That one guy who used to buy us beer

Remember these beauties? Sadly, McDonald’s ashtrays were eventually replaced by the less cool stamped aluminum versions, but yeah, you could light up a smoke while knocking back a Filet-O-Fish.

This AI generated ’80s fast food restaurant’ image has been making the rounds, and despite all of its failings, it’s still strangely accurate. First of all, if you’re of a certain age, you remember people being able to smoke pretty much everywhere. Yes, even McDonald’s.

Anyway, back to the image at hand. It’s this non-existent human that really struck a chord. Back in the ’80s, almost everyone had that one guy who looked like a 30-year-old factory worker in high school. He was usually a rocker type who drove a Camaro or something, but the point of the matter is that he looked like a legit adult. See where I’m going with this?

Our guy’s name was Jerry. Yes, just Jerry. Not even trying to protect his identity or anything, I legit don’t think we ever knew his last name. Nonetheless, this guy is damn near a perfect doppelgänger for Jerry. Anyway, when we needed party supplies, Jerry was our go-to guy as he could walk into any store in town and not get carded – cigarettes, beer, wine coolers, and even the hard stuff – Jerry was the man, and only took a small fee when he wasn’t going to be partying with us.

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