26 August 2021

Age test


12 comments:

  1. Use the pencil to advance/rewind the cassette?

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    1. No, the pencil was to repair scratches in the layer of graphite that covered the magnetic tape which got worn after repeated use. Of course the smart kids used this technique to add raunchy lyrics to the music. Good times.

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  2. Also use the pencil to take up the slack when the cassette spilled its guts (unfortunately often as the cassette and/or player aged)

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  3. Bonus points for doing it while driving.

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  4. There's a cartoon of these two objects lying together in bed, staring at the ceiling and looking quite satisfied.

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  5. I'm 63, but I thought the connection was that you would use the pencil to write what was on the cassette!

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  6. Two connections; use the pencil to title the cassette tape, and also use the pencil to rewind the cassette tape.

    And I just turned 41.

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  7. You chew on one but not the other, which eventually gets eaten.

    Besides winding the tape, the pencil is used to pry up the little plastic tabs on the cassette case so you can record Leslie West & Mountain over top of Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods.

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    1. "You chew one but not the other, which eventually gets eaten." Lol. Sounds like a proper riddle Bilbo and Gollum might have exchanged. Tricksssy casssette tapesss.

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