In my previous post I made reference to the fact that gasoline in my lifetime, was as low as 17.9 cents a gallon. Look at it now! But sometimes that works in reverse.........
Flashback to 1975. There was no cable TV. There was no such thing as a stereo TV. All watches were either wind up, or self wind. There were no electronic watches......were there?
My buddy Ned, worked at a Chevrolet Plant. His room-mate Scott, worked at his fathers jewelry store. Both of these guys were fraternity brothers of mine from college. They shared a 2 bedroom apt. in a very upscale complex. Every Friday evening, me and about 4-5 other frat brothers, would all meet at Ned and Scotts place for Pizza, beer, cards, and a place to burn a few.
Back in the days before people really learned how to grow their own green, the early 70's was a veritable smorgasboard of world weed delight!
Ya had yer Columbian
Ya had yer Jamaican
Ya had yer Mexican
Ya had yer Oaxachan
Ya had yer African
Ya had yer Vietnamese
Ya had yer Kona
Ya had yer Maui Wowee
Ya had yer Thai Stick
Ya had yer Red Lebanese Hash
Ya had yer Black Afgannie Hash
Ya had yer Nepalese Finger Hash
Ya had yer Honey Oil
Jeez, did I leave anything out?
Anyway, we used to go over to Ned and Scotts place because they also had a 25 inch color TV, and a kick ass stereo system......Every Friday night they used to have on ABC TV, a show called
" In Concert". This was also simulcast in stereo on one of the local FM stations..
Kids of today really don't know how lucky they have it technology wise, So for us this was cutting edge!! We would turn the lights down very low, put a rolled up rug along the bottom of the hallway door so "fumes" wouldn't escape, and pass around a joint made up of Thai stick, crumbled up Red Leb, and the rolling paper was laden with Hash Honey Oil...Listen, after 2 hits apiece, you were looking around at whose hand the roach was in...
So one night after we all were buzzed like a bitch, Scott the jewelers son said, " Hey you wanna see somethin awesome"?...He then turned off the TV, turned off the lights, and dialed TIME..
' at the tone, the time will be...11, 59, and 50 seconds...beeeep. Just then he rolls up his sleeve and he had on the coolest looking watch that I had ever seen, it was called a PULSAR, he said that his dad had just gotten a shipment of these in and that it sold for 299 dollars...in 1975 Money!
The face was all black and blank, and just as the operator said..' at the tone, the time will be, 12, O Clock, Exactly..... when it said Beeeep, he pressed a button on the watch and it lit up... 12:00!!
HOLY SHIT!! Was that ever cool!..The Pulsar was the 1st L.E.D. Watch, and it cost 300 Bucks.
Neds TV was a 25 inch color RCA, and he paid about 600 dollars for it....
Today I was in Wall-Mart, and I saw that they had 27 inch stereo TV's for $189.00,
right next to the TV's, they had a bin of clearance Watches...All Digital LCD watches for $1.99.
Modern Technology...Ya gotta love it!!!..... Peace...... Galen.
OOPs, I forgot Monkey Paw...