Tuesday, January 20, 2015

You’re Probably Around My Age If...

...you know what these are.


Bonus points to those who have ever used them.


(January 21: For those of you that guessed these are (old) flashes for a camera, you are right! The one on the left if a "Flashcube" and the one on the right is a "Magicube".)

39 comments:

  1. Disco lights that move and make shadows all over the place, never had one, so no extra points for me :( but oh such fun lol, good one kid, I'm totally guessing here

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    1. Sorry, Lorraine, you missed this one! These are flashes for a camera. Way, way back...

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    2. I have never seen these for a camera, wow that's rare, long time ago, and you're younger than i am how in the world did you know? points for knowing lol

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    3. Maybe you just never needed to use them. I do remember them very well because I'd seen them used.

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  2. They look like flash bulbs for a Kodak camera.

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  3. GEEZ! You must be really OLD, Martha!! lol
    I sure do remember these flash cubes....sometimes they used to almost disintegrate and wrinkle up due to the heat produced! I remember the smell too!

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    1. I'm hitting the half century mark very soon, Jim, so I'm getting 'older'...hahaha :) And I remember these very well.

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  4. I do remember them , flash cubes and like Jim I remember the smell too .
    I am really old ...LOLl

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    1. You and me both, Margie! I remember the smell, too.

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  5. Are you giving away any gross and fun prizes today?

    Frozen boogers? Moldy leftovers?

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    1. I thought of doing that, but I'd like to leave that as your quirky blog interactions. But if anyone wants frozen boogers or moldy leftovers, I'd be happy to pass them along. Heck, I'll even throw in some sweaty navel lint :)

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    2. Nasty navel lint ...Hahahahahahaha. I'd be happy to trade you lint for dust. So gross.

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  6. They look kind of familiar but I'm stumped...

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  7. I remember them, though I'm too young to remember buying them. Each one contained four crazy little explosions right by your eyebrow. How did that ever seem like a good idea?

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    1. I know, right? A lot of ideas back then don't seem like such good ideas today!

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  8. It took me a moment but yes, I remember them. I also remember them being very expensive!

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  9. I did use them on my camera years ago to take flash pictures! My how technology has changed!!! (and boy and I old :)

    betty

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    1. Oh yes, technology sure has changed. And I'm happy about that. Digital cameras are one of the best things to come around!

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  10. I must be too old for these. I'll have to cheat and look at what the other commenters say.

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  11. Yep, I know exactly what these are. Flash bulbs! I've even used them (boy, I must be old....)

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    1. Many of us here remember them, Linda, so you're certainly not alone! :)

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  12. I still have some but I suspect they might not fire after all the years. Of course I would have to find film for the camera and I don't think that will happen.

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    1. You'd probably get some money for them on Ebay. People are actually selling them!

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  13. Well, I KNOW I'm old Martha. I'm 68 and used these flash cubes for years. I too remember the odor after the flash and burning my fingers trying to remove them too fast. As I recall, each cube took 4 flash photos and the camera twisted the mechanism each time to set for the next photo.

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    1. Old? You're not old, Nancy! 68 is the new 40 :)

      Yes, you are right! The camera twisted the bulb around after each use, and the bulb got quite hot after each use. I can't believe they put these out on the market!

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  14. I've never used or seen them in person, but I figured they were flash cubes. I have heard of them. Not long from now teenagers will be like "they had cameras that weren't digital?".

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    1. Indeed! One day there won't be any around that will remember using these old things!

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  15. I remember when those were new and advanced! Gulp!

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  16. Thanks Martha. I feel good so I better be happy with 68. BTW, I wanted to mention how terrific your short haircut is. I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Nancy! That is really kind. And I have to say that I'm in love with this style. So easy to care for. Quick wash, fast dry, easy style!

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