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A year in review

July 19, 2021

For Girlie on the Edge‘s Six Sentence Stories for July 18, 2021.
PROMPT WORD: SHIFT

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The year was 1971.

Someone named D.B. Cooper hijacked a plane and parachuted with $200,000 in ransom money somewhere over southwestern Washington state never to be found.

Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, Florida.

With the world reeling amid violence in Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Pakistan – hell, why write a list rather than just saying with violence raging pretty much anyplace in the world you can think of, John Lennon released the song Imagine.

One of the greatest blaxploitation movies in the history of the genre, a movie about a black private detective who was said to be “Hotter than Bond, cooler than Bullitt” titled “Shift”, was released to rave reviews.

EDIT: I’ve just received word that the movie was titled “Shaft”, not “Shift”; and I also learned that I don’t have a seventh sentence in which to tell you that the theme song from the movie, “Theme from Shift Shaft” received an Academy Award for best original song for writer and performer Gandolf “Gandy” Fitch.

28 Comments leave one →
  1. July 19, 2021 11:23 am

    ‘I just received word….’ cracked me up. Do you remember ‘Night Shift’ with Michael Keaton? Hilarious. That is ‘Shift,’ for real. 🤣

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  2. July 21, 2021 4:10 pm

    LOL. 😀

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  3. July 21, 2021 4:20 pm

    What a difference a letter makes to history. 😉

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  4. July 21, 2021 4:22 pm

    I read Shaft when I saw Shift anyway. Nice way to get the prompt word in.

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  5. July 21, 2021 6:40 pm

    Nicely done, Michael 😀

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  6. dyannedillon permalink
    July 21, 2021 7:46 pm

    Hah! Your shifting of vowels is something my buddy Clark @Wakefield Doctrine would do in a heartbeat! Nice job!

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  7. July 22, 2021 5:53 am

    LOL indeed…good six.

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  8. July 23, 2021 5:07 am

    Great fun, Michael! I adore that theme song. 🙂

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  9. July 25, 2021 5:51 am

    Not seen either film – I’ll add them to the Film Friday list – 😆

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  10. July 25, 2021 3:19 pm

    Clever and funny, Michael

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  11. July 25, 2021 7:46 pm

    Excellent line about the seventh sentences, but, dude! that’s why god invented semicolons!

    fun, Wayback Six

    deformative years, they were, I’ll have you know

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  12. July 27, 2021 8:21 am

    Ha, good one, Michael 🙂 A typo causing havoc again, like in the book The Lion, the Watch and the Wardrobe.

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