Thursday, January 9, 2020

Throwback Thursday: Making Better Mistakes Tomorrow For Over 100 Years

“It was characteristic of the Jazz Age that it had no interest in politics at all. It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, writing about the Twenties in 1931

This year Throwback Thursdays will be dedicated to a look back at how we have changed – or not – during the past century. 

First I would update Fitzgerald’s quote for the Roaring Twenties of the 21st century:

“It was characteristic of the Jazzed Age that it had no interest at all other than politics. It was an age of miracles, it was an age of pseudo-art, it was an age of excess and it was the end of satire.”

It’s scary if you allow yourself to reflect too long: all of the excess, decadence  and modernity, but none of the fun. And this time instead of bathtub gin and bootlegged liquor it’s fueled by both legal booze AND weed!

Image result for legal recreational marijuana and alcohol

What could possibly go wrong?

I strongly suspect this century’s Roaring Twenties will, once again, be chalked up as the Decade Dedicated to  Making Better Mistakes Tomorrow.


Image result for 1920s flapper smoking‘No throat irritation or cough’  but your lungs? Toasted.


Image result for smoking recreational marijuanaThroat irritation, check, lung irritation, check, cough, check, brain…toasted