I hate this kind of b.s. email pass-around exaggerated pablum. What part of "no politics or religion" is that hard to understand?
Yeah, the fifties were fantastic because parents beat their kids (because we all know that any kind of behavioral problem can be solved with violence), everyone had unlimited access to guns and explosives, there were no safety regulations, and people could freely use overtly racist and homophobic language without fear of being ostracized.
Last edited by MIB41; May 22, '12 at 10:40 PM.
It's not how hard you hit, but how hard you can be hit and still move forward.
1958* 2,945,263,533* People
2012* 6,991,800,919* People
I truly wish the idealized 50s of movies and TV had really existed. Stuff like this leaves out the harsh realities of segregation and the mind numbing levels of racism, homophobia and sexism. For a lot of people, the 50s weren't all that great.
You are a bold and courageous person, afraid of nothing. High on a hill top near your home, there stands a dilapidated old mansion. Some say the place is haunted, but you don't believe in such myths. One dark and stormy night, a light appears in the topmost window in the tower of the old house. You decide to investigate... and you never return...
I'm pretty sure the meatloaf was better back then, though.
I thought it was funny.
Maybe I'm too stupid to notice all the hidden evils.
Back in '58 everyone was worried about the entire world being blown up through nuclear war.
Today everyone is worried about kid's bellies being blown up because soda is on sale in school lunchrooms