Updated: May 7, 2019
In the early 1920s, the U.S. economy was expanding rapidly, and the nation’s wealth would double itself in the span of a decade. This is considered hugely unfortunate, as the economy is a dreadfully dull subject to dwell on for 10 years, and it is why we refer to this era as “The Boring 20s”. It got so bad that gangsters had to invent whiskey, glittery women, and machine guns just to pass the time. Despite the efforts of barons, tycoons, and moguls, nobody was impressed by the new words for “rich guy”, and many were crushed by the tedium. To make matters worse, the seas had undergone an odd chemical change that made all crustaceans turn bright crimson, making it impossible to know when a lobster was fully cooked. This sad occasion was called the “Red Scare”, and millions had to settle for sirloin for many months. Thankfully, this was all brought to an end when the stock market crashed.