Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Retro-tastic Wednesday!

More grumpy old man reminiscent ramblings!

From Secret Society of Super-Villains #6:

Because nobody demanded it!

Black Canary tweets again!

From Secret Society of Super-Villains #9:

Back when this was published, looking like Farrah Fawcett-Majors was the supreme compliment. Seriously. It really was. Someone back me up here!

And for more retro fun from that same issue:

The Trickster produces a high-tech punch card. You whippersnappers fuss and moan about Microsoft, but you have no idea how miserable life was before Windows.

Here's one of the best things I've ever read, courtesy of the very recent Countdown #46:

The return of the public service announcement, and a damn fine one at that. If you aren't too good to patronize an establishment, you've got no business ragging on the people who work there. Anyone who is working an honest job deserves respect on that basis alone, so take a cue from the Pied Piper and don't be a jerk when things don't go your way. Constructively complaining is fine, degrading a fellow human being is something else. Don't be a putz.

And that's one to grow on!


Allergy said...

I'm too young to have ever used punch cards - actually my mom worked with them... but I know enough about them to say that it must be one ridiculously simple plan if they could fit the whole thing on one card.

Could that be why the Society didn't last?

Anonymous said...

I am 47 years old and can certify that looking like Farrah Fawcett-Majors was indeed a compliment of the highest order way back when. Unless you were male,of course.

Anonymous said...

Holy Smoke !! I used a punch card way back in 1979.

De said...

I never used punch cards but I did my first programming on a Timex-Sinclair 1000, which had all of 2K of memory. This comment is easily 10 times that size.

Anton Sherwood said...

Yes, here's another who used punch cards to learn Fortran, and remembers that Farrah Fawcett was once married to Lee Majors ...

I remember having to advise a fellow student that you don't get '+' by overpunching '-' with '|'.

"The customer is always right" properly means the customer is presumed to know what he wants better than anyone else can know.

Michael Jones said...

It sounds like the Pied Piper got his ideas from the restaurant scene in Reservoir Dogs discussing the merits of tipping.
To see Farrah's finer qualities, check out Logan's Run!

SallyP said...

Black Canary tweets again! Well, if she'd stop eating Ollie's chili all of the time, that little problem would probably clear right up.