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Probably too late for anyone to read this, but I'm not sure if it's really worth reading....

The RWO cartoon reminds me of a strip called "Perkins" that I remember from the Gainesville (Florida) Sun in the late 1960s. The single non-speaking character did things like dismantling the panel walls and using them to escape. Anyone else remember that strip?

Second, eleven years ago I got into a conversation with someone older than I about age. I said "I'm 45. I think that's a record." He didn't get the joke. So it's not just The Kids These Days (TM) seem to have forgotten about those round things that played music. Or he didn't have much of a sense of humor.


Friend who made the quilt I won in the library fundraiser and her husband had a very successful business in Boston which moved the films from theatre to theatre. Megabucks... and mega years ago of course...

Lori B

Phred, I think his sense of humor was missing, that or his memory.

There was a Facebook meme going on the other day, asking if you were there on opening day for Star Wars in 1977. I had to wait for weeks for it to open in Kalispell, MT, since we were way down that bicycle schedule! And no such thing as multiplexes, unless you were lucky enough to have more than one theater in town.

Mike Peterson

One of these days, we'll talk about "four-walling," which was when a promoter would rent the movie house and advertise a movie locally, then keep all the profits beyond that rental. "The Adventures of Frontier Fremont" comes to mind, but I'm not sure "Standing Tall" wasn't a four-waller.

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