Them ear rings ain’t the only thing she’s had air brushed!! [nudge, nudge, wink, wink!]
The obvious Watsonian answer is that the old Christian calendar [Anno Domini] was replaced with a version acceptable to the Overlords. Perhaps the birth of Tesla, or the dropping of the first Atom Bomb…
“Ham” looks more like Renny, the engineer. Brig. Gen Theodore Marley Brooks would never go on a double date….
Reminds me of the old joke.
Bum is selling pencils near Wall Street. Rich man asks how much for one pencil.
’You’re not going to sell a lot of pencils for $5,000.’
‘At $5,000, I only need to sell one!’
Some are so generous that they gave millions to Trump without knowing it.
There’s a pencil named ‘Black Warrior.’
Shut up, Donnie, you’re out of your depth here!
That was the plot of an Alfred Hitchcock episode. He embezzles $5 million, then turns himself into the police. Goes to jail for seven years. The day he gets out the police tell him that he’ll go back in unless he returns the money. He Returns the money. Last shot is him on an ocean liner telling people about how he got rich playing the stock market.
You aren’t responsible for the first thought, only the second one.
Fifty years since ‘Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas’ was published.