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Offline zimm_da_kid

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Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Topic Start: February 16, 2013, 12:28:43 PM »
I blame it on the internet.

Offline heeman82

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #1: February 16, 2013, 12:36:01 PM »
Rap music

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #2: February 16, 2013, 12:47:50 PM »
This is the best the world's ever been. Watch the video.

Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence

Offline mitlen

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #3: February 16, 2013, 12:54:22 PM »
24 hour news cycle  ...  ignorance is bliss.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #4: February 16, 2013, 12:57:35 PM »
24 hour news cycle  ...  ignorance is bliss.

In all seriousness, this is probably the best answer anybody will post. The world appears to suck more because we know so much more about how much it sucks. It's ironic, since world suckiness is in decline.

Offline lastobjective

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #5: February 16, 2013, 01:02:47 PM »
In all seriousness, this is probably the best answer anybody will post. The world appears to suck more because we know so much more about how much it sucks. It's ironic, since world suckiness is in decline.
Yep. I am not yearning for the days of slavery, feudalism, plagues, average life expectancy of 30 years.

Offline mitlen

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #6: February 16, 2013, 01:06:18 PM »
Raise your hand if you got tired of the cruise ship coverage.

Offline houston-nat

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #7: February 16, 2013, 01:09:44 PM »
Raise your hand if you got tired of the cruise ship coverage.
Nope. I ignored that crap. Saw a TV with a cruise ship on it, thought "oh something happened on a cruise ship," later saw a web headline saying something about Alabama. And apparently people got hungry. That's all I know about it.

Yep. I am not yearning for the days of slavery, feudalism, plagues, average life expectancy of 30 years.
Whenever anybody says the past was better, I say one word: dentists.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #8: February 16, 2013, 03:15:13 PM »
I think we've also romanticized the past quite a bit.

Offline lastobjective

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #9: February 16, 2013, 03:30:04 PM »
I think we've also romanticized the past quite a bit.
Yep. I LOVE the stereotype of the 1940s and 50s but I am very happy that I did not group up then. I just admire the fashion and some of the pop-culture of the era.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #10: February 16, 2013, 03:46:46 PM »
Yep. I LOVE the stereotype of the 1940s and 50s but I am very happy that I did not group up then. I just admire the fashion and some of the pop-culture of the era.

There was nothing as absurd as having nuclear attack drills and hiding under my desk.

Offline blue911

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #11: February 16, 2013, 04:08:43 PM »
There was nothing as absurd as having nuclear attack drills and hiding under my desk.

We closed the blinds as well. Double security

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #12: February 16, 2013, 05:03:52 PM »
We closed the blinds as well. Double security

There was a documentary that came out in the 80's entitled "The Atomic Cafe".   Check it out  ...  lots of memories.   :)

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #13: February 16, 2013, 05:10:01 PM »
It's easy to romanticize on what may have been good during a past era and forget what was negative.  Let's start with Truman's desegregation of the military.  Why was that fought by military leaders ?

I think we've also romanticized the past quite a bit.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #14: February 16, 2013, 05:25:04 PM »
It doesn't suck any more or less than before, you're just more aware of it.

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #15: February 16, 2013, 05:27:59 PM »
The wealthiest 18th century European pooped in a chamber pot,  slept with women who had no concept of oral or feminine hygiene,  and ate food prepared absent knowledge of refrigeration- I'd say times are better

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #16: February 16, 2013, 05:57:28 PM »
Oh but to have been able to Canonsburg pa and buy a new Yenko Camaro.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #17: February 17, 2013, 02:55:41 PM »
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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #18: February 17, 2013, 06:09:59 PM »
Unfettered greed.

Offline imref

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #19: February 17, 2013, 08:23:15 PM »
have you seen the Phillies and the Yankees lately?  The world doesn't suck.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #20: February 17, 2013, 08:25:29 PM »
Oh but to have been able to Canonsburg pa and buy a new Yenko Camaro.

That's a blast from the past.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #21: February 18, 2013, 12:48:23 AM »
That's a blast from the past.


should I ever get rich, that'll be one of the first things I buy. Muscle cars are works of art in my mind. A 67 427 vette is prettier than any Picasso to me.

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #22: February 18, 2013, 12:49:57 AM »

should I ever get rich, that'll be one of the first things I buy. Muscle cars are works of art in my mind. A 67 427 vette is prettier than any Picasso to me.
You might be a redneck if...

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #23: February 18, 2013, 12:58:22 AM »

should I ever get rich, that'll be one of the first things I buy. Muscle cars are works of art in my mind. A 67 427 vette is prettier than any Picasso to me.

Yenko's wasn't too far from Heidelberg Raceway  (10-15 miles).      Of course, Canonsburg is the home of Perry Como.  :)

Offline zimm_da_kid

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Re: Why does the world suck nowadays?
« Reply #24: February 18, 2013, 01:10:33 AM »
I blame it on dickheads.