17 Jun 2010, 03:35
17 Jun 2010, 03:45
ProfWag wrote:One of my bucket list items is to drive Route 66. How's that for nastalgic?
17 Jun 2010, 05:17
NinjaPuppy wrote:ProfWag wrote:One of my bucket list items is to drive Route 66. How's that for nastalgic?
Been there, done that.
17 Jun 2010, 05:39
ProfWag wrote:Did you get the T-shirt?
Seriously, was it worth it or should I scratch that off and replace it with spending the night in a cage with a tiger?
17 Jun 2010, 23:54
NinjaPuppy wrote:Scepcop wrote:When I said Wow, I meant "Wow now I can learn about the past from you" I am a history fan and feel very nostalgic about the past. But of course, we tend to remember the past as better than it actually was.
Not me. My past sucked and it's not something you forget too easily.SCEPCOP wrote:But I always hear that people back then were different in that they were less paranoid, not as eager to sue everyone, and that neighbors knew each other and had barbecues a lot. That's why people who are over 50 in America tend to be more easy going, good natured and open to talking to strangers. Isn't that true? Nowadays, hardly anyone knows their neighbors anymore. They are glued to TV's and more in a bubble.
Less paranoia was due to stupidity. I don't mean that as in people were stupid, they were uninformed. You could have a serial killer loose in your neighborhood and you wouldn't know it. News didn't travel too fast and unless you were an avid reader of newspapers, you knew very little of what was going on right in your own backyard. With better media and communication, came useful information and education. Well...until the media decided to present spin point of view and clammor for rating shares, rather than facts.
I am also a history buff. I have always loved learning about factual things from the past. Different cultures and their lifestyles were my passion. It's like a window into how the other half lived. Rather than keeping up with the Joneses.
18 Jun 2010, 00:17
NinjaPuppy wrote: The Hubs and I are considering doing it with the dogs.
18 Jun 2010, 02:10
ProfWag wrote:NinjaPuppy wrote: The Hubs and I are considering doing it with the dogs.
Uhhhh, just how many Husbands do you have?
18 Jun 2010, 02:11