Im the resident retro freak, Ive been stuck on a retro phase for about eight months now ever since Fallout 3 came out. Some of my fiction takes place in an idealized golden age era in my mind, between 1900 to the end of the 1950's, but anything after that and approaching the sixties to me seems too modern Its kind of hard to find genuine bona fide retro talk thats doesnt sound terribly cliche or unimaginative. I try watching black and whites and listening to radio programs, but alot of their artform was very showmanlike and they seemed to avoid slang religiously (punk genre did not exist back then, apparently). The noir stuff gets pretty punkish and street, but again I cant tell where the thin line between actual period terms begin and some cliche art-imitating-life begins. Appreciate any of your inputs/insights and thank you all in advance.