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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Comments made in the year 1955!

    That's only 52 years ago!


    "I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00."

    "Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2, 000.00 will only buy a used one."

    "If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous.

    "Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"

    "If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."

    "When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."

    "Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."

    "I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL of DAMN in it."

    "I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."

    "Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President."

    "I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now."

    "It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."

    "It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."

    "Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat."

    "I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."

    "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."&nbs p;

    "The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on."

    "There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."

    "No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood."

    "If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."

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    That darn Yankee TexasGuy's Avatar
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    Funny.
    Life is about hanging onto what you think is important and finding out what really is important.
    "Stop Ruining my joke!", "No, a joke implies humor attached at no additional cost"
    So many sayings, so little sig space.

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    awesome
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    + Inflation rate = meh.
    Ten tenths.

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    SERENITY NOW!!! jyossarian's Avatar
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    Don't hotels in Omaha still cost $15 a night?
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    You Know!? For Kids! jsharr's Avatar
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    "In 9 more years, we should witness the birth of a very special child."
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    "In 9 more years, we should witness the birth of a very special child."
    Timmay!

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    Never Squat With Spurs On childs57's Avatar
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    "How about this Elvis character. Ain't no way he's ever gonna catch on. That there rock n' roll is the devil's music, and will lead us all down the road to damnation."
    "The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It's doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile" Julia Child

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Truer words have never been spoken. Think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    "In 9 more years, we should witness the birth of a very special child."
    Close, it was 4 years though.

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    34x25 FTW! oboeguy's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by BananaTugger View Post
    + Inflation rate = meh.
    ++

    Nothing remarkable.
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    I do not want to be associated with the kind of riders that come through my neck of the woods on weekends, dressed in superhero costumes
    Do they wear capes?
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    It's all perspective. One argument I used to have with my mother was "how rough things were back in the day without [insert modern object here]." I had to remind her that it's perspective and if you didn't grow up with something, you wouldn't know any different anyway, so was it really rougher?

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