Newsgroups: alt.slack

Subject: Re: Why Things Eventually Suck

From: (Michael Townsend)

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 06:37:31 -0500


]In article <64c3lj$666$>, (Dr.

Derek Robb) wrote:

--> From what i've observed, these things go through

--> some fairly consistent patterns. This pattern can pretty much be found in

--> the jazz record stores of the 40s, the coffeehouses of the 50s, the

--> longhair and unsanitary demeanor of the mid to late 60s, probably

--> something in the 70s, the punk clubs of the early 80s, and the internet

--> pre1995.


All well and theoretical Derek, but from what I've observed, all those

THINGS you refer to ALWAYS sucked. It's just at first you pull the wool

over your own eyes and tell yourself they don't suck. But eventually the

wool is lifted, either by others or - if you've got one - your own

persistent consciousness. Then you realize how much the thing sucks, and

you either get nostalgic for the days when you thought it didn't suck, or

you wonder why you ever thought it didn't suck, or you kick yourself for

ever liking something that so many normals STILL think doesn't suck, or

you simply forget about it and repeat the whole pattern all over again

with some new THING that eventually you'll realize sucks even worse than

the last one.

--> Who needs an EXCUSE to be weird?

Someone who isn't.

--> We can go out of the ordinary, but CAN'T LIVE THERE


-- po box 4722 portland me 04112-4722

"I don't blame them for being stupid...

but I do blame them for not admitting it!"