Have you seen Google's header today?
I used to watch Charlie Chaplin films when I was a kid. And a lot of Laurel and Hardy. TV has changed so much. And why wouldn't it? No video. Christmas films for Christmas only. And as four year olds we all had concentrations spans that would rival mine today.
For better for worse? Sure, there's too much now. Back to simple would be good maybe. Or maybe just more boring. There's no question that people's minds are as beautifully creative as they ever were, maybe more so given the tools at our fingertips. There's just too many people, and too much focus on money, so we let in all the cheap shit too. Get rid of the plastic, and heal the world a little, I say.
I had a whole nostalgia toy conversation last night - ah, the eighties, the eighties. Then today I read Rhi's post about the wooden toys her mother made her, and her mother, that seemed strangely in sync with my conversation. Rhi's blog is beautiful, the current posts' photos are a treat. People keep playing wailing the siren of how blogging's dead, but I don't really see it myself.
Anyway, I've derailed myself. Those old black and white funnies were a big part of my entertainment growing up, but they're gone for my kids. I wonder is that sad or just natural progression. They've a load of other things instead, maybe. Like, when Olivia was small, I wanted to get her the old Fisher Price phone on wheels, not new flip mobiles like they were selling then. And then I thought, for god's sake, it's anachronistic, she has no frame of reference for a dial phone, why give it to her? This is her world now!
This google image page is a delight, though. The pool! The record player! God, all of it. Forget what I said about plastic. Keep me off ebay, thank god I've no money! The message of this post is a little conflicted, perhaps.