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    Every Wednesday, I stop by my friend Alan's comic shop. He and his wife Marsha are such good people. Alan was born in Illinois a few months before I was born in Indiana, so we grew up in very similar environments. We invariably end up reminiscing about some facet of popular entertainment - his business, after all - and waxing nostalgic about the comics we read, the t.v. shows we loved, the movies we saw down at the neighborhood theatre. (Tickets were a quarter, candy a dime.)

    Alan remembers when comics were 10 cents; my mother was pretty protective about what I read for a long time, so they were 12 cents by the time I got into them. Comics now are $3.99 and up, and most are pretty dark and convoluted compared with the stuff we were getting in the '60s. When I was a kid, each issue was a one-shot - the entire story was wrapped up in 18 pages, or whatever it was; today, it's all extended story arcs, massive crossover events (designed to make you buy a dozen or more titles in order to get "the whole story") and nothing ever really ends. (At least not until the next universal re-boot, which both of the major comic companies, Marvel and D.C., do every few years now; they pretty much wipe the slate clean and start every title over with "#1", re-invent many of the characters, and leave you guessing about what remains in the new continuity and what no longer ever existed.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    95 % of my $#@! was as a kid. I got caught and faced justice, my karma is cleared.

    Gotta love people who look down because they were never caught! LOL
    Neener, Neener, Neener.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jim View Post
    Neener, Neener, Neener.
    Remember that next time you say someone should lose there rights for life for a crime. You have committed a few yourself.

    I guess your standard is if you were bought to justice or not, like Hillary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Every Wednesday, I stop by my friend Alan's comic shop. He and his wife Marsha are such good people. Alan was born in Illinois a few months before I was born in Indiana, so we grew up in very similar environments. We invariably end up reminiscing about some facet of popular entertainment - his business, after all - and waxing nostalgic about the comics we read, the t.v. shows we loved, the movies we saw down at the neighborhood theatre. (Tickets were a quarter, candy a dime.)

    Alan remembers when comics were 10 cents; my mother was pretty protective about what I read for a long time, so they were 12 cents by the time I got into them. Comics now are $3.99 and up, and most are pretty dark and convoluted compared with the stuff we were getting in the '60s. When I was a kid, each issue was a one-shot - the entire story was wrapped up in 18 pages, or whatever it was; today, it's all extended story arcs, massive crossover events (designed to make you buy a dozen or more titles in order to get "the whole story") and nothing ever really ends. (At least not until the next universal re-boot, which both of the major comic companies, Marvel and D.C., do every few years now; they pretty much wipe the slate clean and start every title over with "#1", re-invent many of the characters, and leave you guessing about what remains in the new continuity and what no longer ever existed.)
    I remember when I could buy a hamburger, french fires and a malt for 75 cents. Comics a dime, coke 5 cents, Gasoline 21 cents a gallon, my first home cost $9,000 and my monthly utility bill was less than $20. Dem was da days....
    Old age may wrinkle the skin, but giving up wrinkles the soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Remember that next time you say someone should lose there rights for life for a crime. You have committed a few yourself.

    I guess your standard is if you were bought to justice or not, like Hillary.
    Go away and haunt someone else.
    Old age may wrinkle the skin, but giving up wrinkles the soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jim View Post
    Go away and haunt someone else.
    Don't like it? Don't dish it out. Pretty $#@!ing simple You like to come in my thread and talk about personal info, cry me a river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Don't like it? Don't dish it out. Pretty $#@!ing simple You like to come in my thread and talk about personal info, cry me a river.
    Look, you are off topic and just being stupid. I know you need to work at it to be here all day and maintain your 72 posts per day record but do it somewhere else. I see being civil to you is pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Jim View Post
    Look, you are off topic and just being stupid. I know you need to work at it to be here all day and maintain your 72 posts per day record but do it somewhere else. I see being civil to you is pointless.
    Actually, I was standing in the river most of the day, you talk about being civil, was it civil of you to troll my airgun thread and bring up my prison record? Or to run off and start a thread about it and hall ass when proven wrong?

    You want civility? Give it and you will receive it.

    I remember when Marlboros were 1 $

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    Quote Originally Posted by resister View Post
    Actually, I was standing in the river most of the day, you talk about being civil, was it civil of you to troll my airgun thread and bring up my prison record? Or to run off and start a thread about it and hall ass when proven wrong?

    You want civility? Give it and you will receive it.

    I remember when Marlboros were 1 $
    When I started smoking they were less than. $.50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    When I started smoking they were less than. $.50
    I'm an 80 baby

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