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long time ago when we was fab

Mikel vinylMikel vinyl by aspitos4kids (cc by-nc)

Fun question in Ask Me: You spin me right round baby right round like a what? "I need songs with specific lyrics which I can play for my daughter which represent antiquated technology that she has no real understanding of."

09/19/15
by taz

Not waving but drowning

Hands upHands up by vapour trail (cc by-nd)

The hardest (oddest?) part? You learn that a fairly likely outcome of your attempt to rescue a conscious non-swimmer is that you will be attacked, and so you have to learn underwater combat tactics, so that you won't be drowned the first time you try to carry out a rescue.

infinite intimation and other former lifeguards comment in the Spot the Drowning Child thread, while some survivors remember. Plus, Mefi's worst (imaginary) lifeguard, racial swimming disparity / swimming pool discrimination, dreaming underwater, and PS: Please don't throw babies in pools.

08/02/15
by taz

Looking good, Billy Ray!

My dad took me into the pit. We wedged our way into his spot - second level up from the bottom, back to the corner. Basically right where Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd stood in the movie. I was, obviously, the only kid in the pit, and all I could see in every direction were people's legs. It was like being in a massive crowd of people, but nobody was moving - everyone standing around, shoulder-to-shoulder, hip-to-hip, waiting ... Then, about 5 seconds before 8:30, the crescendo began.

In a thread about the closing of Chicago and NY futures trading pits, Member Guernsey Halleck recounts accompanying their dad onto the trading floor of 4 World Trade Center and viewing the action close-up as a child.

07/07/15
by taz

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