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Save Social Security... and Roller Derby Too!
August 13, 2005 1:45 PM   Subscribe

Today (if it's still Aug. 13th where you are) is the 70th birthday of the Roller Derby (being duly celebrated in Chicago and elsewhere). Tomorrow (unless it's already Aug. 14th where you are) is the 70th birthday of the Social Security Act. Compare and contrast...
(Round-numbered birthdays and anniversaries, you gotta love em. Hard to believe Burt "Robin" Ward turned 60 last month... but that "American Gothic" paining is only 75 years old.)
posted by wendell (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
A Birthday Card for the SSA.
posted by caddis at 1:48 PM on August 13, 2005


Thanks Wendell. A couple of months ago I got a wild hair about Roller Derby. I'd heard it was making a come back and wanted in on the action. Then a I got a look at some of the painful looking injuries on the Gotham Girls website and realized that I wasn't 25 anymore. Boo.

I'm still looking forward to the Duke City Derby girls getting things together to watch bouts. woohoo!

But, a couple weeks after this fit of enthusiasm I met a 60-ish year old grandmother who regaled me with tales of her Derby Days. Good times, I tell you what!
posted by FlamingBore at 1:49 PM on August 13, 2005


Why we needed (and still need) SSA:

The elderly
Soup kitchens
posted by caddis at 1:53 PM on August 13, 2005


Thanx, caddis, I felt a little guilty providing more links about the Roller Derby than the SSA. BTW, GO TBIRDS!!
posted by wendell at 2:10 PM on August 13, 2005


For putting SS in peril, Bush will go down in history as probably the most uncaring president in our history.
posted by amberglow at 2:32 PM on August 13, 2005


Bush will go down in history as probably the most uncaring worst president in our history.

Fixed, for her pleasure.
posted by wah at 3:01 PM on August 13, 2005


Burt Ward is SIXTY -- holy aging TV stars! That tidbit is more indicative - to me - of the March Of Time than many other such anniversaries.
posted by davidmsc at 11:46 PM on August 13, 2005


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