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Age Test: Do You Know How These Two Items Are Linked?

Posted By: on June 18, 2011
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Despite your age, you likely know what these two items are. If you know how the two were used together, you’re probably old.

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21 Responses to “Age Test: Do You Know How These Two Items Are Linked?”

  1. Linda says:

    Well, from my own experience those many long years ago…the cassette tape would often get twisted or stuck and the pencil could be put through the center holes to manually wind/rewind the tape to hopefully fix the problem. :) Yes, I'm old even if that's not the right answer! :)

  2. 350zed says:

    If you're old enough to know what a "ghetto blaster" is, you're old enough to know their hunger for cassettes, and the need to keep a good ol' HB handy.

  3. James says:

    I'm 21 and i used to rewind my tapes, or pull the band back in when it got all f*cked with pencils all the time, that or my pinky finger, that hurt like a b*tch sometimes though

  4. damon says:

    how else are you supposed to wind in loose audio tape?

  5. Warren Hammer says:

    I'd go with "older than 30," myself, not 40. Walkmen, boomboxes, and tapes were everywhere in the 80's (when I was growing up), and a lot easier for a kid to use than record players and records.

    Total flashback, though.

  6. Anna Keppa says:

    Insert the pencil into one of the spools and turn it to reel a loose tape back to its proper tension.

  7. Nancy says:

    Use the pencil to manually adjust tape in the cassette when it tangles or gets looped out

  8. ~FR says:

    I am a recording engineer. The juxtaposition of those two objects fills me with horror. Thanks!!

  9. Jeff says:

    I've used one to wind the other; or at least to make sure the tension was adequate to make sure the tape didn't get wound up in a player's mechanism and break. That sucked. Especially when it was KISS. Or REO Speedwagon. Especially Boston or Journey. Chicks hated that.

  10. Andy says:

    Hey! I'm not old and I understand the relationship there!

    I did just turn 33….I refuse to admit I'm getting older…..

  11. Captain Ned says:

    I always found a BIC pen to be a better de-sticktion device.

  12. Voltaires Crack says:

    The pencil makes an excellent tape winder when needed. What did I win?

  13. Steve S says:

    Heh. If you can even identify both of them you are probably over 40.

  14. benning says:

    Wind 'em up!

    I am NOT old! Old-er, yes. OLD, NO! :(

  15. Coarse hair says:

    The pencil eraser could be used to cleanupf the read/write head on the cassette player

  16. Lori Ingham says:

    I know, I know! And I'm 37! :-D

  17. L Nova says:

    Obviously, you use the pencil to write something on the tape's label.

    Either that, or you use the pencil to rewind the tape :D

  18. Robyn says:

    You need them so that you can rewind the tape and save on batteries for your crappy Walkman! Rewinding a tape ran through AAs like crazy

  19. Rosie says:

    Is 28 old, these days?

  20. Ashura252 says:

    I'm 16 and I knew this. >.<

  21. Jennie says:

    I remember winding my tapes up like this! And I'm only nineteen! So much for the 30+ theory! :)

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