectors and spark plug igniter in the exhaust to blow flames while driving it down the street. With the open pipes and five foot flames.......makes quite the impression driving along billionaires row in Palm Beach. This week they are starting a new build. Since all of us are a “bit off” we are thinking about building a hydrogen powered version next. It will be liquid cooled this time. Best, Ed

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2 hours ago, edinmass said:

George....it’s actually a scratch build. Tubular frame and a sling shot dragster  front end from the 60’s. I didn’t lay a hand on it.........but did talk them into the fuel injectors and spark plug igniter in the exhaust to blow flames while driving it down the street. With the open pipes and five foot flames.......makes quite the impression driving along billionaires row in Palm Beach. This week they are starting a new build. Since all of us are a “bit off” we are thinking about building a hydrogen powered version next. It will be liquid cooled this time. Best, Ed

 

Please ask them if they'd be interested in building a custom pedal car.  We want this year's Hershey to be the best ever, and, to help celebrate, the AACA is holding a pedal car auction, in coordination with RM Sotheby's, at the RM auction in Hershey this fall.  The club did this in 2008 and 10 builders/restorers accepted the challenge and built some fabulous pedal cars--from a Model T, Packards, a Buick "Y2K," a T-Bird, to a 1956 Cadillac pedal car.  The auction raised about $100K--truly amazing (both the pedal cars and the funds raised).

 

If someone is interested in customizing a pedal car, the club will send them a new pedal car kit for the craftsman to work his/her magic.  The extent of modification is up to the restorer's imagination.  The AACA is a 501(c)3, so the restorer's contributions are tax deductible. 

 

The restorer's will get some great publicity for their efforts.  The restorer's and pedal cars will be acknowledged in Antique Automobile magazine, on the club website, and in e-mail blasts.  RM Sotheby's will also feature the pedal cars in their auction catalog (if they're finished by early August, photographs will be taken of them for the catalog).  The auction of the pedal cars will be a highlight of the auction and capture a lot of attention for the cars, their builders, and the club.  Most importantly, it will be a lot of fun.  If you want to see the pedal cars built for the 2008 auction, looked at the article from the Jan-Feb 2009 issue of Antique Automobile (attached).

 

A number of restoration shops/restorers have already signed up to do a pedal car, but we still need at least a couple more.  If someone is interested in building a pedal car, please contact AACA HQ.

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3 hours ago, edinmass said:

George....it’s actually a scratch build. Tubular frame and a sling shot dragster  front end from the 60’s. I didn’t lay a hand on it.........but did talk them into the fuel injectors and spark plug igniter in the exhaust to blow flames while driving it down the street. With the open pipes and five foot flames.......makes quite the impression driving along billionaires row in Palm Beach. This week they are starting a new build. Since all of us are a “bit off” we are thinking about building a hydrogen powered version next. It will be liquid cooled this time. Best, Ed

Okay. Looks like they just stuck the back half of the bike in there. 

 

And in regards to the grease-dripping burger, if you listen carefully on a quiet day, you can hear my arteries slamming shut. :)

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