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Skills you have that are obsolete

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by MisterCreosote, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    I'll start: Print newspaper design and driving a manual transmission.
  2. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I know a lot of great Polack jokes.
  3. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    I used to be an ace at X-acto knife target throwing.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    You can still get a stick.
  5. Identify the year and company of any baseball card on sight.

    Change my own oil.
  6. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but I could very easily live out my days without ever driving one again. Unless I somehow get rich and buy a Lotus or something.

    Cursive still technically exists too, but has pretty thoroughly outlived its usefulness.
  7. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    Hooking a Trash-80 to a phone using couplers
    HanSenSE, old_tony and cranberry like this.
  8. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Paying for porn.
  9. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Adjusting the timing on a V8 (or straight 6) with mechanical points and a timing gun; and also adjusting air/fuel mixture on a 4 barrel carb to max efficiency.
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  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Hooking up a VCR.
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Obsolete skill: Striking a match on a matchbook.

    I actually came to the Anything Goes board with the idea of starting a thread on products you never see anymore. Got the idea from a Facebook post where someone put up pictures of matchbooks from her grandfather's old tavern. Made me think, "When is the last time I've ever even seen a matchbook?"

    Anyone who smokes has a lighter. And there are now those bigger, long lighters for lighting your grill or your campfire.

    Taverns used to have matchbooks all the time for their patrons who smoked. Now you can't smoke in a tavern.
  12. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Minimizing the transition of songs on "mixed tapes."
    I Should Coco and exmediahack like this.
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