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You Ever Notice...and What's the Deal...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mo Frackle, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    The Jerry Seinfeld humor thread.

    What's the deal with this thread? It's not humorous. It's just a bunch of random notices. It should be called the Random Notice Thread.

    What's the deal with airplane peanuts? And what about those airplane toilets? Do people actually use them?
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  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    We had threads like this in the past, but they got out of hand, and had to be closed.
  3. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    In hopes this thread doesn't get locked or closed or deleted again, here's one of my observational observations, though not necessarily funny or humorous...

    It seems like since the 1950s, each decade that has passed has had it's own, unique sense of fashion and style... for instance: the 1950s was when rock and roll was starting to come into play, there was the wet and slick-backed hair and stuff; the 1960s, everything was all "flower power", lots of tie-dye, peace and love kind of thing, hair was long and wavy; the 1970s was very psychedelic, polyester shirts with long collars, bell-bottom pants, the disco era, shaggy hair, mustaches, etc; the 1980s was a very "fab" time, lots of bright neon colors, lots of glitz and glam, big puffy hair and mullets, stuff like that... the 1990s, the 2000s, and even the 2010s thus far are kind of a blur as far as all that stuff goes: with a couple of obvious exceptions, like in the mid-90s when Old Navy (I think) tried to make bell-bottoms cool again by marketing them to kids, there's really only been two kinds of styles that have marked the past two decades or so and show no signs of disappearing anytime soon, and it depends on the crowd you hang with, you've got either the whole skateboarder thing going on with the graphic tees, torn-up jeans, chains hanging out of your pockets, pants worn below the butt, etc; or the whole goth/emo/punk/everything's black with red or purple, big stripes, or fishnets, etc. I mean it's always easy to pick out past decades based on that kind of thing, but it's getting hard to distinguish the last two decades.
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  4. mr3urious

    mr3urious Well-Known Member

    Every decade during the first few years also had some holdovers from the previous decade, such as the aforementioned neon colors and mullets in the early '90s.
  5. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    New York City and Southern California would like to have a word with you :p
  6. Hayley B

    Hayley B Well-Known Member

    *sorry posted in the wrong thread* Little sleepy right now.
  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I don't know about Southern California... Brady Bunch? Partridge Family?
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  8. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Well I guess SoCal would be more 80s :smirk:

    But yeah, punk was like the anti disco :p
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Well when I think of the 1990s I think of flannel and Doc Martens, so there was still a bit of recognizable style there. But I do agree that since then style has become less and less uniform and recognizable over the years. Perhaps in general as a society we've become a bit looser and also more separated in terms of cliques.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Well, I don't know about cliques, I was kind of generalizing styles and trends of the decades and such, but perhaps, I don't know. I remember a few years ago, I unwittingly become a trend setter in this town, because by that winter, almost everybody was wearing "Radar O'Reilly" caps... luckily, they've kind of dwindled with each passing winter season, but for a while there, I felt like I unwittingly threw away my individuality, lol.
  11. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I'd say that punk and disco were both rebellions against various aspects of rock and roll than each other, punk rebelling against studio over-production and overblown rock, and disco rebelling against the fact that dance music was looked down upon by the rock community. Sure, disco turned out to become something overblown and over-produced after a while, but they both started out of similar ideals.
  12. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Uh...You are talking to someone who happens to be extremely knowledgeable in the punk movement.

    I never said that punk was rebelling against disco. I meant that it was on the opposite end of the spectrum style wise
  13. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    You are talking to someone who happens to be extremely knowledgeable in the history of rock and roll. ;)

    But you're right about the style point definitely, disco clothing was really expensive and perfectly manicured, and punk clothes weren't.
  14. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Actually... I take back my previous statement about the trends of the 90s, 2000s, and 2010s being kind of blurred together... after thinking on it a bit more, I think the trend of skateboard style and whatnot was the trend of the 90s, goth/emo/punk was more a 2000s thing... but now I think I've figured out what the trend of the 2010s is supposed to be: looking like a circus freak. Or, at least when Lady Gaga started dressing up outrageously, then suddenly others like Nicki Minaj (who basically is the Black Lady Gaga) and Katy Perry (well, she's the cute one) started doing it as well, and I guess others will be doing so as well.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Okay, here's one that's more Seinfeld-esque, and please forgive me if I seem to come off as sexist or offensive...

    But have you ever notice that it seems like the less attractive a woman is, the more vain she is? I mean, vanity seems to be that one deadly sin that runs rampant in almost all women (likewise, sloth seems to be the run that runs rampant in almost all men), but it just strikes me as curious that it seems like women who... let's just say aren't exactly glamorous or ravishing, are the ones who are more prone to commenting on themselves on how adorable, or how pretty, or how hot they are. Granted of course, I know there are always the divas who are the ones who are all glitz-and-glamor, and they have that mentality about themselves, but it seems like more and more, women whom the most superficial of superficial men would consider have been living under rocks all their lives seem to think of themselves as the ultimate sex kittens anymore. Maybe it's got something to do with oppression, y'know? Society has been forcing us to worship these size 0, skin-and-bone, skantily-clad, wear-too-much-makeup, do-crazy-things-with-their-hair model types for so long, that normal women are finally saying enough is enough, and are passing themselves off as knock-outs to everybody.

    Just an observation.
  16. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    I think it's more of a self esteem issue. The same reason why girls run to the first guy that gives them even the slightest bit of attention no matter how big of a jerkwad he is
  17. beatnikchick300

    beatnikchick300 Well-Known Member

    You ever notice how you often have to use the restroom right as a class is about to start (or right when you're supposed to be on the clock at work)? Ever wonder why that is?
  18. Mo Frackle

    Mo Frackle Well-Known Member

    It usually happens to me right when I go to bed. More specifically, right when I'm too comfortable to want to get up. The fact that the bathrooms in my house aren't as close to my room as I'd like them to be doesn't help.
  19. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    On the subject of Seinfeld humor, have you ever noticed that whenever TV shows do parodies or spoofs of sitcoms, they always use some kind of really jazzy-sounding tune (probably production music) for that fake sitcom's theme song? Even the sitcom within the sitcom on Seinfeld (Jerry) had a jazzy-sounding theme song... I honestly can't think of any number of sitcoms that have jazzy theme songs... Everybody Loves Raymond is psuedo-jazzy I guess (more bluesy really), but other than that.

    Interestingly enough, sitcom writer Ken Levine has said he misses the old days when sitcoms had theme songs/main titles... I guess they don't do that anymore since they like to utilize every precious second of the ever-dwindling program time (thanks to increasing commercialism) for content itself, hence why the main titles and end titles always roll over the show itself.
  20. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    I think the "jazzy" theme songs are meant to seem overly jaunty and joyful, sort of like goofy soundtrack music.

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