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What It Used To Be Like

New articles have been published about what it used to be like, like 15,000 years ago. 

They've found ceramic pieces in Croatia, remnants from an ice age. Folks are excited. It's more ceramics that our ancestors left in one place than all the other places combined. Experts didn't think ceramics were in wide spread use until 10,000 years ago. 

I'm waiting for the discovery of the first ice age garage sale. 

Garage, yard and rummage sales are everywhere as people sell things they no longer need, like ceramic coffee mugs. One person's trash is another's find.

People cleaning out the garage have a garage sale. People without a garage have yard sales. Neither one are selling garages or yards. Believe me, I've asked. 

My wife and I were talking about what it used to be like last night as we watched television and the Trojan Twister. Look what they're showing on television and talking about, right? It's all smirking innuendo.

We never used to talk about prostates on television. Women's bras were kept under cover. Tampons were keep in the bathroom under the sink. They were never discussed, except once, in health class. 

Then, around 1969, the bras came out of the closet. Madonna, of course, took it to an extreme.

In an article about fees and being fleeced, Jonathon Turley makes comments about how it used to be. Free blankets on airplanes. No baggage fees for the first bag. Meals included. Free headsets. He commented that he thought airlines and others are trying to lower our expectations for a pleasant experience so we won't be disappointed when we're not pleased. 

I can dig that. See that word, 'dig'? That set up expectations about who I am and reminders of what it used to be like. Remember whassup?  

Take it off, take it off, take it all off.

Remember when we started adding things?

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Remember when you went to the airport and walked down to the gate to see people off or greet them when they stepped off the gateway? Then we added security checkpoints with metal detectors.

We x-ray everything. No one knows what it's doing to our bodies, all these x-ray procedures, RF transmitters, cell phones, scanners, routers, and computers. We say it's safe because it hasn't been studied. That leaves some wiggle room around expectations. If it turns out it's not safe, who knew? Son of a gun, our faces are so red.

That's what they're saying about fracking. You can't claim fracking changed the earth unless you took imagery and mapped it. Without that before shot, there can be no after shot comparison. 

So your water is on fire.  

And it's now making you sick. Prove it's our fault. We're innocent until proven guilty.

Let's pause and remember how things were.

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