The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Thursday, June 09, 2005

“… but I wouldn't mind being on ‘1970s House’”

After watching Frontier House, a “reality TV” show about three American families that have to live as if they were in 1883 Montana—all I have to say is that I was never under the impression that times were simpler and better in the past. I appreciate the conviences of modern life like, oh, hot-n-cold running water, electricity, central air and Coca-cola, not to mentions things like Band-aids and the Internet.

But I will say that the families, after spending five months living a frontier experience, looked much healthier. Granted, if they lived like that for five years (which is what it took to get the full claim to a homestead in the 19th century) they wouldn't look nearly as good, but five months of hard labor exercise and healthy eating certainly did wonders.

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