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This topic of interest to me from the perspective of my 77 years, and looking back on my life...

Paintings by Norman Rockwell frequently decorated the magazine SATURDAY EVENING POST that arrived in our house every week in the 1950's. And so this 14-minute video, putting his work in the context of American illustrators of the era, I found fascinating!

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I have watched Captain America which is mentioned in one of those illustrations.

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Yes, I remember, Captain America...Dan, may I ask your age? And, did you watch this in your childhood, when was it that you were watching Captain America? You saw it in India, these cultural characters are exported into such far-flung places as India?

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Just turned 28, this new year. There was only one channel in my childhood till around 10 and it most show Hindi content.

I watched the Captain America movie only as an Adult. But have seen a few episodes of many American cartoons and shows as a kid.



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Dan, watched the cartoons...enjoyed them...and, you probably see why I am asking this...as I learn more from being online in Q/A sites and elsewhere, I think there is a concern that American culture is imposing itself everywhere.

It's the difference between a cultural exchange and one culture taking over much of the world, jeopardizing the wealth of our diversity.

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I like western culture more. Some people might not like it.

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yes, it can be very different from some of the traditional cultures of India and other places in the world...

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I can see many people in my state hate western culture because it is more sexualized.

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Geez, I was a kid in the 50's and remember all of that stuff. The magazines and all. I think there was a Norman Rockwell picture in every home! I members the cartoons the best! LOL

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Oh Rooster, yes I do remember Heckle and Jeckle!

Your long day was Thursday...did you feel that it went okay?

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They postponed the appt. till Feb. 22. This newest outbreak has them slammed. It's OK, I'll wait!

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Here too...in our small county, the daily rate of new infections is a good ten times 10X what it was this time last year!

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I guess we're lucky... our infection rate is only three times the previous peak. But the death rate is much lower, despite that.

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I have noticed among my friends, the elderly ones, that when they contract COVID now, they do seem to get good hospital care, good emergency response...when I called for my sick neighbor and then sat with her until the ER team got here, it only took 15 minutes -- and then she was out of hospital within one week. 

It still takes a LONG time for us old ones to pull out of it...migraines, breathing problems for months afterward...but we do seem to recover eventually, now. 

However, it is of concern that check-ups like Rooster's appt are getting postponed...the routine care...

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I'm so glad your neighbor did well. You are a friend indeed. <3

I looked up what you said about migraines as a symptom of covid, and indeed there have been studies showing that about 60% of people subject to migraine got more of them after covid.

I have gotten migraines all my adult life. When I was a teen, they were really severe, but fortunately happened only once or twice a year. They were the classic variety, starting with about a 1/2 hour of visual aura, followed by about 6 hours of headache.

When I passed 30, the headaches stopped, but I would still get the aura several times a year, but that was just an inconvenience. These are called ophthalmic (or sometimes ocular) migraines.

But recently, starting about a year ago, they got much more frequent, several a month. I asked my ophthalmologist about them, and he said to ask my GP. But my GP had nothing constructive to say either.

So now I'm thinking maybe I had an otherwise symptom-free case of covid. The migraines, after occurring several times a month for about a year, seem to have abated. At least I haven't had one for about two months now.

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Some very intriguing observations, Tink. I hope you are indeed one of the people who, if gets it, few or no sx...

I have had similar wonderings about myself, because I had a strange sort of something for 6 - 8 wks in March and April 2020...very mild, morning sniffles/sore throat, mild cough, etc. But there were very few tests available then, and I could not convince our health dept. to spend one of their precious tests on me.

So I got their best guidelines on how to quarantine, and did that anyway...LONG time, because I kept it up for a while even after all symptoms disappeared.

But now, I seem to get exposed, and not get sick; as when I was with my neighbor -- after talking with 911, I ran back to Donna mask in hand, I forgot to replace it! ...carried out 911 instructions with her, sat with her until ER arrived...all no mask, no protection!

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Strangely, I have never had painful migraines, but beginning in 2010, I do occasionally get something ocular that I just recently discovered from the Internet, is probably ocular migraines! ...and after a long absence, recently now say over the past 18 months, I do get one maybe every 6 or 8 weeks...if this COVID were not so devastating, I would consider it extremely interesting.

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I have never seen thise illustrations.

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Well truly a LONG time ago, Kninjanin...and on another side of the world, too...glad to see you when you have a chance to drop in, and I hope all is going well for you.

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They should have mentioned the best Donal Duck artist, Carl Barks. He was from your neck of the woods, Virginia, and died in 2000, at age 99.


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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Barks

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Oh Tink, I had no idea, I had never even heard of him, Carl Barks! But those look SO familiar...big smile for Donald, as I am just getting up this morning...

I was actually thinking of Rooster as someone who would really remember all this since he is old even though not so old as me, but I should have known that your passion for knowledge and understanding would even include the art of the 1950's! ;) <3:silly:

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When I was little, my Dad took me to comic book conventions, where we actually were able to buy some old Golden Age originals. He also had a collection of comic books from his childhood. I loved reading Captain Marvel... I thought his adventures were screamingly funny, campy, but not the studied, contrived campiness of the Batman TV series (originally from the 60s), which I didn't care for.

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Tink, a pensive question...is Dad still with us now? So that he is participating in the life of your little girl, as he did with you?

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Yes he is, and yes he does, though not on a day-to-day basis as he did with me. :)

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big smile for Dad, and you, and little granddaughter. :)  <3

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