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Old 03-28-2011, 02:40 AM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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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.
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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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.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:16 AM
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Location: in a cat house
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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.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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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...
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:23 AM
 
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In 1962 you could get a real hamburger with real fries and a milkshake for 55 cents.... and the burger was big...
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:55 AM
bjh
 
Location: Memphis - home of the king
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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?
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Change back from your dollar.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:18 AM
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I remember that slogan!
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal
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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.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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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
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