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Discussion in 'Joyland' started by AMorgan, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. AMorgan

    AMorgan New Member

    I'm a bit confused. Reffering to page 179, which I've just reached; Eddie Parks' daughter was killed by a driver 'yakking on the phone'. Was this possible? Considering Eddies wife died 20 years previously to the story which takes place in '73? The car phone was first used in '46 but what what are the chances?
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    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...maybe it had a REALLY long cord....(welcome)...
  3. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    Probably not high, but not impossible. Roll with it, baby (and welcome :D)
  4. fljoe0

    fljoe0 Cantre Member

    I think they were around but really expensive and huge. There is a movie with Jack Lemon called Save The Tiger that was made in the 70s and he has a car phone in the movie. It doesn't look portable.
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    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

  6. Out of Order

    Out of Order Need More Time

  7. Angelo Bottigliero

    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

  8. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    Well - considering it's King, it plausible that Joyland was in some other when - which makes all of our logical ways non-existent. I've been journeying through the Dark Tower series for a while now, so maybe I'm the only thinking this. Just enjoy the ride. It doesn't have to make sense ;);) and welcome to the SKMB.
  9. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    I agree. Roll with it and make a phone call.
  10. prufrock21

    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

  11. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I know - the person yacking on the phone was using a wind up field telephone - they had those in the 50s (probably bought at an Army Surplus store) - use your imagination

    Okay - so that is one with cheese, two Cokes...

    Welcome to the SKMB AMorgan

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    [​IMG] ...hey, if they were good enuff for The A-Team!.....
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  13. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    Let's see now - that is one ringy dingy, two ringy dingies...

    When it comes to Stephen King books, throw reality out the window and just "go with the flow" - you'll feel better if you just immerse yourself in the story!

    The first cell phone
  14. guido tkp

    guido tkp Well-Known Member

    on the other hand, i do not have cable...

    i do get these nifty HD channels...like MeTV...over the air and on it they play alot of old time shows.....frinstance

    i've seen episodes of perry mason with car phones...hawaii 5-0...adam 12....ironsides...columbo

    don't have the faintest idea which are just pie-in-the-sky tv writing...or which had validity to thier times...but king was watching tv back then, dontchathink ??

    either way...it is fiction, no ?

    you know what don henley said...
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  15. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    The guy standing by the phone booth looks like Rueben, the manager from The Partridge Family!!
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Hmmmm, where are all of the people? New York City looks alittle deserted.....
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  17. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Car phones were a reality "back then." The average joe certainly did not have one, but they were around.
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  18. AMorgan

    AMorgan New Member

    Hi, I think you're one of the only people who realised I was talking about the 50s and not the 70s or 80s...I'm sure he was driving with one of these on the passenger seat!!!
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  19. AMorgan

    AMorgan New Member

    Hi, thanks everyone for your responses, but by caculations we're talking about a car phone in the 50s, not the 70s or 80s...I still maintain the Mr King went of to make a cup of coffee in the middle of that paragraph and forgot what decade he was talking about! or not. I'm about to start 'It'...wish me luck, you might not see me for a long time.
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  20. FlakeNoir

    FlakeNoir Beta Tester Moderator

    "It" is great... see you when you get back.
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