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Wayne and Garth do Bohemian Rhapsody

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1. Did Queen predict the Mooch?

2. The scenes of driving around in some suburban area feels like it happened 25 years ago and it wouldn’t be like that today, but I can’t put my finger on why that’s the case.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 29, 2017 at 10:42 pm

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  1. 2. The scenes of driving around in some suburban area feels like it happened 25 years ago and it wouldn’t be like that today, but I can’t put my finger on why that’s the case.

    The lack of smart phones?

    Magnavox

    July 29, 2017 at 10:48 pm

  2. The nerdy white kids would be taking the bus, or at home playing computer games, or on forums. The ones who’d be out, if they were listening to music that loudly and that obnoxiously and they could afford a car, would be listening to rap. Basically, all the cultural mores have changed so much that everything seems…off.

    Plus, you have a bunch of working class losers actually driving a car? And no cops are stopping them? Pfft.

    Jesse

    July 29, 2017 at 10:54 pm

  3. What hits out at me is the lack of traffic. There are quite a number of people walking in the scene, so it must take place at 9 pm or so, but there’s very little car traffic. They also have too much cruising space; in 2017 they’d be hitting a lot of red lights, upsetting the groove.

    Richard

    July 29, 2017 at 11:26 pm

  4. what feels off is those guys would be at home in 2017, sitting on their computer browsing the internet and playing video games, and they might not even know each other bc theyd of never gone outside to potentially meet.

    james n.s.w

    July 29, 2017 at 11:33 pm

  5. Back in the eighties in small town Canada, a lot of the guys I knew in school–bone-headed jocks essentially–were not particularly culturally sensitive to ethnic minorities and tended to be homophobic by default. They also worshipped Queen and “We Are The Champions” would be prominently played at every hockey victory party, and every other social occasion for that matter. Had any of these guys known then that Freddy Mercury was a flamboyantly gay Indian man, they would have probably keeled over and died there and then.

    Roli

    July 30, 2017 at 12:25 am

    • “homophobic by default”

      Not a comment on the use, it is ubiquitous, but I really hate this word. At times I wonder why people never use the term poisonphobic, AIDSphobic. Gunshotphobic? Then I no longer wonder because we can no longer imagine that revulsion to homosexuality might actually be an ingrained healthy reaction that operates to some protective purpose. Perhaps I’m still affected by the revelation that the mayor of Seattle, a very gay male, was also a pedophile back in the 80s when the State of Oregon allowed him as a single man to become a foster parent to a young teenage boy. This was a one-day story but it feels like the tip of a Rotherham iceberg to me.

      Curle

      July 30, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      • In recent years, the left has taken tentative steps to “liberate” pedophiles but they’re currently unwilling to back them 100%.

        Lewis Medlock

        July 30, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      • I was almost supportive of gay rights at a certain point in time way back but am certainly no fan of the militant movement that exists now a days. The point I was trying to make was simply that people who were big fans of Freddy Mercury in the eighties were supremely naive.

        Roli

        July 30, 2017 at 9:23 pm

  6. Ignoring the dated feeling of the cars and decor, it feels non-contemporary because the movie doesn’t present the social square as a semi-hostile space full of isolated person-units. Unless you live in flyover country, these days everywhere you go in public you will be crowded in by people in their own car-bubbles or cellphone or headphone-bubbles, or language-bubbles because of immigrants who refuse to assimilate, or PC-bubbles because calling out shitty behavior publicly is even more frowned upon than actually poisoning the public well.

    Panther of the Blogocube

    July 30, 2017 at 12:32 am

    • “calling out shitty behavior publicly is even more frowned upon than actually poisoning the public well.”

      The movie aside, this point can’t be stressed too heavily. Almost everyone under 50 is a “white knight” now, in the sense of being willing to rescue anyone from any kind of public censure. Example: I hit a white kid with some sarcasm for dressing like a gangbanger on a SF bus a few years ago. A 40ish Native American sitting across from me then threatened to hit me with his walking stick. Why would an Indian come to the emotional aid of a wigger? Weird.

      Department 11

      July 30, 2017 at 12:51 pm

  7. what the heck happened ti mike myers anyway. he vanished off the face of the earth c. 2003.

    james n.s.w

    July 30, 2017 at 3:13 am

    • He got married in 2010 and his wife has given birth to 3 children since 2011.

      So he’s busy.

      Talented guy.

      Rifleman

      July 30, 2017 at 11:56 am

    • He has been hosting the revival of The Gong Show this summer in character.

      ScarletNumber

      July 30, 2017 at 2:07 pm

  8. I agree with the others, it comes down to stimulation. 25 years ago, if you were hanging out with your buddies and got bored, you might take a drive to find stimulation. Nowadays the computer provides endless stimulation.

    fortaleza84

    July 30, 2017 at 5:47 am

  9. 2. No non-white people. We’ve forgotten how it feels to live in a white nation.

    And the absence of chain stores, other than the White Castle. The storefront architecture is radically different than today’s.

    Peterike

    July 30, 2017 at 9:43 am

    • Just came back to take a peek at NYC, and the place looks dead. Never seen so many people who look so out of it physically. Where do these people come from?

      JS

      July 30, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      • …and the place looks dead. Never seen so many people who look so out of it physically.

        And what do you mean by that?

        Do you ever go to the better quality areas of NYC or just the prole areas?

        Rifleman

        July 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      • I went to NYC last fall and it was full of tourists (like me) and I thought the overall vibe was pretty good. Young and energetic.

        Tarl

        July 30, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      • Looks dead, restaurants are half empty and many out of shape people are abound, never seen so many in my life in Manhattan. Where do they come from? I know, from greater America, where towns are even deadening than Manhattan. Uber losers have been complaining about the lack of ridership. Lack of tourists, perhaps?

        JS

        July 31, 2017 at 11:50 am

  10. Being a boomer, I never saw the movie. One thing I noticed from the clip, Garth’s use of “spew” for throw-up never caught on.
    At least here on the west coast, “yak” or “hurl” would have been the terms, even with Xers. I loved the SNL skit they did with Madonna where Garth asks, “are we gonna have sex?” And Madonna says “yeah- when elephants fly out my butt!” LOL.

    Marty

    July 30, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    • “spew” for throw-up never caught on. At least here on the west coast, “yak” or “hurl” would have been the terms

      In the northeast, in the ’00s, the term was “ralph.”

      The suburb in the skit seems too neat and clean to be a real working suburb. The streets and sidewalks are unlittered. Store fronts on the lower level with apartments above is not common in the suburbs.

      My friends, classmates, and I all got our drivers license as soon as possible at age 16 and a half – in the early ’80s. Most everyone had his own car; and cruising around town, all night, three nights a week looking for parties, showing off your car, and listening to rock was a favorite past-time.

      E. Rekshun

      July 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    • Garth’s use of “spew” for throw-up never caught on.

      *shrug* I use it.

      SJ, Esquire

      July 30, 2017 at 10:40 pm

  11. The rock aesthetic has lost it’s mainstream appeal. Singer Chester Bennington of the last “relevant” rock group (Linkin Park) just committed suicide. Nowadays the only people who listen to rock are really white, pasty nerds or sometimes SWPLs.

    GondwanaMan

    July 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    • the only people who listen to rock are really white, pasty nerds or sometimes SWPLs.

      Classic Rock is everlasting. I don’t think pasty nerds listen to Classic Rock – it’s mostly White males between the ages of, say, 50 – 70 across all classes. I never listened to Linkin Park and don’t know any of their songs, but they’re not Classic Rock.

      E. Rekshun

      July 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm

      • Any’merican’music starting from the mid 90s and going forward is symbolic of the country’s everlasting lost of artistic talent. Faith No More was literally the last band to ever make a mark in definitive rock. After them, everything just petered out, and America was just no more America.

        JS

        July 30, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      • Don’t people realize that music has been recorded so now it’s timeless?

        Why do idiots need to listen only to music that has been recorded recently?

        YouTube is full of FREE music from the 60-s, 70s, 80s. Live and album performances.

        Younger people can go and listen and realize there is plenty of music superior to the lame junk of the past 15+ years.

        Rifleman

        July 30, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    • Nerds and SWPLs don’t really listen to real rock like classic rock. They listen to indie rock and nowadays electronic music.

      Tom

      July 31, 2017 at 2:22 am

    • I never considered Linkin Park to be real rock. They were like metal-rap, like Limp Bizkit and other groups from that era.

      Tom

      July 31, 2017 at 2:26 am

  12. Well, rock music is completely dead for one thing. They’d be listening to rap or country, or even worse, country rap.

    Jean Ralphio

    July 30, 2017 at 1:09 pm

  13. It looks like Cicero IL and parts may be in Chicago proper.

    Anthony

    July 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm


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