Lewiston — According to Baby Boomer Brian Plourde, the golden age of Maine passed us by over 40 years ago.
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Plourde, who works professionally as a house painter, only counts himself as an amateur historian, but he says that doesn’t mean he doesn’t know a thing or two about history, especially 1970s history.
“Yeah man, drugs back then were way, way better. The pot was better, I swear to god. People say it’s better now but it isn’t. Same with the LSD and the coke. Oh god, the coke!”
While all narcotics were better, according to Plourde, winters were much, much worse.
“I remember when you could skate in the end of September. We had a snowball fight on the last day of school one time. No lie, man.”
He also says in spite of health risks, lead paint was better, too.
“That stuff held up. You can’t even compare this new crap. It’s terrible. We knew not to eat it, you got smacked if you did something like that.”
Plourde also says cars, music, parties, Maine, and summers were better in the 1970s.
“We didn’t have all these screens. When I was in high school, we went outside. Kids today, they just sit there with their Xbox and their phone. It’s sad. We had fun back then!”
Plourde’s criminal record in the 1970s was also much better.
“Friggin OUIs, are you kidding me? No cop would ever think of pulling you over if you had a few in the ’70s.”