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F. Brett Cox - Isn't Dead. Isn't Even.

Feb. 6th, 2010

11:59 am - Isn't Dead. Isn't Even.

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Retro-lifestyle folk. Note to the individual who wishes she'd been born in 1874 instead of 1974: if you had been, chances would be significantly increased that you'd already have been dead for several years. Just saying.

And is this as whack as I think it is?

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From:deliasherman
Date:February 6th, 2010 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Well, you do notice that none of those re-enactors says anything about the glories of 19th Century hygiene or 1940's health care. It's all about the clothes and the decor. Me, I like a nice cloche and nipped-in waist as well as the next girl. But I would have died before I was a year old had I been born much earlier than I was. And would have had many fewer life choices. So, yeah. It's pretty whack.
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From:negothick
Date:February 7th, 2010 04:22 pm (UTC)
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We've been suffering a weird nostalgia for a 1950s that never existed for some time. I just read about 1980s nostalgia, in the plans for celebrating the centennial of Reagan's birth. Now THAT's scary.
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From:parttimedriver
Date:February 7th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
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The Reagan Centennial. Oh, joy. I can't wait....
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From:parttimedriver
Date:February 7th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Ditto. If I had been born in 1874, I wouldn't have made it to 1884.

I'm fascinated by history, love the Gothic and am down with the Steampunk, and I have no issues with people dressing up in costumes. But while the past might be a cool place to visit, I damn sure wouldn't want to live there. Especially if I were female.
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