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2006/02/16 12:58:55 (permalink)

1955

Comments made in the year 1955:




"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."

"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be
long before $2000 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, 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" or "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 just 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."

"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 a night to stay in a hotel."

"No one can afford to be sick any more; $35 a day in the hospital
is too rich for my blood."

(And, Tara say's-I just got my emergency room bill this week $342.50 for an hour visit)

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

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    BT
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 13:11:21 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by roossy90

    Comments made in the year 1955:

    "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."



    I'm not sure where these things came from, but I'm going to challenge that one. My recollection is that Federal Income Tax RATES are about as low now as they have ever been since WWII with the possible exception of the period immediately after Reagan's tax cuts passed and before George Bush Sr. famously broke his "No new taxes" pledge. I know that at one time in the post WWII era, top tax rates got to 92% (!!!) and it may well have been in the late 50's.

    Yes, Social Security payroll tax rates have risen which has had the effect of raising the overall tax rate of the lowest income earners (those who actually pay more Social Security than income tax) but for them it still hasn't gotten near 50% and they may get an earned income credit or other rebates.
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    mayor al
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 13:15:34 (permalink)
    One thing not included was the Birth Announcement for my child-bride, Janet. Groundhog Day of 1955 was a Banner Day. I just didn't know it for 40 years (and $150,000 in child support payments)!!

    Urban Legend or not... They should have included that Birthday in the scam !!
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    The Travelin Man
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 13:24:48 (permalink)
    Can't sneak one by you, BT....

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/trivia/1955comments.asp
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 13:29:24 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by stevekoe

    Can't sneak one by you, BT....

    http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/trivia/1955comments.asp

    Damn... My cousin always told me to check snopes first before I make an A** out of myself..
    ROFL...
    I hate when that happens....
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 14:01:39 (permalink)
    I think it was a John Stossel report that said when adjusted for inflation todays gas prices are lower than ever... Now doesn't that make you feel better? Now if my income could just be adjusted for inflation................
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 18:56:44 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

    I think it was a John Stossel report that said when adjusted for inflation todays gas prices are lower than ever... Now doesn't that make you feel better? Now if my income could just be adjusted for inflation................


    I don't think I buy that either. They are far from being as high as they've ever been, adjusted for inflation, but that's not the same as "lower than ever". I well recall when I first got a driver's license in 1961 and my Dad would tell me to go to the gas station and fill up the tank of our gas-sucking 1959 Plymouth (a white Sport Fury coupe just like this one):



    and I paid $.25 or so /gallon. I think Dad was making about $12K/year then (he was an industrial engineer), so that puts gas prices about where they are now in relation to salaries, anyway.
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/16 21:09:18 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen

    One thing not included was the Birth Announcement for my child-bride, Janet. Groundhog Day of 1955 was a Banner Day. I just didn't know it for 40 years (and $150,000 in child support payments)!!

    Urban Legend or not... They should have included that Birthday in the scam !!
    Yeah! They also criminally forgot to mention another banner day in 1955. That would be July 24, and the place would be Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood. You can guess what the comments were.
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/21 16:43:29 (permalink)
    1955...Great yr to be born.
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/21 17:38:52 (permalink)
    When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was about this joke...


    A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young, idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

    "Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?"

    "Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature."

    "The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action."

    "Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."

    The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."

    The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.

    Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?"

    "1955, ma'am."

    "Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to "relax" him several times.

    Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, "Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 1955!"

    The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact voice, "I hope not, it's only 2130 now."
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/21 21:38:51 (permalink)

    Now that's Funny !

    Hey Engine Capt. Jack, Are you aware that July 24th is a legal holiday in Utah? They say it is the day that Brigham Young arrived in the Salt Lake Valley to establish the new home for the Mormons, But I know it is really to secretly acknowlwdge your Special Day !!
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/22 01:23:49 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Extreme Glow

    When I saw the title of this thread, I thought it was about this joke...


    A crusty old Marine Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young, idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

    "Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?"

    "Negative, ma'am. Just serious by nature."

    "The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action."

    "Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."

    The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."

    The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.

    Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?"

    "1955, ma'am."

    "Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! She took his hand and led him to a private room where she proceeded to "relax" him several times.

    Afterwards, panting for breath, she leaned against his bare chest and said, "Wow, you sure didn't forget much since 1955!"

    The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact voice, "I hope not, it's only 2130 now."

    LMAO--military arent ya?..
    Hey MG-hope to see ya soon!
    Be there on the 27th
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    RE: 1955 2006/02/22 10:16:02 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by Al-The Mayor-Bowen


    Now that's Funny !

    Hey Engine Capt. Jack, Are you aware that July 24th is a legal holiday in Utah? They say it is the day that Brigham Young arrived in the Salt Lake Valley to establish the new home for the Mormons, But I know it is really to secretly acknowlwdge your Special Day !!
    I wasn't aware of that Al. Guess I'll have to curtail my Utah slamming back a bit. Just a bit though.
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