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A feature of old men is that they like to sit around and remember (mostly through rose-colored glasses) their youths. And then extrapolate those youthful experiences to offer guidance to today's youth about how things should be run.

There was a big story in the newspaper here yesterday about the 50th (and some other older) anniversaries of ski areas in Colorado; all about how great things were back in the good old days. Well I skied at those places in the good old days and they were not so good. Impossible roads, lousy accommodations, long lift lines, expensive--it was not as terrific as is reported.

And every time there is a demonstration about something I get messages from my college pals along the lines of "well that is not how we did it in Boulder in 1972!"

Just yesterday:

"We cannot have a Munich moment again," the panel's Democratic chair, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, told CNN's State of the Union, referring to the 1938 agreement by which allies ceded parts of Czechoslovakia to Hitler, believing it would stave off war.
Sure, because Russia in the 21st Century is just re-running Germany from a century ago. Watch the History Channel and they will explain it all with colorized movie clips.

Maybe the best thing would be for everybody over the age of, say, 40, to be gagged?

by asdf on Mon Jan 31st, 2022 at 04:23:58 PM EST

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