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If he could have found a way to make money off the assholes and their assholic behavior, it would still be running.

I just looked at a few of the more heavily trafficked boards and their threads. Same kind of pontificating and bloviating as IMDb had.

A few years ago...maybe two or three...I enjoyed the give-and-take and the rough-and-tumble of big boards like IMDb.

Now? It all seems like same shit, different day...and I don't have the interest or the urge to participate anymore.

Seventy is too old to continue that crap...and playing games with trolls half my age...or even a third...has lost its appeal.

Sorry. I respectfully decline. Knock yourselves out, kiddoes. Whatever gets you through the night.

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If he could have found a way to make money off the assholes and their assholic behavior, it would still be running.

I just looked at a few of the more heavily trafficked boards and their threads. Same kind of pontificating and bloviating as IMDb had.

A few years ago...maybe two or three...I enjoyed the give-and-take and the rough-and-tumble of big boards like IMDb.

Now? It all seems like same shit, different day...and I don't have the interest or the urge to participate anymore.

Seventy is too old to continue that crap...and playing games with trolls half my age...or even a third...has lost its appeal.

Sorry. I respectfully decline. Knock yourselves out, kiddoes. Whatever gets you through the night.

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 which boards did you look at? just out of curiosity.



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Stated at Sandbox, was at Soapbox for many years. Never got into that shitty Politics board...it sucked.

Was heavily involved with Mad Men from 2010 until it ended in 2015. And that Manhattan Project show on WGN.

I had a handful of boards bookmarked at IMDb, but I really only invested time as a regular at one or two at a time.

God, it seems like centuries ago. I had a lot of fun, but also a lot of fights. Many, many fights. I was loved and hated.
Probably hated more than loved. I was banned a number of times and had to change names a number of times.
Also had my history wiped several times for jokes that pissed people off. I lost seven years' worth of posting history one night.

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no, I mean when you said, "I just looked at a few of the more heavily trafficked boards and their threads. Same kind of pontificating and bloviating as IMDb had." i thought you were talking about current boards, maybe i misunderstood? 



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Pets and Animals, Soapbox, and Politics, for starters...and they were really lame. SSDY. Just couldn't relate anymore. Maybe it's me. blankstare

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Pets and Animals, Soapbox, and Politics, for starters...and they were really lame. SSDY. Just couldn't relate anymore. Maybe it's me. blankstare

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When message-boarding took off at the tail end of the Nineties, I was already past fifty. Oh, there were people older than I was, some much older. But not all that many. The majority of posters were a lot younger than I was. I would guess the average age was late thirties. Which meant there were as many people younger than, say, 38, as there were older folks.

Over time, that average age kept dropping. Eventually it dropped at least fifteen years in a decade or so. So the "youngsters" not only got progressively younger...they got dumber and dumber...could not write, could not use good grammar or compose sentences, made many punctuation misakes, and eventually began writing in computerspeak and chatspeak. Abbreviations for everything. Then came Farcebook and Twatter, and everything on message boards went to hell...and fast. They got younger and stupider, I got older...and wiser...and stayed smarter.

From what I see now, there are some articulate people at IMDb Too, but they are beating the same dead horses into dog food and glue. I mean, with Trump as POTUS and the country in a mess, who really gives a shit about O.J. Simpson anymore? And if I start telling a story about how my wife and I dated and broke up and married others and divorced them and then reconnected in 1992, after 21 years, most of them were not even born yet. I may as well be talking about WWII.

So no, it's not me...

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Over time, that average age kept dropping. Eventually it dropped at least fifteen years in a decade or so. So the "youngsters" not only got progressively younger...they got dumber and dumber...could not write, could not use good grammar or compose sentences, made many punctuation misakes, and eventually began writing in computerspeak and chatspeak. Abbreviations for everything. Then came Farcebook and Twatter, and everything on message boards went to hell...and fast. They got younger and stupider, I got older...and wiser...and stayed smarter.


 wow, so much hate for the youth. i cannot say i've ran into this entire generation of illiterate people you describe. the young people are making great advances in technology and art. i would argue that there have always been dumb people of all ages and now that everyone is online so easily you are seeing more of them than you did before the internet came to every household.



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there have always been dumb people of all ages and now that everyone is online so easily you are seeing more of them than you did before the internet came to every household.


 The "youth" have this disturbing tendency to blame the Boomers for the ills of the culture, the country, and the world. WE gave them the drug problem. WE gave them AIDS. WE fucked up the economy and politics. WE made the world a dangerous place and gave them terrorism, helicopter parents, police running amuck, and all the shit that is now hitting the fan. And that's why they piss me off.

Boards like IMDb attracted some very smart people at first, but over time, the dumb drove out the smart, and turned message boards into the CB radio of the Nineties and Aughts. Same thing happened with social media as a whole. The bad always drives out the good. Now you have morons using it as compulsively as people used to puff on cancer sticks, and it has changed society for the worse.

Oh, yeah, thanks to my father I grew up with Sinatra in my ears all my life, and it's one of the few things I can thank him for.

But an Early Adapter I am not. Just the opposite.I have a house full of cassettes and CDs and LPs and hundreds of VHS tapes. And eleven bookcases, all filled.

Charlie and Lucinda's Living Museum of 20th Century American Culture. We like it that way. Too bad I never play very much music anymore. It gets dusty. Because I got lazy.

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there have always been dumb people of all ages and now that everyone is online so easily you are seeing more of them than you did before the internet came to every household.


 The "youth" have this disturbing tendency to blame the Boomers for the ills of the culture, the country, and the world. WE gave them the drug problem. WE gave them AIDS. WE fucked up the economy and politics. WE made the world a dangerous place and gave them terrorism, helicopter parents, police running amuck, and all the shit that is now hitting the fan. And that's why they piss me off.


 all the things you mention are real and there's no denying they were caused during a certain generation, but there's no use in getting offended at it.  you didn't do it, charlie. you weren't in charge. people like you and me aren't going to be ruining anything, we don't have that power. you should be mad at them too, they messed up a lot things and continue to. for example, who is president right now?



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The insane clown who defeated a brittle harpy that many "kids" equated with their cranky old aunt, or worse, grandma.
So they stayed loyal to Bernie and either voted for Trump out of spite, or even worse, stayed home.
Add to that the yahoos, Bible-thumpers, and angry working class who believed they were being screwed, blewed, and tattooed...and ignored.
Presto change-o...a recipe for disaster. It's been a whole year and I still wake up feeling sick to my stomach.
"What fresh hell happned while I was asleep?" I ask as I turn on cable TV. Only difference from the late Sixties is that it was AM radio then.

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The insane clown who defeated a brittle harpy that many "kids" equated with their cranky old aunt, or worse, grandma.
So they stayed loyal to Bernie and either voted for Trump out of spite, or even worse, stayed home.
Add to that the yahoos and angry working class who believed they were being screwed, blewed, and tattooed...and ignored.
Presto change-o...a recipe for disaster. It's been a whole year and I still wake up feeling sick to my stomach.
"What fresh hell happned while I was asleep?" I ask as I turn on cable TV. Only difference from the late Sixties is that it was AM radio then.

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i don't mean to rude, but after reading your posts i sometimes i think you make things up just because it sounds better and supports the things you already believe. hillary clinton got 55% of the youth votes. she was very popular with the young people. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/fixgov/2016/11/21/how-millennials-voted/



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too many treats, say health experts"

Miserable sods. The health experts that is.

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/14/grandparents-risk-harming-health-grandchildren-giving-many-treats/

Interesting.


 Why?  If  boosewell is posting on another board, so what?  Geesh, leave the old sod alone.

 



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too many treats, say health experts"

Miserable sods. The health experts that is.

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/14/grandparents-risk-harming-health-grandchildren-giving-many-treats/

Interesting.


 Why?  If  boosewell is posting on another board, so what?  Geesh, leave the old sod alone.

 


 yes, i am glad he's posting at both places because i certainly don't want to go over there.



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I worked for her...and support for her was lukewarm at best. The enthusiasm that young people had in 2008 and 2012 was just not there. I worked on those two campaigns, too. It didn't feel the same. There weren't hordes of people coming here to put Ohio in the win column, like there were for Obama. I met people from all over the WORLD then, both times.

Kids may have voted for her, but they didn't care to work for her. The offices were desperate for bodies. They never showed up.

My co-workers, many of whom were my age and older, considered her the lesser of two evils, and openly wished someone else had beaten her in the primaries. The consensus was that she was far from being the best choice...but what was the alternative? That was why so many people joined up...not to elect Hillary, but to defeat Trump. Even in the summer, people were predicting she would lose Ohio by a little, but still win anyway. She lost Ohio by eight points. That's a lot.

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or even worse, stayed home.


I'm old and this last election has convinced me that standing in line for two hours to cast a vote is an exercise in futility.

How do you convince our youth to vote when the Moron in Chief lost the popular vote by 2.9 million votes and still gets to claim the title POTUS?



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too many treats, say health experts"

Miserable sods. The health experts that is.

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/11/14/grandparents-risk-harming-health-grandchildren-giving-many-treats/

Interesting.


 Why?  If  boosewell is posting on another board, so what?  Geesh, leave the old sod alone.

 


 I just thought it was interesting. However the 2nd part of your post made me laugh.



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I'm old and this last election has convinced me that standing in line for two hours to cast a vote is an exercise in futility.

 


Why in the world do you go to the polls when you can apply for and receive an absentee ballot?  Well, at least Eddie and I can in FL.  I have to presume it's the same in every state, at least concerning federal elections, and in our county and state, all the others, too.

 



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If I was posting on another board under another moniker from the one I use here, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't appreciate being "outed" here. It smacks of stalking.

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If I was posting on another board under another moniker from the one I use here, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't appreciate being "outed" here. It smacks of stalking.


 it does seem unnecessary.



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