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Things have changed a lot since the '60's

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Togman, Dec 4, 2020.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Agreed, and it's weird.
    New generations have not had their own clothing styles, it's all been rehashed from prior decades.
    You can for the most part say that about the music, as well


    and modern cars just mostly look aesthetically challenged
     
  2. blowtorch

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    Let's hope.
    But it seems some lessons from the past are hard for society to collectively learn.
    I mean, look at heroin
     
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    Hell I was turned loose with a .22 in the '60s, shooting up into the trees in my neighborhood of 1/3 acre house lots!
    No complaints from neighbors, no visits from police, no broken windows.

    To this day I cannot bring myself to buy a bicycle helmet.

    But back then though, only certain motorcyclists chose to not wear a helmet.
    Rt 1 was a narrow 60mph two lane heavily crowned road with a lot of turns that a period correct pickup truck could not make at the speed limit.
    Only the rebels chose no helmet, and most bikers did not idealize that risk.

    I do recall the new seat belts got lots of discussion, and many claimed seat belts were dangerous, but of course with only the lap belt they did need further engineering.
     
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    I remember being lent a vinyl record, around age 12 (so circa '78), in was an instructional recording regarding learning morse code. Some adult thought I'd find it fascinating :rolleyes:

    I never listened to one bit of it before returning it, and I've never had one second of regret over that
     
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    In the '60s them dopers had to escape the horrors of Walter Cronkite.

    Today?
    The horrors of the facebook feed are brutal, and coping skills are no longer taught in schools!
     
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    There is no justification for intentionally poisoning yourself (Smoking included)
    Lame-ass excuses aplenty, but...
     
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    in your head man....
    If you remember the 60s, you weren't really "living" in the 60s.
     
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    True dat.

    Not a lotta justification for having 20 electric guitars either! But some of us indulge because it feels good.
    Or because we can't stop shopping for guitars?

    Hoarding is actually very much the same disorder as opiate addiction.
    Managed hoarding is like social recreational using of drugs & alcohol.
    One does not have a problem until it gets out of hand...
     
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    Thats some classic irony there @Obsessed

    But it also make the point I was going to make:
    In many threads here there seem to be people who assume everyone elses "normal" is the same as theirs.
    And then often follow up with statements that are strong evidence of the error in their assumptions...
     
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    I must have gotten my first vinyl record in 1965?
    Jimmy Deans record of the year in '62.
    Guess I asked for it?
    Loved that record, but The Band wasn't happening yet, and maybe I wanted some sort of Dad character that I saw in Big John?

    I gotta say, things improved a couple of years later!
     
  11. blowtorch

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    provided it's not become a financial issue, what could possibly be the problem with that?
     
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    I think it is difficult ... if not requiring lots of determination, to step way back and look at the really big picture of life. My wife looks at the smart phone with magical amazement, but I had already learned binary code at age 10 in 1965 and see her "magic" as somewhat boring.
     
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    True, nowadays they have prescription heroin in pill form. They handed that stuff out like candy and got people hooked. Then wouldn't give them any more prescriptions. What do these addicts do without the pills? Heroin.
     
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    Anybody else look at this and immediately start seeing all the various things you'd want to disinfect first? How slowly and how quickly things change.
     
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    Why would they put a large aquatic bird in a pill?
    That makes no sense...


    EDIT:
    Upon closer inspection, I realize you are writing “heroin”, not “heron”...I apologize.
     
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    Whatever you do, stay away from the blue heroin! o_O
     
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    Women.

    I remember coming home to a scotch next to my chair at the end of the day and dinner promptly on the table at 5.

    Oh well, at least there's yoga pants.
     
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    I saw a blue heron flying up our road defacating a long stream of white stuff along the way. I had no idea what could be lurking along the road.:eek:
     
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    Great question and the answers are not as simple as other obsessive behaviors.

    Guitar hoarding is a symptom of a larger growing problem that could be termed consumerism, which is tied into pollution, landfills getting filled up, a shopper mentality that now places cheap disposable products as being better than high quality long lasting products, all tied in to many first world humans craving a fix in the form of shopping and coveting, while we collectively get more and more isolated and self destructive.

    Bring it back to guitar hoarding, why is it that we shop for guitars so often, blog about how great all the cheap third world guitars are so great, and are not satisfied with 2, 4 or 6 of these things we use one at a time and often buy multiples of the same basic model just for different colors?

    Meanwhile, our guitar music we seemingly buy guitars for, fewer and fewer want to go see guitar bands or buy guitar band releases.

    When players bizarrely managed with just one guitar, to make great music the world couldn't get enough of, why didn't those performers shop for, blog about, compare and assemble data on, and hoard guitars?

    And why the shift today to more guitars making less popular music?

    If nothing else it's an interesting question to ask ourselves!
     
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