My roomie and I have a running gag. Actually, we have many running gags. We’re a laugh-a-minute! One of these gags involves channeling her late father.
It seems, whenever he was pining over some current issue (e.g. gasoline prices) he would say:
You know, it wasn’t that way back in 1967…
to keep his memory alive as we are sick and twisted, we have adopted similar verbiage.
JEEZUS I hate paying XXX for this! It didn’t cost that much back in 1967 (or insert appropriate year).
Over at Random Acts of Patriotism, ASM826 takes a similar tack.
There were 2 million people living in the metro Detroit area and it was one of the manufacturing centers of the world. Detroit today…
Of course, it wasn’t all lollypops and roses. Racial strife, the Red Scare; let’s not forget the warts in this photo. But,
If only we had the WABAC…or a DeLorean…
h/t ASM826, Chattanooga Times Free Press