Is the image of white guys playing the Indians in westerns offensive to you? Imagine how offensive it must be to Native Americans. Of course, an argument can be made that laughter is the most subversive form of insurrection.
Although pinball machine precursors have existed since the 1800’s, it was really the 1930’s that saw the introduction of what is thought of historically as a pinball machine.
The final days of America’s greatest writer of the supernatural, as well as the man who invented the detective novel, should have been one of easy girls and chocolate pie with a crust made of easy girls who just finished eating chocolate pie.
While we take for granted the idea of bringing home a bag with meat, veggies, bread as well as medicine, Band-Aids and salves this was a tremendous sea change in the 30s.
Here’s where the pyramid structure comes in, ala Amway. Each of these salespeople, known as Kleagles, received four dollars out of that eight dollars from the ten dollar initiation fee from each new member signed up. In addition, there were also regional supervisors called, get this, Grand Goblins. My God, were these people the biggest nerds in America or what? And all the while that two dollars remained at the very top of the pyramid in the hands of William Simmons.
Another common sign that hobos left behind was an arch with a dot beneath it. Any hobo still hitching a ride on a train who saw this sign would be inclined to stay aboard and move on to the next city upon seeing that particular sign since it signals that the law enforcement authorities there aren’t particularly open to the hobo spirit.
Populism was at heart a rise borne from the discontent of the rural areas of America, building gradually but with an increasingly earnest fire among the farming communities in both the north and south, uniting the interests of black and whites alike. Populism was also helped along toward its destiny as a major movement through its beginnings as a means of socialization.
This legislation basically fixed the inherently racist and unfair quota system that had marked immigration policy in the US. It did away with the national origins system, provided for easier immigration from non-Western Hemisphere nations-though I still say the Western Hemisphere is the best doggone hemisphere in the world-and increased the number of overall immigrants allowed.
The testimony was non-stop and lasted three days and if you think his lawyers were supplied all the information given to the Feds then you probably also think there exists some enormous pile of WMDs in Iraq that will one day not only be found but will be found surrounded by the dead bodies of Saddam’s cadre of Al Qaeda soldiers. Was there any doubt in anyone’s mind that Oppenheimer’s security clearance would be denied? Was there ever any doubt that he would be cleared of all charges?
Gabba gabba hey.
There’s a happy end of sorts to this sad, pitiful story of loser named Teller. Too bad this teller didn’t even have the dignity to keep quiet like our contemporary Teller and if he can keep quiet in the face of the pile of rubbish spouted by Penn then why on earth would Edward Teller not keep quiet in the face of an intellect that towered over his own?
In a move as capitalistically brilliant as it was heartless, Hornaday decided to put Benga on display inside a cage alongside an orangutan and a parrot.