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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
 
2012-12-29 11:53:17 PM
oi54.tinypic.com

have to do everything myself...
 
2012-12-29 11:54:29 PM

Relatively Obscure: I played with Gobots and Transformers at the same time.


Cy-Kill was a pussy! Megratron p'wned his shiny metal ass.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-29 11:56:21 PM

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

Neon was two years later, in 1989.


Nope, I graduated in 1987 and I distinctly remember neon on the girls in my class from 8th grade to senior year. Socks, tank tops, jewelry, hair accessories.

/not for me
//poor kid!
 
2012-12-29 11:57:49 PM
FTA : "They were really interested in that," she said. "They wanted to know 'Where did these things come from?' and 'What were kids like back then?

Those things came from the factories of the Midwest, where buzz-cut union Joes turned out plastic GoBot action figures and cheap Garfield telephones, before those jobs were shipped off to China for good, following the Perot Wars of 1992.

As for what were kids like; they were much shorter than todays youth, thanks to an excessive diet of Fruity Pebbles and Sunny D during their early childhoods.

Evidence of this can be found today in older elementary schools by noting both the height of the urinals and the top shelves of hallway lockers.
 
2012-12-29 11:58:10 PM
While 25 years ago doesn't seem that long ago to me (I think I was in second grade at that time?), I can only imagine being in second grade and thinking how old the person must have been who put something inside twenty-five years ago.

On a slightly unrelated note, it occurred to me that 25 years is considered a generation, and I'm thinking, aren't people having kids later these days? Shouldn't they wait 30-35 years between openings now?
 
2012-12-29 11:59:46 PM

DigitalCoffee: At least no one got this:


I'm sure that a cool person should rail on that movie, but despite Nicholas Cage I actually liked it.
 
2012-12-30 12:00:47 AM

lilistonic: 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.


Slut.
 
2012-12-30 12:09:16 AM

Shocktopus: lilistonic: 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.

Slut.


Hah! I loled. But no, I didn't know how to have that much fun back when I could have been having a whole lot more of it.
 
2012-12-30 12:11:54 AM
I have an idea for a time capsule that you open immediately. It's a good way to get some cool stuff in a box.
 
2012-12-30 12:13:53 AM

Mock26: 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.


Good advice for "confirms" too.
 
2012-12-30 12:18:20 AM
I want to make a time capsule that says "open in 100 years" and inside is a box that says "open in 100 years"...and so on... maybe in the last one have a piece of paper that says "follow instructions from first box".

Kinda the ultimate troll time capsule.
 
2012-12-30 12:18:23 AM

fusillade762: I still remember a brief period in high school when everyone I knew wanted a pair of Capezios.


Jazz, tap or ballet?
 
2012-12-30 12:20:07 AM
My alt.flame t-shirt immortalizing the phrase "Go Jump in a Goddamn Volcano, You farking Cave Newt" predates 1987. Of course that was considered high class flaming back then, but internet sarcasm, much like heroin and cocaine are available in much higher and purer quantities these days. I daresay ruder missives are hurled hereabouts every day before breakfast. My, how far we've come.
 
2012-12-30 12:22:53 AM

Bio-nic: [img1.browsebiography.com image 400x524]


Damn, she's hot. I'd like to get a look at her anus. I bet it's remarkable.
 
2012-12-30 12:23:36 AM

Wasilla Hillbilly: I have an idea for a time capsule that you open immediately. It's a good way to get some cool stuff in a box.


I just read that in Mitch Hedberg's voice.
 
2012-12-30 12:24:40 AM
i21.photobucket.com

No broken fan belt?
 
2012-12-30 12:29:27 AM

Beanlet: fusillade762: I still remember a brief period in high school when everyone I knew wanted a pair of Capezios.

Jazz, tap or ballet?


That was the weird thing: none of us were dancers. We just knew that the shoes were cool, somehow.
 
2012-12-30 12:34:01 AM
I bought my Marshall Silver Anniversary half-stack in 1987 - Jesus I'm old. And still sounds awesome...
 
2012-12-30 12:35:57 AM

fusillade762: Beanlet: fusillade762: I still remember a brief period in high school when everyone I knew wanted a pair of Capezios.

Jazz, tap or ballet?

That was the weird thing: none of us were dancers. We just knew that the shoes were cool, somehow.


Ok, that is weird. I never wanted to wear any of my capezios where anyone else would see me, felt dorky. Could have been the leotard that went along with them.

Wish I had known a group of people, somewhere, thought they were cool!
 
2012-12-30 12:37:47 AM
img36.imageshack.us

i.ebayimg.com

i.ebayimg.com

/why yes, I grew up in southern California in the 80s...how did you know?
 
2012-12-30 12:39:03 AM

FlashHarry: what about those little battery-powered monster trucks. everybody had those back then.


Stompers were from well before that... very early 80s. I remember them from 2nd grade (81-82). I'll grant that they may have still been popular by 87, but christ the NES had been out for at least a year in 87.
 
2012-12-30 12:40:01 AM
I wear a leather jacket that's older than that. Why did they open a time capsule so early? That's just weird.
 
2012-12-30 12:40:39 AM
Also, should have had a Rick Astley cassette in it.
 
2012-12-30 12:42:03 AM

Close2TheEdge: "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.


Meh. I graduated in '79, using a TRS-80 Model 1, bought new, and was married and on my 2nd or 3rd real PC by '87.
 
2012-12-30 12:42:10 AM
spacebison.com
 
2012-12-30 12:48:43 AM

SubBass49: [img36.imageshack.us image 640x480]

[i.ebayimg.com image 300x225]

[i.ebayimg.com image 300x225]

/why yes, I grew up in southern California in the 80s...how did you know?


img1.etsystatic.com

/image (sorry* for the hugeness) is hot
//like my childhood home of Tempe


///*emotions may not be actual
 
2012-12-30 12:48:55 AM

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

/25 years only seems like a long time to an 18 year old.


To kids in elementary school, it's an eternity.
 
2012-12-30 12:48:57 AM

Krieghund: 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?


It really depends on the size. The large Transformers were good, but the penny racer sized ones were rubbish compared to similarly sized Go-Bots. The small Transformers were cheap and plasticy, with cartoonish vehicle proportions, while the better Go-Bots were die cast and had better proportioned vehicle modes.

farm2.staticflickr.com

webspace.webring.com

When I was young I mixed in some of the nicer Go Bots in as honorary Transformers because the small, cheap Transformers really just sucked.
/The large Go-Bots kind of sucked, though.
 
2012-12-30 12:52:24 AM

vudukungfu: 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.


I just threw out a pair of Frye boots.
 
2012-12-30 12:52:47 AM
I have sh*t that's more ancient than that in my sock drawer. This just in, 25 years is a commercial break as far as culture. That's like opening a time capsule from 1967 and finding tickets to a Rolling Stones concert and then reading the paper and seeing an ad for a Rolling Stones concert. Not much of a di s con nec t.
 
2012-12-30 12:53:51 AM
static.guim.co.uk
i2.blogs.indiewire.com
 
2012-12-30 12:55:05 AM
OP was a dick.
i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-30 12:56:56 AM
Relatively Obscure: ""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."


Takes a second grader to swallow that pap. Some never outgrow those childish fantasies.
 
2012-12-30 12:58:00 AM

thisisyourbrainonFark: /image (sorry* for the hugeness) is hot
//like my childhood home of Tempe


///*emotions may not be actual


Oh there's more...lol...

a248.e.akamai.net

i.ebayimg.com

www.radvintage.com

skateandannoy.com

Used to skate that deck back in the day...I guess this pic is from an E-Bay sale where an unused copy sold for $405...if I had only known back then...
 
2012-12-30 12:59:15 AM
www.decobob.com
 
2012-12-30 01:03:19 AM
I loved my Go-Bots.  Also has M.A.S.K. and original TMNT.  And Army Ants!
 
2012-12-30 01:04:29 AM

SubBass49: [www.decobob.com image 599x800]


F**k this being an "80s thread"! THIS is a SPUDS MACKENZIE thread now! XD

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-30 01:04:41 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Relatively Obscure: ""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."

Takes a second grader to swallow that pap. Some never outgrow those childish fantasies.


Okay.  But we ARE talking about kids, so.. whatever.
 
2012-12-30 01:05:53 AM

Mentat: Army Ants


Had those...

Plus Battle Beasts...
media.tumblr.com

M.U.S.C.L.E. wrestlers...
monkeyblogmonkeydo.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-30 01:06:27 AM
If you can find the stuff inside a time capsule in your own closet it's way too soon to open it.
 
2012-12-30 01:07:37 AM

SubBass49: Mentat: Army Ants

Had those...

Plus Battle Beasts...
[media.tumblr.com image 500x346]

M.U.S.C.L.E. wrestlers...
[monkeyblogmonkeydo.files.wordpress.com image 500x333]


Check, check and check to all three of those bad boys, myself.
 
2012-12-30 01:10:29 AM
WTF is it with all these short-term time capsules? 25 years is a pointlessly short period of time for a time capsule. These kids could just look in their grandparents attic for this kind of crap. Time capsules should sealed for 100 years, minimum.
 
2012-12-30 01:14:05 AM
Madballs...

Pogo-ball...
 
2012-12-30 01:16:45 AM

ArcadianRefugee: 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"?


I agree. Ranks right up there with shows that do a "Reunion Show" 2 minutes after the season finale.
 
2012-12-30 01:24:37 AM
At least they didn't bury an old Plymouth and bring up a rotting hulk.

But wait ... why "Garfield" but no "Calvin & Hobbes"? Our local podunk newspaper had C&H then.
 
2012-12-30 01:33:53 AM
I'm getting a kick because I'm watching Aliens...It was Released in 1986 (July (IMDB) ) ..
I didn't realize it was that old..Wow..

I loved my OP t-shirts.I was an early adopter of those..The neon thing was definitely going on, because
one of the OP shirts I had was neon orange with black inside the sleeves so you could roll it up for contrast.
 
2012-12-30 01:42:00 AM

Besholives: 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...


I'd joke about it, too. You've gone outright senile. Everyone knows it was Lorenzo Music that was the voice of Garfield.
 
2012-12-30 01:49:23 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: At least they didn't bury an old Plymouth and bring up a rotting hulk.


That never works out right.
www.thelandofshadow.com
 
2012-12-30 01:50:36 AM

GoodyearPimp: FlashHarry: what about those little battery-powered monster trucks. everybody had those back then.

Stompers were from well before that... very early 80s. I remember them from 2nd grade (81-82). I'll grant that they may have still been popular by 87, but christ the NES had been out for at least a year in 87.


I think it came out in 85, but I was too poor to get one until 88 or so.

/Saved my butt off delivering papers
//I think I made about $40 a month or some ridiculously low amount
 
2012-12-30 01:54:42 AM

emersonbiggins: I can haz 80's nostalgia thread?

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I had those. Taught me that I was not cut out for rollerskating. Anyone remember the plastic inverted cups with the PVC string to walk on so we could all be taller? No idea what those were called, but I loved them.
 
2012-12-30 01:55:09 AM

Captain Steroid: SubBass49: [www.decobob.com image 599x800]

F**k this being an "80s thread"! THIS is a SPUDS MACKENZIE thread now! XD

(witness a fellow Broncos fan, deciding whether to favorite you, as you're already, uh, what's slightly less ((damn, attention depleted (((yes, Colorado resident))) than than a final parenthesis)
This imaged failed to post because of you!!

 
2012-12-30 01:55:28 AM
So were the Go-Bots mint in box?
 
2012-12-30 02:00:36 AM

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.


I'm not familiar with that area of a pair of jeans, where is the Midwest located? Is it anywhere near the knees?
 
2012-12-30 02:02:56 AM

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


That's okay... '87 was my Junior year in High School.
 
2012-12-30 02:05:33 AM

specialkae: emersonbiggins: I can haz 80's nostalgia thread?

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I had those. Taught me that I was not cut out for rollerskating. Anyone remember the plastic inverted cups with the PVC string to walk on so we could all be taller? No idea what those were called, but I loved them.


I believe they are Romper Stompers

Link
 
2012-12-30 02:06:03 AM
Jesus, that's the most farking boring time capsule I've ever heard of. Why does garbage like this get the green around here, anyway?
 
2012-12-30 02:08:09 AM

Popcorn Johnny: I miss parachute pants.


Wrong year.
 
2012-12-30 02:15:13 AM

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


Neon was so 1984 and passe by 87. You must be from Oklahoma.

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2012-12-30 02:17:20 AM

Mikey1969: 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.

I'm not familiar with that area of a pair of jeans, where is the Midwest located? Is it anywhere near the knees?


It's between the balls and the knees.  You'd know this if you weren't a humorless grammar nazi.
 
2012-12-30 02:22:22 AM
They could have at least classed it up with some Calvin and Hobbes , Gahan Wilson and  Gary Larson stuff.
 
2012-12-30 02:29:21 AM
Whar Bloom County whar???
 
2012-12-30 02:31:40 AM

SubBass49: Battle Beasts...
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M.U.S.C.L.E. wrestlers...
monkeyblogmonkeydo.files.wordpress.com


OMG I remember those!

/They really needed to wait another 50-70 years at least to open that boring-ass time capsule.
 
2012-12-30 02:37:31 AM
They didn't get TransFarmers in Canada until 2004.

Pictured is the Goat Chew-Bot TransFarmer

brentandtimmy.dotster.com

/Brent Bum
 
2012-12-30 02:43:09 AM

Mad_Radhu: Krieghund: 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?

It really depends on the size. The large Transformers were good, but the penny racer sized ones were rubbish compared to similarly sized Go-Bots. The small Transformers were cheap and plasticy, with cartoonish vehicle proportions, while the better Go-Bots were die cast and had better proportioned vehicle modes.

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When I was young I mixed in some of the nicer Go Bots in as honorary Transformers because the small, cheap Transformers really just sucked.
/The large Go-Bots kind of sucked, though.


While only technically an 80's toy (I think 1980 was the last year they made them), I always thought these were far more fun:

onceuponageek.com
 
2012-12-30 02:51:02 AM

fusillade762: While only technically an 80's toy (I think 1980 was the last year they made them), I always thought these were far more fun:

onceuponageek.com


Yes! Unlike every other action figure-y thing, Micronauts were fully articulated. Elbows, knees, wrists, etc, all movable, unlike the Star Wars figures which were all rather peg-legged (and armed).

Loved me my Micronauts.
 
2012-12-30 03:01:59 AM

fusillade762: While only technically an 80's toy (I think 1980 was the last year they made them), I always thought these were far more fun:


Oh, those were great. I had some of the Micronaut aliens, along with the wasp ship and the elephant-tank-thing.
 
2012-12-30 03:05:59 AM
86-87 was my kindergarten year... we had some commodores and some apple ii computers at that point. don't know if the public schools in the area had any though.
 
2012-12-30 03:09:29 AM

fusillade762: While only technically an 80's toy (I think 1980 was the last year they made them), I always thought these were far more fun:

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Yes! I had the rocket tube set...

www.megomuseum.com
/Was so happy when I got it for Xmas then so disappointed
//The motor was loud as hell and it never worked right
 
2012-12-30 03:12:52 AM
Some of us can wait a couple of thousand years.
lubattidesigns.com

/cosks
 
2012-12-30 03:15:03 AM
Also, please bring these back...

static.flickr.com

That peanut flavored granulated center was heavenly! I lived on those things for a few years back in the 80's.

/They had Apple II's at my public school in '82
 
2012-12-30 03:35:54 AM

TheZorker: Everyone knows it was Lorenzo Music that was the voice of Garfield.


Also, "Hello, this is Carlton, your doorman."
 
2012-12-30 03:41:43 AM
My daughter, today, wears my guess clothing from the 80's.
 
2012-12-30 03:45:10 AM

illannoyin: That peanut flavored granulated center was heavenly! I lived on those things for a few years back in the 80's.


Oh god yes. Those were lunch.

Also, list fails without Alf Pogs.
 
2012-12-30 04:08:03 AM

Schmegicky: They didn't get TransFarmers in Canada until 2004.

Pictured is the Goat Chew-Bot TransFarmer

[brentandtimmy.dotster.com image 549x351]

/Brent Bum


"Hey! The head is broken!"
"What? Oh look, there's a $20 in there."
 
2012-12-30 04:15:57 AM
I still have the pants we all used to wear back in those simpler days.

Stationed in W Germany, Libyan terrorists were all the rage back then.


www.nexternal.com
 
2012-12-30 04:16:40 AM
www.vintagesurfboard.net
 
2012-12-30 04:28:08 AM
i47.tinypic.com
\Gull Wing trucks and Slimeballs...80's all the way
 
2012-12-30 05:27:29 AM
i45.tinypic.com

*sniff*
 
2012-12-30 06:28:58 AM

qlenfg: Close2TheEdge: "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.

Meh. I graduated in '79, using a TRS-80 Model 1, bought new, and was married and on my 2nd or 3rd real PC by '87.


I my HS, we had Apple ]['s and TRS-80 Model I's in 1983 for the computer science and data processing classes. I dunno what that kid was on about.
 
2012-12-30 07:02:57 AM
I dont know.. i dont feel they waited long enough for this to be remarkable.
 
2012-12-30 07:37:45 AM
Meh, I'm ok withthem cracking it open for a looksee so long as they returned all the stuff and sealed it back up for another 75 years or so
 
2012-12-30 08:32:26 AM

buckler: qlenfg: Close2TheEdge: "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.

Meh. I graduated in '79, using a TRS-80 Model 1, bought new, and was married and on my 2nd or 3rd real PC by '87.

I my HS, we had Apple ]['s and TRS-80 Model I's in 1983 for the computer science and data processing classes. I dunno what that kid was on about.


Loved the Trash-80. Didn't get much exposure to Apple II's with the exception of hours of Wizardry on my friend's kit.
 
2012-12-30 09:15:52 AM
25 years seems a little soon to be opening a time capsule. I mean I think you should wait a bare minimum of 50 years just so anyone that can remember that era is oldish
 
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2012-12-30 09:29:33 AM

ArcadianRefugee: fusillade762: While only technically an 80's toy (I think 1980 was the last year they made them), I always thought these were far more fun:

onceuponageek.com

Yes! Unlike every other action figure-y thing, Micronauts were fully articulated. Elbows, knees, wrists, etc, all movable, unlike the Star Wars figures which were all rather peg-legged (and armed).

Loved me my Micronauts.


The bad thing about micronauts is because they were so articulated, after you played with them for a while they couldn't stand up on their own any more. They were like a marionette without strings.
 
2012-12-30 09:33:43 AM

Captain Steroid: SubBass49: [www.decobob.com image 599x800]

F**k this being an "80s thread"! THIS is a SPUDS MACKENZIE thread now! XD

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/Remember Alex from Stroh's
 
2012-12-30 10:31:22 AM
Ah, 1987. Huffing ScotchGard, listening to Master of Puppets ad infinitum and vandalizing churches in Allen, Oklahoma.

Thank God it's over. fark the 80s.
 
2012-12-30 10:52:22 AM
Is there really a need to open a time capsule after 25 years? Won't most everyone who is there for opening it be of an age who experienced it all, and remembers it.
 
2012-12-30 11:04:50 AM
To the kids it was ancient. Remember how very distant the 50s and 60s seemed to you?
 
2012-12-30 11:14:10 AM
All the folks complaining that 25 yrs isn't long enough to be notable might be missing the the fact that the target audience for this project is elementary school kids, for which it's pretty dang old and foreign.

Also- I sure did love the girls in the guess jeans. Started Jr High in 1986 and those ninth grade girls I was suddenly going to school with... wow. I also remember all the 7th and 8th grade girls smelling of Love's Baby Soft.
 
2012-12-30 11:18:31 AM

FlashHarry: what about those little battery-powered monster trucks. everybody had those back then.


Could you be referring to

stomper4x4.com
?

/Used to do head-to-heads with these on the chalkboard ledge in grade school. Winner Take all!
//Had a Corvette Stomper with a low front end.
///Ended up with a LOT of Stompers
 
2012-12-30 11:27:24 AM

Krieghund: 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?


Which also explains why there were two Garfield books in there.
 
2012-12-30 11:46:54 AM
Whatever happened to time capsules that were not to be opened for 100+ years? 1987 really?
 
2012-12-30 12:00:25 PM

InfrasonicTom: Is there really a need to open a time capsule after 25 years? Won't most everyone who is there for opening it be of an age who experienced it all, and remembers it.


I was thinking that this may be the point. It can be an opening for discussion between the kids to whom it seems like ancient times and their parents, to whom it seems like the day before yesterday.

schubie: To the kids it was ancient. Remember how very distant the 50s and 60s seemed to you?


That makes me feel old.
 
2012-12-30 12:12:17 PM

schubie: To the kids it was ancient. Remember how very distant the 50s and 60s seemed to you?


Still do. More distant now, in fact.
 
2012-12-30 02:10:24 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 802000s. Well, maybe the cocaine.


The 80's was the last 'quality' decade. The early 90's was ok. By 1997, everything started going downhill.
 
2012-12-30 02:36:54 PM
No Garbage Pail Kids?

www.themarysue.com
 
2012-12-30 03:01:23 PM
Wacky Packs was where it was at, youngster.

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2012-12-30 03:27:23 PM

ArcadianRefugee: 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"?


It's at an elementary school though. To the kids, this stuff is ancient history.
 
2012-12-30 03:38:01 PM

buckler: Wacky Packs was where it was at, youngster.


My generation had Odd Rods:
 
2012-12-30 05:20:58 PM

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


Parachute pants were awesome... in the winter while camping.

I had a huge pair of cotton ones that I went hiking in the snow in. They got wet all the way up through the leg but because of the size it never touched my skin. And then the huge pockets of air were great insulation.
 
2012-12-30 06:14:03 PM

stuffy: Whatever happened to time capsules that were not to be opened for 100+ years? 1987 really?


I was actually just a lost and found box the teacher found on the top shelf in the back of the coat room. Well played, teacher - you deceitful whore.
 
2012-12-30 06:15:04 PM

phrawgh: stuffy: Whatever happened to time capsules that were not to be opened for 100+ years? 1987 really?

I
It was actually just a lost and found box the teacher found on the top shelf in the back of the coat room. Well played, teacher - you deceitful whore.

/FTFM
 
2012-12-30 08:00:11 PM

illannoyin: Also, please bring these back...

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That peanut flavored granulated center was heavenly! I lived on those things for a few years back in the 80's.

/They had Apple II's at my public school in '82


Atkins makes something close these days:

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Not exactly the same, but pretty damn good.
 
2012-12-30 09:10:51 PM
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2012-12-30 11:11:39 PM

calgar99: While 25 years ago doesn't seem that long ago to me (I think I was in second grade at that time?), I can only imagine being in second grade and thinking how old the person must have been who put something inside twenty-five years ago.


If I had opened a time capsule in second grade (1980) from 25 years prior, it would've been from a second grader in 1955. My parents are younger than that. (I have young parents...)
 
2012-12-30 11:14:53 PM
I was on my high school newspaper, and thought it would be cool to interview the class of 2000 for a feature article...because "2000" sounded all Buck Rodgers to us. They were in 2nd grade.
 
2012-12-30 11:20:30 PM

illannoyin: /Was so happy when I got it for Xmas then so disappointed
//The motor was loud as hell and it never worked right



Same here for "Criss-Cross-Crash." Terrible, although we eventually just used the tracks for marbles and such.
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2012-12-31 03:03:11 AM

Karma Curmudgeon: Today my dog unearthed a time capsule he buried in the snow yesterday: a stick, two leaves and milk cap. He was thrilled.


Mine unearthed my garbage can...again. Meh, he's a still a 'lil puppy. Came home to eggshells, aluminum foil, and a ton of other sh*t strewn all over the rug. And that rug really tied the room together, man.
 
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