5.09.2006

Gold, Gas Lines, and Polyester
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The above is the title of a new book, instead of "guns, germs, and steel" deconstructing the late 1970's.

Gold has hit its highest price since the late 1970's, when those little 24k bullion necklaces were the rage. Gas Lines have come back, for those stations a dime or two cheaper than the rest (instead of a few pennies)and polyester - has not yet come back - but take a look at Hank Aaron's cool polyester-powered Atlanta Braves uniform. Hank celebrates hitting no. 715 and breaking the Babe's record.


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Barry Bonds may tie or pass the Babe and Hank's tie-breaking shot tonight, but has a little way to go to catch Hank Aaron's lifetime home run total.



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