Derby #38: The Year You Were Born
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1968

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heyerin


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Re: 1968


This looks like JFK has a tumor growing out of his head. And that tumor is MLK Jr. No. No. No.

zenwill


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heyerin wrote:This looks like JFK has a tumor growing out of his head. And that tumor is MLK Jr. No. No. No.


It's RFK not JFK. JFK was killed in 1965.

AdderXYU


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zenwill wrote:It's RFK not JFK. JFK was killed in 1965.


He Certainly Was!

mia3mom


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zenwill wrote:It's RFK not JFK. JFK was killed in 1965.


1963, not 1965.

specifically November 22, 1963. My mom's 19th birthday.

there's now a "ride" in Dallas where you can go down the street in a vintage car and get shot at. The world is a scary place.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

zenwill


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mia3mom wrote:1963, not 1965.

specifically November 22, 1963. My mom's 19th birthday.

there's now a "ride" in Dallas where you can go down the street in a vintage car and get shot at. The world is a scary place.



DUH... of course you are correct. I get it confused. See, RFK was shot the night I was born, so I always think about JFK being shot the year my brother was born...1965. I'm an one that smells of Elderberries.

2thFairy


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mia3mom wrote:1963, not 1965.

specifically November 22, 1963. My mom's 19th birthday.

there's now a "ride" in Dallas where you can go down the street in a vintage car and get shot at. The world is a scary place.


Show me proof of such ride...

AdderXYU


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Re: 1968


Nothing against RFMLK (which sounds like a KMFDM cover band), but seriously, we need a ruling on whether dead people are exempt from "celebrity likeness" rules, and why

mia3mom


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mia3mom wrote:1963, not 1965.

specifically November 22, 1963. My mom's 19th birthday.

there's now a "ride" in Dallas where you can go down the street in a vintage car and get shot at. The world is a scary place.

2thFairy wrote:Show me proof of such ride...


I wrote it with the word of my librarian. This was at her last visit a few years ago. We moved from Dallas 11 years ago, and it wasn't there then.

I'm not spending all evening googling, but here's an article about it. $25 to "ride the route of Kennedy's fateful motorcade". Appalled doesn't even cover how I feel about it.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

wettoad


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mia3mom wrote:1963, not 1965.

specifically November 22, 1963. My mom's 19th birthday.

there's now a "ride" in Dallas where you can go down the street in a vintage car and get shot at. The world is a scary place.


No way! unfrickingbelievable

2thFairy


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mia3mom wrote:mia3mom wrote:1963, not 1965.

specifically November 22, 1963. My mom's 19th birthday.

there's now a "ride" in Dallas where you can go down the street in a vintage car and get shot at. The world is a scary place.



I wrote it with the word of my librarian. This was at her last visit a few years ago. We moved from Dallas 11 years ago, and it wasn't there then.

I'm not spending all evening googling, but here's an article about it. $25 to "ride the route of Kennedy's fateful motorcade". Appalled doesn't even cover how I feel about it.



I have lived in Dallas for more than 20 years and had never heard of this. I read your linked article and found it interesting. I did a little research myself and found this:

Dallas resident Paul Crute bought a 1960s Lincoln convertible in the late 1990s and launched the city's JFK Limo Tour.

For $25, tourists were picked up at Love Field airport and taken on John F Kennedy's cavalcade route down Lemmon Avenue before rounding the corner at Dealey Plaza.

From here, a tape of shots ringing out from the Texas School Book Depository was played and Crute would floor the accelerator to Parkland Hospital's emergency room before the announcement: 'It's official now. The president is dead.'
The tour was stopped in 2001 after a host of complaints.


The only "shots" were from a recording being played from speakers. Also note, the tour no longer exists.

mjc613


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2thFairy wrote:[excerpt]
For $25, tourists were picked up at Love Field airport and taken on John F Kennedy's cavalcade route down Lemmon Avenue before rounding the corner at Dealey Plaza.

From here, a tape of shots ringing out from the Texas School Book Depository was played and Crute would floor the accelerator to Parkland Hospital's emergency room before the announcement: 'It's official now. The president is dead.'
The tour was stopped in 2001 after a host of complaints.


Complaints. Imagine that.

THIS IS GRUESOME!!!!!!!

But to get back to this shirt, I like that you chose this for 1968. That year was also the year of the wierdest Democratic Convention, where the Chicago police went overboard. Your topic is sadder but nicer.

mia3mom


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2thFairy wrote:I have lived in Dallas for more than 20 years and had never heard of this. I read your linked article and found it interesting. I did a little research myself and found this:
<snip>
The tour was stopped in 2001 after a host of complaints.


The only "shots" were from a recording being played from speakers. Also note, the tour no longer exists.


Thank goodness! I was wiped yesterday, and planned to look at it more today, I'm glad it was stopped. My mom only visited me once in 2 1/2 years of living in Dallas because of JFK, and I hope she never hears about this.

Thanks for finding out more! But, we both agree JFK was 1963, which was the point before I led us off on an interesting-to-me tangent.

& the Gaggle of Girls; so many shirts, so little space in the dresser!

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