Many Won't Get This Joke

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  1. Hal Pollner

    Hal Pollner Veteran Member
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    When we were taking our initial battery of tests after indoctrination into the US Army at Fort Ord, California in October, 1960, I received a score in one of the tests that qualified me to go to OCS, but I turned it down, as it would have required a much longer enlistment.

    That's all, Sir!

    (Coulda been 2nd Lt. Hal)
     
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    For the past hundred years or more, the original line was "See what the Boys in the Back Room are having."

    (Referring to illegal gambling in public establishments, which were carried on in "Back Rooms" all across America.)

    Most of you people must have lived sheltered lives...:rolleyes:

    Hal
     
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    @Hal Pollner
    Ever hear of Cicero, Illinois? Al Capone lived in an apartment there on 16th. St. and 57th. Court. He owned and operated a "back-room" on Cicero Avenue, just a block south of Cermak Road, west side of street. Across the street sprawled the giant Western Electric Plant, which manufactured all types of equipment for the Bell System.

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    Tower is the give-away. It was visible from our home!
     
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    I thought it was cleverly funny.
     
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    Lois, you thought it was funny because you're from my era, and you understand things that these kids in their 60's and 70's don't understand!:D

    Hal
     
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