Monday, July 29, 2013

40 Years On....

The Economic Policy Journal ran a brilliant article entitled "Liberty Slipping: 10 Things You Could Do in 1975 That You Can't Do Now" that lists, well, you know.

Raises an interesting point.
 
In 1975:

1.You could buy an airline ticket and fly without ever showing an ID.

2.You could buy cough syrup without showing an ID.

3.You could buy and sell gold coins without showing an ID

4.You could buy a gun without showing an ID....

 
See them all here.
 
Got me thinking, though.....
 
What ELSE could we do in 1975 that cannot be done now?

11. Find gaming partners willing to play Avalon Hill games all weekend.

12. Watch the Ghoul while getting high with your friends and not fear being busted by the police.

13. Skate with a girl you don't know at Skateland. (Okay, in theory, I never actually succeeded in doing so.)

14. Ask to dance with the girl of your choice at Rec Night. (Again, okay, in theory....)

15. Watch a space launch involving live American astronauts in a spacecraft of American design and construction.

16. Turn on the radio and never hear the words "blowjob", "whore", "bitches," "penis", "f--k" or "n-----er" (unless listening to Stevie Wonder and then only when listening to Just Enough For The City).

17. Say that "Marriage is a relationship between a man and a woman" and not be thought a hate filled bigot.

18. See the Twin Towers going up in New York City and think "Wow. Cool." And nothing more.

19. Think that computers were big boxy refrigerator like devices covered with blinkenlights that printed out on paper (only).

20. Think that the Soviet Union would never, ever go away.

And my friend Scott O. Added this last one:

21. Preach "it's a free country - I can say whatever I want" and actually believe it.....

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