Random leap day stuff

February 29, 2008

J&R Electronics advertisement from Rolling Stone magazine 1981

I had a subscription to Rolling Stone Magazine from the late 70s to the early 80s. Yeah, it sucked back then too. Every issue was all The Rolling Stones, The Clash, arena rock, blah blah blah.
I found this ad from J&R Music World and found it interesting how expensive electronics and games were back then. Especially considering wages at the time. I think minimum wage in 1984 was $3.15 and hour!

This really happened:

This Wednesday while driving home from work past the John Heinz Natural Area near the airport, there, right next to I-95 was a bald eagle. Yup. A bald eagle just outside the city limits. The funny part? I swear to God, the radio was playing America the Beautiful. Granted, it was a cheezy commercial on KYW for the purple heart or something, but still. Isn’t that weird?



  1. Wow, what a great trip down memory lane. Hope you don’t mind if we link to you from our blog. Thanks for posting!


  2. No problem. I bought my Nakamichi tape deck from you guys around 1988.
    I’m still a customer by the way!

  3. Amazing about the bald eagle. I’ve never seen one in the wild, so that must have been cool…and eerie with the song playing.

    And the price of electronics…amazing. I remember buying a record player once that was hundreds of dollars…and that’s when it meant something.

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