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Abdul's official "The past is a foreign country" thread.

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The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.

Trying to start another of those ongoing threads.

Here's my opening gambit.

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[quote="Abdul Alhazred"].
The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.

Ya think?

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last min 1;45 that odd manly odd making voice
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I don't know what this threat is about...but Laura suffers
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ed wrote:Ya think?

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Indeed.

No modern advertiser would speak so slightingly of vitamins, even in jest. :)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:
ed wrote:Ya think?

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Indeed.

No modern advertiser would speak so slightingly of vitamins, even in jest. :)
BTW, that's not actually real, is it? It's someone's idea of a joke.

I do remember Cream of Wheat. It was one of my favorites.
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That was a real Cream of Wheat ad.

It could be a whole thread of racist "The past is a foreign country", but I'd rather keep more varied if possible.
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For some variety, you might appreciate this:

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It's new, but old.
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Liked the "Powers of 10" movie in his time (77). Shows how virtual reality, and aesthetics, have evolved…

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I heard that one above the other day on a daily song podcast I subscribe to. I don't like every song I hear on that podcast, or even most of them, really, but occasionally I find one that I like, and I get to hear a lot of different ones that I might not encounter otherwise.

I just now found a couple more by the same people. I find them relaxing. If you liked it, check these out too:

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They work just as audio too, you don't actually have to watch the video to enjoy.
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Now for some real "The past is a foreign country" stuff.

I remember this one from the 1964 New York World's Fair.

The Triumph of Man
http://tluthman.home.mindspring.com/triumphofman/

If there were another World's Fair this one would never fly, and not just because of the sexist language.

You could easily fix that particular problem.
But it would still be way too pro human and non-apocalyptic for modern audiences.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote:Now for some real "The past is a foreign country" stuff.

I remember this one from the 1964 New York World's Fair.

The Triumph of Man
http://tluthman.home.mindspring.com/triumphofman/

If there were another World's Fair this one would never fly, and not just because of the sexist language.

You could easily fix that particular problem.
But it would still be way too pro human and non-apocalyptic for modern audiences.
There was some static at the time about graphic violence in the dioramas. I still have a couple of the recordings kicking around somewhere.
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The "Shootin' Shell" line of fine firearms.

In fact any toy guns.

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ed wrote:There was some static at the time about graphic violence in the dioramas. I still have a couple of the recordings kicking around somewhere.
That too, shows the past is a foreign country.

Wax museum sword fights? That is one thing no one would complain about nowadays.
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