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Remember Spiro Agnew? Yeah.
 
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Remember Spiro Agnew? Yeah.
I remember going to the school library and looking this name up on my own the first time I heard it to make sure it was real because I couldn't believe someone actually named their child Spiro, and then I found out that the first name of Nixon/Agnew's opponent's VP candidate was Sargent, and then I just closed the book, because clearly something very weird was going on with given names in America in for a tiny isolated period in the 1960's. Or I guess the 1920's or whenever these guys were born.
 
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Spiro Agnew was born in 1918. That was really old times, people rode in horse-drawn carriages (cars were just starting to take off, and the equine population of the US was at its peak). There were still cowboys, lots of them, griping about barbed wire and range wars and how there were hardly any cattle drives any more. The post-war Influenza epidemic was running wild. Automation was for trains and factories, not for actual people. It was still basically the 1800s. People who weren't even Amish were still being given blood and thunder Biblical names with no hint of irony. Spiro is mild.
 
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That, and the KKK was in it's shining glory, being popular throughout much of the midwest, not just the south. Occultism was popular as families tried communicating with the war dead and those taken by the Spanish Flu. Wilson had recently segregated the navy, which had long been desegrated. Cellulose was "the plastic" of its time, and cigarette companies were "liberating" women all over the U.S. Unregulated bucket shops were starting to be set up where anyone could and did speculate on the market, and red lines separated "decent" homeowners from the riff-raft closer in to the cities. If you bought packaged meat, there was a fair chance it was preserved with formyldehide or something just as dangerous, and a trip to the hospital was frequently a death sentence.

Damn glad I wasn't born in those times.
 
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I remember going to the school library and looking this name up on my own the first time I heard it to make sure it was real because I couldn't believe someone actually named their child Spiro, and then I found out that the first name of Nixon/Agnew's opponent's VP candidate was Sargent, and then I just closed the book, because clearly something very weird was going on with given names in America in for a tiny isolated period in the 1960's. Or I guess the 1920's or whenever these guys were born.
Little known fact, Spiro Agnew was nammed after the popular video game character Spiro the Dragon.
 

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I remember going to the school library and looking this name up on my own the first time I heard it to make sure it was real because I couldn't believe someone actually named their child Spiro, and then I found out that the first name of Nixon/Agnew's opponent's VP candidate was Sargent, and then I just closed the book, because clearly something very weird was going on with given names in America in for a tiny isolated period in the 1960's. Or I guess the 1920's or whenever these guys were born.
I couldn't believe it either until I looked it up because Spirograph.

 
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I remember going to the school library and looking this name up on my own the first time I heard it to make sure it was real because I couldn't believe someone actually named their child Spiro, and then I found out that the first name of Nixon/Agnew's opponent's VP candidate was Sargent, and then I just closed the book, because clearly something very weird was going on with given names in America in for a tiny isolated period in the 1960's. Or I guess the 1920's or whenever these guys were born.
My dad's first name was Spurgeon. How's that for unusual? He was born in 1920. There was some famous minister at the time name Spurgeon.
 

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My father's sister (born somewhere around 1900) was named Velva.
 

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My grandmother’s stepsister was named Lumina which I always thought was lovely. Her name was Lucienne, so both had had “light” in their names. Circa 1900
 
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My father's sister (born somewhere around 1900) was named Velva.
My love Annie, (rip), got way too drunk one night. She called asking me to please get her. Where are you? She said the sign says Vulva! What? I got her to ask around where she was. Where am I? The Kingston! the whole bar yelled. The billboard said Volvo. I walked the four blocks and brought her home. Yeesh.
 

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IIRC, S video, although with a TV that old at least one end would have to be RCA. Keep it tuned to channel 3 or 4 (depending on the region) and let the computer handle it, or have a kid manually change the knob for over-the-air.

TV technology has a very limited limited control & automation feature set baked in dating back to the 50's so that the government could send our grandparents announcements and instructions in the event of a nuclear attack. And just because Connelrad or whatever it was called back then went quickly obsolete doesn't mean it was torn out of the standards, or that microchips created under those standards had their production lines halted to update them.

Oh wait, I ruined it, didn't I? Oh well.
 

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It's too bad you can't zoom in far enough to read the finer print there because there's some goodies. Like, apparently this came with Netscape Communicator, which is cool, but then under that it also says Sun StarOffice, and I was like, "oh, so they were the ones".