Remember this?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Eddy Honey, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    One of my friends asked me if I remember these days from my childhood. Apparently, we didn't do this at my school or I was skipping school on these days...lol. I started school in 1969 and we never did this. Plus when I was in school everything was in color lol.

    I never did ask what are they hiding from?

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  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    A bomb attack. Many bomb shelters were made and stocked at that time also.
     

  3. indypartridge

    indypartridge New Member

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    I remember having air raid drills in school. I lived in Akron, Ohio, which was, at the time, the rubber capital of the world. It was drilled into us that when (not "if") the Soviets attacked, they'd start at the steel mills in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, and then wipe out the rubber factories in Akron.

    All the entrances of the school had the yellow and black signs identifying the school as a fallout shelter:
    http://www.orau.org/ptp/articlesstories/radwarnsymbstory.htm
     
  4. Omie

    Omie New Member

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    Yep, in the late 1950's I remeber we did the air raid drills....jumping down under our desks with the slogan "Duck and Cover"!.....like that would protect us from an atomic bomb or something. :roll:
     
  5. Slowmodem

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    We did, too. But I think it should have been put your head between your knees and kiss it goodbye. :eek:

    Sent from my DROID X2
     
  6. Noronajo

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    We called it "duck and cover"- for an atomic bomb attack we got under our desks because the desk top would supposedly give protection from fallout. Living in Oklahoma we got in the same position but lining the hallways during tornado alerts because one side of the classroom was windows and flying glass was a very real threat!
     
  7. Walt B

    Walt B New Member

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    Lewis Black has a wonderful take on the nuclear "duck and cover". But, being Lewis Black, it's a little raw. You can find it on YouTube if you want.

    Walt
     
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  8. srvfantexasflood

    srvfantexasflood New Member

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    I remember those too. I would guess that was around the Bay of Pigs time. We had the fallout shelter signs as well. But I have no idea where in the building it was at. Anyone remember the blasting caps public service announcements that would come on tv? That scared me worse.
     
  9. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember. Radiation protection?
    None.
     
  10. efmesch

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    Sorry to have to say it, but with the belicose threats coming our way from the east, I get that queasy feeling in my stomach today. Forget the fifties--the world hasn't changed much, just the names.:frustrated:
     
  11. PerryBee

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    I have been reading the news in your part of the world lately Efmesch, and it makes me feel uncomfortable for you. Stay safe.
     
  12. efmesch

    efmesch New Member

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    Unfortunately it's not up to me---as much as I can try to stay safe, against the Iranian atomic threats, nothing I can do is any more effective than hiding under the school seats in the picture at the head of this thread.
    Let's just hope that they don't get the BOMB in the end.
     
  13. PerryBee

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    He's the best :lol: He's got a good one on "Why travel across Canada" as well. :lol:
     
  14. tecumseh

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    yes I do. I can also recall that at the time I thought it all seemed pretty foolish.
     
  15. Slowmodem

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    I got to meet Slim Pickens years ago when I was a kid. It's funny when you google him, this is one of the first items you get:

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  16. Gypsi

    Gypsi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not sure what the image is - looks like he's riding a rocket. But we are all children in larger hands. Read Desiderata. Be careful. Strive to be happy.
     
  17. Slowmodem

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    The Image is from Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

    It is a Peter Sellers movie from the 1960s.

    The US sends planes to bomb Russia and can't call them back and it supposedly sets off a doomsday device. Slim Pickens is shown riding an H-bomb that has just been released from the plane (It was hung and wouldn't drop, so he sat on it to fix the mechanism, and when it released, he was on it).