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(My Fox DC)   The year was 1938. A loaf of bread was 9 cents. You could rent a house for $27 a month. And for $130, you could buy the rights to a multibillion-dollar comic book character   (myfoxdc.com) divider line 55
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2012-03-28 12:09:59 PM
Well, but, at the time, you don't know it is going to be "Superman"... I mean, I'm guessing D.C. Comics has cancelled checks for buying the rights to "SledgehammerHead" and "Indestructoboy", but, nobody cares about ideas bought that never even get off the ground.
 
2012-03-28 12:25:48 PM
this thread needs the Quaker ha ha guy.
 
2012-03-28 12:46:51 PM
How much was the check for on Earth-Two?
 
2012-03-28 12:48:32 PM
It's incredible to think that my grandparents lived in that time period, and how much things have changed. My grandfather would have been 11, my grandmother would have been 13.
 
2012-03-28 12:49:20 PM

Gunny Highway: How much was the check for on Earth-Two?


The same-except it had had a weakness to wood, not the color yellow.
 
2012-03-28 12:49:23 PM
I'm guessing Siegel and Schuster wished they could go back in time, perhaps by flying around the earth and reversing its rotation, and ask for an ungodly sum of money.
 
2012-03-28 12:50:52 PM

Fubini: It's incredible to think that my grandparents lived in that time period, and how much things have changed. My grandfather would have been 11, my grandmother would have been 13.


And I was 15.
 
2012-03-28 12:51:14 PM
Would someone please point me to the thread about how Dennis Rodman is broke and extremely ill.
 
2012-03-28 12:51:58 PM
Yeah well 13 years ago when I was a code monkey I wrote pseudo code for a social network that people could use to find old friends and communicate easier and I was laughed out of the room and eventually laid off. Right place, right time. Get over it.
 
2012-03-28 12:54:54 PM
photo.goodreads.com
Is quite a good read on the subject
 
2012-03-28 12:55:03 PM

Mugato: Yeah well 13 years ago when I was a code monkey I wrote pseudo code for a social network that people could use to find old friends and communicate easier and I was laughed out of the room and eventually laid off. Right place, right time. Get over it.


Who are you talking to?
 
2012-03-28 12:55:23 PM
Mugato

Yeah well 13 years ago when I was a code monkey I wrote pseudo code for a social network that people could use to find old friends and communicate easier and I was laughed out of the room and eventually laid off. Right place, right time. Get over it.


Same here, in 1986, I developed a BBS that would market real estate. I was told by too many, 'Never make money, people aint' going to go for that computer sh*t'.
 
2012-03-28 12:55:37 PM
$130 circa 1938 is roughly $2000 in today's money.
 
2012-03-28 12:58:29 PM
FTA: cement Apple's lead, the company has hit some bumps in the road

yourmom.org

Stretching too much?
 
2012-03-28 12:58:41 PM
Talk to the student who designed the Nike swoosh for about that amount in 1977.
 
2012-03-28 12:59:08 PM
And you made something around 2k a year. Maybe less
 
2012-03-28 01:00:04 PM

Mugato: Yeah well 13 years ago when I was a code monkey I wrote pseudo code for a social network that people could use to find old friends and communicate easier and I was laughed out of the room and eventually laid off. Right place, right time. Get over it.


I know your pain. I had an idea for a place where strangers would sign up to be randomly paired with other strangers for an internet chat, but would instead receive endless pictures of anonymous peoples' junk.

Wait, that wasn't a good idea at all.
 
2012-03-28 01:05:32 PM
When I was a boy, Mom would sent me down to the corner store with a
dollar, and I'd come back with five pounds of potatoes, two loaves of
bread, three pints of milk, a pound of cheese, a packet of tea, and half
a dozen eggs.

You can't do that now.

/Too many farkin' security cameras
//*insert rimshot*
 
2012-03-28 01:10:01 PM
*adds this to list of things to do when I go on a historical crime-spree with my chronoskipper
 
2012-03-28 01:15:51 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: When I was a boy, Mom would sent me down to the corner store with a
dollar, and I'd come back with five pounds of potatoes, two loaves of
bread, three pints of milk, a pound of cheese, a packet of tea, and half
a dozen eggs.

You can't do that now.

/Too many farkin' security cameras
//*insert rimshot*


What, no comics?
 
2012-03-28 01:24:55 PM
In 1938, the cheapest Ford, a coupe was $529. $130 bucks was serious money back then.
 
2012-03-28 01:25:39 PM
Honestly who the hell cares?
www.panelsonpages.com
OH, right.
 
2012-03-28 01:39:54 PM

goddamndroogs!: Honestly who the hell cares?
[www.panelsonpages.com image 510x680]
OH, right.


Man, I used to love Kevin Smith. His movies were the go to movies to watch while we were getting drunk before we went out in college but now, what a collection of douchebags.
 
2012-03-28 01:40:43 PM
Siegel and Shuster were screwed. This is a good case to bring up whenever some empty-headed right-winger tries to claim that businesses aren't in the business of screwing everyone. DC could have done right by Siegel and Shuster, but didn't.
 
2012-03-28 01:42:42 PM
Wonder why they had to endorse the check twice?
 
2012-03-28 01:42:44 PM
And the sad part is that in 2012, the so-called heirs of the creators can still fight to reclaim ownership of that character because of how horrible copyright law has become, even though the character has been legally sold to DC on at least three separate occasions over the years.
 
2012-03-28 01:45:11 PM

FirstNationalBastard: And the sad part is that in 2012, the so-called heirs of the creators can still fight to reclaim ownership of that character because of how horrible copyright law has become, even though the character has been legally sold to DC on at least three separate occasions over the years.


Bastard keeps flying around the world backwards at superspeed to undo it every time.
 
2012-03-28 01:48:10 PM
Better $130 now, than $130B in 75 years.

Kind of hard to buy food with vaporware.

Besides, DC has put how much into marketing Superman over the years?
 
2012-03-28 02:02:40 PM
One of the issues with the sale is also that DC (National Comics back then) had steadily exerted heavy-handed editorial influence over the character. Schuster and Seigel had this great story where Superman went off to Europe, ended the war, captured Hitler and Stalin, and delivered them to be tried for crimes against humanity. DC nixed it and accused the pair of warmongering.
 
2012-03-28 02:06:04 PM

RoyFokker'sGhost: One of the issues with the sale is also that DC (National Comics back then) had steadily exerted heavy-handed editorial influence over the character. Schuster and Seigel had this great story where Superman went off to Europe, ended the war, captured Hitler and Stalin, and delivered them to be tried for crimes against humanity. DC nixed it and accused the pair of warmongering.


And if by "nixed it" you mean " printed it in Look Magazine in 1940 (new window)", then you're absolutely right!
 
GBB
2012-03-28 02:08:55 PM

DrippinBalls: Mugato

Yeah well 13 years ago when I was a code monkey I wrote pseudo code for a social network that people could use to find old friends and communicate easier and I was laughed out of the room and eventually laid off. Right place, right time. Get over it.

Same here, in 1986, I developed a BBS that would market real estate. I was told by too many, 'Never make money, people aint' going to go for that computer sh*t'.


When Google Maps started with ariel views, I suggested to my store manager that since we're re-doing the roof, why don't we see about putting the company's logo on it so people can instantly recognize the store from Google Maps.

/fark Target
 
2012-03-28 02:09:00 PM
You mean to tell me heat vision is 20/20 in hindsight?
 
2012-03-28 02:21:22 PM
 
2012-03-28 02:37:49 PM

RibbyK: Fubini: It's incredible to think that my grandparents lived in that time period, and how much things have changed. My grandfather would have been 11, my grandmother would have been 13.

And I was 15.


And, now, you're 89 and typing in fark?

/get off my lawn
//do you remember lawns?
///Or where your pampers are?
 
2012-03-28 02:44:10 PM
Generally speaking, everything cost as much as it does today in man-hours. You'd sweat just as much for a loaf of bread today as they did in 1938.

That's why a $1 coin is such a good idea.It'll be worth pennies in the coming years. A 5$ coin oughta have a doctor on it, they'll own everything by then.
 
2012-03-28 02:46:15 PM

Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Fubini: It's incredible to think that my grandparents lived in that time period, and how much things have changed. My grandfather would have been 11, my grandmother would have been 13.

And I was 15.

And, now, you're 89 and typing in fark?

/get off my lawn
//do you remember lawns?
///Or where your pampers are?


O you Baby Boomers think you're sooooooo funny!
/We could use a man like Herbert Hoover, again.
 
2012-03-28 03:03:34 PM

Mugato: Yeah well 13 years ago when I was a code monkey I wrote pseudo code for a social network that people could use to find old friends and communicate easier and I was laughed out of the room and eventually laid off. Right place, right time. Get over it.


When I was in grad school I did a project that involved sending MPEG video over IP to a remote player. A little concept that would someday be known as "streaming video". This was around 1993.

Do I ever wish that it had occurred to me that someday people would pay money for this? Sure. But it didn't, so I still get up and go to work every day. That's life.
 
2012-03-28 03:04:15 PM

goddamndroogs!: Honestly who the hell cares?
[www.panelsonpages.com image 510x680]
OH, right.


Dear god, Bryan Johnson really let himself go. Steve-Dave has one hell of a Rasputin thing going on. Saw him on Comic Book Men, he looked fatter than Kevin...
 
2012-03-28 03:31:01 PM

RibbyK: Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Fubini: It's incredible to think that my grandparents lived in that time period, and how much things have changed. My grandfather would have been 11, my grandmother would have been 13.

And I was 15.

And, now, you're 89 and typing in fark?

O you Baby Boomers think you're sooooooo funny!
/We could use a man like Herbert Hoover, again.


My gawd! You ARE old! I thought I was the oldest one on Fark.

/ssa retired...
 
2012-03-28 03:37:02 PM

Mugato: goddamndroogs!: Honestly who the hell cares?
[www.panelsonpages.com image 510x680]
OH, right.

Man, I used to love Kevin Smith. His movies were the go to movies to watch while we were getting drunk before we went out in college but now, what a collection of douchebags.


You were a douchebag in college. And that show is all made up BS.

/mallrats 4 lief
 
2012-03-28 03:38:29 PM
Who wants to buy the rights to my Social Equality Man character for a mere $150? Any takers?
 
2012-03-28 03:39:49 PM

Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Fubini: It's incredible to think that my grandparents lived in that time period, and how much things have changed. My grandfather would have been 11, my grandmother would have been 13.
And I was 15.
And, now, you're 89 and typing in fark?
O you Baby Boomers think you're sooooooo funny!
/We could use a man like Herbert Hoover, again.
My gawd! You ARE old! I thought I was the oldest one on Fark.
/ssa retired...


Not really, I just enjoy the hell outta trolling the upstart young-uns
/born just before Kennedy was shot
//So your "lawn" status remains
 
2012-03-28 03:43:46 PM

lewismarktwo: You were a douchebag in college. And that show is all made up BS.

/mallrats 4 lief


I have no idea what you are trying to say to me.
 
2012-03-28 03:49:10 PM
A loaf of bread you say?

img829.imageshack.us

Sounds about right.
 
2012-03-28 03:59:44 PM

lewismarktwo: mallrats 4 lief


When I was in college, I worked in Quakerbridge Mall in Lawrenceville, NJ. Parts of Mallrats were filmed there, about five years after I quit.

/Sort-of CSB
 
2012-03-28 04:23:25 PM

RibbyK: O you Baby Boomers think you're sooooooo funny!
/We could use a man like Herbert Hoover, again.


Gee our LaSalle sure ran great!
 
2012-03-28 04:30:11 PM

RibbyK: Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Fubini:

My gawd! You ARE old! I thought I was the oldest one on Fark.
/ssa retired...

Not really, I just enjoy the hell outta trolling the upstart young-uns
/born just before Kennedy was shot
//So your "lawn" status remains


...and you're trollism seems to work, it got me. I saw another comment of yours in the (dag nabbit, I forget...) "The Pill" thread that really set the hook. Where you said you were having lunch with your boss in 1972. I was in the navy (forced conscription) then.
 
2012-03-28 04:41:43 PM

Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Mikeyworld: RibbyK: Fubini:
...and you're trollism seems to work, it got me. I saw another comment of yours in the (dag nabbit, I forget...) "The Pill" thread that really set the hook. Where you said you were having lunch with your boss in 1972. I was in the navy (forced conscription) then.


Not my intent
/I was trying to stay under the radar (changed usernames about a week ago)
//Please, my friend, enjoy the lawn
 
2012-03-28 04:49:08 PM
JewZeppy: A loaf of bread you say?

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Sounds about right.


THIS, Back when Gas was about a quarter a gallon a quarter was silver. Gas is now almost $4 a gallon, and the silver in an old silver quarter is worth about $4
 
2012-03-28 05:04:03 PM

Oldiron_79: THIS, Back when Gas was about a quarter a gallon a quarter was silver. Gas is now almost $4 a gallon, and the silver in an old silver quarter is worth about $4


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