November 18, 2009

Gratuitous Historickal Observation

Because Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog - even with the bonus features -is only an hour or so (and excellent, btw), I caught some of the History Channel's "World War II in High Definition" on the teevee last evening before dropping off.

I've been a fan of WWII documentaries since I was a kid and reckon I'd seen most of the stock footage any number of times. It was fascinating to watch so many clips I had not seen before. Also, the coloring - whether original or grafted on - really makes the war all that more......imaginable.

Personally, I've long thought this "Greatest Generation" stuff was a lot of bunkum churned out by the twisted psychosis of the Baby Boomers to explain away their own vague sense of slacker worthlessness. The men and women who served in WWII were ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. And I would sincerely hope that any generation of Americans facing a similar crisis would step up to the task in exactly the same way.

UPDATE: Maybe making myself a bit clearer, I believe that any generation of Americans could step up to a similar crisis and achieve the same results. Whether they choose to do so is another matter.

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