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(Norwich Bulletin)   Here are 22 pictures from the 1970s that prove the Oscars were a hell of a lot drunker and way more fun than they ever will be again. Includes C-3PO jamming with an air guitar in front of a giant Oscar statuette and Farrah Fawcett in her prime   (norwichbulletin.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, oscars, Farrah Fawcett, air guitars, C-3PO, deer hunters, Best Supporting Actor, Linda Lovelace, Marlon Brando  
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2014-03-03 12:34:05 PM  
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No doubt, love, but as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I'll be sound as a pound!
 
2014-03-03 12:40:15 PM  
Cocaine, and lots of it
 
2014-03-03 12:49:50 PM  
Isn't a giant statuette kind of an oxymoron?
 
2014-03-03 01:09:28 PM  

Lochsteppe: Isn't a giant statuette kind of an oxymoron?


More accurately, it's kind of a statue.
 
2014-03-03 01:17:00 PM  

EyeballKid: Lochsteppe: Isn't a giant statuette kind of an oxymoron?

More accurately, it's kind of a statue.


I think it might be accurate here, because that was indeed a statuette blown up to giant proportions. The Oscar is an iconic item, so I'd imagine the frame of reference here is that it's normally a foot long item, and here they reproduced it in a giant scale.

It's like someone makes a twinkie 40 feet long. Are all other twinkies now 'mini twinkies' because there's a large reference? Or is the large one judged based on the small one?
 
2014-03-03 01:21:45 PM  

kroonermanblack: EyeballKid: Lochsteppe: Isn't a giant statuette kind of an oxymoron?

More accurately, it's kind of a statue.

I think it might be accurate here, because that was indeed a statuette blown up to giant proportions. The Oscar is an iconic item, so I'd imagine the frame of reference here is that it's normally a foot long item, and here they reproduced it in a giant scale.

It's like someone makes a twinkie 40 feet long. Are all other twinkies now 'mini twinkies' because there's a large reference? Or is the large one judged based on the small one?


I'd say that once 40-foot Twinkies come on the market, the other kind should indeed be called "mini Twinkies."  Just haul one of them over on a flatbed; I could live in it like James and the Giant Peach.
 
2014-03-03 01:30:19 PM  

kroonermanblack: It's like someone makes a twinkie 40 feet long.


That's a big Twinkie.
 
2014-03-03 01:30:23 PM  

kroonermanblack: It's like someone makes a twinkie 40 feet long. Are all other twinkies now 'mini twinkies' because there's a large reference? Or is the large one judged based on the small one?


Logical assessments like this keep me coming back to Fark. Full point.
 
2014-03-03 01:59:00 PM  
What a shiatty website... Formatting is all fluxored up because they want to have a window with "Tweets" at the top. As a result, you get the first 3 lines of text 1/4 of a page above the first picture.

Cool pics, but soomeone needs to go back to Web Design 101 and ask to be flogged for an entire semester.
 
2014-03-03 02:09:16 PM  
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a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.
 
2014-03-03 02:49:45 PM  

Mikey1969: What a shiatty website... Formatting is all fluxored up because they want to have a window with "Tweets" at the top. As a result, you get the first 3 lines of text 1/4 of a page above the first picture.

Cool pics, but soomeone needs to go back to Web Design 101 and ask to be flogged for an entire semester.


At least you got an article. I got a 404 not found error.
 
2014-03-03 02:53:21 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Mikey1969: What a shiatty website... Formatting is all fluxored up because they want to have a window with "Tweets" at the top. As a result, you get the first 3 lines of text 1/4 of a page above the first picture.

Cool pics, but soomeone needs to go back to Web Design 101 and ask to be flogged for an entire semester.

At least you got an article. I got a 404 not found error.


I'm pretty sure it was designed in 1997, they updated the headline and added the little Twitter feed thing at the top. It was laid out THAT well... You missed some cool stuff, but I'm gonna bet there's someplace out there that has done it better.
 
2014-03-03 03:14:29 PM  

FlashHarry: a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.


I'd sodomize her skeleton.
 
2014-03-03 03:20:36 PM  

FlashHarry: a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.


From my exhaustive research on the subject those beauties were seemingly unaffected by temperature.
 
2014-03-03 03:47:27 PM  
Obviously written by a person who wasn't actually alive at the time or he would've known that Burt Reynolds had yet to grow his "iconic 'stache". At the time that picture of him was taken, he had never had a mustache in any of his movies.

/my lawn
 
2014-03-03 04:02:08 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: FlashHarry: a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.

I'd sodomize her skeleton.


Ironic as that's probably what skeletized her in the first place: improper use of a colon.
 
2014-03-03 04:05:42 PM  

theusercomponent: Obviously written by a person who wasn't actually alive at the time or he would've known that Burt Reynolds had yet to grow his "iconic 'stache". At the time that picture of him was taken, he had never had a mustache in any of his movies.

/my lawn


Met him years ago when he was doing a show for TNN.  He's a little dude...
 
2014-03-03 04:12:18 PM  
Well I learned that the Oscars used to be held in April and (at least one year) on a Monday.
 
2014-03-03 04:53:41 PM  
So the "lot drunker and way more fun" revolves around the fact that celebrities wore their hair in a different way than they do now and popular actors still around today were forty years younger then.
 
2014-03-03 05:28:27 PM  

theusercomponent: Obviously written by a person who wasn't actually alive at the time or he would've known that Burt Reynolds had yet to grow his "iconic 'stache". At the time that picture of him was taken, he had never had a mustache in any of his movies.

/my lawn


He grew it for Smokey and the Bandit, no?  So yeah, you're right... that was '77.
 
2014-03-03 05:34:48 PM  
I remember the streaker. Pretty funny and David Niven has such aplomb. Even as a kid I recognized his sheer suavity.
 
2014-03-03 05:48:01 PM  

Zul the Magnificent: FlashHarry: a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.

I'd sodomize her skeleton.


i2.wp.com
 
2014-03-03 06:17:10 PM  
You know - anyone else find it weird that linda lovelace is smiling in these way-back photos? I mean, wasn't her story pretty F'ed up in terms of being basically being forced into it?
 
2014-03-03 06:29:45 PM  
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It's been described as a mullet which exudes money.  They really funny/sad thing is that for most of the 70s and well into the 1980s, both Paul and Linda had exactly the same haircut.
 
2014-03-03 07:15:22 PM  

Somaticasual: You know - anyone else find it weird that linda lovelace is smiling in these way-back photos? I mean, wasn't her story pretty F'ed up in terms of being basically being forced into it?


A) If that was even true and not just a way to cash in on fleeting porny celebrity.

B) If Joan Rivers can smile in public, there's apparently no amount of personal horror that will deter a good set of bared teeth for the camera.
 
2014-03-03 07:20:42 PM  

Somaticasual: You know - anyone else find it weird that linda lovelace is smiling in these way-back photos? I mean, wasn't her story pretty F'ed up in terms of being basically being forced into it?


She kinda ret-conned her own story later in life, after she became born-again.

I also think she did Deep Throat willingly, but that her husband (who was basically living off her) pushed her to keep doing films long after she wanted to quit, which is where the germ of the notion that she was "forced" came from.  He was, by all accounts, a slimebag.
 
2014-03-03 07:34:27 PM  
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2014-03-03 07:54:42 PM  

Valiente: Somaticasual: You know - anyone else find it weird that linda lovelace is smiling in these way-back photos? I mean, wasn't her story pretty F'ed up in terms of being basically being forced into it?

A) If that was even true and not just a way to cash in on fleeting porny celebrity.

B) If Joan Rivers can smile in public, there's apparently no amount of personal horror that will deter a good set of bared teeth for the camera.


Ha, touche on B. and fair enough on A - certainly wouldn't be surprising

Dwight_Yeast: She kinda ret-conned her own story later in life, after she became born-again.


Ahh, ye old "ashamed of the past" game. F'ed up on the husbands part if that's the case, though.
 
2014-03-03 08:27:11 PM  

FlashHarry: [static6.businessinsider.com image 400x300]
a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.


She had epically huge nipples.
 
2014-03-04 08:12:33 AM  

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you win 38% (IIRC) of the prizes.
congrats, and enjoy your mic'ed up mobile home!
 
2014-03-04 01:27:08 PM  

bronyaur1: FlashHarry: [static6.businessinsider.com image 400x300]
a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.

She had epically huge nipples.


I was watching 'Battle of the Network Stars' reruns last night.  Heather Thomas. Dunk Tank. Cold Water.  It's like I was a teenager again.
 
2014-03-04 06:02:03 PM  

bronyaur1: FlashHarry: [static6.businessinsider.com image 400x300]
a rare chilly night in hollywood, apparently.

She had epically huge nipples.


Glad this has been covered.
 
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