|Those are my phone books: recycled before opening.|
25. U.S. Post Office. High price, service that is spotty.
24. Printed Yellow Pages. (See graphic; that's phone books. Came two days ago. They're in recycling. Never been opened.) Type's too small, inaccuracy's too large.
23. Classified ads. Think Craig's List.
22. Movie rental stores. NetFlix is the answer.
21. Dial-up Internet access. Do you really need an explanation?
20. Phone land lines. Old people are holding out. Nobody else is.
|Anybody recognize this guy?|
18. VCR. Ranks with the 8-track. (How in the hell are we going to save all the stuff we have on outdated media and what's next to be useless?)
17. Ash trees.
16. Ham radio. What's a "ham" radio? (I know, but there's a good chance you don't. I'm older than you.)
15. The old swimmin' hole. It's inside at the YMCA now. The outside one is polluted or dangerous.
14. Answering machines. Anything that ends in "machines" is likely gone.
13. Film cameras. I have a collection of cameras that go back as far as 130 years. They all work. But they never will again.
12. Incandescent bulbs. It's a matter of time and not much time.
11. Bowling alleys. I really don't give a dang.
10. The milkman. Not in Roanoke, though. That little dairy from Smith Mountain Lake is still delivering. Kinda cool.
9. Hand-written letters. My mother-in-law (not ex- yet) still writes them and people love getting them. Nobody likes writing them anymore, though.
8. Wild horses. Ask Congressman Bob Goodlatte about that. His record with these boys is not good. His environmental record is worse.
|This little guy's vital. Better keep him.|
6. Drive-in theaters. Again, not much to care here. Far too many alternatives and you can always park your car somewhere sexy and watch a movie on your laptop.
5. Mumps and measles. That's a good thing. I had both. They're not fun.
4. Honey bees. This concerns me. It should concern you. They have a lot to do with our food supply.
3. News magazines and TV news. Both began their exit with major corporate takeovers. I watch CBS Evening News these days just to see Ed Murrow and Uncle Walter Cronkite spin in their graves. Shameful.
2. Analog TV. Just watch a minute or two of an analog show and snap to a digital. You'll see why.
1. The family farm.