"Yeah things were simpler then
You ask exactly
"As your body floats down Third Street
With the burn smell factory closing up
Yes it's sad to say, you will romanticize
All the things you've known before"
"We recognize the present
Is half as pleasant
As our nostalgia for
A past that we resented
Recast and reinvented
Until it's how we meant it"
"Farewell, Romance!" the Cave-men said;
With bone well carved He went away,
Flint arms the ignoble arrowhead,
And jasper tips the spear to-day.
Changed are the Gods of Hunt and Dance,
And He with these. Farewell, Romance!"
"Say not, 'Why were the former days better than these?' For it is not from wisdom that you ask this."
"And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’"
When in the chronicle of wasted time
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
And beauty making beautiful old rhyme,
In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,
Then, in the blazon of sweet beauty's best,
Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow,
I see their antique pen would have express'd
Even such a beauty as you master now.
So all their praises are but prophecies
Of this our time, all you prefiguring;
And for they looked but with divining eyes,
They had not skill enough your worth to sing:
For we, which now behold these present days,
Have eyes to wonder, but lack tongues to praise.
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
"Forward, America! Forward! ...to the hallowed principles of our forefathers! Forward! ...to the sweet tranquility of the status quo! Forward! ...to
Four weeks of "Captain Goofball"
comic strips and not a funny one in the batch. I think I've proven my point. I'm going to vote to cancel it. Roger:
Andy, you can't judge "Captain Goofball" on a day-to-day basis, or even a month-to-month one! You have to look at the broader body of work! Andy: How
When I was 13, the strip was a riot.
"You know, in retrospect, I may have over-romanticised those memories."
"They held the funeral on the second day, with the town coming to look at Miss Emily beneath a mass of bought flowers, with the crayon face of her father musing profoundly above the bier and the ladies sibilant and macabre; and the very old men —some in their brushed Confederate uniforms—on the porch and the lawn, talking of Miss Emily as if she had been a contemporary of theirs, believing that they had danced with her and courted her perhaps, confusing time with its mathematical progression, as the old do, to whom all the past is not a diminishing road but, instead, a huge meadow which no winter ever quite touches, divided from them now by the narrow bottle-neck of the most recent decade of years."
old rock. That doesn't make it classic. What sucked back then still sucks today."
"...[S]tart listening to the “Hits” and “Now” compilation LPs from end to end. Of course, your conditioned brain will tell you it’s all a pile of shite and pale into insignificance compared to the Golden Era in Pop, when you were on the cusp of your adolescent years. Dig deeper into your heart and you will know that you are just lying to yourself. All eras in pop music are golden ages, or will be looked upon as such by the only generation that matters at any given time. Not only are all ages in chart pop equal, chart pop never changes, it only appears to change on its surface level."
Anti-robot rioters have sacked a Servus manufactory in Paris inflicting estimated damages of half a million credits. A spokeswoman for the Home Subjugation Front called for housewives to reject the soulless machines of modern consumerism, and return to a Golden Age of exploitation and domestic drudgery.
— Plan 7 of 9 from Outer Space
So ride along for a story you've totally seen before, for this below-average reboot that's all but ruined the franchise
thought it was pretty cool... Narrator:
Where'd you come from, kid? Kid:
Why are you being so mean? Michelangelo's funny! Narrator:
But the plot was terrible! And they completely ruined the characters! Kid:
You know this is a kids' movie, right? It's not like the Turtles were better in your day. Narrator:
! (plays the infamous dance scene from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze) Narrator: