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Is DL located in a time warp?

Threads about Fleetwood Mac-Rumours, Pretty Woman, etc?

Seriously, why are you discussing movies and music from decades ago?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 7102/01/2013

Hissssssssssssssssssssssssss

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 101/30/2013

I wish you'd gone further with your examples OP. You didn't mention Streisand, Jenny Jones, Elvis, etc.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 201/30/2013

'Cause it's good, OP. 'Cause it's good.

Say "hey" to Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift (I actually like her) for us, won't you, you modern-day elder.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 301/30/2013

R3, I don't know much and those two, but I do know that film, tv and music didn't die in 1985.

Yet, you keep shuffling and rooting through ancient tv, films and music like a hog looking for truffles in a field that was long ago depleted.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 401/30/2013

R1 has it.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 501/30/2013

Personally, if I have to see one more Little House or Three's Company I will vomit.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 601/30/2013

I was just getting ready to post about Patty Andrews of the Andrews Sisters. Is that info too old for OP to handle?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 701/30/2013

OP is 60 but easily looks 27.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 801/30/2013

I was afraid to post that r7

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 901/30/2013

Yes. Thank you, OP. It's like the retirement castle around here lately.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1001/30/2013

Hissss! Hissss!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1101/30/2013

It's the Frau invasion.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1201/30/2013

Here's a crazy idea - both things are valuable.

Current events, as well as looking back when it's worthwhile to do so, can make for interesting discussions.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1301/30/2013

Did you know that she was a friend of John Travolta, R9?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1401/30/2013

I hear that Dorothy is also a friend of John Travolta, and vice-versa.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1501/30/2013

I don't know if it's in a time warp, but it sure has been boring as hell lately. There used to be all sorts of good celeb gossip on here, now most of the threads are about stupid shit.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1601/30/2013

OP is the CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch. Fleetwood Mac rules (although I also kinda like Taylor Swift and a couple of Bieber songs).

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1701/30/2013

What was your favorite penny candy?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1801/30/2013

Well fuck, OP! You've just taken all the fun out of the Rudee Vallee thread I was about to post.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 1901/30/2013

[quote]There used to be all sorts of good celeb gossip on here,

This . never . happened

Extremely Sincere Tale

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2001/30/2013

OP sounds fat.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2101/30/2013

No one under 80 years of age says "Mary" or "frau," so what does that tell you, OP?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2201/30/2013

But wait, OP, there's more:

Some of us even discuss Aeschylus, Genesis, the Koran, Chaucer and Shakespeare.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2301/30/2013

r23, and I love you for it!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2401/30/2013

[quote]your transvestitism is as subversive as Milton Berle doing a half-and-half drag number of the Texaco Star Theatre.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2501/30/2013

Yes, DL is located in a time warp and we're much better for it. I mean, Jesus Christ, how many Harry Styles, Lindsay Lohan and Honey Poo-Poo threads do we fucking need? The Fleetwood Mac, Famous Gays of the Inquisition, and Tom Selleck threads just balance everything out. I sincerely doubt you are 60. Most 60 year olds love to reflect on the past.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2601/30/2013

OP is a whippersnapper!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2701/30/2013

OP, will you be angry if I start my thread on Three Dog Night?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2801/30/2013

Time warp or twilight zone?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 2901/30/2013

OP: "When I'm wearing my glam sunglasses and my cap pulled really low below my eyes no one would ever guess!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3001/30/2013

Taylor Swifting,is when you drag your asshole across the rug like a dog!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3101/30/2013

OP, excuse me, but I'm going to say some very rude things to you:

I Love Lucy; Led Zeppelin; Bee Gees; Humphrey Bogart; Tom Selleck; Adam-12; Star Trek; Donna Summer; Star Wars; Monty Python; Planet of the Apes; Casablanca; Elvis Presley; Chuck Berry; The Beatles; Queen; The Honeymooners; Edgar Allan Poe; George and Martha Washington; Jimi Hendrix; The Mona Lisa; B.B. King; JUDY GARLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3201/30/2013

I'm longing for a 5000th Golden Girls thread.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3301/30/2013

R4, how do you know what all I root through?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3401/31/2013

When OP gets to be our age, he will look back on now in the same way we look back on The Captain and Tenille.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3501/31/2013

R35, I'm 50 and I look back on Captain & Tennille with utter disgust. Bubblegum at its worst. LOL.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3601/31/2013

DL still thinks it's the 1980s.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3701/31/2013

Exactly r36

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3801/31/2013

OP(ie): You're young and beautiful but someday your looks will be gone. When the others turn you off, who'll be turning you on?

I will, I will, I will...

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 3901/31/2013

Well, now I feel shamed out of starting a "name your 5 favorite songs from the 80's" thread.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4001/31/2013

Why on earth do people use Taylor Swift as an example of 'new' things? God there are better new things (music, shows) than that. But Fleetwood Mac is good too. Do you guys have limited space in your entertainment lives?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4101/31/2013

We talk about contemporary theater (one of the better threads), movies, music, and the death-bound freak that is Lindsay Lohan. We talk modern politics intensely. We talk about old stuff as well. What's the problem? A balance of old and new is good.

Now if only that "Obama is a king and America is a fascist state" nuckfugget would go away.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4201/31/2013

R40, Here are mine (just to piss off OP)

"Hells Bells" - AC/DC (1980)

"Master of Puppets" - Metallica (1986)

"Red Barchetta" - Rush (1981)

"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" - Judas Priest (1982)

"Personal Jesus" - Depeche Mode (1989)

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4301/31/2013

I'd love to have discussions about classical music, and the gossip therein, but there seems scant interest of that here

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4401/31/2013

I can virtually guarantee that OP is not sixty years old. I think he's no more than 25. I'm 45 and I love "new things" too. I love today's movies, TV shows, books, and some of the music. I also love the entertainment from my past and my youth. The two can cohabitate quite nicely. I have no problem commenting on a thread about I Love Lucy, and then going right over to a thread about The Walking Dead. Variety is the spice of life.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4501/31/2013

OP, so tell, what do you think of Olivia Newton John? Was she better as a country-pop singer or as a pop-pop singer? TIA!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4601/31/2013

BARBRA! LIZA! DONNA! MADONNA! CHER! JUDY! DIANA! ARETHA! TINA! CYNDI! ABBA!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4701/31/2013

[quote] I'm longing for a 5000th Golden Girls thread.

On the list of topics I'd love to retire, GG would be near the top.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4801/31/2013

R48, Amen! I saw that show a few times abck when it aired, and it was moderately funny, but not worthy of all the threads dedicated to it.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 4901/31/2013

[quote] Well, now I feel shamed out of starting a "name your 5 favorite songs from the 80's" thread.

I like those kinds of threads, myself.

The thing that bugs me is just the sheer number of those "past vs present" threads.

And also the weird, quasi-autistic focus some of the threads have. Case in point: there's a thread now where someone talks about TV schedules, but only the very very late 70s and early 80s.

And that's not even all that weird when you consider some of the others. The most minute details are debated. Just....odd.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5001/31/2013

OP nailed it. Eldergays who stopped paying attention to pop culture in 1978 are ruining this place.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5101/31/2013

My niece age 15 gave me a playlist she had made for me of her favorite music, (not mine). To my surprise it had 80s music and Beatles stuff as well as today's pop songs. I think young people, now that they have access to EVERYTHING, are enjoying poking around vintage stuff too.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5201/31/2013

THANK YOU, R50!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5301/31/2013

[quote] OP nailed it. Eldergays who stopped paying attention to pop culture in 1978 are ruining this place.

I think part of that is that "eldergays" are the only ones forking out 18 bucks.

Younger folks aren't paying for music and won't do shit unless they download it for free. They sure as fuck aren't going to pay almost 20 bucks for this. That's four drinks at the bar for them!

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5401/31/2013

So true, young people are used to having access to so much online for free. The site did used to have a younger feel.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5501/31/2013

[quote]I'd love to have discussions about classical music, and the gossip therein, but there seems scant interest of that here

R44, I recall we used to have gossip threads about classical musicians. Keith Lockhart, Kent Nagano, Marin Alsop, Nathan Gunn, and Joshua Bell were discussed.

[quote]Well, now I feel shamed out of starting a "name your 5 favorite songs from the 80's" thread.

That one made me feel totally out of touch. I was in South America and Europe during most of the 80s so I missed seeing many TV series discussed here and missed out on a lot of the music, too. In the early 80s, I was looking for some ABBA music in Punta Arenas, Chile. They had a number of ABBA albums in the store, but all in Spanish. Until then, I didn't know they recorded their hit songs in many languages.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5601/31/2013

And speaking of classical music, we don't have to go back in time for a discussion when there are hunks like Phillip Addis singing in opera today.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5701/31/2013

Oh HELL yes at R57.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5801/31/2013

[quote]I sincerely doubt you are 60. Most 60 year olds love to reflect on the past.

Bullshit, R26. I'm 52 and I'm not one to reminisce about "the good old days." Except for a few "classics," most of the TV, movies and music from my youth are hopelessly outdated. They make me cringe. Maybe it's because my life as an adult has been mostly happy, so I don't have to moon over a fantasy of glory days gone by.

ITA @ R41. If someone thinks old music is stale, you don't have to go to the other extreme and say...."oh, so you must like Taylor Swift." Where does that silly assumption come from? There is plenty of good art and entertainment being created today.

I know a guy my age who refuses to listen to anything but old classic rock from the 60's, 70's and 80's. He insists that no good music has been created since. All I can think is-- what a tool. Simple minded and boring. Imagine listening to nothing but the same tired old music for 40 years. Sounds like torture to me.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 5901/31/2013

Phil addis is a sweetie

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6001/31/2013

I think we should totally come up with Datalounge Time Loop thread suggestions. I mean parodies. I mean suggestions.

They must deal with the past AND analyze a heretofore unexamined element of said cultural event.

Mine:

"Was It's A Living Better On Network TV, Or In Syndication?"

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6101/31/2013

I like Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, *and* a couple of Taylor Swift songs ("You Belong with Me," "Love Story," and even "We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together."

In my Spotify "songs I like" file, you'll find Taylor, Linda, Boz Scaggs, Nina Simone (LOTS of Nina), some songs from NASHVILLE, Suzanne Vega, all the 60s girl groups, and...Mahler.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6201/31/2013

and Warren Zevon and the Beatles.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6301/31/2013

"Living in the present" is so 1992.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6401/31/2013

and Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen ("Jersey Girl" x 2)

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6501/31/2013

Why are you reading threads in which you have no interest?

Stop this fake innocence - "Oh, I really want to know, I really do" - and just come back with one of your usual eldergay "jokes"?

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6601/31/2013

"Who was the more glamorous 70s singer: Toni Tennille, or Rita Coolidge?"

(And no, you can't say Melissa Manchester instead!!!)

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6702/01/2013

This must be the first time someone on DL is suspected of being younger than they say they are.

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6802/01/2013

"Who was the better replacement for Suzanne Somers on Three's Company: Jenilee Harrison or Priscilla Barnes?"

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 6902/01/2013

"Who pounded Dusty Springfield into the mattress better, darling? Carole Pope or Norma Tanega?"

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 7002/01/2013

LOVE IT, R70.

(And it was totally Carole.)

by 60 y/o who lives in the presentreply 7102/01/2013
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