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History doesn't repeat, it rhymes

Post by noxiousdog » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:53 pm

News from 1930

Found this on the Motley Fool. A guy each day is going to the library and pulling the Wall Street Journal to get a feel for the day to day news and commentary to see how it compares to today's situation.

Very interesting stuff.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:02 pm

Dr. Whitney of G.E. suggests using high-frequency radio tubes for home heating to produce a “fever heat” in the body. G.E. officials say “he has not conducted any experiments ... nor is the idea backed up by any fact.”
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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:30 pm

So totally busted by history:
Canadian government carries out aerial bombing raids on schools of porpoises blamed for predation on cod.
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Post by Eightball » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:15 pm

France attempts to eliminate some tipping and restaurant/hotel service charges and taxes to promote tourism.
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Post by yossar » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:53 pm

“Got a sweetheart yet, Tillie?” “Yes, and he's a regular gentleman.” “You don't say so.” “Yes, he took me to a restaurant last night and poured tea into a saucer to cool it; but he didn't blow it like common people do – he fanned it with his hat.”

I don't get it. :(
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Post by LordMortis » Tue Jun 09, 2009 3:58 pm

yossar wrote:“Got a sweetheart yet, Tillie?” “Yes, and he's a regular gentleman.” “You don't say so.” “Yes, he took me to a restaurant last night and poured tea into a saucer to cool it; but he didn't blow it like common people do – he fanned it with his hat.”

I don't get it. :(
Yeah, I can't even see where I don't get it.

I'm trying to picture Fozzie or Rip Taylor going "You see. Because he's gentle and he had a hat. This stuff is funny." But I got nothing.

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Post by Defiant » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:01 pm

yossar wrote:“Got a sweetheart yet, Tillie?” “Yes, and he's a regular gentleman.” “You don't say so.” “Yes, he took me to a restaurant last night and poured tea into a saucer to cool it; but he didn't blow it like common people do – he fanned it with his hat.”

I don't get it. :(
You had to be then.

Pouring tea into a saucer to cool it is gauche, even if one uses one's hat to fan it rather than blowing it.

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:04 pm

Nade wrote:
yossar wrote:“Got a sweetheart yet, Tillie?” “Yes, and he's a regular gentleman.” “You don't say so.” “Yes, he took me to a restaurant last night and poured tea into a saucer to cool it; but he didn't blow it like common people do – he fanned it with his hat.”

I don't get it. :(
You had to be then.

Pouring tea into a saucer to cool it is gauche, even if one uses one's hat to fan it rather than blowing it.
I would imagine that fanning with one's hat would be more so.

Doubly even. A har har har.
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Post by silverjon » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:21 pm

I think it's funny. I envision a pair of Eliza Doolittle types, pre-makeover. (And it's genteel... not gentle.)
wot?

To be fair, adolescent power fantasy tripe is way easier to write than absurd existential horror, and every community has got to start somewhere... right?

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Post by LawBeefaroni » Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:34 pm

“Got a sweetheart yet, Tillie?” “Yes, and he's a regular gentleman.” “You don't say so.” “Yes, he took me to a restaurant last night and poured tea into a saucer to cool it; but he didn't blow it like common people do – he fanned it with his hat.”
I guess the modern tranlation would be something like:

“Got a man yet, Tylee?” “Yeah and he's totally like, really smooth.” “Right?” “Yeah, he took me to a movie last night and in the middle he pulled out his iPhone; but he didn't talk on it like those jackasses do – he just texted and read me some tweets.”
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Post by noxiousdog » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:49 am

And now we're famous.
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Post by coopasonic » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:23 am

noxiousdog wrote:And now we're famous.
That's awesome.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:35 am

That is awesome indeed.
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Re: History doesn't repeat, it rhymes

Post by silverjon » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:42 am

"Keep yer fork, duke. There's pie!"
wot?

To be fair, adolescent power fantasy tripe is way easier to write than absurd existential horror, and every community has got to start somewhere... right?

Unless one loses a precious thing, he will never know its true value. A little light finally scratches the darkness; it lets the exhausted one face his shattered dream and realize his path cannot be walked. Can man live happily without embracing his wounded heart?

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Post by Defiant » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Then again, as the above spam post shows, history does repeat itself sometimes...

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Post by Vorret » Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:11 am

Well this is cool :)
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