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J79
Jul 25th 2018 at 11:57:05 AM

Does anyone here prefer pop culture (ie, movies, music, tv, books, etc) from the past to todays? I\'m not talking about in some Nostalgia Goggles way either. For example, I\'d much rather read comics from the early 70s through the early 90s than any recent one. They\'re easier to follow (even the continuity heavy ones), and outside of Liefeld and his clones, the art is more impressive IMO.

Jul 25th 2018 at 1:43:49 PM

I like stuff from the past, but honestly I prefer modern culture because in addition to being easily understood, there's just so much less racism and sexism to get past. For example, while Breakfast at Tiffany's was generally a charming flick, I have to skip past the scenes with an actor in yellowface.

Also, less likely to be surprised with a thousand cumulative pages describing architecture.

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Jul 25th 2018 at 6:18:33 PM

They can be fun to visit but I wouldn't want to stay. Most of the older pop culture has more modern adapted material kicking around these days so it is easier to enjoy from that point of view.

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Sep 15th 2018 at 5:19:02 PM

I'm an '80s kid through and through. Most things since about 1992 seem pretty bland and 'meh' to me. The stuff that I do like is the stuff that successfully carries on themes or qualities of the older material.

I'm a big fan of retro-70s Doom Metal, for example, and synthwave, as well as films and TV set in the pre-Britpop world.

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