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Old 01-26-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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you know you're a kid from the 70's when

(man I know alot of these I must be old)
you know you're a kid from the 70's when...

"All skaters, change directions" means something to you.
"Members Only" jackets...say no more.

A predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid".


If male: your first love was Marsha Brady, Jeannine, Samantha from Bewitched, Josie or any one of the Pussycat.

It was a major accomplishment to get to the "Chase" scene in Ms. Pacman.

Female: Leg warmers were cool.

Most of the fillings in your mouth are directly related to Bazooka or Bubble Yum.

Rotary phones.

Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.)

The Brady Bunch Movie brings back warm memories.

You can remember the words to the theme song of "The Greatest American Hero." ("BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I'M WALKIN' ON AIR... I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD FEEL SO FREE-EE-EE...")

There was nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.

This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."

You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.

You actually remember Benetton.

You actually remember Mr. Bill.

You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen" by yourself in your room.

You know who shot J.R.

You learned to swim at about the same time "Jaws" came out... and still carry the emotional scars to prove it.

You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV.

You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or, worst of all - what Sheriff Roscoe's full name was. (Coltrain)

You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel.

You remember that music that was labeled "alternative" really was.

You remember the days when "safe sex" meant "my parents are going out of town".



You remember when film critics were certain that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.

You remember when there was only "G", "PG", and "R".


You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van and remember riding in the back of the station wagon trying to get passing trucks to honk at you.

You tuned in regularly to the adventures of the Bionic Man and Woman, Wonder Woman, and/or the Incredible Hulk.

You were not allowed to see The Exorcist, The Omen, or The Blue Lagoon when they came out.

You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on.



Your first musical purchase was an 8-track tape.

Your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those brick-sized packages of Bazooka!

Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table.

Your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway.

You owned a jumpsuit.

Your $1.00 per week allowance got you a 'Mad magazine', a 'Charlston Chew' and a pack of Star Wars cards with a stick of gum that was like eating plastic.

Shops still had 'Penny candy'.

On hot days, the fire department opened up hydrants as sprinklers.

You played outside during blizzards and thunderstorms.

Metal and concrete playgrounds.

No helmets.

Your parents chain-smoked in the house.

Stitches for cuts were administered by a family member...usually the person in the house who was the best at mending clothes with a thimbul.

watching home movies on a super 8mm film projector.

The dojo was cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Karate classes were $200.....per year. and there was only one gym to train at in a 25 mile radius.

Every weekend: 'Creature Double Feature' and 'Kung Fu theatre' !

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I thought that trying to remember the 80,s was tough,now im really screwed in the head having to go back to the 70,s.
Anyone know a good shrink?

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I was born in 1969 and I remember most of these.

"All skaters, change directions" means something to you.
"Members Only" jackets...say no more. Yep, and the little wooden drink tokens you got for winning the speed rounds

A predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid". nope, we was po folk, most of my clothes were army surplus when army surplus wasn't fashionable


If male: your first love was Marsha Brady, Jeannine, Samantha from Bewitched, Josie or any one of the Pussycat. Nonsense, Maryanne of coarse

Most of the fillings in your mouth are directly related to Bazooka or Bubble Yum. probably

Rotary phones. yep

Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.) yep

The Brady Bunch Movie brings back warm memories. I hated the Brady Bunch and can't believe anybody would make a movie about it

You can remember the words to the theme song of "The Greatest American Hero." ("BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I'M WALKIN' ON AIR... I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD FEEL SO FREE-EE-EE...") yep

There was nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together. yes there was

This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me." mmmhmmm

You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke. nope tried it to find out if it worked

You actually remember Benetton. WHo?

You actually remember Mr. Bill. ya, but probably not the one you're refering to and I never sat on his lap...

You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen" by yourself in your room. ummm no

You know who shot J.R. dumb show, didn't care

You learned to swim at about the same time "Jaws" came out... and still carry the emotional scars to prove it. that godsforsaken movie ruined my carreer as a professional surfer

You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV. yep, music video babes were hot!!!!!

You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or, worst of all - what Sheriff Roscoe's full name was. (Coltrain) mmmm Daisy

You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel. yep

You remember that music that was labeled "alternative" really was. nope, it was just weird

You remember the days when "safe sex" meant "my parents are going out of town". yep

You remember when film critics were certain that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON. yep, another one I wasn't all that thrilled with.

You remember when there was only "G", "PG", and "R". ummm no comment.


You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van and remember riding in the back of the station wagon trying to get passing trucks to honk at you. yep, no such things as car seats, heck, you were lucky if there was a lap belt.

You tuned in regularly to the adventures of the Bionic Man and Woman, Wonder Woman, and/or the Incredible Hulk. yep, real heroes

You were not allowed to see The Exorcist, The Omen, or The Blue Lagoon when they came out. unfortunatelt I had weird parents, I was allowed to see those, maybe that's why I work nights, still too afraid of the dark to sleep at night:o

You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on. why would I care, Pepsi baby



Your first musical purchase was an 8-track tape. Not!!!

Your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those brick-sized packages of Bazooka! Yep

Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table. $800 she got it on sale and the damn thing still works

Your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway. As I said, we was po folk, they wanted me to get a job

You owned a jumpsuit. A what?

Your $1.00 per week allowance got you a 'Mad magazine', a 'Charlston Chew' and a pack of Star Wars cards with a stick of gum that was like eating plastic. My $15 a week lawn mowing route did me much better than that

Shops still had 'Penny candy'. yep

On hot days, the fire department opened up hydrants as sprinklers. Ya right

You played outside during blizzards and thunderstorms. we lived in a poor area in southern California, we had lots of flakes but no blizzards

Metal and concrete playgrounds. and most of the toys were made out of old tires.

No helmets. we stole motorcycle helmets so we could look cool.

Stitches for cuts were administered by a family member...usually the person in the house who was the best at mending clothes with a thimbul. yep, mom could stitch up anything.

watching home movies on a super 8mm film projector. yep

The dojo was cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Karate classes were $200.....per year. and there was only one gym to train at in a 25 mile radius. had to work for the mall it was in to get the lessons

That brought back memories.
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Born in 69 as well. This was 90% true for me
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Ha ! I'm still in the 70's. Am listening to April Wine's "Roller" while reading this thread (She's a roller, a high roller baby, oh my!).

No 8 tracks, but my first vinyl LP was the Fonzie record with Fonzie's face on the cover and the Happy Days theme as the first song. My second record was Kiss "Destroyer".

Yeah, Daisy Duke, MaryAnne & Mindy from Mork & Mindy, my first loves.

And that's Roscoe P. Coltrane & his basset hound Flash, get 'em Flash.

Ow ! this nostalgia's hurting my head, time for coffee....

Remember Mrs. Olsen ?
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I'm an early 60's model and remember most of those things......
My family's phone was on a "party line"......anyone remember that, and certainly was a rotary
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I'm an early 60's model and remember most of those things......
My family's phone was on a "party line"......anyone remember that, and certainly was a rotary
Yup, we had a party line and a rotary phone. I remember most of those things too. I hated the pink and green plaid, seersucker, pedal pushers my mom made me wear!

I grew up outside a small farming town. We didn't have dojos or fire hydrants.
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Talking

And Roscoe's deputy Enos. My first music purchase was Meet the Beatles (about 1963). Also remember Hip Hugger jeans! How about The Man from UNCLE TV show. Or Suzanne Summers as the Tiporello Girl. Born 1955 Bring it on the mind is still sharp. AAAAh what forum is this again?
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A good bit of that dates to the early 80s.
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Hey Griz, hip hugger jeans are in style now You're not actually having flashbacks.
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I used to wear hip hugger bellbottom jeans. LOL, this is bringing back all kinds of memories.
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I used to wear hip hugger bellbottom jeans. LOL, this is bringing back all kinds of memories.
Pics, please.
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Hell, Levis makes lowrider flares. Same thing, and my favorite. They look great with my big black Doc Martins.
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Pics, please.
I don't have any and my folks guard their photo albums like they're Fort Knox.
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Skeeter will have to sneak 'em on for me.
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Um, no. I really don't think you want to see pictures of Skeeter in hip huggers.
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Baahahahahahaha, yes, we so do!!!!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 11:25 PM   #18
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my wife wore the hip huggers and they were called peanut jeans.
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Never heard em called that.
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yeah well this is new orleans a whole nother diminsion!
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Sometimes I make decisions like famous people.
George Armstrong Custer "lets go over that hill, I think those are friendly indians!"

Titanic's Captain Smith "What icebergs? Full speed ahead!"
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Ahh, ok. Well, if someone should mention peanut jeans, I'll know what they are. Learn something new every day.
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Hey Griz, hip hugger jeans are in style now You're not actually having flashbacks.
Flashbacks! Yes! Remembering my highschool girlfriend wearing hiphuggers. (71-75) God I miss her!:o
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Okay, I'm just waiting for someone to go back one more decade...

Here, I'll start, but I don't have time to do a complete list. Move this to another thread if you want.

Watching "Bonanza" every Sunday night

Seeing "The Beatles" on Ed Sullivan show.

Woodstock

I went to a concert where the "Eagles" were the warm up band, no one had ever heard of them. I don't even remember who the headline band was.

Volkswagen van with flowers painted on it.

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hiphuggers and halter tops! ahhh, the good old days!well, enough of reminnising, i gotta go see if i can find my leisure suit!

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