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9th Feb '16 5:16:08 PM MarkLungo
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* This is a big part of the plot of Woody Allen's ''Film/MidnightInParis''. The story features Gil, a writer played by Owen Wilson, who is writing a novel about a man that runs a nostalgia shop, and the writer himself has a nostalgic view of the 1920s in Paris as a sort of Golden Age, something that his fiance and her family constantly rag on him for. Eventually, Gil discovers a mysterious taxi cab that arrives every night at midnight and transports him back to a nostalgia filtered 1920s Paris, where he meets many famous authors and falls in love with Adriana, a woman who is at the time Picasso's mistress. As time goes on, the writer discovers that Adriana has feelings for him too and decides to live in the 1920s with her. However, soon after Gil confesses his love for Adriana, they are picked up by a mysterious carriage that transports them back to LaBelleEpoque of the late 1800s, where they meet various artists, writers, and other famous folk. Adrianna immediately proposes they stay here, as in her mind, '''this''' is the Golden Age of Paris. However, the artists of ''that'' era pine for the TheRenaissance. [[spoiler:Gil decides that despite the allure of the nostalgia filter, it's best to take the present for what it is, and decides to go back to the present.]]
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* This is a big part of the plot of Woody Allen's Creator/WoodyAllen's ''Film/MidnightInParis''. The story features Gil, a writer played by Owen Wilson, who is writing a novel about a man that runs a nostalgia shop, and the writer himself has a nostalgic view of the 1920s in Paris as a sort of Golden Age, something that his fiance and her family constantly rag on him for. Eventually, Gil discovers a mysterious taxi cab that arrives every night at midnight and transports him back to a nostalgia filtered 1920s Paris, where he meets many famous authors and falls in love with Adriana, a woman who is at the time Picasso's mistress. As time goes on, the writer discovers that Adriana has feelings for him too and decides to live in the 1920s with her. However, soon after Gil confesses his love for Adriana, they are picked up by a mysterious carriage that transports them back to LaBelleEpoque of the late 1800s, where they meet various artists, writers, and other famous folk. Adrianna immediately proposes they stay here, as in her mind, '''this''' is the Golden Age of Paris. However, the artists of ''that'' era pine for the TheRenaissance. [[spoiler:Gil decides that despite the allure of the nostalgia filter, it's best to take the present for what it is, and decides to go back to the present.]]

** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-bullshit-complaints-about-modern-rap-music/ "4 Bullshit Complaints About Modern Rap Music."]] Things like [[GlamRap party rap]], trend-hopping, and mediocre rappers getting airplay have always been around in rap music, even during TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop and the era of GangstaRap.
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** [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-bullshit-complaints-about-modern-rap-music/ "4 Bullshit Complaints About Modern Rap Music."]] Things like [[GlamRap party rap]], trend-hopping, and mediocre rappers getting airplay have always been around in rap music, even during TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop and the era of GangstaRap.
5th Feb '16 3:26:52 PM Scaramouche
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5th Feb '16 3:26:51 PM Scaramouche
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* The song "Früher war alles besser" by German mittelalter band Saltatio Mortis mocks this trope. It starts out seeming like another song reminiscing about the good old days, when everyone could find a job and the banks weren't corrupt, but the chorus tells everyone to stop thinking in such a way. It even outright calls anyone who believes in the 'good old days' an idiot. The claims about how things were better in the past get progressively more ridiculous as the song goes on, getting to the point where it's claimed that back then, the ice never melted in your drink.
3rd Feb '16 7:39:36 PM EternalRain
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* Similar to the above, this trope has also been discussed by some gaming commentators regarding the HD version of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''. When footage of the HD version was first released, some gamers complained that the new version barely looked any different from the 2006 original. Then when comparison videos were released showing that there is a pretty big difference in areas such as texture quality, lighting, shadows, anti-aliasing, and of course the HD version runs at a native resolution much higher than the original's 480p, people began to realize the "issue" is more that the HD version simply looks like how people ''remembered'' the 2006 original.
19th Jan '16 7:37:38 AM Gitman
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[[folder:Comedy]] * Creator/LewisBlack once said that no matter how old you are, the best music is whatever was on the radio when you first got laid. [[/folder]]
19th Jan '16 7:10:50 AM Gitman
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'''Jeremy:''' You mean like, "[[Music/NashvilleSkyline Lay Lady Lay]]", "[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Lucy in the Sky]]", "[[Music/AreYouExperienced Purple Haze]]", "[[Music/ExileOnMainSt Brown Sugar]]"?\\
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'''Jeremy:''' You mean like, "[[Music/NashvilleSkyline Lay Lady Lay]]", "[[Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand Lucy in the Sky]]", "[[Music/AreYouExperienced Purple Haze]]", "[[Music/ExileOnMainSt "[[Music/StickyFingers Brown Sugar]]"?\\
12th Jan '16 9:31:36 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Mocked in a series of ''Deadspin'' articles by Drew Magary called [[http://deadspin.com/tag/why-your-childrens-television-program-sucks "Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks"]], devoted to explaining why the popular kids' TV shows that parents have to suffer through, past and present (''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' and ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' are not immune), are so terrible. [[http://deadspin.com/why-your-childrens-television-program-sucks-jessie-1462152297 His article]] on the Creator/DisneyChannel KidCom ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' is especially pertinent. -->"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."

[[folder:Web Original]] * Mocked in a series of ''Deadspin'' articles by Drew Magary called [[http://deadspin.com/tag/why-your-childrens-television-program-sucks "Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks"]], devoted to explaining why the popular kids' TV shows that parents have to suffer through, past and present (''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' and ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' are not immune), are so terrible. [[http://deadspin.com/why-your-childrens-television-program-sucks-jessie-1462152297 His article]] on the Creator/DisneyChannel KidCom ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' is especially pertinent. -->"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." [[/folder]]
12th Jan '16 9:25:46 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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[[folder:Web Original]] * Mocked in a series of ''Deadspin'' articles by Drew Magary called [[http://deadspin.com/tag/why-your-childrens-television-program-sucks "Why Your Children's Television Program Sucks"]], devoted to explaining why the popular kids' TV shows that parents have to suffer through, past and present (''WesternAnimation/ThomasTheTankEngine'' and ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' are not immune), are so terrible. [[http://deadspin.com/why-your-childrens-television-program-sucks-jessie-1462152297 His article]] on the Creator/DisneyChannel KidCom ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' is especially pertinent. -->"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." [[/folder]]
10th Jan '16 9:19:35 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwM5qouf3Ns "I Like Things Just the Way They Are"]] by Samantha Muldoon, who performs it during her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]]. It's a DeconstructiveParody of the use of this trope in modern CountryMusic, with its idealization of small-town Americana barely concealing a vicious streak of [[BreadEggsMilkSquick reactionary politics, racism, and militant Christian nationalism]].
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* Likewise, ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' has the song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwM5qouf3Ns "I Like Things Just the Way They Are"]] by Samantha Muldoon, who performs it during her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]]. It's a DeconstructiveParody of the use of this trope in modern contemporary (late '00s/early '10s) CountryMusic, with its idealization of small-town Americana barely concealing a vicious streak of [[BreadEggsMilkSquick reactionary politics, racism, and militant Christian nationalism]].nationalism]], heavily implying that the ''real'' reason the singer is nostalgic for the 'good old days' (or at least, pretending to be for the sake of [[PanderingToTheBase shamelessly pandering]] [[{{Sellout}} to her audience]]) is because it was a time when it was okay to openly bash and discriminate against minorities, LGBT people, and non-Christians.
3rd Jan '16 1:56:28 PM dinohunterpat
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** Bob later [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6962-The-90s-Didnt-Suck re-examined]] his original view of both the political and pop culture attitudes of the 90s. While admitting 90s did have some [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries good]] [[Film/PulpFiction stuff]], Bob considered the time to be a cultural dead zone with no real identity outside of references to previous eras like the 70s and 50s. He finds the answer to this in Francis Fukuyama's famous treatise ''The End of History'', stating that the West's victory in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar had produced [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell a sort of ennui]] that, in turn, produced a culture of nostalgia and introspection. [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]], of course, quickly shattered that culture. ** Averted, and examined, with [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5140-The-Simpsons-Is-Still-Funny-Pt-1 his treatment]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While going over the older seasons, Bob noticed that most of the episodes he thought were comic gold as a kid didn't age well, while the episodes he thought were boring when they first aired became much better now that he was [[ParentalBonus old enough to appreciate the humor]]. He concludes that ''The Simpsons'' didn't jump the shark like its fans thought it did, but rather, its fans grew up and their tastes in humor changed, and the show didn't change with them. Plus, there's the fact that the show, a broad satire of the greater pop culture, is [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece a relic]] of a time stretching from roughly 1950-2000 when pop culture was largely monolithic[[note]]As in, most mainstream Americans, apart from those on the cultural fringes, watched the same three or four TV {{networks}} and the same movies, received the same news, listened to the same music, read the same books, et cetera.[[/note]] — the early '00s, the time most commonly cited as when ''The Simpsons'' "stopped being funny", is also the time when the internet and cable television fragmented pop culture into a million little shards and {{subculture}}s.\\

** Bob later [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/6962-The-90s-Didnt-Suck re-examined]] his original view of both the political and pop culture attitudes of the 90s. While admitting 90s did have some [[WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries good]] [[WesternAnimation/Animaniacs works]], Bob considered the period to be a cultural dead zone with no real identity. He finds the answer to this in Francis Fukuyama's famous treatise ''The End of History'', stating that the West's victory in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar had produced [[WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell a sort of ennui]] that, in turn, produced a culture of nostalgia and introspection. [[TheWarOnTerror 9/11]], of course, quickly shattered that culture. ** Averted, and examined, with [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/5140-The-Simpsons-Is-Still-Funny-Pt-1 his treatment]] of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. While going over the older seasons, Bob noticed that most of the episodes he thought were comic gold as a kid didn't age well, while the episodes he thought were boring when they first aired became much better now that he was [[ParentalBonus old enough to appreciate the humor]]. He concludes that ''The Simpsons'' didn't jump the shark like its fans thought it did, but rather, its fans grew up and their tastes in humor changed, and the show didn't change with them. Plus, there's the fact that the show, a broad satire of the greater pop culture, is [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece a relic]] of a time stretching from roughly 1950-2000 when pop culture was largely monolithic[[note]]As in, most mainstream Americans, apart from those on the cultural fringes, watched the same three or four TV {{networks}} and the same movies, received the same news, listened to the same music, read the same books, et cetera.[[/note]] — the early '00s, the time most commonly cited as when ''The Simpsons'' "stopped being funny", is also the time when the internet and cable television fragmented pop culture into a million little shards and {{subculture}}s.\\ \\
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