Tuesday, January 15, 2013
COOL MAN COOL--STUCK IN THE '70'S, TOTALLY SPACED OUT MAN!
I saw this commercial this morning and thought to myself, "Self what is it about my generation where so many of us indeed are stuck in the 70's in terms of clothes, art, music, technology, hair and most sadly of all liturgy, that even commercials are making caricatures of us?"
Another way to say, "stuck in the 70's" is "arrested development." Perhaps it is the haze of the lingering weed, or the LSD that made the trip permanent or just plain nostalgia when one was, man, truly hip, but now, we are fodder for caricature, aren't we, I mean, man, really! This is sad, man, really sad! :-(
The truly sad thing, though, is that those who never experienced the 70's have an affinity for it and its liturgy, a small but vocal group. However,those who are like Carma in the commercial below,my age group, man, really are stuck in the 70's. Usually they are the famous liturgists of that period who successfully deconstructed the liturgy and got the multitudes, including bishops, to drink their spiked COOL Aid. And some are still hung over on that spiked COOL Aid and don't really know that it is 2013 and the spirit of Vatican II is but a hazy chapter in a dusty history book for most. Listen to the young operator with web.com who smiles at the man stuck in the 70's and her response to him.
At any rate enjoy and just substitute the stuck in the 70's clergy and laity you know in terms of liturgy and Church and smile, man, smile: