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AZDuffman
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lilredrooster
July 12th, 2022 at 3:19:01 AM permalink
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the gigantic multi-level department stores from the past - this is Hechts in DC - needed elevator operators




It was actually a skill. I was on one old one with no buttons that somehow survived to the 1980s. In an office building and not really for the public. Hard to believe how they once worked.
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July 13th, 2022 at 2:27:48 AM permalink
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the VW bus was a legend

most dudes who owned one would put a bed in the back

it was a rolling love shack for the free spirits of the era

if they happened to open the big door when you walked by you would get a contact high

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July 13th, 2022 at 10:47:28 AM permalink
My folks weren't poor at all, but when I grew up in the fifties and sixties we didn't have air conditioning in our house or car til the late sixties.

Sure, you get used to it, but summer in NJ is hot and humid.

I recall one evening when I was a kid it was hell: big fan on in the window, no sheets over me, wearing only my underwear, motionless, yet sweating continuously.

Now I know why so many of us fled to the lakes of New Hampshire in the summer for a few weeks of cooler weather.

Air conditioning: the unsung hero of modern civilization.
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July 13th, 2022 at 11:46:25 AM permalink
Might be the last to know. But you miss that one day in school and may not learn something for years.

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July 14th, 2022 at 6:08:51 AM permalink
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there weren't a lot of scammers back in the day - they didn't have digital means

but there was one guy I knew of who had a pretty effective nickel and dime con

he stood in front of Georgetown bars collecting a $3.00 cover charge

except those bars didn't have a cover charge__________________________________(~:/


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rxwine
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July 14th, 2022 at 6:25:10 AM permalink
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there weren't a lot of scammers back in the day - they didn't have digital means

but there was one guy I knew of who had a pretty effective con

he stood in front of Georgetown bars collecting a $3.00 cover charge

except those bars didn't have a cover charge__________________________________(~:/
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Speaking of scammers, I think Frank Abagnale's (real person for the movie "Catch Me if you Can" with DiCaprio) best story on Johnny Carson clip is at the 7:50 mark) I don't think it was in the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIYtKR24LQs
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July 14th, 2022 at 8:23:11 AM permalink
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Quote: lilredrooster

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there weren't a lot of scammers back in the day - they didn't have digital means

but there was one guy I knew of who had a pretty effective con

he stood in front of Georgetown bars collecting a $3.00 cover charge

except those bars didn't have a cover charge__________________________________(~:/
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link to original post



Speaking of scammers, I think Frank Abagnale's (real person for the movie "Catch Me if you Can" with DiCaprio) best story on Johnny Carson clip is at the 7:50 mark) I don't think it was in the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIYtKR24LQs
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If you haven't read the book, you should. The best book I have ever read. One of the few where the movie was good, but the book is incredible.
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camapl
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July 14th, 2022 at 10:39:33 AM permalink
Quote: rxwine

Speaking of scammers, I think Frank Abagnale's (real person for the movie "Catch Me if you Can" with DiCaprio) best story on Johnny Carson clip is at the 7:50 mark) I don't think it was in the movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIYtKR24LQs
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I remember the scene. If it wasn’t in the movie, then it may have been a deleted scene…

I enjoyed his description and Carson’s interaction.
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