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21 minutes ago, Alkpaz said:

Okay, wow, I guess I missed that back in my MTV days. Yups, that makes Billy Idol seem tame by comparison. 

At least we can maybe look back at the 80s as an experimental vessel.

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3 hours ago, Pork Type said:

Hardly the "worst" of the 80s.

 

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Feat. Peter Dinklage

 

He came a long way, didn't he?

 

That reminds me, Game of Thrones final season premiers tonight!

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On 4/12/2019 at 4:01 AM, Pork Type said:

 

Rape culture, much?

 

Racism, much?

 

To be fair, though

 

 

 

 

10 hours ago, Pork Type said:

Hardly the "worst" of the 80s.

 

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Feat. Peter Dinklage

 

You really should stop.  Whip It was not about masturbation; it was a post 1st wave punk nonsensical commentary on dealing with personal problems.  Listen to the lyrics.  And him whipping the clothes off the Hispanic woman?  She's dressed as a Juarista; the 19th century Mexican resistance fighters who ended up being tyrants.

The Oingo Boingo 'Little Girls' video was a response the British and Dutch 'sick boy'  subculture   He was making fun of them.  GBH did a song too, but they didn't get main stream air play.

 

So basically if you don't understand Surrealism and the context of things that were happening before you were born then you shouldn't be trying to use them to make whatever fantastical point you're trying to make,  But since you screeched 'racism' and 'rape culture' everyone in this thread has a real good idea of where you're coming from.

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There were more manual typewriters in homes than electric ones.

 

Mimeographs were common but photocopies were super rare.

 

IBM computers WERE the only game in town, and if you worked at a business that had one, there was also an embedded IBM employee that came with it.

 

Internet was pure science fiction.

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I can't say that I miss much about that 80s GDR that I spent the first 10 years of my life in.

Just lots of bad haircuts (not even stylish bad, depressingly bad) and nonexistant fashion that even makes a hetero guy's skin crawl when thinking back.

Also cardboard boxes as cars and some very obvious but nonetheless still annoying propaganda at school ... which most ignored until they couldn't any longer if they wanted to go to the university (then you had to at least pretend to "get" Maxism-Leninism).

The nineties were okay, some good music and lots of new toys. Still miss my Gameboy, destroyed it in a fit of rage because of Tetris.

 

Don't wanna miss the present though. I'm a hopeless optimist so I just ignore the evidence and think that a few years from now all the social rights movements out there won't be a topic to get upset about anymore and everyone wonders what's been the big deal about just accepting that religious nutjobs of every couleur, black, brown and white people, heteros and gays, women and men (including those weirdos that don't like being around women) all have the right to live their lives as they please while starting to fucking respect each other again on a basic human level.

You guys/gals do you. Just ignore me while I happily follow our still accelerating technological progress and the next space race (and shamelessly single out and celebrate the women taking part in it because I'm shallow that way and I like watching nerdy hot chicks do sciency stuff). 😃

 

 

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>You haven't engaged with your "opposition" for so long; you've enjoyed such a long period of socio-cultural hegemony, that all you have/all you know of them is a shallow caricature of what it actually is.

 

 

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Little innocent right winger talking about socio-cultural hegemony (like there was no Bush and Senate wasn't split in half already)

 

Conveniently missing everything conservatives did since the very beginning of this century, starting with two wars which is now fought by the kids of those men who invaded Afghanistan and Iraq during proud conservative reign, starting with Patriot act, which took away people's rights, starting with unlimited surveillance, starting with economy diving deep below and banks bailed out by the government (at your expense of course)...

 

Actually America had fairly rough ride: Reagan > Bush (the first one) > Clinton > Bush (the second one) - it doesn't look like liberals had hegemony at any given time?

And after Obama there is Trump with Republican Senate and with Republican judges. So it's not like right wing "opposition" fighting uphill battle at this moment?

Did right wing "opposition" suffered badly during Clinton's era? Maybe he was a communist? Even though he was more right wing than average Democrat back then?

 

And modern Dems more right wing today than they were during Clinton's term.

 

Also Republicans went full Evangelical and by this day legislated against theory of evolution at schools in 26 states, not to mention their continuous effort on enforcing public "morality"

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To demonstrate slow take over of the Old South (aka Evangelicals aka Republicans aka right wingers) over America let's look at growing censorship of the Motion Picture Association of America film rating system:

 

The ratings used from 1968 to 1970 were:[12][13]

  • Rated G: Suggested for General Audiences
  • Rated M: Suggested for Mature Audiences – parental discretion advised
  • Rated R: Restricted – persons under 16 not admitted, unless accompanied by parent or adult guardian.
  • Rated X: Persons under 16 not admitted

This content classification system originally was to have three ratings, with the intention of allowing parents to take their children to any film they chose. However, the National Association of Theater Owners urged the creation of an adults-only category, fearful of possible legal problems in local jurisdictions. The "X" rating was not an MPAA trademark and would not receive the MPAA seal; any producer not submitting a film for MPAA rating could self-apply the "X" rating (or any other symbol or description that was not an MPAA trademark).

 

In 1970, the ages for "R" and "X" were raised from 16 to 17.[14] Also, due to confusion over whether "M"-rated films were suitable for children,[14] "M" was renamed to "GP" (for General audiences, Parental guidance suggested),[15][16] and in 1971, the MPAA added the content advisory "Some material not generally suitable for pre-teenagers".[17] On February 11, 1972,[18] "GP" was revised to "PG".[14]

The ratings used from 1970 to 1972 were:

  • Rated G: All Ages Admitted – General Audiences
  • Rated GP: All Ages Admitted – Parental Guidance Suggested [Sometimes a disclaimer would say "This film contains material which may not be suitable for pre-teenagers"]
  • Rated R: Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
  • Rated X: No one under 17 admitted

The ratings used from 1972 to 1984 were:[19]

  • Rated G: General Audiences – All ages admitted
  • Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested – Some material may not be suitable for pre-teenagers
  • Rated R: Restricted – Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
  • Rated X: No one under 17 admitted

The ratings used from 1984 to 1990 were:

  • Rated G: General Audiences – all ages admitted
  • Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested – some material may not be suitable for children
  • Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
  • Rated R: Restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
  • Rated X: No one under 17 admitted

In 1989, Tennessee state law set the minimum age to view a theatrically exhibited R-rated film without adult accompaniment at 18, instead of 17, and categorized the admission of minors to X-rated films as a misdemeanor. The statute remained in force until 2013 when it was ruled to be in violation of the First Amendment. The law was amended in 2013 as to only prohibit persons under the age of 18 if the film was considered "harmful to minors".

 

In September 1990, the MPAA introduced the rating "NC-17" ("No Children Under 17 Admitted").[32]Henry & June – previously to be assigned an "X" rating – was the first film to receive the "NC-17" rating instead.[32][33] Although films with an "NC-17" rating had more mainstream distribution opportunities than "X"-rated films, many theaters refused to screen them, most entertainment media did not accept advertising for them, and many large video outlets refused to stock them.[34] In 1996,[35] the minimum age for "NC-17" films was raised to 18, by rewording it to "No One 17 and Under Admitted".[36]

The ratings used from 1990 to 1996 were:

  • Rated G: General Audiences – all ages admitted
  • Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested – some material may not be suitable for children
  • Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
  • Rated R: Restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
  • Rated NC-17: No children under 17 admitted

The ratings used since 1996 are:[3]

  • Rated G: General Audiences – all ages admitted
  • Rated PG: Parental Guidance Suggested – some material may not be suitable for children
  • Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned – some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
  • Rated R: Restricted – under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
  • Rated NC-17: No one 17 and under admitted

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Today even schools in America looks like prisons with security checks and barbed wire.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Coppell-Wire-Fence_Dallas-Fort-Worth-410239375.html

 

Not to mention private prisons run for profit with obvious incentive to incarcerate as many people as possible and as long as possible.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/28/how-for-profit-prisons-have-become-the-biggest-lobby-no-one-is-talking-about/

 

Now even with phone calls instead of real visits - to squeeze every penny out of those convenient ungodly sinful inmates.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/04/more-jails-replace-in-person-visits-with-awful-video-chat-products/

 

Thank you, conservatism. Fairly this looks like communist China but if you cite Bible - its okay.

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Enough with the politics already. Further party-political fingerpointing and what not will be removed.

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Back in my day, smoking was cool!

 

If you were REALLY cool, you bought the bubble gum ones with corn starch between the gum stick, and the loosely wrapped cigarette paper. So you could "puff" them once or twice.

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