Ender

Knowledge Is Power

  
By:  Ender  •  Video  •  4 weeks ago  •  28 comments

Knowledge Is Power

Sometimes when I am not feeling well I think of things from my past. I don't know why my mind runs back through old memories.

One of the better memories I have was watching Saturday morning cartoons. Mixed in was always the Schoolhouse Rock videos. I didn't mind learning a little something from them even though it was a Saturday.

They made learning fun. To this day every once in a while one of the songs will pop into my head. They stuck with me all of these years. One of the better things from that era.

So,

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Ender
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1  author  Ender    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
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2  author  Ender    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
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2.1  author  Ender  replied to  Ender @2    4 weeks ago

This is actually how I learned about the preamble and remember it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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3  JohnRussell    4 weeks ago

I'd like to comment but Schoolhouse Rock was after my time.  Howdy Doody or Ding Dong School and I'm in. 

 
 
 
Ender
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3.1  author  Ender  replied to  JohnRussell @3    4 weeks ago

Yeah, I'm a gen x er.

I do remember seeing reruns of the Micky Mouse Club.

 
 
 
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4  author  Ender    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
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5  author  Ender    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
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5.1  author  Ender  replied to  Ender @5    4 weeks ago

This is what I think they should have named the drone that took flight from the Mars rover.

 
 
 
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6  author  Ender    4 weeks ago

 
 
 
Kavika
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7  Kavika     4 weeks ago

They didn't have TV when I was a kid.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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7.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Kavika @7    4 weeks ago

We just had a black and white TV.  We only had 3 channels but my dad had a wireless voice activated remote control.  "Hey, turn it to channel 3."

 
 
 
Kavika
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7.1.1  Kavika   replied to  SteevieGee @7.1    4 weeks ago
We only had 3 channels but my dad had a wireless voice activated remote control.  "Hey, turn it to channel 3."

And you rushed the TV...LOL

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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7.1.2  sandy-2021492  replied to  Kavika @7.1.1    4 weeks ago

He was probably already there.  Somebody had to hold the rabbit ear antenna to get decent reception.

 
 
 
Ender
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7.1.3  author  Ender  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.2    3 weeks ago

Add aluminum foil for a sail...

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
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7.1.4  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ender @7.1.3    3 weeks ago

My grandparents lived in a "holler" in WV.  They had terrible TV reception, so Grandpa put an antenna on the ridge above their house and ran a cable to the TV.  It worked pretty well, but had its drawbacks.  If the wind blew the antenna around, somebody had to go out in the weather, hike up the hill (usually in the dark) and adjust it according to yelled instructions out the window.  "Better, better - shit, now I can't see anything!  Back the other way!"  Also, the cable ran across the side yard at about head height, so we kids had to be careful not to clothesline ourselves when we were riding our bikes.  Sometimes we forgot.

 
 
 
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7.1.5  author  Ender  replied to  sandy-2021492 @7.1.4    3 weeks ago

Haha

I can picture it.

 
 
 
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7.1.6  author  Ender  replied to  SteevieGee @7.1    3 weeks ago

We got 4 or 5 channels. We were close to Baltimore and DC.

 
 
 
charger 383
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7.1.7  charger 383  replied to  Ender @7.1.6    3 weeks ago

Remember old DC channel 5?   We got 3(local).and DC 4.5, 7 and 9 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @7    3 weeks ago

I remember that when the TV (a black and white TV, of course) wasn't working quite right we would walk over and give it a swift pound on top with our fist.  That usually did the trick.

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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7.2.1  SteevieGee  replied to  Gsquared @7.2    3 weeks ago

That would actually work.

 
 
 
Kavika
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8  Kavika     4 weeks ago

Ears, what ears?

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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8.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @8    3 weeks ago

Awww just too cute.

 
 
 
Ender
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9  author  Ender    3 weeks ago

 
 
 
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9.1  author  Ender  replied to  Ender @9    3 weeks ago

I'm just a bill and I'm sitting here on capitol hill....

 
 
 
CB
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9.2  CB   replied to  Ender @9    3 weeks ago

Love it! Thanks for posting, "I'm Just A Bill (Schoolhouse Rock!)" Because now I am sure I know what you are talking about (the short clips that would run on Saturdays between morning cartoons and stuff.

For a moment (up top) I thought there was some 30 minute show called (Schoolhouse Rock!)  Though, I should have know better than to think that - seeing "Conjuction Junction-What's Your Function" should have been my clue!

Yes, I first enjoyed television in Black and White, aww memories. . . "Dark Shadows" in Black and White. It was all so 'simple' then. . . . Or, not. But that's a whole 'nother accounting to set in on!

"Big 3" stations. . . and still they remain so for whole swaths of the country that don't want to participate in the dream of too much 'watching'  tv!

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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10  Perrie Halpern R.A.    3 weeks ago

This is great! I used to love this when I was a kid!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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11  Greg Jones    3 weeks ago

Anyone here old enough to remember the best of old time radio?

The first TV show I saw was Kukla, Fran, and Ollie on a small round black and white screen coming out of a Chicago station

 
 
 
CB
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11.1  CB   replied to  Greg Jones @11    3 weeks ago

Old enough to remember that one, "Mr. Ed." and "My Three Sons" too! (Loved, "My Three Sons.")