I was thinking about Back to the Future and how when the film came out, the 50's seemed like such a long time ago (the 30 year gap felt enormous) but then on the 30th anniversary (2015) the same gap of 30 years didn't feel like it was all that huge at all. The cars we drive, the clothes we wear, the music we listen to... is it that much different from the 80's? Yeah sure, there's a few changes here and there but essentially, the 80's and now don't feel like utterly different cultures whereas the 50's and the 80's did. Have the last couple of decades lacked character? We're seven years into this decade for example and yet you never hear people talk about the 10s (the teenies?). It feels like Western culture has stagnated for a few decades. Nothing new has really impacted upon the culture in any meaningful way. I guess you could say that mobile phone/ipad/computer technology and the ubiquitousness of tattoos are very much a sign of the modern world but to me, the wider culture doesn't appear to have developed that much for nearly 30 years (not in the way the 60s, 70s and 80s developed totally unique personalities in comparison to the 50s). Everything is so very samey. Dunno. Just rambling.