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Old 01 February 2008, 10:46 PM
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Actually, please don't.

Someone sent this to me and I'm sitting on my hands to keep from responding.

Take Me Back to the Sixties

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Old 01 February 2008, 10:54 PM
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I believe that's the first time I've heard the specific decade of the 1960's referred to as "a simpler time".
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Old 01 February 2008, 10:58 PM
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I'm confused...if the 60s was "the beginning of the end for the last innocent generation," who was that generation - do they mean the perfect innocent parents who lived through the depression were losing their innocence, or the youth were growing up and getting evil and losing their innocence, or what? Who was this innocent generation and when exactly did it end, if it started to end in the 60s? I'm confused.
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Old 01 February 2008, 10:58 PM
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I typed this in the address bar as I watched, so it may not be coherent.

It was a simpler time because inflation has occurred since then, it was easy to pass a stolen check, and you couldn't make private phone calls?

Memorizing the Gettysburg address sure is important though! And you can still be denied a diploma for failing PE in Ohio, at least. It was incredibly hard to do in my school unless you just refused to do anything, though.

Ah yes, assassinations, the wonderful life. Vietnam! So joyous!

My grandparents had a rotating antenna until a few years ago.

Damn divorces and illegitimate children! Women should submit to their men and just be unhappy, and also marry them because their penis works.
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Old 01 February 2008, 11:01 PM
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And I want a cite on the "3% illegitamacy rate." Are we sure that we are including all those baby brothers and sisters with elder sisters in their late teens who went off to live with Grandma for a few months?
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Old 01 February 2008, 11:28 PM
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Ah yes. The sixties. When you could still keep those pesky blacks out of your lunch counters and your schools, beating your wife and children was pretty standard behavior, 2 packs of cigarettes and 4 cocktails a day were considered moderate, drinking and driving was a humorous activity, women in the workplace were there mainly to be ogled and try to catch one of the men into marriage, we didn't worry about the "illegals" because we kept them cooped up in cardboard boxes for houses in the fields and paid them in fake money which they could only spend in our overpriced farm stores, OSHA didn't exist, asbestos was a wonder material, and corporate shennanigans which were the basis for many current SEC regulations were the norm.

Yes. Take me back.
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Old 02 February 2008, 12:37 AM
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Actually, please don't.

Someone sent this to me and I'm sitting on my hands to keep from responding.

Take Me Back to the Sixties

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Comic sans... that ghastly music... I don't think I've ever hit the "back" button so quickly!
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Old 02 February 2008, 12:52 AM
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"there were no drive by shootings or guns in schools."

No, because we left that up to the National Guard.

And any litany of the British invasion that doesn't mention the Kinks is bogus.
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Old 02 February 2008, 01:00 AM
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Whoever did this left out Altamont and the Manson Family and Don McClean writing a song about it all.


Me, I'd go back to the 60's but then I'd have to go through the 70's, 80's, and 90's again and I don't think I could survive that.
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Old 02 February 2008, 01:01 AM
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Arrrgh, someone did this to me just today. There was an article in the paper about how they were finally planning on putting the minimum wage up to an amount that would technically allow people to live. There was a lot of grumble about "dern college students" and "now I'm going to have to pay a whole 3 cents more on my coffee!" Some commenter chimes in about how "in my day, minimum wagers were paid 50 cents an hour, and they were happy to get it, consarnit!"

If I'd had the ability, I would've asked him just how much a year of university was back "in his day." Because somehow I doubt it was nearing $7000. (Sans living expenses, textbooks, etc.)
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Old 02 February 2008, 01:03 AM
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Wow. That was...pointless. I have no idea what this person was trying to get across. The music was pretty good, though.
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Old 02 February 2008, 02:41 AM
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The music must have improved after I closed the window. I only heard the theme from A Summer Place, followed by "It's Now or Never".

Not only could you keep those pesky blacks out of your neighborhood, you could still keep them out of your family tree and (effectively) the voter/jury rolls.
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It seemed mildly amusing to me that the background music playing over the picture of the cast of Leave it to Beaver was "House of the Rising Sun".

Last edited by violetbon; 02 February 2008 at 03:13 AM. Reason: Punctuation and Italics, and I still don't know if I got it right!
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Pure crap. How can you praise the 60s for being a simpler life with simple goals at the beginning and then praise the revolution and counter culture at the end of it?
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Old 02 February 2008, 03:34 AM
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Pure crap. How can you praise the 60s for being a simpler life with simple goals at the beginning and then praise the revolution and counter culture at the end of it?
Wasn't that part the "how it all ended" part--how the innocent, beautiful age got contaminated by social upheaval?

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Old 02 February 2008, 04:21 AM
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I can still burn leaves in my yard. I guess it's still the 60's in Alabama.....
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Old 02 February 2008, 06:03 AM
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Doug, I haven't finished it yet, but that part about burning leaves struck a hell of a nerve for me. I *really* miss the smell of burning leaves that marked the fall. As soon as there was a chill in the air, that delicious smell was there too. I'll never stop missing it.
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I can still burn leaves in my yard. I guess it's still the 60's in Alabama.....

You need to be more specific - which century?

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There is no such thing as "a simpler time." If you remember a past era as being more innocent, it's because YOU were more innocent.
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Old 03 February 2008, 12:08 AM
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Wasn't that part the "how it all ended" part--how the innocent, beautiful age got contaminated by social upheaval?

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Yeah, that was the point I think it was trying to make, except it didn't all happen at the end of the 60s.

End of racial segregation, Bay of Pigs Invasion, JFK assassination, civil rights demonstrations and riots, start of Vietnam War, Cuban Missile Crisis and the Berlin Wall all happened in the first half of the 60s.
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