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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:43 pm

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

Post by ed » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:21 pm

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

Ya think?

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Post by pillory » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:34 pm

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:50 am

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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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:12 am

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

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:21 am

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

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:49 am

For some variety, you might appreciate this:

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It's new, but old.
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Post by Witness » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:06 am

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

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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:11 am

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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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:17 am

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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Post by ed » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:54 am

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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Post by ed » Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:57 am

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The "Shootin' Shell" line of fine firearms.

In fact any toy guns.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:28 pm

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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