What do 4 handsome guys gotta do to flee California?
This parody of The Beach Boys’ “California Dreamin” is a totally tubular cover of The Mamas & the Papas and the Beach Boys singing about California’s legendary brown streets, iconic muggings, and world-famous traffic.
I’ve lived here my entire life and have sadly observed why what was once referred to as the “Golden State” deserves a new title as “The Turd Capitol Of America.”
Hours after Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, the Secret Service found themselves in a bind. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was to give his Day of Infamy speech to Congress on Monday, and although the trip from the White House to Capitol Hill was short, agents weren’t sure how to transport him safely.
At the time, Federal Law prohibited buying any cars that cost more than $750, so they would have to get clearance from Congress to do that, and nobody had time for that.
One of the Secret Service members, however, discovered that the US Treasury had seized the bulletproof car that mobster Al Capone owned when he was sent to jail in 1931. They cleaned it, made sure it was running perfectly and had it ready for the President the next day.
Al Capone’s 1928 Cadillac V-8 “Al Capone” Town Sedan Became the President’s Limo in December 1941.
Mechanics are said to have cleaned and checked each feature of the Caddy well into the night of December 7th to make sure that it would run properly the next day for the Commander in Chief. And run properly it did. It had been painted black and green to look identical to Chicago ‘s police cars at the time. To top it off, the gangster’s 1928 Cadillac Town Sedan had 3,000 pounds of armor and inch-thick bulletproof windows.
It also had a specially installed siren and flashing lights hidden behind the grille, along with a police scanner radio.
Here is the previous owner, Al Capone
Footnote: The car sold at auction in 2012 for $341,000.00.
When I was a kid they had soft drink coolers like the one here that had circulating ice-cold water in them. I don’t know the temperature of the water, but I am guessing it was slightly over 32-degrees.
Anyway, you would move your drink to this little rectangle area, put in your coin(s) and pull the drink out.