Skip to comments.Comments Made in the Year 1955 (Makes You wonder about 50 Years in the Future)
Posted on 01/24/2008 2:03:41 PM PST by o_zarkman44
Makes you wonder about 50 years from now.
Comments made in the year 1955! That's only 53 years ago!
"I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it's going to beimpossible to buy a week's groceries for $20.00."
"Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2, 000.00 will only buy a used one."
"If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack isridiculous.
"Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a dime just to mail a letter?"
"If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store."
"When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 29cents a gallon. Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage."
"Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail hair cuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls."
"I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every newmovie has either HELL or DAMN in it."
"I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas."
"Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $75,000 a yearjust to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President."
"I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. Theyare even making electric typewriters now."
"It's too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet."
"It won't be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work."
"Marriage doesn't mean a thing any more, those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat."
"I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business."
"Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress."
"The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt theywill ever catch on."
"There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, it costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel."
"No one can afford to be sick anymore, at $35.00 a day in the hospital it's toorich for my blood."
"If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it."
The year was 1929, and a reporter remarked, "Babe, you make more money than the president."
"I had a better year.", quipped the Babe.
I’d have to see a citation for the sources of these “quotes”.
They sound fake but accurate.
And I agree that our postage hikes have been too high. 10% up to 25% (for some package classes) vs. a penny for DECADES.
Gas taxes and cigarette taxes account for those products’ prices (at least at some times in the market, gas not so much today but they want to double it).
A lot of those sound ex post facto manufactured ‘quotes’. The word ‘Damn’ was used in various film before ‘Gone with the Wind’.
Babe Ruth did this in the '20s. When he was asked why he was paid more than the president he said
"I had a better year than he did."
This one sounds like a fabrication.
1955 was two years before Sputnik.
"If things keep going the way they are, this country's going to go to h3ll in a handbasket."
Cute, but not historical and rather off-base.
People from the 50’s would faint dead away if they heard Rap Music lyrics.
I bet the folks who started investing in 1955 are pretty happy these days.
Of course they are manufactured.
That didn't happen in 1955. The astronaut program didn't crank up for at least another 4 or 5 years.
Indeed. I was reading through those and wondering when they would get to “The way these politicans are going we’re going to have a Presidential Sex Scandal soon!” or “Next thing you know we’ll be listening to music that glorifies gansters!”
I remember telling my best friends sister that someday I’d be making $10,000 a year and then we could get married....
Rap Music? An oxymoron if ever I heard one! :)
They sound fake but accurate.
Agreed. These are the sorts of urban legends people get started when the boss's back is turned.
And I agree that our postage hikes have been too high.
Here's a graph that's real, but not quite accurate:
Not to make a lighthearted post into a political one, but it proves Ron Paul right about the “inflation tax”. The Federal Reserve created this problem called massive inflation because money is no longer backed by anything except mathematical trial and error.
Now it is 44,200.
If gas was 29c a gallon in 1955, then it should be $5.12 now to have the same impact.