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How would life be if I would have lived 100 years, 80 years or 60 years ago? Do you ever wonder about that? Well, I do. Nowadays, while living your daily life random thoughts appear. From “Where’s the wifi” to “Why does this train has a 5-minute delay”. Or from “It’s Netflix time, do not disturb me” to “Where did the weekend go?” A few days ago I started thinking about those random thoughts and the past. If I were in a similar position in life as I am at the moment, how would my life look like in a certain time period? What would I do in my spare time in the early 1900s. Would I be a flapper in the 1920s? How many gloves would I have in the 1950s? Would I master that Twist in the 1960s? Questions, questions. Of course I will never know the …
For some things one blogpost just isn’t enough. A while ago I explained to you where my vintage fascination came from. One fine day in my personal history (2 weeks ago), I was half-awake and scrolling through my facebook timeline with one eye open. (People who are smiling right now will understand). That morning, one picture about the 1950s gave me a wake-up call. The picture was taken from and old movie scene and had a caption like: “Why didn’t I grew up in the 1950s”. The discussion below the picture was actually quite interesting. Some people resented the statement and pointed out issues like racism, discrimination and the disadvantaged position of women. Although I obviously know how much these issues (unfortunately) were alive and kicking back in the day, I don’t agree with the comments. But…it got me thinking and led to this sequel of the origin of my vintage fascination v.s. the present.
If you think …
If you follow my facebook page closely you know that vintage humor pictures have a special place in my heart. The concept is very easy: take some typical vintage pictures and add a hilarious, yet straight-to-the-point caption which is related to the Here and Now or things that haven’t changed at all. Mix it together with a little photoshop and BAMMM instant entertainment guaranteed.
Vintage hilarity makes the (internet) world go round.
If you are unaware of this hype, don’t worry. This evening I am educating you in the vintage humor department. I bet you can relate to at least three of them. And if you have the same humor as me you will either be chuckling, laughing out loud or trying to keep a poker face while wanting to chuckle, because you are reading this in public.
Whenever I talk about my blog and its topic, some eyebrows rise and questions are asked:
– “Why vintage?”
– “Where did that vintage fascination come from?
– “Why not Bollywood” (since I’m literally oriental)
And last but not least…
– “But you are so young, why do you like those old things?”
Since I usually do things in reverse order I will start with the last question. Let’s go way back in time. As in 16 years ago. Which is also almost vintage! Anyway. Let’s talk about history. A topic that fascinated me ever since highschool. I loved the subject history, it was my favorite subject. When I was learning from my history book, I was reading it like a roman. Needless to say that I scored very high on the history subject (and very low on the math subject…)
The way I see it: old is gold. Everything that is going on today, has its …