Many things have either been replaced or no longer necessary. Nobody seems to wear a jock strap anymore since the “new” undershorts have a big pouch. Let’s see what else has gone by the way side.
Slide Rule: Does anyone under the age of 40 know what this is or how to use it? When I started using one in high school, I thought it was the slickest thing since Pomade.
Pomade: Speaking of Pomade, where did this go? Also butch wax or hair oil? Now we use mousse, spritzers, and gels.
Velcro: I thought this was pretty handy stuff, except for soft soled shoes. It kind of defines senior citizenry.
Bow Ties: With Senator Paul Simon losing stature, who will carry on this tradition? We are left with bow tie pasta, I guess.
Liberals: Where have they gone? Ted Kennedy was the last one standing.
Mink Coats: Classy but no longer PC. But they look great on the right woman.
Deep Fryer: This is the only way to make French fries. Bring it back.
Kodak Film: Does anyone still have a camera that uses film?
Record Player: What happened to the great licorice pizzas of the world?
Humongous Stereo System: Nobody has one anymore, since Bose and iPod have taken over.
Cassette or 8 Track Tape: I think I spotted a cassette the other day, in a landfill.
Transistor Radio: About the size of a pack of cigarettes, but pretty handy in its day.
Walkie Talkie: Where would Dick Tracy be without it?
Tap Water: Does anyone drink it? Do your dishes with it?
Red Hair: Where did all the redheads go? To blonde I say.
Apple Pie: Replaced by fancy tarts, torts, and mousse.
Corset: I am not sure, but I have not seen one in over 40 years.
Stick Shift: I will bet most people under 30 cannot do the manual shift.
Newsprint: Replaced by the internet.
VHS Player: All these will end up in a land fill, unfortunately.
Wine Corks: Cork has been replaced by synthetics or plastic. I saw tons of cork trees in Portugal.
Maps: Have GPS devices taken over the world?
Moustache Wax: Does anyone wax anymore? Or do they just wane?
Bolo Tie: Someone cool like Brad Pitt or Sean Connery will bring this back, big time.
Folgers Coffee: Does anyone buy this anymore? At least anyone under 70 years of age?
Brass Knuckles: Bring back the good old days.
Thin Lips: Big, fat, luscious lips are the norm these days. Botox or collagen anyone?
Wooden Tennis Racket: Gone, replaced by space age materials.
Wooden Golf Clubs: Replaced by outer space launchers.
Johnny Wooden: There will never be another, ever.
Clean Tour de France Winner: Impossible.
Bacon: It has been replaced by Pork Belly.
W: Replaced by Obama.
Laura: Replaced by Michelle.
Slick Willie: Back in prime time sooner than anyone thought.
Jack Bauer: We found him.
Steroid Free Baseball: Also impossible.
Levis: Replaced by just about everything.
Christmas: Year around for most kids.
Pilgrim: A word used by John Wayne in his westerns.