There once was a place…..
A bar, a dive, drug infested, criminal clientele, a den of inequity, infamous. Customers shrimpers, smugglers, thieves, and drug dealers.
Referred to by many as a Knife and Gun Club. Most carried one or the other. Legality had nothing to do with it. Legality had nothing to do with anything that went on in the Lounge..
Former Sheriff Bob Peryam said, “We were always the least armed people when we went there.”
I write of the Boca Chica Lounge.
The Lounge opened in the 1950s. Closed in 1989. A 24 hour around the clock club. Never closed. Went out of business in 1989 when Monroe County passed a 4 am closing time.
Located on what is now US 1 on Stock Island. Today, a nondescript auto parts store. I have tried to visualize the building as I write. I cannot. I will look for it as I drive into Key West later this morning.
Although located on Stock Island, definitely a part of Key West’s roaring drug driven 1980s.
Last night my podcast show.
Last week’s show not broadcast due to technical difficulties at Blog Talk Radio’s end. My opening topic was to have been An American Christmas. Did not want to waste the story. America’s Christmas history not what most people would have thought.
So, I opened with last week’s Christmas tale last night. Ate up the first half of the show.
I followed with a topic that has caused me serious concern this past year. Robots and artificial intelligence. Not discussed in the recent Presidential campaign. Jobs will be eliminated in huge numbers.
The road has opened and we are already traveling it. Within 3-5 years, robots and artificial intelligence will impact how we live.
Already, over the highway driverless trucks have been tested. Uber testing driverless cars in Los Angles and Pittsburgh. McDonald’s testing kiosks to place orders. Push a button type thing. Some automotive assembly lines already operated solely by robots.
A perfect and simple example of what is to come is McDonald’s drive through window. In 18 months, it is expected you will receive your cheeseburger, fries and change from a robot.
Wonder of wonders!
Food for thought. New jobs must be created to replace those lost because of robots and artificial intelligence. They are there. Requires ingenuity and innovation to become aware of what they are and train the work force.
Have to hustle. Full hands on doctor physical this morning.
Enjoy your day!