RE: old school

Subject: RE: old school
From: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 17:13:33 -0700 (PDT)

Long garlands of pop tops - it used to be the fashion
among the "cosmic cowboy" set to make hat bands out of
pop top chains, and keep in them the stubs from
concerts you had been attended. My friends' hat bands
had stubs from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash shows -
mine were from Alice Cooper and ZZ Top and
Steppenwolf.

I remember people used to make 'clothing' out of the
dern things. Vests, skirts, even entire dresses. Try
doing that with plastic bottles.


--- "Combs, Richard" <richard -dot- combs -at- Polycom -dot- com>
wrote:

> Susan W Gallagher wrote:
>
> > When my daughter was in Jr High (she's now the
> mother of 3 great boys)
> she
> > came running into the kitchen all upset - she'd
> bought a can of soda
> and
> > the
> > pull tab broke. I proceeded to pull the old
> "church key" out of the
> drawer
> > and started to punch holes in the top of the can.
> Her eyes got wide,
> and
> > she
> > asked incredulously, "can you *do* that???"
>
> Just the other day, I heard Jimmy Buffet's
> "Margaritaville" on the
> radio, and these lyrics struck me:
>
> "I blew out my flip flop,
> Stepped on a pop top,
> Cut my heel, had to cruise on back home."
>
> How many people hearing that today have no idea what
> a pop top is or how
> it could cut your heel? When was the last time you
> saw a pop top?
>
> Or are you one of those who still decorates the
> Christmas tree with long
> silver garlands made from pop tops? ;-)
>
> Richard
>
>
> Richard G. Combs
> Senior Technical Writer
> Polycom, Inc.
> richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
> 303-223-5111
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