Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I was just watching this video and three points occurred to me:

1) the commercialization of nostalgia in America, since the 1950's at least;
2) the accusation against some traditionalists of only being nostalgics;
3) the "double" nostalgia here given that "The Wonder Years" itself is now 20 years old, and that the show itself is part of my own nostalgia (I have never really watched it myself, but remember my mom watching it when I was a little kid, as part of her own nostalgia!);
[4) the rather obvious and inelegant splice/transition they make in Joe Cocker's song at around 00:36]

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