Ah, The Past

Turner Classic Movies is doing their 31 Days of Oscar marathon, an event that generally causes me to fill up my TiVo and have to work through the backlog for several months.

However, I did watch 30 Seconds over Tokyo today. It’s a fantastic movie about Doolittle’s raids on Tokyo in early 1942, but it gave me an unexpected laugh at one point.

The bombers, after refueling, were supposed to go to Chunking, where everything was extremely expensive. So one of the pilots gets the bright idea on the boat to stock up on cigarettes to sell to the military men in Chunking.

Pilot: I’ll have 12 cartons of cigarettes.
Cashier: That’ll be…$7.40.

I had a good, long laugh about that one.

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