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Random Topics / Re: Fun Comic Captures
« Last post by Walks_At_Night on Today at 08:57:10 AM »
That time Bernie almost died.   :'(

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Random Topics / Re: Fun Comic Captures
« Last post by GravitySucks on Today at 08:28:41 AM »
No one had much money back then, nothing like today. 

I got a few presents for birthdays and Christmas and a minimal allowance (very minimal).  The big bucks I had for comics, baseball cards, and candy came from shoveling snow and raking leaves for the neighbors.  Kids mowed lawns and delivered papers, girls babysat - a much easier gig.

I delivered papers for about two years.  I had to deliver to 30-35 customers twice a week and had to deliver a free “shopper” paper to all 125 homes on my route. It was kind of like a Greensheet filled with ads.  Once per month I had go collect subscription money. The papers would be dropped off in the morning and I would have to roll them up, put rubber bands around them and deliver them. I made about $14 per month for what amounted to probably 30 hours per month of work.  This was in the suburbs on the west side of Chicago.  Summer wasn’t bad but winter could be brutal. At least in the summer I could ride my bike. On Thursday when I had to deliver the shoppers, I couldn’t use my bike.  The bag was just too heavy.  I had forgotten how much work that “job” actually was. 

My mother made me put $6 of my check in the bank.  The rest I could spend on things I wanted or needed.  Archie and Superman were two of my favorite comics I would buy for .10 cents.  The others I would usually just read in the drug store.  I would buy Popular Mechanics, Motor Trend and Hot Rod magazines instead of other comic books. 
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Random Topics / Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Last post by Jayzelady on Today at 08:21:54 AM »
Thanks for that @Jayzelady I sent a copy of that to the brain clinic I went to in November.

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Random Topics / Re: The 100 Years Ago Thread
« Last post by GravitySucks on Today at 07:52:10 AM »
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https://www.simplemost.com/1920s-beauty-trends/

Looks like that was not the only wacky things they did for beauty even in the 1920’s! This is a great article. LOL

Thanks for that @Jayzelady I sent a copy of that to the brain clinic I went to in November. 
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Random Topics / Re: Fun Comic Captures
« Last post by PB on Today at 07:46:07 AM »
I was not allowed to buy comic books.  I never realized how tight money was for my parents until years later.
I learn to borrow old comic books and sneak the comics into my house. 
In 8th grade, I had a little part time job. Now I could buy my own comic books. By that age, I started to buy "Creepy."

No one had much money back then, nothing like today. 

I got a few presents for birthdays and Christmas and a minimal allowance (very minimal).  The big bucks I had for comics, baseball cards, and candy came from shoveling snow and raking leaves for the neighbors.  Kids mowed lawns and delivered papers, girls babysat - a much easier gig.
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Random Topics / Re: Bart Ell presents... The Truth
« Last post by GravitySucks on Today at 07:41:55 AM »
I assume Nabs are in a seperate class and exempted from the F'ing?
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I have taken one bite of Nabs in my life.  Yick.     
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Random Topics / Re: Bart Ell presents... The Truth
« Last post by PB on Today at 07:35:29 AM »
I was contacted by a legend in the horror movie world to tell me he is a huge fan of The Bart.
I had to Google him to find out who he was.
He is a member here.

The last horror movie I saw was 'There's Something About Mary'
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Random Topics / Re: Bart Ell presents... The Truth
« Last post by FISH on Today at 07:34:15 AM »
A PRIVATE GROUP SHOULD BE A PRIVATE GROUP

The news headliner is like looking into a Magic 8-Ball

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Random Topics / Re: Fun Comic Captures
« Last post by FISH on Today at 07:28:29 AM »
Apparently I wanted her to read them over and over, and when she wouldn't read them for the millionth time I was determined to learn to read them myself.

I had friends whose parents wouldn't let them have comic books, thought reading comics would keep them from reading ''better'' material

I was not allowed to buy comic books.  I never realized how tight money was for my parents until years later.
I learn to borrow old comic books and sneak the comics into my house. 
In 8th grade, I had a little part time job. Now I could buy my own comic books. By that age, I started to buy "Creepy."
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Random Topics / Re: Bart Ell presents... The Truth
« Last post by FISH on Today at 07:20:02 AM »
You sure?

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Sweet baby Jesus!
Just for the record--sea stars are often referred to as starfish butt but they are not fish.
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