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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 66
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2013-02-24 05:18:19 PM
18 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 05:26:29 PM
8 votes:
Every single one of the people in those pictures joined the Manson Family and is now in prison.
2013-02-24 08:12:45 PM
4 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-02-24 07:36:20 PM
4 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.


i46.tinypic.com

Let me enlighten you to what was under that 1970's skirt.
2013-02-24 04:58:14 PM
4 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 07:50:46 PM
3 votes:
lh3.ggpht.com

/Mama Cass thinks your thread sucks
2013-02-24 07:47:11 PM
3 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-24 07:19:37 PM
3 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 07:18:58 PM
3 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 07:10:40 PM
3 votes:

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 04:31:17 PM
3 votes:
everyfit.com
2013-02-24 03:51:29 PM
3 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.
2013-02-24 09:17:54 PM
2 votes:

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 08:17:32 PM
2 votes:
It's amazing how suddenly all girls are cute when you take the fat away.
2013-02-24 08:07:02 PM
2 votes:
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 08:01:21 PM
2 votes:
www.wgbh.org
2013-02-24 07:53:06 PM
2 votes:

namatad: hind and seek


NTTAWWT
2013-02-24 07:10:07 PM
2 votes:

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 07:06:14 PM
2 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

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 07:01:31 PM
2 votes:

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 04:03:28 PM
2 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....
2013-02-25 09:34:22 PM
1 votes:

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 03:30:12 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.


Pirates.
2013-02-25 01:37:29 PM
1 votes:

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



www.sitcomsonline.com
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 04:23:07 AM
1 votes:

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 03:12:14 AM
1 votes:
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 12:34:13 AM
1 votes:

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.

:)
2013-02-24 10:59:01 PM
1 votes:

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


cdn.theatlanticwire.com
2013-02-24 10:53:45 PM
1 votes:

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 10:34:59 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 10:33:35 PM
1 votes:

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 10:03:59 PM
1 votes:

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 10:02:08 PM
1 votes:

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 10:01:44 PM
1 votes:
2.bp.blogspot.com

What a strange, backward time.  I bet no one was even arrested for this.
2013-02-24 09:41:06 PM
1 votes:

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 09:33:21 PM
1 votes:
  i812.photobucket.com
You want I should scrape the dead bugs off your windshield, or maybe get you a sammich?
2013-02-24 09:32:51 PM
1 votes:

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 09:18:10 PM
1 votes:

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 09:11:23 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 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 08:35:52 PM
1 votes:

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 08:17:33 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 08:14:39 PM
1 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 08:10:52 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 07:52:12 PM
1 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 07:44:51 PM
1 votes:

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 07:39:51 PM
1 votes:
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 07:37:19 PM
1 votes:

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 07:32:21 PM
1 votes:
You can always shave the former; what are you going to do with the latter?

Flense her?
2013-02-24 07:27:53 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 07:25:01 PM
1 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 07:21:36 PM
1 votes:
E) Everybody in high school was 35.
2013-02-24 07:20:44 PM
1 votes:
They had phone booths back then.

timstvshowcase.com
2013-02-24 07:15:00 PM
1 votes:

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 07:14:11 PM
1 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

Burn those bras!
2013-02-24 07:13:57 PM
1 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 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 07:01:57 PM
1 votes:
they all look gay
why does EVERYONE LOOK GAY
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 06:58:14 PM
1 votes:
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 06:55:44 PM
1 votes:
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 06:30:41 PM
1 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 04:37:32 PM
1 votes:

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 03:59:51 PM
1 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.
 
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