Time for Manchester to Quit Its Dull and Damaging Addiction to Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a global problem, and Frank Zappa foresaw the problem decades ago.

DEATH BY NOSTALGIA: It isn’t necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice — there are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. When you compute the length of time between ‘The Event’ and ‘Nostalgia For The Event,’ the span seems to be about ‘a year less in each cycle.’ Eventually, within the next quarter of a century the nostalgia cycles will be so close together that people will not be able to take a step without being nostalgic for the one they just took. At that point, everything stops. Death by Nostalgia.

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