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Living in the Past

Sep 19, 2023

Every Gen-Xer who watched TV knows the words to the limited script:

Boy 1: “What’s this stuff?”

Boy 2: “Some cereal. It’’s supposed to be good for you.”

Boy 1: “Are you gonna try it?

Boy 2: “I’m not gonna try it. YOU try it!”

Boy 1: “I’m not gonna try it.”

[enter lightbulb...

Sep 13, 2023

There were some really good theme songs for the cheesy 70s TV shows we used to watch, weren't there? Sanford and Son, Welcome Back Kotter, The Partridge Family...

Depending on who you ask, some of these opening tunes were better than others. Regardless of which ones you liked best, it's safe to say that they were all...

Aug 27, 2023


"Quiche was, apparently, a no-no, as was expressing emotions, sensitivity and romance. According to the societal edict of the time, men were to eat lots of meat, participate in “masculine” activities and wear only rugged and “manly” clothing. These proscribed directives were to be followed, no questions...

Jul 6, 2023

70s man with combover

When we look at pictures and videos of people in the past - say the 50s, 60s and 70s - don't you find that they look a lot older than people of the same age now? Why is that? What are the reasons that a 15-year-old in 1972 looks so much older than a teen of the same age today? What the heck is going on??

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