Audiophiles are older than dirt

Someone sent this to me recently. If you remember number 16..... then you are older than dirt.

Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11.. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and
were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were
only 3 channels... [if you were fortunate])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H green stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

I wonder what it means if you read posts on Audiogon that are titled;

"What is Hi-Fi", "How is mid-fi defined", "Hearing tests, where and how", "I need help with a Dual 1291 that rumbles", "New stereo trend", "Tubes and moisture", "TT sounds so bad, I cringe", "Real audiophiles dont like remotes", "Who needs a MM cartridge type when we have MC", "What did you own in the 60s?", "Vacuum tube chess set", "Aging technology verse inevitably aging ears", and this lollapaloozer "An audiophile goal" and finally "Farewell my friends".

Yeah, we are all older than dirt!

If the first 100db suck, why continue?

I scored 100% correct. I think the Dual turntable model number is 1219???? Do I need help???
A lot of those items are from the 1950's...a time of innocence, optimism, growth and good old-fashioned values that seem to have been lost along the way. Even though I was only born in that decade, I thank you for the memories.
What if you have a bad memory?
There are still a few drive-ins around!

I'm older than many but I can assure that most dirt is a lot older than me.
ok, I score 22 or 25. I am bona fide OTD!
Thank God I don't remember them all.
What no Hoola Hoops???????? Yup I am older than dirt..I have shoes older than most of the Audiogoners!!!
I remember all of them. Loved the smell of the mimeograph paper. Before "whiting out." Ipana commercials.
I missed Blackjack chewing gum; when I was a boy we had Studebakers and the first car I drove was a 48 Packard. I remember WW2 stamps and red points, does this count?
I remembered 6 of them (3, 4, 7, 11, 17, and 23). But I only remembered 4 because my grandfather had one in his tractor repair shop and 17 because it was in my grandparent's freezer. Techincally I know 7 as I know about 45 RPM vinyl, but that's because I go into vinyl last year.
I got 24/25 - damn I am old! What the heck is "butch wax"?
Butch wax was sticky stuff that you used to keep your flat-top standing tall!
Butch wax was like axle grease, only pink and neutral colored. Great stuff for those flattops! I can remember my first stereo demonstration in assembly when I was a sophmore! How's that for being "old as dirt"! But hey, weren't those the "good ol days" everybody talks about now?
I'm not older than dirt yet (at least so I would say - my kids might say I am) but I remember just enough to be classified as such. Some of this has to be a factor of where you grew up... In the city, half of those were gone by the late 60s but in the countryside, lots of these things were still around until the late 70s.
Ah, the smell of mimeograph fluid in the morning!
Thanks, butch wax sounds like the "putty" I pay big bucks for now to spike my hair...
All but butch wax. But that was a guy thing.
Add on:
'Carnie' 78 RPM record smashing with baseball games at local church fairs.
Little (almost) round TV screens in big cabinets with folding doors.
10" LPs were the 'new' thing.
Elvis who?
Sid Caeser Your Show of Shows..
You remember your dad was away in the Korean War.
You remember I like Ike.
My first car was a well used hand-me-down '52 Studebaker, inherited from my older sister. I remember well all things on the list. Thank God I can still hear.

Scored 100%!!!!
My sister sends me these types of "remember when" lists ALL the time...:-)
Doesn't make me feel old, just sad for those that will never have those days again!
Flash and Duck, Bomb Shelter Tests, The remote had a cord, The Living Color Peacock, Posi Rear, Amazing Mets. Watching WTC go up. 25 cent bridge tolls
I'm pretty old but older than dirt? No not that old. What about chum gum, royal crown cola, chuck taylors, and rotary phones? Don't wax too nostalgic about the 50's or the 60's. With the so called "innocence" of those decades there was also some terrible things going on.
Old as dirt here. I remember them all.
yes I got them --still feel young and thanks Foster_9--still remember my first pair of chucks--could squeek like crazy on the gym floor and stop on a dime :)
"With the so called "innocence" of those decades there was also some terrible things going on. "

My wife is a 50's nostalgia lover (me too) and I often point out that a lot of the same stuff went on back then, but fewer people knew about it. No internet and limited sources of news and information....
I got 13. We had a Nash Rambler.
24/25 here (never knoew anyone w a Packard until they started turning up at antique car shows)! Clearly OTD.
Somec59, Are you sure that isn't "Duck, and Cover" (sung with a little lilt)?
Foster_9, I think RC was one of the great drinks sold. I remember choosing that every time when I could. Is it still around?
mr dirt to yew. i,m 57 and grew up in so,missouri so draw yer own conklusions. i remember every one of em..i.ll add one. do you remember the origonal mt dew bottles. well..........
Is that the one with the hillbilly in raised glass? I remember seeing one of those in a diner once in Mississippi and getting served a bottle with the same guy on it but in red and white paint. I actually loved the old mountain dew; super-carbonated and a caffeine jolt second to none. My mother also got a bottle (that was all they had cold) and she didn't let me drink any more after that one bottle (too caffeinated she said) but that lasted about as long as the end of that trip. Not long after that I was using lawn-mowing money to play pinball and drink MD once or twice a week after school.
I only scored 9, less than half, so I guess I am definitely not older than dirt, but not a spring chicken, either.
Red Scare, Think Pink. Yeah Joseph McCarthy was the real scare.
I also remember taking part in duck and cover drills in grade school.
U2 Gary Powers, NOT U2 the music group.
Bay of Pigs,
Cuban Missle Blockade,
Landing on the Moon, (or not. I vote we did).
Kennedy Assasination, the coverup. Bobby, ML King.
Peace movement, SDS, Chicago Democratic convention police action Black Panthers,
Nixon. Watergate.
Well said Elizabeth,

Add in Jim Crow laws, McCarthyism, no pill, rampant smoking, many limitations to basic freedoms, etc. Somehow it doesn't seem so innocent.
10.Butch wax. Is that a lubricant?
24 out of 25 here. I can't seem to recall Blackjack chewing gum. Everything else I remember quite well.
I think you can still find Blackjack chewing gum around if you look hard enough.

Black Jack Gum
blackjack and teaberry gum..smoothie and mallo-cups are out there for sale on the web. grape nuts flakes are now back on the shelf as well.
"Duck and cover", like cowering under my little school desk was going to save me from the atom bomb. What a joke. 8^)
I also remember taking part in duck and cover drills in grade school.
09-01-10: Elizabeth
LOL.... A lot of good that would of done us.....

Kennedy Assassination,
09-01-10: Elizabeth

Do you remember where you were that day?
I was setting in Study Hall. The teacher came into the room balling her eyes out and said, President Kennedy had been shot.
'Do you remember where you were that day?"

I was only 4 years old but clearly remember watching the events unfold that weekend while playing on the floor at home in front of the old B&W TV (remember them?). It was truly a big deal unmatched in magnitude and impact for me until Lennon's death in 1980 and of course 9/11.
5 cents + 2 cent bottle deposit for a Coke.

Tube radio in the car....
"Do you remember where you were that day"

In the schoolyard in front of my elementary. A teacher came out and announced JFK had been shot. School was canceled. Everyone went home and watched TV in a sad daze.
Does being a 20 year old in SF during the Haight-Ashbury days qualify for older than dirt? Good music at the Fillmore West!
Foster-9 Yep, I heard it from a fellow Sailor when stationed at Treasure Island, San Francisco. The USO was closed that night.
When President Kennedy was shot, I was in a High School English class, The PA announced the President had been shot, and we were all to go home.
The teacher brought a tv into the classroom (grade 3), was crying and told us all what had happened. This was in a small town in Southwestern Ontario in Canada. That day was, and is, far reaching.
"Do you remember where you were that day"

8 yrs old, home sick from school.


The original Honeymooners, Dave Garroway, Wild Bill Hitchcok, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans (bullet and Nellybell-Buttercup (Dale's horse), Hopalong Cassidy. Puff Wheat and Puff Rice shot from a cannon. Gabby Hayes, Cisco and Pancho. Lassie, Sky King . . . . Can you add to this?
My Friend Flicka, I Love Lucy, Bozo the Clown, My Favourite Martian, Captain Kangaroo!

Sea Hunt.
The Lone Ranger.
The little Rascals.
Amos "n" Andy.
Buck Rogers.
The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin...