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The Coronavirus challenge by millennials. The newest selfie trendsetter for the millennial.

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by Nowhere Man, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Howard Is

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    That was a work of genius.
    Peter Townshend’s solo album ‘White City’ is also excellent work, related to Quadrophenia in that it is reflections on being raised in ‘the project’.
    The Wikipedia entry ...
     
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    Mock Turtle Compassion, understanding, and tolerance.
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    Probably not much different from some of the groups I liked then but those appealed more. I even like some Punk. :D
     
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    Good. It's a sign of limited brain capacity at this point, unless used ironically. Even then...

    *wiggles hand*
     
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    I mean, I regularly bag myself about being old (though nowhere near Boomer status).

    My issue isn't with the sledging, it's with the lack of thought. Be inventive or don't bother.

    #boring
     
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    Are you suggesting halfwits who act like they have nothing to lose commonly have nothing to lose?
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Aren't those the guys with the "blues" man, and they ride mopeds?
     
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    For all my American friends, I'd just like to point out that we have a LOT of imbeciles here too. Don't worry, you're not alone!!

    #oneworld
     
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    Well, they do have their freedom to lose.
    Jail time or 10 years of community service.
     
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    Community service cleaning toilets and helping those less fortunate sounds perfect.
     
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    Revoltingest I am the one who naps.
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    Works for me.
     
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    They were into the reds, black nights and bennies.
    And vespas, yeah.

    It was mods vs rockers.

    The Who were mods,
    Amphetamine , cool clothes, intelligent conversation. :cool:
    Rockers were the far right alcoholic barbarians. :japaneseogre:
     
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    I also like The Carpenters. And also Frank Zappa.

    The lyrics in the song "Joe's Garage" make some interesting predictions.




    Joe:
    (Speculating on the future)
    Well the years was rollin' by, yeah
    Heavy Metal 'n' Glitter Rock
    Had caught the public eye, yeah
    Snotty boys with lipstick on
    Was really flyin' high, yeah
    'N' then they got that Disco thing
    'N' New Wave came along
    'N' all of a sudden I thought the time
    Had come for that old song
    We used to play in "Joe's Garage"
    And if I am not wrong
    You will soon be dancin' to...

    Central Scrutinizer:
    The WHITE ZONE is
    For loading and
    Unloading only. If you
    Gotta load or unload,
    Go to the WHITE
    ZONE. You'll love it...
     
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    Not sure that is right. The rockers could at least recognise proper machinery, even if it was unreliable, leaky, British motorbikes and not some stylish but useless scooter crap - my brother had one. I, meanwhile, was still riding my bicycle then. :D

    But then my musical taste wasn't anywhere mainstream then or ever. :cool:
     
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    Probably never got the recognition he deserved. :oops:
     
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    I never could quite understand that whole thing. I remember it was brought up in the movie (Quadrophenia), but this line made it even more confusing:


    • (Ray Winstone) "I don't give a monkey's arsehole about Mods and Rockers. Underneath, we're all the same, 'n't we?"
    • (Phil Daniels) "No, Kev, that's it. Look, I don't wanna be the same as everybody else. That's why I'm a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain't ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown."

    He says he was a Mod because he didn't want to be the same as everyone else? But they all looked alike. It was an example of mass peer pressure to conform to the latest styles, fashions, fads, etc. People could be harshly outcast if they wore the wrong styles.

    It seemed like it was going way too far to have all-out brawls just over fashions, but I guess that's what happens when there are too many "dedicated followers of fashion."

    I never got the sense that there was anything overtly political about it, although I could be wrong about that.
     
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    That was the crux of it I think. It wasn’t good guys vs bad guys. It was early Baby Boomer, post-war New World angst, growing up in high rise housing projects, aimless.
    Just before it became hippies vs straights. Then punk vs the creeping meatball. New Wave vs Coque Roque...grunge vs house....

    It’s so different now :rolleyes:
     
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    I recall we had our cliques and the like while I was in school, although most people were rather peaceful about it. It was kind of a mixture of rednecks, headbangers, a few punks, as well as the typical "jock vs. nerd" dichotomy. Of course, AZ is not LA or NY; we've always been a bit of a cultural backwater here.

    I think the same angst that existed in the 60s continued into the 70s, but it took on a more apolitical, amoral approach. I recall a little known film from 1979 called Over The Edge which captured some of that. As more people moved out into the suburbs and planned communities, they were also moving further away from cultural centers, recreation, entertainment - and the kids in these places were bored and had nothing to do, so they turned to drugs, alcohol, criminal mischief.
     
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    There were a lot of clashes at various seaside towns apparently, but guess which side would probably have done better (what with their leather jackets, chains, and faster bikes). I just watched it all and shrugged. Mostly I went to the music venues on my own since my friends then could not be persuaded to go to all but did go to some, not really having the same musical interests as me then. And I suppose because of this I never got involved in the drugs scene - not that I would have been that tempted since I knew of the smoking dangers then and even tried to stop my mates smoking. Could smell it in the clubs though. I also spent a lot of time in record shops or buying books - some large ones of both being temptingly close to where I worked in London. :musicalscore: :cool:
     
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    I do not support single-payer healthcare based on income because of people like this.
     
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    This guy was on Dr Phil. He didn't talk to his family as they didn't have enough "followers". I assume Twitter and the like.
     
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