$539.95 in 1980 equals $1561.81 in 2014 dollars.
Too rich for your blood? You could settle with a GE Walkman knock-off for only 375 inflation adjusted dollars.
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An aspect of the 1980s nobody wants to remember.
Except me, and even that is a form of flagellation.
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"The subcommittee flatly rejects all suggestions of governmental censorship as being totally out of keeping with our basic American concepts of a free press operating in a free land for a free people."
"William M. Gaines, publisher of Entertaining Comics Group, ridiculed the efforts of parents’ groups to restrain their children from reading crime and horror comics. Gaines who publishes some of the most sadistic crime and horror comic books with monstrosities that nature has been incapable of, issued a page which was reprinted with the testimoney from the Hew York hearings. Under the heading “Are you a Red Dupe?” Gaines prints the story of Melvin Blizunken-Skovitchsky, who lived in Soviet Russia and printed comic books, but some people did not believe that other persons possessed sufficient intelligence to decided what the wanted to read. Consequently, the secret police came, smashed poor Melvin’s four-color press and left Melvin hanging from a tree. Gains’ message at the end reads:
So the next time some joker gets up at a PTA meeting, or starts jabbering about “the naughty comic books” at your local candy store, give him the once-over. We are not saying is his a Communist. He may be a dupe. He may not even read the Daily Worker. It is just that he’s swallowed the Red bait- hook, line and sinker.”
"In 1948, public indignation at the flood of crime, sex, and horror comic books made itself heard in ever louder tones. It was in that year that the National Association of Prosecuting Attorneys added its voice to that many other organizations and agencies by passing a resolution strongly recommending "that legislation be adopted designed to prohibit the sale of objectionable crime, sex, and horror comics to juveniles." Ordinances designed to curb the sale of crime and horror comics to juveniles were in fact passed by some communities."
"The subcommittee wishes to call particular attention to the fact that its exploration of crime and horror comic books as a contributing factor to juvenile delinquency is only one part of its investigation into the mass communication."
- excepts from the interim report of the Senate hearing on comic books and juvenile delinquency
Your persecution complex is based on a lie.
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Picked up the CD of this for a penny used a few years ago, When the wife was laid up with a spiral fracture of the leg, it became a permanent fixture for solo driving.
The follow-up is an utterly amazing collection of trip hop remixes that arrived too late in the trend curve to get properly noticed.
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