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Old 01-02-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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Time Warp

It is hard to believe that the Beatles release date of "Love Me Do" is closer to the start of World War I than it is to today.

Time really is speeding up

How about Bill Clinton? Is he a present-day president? Sort of, but his election (1992) is as close to Richard Nixon’s administration (1969-74) as to today. While we’re at it, Baroness Thatcher’s selection as Tory leader (1975) is as close to Neville Chamberlain’s government (1937-40) as it is to us.
Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock (1954) is as close to the Spanish-American war (1898) as it is to us. There is nothing hipper than hip-hop, but the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” (1979), the first rap song, is closer to Al Jolson’s last hits than to the songs in the rap charts now.

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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Somehow, this reminds of my father assuring me that as I got older, he got younger, because the ratio of our ages was getting smaller and smaller.

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Old 01-02-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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Space age baby here, so the time warp effect didn't hit too awfully hard.

Anybody got a BandAid?
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