Tuco: You became a priest because you were too much of a coward to do what I do.
Amazingly Marlboro was conceived and first marketed as a woman's cigarette. The brown filter hid lipstick. I never smoked, but in HS Marlboro had about a 95% market share among the yutes at my school, with a Winston holdout or two.
You've come a long way, baby. Virginia Slims.
When I was in about jr high, an older friend picked up (possibly stole) some chewing tobacco. On the walk home he tried it for awhile. The result was impressive. He hurled in the street and the stomach acid actually left a permanent stain on the street that you could see for months. (at least I assume that was the reason it stained so well)
mid to late 60's? 1300cc engines, they couldn't get out
of their own way. Small, slow, ugly. Who knew the
giant they would become. Never had one, but I had two
Honda cycles. A 1965 305cc, and a 1973 750. They were
great dependable rides, had a lot of fun with them.
This is the '65 305:
We had 2 street "strips" that were perfect for 1/4 mile dragging. The police were not that bad on us-- they would stop us from dragging but few arrests or chases. Only if we defied them after they came thru with lights on did they go after anyone.
The "strips" had no side streets and lots of road to spare to slow down. Really was no threat to anyone BUT the 2 racing.
Saturday Nights the crowds would form at the start line/light and enjoy the show! (There was a Bowling ally & Billiards just down from the start line) There were some really hot cars too. It seemed everyone owned one. You could smell the smoke of burning tires a mile away.
It was good in those days ....This could never happen today. No way.
We had 2 street "strips" that were perfect for 1/4 mile dragging. .
Yup, we had that too. The cops let us alone because they did
the same thing when they were young. Its amazing what they
let us get away with. You're right, you would never see that
Rode with a group for a while lots of good times--- had a couple of bad dumps too on the Sportster messing around.
I think you miss what The US once was as I do. Oh, we had our things we had to watch out for sure back then-- BUT at least then you knew where the trouble might come from....today...you have to do 4-5 tours in mid east and then come back and worry about a sixth (my cousin)
thanks for the reply...I sense I've lost a few "friends" around here.
Boy, I do.
I was 16, my family rented a house at the Jersey shore for a week; I'd found a party.
Drinking wine, someone passed around some foil with strawberry powder on it; I was told to wet my finger and taste it.
It tasted good, so I did it several more times: I had no idea what it was, other than tasty.
Heh heh ... strawberry mescaline ...
Whoa ... a wild and wonderful night, all except rolling in about 3 AM, parents awake trying to talk to me, me in the throes of a monster mescaline trip.
Ah, youth ... those were the daze ...
All boozed up and smoke up and off to wild drunken happy hours.
This place we went to was so crowded that we used to p**s at the bar on the wall/floor --gross-- I know but thats what you had to do. There was beer and booze on the floor anyway. Otherwise it was 15 minutes fighting the crowd while they were hootin and a howlin! They used to have great "sing along" entertainers and it was a total zoo. free shots of tequilla if you provided a real good howl or bird call!!!
Those happy hours are what I missed the most. They are no longer allowed! A civilization..."Gone with the wind"
& then the party back at the cottage!!!
I know I lived in the best time ever in the US. No cell phones or computers to "have fun"?? just friends and girls and partying...
I remember it well. In New England, soda was called tonic and still is by many.
Yeah I still call it tonic,I put soda so the non new englanders would understand.We also called jeans Dungarees