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Eternal Life

A reader with a better memory than I have, and a better handle on inflation:

“Derb, the line in ‘Pelham 1-2-3′ was, ‘What do they expect for their lousy

35 cents, to live forever?’ Given that this was 1973 and the fare is now $2

and going higher, it does give one a sense of inflation. I recall watching a

’Hawaii Five-O’ episode from the same era in which Dano tells McGarrett with

some amazement that a suspect lives in an apartment that ‘rents for $500 a

month.’ I don’t know what rents for $500 a month in Hawaii these days, but

chances are, it isn’t much to look at.”

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