U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 03-28-2011, 03:40 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
8,350 posts, read 10,634,027 times
Reputation: 4637

Advertisements

Im watching a 1967 movie staring dick van dyke & debbie reynolds called Divorce American Style. In one scene dick van dyke orders a double cheese burger, fries & coke for a total cost of only $0.67 cents. The mcdonalds sign in the movie said over 2 million served. Alot sure has changed in 44 years (Van dyke was only in his 30s back then). Also in the movie van dykes salary was $87.00 a week.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-28-2011, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
12,569 posts, read 12,880,223 times
Reputation: 16461
That reminds me of when my grandfather would tell me that he used to get a smoked meat (Montreal version of pastrami/corned beef -- kind of) sandwich, fries, and a coke... for a nickel.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:16 AM
Status: "RIP Tom-Tom 2003-2014" (set 14 days ago)
 
Location: renting from my cats
911 posts, read 852,541 times
Reputation: 999
I remember during my party days a bunch of us would go to McDonalds and get a large bag full of cheeseburgers for $5.00. A very large bag. I also remember going to the walk in shows for a nickel and a bottle cap.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:19 AM
 
8,631 posts, read 10,055,079 times
Reputation: 4396
Quote:
Originally Posted by steel7 View Post
Im watching a 1967 movie staring dick van dyke & debbie reynolds called Divorce American Style. In one scene dick van dyke orders a double cheese burger, fries & coke for a total cost of only $0.67 cents. The mcdonalds sign in the movie said over 2 million served. Alot sure has changed in 44 years (Van dyke was only in his 30s back then). Also in the movie van dykes salary was $87.00 a week.
His salary was 25M a year 87 dollars a week was what he had left after the divorce...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:23 AM
 
8,631 posts, read 10,055,079 times
Reputation: 4396
In 1962 you could get a real hamburger with real fries and a milkshake for 55 cents.... and the burger was big...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:55 AM
bjh
Status: "Happy New Year!" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
20,596 posts, read 12,534,973 times
Reputation: 94052
You must mean 25k.

Multiply everything by 10. In 2011 he would be making 250,000. Left with 870 per week and paid 6.70 for his meal.

Makes more sense, doesn't it?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
25,664 posts, read 32,764,300 times
Reputation: 37915
Change back from your dollar.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 12:18 PM
Gue
 
24,120 posts, read 5,906,755 times
Reputation: 60853
I remember that slogan!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
12,569 posts, read 12,880,223 times
Reputation: 16461
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjh View Post
You must mean 25k.

Multiply everything by 10. In 2011 he would be making 250,000. Left with 870 per week and paid 6.70 for his meal.

Makes more sense, doesn't it?
Ah, he must live in CT where taxes reduce $250K to only $870/week! I hate this state.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-28-2011, 01:36 PM
 
8,631 posts, read 10,055,079 times
Reputation: 4396
Quote:
Originally Posted by bjh View Post
You must mean 25k.

Multiply everything by 10. In 2011 he would be making 250,000. Left with 870 per week and paid 6.70 for his meal.

Makes more sense, doesn't it?
25M is also 25,000 as is 25K
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $89,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Food and Drink
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top