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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Liars Club 2



    Okay, before you start typing away here is The Rule - you MUST be 29 or younger to submit what you think (or know to be) a correct guess for this particular contest. Folks 30 and older may feel free to submit misleading or humorous guesses (or maybe patronizing hints ), but that's it. This particular contest might be over with pretty quickly but I'm not certain. Soooo...

    What is the object depicted above called and its intended purpose?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Okay, before you start typing away here is The Rule
    - you MUST be 29 or younger to submit what you think (or know to be) a correct guess for this particular contest.
    Folks 30 and older may feel free to submit misleading or humorous guesses (or maybe patronizing hints )
    That is Age Discrimination.
    The age cut off should be __ Oh wait that would be too direct of a hint or even give away.
    Oddball
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    The first concept for the 1960s 'peace sign'. the design inspiration was melded from the 'yin and yang' of Chinese culture as seen through the eyes of the Architect Bjorn Uglum, a noted devotee of mushrooms and other halucinogens. Activists, however, found it difficult to translate the symbol into a universally acceptable hand signal and it was abandoned in favor of the final design.

    Little known fact that this is in part the inspiration for the famous smiley emoticon.
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    ... the design inspiration was melded from the 'yin and yang' of Chinese culture....
    Isn't 'yin, yang, yung' ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    I saw this symbol on a t shirt a couple of days ago and thought it would be interesting to know how many youngsters would know what it is. I may still have one of these. If I do it will be with the other part you need to use it.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Isn't that an old fashioned fallout shelter sign? The original "recycle" symbol? Or is it failed paper clip design? Hmm, just can't figure it out. But I think I'm 45 percent of the way there...
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    Hint: someone who owned one of these probably owned several of those.


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    liar 2

    Hey man, like stop messin' with my mind. This is a real bummer man, 'cause all I see is a funny face going round and round and....
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    A 1st generation Disc Golf disc - gotta love those late 1960's slackers.
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    Reminds me of a 1980s era nerf boomerang. Obviously, it's a knock off and not the original.

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    liar 2

    Quote Originally posted by craines View post
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    OK, but I'm trying to make the connection with the roach clip.
    Could be the bottom of a black light.
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    Quote Originally posted by craines View post
    Birth Control Device
    Dammit craines, you beat me to it! I was going say that it was an IUD. But you know what it really is...it's an extruder that goes with a Play-Dough set.
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    Ya'll are wrong, ain't it part to one of them fancy Spirograph Sets ?
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Luckily my brother is an avid record collector so I know what this is. Basically it is a device you put in the center of a record with a large hole so that is compatible with records players designed for records with smaller holes. I'm sure it has a name, but I can't recall what it is.

    On a side note why do boomers think the younger generation has no idea what records are? If you've been in an independent record store lately you may have noticed that records are making a comeback of sorts, albeit for a niche market.

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    ^^ Bingo.

    I don't remember ever having a name for it other than adapter. Nowadays I would call it a 45-guzzinta.

    Um, "records with a large hole" are 45s.

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    liar 2

    Hey, I wuz right about the round and round thing though.
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    No No No

    Sorry, folks.....this Bear is piping in late....I work for a living.....

    You are all wrong!

    It is a template used for erotic menage a trois drawings. When first released in the mid-1980s the manufacturer, Adam & Adam & Adam was confident that horny Americans who put a pencil to such things would gobble them up and increase their bottom line.

    Ahhh, but sales remained soft and eventually the internet put them out of business.

    I now use mine for drawing apartment buildings in my fake city.



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    I think 45s were pretty much over by the time roach clips came along. It was all 33 1/3 by then, and 8-tracks.

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    Quote Originally posted by jsk1983 View post
    Luckily my brother is an avid record collector so I know what this is. Basically it is a device you put in the center of a record with a large hole so that is compatible with records players designed for records with smaller holes. I'm sure it has a name, but I can't recall what it is.
    Young fella, I know what you're thinking--you're thinking that Maister posted a plastic insert for a 45:
    http://flag.blackened.net/ati/imagenes/record.gif

    What Maister posted--if you put that in a record, it would spin in the wrong direction!

    (Bet the young 'uns didn't think of that, eh?)

    The moral of the story: having a brother who's an avid record collector is not the same as having been there and done it yourself.

    But you're not totally in left field. In those days, guys did the Andy Warhol body art style: apply the same semi-permanent tattoo in repetitive configurations on their body parts.

    Maister posted a template for such a tattoo, which once applied to the body, would be the correct representation of the 45 insert.


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    Damn it, i feel so young and uninformed!

    My parents have a record player- but i have never seen one of these
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    Quote Originally posted by Bear Up North View post
    Sorry, folks.....this Bear is piping in late....I work for a living.....

    You are all wrong!

    It is a template used for erotic menage a trois drawings. When first released in the mid-1980s the manufacturer, Adam & Adam & Adam was confident that horny Americans who put a pencil to such things would gobble them up and increase their bottom line.

    Ahhh, but sales remained soft and eventually the internet put them out of business.

    I now use mine for drawing apartment buildings in my fake city.



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    Probably not necessary to announce any 'winners' this time (especially since we had such lively and active posting by old losers) but, yes jsk1983 is correct, the object depicted was a record adapter (as vel pointed out for 45's). These were once extremely common items found in most households but virtually vanished from store shelves when the compact disc was introduced.

    A special award goes out this time to Tom R for actually providing a clue while doing a convincing stoner act (you were acting, weren't you?).

    Thanks for playing everyone!

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