Thursday, March 1, 2018

Throwback Thursday

Everybody does Throwback Thursday because it’s fun to remember, for better or worse, the way we were: the fashion, food, politics and  culture of by-gone eras. Until last year I thought of it less as nostalgia and more as a history of a dying culture. Now I can view it as a chronicle of America in the process of making itself great again. See what you think.


I’m so old that some of these old things are new again, like TV rabbit ears, fallout shelters/drills (thank you Obama - and what happened to that Trump/Putin collusion?), vinyl and turntables. Perhaps they are like sex and leveraged buyouts: every generation thinks they’ve discovered them.

The things I miss most from this compilation are Borders bookstores, especially the one in Ann Arbor which pioneered the bookstore Koffee Klatch Korner Kliché, and Burger Chef – although I hate to think what their delicious burgers and fishwiches would have devolved into by now.

So here’s my first entry from the way, way back machine: remember when (last week I believe) the gals on The View diagnosed Mike Pence with an unspecified mental illness?

"Like I said before, it's one thing to talk to Jesus," Behar said. "It's another thing when Jesus talks to you."

"Exactly. That's different!" Hostin said enthusiastically.

"That's called mental illness if I'm not correct. Hearing voices," Behar continued.

Well my goodness, look who’s exhibiting signs of mental illness now – Oprah!

Amid calls for her to consider a run for the White House — from fans as well as her closest friends — “I went into prayer,” she tells PEOPLE in the magazine’s new cover story. “ ‘God, if you think I’m supposed to run, you gotta tell me, and it has to be so clear that not even I can miss it.’ And I haven’t gotten that.”

Shoot, Oprah would be perfect; she pushes so many of the right buttons  - not white, female (or possibly “other”), #MeToo, and Meryl Streep thinks she’d be great, even though God talks to her.  And God knows Meryl, bless her heart,

meryl streep cheerleader 66

knows how to pick winners:

meryl bill hillstreep weinstein

That’s it for for my Throwback Thursday contribution, now let’s see yours.

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