Julian Eltinge

Every election year, politicians seek to invoke a mythical Golden Age, when life was simpler and more wholesome. Take the Edwardian Era in America, for instance, when the moral fiber of the country was still unpolluted--

--and when a drag queen like Julian Eltinge was a top attraction in high society and popular culture alike.

Face it: life was never any different.

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 06, 2008
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Truer words were never spoken, my friend! Isn't it funny how the fantasy of the "Golden Age" is always propigated by people who, most likely, had it better than the average person back then? Yep, weird universe, all right!

Posted by Bill on 08/06/08 at 03:22 PM
Bill--no one seems to want to give up antibiotics and birth control though when they advocate returning to the glorious past.
Posted by Paul on 08/08/08 at 11:57 AM
Gerald--that statement is indeed pretty mind-boggling!
Posted by Paul on 08/08/08 at 11:58 AM
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