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No Poncho! No: 01/26/05

What's with the return of the butt ugly poncho? The back page of today's San Francisco Chronicle has a full color Macy's add for a metallic threaded poncho. It's got to be one of the ugliest things I've ever seen (save for bell bottoms)!

Oh yes, that's right, we're supposed to be nostalgic for the 1970s. While I'm grateful for being born and well aware that the 1970s certainly had their influence on me, I'm feeling a huge case of ennui for this groovy retro revival. Ok. I've been there, done that. Let's move on.

It's really frightening how much the first decade of this century is starting to emulate the 1970s. Besides the hideous fashions, there's the war in Iraq which is doing its best to emulate the Viet Nam war (which we had actually given up on in the early 1970s). There's the tanking economy now. So far there hasn't been any WIN pins yet but who knows, maybe they're next. Then there is a president that makes the skin crawl of at least half this country. Hey, could we have an impeachment and forced resignment like we did in the 1970s? That would be cool! Then there's the general bottom of the barrel of popular culture forced on us by a few yahoos in the religious right.

On the plus side, that means that 2010 will herald in the revival of the 1980s. That at least will mean better music.

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