I am a Good Old Days contemporary and am here to say it wasn’t just no sex. I’m afraid there also wasn’t any dope and and there wasn’t much rock and roll. Teendom in the 50s was a sad darn thing, I’ll tell you. Don’t know how we made it thru. Also, no mobile phones, no freeways, no jet travel, no In-N-Out Burger, no plastic of any kind, no FM radio, essentially no TV, no painless dentistry, no acne treatments, no xerox…. I could go on. Surely there will those who think it was a better, simpler time, but it is unlikely they were there, and I know my own children had a lot more fun and are healthier for it.
(cross posted from pal Roger Ebert’s blog)