Sunday, February 01, 2009

A "better late than never" post...

Well Sir, "Charlie The Cop" from Chicago sent me this here humorous anecdote, and man, is it ever true.....

How true. How True.

Old Timers Bar

Four old retired guys are walking down a street in Naples, Florida

They turned a corner and see a sign that says, 'Old Timers
Bar - all drinks 10 cents.'

They look at each other, and then go in, thinking this Is too good to be true.

The old bartender says in a voice that carries across the room,
'Come on in and let me pour one for you!

What'll it be, Gentlemen?'

There seemed to be a fully-stocked bar, so each of the men ask for a martini. In short order, the bartender serves up four iced martinis... Shaken, not stirred,and says, 'That'll be 10 cents each, please'

The four men stare at the bartender for a moment.

Then look at each other...

They can't believe their good
luck. They pay the 40 cents, finish their martinis, and order another round. Again, four excellent martinis are produced with the bartender again saying, 'That's 40 cents, please.'
They pay the 40 cents, but their curiosity is more than they can stand.

They have each had two martinis and so far they've spent less than a dollar.

Finally one of the men says, 'How can you afford to serve martinis as good as these for a dime a piece?'

'I'm a retired tailor from Boston,' the bartender said, 'and I always wanted to own a bar.

Last year I hit the Lottery for $25 million and decided to open this place. Every drink costs a dime -
wine, liquor, beer, it's all the same.'

Wow!!!! That's quite a story,' says one of the men.

The four of them sipped at their martinis and couldn't help but notice seven other people at the end of the bar who didn't have drinks in front of them, and hadn't ordered anything the whole time
they were there.

One man gestures at the seven at the end of the bar without drinks and asks the bartender, 'What's
with them?'

The bartender says, 'Oh, they're all old retired policemen from
Illinois, and New York.

They're waiting for happy hour
when drinks are half price.'

Now Sir, speakin of .10 cent drinks, how many of y'all out there remember the Saturday Afternoon Matinees at yur local neighborhood movie theater? You know, the ones where admission was .15 cents, popcorn was a dime, and most candy at the Candy Counter was either five or ten cents, along with a "Penny candy" selection where 5 or 10 pieces of candy might only cost ya .02 or .03 cents.

So, for the sake of a little nostalgic reminiscin, here be a few movie trailers from that time period, and since the big attractions fer Saturday Matinees during those years were usually Sci-Fi genre or Abbott and Costello movies, here be a few Sci-Fi trailers....