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Bring These Things Back, Except In The Ghetto!

May 6, 2008
Lesley M. M. Blume writes a classy, simple little series called, “ Let’s Bring Back“.

In the series, she reminds us of the wonderment of simpler times and objects and events we dearly miss from times past.

And I, Seriously McMillan, will add my own “twist of lemon” to this series and I’ll call it…

“Bring These Things Back, Except In The Ghetto!”

  • SHE SAYS TO BRING BACK: Gas-lit street lamps. Their light makes women look especially beautiful, and men appear more chiseled and romantic than ever. So very Robert Doisneau.
  • I SAY: HELL NO!  FIRE NIGHT, EVERY NIGHT!
  • SHE SAYS TO BRING BACK: Charm school. Because ‘charm’ is such a foreign concept to the vast majority of Americans these days.
  • I SAY: MAKE THIS MANDATORY FOR ALL KIDS WHO DROOP THEIR PANTS OR LOOK LIKE HOOCHIES!!!
  • SHE SAYS BRING BACK: Hot toddies. The real cure for the common cold, and therefore a reasonable excuse to stay drunk all winter long. Plus, I just like ordering them.  Saying “hot toddy” proves to be an endlessly amusing pastime.
  • I SAY: HELL NO- ‘Cuz they would be made with Alize or Hennessy.  Plus, I thought “Hot Toddies” was a dirty set of words.
  • SHE SAYS TO BRING BACK: Poetry. If you say it never went out of style, I say that you’re living in denial.
  • I SAY: Isn’t that what Snoop Dogg and Ludacris think they are doing?  What about Plies and his melodic “Ms. Pretty Pu**y”? Check it out here!

There are just something you cannot bring back…in the ghetto.

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