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Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 4:38 PM
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Those were the days, my friends

The way things were. Bittersweet nostalgia, gratitude for the passing of those days, or what not. Not restricted to skylines.

A little bit of theme music.
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here is one to get started. Remember Taverns (appropriate given the Mary Hopkins song), that staple of working-class Montreal? No women permitted? Pickled eggs and perhaps, pickled pork tongues?


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Look like shit holes. Should be in the ugly thread
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Look like shit holes. Should be in the ugly thread
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Look like shit holes. Should be in the ugly thread
Where's the thumbsdown button for your comment?

And as if hipsters wouldn't be weeping tears of joy into their beards to find a place with that vibe that served their latest fad of overpriced craft beer!
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what a wonderful contribution! thanks!
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2017, 10:19 PM
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what a wonderful contribution! thanks!
I know. Thx for pointing it out? Were we all supposed to fawn over those dumps? They look depressing.
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I know. Thx for pointing it out? Were we all supposed to fawn over those dumps? They look depressing.
There's nothing depressing about dumps, they're fun.

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There's nothing depressing about dumps, they're fun.

Thanks for this. You understand the simple pleasures that are...the spice of life.
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The old prairie coffee-houses, often named simply "Koffee Korner". Part coffee-house, part diner, part bar. Bakeries still exist with their offerings of coffee, but it's not the same.

Often built like this but dotted in villages.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.55983...2!8i6656?hl=en
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The old prairie coffee-houses, often named simply "Koffee Korner". Part coffee-house, part diner, part bar. Bakeries still exist with their offerings of coffee, but it's not the same.

Often built like this but dotted in villages.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@53.55983...2!8i6656?hl=en

My dads old hangout.....good find.
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The wonderful thing about coffee houses and cafes "back in the day" was that they were great places to meet new people and exchange ideas. From good old political conversations, to talking about the weather, poetry readings, or just sucking up the ambience and watching the world go by.

Today you go to a cafe {ussually a boring change ie Starbucks} and no one talks or watches the crowds go by but just sit there with their eyes glued to the iphones. Even when people go in as a couple they rarely say a damn thing as they are too worried about missing their latest message or tweet. Our "social media" and all it's gadgets have made people decidedly unsocial..........they ttweet everyone and talk to no one.
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The wonderful thing about coffee houses and cafes "back in the day" was that they were great places to meet new people and exchange ideas. From good old political conversations, to talking about the weather, poetry readings, or just sucking up the ambience and watching the world go by.

Today you go to a cafe {ussually a boring change ie Starbucks} and no one talks or watches the crowds go by but just sit there with their eyes glued to the iphones. Even when people go in as a couple they rarely say a damn thing as they are too worried about missing their latest message or tweet. Our "social media" and all it's gadgets have made people decidedly unsocial..........they ttweet everyone and talk to no one.
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People were always this way, now we just have a way to do it.
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People were always this way, now we just have a way to do it.
Nonsense. None of those photos depict a cafe. You showed people on the street or commuting. In all likelihood, they don't even know the person next to them. People, back in the day, did read newspapers daily from front to back. But when they went to a cafe they talked to each other. The generation today would rather be on their phones than talk to the person right in front of them. That's VERY different than how things were before.

Your 20th century memories (pre-2000) are a little cloudy. Or are you talking about an era you weren't even alive to experience?
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People were always this way, now we just have a way to do it.

I can hear these photos. With all the rustling of the newspapers.
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People talked to each other more though despite a brief distraction with the daily news. Too many douchebags cannot even put their phone down to cross a f*ckin street, not realizing the light turned green.
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People talked to each other more though despite a brief distraction with the daily news. Too many douchebags cannot even put their phone down to cross a f*ckin street, not realizing the light turned green.
This constant distraction is a new phenomenon I agree, but people weren't really more talkative with strangers before the advent of smart phones.
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This constant distraction is a new phenomenon I agree, but people weren't really more talkative with strangers before the advent of smart phones.
Not sure about that, but even couples are immersed in their phones (at restaurants, that is so sad to watch).
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Not sure about that, but even couples are immersed in their phones (at restaurants, that is so sad to watch).

I dunno - is it really any worse than my parents who sit there in silence until their food comes then eat? I know I've been in situations where after spending an entire day doing stuff with someone just don't feel the need to chat. If it's single sided then it's very much obnoxious though.

I still like to go to certain bars and meet new people though, which is incredibly easy at the right places. So things aren't all that bad!
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