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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 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.

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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  
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/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  
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2012-12-30 12:48:43 AM  

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

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


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/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.

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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.
 
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  
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2012-12-30 12:55:05 AM  
OP was a dick.
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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."

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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...

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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

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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...
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M.U.S.C.L.E. wrestlers...
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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...
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M.U.S.C.L.E. wrestlers...
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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.
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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.
 
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