Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for March 02, 2024

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    Sanspareil  4 months ago

    What goes around….

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    Superfrog  4 months ago

    I can’t remember the good old days but I just hope they were better.

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    Jml58  4 months ago

    “God old days”, A dream of a time that never was.

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    sirbadger  4 months ago

    During the 60’s, the space program made us think that things were going to get better. The 60’s were better than the 30’s and 40’s.

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    GreasyOldTam  4 months ago

    Well, obviously, it’s time to start making fun of the young guys doing whatever it is that young guys do. Like I would know anything about that.

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    Alabama Al  4 months ago

    It’s not misremembering, for these guys. Fifty years ago was, in many ways, better than now. Fifty years ago, I was fifty years younger. Bullets bounced off; not so much now.

    Though things have improved in many areas. For example, if I had the same standards of health care my father did fifty years ago, I would undoubtedly now be dead for about ten years.

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    Concretionist  4 months ago

    Patrons come and patrons go, but the BAR goes on forever.

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    Digital Frog  4 months ago

    They need to set the bar a little higher

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    braindead Premium Member 4 months ago

    These are the good old days.

    And nostalgia is not what it used to be.

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    Tra1nman2 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I wonder why the sign on the door has the “open” side facing in, meaning the “closed” sign is facing out, when, clearly, the bar is open.

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    diazch408  4 months ago

    The 70’s went by so fast, man.

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 4 months ago

    It was ever thus.

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    cdward  4 months ago

    Ah, the circle of life.

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    Pharmakeus Ubik  4 months ago

    They will discover the profound truth of the saying of my friend Koheleth, that there is nothing new under the sun. Vanitas vanitatum—

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    diverbelle  4 months ago

    Guilty of this last night at dinner with friends!!

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    Out of the Past  4 months ago

    When my father talked I would stop him and say why do you only talk of the old days. Now I know why.

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    PraiseofFolly  4 months ago

    My parents were half-irritated/ half-amused whenever, as a young child, I asked them, “Tell me about the ‘olden days.’”

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    [Traveler] Premium Member 4 months ago

    Glory days

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    sandpiper  4 months ago

    Some days those memories are golden. Some days something less. The latter are the ones that can hurt.

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    Can't Sleep  4 months ago

    The circle of life.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  4 months ago

    Google: It’s Weird Being The Same Age As Old People

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    Tarzan & Redd Panda  4 months ago

    Thanks Wiley, now I’m listening to Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer singing “No more tears”.

    Disco Lives! Where are my Boogie Boots?

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    pheets  4 months ago

    Life is cyclic.

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    dflak  4 months ago

    I knew I fit this category decades ago.

    I used to fly C-130 aircraft in the late 70’s and early 80’s. As a unit that supported Korea, we had the oldest aircraft in the fleet because we were “expendable” should the war restart. We were a “speed bump” to a North Korean advance. Our unit was expected to have a 75% casualty rate until the rest of the U. S. Military could mobilize into the theater.

    I got off active duty in 1982. I later joined the Air National Guard in a non-flying capacity. In 1995 I went to the National Guard Convention in Washington, DC. Lockheed had a display of a C-130 cockpit that was at least two generations ahead of the one I sat in.

    It was a “glass cockpit” and fully computerized. I hardly recognized anything in it. My comment was, “I remember when it took a pilot to fly airplanes and not a computer operator. They’ve taken all the fun out of flying.”

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    GreenT267  4 months ago

    In the ‘good old days’, we were young. We didn’t have to worry about paying the bills, taking care of young kids and old parents, saving money for college. We didn’t have to go to work, clean the house, take care of the garden, make the meals, plan and prepare for holidays and events, etc. We did some chores — when told; we went to school and Sunday School [or equivalent], and we played. We wandered around, climbed trees, built a clubhouse, swam in the pond, played pick-up ball, and returned home when it was suppertime. We had a lot of freedom to be young and pretty much carefree. That’s why we remember them as the good old days.

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    Linguist  4 months ago

    If you can remember the good old, lazy, hazy days of the 1960s – then you didn’t really have any fun!

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    rmercer Premium Member 4 months ago

    In the good old days, we would come here and make fun of the young guys making fun of the old guys who couldn’t remember what they were supposed to be grousing about….

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    Pickled Pete  4 months ago

    Every day now is a reminder that our days are numbered… never crossed my mind when young and invincible..

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    mindjob  4 months ago

    What we miss is being young, not the bell bottom trousers, Pac-man, cars that broke down or vinyl records that were always scratched

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    oish  4 months ago

    Great! Between this and Mother Goose, I’ve got Edith Bunker singing that theme song in my head.

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    preacherman Premium Member 4 months ago

    That sounds like my old mom complaining about all the old people at her family reunion. I had to remind her that she was one of the old people.

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    oakie9531  4 months ago

    Well at least everyone knows your name

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    Buspopcod  4 months ago

    Sign outside the door: Tonight 4-7pm only, auditions for the Progressive “Becoming your Parents” commercial.

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    Cozmik Cowboy  4 months ago

    ♫Some time about 25 years from now

    When we’ve all grown old from a-wonderin’ how

    We’ll all sit down at the city dump

    And talk about the goodle days

    You pass the joint and I’ll pass the wine

    A lot of good things comin’ down the line

    A lot of good things went down one time

    Back in the goodle days

    The goodle days are past and gone

    A lot of good people have done gone on

    That’s my life when I sing this song about

    Back in the goodle days♪

    John Hartford

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    Packratjohn Premium Member 4 months ago

    My sign in the garage/shop says, “The Older I Get, The Better I Was”

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    Mike Baldwin creator 4 months ago

    Not quite as hilarious on this side of the hill is it?

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    mistercatworks  4 months ago

    Remember nostalgia? :)

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    Paul D Premium Member 4 months ago

    “You can’t return, you can only look — behind from where we came.” (Joni)

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    eric.franz.petras  4 months ago

    “The good old days weren’t always good, and tomorrow isn’t as bad as it seems….”

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    Otis Rufus Driftwood  4 months ago

    How you can tell your growing older.

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    monya_43  4 months ago

    “Those were the days, my friend. We thought they’d never end . . .”

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    Mediatech  4 months ago

    “The good old days weren’t always good. Tomorrow’s not as bad as it seems.” – Billy Joel

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    leemorse9777  4 months ago

    It’s possible I might be prejudice, but in a lot of areas, those of us born in the 50’s got the last of the good times. Not on all points, but generally.

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    PaulGoes  4 months ago

    We have met the enemy and he is us (Pogo)

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    christelisbetty  4 months ago

    I’m still young, it’s my body that’s shot.

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    eddi-TBH  4 months ago

    “The good old days weren’t always good. And tomorrow’s not as bad as it seems.” – Billy Joel

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    eddi-TBH  4 months ago

    A toast: To yesterday’s ideals, today’s deeds and tomorrow’s hopes.

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    keenanthelibrarian  4 months ago

    Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be …

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