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(Child of a flower child)   The wonders of 1969 High School fashion: A) Rainbow pants once seemed normal? B) Vests with fringes were practically mandatory? C) Flower children looked stoned even when they weren't? D) Nobody is fat   (themysteryworld.com) divider line 359
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2013-02-24 03:51:29 PM
I am proud to say that my senior year (67-68) I was the first groundbreaker  in our small backwoods school.  Paisley bell bottomed hip huggers.  Of course I was promptly sent home by the right wing red commie principle.
Power to the People, Right On.
 
2013-02-24 03:59:51 PM
That's because everybody was dancing and farking, most food did not come from a box or drivethru, TV had 4 channels (if you were in a big city) and there were no homecomputers/cell phones/internets.
 
2013-02-24 04:03:28 PM
Ok, I was in high school a little after that (roughly a decade, won't get more specific), and yes, I now live in Texas which is more prone to obesity than my childhood home - but not by THAT much.

Still, the pictures are shocking when I look at a class photo from my high school and one of my kids'. Amusingly, the clothing styles are more similar than I would have expected, but damn - the stockiest kid in my 9th grade class would be at the lower bound of the current 9th grade class in the 'burbs of Houston. I am sticking every bit of money I have into diabetes maintenance outfits.

I certainly am glad ADM and Coca-Cola are making a buck, but Jesus Diabetic Christ....
 
2013-02-24 04:05:27 PM
I find fat people problems funny as they usually involve failing at moderation of something.

I mean, I encourage people to make that choice, and if you WANT to overindulge, then more power to you. Just don't complain about it and no, I do not want to pay for your health care.

/usually
//freedom
 
2013-02-24 04:12:16 PM
Some of those aren't that bad. At least I don't believe I saw any polyester which would infiltrate the following decade. That stuff itches my skin.
 
2013-02-24 04:15:17 PM
Hush, puppies.
 
2013-02-24 04:31:17 PM
everyfit.com
 
2013-02-24 04:37:32 PM

sweet-daddy-2: Power to the People, Right On.


Oh yeah, you did a whole lot of good there, wearing ridiculous pants.  You sure fixed all those world problems!

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]


Now that is an interesting exercise in causation/correlation.
 
2013-02-24 04:44:19 PM
the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more
 
2013-02-24 04:45:29 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]


include the line where HFCS was introduced
include the line showing the number of kids going to HS in suburbs

then we can talk
 
2013-02-24 04:58:14 PM

GAT_00: sweet-daddy-2: Power to the People, Right On.

Oh yeah, you did a whole lot of good there, wearing ridiculous pants. You sure fixed all those world problems!


Seriously. Everybody knows that weird funky pants won't solve anything if you aren't trending on Twitter or getting Facebook likes.

/Kony 2012
 
2013-02-24 05:15:37 PM
'Tis true. Even I was thin in 1969. Then again, I was only 7...

In the late 1970s, when I was in high school, there were very few fat kids.

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more


4) Video games didn't exist, so kids weren't inclined to sit indoors all day long.
5) If kids did decide to stay indoors and watch TV, they still didn't park themselves on the couch or floor for hours at a time, because someone had to get up to change the TV channel or adjust the volume or the rabbit ears (remote controlled TVs existed, but were pretty rare). Also, fewer channels meant fewer programs, and consequently less incentive to spend lotsa time watching TV in the first place.
6) We had awesome bikes.
 
2013-02-24 05:18:19 PM
img689.imageshack.us

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.
 
2013-02-24 05:24:49 PM
Bell bottoms are great if your bottom is shaped like a bell.


/graduated n 1978
 
2013-02-24 05:26:29 PM
Every single one of the people in those pictures joined the Manson Family and is now in prison.
 
2013-02-24 05:27:57 PM
I was a very young kid then, but yeah people weren't fat. Or at least in every neighborhood they're be at most one overweight family and they were subject to many predictable jokes.

It wasn't until the early '80s as I was walking around a mall that I suddenly looked around and said WTF is up with all these fat people? And it's been all downhill from there.
 
2013-02-24 05:30:41 PM
Lorelle:
6) We had awesome bikes.

This, of course, can not be overstated.
 
2013-02-24 05:33:13 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


She has that late-1960s/early-1970s Cher thing going on. I admired Cher soooo much...always wanted hair like that.
 
2013-02-24 05:35:23 PM
Cute ladies.. except the colorful diamond patterns on the legs in pic #8.

I was born in 1971.
 
2013-02-24 06:01:53 PM

namatad: include the line where HFCS was introduced


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-24 06:08:24 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


Oh hells yes.
 
2013-02-24 06:19:54 PM

cmunic8r99: namatad: include the line where HFCS was introduced

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x487]


Yes, that's very useful without being able to determine what the y axis represents.
 
2013-02-24 06:27:33 PM

GAT_00: cmunic8r99: namatad: include the line where HFCS was introduced

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x487]

Yes, that's very useful without being able to determine what the y axis represents.


He wanted to see when HFCS was introduced. The graph shows when HFCS was intruduced.

You should try being less obtuse on occasion.
 
2013-02-24 06:30:41 PM
The way I remember it was breakfast was hot or cold cereal, lunch was a sandwich(not a sub) and some chips and supper was meat and vegetables. Dessert Saturday night, fast food after church, one snack after school and maybe one glass of pop a day in the summer.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-24 06:45:38 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


Yeah I looked through those pictures thinking "I may have graduated in 2000, but I could have worked with most of what I saw there."
 
2013-02-24 06:46:48 PM
Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.
 
2013-02-24 06:53:37 PM
the reason they looked stoned, is cause the cosmic unconscious was also stoned
 
2013-02-24 06:54:30 PM
No fat people, minorities were minorities, and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.
Truly it was a paradise.
 
2013-02-24 06:55:06 PM
How many had a buffalo's forehead?
 
2013-02-24 06:55:43 PM
I was born in the wrong decade. :(
 
2013-02-24 06:55:44 PM
GAT_00  Nowthat is an interesting exercise in causation/correlation.

The exact same level of evidence as every figure that links CO2s with Global temperature across the years....

To: Nina_Hartley's_Ass

I want to see that data, I'm a total believer, but would love to see an actual source.
 
2013-02-24 06:57:32 PM
my favorite hippie

www.magmire.net
 
2013-02-24 06:57:32 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The way I remember it was breakfast was hot or cold cereal, lunch was a sandwich(not a sub) and some chips and supper was meat and vegetables. Dessert Saturday night, fast food after church, one snack after school and maybe one glass of pop a day in the summer.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 319x400]


I'll be in my psychedelic bunk...
 
2013-02-24 06:58:14 PM
I don't remember this in my high school. All we wore was denim. Maybe the hair was longer then. That's about it. MInd you, I'm talking Canada.
 
2013-02-24 06:58:56 PM
I have our class pic from 6th grade, 1996(?). There is one kid who was a little biatchunky. One.
Look at a 6th grade class today.

/however....one of the kids in that pic is now hovering around 300+
/saw him last month
 
2013-02-24 06:59:26 PM
I am so shocked that they didn't take any pictures of ugly/overweight people. So shocked.
 
2013-02-24 07:01:11 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The way I remember it was breakfast was hot or cold cereal, lunch was a sandwich(not a sub) and some chips and supper was meat and vegetables. Dessert Saturday night, fast food after church, one snack after school and maybe one glass of pop a day in the summer.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 319x400]


Holy shiat - were you secretly living with my family????
 
2013-02-24 07:01:16 PM
<i>There is one kid who was a little biatchunky. One. </i>

Damn fark filter
A little bit roundish, or chunky. However you wish to describe it.
 
2013-02-24 07:01:31 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]



So what you're trying to imply is that thefts of cigarettes are up amongst the fat faeries, who by tradition, are obligated to leave a plate of twinkies in compensence?  You know, because that's how I'm reading it.
 
2013-02-24 07:01:57 PM
they all look gay
why does EVERYONE LOOK GAY
 
2013-02-24 07:02:34 PM

God-is-a-Taco: No fat people, minorities were minorities, and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.
Truly it was a paradise.


Unless you liked breathing.

www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk (clicky pic)

You could not go outside to play in the '60-70s because it hurt to breathe.

The good ol' days are sometimes not very good.
 
2013-02-24 07:03:02 PM

God-is-a-Taco: and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.


This is the irony. Who know that such a carefree generation in its childhood would go one to create one of the most perverted, greedy, and sadistic generations in the history of the world.
 
2013-02-24 07:03:51 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


Hot, Asian, braless, hippy, era of 'free love'.... Yeah, I'd commit unspeakable horrors to hit that as well.
 
2013-02-24 07:04:11 PM
 
2013-02-24 07:04:32 PM
and not a single tie dye anything.   i
 
2013-02-24 07:05:53 PM
Yeah, fat people should shut up.

No fat or unattractive people in 1969?  I don't understand how that could be documented in a Time article about fashion.

/I know, people are fatter now
//This isn't the proof
 
2013-02-24 07:06:14 PM

MisterTweak: Ok, I was in high school a little after that (roughly a decade, won't get more specific), and yes, I now live in Texas which is more prone to obesity than my childhood home - but not by THAT much.

Still, the pictures are shocking when I look at a class photo from my high school and one of my kids'. Amusingly, the clothing styles are more similar than I would have expected, but damn - the stockiest kid in my 9th grade class would be at the lower bound of the current 9th grade class in the 'burbs of Houston. I am sticking every bit of money I have into diabetes maintenance outfits.

I certainly am glad ADM and Coca-Cola are making a buck, but Jesus Diabetic

Hyperglycemic Christ....

I always wondered what His full name was every time my grandpa barked his toe on the table screaming out "Jesus H. Christ!".  Now we know for sure.
 
2013-02-24 07:07:22 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The way I remember it was breakfast was hot or cold cereal, lunch was a sandwich(not a sub) and some chips and supper was meat and vegetables. Dessert Saturday night, fast food after church, one snack after school and maybe one glass of pop a day in the summer.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 319x400]


Susan Dey, any day.
 
2013-02-24 07:08:38 PM
cdn.hoboken411.com

Ya know, you can still have McDonalds. Just get the little burger, little fry, little soda or water.

And you also save money. Heck, have two burgers and no fries.
 
2013-02-24 07:10:03 PM
Lsherm:

All of you. That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

The dude in the blue shirt?  Me first.

/ Today's kids don't have to take P.E. class because snowflake.

// It shows.
 
2013-02-24 07:10:07 PM

jpadc: GAT_00  Nowthat is an interesting exercise in causation/correlation.

The exact same level of evidence as every figure that links CO2s with Global temperature across the years....

To: Nina_Hartley's_Ass

I want to see that data, I'm a total believer, but would love to see an actual source.


Then I saw that data...........now I'm a believer.
 
2013-02-24 07:10:40 PM

Lsherm: All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


I thought much the same thing. There's music playing in my mind while she trots toward me. And the front of my pants feels funny.
 
2013-02-24 07:11:14 PM
If that's from the Life Magazine shoot at Hollywood High, there was also a pic of a young Jan Smithers on the back of a motorcycle.
 
2013-02-24 07:11:15 PM
I was 11 then but just old enough to start appreciating those fashions.

But not old enough to comprehend the Vietnam war, draft, and the protests, plus women's issues, drugs, and the whole civil rights and riots thing.

Now as a mid-50s white male I totally get that the 50s were a perfect time to be a white male.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 07:12:00 PM
Class of '79. Not many were overweight in my grad class year.
Our fashion wasn't pants around our ankles with our underwear showing.
Our fashion was getting jeans so tight you could tell which guys weren't circumcised, and which gals wore what type of undergarments.

Awesome years.
 
2013-02-24 07:12:18 PM
E) echoes was only a thought in David Gilmour's mind
 
2013-02-24 07:13:57 PM

lohphat: God-is-a-Taco: No fat people, minorities were minorities, and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.
Truly it was a paradise.

Unless you liked breathing.

[www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk image 814x768] (clicky pic)

You could not go outside to play in the '60-70s because it hurt to breathe.

The good ol' days are sometimes not very good.


Well, yes.

1969 was also the year of the Torrey Canyon oil spill, the Manson Family murders, smog in LA you could make bricks out of, Swanson TV dinners (always a treat)...

There are no fat people in those pictures, of course, because nobody was taking pictures of fat people yet. They were around, but since they didn't look good in pictures, photogs didn't film them. There don't seem to be any black people either, oddly enough; and not too many men. Just hot white chicks, hm...
 
2013-02-24 07:14:11 PM
24.media.tumblr.com

Burn those bras!
 
2013-02-24 07:15:00 PM

gja: Our fashion was getting jeans so tight you could tell which guys weren't circumcised, and which gals wore what type of undergarments.


The Robert Plant effect
 
2013-02-24 07:16:46 PM
We were always outside playing in the 60's and 70's. I don't remember my parents ever having soda in the house, and I never saw any fat people. Interesting!
 
2013-02-24 07:17:46 PM
I graduated HS the next year, 1970, and I'm pretty sure the girls at school couldn't wear pants to school any more than we guys could wear Levis. Also, this was before book bags or backpacks -  we all slung our books on our hip or held them to our chest and every Friday had to bring home our gym clothes for washing.

And, yes, the girls were great in those days, as were the cars.
 
2013-02-24 07:18:00 PM

Gyrfalcon: lohphat: God-is-a-Taco: No fat people, minorities were minorities, and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.
Truly it was a paradise.

Unless you liked breathing.

[www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk image 814x768] (clicky pic)

You could not go outside to play in the '60-70s because it hurt to breathe.

The good ol' days are sometimes not very good.

Well, yes.

1969 was also the year of the Torrey Canyon oil spill, the Manson Family murders, smog in LA you could make bricks out of, Swanson TV dinners (always a treat)...

There are no fat people in those pictures, of course, because nobody was taking pictures of fat people yet. They were around, but since they didn't look good in pictures, photogs didn't film them. There don't seem to be any black people either, oddly enough; and not too many men. Just hot white chicks, hm...


the big mac was around suprisingly back then.
and so were mcmilkshake machines.
 
2013-02-24 07:18:05 PM
Back then, people weren't fat because being fat was something to be ashamed of.

Nowadays, if you make someone feel bad about anything, you're worse than Hitler.
 
2013-02-24 07:18:52 PM
"A generation" did not ruin anything. A segment of every generation exploits the society into which they are born.
 
2013-02-24 07:18:58 PM
Yeah, they were skinny.  But keep in mind that there were other things going on that made up for it.  It was not yet fashionable to control the growth of one's pubes, for example.
 
2013-02-24 07:19:15 PM

L.D. Ablo: Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.


Lorelle: 'Tis true. Even I was thin in 1969. Then again, I was only 7...

In the late 1970s, when I was in high school, there were very few fat kids.

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

4) Video games didn't exist, so kids weren't inclined to sit indoors all day long.
5) If kids did decide to stay indoors and watch TV, they still didn't park themselves on the couch or floor for hours at a time, because someone had to get up to change the TV channel or adjust the volume or the rabbit ears (remote controlled TVs existed, but were pretty rare). Also, fewer channels meant fewer programs, and consequently less incentive to spend lotsa time watching TV in the first place.
6) We had awesome bikes.


Grew up in the 80s/Early 90s.

Our bikes were pretty sweet.

We didn't have a remote controlled TV in the 80s (we had this huge effing thing from the early 70s, when my mom got the kitchen redone in the 2000s the contractor had to agree to get that out of the house.  Took three guys IIRC).  We never had cable.

Our district would only bus you if you lived more than a mile away, and you might have to walk a half mile to your house.  Service squad kids were at the intersections for all the walking-home-ers.

We did have a Nintendo that kind of worked sometimes, and we did have Windows 3.1 and AOL but got an hour max a day.

My Mom kicked us out of the house every summer to attend this "summer playground" program at the school, which was basically red rover/capture the flag/kickball interspersed with arts and crafts breaks, so we wouldn't sit in front of the TV all damn summer.  And after that was over we usually ended up biking between houses across the neighborhood anyway.

Because of frugality + my Mom we only ate out at a sit down restaurant once a week, and got take out once a week.   Rest was all home cooked stuff, although to be fair it was 60s style and Polish-American cooking.  Always with a vegetable, although those were almost always out of a can.  Getting to buy school lunch was a treat.

Corn syrup, though... that we had in spades.  Even though my Mom made most of our food.  Cream of whatever soup for the casseroles, whatever kids snack or Hostess treat we got to put in our bagged lunch, in the "healthy" yogurt and fruit snack bars and juice...

Just saying.
 
2013-02-24 07:19:37 PM
s3.amazonaws.com

That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I get older, they stay the same age.
 
2013-02-24 07:20:40 PM

Deep Contact: We were always outside playing in the 60's and 70's. I don't remember my parents ever having soda in the house, and I never saw any fat people. Interesting!


And on the very rare occasions when we did see a fat person we were not afriad to say that they were fat.  A little social pressure goes a long way. Unfortunately we have removed all the stigma associated with being a fatass, or a divorcee or an unwed mom.
 
2013-02-24 07:20:42 PM
Yes please.  Yes please.  Yes please. Definitely, yes.  Hell yes.  Yes please. Yup yup.  You know it.  Holy balls yes.  Yes please. .................

Cell phones, internet, text messaging, video games, high-fructose corn syrup, boxed/fast food, viewing a keyboard job in a cubie as the goal, etc. have really f*cked our bodies up.  Goddamn, no wonder everyone was f*cking their brains out back then.  We all looked/felt the way we are meant to, and we actually had to interface with each other in person to socialize.
 
2013-02-24 07:20:44 PM
They had phone booths back then.

timstvshowcase.com
 
2013-02-24 07:21:36 PM
E) Everybody in high school was 35.
 
pc
2013-02-24 07:22:05 PM
Two words: NO BRA
 
2013-02-24 07:24:22 PM

pc: Two words: NO BRA


yeah i think we have it better now
 
2013-02-24 07:24:54 PM
I hit all that.

/delusions
 
2013-02-24 07:25:01 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

Those three on the front left, those were the fat girls. And that whale in the blue, upper center. "Fat" was a completely different concept back in the day.
 
2013-02-24 07:27:32 PM
There's a "retirement community" near my home. I was talking to a hippie the other day, and he was saying that he'd just moved in when he turned 56. Big somewhat round guy, fuzzy hair, well-trimmed beard. Standard older hippie.

"Man, there's two women for every guy there, since they've lost their husbands and are looking for companionship...It's great!"

And then it dawned on me: under 60, sexually active, who gives a fark about pregnancy, or most anything else. The retirement communities, managed well, could become little well-cared-for Woodstocks.

1) talk to hippie
2) establish a golden years commune
3) profit? Hell yeah!
 
2013-02-24 07:27:53 PM

Lorelle: 'Tis true. Even I was thin in 1969. Then again, I was only 7...

In the late 1970s, when I was in high school, there were very few fat kids.

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

4) Video games didn't exist, so kids weren't inclined to sit indoors all day long.
5) If kids did decide to stay indoors and watch TV, they still didn't park themselves on the couch or floor for hours at a time, because someone had to get up to change the TV channel or adjust the volume or the rabbit ears (remote controlled TVs existed, but were pretty rare). Also, fewer channels meant fewer programs, and consequently less incentive to spend lotsa time watching TV in the first place.
6) We had awesome bikes.


Seriously?  With an afternoon line up of Gilligan's Island, Dark Shadows, Beverly HillBillies, Tarzan, Wild,Wild West, I Love Lucy, Flipper etc why would anyone bother getting up? Oh yeah, six o'clock news hour.
 
2013-02-24 07:28:21 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


With anti-aging, she might still look like that.
 
2013-02-24 07:28:25 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


Careful. That might be your mother! (making you your own father, maybe?)
 
2013-02-24 07:28:44 PM
The wastes of life may be skinny, carefree and fun loving ten but don;t ever forget these bastards later grew up to become the very folks who ruined the economy, created corporate downsizing, bankrupt SS and Medicare and live their adult life with unmitigated selfishness and caused endless wars which their kids and grandkids are now inheriting. BASTARDS!!!!!
 
2013-02-24 07:29:05 PM
theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now
 
2013-02-24 07:29:45 PM

namatad: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]

include the line where HFCS was introduced
include the line showing the number of kids going to HS in suburbs

then we can talk


Nicotine is an appetite suppressant, so there is something to that graph.

In 1970, 30% of all households had air conditioning, almost none had a computer, and 40% had a TV.
In 2000, 80% of all households had air conditioning, 50% had a computer (40% with internet), and almost all had a TV (70% with cable).

It's easy to see why no one goes outside to play anymore.
 
2013-02-24 07:30:15 PM

SuperNinjaToad: The wastes of life may be skinny, carefree and fun loving ten but don;t ever forget these bastards later grew up to become the very folks who ruined the economy, created corporate downsizing, bankrupt SS and Medicare and live their adult life with unmitigated selfishness and caused endless wars which their kids and grandkids are now inheriting. BASTARDS!!!!!


umm our economy isn't RUINED.  it's actually pretty good
 
2013-02-24 07:30:51 PM

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS



Last week as I was leaving for work, there were, seven, SEVEN, minivans/suvs parked at a bus stop, engines running to keep their precious oh so warm from the evils of a 30 degree morning.

Then again, a couple weeks before that on a 2 hour delay day, there were two kids waiting at the bus stop at the regular time.


2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more
 
2013-02-24 07:31:44 PM

MikeSass: Yeah, they were skinny.  But keep in mind that there were other things going on that made up for it.  It was not yet fashionable to control the growth of one's pubes, for example.


Skinny chick with pubes > shaved landwhale
 
2013-02-24 07:32:21 PM
You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?
 
2013-02-24 07:32:36 PM

InfrasonicTom: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS


Last week as I was leaving for work, there were, seven, SEVEN, minivans/suvs parked at a bus stop, engines running to keep their precious oh so warm from the evils of a 30 degree morning.

Then again, a couple weeks before that on a 2 hour delay day, there were two kids waiting at the bus stop at the regular time.


2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more


screw you, i do both, and still way 200
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 07:32:57 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com image 600x731]

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now


I had one of those! With the stick-shift gear changer.
 
2013-02-24 07:34:11 PM
what about mama cass? from the mamas and the papas? not everyone was skinny back then. this is a photo shoot for life magazine. only beautiful people need apply.
 
2013-02-24 07:34:59 PM
Nina Harley's Ass

Ah, God bless you...

/official Boomer - born in '62
 
2013-02-24 07:35:56 PM

rumpelstiltskin: Those three on the front left, those were the fat girls. And that whale in the blue, upper center. "Fat" was a completely different concept back in the day.


This right here.

My eldest grandchild (5th grade) is significantly taller/wider/fatter than anyone in my 5th grade class.
The next eldest, however, is slim, trim, athletic.
 
2013-02-24 07:36:20 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


i46.tinypic.com

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.
 
2013-02-24 07:36:22 PM

Lorelle: 'Tis true. Even I was thin in 1969. Then again, I was only 7...

In the late 1970s, when I was in high school, there were very few fat kids.

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

4) Video games didn't exist, so kids weren't inclined to sit indoors all day long.
5) If kids did decide to stay indoors and watch TV,
they still didn't park themselves on the couch or floor for hours at a time, because someone had to get up to change the TV channel or adjust the volume or the rabbit ears (remote controlled TVs existed, but were pretty rare). Also, fewer channels meant fewer programs, and consequently less incentive to spend lotsa time watching TV in the first place.
6) We had awesome bikes.


no question that video games/computers have added to the immobile generation ....
tv/video on demand/cable - shudder - even more so

bikes is funny
we went outside to play because we didnt have 4 and 5. bikes, running about, whatever.
even the sports kids these days move less, getting rides everywhere by their ESPs
 
2013-02-24 07:36:25 PM

dmax: There's a "retirement community" near my home. I was talking to a hippie the other day, and he was saying that he'd just moved in when he turned 56. Big somewhat round guy, fuzzy hair, well-trimmed beard. Standard older hippie.

"Man, there's two women for every guy there, since they've lost their husbands and are looking for companionship...It's great!"

And then it dawned on me: under 60, sexually active, who gives a fark about pregnancy, or most anything else. The retirement communities, managed well, could become little well-cared-for Woodstocks.

1) talk to hippie
2) establish a golden years commune
3) profit? Hell yeah!


Every few months we get a vomit inducting link about the rates of stds at retirement homes after viagra was invented I would look it up for you but I just ate
 
2013-02-24 07:37:04 PM
I graduated in 1970. I recall those fashions and more.

Mostly, I recall that 99.99% of the kids were NOT fat! Those who were usually had a legitimate excuse. Of those who didn't, well they were just pigs.

cretinbob

That's because everybody was dancing and farking, most food did not come from a box or drivethru, TV had 4 channels (if you were in a big city) and there were no homecomputers/cell phones/internets.

Exactly right. Plus there were no children's rights groups, helicopter parents and folks didn't sue the krap out of the schools. Kids could be kids. There were few sexual offenders and the few sex offender laws did not convict as broadly as they do today.

Progress at times is wonderful, but now and then, the benefits tend to backfire in unforeseen ways.
Nearly every guy I knew had a bike and rode it. The few who had cars drove beaters which were in a constant state of 'customization'. Only the rich kids had nearly new cars.

Now, I drive by the school and the parking lot is jammed with new and nearly new cars and the bike racks hold very few bikes.

It was in the late 70's that I first spotted some kid riding his bike with no shirt and observed, with great surprise and disgust, that he had a beer belly! Then more of them started popping up.

Somewhere between 1970 and 1980, my city exploded with fast food places. I still recall when the very first sub shop appeared in the late 60's. When my family moved here around 1953, you could not buy a pizza. No one heard of pizza. My mom had to special order the ingredients for spaghetti sauce from the grocery store. No one had heard of it.

We had a Maryland Fried Chicken place, a home grown burger joint called 'Quik Snak', a Royal Castle and an A&W. Plus a small, open air place on the beach called the 'Seaburger' whose salt drenched grill produced some of the most magnificent and simple burgers I ever ate.

The school cafeteria's offered great meals, often enhanced by fresh goods dropped off as donations by local farmers. All food was prepared on the grounds by good cooks who took pride in their work and not delivered in bins by trucks.

No soda nor snack machines were allowed on the school grounds.

Later, Pizza Hut was the first pizza place to hit town and folks thought mistakenly that what they whipped up was REAL pizza. (It wasn't and it aint.) Soon after came MacDonalds, Burger King and KFC. Arby's followed. Royal Castle, with it's delicious mini-burgers sold by the sheet, closed up and left.

7-11 arrived and spread all over town.

The kids were all active and busy. The beach was crowded in the summer since no one decided that sunlight caused cancer.

Now, we have assorted fast food and pizza places up the arse. Convenience stores are all over the place, most with their heat and eat stuff. The local butcher, famous for his selling of great, cheap beef and home made meals, is now too expensive for anyone but the rich to visit.

Actually, he closed his old shop and moved onto the beach, the nexus of the rich community.

Fat folks flood the town. I never saw so many overweight people when I was a kid.

Different times.

(Sigh.)
 
2013-02-24 07:37:19 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com image 600x731]

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now


www.antiquewhs.com
The Holy Gail of Schwins- no fat or under exercised kidhas ever owned one.
 
2013-02-24 07:37:42 PM
Jon iz teh kewl

E) echoes was only a thought in David Gilmour's mind

Huh.  I thought everybody had forgotten that one.

Here you go.
 
2013-02-24 07:37:55 PM

SuperNinjaToad: The wastes of life may be skinny, carefree and fun loving ten but don;t ever forget these bastards later grew up to become the very folks who ruined the economy, created corporate downsizing, bankrupt SS and Medicare and live their adult life with unmitigated selfishness and caused endless wars which their kids and grandkids are now inheriting. BASTARDS!!!!!


Because aging takes away so much from the joy of living. Old people feel that everyone must suffer along with them. Getting rid of aging is a step towards a more human, peaceful and happy world.
 
2013-02-24 07:37:56 PM
I was 10 years old in 1969. I was the 10th kid of 10. My mother and father never let any of us have soft drinks or junk food, not even candy. We had milk and OJ with breakfast, and milk with lunch and dinner. Big treat of each year was a huge blanket on living room floor when Wizard of Oz was on TV. On that night we were treated to popcorn and Tang. I hated Tang back then and I hate it now. To my parents credit, all of my brothers and sisters are in good health with no or weight problems.
 
2013-02-24 07:38:44 PM

clowncar on fire: Lorelle: 'Tis true. Even I was thin in 1969. Then again, I was only 7...

In the late 1970s, when I was in high school, there were very few fat kids.

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

4) Video games didn't exist, so kids weren't inclined to sit indoors all day long.
5) If kids did decide to stay indoors and watch TV, they still didn't park themselves on the couch or floor for hours at a time, because someone had to get up to change the TV channel or adjust the volume or the rabbit ears (remote controlled TVs existed, but were pretty rare). Also, fewer channels meant fewer programs, and consequently less incentive to spend lotsa time watching TV in the first place.
6) We had awesome bikes.

Seriously?  With an afternoon line up of Gilligan's Island, Dark Shadows, Beverly HillBillies, Tarzan, Wild,Wild West, I Love Lucy, Flipper etc why would anyone bother getting up? Oh yeah, six o'clock news hour.



Don't forget I Dream of Jeannie.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-24 07:39:51 PM
The good ol' days are sometimes not very good.

and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems.

Now I'm goin' outside to have a nice cold beer in the shade.
 
2013-02-24 07:39:53 PM
Yeah, but my graduating class had people of other races, nationalities and creeds in the classes and not working in the kitchens, balancing the accounting books and cleaning the floors.
 
2013-02-24 07:42:45 PM
3.bp.blogspot.com

'69 was apparently a really good year...
 
2013-02-24 07:44:09 PM
I was 3 in 69.  The only fat kid I recall from elementary school had some kind of health condition. My parents told me not to mention that she was fat because she couldn't help it. We spent our entire childhood outdoors.
 
2013-02-24 07:44:14 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.



While you're certainly right, AVG; I think it'd be worth it. I mean, serioulsly...that girl is worth introducing to the razor.
 
2013-02-24 07:44:33 PM
and all of that was back in in the late 90s... and also now in some parts of Williamsburgh.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 07:44:33 PM

SubBass49: '69 was apparently a really good year...


Sure is one of my favorite things.
Oh you mean the YEAR....sorry.
 
2013-02-24 07:44:51 PM

WhippingBoy: Back then, people weren't fat because being fat was something to be ashamed of.

Nowadays, if you make someone feel bad about anything, you're worse than Hitler.


True that, but you CAN be polite about it. Examples:

* Your clothes look great! They're getting tighter, aren't they?
* You look well fed today!
* You look like a food expert!

The trick is to keep it positive.
 
2013-02-24 07:45:02 PM

Good Behavior Day: Nicotine is an appetite suppressant, so there is something to that graph.

In 1970, 30% of all households had air conditioning, almost none had a computer, and 40% had a TV.
In 2000, 80% of all households had air conditioning, 50% had a computer (40% with internet), and almost all had a TV (70% with cable).

It's easy to see why no one goes outside to play anymore.


sort of .... how many kids were smoking though?
in the end, the combination of these things certainly are all to "blame" and trivial to fix
LOL

back to my sit-ups

oooooooooooooooooooo if there were an easy method to accrue internet/computer points via exercise ....
something other than will power
 
2013-02-24 07:45:24 PM
I never see kids outside playing anymore. I see more adults out in their yards while their kids are inside all day. We use to play nerf football and wiffle ball, build forts, climb trees, play hide n seek, ride big wheels, have lemonade stands. We were never indoors. Play all day and come home filthy with cuts and bruises torn grass stained jeans. that's when summers felt like they lasted a whole year. le sigh
 
2013-02-24 07:45:58 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


Ma'am...I'm from the future...I'm here to help.  This is called an electric razor.  I'll be gentle...
 
2013-02-24 07:46:09 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


IDK, I'm kinda jonesing for the unbomber girl.
 
2013-02-24 07:47:11 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-24 07:47:41 PM

T-Boy: I was 3 in 69.  The only fat kid I recall from elementary school had some kind of health condition. My parents told me not to mention that she was fat because she couldn't help it. We spent our entire childhood outdoors.


FFS
why arent we outside right now?!! we got at least 20 mins before dinner. MORE than enough time for a quick game of tag or hind and seek ... or a couple laps around the block on the bike!!
 
2013-02-24 07:48:44 PM

namatad: sort of .... how many kids were smoking though?


60% of adult men smoked, IIRC. That means lots of cigs to borrow from just one parent.
 
2013-02-24 07:49:47 PM

bmihura: WhippingBoy: Back then, people weren't fat because being fat was something to be ashamed of.

Nowadays, if you make someone feel bad about anything, you're worse than Hitler.

True that, but you CAN be polite about it. Examples:

* Your clothes look great! They're getting tighter, aren't they?
* You look well fed today!
* You look like a food expert!

The trick is to keep it positive.


So like: They said you couldn't eat that whole bucket of chicken by yourself, but you did! Good for you! No one likes a quitter?
 
2013-02-24 07:50:31 PM
Look at a high school yearbook for 1969.... you'd be surprised that at most schools the boys have relatively short hair.... the longer hair for guys didn't get widespread national acceptance till the '70's.....
 
2013-02-24 07:50:46 PM
lh3.ggpht.com

/Mama Cass thinks your thread sucks
 
2013-02-24 07:51:17 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]


So fat people are smoking less?
 
2013-02-24 07:51:51 PM

lohphat: You could not go outside to play in the '60-70s because it hurt to breathe.

The good ol' days are sometimes not very good.


Yeah, those asshole hippie treehuggers.

I'd much rather be drinking water like this


www.loupiote.com
//mmm mercury goodness. I can't imagine how shiatty things would be today if they didn't turn around when they did.
 
2013-02-24 07:52:12 PM
Kind of enjoying the nostalgic platitudes in this thread written by the generation that conceived the fatties of today as they wonder how this country went so wrong.
 
2013-02-24 07:52:24 PM
When I look at pictures of American fifth graders today I see classes of children fatter than the fattest kid I'd ever met before high school.

I entered high school in 2000, in Southern Ontario.
 
2013-02-24 07:53:06 PM

namatad: hind and seek


NTTAWWT
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-02-24 07:53:37 PM

SubBass49: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.

Ma'am...I'm from the future...I'm here to help.  This is called an electric razor.  I'll be gentle...


I was apparently in an odd town then. Plenty of ::ahem:: 'bare floors' as it were where I lived.
And if not bare, well trimmed at very least.

/wow, just had a flashback of my first time 'all-the-way' girl.
//her father would have killed me and thrown me in the bay with concrete slabs as ankle weights for ruining his baby
///she's still a really beautiful girl and that will never change in my eyes
////we still talk and have a laugh once in a while 'cause we are both divorced and dealing with life
 
2013-02-24 07:55:22 PM
I'm an elementary teacher and I will say, it's shocking how obese our kiddos are today.  Like, kindergarteners with "boobs." Whenever we have a break, I ask the kids when they get back what they did. Many of them say they stayed inside and played video games.  After summer vacation, many will say it was too hot outside and they just stayed in and played video games.

I have nothing against video games; I play them myself. But fark, I get outside more than some of these kids.  They stay in their houses and eat shiat for snacks and meals.  Yet, parents like to blame the school lunches.  Not that they are the greatest but they haven't deviated much since I was in elementary in the '80s. The "fat kids" that were in my school, would be moderately chunky (maybe) today.  Crazy.
 
2013-02-24 07:55:39 PM

gdarb: Look at a high school yearbook for 1969.... you'd be surprised that at most schools the boys have relatively short hair.... the longer hair for guys didn't get widespread national acceptance till the '70's.....


Agreed. From what I understand (and even remember!), the 60s really didn't happen till the early 70s.
 
2013-02-24 07:56:00 PM
My mom and I sat down once to think about all the little things we did 30 years ago that burned calories that we don't do today. Not "send the kids out to play all day" but little things we don't even notice. Here's a few we came up with:

Getting up to change channels on the TV
Getting up to answer the phone
Dialling the phone
Manual typewriters
Handwashing dishes (or even having to scrape the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher)
Going down the hall to a co-worker because you couldn't email them.
Cars without power-assist

All those burned off a few extra calories a day. If it amounted to even a hundred extra calories a day, that would be almost a pound a month, or ten pounds a year; and in the course of a lifetime, you'd be wondering how you got so fat, even if you otherwise ate well and moderately exercised. We just don't DO as much as we used to, even if we don't notice it.
 
2013-02-24 07:56:02 PM
What's sad is to ponder how much things will have to change over the next 40 years in order for people at that time to believe today's high schoolers: (1) had it so good or (2) were so living in the dark ages.
 
2013-02-24 07:57:23 PM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: What's sad is to ponder how much things will have to change over the next 40 years in order for people at that time to believe today's high schoolers: (1) had it so good or (2) were so living in the dark ages.


yeah but at least cigarettes were still legal
 
2013-02-24 08:00:53 PM
Rich hippie wannabes.
 
2013-02-24 08:01:21 PM
www.wgbh.org
 
2013-02-24 08:01:36 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com image 600x731]

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now


I still have the one my uncle bought new in about 1970. It's the yellow framed model with the plastic injected wheels.
 
2013-02-24 08:02:14 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


Dude, she's 16.

/I mean, she was then - now she'd be in her 60s.
//you just admitted you want to bang grandma
///good luck erasing that mental image.
 
2013-02-24 08:04:55 PM
My kids are just a thin and fit as I was back then and the girls in those old photos because I feed them real food like we all ate in the 60's.

People hardly cook from scratch these days and eat way too many snacks!
 
2013-02-24 08:07:02 PM
Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


i135.photobucket.com
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already
 
2013-02-24 08:07:19 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


I ain't mad at her.
 
2013-02-24 08:07:19 PM

worlddan: God-is-a-Taco: and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.

This is the irony. Who know that such a carefree generation in its childhood would go one to create one of the most perverted, greedy, and sadistic generations in the history of the world.


Difficulty: is the whole generation responsible for that, or was it only the dour, closeted bigots who were too much of an asshole to actually enjoy life who were the ones wanting to mess things up?
 
2013-02-24 08:07:59 PM

namatad: 3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))


Have to blast you on this one.  The most recent studies indicate that sucrose is not significantly better for you than HFCS.  The sucrose disaccharide is broken down into fructose and glucose almost immediately after uptake.  HFCS, despite the "high" in the name, is actually only about 53-55% fructose, while sucrose is 50% fructose.  Since the fructose is the problem (because of its metabolic pathway), the extra ~4% fructose in HFCS just doesn't make enough difference to matter.

It's the refined sugar at all that is the culprit.  HFCS is a boogeyman; they're both awful for your body.  Pure glucose would be much better, but alas is much more expensive.
 
2013-02-24 08:08:29 PM

puckrock2000: /I mean, she was then - now she'd be in her 60s.
//you just admitted you want to bang grandma
///good luck erasing that mental image.


I banged a grandma yesterday. It was glorious.

/then again, I'm a grandpa
//what...did you thing sex stops at 35?
 
2013-02-24 08:08:45 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.wgbh.org image 315x191]


Say!  Those look tasty!
 
2013-02-24 08:10:52 PM
Memory rush, dude. I remember all of this so clearly. I started high school in 1969.

/no, none of these girls would talk to me
//until after I got into theater and started playing drums in a band
 
2013-02-24 08:12:45 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-24 08:12:46 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


Good.
 
2013-02-24 08:13:31 PM

frostus: Memory rush, dude. I remember all of this so clearly. I started high school in 1969.

/no, none of these girls would talk to me
//until after I got into theater and started playing drums in a band


you can't solve pain with sympathy
 
2013-02-24 08:14:39 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


Something that doesn't look like a 9 year old?
 
2013-02-24 08:15:34 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.

Something that doesn't look like a 9 year old?


There's a happy middle-ground.
 
2013-02-24 08:16:08 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


I'm old.  Pubic hair doesn't bother me since my sexual history started in the early 80s.
 
2013-02-24 08:17:32 PM
It's amazing how suddenly all girls are cute when you take the fat away.
 
2013-02-24 08:17:33 PM

mialynneb: I'm an elementary teacher and I will say, it's shocking how obese our kiddos are today.  Like, kindergarteners with "boobs." Whenever we have a break, I ask the kids when they get back what they did. Many of them say they stayed inside and played video games.  After summer vacation, many will say it was too hot outside and they just stayed in and played video games.

I have nothing against video games; I play them myself. But fark, I get outside more than some of these kids.  They stay in their houses and eat shiat for snacks and meals.  Yet, parents like to blame the school lunches.  Not that they are the greatest but they haven't deviated much since I was in elementary in the '80s. The "fat kids" that were in my school, would be moderately chunky (maybe) today.  Crazy.



The fact that you were able to type out over 100 characters on your short time away from the kitchen is either impressive on your part, or shameful on the man who owns you
 
2013-02-24 08:18:49 PM

lolpix: Something that doesn't look like a 9 year old?

There's a happy middle-ground


Apparently not. The thing today seems to be 'look like fully prepubescent', (except with stubble)
 
2013-02-24 08:19:53 PM

kazikian: It's amazing how suddenly all girls are cute when you take the fat away.


especially Adele
 
2013-02-24 08:20:41 PM

kazikian: It's amazing how suddenly all girls are cute when you take the fat away.


See the NYC soda thread for what happens when you dare take away the 2-liter soda with delivery pizza, and then wonder why we're all fat.
 
2013-02-24 08:22:35 PM

Ima4nic8or: Deep Contact: We were always outside playing in the 60's and 70's. I don't remember my parents ever having soda in the house, and I never saw any fat people. Interesting!

And on the very rare occasions when we did see a fat person we were not afriad to say that they were fat.  A little social pressure goes a long way. Unfortunately we have removed all the stigma associated with being a fatass, or a divorcee or an unwed mom.


So yay babies of rape put up for adoption and yay for women who couldn't divorce men who beat them & the kids? Good old days my a$$.
 
2013-02-24 08:23:40 PM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already


bottom row, second from left

/can't believe I just wasted 3 minutes of my life to guess wrong
 
2013-02-24 08:24:52 PM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: lolpix: Something that doesn't look like a 9 year old?

There's a happy middle-ground

Apparently not. The thing today seems to be 'look like fully prepubescent', (except with stubble)


I've long been a fan of the landing strip and the Adolf myself, but to each their own.
 
2013-02-24 08:25:49 PM

KawaiiNot: Ima4nic8or: Deep Contact: We were always outside playing in the 60's and 70's. I don't remember my parents ever having soda in the house, and I never saw any fat people. Interesting!

And on the very rare occasions when we did see a fat person we were not afriad to say that they were fat.  A little social pressure goes a long way. Unfortunately we have removed all the stigma associated with being a fatass, or a divorcee or an unwed mom.

So yay babies of rape put up for adoption and yay for women who couldn't divorce men who beat them & the kids? Good old days my a$$.


rape rocks!!
 
2013-02-24 08:25:53 PM
As a parent of two kids under 10,  I can see what a pathetically difficult time kids their age will have in NOT getting fat.    All day long they have stuff on TV to watch with 8 million channels.  There are Ipads, video games, movies whenever they want. Most of the parents are fat, and they work 10-12 hours a day and when they get home, it's yeah just eat what you want, I am too tired to cook healthy food.  I work a lot of hours, but I do my damdest to keep my kids involved in sports and get them outside.  I am constantly turning off TV and video games.  We do our best to get decent food into them, vegetables, wheat bread, wheat pasta, whatever.  Truth is, the food, entertainment, and sugar industries want your kids to be fat little consumers, the are farking BESEIGED with bad choices all day.  It amazes me that I have to defend them against it.  I tell them the truth all the time while trying not to be a killjoy.

I was a kid in the early 80s and we spent all day outdoors, running all over the place and riding bikes - all without parents watching our every move <shudder>.  Why?  Because a>it was fun.  b>there was nothing much to do indoors.  So many parents around us just seem to give up.  Their kids rarely see the light of day unless they're going out to eat something.

It's going to continue to be a struggle but I aint going to lose.
 
2013-02-24 08:26:21 PM
puckrock2000:  you just admitted you want to bang grandma

I bang a grandma all the time. She's my wife!
 
2013-02-24 08:27:33 PM

frostus: I bang a grandma all the time. She's my wife!


Kids these days!
 
2013-02-24 08:30:14 PM
i512.photobucket.com
i512.photobucket.com

Just felt the need to scan these out of a Desmond Morris coffee-table book, so they're in A-C-B order.  I guess the 68-69 crackdowns kicked in by winter 1970-71. I was born in February '71.
 
2013-02-24 08:31:55 PM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already


that is so freaky. I swear that's my class pic.

It's not, we had fewer kids. But weird.
 
2013-02-24 08:34:47 PM

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 850x472]
[i512.photobucket.com image 850x286]

Just felt the need to scan these out of a Desmond Morris coffee-table book, so they're in A-C-B order.  I guess the 68-69 crackdowns kicked in by winter 1970-71. I was born in February '71.


skirts up, knifes out - Radiohead
 
2013-02-24 08:35:52 PM

KawaiiNot: So yay babies of rape put up for adoption and yay for women who couldn't divorce men who beat them & the kids? Good old days my a$$.


My mom was divorced from my abusive, alcoholic dad in 1970 (thank FSM).

CSB, I wasn't allowed to join the boy scouts because there was "not enough room".  My mom raised such a stink that they suddenly found room foom me and all the other single parent kids there was also "no room for" to join.  We nicknamed ourselves the "fatherless bastard" patrol.
 
2013-02-24 08:41:04 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: rape rocks!!


Ah yes, the short lived 80's version of pop rocks for ecstasy dance clubs.
 
2013-02-24 08:41:50 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [Hillary.com image 520x779]


It...it's.....it's smiling at me.
 
2013-02-24 08:42:30 PM
The baby boomers deliberately fed their kids way too much sugary/fatty/fried food, so they could outrun the torches and pitchforks when the younger generation figured out how they'd been screwed over.
 
2013-02-24 08:42:32 PM

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two


I'm no fan of HFCS but (IMO) it's not so much the makeup of HFCS but that it's incredibly cheap to produce and so ends up in EVERYTHING, adding empty calories to foods that would otherwise not be there.

Another diet issue is that between the 60s and now a lot changed in meals. Processed foods have not only gotten cheaper and cheaper but the portions have gotten larger and the companies doing the processing have worked out that people are programmed to seek out sugar (hello HFCS), salt and fat and so they add these to all the foods/meals they make, leading to the meals being even more calorie laden and designed so people eat the whole meal.
 
2013-02-24 08:46:40 PM

HotWingAgenda: Jon iz teh kewl: rape rocks!!

Ah yes, the short lived 80's version of pop rocks for ecstasy dance clubs.


what you mean like na na NOTRIOUS NOTIROUS
 
2013-02-24 08:53:43 PM

halB: Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already

that is so freaky. I swear that's my class pic.

It's not, we had fewer kids. But weird.


Same. I've been staring at the photo and I swear I'm in there somewhere it looks so uncanny from my old class photos.
 
2013-02-24 08:54:20 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The way I remember it was breakfast was hot or cold cereal, lunch was a sandwich(not a sub) and some chips and supper was meat and vegetables. Dessert Saturday night, fast food after church, one snack after school and maybe one glass of pop a day in the summer.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 319x400]


looks like barbara palvin.

also, for all you 'i was born in the wrong decade' people:

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-24 08:54:49 PM
And I'll bet everyone of those girls became MILFs
Grauated '64, and I can't remember but a couple of fat girls.
 
2013-02-24 08:55:59 PM
Abe Vigoda's Ghost:
[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


We are not afraid.
 
2013-02-24 08:57:12 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: I'm no fan of HFCS but (IMO) it's not so much the makeup of HFCS but that it's incredibly cheap to produce and so ends up in EVERYTHING, adding empty calories to foods that would otherwise not be there.


I don't know if it's all that cheap or if we've just paid for it to seem that way. Corn growers have received billions of dollars in subsidies each year since at least 1995 according to this EWG chart: http://farm.ewg.org/progdetail.php?fips=00000&progcode=corn
 
2013-02-24 08:58:08 PM
how available and what was the quality of the weed in 1969?
 
2013-02-24 08:59:12 PM
Aside from the Apollo program, a few notable albums I was too young to listen to, several movies I was too young to watch, and totally unedited Bug Bunny and Roadrunner cartoons, 1969 sucked.
 
2013-02-24 08:59:57 PM

SlothB77: how available and what was the quality of the weed in 1969?


it was rape quality
 
2013-02-24 09:00:53 PM

thisisyourbrainonFark: [www.wgbh.org image 315x191]


Aww, yeah!

/was 8 in '69
//found THAT stuff in '76
///used to think my childhood sucked, but in retrospect, it was awesome
 
2013-02-24 09:02:10 PM

cig-mkr: And I'll bet everyone of those girls became MILFs
Grauated '64, and I can't remember but a couple of fat girls.


I graduated in the late '80s and there weren't a whole lot of fat people around here even then. Then came the '90s and people really started putting on the pounds, until by the late '00's it was normal and this strange collective amnesia set in where everyone started pretending things were always this way and got angry if you said otherwise. It's part of the crazy we have as a nation right now.
 
2013-02-24 09:02:33 PM
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2013-02-24 09:04:00 PM
GAT_00:

sweet-daddy-2: Power to the People, Right On. Oh yeah, you did a whole lot of good there, wearing ridiculous pants.  You sure fixed all those world problems! Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379] Now that is an interesting exercise in causation/correlation.
It's good to see that you make the same logical errors in fields other than climatology.  Consistency is important.


Current obesity has two major factors:  first, activity levels for children have been declining rapidly since then; second, the focus on "low fat" diets with a concomitant rise in carbohydrate consumption is a perfect diet -- IF you are trying to fatten them up for slaughter.  Otherwise, not so much.  Get people to lower protein and fat consumption, and drive up carbohydrate consumption, and twenty years later, diabetes rates go through the roof.  Shocking, I tell you.
 
2013-02-24 09:04:35 PM
Explains why Mama Cass was considered such an oddity.

Can't believe she did that Scooby Doo episode with all the fat jokes.
 
2013-02-24 09:05:59 PM

SlothB77: how available and what was the quality of the weed in 1969?


That was well before people started doing selective breeding to create strains of cannabis with elevated THC levels.  So, imagine the difference between modern beer and the stuff from ancient Egypt that was only like 2% alcohol.
 
2013-02-24 09:06:18 PM

lolpix: The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: I'm no fan of HFCS but (IMO) it's not so much the makeup of HFCS but that it's incredibly cheap to produce and so ends up in EVERYTHING, adding empty calories to foods that would otherwise not be there.

I don't know if it's all that cheap or if we've just paid for it to seem that way. Corn growers have received billions of dollars in subsidies each year since at least 1995 according to this EWG chart: http://farm.ewg.org/progdetail.php?fips=00000&progcode=corn


Ah - yes - it's cheap partly because the corn industry gets us all to pay for corn whether we want to or not. I don't know if it would be an economic substitute for cane sugar or not if we didn't subsidize corn.
 
2013-02-24 09:07:56 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


Last time I checked women still have pubic hair in the 21st century or do you prefer shaved men?
 
2013-02-24 09:09:08 PM
I only recall two overweight kids in my school from that time. We ate different meals compared to kids today. There were processed foods like twinkies and hostess cupcakes, but they were only for desert. I don't know if that diet change explains it, but it might be a good place to start.
 
2013-02-24 09:09:22 PM

namatad:

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]

include the line where HFCS was introduced
include the line showing the number of kids going to HS in suburbs

then we can talk

It's not just HFCS.  Plain sugar is almost exactly as easy to digest.   Here's what counts:

www.lowcarb.ca
 
2013-02-24 09:09:27 PM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?



Are you the ugly one?
 
2013-02-24 09:10:15 PM
Where was this high school?
 
2013-02-24 09:10:47 PM

GeneralJim: namatad: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]

include the line where HFCS was introduced
include the line showing the number of kids going to HS in suburbs

then we can talk
It's not just HFCS.  Plain sugar is almost exactly as easy to digest.   Here's what counts:

[www.lowcarb.ca image 281x219]


the moment it was 420 was when i had my first baby

no just kidding
it was the 2nd pregnancy
 
2013-02-24 09:11:23 PM

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more


It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.
 
2013-02-24 09:13:19 PM

Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.


i think fat people like Adele is what makes our world beautiful.  if everyone was skinny like Arnold Schwarzenegger we'd all be gay
 
2013-02-24 09:15:32 PM

GeneralJim: It's not just HFCS. Plain sugar is almost exactly as easy to digest. Here's what counts:


Cheap carbs, back in the 70's soda came in smaller cups (small was 8 ounces and a medium was 12 ounces don't remember what large was but wasn't much bigger maybe 16 or 20) and you paid for each one (no free refills on anything other than water and coffee). Fast forward a few decades and a medium soda is 32 ounces and you get free refills.
 
2013-02-24 09:15:45 PM

Therion:

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

Oh hells yes.

Yeah, I think there's a straight male and lesbian consensus on that.  But, here's a "downer" thought....  She's probably over 60 now.  Still want that bib?
 
2013-02-24 09:15:48 PM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 520x779]


Hillary would not have been considered cute in my school.
 
2013-02-24 09:17:31 PM
I wore a metallic gold polyester Nehru jacket in 1969, with vertically-striped bell bottom cotton pants and a (required) necktie that was 25% aluminum and 75% Rayon; you could scout a lasagna pan with that tie.

Just to fark with the school dress code.
 
2013-02-24 09:17:54 PM

GeneralJim: Therion: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

Oh hells yes.
Yeah, I think there's a straight male and lesbian consensus on that.  But, here's a "downer" thought....  She's probably over 60 now.  Still want that bib?


www.bigwowo.com
 
2013-02-24 09:18:10 PM

GeneralJim: Therion: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

Oh hells yes.
Yeah, I think there's a straight male and lesbian consensus on that.  But, here's a "downer" thought....  She's probably over 60 now.  Still want that bib?


I'd still nail Diana Rigg. She's 74.
My tombstone would read "He nailed Diana Rigg". Posterity would consider me a God.
 
2013-02-24 09:19:54 PM

SomeoneDumb: I graduated HS the next year, 1970, and I'm pretty sure the girls at school couldn't wear pants to school any more than we guys could wear Levis. Also, this was before book bags or backpacks -  we all slung our books on our hip or held them to our chest and every Friday had to bring home our gym clothes for washing.

And, yes, the girls were great in those days, as were the cars.


Yes, those "great Cars" - everything looks better seen in a rear-view mirror,

With today's cars, you can walk away from most crashes. If you got into a crash in a 1960s vehicle, you were pretty much hamburger. Those "body on frame" designs were deadly.
You needed to "tune" the engines up every ~20K miles.
If you lived in a Northern climate, the salt on the roads would cause serious rust damage in 3 years for some models.  No you see cars 10+ years old here with no rust at all.
If you could actually afford a vehicle with A/C, it needed "recharging" every 2 years, or seals needed to be replaced. Most people just gave up on the A/C after this time
Crappy AM radios - actually a lot of the expensive "options" like the clocks, radios, power antennas etc would break after a year or so.  The warranties were a joke.

No. I don't miss the 1960s at all.
 
2013-02-24 09:22:26 PM

notatrollorami:

Lsherm: All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

I thought much the same thing. There's music playing in my mind while she trots toward me. And the front of my pants feels funny.

Yeah, I remember high school, too...
 
2013-02-24 09:24:05 PM

GeneralJim: notatrollorami: Lsherm: All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

I thought much the same thing. There's music playing in my mind while she trots toward me. And the front of my pants feels funny.
Yeah, I remember high school, too...


yeah.. now she looks too pure to fark
 
2013-02-24 09:25:11 PM

gja:

Class of '79. Not many were overweight in my grad class year.
Our fashion wasn't pants around our ankles with our underwear showing.
Our fashion was getting jeans so tight you could tell which guys weren't circumcised, and which gals wore what type of undergarments.

Awesome years.

Don't forget the onions in your belt, Gramps...

/ I keed, I keed...
 
2013-02-24 09:26:43 PM
There were plenty of chubby people around in the 70's, just not a lot of fat people. I know this because I was one of the very rare fat kids in my school. There were three of us in a school of several hundred, and all three of us were blips in otherwise not-obese families. My dad was a three letter man, football/track/baseball and my mom was nearly Jackie Kennedy and very popular.

Then, they got married and had me.... I was born fat in the early 60s.

Where these two prom royalty ever got a fat nerdy daughter is beyond me.
 
2013-02-24 09:29:36 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-24 09:30:37 PM

T-Boy: We spent our entire childhood outdoors.


How's skin cancer working out for you?
 
2013-02-24 09:31:49 PM
This may be the greatest thread ever...
 
2013-02-24 09:32:51 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.

i think fat people like Adele is what makes our world beautiful.  if everyone was skinny like Arnold Schwarzenegger we'd all be gay


No. Fat people have nothing to offer me.
 
2013-02-24 09:33:21 PM
  i812.photobucket.com
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?
 
2013-02-24 09:33:40 PM

PunGent:

You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?

Thank you, Dr. Lector, for a visual that will last for at least a week...
 
2013-02-24 09:35:19 PM

Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 410x539]
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?


I'd take that over a fat girl any day.
 
2013-02-24 09:36:21 PM
And yet, most of those women would wear a size 8-10/large or larger pair of pants in today's sizes. That's how messed up this crap is
 
2013-02-24 09:37:08 PM

headlites: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 520x804]


You're not confusing asian with native american, polynesian (Hawaiin), or hispanic tribal are you?  While the other 69 girl may be of korean descent, I going with either stoned or native american.
 
2013-02-24 09:38:43 PM

The Bunyip: T-Boy: We spent our entire childhood outdoors.

How's skin cancer working out for you?


We were immune to cancer back then- only smokers got cancer and that was in their lungs.
 
2013-02-24 09:40:59 PM

Smarshmallow: Jon iz teh kewl: Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.

i think fat people like Adele is what makes our world beautiful.  if everyone was skinny like Arnold Schwarzenegger we'd all be gay

No. Fat people have nothing to offer me.


sure they do, ever eaten at Sonny's?

founded by a fat person
 
2013-02-24 09:41:06 PM

Smarshmallow: Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 410x539]
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?

I'd take that over a fat girl any day.


Know how i know you are fat?
 
2013-02-24 09:42:47 PM

Mojongo: You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?


dialadeebmedia.files.wordpress.com

Don't sneeze. You'll break
 
2013-02-24 09:43:39 PM
There were fat people in 1969, Mama Cass, Aretha, Al Hirt.  But, the fat people tended to run in families.  There are lots more now.  That was not a typical school, but Hollywood High and Life Magazine.

But it was a great time to be in high school and living in the San Francisco Bay Area.  LSD was legal until 1968.  The live music scene was unbelievable.  When the Stones played, the Fillmore, it cost $2.50 to get in for three bands which each played two sets.  Four large SF venues to choose from all with light shows, and three bands at each place.

It was obvious that such an incredible on-going party could not last forever.  Nixon did it in, in 1971.  The entire scene left SF for the hinter lands.  I have always felt very fortunate to have witnessed what I witnessed for about four years.  And it wasn't just the dance halls.  San Francisco was a big party every weekend from the Haight to North Beach, and The Grateful Dead playing for free in Golden Gate Park on Sunday afternoons.
 
2013-02-24 09:44:07 PM

Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.


NY Times has a long article on the science of junk food. The average person is at a distinct disadvantage. Junk food is engineered to keep us eating and to suppress the urge to stop.
NY Times

Take for example yogurt, something most people think of being healthy. Yoplait yogurt has more sugar than Lucky Charms. Yoplait is not healthy in the slightest.
 
2013-02-24 09:48:59 PM

HempHead: Take for example yogurt, something most people think of being healthy. Yoplait yogurt has more sugar than Lucky Charms. Yoplait is not healthy in the slightest.


I hate unhealthy food masquerading as healthy food.

That's why I only eat bagels and fruit juice for breakfast.

/good ol' fruit juice. So healthy. Parents who give their kids fruit juice are better than parents who give their kids root beer.
//good ol' fruit juice
 
2013-02-24 09:49:26 PM

LazarusLong42: namatad: 3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

Have to blast you on this one.  The most recent studies indicate that sucrose is not significantly better for you than HFCS.  The sucrose disaccharide is broken down into fructose and glucose almost immediately after uptake.  HFCS, despite the "high" in the name, is actually only about 53-55% fructose, while sucrose is 50% fructose.  Since the fructose is the problem (because of its metabolic pathway), the extra ~4% fructose in HFCS just doesn't make enough difference to matter.

It's the refined sugar at all that is the culprit.  HFCS is a boogeyman; they're both awful for your body.  Pure glucose would be much better, but alas is much more expensive.


I think the problem with hfcs is how incredibly cheap it is. It's cheap enough due to subsidies and gmo corn that huge amounts can be put into everything in the grocery store. This stuff is the epitome of empty calories. So is regular sugar, for that matter.
On the other hand, hell, even pure lard has a decent amount of vitamin D, and your body needs the saturated fat to build cell membranes.
 
2013-02-24 09:50:21 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


It's hard to argue with that, sorry but your dead.
 
2013-02-24 09:51:12 PM

WhippingBoy: HempHead: Take for example yogurt, something most people think of being healthy. Yoplait yogurt has more sugar than Lucky Charms. Yoplait is not healthy in the slightest.

I hate unhealthy food masquerading as healthy food.

That's why I only eat bagels and fruit juice for breakfast.

/good ol' fruit juice. So healthy. Parents who give their kids fruit juice are better than parents who give their kids root beer.
//good ol' fruit juice


Ask the parent of a toddler and most will tell you apple juice is more addictive than heroin and gives all the tooth damage of meth.
 
2013-02-24 09:51:12 PM

headlites: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 520x804]




Perfect! Take me back dear Jesus, take me back!
 
2013-02-24 09:52:58 PM
I was 13 in 1969.
Learned how to rope and ride and tie a calf that summer.

Kissed a girl skinny dipping in the moonlight.
It was the summer of love.
And awkward boners.
 
2013-02-24 09:56:02 PM
i306.photobucket.com

Mom used to dress me funny back then. I was rockin' the puffy shirt and vest combo.
 
2013-02-24 09:57:30 PM

clowncar on fire: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com image 600x731]

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now

[www.antiquewhs.com image 581x567]
The Holy Gail of Schwins- no fat or under exercised kidhas ever owned one.


www.antiquewhs.com

Do they even make bikes like this anymore? I had a bike of similar design - it was off brand didn't have any of the cool features, and the frame was much more basic - but it was the bestest bike I have ever had. When I was in my mid twentys I was kind of looking for something like this. But, the only bikes that even came close were custom jobs that just weren't quite what I wanted and cost more than I could afford.
 
2013-02-24 09:57:43 PM

LabGrrl: And yet, most of those women would wear a size 8-10/large or larger pair of pants in today's sizes. That's how messed up this crap is


Not Twiggy. She was considered very skinny. The girl on the right posted by Headlights would be a size 8 (size 7) even then. Since I married a woman who looked very similar to her, I can tell you there is a transformation after age 55. Her hair will have gotten shorter, her chin gains weight and but her hips slim down. Size 10.
 
2013-02-24 09:59:46 PM
HempHead:  Yoplait yogurt has more sugar than Lucky Charms.

Mmmmmm, Lucky Charms.

/bought a box last week
//it was not for my grandkids
 
2013-02-24 10:01:44 PM
2.bp.blogspot.com

What a strange, backward time.  I bet no one was even arrested for this.
 
2013-02-24 10:02:08 PM

Summa cum loudly: Smarshmallow: Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 410x539]
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?

I'd take that over a fat girl any day.

Know how i know you are fat?


What? That doesn't make any sense. You can't just repeat catchphrases that you hear here and expect people to think that you're funny.
 
2013-02-24 10:02:20 PM

L.D. Ablo: Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.


/45yrs old.  Metal in face.
//do the math
 
2013-02-24 10:03:57 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: they all look gay
why does EVERYONE LOOK GAY


Because back then, Gay meant Happy.
 
2013-02-24 10:03:59 PM

WhippingBoy:

GeneralJim: Therion: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

Oh hells yes.

Yeah, I think there's a straight male and lesbian consensus on that.  But, here's a "downer" thought....
She's probably over 60 now.  Still want that bib?


I'd still nail Diana Rigg. She's 74.
My tombstone would read "He nailed Diana Rigg". Posterity would consider me a God.

i45.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-24 10:04:50 PM

Precision Boobery: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 517x800]

What a strange, backward time.  I bet no one was even arrested for this.


Criminal misuse of fabric?
 
2013-02-24 10:06:33 PM
How in Christ did you people live?
 
2013-02-24 10:06:44 PM

LazarusLong42: namatad: 3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

Have to blast you on this one.  The most recent studies indicate that sucrose is not significantly better for you than HFCS.  The sucrose disaccharide is broken down into fructose and glucose almost immediately after uptake.  HFCS, despite the "high" in the name, is actually only about 53-55% fructose, while sucrose is 50% fructose.  Since the fructose is the problem (because of its metabolic pathway), the extra ~4% fructose in HFCS just doesn't make enough difference to matter.

It's the refined sugar at all that is the culprit.  HFCS is a boogeyman; they're both awful for your body.  Pure glucose would be much better, but alas is much more expensive.


The issue is not the content. The issue is that sucrose is a disaccharide comprised of glucose and fructose. Because of this, during digestion, your body has to break it down into its component monosaccharides through enzymatic activity. While it still has a relatively high glycemic index, it takes *some* time to break down into monosaccharides which your body can use, which keeps your blood sugar level from spiking too badly. The worst disaccharide is maltose which is immediately broken down into two molecules of glucose (that's why its great for making beer too).

HFCS on the other hand is a solution of fructose (and sometimes in proportion of up to 90% fructose) and glucose. They're not bonded together, they're both immediately bioavailable. This causes your blood sugar level to skyrocket since no time is required for your body to use it. Then insulin gets released which removes all of the sugar from your blood stream and stores it as fat, and suddenly you have a sugar crash because you have basically no blood sugar left after the insulin.

They're both bad for you, but given the choice, table sugar is the better option.
 
2013-02-24 10:08:25 PM

santadog: L.D. Ablo: Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.

/45yrs old.  Metal in face.
//do the math


Let's see... carry the 2...

If you're 45 years old now... you would have been 2 or 3 in 1969...
Wow man. You're totally hardcore! Metal in your face as a toddler???? I don't want to mess with you! You are the REAL DEAL! Keep marching to the beat of your own (and 60 million other's) drums!
 
2013-02-24 10:08:59 PM

lohphat: God-is-a-Taco: No fat people, minorities were minorities, and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.
Truly it was a paradise.

Unless you liked breathing.

[www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk image 814x768] (clicky pic)

You could not go outside to play in the '60-70s because it hurt to breathe.

The good ol' days are sometimes not very good.


There is a world outside of L.A. where people could breathe the air in the 1960s.
 
2013-02-24 10:10:21 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


You do realize that the attractive young woman in that picture is now in her 60s?
 
2013-02-24 10:10:45 PM

HempHead: Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.

NY Times has a long article on the science of junk food. The average person is at a distinct disadvantage. Junk food is engineered to keep us eating and to suppress the urge to stop.
NY Times

Take for example yogurt, something most people think of being healthy. Yoplait yogurt has more sugar than Lucky Charms. Yoplait is not healthy in the slightest.


Looks like we read the same article. Junk food makers are doing an excellent job appealing to our lizard brains. You don't even realize it until you break yourself of it and observe others eating that shiat.

Started eating paleo a couple years ago.

Never giving it up.
 
2013-02-24 10:14:04 PM

Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 410x539]
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?


Or you could meet me at the Palace Hotel ballroom.
 
2013-02-24 10:14:19 PM

El Dudereno: HempHead: Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.

NY Times has a long article on the science of junk food. The average person is at a distinct disadvantage. Junk food is engineered to keep us eating and to suppress the urge to stop.
NY Times

Take for example yogurt, something most people think of being healthy. Yoplait yogurt has more sugar than Lucky Charms. Yoplait is not healthy in the slightest.

Looks like we read the same article. Junk food makers are doing an excellent job appealing to our lizard brains. You don't even realize it until you break yourself of it and observe others eating that shiat.

Started eating paleo a couple years ago.

Never giving it up.


I don't think I could ever go paleo, but I do have a habit of eating mostly home grown food (or at the very least homemade from whole ingredients). The sole exception is coffee creamer because my fiancee is addicted to the stuff. Seeing pictures like these... just the contrast between then and now. Holy shiat.

And for those concerned that this wasn't a random sampling.. check this out from the ultimate love fest:
www.alvinlee.de
 
2013-02-24 10:15:50 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: SomeoneDumb: I graduated HS the next year, 1970, and I'm pretty sure the girls at school couldn't wear pants to school any more than we guys could wear Levis. Also, this was before book bags or backpacks -  we all slung our books on our hip or held them to our chest and every Friday had to bring home our gym clothes for washing.

And, yes, the girls were great in those days, as were the cars.

Yes, those "great Cars" - everything looks better seen in a rear-view mirror,

With today's cars, you can walk away from most crashes. If you got into a crash in a 1960s vehicle, you were pretty much hamburger. Those "body on frame" designs were deadly.
You needed to "tune" the engines up every ~20K miles.
If you lived in a Northern climate, the salt on the roads would cause serious rust damage in 3 years for some models.  No you see cars 10+ years old here with no rust at all.
If you could actually afford a vehicle with A/C, it needed "recharging" every 2 years, or seals needed to be replaced. Most people just gave up on the A/C after this time
Crappy AM radios - actually a lot of the expensive "options" like the clocks, radios, power antennas etc would break after a year or so.  The warranties were a joke.

No. I don't miss the 1960s at all.


Seriously. And 20k would be a good accomplishment for a *new* engine, before it started to burn oil at 50k miles - and be ready for a complete replacement if it made it to 100k.

Admittedly it's a little boring knowing that a new car's longevity is almost certainly 160k miles +/- 15% (with a few exceptions, but it's a pretty severe bell curve)

I drove a friend's '67 vette. It was most certainly a blast - but even leaving aside that it was close to 50 years old, my station wagon would give it a fair run in the 1/4 mile, and would absolutely stomp it to death in every other measure of performance, reliability, and safety, while hauling four adults and a week worth of groceries and still getting 21mpg, Maybe not looking quite as cool while doing so, but...
 
2013-02-24 10:16:09 PM
i812.photobucket.com
Feed your head.
 
2013-02-24 10:24:03 PM

WhippingBoy: santadog: L.D. Ablo: Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.

/45yrs old.  Metal in face.
//do the math

Let's see... carry the 2...

If you're 45 years old now... you would have been 2 or 3 in 1969...
Wow man. You're totally hardcore! Metal in your face as a toddler???? I don't want to mess with you! You are the REAL DEAL! Keep marching to the beat of your own (and 60 million other's) drums!


See, if you weren't such a smart ass, you might have gotten my point.
At least you are the real deal.
 
2013-02-24 10:24:13 PM
I was in kindergarten in 1969....I can still remember my first day,   The girl sitting next to me puked, and the girl sitting in front of me pee-ed herself.  I'd like to believe that my 5 year old stud vibes are what made them so nervous.

In 1969 the public school I attended still had a dress code.  I went to school in proper trousers, button down shirt, leather shoes, jacket, and clip on tie.

Kids were not coddled like the snowflakes of today.  I was walked to school by a parent until I was in the 3rd grade, from there on out I was on my own.  I had a Columbia bike with a banana seat....my father was too cheap to buy the Schwinn version....that I rode everywhere......school, the mall, friends' houses, etc.  Yup, everyone was thinner in those days.

Not everything was better in those days, but I'm happy to have seen it.  If I had to pick between then and now,  I'd go back.
 
2013-02-24 10:24:29 PM

WhippingBoy: santadog: L.D. Ablo: Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.

/45yrs old.  Metal in face.
//do the math

Let's see... carry the 2...

If you're 45 years old now... you would have been 2 or 3 in 1969...
Wow man. You're totally hardcore! Metal in your face as a toddler???? I don't want to mess with you! You are the REAL DEAL! Keep marching to the beat of your own (and 60 million other's) drums!


His (and 60 million others') drums sound better than yours.  Yours sound like sh*t.
 
2013-02-24 10:30:34 PM
The death toll was pretty high in those days...I lost so many friends.
 
2013-02-24 10:33:35 PM

Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 199x253]
Feed your head.


True story, my dad got to see Ms. Slick in her full naked glory. He served in Vietnam with her brother, and while they were on a short leave, they crashed at the Slick residence since they were near base. My dad had to use the can, and apparently Gracie was getting ready to take a shower and went into the bathroom nude not realizing anyone would be in there. He has some autographed Jefferson Airplane records from later on which have some funny comments about the event.
 
2013-02-24 10:34:33 PM

T-Boy: I was 3 in 69.  The only fat kid I recall from elementary school had some kind of health condition. My parents told me not to mention that she was fat because she couldn't help it. We spent our entire childhood outdoors.


Ok, your profile puts you in Louisiana waterskiing with the alligators, so you could spend your childhood outdoors. I grew up in Michigan where the only outdoor play in winter was sledding. And I did put on weight in the winter. And take it off in the summer. When the winter was over, and bicycling, outdoor basketball football baseball swimming was available, we had a LOT of catching up to do.
 
2013-02-24 10:34:59 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.



Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.


That's not really a problem for me since I'm not gay.
 
2013-02-24 10:42:52 PM

scubamage: True story, my dad got to see Ms. Slick in her full naked glory.

                          Hot Tuna! I once saw Nixon in a bathing suit, luckily I had welding goggles on.
 
2013-02-24 10:43:47 PM
I could tell TFA was a "beautiful-people," Hollywood-High pictorial; but the look was trickling down to mid-America (HS and campuses) very quickly.

By contrast, here's a 1969 small-town-West-Virginia HS yearbook. Actually, the "look" is surprisingly like my middle-class large Midwestern suburb of the time:

http://doddridgeyearbooks.org/DoddridgeCountyHighSchoolYearbook1969/ in dex.html

Was everything better back then? Of course not. Air quality has improved, cars much safer, social tolerance broadened, blah blah; but most everything said above about how middle-class teens' lives had more calorie-burning activity then is spot-on.

But there was a certain 1960s-70s sweet spot there, with widespread use of oral birth control by the single ladies, yet (other than parenthood) the only downside consequence of courtship sex being the remote chance of VD; herpes, and then AIDS, were well over the horizon.

So, younger Farkers, get busy acquiring some memories now, so you'll have something to look back on through the sweet, sweet gauze of nostalgia around 2040.

<sighs, recalling 1960s-70s girlfriends>
 
2013-02-24 10:48:36 PM
Of course nobody saw Leave It to Beaver because it's well established that Farkers don't own TVs but anybody remember Lumpy?  That was nearly a decade earlier and he was the fat comedy relief.  Nobody is fat in those pictures because they're fashion shots.  Forty years from now people will see fashion layouts and think all y'all's fat asses were anorexic.

www.mentalfloss.com
 
2013-02-24 10:53:45 PM

Smarshmallow: Summa cum loudly: Smarshmallow: Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 410x539]
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?

I'd take that over a fat girl any day.

Know how i know you are fat?

What? That doesn't make any sense. You can't just repeat catchphrases that you hear here and expect people to think that you're funny.


...because you sound fat.
 
2013-02-24 10:54:58 PM

tzzhc4: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.

Last time I checked women still have pubic hair in the 21st century or do you prefer shaved men?


/threadjack
Shaved pubic hair on a man looks so stupid. Pornopropaganda tells sheeple that their dick will look longer with shaved pubes. It doesn't. It looks stupider, like you have an untouchable pindick.
//threadjack over
 
2013-02-24 10:56:44 PM
Yes, I saw this over a year ago over at Retronaut.com.
 
2013-02-24 10:59:01 PM

TV's Vinnie: Yes, I saw this over a year ago over at Retronaut.com.


cdn.theatlanticwire.com
 
2013-02-24 11:00:54 PM

Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.


Remember that this was the late 60's we're talking about. Good luck swinging your tongue through that dense asian jungle. It would be like trying to felate a Wookie. Ewwwwwwwww!
 
2013-02-24 11:04:11 PM

Summa cum loudly: Smarshmallow: Summa cum loudly: Smarshmallow: Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 410x539]
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?

I'd take that over a fat girl any day.

Know how i know you are fat?

What? That doesn't make any sense. You can't just repeat catchphrases that you hear here and expect people to think that you're funny.

...because you sound fat.


You sound unoriginal.
 
2013-02-24 11:06:13 PM

OscarTamerz: Of course nobody saw Leave It to Beaver because it's well established that Farkers don't own TVs but anybody remember Lumpy?  That was nearly a decade earlier and he was the fat comedy relief.  Nobody is fat in those pictures because they're fashion shots.  Forty years from now people will see fashion layouts and think all y'all's fat asses were anorexic.

[www.mentalfloss.com image 226x271]


======

Of course everyone wasn't skinny in 1969.   The facts are indisputable, the levels of obesity back in the day were much lower,  more importantly, you rarely saw people who were morbidly  obese....Chris Christie kind of obese.
 
2013-02-24 11:08:14 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: SomeoneDumb: I graduated HS the next year, 1970, and I'm pretty sure the girls at school couldn't wear pants to school any more than we guys could wear Levis. Also, this was before book bags or backpacks -  we all slung our books on our hip or held them to our chest and every Friday had to bring home our gym clothes for washing.

And, yes, the girls were great in those days, as were the cars.

Yes, those "great Cars" - everything looks better seen in a rear-view mirror,

With today's cars, you can walk away from most crashes. If you got into a crash in a 1960s vehicle, you were pretty much hamburger. Those "body on frame" designs were deadly.
False. The bigger cars took a pounding just fine in moderate crashes. The windows were a problem. The modern nonshaterring glass is an enormous improvement.

You needed to "tune" the engines up every ~20K miles.
True.


If you lived in a Northern climate, the salt on the roads would cause serious rust damage in 3 years for some models. oNow you see cars 10+ years old here with no rust at all.
Not true. The salt was bad, but not that bad. By 1969 rustproofing technology wasavailable.


If you could actually afford a vehicle with A/C, it needed "recharging" every 2 years, or seals needed to be replaced. Most people just gave up on the A/C after this time
Whatever


Crappy AM radios - actually a lot of the expensive "options" like the clocks, radios, power antennas etc would break after a year or so.  The warranties were a joke.
Not true. Not true at all. The AM radio was just fine and that was where all the top programming was at that time. The car clocks were a joke but everyone knew that and had watches anyway.
No. I don't miss the 1960s at all.

 
2013-02-24 11:09:40 PM

scubamage: The issue is not the content. The issue is that sucrose is a disaccharide comprised of glucose and fructose. Because of this, during digestion, your body has to break it down into its component monosaccharides through enzymatic activity. While it still has a relatively high glycemic index, it takes *some* time to break down into monosaccharides which your body can use, which keeps your blood sugar level from spiking too badly. The worst disaccharide is maltose which is immediately broken down into two molecules of glucose (that's why its great for making beer too).

HFCS on the other hand is a solution of fructose (and sometimes in proportion of up to 90% fructose) and glucose. They're not bonded together, they're both immediately bioavailable. This causes your blood sugar level to skyrocket since no time is required for your body to use it. Then insulin gets released which removes all of the sugar from your blood stream and stores it as fat, and suddenly you have a sugar crash because you have basically no blood sugar left after the insulin.

They're both bad for you, but given the choice, table sugar is the better option.


See, the thing is, what you've said here is, for lack of a better term, wrong.  Sure, it takes some time to break down the sucrose, but we're talking the order of milliseconds here, and it happens in the cells of the intestinal villi before absorption into the bloodstream.  The reason sucrose doesn't spike blood sugar levels as much is that fructose has an extremely low glycemic index (15).  Glucose can be absorbed by cells directly from the bloodstream; fructose cannot.  It has to be metabolized in the liver, and in order to be used elsewhere in the body it literally has to be broken down into trioses and then put through gluconeogenesis before going back into the bloodstream as glucose for use elsewhere.

I'm not sure who told you that fructose has a high glycemic index, but they were dead wrong.  Fructose has very little interaction with insulin.  I also don't know who told you that HFCS was 90% fructose; while that syrup is produced, it's used in specialty applications and blends.  The stuff that goes into soft drinks and candies is 55% fructose.  It technically has a lower glycemic index than sucrose.

Given the choice between HFCS and sucrose, they're almost exactly as bad for you, with sucrose winning by something like 2% in terms of chronic metabolic problems, and HFCS winning by 2% in terms of acute metabolic problems.
 
2013-02-24 11:10:07 PM

Ima4nic8or: Deep Contact: We were always outside playing in the 60's and 70's. I don't remember my parents ever having soda in the house, and I never saw any fat people. Interesting!

And on the very rare occasions when we did see a fat person we were not afriad to say that they were fat.  A little social pressure goes a long way. Unfortunately we have removed all the stigma associated with being a fatass, or a divorcee or an unwed mom.


Teasing or verbally abusing fat people doesn't make them thinner, it just provides fun times for arrogant douchebags like you.
 
2013-02-24 11:17:12 PM

The Bunyip: T-Boy: We spent our entire childhood outdoors.

How's skin cancer working out for you?


Oh boogabooga a scaremonger! Don't eat eggs cholesterol don't smoke pot reefer madness don't swim after lunch cramps don't go to San Francisco you'll catch the ghey don't eat steak it's redmeat don't gay you'll get aids don't interracial marry it's miscenegation don't breathe you're exhaling greenhouse gasses
 
2013-02-24 11:22:33 PM

dryknife: Where was this high school?


I seriously doubt these were taken in the course of the day at a school. I thinking most of these were taken as some type of staged shoot for a clothing line or a fashion mag.
 
2013-02-24 11:22:39 PM

L.D. Ablo: Aside from the lack of obesity, I don't see any practitioners of  self-mutilation, oops, I'm being insensitive a jackass!  I mean tattoos, piercings, ginormous ear holes, carving, branding, and and FSM knows what other body "modifications" are in vogue.

These days, I see packs of teens/20somethings who are inked up and have a good 12 ounces of metal in their faces.



Fixed that for you.  No one gives enough of a shiat about your opinion to care about your sensitivity.

/no piercings, no ink, no cares
 
2013-02-24 11:25:29 PM

Fissile: OscarTamerz: Of course nobody saw Leave It to Beaver because it's well established that Farkers don't own TVs but anybody remember Lumpy?  That was nearly a decade earlier and he was the fat comedy relief.  Nobody is fat in those pictures because they're fashion shots.  Forty years from now people will see fashion layouts and think all y'all's fat asses were anorexic.

[www.mentalfloss.com image 226x271]

======

Of course everyone wasn't skinny in 1969.   The facts are indisputable, the levels of obesity back in the day were much lower,  more importantly, you rarely saw people who were morbidly  obese....Chris Christie kind of obese.


Oh you did, but they were usually really rich. That was almost a prerequisite for being that big back then. Or they were struggling financially because they spent all of their money on food. Today, not so much.
 
2013-02-24 11:26:17 PM

scubamage: Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 199x253]
Feed your head.

True story, my dad got to see Ms. Slick in her full naked glory. He served in Vietnam with her brother, and while they were on a short leave, they crashed at the Slick residence since they were near base. My dad had to use the can, and apparently Gracie was getting ready to take a shower and went into the bathroom nude not realizing anyone would be in there. He has some autographed Jefferson Airplane records from later on which have some funny comments about the event.


Your father is a lucky man. My sister was in a supermarket in Marin County, and Grace queued up in line right behind her. Grace complimented my sis on her shoes (high-heeled Chuck Taylors).
 
2013-02-24 11:35:28 PM

GrizzledVeteran: I could tell TFA was a "beautiful-people," Hollywood-High pictorial; but the look was trickling down to mid-America (HS and campuses) very quickly.

By contrast, here's a 1969 small-town-West-Virginia HS yearbook. Actually, the "look" is surprisingly like my middle-class large Midwestern suburb of the time:

http://doddridgeyearbooks.org/DoddridgeCountyHighSchoolYearbook1969/ in dex.html


I couldn't help seeing this:

doddridgeyearbooks.org

So there WERE some fat chicks back then.
 
2013-02-24 11:38:57 PM

GeneralJim: namatad: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [everyfit.com image 582x379]

include the line where HFCS was introduced
include the line showing the number of kids going to HS in suburbs

then we can talk
It's not just HFCS.  Plain sugar is almost exactly as easy to digest.   Here's what counts:

[www.lowcarb.ca image 281x219]


Thank you, THIS.

The obesity epidemic is mostly an economic phenomenon. HFCS only figures in because it's cheaper than raw sugar, which means you can get more calories per real dollar spent.

Americans like sweet things, and because food is relatively cheap to Americans, companies pour a bunch of sweetener into foods now. The problem is the people buying those foods aren't figuring in the cost to their lives.
 
2013-02-24 11:43:59 PM

Fissile: I was in kindergarten in 1969....I can still remember my first day,   The girl sitting next to me puked, and the girl sitting in front of me pee-ed herself.  I'd like to believe that my 5 year old stud vibes are what made them so nervous.

In 1969 the public school I attended still had a dress code.  I went to school in proper trousers, button down shirt, leather shoes, jacket, and clip on tie.

Kids were not coddled like the snowflakes of today.  I was walked to school by a parent until I was in the 3rd grade, from there on out I was on my own.  I had a Columbia bike with a banana seat....my father was too cheap to buy the Schwinn version....that I rode everywhere......school, the mall, friends' houses, etc.  Yup, everyone was thinner in those days.

Not everything was better in those days, but I'm happy to have seen it.  If I had to pick between then and now,  I'd go back.


We're the same age- the only big difference is that we didn't have a uniform.  However, my older sisters in high school couldn't wear pants- they had to wear dresses to school.
 
2013-02-24 11:44:11 PM

Smarshmallow:
It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.


Wrong.

HFCS contains unbound fructose which is metabolized by the liver directly into fat stores. Old fashioned refined sugar is a disaccharide and is metabolized differently.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth   It's a 90 min lecture with chemistry and other biology details thrown in, but it is informative.
 
2013-02-24 11:46:58 PM

stevetherobot: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

You do realize that the attractive young woman in that picture is now in her 60s?


I'm in my late 40's, we could make it work.
 
2013-02-24 11:53:23 PM
All I know is that the late 1960s and early 1970s Playboy models all looked a lot better than the 1990s and 2000s women do. But that might also be because of bad photography and airbrushing and plastic boobs.
 
2013-02-25 12:02:35 AM
It's not so much fat, it's that people now have a certain "bloat" to them.

/born in 1961
//chubby kid, grew into it.
 
2013-02-25 12:13:11 AM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?

[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already


That picture could have easily been my fourth grade class. We must be roughly the same age.
 
2013-02-25 12:20:03 AM

ZeroCorpse: All I know is that the late 1960s and early 1970s Playboy models all looked a lot better than the 1990s and 2000s women do. But that might also be because of bad photography and airbrushing and plastic boobs.


More personality and uniqueness as well, less clones.
 
2013-02-25 12:31:32 AM
cdn.uproxx.com

The latest hippie chick, Addy
 
2013-02-25 12:34:13 AM

sweet-daddy-2: Of course I was promptly sent home by the right wing red commie principle


Must have been the day they taught the difference between principle and principal.

:)
 
2013-02-25 01:20:00 AM

PapaChester: I find fat people problems funny as they usually involve failing at moderation of something.

I mean, I encourage people to make that choice, and if you WANT to overindulge, then more power to you. Just don't complain about it and no, I do not want to pay for your health care.

/usually
//freedom


It's interesting seeing people point at certain groups of people and say "I don't want to pay for your healthcare" while at the same time everyone is calling for us to pay for everyone's healthcare. This is precisely why people should pay for their own healthcare without any handouts, because the second you do that, your problem becomes our problem and our problem becomes your problem. Why would we be pushing for that?
 
2013-02-25 01:26:01 AM
From the Farkitcal comments:

"I wish to cart these women away as spoils of war. "


Get in line buddy, get in line.

Born Jan 63, and people just looked better back then.
 
2013-02-25 01:38:56 AM

Day_Old_Dutchie: You needed to "tune" the engines up every ~20K miles.


My uncle, now dead was a gear head, he said the farther you go back the more of POS the cars were. His first car he said needed a valve job every 10000 miles, ring job every 25,000 miles.  Had brakes that would fad to nothing in the rain. And yeah, if you got in a wreck they'd turn you to hamburger.

Also by 1970 crime and violence were already very high, higher than now.
 
2013-02-25 01:45:40 AM

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 520x779]


I'm pretty sure I may have arse raped her in '81.

Do you know her name?
 
2013-02-25 01:55:14 AM

scubamage: And for those concerned that this wasn't a random sampling.. check this out from the ultimate love fest:


[woodstock.jpg]

Erm, ok. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMm0AyOSZM Here's 15 minutes of 21st century collegiate age and 20something kids dancing around at music festivals. Total number of seriously fat people? Also virtually nil. This just in: Young people who love to dance, and travel to festivals to dance, never were fat. They aren't fat now. And they never will be. Funny, that, how people who are routinely physically active are almost never fat.

The problem is twofold: First, new technology has enabled serious laziness. Both by shifting significant amounts of work from physical to mental activity in the workplace, and by making conveniences like cars much cheaper.

The other is the proliferation of crap that's been processed to the point of having no nutrition, then injected with corn syrup, cunningly disguised, and sent out into food aisles to masquerade as actual food: In 1965, I wouldn't have had to determinedly search every item on the market's shelf to find the one or two brands of cereal, jelly or bread that didn't contain HFCS.
 
2013-02-25 01:59:52 AM
1969 Nixon ordered the customs service to really clamp down at the Mexican border, so the 'mersh was in short supply.  Good marijuhauna was not invented in the eighties.  The best grass was from SE Asia where they had been breeding it for centuries.  Practically all modern strains' etiology hails from there.  Hashish ranged from OK to farout.  I think, contrary to prior posting, the federal ban on Lysergide was in 1965 with the precursor clampdown coming a year  later.  The middies came from Jamaica, then, principally.  There was a red oil product available because solvents (pet. ether) were available and growing lotsa intermediate-grade cannabis was easier then.  This was just about as good as the yellow oil of today which is extracted with n-butane.  I think this was just on the cusp of the crackdown on pills.  'ludes 'barbs and zips were still available, IIRC.

As far as fitness goes, more entertainment was participatory.  Cars weren't so comfortable.  Life wasn't so passive nor competitive.
 
2013-02-25 02:13:19 AM

bingethinker: Ima4nic8or: Deep Contact: We were always outside playing in the 60's and 70's. I don't remember my parents ever having soda in the house, and I never saw any fat people. Interesting!

And on the very rare occasions when we did see a fat person we were not afriad to say that they were fat.  A little social pressure goes a long way. Unfortunately we have removed all the stigma associated with being a fatass, or a divorcee or an unwed mom.

Teasing or verbally abusing fat people doesn't make them thinner, it just provides fun times for arrogant douchebags like you.


And this is wrong for what reason?
 
2013-02-25 02:17:59 AM
Oh wow! Pics of people in normal clothes!!
 
2013-02-25 02:27:00 AM
Grew up in the late 50s-60s-early 70s. Looking back, the one 'fat' girl in our neighborhood would not be considered fat nowadays. She actually lost a lot of weight after high school and was somewhat slim. Going beyond that, google 'circus fat lady' to see images of what was considered freakishly fat in the 19th century. Ponder those, and then visit your local Walmart, where you will see dozens of people who could have been freak show employees if only they had been born 130 years ago.  Has human metabolism changed that much in so short a period??
 
2013-02-25 02:28:54 AM

SlothB77: how available and what was the quality of the weed in 1969?


You just now decided to start???
 
2013-02-25 02:37:31 AM
I was 9 in '69. I seem to recall each year in elementary school, even in this southerly region, there was "the fat kid." Anyone else was husky.

/insert gratuitous observation here about how everyone kept their pants pulled up regardless.
 
2013-02-25 02:46:01 AM

justoneznot: This is precisely why people should pay for their own healthcare without any handouts, because the second you do that, your problem becomes our problem and our problem becomes your problem. Why would we be pushing for that?


Because cancer.

Good lifestyle or not, healthy people get it and it will take your house and job and bankrupt you. That's why national healthcare is less expensive overall than individual, tailored plans. The larger the payment pool, the cheaper it is for anyone who gets sick.

Want to penalize bad living, then fine, raise the deductible but then you then still set the family up for poverty which will cost society more to compensate for.

It's almost as if other civilized countries have figured out the math already.
 
2013-02-25 02:51:36 AM

erik-k: scubamage: And for those concerned that this wasn't a random sampling.. check this out from the ultimate love fest:

[woodstock.jpg]

Erm, ok. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apMm0AyOSZM Here's 15 minutes of 21st century collegiate age and 20something kids dancing around at music festivals. Total number of seriously fat people? Also virtually nil. This just in: Young people who love to dance, and travel to festivals to dance, never were fat. They aren't fat now. And they never will be. Funny, that, how people who are routinely physically active are almost never fat.


Disneyland home movies from '60s and '70s -- no fat people and not as many kids in strollers avoiding exercise.
 
2013-02-25 02:52:49 AM
For every baby boomer patting themself on the back for not being fat or seeing fat people in their day, I have just one reminder:

You raised the current generations of fat people.
 
2013-02-25 03:12:14 AM
ITT: A lot of butthurt people who must've been molested by fat people.  Why couldn't you run away?  They were fat, after all.

/ Show me on the doll where they touched you.
// Does it REALLY help your self-image to denigrate others, or do you still feel empty inside?
/// Sweet jaysus the ladies were hot in the early 70's.  It's not just the pics, man, they WERE hot.
 
2013-02-25 03:14:04 AM
Too bad they are all crazy Republicans now.
 
2013-02-25 04:13:19 AM

Mojongo: scubamage: True story, my dad got to see Ms. Slick in her full naked glory.
                          Hot Tuna! I once saw Nixon in a bathing suit, luckily I had welding goggles on.


Bullshiat.  Nixon's the kind of guy who would swim in a suit & tie.
 
2013-02-25 04:23:07 AM

clowncar on fire: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: www.antiquewhs.com

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now

[www.antiquewhs.com image 581x567]
The Holy Gail of Schwins- no fat or under exercised kidhas ever owned one.


That downward sliding saddle and the gear lever must have caused a lot of ball-related accidents...
 
2013-02-25 04:51:06 AM

GeneralJim: PunGent: You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?
Thank you, Dr. Lector, for a visual that will last for at least a week...


Sorry about that, I just wanted to use 'flense' in a sentence...
 
2013-02-25 05:08:28 AM

ongbok: dryknife: Where was this high school?

I seriously doubt these were taken in the course of the day at a school. I thinking most of these were taken as some type of staged shoot for a clothing line or a fashion mag.


Photo tags say Life magazine, so probably not completely staged, but certainly heavily vetted.
 
2013-02-25 05:41:51 AM
Thank you for reminding me that we have photographic proof that obesity took off when HFCS had been in the diet for a few years.
 
2013-02-25 06:08:43 AM

Lord Binky: For every baby boomer patting themself on the back for not being fat or seeing fat people in their day, I have just one reminder:

You raised the current generations of fat people.


My kids are still skinny. In there early 30's. Stop eating muffins.
 
2013-02-25 06:52:29 AM

scubamage:

Mojongo: [i812.photobucket.com image 199x253]
Feed your head.

True story, my dad got to see Ms. Slick in her full naked glory. He served in Vietnam with her brother, and while they were on a short leave, they crashed at the Slick residence since they were near base. My dad had to use the can, and apparently Gracie was getting ready to take a shower and went into the bathroom nude not realizing anyone would be in there. He has some autographed Jefferson Airplane records from later on which have some funny comments about the event.

CSB -- no, really. Here's a preview of what a naked Grace Slick might look like:  NSFW

I've always had a thing for those old Grace Slick takes...  She was one FREE woman.   She's an alcoholic, and that caused her some trouble.  But, she handled that.  Strong, opinionated, and unafraid.  I admire and respect her.

 
2013-02-25 07:15:17 AM

PunGent:

GeneralJim: PunGent: You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?

Thank you, Dr. Lector, for a visual that will last for at least a week...

Sorry about that, I just wanted to use 'flense' in a sentence...


Me?  I only wish I didn't know what it means.
 
2013-02-25 07:19:21 AM
We played basketball. Lots and lots and lots of basketball.

Being on the cross country team probably also helped.
 
2013-02-25 07:22:12 AM

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 850x472]
[i512.photobucket.com image 850x286]

Just felt the need to scan these out of a Desmond Morris coffee-table book, so they're in A-C-B order.  I guess the 68-69 crackdowns kicked in by winter 1970-71. I was born in February '71.


Thanks; interesting!

/also born Feb '71.
 
2013-02-25 08:01:24 AM

namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more


Sucrose is a glucose and a fructose bonded together. The bond that holds them together is so easy to cleave that your saliva does it for free, effectively. High fructose corn syrup is 55% fructose 45% glucose. The difference between them is insignificant. There is nothing magical about HFCS.
 
2013-02-25 08:03:19 AM

jpadc: GAT_00  Nowthat is an interesting exercise in causation/correlation.

The exact same level of evidence as every figure that links CO2s with Global temperature across the years....

To: Nina_Hartley's_Ass

I want to see that data, I'm a total believer, but would love to see an actual source.


You are retarded if you actually believe that.
 
2013-02-25 08:16:07 AM

Shakin_Haitian: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

Sucrose is a glucose and a fructose bonded together. The bond that holds them together is so easy to cleave that your saliva does it for free, effectively. High fructose corn syrup is 55% fructose 45% glucose. The difference between them is insignificant. There is nothing magical about HFCS.


unfortunately, due to the easy production process, one is raped down our throats, while the other sits dusty in the corner of the Mexican Supermarket
 
2013-02-25 08:20:13 AM

lohphat: Smarshmallow:
It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.

Wrong.

HFCS contains unbound fructose which is metabolized by the liver directly into fat stores. Old fashioned refined sugar is a disaccharide and is metabolized differently.

Sugar: The Bitter Truth   It's a 90 min lecture with chemistry and other biology details thrown in, but it is informative.


You have no idea what you're talking about.
 
2013-02-25 08:20:37 AM

rappy: mialynneb: I'm an elementary teacher and I will say, it's shocking how obese our kiddos are today.  Like, kindergarteners with "boobs." Whenever we have a break, I ask the kids when they get back what they did. Many of them say they stayed inside and played video games.  After summer vacation, many will say it was too hot outside and they just stayed in and played video games.

I have nothing against video games; I play them myself. But fark, I get outside more than some of these kids.  They stay in their houses and eat shiat for snacks and meals.  Yet, parents like to blame the school lunches.  Not that they are the greatest but they haven't deviated much since I was in elementary in the '80s. The "fat kids" that were in my school, would be moderately chunky (maybe) today.  Crazy.


The fact that you were able to type out over 100 characters on your short time away from the kitchen is either impressive on your part, or shameful on the man who owns you



i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-25 08:28:04 AM

clowncar on fire: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com image 600x731]

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now

www.antiquewhs.com
The Holy Gail of Schwins- no fat or under exercised kidhas ever owned one.


{CSB}
HOLY CRAP! I jumped down 4 stairs from a bridge into the school parking lot one day on one of those back in the '70s. Rear wheel touched down perfectly. When the front wheel hit, the forks collapsed, and I hit the asphalt face first, skidding to a stop on my elbows.
{/CSB}

/35 years later, I still have the scar on my left forearm from the cool crash
//the chicks dug it.
 
2013-02-25 08:37:48 AM

99.998er: They had phone booths back then.


Farking narcs.
 
2013-02-25 09:01:07 AM
I don't know if it is just me, but as the father of a high-school age child, the high school kids now-a-days look so much younger than the high school students you see in pictures from the 1960's and 70's.  I am not sure if it hair and/or clothing styles, but whenever I see these "vintage" pictures, the kids all seem to look in their mid to late 20's, not their teens - when I compare them to my child and the circle of friends.

// Or maybe I am just old.
 
2013-02-25 09:12:18 AM

Tat'dGreaser: I am so shocked that they didn't take any pictures of ugly/overweight people. So shocked.


That's what I came to say.  Selection bias.  My mother was fat in high school in 1970.  She wasn't the only fat kid (though, yes, rarer than today). The only time the fat people show up in the yearbook is their individual photo and out-of-focus in the back row of the large choir. This is still true today. A hottie (her sister, my aunt, sweet-Jesus-damn) was pictured in the same yearbook no less than 14 times.
 
2013-02-25 09:26:32 AM

clowncar on fire: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: [theselvedgeyard.files.wordpress.com image 600x731]

/proper stance
//not me
///wish I had one now

www.antiquewhs.com 
[www.antiquewhs.com image 581x567]
The Holy Gail of Schwins- no fat or under exercised kidhas ever owned one.



I had that exact bike minus the springer front end. That shifter was bad-ass
 
2013-02-25 09:29:00 AM

This Face Left Blank: Nixon's the kind of guy who would swim in a suit & tie.


                                     i812.photobucket.com
                                           Even Nixon was thin in the 60s
 
2013-02-25 09:29:16 AM
Badgers:
www.antiquewhs.com
That downward sliding saddle and the gear lever must have caused a lot of ball-related accidents...

===================

True.  You also didn't have the same product liability attitudes you've got today.   My friend had a blue Schwinn Stingray, which was like the Krate minus the suspension and drum brake.   Those Krates were expensive, I think they retailed for something like $100, which would be $400-$500 in today's money.  Back in the day, you could only buy a Schwinn from an authorized Schwinn dealer, and not from a department store.  During the height of the "bike boom", in the mid 1970s, Schwinn sold over a million bikes of all types.....almost all of them manufactured at Schwinn's Chicago factory.   Schwinn went bankrupt in 1993.  The company name was sold at the bankruptcy auction to a marketing company (Pacific cycles).  The new "Schwinn" bicycles you see for sale today are made in China.....sold at X-Mart stores.....or Taiwan....more expensive models sold at bike shops.
 
2013-02-25 09:34:13 AM

Mojongo: This Face Left Blank: Nixon's the kind of guy who would swim in a suit & tie.

                                     [i812.photobucket.com image 270x172]
                                           Even Nixon was thin in the 60s


==================

There was a lot less tolerance for fat people back in the day.   Fat people would expect insults, or worse, on a daily basis.
 
2013-02-25 09:34:50 AM
Shakin_Haitian   You are retarded if you actually believe that.

Well, I guess the researchers suggesting that nicotine is an appetite suppressant should have checked with you first.    http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/06/researchers-learning-how-nicot i ne-works-as-an-appetite-suppresant/

So just keep calling people retarded with no actual evidence and see your reputation on Fark grow.
 
2013-02-25 09:57:29 AM

YouPeopleAreCrazy: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.

Something that doesn't look like a 9 year old?


I also prefer shaved legs and armpits. Has nothing to do with underage girls.
Why do some people always assume shaved pubic hair equates pedophilia? I guess it's some sort of projection.
 
2013-02-25 09:58:02 AM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already


Back row, second from right -- maroon and gold shirt
 
2013-02-25 10:01:26 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Lsherm: [img689.imageshack.us image 517x800]

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

[i46.tinypic.com image 850x1245]

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.



That's OK, my teeth could use a good flossing.
 
2013-02-25 10:21:31 AM

MisterTweak: Ok, I was in high school a little after that (roughly a decade, won't get more specific), and yes, I now live in Texas which is more prone to obesity than my childhood home - but not by THAT much.

Still, the pictures are shocking when I look at a class photo from my high school and one of my kids'. Amusingly, the clothing styles are more similar than I would have expected, but damn - the stockiest kid in my 9th grade class would be at the lower bound of the current 9th grade class in the 'burbs of Houston. I am sticking every bit of money I have into diabetes maintenance outfits.

I certainly am glad ADM and Coca-Cola are making a buck, but Jesus Diabetic Christ....


We might be close in age. Being fat simply wasn't acceptable until the 90's, and the people that were overweight sure as hell didn't flaunt their rolls in tight tshirts and too small, lowcut jeans.
 
2013-02-25 10:33:42 AM

Straelbora: Fissile: I was in kindergarten in 1969....I can still remember my first day,   The girl sitting next to me puked, and the girl sitting in front of me pee-ed herself.  I'd like to believe that my 5 year old stud vibes are what made them so nervous.

In 1969 the public school I attended still had a dress code.  I went to school in proper trousers, button down shirt, leather shoes, jacket, and clip on tie.

Kids were not coddled like the snowflakes of today.  I was walked to school by a parent until I was in the 3rd grade, from there on out I was on my own.  I had a Columbia bike with a banana seat....my father was too cheap to buy the Schwinn version....that I rode everywhere......school, the mall, friends' houses, etc.  Yup, everyone was thinner in those days.

Not everything was better in those days, but I'm happy to have seen it.  If I had to pick between then and now,  I'd go back.

We're the same age- the only big difference is that we didn't have a uniform.  However, my older sisters in high school couldn't wear pants- they had to wear dresses to school.


We couldn't wear pants to school unless it was freezing or snowing and then they had to be part of a proper pantsuit. I still remember the thrill of wearing my first pair of Levis to school in the early 70's. We thought we were so cool and figured if all the girls showed up dressed like that they couldn't send us all home.
 
2013-02-25 10:36:10 AM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already



You used to be a frumpy schoolteacher??? How much did the operation cost?
 
2013-02-25 11:20:58 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: Smarshmallow: Jon iz teh kewl: Smarshmallow: namatad: the answer to (D) is so simple. it isnt one thing, but a couple.
1) buses - kids used to walk more and ride buses to school. none of that rides from mom BS
2) walking - some kids actually were able to walk to school or walked to the public bus stop and took that bus.
3) cane sugar vs HFCS - HFCS was rapidly introduced to many processed foods and soft drinks in the U.S. from about 1975 to 1985.
(( cane is ~100 sucrose ( a disaccharide  ) whereas HFCS is made up of two monosaccharides ))

combining these two major issues would lead to fat americans.

TADA
stop drinking soda
start walking more

It's not the type of sugar, it's the amount that's making us fat.

i think fat people like Adele is what makes our world beautiful.  if everyone was skinny like Arnold Schwarzenegger we'd all be gay

No. Fat people have nothing to offer me.

sure they do, ever eaten at Sonny's?

founded by a fat person


Ironic.... TH was founded by an NHL'er.
 
2013-02-25 11:43:54 AM
Kids didn't have a reason to stay at home.

Computers looked like this and ARPANET was in its infancy:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-02-25 11:47:46 AM

sid244: Kids didn't have a reason to stay at home.

Computers looked like this and ARPANET was in its infancy:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 471x599]


=====================

I took my first CS course at college in 1983.  I had an account on a digital PDP-11, that machine was hooked up to the ARAPNET.  Most people refuse to believe that I had an email account in 1983.
 
2013-02-25 12:25:28 PM
Who wasn't in love with Marsha?
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-02-25 12:47:15 PM

Deep Contact: Who wasn't in love with Marsha?
[25.media.tumblr.com image 500x400]


I found out too late I could have banged her for the price of a line of coke.
Dammit dammit dammit.
 
2013-02-25 01:00:52 PM

Pointy Tail of Satan: I don't remember this in my high school. All we wore was denim. Maybe the hair was longer then. That's about it. MInd you, I'm talking Canada.


So in canada, it's formal for a yearbook photo?

/canadian tuxedo
 
2013-02-25 01:35:15 PM

Rik01: Exactly right. Plus there were no children's rights groups, helicopter parents and folks didn't sue the krap out of the schools. Kids could be kids. There were few sexual offenders and the few sex offender laws did not convict as broadly as they do today.


And children who were abused had no place to go to, schools weren't desegregated until 1965 and there was massive institutionalized racism, and there were just as many sex offenders but no one spoke about it publicly or wanted to turn "weird Uncle Bob" in to the police for fear of a scandal.

Rose colored glasses, I tell ya.
 
2013-02-25 01:37:29 PM

Deep Contact: Who wasn't in love with Marsha?



www.sitcomsonline.com
 
2013-02-25 02:20:55 PM

PunGent: GeneralJim: PunGent: You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?
Thank you, Dr. Lector, for a visual that will last for at least a week...

Sorry about that, I just wanted to use 'flense' in a sentence...


AAARRRR, I gots me spades, lances, flesh hooks and head oil buckets at the ready Captain.

What! You'd be jesting?

As I said Captian, me flesh hooks are ready, and they'll be used!
 
2013-02-25 02:24:57 PM

Fissile: sid244: Kids didn't have a reason to stay at home.

Computers looked like this and ARPANET was in its infancy:
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I took my first CS course at college in 1983.  I had an account on a digital PDP-11, that machine was hooked up to the ARAPNET.  Most people refuse to believe that I had an email account in 1983.


Heh...my first computing course, in high school, was on punch card machines.
Damned if I remember the model, language, or anything else, though...
 
2013-02-25 02:25:32 PM

Kif_D: [i.imgur.com image 551x607]


It's all late, but if no one else cares, I just want you to know that I care.

/Harlequin box set was released 25 years ago
 
2013-02-25 02:26:46 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Deep Contact: Who wasn't in love with Marsha?


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Who?

/yes yes I know...
//still have never seen the show
 
2013-02-25 02:27:47 PM

Lollipop165: Rik01: Exactly right. Plus there were no children's rights groups, helicopter parents and folks didn't sue the krap out of the schools. Kids could be kids. There were few sexual offenders and the few sex offender laws did not convict as broadly as they do today.

And children who were abused had no place to go to, schools weren't desegregated until 1965 and there was massive institutionalized racism, and there were just as many sex offenders but no one spoke about it publicly or wanted to turn "weird Uncle Bob" in to the police for fear of a scandal.

Rose colored glasses, I tell ya.


Actually, I'd bet there were just as many sex offenders, it just didn't get talked about or made public as much.
 
2013-02-25 02:30:20 PM

PunGent: Actually, I'd bet there were just as many sex offenders, it just didn't get talked about or made public as much.


That's what I said :-)
 
2013-02-25 02:33:40 PM

SlothB77: how available and what was the quality of the weed in 1969?


Widely and poor, judging by the sweet odor from the third floor boy's rooms in my old high school.

(Cape Cod, late 70s, still a useful data point, since every trend hit us about 5 years late)
 
2013-02-25 02:37:50 PM

Day_Old_Dutchie: SomeoneDumb: I graduated HS the next year, 1970, and I'm pretty sure the girls at school couldn't wear pants to school any more than we guys could wear Levis. Also, this was before book bags or backpacks -  we all slung our books on our hip or held them to our chest and every Friday had to bring home our gym clothes for washing.

And, yes, the girls were great in those days, as were the cars.

Yes, those "great Cars" - everything looks better seen in a rear-view mirror,

With today's cars, you can walk away from most crashes. If you got into a crash in a 1960s vehicle, you were pretty much hamburger. Those "body on frame" designs were deadly.
You needed to "tune" the engines up every ~20K miles.
If you lived in a Northern climate, the salt on the roads would cause serious rust damage in 3 years for some models.  No you see cars 10+ years old here with no rust at all.
If you could actually afford a vehicle with A/C, it needed "recharging" every 2 years, or seals needed to be replaced. Most people just gave up on the A/C after this time
Crappy AM radios - actually a lot of the expensive "options" like the clocks, radios, power antennas etc would break after a year or so.  The warranties were a joke.

No. I don't miss the 1960s at all.


Fair points about the safety and reliability.

However, the AC?  we did this weird thing where we'd open the windows when it got hot..imagine.
(Jib windows ftw...)

And the radio, if there was nothing on?  we'd actually talk to each other.

Shocking, I know.

If you were alone in a car, you might actually, I dunno, concentrate on your driving, or do some thinking.

Modern-day media available 24/7 has its drawbacks...
 
2013-02-25 02:38:28 PM

Lollipop165: PunGent: Actually, I'd bet there were just as many sex offenders, it just didn't get talked about or made public as much.

That's what I said :-)


Great minds :)
 
2013-02-25 02:40:16 PM

Slam1263: PunGent: GeneralJim: PunGent: You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?
Thank you, Dr. Lector, for a visual that will last for at least a week...

Sorry about that, I just wanted to use 'flense' in a sentence...

AAARRRR, I gots me spades, lances, flesh hooks and head oil buckets at the ready Captain.

What! You'd be jesting?

As I said Captian, me flesh hooks are ready, and they'll be used!


I'd never jest about whaling.

A Walmart off the port bow!

Fire up the try pots!
 
2013-02-25 02:46:24 PM
Ahoy!

A pod o'Bremolo's!

We're going to need a bigger boat.
 
2013-02-25 03:02:59 PM

Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


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/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already


Third from left, back row, white shirt.
 
2013-02-25 03:03:55 PM
Giant, unruly furburgers for all!
 
2013-02-25 03:23:13 PM

mialynneb: I'm an elementary teacher and I will say, it's shocking how obese our kiddos are today.  Like, kindergarteners with "boobs." Whenever we have a break, I ask the kids when they get back what they did. Many of them say they stayed inside and played video games.  After summer vacation, many will say it was too hot outside and they just stayed in and played video games.

I have nothing against video games; I play them myself. But fark, I get outside more than some of these kids.  They stay in their houses and eat shiat for snacks and meals.  Yet, parents like to blame the school lunches.  Not that they are the greatest but they haven't deviated much since I was in elementary in the '80s. The "fat kids" that were in my school, would be moderately chunky (maybe) today.  Crazy.


Same thing I observed when looking at some my old elementary class photos.  Kenny the "fat kid" that we made fun of is at worst average weight today.  If he was born in the 2000's he could have been the one(s) making fun of the fat kid.
 
2013-02-25 03:28:42 PM

Jon iz teh kewl: GeneralJim: notatrollorami: Lsherm: All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.

I thought much the same thing. There's music playing in my mind while she trots toward me. And the front of my pants feels funny.
Yeah, I remember high school, too...

yeah.. now she looks too pure to fark



The hell you say!  It's just that in my scenario she and I are ingenues, fumbling about with fear, trepidation, and unadulterated if not fully understood lust while exploring the magical intimacy of youth.

///Of course, what follows is me being too stupid to understand my sheer luck and bragging to my friends, embarassing her, and driving her into the arms of the class president/quarterback while I revert to my previous schedule of pulling my pud looking at the water ravaged copy of Playboy I found in my brothers fort.
 
2013-02-25 03:30:12 PM

GAT_00: cmunic8r99: namatad: include the line where HFCS was introduced

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Yes, that's very useful without being able to determine what the y axis represents.


Pirates.
 
2013-02-25 03:38:22 PM

FunkOut: Explains why Mama Cass was considered such an oddity.


edgarbunbun: what about mama cass? from the mamas and the papas? not everyone was skinny back then. this is a photo shoot for life magazine. only beautiful people need apply.


mrexcess: Mama Cass


Did nobody listen to "Creeqe Alley" but me?
 
2013-02-25 04:42:08 PM
farm5.staticflickr.com


That's right. That's how I rolled back in the hood.

/ They be hatin'
 
2013-02-25 05:14:24 PM

SpectroBoy: [farm5.staticflickr.com image 640x453]

That's right. That's how I rolled back in the hood.

/ They be hatin'


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Why did you remove the "pie plate"?  Nothing says 70s bike style like a chrome bling pie plate.
 
2013-02-25 06:43:28 PM

G_Biscuit: Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


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/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already

Third from left, back row, white shirt.


And we have a winner!!!!!
 
2013-02-25 09:30:19 PM

Two16: rappy: mialynneb: I'm an elementary teacher and I will say, it's shocking how obese our kiddos are today.  Like, kindergarteners with "boobs." Whenever we have a break, I ask the kids when they get back what they did. Many of them say they stayed inside and played video games.  After summer vacation, many will say it was too hot outside and they just stayed in and played video games.

I have nothing against video games; I play them myself. But fark, I get outside more than some of these kids.  They stay in their houses and eat shiat for snacks and meals.  Yet, parents like to blame the school lunches.  Not that they are the greatest but they haven't deviated much since I was in elementary in the '80s. The "fat kids" that were in my school, would be moderately chunky (maybe) today.  Crazy.


The fact that you were able to type out over 100 characters on your short time away from the kitchen is either impressive on your part, or shameful on the man who owns you


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I blame air conditioning.
 
2013-02-25 09:34:22 PM

Pribar: G_Biscuit: Pribar: Can anyone pick me out of this lineup from that era?


[i135.photobucket.com image 800x471]
/few years after 1969, as ya can see the percentage of fat had risen already

Third from left, back row, white shirt.

And we have a winner!!!!!


Woohoo!  Thanks!  I guess it's true what they say... wasting hours every day lurking and reading through everyone's Fark profile really does pay off!
 
2013-02-25 09:38:42 PM

macadamnut: [i512.photobucket.com image 850x472]
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Just felt the need to scan these out of a Desmond Morris coffee-table book, so they're in A-C-B order.  I guess the 68-69 crackdowns kicked in by winter 1970-71. I was born in February '71.


Great graphic!! I was also born in Feb. '71!!
Happy Birthday, My Fellow Aquarian!! :)

/My birthday is the same as Drew's!!
 
2013-02-26 07:31:48 AM

jpadc: Shakin_Haitian   You are retarded if you actually believe that.

Well, I guess the researchers suggesting that nicotine is an appetite suppressant should have checked with you first.    http://arstechnica.com/science/2011/06/researchers-learning-how-nicot i ne-works-as-an-appetite-suppresant/

So just keep calling people retarded with no actual evidence and see your reputation on Fark grow.


The climate change comment was retarded. Stimulants being appetite suppressants is bleedingly obvious.

Either way, the majority of smokers I know are obese and when I used to smoke, I was fat as well. Nicotine is a very slight suppressant.
 
2013-02-27 08:08:15 AM

Slam1263:

As I said Captian, me flesh hooks are ready, and they'll be used!

ARR, you magnificent bastard, you....
 
2013-02-27 08:19:40 AM

Shakin_Haitian:

The climate change comment was retarded. Stimulants being appetite suppressants is bleedingly obvious.

NO...   His comment ("The exact same level of evidence as every figure that links CO2s with Global temperature across the years....") simply does not match your ignorant preconceptions.  And, before you get all butt-hurt and insulty about it, how about you show me some peer-reviewed research which actually determines atmospheric sensitivity to carbon dioxide from MEASUREMENTS rather than model runs, which have the sensitivity built in?
 
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