Longtime readers will recognize the woman at the left as sign that it's time for another installment of They Wouldn't Believe Me. The gimmick of these posts is that I somehow can send a message back 40 years through time to shock, surprise and amuse folks from that distant era we now call the late '60s. Here are five quick facts from today that might seem counter-intuitive to people from the early Nixon era.
1. Shouldn't any family who wants to give their kids an advantage in school, or just to look like a cultured household, have a nice set of encyclopedias?
Hmm, not so much.
2. Wouldn't a trip to the world's fair be an educational and fun family vacation?
Well... if they still HAD world's fairs, that might be true.
3. Tell me please, future oracle, the American League has given up this awful carbuncle on the rules of baseball they call The Designated Hitter by the 21st Century?
You'd THINK it was a temporary solution, but so far... it's still with us.
4. Okay then, if the A.L. holds onto it, at least the N.L. has followed suit and adopted it, right?
You are now 0 for 4, hypothetical past question asker.
5. Tell me, oracle, tell me that the laws that equate marijuana to heroin have been stricken from the books?
Afraid I'm all bad news for you this time around, buddy.
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