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EvenBob
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September 5th, 2012 at 5:27:31 PM permalink
I visited a place today where I hung out a lot with
friends in the couple years after high school. I
thought how I missed those times, and I realized
what I really missed was how naive I was.

Thats why being young is so much fun, you think
the world is a completely different place than it
really is. As you get older and have more real
life experiences, all your misconceptions and
fantasies fall away. And you're eventually stuck
with the fact that most of life is a letdown.

Stuck in jobs that go nowhere, kids you don't
really want, a marriage you wish you were out
of. Aspirations you had that didn't work out. I'm
not saying this is me, but I know people who
all those things apply to.

But when you're young, you think its going to be
different. Thats what I miss, my rosy outlook on
everything. Now I just stick with whats dependable;
a good book, a good movie I've seen before, a
meal where I know whats coming. Going back in
time doesn't interest me, all the naivete I need to
make it great is long gone.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
98Clubs
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September 5th, 2012 at 7:45:53 PM permalink
McD Burger Fries and Sm Coke was 47c (15c+10c+12c). In the day silver coinage was used.
At $30 per ounce Troy, that translates to $9.78 today. A Happy Meal is about the same food and is $4.

So it looks like silver-prices are more than twice what the McD index suggests ;o)
$4 happy Meal translates to $12.25/Toz silver.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
EvenBob
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October 28th, 2012 at 10:24:13 PM permalink
Remember when the only all news channel was CNN? From 1980
to 1996, the ultra Left slant was all we got. Then FoxNews came
along and the rest is history.

Rush Limbaugh established in the late 80's that there was a huge
untapped niche of American people that were starving for another
opinion. Rush and Fox have dominated their mediums almost since
their inception. They speak for the silent majority, god love em..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
FarFromVegas
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October 28th, 2012 at 10:26:25 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Remember when the only all news channel was CNN? From 1980
to 1996, the ultra Left slant was all we got. Then FoxNews came
along and the rest is history.

Rush Limbaugh established in the late 80's that there was a huge
untapped niche of American people that were starving for another
opinion. Rush and Fox have dominated their mediums almost since
their inception. They speak for the silent majority, god love em..



I'm glad you included the word opinion, even if the 'silent' part is laughable.
Each of us is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts. Preparing for a fight about your bad decision is not as smart as making a good decision.
EvenBob
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December 19th, 2012 at 10:45:51 PM permalink
Remember when the special effects in Ghost Busters was
state of the art? In 30 years they'll be saying that about
The Hobbit.

They're trying to make GB 3 but Bill Murray keeps shredding
the scripts. He says men in their 60's chasing ghosts just
isn't funny.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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March 4th, 2013 at 1:08:58 PM permalink
My dad was 35 before he learned to drive a car
in 1950. He lived on the outskirts of a city and
never needed one. Milk, butter, cheese, eggs,
were all delivered by the milkman. Bread by
the breadman. Every neighborhood had a grocer
a few blocks away. He took the bus downtown
to work. Just 15 years later every family had cars,
usually 2. Even most kids in my class in our last
year had a car. The changes that took place
between 1950 and 1965 were astounding.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
odiousgambit
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March 4th, 2013 at 1:19:31 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My dad was 35 before he learned to drive a car



My father knew how to drive but didnt own a car till he was about the same age; finally got a car in 1949 I believe.

During and right after the war, there were no cars to be had!
the next time Dame Fortune toys with your heart, your soul and your wallet, raise your glass and praise her thus: “Thanks for nothing, you cold-hearted, evil, damnable, nefarious, low-life, malicious monster from Hell!” She is, after all, stone deaf. ... Arnold Snyder
EvenBob
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March 4th, 2013 at 1:39:21 PM permalink
Quote: odiousgambit

My father knew how to drive but didnt own a car till he was about the same age; finally got a car in 1949 I believe.
!



Because he learned so late, my dad was always
an overly cautious driver. And he always bought
used tanks in the 50's, usually Cadillacs. These
cars were immense by today's standards, it was
like piloting a ship down the road. The back
seat was so huge us 3 kids were lost in it. There
was so much space between the back seat and
the front seat, we could sit on the back seat floor
and play board games. You could fit a refridgerator
in the trunk.

This is exactly like the 49 Fleetwood he had, even
had the windshield visor on the outside. What a tank.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
treetopbuddy
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March 4th, 2013 at 2:09:30 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I visited a place today where I hung out a lot with
friends in the couple years after high school. I
thought how I missed those times, and I realized
what I really missed was how naive I was.

Thats why being young is so much fun, you think
the world is a completely different place than it
really is. As you get older and have more real
life experiences, all your misconceptions and
fantasies fall away. And you're eventually stuck
with the fact that most of life is a letdown.

Stuck in jobs that go nowhere, kids you don't
really want, a marriage you wish you were out
of. Aspirations you had that didn't work out. I'm
not saying this is me, but I know people who
all those things apply to.

But when you're young, you think its going to be
different. Thats what I miss, my rosy outlook on
everything. Now I just stick with whats dependable;
a good book, a good movie I've seen before, a
meal where I know whats coming. Going back in
time doesn't interest me, all the naivete I need to
make it great is long gone.

After reading EvenBob's post, I will be upping my dosage of Lexapro to 20mg's a day. I'm one of those people EvenBob referred to.....thanks for putting into words.
Each day is better than the next
EvenBob
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March 4th, 2013 at 2:17:24 PM permalink
Quote: treetopbuddy

After reading EvenBob's post, I will be upping my dosage of Lexapro to 20mg's a day. I'm one of those people EvenBob referred to.....thanks for putting into words.



I remember when I was 17, riding thru neighborhoods,
and thinking all the people in all those houses were happy.
Just like on TV.

Oh boy, slap that kid across the face and call him a dope..
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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