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13th Jul '16 1:55:58 PM lucy24
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* Defitively summed up in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''The Last Continent''. Ponder Stibbons knows that the answer to any suggestion of his will be “You don’t get proper fill-in-nouns these days--remember old ‘nickname’ ancient-wizard-who-died-fifty-years-ago-who-Ponder-wouldn’t-possibly-be-able-to-remember? Now ''there'' was a chap who knew his fill-in-nouns.”
5th Jul '16 2:18:28 AM Adept
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* Defied by Literature/HerculePoirot in ''Literature/{{Curtain}}''. When he reunites with his old friend, Hastings, the latter began to reminisce about the good times of his youth, until Poirot reminded him that the old times weren't as all good and jolly as Hastings remembered it to be.
-->'''Poirot:''' But indeed, my friend, you were not so happy as you think. You had recently been severely wounded, you were fretting at being no longer fit for active service, you had just been depressed beyond words by your sojourn in a dreary convalescent home, and as far as I remember, you proceeded to complicate matters by falling in love with two women at the same time.
11th Jun '16 2:13:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* Not only many men, but a surprising number of women too, seem to be disgusted by [[YouGoGirl the "chick"/"bitch"/"girl-power" (call it what you like) aesthetic of modern femininity]], with girls and women drinking, doing drugs, playing rock music, sporting tattoos, riding motorcycles, etc. It's not that these people ''want'' women to be repressed; they just long for pre-1980s standards of "ladylike" behavior, when second-wave feminism was still largely a fringe movement and women actually acted and sounded and looked like women and had some flesh on them, dammit. The fact that very few of these people can accurately recall the swingin' pinup/''{{Playboy}}'' culture of the 1950s and '60s - let alone Victorian gentlewomen or medieval damsels - is of no consequence. And never mind that many of the above "bad" things ''[[OlderThanTheyThink were]]'' [[OlderThanTheyThink part of mainstream culture prior to 1980]].

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* Not only many men, but a surprising number of women too, seem to be disgusted by [[YouGoGirl the "chick"/"bitch"/"girl-power" (call it what you like) aesthetic of modern femininity]], with girls and women drinking, doing drugs, playing rock music, sporting tattoos, riding motorcycles, etc. It's not that these people ''want'' women to be repressed; they just long for pre-1980s standards of "ladylike" behavior, when second-wave feminism was still largely a fringe movement and women actually acted and sounded and looked like women and had some flesh on them, dammit. The fact that very few of these people can accurately recall the swingin' pinup/''{{Playboy}}'' pinup/''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' culture of the 1950s and '60s - let alone Victorian gentlewomen or medieval damsels - is of no consequence. And never mind that many of the above "bad" things ''[[OlderThanTheyThink were]]'' [[OlderThanTheyThink part of mainstream culture prior to 1980]].
29th May '16 6:22:20 PM nombretomado
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-->"This week, thanks to the big ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' sale, I bought ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX FFIX]]'' on PSN to play on my Vita. I wanted to play it again with fresh eyes. Problem is, when you play a game with fresh eyes, you suddenly start to notice problems that you forgot about over the years, like the ridiculous random encounter rate and the 5-10 seconds it takes for the 'disc' to load before each battle even starts. I put 'disc' in scare-quotes because, remember, there is no PS1 disc. This is an emulator on my Vita running the game."

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-->"This week, thanks to the big ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' sale, I bought ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX FFIX]]'' on PSN to play on my Vita. I wanted to play it again with fresh eyes. Problem is, when you play a game with fresh eyes, you suddenly start to notice problems that you forgot about over the years, like the ridiculous random encounter rate and the 5-10 seconds it takes for the 'disc' to load before each battle even starts. I put 'disc' in scare-quotes because, remember, there is no PS1 [=PS1=] disc. This is an emulator on my Vita running the game."
20th May '16 5:13:26 PM nombretomado
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* Discussed in [[http://kotaku.com/5983704/two-major-features-every-retro-game-service-needs this article]] on Kotaku about how to improve "retro" gaming services like the PlayStation3's [[PlayStation PSOne Classics]].

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* Discussed in [[http://kotaku.com/5983704/two-major-features-every-retro-game-service-needs this article]] on Kotaku about how to improve "retro" gaming services like the PlayStation3's [[PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation3's [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation PSOne Classics]].
29th Apr '16 1:11:15 AM Chabal2
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* Another:
--> An old woman asks her granddaughter: "Granddaughter, please explain Communism to me. How will people live under it?" "When we reach Communism, the shops will be full – there'll be butter, and meat, and sausage … you'll be able to go and buy anything you want..." "Ah!" exclaims the old woman joyfully. "Just like under the Tsar!"
16th Apr '16 6:30:51 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': In one episode, Timmy's dad constantly speaks of his fond childhood memories of spending time in an Old West town, and Timmy goes through the trouble of making sure it doesn't get torn down for his dad's sake. However, actually being there again makes Timmy's dad realize how much his childhood sucked and has the place demolished for a few bucks.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'': In one episode, Timmy's dad constantly speaks of his fond childhood memories of spending time in an Old West town, and Timmy goes through the trouble of [[ChildhoodMemoryDemolitionTeam making sure it doesn't get torn down for his dad's sake. sake]]. However, actually being there again makes Timmy's dad realize how much his childhood sucked and has he sells the place demolished to the developers for a few bucks.
10th Apr '16 12:44:32 PM danlansdowne
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* Subverted by Alonzo Bodden:
-->They're always talking about America in the good old days. 'Bring back the good old days!' I'm black. We don't have good old days. Do you think black people are sitting around, 'Oh man, remember the back of the bus? Oh, you could always find a seat in the back of the bus.'
1st Apr '16 3:14:33 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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-->"Because that's exactly what my kid needs to see: a bunch of materialistic little shits running around a penthouse with a goddamn pet komodo dragon at their beck and call. It wasn't like this when I was growing up! Back in my day, television shows depicted kids living in TOTALLY REALISTIC circumstances. Shows like ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' and ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and ''Series/{{The Fresh Prince of Bel|Air}}— OH MY GOD NOTHING HAS CHANGED."

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-->"Because that's exactly what my kid needs to see: a bunch of materialistic little shits running around a penthouse with a goddamn pet komodo dragon at their beck and call. It wasn't like this when I was growing up! Back in my day, television shows depicted kids living in TOTALLY REALISTIC circumstances. Shows like ''Series/DiffrentStrokes'' and ''Series/SilverSpoons'' and ''Series/{{The Fresh Prince of Bel|Air}}— Bel|Air}}''— OH MY GOD NOTHING HAS CHANGED."
20th Mar '16 6:53:00 AM lledsmar
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* "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn has become extremely nostalgic for people who went through World War Two in Great Britain. It's united the country in a way that was so powerful that virtually every World War Two film or series set in Great Britain has to resist the tendency to use it, because it has become such a StandardSnippet. Which is odd considering that the time period looked back on was when Britain was bombed by German airplanes and people had to tighten their belts because of rationing.

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* "We'll Meet Again" by Vera Lynn has become extremely nostalgic for people who went through World War Two in Great Britain. It's united the country in a way that was so powerful that virtually every World War Two film or series set in Great Britain has to resist the tendency to use it, because it has become such a StandardSnippet. Which is odd considering that the time period looked back on was when Britain was bombed by German airplanes and people had to tighten their belts because of rationing. Now, it's mostly known ala ''Dr. Strangelove''.
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