… I was at college so I had to buy another one. $87 seems like a lot for 1968.
My Gitane would get me anywhere in Oakland faster than a car.
… here is my reply to Fred’s comment on Terror in Europe:
The War Street Journal reports a terror network has killed more than 160 people in Europe’s capitals in the last four months. For those keeping track, we are still way ahead (The technology we have beats theirs unless we give it all away). It’s just that we don’t have a book commanding us to commit these atrocious acts. We have a document that attempts to make it more difficult. I wouldn’t doubt the authors of that document had an extremely enlightened way of looking at consequences, that is totally lacking with the current crop of death tools in charge today. I’m not optimistic about an end to this trend until a large mass of people are personally affected such as happened in the Vietnam days. It took the acquaintances of 58,000 victims in those days. But those were on TV and mostly appeared as open spaces at class reunions and church services. The world is now a video game. Would our economy collapse without “our” protection of dependent “allies” all over the world, or would it flourish?
…But first this. As an eleven year old in Santa Monica I could have looked in the phone book and gone to visit Stan Laurel. And to think seeing Ronald Reagan was a big deal.
The EX was for Exbrook.