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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 92
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2013-02-24 05:18:19 PM
13 votes:
img689.imageshack.us

All of you.  That's how many of you I would kill for the chance to 1969 that.
2013-02-24 04:31:17 PM
7 votes:
everyfit.com
2013-02-24 03:59:51 PM
7 votes:
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
6 votes:
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 06:30:41 PM
5 votes:
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 05:30:41 PM
5 votes:
Lorelle:
6) We had awesome bikes.

This, of course, can not be overstated.
2013-02-24 08:22:35 PM
4 votes:

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 08:17:32 PM
4 votes:
It's amazing how suddenly all girls are cute when you take the fat away.
2013-02-24 08:01:21 PM
4 votes:
www.wgbh.org
2013-02-24 07:31:44 PM
4 votes:

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 07:18:52 PM
4 votes:
"A generation" did not ruin anything. A segment of every generation exploits the society into which they are born.
2013-02-24 07:08:38 PM
4 votes:
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 05:27:57 PM
4 votes:
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 05:15:37 PM
4 votes:
'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.
2013-02-25 02:52:49 AM
3 votes:
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 02:46:01 AM
3 votes:

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.
2013-02-24 08:14:39 PM
3 votes:

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 08:12:45 PM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-24 07:25:01 PM
3 votes:
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 07:03:02 PM
3 votes:

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 04:44:19 PM
3 votes:
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 10:24:29 PM
2 votes:

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 09:44:07 PM
2 votes:

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 09:38:43 PM
2 votes:

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 08:42:32 PM
2 votes:

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 08:30:14 PM
2 votes:
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 08:24:52 PM
2 votes:

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 07:52:12 PM
2 votes:
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 07:51:51 PM
2 votes:

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 07:27:32 PM
2 votes:
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 07:19:37 PM
2 votes:
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 07:18:05 PM
2 votes:
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 07:13:57 PM
2 votes:

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 06:57:32 PM
2 votes:
my favorite hippie

www.magmire.net
2013-02-24 06:54:30 PM
2 votes:
No fat people, minorities were minorities, and these same people hadn't yet destroyed the world.
Truly it was a paradise.
2013-02-24 06:01:53 PM
2 votes:

namatad: include the line where HFCS was introduced


upload.wikimedia.org
2013-02-24 04:45:29 PM
2 votes:

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 03:51:29 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-02-25 03:02:59 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-25 02:27:47 PM
1 votes:

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 01:35:15 PM
1 votes:

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 10:21:31 AM
1 votes:

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 09:34:50 AM
1 votes:
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 04:51:06 AM
1 votes:

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 03:14:04 AM
1 votes:
Too bad they are all crazy Republicans now.
2013-02-25 02:51:36 AM
1 votes:

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 02:27:00 AM
1 votes:
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??
2013-02-24 11:09:40 PM
1 votes:

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 10:34:59 PM
1 votes:

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 10:06:44 PM
1 votes:

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 10:04:50 PM
1 votes:

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 09:37:08 PM
1 votes:

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 09:35:19 PM
1 votes:

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 09:29:36 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-24 09:19:54 PM
1 votes:

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 09:11:23 PM
1 votes:

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 09:09:22 PM
1 votes:

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 08:57:12 PM
1 votes:

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 08:55:59 PM
1 votes:
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 08:42:30 PM
1 votes:
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 08:25:53 PM
1 votes:
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 08:17:33 PM
1 votes:

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 08:12:46 PM
1 votes:

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


Good.
2013-02-24 08:10:52 PM
1 votes:
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 08:08:29 PM
1 votes:

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 08:07:19 PM
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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 08:04:55 PM
1 votes:
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 07:56:00 PM
1 votes:
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 07:55:22 PM
1 votes:
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 07:52:24 PM
1 votes:
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 07:50:46 PM
1 votes:
lh3.ggpht.com

/Mama Cass thinks your thread sucks
2013-02-24 07:47:11 PM
1 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-24 07:45:24 PM
1 votes:
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 07:44:09 PM
1 votes:
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 07:42:45 PM
1 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com

'69 was apparently a really good year...
2013-02-24 07:39:53 PM
1 votes:
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 07:32:21 PM
1 votes:
You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?
2013-02-24 07:30:15 PM
1 votes:

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 07:27:53 PM
1 votes:

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 07:20:40 PM
1 votes:

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 07:18:58 PM
1 votes:
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 07:05:53 PM
1 votes:
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 07:03:51 PM
1 votes:

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 07:02:34 PM
1 votes:

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 06:59:26 PM
1 votes:
I am so shocked that they didn't take any pictures of ugly/overweight people. So shocked.
2013-02-24 06:46:48 PM
1 votes:
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 06:27:33 PM
1 votes:

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 06:08:24 PM
1 votes:

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 05:26:29 PM
1 votes:
Every single one of the people in those pictures joined the Manson Family and is now in prison.
2013-02-24 04:58:14 PM
1 votes:

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 04:12:16 PM
1 votes:
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 04:05:27 PM
1 votes:
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
 
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