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Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/1/20 9:27 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:

In reply to Marrk :

What the actual berkeley?

This had been my go-to thread for the day. A happy place. A virtual celebration.

Thanks, Marrk. Don't stick around. 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/1/20 9:28 p.m.
Marrk said:

I'm new around here, but you're too fat. Just putting that out there.

(J/K.)

Actually, I appreciate your work on this site because it's intelligent, and enthusiastic, and interesting, and fun. Hope the next thirty are more of same. Only thinner.

(J/K)

(Okay, not really.)

Bitch you said you were bringing nachos and I'm still waiting. Tick tock.

secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/1/20 10:02 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to secretariata (Forum Supporter) :

We used half-off coupons, too, for that processing. 

Apparently, you got what you paid for! laugh

Yet, somehow y'all made it work... smiley

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/1/20 10:03 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

One of my favorite GRM memories is hanging with JG on the side of the road when his trailer tire went flat.  He was even the voice of reason when I wanted to go all redneck on the security lug nut.  Congrats!

Thanks for coming out to help. 

And I appreciate the kind words from everyone, but y'all need to watch it with the recaps of a special moment we shared together or else I'll start thinking I'm in some sort of bad knockoff Twilight Zone episode where I have to read my own eulogies on a web forum before I realize I'm dead.

alfadriver (Forum Supporter)
alfadriver (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/2/20 7:38 a.m.
JG Pasterjak said:

And I appreciate the kind words from everyone, but y'all need to watch it with the recaps of a special moment we shared together or else I'll start thinking I'm in some sort of bad knockoff Twilight Zone episode where I have to read my own eulogies on a web forum before I realize I'm dead.

hmmm,  I think I would be entertained reading that themed editoral....

Write it, hand it to David, and lets go from there.  Then you can correct your thinking.

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/2/20 8:11 a.m.

congrats on 30 years! Ready for another 30?  

 

Scott

84FSP
84FSP SuperDork
5/2/20 8:15 a.m.

Congrats and great work on the photo montage.  There is a lot of winning immortalized here.

fiasco
fiasco New Reader
5/2/20 9:53 a.m.

Congratulations and thanks for all you've done for our ridiculous hobby! 

OldGray320i (Forum Supporter)
OldGray320i (Forum Supporter) Dork
5/2/20 10:34 a.m.

Way cool man, ditto to the 'nother 30.

Always look forward to your column in the mag.

Thanks man!

ufmarkm (Forum Supporter)
ufmarkm (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand New Reader
5/2/20 11:01 a.m.

That's awesome, congratulations! Just think how old those pictures will look at your 60th anniversary with GRM!

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/2/20 11:51 a.m.

In reply to secretariata (Forum Supporter) :

I bet, if you dig deeply enough in my desk, you'll find some of those half-off Eckerd coupons. Let's just say that we had a hookup on the other side of the counter. 

It was fun pulling those photos. The newest one in there was taken March 3. I know some of the earlier ones are out of order, but let's call is sorta close. Yes, some deep, deep B-side cuts. 

And thanks again for all of the kind words. I worked with JG as a freelancer before coming here full-time, so we go back about 28 or so years. Dang, where does the time go? 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
5/2/20 11:58 a.m.

Congrats again! Like I told you on the book of faces, to stay in the same career for 30 years is impressive, for the same employer? Unheard of these days, keep up the great work!


That made me think on my "adult" employment history since I graduated college at the end of 05. Two industries, but been on this career path for 12+ but already on the 6th employer! 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/2/20 3:05 p.m.

I'm not sure anything puts the grassroots in GRM more than getting magazine photos developed at Eckerds with a coupon. 
 

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
5/2/20 8:27 p.m.

We scrounged those coupons so hard, you would've thought they were Scotty's bucks. Takes me back...

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/2/20 9:14 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:

We scrounged those coupons so hard, you would've thought they were Scotty's bucks. Takes me back...

One of the great marketing jokes of all time was the fact that one of the high end items you could get by collecting Marlboro frequent smoker points was an inflatable raft. 

Well, that and the entirety of the McDonalds Monopoly game being a super mobbed-up scam.

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/2/20 9:15 p.m.
JG Pasterjak said:
Marjorie Suddard said:

We scrounged those coupons so hard, you would've thought they were Scotty's bucks. Takes me back...

One of the great marketing jokes of all time was the fact that one of the high end items you could get by collecting Marlboro frequent smoker points was an inflatable raft. 

Well, that and the entirety of the McDonalds Monopoly game being a super mobbed-up scam.

Wow, and who would have ever thought that the whole S&H Green Stamp thing had an xistance full of red flags and and really sketchy ending:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%26H_Green_Stamps

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
5/3/20 7:38 a.m.

McDonalds Monopoly is a mobbed-up scam?! I never knew--then again, its main appeal to me was free food: Back in college, I'd pull discarded cups and food wrappers out of the Mickey D's garbage (tip: go to one In the back to stay super classy) looking for playing pieces still attached and checking for food prizes. They give away free fries A LOT.

Margie

KozyB
KozyB GRM+ Member
5/3/20 10:43 p.m.

JG, I've been subscribed to Grassroots Motorsports since 1990 or so.  I added Classic Motorsports to most roster of subscriptions when you guys came out with that.  Love 'em both, and the mailman knows how happy he makes me when he delivers one or the other.  Thanks for your hard work.  Also, I love the Fox-body 5 liter Mustang at the top of the spread - would love to have one in that kind of condition now - there's so much great stuff available for them, and the sound of that rippin' small block Ford!

Happy anniversary!

George

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