Monday Morning Links: The Sounds Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard  Edition

This is interesting. Via mental_floss:

Who knew that some noises could eventually become as extinct as the passenger pigeon? Depending on your age, you or your kids or grandchildren may have only heard some of the following sounds in old movies, if at all.

The list includes 11 sounds, so be sure to check out the rest.

Here is the first sound, a rotary phone:

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Now on to the links…

WyBlog: You don’t have to be stoned to vote for Obama, but it helps!
WWTFT: A Quick Lesson in Accounting
Since this post is about sound, Gator has posted a great tune: Led Zeppelin – In the Light (Physical Graffiti)
TheCL: Free Speech for the Dumb (Government)
SJ: Your Character Matters, Not Mine
TBA: Did a liberal bias end the career of my favorite band?

A manual typewriter:

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The Eye: Don’t It Make My Blue State Red Edition
CH2.0: MSNBC Epic Fail- Our Fallen Heroes Evidently Aren’t Heroes
BdKS: “The American Left is populated by the intellectual equivalent of a third grade remedial Play-Doh class.”
Bunker: A Memorial Day Remembrance 
CoF: New Crossroads Ad Has The Left Tied In Knots
CP: Memorial Day Weekend

The old school projector sound:

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FCBZ: “Whopper of the Year” (video)
LaS: Demotivational Nutting
MTTM: And The Communist Party Pick for 1944?
Moonbattery: Government Allows Itself to Inflict Domestic Propaganda
PR: Irresponsible Americans and our Government
Proof: “As Memorial Day Nears, a Single Image That Continues to Haunt”

Changing channels on a old TV:

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TMGGB: The Zombie Apocalypse Is Now!
Republican Mom: Now You Can Have It
Wade: New York RINO’s move to stifle dissent
WixomWeb: Another push for internationalism in our schools– The International Baccalaureate Programme… (and you know that anything labeled a “programme” can’t be good)

  • KingShamus May 28, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Thanks man. I appreciate the linkage.

    The rotary telephone….wow, what Philistines we used to be! ;-p

    • steve May 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

      Can you imagine trying to call “customer service” (I use that term loosely) and being asked to “enter your 10 digit account number followed by the pound sign” on a rotary phone? It would take forever. Plus, there is no pound sign on a rotary dial.

  • Martin May 28, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Thanks man. Makes me feel ancient.

    • steve May 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

      Me too.

  • Jim at Conservatives on Fire May 28, 2012 at 11:27 am

    I hate to admit it but I can even remember the sound of the old hand-crank telephones.
    Thanks for the link, Steve.

    • steve May 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

      No problem-o!

  • John Carey May 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    My mother still has a rotary wall phone with a long cord. It still works. Thanks for the link Steve and have a great day.

    • steve May 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

      Cool, rotary phones are still out there! You have a great day as well.

  • Matt May 29, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Thanks for the link Steve, and for the memories.

    • steve May 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

      You are very welcome.

  • Bunkerville May 29, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Thanks for the link. I can still remember my parents stunned that there could be people to lazy to get up and change the channel when the gadget first came out. Of course we only had a couple of channels if the Rotor gadget moved that atteneae(SP) around.

    • steve May 29, 2012 at 5:50 pm

      I remember having 6 (maybe) channels back in the day and there was nothing on TV. Now, with satellite TV, Netflix and Hulu streaming there still is nothing on TV worth watching (for the most part). Even worse, it seems that I end up watching 6 (maybe) channels today even with all the options.

  • Tom at Wixom Web June 1, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Thanks for the additional links on the IB “Programme” What a con job.

    • steve June 1, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      No problem-o!

      The IB “programme” seems more like indoctrination rather than education.