Uh oh. Who opened up the Reactionary Grape-nuts?

A restaurant that removed your favorite item from the menu, a bad cover of a great song… Write a post about something that should’ve been left untouched, but wasn’t. Why was the original better?

Oh man, the avalanche you’re going to receive from this one. Us old guys, the rotary phone generations…everything was better “back then”, they had radio shows telling them so almost their whole lives. Remember radio shows?  Compare-and-contrast Amos ‘n’ Andy to Rush Limbaugh and ding! There’s your topic.

Wally and the Beav? No, modern television kids can’t stand up to the pure light (heavenly chorus fanfare) that shone from Wally and the Beav at all times. There’s your topic.

Cars–your little efficient four-cylinder, you know, is greatly inferior to my classic Cadillac V-8. Hell, back then we could afford 10 MPG! There’s your topic.

French fries, remember how those highly salted artery-clogging grease sticks tasted? This week’s mmm good(?) mono-unsaturated soybean-oil fries don’t stand a chance!

Education–paying so very much more and receiving so very much less.

Do we really need the lists of things that were better? All of the topics are done to death, and it’s all Old Guy Yelling Get Off My Lawn Damn Kids Cane-waving anyway, isn’t it?

Why encourage living in the past? I can carry my entire (used to be) 600 pound Vinyl record collection in my back pocket! And it’s grown an order of magnitude larger in the process!

Things change, and thank heavens that they do. We all suspect Those Damn Kids™ have our civilization teetering on the brink of collapse, but Socrates and Plato had the same worries (well, sort of, in a paraphrased kind of way).

But maybe we need to worry lot less about what Those Damn Kids™ are up to, and a lot more about what the Old Guy Congresscritturs™ are.

RecDave Seal

Give The Kid A Break


2 thoughts on “Uh oh. Who opened up the Reactionary Grape-nuts?”

  1. Agreed …. but I still think of the “good ole days” as the 40’s when we had the big dance bands (Glenn Miller is still my favorite) and “slooooow dancing” altho I was too young to be able to participate. I can remember when we no longer had party lines on the phones and when we got our first TV and freezer. Progress may have been slower, but adequate.

    1. Glenn Miller, present on my iPod! grin Come to think of it, iPods are themselves nearly extinct technology…why have a separate device, store it all on your phone! :groan:

      Don’t know how many times in one lifetime one guy can rebuild his music collection. Vinyl, 8-track, Cassettes, CDs, MP3s, whatever comes next..

      We seem to be leaving the past behind at an accelerating rate.

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