Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?
Dialing For Dollars is trying to find me.
I wait for delivery each day until three
So oh Lord, won’t you buy me a color TV?
–Janis Joplin (with an assist from Michael McClure and Bob Neuwirth)
Author: Keith Humphreys
Keith Humphreys is the Esther Ting Memorial Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and an Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at Kings College London. His research, teaching and writing have focused on addictive disorders, self-help organizations (e.g., breast cancer support groups, Alcoholics Anonymous), evaluation research methods, and public policy related to health care, mental illness, veterans, drugs, crime and correctional systems. Professor Humphreys' over 300 scholarly articles, monographs and books have been cited over thirteen thousand times by scientific colleagues. He is a regular contributor to Washington Post and has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Monthly, San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian (UK), The Telegraph (UK), Times Higher Education (UK), Crossbow (UK) and other media outlets.
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Oh Lord, wonâ€™t you give me a big turkey?
I work at Wallmart where no extra dollars find me
I wait for handouts from other associates until three
So oh Lord, won’t you give me a big turkey?
Is Walmart’s request of associates to help provide Thanksgiving dinner for co-workers proof of low wages?
Life magazine just republished its issue on the Kennedy assassination. RCA Victor advertises its lowest price color TV ever for only $450. OTOH, a Maidenform bra goes for $2.50. In 1963, $450 was real dough.
To be precise, according to The Inflation Calculator on the Internet, “What cost $450 in 1963 would cost $3329.79 in 2012.” And the bra would cost $18.50 in 2012.
We are posting snippets of *lyrics* now? In ASCII? What millennium is this again? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWtzDxdIkdM
What do you expect when you read a website where the “hot new movie you must see” is typically a half century or more old!
Thanks, I never did understand what she meant by “Darling, four dollars is trying to find me.”
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