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(Slate)   Letter to the 1960s: We're sitting here in the future in the middle of a pandemic and we have to keep telling everyone why and how to wash their hands properly. And you think we should give all of these people flying cars?   (slate.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Hygiene, Hand washing, adequate hand-washing event, Hand sanitizer, Washing, news organization, hand-washing, Hands  
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2020-03-12 2:44:21 PM  
Dear 2020:  Cuban Farkin' Missile Crisis.  Quit whining.
 
2020-03-12 4:47:41 PM  
"Dear 2020s: Miniskirts.  That is all.  In your face, 1960s"

"Dear 1960s: Miniskirts still around.  But that's not all -- also tights-as-pants.  Bite me, 2020s"
 
2020-03-12 4:59:35 PM  
I say this in every flying car thread:

We have flying cars. They're called bush planes. That's how people get around in northern Canada, where there are few year-round roads. Flying cars make no sense in built-up areas and never did.
 
2020-03-12 5:01:36 PM  
Dear Slate: It wouldn't have occurred to anyone in the 60s that we needed a column about, not washing hands, but a survey of articles about washing hands. And done purely to draw attention to yourself. Now pardon me, those darn kids are flying drones on my lawn again.
 
2020-03-12 5:13:24 PM  
I was born a decade later but in all the 60's TV shows that I watched the emphasis seemed to be on washing behind the ears. That always confused me.
 
2020-03-12 5:17:25 PM  

dittybopper: Dear 2020:  Cuban Farkin' Missile Crisis.  Quit whining.


Dear 1960: Nearly blowing yourself up over a stupid dick-waving contest and then deciding not to is not impressive. It's like trying to tell a war story about the heroic time you almost picked up a shotgun and vaporised your balls but then decided not to.
 
2020-03-12 5:18:31 PM  
Dear 1960's,

Your Batman:
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Our Batman:
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Your argument is irrelevant.

<3
2020
 
2020-03-12 5:23:48 PM  

VaportrailFilms: Dear 1960's,

Your Batman:
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Our Batman:
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Your argument is irrelevant.

<3
2020


Damn, they do win.
 
2020-03-12 6:14:26 PM  
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2020-03-12 6:42:00 PM  
Quality HL Subby.  Would +1 again if I could.
 
2020-03-12 8:09:21 PM  

morg: I was born a decade later but in all the 60's TV shows that I watched the emphasis seemed to be on washing behind the ears. That always confused me.


Also the scourge of garlic breath
 
2020-03-12 8:33:15 PM  
Gravity works always...

Especially when you're an idiot.

I guess the rock in their head makes them more dense 🤔
 
2020-03-12 11:48:42 PM  

morg: I was born a decade later but in all the 60's TV shows that I watched the emphasis seemed to be on washing behind the ears. That always confused me.


Same here. Is there something people did back then that involved the backs of ears that got them so dirty? They pretty much get cleaned when you wash your hair, so I don't get what that was all about.
 
2020-03-13 1:16:39 AM  
The cars will be self-flying to keep the humans out of the equation.
 
2020-03-13 6:13:09 AM  
After a while, these starts to feel like step-by-step instructions for eating. "Open your mouth and place the food inside. Close your lips and move your jaw up and down."

And yet we know that many people can't even do that right. Close your mouth and don't make any noise.
 
2020-03-13 7:19:56 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Is there something people did back then that involved the backs of ears that got them so dirty?

Farm work, I presume.  IIRC, the stuff I read that mentioned washing behind the ears were much older.  By the 1960s it was rather dated, but Boomers' parents grew up during the Great Depression, so. . .
 
2020-03-13 9:48:57 AM  

jjorsett: The cars will be self-flying to keep the humans out of the equation.


This.
There's a benefit to taking human pilots out of the equation, and not being on the ground means there's fewer things to hit.

I think the model they're going for is more of a man carrying drone than a "flying car".

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2020-03-13 10:13:14 AM  
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2020-03-13 3:13:43 PM  
"The sum of all the intelligence and sanity on the planet is a constant.  The population is growing."
 
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