#1 By: Mark Frauenfelder, October 13th, 2013 13:11
#2 By: Tim Quinn, October 13th, 2013 13:27
Who will think of the children?
#3 By: millie fink, October 13th, 2013 13:53
Folks really did grow up a lot quicker back then, especially working-class ones. And died a lot quicker too.
#4 By: dloburns, October 13th, 2013 13:56
To think that their job was replaced with a mechanical box, and that box's position was replaced by a computer.
#5 By: millie fink, October 13th, 2013 14:02
And the computer by a phone.
#6 By: Peregrinus Phoenix, October 13th, 2013 14:12
One on the left: "Real funny with the camera, yeaah. You gonna pay for the picture? Jerk off."
#7 By: Noah Django Gross, October 13th, 2013 14:19
#8 By: Geekington, October 13th, 2013 14:19
The one without a sweater looks like a tiny adult.
#9 By: millie fink, October 13th, 2013 14:27
Thanks, good point. I should've said "U.S. white folks."
#10 By: rattypilgrim, October 13th, 2013 14:30
This is what the near future will look like if the Republicans succeed in "drowning the government in a bathtub".
#11 By: Karl Schulte, October 13th, 2013 14:40
A 15 year head start for your career as a freelancer in the media industry - that's something you won't get in college.
#12 By: CLamb, October 13th, 2013 14:53
Is their lack of shoes a reflection of their poverty or was it accepted dress for children in a mild climate in that era?
#13 By: Ereiamjh, October 13th, 2013 15:56
The "Good old days" before pesky government coercion and safety nets. Somebody get those kids some "liberty" shoes and socks stat...
#14 By: Preston, October 13th, 2013 16:25
Maybe they had shoes that they only wore to church. At least back then there was probably zero broken glass in the street since all bottles were recycled.
John Stossel on Fox was talking about how the poor are victimized by the minimum wage. His guest was saying how immigrants weren't held back by the government social programs. He did not mention how they lived eight to a room, suffered from malnutrition, TB, and parasites and died by the age of 50.
#15 By: Tim Quinn, October 13th, 2013 16:35
I can say that I went barefoot for much of the summer when I was a kid in the 1950s and 60s in Southern California. It had nothing to do with poverty and everything to do with comfort.
#16 By: rattypilgrim, October 13th, 2013 16:37
And did you sell newspapers on the streets of downtown L.A. in the heat of summer for a few cents a day?
#17 By: rattypilgrim, October 13th, 2013 16:40
Then (if you have kids or ever do) why don't you put your kids to work selling newspapers on city streets and save yourself their college tuition?
#18 By: Jardine, October 13th, 2013 16:43
Heat of the summer? Luxury! When I was a kid, we sold newspapers in the winter. People didn't want papers that were frozen though, so we had to warm them with our meager body heat. Because we couldn't afford food, we occasionally would eat one of the weaker newsboys or a sewer gator.
#19 By: Tim Quinn, October 13th, 2013 16:45
What does that have to do with anything? Do you normally jump to conclusions about others utterances?
#20 By: Noah Django Gross, October 13th, 2013 16:46
I think it was a joke, dude
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