Thursday, October 04, 2012

Is everything recycled?

Is it me, or has it become 1983 again?

Women are wearing tight, bright pants and sweater dresses.

Movies are the same ones from the 1980s, as are many of the toys and dolls. Even Pac Man is coming back!

Political candidates blame poor people for being poor, and are outraged that people who have no insurance might have to go to the doctor, that people without enough money for groceries might have to eat, or people without enough to make their house payment might need a place to live. PBS is a bad guy once again.

(Yes, Oscar, he really is a heartless bastard. He likes Big Bird, but probably only for sexual reasons.)

Change is supposed to be the only constant, but some things just seem to get regurgitated. It seems like we're back in the 1980s with a few more bones thrown to civil rights, and a few reality shows added in.

I'd like some new stuff, please.

How about candidates who really discuss the issues? How about some movies that haven't been made once (badly) already?

How about the men wear the sweater dresses and tight, bright pants? (No, Mr. RK, bicycle pants don't count.) How about some ideas from you?


DWei said...

I haven't noticed at all. Maybe things are better in Canada?

John McElveen said...

There once was a Pres named Obama,
The first debate containing high drama,
Stepping on the Gas,
Romney kicked his ass
upon leaving the Pres yelled, "Yo Momma!"

Politics will never change as PEOPLE are usually always after their own agendas.

Missed you RK--thanks for hanging in there with me during my break!

The Elephant's Child said...

And why is it the ugliest fashions that get recycled? Do the designers have warehouses full of it and think that we won't notice them bringing things back? (bringing them up is more likely).
And what is with the platform shoes I see people teetering along on? Asking for a fall.

Come At Me Bro said...

This is great!

Claire said...

Loved this, honey. You're such a wit!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Well, that image of Mitt Romney making a sisterwife of Big Bird is now permanently burned into my brain, thank you very much.

Workingdan said...

I agree completely! I hate remakes and I hate politics! They go hand in hand actually. They promise you something great to look forward to and then they feed you the same old bullshit!

Nothing changes. The rich continue to get more rich and the poor...well it seems we are insignificant and dont exist.

Darth Weasel said...

movies have changed. they are less violent and profane. that is why we needed expendables two...a return to the glorious days where plot meant lose structure holding together opportunities for one-liners and to blow up 2 or 3 hundred baddies.

on the other hand, the torture porn genre is new...

Riot Kitty said...

DW: I think so.
John: More like acting like an ass! (Romney, not you.)
TEC: We have the platforms here, too - and I always wonder if they're going to go SPLAT on the sidewalk.
CAMB: Thanks for stopping by!
Debra: I didn't see that, I'll have to look it up.
Dan: It just makes me so mad, I'm just not sure what to do. Even the candidates that are not as bad as their opponents aren't great.
Darth: What falls into that genre?

LL Cool Joe said...

I thought Claire called you a git. :D

Yeah I've noticed the obsession with the 80's again. Maybe Madonna should re-record "Like a Virgin" again? Okay maybe it's a bit too late for that. :D

Riot Kitty said...

Claire: I forgot to say thanks!
And Joey: That would have been hilarious ;) As for Madonna, I think it would be at little less convincing this time.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Hey now, we don't need PBS. That encourages children to learn. We just need to build more missiles and blow stuff up because 'Murka.

I think our post today pretty much sums up our feelings on this topic. :)

Lynn said...

Yeah - I won't be wearing any sweater dress. :)

Riot Kitty said...

ABFTS: Excellent! I look forward to reading it.
L: Good plan ;)

Granny Annie said...

I have never understood government funding for PBS or NPR.

Logical Libby said...

Please don't let it be 1983 again. I can't go through junior high again.

Adam said...

Ninja turtles also got a new tv show once again.

Riot Kitty said...

GA: I have never understood mohair subsidies...
L: And I can't live in Houston again!
A: Good point! I forgot about that.