Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Dark Dungeons...One of the Many Reasons I Love the Internet

So assuming I take a shine to this blogging thing, I will likely get into some pretty heavy political, cultural, and religious issues sooner or later.  But even though I'm going to mention culture and religion in this one, this is not that post.  The heavy and political one, that is.  Not yet.

I am one of those people who genuinely enjoys the essentially meaningless bits of cultural detritus that ebb and flow like driftwood throughout the swampy ecosystem of our combined consciousness.  If I see a decades-old Coke bottle in a vacant lot, I am likely as not to pick it up, try to remember the last time I saw one like that, maybe even take it home, clean it up and set it on a shelf next to my old copies of Mad Magazine for a few years.  I am often amused and even fascinated by old newspapers, magazines, dated advertisements, old pop-culture stuff that must have seemed new, fresh, and vibrant at one time but has become laughably dated if not hopelessly obscure.

  Like this old coffee ad, which suggests that a good marital ass-beating is the proper response to stale coffee and bad shopping habits.  Ah, those were the days!