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2020-07-09 9:30:46 AM  
Well, "Total Recall" didn't come out until 1990, so my Kuato headline for the first story would have been really obscure in 1980.
 
2020-07-09 12:12:56 PM  
Fark 40 Years Ago:

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2020-07-09 12:13:42 PM  
They'd probably be in the Weekly World News, though.  They carried lots of second-hand China pieces and weren't too worried about chasing down sources.
 
2020-07-09 12:14:22 PM  
40 years ago America was freaking out over Satanism and possessed Cabbage Patch dolls.

There's not a lot of room for criticism here.
 
2020-07-09 12:15:25 PM  
I would have loved to see a Miracle on Ice thread.
 
2020-07-09 12:18:08 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: 40 years ago America was freaking out over Satanism and possessed Cabbage Patch dolls.

There's not a lot of room for criticism here.


The most important question 40 years ago was "Who shot JR?"
So, yeah, no room to criticize.
 
2020-07-09 12:25:14 PM  
it wasn't?
 
2020-07-09 12:34:28 PM  
Like wine and spirits, old news ages variously. Some ages well, some just gets corked or cooked.
 
2020-07-09 12:35:19 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: I would have loved to see a Miracle on Ice thread.


Oh, I thought you meant "Ice Capades". Remember those?
 
2020-07-09 12:36:50 PM  

Dr.Fey: Well, "Total Recall" didn't come out until 1990, so my Kuato headline for the first story would have been really obscure in 1980.


A lot of Fark headlines are obscure in the World of Next Tuesday.
 
2020-07-09 12:38:57 PM  
This is the kind of cutting edge content you can expect from Hong Kong journalists now that they must take the oath for Xi.
 
2020-07-09 12:40:55 PM  
I swear I saw the SpumCo style and some of the earlier characters on the Streets of Ottawa back in the very late Eighties or the Nineties, before Ripping Friends and before Ren and Stimpy. Oh yeah, Ottawa used to have a school of cartooning, didn't we. Whatever happened to those guys? I knew a guy who was a cartoonist back when. I wonder if he still draws or uses cartooning software?

I have a SpumCo book, oversize trade paperback. Featuring Jimmy.
 
2020-07-09 12:41:40 PM  
Imagine your first introduction to Ren & Stimpy was on a telephone pole.

Like that.
 
2020-07-09 12:52:18 PM  

whidbey: Fark 40 Years Ago:

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The black dude who was the host on Real People sat next to me and my folks when we watched The Pointer Sisters at a Milwaukee Summer Fest concert.

/Confused?
//You won't be after this episode of Soap.
 
2020-07-09 12:54:26 PM  
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2020-07-09 12:56:22 PM  
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2020-07-09 12:58:23 PM  

Billy Liar: They'd probably be in the Weekly World News, though.  They carried lots of second-hand China pieces and weren't too worried about chasing down sources.


Mainichi Wai Wai which used to be all the best Fark links instead of our Daily Fail obsession
 
2020-07-09 1:32:19 PM  
Fetus In My Chest was Tony Bennett's disappointing followup to I Left My Heart In San Francisco.
 
2020-07-09 1:39:41 PM  
It's hard for me to believe that 40 years ago was only 1980.   Where does the time go?
 
2020-07-09 1:46:43 PM  
That guy standing behind the Pope looks like a very young Richard Nixon.
 
2020-07-09 1:58:41 PM  

Great_Milenko: It's hard for me to believe that 40 years ago was only 1980.   Where does the time go?


the langoliers
 
2020-07-09 2:21:22 PM  

SirEattonHogg: whidbey: Fark 40 Years Ago:

[clickamericana.com image 424x282]

The black dude who was the host on Real People sat next to me and my folks when we watched The Pointer Sisters at a Milwaukee Summer Fest concert.

/Confused?
//You won't be after this episode of Soap.


I guess I was pretty young. I just remember the tall white dude.
 
2020-07-09 3:03:40 PM  
There's a contest, best historical fark headline.

img.fark.net Iceburg 1, White Star Liner 0
 
2020-07-09 4:04:14 PM  

Imaginativescreenname: There's a contest, best historical fark headline.

[img.fark.net image 54x11] Iceburg 1, White Star Liner 0


Titanic sucks, sinks.
 
2020-07-09 4:53:00 PM  

Great_Milenko: It's hard for me to believe that 40 years ago was only 1980.   Where does the time go?


But it is good for reminding UGA football fans how long it's been since their massively crappy team won something that mattered.  Further salt in the wound would be to remind them that the last time they were in a real National Championship Game and not an overglorified SEC championship game, Joe Paterno and Jerry Sandusky beat them.
 
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