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(Omaha World Herald)   Elementary school opens time capsule buried in 1987, unearths highly collectible Guess jeans, Go-Bots, and Garfield cartoons   (omaha.com) divider line 158
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2012-12-29 08:58:26 PM  
IN 1985 I had a pair of acid washed Guess jeans that were so tight they split right in the crotch during my senior year of high school.  I was really happy when Bugle Boy ushered in the era of baggy jeans with ridiculous pockets in the midwest.
 
2012-12-29 09:03:49 PM  
Quality article. Hey, you know what would have been really great? Pictures of all the sh*t you were talking about.
 
2012-12-29 09:04:23 PM  
How sad is it that this capsule was closed 25 years ago...and all of that stuff doesn't seem all that old?

Oh god...I'm old.
 
2012-12-29 09:26:02 PM  
Seems like you'd want to wait a bit longer to open it. Time capsule from 1887? Interesting. One from 1987? Not so much.
 
2012-12-29 09:26:25 PM  
1987 *time capsule*? Hell, I still have wearable t-shirts from back then.
 
2012-12-29 09:31:01 PM  
I miss parachute pants.
 
2012-12-29 09:34:47 PM  
Why would you open a time capsule so soon?

/25 years only seems like a long time to an 18 year old.
 
2012-12-29 09:40:58 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.


Dammit, put something on.
 
2012-12-29 09:42:54 PM  

fusillade762: Seems like you'd want to wait a bit longer to open it. Time capsule from 1887? Interesting. One from 1987? Not so much.


basemetal: Why would you open a time capsule so soon?



I think they wanted the kids involved to still be alive, in this case. More of just a silly little thing to do.

Like so that mom's sixth grade kid can dress up in mom's sixth grade clothes, and stuff.
 
2012-12-29 09:45:10 PM  
"I don't remember it being 25 years," said Dan Pearson, who was a Seymour second-grader in 1987, when each class at the school put something into the capsule. "I just remember it was 'the future' - like there would be spaceships flying all around and we'd be living on Mars."

image.spreadshirt.com

I remember those thoughts, watching Beyond 2000 on TV.
 
2012-12-29 10:03:30 PM  
I surprised they weren't blinded by a shiatload of neon apparel.
 
2012-12-29 10:03:44 PM  
GOBOTS and not TRANSFORMERS?!   *facepalm*

/so much fail
 
2012-12-29 10:11:15 PM  
I have boots older than that.
 
2012-12-29 10:11:40 PM  
They should have filled it with the kind of things that were popular in 1987 that you just can't find today, like a U2 song or that TV show with Betty White or a copy of a really obscure movie from that year that no one every references anymore like The Princess Bride.
 
2012-12-29 10:15:12 PM  

Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.


I thought Fark had an unwritten rule that we were to never mention parachute pants again...

Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard. If I ever have kids, the rule is that I'm picking out their clothes until they're 14 or so (not really, but still).

 Nothing worth saving came out of the 80s. Well, maybe the cocaine.
 
2012-12-29 10:21:02 PM  

bob_ross: GOBOTS and not TRANSFORMERS?!   *facepalm*

/so much fail


WTF are you talking about? Which would you rather keep and which would you rather stick in some crappy time capsule?
 
2012-12-29 10:47:36 PM  
I played with Gobots and Transformers at the same time.
 
2012-12-29 10:50:41 PM  

dickfreckle: I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard.


Actually, she was waiting for the day that you would finally come to that realization.  Congratulations!  You've officially grown up.

/it's all downhill from here
 
2012-12-29 11:00:32 PM  
I think it'd be more fun to put in letters to the future with thoughts on what does and not happen. Just to see how perceptive people are.
 
2012-12-29 11:19:44 PM  
dafuq? i am now so old that people are opening time capsules from my birth year? shiat.
 
2012-12-29 11:23:07 PM  
"Followup" tag? Bravo, subby. It made me laugh.
 
2012-12-29 11:23:32 PM  

TheCity: dafuq? i am now so old that people are opening time capsules from my birth year? shiat.


I can tell you with certainty that 25 is not old.
 
2012-12-29 11:25:34 PM  

2wolves: I have boots older than that.


I still have a pair I bought for high steel work in '75.
And some winter boots from '73.
And moccasins I made in '72.
 
2012-12-29 11:25:58 PM  
These things should be left buried for a minimum of 100 years. JMHO
 
2012-12-29 11:26:25 PM  
meh...I still have most of my stuff from earljer than 1987....

Heck my kids have all wore my original Ghostbusters glow-in-the-dark shirt from 1984... Right now, my 17 year old still uses it to sleep in, and it's so very used, but still glows!

I have a few Gobots in my office as displays right now.
 
2012-12-29 11:26:33 PM  
Isn't the whole point of a time capsule to show what things were like "back then"? Isn't a 25yo "time capsule" kinda pointless when half the population remembers "back then"?
 
2012-12-29 11:26:56 PM  

tudorgurl: How sad is it that this capsule was closed 25 years ago...and all of that stuff doesn't seem all that old?

Oh god...I'm old.


My thoughts exactly. *sighs*

/everyone at my elementary/middle school had a frightening obsession with Guess jeans
 
2012-12-29 11:29:24 PM  
what about those little battery-powered monster trucks. everybody had those back then.
 
2012-12-29 11:30:38 PM  
I can haz 80's nostalgia thread?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 11:33:08 PM  

TheCity: dafuq? i am now so old that people are opening time capsules from my birth year? shiat.


That's right, people are opening time capsules from the year that half the people on Fark today were denying they knocked up your mom.

Wow, that's ages ago....
 
2012-12-29 11:33:08 PM  

Crackers Are a Family Food: tudorgurl: How sad is it that this capsule was closed 25 years ago...and all of that stuff doesn't seem all that old?

Oh god...I'm old.

My thoughts exactly. *sighs*

/everyone at my elementary/middle school had a frightening obsession with Guess jeans


I saw the children watching some new Garfield Pixar looking show on Netflix the other day.

I told them it wasn't really Garfield because Bill Murray wasn't doing his voice.

/I'm starting to realize why they joke about me being old...
 
2012-12-29 11:36:07 PM  
img1.browsebiography.com
 
2012-12-29 11:37:13 PM  
"No computers," Wing said. "I think we were still a year or two away from getting computers in 1987."

Jeez, WTF? I graduated high school in 1986 and was working on Commodore PET and Atari 800's in school nearly 6 years earlier.
 
2012-12-29 11:37:19 PM  

dickfreckle: Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.

I thought Fark had an unwritten rule that we were to never mention parachute pants again...

Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard. If I ever have kids, the rule is that I'm picking out their clothes until they're 14 or so (not really, but still).

 Nothing worth saving came out of the 80s. Well, maybe the cocaine.


Levis and tee shirts. That is all a kid needs.
 
2012-12-29 11:38:49 PM  
I can buy all that shiat on eBay. They should have waited longer.
 
2012-12-29 11:39:24 PM  

titwrench: dickfreckle: Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.

I thought Fark had an unwritten rule that we were to never mention parachute pants again...

Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard. If I ever have kids, the rule is that I'm picking out their clothes until they're 14 or so (not really, but still).

 Nothing worth saving came out of the 80s. Well, maybe the cocaine.

Levis and tee shirts. That is all a kid needs.


Two words. Ocean Pacific.
 
2012-12-29 11:41:18 PM  
25 years for a time capsule? Seriously? What is next? A 5-year time capsule? Or maybe schools can start doing 5-month time capsules? Sorry, but I think that when you bury a time capsule you should set an opening date far enough into the future so that there will be no one alive when it was buried.
 
2012-12-29 11:41:47 PM  

dickfreckle: Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.

I thought Fark had an unwritten rule that we were to never mention parachute pants again...

Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard. If I ever have kids, the rule is that I'm picking out their clothes until they're 14 or so (not really, but still).

 Nothing worth saving came out of the 80s. Well, maybe the cocaine.


I still remember a brief period in high school when everyone I knew wanted a pair of Capezios.
 
2012-12-29 11:44:48 PM  

dickfreckle: Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard.


We were poor so my mother found the tackiest (which also happened to be the cheapest) cloth down at Fabric Barn and made Jams for us. Even then tackiness was only acceptable if it had a brand name label on it. Seem to recall wearing shorts with snakes and light bulbs on them.

In other news, the local Ed Hardy store is closing. Totally unrelated of course.
 
2012-12-29 11:45:47 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I surprised they weren't blinded by a shiatload of neon apparel.


Neon was two years later, in 1989.
 
2012-12-29 11:45:55 PM  
We shoulda thrown some more shiatbox cars from the 80's into time capsules: anyone miss such awesome classics like the Chevy Celebrity and the Dodge Airies K?
 
2012-12-29 11:47:54 PM  
Today my dog unearthed a time capsule he buried in the snow yesterday: a stick, two leaves and milk cap. He was thrilled.
 
2012-12-29 11:48:44 PM  
At least no one got this:
www.miconian.com
 
2012-12-29 11:49:17 PM  

Close2TheEdge:

Two words. Ocean Pacific.


Now available exclusively at Wal*Mart

/and made on the other side of the Pacific
 
2012-12-29 11:49:43 PM  

Close2TheEdge: Two words. Ocean Pacific.


Don't forget Coca-Cola clothes. I still don't understand why they were so popular but do remember wanting one of the polo shirts more than anything else. Ended up with a knockoff Max Headroom t-shirt purchased at the county fair instead.

/Didn't stop me from laughing at the self described non-conformists who purchased Pepsi clothing to show just how much they didn't pay attention to what everyone else wore.
 
2012-12-29 11:50:27 PM  

Close2TheEdge: titwrench: dickfreckle: Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.

I thought Fark had an unwritten rule that we were to never mention parachute pants again...

Anyone here remember Jams? At least I think that's what they were called. You know, the obnoxious shorts? I had a few pairs, which I wore with my trusty Air Jordans. I don't know what the hell my mother was thinking, letting me run around looking like a retard. If I ever have kids, the rule is that I'm picking out their clothes until they're 14 or so (not really, but still).

 Nothing worth saving came out of the 80s. Well, maybe the cocaine.

Levis and tee shirts. That is all a kid needs.

Two words. Ocean Pacific.


I rocked the OP back in the day. Jeans and a tee shirt are timeless though.
 
2012-12-29 11:50:41 PM  

Lsherm: IN 1985 I had a pair of acid washed Guess jeans that were so tight they split right in the crotch during my senior year of high school.  I was really happy when Bugle Boy ushered in the era of baggy jeans with ridiculous pockets in the midwest.


That happened to me at the skating rink in about 1978 or 79 when I was 13. I was wearing tight "peg leg" Levis and they split open. And I had to sit at a concession table for over an hour until my mom got back from wherever, to pick me up.

In other news, I had my first child in 1987...sigh.
 
2012-12-29 11:50:57 PM  
I can't help but notice there were no guns in the time capsule.
 
2012-12-29 11:52:04 PM  

Rev.K: Hey, you know what would have been really great? Pictures of all the sh*t you were talking about.


i2.listal.com

GIS for 1987 old man

/was 11 at the time
//wonders what items today's young-ins would choose to portray today
 
2012-12-29 11:52:04 PM  
Time capsules vs. instant gratification
 
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