Gray Matters by Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler

Gray Matters

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  1. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember when there were 3 T.V. Channels, or 4 if you had an “Educational Television” channel in your town.
    Televisions were Black and White, and had NO remote, Telephones had both a “Dial”, and a “Wire” to the handset. Only the very rich or very important had a telephone in their car, and even then you had to go through the “Mobile Operator”,
    “The Simpsons” was not on television.
    Gas was $.27 a gallon!
    My first car, a 1970 VW Beetle WOULD NOT hold $5 worth of gas, the tank wasn’t big enough!

  2. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    PEDAL pushers (short enough so you wouldn’t catch your pant legs in the chair of your bike)

  3. Lerf1950

    Lerf1950 said, almost 2 years ago

    I remember garter belts and stockings. I have blessed the inventor of panty hose since the day I chucked the last garter belt. It’s been decades since I had the marks of those things impressed into my thighs.

  4. Happy, Happy, Happy!!!

    Happy, Happy, Happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    clam diggers…

  5. trivers

    trivers said, almost 2 years ago

    I hate to age myself, but remember when flip-flops were just for summer and the beach and not normal “shoe” gear? What goes around, comes around, except gas prices!

  6. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, almost 2 years ago

    @trivers

    Yes, and they were called thongs back then. Say that now, and you get a big snicker…

  7. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh yeah! Garter belts and thigh high stockings are great on some women!

  8. vernester

    vernester said, almost 2 years ago

    You guys need a copy editor. It’s “pedal pushers.”

  9. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    Capri pants and pedal pushers are not quite the same things. Capri pants were introduced in 1948, and made very popular by Mary Tyler Moore as Laura Petri on The Dick van Dyke Show. Pedal pushers are similar, but they are sometimes cuffed, while Capris never are. What kept pedal pushers out of bike chains was their close fit moreso than their length.

  10. ellisaana

    ellisaana GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @runar

    As I recall, capri pants were once marketed to women who wanted to walk on the beach without getting the pant legs wet.

  11. Ratbrat

    Ratbrat said, almost 2 years ago

    Ah, the wonderful memories of sitting all day in a hard school chair with the metal clasps of the garter best digging into my flesh.
    Guys may think they are sexy, but if they had to wear them they would think again!
    Long live tights and panty hose!

  12. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, almost 2 years ago

    In my day tennies were called sneakers. They weren’t called tennis shoes (tennies) till the 70’s unless you were tennis player.

  13. Jon88

    Jon88 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @celecca

    Indeed, “pedal.” Remember when publishers employed copy editors?

  14. mr_sherman

    mr_sherman GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jon88

    How about being smart enough to know that spellcheker doesn’t work for homonyms.

  15. peter stampfel

    peter stampfel GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Jon88

    my wife is the publisher of DAW books. copy editors work on all our books, 5 to 7 a month. and i remember 19 cent gas and no tv at all. milwaukee got tv (nbc) in 1948-only 1 channel till the 50s.

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