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Old 09-30-2007, 06:49 PM   #31
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^ Haha yes the casette recordings of a bunch of kids just being dorky, singing etc., just leaving the recorder on during sleepovers, or doing "interviews", the tape recorder was endless hours of fun. I still have some from 30 and 35 years ago. We also did elaborate plays which mostly included making very detailed background murals.

And riding down the basement stairs on a futon and smacking into the brick wall at the bottom was always fun!

Oh yeah! Making homemade haunted houses at Halloween! The scariest thing we could come up with was a bowl of pasta to stick your victims hand in and tell them it was brains
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Oh yeah! Making homemade haunted houses at Halloween! The scariest thing we could come up with was a bowl of pasta to stick your victims hand in and tell them it was brains
We used peeled grapes for eyeballs.
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:00 PM   #34
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Oh yeah we used to record crazy random stuff too. We had a mono tape recorder at the time and I would press record without other people in the room even knowing.

Also... I remember playing the Edge in a Numb re-enactment at home.
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Reminds me of what my brother and I did with this fancy tape recorder thing I had. This must've been about 1996, because that's when both Evita and William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet came out, and we had the soundtracks of both.
Near the end of Evita there's this big argumentative duet between Eva and Che, played by Madonna and Antonio Banderas, so we rerecorded it (by holding the recorder up the the CD player!), constantly flicking the effects switch so that we slowed Madonna's voice to the point of being super deep, and sped up Antonio's so it was high. That was so fun

And since we had the vol. 2 soundtrack for R&J, which was basically the score + bits of dialogue, we played with that too. For some reason we recorded Claire Danes' epic sob (no actress is better at sobbing than she is) at the end of the movie over and over again all in a row, so we had like a 2 minute loop of that sob.
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~I turned my closet into a "recording studio", and I would record my own radio shows with the microphone on my boom box.

~I made a family newspaper...so I was basically telling everybody in the house things about themselves that they already knew.

~I loved earthworms. When my mom would garden, she would set aside the worms for me. I'd gather them up and take them to my sandbox to build them a town.

~I used to ride my bike around the neighborhood to pick up caterpillars that were in the road. I'd put them in my bike basket and take them home and release them in the yard.

~I used to look for turtles in the road too so I could move them off to the side (if you haven't figured it out by now, I grew up in the country ). If there was no good spot nearby, I'd put them in my bike basket so I could take them to one.

~On hot summer days, the little patches of tar on the roads would bubble up. We'd take pointy rocks and pop the bubbles.

~I wanted to get my My Little Pony bubblegum machine, but it was on top of my TV...which was on top of my dresser. I pulled out my bottom dresser drawer to stand on it, and started jumping up and down to try to reach the gumball machine. The dresser fell on my body, the TV hit my head...and my gumball machine broke.
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heeheeheee......

I've done so many stupid things as a kid but the one that takes the cake is this one:

I was in grade 3 in Canada and during French class (which I hated...) I was acting rather rudely and disrupting the class. The teacher finally send me out of the class and before I left I made one last gesture of contempt - I stuck my tongue in the crack between the door and the hinge.......along came the teacher and.........well, do I REALLY need to say more?

Suffice it to say that I had a little trouble TALKING for a few months after that day;......

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*I would often pretend that I was dead by lying completely still on the ground, halting my breathing for as long as possible, just to see my Mom overreact each and every time.

I remember one time I put drops of water on my face to look like tears and then pretended to trip down the hall. My family didn't think it was so funny though...I thought it was a good prank.
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~I loved earthworms. When my mom would garden, she would set aside the worms for me. I'd gather them up and take them to my sandbox to build them a town.

~I used to ride my bike around the neighborhood to pick up caterpillars that were in the road. I'd put them in my bike basket and take them home and release them in the yard.

~I used to look for turtles in the road too so I could move them off to the side (if you haven't figured it out by now, I grew up in the country ). If there was no good spot nearby, I'd put them in my bike basket so I could take them to one.

~On hot summer days, the little patches of tar on the roads would bubble up. We'd take pointy rocks and pop the bubbles.
Well, she said them all for me!!
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My friends and I had a strange habit of getting really silly and recording ourselves on blank tapes. I have no clue what we were going on about or what we were thinking, but they were really ridiculous I'm pretty sure I destroyed all the evidence.............
That sounds so similar to something I did as a kid! Actually, it was with the assistance of my older cousins. We recorded a radio show for our network, KNS (Kip, Nicole, Shelly). We did local weather, traffic reports, and I think a few select interviews with family members cooking things in the kitchen. Not sure where the tapes are these days...I'd actually love to have them! Sometimes, I get nostalgic about family stuff, even if it's insanely horrible family stuff.

Other things I've done as a kid? Too numerous to mention! I was always a bit of a klutz (and still am, to this day). Probably the worst thing was sticking my tongue on a frozen set of monkey bars in the neighbourhood playground.
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Re: Silly things you did growing up

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- I used to make up my own Top 20 countdowns every week, with full stats like how many positions the song moved up or down, new entries etc. x forever.
HAHAHA! WEIRDO!





I can't find my lists. I went looking one day, but came up empty. Sucks.

I used to tape things straight from TV too - not just music, but good lines from movies. TV show theme songs.

My friends and I also use to tape ourselves when we were "altered". Every now and then I listen to them and whoamygod they're frightening. I haven't listened in years. I think I'm due.

I used to take things apart, but never put them back together, cause I didn't pay attention to what I was taking from where. So I had radio parts and telephone parts strewn about. I would then use them to construct a spaceship console.

I used to spend the ehilw night setting up my GI Joe's (or whatever I was playing with at the time) in these elaborate scenes, like th ebig battle was about to go down. But by the time I would finish the prep work, I'd be bored and never make the scene happen.

I also used to make my GI Joe's play in basketball or football games. They could do the dopest moves, too.


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*At my sister's basketball games, at half time, I used to run down the bleachers, on to the court and pull my pants down.
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Well, she said them all for me!!
That's kind of scary.
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ohmygosh! I did the playing cards on the bike spokes to make them do that 'flap,flap' when i rode! Also, my friends and i used to put on 'concerts' to records we love (, complete w/ costumes,and a stage, even refreshments!) like 'The Supremes' 'Baby, where did Our love Go', etc..! It was pretty neat, cuz all our parents came and our families and neighbors on the block! We played all kind of games w/ neighborhood kids like 'Dodge Ball', cowboys N Indians(I know, Not PC! OH well !)softball, rubber band guns! That was fun, but hurt sometimes! hee...lol! Oh , what kids think is fun, lol @ all those of you that grew up with stairs!! And, Bonochick and all her animal rescue!! hee....You Go Girl! hee
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I used to edit interviews with musicians on the radio and then ask my own questions with them answering

me: and what would you say if you met me?

musician: i love *edit out some word* YOU

me: oh you are so sweeeet, i love you too

musician: yes! best day of my life so far

me: me too!

musician: i really want to go over to america, see the sites, do a few performances. Do you *edit* come over?

me: omg yes!

and so on....

my mother still has then, and one HORRENDOUS one between me and Bono got played at my 21st. curse that tape recorder!
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