Comparing the Worst of the Present With the Best of the Past
That's what old fogies do in order to prove to you that things ain't what they used to be.
I'll give you an example.
"Snooki is no Katharine Hepburn."
Get it? The distorted invocation of today's bargain-basement star pitted against yesterday's greatest artist stacks the deck so the present will always lose.
Here's another one:
"There used to be Beethoven's Fifth. Nowadays there's 'Baby, baby, baby' by Justin Bieber"
Ugh! It's such a sick little game!
Back then, they were probably saying, "Beethoven's Fifth is no Beethoven's Fourth."
Anyway, help me come up with some more of these.
If you don't, I'll know that today's talent pool truly sucks.
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