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Monday, December 16, 2013

Flashback Monday: Endless Rules and 'Reston Man,' or How 'Newsweek' Saw Reston in 1964

OverplannedThat zinger at the end of this excerpt from a 1964 issue of Newsweek, which was apparently some sort of old-timey "news magazine," whatever that was, sounds like it could have been written on some filthy "web log" in twenty-ought-thirteen.

But there's more!

Reston manYeah, that's worked out well. All we know is that we're going to start calling ourselves "Reston Man," the end.

4 comments:

  1. No, no, no, no! The "Reston Man" is the one and only comrade general Robert E. Simon. The rest of us are the minions, the proletariat, the schmucks.

    "Soviet Reston air-conditioners are the hottest in the world!"

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  2. Capitalist Roader and his sidekick Running Dog LackeyDecember 16, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Community values--whatever that means--are frequently highly overrated in. Especially when they are being divined by the Reston Association. Darnit, where is my e-cigarette when I need one?

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  3. And how many trees did HE have to chop down in order to get his Restongrad? Almost makes you wonder whether he go permission for each and every tree over 4 inches in diameter.

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  4. The Original Java MasterDecember 17, 2013 at 12:45 PM

    We have one of those wonderful Neighborhood Nazis who squeals on other neighbors whenever he/she/they suspect that someone else's landscaping, tree-cutting, front door, window treatments, or front yard transmission repair and oil-change shop may not comply with the RA's highly evolved aesthetic sensibilities. Even the Von Trapp family would escape from this hell hole of covenant enforcement!

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