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What are some things you might never see again?

Asked by chyna (51379points) 3 weeks ago from iPhone

I’m thinking of things like a Block Buster video rental store. Phone booths. Rotary phones.
What things can you think of?

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zenvelo's avatar

An honest Republican.

janbb's avatar

Milk men

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Gasoline high test for 18.9 cents a gallon !

jonsblond's avatar

A daily paper newspaper.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Red Lobster restaurants.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

VHS players or tapes, a Government party that is actually for the people.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Cd/dvd/blue ray rightable player.

JLeslie's avatar

Tab soda.

@jonsblond We still have a daily newspaper delivered to the door where I live with a very high circulation. One of the last places in the country probably. I think it will eventually disappear and go online though.

ragingloli's avatar

Döner at 3.50.

smudges's avatar

an eclipse
the ocean

janbb's avatar

My brother

jca2's avatar

I feel like answering machines are a thing of the past, although some people may have them, few and far between.

janbb's avatar

^^ And fax machines for the most part too.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Ironing board

jca2's avatar

@janbb I remember around 1980, I worked for a large American communications company (nickname “The Big M”) and we got a fax machine at work. It was so exciting and revolutionary! Wow! We could take a document or a picture and send it somewhere and they’d get the exact printout. We used to send jokes to our friends, and little drawings. On my birthday, my mom sent me a picture she drew and it said Happy Birthday. It seems so antiquated now. At the time it was cutting edge.

jca2's avatar

@janbb Rainy Memorial Day holiday, and I’m home watching a rerun episode of “Columbo.” (s 9 e 3). The household has a fax machine, and Lieut Columbo can’t figure it out. He has someone explain it to him, and he’s so fascinated. He’s saying “you mean you can send a document across the street or halfway around the world in fourteen seconds?” I am sure the fax machine is going to have something to do with how he solves the murder.

cookieman's avatar

Fluther at peak membership and participation.

ragingloli's avatar

Oh yeah.
Truly episodic scifi/adventure television with seasons of 20 episodes, most of them written by different writers with the mindset of “why not try this weird concept”. With a limited number of sets where most of the stories play out. A couple of episodes shot in the canadiant woods, the local desert near the studio, some abandoned strip mine, or the set of some other TV series that is shooting next door.
I tire of this over produced, too expensive, serialised hogwash designed to be binged, where you can not just jump into the middle of the series without missing “the story so far”.

SnipSnip's avatar

The North Sea

The country I know and love.

flutherother's avatar

Floppy discs.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@jca2…when I bought the mower shop in 2002 the guy I bought it from went on and on about this magical machine he’d recently discovered. It took me a minute to realize he was referring to the fax machine. :0

seawulf575's avatar

A fountain pen and an ink well.

A B&W TV. With knobs that had to be turned.

My innocence.

chyna's avatar

Metal ice trays.

janbb's avatar

People washing their own cars. Never see it!

JLeslie's avatar

@janbb Never see it now? Maybe it’s the climate. Up north a lot of people have month or year memberships to car washes, which makes a lot of sense, especially if salt is used on the roads.

My husband still washes his cars. Some of my neighbors too.

smudges's avatar

Drive-in movies – there are still a few around, but they’re rare.

chyna's avatar

^Good one!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

The troll who only wants answers from the nice people. I don’t see him on the usual sites. Is he gone for good this time?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

$5 footlong subs from Subway.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Also Dollar stores that actually have all products at $1.00 .

AstroChuck's avatar

Chain mail, The Yellow Pages, and, now that I’m retired, anything below my waist.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 virtually everything at the dollar store is rounded up to the nearest dollar. That’s why you never see stuff for $4.99 or $3.59.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I love it when you pop in @AstroChuck!

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