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21st Jun '16 2:27:56 PM Brick3621
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* In former USSR, there's quite an amount of nostalgia about Soviet industrial goods which were renowned for their ''extreme'' durability and reliability. It wasn't uncommon for an off-the-shelf appliance to stay on duty for ''decades'' and be passed between generations. A large number of them are still in use today, 25 years after TheGreatPoliticalMessUp, and it's not a miracle (though still rare) to see, say, a fridge or a vacuum cleaner that's ''half a century'' old and has retained almost all the original parts. They do require occasional maintenance, yet since they've been built with simplicity and repairability in mind, the repair can be done with common tools and consumables. Spares ''are'' a problem, but custom parts are the minority and typically last the longest, and in the worst case, a broken piece can typically be reinforced with available materials or outright made from them anew without any industrial-grade equipment. The downside is their durability and repairability comes at the cost of performance. In comparison to modern equipment, Soviet goods are bulky, heavy, power-hungry, inefficient, technically obsolete and severely lacking in the aesthetic department (though [[{{Retraux}} this is a matter of taste]]) and ergonomics. These characteristics have given birth to many a joke (e.g.: "American scientists have 10 times as much equipment as ours, but each piece of our equipment is 10 times as much!"). Household appliances typically end up on {{Dacha}}s where everyday efficiency and ergonomics are less of a requirement, and "good" stuff can quickly degrade from adverse conditions or be stolen by winter-time thieves which dachas are largely defenseless against. To summarize, many who had experience with Soviet equipment are nostalgic about it, but few would actually trade a modern piece for one of those.

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* In former USSR, there's quite an amount of nostalgia about Soviet industrial goods which were renowned for their ''extreme'' extreme durability and reliability. It wasn't uncommon for an off-the-shelf appliance to stay on duty for ''decades'' and be passed between generations. A large number of them are still in use today, 25 years after TheGreatPoliticalMessUp, and it's not a miracle (though still rare) to see, say, a fridge or a vacuum cleaner that's ''half a century'' old and has retained almost all the original parts. They do require occasional maintenance, yet since they've been built with simplicity and repairability in mind, the repair can be done with common tools and consumables. Spares ''are'' a problem, but custom parts are the minority and typically last the longest, and in the worst case, a broken piece can typically be reinforced with available materials or outright made from them anew without any industrial-grade equipment. The downside is their durability and repairability comes at the cost of performance. In comparison to modern equipment, Soviet goods are bulky, heavy, power-hungry, inefficient, technically obsolete and severely lacking in the aesthetic department (though [[{{Retraux}} this is a matter of taste]]) and ergonomics. These characteristics have given birth to many a joke (e.g.: "American scientists have 10 times as much equipment as ours, but each piece of our equipment is 10 times as much!"). Household appliances typically end up on {{Dacha}}s UsefulNotes/{{dacha}}s where everyday efficiency and ergonomics are less of a requirement, and "good" stuff can quickly degrade from adverse conditions or be stolen by winter-time wintertime thieves which dachas are largely defenseless against. To summarize, many who had experience with Soviet equipment are nostalgic about it, but few would actually trade a modern piece for one of those.



* Band-Aids - Johnson & Johnson used to have an ad campaign about how well they stayed on, even in bathtubs and pools. Today, they fall off if the air is a little humid.

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* Band-Aids - Johnson & Johnson used to have an ad campaign about how well they stayed on, even in bathtubs and pools. Today, they fall off if the air is a little too humid.
19th May '16 8:23:56 PM erforce
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* Played with in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Peter and Ray are discussing the unusual architecture of Dana's building:

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* Played with in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}'' when Peter and Ray are discussing the unusual architecture of Dana's building:
30th Apr '16 11:11:24 AM Kalaong
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Houses are another good example. Sometimes after a major disaster- like a hurricane- all the houses built before a certain date will have survived with minor damage, while newer houses are destroyed. This shows something of a selection bias; the older houses had to survive the previous hurricane, leaving only the most durable to face this one. Due to the evolution of building codes, sometimes the newest houses also survive. In flooding situations, barring ''really'' record-breaking floods a rather similar selection process will take place, though in this case it's more a case of ''where'' the houses are built; the locations least at risk from flooding will be built upon first, with development spreading into more vulnerable areas as the town grows, or, again, the old houses on the floodplain were destroyed in the previous flood.

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Houses are another good example. Sometimes after a major disaster- like a hurricane- all the houses built before a certain date will have survived with minor damage, while newer houses are destroyed. This shows something of a selection bias; the older houses had to survive the previous hurricane, leaving only the most durable to face this one.one(this applies to cars as well). Due to the evolution of building codes, sometimes the newest houses also survive. In flooding situations, barring ''really'' record-breaking floods a rather similar selection process will take place, though in this case it's more a case of ''where'' the houses are built; the locations least at risk from flooding will be built upon first, with development spreading into more vulnerable areas as the town grows, or, again, the old houses on the floodplain were destroyed in the previous flood.
30th Apr '16 11:09:43 AM Kalaong
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* Creator/StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection a different take]] on it.

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* Creator/StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection cc.com/video-clips/csetwa/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-daily-colbert---car-collection a different take]] on it.
28th Apr '16 1:55:43 PM Willbyr
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Most cultures have this feeling- particularly among the elderly. If anything, Americans tend to reject it more than most cultures.

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Most cultures have this feeling- feeling, particularly among the elderly. If anything, Americans tend to reject it more than most cultures.



Compare OlderIsBetter and InvincibleClassicCar

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Compare OlderIsBetter and InvincibleClassicCar
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* Zigzagged in case of automotive steel: it isn't like it used to be. Modern automotive steel is stronger, which makes the cars built from it safer and has better rustproofing.

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* Zigzagged in case of automotive steel: it isn't like it used to be. Modern automotive steel is stronger, which makes the cars built from it safer and has with better rustproofing.
28th Apr '16 1:53:18 PM Willbyr
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!!Examples:

* Billie Jo Spears country song '''57 Chevrolet'' is a tribute song for that model. They are today considered highly classic and collectable amongst the automobile enthusiasts.
* Glassfibre yachts. In the 1960s and 1970s laminated glassfiber was a new material, its properties were unknown, the naval architects over-engineered their designs taking no risks, and the yachts produced then were thoroughly laminated. The result is that they are built like tanks. They retained excellent hydrodynamics, since they were often copies of racing hulls. Modern yachts tend to be sandwich structure, which is lighter but gets damaged more easily and is prone to rot, and usually are have better comfort than seafaring properties.
* On ''RockyAndBullwinkle'''s "Fractured Fairy Tales" the Prince attempts to enter the castle of Sleeping Beauty, breaking his sword on the overgrowth surrounding it and lamenting "They don't make them like they used to." After easily getting through with the help of a lawn-mowner, he adds triumphantly, "They make ''these'' like they used to."
* Interestingly used in the current home console generation. They actually don't make [=PS3s=] like they used to - the older models with the Emotion Engine reverse-compatability went out of production in favor of newer and cheaper models, in order for Sony to close the price-gap with Microsoft. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 reverses this - due to a number of very loud issues with the early batches of [=X360's=], Microsoft has been forced to shape up and improve the quality, making the newest versions much less likely to burn out than the old ones.
* This particular brand of nostalgia is mostly subverted in regards to computers, since the first ones were things that could take up entire rooms, had a fraction of the memory current computers have, and were ''extremely'' slow.
** Notwithstanding the above, there is definite affection for [[http://www.metafilter.com/66196/TYPE-HARD-OR-GO-HOME keyboards of yore.]] Some 30 years old (built in 1982) are still in use and look exactly like they did fresh out of the box.
** Note that it is thoroughly justified in the case of Keyboard, the old popular keyboard that was made with springs and individual switches for each key; they were heavy, durable as hell and are literally solid enough to bash over someone's head while remaining functional afterwards. Not surprisingly, these keyboards can survive an ''immense'' amount of abuse and can last decades of typing by the most prolific typist without losing effectiveness. Fast forward to modern day however, where keyboards are made of the much cheaper but unfortunately much more fragile membrane, which can fall apart or lose tactile feedback in less than a year of heavy use. Ironically, there's a very strong trend to return to these old type mechanical keyboards (though not the spring types) in the gaming community, taking advantage of their inherent durability to endure the massive abuse. Several manufacturers that cater to gamers have produced their own modern take on mechanical keyboards for the sake of feedback and rapid key presses. This can be a double-edged sword, as keyboards in this style can suffer in ergonomics and potentially raise stress on the hands.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_strain_injury]]
* Creator/StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection a different take]] on it.
-->'''Stephen''': They make 'em like that any more, Jon - they just do.
* Ford's Panther Platform (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car) was a major beneficiary of this sort of thinking, to the point that some police departments stocked up on Crown Vics when it was finally discontinued at the end of 2011. The basic design dates back to 1979, and the perimeter-frame, RWD V8 design wasn't much beyond the state of the art of the 1950s. They are, indeed, extremely durable cars, but also handle poorly and are rather cramped for something the size of a limo. Interestingly, the similarly-antiquated GM competitor, the Chevrolet Caprice, was discontinued in 1996 but is widely considered by police and taxi drivers to be the superior car. Indeed, they don't make them like they used to.

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!!Examples:

* Billie Jo Spears country song '''57 Chevrolet'' is a tribute song for that model. They are today considered highly classic and collectable amongst the automobile enthusiasts.
* Glassfibre yachts. In the 1960s and 1970s laminated glassfiber was a new material, its properties were unknown, the naval architects over-engineered their designs taking no risks, and the yachts produced then were thoroughly laminated. The result is that they are built like tanks. They retained excellent hydrodynamics, since they were often copies of racing hulls. Modern yachts tend to be sandwich structure, which is lighter but gets damaged more easily and is prone to rot, and usually are have better comfort than seafaring properties.
* On ''RockyAndBullwinkle'''s "Fractured Fairy Tales" the Prince attempts to enter the castle of Sleeping Beauty, breaking his sword on the overgrowth surrounding it and lamenting "They don't make them like they used to." After easily getting through with the help of a lawn-mowner, he adds triumphantly, "They make ''these'' like they used to."
* Interestingly used in the current home console generation. They actually don't make [=PS3s=] like they used to - the older models with the Emotion Engine reverse-compatability went out of production in favor of newer and cheaper models, in order for Sony to close the price-gap with Microsoft. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 reverses this - due to a number of very loud issues with the early batches of [=X360's=], Microsoft has been forced to shape up and improve the quality, making the newest versions much less likely to burn out than the old ones.
* This particular brand of nostalgia is mostly subverted in regards to computers, since the first ones were things that could take up entire rooms, had a fraction of the memory current computers have, and were ''extremely'' slow.
** Notwithstanding the above, there is definite affection for [[http://www.metafilter.com/66196/TYPE-HARD-OR-GO-HOME keyboards of yore.]] Some 30 years old (built in 1982) are still in use and look exactly like they did fresh out of the box.
** Note that it is thoroughly justified in the case of Keyboard, the old popular keyboard that was made with springs and individual switches for each key; they were heavy, durable as hell and are literally solid enough to bash over someone's head while remaining functional afterwards. Not surprisingly, these keyboards can survive an ''immense'' amount of abuse and can last decades of typing by the most prolific typist without losing effectiveness. Fast forward to modern day however, where keyboards are made of the much cheaper but unfortunately much more fragile membrane, which can fall apart or lose tactile feedback in less than a year of heavy use. Ironically, there's a very strong trend to return to these old type mechanical keyboards (though not the spring types) in the gaming community, taking advantage of their inherent durability to endure the massive abuse. Several manufacturers that cater to gamers have produced their own modern take on mechanical keyboards for the sake of feedback and rapid key presses. This can be a double-edged sword, as keyboards in this style can suffer in ergonomics and potentially raise stress on the hands.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_strain_injury]]
* Creator/StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection a different take]] on it.
-->'''Stephen''': They make 'em like that any more, Jon - they just do.
* Ford's Panther Platform (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car) was a major beneficiary of this sort of thinking, to the point that some police departments stocked up on Crown Vics when it was finally discontinued at the end of 2011. The basic design dates back to 1979, and the perimeter-frame, RWD V8 design wasn't much beyond the state of the art of the 1950s. They are, indeed, extremely durable cars, but also handle poorly and are rather cramped for something the size of a limo. Interestingly, the similarly-antiquated GM competitor, the Chevrolet Caprice, was discontinued in 1996 but is widely considered by police and taxi drivers to be the superior car. Indeed, they don't make them like they used to.
!!Media examples:

[[AC:ComicBooks]]



* In Seth's It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken our main character has this feeling about old buildings, museum exhibits, and well...ok, everything.
* In the episode "Be A Clown" of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman escapes from the Joker's complicated deathtrap, prompting this comment from the Joker: "They don't make straitjackets like they used to. I should know!"
** And in the climax of the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film, the hero clings to an unstable cathedral ledge, while Joker stomps out the bricks around him yelling "They don't make them like they used to, eh, Batsy?!"
* Expressed in a fairly verbose fashion in the Assessors' report into the sinking of [[http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/shippingports/shipping/safety/mvderbyshire/mvderbyshiresurveysukecasses5012?page=10 MV Derbyshire]] "The use of direct methods of design, utilising in particular finite element analysis, is radically reducing the redundancies which naturally occurred in the prescriptive methods of the past"
* Played with in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Soul Music]]'', when the protagonists visit a mysterious antique shop.
-->'''Proprietor:''' They don't build them like that any more.
-->'''Imp y Celyn:''' That's because we've learned from experience!

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* In Seth's It's A ''It's a Good Life Life, If You Don't Weaken Weaken'' our main character has this feeling about old buildings, museum exhibits, and well...ok, everything.
everything.

[[AC:ComicStrips]]
* Tends to pop up a fair bit in ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}''. Examples include:
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522
In the episode "Be A Clown" of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', Batman escapes from the Joker's complicated deathtrap, prompting this comment from the Joker: comic strip]], Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make straitjackets trees like they used to. I should know!"
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** And in When Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 broke a ming vase]], he said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."
** Garfield attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.

[[AC:{{Film}}]]
* In
the climax of the 1989 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' film, the hero clings to an unstable cathedral ledge, while Joker stomps out the bricks around him yelling "They don't make them like they used to, eh, Batsy?!"
* Expressed in a fairly verbose fashion in the Assessors' report into the sinking of [[http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/shippingports/shipping/safety/mvderbyshire/mvderbyshiresurveysukecasses5012?page=10 MV Derbyshire]] "The use of direct methods of design, utilising in particular finite element analysis, is radically reducing the redundancies which naturally occurred in the prescriptive methods of the past"
* Played with in ''[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Soul Music]]'', when the protagonists visit a mysterious antique shop.
-->'''Proprietor:''' They don't build them like that any more.
-->'''Imp y Celyn:''' That's because we've learned from experience!
Batsy?!"



* Played with in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Peter and Ray are discussing the unusual architecture of Dana's building:
-->'''Peter:''' So what? I guess they just don't make them like they used to.\\
'''Ray:''' (DopeSlap) ''No!'' Nobody ''ever'' made them like this! I mean, the architect had to be a certified genius, or an authentic wacko.

[[AC:{{Literature}}]]
* Played with in ''Discworld/SoulMusic'', when the protagonists visit a mysterious antique shop.
-->'''Proprietor:''' They don't build them like that any more.\\
'''Imp y Celyn:''' That's because we've learned from experience!

[[AC:{{Music}}]]
* Billie Jo Spears' country song "'57 Chevrolet" is a tribute song for that model. They are today considered highly classic and collectable amongst the automobile enthusiasts.

[[AC:TabletopGames]]
* This pretty well sums up the [[TheEmpire Imperium's]] entire philosophy regarding technology in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''. They know that a radical new invention could have been inspired by a Chaos God, and tech based on it could carry some of the extremely unpleasant taint. It is also unquestionably true; most of their technology is technically LostTechnology reproduced by rote with the best stuff a complete mystery.

[[AC:{{Theatre}}]]



* Also played with in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Peter and Ray are discussing the unusual architecture of Dana's building:
-->'''Peter:''' So what? I guess they just don't make them like they used to.
-->'''Ray:''' (DopeSlap) ''No!'' Nobody ''ever'' made them like this! I mean, the architect had to be a certified genius, or an authentic wacko.
* In ''TheSimpsons'' episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abe complains that toys in the store are junk and were built to last when he was young. He starts breaking some toys until security guards grab him.
* This pretty well sums up the [[TheEmpire Imperium's]] entire philosophy regarding technology in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}. They know that a radical new invention could have been inspired by a Chaos God, and tech based on it could carry some of the extremely unpleasant taint. It is also unquestionably true, most of their technology is technically LostTechnology reproduced by rote with the best stuff a complete mystery.
* Older music and films in general. On YouTube, most of the comments on videos of these will be of people complaining about how bad today's entertainment is.

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[[AC:VideoGames]]
* Also played with in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' when Peter One death scene of ''VideoGame/SpaceAce'' is during the part where Dexter turns into Ace; pressing the fire button at some parts of the Trash Robots scene will cause Ace to try to shoot his target, only to cause half of the space station to blow up.

[[AC:WesternAnimation]]
* On ''WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle'''s "Fractured Fairy Tales" the Prince attempts to enter the castle of Sleeping Beauty, breaking his sword on the overgrowth surrounding it
and Ray are discussing the unusual architecture of Dana's building:
-->'''Peter:''' So what? I guess they just
lamenting "They don't make them like they used to.
-->'''Ray:''' (DopeSlap) ''No!'' Nobody ''ever'' made them
to." After easily getting through with the help of a lawn-mowner, he adds triumphantly, "They make ''these'' like this! I mean, the architect had to be a certified genius, or an authentic wacko.
they used to."
* In ''TheSimpsons'' the ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' episode "Be A Clown", Batman escapes from the Joker's complicated deathtrap, prompting this comment from the Joker: "They don't make straitjackets like they used to. I should know!"
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
episode "Lisa vs. Malibu Stacy", Abe complains that toys in the store are junk and were built to last when he was young. He starts breaking some toys until security guards grab him.
* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'': Ming the Merciless once created robot duplicates of the heroes to frame them. When one of the heroes noticed an arm falling off his robot double, he commented they don't make him like they used to.

!!Real-life examples:
* Glassfibre yachts. In the 1960s and 1970s laminated glassfiber was a new material, its properties were unknown, the naval architects over-engineered their designs taking no risks, and the yachts produced then were thoroughly laminated. The result is that they are built like tanks. They retained excellent hydrodynamics, since they were often copies of racing hulls. Modern yachts tend to be sandwich structure, which is lighter but gets damaged more easily and is prone to rot, and usually are have better comfort than seafaring properties.
* Interestingly used in the current home console generation. They actually don't make [=PS3s=] like they used to - the older models with the Emotion Engine reverse-compatability went out of production in favor of newer and cheaper models, in order for Sony to close the price-gap with Microsoft. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 reverses this - due to a number of very loud issues with the early batches of [=X360's=], Microsoft has been forced to shape up and improve the quality, making the newest versions much less likely to burn out than the old ones.
* This pretty well sums up particular brand of nostalgia is mostly subverted in regards to computers, since the [[TheEmpire Imperium's]] first ones were things that could take up entire philosophy regarding technology in TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}. They know that rooms, had a radical new invention could have been inspired by a Chaos God, and tech based on it could carry some fraction of the memory current computers have, and were ''extremely'' slow.
** Notwithstanding the above, there is definite affection for [[http://www.metafilter.com/66196/TYPE-HARD-OR-GO-HOME keyboards of yore.]] Some 30 years old (built in 1982) are still in use and look exactly like they did fresh out of the box.
** Note that it is thoroughly justified in the case of Keyboard, the old popular keyboard that was made with springs and individual switches for each key; they were heavy, durable as hell and are literally solid enough to bash over someone's head while remaining functional afterwards. Not surprisingly, these keyboards can survive an ''immense'' amount of abuse and can last decades of typing by the most prolific typist without losing effectiveness. Fast forward to modern day however, where keyboards are made of the much cheaper but unfortunately much more fragile membrane, which can fall apart or lose tactile feedback in less than a year of heavy use. Ironically, there's a very strong trend to return to these old type mechanical keyboards (though not the spring types) in the gaming community, taking advantage of their inherent durability to endure the massive abuse. Several manufacturers that cater to gamers have produced their own modern take on mechanical keyboards for the sake of feedback and rapid key presses. This can be a double-edged sword, as keyboards in this style can suffer in ergonomics and potentially raise stress on the hands.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repetitive_strain_injury]]
* Creator/StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection a different take]] on it.
-->'''Stephen''': They make 'em like that any more, Jon - they just do.
* Ford's Panther Platform (Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Lincoln Town Car) was a major beneficiary of this sort of thinking, to the point that some police departments stocked up on Crown Vics when it was finally discontinued at the end of 2011. The basic design dates back to 1979, and the perimeter-frame, RWD V8 design wasn't much beyond the state of the art of the 1950s. They are, indeed,
extremely unpleasant taint. It is durable cars, but also unquestionably true, most of their technology is technically LostTechnology reproduced by rote with handle poorly and are rather cramped for something the best stuff size of a complete mystery.
limo. Interestingly, the similarly-antiquated GM competitor, the Chevrolet Caprice, was discontinued in 1996 but is widely considered by police and taxi drivers to be the superior car. Indeed, they don't make them like they used to.


* Expressed in a fairly verbose fashion in the Assessors' report into the sinking of [[http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/shippingports/shipping/safety/mvderbyshire/mvderbyshiresurveysukecasses5012?page=10 MV Derbyshire]] "The use of direct methods of design, utilising in particular finite element analysis, is radically reducing the redundancies which naturally occurred in the prescriptive methods of the past"

* Older music and films in general. On YouTube, Website/YouTube, most of the comments on videos of these will be of people complaining about how bad today's entertainment is.



* Tends to pop up a fair bit in {{Garfield}}. Examples include:
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522 In this comic strip]], Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to."
** When Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 broke a ming vase]], he said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."
** Garfield attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.
* ''DefendersOfTheEarth'': Ming the Merciless once created robot duplicates of the heroes to frame them. When one of the heroes noticed an arm falling off his robot double, he commented they don't make him like they used to.
* One death scene of SpaceAce is during the part where Dexter turns into Ace; pressing the fire button at some parts of the Trash Robots scene will cause Ace to try to shoot his target, only to cause half of the space station to blow up.

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* Tends to pop up a fair bit in {{Garfield}}. Examples include:
** [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522 In this comic strip]], Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to."
** When Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 broke a ming vase]], he said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."
** Garfield attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.
* ''DefendersOfTheEarth'': Ming the Merciless once created robot duplicates of the heroes to frame them. When one of the heroes noticed an arm falling off his robot double, he commented they don't make him like they used to.
* One death scene of SpaceAce is during the part where Dexter turns into Ace; pressing the fire button at some parts of the Trash Robots scene will cause Ace to try to shoot his target, only to cause half of the space station to blow up.




* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Abaddon is nostalgic for the Hell and demons of the 1950's.

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* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], Abaddon is nostalgic for the Hell and demons of the 1950's.



* In former USSR, there's quite an amount of nostalgy about Soviet industrial goods which were renowned for their ''extreme'' durability and reliability. It wasn't uncommon for an off-the-shelf appliance to stay on duty for ''decades'' and be passed between generations. A large number of them are still in use today, 25 years after TheGreatPoliticalMessUp, and it's not a miracle (though still rare) to see, say, a fridge or a vacuum cleaner that's ''half a century'' old and has retained almost all the original parts. They do require occasional maintenance, yet since they've been built with simplicity and repairability in mind, the repair can be done with common tools and consumables. Spares ''are'' a problem, but custom parts are the minority and typically last the longest, and in the worst case, a broken piece can typically be reinforced with available materials or outright made from them anew without any industrial-grade equipment. The downside is their durability and repairability comes at the cost of performance. In comparison to modern equipment, Soviet goods are bulky, heavy, power-hungry, inefficient, technically obsolete and severely lacking in the aesthetic department (though [[{{Retraux}} this is a matter of taste]]) and ergonomics. These characteristics have given birth to many a joke (e.g.: "American scientists have 10 times as much equipment as ours, but each piece of our equipment is 10 times as much!"). Household appliances typically end up on {{Dacha}}s where everyday efficiency and ergonomics are less of a requirement, and "good" stuff can quickly degrade from adverse conditions or be stolen by winter-time thieves which dachas are largely defenseless against. To summarize, many who had experience with Soviet equipment are nostalgic about it, but few would actually trade a modern piece for one of those.

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* In former USSR, there's quite an amount of nostalgy nostalgia about Soviet industrial goods which were renowned for their ''extreme'' durability and reliability. It wasn't uncommon for an off-the-shelf appliance to stay on duty for ''decades'' and be passed between generations. A large number of them are still in use today, 25 years after TheGreatPoliticalMessUp, and it's not a miracle (though still rare) to see, say, a fridge or a vacuum cleaner that's ''half a century'' old and has retained almost all the original parts. They do require occasional maintenance, yet since they've been built with simplicity and repairability in mind, the repair can be done with common tools and consumables. Spares ''are'' a problem, but custom parts are the minority and typically last the longest, and in the worst case, a broken piece can typically be reinforced with available materials or outright made from them anew without any industrial-grade equipment. The downside is their durability and repairability comes at the cost of performance. In comparison to modern equipment, Soviet goods are bulky, heavy, power-hungry, inefficient, technically obsolete and severely lacking in the aesthetic department (though [[{{Retraux}} this is a matter of taste]]) and ergonomics. These characteristics have given birth to many a joke (e.g.: "American scientists have 10 times as much equipment as ours, but each piece of our equipment is 10 times as much!"). Household appliances typically end up on {{Dacha}}s where everyday efficiency and ergonomics are less of a requirement, and "good" stuff can quickly degrade from adverse conditions or be stolen by winter-time thieves which dachas are largely defenseless against. To summarize, many who had experience with Soviet equipment are nostalgic about it, but few would actually trade a modern piece for one of those.






->'''Statler:''' They sure don't make encyclopedias like they used to.
->'''Waldorf:''' I remember them being heavier... ''with content.''
->'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf Both]]:''' Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!

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->'''Statler:''' They sure don't make encyclopedias like they used to.
->'''Waldorf:'''
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'''Waldorf:'''
I remember them being heavier... ''with content.''
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'''[[JustForFun/StatlerAndWaldorf
Both]]:''' Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!Do-ho-ho-ho-hoh!
31st Jan '16 12:06:19 AM SilverNova
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* [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522 In this comic strip]], {{Garfield}} tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to."

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* Tends to pop up a fair bit in {{Garfield}}. Examples include:
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[[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1982&addr=820522 In this comic strip]], {{Garfield}} Garfield tried to climb a tree but it fell through. His comment: "They don't make trees like they used to.""
** When Garfield [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 broke a ming vase]], he said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."
** Garfield attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.



* When ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1983&addr=830710 broke a ming vase]], he said "Ming, schming. They don't make'm like they used to."



* {{Garfield}} attempted this [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=1981&addr=810326 by clinging onto a screen door]], only to punch a hole through it. Guess what his response was.



* Band-Aids - Johnson & Johnson used to have an ad campaign about how well they stayed on, even in bathtubs and pools. Today, they fall off if the air is a little humid.



* Band-Aids - Johnson & Johnson used to have an ad campaign about how well they stayed on, even in bathtubs and pools. Today, they fall off if the air is a little humid.
22nd Jan '16 11:58:28 AM cdrood
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* Band-Aids - Johnson & Johnson used to have an ad campaign about how well they stayed on, even in bathtubs and pools. Today, they fall off if the air is a little humid.
21st Jan '16 7:21:12 PM nombretomado
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* StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection a different take]] on it.

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* StephenColbert, Creator/StephenColbert, as usual, has [[http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=220622&title=Daily/Colbert---Car-Collection a different take]] on it.
16th Jan '16 2:25:05 AM Angus_Old
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* Zigzagged in case of automotive steel: it isn't like it used to be. Modern automotive steel is stronger, which makes the cars built from it safer and has better rustproofing.
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