Thursday, December 13, 2012

Green Lantern Vs. Manson-like foe

The Green Lantern went up against a Charles Manson based villain in 1970.

Maybe when we get you straightened out, we'll learn something... maybe we'll finally know how maniacs like Joshua can come to be... how they can seize the hearts of decent people and fill them with the poison to hate... of bigotry! Sure, the hypnotism was part of it... but there had to be a part of you that responded to his insanity -- you... me... all of us! Maybe now we can get rid of that part... forever.

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21 comments:

orwhut said...

It's hard to believe comics sold for 15 cents in 1970. I started to buy a comic book a few years back, for old times sake. Then I looked at the price. It was more like $2.50.

Matt said...

A hot dog was $0.35.

A seat in the upper deck at Shea Stadium was like $1.50

wengr said...

That seems so familiar to me. I'm thinking that maybe I had it. Would have been 7yo in 1970.

Farflung said...

That 15 cent comic book is part of the price paradox which clouds my memory sometimes.

A gallon of gas was around 40 cents and that included the long forgotten full service feature, gas wars and premiums. You could fill up and get a towel or perhaps some dinnerware as part of your purchase, along with some ‘Blue Chip’ or ‘S&H’ trading stamps. Now the price is 4 bucks, you pay for air and pray there’s some dirty water in the squeegee bucket.

Motel 6 was still true to its name with a 6 dollar room rate; although by 1970 I think it was $6.99. There were some additional charges if you had children, which my father constantly reminded me of, as yet another financial burden I had personally created by conspiring with Motel 6 executives. Plus I believe there was a 25 cent charge to remove a little funky lock on the rotary phone’s dial, and 50 cents for the key which allowed you to turn on the TV, which may have had a viewable channel or two.

Bottles were still returnable which meant you drank your soda by the vending machine, or paid the nickel deposit. There was typically a rack mounted on the side of the machine to put your empty. Can anyone imagine a person doing that today?

So I usually remember the low prices of things from the past, and complain about it because I have molted enough to have become my father now.

Doc Sierra said...

A hot dog was $0.35.

A seat in the upper deck at Shea Stadium was like $1.50
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The bleacher seats at the Oakland Coliseum were $1.50 and $0.75 on Monday nights, malts were $0.35 and you got two bags of peanuts for a quarter. I spent many days and nights watching the Oakland A's back then when they were back to back to back World Series Champions.

Matt said...

Farf, you crack me up - because I remember all of that!

Doc I went to game 3 of the 1973 World Series at Shea vs Oakland. One of the highlights of my childhood.

Doc Sierra said...

Matt said...
Doc I went to game 3 of the 1973 World Series at Shea vs Oakland. One of the highlights of my childhood.
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I remember that series very well. Was Catfish Hunter pitching? Vida Blue? Ken Holtzman? Blue Moon Odom? Dave Hamilton?
The Oakland A's were my life when I was a kid.

orwhut said...

In the days when we were able to buy comic books for 15 cents and hot dogs for 35, my mother was telling me about how she used to get a bag of candy for a penny.

Matt said...

The starting pitchers were Catfish Hunter and Tom Seaver. Wayne Garrett hit a bomb in the first inning but the Mets lost in extra frames. I still have my ticket stub.

Doc Sierra said...

Matt said...

The starting pitchers were Catfish Hunter and Tom Seaver. Wayne Garrett hit a bomb in the first inning but the Mets lost in extra frames. I still have my ticket stub.
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Man, Catfish Hunter vs Tom Seaver. Now that's a hall of fame match up. Sometimes I wish I could go back in time.

Matt said...

Doc you got me to thinking about the differences between then and now. On my way to work this morning I decided that the biggest difference in America is peoples' size. Everybody is FAT now. Do you remember the Special K cereal "pinch an inch" commercials?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWUBIbsSB2c

Pinch an inch would be laughable now. You can walk up to the average American now and grab armfuls. Literally.

America is doomed...


Doc Sierra said...

Yes Matt, I remember it well. A lot has changed. Now the athletes are bigger, stronger and faster thanks in part to steroids. Look at Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa and then look at Hank Aaron and Reggie Jackson. Aaron and Jackson didn't need steroids or corked bats. In the summer, my mother used to drop my brother and me off at the Oakland Coliseum a couple of hours before the games so we could watch infield and batting practice. Back then the players would actually talk to you. Sal Bando lived in the Oakland hills about 2 miles up the hill from us. My brother and I used to walk our bikes up Lincoln Ave to the Montclair district in the Oakland hills to stake out Sal Bando's house. We saw him one time when he came out to mow his lawn and he talked to us. Man, those days are gone.

Matt said...

In that one World Series game I saw, Bando playing first base dove into the camera box next to the dugout and made a spectacular catch on a foul ball.

Sorry but the fat thing really bothers me. That same year 1973 in history class the teacher was discussing the fall of the Roman Empire. He said the main reason was, "they got fat". I understand what he meant now.

Doc Sierra said...
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Doc Sierra said...

Matt, I'm going to stay off topic one more time. My all time A's lineup would be.....
P-Catfish Hunter
C-Ray Fosse
1B-Mark McGwire
2B-Mike Gallego
SS-Bert 'Campy' Campaneris
3B-Carney Lansford
LF-Rickey Henderson
CF-Bill North
RF-Reggie Jackson
DH-Dave Parker
Closer-Dennis Eckersly
Manager Dick-Williams
Pitching-Coach Dave Duncan

What's your all time Mets lineup?

Matt said...

C - Mike Piazza
1B - Keith Hernandez
2b - Felix Millan
SS - Jose Reyes
3b - David Wright
LF - Cleon Jones
CF - Carlos Beltran
RF - Darryl Strawberry

SP - Tom Seaver
CL - John Franco

PH - Rusty Staub

MGR - Davey Johnson


Doc Sierra said...

Well, now that this thread is officially hijacked are there any other baseball fans that want to give their all time lineup of their favorite team?

Stacey L. said...

Yes! Back in the day(which was like 88 to me) I was a huge Dodgers fan, but I lived closer to Oakland and San Fran, so we would go see them there. I met Rickey Henderson once, really nice guy. Dave Henderson went to high school with my dad and gave us autographed stuff and introduced us to a couple players but I cant remember other than Rickey Henderson. I think I was there when he stole his 40th base that seaon....

Doc Sierra said...

Oh no! An '88 Dodger fan. 1988 gave us my least favorite World Series of all time.

Stacey L. said...

It was a good year for us Doc....havent seen one like it since.

Doc Sierra said...

When Kirk Gibson hit that walk off home run in game one I threw a hot dog at my TV. I've since mellowed and no longer get real upset at sports anymore.