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    Is it only me?

    Do you sometimes get nostalgic and wish it were say, the 80s? Just thinking back to days when things were simple and life was'nt so darn complicated and the biggest worry you had was how to impress that girl in your class or avoid that idiot bully Ever felt if you could go back with the knowledge you have now that you could do a MUCH better job?
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    All the time man, all the time.

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    i'd say fifties...in the history books it seems like a nice time. but when was the "wonder years" supposed to be in? that seems like a nice time too.
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    Many people i know who were indeed around in the 50's say it was not all its cracked up to be, plus the injustices of society (mainly against women and minorities) were blatant then. All of them say there was indeed drugs, prostitution, rape etc.. and the kids were rotten as always.. its just that TV of the time glossed over and never showed the bad side, plus the media was the same, basically life was'nt that drastically different. I'm thinking the Wonder years are set in the 70s or early 80s. Kinda has the same feel to it like 'parker lewis can't lose' if you remember that show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chetmichaels
    but when was the "wonder years" supposed to be in? that seems like a nice time too.
    Mid late 60's, during the vietnam war.

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    Am i the only one watching old shows and still loving them? Alot of them i was too young to really appreciate them at the time, like Airwolf, Street Hawk, Knightrider, Charles in Charge, Superforce etc.. heck i even watched all of the old Transformer cartoons about 2yrs ago..
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    Steely Dan said it best, "I'm never going back to my old school."

    Also, I never wish it were the '80s. Too much hairspray, shoulder pads, and CFCs for my taste.

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    ok people...syncronize swatches...hehe
    i loved airwolf, knightrider, charles in charge...
    omg someone remembers superforce... boy that was a long time ago

    but anyways, wouldnt it be nice to have a yellow kitchen and a green fridge? all that was before my time, but if we took out the dam hippies it woulda rocked right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chetmichaels
    ok people...syncronize swatches...hehe
    i loved airwolf, knightrider, charles in charge...
    omg someone remembers superforce... boy that was a long time ago
    Ha.. loved Superforce, not many people have heard of it for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justintime
    Many people i know who were indeed around in the 50's say it was not all its cracked up to be, plus the injustices of society (mainly against women and minorities) were blatant then. All of them say there was indeed drugs, prostitution, rape etc.. and the kids were rotten as always.. its just that TV of the time glossed over and never showed the bad side, plus the media was the same, basically life was'nt that drastically different. I'm thinking the Wonder years are set in the 70s or early 80s. Kinda has the same feel to it like 'parker lewis can't lose' if you remember that show.
    that was on the daily show not too long ago. some politcal spokeswoman was outcrying about violent video games and tv, saying things like "when we were raised there was no violence on tv, and we never wore short skirts or went to parties at young ages. It was the good old days, a time of real class"

    to jon stewart replying: "and also during her period, blacks were not allowed to drink from the same water fountain and were repeatedly harrassed based on the color of their skin"

    it was a great setup, i was laughin good. goes to show maybe fictional violence might not be that bad, at least were treating people equally nowadays.

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    "The good ol days were not so good"

    I prefer running water, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, cheap gas and fast automobiles. 20 Years from now, these will be the good ol days. Then we may miss plenty of clean water, stable climates and coastal beaches.

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    I liked the mid to late 70's the best personally.

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    it seems to me that the 70's will be about as good as we will get unless things change current directions. the 70's had all of the comforts of modern life, the music was like none other, car insurance companies didnt know how much to charge for v8 muscle cars, the biggest racial problems were recently adressed, everything was cheap compared to today, things were made in the usa, the government finally stopped screwing with vietnam.... i could go on but finally, in the mid to late 70's- there was no such things as the 80's!!!

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    I liked the late 80's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leoslocks
    I prefer running water, indoor plumbing, air conditioning, cheap gas and fast automobiles.
    lol, you wouldn't like the UK then mate

    We are getting so short of water in the South that many of the regional water companies have already implemented hosepipe bans, and some are considering orders which permit water for essential usage only (washing, drinking, etc). The idea of desalination plants has even been mooted. Our petrol (gas) costs a small fortune, which in turn means our cars are slow, because they have to be economical. And we don't need air conditioning, as it's usually cold here (I had to scrape ice off my car yesterday even though it's mid-April).

    Regarding the nostalgia thing, I completely agree, Justin. What saddens me the most these days is that everywhere you look, budgets seem to be being slashed. Loads of places like swimming pools, libraries, pubs, petrol stations, small post offices & banks, etc all seem to be uneconomical these days and are closing down. 20 or 30 years ago these places all managed to exist quite happily, but now they can't. I guess it's down to the pressures of globalisation, to a certain extent.

    In the old days you could also walk into a shop and get service straight away. These days you wonder up and down the vast aisles of these superstores just trying to find one person who actually works there.

    I dunno, nostalgia just ain't what it used to be!
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