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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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2012-12-30 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...
media.tumblr.com

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:

[onceuponageek.com image 593x350]


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

[24.media.tumblr.com image 500x333]


blog.hemmings.com

/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.

graphics8.nytimes.com
 
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.
 
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