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    Sunday, August 24, 2008

    Retro

    If you don't read Jorth, you might have missed this little gem:


    I know i'm not the only Lifestyle Channel Brit-programme consumer that will be hoping this programme will be hitting our teles soon..


    Awesome.

    20 comments:

    Fairlie said...

    I have already watched a bit of it. I'll see if I can find you the link...

    peppermintpatcher said...

    OH MY! The 1930s loving lady looks like she's 50 years old, but the story says she's only 38!!

    bluemountainsmary said...

    You KNOW how much I would love this!

    h+b said...

    oooh Fairlie - I didn't think of YouTube - you legend !

    Tracey - it's life without a fully automated dishwasher. That's *unnatural* I tell you.

    Mary - will email you ..

    Joke said...

    Is it bad, awful, terrible and/or wrong of me that I can't get past the hairstyles?

    -J.

    h+b said...

    That depends.

    Are you finding them hawt ?
    or horrific ?

    One man's passion is another man's putrid .. and all that ..

    joanne said...

    ooooohhhhmmmmyyygggggoooooodddd how good is that going to be??!!!

    Guera said...

    that sounds hilarious!!

    But don't you think it's pretty funny that 1930s housewife "spends hours on the internet each day sourcing items for her 1930s lifestyle"! Ha!

    Joke said...

    I find the hairstyles pretty appalling actually.

    Mrs. 1950s is actually an attractive woman otherwise; her I Love Lucy tresses doom her, though.

    Also, doing that whole time machine trip is a bit...um...touched. Sounds like they've been dating the flyboy-types from the Fedora Lounge.

    -J.

    twolimeleaves said...

    I think that's awesome!!! I couldn't stand it myself but good on them having some fun in their lives.

    h+b said...

    Thanks to Joke & Fairlie:

    http://www.channel4.com/video/time-warp-wives/index.html


    And guera - I *know* .. that struck me too .. ah well, i'd be the same. No kitchen of mine can go sans dishwasher .. :p

    STUFT said...

    This could be the perfect front for my current state of unemployment. I'll just package my life as kitsch 1950s and make it into a feminist statement about the pressures of modern society and marriage.
    Goes perfectly with my new herb garden, the hair could be the clincher though. Don't know if I can do high maintenance hair.

    M said...

    Yes, I've seen some photos from the show. Scary. Must You Tube it.

    Surfing Free said...

    Wooo! Time warp ladies indeed!!
    Couldn't they just live life on a more basic level but cut out the "I do everything for my husband" crap!!!

    Joke said...

    SF,

    I was thinking the exact opposite. Let them do whatever they want for their husbands but couldn't they use modern appliances to do so?

    -J.

    melissa said...

    I think if I was going to be a time warp lady I'd be upper class with a servant...

    Don't think I'm cut out to look after my husband otherwise.

    I can't get past the hair either...

    Fairlie said...

    I love Melinda's comment! That's my thoughts exactly - if I have to go all retro, I want to be the Lady of the Manor with squillions of dollars and minions doing all my housework.

    dancingmorganmouse said...

    It's a fun fantasy I guess but reality would be loads of children (the pill didn't hit until the 60s), and terrible unnatural fabrics. It's all very well 'choosing' to live like that but women in the past didn't have the option to chose to live a life like we have now (you know, have an education, a job, a bank account of your own, ability to buy a house without a husband's signature on the mortgage papers, ability to not have or stagger children). Not for me, I'm a big fan of the modern world and the choices it brings.

    Melody said...

    This needs to come to Australian television! I'll be there watching... (watching those crazy women!! *heehee*)

    dottycookie said...

    I heard the first woman on Radio 4 a while back, and she sounded lovely, if a bit, well ... you know. Unfortunately, the interviewer was unbecomingly b*tchy about her - and I kept shouting at the radio "It's up to her, and that's the whole point!"

    I donpt think they heard me but now the neighbours think I'm nuts too ;-)

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