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Taildragger
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Sep 26th, 2017 09:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

It's weird how stuff from the past sometimes randomly pops into your head. I hadn't thought of these in decades, but this morning I did, for no apparent reason. They were common, cheesy little game prizes for kids at school carnivals and old-style amusement parks back in the 1950s. Anyone else remember them?

"Bagatelle" dexterity games:

(This message was last edited by Taildragger at 11:12 AM, Sep 26th, 2017)

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Sep 26th, 2017 09:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think I got one from a Cracker Jack box.


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Sep 26th, 2017 09:37 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Ya used to get them in Cracker Jack boxes.

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Sep 26th, 2017 09:48 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I *do* remember those.

Thank you for waking up that long-dormant neuron.

Modbus

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Sep 26th, 2017 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They're actually still around.

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Sep 26th, 2017 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

What were we just talking about?

Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Sep 26th, 2017 01:42 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Chicks really go for guys who carry those around, y'know...

Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Sep 26th, 2017 01:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's another blast from the carnival past...

..."Chinese handcuffs":

Taildragger
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"toxic masculinity personified"
Sep 26th, 2017 01:49 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

And another...

..."frog clicker":

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Sep 27th, 2017 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Searching "Bagatelle game" on ebay yields a trove of dusty memories:

The price of nostalgia

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Sep 27th, 2017 12:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I recalled something more like this that we had when I was a kid. The one we had when I was young had been made for my father by my grandfather.

One of these!

Taildragger
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Sep 27th, 2017 12:07 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I think your example is closer to the original meaning of "bagatelle", neilp.

We used to really love those little, cheesy, plastic pinball machines, archiestone.

I imagine kids these days would either love or scorn this stuff: they'd either want nothing to do with it or it would become a giant, "retro" fad.



"My dad played with these back in the day...they are SO old school!"

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