Shoe by Gary Brookins and Susie MacNelly


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 4 years ago

    When the U.S. went off the gold and silver standard, that meant that money had no anchor and it’s now worth about 20% of what it was in 1960.

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 4 years ago

    Also, gas was 25¢ a gallon when that DeSoto was built, and is about $4 a gallon today, just over 50 years later.

  3. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 4 years ago

    Not to mention that you could get real premium gasoline – with tetraethyl lead (then called “Ethyl”) – for 29.9¢ a gallon back then, too.

  4. pbarnrob

    pbarnrob said, over 4 years ago

    Which us kids were breathing, and now that’s our excuse, duh!

  5. piloti

    piloti said, over 4 years ago

    Please, don’t confuse him with facts.

  6. tigre1

    tigre1 said, over 4 years ago

    It only works if more and more people are brought into the system…wait, more money chasing different goods…

    Wait! Inflation and ‘inflation’…with the one proving the other…genius.

    We break things into smaller and smaller units…the drive-in got chopped into tv screens, everybody got one…lawyers found out they could make more money by charging separate fees with a higher aggregate total than the complete service once commanded in the market…cellphones, everybody’s got one and it’s a hundred bucks a month instead of five…something going on here…

  7. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Fortunately the hot air you don’t want to hear is still free.

  8. James

    James said, over 4 years ago

    Yeah, of all the things to charge for.

  9. Bdaysuit

    Bdaysuit said, over 4 years ago

    That ‘s the first time I’ve seen Skylar without a hat.

  10. Barbaratoo

    Barbaratoo said, over 4 years ago

    While I’m against charging for AIR, I do wonder how much it “costs” to actually use the machine that pumps the air. Does the station get charged by the minute or hour?

  11. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, over 4 years ago

    All he had to do was stay home and show Skylar his fat belly and he’d have a better illustration of inflation. Wouldna’ had to waste any gas either.

  12. WaitingMan

    WaitingMan said, over 4 years ago

    The convenience store/service station I work at has a free air pump. You don’t want to know what they charge for bottled water.

  13. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 4 years ago

    But it went up like a hockey stick as soon as we went off the gold standard.

  14. prrdh

    prrdh said, over 4 years ago


    Free as a bird?

  15. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    remember the hose placed perpendicular to the pumps that would signal a ‘ding ding’ to the service station personnel that a customer has just pulled up? and yes, they did wipe your windshield and check your oil if you wanted. you just sat there in your car waiting until your gas was pumped and handed ovr the money while still sitting in your car…. and if you paid by credit card, they would go back in to slide the thingie across it and then bring it back to you to sign……….
    yes, boys and girls it WAS different forty years ago!

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