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(News and Tribune)   School opens time capsule buried by H.S. class of '79. Doobie Bros tickets, cutoff jeans, Fleetwood Mac album, empty Jack Daniels bottle. Unlike today's CYA and PC administrators... no one has a problem with this   (newsandtribune.com) divider line 248
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2012-11-30 02:28:05 PM

OldManDownDRoad: snowybunting: [img6.imageshack.us image 800x491]

Kids today aren't nearly as cool as we were.

Pshaw, wippersnapper:

[strayhorn.net image 850x570]

We were hairier and uglier.

/just looking at that photo makes me high


HIPSTERS!!!!
 
2012-11-30 02:30:44 PM

ChipNASA: Bunch of liberal hippie dope smokers.
I was over in NAM sweating and bleeding and crawling through the mud and Rice Paddies while you bunch of pussies were back here listening to your gotdamn folk music and chanting KOOM BYEYAH and were were just trying TO NOT GET OUR FARKING HEAD SHOT OFF!!!
/get off my lawn.....punks.


Yeah, but we got more pussy and was syph-free -- well, most of it anyway.
 
2012-11-30 02:48:06 PM
I remember those kids with their fancy muscle cars hanging around downtown smoking reefer and all those girls in the tightest ass jeans ever invented.

yeah...I was 7 and thought things could only get better

but no, I was cheated


kids today have it even worse.
 
2012-11-30 02:48:38 PM

snowybunting: [img6.imageshack.us image 800x491]

Kids today aren't nearly as cool as we were.



Awesome.

I swear you can go through my yearbook and find an exact twin of every dude in that pic. The only thing missing is the one kid with the awesome beard that scored everyone beer.

Bottom row, third from the left looks like me back then.

I miss my hair.
 
2012-11-30 02:49:39 PM

Hobodeluxe: Look Of Disapproval: My sister was class of '79. In my state, it was legal to drink at 18, so virtually all of the graduating seniors could.

Class of 77 and yeah that was a great time. The fundies were still the "silent" majority unlike the "belligerent" majority they are now. No such thing as AIDS (as far as we knew) Muscle cars.(I had a 69 GTO judge at the time) Cheap gas. Drinking age was 18 and we had open campus at school.


Class of '77 also. Very glad there were no digital/cellphone/video cameras back then or we would have been in so much trouble. Fortunately, no incriminating evidence exists.
 
2012-11-30 02:51:40 PM

Omahawg: I remember those kids with their fancy muscle cars hanging around downtown smoking reefer and all those girls in the tightest ass jeans ever invented.

yeah...I was 7 and thought things could only get better

but no, I was cheated


kids today have it even worse.



That would be Ditto Jeans.
 
2012-11-30 03:12:00 PM

BinderWoman: Hobodeluxe: Look Of Disapproval: My sister was class of '79. In my state, it was legal to drink at 18, so virtually all of the graduating seniors could.

Class of 77 and yeah that was a great time. The fundies were still the "silent" majority unlike the "belligerent" majority they are now. No such thing as AIDS (as far as we knew) Muscle cars.(I had a 69 GTO judge at the time) Cheap gas. Drinking age was 18 and we had open campus at school.

Class of '77 also. Very glad there were no digital/cellphone/video cameras back then or we would have been in so much trouble. Fortunately, no incriminating evidence exists.


Hi brothers, class of 77 also.
The 70's were the last great decade.
 
2012-11-30 03:13:28 PM
great googly moogly I miss growing up in the 70s. i just wish i would've been older
 
2012-11-30 03:14:15 PM

Omahawg: great googly moogly I miss growing up in the 70s. i just wish i would've been older


link fail

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-30 03:14:26 PM
 
2012-11-30 03:18:12 PM
Great thread. Brings back great memories.

/class of 81
 
2012-11-30 03:36:06 PM
it's really too bad the skyhooks never had much of an impact in the states

living in the 70s
 
2012-11-30 03:36:19 PM
You early 70's High School guys are slippin' , don't forget the chicks wore HOT PANTS !!!
 
2012-11-30 03:39:18 PM
My brother was '79. I was '82. Whole lotta nothing in my white-bread suburbian shangrai la of the San Francisco East Bay. Back then we still had real-life cowboys and cowgirls, though. A handful of frontier holdouts that ran the cattle ranches in Contra Costa County. It's all million dollar homes and office parks today.

Never cared for the Zepplin or the Foghats or Whatnot. I was into the Reggae, Punk, and New Wave, though none of us ever dressed the part much. We'd ride BART into Berkeley to go to the used-record stores and second-hand clothing stores to feel Bohemian. Most of the kids at our school had pretty wealthy, upper-middle class parents with professional jobs in Oakland or San Francisco. A handful of us had parents who were schoolteachers.

Funny thing about our teachers, most of 'em were old hippies from the San Francisco/Berkeley hippie culture of the 60's and they just didn't understand why we wouldn't get all riled up and protesty when Reagan got elected . Why, most of us didn't give two shiats about anything and were just waiting until we could go away to college and get drunk/laid/etc.

My brother's class was all corduroy bell-bottoms, hiking boots, poofy down jackets, flannel shirts, and John Denver haircuts. Groovy California Granola. By the time I was a senior the Preppy thing took off and it was all Levis 501 jeans, topsiders or penny loafers, polo shirts, oxford shirts, all that LL Bean and Land's End stuff. Haircuts tightened up. What a stupid time. I couldn't wait to get away and go batshiat irresponsible stupid. It was unfortunate, for if I'd done more of that in high school I might have avoided more serious trouble later.
 
2012-11-30 03:40:33 PM

Hobodeluxe: Dancin_In_Anson: ChipNASA: Remember this???

US bongs!

muckin refarkable: Hell, I have an 8 year old - Class of '83

I'm a grandpa as of a month ago!

grats. My grandson was born Valentine's day 2011. They grow up quick. take lots of pics,videos and spend as much time with them before they turn into little terrors :)


Someone I went to grade school with died recently and his obituary stated he was the father of two and grandfather of one. He was my age (35). I'm not even a parent yet at 35...
 
2012-11-30 03:44:39 PM

AngryDesertDweller: You early 70's High School guys are slippin' , don't forget the chicks wore HOT PANTS !!!


And they didn't wear bras . . .

Whatever happened to the braless look, anyway?
 
2012-11-30 04:06:08 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Whatever happened to the braless look, anyway?


i.imgur.com

/graduated hs in '79
/thanx for the mammaries
 
2012-11-30 04:09:08 PM
My asshole brother ruined that era for me. My siblings were '77, '79, and '81, with me trailing along at '87.

'77 and '79 were cool, but not trouble makers. '81 was an epic stoner with no self control, intelligence to hide his fun, or human enough to not get in trouble with the cops or try to punch my parents. My whole life up to this point has been liking certain parts of my childhood, but hating that stoner culture because '81 couldn't handle his shiat. He's still a massive social retard with serious obsession/alcoholic-style-lack-of-moderation issues. He's clean now, but cannot do anything with any common sense.

So, with that leadup, was that era really that free-wheeling, even by the "good kids", or all of you guys just the burnouts who knew how to grow up when you had to?
 
2012-11-30 04:12:01 PM

AngryDesertDweller: You early 70's High School guys are slippin' , don't forget the chicks wore HOT PANTS !!!


Alas! Not in my world. When I was in HS, girls could not wear shorts to school. No girl's mother would allow her to wear hot pants. They could wear culottes, but only if they had those flaps on them front and back (my sister got the kind where the flaps could be removed). I guess the school officials knew how easy it would have been for us to surreptitiously finger-blast girls so clad. In my sisters time, just a few years earlier, girls couldn't wear pants at all. Dresses and skirts were required and the hem could be no more than two inches above the knee. Things were more liberal in my day. The hem could be - oooooh racy - three inches above the knee, but still form-fitting sweaters and pull-overs were verboten. We boys were not allowed to wear jeans in my freshman year, but this was later relaxed. But we could not wear tee shirts or sweatshirts and our shirts had to be tucked in. No one was allowed to wear shorts. But this was the era, too, of peasant blouses and granny dresses, so no one much cared. The cooler guys wore suede or leather jackets with tassels - al a Jimi Hendrix. A lot of us wore stash bags, which were routinely searched, which is why we wore them -- to fark with the man.

Actually, the disco crap aside, the 70s were a pretty awesome time to grow up.
 
2012-11-30 04:17:07 PM

Magook: Hobodeluxe: Dancin_In_Anson: ChipNASA: Remember this???

US bongs!

muckin refarkable: Hell, I have an 8 year old - Class of '83

I'm a grandpa as of a month ago!

grats. My grandson was born Valentine's day 2011. They grow up quick. take lots of pics,videos and spend as much time with them before they turn into little terrors :)

Someone I went to grade school with died recently and his obituary stated he was the father of two and grandfather of one. He was my age (35). I'm not even a parent yet at 35...


Don't feel bad......I turn 50 in March......I have a 3 and 1/2 year old boy and a daughter on the way around march 1st.
My old friends in the military are busting my balls because they have GRANDCHILDREN that are the same ages. UGH!

/I'M A LATE BLOOMER, OK?!?!?!?!?
 
2012-11-30 04:18:06 PM

JackieRabbit: A lot of us wore stash bags, which were routinely searched, which is why we wore them -- to fark with the man.


Har, I remember stash bags - had one too, and ours got searched all the time as well.

Which is why you kept your weed in your shoe, wrapped in Saran Wrap(tm). The stash bag was a good diversion.
 
2012-11-30 04:32:38 PM
Class of '82. I remember listening with my ear pressed to my hand-me-down transister radio to the faint, static-y sounds of Dr. Demento on KROQ at 2am.

#fish heads fish heads/ eat them up/ yum!
 
2012-11-30 04:53:02 PM
And when I started working 3rd shift at the photo lab in '84 when I was 22, 8.80 an hour was a huge deal.
 
2012-11-30 04:54:17 PM

JackieRabbit: mjohnson71: stevetherobot: I was born in '68 and the '70s were my childhood. It was the most godawful decade in all of history. Tacky clothes, tacky cars, tacky furniture, tacky hairstyles. And everything was dirty, falling apart or on fire except the things that were dirty, falling apart AND on fire. And as for those of you extolling the freewheeling sex and drugs vibe, well you guys ruined everything. If you'd shown a little farking self-restraint we would have things like AIDS and the war on drugs. You dug too greedily and too deep.

Farking baby boomers screwed everything up for everyone after them. Got theirs and left a mess.
-Screwed up drinking. (Raised drinking age)
-Screwed up drugs. (Everything got too hard.)
-Screwed up sex. (AIDS, Herpes and Safe Sex")
-Screwed up the economy. (Great Recession)
-Screwed up the future. (Global warming, Social Security etc)

/Yes, I'm a bitter Gen X Dumbass, loser, basement-dweller

FTFY. Now go ask your mommy to make you a sandwich.


Married with two kids, owns own house, does all the cooking.

/I wish I could had my basement man-cave back
//The kids took it over
 
2012-11-30 04:55:30 PM

RDixon: Strawberry mescaline plus frisbees.

Wow!

Where did that 5 hours go?



2:00 am, thunderstorm, glow-in-the-dark Frisbee, speed-n-weed.

I was really tired the next day.
 
2012-11-30 05:01:50 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: Omahawg: I remember those kids with their fancy muscle cars hanging around downtown smoking reefer and all those girls in the tightest ass jeans ever invented.

yeah...I was 7 and thought things could only get better

but no, I was cheated


kids today have it even worse.


That would be Ditto Jeans.


Very tight high-waisted jeans. You'd practically break your wrist trying to get a hand down them. So glad I dated girls who liked to wear skirts on dates (probably for ease of access).
 
2012-11-30 05:14:58 PM

fickenchucker: So, with that leadup, was that era really that free-wheeling, even by the "good kids", or all of you guys just the burnouts who knew how to grow up when you had to?


Yeah, it pretty much was, but very different than later years. You see, we didn't have helicopter parents then and were not scrutinized the way kids are today. The rules we lived by may seem stricter, but we had more freedom, too. Oh, we got in trouble; you can bet on that. But, for the most part, our parents knew we were out doing shiat they would not approve of and didn't ask too many questions unless things weren't going right. You just knew not to push the limits too much. Dad getting a call from the police station to come bail you out on a Saturday night meant that there wouldn't be anymore Saturday nights for a long time. As for sex, the only thing my dad ever said is "you get that little girl pregnant, I'll kick your ass. Go by some rubbers. If you are too embarrassed to do that, you have no business showing it to girls anyway." The girls would get up off of it for a steady boyfriend, but things like a FWB didn't exist. You had to make an investment. No girl would give it up for just anyone and risk getting the slut label, though a few girls went through boyfriends like underwear. All of us had curfews and they were strictly enforced. My curfew started at 11:00 when I was a freshman and was extended to 1am by the time I was a senior. My town imposed a curfew on anyone under 18; you had to be off the streets by midnight and if you got caught with a 15 year old in your car after 10, you were in trouble. So we cruised and did "street things" earlier in the evening, finished out at a friends house, and then took the back streets home. Better was to tell the parents you were sleeping over someplace, get out of town and have an all-night party in the woods.

Few of us became burn-outs, though some did go down in flames. Many of my HS friends are still in my hometown living what to me would have been an incredibly boring life. The rest of us understood that there was nothing there worth staying around for and left.
 
2012-11-30 06:01:48 PM
"Those were enjoyable years," Clayton said. "I have some of those kids who are driving buses for me now.

www.teammarcopolo.com

Look at me, man! Now I DRIVE the school bus!
 
2012-11-30 06:09:26 PM

ghare: Look Of Disapproval: My sister was class of '79. In my state, it was legal to drink at 18, so virtually all of the graduating seniors could.

And any underclassmen who could pass for 18


I remember going out for beer & pizza with my friends when I was a H.S. senior, and thinking it was cool that that it was legal.

///also remember doing the same when I was a Jr. and thinking it was cool we could get away with it so easily
//back then/there you had to look about 13 or younger to get carded 
/and pot was a $5 fine
 
2012-11-30 06:15:59 PM

special20: ChipNASA: Bunch of liberal hippie dope smokers.
I was over in NAM sweating and bleeding and crawling through the mud and Rice Paddies while you bunch of pussies were back here listening to your gotdamn folk music and chanting KOOM BYEYAH and were were just trying TO NOT GET OUR FARKING HEAD SHOT OFF!!!
/get off my lawn.....punks.

In 1979... yeah. Your troll-fu is WEAK!


Hey -- he was in the jungle crawling through the mud for SIX YEARS after the U.S. stopped combat ops in 1973, so give him a break.

//final evacuation was in 1975, but the U.S. military wasn't fighting after August 1973.....
 
2012-11-30 06:22:33 PM

shastacola: OldManDownDRoad: Things went to hell in the late 70s and early 80s when coke hit. Prices went up and people started carrying guns, so that's when I lost interest in the whole scene.

This. I will never understand how coke got to be more popular than mescaline,THC or LSD.


I believe it's that extra-special combination of features: makes you feel invincible, and makes you think the very best thing in the world would be some more coke.

/saw the stuff ruin a lot of lives
 
2012-11-30 06:26:27 PM

mjohnson71: stevetherobot: I was born in '68 and the '70s were my childhood. It was the most godawful decade in all of history. Tacky clothes, tacky cars, tacky furniture, tacky hairstyles. And everything was dirty, falling apart or on fire except the things that were dirty, falling apart AND on fire. And as for those of you extolling the freewheeling sex and drugs vibe, well you guys ruined everything. If you'd shown a little farking self-restraint we would have things like AIDS and the war on drugs. You dug too greedily and too deep.

Farking baby boomers screwed everything up for everyone after them. Got theirs and left a mess.
-Screwed up drinking. (Raised drinking age)
-Screwed up drugs. (Everything got too hard.)
-Screwed up sex. (AIDS, Herpes and Safe Sex")
-Screwed up the economy. (Great Recession)
-Screwed up the future. (Global warming, Social Security etc)

/Yes, I'm a bitter Gen X


You forgot "Bought up all the good property and jacked up prices so no one else could afford it."

/boomer, but late one
 
IP
2012-11-30 06:29:25 PM
As a member of the class of 1979, I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2012-11-30 06:50:52 PM

ChipNASA: Hash. Under. Glass.


This works for opium, too.

(so I have been told...)
 
2012-11-30 07:10:54 PM
higherthoughts.com

"Onward, through the fog!"

/'80
 
2012-11-30 07:20:16 PM
1979. That was the year I buried hope.
 
2012-11-30 07:24:40 PM

Ponzholio: Who decided to set the time capsule to be opened in 33-years?


33 1/3, man!

You can't play Tusk at 45!

Well you can, but it would sound funny.
 
2012-11-30 07:29:41 PM
FTFA
Andrew Melin, Greater Clark superintendent, said while he wasn't living in the area at the time, he graduated from high school in 1978, the same time a lot of the items in the time capsule were from. He said one thing in particular sent him back in time.

"The Fleetwood Mac 'Rumors' album because I remember listening to that one," Melin said. "I remember throughout my whole high school experience listening to that album."

Which means he is full of shiat because Rumours wasn't released until he was more than halfway through 11th grade.
 
2012-11-30 07:34:40 PM

Melvin Lovecraft: "Onward, through the fog!"


OAT WILLIES!
 
2012-11-30 07:46:15 PM

theurge14: [mediamass.net image 300x300]

You can keep all the other crap in the capsue, give me the '79 Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie and I'll be sporting that same goofy face as Mick Fleetwood.


This is just for you

www.macmeisters.com
 
2012-11-30 08:20:20 PM
Born in '70, class of '88
'Freaks and Geeks' got it pretty much right. Skintight Jordache (French-cuffed) for the girls. Leather/Fatigue/Denim jacket (with back patch)
Nike high tops (HAD to be leather)
Shirts with the little alligator logo
Parachute pants (the ones with all the zippers, not the MC Hammer variety)
Flipping through imports and EPs at the Heavy Metal Unlimited
Piecing together the 'Mother of All Pipes' at the Rock A Rolla cuz I couldn't roll a joint to save my damn life. Came out looking like gum balls when I tried. Had a friend whose oldest brother was the biggest dealer in our area at the time. Remember sitting at his house playing Nintendo and got up to get a beer. Opened the wrong fridge. Damn thing was PACKED!! Never saw so much weed in my life.
Spent the summer between 11th and 12th grade getting baked to the gills almost every day. Got to the point where all it did was make me thirsty and tired so I lost interest.
 
2012-11-30 08:24:10 PM

bearded clamorer: Class of '79 here.
Great thread.
I'd like to add MDA, and the first 3 Cheap Trick albums.

/Good times


(shudders)

Once I found MDMA, I never touched MDA again. It's like the difference between uncut coke and Drano.
 
2012-11-30 08:30:12 PM
All I can say is I am sure as hell glad I grew up when I did...

/class of '76 representin.../
 
2012-11-30 08:37:28 PM

Melvin Lovecraft: [higherthoughts.com image 250x334]

"Onward, through the fog!"

/'80



Oh hell yes. The ones we had were shaped like those little footballs. Damn there are soooo many things I have forgotten.
 
2012-11-30 08:52:33 PM

ChipNASA: Bunch of liberal hippie dope smokers.
I was over in NAM sweating and bleeding and crawling through the mud and Rice Paddies while you bunch of pussies were back here listening to your gotdamn folk music and chanting KOOM BYEYAH and were were just trying TO NOT GET OUR FARKING HEAD SHOT OFF!!!
/get off my lawn.....punks.


you big lyer,nam was way over by then.
 
2012-11-30 08:59:08 PM
Phoebe Cates. That is all.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-30 11:14:24 PM
www.grolschfilmworks.com

This movie really did remind me of that time in life.


/I identified with that kid
//because I had a couple of older hot sisters who were cool
///so I got to hang with an older crowd a bit 
////with the advantages that came with it
 
2012-12-01 03:33:58 PM
Class of '77 here.

Anybody past Class of '82 exponentially *****

/RIP Eddie ('82)
 
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