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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 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.

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