Saturday, July 24, 2021


 What could you do for fun in Jackson on a Saturday night in July waaaaaay back in 1989?


Anonymous said...

Classic movies, $11 steaks, Steve Harvey on stage. Too bad my parents had to stay home with this snotty nose kid. Just kidding my old man was getting drunk at a bar on the hill.

Anonymous said...

if you picked “consume Hollyweird propaganda and enrich the studio pedophiles for $500” the you get the Daily Double!

*As reported by Corey Feldman.

Enjoy the Suck, Jackson said...

All of that clean fun has been replaced by car-jackings, drive-by shootings, and murder.

Anonymous said...

Friday, July 21?

I remember that night very well. Started by taking the wife to Western Sizzlin and ending the evening at Larwell Lanes. Bowled a nearly perfect game of 115. As I recall, we ended the evening at a pool hall in Vanwinkle, where she snookered two high rollers and took all their money. I just watched her empty their wallets with side bets (loudest fart while taking a shot, Best swear word after a break, longest run with eyes closed, etc.) with a slight smile while sipping on a PBR.

Anonymous said...

Love the thing about weed

Anonymous said...

Miketown and Chuckles comedy clubs...for the next Steve Harvey, go out tonight!

Anonymous said...

Ah, nostalgia for the Ann Landers column. This is another one where she lets a reader take the reins and warns us all how marijuana causes genetic damage and gives you children with mental retardation.

What's this - 32 years later? And we're still waiting for someone to get the Nobel Prize for proving that theory...........

Anonymous said...

Man! All those movie theaters, I remember getting dumped off with my friends to go watch Indiana Jones at the Ellis Ave. one.

Anonymous said...

Loved that !

By 89'I was married, and had slowed down quite a bit.

Fun was a couple of "mega mugs" at the original Kiefer's on Friday night, a Saturday BBQ with friends, and a few hours at the Dock on Sunday afternoon ( just to name a few) ... all before we had to be at that thing called a "job" ...
on Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

You could eat at Ruth Chris for $13....Man the good ole days!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah it reminds me of how all the boomers and Gen X’ers going on and on about how they waited tables for the same $2.75 an hour in the late 80’s and 90’s. Well inflation never stops and wages never go up. And you could buy a lot more for a lot less back then.

Anonymous said...

"Too bad my parents had to stay home with this snotty nose kid. Just kidding my old man was getting drunk at a bar on the hill."

Don't think you're kidding at all. You do sound like a snot-nose kid...crapping on your dad like that. No wonder he was 'on the hill'...had to come home to you.

Anonymous said...


College and working at a job bussing tables on the reservoir.

Uncontrolled rednecks at the dock proposing to their dates on stage at 2 AM and wrecking their new truck in the reservoir on the celebratory ride home….and that was a Friday.

Drugs flowed in the air….whiskey was poured in your car….women….well were as elusive then as now :-/

What a time to be young and broke… was just a weekend away.

Was a pretty good town to grow up in.

Anonymous said...

3:06 am, is that you daddy ?

Anonymous said...

It was easier to get nooky back then…now with this new way of thinking you don’t know if you take a girl home she might have a FedEx package in her panties if you know what I mean

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