Thursday, March 31, 2016

Wordless Throw Back Thursday

Combining the best of Wordless Wednesday and TBT, we have this...

I remember being hauled around in the back of pick-ups. Never got hurt, either.



Technology has certainly come a long way...


... but we don't really take advantage of it.



Another thing that's changed - and not for the better - is our income tax system.



But perhaps the biggest change is how we deal with those who attack us.

7 comments:

Bear said...

I'm going to show that first one to my cousin, the Car Seat Nazi.

Toejam said...

Ya forgot the "collision avoidance technology" that big brother government is trying, and will probably succeed in shoving down our throats.

That'll be a boon for driver texting, Starbucks Latte drinking, Big Mac munching idiots.

Old NFO said...

I'll go with the last one... :-)

CenTexTim said...

Bear - I'm sure your cousin will appreciate it.

Toejam - call me old fashioned, but I believe that people should control their machines, not the other way around.Besides, how else are we going to clean out the gene pool?

NFO - you got that 100% right!

Toejam said...

I agree with you, CTT.

I'm all in for the good old days of my first car a 1949 Chevy I bought for $50 in 1959.

3 speed on the column.

Straight 6 (I broke a plug trying to remove it to clean it and the damn engine ran good on 5 cylinders).

Manual roll-down windows.

Vent windows in front...Great for flicking cigarette ashes out.

Starter button on the dash (Kids today think this "pushbutton start button thing" is a 21st century phenomenon

Bench seat in front.

Gas was 24 cents a gallon and you got a plate or glass + green stamps.

CenTexTim said...

Don't forget the AM-only radio, and the headlight dimmer switch on the floor...

Toejam said...

What radio? The dimmer switch on the floor, split front window, no windshield washer (the gas station attendant wiped the front & back windows + checked the oil, battery levels & all 5 tires for pressure....no charge) and the "emergency brake handle" shaped like a cycle on the driver's left.

Headlights were "seal beam", cost about $2 and you (car owner) could change one in under 5 minutes. Plus you didn't have to wear laytex surgeon's gloves either.