a rambling evolution of cool:
"1980 was the year Steve McQueen died, and by the end of the decade it  had become cool to be like the slick Gordon Gecko, not the no-glory  Bullitt. We were aware of the cultural shift back then, even though we  were in the middle of it: clothes changed with it, they got a little  shinier, a lot brighter; squeaky clean yuppies disdained the dirty  hippies, resulting in not much more resistance than a few "Die Yuppie  Scum" t-shirts worn by grunge fans. By the beginning of the new century we had internalized an entirely new idea of cool.”
(Read more at my longer move sideways)

a rambling evolution of cool:

"1980 was the year Steve McQueen died, and by the end of the decade it had become cool to be like the slick Gordon Gecko, not the no-glory Bullitt. We were aware of the cultural shift back then, even though we were in the middle of it: clothes changed with it, they got a little shinier, a lot brighter; squeaky clean yuppies disdained the dirty hippies, resulting in not much more resistance than a few "Die Yuppie Scum" t-shirts worn by grunge fans.

By the beginning of the new century we had internalized an entirely new idea of cool.”

(Read more at my longer move sideways)

  1. jron posted this
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