Do you think the punk era came in from our distance memory of being synapsida?

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May 7, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by katherine24 (185 points)

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Virginia May 7, 2017

Dear Katherine,

Well being in my 70's now, for me PUNK ERA refers to the old-time steam logging days, when everybody's life depended on the skill of a Whistle Punk who tooted signals between the donkey puncher and the choker setters, to get the logs safely pulled into the landing.

So here he is, an archetypal whistle punk from the steam logging days in British Columbia, do you think this fine fellow might be indeed reminiscing on your reptilian synapsida? (Who btw I read were around even before the dinosaurs...)

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katherine24 Virginia May 9, 2017

Hehehe! Something else I didn't know

Marianne May 8, 2017

Weird, I was wondering if, besides the everlasting generational conflicts giving rise to various more or less artistic "revolution waves" and subcultures throughout human history, the punk movement was inspired by ancient popular rites and traditions, like hairstyles and clothing items:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohawk_hairstyle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_subculture

:)

katherine24 Marianne May 9, 2017

I didn't know that was where they found their inspiration from, that's quite something.

Marianne Marianne May 10, 2017

@Katherine

Yes, they were referring to the Mohicans or a Mohawk style, but it is much older than that and was also found in far away, ancient cultures:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonycavan_Man

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohawk_hairstyle


katherine24 Marianne May 11, 2017

oh, I love it

Marianne Marianne May 12, 2017
TheOtherTink May 8, 2017

LOL, probably not.  :D

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katherine24 TheOtherTink May 9, 2017

Hehehe! :D

TheOtherTink TheOtherTink May 9, 2017

:D

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