Bear with Me by Bob Scott for November 26, 2021

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    fuzzbucket  7 months ago

    Take a portable, but the religious beliefs of the time might mean that both the stereo and the music would be considered the devil’s tools, and get you killed.

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    The Pro from Dover  7 months ago

    I’ve wondered if we went back and played Beatles records for the teenager’s of the 1940s would they like them or hate them?

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    Ellis97  7 months ago

    Don’t bring anything from the present. They’ll begin rioting.

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 7 months ago

    I doubt anyone in the 1700’s would understand the venacular of present day rap musicians

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    Shikamoo  7 months ago

    Shakespeare had some pretty raunchy language, He was in the 1500s though. Perhaps they became primmer over time.

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    Ermine Notyours  7 months ago

    I had observed the phenomena of later generations not liking the music of previous generations. I told myself, “I would never do that. What kind of music could I possibly not like?” Careful what you wish for. It sounds like the kind of music that the Martians were playing in The Martian Chronicles. It leaves me cold, but unlike other adults I speak with, I’m still philosophical about it. I know it’s my fault for not understanding the genre.

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    mafastore  7 months ago

    By the 1770s electricity is known to exist. Husband and I are 1770s reenactors. We both stay as our 1770s selves at events. I will have children ask me about electricity or say that “you do not have (know) about electricity”. My answer is that I do and I tell them about when my husband took me took to the tavern (madam/sir, do not worry this was in one of the private event rooms with other ladies present) and a gentlemen had this large metal thing. He would have a young woman, from those present to see the demonstration, stand there and a young man from those present to see the demonstration would be asked to turn the handle on the metal thing and then he would be asked to kiss the young lady. A spark of light would jump from the lips of the young man to the young woman. It was a spark of electricity.

    Electricity just did not yet have a practical purpose other than entertainment then. Benjamin Franklin developed the lightning rod to help protect buildings from being burned down by an electric spark from lightning – he even had a patent on the device – but what it could be used for other than entertainment needed to wait until a later century.

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