Then and Now – volume 1

It has been said that the young look to the future and the old look to the past.  Since I am pushing 70 I can attest to that first hand.  The last few years I have thought a lot of childhood memories and places.

I remember when every family had only one car and the whole family shared it with the kids being at the bottom of the pecking order.   Today though it is common that every member of the family has a car – they feel it is their right.

I remember when every household had only one telephone and it was attached to the wall with a cord. That progressed to the point that telephones became cordless and you could walk around the house.   In todays world everybody has a cell phone and it can be used anywhere you go;  people are on the phone in movies, while shopping, while driving or walking – everywhere.

And music,  well it just isn’t good anymore.  I have always loved music of all kinds except for Opera and Rap.  I even love some music recorded way before I was born.   One thing I have noticed over the years is that the singers and groups of the past always dressed up and looked great with suits or matching outfits;  but in todays world the singers and groups look like they have just crawled out from under a bridge where they passed out from drinking too much.    And the old music (except for the novelty songs) was basically about love, looking for love, lost my love and so forth and was for the most part fairly poetic (case in point was The Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind);  but today all the music is about “sex, drugs and rock n roll”.

I remember that most homes had only One Television and it was basically a piece of furniture.  We had to have an antenna either on the roof of the house or some of us used rabbit ears which we could move around to get a stronger signal.   We had about 3 channels plus the public broadcasting channel (vhf or uhf).   Today TVs are thin and can be as large as 70 inches;   or TV shows can be watched on your iPhone or tablet.  Oh yeah and thanks to Cable or Streaming services those 3 channels are now hundreds of channels.

I remember seeing the first man walk on the moon and it was exciting.  Today space travel does not excite anyone.   They just don’t care as long as they can stare at the screen on their iPhone.

 

Why

Why is it that when going to the grocery store there is no signs for toilet paper?    It is called according to their signs “Bath Tissue”   .  .  .  when is the last time you tried to wash with a roll of toilet paper – or to dry off with a roll of it.

Why is it that the thugs who are rioting and creating havoc are looked upon by the main stream media as the “innocents” while the person who is just holding his event is said to have the “hate speech”.    Why is it so hard to blame the thugs not the innocent parties.  Of course the media for the most part are also thugs no longer content with just reporting the news.

Why is it that the American people have insisted on cars being safer yet they are pushing things like a “smart” car when could be totaled by a head on with a chip monk.. 

Why is it we need a license to fish but not to vote?   Yes Liberalism has lost it’s collective minds.

Why is prayer and Christian talk banned from schools but not books and talk on Atheism?

Why is it that radical Muslims find it easy to blow themselves, or their wives and children  up with suicide vests.   Looks to me like insanity is contagious.

Why is it that years ago we would set all of our clocks by either the atomic clock or the local radio station  but now we just accept the correct time to be whatever is displayed on our cable tv box?

Why is the entertainment industries total lack of morality accepted and even put on a pedestal  to be idolized by all?   I am losing all interest in movies and television as they are constantly trying to cram their brand of morality down my throat. 

Why is it instead of supporting our candidate we as a society (thanks to the main stream media) are intent of stopping other candidates?

Things You Would Never Know Without the Movies

Today’s CleanLaugh

Things You Would Never Know Without the Movies

– It is always possible to park directly outside any building you are visiting.

– A detective can only solve a case once he has been suspended from duty.

– If you decide to start dancing in the street, everyone you bump into will know all the steps.

– Most laptop computers are powerful enough to override the communication systems of any invading alien civilization.

– It does not matter if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts – your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.

– When a person is knocked unconscious by a blow to the head, they will never suffer a concussion or brain damage.

– No one involved in a car chase, hijacking, explosion, volcanic eruption or alien invasion will ever go into shock.

– Police Departments give their officers personality tests to make sure they are deliberately assigned a partner who is their total opposite.

– When they are alone, all foreigners prefer to speak English to each other. If they’re villains, they will probably speak with an English accent.

– You can always find a chainsaw when you need one.

– Any lock can be picked by a credit card or a paper clip in seconds, unless it’s the door to a burning building with a child trapped inside.

– An electric fence, powerful enough to kill a dinosaur will cause no lasting damage to an eight-year-old child.

– Television news bulletins usually contain a story that affects you personally at that precise moment you turn the television on.