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Posts tagged ‘yes another rant about nostalgia’

Of disbelief

April 8th, 2019

If nostalgia isn’t an outright lie, it’s a selective interpretation of the truth. It’s easy to long for the past after the unpleasant bits have faded (or been willfully suppressed) from memory. Remove that tarnish and any period can seem like a Golden Age, which is a nonsense because I actually lived through such a […]

Stale madeleines

March 27th, 2018

Ready Player One is a set of flash cards elevated into profitability by an audience eager to be pandered to in the most facile manner imaginable. It’s nostalgia at its namedropping laziest. It epitomizes everything I despise about retro-gazing culture, yet there’s a part of me that wonders if that isn’t a little hypocritical on […]

Old man yells at cloud

August 20th, 2014

I’ve discussed (to the point of redundancy, about it perhaps) the disconnect between the collective nostalgia for and the actual reality of a given era. It’s a matter of cherrypicking a handful of elements from a complex tapestry and ignoring the rest, try a problematic neutering of the glorious messiness of the historical bigger picture. […]

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