Calgarypuck Forums - The Unofficial Calgary Flames Fan Community
Old 04-28-2012, 01:21 AM   #741
TurnedTheCorner
Lifetime Suspension
 
TurnedTheCorner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Exp:
Default

Yes. I was quite pleased when it finally got updated.
TurnedTheCorner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 02:10 AM   #742
Swoosh2010
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red-Mile-DJ View Post
This. When Calgary radio was GOOD!

Oh ... my .... gawd ...

I remember that, haha. I used to call into their hotline to vote for the top 10 at 10 and top 6 at 6, lol.

Is it true that the TV show Unsolved Mysteries did a segment on the burned out school house on the NE end of town (I think just it's by 84th out there)? I've always heard that but never saw it.

Last edited by Swoosh2010; 04-28-2012 at 02:21 AM.
Swoosh2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 02:34 AM   #743
pylon
Lifetime Suspension
 
pylon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Vote Threeve!
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fotze View Post
I remember trying to buy a Swank at the Red Rooster in oakridge, just hoping the guy didn't notice our age. He did.
I used to like those places. Didn't have the corporate feel of 7-11.

I did have issues with the carbonated slurpies though. By the time you got to the cashier, the thing was half evaporated. I remember riding my bike from Bonavista, to the one in Midnapore on Bannister road, just to go to Red Rooster, when there was a 7-11 800 feet from my house. It is like a 2 minute drive now, back then it seemed like you were in an exotic, new city, when you ventured across the giant canyon known as Fish Creek Park to Midnapore.

A lot of people used to talk about breaking into and wandering around that scary old hospital on the hill that is now St. Mary's University College. I never did, did anyone here?
pylon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 02:50 AM   #744
Zevo
First Line Centre
 
Zevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by pylon View Post
I used to like those places. Didn't have the corporate feel of 7-11.

I did have issues with the carbonated slurpies though. By the time you got to the cashier, the thing was half evaporated. I remember riding my bike from Bonavista, to the one in Midnapore on Bannister road, just to go to Red Rooster, when there was a 7-11 800 feet from my house. It is like a 2 minute drive now, back then it seemed like you were in an exotic, new city, when you ventured across the giant canyon known as Fish Creek Park to Midnapore.

A lot of people used to talk about breaking into and wandering around that scary old hospital on the hill that is now St. Mary's University College. I never did, did anyone here?
When I lived and worked in Kananaskis years and years ago, we used to make frequent trips to Banff and Canmore. One trip to Banff we went to the Banff Springs to check it out and wander around. Well it was off season and much of the hotel was closed down. It was creepy, and cool as hell! Gave off a real The Shining vibe. There were shutdown restaurants and kitchens, sitting rooms, long dark hallways.....all eerily quiet. It was really easy to get lost as that place is pretty big.

It was friggin awesome, that old hospital would have been cool.
Zevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 AM   #745
Swoosh2010
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Default

Red Rooster was awesome. I'd rent Nintendo games from there, lol.
Swoosh2010 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Swoosh2010 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-28-2012, 08:22 AM   #746
undercoverbrother
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sylvan Lake
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Komskies View Post


they spelt coming wrong
undercoverbrother is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #747
normtwofinger
Self-Retirement
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Exp:
Default

I found a gallery of old photos on the Herald website. I have not seen most of these before.
normtwofinger is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to normtwofinger For This Useful Post:
Old 04-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #748
Suburbanite96
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Default

Looking at this thread, I kind of wish time travel was possible, I think it would be cool to experience Calgary during the 1960's to 1980's (as I was born in the mid-90's).
Suburbanite96 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Suburbanite96 For This Useful Post:
Old 04-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #749
iggy_oi
First Line Centre
 
iggy_oi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suburbanite96 View Post
Looking at this thread, I kind of wish time travel was possible, I think it would be cool to experience Calgary during the 1960's to 1980's (as I was born in the mid-90's).
Thanked your post for making us all feel old.
iggy_oi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 06:34 PM   #750
MrMastodonFarm
Lifetime Suspension
 
MrMastodonFarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Suburbanite96 View Post
Looking at this thread, I kind of wish time travel was possible, I think it would be cool to experience Calgary during the 1960's to 1980's (as I was born in the mid-90's).
Midnight in Paris
MrMastodonFarm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2012, 07:30 PM   #751
Suburbanite96
Draft Pick
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by iggy_oi View Post
Thanked your post for making us all feel old.
Sorry about that, though some people consider me an "old soul", does that kind of balance things out? ...yeah probably not...sorry.

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrMastodonFarm View Post
Midnight in Paris
That was a good movie. Though overall, history fascinates me (to an extent).
Suburbanite96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:35 AM   #752
Bill Bumface
My face is a bum!
 
Bill Bumface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Exp:
Default

Air raid sirens.

There was just something cool about looking at those and imagining the fear hidden in the small dark corners of everyone's mind back then that the Soviets were going to come and level our country.
Bill Bumface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:41 AM   #753
lazypucker
First Line Centre
 
lazypucker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Exp:
Default

Sorry, I am joining this thread late. So is Chicken on the Way moving away from 14th ST? If so, how can I cope with it since I am not going to drive all the way to McKenzie Towne from Panorama...
lazypucker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #754
kermitology
It's not easy being green!
 
kermitology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: In the tubes
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hulkrogan View Post
Air raid sirens.

There was just something cool about looking at those and imagining the fear hidden in the small dark corners of everyone's mind back then that the Soviets were going to come and level our country.
One of those went off when I was like 3 or 4 and I started screaming about planes. Freaked my parents out. They didn't understand how I would know what they were for.
__________________
Who are the people in charge of this product and why haven't they been fired?
kermitology is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to kermitology For This Useful Post:
Old 04-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #755
kermitology
It's not easy being green!
 
kermitology's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: In the tubes
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lazypucker View Post
Sorry, I am joining this thread late. So is Chicken on the Way moving away from 14th ST? If so, how can I cope with it since I am not going to drive all the way to McKenzie Towne from Panorama...
I think they're just expanding. There's one in Forest Lawn on International Ave.
__________________
Who are the people in charge of this product and why haven't they been fired?
kermitology is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #756
TurnedTheCorner
Lifetime Suspension
 
TurnedTheCorner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hulkrogan View Post
Air raid sirens.

There was just something cool about looking at those and imagining the fear hidden in the small dark corners of everyone's mind back then that the Soviets were going to come and level our country.
I think there used to be one of those in Brentwood on the corner of Brisebois and Northmount. Where the old Texaco gas station used to be?
TurnedTheCorner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #757
Bigtime
Franchise Player
 
Bigtime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calgary
Exp:
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TurnedTheCorner View Post
I think there used to be one of those in Brentwood on the corner of Brisebois and Northmount. Where the old Texaco gas station used to be?
Yes there was, it was still there in the 90's when that was an Esso station on the corner.
Bigtime is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bigtime For This Useful Post:
Old 04-30-2012, 01:43 PM   #758
Bill Bumface
My face is a bum!
 
Bill Bumface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Exp:
Default

Yup, that was the one my mom heard as a little girl. Luckily they were well practiced at hiding under their desks or running home as fast as they could... sure to save their lives in the event of an attack.
Bill Bumface is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Bill Bumface For This Useful Post:
Old 04-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #759
undercoverbrother
Franchise Player
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Sylvan Lake
Exp:
Default

loved it, back in school

undercoverbrother is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to undercoverbrother For This Useful Post:
Old 04-30-2012, 03:01 PM   #760
Shaggin Wagon
Backup Goalie
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Exp:
Default

Not too sure if this is where I should be posting this as the Calgary Tower is still around for us to enjoy. I just moved into Palliser south and I can sign out a pass for the Calgary tower. I found this interesting fact from the late 60's.

From Calgary Tower's Wikipedia page:
Developers deliberately misled the public, claiming the tower would stand 187 metres (614 ft), in the hopes of preventing competing developers from surpassing the Husky Tower's height record. Shortly after officials in San Antonio, Texas attempted to claim the record in announcing the completion of the 190 metres (620 ft) Tower of the Americas, developers revealed the Husky Tower's true height (190.8 meters).


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calgary_Tower
__________________
life only grows outside the reach of the supernova
Shaggin Wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
a ringa ding dong dandy , a simpler time

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:45 PM.

Calgary Flames
2017-18




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Calgarypuck 2016