Friday, June 20, 2008

284th Post - My Misspent Youth.

I am always amazed when people complain about how television is ruining today's youth. Or movies are. Or video games. Or... whatever. Pick your poison.

I grew up reading pretty much whatever I wanted; watching whatever I could glean from a non-cable, non-satellite home; listening to what I could find on local and far away radio stations. I have never been in trouble with the law. I pay my taxes. I don't litter.

Here is an example of some of the stuff I used to read, and can still read if I choose to. These books were the scourge of 1950's America. I recently bought a book about the great comics scare of that decade and will read it after I finish the one about the Great Depression in Canada.

Hey, you guys reading this: When someone tells you not to read something; when someone tells you that you shouldn't watch that tv show; when someone goes on and on about the music you listen to: Read it, watch it, listen to it. I turned out fine.

Cottage again this weekend: Hey, boy who broke into my house last year: I'll be gone until Sunday. Knock yourself out.


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