Saturday, July 19, 2008

Twenty-Five Things That Are Disappearing

The availability of the Internet has made many things on this list obsolete. I cannot remember the last time I read the paper, looked something up in the paper Yellow Pages, or watched a full newscast. I rely on the Internet for all my news. Here is a list of items, activities, etc. that are vanishing. To read the article in its entirety click here.

25. Pit Toilets (Out Houses)

24. Yellow Pages

23. Classified Ads

22. Movie Rental Stores

21. Dial-up Internet Access

20. Phone Landlines

19. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs

18. VCRs

17. Ash Trees

16. Ham Radio

15. The Swimming Hole

14. Answering Machines

13. Cameras That Use Film

12. Incandescent Bulbs

11. Stand-Alone Bowling Alleys

10. The Milkman

9. Hand-Written Letters

8. Wild Horses

7. Personal Checks

6. Drive-in Theaters

5. Mumps & Measles

4. Honey Bees

3. News Magazines and TV News

2. Analog TV

1. The Family Farm


X. Dell said...

The only one of these that I really pine for are the drive-in movies. Miss them terribly. I've seen fewer and fewer drive-in restaurants too, but there happens to be one within a half-mile of where I used to work.

I actually remember the milkman coming too. I didn't realize that there were a few still around.

pjazzypar said...

Hey X.,
I thought the milkmen were long gone. When I first moved to Long Beach, CA there was a Drive-In theater. A few years later it was replaced by a Super Kmart. Malcolm still has a Drive-In where he resides. He's lucky!

PopArtDiva said...

Excellent post! Although having done art shows for 30 years I have to disagree that out houses are disappearing - they've just turned into porta-potties, lol. Ugh!
It's scary about the honey bees though!
And you're so right about land lines - I haven't had one in 8 years - just my cell!
You need to stop by my retro pop culture radio talk show as a guest - we'd have a great time on this subject!!! In fact, here's a formal invitation to be a guest on my show to discuss this very thing - we'll plug your blog!!!!

PopArtDiva said...

I have to invite Malcolm to be a guest too on music - he's got too much pop culture knowledge in that noggin of his - I think we should extract some!

pjazzypar said...

Hey Pop Art Diva,

I will be more than happy to come on your show. It sounds like fun, but I don't know how good I will be. Malcolm is the radio man with a show of his own.

Malcolm said...

Since I have a ton of VHS tapes, I have found myself using my VCR a lot more lately. On Thursday and Saturday night, I did a couple of Three Stooges marathons.

Candy Minx said...

Ah...I am planning on writing at least three hand written letters today.

I find they are the best way to catch up with friends. But maybe I am just old fashioned. I love e-mails but I think it's cool to write a letter now and then. This week I mailed out half a dozen postcards from Knoxville. My hand got sore!!! I am so used to typing!

Thomas said...

I have noticed that pay phones are disappearing, as are record stores. The nearest record store is now a credit union.

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