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Old 03 February 2008, 11:59 AM
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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.
That's right. And it's amazing how few people realise that, despite evidence to the contrary.

I remember laughing my kecks off when I read a 'it was better when I was young!' comment on You Tube after watching The Animals of Farthing Wood, a cartoon I used to love in my youth in the early 90s. It's weird to think of a rant like that applied to the early 90s. Apparently we were much more environmentally aware back then (buh?) and nobody would dream of making such a sweet cartoon nowadays. Not that they've watched children's telly lately, they just knew that.
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Old 03 February 2008, 01:33 PM
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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.
Or that you are selectively remembering incidents from that time.

An example in my life is my time as a storm chaser in Oklahoma. I remember all the good times, but my wife remembers all my complaining about the long hours, bad food, and missed opportunities.

Selective memory, it can do a person good....


"So Doug, where are you?"
"I don't know. We're at some Dairy Queen in Texas. They tell me we are about 6 hours from Norman."
"Did you get anything?"
"Nope, we were on the wrong side of the storm and ran into too much debris to catch up. I got nadda."
"Well, I won't wait up."
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Old 03 February 2008, 02:22 PM
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Take me back to the Sixties... so I can have some heavy words and wave a few even heavier blunt instruments with the Brutalist-style architects of the day.
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Old 03 February 2008, 07:48 PM
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Aren't these kind of things normally about the 1950s?
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Old 03 February 2008, 08:09 PM
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Looks like we've got a new generation of glurge makers on our hands. This is not a good thing, clearly.

I'm also confused about the sports page. If "everyone" followed the same sports teams, how did they manage to support a league?
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Old 04 February 2008, 04:02 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".
I have heard the 60s described as a simpler, more innocent time. I couldn't believe it.

One example was in a "Murphy Brown" episode, probably from the early 90s. It came out that Murphy had had a one-night stand with a popular author in the 60s. She said something to the effect of, "It was a simpler, more innocent time. You could have a brief encounter and then go your separate ways, each enriched by the experience."

Of course, that example may have been at least partially tongue in cheek.
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Old 04 February 2008, 04:30 PM
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I have no speakers, so I missed the music. From what I read, I am glad.

Such selectivity: showing Muhammed Ali and not mentioning the controversy that arose from revealing his conversion, from refusing to be drafted, from being generally uppity.

I grew up loving Roberto Clemente, but also hearing guys my dad's age whine cause he wouldn't play when hurt.

I couldn't watch it till the end--we watched the same shows because we had no choice, there were virtually no minorities in the casts, except in subservient roles. Hell, Lucy and Desi Arnaz's marriage was considered a mixed marriage!

Take me back to the days of no car restraint systems, pointy dashboard knobs, no air pollution controls, or clean water requirements. I remember all that, much of it I don't miss.

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Old 04 February 2008, 04:38 PM
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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.
I think the Republicans are doin a grand job returning us to that dear time..
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Old 04 February 2008, 05:36 PM
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Looks like we've got a new generation of glurge makers on our hands. This is not a good thing, clearly.
Glurge for the new generation. Give it enough time and there will be glurge about my childhood.
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Is there a glurge out about the 90's yet?

That was a freaky Elvis picture. Couldn't they have used something that made him look like less of a chipmunk?

I saw the thread title and some small part of me was hoping that it would be someone longing to go back to times of free love and widespread drugs and woodstock.

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Old 04 February 2008, 08:48 PM
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Is there a glurge out about the 90's yet?
There must be... I want to see it...
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Old 04 February 2008, 08:51 PM
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That was a freaky Elvis picture. Couldn't they have used something that made him look like less of a chipmunk?
He is a chipmunk, well was....
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Old 04 February 2008, 08:52 PM
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Oooh, I was born in the 80s. Can I have my own glurge too?
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Old 04 February 2008, 09:20 PM
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I'm picturing some little remote factory somewhere, where a bunch of glurge writers sit huddled over their computers frantically watching a clock...

"Bob... BOB! Wake up, it's 2008... we can start the 1990's project now!"
"huh... wha..."
"BOB! Come on boy wake up! BOB!"
"just 5 more minuzzzzzz"
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Old 04 February 2008, 10:01 PM
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Yes, let's go back to the cold war days, when children were instructed to duck and cover in schools. It was such an innocent, simple time.

I'd like to see a cite for there being no drive-by shootings or guns in schools. I seem to recall the violent crime rate as having gone down consistently throughout my lifetime?
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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?
Don't forget the shotgun weddings!
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Old 20 February 2008, 05:39 PM
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Yeah, I'd like to go back to a time when interracial marriages were illegal and considered immoral.
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Old 21 February 2008, 06:35 AM
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Yeah, I'd like to go back to a time when interracial marriages were illegal and considered immoral.
You mean the mid 90s?
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Old 21 February 2008, 07:13 PM
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You mean the mid 90s?
Loving v. Virginia, which outlawed prohibitions on interracial marriage, was decided in 1967. Some states might have still had the dead-letter law forbidding interracial marriage on their books, but it still would have been legal all through the 90s.

Whether or not they were considered immoral is anyone's guess, I suppose.
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Old 21 February 2008, 08:41 PM
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I don't remember being harrassed about my parents.
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