From an extremely different era 2
Life has never been easy for the unlovable, but in an earlier era the tools of civilization tried to slow down the bullies, tried NOT to increase the pain.
From the low-quality 1930s syndicated serial Air Mail Mystery,
Covergirl Operative Irene Delroy
and her friend Roving Reporter Jimmy Gifford
are interrogating a suspicious passenger. They talk briefly with airport radioman Lawrence, who has helped them to locate and hold the passenger. Lawrence sounds rather shy and awkward.
Can we use your radio room for a few minutes, Mr Lawrence?
Sure maam. It's kinda mussed up. I live out here by m'self most of the time.
Here's the house. We'll go in.
Well, not a bad little place to live. But I'd hate to be stuck out here in one of these radio shacks.
Rather a lonely life, I'd imagine.
Just the place for a fellow who's been unlucky in love to come and forget.
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Note the empathy (not sympathy) and the realistic understanding that some people are UNLUCKY in love. Unlucky people are not LOSERS SOYBOYS TAKERS 47% BUMS LARGESSE MOMMY'S BASEMENT LOSERS LOSERS LOSERS NYAH NYAH NYAH.
It's a public recognition that PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT, an example of leaving a little space for differences. The shack itself is an example, a reminder to the unlucky that it's better to make your own life
and forget the pain, instead of aiming for a goal that CANNOT be reached.
I believe this form of example-setting may have been called civilization
. I'd try to look up the word, except that it's
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Later sidenote: This museum
is a renovation of a New Mexico airport that probably resembles the imaginary airport of Air Mail Mystery. The show mentions real NM locations, and the renovated airport was part of the first 'Night Air Mail' route. Pretty good correlation.
Labels: Alternate universe, Make or break