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View Poll Results: Around when do you start to feel the "nostalgia" factor in terms of vintage items/media/co
Late 1990s 3 12.50%
Early 1990s 5 20.83%
Late 1980s 0 0%
Early 1980s 2 8.33%
1970s 6 25.00%
1960s 3 12.50%
1950s 5 20.83%
Before the 1950s 0 0%
Voters: 24. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-16-2011, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Terramaria
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Sometimes when I look around on eBay I see stuff from the 1980s and especially '90s and sometimes feel disenchanted when an item is listed as vintage- even ads from the late '90s are starting to be labeled vintage (I'm sorry, any ad with an Internet address will NEVER be nostalgia to me. It's a scary thought to think of people selling some ads with Internet address on them as "vintage" as it makes me feel old even though I'm not that old given I clearly remember a time before the Internet became commercialized!) But some people have different opinions than others. I start to get the nostalgic feeling from around the early 1990s backward, as afterword the Internet forever changed how ideals were presented along with the passage of time.
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I heard Black by Pearl Jam on the radio this morning. I remember when PJ was fresh and new, the early 1990s. It's been 20 years since that song came out. Damn.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFVlJAi3Cso
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Old 02-16-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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It's funny to see the slant of the OP....

How about nostalgia for times:

~ before the streets were clogged with traffic

~ when you let the kids play outside and not worry

~ before "politically correct speak"

~ you saw someone wearing a baseball hat backwards you thought "retard"

~ a swat team was a couple of guys coming to the house to kill all the bugs

~ nuclear weapons were things read about in sci-fi books

~ gay meant happy

~ Democrats and Republicans worked together for the common good

~ a tree hugger was a bear scratching itself
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Back in COLORADO!!!
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I get a little nostalgic for 1995 and earlier.....

I remember telling my buddy not to spend $650 on a DVD player. I said the price is bound to come down. He said, "Nah, this is about as cheap as they're gonna get."

Cell phones existed pre 1995, but they weren't ubiquitous yet.

The Internet was still kind of a novelty for most of us.

There are a lot of personal reasons I look back fondly on this period in time.....
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by Borntoolate85 View Post
Sometimes when I look around on eBay I see stuff from the 1980s and especially '90s and sometimes feel disenchanted when an item is listed as vintage- even ads from the late '90s are starting to be labeled vintage (I'm sorry, any ad with an Internet address will NEVER be nostalgia to me. It's a scary thought to think of people selling some ads with Internet address on them as "vintage" as it makes me feel old even though I'm not that old given I clearly remember a time before the Internet became commercialized!) But some people have different opinions than others. I start to get the nostalgic feeling from around the early 1990s backward, as afterword the Internet forever changed how ideals were presented along with the passage of time.
Welcome to old age! LOL

The "good ol' days" are dependent upon the passage of time and how well one adapts to the new reality.

For me, a sense of nostalgia sets in when recalling the 1950's and early 60's, but that does not mean I'd like to return to those days. Sans the skewered observations of youth, it really wasn't all that grand back then.

I'll admit, though, that songs from the 80's and early 90's being played on the "oldies" stations is somewhat disconcerting and I still have trouble with aircraft from my war (Vietnam) being so ancient that they're on display outside VFW's and American Legions!
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:14 AM
 
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I think anyone who feels "nostalgia" for a period of time in the past twenty years is in serious need of a life.
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:23 AM
 
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I've always been infactuated with the 1920's decade a.k.a. The Roaring Twenties especially the ''New Wave'' Flapper woman from back in the day then
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Old 02-17-2011, 05:37 AM
 
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The seventies, leading up to the Bi-Centennial, were great years for me.

The patriotism was thick in the air.

Everyone seemed to be much prouder of America.

"Two Hundred Years ago today" with Hal Linden was a daily treat.

I fully enjoyed those years (I was in grade school) and often look back with warm feelings about them.

I also miss the nineties, when my children were little kids.
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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The seventies, leading up to the Bi-Centennial, were great years for me.

The patriotism was thick in the air.
At the same time the early mid 70s was a recovery mode from the vietnam war, government distrust, nixon, etc
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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The late 90s for my childhood. But overall, I would say the 50s.
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