15 September 2013

The Bohemian Seas of Fanta

Throwbacks. That's apparently what today is all about. It's Sunday, there's football (whether there are throwback jerseys being worn this year or not is beyond me...) and there is a ton of throwback music playing on my Beloved's Pandora station in the living room.  Then, of course, scrolling through FB, first I saw this......


and then I saw this a few posts down......


What are the chances?  Coincidence?  I think probably NOT.  

Especially when the likes of this....


and this.....


on Pandora....

How can you not be thrown back to a simpler time? A time when, for some of us, there were not all these distractions, brought to you by this here vehicle for the thoughts, ideas, dreams, nightmares and other assorted ramblings of anyone with access to the Internets. 

Books were still hold-able, tangible, solid objects that you could read or throw on a whim. No duck faces, no selfies, no reality TV. No no iPads, no smartphones, no laptops.....pretty much a lot of nothing (at least where we grew up)....yet.  Oh, it was in development, of course, but it had yet to reach us.  

There was this...


And, as the meme so aptly charges, there was indeed THIS: 


Perhaps it's time to get rid of all the hurking, twerking and general jerking off of which we've become so accustomed. Time to get back to the things that will EXPAND minds and horizons instead of shrinking them. And yes, I fully realize the irony of the above brought to you by the fact that I found the inspiration on FB, but be it known, it's not the only thing I am doing today. Not by a long shot.  

Life is NOT just a fantasy, it IS reality and it is a reality of our own making, nothing more, and definitely nothing less. 

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