Thursday, February 26, 2015

You know you’re an Australian child of the ’70s if …

You know you’re an Australian child of the ’70s if …

1. You had a Scalextrics set

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2. You can recite McDonald’s Big Mac song:  Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
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3. You used Perkins Paste at school

Perkins PasteImage credit: Pinterest
4. You remember paper money

5. Every home had a spider plant
Spider plantImage credit: Notes of Nature

6. Deciding between Redskins, Milkos or Choo Choo bars at the tuck shop was a daily problem
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7. Your Mum had a glow mesh purse
PurseImage source: Etsy

8. You could make a cat’s cradle
Cat's Cradle
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9. You challenged your friend to go around the world or to walk the dog 
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10. Your soft drink can had a ring pull, until it was replaced by the push tab
Pull ring  Push Tab
Image source: eBay, Image source: Angel Fire

11. You chanted England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales while playing elastics
Screen shot 2014-08-28 at 2.40.05 PMImage source: The Daily Edge

12. Your Dunlop Volleys always wore away in the same spot
Dunlop VolleysImage source: Wikipedia

13.  You got splinters from a wooden sea-saw
SeeSawImage source: playgroundology

14. You burnt your bum or the back of your legs on a metal slide
SlideImage source: Preservation in Pink

15. You loved getting creative with Fashion Plates 
fashion platesImage source: Etsy

16. You set Test Match up in your living room
Test MatchImage source: The Wasted Afternoons

17. You taped your favourite song off the radio
tape recorderImage source: Pinterest

18.  KB was in the fridge
KBImage source: Spakatak

19. You got up at 6am to watch The Thunderbirds on Saturday morning
VirgilImage source:

20. The Curiosity Show amazed you every Friday afternoon
CuriosityImage source: The Daily Telegraph

21. Golliwog Biscuits weren’t considered offensive
BiscuitsImage source: Museum Victoria

22. You watched Fat Albert during the Hey Hey It’s Saturday morning children’s program 
Fat Albert
Image source: Fotolog

23. Flower seats and baskets were normal bike accessories for girls
Sissy bars and floral seats
Image source: Gumtree

24. You know the relationship between these two
HB Pencil Screen Shot 2014-09-03 at 4.40.28 pm
Image source:  Top Makeup Brushes Wal and WikiMedia

25. You held on for dear life when playing on this 
Image source: Strawberry Lemonade

26. You pegged a playing card to your bike spokes

27. Your Funk & Wagnells filled a bookcase
Funk & Wagnells
Image Source: eBay

28. All the girls had rainbow coloured streamers hanging from their handlebars
Image source: Pinterest

29. You loved eating a Sunny-boy 
Sunny Boy
Image source: Pinterest

30. You licked your Paddle Pop stick to win a prize
Paddle Pop
Image source: island republic

31. You know someone who wore JC’s
Image source: Pinterest

32. You can still sing along to the closing tune on Young Talent Time 
Image source: Pinterest

33. You didn’t get to the shops before midday on Saturday then nothing was open again until Monday
Image source: Wikipedia

34. You made daisy chains your friends
Daisy chains
Image source: Attic 24

35. You always finished the chocolate strip first in the tub of Neapolitan ice cream
ice cream
Image source: Moxie Fab World

36. You hoped Miss Helena would say your name when she looked into the magic mirror
Image source: Linny J Creations

37. You nearly broke your neck with these
Screen shot 2014-08-29 at 2.23.25 PM
Image source: Etsy

38. You impressed your friends with boot roller skates
Boot skates
Image source: Etsy

39. You had to go to the chemist to get your film developed and waited weeks to get them back
Image source: Daniel Bowen

40. You were the legend of your street if you had a green machine
Green machine
Image source: retro thing

41. The milkman delivered milk bottles to your front door
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42. The garbage man threw your rubbish into the truck
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43. You hated it when your record skipped
 record player
Source Image: kinta valley audio

44. Your Mum used olive oil to clean out your ears
Source Image: Pinterest

45. You marvelled as you watched Mrs Marsh get it in
Mrs Marsh

46. You remember Madge the Manicurist soaking in it
Image source: You Tube

47. You rugged up for Cracker night every June long weekend and filled your pockets with Throw Downs
Image source: asampler

48. You wore a calculator watch
Calculator Watch
Image source: Gizmodo

49. You thought Ponch and Jon were cool
Image source: Soda Head

50. You had a Captain Marvel comic
Image source: My Comic Shop

51. You know what time of the day you saw this
Test Pattern
Image source: You Tube 

52. On the odd occasion you were up late enough you would hear God Save The Queen playing before the ABC channel stopped transmitting for the night
Image source: Archives QLD

53. You laughed along with the Banana Splits
Banana Split
Image source: eBay

54. You knew who your friend was when things got tough
HR Pufnstuf
Image source: Mikeys Puppetry Blog

55. You happily rode your bike with your friends, no helmets
no helmet

56. Your family dressed in matching terry towelling clothes
Terry Toweling
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57. You had a bowl haircut and didn’t care, because everyone else had one too
Bowl hair cuts
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58. Your dragster bike with gear levers was your pride and joy
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59. You watched the Paul Hogan show and wondered what was wrong with Strop
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60. Big bubbles were no trouble with Hubba Bubba
Image source: Flickr

61. You knew someone with these
Image source: Etsy

62. Serious decision making was made with Eeny Meany Miny Moe – without thinking twice about who got caught by the toe
Eeny Meeny
Image source: Tumblr

63. You know who this is
Life Be In It
Image source: inthefrontroom.blogspot

64. It wasn’t unusual to walk through saloon or swinging doors in someone’s house
Saloon doors
Image source: Pinterest

56. You remember the bionic sound Steve Austin made
Image source: Christmas History

66. You wanted to pat Woodrow
Image source: YouTube

67. You wondered if other parts of Skylab’s debris were going to fall on your house
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68. You played tricks dialling 199 on the phone, making it call back
Image source: eBay

69. You got the best-selling Christmas gift for 1979
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70. Your Mum cooked meat and three veg 7 nights a week
Meat and Veg
Image source: Bake Bike Blog

71. You swapped football cards with your friends at school
Footy Cards
Image source: eBay

72. Every parent had a Bank Card
Image source: Wikipedia

73. You know who Starchild, The Demon, Space Ace and Catman are
Image source: Follow FM

74. All of the cool places had Space Invaders
Space Invaders
Image source: Arcade Museum

75. You thought the Fonz was cool and didn’t think it was weird that he hung out in the toilets with school kids
Image source: mike cronis blogspot

76. You remember bucket seat belts
Bucket seats
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77. Your Mum smoked Alpine Lights 
Alpine Lights
Image source: Blurbs from the Burbs

78. You jumped on your vinyl trampoline after squirting it with dish washing liquid
Screen shot 2014-08-30 at 3.04.36 PM
Image source: Bateman’s Bay Post

79. You couldn’t wait to buy a 20c bag of lollies
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80. Ankle socks with pom poms stopped your socks getting sucked into your sandshoe
Image source: Pinterest

81. You think 1979 smells like this
Coconut Reef Oil
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82. You remember Oil of Ulan looking like this
Oil of Ulan
Image source: Suburban Jubilee

83. Your Mum’s favourite cologne was 4711
Image source: Etsy

84. This looks familiar 
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85. You cheered Skippy for knowing what to do when someone was in trouble
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86. Your first camera looked something like this

87. You remember public telephones looking like this
phone box
Image source: Flickr

88. You spent hours clicking through your View-Master
Image source: Make Five

89. Someone you know had a Holly Hobbie bedspread
holly hobble
Image source: Flickr

90. You styled Barbie’s hair and did her makeup
Image source: Pinterest

91. You saw Betsy Clark illustrations everywhere
Betsy Clark
Image source: Pinterest

92. You pretended to smoke a packet of fags
Image source: Murder By Media

93. You loved sitting in one of these
bean bag
Image source: Houzz

94. You know what these are
Image source: Indulgy
95. You carried around a lucky rabbit’s foot
Image source: Pinterest

96. You loved sitting in the booth at Pizza Hut
pizza hutImage source: Pinterest

97. You begged your parents for Crazy Foam
Crazy Foam
Image source: Tumblr

98. You took your leather hippie purse everywhere
Hippie Purse
Image source: Pinterest

99. You drank Tang
tangImage source: Cracker Night

100. You knew the Benny Hill Show theme song
The Benny Hill Show_cadre.jpg
Image source: dbsvantage