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Dave Lennon Jun 22
Pizza to die for
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Glyn Moody Jun 22
ah yes
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Caspar Addyman Jun 22
Replying to @MmichaelLlucy @AndyDW_
I'm looking forward to retirement & death on Mars. TBF, my grandfather retired to Australia which is almost as dangerous & inhospitable.
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killjoy division Jun 22
Replying to @MmichaelLlucy
I, too, and prepared to die for pizza
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
That pizza joints is mentioned in a headline is my argument humanity is not ready for Mars. We'd just spread our tackiness there.
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Osbopolis Jun 22
This is sort of what we do with newly discovered lands.
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
Say what you will about the frontier of America, but at least the gim joints weren't /tacky/. Vulgar and barbaric, sure, but not tacky.
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
I honestly think I'd prefer species-wide death by asteroid over an everlasting future where our legacy is we built pizza joints everywhere.
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Osbopolis Jun 22
I'm sure they would be considered that by those of the time though :)
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
I was using tacky in the sense of 'enough wealth but no taste', rather than run-down or just vulgar. I see now the word is a bit vague :)
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Osbopolis Jun 22
Ah, you should have seen the casinos in Deadwood :)
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
I cannot believe this argument, but (in the HBO series) neither the Gem nor the Bella Union were the equivalent of a Domino's Pizza on Mars.
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Osbopolis Jun 22
Nah, I'm just playing devil's advocate :) We can drop it.
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Osbopolis Jun 22
In 2075, plastic fast food joints will be the equivalent "rustic". Especially since we'll just 3D print nutritional supplements.
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
I rather enjoy the comparison! Run-down, thief-ridden to-be-Dakota versus rich but culturally vacuous Mars (soon to be Sol Commonwealth).
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
This is the equivalent of people in Star Trek always going a bit misty-eyed over combustion engines, "oh that quaint 20th century tech".
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Osbopolis Jun 22
Paris was all about 50's and 60's kitsch and nostalgia. Kirk referred to the 80's as barbaric. I love the Cafe 80's in BTTF2, because true.
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Jeroen D Stout Jun 22
Interestingly in Babylon 5 there was almost no nostalgia, perhaps because the station was meant for a large amount of alien civilians.
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