The Morning Rant

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"Commie progs like to laugh at small-government libertarians. Go live in Somalia, they sneer. They don't know that Somalia was run by Marxists for over two decades, so yeah, it's a sh*thole. In Asia, the free market has turned Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong into 1st World countries, while Marxism produced nothing except Pol Pot."



Go Directly To Gulag

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(click for larger size, comrade)



Compare & Contrast:

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(h/t Tomas T via Drill Thrawl)




That's 2 Down, 24,999,998 To Go:

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They should do a follow-up story on this couple 6 months from now to make sure they actually left and no longer reside in the evil hellhole that is Trump's America.




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Sabo just keeps getting better and better.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Has Been Brought To You By Bad 70s Television:

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Watch a clip here (if you dare).

(h/t PulpLibrarian via Cuffy)

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:23 AM




Comments

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1 Bring on the poo flingin'.

Posted by: Big McLargehuge Mk I at March 12, 2018 11:17 AM (u9OP6)

2 Oh my, the CHIPS thing...

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:17 AM (zRZaJ)

3 Ooohh, top 5.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:18 AM (zRZaJ)

4 Yeah, I think God was working on "Plan B" during the 70s.

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:18 AM (7HtZB)

5 Corgis called.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:19 AM (zRZaJ)

6 That Jimmy Kimmel sign is everything.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:20 AM (ptqGC)

7 top ten!

now to read the content...

Posted by: toddler at March 12, 2018 11:20 AM (8D42x)

8 Bring on the poo flingin'.
Posted by: Big McLargehuge



Just watch Chips: Roller Disco

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:20 AM (O+0DS)

9 Is that Grizzly Adams behind Eric Estrada?

Posted by: Obama waving from Martha's Vineyard at March 12, 2018 11:20 AM (6s3Tv)

10 Man, the '70s were weird. It's a wonder I made it through that kidney stone of a decade...

Posted by: hobbitopoly at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (MX7xj)

11 Who wants to bet that Mr. & Mrs. Illegal Alien are going to try and self-deport to Canada?

Posted by: Semper Why at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (q8xNf)

12 OMG JO ANN WORLEY!

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (Z5y53)

13 "Star-Studded"
...
...
...
"Vic Tayback"

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (XrCyE)

14 Is that Grizzly Adams behind Eric Estrada?
Posted by: Obama



Maurice Gibbs.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (O+0DS)

15 The dice are loaded in Commiepoly.

Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (cHbmY)

16 RUTH BUZZI ON SKATES!!

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (Z5y53)

17 Nancy Culp on roller skates!!

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (FZYNt)

18 I had such a huge crush on Eric Estrada..had posters of him in my room, in my back pack..it was all quite ridiculous.

Posted by: IC at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (a0IVu)

19 Fuck.


Just gave myself a "Night Fever" earworm.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (O+0DS)

20 Dan Haggerty is on the list, so, yeah, Grizzly Adams.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (Z5y53)

21 YES, SABA is kicking butt lately.
Very well done !!!

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (W+vEI)

22 I'd like to see Plus Many More on roller skates.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (7n4KQ)

23 And Col. Hannibal Smith

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:23 AM (FZYNt)

24 Frank Burns on skates?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llamabutcher at March 12, 2018 11:23 AM (6dIzJ)

25 Dan Haggerty guest stars. It is Grizzly Adams!

Posted by: Obama waving from Martha's Vineyard at March 12, 2018 11:23 AM (6s3Tv)

26 Jeez it looks like Match Game and Laugh In got married and had a baby.

On skates.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:23 AM (Z5y53)

27 I'd like to see Plus Many More on roller skates.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (7n4KQ)

That would be Bea Arthur.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at March 12, 2018 11:23 AM (MX7xj)

28 @25 good point Amy Schumer!

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (Z5y53)

29 so, if you need to prove to ANYONE that drugs are bad, just show them various clips like the CHiPs thing from the 70's.

There's no way people actually did that, much less watched that while sober...

Posted by: toddler at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (8D42x)

30 The 70s TV/ads were so bad they were good.

As an example, check out the WEWS TV "Catch 5" local news promo on the YooTube.

Fire up the bong baby!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (GlBgT)

31 Dan Haggerty is on the list, so, yeah, Grizzly Adams.
Posted by: blaster



I stand corrected. That is Dan Haggarty, not Maurice Gibbs.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (O+0DS)

32 27 I'd like to see Plus Many More on roller skates.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (7n4KQ)

That would be Bea Arthur.
Posted by: hobbitopoly at March 12, 2018 11:23 AM (MX7xj)


and Abe Vigoda.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (7n4KQ)

33 Commie Van Jones had Orca on his show last night, and pleaded with her to run:

"We had you. We had the Obamas in the White House. Even on a bad day, you had a North Star. You had some hope. And then the universe looked just said, psych! and threw us in the toilet and closed the lid and now we're just stuck in this crazy situation, swirling."

Someone needs to send Commie Van a box of Tampons.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (ptqGC)

34 I respect Sabo. Strange, there are so few "public figures" or "artists" I respect.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM (U+nHb)

35 The roller disco clip...wow.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:25 AM (NWiLs)

36 This CHIPS thing really needed some Sandy Duncan.

Posted by: Obama waving from Martha's Vineyard at March 12, 2018 11:25 AM (6s3Tv)

37 I'll take the cheesiest episodes of CHiPs over 99% of the drek on TV nowadays.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 12, 2018 11:25 AM (AM1GF)

38 willowed:

So some writer for The Atlantic dumps on evangelicals for supporting Donald Trump.

Sounds like liberals think that conservatives have to play by the old rules ("character matters") that they threw overboard in order to defend Bill Clinton ("it's only sex") and are getting frustrated that the so-cons aren't buying it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:25 AM (prh9V)

39 As to the continuing soap opera here at work, the kid that got the knife pulled on him came in and talked to supervisor who, can you believe this shit?.. blamed him because he talks too much and wondered why the hell he had to call the cops. SMFH.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:26 AM (zRZaJ)

40 I can't wait until five p.m., when I can deport myself from work.

Posted by: Gem at March 12, 2018 11:26 AM (U+v0Q)

41 Sounds like liberals think that conservatives have to play by the old rules ("character matters") that they threw overboard in order to defend Bill Clinton ("it's only sex") and are getting frustrated that the so-cons aren't buying it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:25 AM (prh9V)

Damn that Alinsky.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 11:26 AM (7n4KQ)

42 As to the continuing soap opera here at work, the kid that got the knife pulled on him came in and talked to supervisor who, can you believe this shit?.. blamed him because he talks too much and wondered why the hell he had to call the cops. SMFH.

Posted by: Jewells45


Lawyers ask supervisor WTF he thinks he's doing in 3...2...1...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (AM1GF)

43 The makers of Chiclets finally sued Estrada for trademark infringement. He was gumming up their sales.

He showed more enamel than my bathtub.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (0ogQG)

44 As to the continuing soap opera here at work, the
kid that got the knife pulled on him came in and talked to supervisor
who, can you believe this shit?.. blamed him because he talks too much
and wondered why the hell he had to call the cops. SMFH.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:26 AM (zRZaJ)


I can't even. The supervisor sounds like a complete idiot. Kid should get in touch with an attorney.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (ptqGC)

45 "We had you. We had the Obamas in the White House. Even on a bad day, you had a North Star.

----------

Heh. North Star was the first gay comic book superhero.

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (7HtZB)

46 I think we have found patient zero in the death of all disco.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (yL25O)

47 >>>>>so, if you need to prove to ANYONE that drugs are bad, just show them various clips like the CHiPs thing from the 70's.



There's no way people actually did that, much less watched that while sober...



Posted by: toddler at March 12, 2018 11:24 AM
.
.
.T.J. Hooker, enough said.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (+Dllb)

48 I have to say, the roller disco folks looked like they were having fun. Maybe it was all the drugs.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (NWiLs)

49 I'll take the cheesiest episodes of CHiPs over 99% of the drek on TV nowadays.

The Walking Dead goes Roller Disco.

Game of Thrones goes Roller Disco.

That actually could be kind of fun.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (O7MnT)

50 15 The dice are loaded in Commiepoly.
Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (cHbmY)

They always come up "boxcars"

Posted by: Guzalot at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (prSvo)

51 I'm old. I recognize almost everyone on the roller derby poster.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (bB4HN)

52 Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special or whatever that thing was called.

All I can think is that Lucas made so much money that he just brought a couple of pallets of blow into the writers' room and said, yeah, go with whatever.

Art Carney selling VR porn to Chewbacca's poorly costumed dad.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (Z5y53)

53 I notice there's no place to land to get a Get Out Of Gulag card.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (0ogQG)

54 15 The dice are loaded in Commiepoly.

Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (cHbmY)


Most of the players are, too, I'd imagine.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (prh9V)

55 >> Sounds like liberals think that conservatives have to play by the old rules ("character matters") that they threw overboard in order to defend Bill Clinton...


Kurt SChlichter, always excellent on twitter: "The radical strategy of not #caring is driving the libs and their Fredocon buddies nuts."

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:29 AM (W+vEI)

56 39 As to the continuing soap opera here at work, the kid that got the knife pulled on him came in and talked to supervisor who, can you believe this shit?.. blamed him because he talks too much and wondered why the hell he had to call the cops. SMFH.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:26 AM (zRZaJ)

...

Uh...this kid is pressing charges I hope?

Sounds like the supervisor has some sort of connection to the knife-wielder?

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:29 AM (yL25O)

57 Murderin' Joe needs to borrow some Tampax from Mika. He described PDT's appearance and speech "like a Mussolini rally!!"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:29 AM (ptqGC)

58 Great heavens above, the CHIPS roller disco special - It was a TWO HOUR special!

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:29 AM (7HtZB)

59 Ahh, roller disco. It's been years but I still remember going as a youngun.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 11:29 AM (PFy0L)

60 54 15 The dice are loaded in Commiepoly.

Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2018 11:21 AM (cHbmY)

Most of the players are, too, I'd imagine.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (prh9V)

...

There should be "black market" cards too.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM (yL25O)

61 I remember this episode of CHiPs where Rosie Greer was driving one of the first gen Honda Civics and he got out of that thing and pulled it apart.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM (Z5y53)

62 and are getting frustrated that the so-cons aren't buying it.

Yep.

The best part is these idiots don't realize that all the *personal* scandals that Donald might have hiding in his past. His numbers *already* reflect all of that. As a so-con, I didn't vote for Trump because he's a role-model. I voted for him to put boot to "progressive" ass (and yes, GOP asshats, that means you too).

I already *know* that Trump is a loud, boorish man. I just don't care anymore.

Posted by: GMan (My kingdom for 10 feet of rope and some torches) at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM (sxq57)

63 57 Murderin' Joe needs to borrow some Tampax from Mika. He described PDT's appearance and speech "like a Mussolini rally!!"
Posted by: Jane D'oh

Greg Gutfeld had a side by side shot of Joe and Beaker from the Muppets on his weekend show.

never been more accurate.

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM (FZYNt)

64 >>> Great heavens above, the CHIPS roller disco special - It was a TWO HOUR special!

There's a lot of stars that need camera time.

Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (cHbmY)

65 Willowed from the last thread, Sam Donaldson sez of Jim Acosta:

"He's as good as it gets."

Here's your applesauce Sam. After you eat that it's nap time.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (ptqGC)

66 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (yL25O)

67 >>>That's 2 Down, 24,999,998 To Go:


I wish it were really a trend, but they're trying to lull us into a false sense of security as when Obama was called the deporter in chief. Nope, ICE needs to step things up and we need that wall. And we need to end chain migration/diversity lottery.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (/qEW2)

68 52 Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special or whatever that thing was called.

All I can think is that Lucas made so much money that he just brought a couple of pallets of blow into the writers' room and said, yeah, go with whatever.


Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (Z5y53)

Even with that in mind, it's still mind boggling that it was ever made & released. One can only watch it with the help of rifftrax.

www.rifftrax.com/the-star-wars-holiday-special

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (7HtZB)

69 That CHiPs movie with Dax Sheppard and that Pena guy?

HORRIBLE.

Hey, JMU or whatever the movie guy is, free content. You're welcome.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (Z5y53)

70 Greg Gutfeld had a side by side shot of Joe and Beaker from the Muppets on his weekend show.



never been more accurate.

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM (FZYNt)


That's pretty good. I still think Joe and Mika as Beavis and Butthead is spot-on.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (ptqGC)

71 66 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.
Posted by: TexasDan

neither did The Dukes of Hazzard

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (FZYNt)

72 Ever see Roller Boogie with Linda Blair?

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (LiyEm)

73 Uh...this kid is pressing charges I hope?

He hasn't yet. He just quietly went back to the warehouse and started working. He needs the job even if it is only temporary. He's just a kid and is missing maybe a marble or two. Sad. Pisses me off. I'm doing a slow burn.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (zRZaJ)

74 The thing about lefties is they wouldn't recognize character if they were anally penetrated by character.
They have long passed the point at which they deserve a hearing.

Posted by: Northernlurker Worldwide Moron Tour at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (nBr1j)

75 >>> Greg Gutfeld had a side by side shot of Joe and Beaker from the Muppets on his weekend show.
never been more accurate.

*** ahem ***

Posted by: Beavis at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (cHbmY)

76 48 I have to say, the roller disco folks looked like they were having fun. Maybe it was all the drugs.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (NWiLs)


I believe it was a good paycheck for little actual acting work, so yeah, everybody was whooping it up.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:33 AM (prh9V)

77 Tina Louise, on wheels, would be a Thing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 11:33 AM (Dbv1R)

78 I have to say, the roller disco folks looked like they were having fun. Maybe it was all the drugs.
Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:27 AM (NWiLs)

Check out Skatetown USA, a cheesball roller disco movie from 1979 starring Marcia Brady, Scott Baio, Bill Barty and a young Patrick Swayze. It;s said that the entire cast and crew was on cocaine during the entire shoot.

And it looks it.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:33 AM (7uYFy)

79 Somebody needs to be terminated.

Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for 'First Degree Murder'...

You see, they're gerbil worming.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 11:33 AM (+y/Ru)

80 If Tina Louise had wheels, she be a tea trolley.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:34 AM (Z5y53)

81 Greg Gutfeld had a side by side shot of Joe and Beaker from the Muppets on his weekend show.
never been more accurate.

*** ahem ***
Posted by: Beavis at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (cHbmY)


Nope.

Beavis is a) smarter and b) more entertaining.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:34 AM (XrCyE)

82 71 66 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.
Posted by: TexasDan

neither did The Dukes of Hazzard
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (FZYNt)

...

They did, however, have the episode at a nudist colony, that old 80's ratings standby.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:34 AM (yL25O)

83 Van Jones is a turd what needs flushing, along with all the Obamanite scum. They're cancer cells in the body politic.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:34 AM (NWiLs)

84 71 66 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.
Posted by: TexasDan
neither did The Dukes of Hazzard

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (FZYNt)


What about the cast of Riptide?

And the 'A" Team?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:34 AM (prh9V)

85 Something tells me, if any show would be daring enough to try a roller disco episode today (as a joke) it would have been Community. Too bad it ended before the writers saw this.

Posted by: Nate in NOLA at March 12, 2018 11:34 AM (3qriR)

86 Sharper than a serpent's tooth . . . .

Zookeeper eaten alive by tiger he'd raised from a cub...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (+y/Ru)

87 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (yL25O)



Word. Neither did Jim Rockford.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (jBwOG)

88 The 70's

music: great
movies: good
clothes: crap
interior decor: horrific
TV: garbage
politics: idiotic

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad. at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (szD6V)

89 87 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (yL25O)


Word. Neither did Jim Rockford.
Posted by: Whatever (not Ever)

or J.R. Ewing

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (FZYNt)

90 Check out Skatetown USA, a cheesball roller disco movie from 1979 starring Marcia Brady, Scott Baio, Bill Barty and a young Patrick Swayze. It;s said that the entire cast and crew was on cocaine during the entire shoot.

And it looks it.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:33 AM (7uYFy)

That wouldn't surprise me at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (NWiLs)

91 >>>>>The best part is these idiots don't realize that all
the *personal* scandals that Donald might have hiding in his past. His
numbers *already* reflect all of that. As a so-con, I didn't vote for
Trump because he's a role-model. I voted for him to put boot to
"progressive" ass (and yes, GOP asshats, that means you too).



I already *know* that Trump is a loud, boorish man. I just don't care anymore.



Posted by: GMan (My kingdom for 10 feet of rope and some torches) at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM
.
.
.The sex scandal is literally all the democrats have left to throw at Trump. I would not be shocked to learn that the pron star is being paid by someone to keep this in the news cycle.

The liberals are panicking because Trump's approval numbers are rising, the economy is humming along and unemployment is down to literally record low levels and November is right around the corner and they have no message other than Trump is a racist.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (+Dllb)

92 Great heavens above, the CHIPS roller disco special - It was a TWO HOUR special!

They should've had it on Super Train.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 11:36 AM (O5Q3r)

93 The 70's.... Mom bought a powder blue leisure suit for me to wear at my HS graduation in 74. Gave her the death stare. All I could say was 'you reallly do hate me, don't you?' What I wanted to say woulda earned me an ass kicking from the old man.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 12, 2018 11:36 AM (nsJKW)

94 87 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.
Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (yL25O)


Word. Neither did Jim Rockford.
Posted by: Whatever (not Ever)

or J.R. Ewing
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:35 AM (FZYNt)

Steve McGarrett. Negative.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (XrCyE)

95 I remember Somaslia...it was/is a sh*thole.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (0tfLf)

96 Mueller bullshit charges will be coming ,probably as an October surprise to help the Democrats regain a majority

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291044/

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (LiyEm)

97
Walked past an office today with a new nameplate "Private HR Office." I shuddered to think what happens in there. HR people are like cockroaches: useless, disgusting, ineradicable.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (9Ek4d)

98 You want to see a roller disco?

https://youtu.be/8Y7hZcGYqJ8?t=312

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (/qEW2)

99 CHiP's should've gone Roller Derby.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (GdWl+)

100 A CHIPs Roller Disco special? I almost have to question whether it even
existed.... then again, the Star Wars Holiday Special used to be so
obscure and hard to find that people questioned whether it really
happened. If anyone has an actual tape of this show they could be
sitting on a potential collector's gold mine.

Posted by: Secret Square at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (+HoK2)

101 >>Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for 'First Degree Murder'...



Ugh. The Kennedy taint is strong in this one.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (W+vEI)

102 92 Great heavens above, the CHIPS roller disco special - It was a TWO HOUR special!

They should've had it on Super Train.
Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 11:36 AM (O5Q3r)


With special guest...

Pink Lady!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (prh9V)

103 The 70's.... Mom bought a powder blue leisure suit for me to wear at my HS graduation in 74.

Posted by: BluesFish
---
Put that with a lemon yellow ruffled shirt and a paisley tie and it would have been cosmic!!

Missed opportunity.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (GlBgT)

104 Walked past an office today with a new nameplate "Private HR Office." I shuddered to think what happens in there. HR people are like cockroaches: useless, disgusting, ineradicable.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM (9Ek4d)

The HR offices here are the only ones with a locking door to their section. Everyone else is in the cube farm.

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (7HtZB)

105 Mueller bullshit charges will be coming ,probably as an October surprise to help the Democrats regain a majority

What if you pulled an October surprise and no one was surprised?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (XrCyE)

106 The 70's.... Mom bought a powder blue leisure suit for me to wear at my HS graduation in 74. Gave her the death stare. All I could say was 'you reallly do hate me, don't you?' What I wanted to say woulda earned me an ass kicking from the old man.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 12, 2018 11:36 AM



OMG!!! Hadn't thought about that in years. Mine was black. Electric blue shirt and platform shoes. Damn I looked good!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (0tfLf)

107 ...Bill Barty and a young Patrick Swayze. It;s said that the entire cast and crew was on cocaine during the entire shoot.

And it looks it.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:33 AM (7uYFy)

Billy Barty on skates? Is it rude that I laughed?

Posted by: hobbitopoly at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (MX7xj)

108 was Bruce Jenner in that episode portraying a male?

Posted by: x at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (nFwvY)

109 In the '70's they just threw as many "stars" against the wall just to see what stuck. Remember "Night of 100 Stars?" They later expanded it to "Night of 1000 Stars."
Then there was "Battle of the Network Stars", a regular thing where everybody had a blast as they "competed" in various games and obstacle courses. No one took it seriously except Robert Conrad who was dead serious....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (7uYFy)

110 65 Willowed from the last thread, Sam Donaldson sez of Jim Acosta:

"He's as good as it gets."

Here's your applesauce Sam. After you eat that it's nap time.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:31 AM (ptqGC)


That's......damning with faint praise, methinks.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 11:39 AM (2kiKp)

111 You want two hour roller disco specials.

You'd settle for actual history shows on the history channel.

You'll get "The Sound of Music Live".

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (yL25O)

112 102 92 Great heavens above, the CHIPS roller disco special - It was a TWO HOUR special!

They should've had it on Super Train.
Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 11:36 AM (O5Q3r)

With special guest...

Pink Lady!
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (prh9V)


The Obama show thread was last Friday, dude!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (fTKv+)

113 109 I read somewhere that there was a no bra policy for the females.They knew how to make compelling television...

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (LiyEm)

114 "Battle of the Network Stars"

No bras. Ever.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (XrCyE)

115 >>>>>> Mueller bullshit charges will be coming ,probably as an October surprise to help the Democrats regain a majority



https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/291044/



Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM
.
.
.Meuller can't charge Trump for anything.

He can make recommendations to Congress and that's about it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (+Dllb)

116 I hope all of you realize that OregonMuse's shoulder injury was as a result of a fall during a roller disco competition....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (FyX1G)

117 Sounds like liberals think that conservatives have to play by the old rules ("character matters") that they threw overboard in order to defend Bill Clinton ("it's only sex") and are getting frustrated that the so-cons aren't buying it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:25 AM (prh9V)

I've never considered myself a "so-con" as such, so certainly the idea that (horrors!) Trump was something of a horndog in his younger days is not a surprise. After all, here you have this guy, who is not bad looking, plus he's a multi-millionaire so he has all these hawt women throwing themselves at him (after all, there is no more powerful aphrodisiac than having lots of money). And he's not going to make the most of this? Don't be silly.

And what the Dims can't seem to wrap their brains around is the fact that it was not his (Clinton's) boinking of Monica that got him impeached. Had he simply come clean about it up front, it would have been a nothingburger. But no, he lied about it, under oath, and got nailed as a result. Clinton was no different than Trump in that he'd always had a reputation as a skirt chaser, even before he was elected. But since he lied about that one incident with Lewinski, that will, for all time, he his sole legacy as prezzy. Deal with it.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (UbIEK)

118 Ugh. The Kennedy taint is strong in this one.
Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (W+vEI)

Ewww...Fat Teddy's taint....

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (NWiLs)

119 100 .... then again, the Star Wars Holiday Special used to be so
obscure and hard to find that people questioned whether it really
happened. If anyone has an actual tape of this show they could be
sitting on a potential collector's gold mine.

Posted by: Secret Square at March 12, 2018 11:38 AM (+HoK2)


That's all because of George Lucas. Before the internet, he would routinely deny the existence of the Star Wars Holiday Special, it was that embarrassingly bad. Then copies started showing up on Youtube...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (prh9V)

120 114 "Battle of the Network Stars"

No bras. Ever.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

if only that was true for Loni Anderson

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (FZYNt)

121 Tina Louise, on wheels, would be a Thing.


Just think of the possibilities. I already have.

If anybody needs me, I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (GdWl+)

122 Lot's of "stars"--if you counted game show hosts, ex-football players....

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (7uYFy)

123 No listing on IMDb for Chips Roller Disco.

However, they had a Playboy Roller Disco & Pajama Party in 1979.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (O+0DS)

124 Just out of curiosity, I wonder how much vandalism occurs to Sabo's artwork in and around the LA area. I would think it's significant.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (mQ0Mc)

125 The sex scandal is literally all the democrats have left to throw at Trump. I would not be shocked to learn that the pron star is being paid by someone to keep this in the news cycle.

Is Gloria Allred involved in this one?

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (NWiLs)

126 They always come up "boxcars"
Posted by: Guzalot at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (prSvo)

That's beautiful, man.

Also, note that there is no space to land on for the get out of gulag free card.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (z79tQ)

127 The Illegal alien problem has me at a low boil, If you are not a citizen and have overstayed/never had any papers gtfo now. If you are not a citizen and have committed any crimes greater than traffic/parking ticket-able offenses gtfo. If you will not leave on your own there should be government force used to deport your ass post haste. There is no reason we should let illegal aliens stay. Trump
Trump
Trump

Deport
Deport
Deport!

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (0OmEj)

128
65 Willowed from the last thread, Sam Donaldson sez of Jim Acosta:

"He's as good as it gets."


The next lines were Donaldson guffawing uproariously, right?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2018 11:43 AM (pNxlR)

129

U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and Hollywood star Danny Glover joined other activists on Friday in condemning U.S. and Canadian sanctions on Venezuela's socialist government, saying they hurt the poor and torpedoed political reconciliation.

The two high-profile activists were among 154 signatories of an open letter to the Washington and Ottawa governments urging them to reconsider recent measures to pressure President Nicolas Maduro's administration.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2018 11:43 AM (IqV8l)

130 I notice there's no place to land to get a Get Out Of Gulag card.

Unnecessary Comrade, roll doubles get shot rule keeps Gulag from overflowing.

Posted by: SameAsTheOldTsar at March 12, 2018 11:43 AM (FhXTo)

131 Walked past an office today with a new nameplate "Private HR Office." I shuddered to think what happens in there. HR people are like cockroaches: useless, disgusting, ineradicable.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 12, 2018 11:37 AM



We used to put up a sign on the conference room that was straight out of Calvin and Hobbs.

PRIVATE...No Girlz Allowed. Secret Meeting

HR lady was not pleased.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 11:43 AM (0tfLf)

132 114 "Battle of the Network Stars"
No bras. Ever.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (XrCyE)


"Network Battle of the T's and A's."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:43 AM (prh9V)

133 "Battle of the Network Stars"

No bras. Ever.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

if only that was true for Loni Anderson
Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (FZYNt)

There's some channel that plays old Johnny Carson Show episodes. Man, talk about a "no bra" policy.

And the studio had the air-conditioning turned WAY UP.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:44 AM (7uYFy)

134 65 Willowed from the last thread, Sam Donaldson sez of Jim Acosta:

"He's as good as it gets."

...

Sam Donaldson has used one of his few permissible man crushes...poorly.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:44 AM (yL25O)

135 Then there was "Battle of the Network Stars", a regular thing where everybody had a blast as they "competed" in various games and obstacle courses. No one took it seriously except Robert Conrad who was dead serious....


"I think the Battle of the Network Stars should be fought with guns."

- Steve Martin

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 11:44 AM (GdWl+)

136
116 I hope all of you realize that OregonMuse's shoulder injury was as a result of a fall during a roller disco competition....

Oh. I just assumed it was a curling mishap.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 11:44 AM (v3pYe)

137 "And much more..."


Judy and Audrey Landers
Charo
Herve Villachaize
Ted Lainge

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:44 AM (W+vEI)

138
Now available from Ronco: Jimmy Kimmel Estogen Perfusion Pumps. For whenever you positively, absolutely have to be carrying your maximum estrogen load!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (pNxlR)

139 All this disco skating talk has me experiencing flashbacks from a terrible (although funny in its terribleness) disco/roller rink movie staring Linda Blair.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (mQ0Mc)

140 Yeah I love the star studded version of Chips, with as many as 3 names you've actually heard of and some there just because they were regulars on the Match Game.

Chips was so awful.

Simon and Simon never went roller disco.

Yeah but that was actually a pretty clever, well-written show. I wish I could find more reruns. Thursday night was good: Magnum, Simon and Simon, and Miami Vice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

141 Oh yeah, baby! Disco skating with the stars!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (so+oy)

142 124 Just out of curiosity, I wonder how much vandalism occurs to Sabo's artwork in and around the LA area. I would think it's significant.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (mQ0Mc)


Sabo says a lot of his stuff gets torn down within minutes of him putting it up, so he's got to take photos fast.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (prh9V)

143 Ah HA! Gloria Allred represents Jessica Drake, who is one of four people Stormy Daniels allegedly told about the alleged affair. I would have been surprised if that bottom-feeding harridan WASN'T involved in this in some way.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM (NWiLs)

144 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.

Yeah but that was actually a pretty clever, well-written show. I wish I could find more reruns. Thursday night was good: Magnum, Simon and Simon, and Miami Vice.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)

...

And the only show to star a Power Wagon.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM (yL25O)

145 .... Clinton was no different than Trump in that he'd always had a reputation as a skirt chaser, even before he was elected. But since he lied about that one incident with Lewinski, that will, for all time, he his sole legacy as prezzy. Deal with it.
Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (UbIEK)


I dunno. I think Clinton's other legacy will be as a rapist.

If I have any say in it.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM (CPk08)

146 Then there was "Battle of the Network Stars", a regular thing where everybody had a blast as they "competed" in various games and obstacle courses. No one took it seriously except Robert Conrad who was dead serious....

That was mostly about getting hot women in no bras wet on TV and pretending it was good old fashioned family entertainment. More nipples than a baby bottle factory.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

147 Simon and Simon never went roller disco.

Yeah but that was actually a pretty clever, well-written show. I wish I could find more reruns. Thursday night was good: Magnum, Simon and Simon, and Miami Vice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3


These were all 80s shows, so not quite the Disco Era.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM (prh9V)

148 115 Meuller can't charge Trump for anything.

He can make recommendations to Congress and that's about it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (+Dllb)


We'll see about that.

Posted by: random Hawaiian judge at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (u9OP6)

149 Then there was "Battle of the Network Stars", a regular thing where everybody had a blast as they "competed" in various games and obstacle courses. No one took it seriously except Robert Conrad who was dead serious....

------

Merv Griffin just killed a man with a trident. That escalated quickly.

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (7HtZB)

150
Simon and Simon never went roller disco. Posted by: TexasDan
neither did The Dukes of Hazzard Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (FZYNt)


Chief Ironside invented roller disco

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (lKyWE)

151 oh, and we need to start a dead pool for when Jimmy Kimmel ends up at MSNBC.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (yL25O)

152 That was mostly about getting hot women in no bras wet on TV and pretending it was good old fashioned family entertainment. More nipples than a baby bottle factory.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM (39g3+)

Who said nipples aren't good-old fashioned family entertainment?

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (7uYFy)

153 142 124 Just out of curiosity, I wonder how much vandalism occurs to Sabo's artwork in and around the LA area. I would think it's significant.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (mQ0Mc)

Sabo says a lot of his stuff gets torn down within minutes of him putting it up, so he's got to take photos fast.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (prh9V)

Sabo's got serious balls. I'm surprised he hasn't gotten multiple beatings by now.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (NWiLs)

154 129 U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and Hollywood star Danny Glover joined other activists on Friday in condemning U.S. and Canadian sanctions on Venezuela's socialist government, saying they hurt the poor and torpedoed political reconciliation.


Seattle news was reporting that illegal crossings into Canada are up 76% under Trump.

Winning!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (0tfLf)

155 Ah HA! Gloria Allred represents Jessica Drake, who is one of four people Stormy Daniels allegedly told about the alleged affair. I would have been surprised if that bottom-feeding harridan WASN'T involved in this in some way.

-
Ca-ching!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (+y/Ru)

156 >>>>>Clinton was no different than Trump in that he'd
always had a reputation as a skirt chaser, even before he was elected.
But since he lied about that one incident with Lewinski, that will, for
all time, he his sole legacy as prezzy. Deal with it.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at March 12, 2018 11:41 AM (UbIEK)



I dunno. I think Clinton's other legacy will be as a rapist.



If I have any say in it.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 12, 2018 11:46 AM...Yep, clinton actually raped a woman while he was President. If there was any woman that Trump had raped or even made uncomfortable during sex she/they would have been trotted out the very second he had won the Nomination.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (+Dllb)

157
U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and Hollywood star Danny Glover joined other activists on Friday in condemning U.S. and Canadian sanctions on Venezuela's socialist government, saying they hurt the poor and torpedoed political reconciliation.


They then waved from the plane's boarding ramp as they departed to assist their Venezuelan socialist comrades in arms, right?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (pNxlR)

158 Another hallmark of the death of disco was plain to see in an old YouTube video ( I think it is no longer available ) of a " beach dance party" in Asbury put on by a local NJ radio station (I can't for the life of me remember their call sign/number) back in '80 or '81. The DJ was playing loud disco to absolutely no one. The video showed an empty venue with beach-goers off in the distance.

I wish I could find it again. Total Disco Fail.

Posted by: Lord Celeborn at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (eRSeJ)

159 125 The sex scandal is literally all the democrats have left to throw at Trump. I would not be shocked to learn that the pron star is being paid by someone to keep this in the news cycle.

Is Gloria Allred involved in this one?
Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (NWiLs)


I still think Stormy wants a seat on SCOTUS.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (CPk08)

160 Not seeing Nancy Culp in that clip, and I NEED to see Nancy Culp.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (4ErVI)

161 No listing on IMDb for Chips Roller Disco.



However, they had a Playboy Roller Disco Pajama Party in 1979.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (O+0DS)

Roller Disco? *makes grimace face*

Posted by: James Caan as Jonathan Cross in Rollerball at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (QLvwG)

162 I still think Stormy wants a seat on SCOTUS.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (CPk0


...

More like a lap dance.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (yL25O)

163 We plan to stop in Kearney, NE on our way east the end of the month and see some sandhill cranes. Big migration each year and for some reason they do a rest stop near Kearney.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (5OEn4)

164 Remember Riptide?Hardcastle and McCormick(great opening credits song)?Raiders of the lost Ark ripoff Tales of the Gold Monkey(set in 1936 but the lead character was somehow a former Flying Tiger)?

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (LiyEm)

165 U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and Hollywood star Danny Glover joined other activists on Friday in condemning U.S. and Canadian sanctions on Venezuela's socialist government, saying they hurt the poor and torpedoed political reconciliation.

--

But status on all comments from Chomsky and Glover regarding Venezuela's socialist gov't and the ramifications of such an economic system on the country's poor and middle class?

Dots Status:
[ ] Connected
[XX] Not Connected

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (mQ0Mc)

166 I learned over the weekend that Jill Abramson, former NYT editor, carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse.

It reminds her "when we had a progressive, African-American in the White House."

Bless her heart.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (ptqGC)

167 I didn't know OJ Simpson was into roller disco.

Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (2Mnv1)

168 104 The HR offices here are the only ones with a locking door to their section. Everyone else is in the cube farm.

gotta protect what little PII the ChiComs haven't already stolen.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (v3pYe)

169 >>I still think Stormy wants a seat on SCOTUS.


Stormy wants to fill her G-string with big bills, and thanks to the MSM's publicity, she'll be performing to packed gentlemen's clubs up and down the eastern seaboard.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (W+vEI)

170 166 I learned over the weekend that Jill Abramson, former NYT editor, carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse.

It reminds her "when we had a progressive, African-American in the White House."

Bless her heart.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (ptqGC)

Idol worship.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (NWiLs)

171 >>That was mostly about getting hot women in no bras wet on TV and pretending it was good old fashioned family entertainment.


And we liked it!

Posted by: Abe Simpson at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (avry6)

172
The CHiPs episode

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0534512/?ref_=ttep_ep11

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0534513/?ref_=ttep_ep12

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (IqV8l)

173 U.S. philosopher Noam Chomsky and Hollywood star Danny Glover joined other activists on Friday in condemning U.S. and Canadian sanctions on Venezuela's socialist government, saying they hurt the poor and torpedoed political reconciliation.

-
Where the hell was Sean Penn?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 11:50 AM (+y/Ru)

174 You have to wonder if all those no-bra jiggle shows were Hollywood's lame response to the recent introduction of the VCR--which allowed people to rent and play actual porn.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (7uYFy)

175 I didn't know OJ Simpson was into roller disco.

He took a stab at it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (IcT7t)

176 LOL. There was a cute/interesting ATeam episode with Boy George. Actually, I always liked him -- just so 'out there' as a persona -- and then saw him on some Apprentice show. Very effective.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (MIKMs)

177 125 The sex scandal is literally all the democrats have left to throw at Trump. I would not be shocked to learn that the pron star is being paid by someone to keep this in the news cycle.

Is Gloria Allred involved in this one?
Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:42 AM (NWiLs)


Not yet. She's already been burned a couple times before by promoting a "Trump touched my hoo-hah" scandal that fell flat, so maybe she's steering clear of this one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (prh9V)

178 >>I learned over the weekend that Jill Abramson, former NYT editor, carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse.


And by Puse she means her Prison Briefcase.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (avry6)

179 Catherine Bach, on Battle of the Network Stars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OcVQ_Ss_0

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (Dbv1R)

180 Stormy wants to fill her G-string with big bills, and thanks to the MSM's publicity, she'll be performing to packed gentlemen's clubs up and down the eastern seaboard.
Posted by: Lizzy

hope she has some sense of accomplishment as she crawls around picking up dollar bills off the stage when her set is done

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (FZYNt)

181 I'll fight any one of you straights in the octagon

Posted by: Chief "Wheels" Ironsides at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (nFwvY)

182 161 Posted by: James Caan as Jonathan Cross in Rollerball

Who?

Posted by: Johnathan E. at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (v3pYe)

183 "Thursday night was good: Magnum, Simon and Simon, and Miami Vice."

Miami Vice was Fridays.

Remember the Magnum/Simon and Simon crossover?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (lhV5b)

184 Seriously, was hard drug use mandatory in the 70s? Did people get samples of Qualudes in the mail along with little packets of Tide?

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (7HtZB)

185 I wish battle of the network stars was available on DVD or something, the shows were terrible but funny and hot. SO weird they were able to get that worked out contractually, it was people from every network on one show. They gave them a Scarface-pile of cocaine and put them in skimpy clothes with no underwear out to do stupid, crazy stuff.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (39g3+)

186 The one thing that doesn't ring true with the CHiPs "roller disco" episode, other than I don't recall it as a regular watcher of that show at the time, is that many of the stars were on different networks, like Cindy Williams and Dick Van Patten, who were on ABC shows at ostensibly the same time. And why Cindy Williams and no Penny Marshall too?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (2kiKp)

187 >>I learned over the weekend that Jill Abramson, former NYT editor, carries a little plastic Obama doll in her purse.

It's a funny sort of virtue signaling, eh?
Like a totem, or....like a worry stone she occasionally pulls out and rubs?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:53 AM (W+vEI)

188 114 "Battle of the Network Stars"



No bras. Ever.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here)

Pokies. The 70's weren't all bad.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 11:53 AM (O5Q3r)

189 And why Cindy Williams and no Penny Marshall too?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (2kiKp)

Maybe LaVerne had some dignity.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:53 AM (7uYFy)

190 Not seeing Nancy Culp in that clip, and I NEED to see Nancy Culp.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis
............
She was right at the beginning.. looked like a dude.. as she always did..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2018 11:53 AM (so+oy)

191 174 Well it started in the 70's before they were common.I just thing it was the general loosening up in the 70's where they used language and talked about things that were not talked about on tv before.

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:53 AM (LiyEm)

192 Miami Vice was Fridays.

It got moved, used to be on the same night as those shows. And yeah the crossover was good, although Magnum never appealed to me as much as Simon & Simon, it was just kinda cheesy. I liked him better when he showed up on Rockford Files.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:54 AM (39g3+)

193 It's a funny sort of virtue signaling, eh?
Like a totem, or....like a worry stone she occasionally pulls out and rubs?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:53 AM (W+vEI)

or "inserts?"

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:54 AM (7uYFy)

194 183 "Thursday night was good: Magnum, Simon and Simon, and Miami Vice."

Miami Vice was Fridays.

Remember the Magnum/Simon and Simon crossover?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (lhV5b)

Also, Magnum PI and S & S were CBS, while Miami Vice was NBC.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 11:54 AM (2kiKp)

195 Vic Tayback on skates!

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 11:54 AM (7qnb5)

196 I wish battle of the network stars was available on DVD or something, the shows were terrible but funny and hot. SO weird they were able to get that worked out contractually, it was people from every network on one show. They gave them a Scarface-pile of cocaine and put them in skimpy clothes with no underwear out to do stupid, crazy stuff.
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Remember Circus of the Stars? I always enjoyed those.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 12, 2018 11:54 AM (E0aX2)

197 187 I would bet good money she masturbates with it....

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:54 AM (LiyEm)

198 sandhill cranes.

They pile up in NW In too. Saw/heard a few small squads last week.
Big flights are impressive ~100 big birds high enough to interfere with air traffic.

Posted by: DaveA at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (FhXTo)

199 Man, the '70s were weird. It's a wonder I made it through that kidney stone of a decade...
Posted by: hobbitopoly
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*serves up a Vega, a Mustang II, and an exploding Pinto*

A wonder indeed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (Zdm89)

200 179 Catherine Bach, on Battle of the Network Stars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OcVQ_Ss_0
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (Dbv1R)

Thank you.

Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (7HtZB)

201 >>Catherine Bach, on Battle of the Network Stars:


Look at the Shag Carpet on those steps!

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (avry6)

202 Larry Storch. LOL.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (7qnb5)

203 Sabo's got serious balls. I'm surprised he hasn't gotten multiple beatings by now.
Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:47 AM (NWiLs)


Sabo served our country in the Marines. He can take care of himself.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (prh9V)

204 many of the stars were on different networks, like Cindy Williams and Dick Van Patten, who were on ABC shows at ostensibly the same time.

They'd do that back then, the Battle of the Network Star was across all three networks.

One of SCTV's best bits was the battle of PBS stars....
https://youtu.be/q-2JsACs1pw

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (39g3+)

205
Big migration each year and for some reason they do a rest stop near Kearney.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM (5OEn4)


Nature's own Kearney folk!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2018 11:56 AM (pNxlR)

206 179 Catherine Bach, on Battle of the Network Stars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8OcVQ_Ss_0
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (Dbv1R)

Oh my...I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 11:56 AM (NWiLs)

207
Sabo says a lot of his stuff gets torn down within minutes of him putting it up, so he's got to take photos fast. Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (prh9V)

That bus stop on Hollywood and Orange is in a very high traffic area loaded with tourist. I doubt it'll be there long

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 11:56 AM (lKyWE)

208 Wow - Cindy Williams. Who was the guy in the white turban?

More importantly, why didn't Jon ever call ICE to get Ponch deported? Was he a prototype for CA's current non-cooperation? Not cool.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 12, 2018 11:56 AM (/qEW2)

209 (151) As Maddow's foot masseur.

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 12, 2018 11:56 AM (RuIsu)

210 I didn't own a TV until 1978. Missed most of that stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2018 11:56 AM (Zdm89)

211 *serves up a Vega, a Mustang II, and an exploding Pinto*



I actually had to drive one of those exploding Pintos for a couple of years. Made me wonder what I had done to make my parents hate me.

Posted by: physics geek at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (huQJB)

212 150 Chief Ironside invented roller disco

I remember that one. It was the episode where they trick the bad guy into pretending to be a TV repairman and carrying the guts of a TV out of the police station, then Ironside shorts out the high voltage with his wheelchair in the lobby.

Much taser-like twitching ensued. AKA "dancing".

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (v3pYe)

213 202 Larry Storch. LOL.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (7qnb5)

He's still alive if you can believe it. He's 95.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (4ErVI)

214 Posted by: James Caan as Jonathan Cross in Rollerball



Who?





Posted by: Johnathan E. at March 12, 2018 11:51 AM (v3pYe)


Whups! Too many blows the the head. Referenced not the 1975 masterpiece but the lame 2002 remake. Thanks for the correction, my brother.

Posted by: James Caan as Jonathan E in Rollerball at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (QLvwG)

215 Also, Magnum PI and S & S were CBS, while Miami Vice was NBC.

Yeah it was crazy, you had to switch channels.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (39g3+)

216 SNL had a commercial skit in the 70s for "Network Battle of the T & As." The tag line was "the biggest Ts and the tightest As" or something like that.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (E0aX2)

217 >>I would bet good money she masturbates with it....



Yup.

As a side note, have you ever heard Jill Abramson speak? I saw her on some C-SPAN interview, and the vocal fry is intense. She does the fry + elongating certain syllables within words A LOT. Weird to see it n an older woman...

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (W+vEI)

218 Ended up with a Kia Soul for the rental car for this week and job interviews for the kidlet. Seems nice, but too low to the ground.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (MIKMs)

219 Sabo says a lot of his stuff gets torn down within minutes of him putting it up, so he's got to take photos fast.
Posted by: OregonMuse


How about a suppressed, small caliber handgun used on the crim defacing his stuff?

Walk by, pfft pfft to the hip and keep walking.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (O+0DS)

220 The Weather Channel has named the coming Snowmaggedon as Winter Storm Skylar. Where do they get these faggy names? And, also? The Weather Channel sucks!

Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (O5Q3r)

221 Seriously, was hard drug use mandatory in the 70s? Did people get samples of Qualudes in the mail along with little packets of Tide?
Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (7HtZB)

Believe it or not, but even back in the late '70's, they really didn't think cocaine was that dangerous--or addictive. They thought the worse that could happen was that you would bleed from the nose. I'm serious.
And at any rate, coke was super expensive at the time, so it hadn't caught on with the mass public yet.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (7uYFy)

222 "Simon and Simon"

As a teenager I always wanted a Pickup like the one Simon and Simon had.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (aVYsC)

223 Idol]/s] Idle worship.

FTFY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (GdWl+)

224 Shazbot.

Moar cofvefe! TATS!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (GdWl+)

225 Magnum PI cheesy?Well maybe sometimes.But have you seen the episode " Did you see the sunrise?"

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (LiyEm)

226 Believe it or not, but even back in the late '70's, they really didn't think cocaine was that dangerous--or addictive. They thought the worse that could happen was that you would bleed from the nose. I'm serious.
And at any rate, coke was super expensive at the time, so it hadn't caught on with the mass public yet.
Posted by: JoeF.

Waylon Jennings got off the pills by taking up cocaine. seemed like a good idea at the time...

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (FZYNt)

227 Sabo served our country in the Marines. He can take care of himself.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker
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Obama sent Secret Service guys to visit him (See also: Rodeo Clown), Sabo told 'em to f*ck off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (Zdm89)

228 If anyone is interested I have made a Moron Basketball Bracket Pool.

It is at www.poolhost.com Registration just requires an e-mail, not like yahoo wanting a phone number.

Direct link is: http://www.poolhost.com/joinpool/1/39020/GAINZZ

Or:

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2. Go to the 'Pool Tools' menu and choose 'Join a Private Pool'.

3. Choose 'College Bracket Challenge'.

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And if a coblogger wanted to promote it that would be nice.

Posted by: buzzion at March 12, 2018 11:58 AM (lKs2v)

229 More puzzling to me than the Jewish democrat is the Marine Democrat.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at March 12, 2018 11:59 AM (IdMiN)

230 The fact that I recognize many of the names in that last poster from the '70s makes me feel so very, very old.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2018 11:59 AM (RD7QR)

231 Idol Idle worship.

FTFY

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 11:59 AM (GdWl+)

232 57 Murderin' Joe needs to borrow some Tampax from Mika. He described PDT's appearance and speech "like a Mussolini rally!!"
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2018 11:29 AM (ptqGC)

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HA! Murderin' Joe...love it. Also, he's a dickish ass.

Posted by: Seems Legit at March 12, 2018 11:59 AM (U+nHb)

233 I liked him better when he showed up on Rockford Files.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor
.......
I heard an interesting story on the radio over the weekend..

They were talking about a Sopranos prequel being in the works... taking place in the 70's or 80's, I guess.. Tony Soprano would have been just a kid..

Anyway.. someone mentioned David Chase - writer of Sopranos - wrote a couple of Rockford Files episodes.. one taking place in Jersey named "A Couple of Guys" and involving the Jersey mob..

So.. he already wrote the prequel!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (so+oy)

234 More importantly, why didn't Jon ever call ICE to get Ponch deported? Was he a prototype for CA's current non-cooperation? Not cool.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear

actually Ponch was a little gangbanger that had his record expunged under the Promise Program while Jon was fighting in Nam.

Posted by: Chief at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (nFwvY)

235 220 The Weather Channel has named the coming Snowmaggedon as Winter Storm Skylar. Where do they get these faggy names? And, also? The Weather Channel sucks!
Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (O5Q3r)



Skylar sounds more like who is coming up next on stage as soon as Stormy Daniels finishes her feature entertainer performance.

Posted by: buzzion at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (lKs2v)

236 Sabo served our country in the Marines. He can take care of himself.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (prh9V)

Really? Where'd you find that out?

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (NWiLs)

237
The Weather Channel has named the coming Snowmaggedon as Winter Storm Skylar. Where do they get these faggy names? And, also? The Weather Channel sucks!
Posted by: tu3031


Sky King!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (IqV8l)

238 52 Watch the Star Wars Holiday Special or whatever that thing was called.

All I can think is that Lucas made so much money that he just brought a couple of pallets of blow into the writers' room and said, yeah, go with whatever.

Art Carney selling VR porn to Chewbacca's poorly costumed dad.
Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2018 11:28 AM (Z5y53)

The riff of that over at RiffTrax is consistently on the top 10 list of most popular. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (RD7QR)

239 LOL, CHiPs thing.

I played poker with Antonio Vargas in Vegas once.

I wish he stayed longer, he was contributing to the pot.

He was a quiet guy, seemed nice.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (8iiMU)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (8iiMU)

241 Another hallmark of the death of disco was plain to see in an old YouTube video ( I think it is no longer available ) of a " beach dance party" in Asbury put on by a local NJ radio station (I can't for the life of me remember their call sign/number) back in '80 or '81. The DJ was playing loud disco to absolutely no one. The video showed an empty venue with beach-goers off in the distance.

I wish I could find it again. Total Disco Fail.

Posted by: Lord Celeborn at March 12, 2018 11:48 AM (eRSeJ)

Not surprising. The whole disco thing had pretty much fizzled by then.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - Source of all SMODs at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (UbIEK)

242 215 Also, Magnum PI and S & S were CBS, while Miami Vice was NBC.

Yeah it was crazy, you had to switch channels.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:57 AM (39g3+)


That means it wasn't moved to be with those other two.

Miami Vice never left Friday nights. It moved to 9 PM and got clobbered by Dallas, but that's about it.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (2kiKp)

243 Seriously, was hard drug use mandatory in the 70s? Did people get samples of Qualudes in the mail along with little packets of Tide?
Posted by: josephistan at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (7HtZB)

Believe it or not, but even back in the late '70's, they really didn't think cocaine was that dangerous--or addictive. They thought the worse that could happen was that you would bleed from the nose. I'm serious.
And at any rate, coke was super expensive at the time, so it hadn't caught on with the mass public yet.
Posted by: JoeF.


And yes, quaaludes were handed out like party favors.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (O+0DS)

244 Drug use was pretty well mandatory in the entertainment community yeah. Otherwise, no more so than now in the general population.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (39g3+)

245 I actually had to drive one of those exploding Pintos for a couple of years. Made me wonder what I had done to make my parents hate me.
Posted by: physics geek
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A friend of mine had the door hinge mounts rust through. One day the door fell off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (nBBdT)

246 Oops.. "Just a Coupla Guys" was the title.. and the two guys featured were also in an earlier Rockford Files episode name "The Jersey Bounce" - also written by David Chase..

you gotta live IMDB.com

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (so+oy)

247 actually Ponch was a little gangbanger that had his record expunged under the Promise Program while Jon was fighting in Nam.
Posted by: Chief at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (nFwvY)

And weirdly, I always assumed Ponch was Mexican.
Erik Estrada is actually Puerto Rican.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (7uYFy)

248 If anyone is interested I have made a Moron Basketball Bracket Pool.


A chance to be an even bigger loser than usual? I'm in.

Posted by: physics geek at March 12, 2018 12:02 PM (huQJB)

249 Hey, imagine a police drama featuring Abe Vigoda, Larry Wilcox and Eric Estrada.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 12, 2018 12:02 PM (/qEW2)

250 Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 11:32 AM (LiyEm)
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only reason I downloaded that dumb movie was because of Linda Blair

Posted by: DeploraBOT at March 12, 2018 12:02 PM (y3aQB)

251 Wow - Cindy Williams. Who was the guy in the white turban?


Jamie Farr?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:03 PM (GdWl+)

252 163 We plan to stop in Kearney, NE on our way east the end of the month and see some sandhill cranes. Big migration each year and for some reason they do a rest stop near Kearney.

Mrs. Kim an Mr. Kim went to Monte Vista CO this weekend to check out the cranes. 100k at least. Cranes as far as you could see. Lots and lots of cranes.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at March 12, 2018 12:03 PM (0OmEj)

253 And yes, quaaludes were handed out like party favors.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (O+0DS)

So were 13 year-old girls.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at March 12, 2018 12:03 PM (7uYFy)

254 Stormy Daniels offers to pay back $130G for freedom to talk Trump

That's a lot of booty shaking!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 12:03 PM (+y/Ru)

255
218 Ended up with a Kia Soul for the rental car for this week and job interviews for the kidlet. Seems nice, but too low to the ground.

Yeah, I had a Kia Soul as a rental a while back, too. Liked it; didn't expect to. Didn't seem low to the ground to me; I normally drive a Civic.

But the Focus Titanium hatchback I had a bit later on was magnificent. Didn't want to give that one back.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 12:03 PM (v3pYe)

256 Man, the '70s were weird. It's a wonder I made it through that kidney stone of a decade...

Posted by: hobbitopoly

----------



*serves up a Vega, a Mustang II, and an exploding Pinto*



A wonder indeed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2018 11:55 AM (Zdm89)


From muscle cars to absolute shit boxes. The 70's were the dark ages, and disco made it silly.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:04 PM (aMlLZ)

257 Big migration each year and for some reason they do a rest stop near Kearney.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 12, 2018 11:49 AM

I heard 4 of them the other day, which is really early for MN. I watched them flying, thinking to myself. Guys, you maybe jumped the gun a bit there. There's still snow everywhere. I guess they know what they're doing but seems early to me.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 12:04 PM (7qnb5)

258 And weirdly, I always assumed Ponch was Mexican.
Erik Estrada is actually Puerto Rican.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (7uYFy)


I read he had to learn Spanish to get his current gigs on telenovelas. No joke.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 12:04 PM (2kiKp)

259
And at any rate, coke was super expensive at the time, so it hadn't caught on with the mass public yet.

Posted by: JoeF.


Speed was the poor mans coke back in the 70's

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:04 PM (lKyWE)

260 Ok you wont hear this often from me but Insomniac was right. "Dreadful" jumped the shark in the 4th episode going full monte to gaydom about 5 minutes in. Done. Damn it was so good and stabby. Gees they threw blood on everything.

He warned me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (nkTeS)

261 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.


Good luck.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

262 >>The Weather Channel has named the coming Snowmaggedon as Winter Storm Skylar. Where do they get these faggy names? And, also? The Weather Channel sucks!



OMG, the New England weather people are FREAKING OUT about the storm*.

Local news fanning flames with reports from inside the Boston Shaw's market, where *gasp* we see that they're already almost out of bread!!!!!! Just look at those empty shelves, people, we're going to starve while waiting for 18" of snow to be cleared!!!!!


*I do feel terrible for people on the MA south shore who have already been hit hard by two winter storm surges, have had to deal will flooding, power outages, etc..

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (W+vEI)

263 Checked out the star-studded cast of CHIPs Goes Roller Disco. Trying to imagine Vic Tayback, the guy who played 'Mel' on 'Alice', rollerskating in a Roller Disco extravaganza. In my mind's eye, I see Vic Tayback in a polyester leisure suit of a color not found in nature, the shirt unbuttoned down to his navel, lots of gold chains around his neck. With glittery sequins, maybe.

Make it stop. For the love of God make it stop.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (K8f5g)

264 A friend of mine had the door hinge mounts rust through. One day the door fell off.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (nBBdT)


It was a terrible car. Poor gas mileage, handled like a tank with broken treads and the seat were uncomfortable. But it was what the 1970s Ford company thought was a sports car, so "winning" if you were doing lots of coke.

Posted by: physics geek at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (huQJB)

265

Kochack

*drops mic*

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (mPeei)

266 That means it wasn't moved to be with those other two.

I never said it was. I just said it was moved. You might remember how TV shows used to move around nights as execs tried to find the best spot for them. It was a thing back then.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (39g3+)

267 Sabo = www dot unsavoryagents dot com

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (O+0DS)

268 I hate Schmuck Choomer.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (pw+jk)

269 In Commiepoly the dice roll you.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (xfb67)

270 The Chips show then and now: Comment from the comment section, so true.

Nobody was standing around looking down at a stupid cell phone, they were actually talking to each other and having fun. Today you could be in a room with 100 people and the most important thing in the room is the phone, everyone is second rate to the person you are texting or talking to on the fone.

Posted by: Colin at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (S8ufr)

271 249 Hey, imagine a police drama featuring Abe Vigoda, Larry Wilcox and Eric Estrada.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear



octagon, now.

Posted by: x at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (nFwvY)

272 "Mrs. Kim an Mr. Kim went to Monte Vista CO this weekend to check out the cranes. 100k at least. Cranes as far as you could see. Lots and lots of cranes."

Trump's economy brings a construction boom!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (lhV5b)

273 yo where the bear cub?

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (PNSBB)

274 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.

Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

I hope you're okay, Doc.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (K8f5g)

275 Really? Where'd you find that out?
Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:00 PM (NWiLs)


Umm...

You would have to ask that.

I think it was an interview in the Hollywood Reporter I read online.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (prh9V)

276 And why Cindy Williams and no Penny Marshall too?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 11:52 AM (2kiKp)
-------------------------------

Shirley was the better looking of the 2...

let the fights begin...

Posted by: toddler at March 12, 2018 12:06 PM (8D42x)

277 You ok, Witchdoktor?

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 12, 2018 12:07 PM (Ams5z)

278 At least you could shoehorn a small-block Chevy engine in a Vega.

Grumpy's Toy FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:07 PM (GdWl+)

279 Hi everyone.



I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community
is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you
all remain blessed and happy.





Good luck.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

That sounds ominous.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 12:07 PM (Dbv1R)

280 >.WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM


Taking a break form the internet?
Hope everything is OK.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 12:07 PM (W+vEI)

281 261 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.


Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

What's up?

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at March 12, 2018 12:07 PM (nBr1j)

282 Stormy Daniels offers to pay back $130G for freedom to talk Trump

She'll easily make more than that in her short 15 minutes of fame selling merchandising and in appearances. That's all this is about for her; the money. She's literally a whore, she doesn't give a crap about politics. Its just her chance to get paid.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:07 PM (39g3+)

283 WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks,

You OK?

Take care and live well.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (pw+jk)

284 "Kochack"

Er, Kojack or Kolchack? They were both shows in the '70s.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (lhV5b)

285 EPA (Thanks Dick Nixon!) and the fucking "oil crisis"(Arab cunts)

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (LiyEm)

286 Hi everyone.



I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community
is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you
all remain blessed and happy.





Good luck.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

??!!

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (aMlLZ)

287 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.


Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor




WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (O+0DS)

288 People usually think the era they grew up in was great and would love to go back.

But does anyone that grew up in the 70's really think it was a great time in America?

I was born in the late 70's, so I just wasn't able to really experience it, but almost everything from that era just makes you cringe.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (lKmt3)

289 "18 I had such a huge crush on Eric Estrada..had posters of him in my room, in my back pack..it was all quite ridiculous.
Posted by: IC at March 12, 2018 11:22 AM (a0IVu)"

Is your real name Jim Acosta?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (k1TUh)

290 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.


Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor


This sounds worrisome. You okay?

Posted by: physics geek at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (huQJB)

291 33 Commie Van Jones had Orca on his show last night, and pleaded with her to run:

"We had you. We had the Obamas in the White House. Even on a bad day, you had a North Star. You had some hope. And then the universe looked just said, psych! and threw us in the toilet and closed the lid and now we're just stuck in this crazy situation, swirling."
______________________

It's funny that he can't recognize that the tens of millions of Americans who voted for Trump were the ones in the toilet for the 8 years of the Obama Reign of Error.

Jones had led such a cushy, pampered life that he's oblivious to his own black privilege. He thinks the U.S. government should naturally be led by people who look just like him and think just like him, and if it's not, then something is terribly, terribly wrong.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (fqUgw)

292 Miami Vice kind of turned the page on the 70's and opened the era of 80's fashion and wealthy playgrounds to the public eye.

It didn't hurt that both of the stars were extremely good looking and seriously buff dudes, and the story lines were for the most part serious.

It picked up on the use of current music to accompany scenes that started with Magnum( Phil Collins, etc) and put it on steroids in opening scenes.
Ted Nugent starring as a dope dealer/assassin while "Angry Young Man " played in the background.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (m0lmR)

293 OMG, the New England weather people are FREAKING OUT about the storm*.



Local news fanning flames with reports from inside the Boston Shaw's market, where *gasp* we see that they're already almost out of bread!!!!!! Just look at those empty shelves, people, we're going to starve while waiting for 18" of snow to be cleared!!!!!

I remember the April Fools blizzard about 20 years ago. 30 inches of snow and it was all gone in about a week. This time of year it doesn't last long.

Posted by: tu3031 at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (O5Q3r)

294 Stormy Daniels offers to pay back $130G for freedom to talk Trump

She'll easily make more than that in her short 15 minutes of fame selling merchandising and in appearances. That's all this is about for her; the money. She's literally a whore, she doesn't give a crap about politics. Its just her chance to get paid.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:07 P

This. But wasn't it 300K she was paid? They should tell her 300K and she can open her holes again.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (7qnb5)

295 Kolchack is a cross between Kojack and Horshack.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (Ams5z)

296 260 Ok you wont hear this often from me but Insomniac was right. "Dreadful" jumped the shark in the 4th episode going full monte to gaydom about 5 minutes in. Done. Damn it was so good and stabby. Gees they threw blood on everything.

He warned me.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (nkTeS)

Yep, I did. Believe me, I take no joy in it. It could have been a great gothic horror series, and they wrecked it.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs)

297 I'm sure someone already made this observation, but imagine how liberals would react to a story titled something like "appalled by recent school schooling, Texas parent sells his gun collection." And contrast this with the immigrant story.

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 12, 2018 12:10 PM (mk7Bj)

298 WitchDoktor, what's up?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:10 PM (GdWl+)

299 We plan to stop in Kearney, NE on our way east the end of the month and see some sandhill cranes. Big migration each year and for some reason they do a rest stop near Kearney.
Posted by: Les Kinetic
.............
Sandhill cranes are about all you will see in Kearney Nebraska, lemme tell ya.. My car broke down there on the way to Colorado one summer.. It was the longest day & a half of my life..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2018 12:10 PM (so+oy)

300
Er, Kojack or Kolchack? They were both shows in the '70s.

Posted by: Rob Crawford
_________________

Kolchack. You must forgive my spelling,, I'm drunk....

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at March 12, 2018 12:10 PM (mPeei)

301 Miami Vice never left Friday nights. It moved to 9 PM and got clobbered by Dallas, but that's about it.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 12:01 PM (2kiKp)


Yeah, the suits at NBC really overplayed their hand with that move.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 12:11 PM (prh9V)

302 Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

Whoa, wait, what? That didn't sound good at all.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:11 PM (NWiLs)

303 OMG, the CHiPs roller disco special was a Goddamn Thing:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0534513/fullcredits?ref_=tt_cl_sm#cast

I was starting to think that was a photoshop or something.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2018 12:11 PM (2kiKp)

304 "Ted Nugent starring as a dope dealer/assassin while "Angry Young Man " played in the background."

G. Gordon Liddy's recurring role...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at March 12, 2018 12:11 PM (lhV5b)

305 Musically, early 70s was a blast. Lotsa innovation and callbacks to earlier stuff. Fashion was a total bust. Ultra-skinny people wearing ugly clothes. Trying to get over 60s protests and have fun.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (MIKMs)

306 But does anyone that grew up in the 70's really think it was a great time in America?

I was born in the late 70's, so I just wasn't able to really experience it, but almost everything from that era just makes you cringe.
Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (lKmt3)

I grew up in the 70's. Most of us knew it was a bad time in America: the clothes, the hairstyles, the popular music, the economy. That's why we got high.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (K8f5g)

307 262
>>The Weather Channel has named the coming Snowmaggedon as Winter
Storm Skylar. Where do they get these faggy names? And, also? The
Weather Channel sucks!


There new afternoon shit, WU is so ghey it is vomit worthy. They were just sold a year or so ago. IBM use to own them, now Landmark cable, Bain and Blackstone own them. It is a cash cow.

What we need is a Mexican Weather channel, with hot babes


https://tinyurl.com/y75ck5nf

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (PNSBB)

308 I hate Schmuck Choomer

Posted by: Amy Schumer at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (b2xaY)

309 It picked up on the use of current music to accompany scenes that started with Magnum( Phil Collins, etc) and put it on steroids in opening scenes.
Ted Nugent starring as a dope dealer/assassin while "Angry Young Man " played in the background.



Who could forget Sonny Crockett's guard-gator, Elvis?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (GdWl+)

310 294 Stormy Daniels offers to pay back $130G for freedom to talk Trump



apparently whores need to be educated on the time value of money.

Posted by: x at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (nFwvY)

311
People usually think the era they grew up in was great and would love to go back.



But does anyone that grew up in the 70's really think it was a great time in America?



I was born in the late 70's, so I just wasn't able to really
experience it, but almost everything from that era just makes you
cringe.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (lKmt3)

There were a ton of hot rods and muscle cars. Older ones obviously since anything new was shit, but everybody seemed to have one. Other than that, it was a shitty time, and Carter made it even shittier.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (aMlLZ)

312 The gay scenes in Pennt Dreadful didnt bother me, seeing as the character was a hedonist and seducer who corrupts others...

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (B+kbt)

313 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 11:45 AM (39g3+)


You can find Simon and Simon reruns on Cozi TV.

Posted by: Doc Brown at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (IuYIh)

314 "I was born in the late 70's, so I just wasn't able to really experience it, but almost everything from that era just makes you cringe."

Media was awful, fashion was goofy (post 60's hangover, I think) But hell, when I look at day to day life now, especially for kids, I would trade today for the 70's in a heartbeat. It was so much more relaxed, so laid back about everything. People didn't flip out and set their hair on fire over every little gawdammed thing every other minute.

and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats. Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (k1TUh)

315 I watched the Rifftrax version of Viva Knievel yesterday with my 12-year old daughter. She couldn't believe that he actually jumped over stuff on a motorcycle for a living. I laughed.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (MX7xj)

316 I grew up in the 70's. Most of us knew it was a bad
time in America: the clothes, the hairstyles, the popular music, the
economy. That's why we got high.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (K8f5g)

What he said.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:14 PM (aMlLZ)

317 It picked up on the use of current music to accompany scenes that started with Magnum( Phil Collins, etc) and put it on steroids in opening scenes.
Ted Nugent starring as a dope dealer/assassin while "Angry Young Man " played in the background.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2018 12:09 PM (m0lmR)


I remember Nugent's "Little Miss Dangerous" from that same episode.

Yeah, I thought it was cool.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 12:14 PM (prh9V)

318 "NBC Proud and a Peacock" for some reason they don't use that slogan anymore.

That was about the time roller derby's were big on Saturday morning. Women fighting, kicking ass, biting, pushing each other off the track...Those were the days.

Posted by: Colin at March 12, 2018 12:14 PM (S8ufr)

319 I think Trump should just let Stormy Daniels have her 15 minutes and not throw lawsuits her. To me it just gives her credibility and puts as many eyes as possible on it.

But that's just how Trump rolls, same with that stupid book by Wolf that had zero credibility. It just made it a bigger story than it needed to be.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:14 PM (lKmt3)

320 Checked out the star-studded cast of CHIPs Goes
Roller Disco. Trying to imagine Vic Tayback, the guy who played 'Mel' on
'Alice', rollerskating in a Roller Disco extravaganza. In my mind's
eye, I see Vic Tayback in a polyester leisure suit of a color not found
in nature, the shirt unbuttoned down to his navel, lots of gold chains
around his neck. With glittery sequins, maybe.
Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM


Squeeeeeel!!!!!!

Posted by: Shep!, now with even more Shep! at March 12, 2018 12:14 PM (ctuyM)

321
Yep, I did. Believe me, I take no joy in it. It could have been a great gothic horror series, and they wrecked it.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:10 PM (NWiLs

Word. In one scene they went full on retard, an.d..click, we were out. I might habe just skipped through but for your warning. Thanks. Didn't any more of that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (nkTeS)

322 But does anyone that grew up in the 70's really think it was a great time in America?

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (lKmt3)


The Bionic Man helped smooth things out. And Starsky and Hutch, and Baretta.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (8gDQu)

323 But does anyone that grew up in the 70's really think it was a great time in America?

The 70s were horrible. Some good music, a lot of utter crap music. A few good movies, but mostly terrible. It was a time period to endure, not enjoy. I don't really know what happened then, it was like the culture just lost its way entirely and turned into bright orange shag and gigantic lapels on leisure suits. The interior decoration was ghastly, the food was terrible, everything was ugly and tacky and miserable.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (39g3+)

324
"NBC Proud as a Peacock" correction....

Posted by: Colin at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (S8ufr)

325 One thing good about CHiPs was that they were carrying Colt Pythons (or maybe Troopers) .357 Magnum. However, they always placed there hand in the draw position, never leveling their piece at the suspect. If one of the suspects would have come up with a gun, they would have needed the speed and constitution of Raylin Givens to drop him.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (XvfdX)

326 >>Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?


The Flaming Lips
Sonic Youth
Wilco

Good Music is always out there. You just have to go look for it since Radio Died.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (avry6)

327 Media was awful, fashion was goofy (post 60's
hangover, I think) But hell, when I look at day to day life now,
especially for kids, I would trade today for the 70's in a heartbeat.
It was so much more relaxed, so laid back about everything. People
didn't flip out and set their hair on fire over every little gawdammed
thing every other minute.





Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (k1TUh)

That much is true. No internet, no smart phones, so fucking social media. people had to actually leave their house to have fun.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (aMlLZ)

328 Liam Neeson was a drug kingpin on MV.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (Ams5z)

329 and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats. Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (k1TUh)


Yeah, and the concerts! Those groups would completely fill a 75,000 seat stadium. And do it again and again and again, all over the country.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (prh9V)

330 Frank Zappa had the best Miami Vice appearance. He was a coke dealer who figured out that Crockett was a cop, flipped him off, and just left with all the money. Totally humiliated Crockett and Tubbs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (39g3+)

331
I grew up in the 70's. Most of us knew it was a
bad time in America: the clothes, the hairstyles, the popular music, the
economy. That's why we got high.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:12 PM (K8f5g)


It took a lot of coke to get through the 70's and my friends and I were up to the task. I had an apt in NYC, on 56th, while they were building the Trump tower. In the late 70's there was so much coke around, you could get a bump just by cleaning the bathroom counter.
NYC back then was a pretty big shit hole, Mayor Dinkins, etc, but I am not complaining, I got laid so much I had to quit and get married.


Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (PNSBB)

332 Communism


100,000,000 dead in the 20th century alone.


But what the hell, let's give it ONE MORE TRY!

Posted by: JB1000 at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (16OL0)

333 If nothing else, the 70s gave us Rollerball.

Posted by: Hikaru at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (9TK8E)

334 That much is true. No internet, no smart phones, so fucking social media. people had to actually leave their house to have fun.


Fun - which was waiting in line to get gas to drive 55 mph to the Disco to listen to that stuff.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (7n4KQ)

335 There were a ton of hot rods and muscle cars. Older ones obviously since anything new was shit, but everybody seemed to have one. Other than that, it was a shitty time, and Carter made it even shittier.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (aMlLZ)


This.

There was a lot of polyester, in unnatural colors. This was the era of the Ford Pinto, for heaven's sake. Pet Rocks, Clackers, and for some strange reason, a lot of fondue.

Think Larry the Lounge Lizard in a Leisure Suit. Slimy and perverted ruled the day.

Rod Stewart singing "If you want my body and you think I'm sexy..."

And naturally, lots of cheesy disco and bad white-folk dancing. Chest hair, white afros, platform shoes.

No, nothing makes me nostalgic for that crap-fest of a decade.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (7UW64)

336
I was born in the late 70's, so I just wasn't able to really experience it, but almost everything from that era just makes you cringe.
Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:08 PM (lKmt3)


There was nothing cringe worthy about the egg chair with built in stereophonic sound.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (lKyWE)

337 and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats. Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:13 PM (k1TUh)


The 70s also gave us Roxy Music and Brian Eno.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (8gDQu)

338 >>Yeah, and the concerts! Those groups would completely fill a 75,000 seat stadium. And do it again and again and again, all over the country.


And those concerts sucked donkey balls...stadium rock was always awful.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (avry6)

339 >>>>>Stormy Daniels offers to pay back $130G for freedom to talk Trump



She'll easily make more than that in her short 15 minutes of fame
selling merchandising and in appearances. That's all this is about for
her; the money. She's literally a whore, she doesn't give a crap about
politics. Its just her chance to get paid.


Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:07.
.
.
.
.That means her lawyer has told her she can't do the 60 minutes or cnn interviews and she is fishing for a way to get around the NDA she signed without getting sued into oblivion.



Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (+Dllb)

340 the 70's? it was a hangover from the 60's. Vietnam, inflation, wage & price freezes, gas shortages, watergate, stagflation, jimmy carter, Iran.


then came The Day of The Shitted Robes.

Posted by: x at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (nFwvY)

341 Say what you want about the '70's, at least the rec rooms were carpeted.

Posted by: J. Random Moron at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (ctuyM)

342 And those concerts sucked donkey balls...stadium rock was always awful.
Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (avry6)

That's what all the drugs were for.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:18 PM (7n4KQ)

343 Of course the 70s were a great time in America. Communism hadn't yet been completely debunked with the collapse of the Soviet Union yet, Republican President got removed from office, and gay sex wasn't tarnished with the whole AIDS thing. What's more to want? And that's not to mention all the music, drugs, and free love.

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 12, 2018 12:18 PM (mk7Bj)

344 The 70s were horrible. Some good music, a lot of utter crap music. A few good movies, but mostly terrible. It was a time period to endure, not enjoy. I don't really know what happened then, it was like the culture just lost its way entirely and turned into bright orange shag and gigantic lapels on leisure suits.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:15 PM (39g3+)


The 70s era was just a continuation of things that got their start in the 60s.

In prophetic language, the 70s were the 60s fulfilled.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 12:18 PM (prh9V)

345 >>> Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?

The Flaming Lips
Sonic Youth
Wilco

All three are from the 20th century. Sonic Youth is elligible for social security.

But yes, good music is out there if you are willing to search.

Posted by: fluffy at March 12, 2018 12:18 PM (cHbmY)

346 I said something nice about Trump this morning.

Posted by: Judith Miller at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (HgMAr)

347 Fondue was good, I miss that.

Quad was actually pretty cool, a precursor to surround sound. My brother actually had a quad stereo and quad headphones. It was really interesting when you heard something that took advantage of that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (39g3+)

348 In prophetic language, the 70s were the 60s fulfilled.


especially in Saigon.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (7n4KQ)

349 There was nothing cringe worthy about the egg chair with built in stereophonic sound.



Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (lKyWE)

Let's not forget fcking on a water bed.

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (PNSBB)

350 114 "Battle of the Network Stars"

No bras. Ever.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at March 12, 2018 11:40 AM (XrCyE)

All womens sporting event should be braless in about 42 degree weather

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (BtQd4)

351 and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats. Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?
Posted by: Tom Servo

_________

I love that era of music (except Pink Floyd) but in my mind I always associate those acts with music from the late 60's that just sort of bled a little into the early 70's.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (lKmt3)

352 Say what you want about the '70's, at least the rec rooms were carpeted.

Posted by: J. Random Moron at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (ctuyM)


And the sofas and "good furniture" were covered in plastic ... at least, that's how things generally were where I grew up.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (8gDQu)

353 In the 70s, I could walk out of the hose with a BB gun or .22 and not have everyone freak out.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (pw+jk)

354 and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats. Who do we have that even comes close to any of that today?


Well, we would have had fistfights in the day.

The music was awesome, but it was the Stones, the Who, Dylan and that lot. Not your people.

I just remember that we missed the real shit. We didn't go to Woodstock, we weren't at the Summer of Love. There was, no doubt, better music in the 70s than there had been in the 60s, but then we had to go to the prom when Saturday Night Fever was a thing.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (fuK7c)

355 Back in my day...I remember Maryland Chambers touring the local "Gentlemen' s Clubs" at the end of her career. I bought a glass with her name on it and the year (1987). Still have that glass on my mantel.

Posted by: Colin at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (S8ufr)

356 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.

Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM

I share your opinion of Bill Bolling and friends, whats happening - you need to talk or need a good lawyer?

Posted by: Jean at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (ZMjne)

357 >>All three are from the 20th century.


Originated from...but, 2 of the 3 are still out there on Tour and making records. Actual records. Not song collections.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:20 PM (avry6)

358 But hell, when I look at day to day life now, especially for kids, I would trade today for the 70's in a heartbeat

+++

Meh. I wouldn't go that far. Every era has its own bullshit

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at March 12, 2018 12:20 PM (b2xaY)

359 And that's not to mention all the music, drugs, and free love.

Posted by: Joe, living mobile at March 12, 2018 12:18 PM (mk7Bj)

And then along came Herpes.

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:20 PM (PNSBB)

360 353 In the 70s, I could walk out of the hose with a BB gun or .22 and not have everyone freak out.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (pw+jk)

You could still do that probably up to the mid-80s. Then things started getting weird.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:20 PM (NWiLs)

361 The 70s were horrible. Some good music, a lot of utter crap music. A few good movies, but mostly terrible. It was a time period to endure, not enjoy. I don't really know what happened then, it was like the culture just lost its way entirely and turned into bright orange shag and gigantic lapels on leisure suits. The interior decoration was ghastly, the food was terrible, everything was ugly and tacky and miserable.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Custom Chevy Vans.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:20 PM (O+0DS)

362 1973. Lynyrd Skynyrd. Freebird.

Posted by: J. Random Moron at March 12, 2018 12:21 PM (ctuyM)

363 And those concerts sucked donkey balls...stadium rock was always awful.

Yeah, if you were stoned enough you didn't notice but Led Zeppelin was HORRIBLE live. Even their live album, which is the best of their performances, is just crap. They were so stoned and drunk and lazy they would just show up and take a gigantic bowel movement on stage then collapse in a coma.

Queen was good live, though, so was the Who. Floyd supposedly was too but they didn't tour as much.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:21 PM (39g3+)

364 30 Frank Zappa had the best Miami Vice appearance. He was a coke dealer who figured out that Crockett was a cop, flipped him off, and just left with all the money. Totally humiliated Crockett and Tubbs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (39g3+)


Yeah, but Sonny pushed him overboard so he had to swim back to his big-ass yacht.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Global Rethinker at March 12, 2018 12:21 PM (prh9V)

365 Fun - which was waiting in line to get gas to drive 55 mph to the Disco to listen to that stuff.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (7n4KQ)

Didn't do discos. I fell out of the womb as a metal head. We cruised in the muscle cars, smoked weed like it was free, and had Sabbath, or RUSH, or early judas priest punishing the car speakers. The gas crunch sucked, thats for sure, but we left the house and got laid a lot.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:21 PM (aMlLZ)

366 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.

Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)

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you can't just fling that out there and take off. hope you're ok and this is a positive move.

Posted by: toddler at March 12, 2018 12:21 PM (8D42x)

367 "NBC Proud and a Peacock" for some reason they don't use that slogan anymore.

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MSNBC's Kasie Hunt told Anthony Scaramucci that they don't use the term "fake news". I'll bet John Gotti didn't care for the term "mafia" either.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 12:22 PM (+y/Ru)

368 The 70's may have been corny, but the disco is an example of how back then, there was diversity without racial animus. Nowadays, there would be calls to make it a white free disco. Obama really did set things back many decades.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at March 12, 2018 12:22 PM (/qEW2)

369 And those concerts sucked donkey balls...stadium rock was always awful.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:17 PM (avry6)


Not always. I saw the Who at the Checkerdome on St. Louis and it seriously rocked.

I suppose it depended on the band, didn't it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:22 PM (7UW64)

370 if you need to prove to ANYONE that drugs are bad, just show them various clips like the CHiPs thing from the 70's.

There's no way people actually did that, much less watched that while sober...
Posted by: toddler

Those generic drugs in the white label were bast avoided.

Posted by: HR Puffenstuff at March 12, 2018 12:22 PM (MpOUn)

371 The 70s had Whip Inflation Now. Silly, but it didn't make a bad acronym. In the 2010s we had the unbelievably retarded Winning The Future from the guy and party who prided themselves on being so "tech-savvy". LOL.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:23 PM (8gDQu)

372 I love that era of music (except Pink Floyd) but in my mind I always associate those acts with music from the late 60's that just sort of bled a little into the early 70's.

Most of the really great purely 70s music was in the disco era with Talking Heads, Dire Straits, bands like that. The guys getting college radio airplay while disco ruled the top 40 radio stations and AOR stations were stuck in the late 60s.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:23 PM (39g3+)

373 But does anyone that grew up in the 70's really think it was a great time in America?


As a kid who grew up in the 70's. Yes, put aside the music and cars. As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom. We were probably one of the last generation of kids to not have cell phones at birth. We could play outside, ride bikes, play war, tackle football etc. We had freedom that todays kids have no concept of. I think being a kid then was still pretty cool.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 12:23 PM (7qnb5)

374 G. Gordon Liddy's recurring role...


Glen Frey, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:23 PM (GdWl+)

375 and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats.


CCR, Doobie Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:23 PM (O+0DS)

376 In the 70s, I could walk out of the hose with a BB gun or .22 and not have everyone freak out.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious
___________

I did that as a kid the 80s also in a suburban neighborhood (at least the airgun part). Just kids being kids.

There's no telling now what sort of trouble you could get into today if you did that, unless it was a really rural part of the country.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:24 PM (lKmt3)

377 371 The 70s had Whip Inflation Now.

Jerry Ford started that, and Jimmy whipped the sumbitch into a foamy froth.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:24 PM (7n4KQ)

378 >>I suppose it depended on the band, didn't it.

The Crew and the Venue, too.

Places like MSG and The Rectum (in Philly) could not be made to sound good.
I don't care who your sound guy is...those barns don't play.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:24 PM (avry6)

379 CB's were the early internet and the beginnings of the pushback

Posted by: x at March 12, 2018 12:24 PM (nFwvY)

380 376 In the 70s, I could walk out of the hose with a BB gun or .22 and not have everyone freak out.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious
___________

I did that as a kid the 80s also in a suburban neighborhood (at least the airgun part). Just kids being kids.

There's no telling now what sort of trouble you could get into today if you did that, unless it was a really rural part of the country.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:24 PM (lKmt3)

Neighbors would call the cops and you'd have a chance of getting shot.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:25 PM (NWiLs)

381 Who was the guy in the white turban?

Obama ?

Posted by: JT at March 12, 2018 12:25 PM (EtYfs)

382 Trying desperately to reach Phoenix area horde members. Email Mis Hum! This is like the 5th time Ive tried to post

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&&V basking in the sun trying to reach horde at March 12, 2018 12:25 PM (Aohni)

383 I hope WitchDoktor is okay.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2018 12:25 PM (zRZaJ)

384 Hey, I old enough to have done drugs at Studio 54. A very strange place I might add. The city basically declared it off limits to any drug enforcement. The amount of coke spilled on the floor was probably worth millions.

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (PNSBB)

385 As a kid who grew up in the 70's. Yes, put aside the music and cars. As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom. We were probably one of the last generation of kids to not have cell phones at birth. We could play outside, ride bikes, play war, tackle football etc. We had freedom that todays kids have no concept of. I think being a kid then was still pretty cool.
Posted by: Minnfidel


Play outside after dark, trick or treat & get homemade shit like rice crispy bars & popcorn balls & caramel apples AND not worry about shit put in it.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (O+0DS)

386 And then along came Herpes.

That song was a big hit for The Association, as I recall...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (GdWl+)

387 380 A good chance and forget about your dog....

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (LiyEm)

388 Communism





100,000,000 dead in the 20th century alone.


___
This time we'll just kill the right people...we promise!

Posted by: The Left at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (eSx+E)

389 Greg Gutfeld had a side by side shot of Joe and Beaker from the Muppets on his weekend show.



never been more accurate.

Posted by: Rick in SK at March 12, 2018 11:30 AM (FZYNt)

Beaker is better known, and was an intellectual giant compared to Joe Meatpuppet.

Posted by: The Mouse that Roared, Americans don't Serf at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (DxWUs)

390 As a kid who grew up in the 70's. Yes, put aside the
music and cars. As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom. We were
probably one of the last generation of kids to not have cell phones at
birth. We could play outside, ride bikes, play war, tackle football etc.
We had freedom that todays kids have no concept of. I think being a kid
then was still pretty cool.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 12:23 PM (7qnb5)

Very true. As weird as it was, it was a simpler time. There was way more freedom.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (aMlLZ)

391 Friends don't let friends disco.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (+y/Ru)

392
As a kid who grew up in the 70's. Yes, put aside the music and cars. As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom.


For a 16 year old boy in the 70's cars were great because you had tons of used cars from the 50's and 60's that were affordable to chose from.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (lKyWE)

393 OINK! OINK! What! No mention of me in the morning rant!

Posted by: David Hogg, Struggling to stay Relevant at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (IUM2p)

394 371 The 70s had Whip Inflation Now.

Jerry Ford started that, and Jimmy whipped the sumbitch into a foamy froth.
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:24 PM (7n4KQ)

No one came into the office with less political capital than Gerald Ford. I can't fault him for lack of achievement. He was a good man in a terrible situation.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (K8f5g)

395 nd the sofas and "good furniture" were covered in plastic ... at least, that's how things generally were where I grew up.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:19 PM (8gDQu)

We weren't even allowed in the living room.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (Ri/rl)

396 I always laugh at the 70s because in the 70s you could have unprotected sex with just about anyone...

But, you apparently couldn't trust them around your record collection.

Well. Not unless you put your name on BOTH side of the Sleeve AND the Labels!

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (avry6)

397 Say what you want about the '70's, at least the rec rooms were carpeted.

But when you step on a forgotten piece of food hidden in the shag carpeting, you wish the floor was hardwood.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (iv0p7)

398 333 If nothing else, the 70s gave us Rollerball.
Posted by: Hikaru at March 12, 2018 12:16 PM (9TK8E)"

I don't know if you meant that in jest or not, but the original Rollerball, with James Caan, is not only a good movie, it's got a very subversive storyline with an uncanny amount of foresight. I watched it again recently, and I found myself shocked to see that so much of it was starting to look not like fantasy, but prophecy.

Start with the bit about major corporate powers being in control of all sources of information, and controlling access to this information to their own benefit. And the part about incredible across the board social pressure being put on anyone who decides not to conform to the what the Powers are telling him to conform to. And finally, media existing only to keep common people uneducated and satisfied with spectacle, for a population with no remaining morals and no deep beliefs in anything.

It feels more and more familiar every day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (k1TUh)

399 397 Say what you want about the '70's, at least the rec rooms were carpeted.

But when you step on a forgotten piece of food hidden in the shag carpeting, you wish the floor was hardwood.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (iv0p7)

That was what the rakes were for.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (7n4KQ)

400 For a 16 year old boy in the 70's cars were great because you had tons of used cars from the 50's and 60's that were affordable to chose from.

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (lKyWE)


I paid $300 for a 1972 Beetle and put a $300 engine into it in 1977. Drove the hell out of that car.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (7UW64)

401 I will take the 80's over the 70's though, hands down.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (aMlLZ)

402 "That means her lawyer has told her she can't do the 60 minutes or cnn interviews and she is fishing for a way to get around the NDA she signed without getting sued into oblivion."

Donald Trump has assault attorneys.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (hLRSq)

403 We still had plenty of freedom in the 80's and we had Reagan.80's for the win.

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (LiyEm)

404 Speaking of good times, my son found a Christmas card Nixon send me in 1972. thanking me for my help in the election.



God, the hair doos this daughter have are awful.

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (PNSBB)

405 402 "That means her lawyer has told her she can't do the 60 minutes or cnn interviews and she is fishing for a way to get around the NDA she signed without getting sued into oblivion."

Donald Trump has assault attorneys.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (hLRSq)

With things that go up.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (NWiLs)

406 >>As a kid who grew up in the 70's. Yes, put aside the music and cars. As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom. We were probably one of the last generation of kids to not have cell phones at birth. We could play outside, ride bikes, play war, tackle football etc. We had freedom that todays kids have no concept of. I think being a kid then was still pretty cool.




Yes! Peak freedom.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (W+vEI)

407 NYC back then was a pretty big shit hole, Mayor Dinkins, etc, but I am
not complaining, I got laid so much I had to quit and get married.

Terrible time to be in NYC with Mayor Dinky as I called him. Subway cars covered with spray paint (everyone thinking they are an artist), so much that you could hardly see out. The cops pretty much had the "I don't give a shit" attitude.

Posted by: Colin at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (S8ufr)

408 Regarding roller disco, has anyone mentioned the movie "Xanadu"?

Posted by: Chris M at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (eAZVt)

409 As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom. We were
probably one of the last generation of kids to not have cell phones at birth. We could play outside, ride bikes, play war, tackle football etc.

We had freedom that todays kids have no concept of.



Jarts. We had Jarts. (Lawn Darts)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (O+0DS)

410 >>I will take the 80's over the 70's though, hands down.


Imho, you wanted to be born between 1967 and 1974.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (avry6)

411
That was what the rakes were for.
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (7n

I forgot about the carpet rakes. That was some fugly carpeting.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (Ri/rl)

412 1979 - a very very bad year.

Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (Sp1NT)

413 NANCY KULP?!???!??????

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (oVJmc)

414 398 Yep and the part where he says "we came to the point where we had a choice,freedom or comfort.We chose comfort"

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (LiyEm)

415 411
That was what the rakes were for.
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (7n

I forgot about the carpet rakes. That was some fugly carpeting.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (Ri/rl)

I remember that. Absolutely godawful.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

416 Queen in 1975. Average White Band a little earlier. Soul Train (and Don Cornelius intro to AWB is still a hoot), a lot of innovation. Folkie groups upping their game into renaissance. Classical really getting into the period instruments. Musically, a great confluence of events. The rest was awful. Graduated college in 1979 -- bought my house in 1980 strictly for the assumable mortgage -- at the time 20%. AIDS wasn't known yet, but Herpes was the biggie.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (MIKMs)

417 It feels more and more familiar every day.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (k1TUh)

'Rollerball' was an amazing movie in just about every aspect. It still holds up.

At the risk of sounding like a tinfoil hat-wearing conspiracy kid, I think that awful remake was purposefully designed to obscure the original.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (K8f5g)

418 If Stormy Daniels and David Hogg ever meet, it'll create a fake news hole so powerful every journalist in the country will be suck in!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (+y/Ru)

419 >>Regarding roller disco, has anyone mentioned the movie "Xanadu"?


I sold the Soundtrack at a record sale, yesterday. To a gay guy and his 'partner'. For $10.

ELO and Olivia Newton John did that one, I think.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (avry6)

420 Dinking was later 80's.Koch was mayor from the late 70's to what 88?

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (LiyEm)

421 Donald Trump has assault attorneys.
Posted by: Mikey NTH


With things that go up.
Posted by: Insomniac


Up your ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (O+0DS)

422 I think Trump should just let Stormy Daniels have her 15 minutes and not throw lawsuits her. To me it just gives her credibility and puts as many eyes as possible on it.

But that's just how Trump rolls, same with that stupid book by Wolf that had zero credibility. It just made it a bigger story than it needed to be.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:14 PM (lKmt3)

Very wealthy people get rid of nuisances such as porn stars who try to finagle a photo into a big payoff by threatening to go to the media by giving them money in exchange for a non disclosure agreement. I don't believe it is a particular great strategy, but just like other nuisance lawsuits that companies settle because it's cheaper, people like Trump do this also. They consider part of doing business as themselves as a brand.

An arbitrator last week already told Daniels and her lawyer that the NDA is valid and stays in place. What Daniels wants is to be able to make up whatever she wants as a story to be able to run around strip clubs and proclaim she was the President's consort and for $25 bucks, you can see why. Before she really starts to look like miles of rough road.

At some point, I'm hoping the Pres and his lawyer start suing her well used ass for defamation.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (m0lmR)

423 410 >>I will take the 80's over the 70's though, hands down.


Imho, you wanted to be born between 1967 and 1974.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (avry6)


My lawn. Remove yourself from it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (7UW64)

424 402 Donald Trump has assault attorneys.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Protect Your Despair with Gloom Guard Polish & Sealer! Only at The Outrage Outlet! at March 12, 2018 12:29 PM (hLRSq)

Ban Assult Attorneys, they're just too dangerous!

Posted by: Attorney Grabbers at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (IUM2p)

425
Say what you want about the '70's, at least the rec rooms were carpeted.


The bad news is it was avocado shag

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

426 421 Donald Trump has assault attorneys.
Posted by: Mikey NTH


With things that go up.
Posted by: Insomniac


Up your ass.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (O+0DS)

Every single divorce lawyer has those.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (7n4KQ)

427 I think a lot of what people love about the 70s were there for kids in the 80s as well. Except we had a President that actually wanted to win the Cold War and didn't believe in 70% tax rates.

All the stuff with Social Media, cell phones, helicopter parenting etc came quite a bit later. I didn't really have a cell phone until I was in my 20s.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (lKmt3)

428 You are right about Dink, even later.


https://tinyurl.com/y84qxtws

Posted by: George at March 12, 2018 12:33 PM (PNSBB)

429 For a 16 year old boy in the 70's cars were great because you had tons
of used cars from the 50's and 60's that were affordable to chose from.



Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:27 PM (lKyWE)


Hell yeah. My first car was a 1968 GTO, and it was $350. Second car was a 1971 roadrunner, that was $600. 3rd car was a 1970 roadrunner, that was $400. 4th car was a 1968 Roadrunner with a stoooopid fast drive train, and that was $700. I couldn't buy a rebuilt engine for any of those cars today for less than what all 4 of those cars cost.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:33 PM (aMlLZ)

430 Jarts. We had Jarts. (Lawn Darts)

My siblings and I played with lawn darts at my grandparents house in the '80s.

Even as kids we realized they were stupidly dangerous. Our parents and grandparents wondered why we stopped playing with them.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:33 PM (iv0p7)

431 and even I, as an original disco-hater, gotta admit that some disco was just damn good fun.

"Brick House", Commodores, 1977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBx6mAWYPU

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:33 PM (k1TUh)

432 1970 - 1980. 8 yrs old to 18 yrs old.

I wouldn't trade my childhood for any time after that. Talk about loosing freedom.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (O+0DS)

433 >>My lawn. Remove yourself from it.


It seems that any later and you lost that innocence and freedom of being a kid faster and faster until we arrived at Internet Porn.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (avry6)

434 When I was a kid, Evel Knievel was the cool risk taker.

Now ( maybe 5-8 years ago) Johnny Knoxville.


Ughh

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (ymnmz)

435 Even as kids we realized they were stupidly dangerous. Our parents and grandparents wondered why we stopped playing with them.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:33 PM (iv0p7)

Roman candle wars rocked.

Posted by: troyriser at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (K8f5g)

436 The bad news is it was avocado shag
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

Don't forget the wood paneling and black light posters.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (Ri/rl)

437 and the music was awesome - not disco, of course, but this was the Golden Age of Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pink Floyd, all of the greats.


1965 through 1975 was the Golden Decade of Rock Music. More new music and genres got explored during that time than any other span of time.

The Beatles were doing concept albums. The British Blues invasion was in full swing. Flint MI's own Grand Funk Railroad was one of the biggest bands in the world. Progressive Rock was on radio with bands like Yes and ELP. The Beach Boys, The Stones, The Monkees (don't laugh, their latest release is pretty good.), Funk (Tower of Power), Jazz-Rock from Chicago and Blood, Sweat and Tears, Zappa was doing something, although we're still not exactly sure what it was, something to do with weasels and apostrophes, The Beatles broke up and all started their solo careers...

What a great time for modern music.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:35 PM (GdWl+)

438 "Brick House", Commodores, 1977

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrBx6mAWYPU

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:33 PM (k1TUh)


All 'ettes are Brick Houses.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:35 PM (7UW64)

439 Lawn Darts weren't dangerous at all,unless you threw them at each other....

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:35 PM (LiyEm)

440 32 1970 - 1980. 8 yrs old to 18 yrs old.

I wouldn't trade my childhood for any time after that. Talk about loosing freedom.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (O+0DS)

I'm a few years behind you in age. Word.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:35 PM (Ri/rl)

441 439 Lawn Darts weren't dangerous at all,unless you threw them at each other....
Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:35 PM (LiyEm)

like guns then.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:36 PM (7n4KQ)

442 Don't forget the wood paneling and black light posters.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (Ri/rl)

Fiber Optic lamps. That changed color constantly.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2018 12:36 PM (m0lmR)

443 At some point, I'm hoping the Pres and his lawyer start suing her well used ass for defamation.
Posted by: Jen the original

_________

Are they suing for defamation or not abiding by an NDA?

To me at least, the only reason I believe Trump had some sort of affair with Stormy Daniels is that lawyers and money are involved. had she just come out and claimed all of this and Trump ignored it, it would have been over a long time ago.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:36 PM (lKmt3)

444 Yeah the Doobs were a great 70s band too. And most of the Southern Rock bands were 1970s, not 60s origin. They were great. That was back when it was cool to be southern, for short period of time before the left declared it evil.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:36 PM (39g3+)

445 My moobs are tender and I'm awful crabby today.

Posted by: Jimmy Dhimmel at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (Tyii7)

446 You could get through the entire 70s without gettting a haircut.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (7n4KQ)

447 The bad news is it was avocado shag
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 12:32 PM (lKyWE)

Don't forget the wood paneling and black light posters.
Posted by: CaliGirl


You just described my cousins' 76 Chevy Van.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (O+0DS)

448 What really pissed me off about disco was that it destroyed funk. Funk sort of slouched into disco which made it a ton of money but was utter crap. Funk was brilliant and innovative and complex music, and it was wonderful. Disco was vomit inducing.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (39g3+)

449 >>Roman candle wars rocked.


Yep.

Right up until I 'invented' an 'grenade' constructed of 2 packs of Jumping Jacks taped around an M-80 and soaked in gasoline...

and burned half the hill down. But, it took out that sniper's nest!

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (avry6)

450 432 1970 - 1980. 8 yrs old to 18 yrs old.

I wouldn't trade my childhood for any time after that. Talk about loosing freedom.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (O+0DS)

The 80s is when "stranger danger" kicked into high gear and parents across America became convinced that serial child killers were roaming the streets of every neighborhood just waiting to snatch their kids up off the street.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (NWiLs)

451 "As a kid in the 70's we still had freedom. We were

probably one of the last generation of kids to not have cell phones
at birth. We could play outside, ride bikes, play war, tackle football
etc.



We had freedom that todays kids have no concept of."

I was an oddity among my peers as a latchkey kid in the early 70s. But we were all free to walk in the woods, bike for miles, play in the park, walk to the store, choose our friends and hobbies, etc etc.
Soon the other Moms had to work to keep up with inflation. This was the beginning of a routine latchkey existence for kids that quickly transmogrified (through parental guilt and fear and, I think, perceived opportunity by anxious parents to give one's kid an edge over the new "orphans," into the over-supervision we know today.

Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (Sp1NT)

452 Dinkins was later 80's.Koch was mayor from the late 70's to what 88?

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (LiyEm)


Yep.

New York in the 70s was pathetic. In the early 70s the city basically went bankrupt. Back then, you could buy a place on West End Avenue for a dollar - people wanted to just get rid of their places to relieve themselves of the monthly maintenance bills. No one wanted to live in New York.

It was right at the end of the major problems in New York City that Trump Tower was completed. WHile everyone else was fleeing New York, or going bust with the 21% prime rate, Trump was building. And that building, the Trump Tower, ended up becoming the most expensive residential building in AMerica - the first ever to hit $1000/square foot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (8gDQu)

453 Roman candle wars rocked.

Roman candle projectiles just bounce off of you. The only real danger is if you hit someone's eye, or it gets lodged in your clothing.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (iv0p7)

454 I love to tell kids, "When i was a kid we put a man on the moon. Now we pay Russians to take us up and back tot he Chinese space station, but yeah Cell phones and epic fail videos. ....... so yeah."

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (ymnmz)

455 That was what the rakes were for.
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (7n

I forgot about the carpet rakes. That was some fugly carpeting.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (Ri/rl)

I remember that. Absolutely godawful.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (NWiLs)

-------------------

Thank god for the rake!!!!!!

on those days when I forgot to vacuum before the parents got home, you could race across the carpet with the rake leaving the lines and make it seem like you'd done your chores, and it took the 30 seconds from seeing mom's car pull in to the time she got to the door.

Posted by: toddler at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (8D42x)

456 448 What really pissed me off about disco was that it destroyed funk. Funk sort of slouched into disco which made it a ton of money but was utter crap. Funk was brilliant and innovative and complex music, and it was wonderful. Disco was vomit inducing.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (39g3+)

It was one time when people actually tolerated Philadelphia.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (7n4KQ)

457 439 Lawn Darts weren't dangerous at all,unless you threw them at each other...."

You must never have tried throwing them straight up into the air just to see what would happen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (k1TUh)

458 Lawn Darts weren't dangerous at all,unless you threw them at each other....
Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:35 PM (LiyEm)

like guns then.
Posted by: Roy


Still aren't. As long as you aren't trying to nail your cousin.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (O+0DS)

459 388 Communism





100,000,000 dead in the 20th century alone.


___
This time we'll just kill the right people...we promise!

Posted by: The Left at March 12, 2018 12:26 PM (eSx+E)

And some ho on WAPO suggested we really really need to try socialism. Like social security? or Medicare? or the VA? or Obamacare? or Fannie Mae?

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (BtQd4)

460 What a great time for modern music.


Yes. The sixties didn't start unil 1964. The seventies may have started in 72 or 74. The decades don't really correspond to the numbers assigned to them.

If you want to posit a decade that goes from 65 to 75 I think I'm on board.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (fuK7c)

461 You could get through the entire 70s without gettting a haircut.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (7n4KQ)

I still haven't. Probably haven't seen my ears since junior high. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (aMlLZ)

462 Up your ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:31 PM (O+0DS)
========

I'm listening....

Posted by: Shep! at March 12, 2018 12:40 PM (vg8iE)

463 >> What really pissed me off about disco was that it destroyed funk. Funk sort of slouched into disco which made it a ton of money but was utter crap. Funk was brilliant and innovative and complex music, and it was wonderful. Disco was vomit inducing.


Yeah. But Donna Summer had some great album cover nipples.
I think it was the cover of 'Rub Some Coke on Your Dick and Come Over'...but, I could be mistaken.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:40 PM (avry6)

464 Trying desperately to reach Phoenix area horde members. Email Mis Hum! This is like the 5th time Ive tried to post

Posted by: DonnaV basking in the
sun trying to reach horde at March 12, 2018 12:25 PM (Aohni)

I don't have MisHum's e-mail in this computer, but I know he has mine, because I have received e-mail from him.
Mis Hum, if you are out there, please release my e-mail to Donna.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 12:41 PM (Dbv1R)

465 1970 - 1980. 8 yrs old to 18 yrs old.



I wouldn't trade my childhood for any time after that. Talk about loosing freedom.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM (O+0DS)



Totally.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:41 PM (aMlLZ)

466 Up your ass.

Newsletter?

Posted by: Hope's Rolo at March 12, 2018 12:41 PM (Tyii7)

467 I graduated high school in 1979. So, the whole dose of '70s crapola.

It was my third year in college when Walkman became a thing. That was a turning point in social behavior.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:41 PM (7UW64)

468 455 That was what the rakes were for.
Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:28 PM (7n
I forgot about the carpet rakes. That was some fugly carpeting.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:30 PM (Ri/rl)

I remembered seeing a room with multi-colored shag carpeting, reds, browns, and yellows, and you could literally drop a piece of pizza on that rug, pepperoni side up, and you would have a hard time finding it.

Not only have most people never seen a piece of carpet that ugly, most people have never even conceived of a piece of carpet that ugly!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (k1TUh)

469 Roman candle wars rocked.

Roman candle projectiles just bounce off of you. The only real danger is if you hit someone's eye, or it gets lodged in your clothing.
Posted by: bonhomme


Black Cat bottle rockets at distance.
Distance being where they exploded within 5' of you to you.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (O+0DS)

470 Funk album covers were notorious for being oversexualized. Check out Ohio Players some time heh

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (39g3+)

471 Childhood freedom was on the cusp while I was growing up. I got a small taste then it was pulled away. I blame John Walsh.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (NWiLs)

472 >Lawn Darts weren't dangerous at all,unless you threw them at each other....

>Still aren't. As long as you aren't trying to nail your cousin.


They didn't have Lawn Darts down South?

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (avry6)

473 You must never have tried throwing them straight up into the air just to see what would happen.

We'd throw them over the roof when we knew one of our buddies was in the back yard.

"INCOMING!!!!" Kept you on your toes, at least the ones without puncture wounds.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (GdWl+)

474 Just got a note that my students are planning a walking on Wednesday to support campus safety.
Bless their l'il hearts.
And me sitting here with Mr Quiz.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 12:43 PM (0tfLf)

475 And some ho on WAPO suggested we really really need to try socialism. Like social security? or Medicare? or the VA? or Obamacare? or Fannie Mae?
Posted by: rhennigantx


Hitler.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:43 PM (O+0DS)

476 I loved the '70s.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 12, 2018 12:43 PM (yQpMk)

477 474 Just got a note that my students are planning a walking on Wednesday to support campus safety.
Bless their l'il hearts.
And me sitting here with Mr Quiz.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 12:43 PM (0tfLf)

Put a test together worth 40% of their grade and tell them it's Wednesday.

Posted by: Insomniac - chopped liver at March 12, 2018 12:43 PM (NWiLs)

478 remembered seeing a room with multi-colored shag carpeting, reds, browns, and yellows, and you could literally drop a piece of pizza on that rug, pepperoni side up, and you would have a hard time finding it.

Not only have most people never seen a piece of carpet that ugly, most people have never even conceived of a piece of carpet that ugly!
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (k1TUh)

I'm dying remembering how ugly the 70s were. Avacodo green and harvest gold.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:44 PM (Ri/rl)

479 I was born in 68 so the 70s happened before I really knew what was going on. The 80s were a good time to bee a teen. The late 70's were a good time to be a preteen. How we mostly avoided drugs is a mystery. Although there were some casualties that didn't get by without frying their brain as a teen. My little brother was born in 71 and went hard into drugs and destroyed many lives. Hell his grandchildren are dealing with the people and choices he brought into his life. Me and my other two brothers did better.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at March 12, 2018 12:44 PM (0OmEj)

480 I loved the '70s! We had green shag carpeting that we got to rake. I had blacklight posters all over my walls, a bean-bag chair. I loved fondue! We had The Six Million Dollar Man, Dirty Harry, and Evel Freaking Knievel. I remember the gas lines - my big sister would take me to the ice cream parlor after gassing up where I got a banana split and played Space Invaders.

We had Bicentennial Quarters and they painted all the fire hydrants red, white and blue. Our bikes had banana seats and we didn't have to be constantly monitored by our parents.

It was a great time to be a kid.

Posted by: Mitchell at March 12, 2018 12:44 PM (BvNzB)

481 465 1970 - 1980. 8 yrs old to 18 yrs old.

I wouldn't trade my childhood for any time after that. Talk about loosing freedom.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM



I'm ten years ahead of you. Best way in the world to grow up.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 12:44 PM (0tfLf)

482 But yes, good music is out there if you are willing to search.

Dean and Britta.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2018 12:45 PM (kqsXK)

483 I belong to a music forum that has a rolling thread for cassettes and 8 tracks called 'Avocado Memories'.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:45 PM (avry6)

484 Wow. I had forgotten about roller disco. Disco was bad enough.

Things can always get gayer can't they.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2018 12:45 PM (WHUjX)

485 >>Avacodo green and harvest gold.
Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:44 PM (Ri/rl)

The 70s: The Bile Decade.

Posted by: Zod at March 12, 2018 12:45 PM (Bdeb0)

486 It was my third year in college when Walkman became a thing. That was a turning point in social behavior.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:41 PM (7UW64)


iPhones and Apple are just the reincarnation of Sony and the Walkman. Remember when they had the same issues, back then ... complaining about people on the street with Walkmans walking into everything and they passed legislation against driving with a Walkman on, too.

Then Sony came out with the Watchman and it was a major bust. Everyone laughed at the idea that anyone would want to watch TV on a 2 inch screen ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:45 PM (8gDQu)

487 Are they suing for defamation or not abiding by an NDA?

To me at least, the only reason I believe Trump had some sort of affair with Stormy Daniels is that lawyers and money are involved. had she just come out and claimed all of this and Trump ignored it, it would have been over a long time ago.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:36 PM (lKmt3)

She came out and claimed it last fall, before the election. Not during the ten years prior after the supposed affair. Trump was being carpet bombed by all these Allred Bimbos who were claiming everything from being grabbed by Trump at a golf tournament, to him having walked in and stared at naked Miss Universe pagent contestants in a pagent dressing room to another claiming he gave her a kiss on the cheek that was unwanted(horrors) to Daniel's friend saying that Daniel's told her that she had a one night stand with Trump after some charity event they were both at. Daniels denied it, said it didn't happen.

Then we find out that Trump's lawyer paid the skank $130,000 and requested she sign an NDA. What for , we don't know, because it is an NDA. Trump said either right before or after the election, that he and Daniel's were involved in working on a project back then (have no idea what, movie, documentary, charity, etc. ) and that is how he knew who she was.

Now after months of denying she had any sexual relationship with Trump, her lawyer is claiming they had a sexual relationship. Despite an NDA in place in which they were not to disclose any kind of relationship details( business, etc. ) . While she has a book coming out, and she is putting it out there once more on a strip club circuit.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (m0lmR)

488 Just got a note that my students are planning a walking on Wednesday to support campus safety.
Bless their l'il hearts.
And me sitting here with Mr Quiz.
Posted by: Diogenes

__________

It really is disgusting all of these Ivy League Schools lining up and saying it won't hurt the kids.

Yale had some admissions officer come out and say social activism helped their admissions.

We really need to start taxing the shit out of these endowments.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (lKmt3)

489 Childhood freedom was on the cusp while I was growing up. I got a small taste then it was pulled away.


I knew every adult in a 6 block radius of my home that drank coke & pepsi and didn't return their empties.

That was my candy money. Nickle a 16 oz glass bottles & a dime on 32 ounce glass bottles.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (O+0DS)

490 In a perfect world, all cars that aren't Ferraris or 60s Jags, would be painted in the same color scheme as TC's Helicopter on Magnum PI.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (avry6)

491 484 Wow. I had forgotten about roller disco. Disco was bad enough.

Things can always get gayer can't they.
Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2018 12:45 PM (WHUjX)

Satin jackets and skin tight dittos.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (Ri/rl)

492 Soon the other Moms had to work to keep up with inflation. This was the beginning of a routine latchkey existence for kids that quickly transmogrified (through parental guilt and fear and, I think, perceived opportunity by anxious parents to give one's kid an edge over the new "orphans," into the over-supervision we know today.


Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (Sp1NT)


There is a somewhat retro movement now to give up all the material stuff and stay home and raise your kids. I think the whole latchkey thing depended upon believing that you should be better off than your parents, which was born out of the baby boom years after the war. Now I think we have seen the damage that occurs when you let somebody else raise your kids while mom is out making the big bucks. It isn't the stuff that gives your kid the edge in life--its the time. It is a nice trend and one that may pay dividends eventually.

That said, it is easier to raise your kids with money than without.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (7UW64)

493 Dean and Britta.

Mouth and MacNeal.

The Captain and Tennille.

Donnie and Marie.

Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (GdWl+)

494 The seventies was an irredeemably stupid time.

I went to the prom in a peach shirt with ruffles and a bow tie the size of two canned hams.

I blame the decade and I've burned all the pictures I can find.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (fuK7c)

495 I'm sorry kids today miss out on all those backyard Cape Canaverals of my day. Boys were allowed to mess with real explosives and blast projectiles they'd built themselves, into the treetops, not an adult in sight. More than one GI Joe or green army man reached out to touch the face of God.

When we had tennis lessons we were expected to get sunstroke and like it.




Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (Sp1NT)

496 Still aren't. As long as you aren't trying to nail your cousin.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:39 PM (O+0DS)

Phrasing?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (O9qtX)

497
remembered seeing a room with multi-colored shag carpeting, reds,
browns, and yellows, and you could literally drop a piece of pizza on
that rug, pepperoni side up, and you would have a hard time finding it.



Not only have most people never seen a piece of carpet that ugly,
most people have never even conceived of a piece of carpet that ugly!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:42 PM (k1TUh)



I'm dying remembering how ugly the 70s were. Avacodo green and harvest gold.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:44 PM (Ri/rl)

Yeah, nothing says 70's like avacodo and harvest gold kitchen appliances. That whole Mediterranean style was the pits.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (aMlLZ)

498 Dean and Britta.

Mouth and MacNeal.

The Captain and Tennille.

Donnie and Marie.

Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (GdWl+)


Peaches and Herb.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (8gDQu)

499 Satin jackets and skin tight dittos.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (Ri/rl)

Elephant legs pants with the ass so tight it cut off circulation to your girly bits.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (7UW64)

500 Just a cute break-Little boy plays T-Ball with his dog:

https://tinyurl.com/y9yhgsks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (8+Ozj)

501 Disco. Not that I want to defend it, but little bits of disco or disco-influenced bits show up in dance music and sound pretty good on occasion. It's like disco is ultra high proof alcohol that has to be diluted to be palatable.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (hSk36)

502 To all of those making fun of the Chips skate video...

Notice... they look like they are having fun... you remember fun?

Back when people were not immediately hating on you for your sex or race?

Back when the Politics were not so personal?

Posted by: Don Q. at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (NgKpN)

503 It really is disgusting all of these Ivy League Schools lining up and saying it won't hurt the kids.

Yale had some admissions officer come out and say social activism helped their admissions.

We really need to start taxing the shit out of these endowments.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM



Many of the schools in my area (Pacific Northwest) have been getting hammered by their SJW bulls*it. Even Evergreen State is looking at a huge shortfall from a drop in admissions.
I laugh!!!! They have earned it...every layoff.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (0tfLf)

504 494 We stil have copies though...
Bob at the NSA

Posted by: steevy at March 12, 2018 12:48 PM (LiyEm)

505 1970 - 1980. 8 yrs old to 18 yrs old.

I wouldn't trade my childhood for any time after that. Talk about loosing freedom.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:34 PM


Same here. I wasn't a very happy child or teenager, but I've never been as happy again as I was in those days.

Doesn't help that my old neighborhood - hell, the whole city - is a Section 8 wasteland of crime and drugs.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (kqsXK)

506 Roman candle projectiles just bounce off of you. The only real danger is if you hit someone's eye, or it gets lodged in your clothing.
Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:38 PM (iv0p7)



I was wearing a polyester shirt once and when I got home it looked like it'd survived the Hindenburg.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (jBwOG)

507 The seventies was an irredeemably stupid time.



I went to the prom in a peach shirt with ruffles and a bow tie the size of two canned hams.



I blame the decade and I've burned all the pictures I can find.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (fuK7c)

Jesus man, I forgot about that shit. Wow that was nasty.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (aMlLZ)

508 Dean and Britta.

Mouth and MacNeal.

The Captain and Tennille.

Donnie and Marie.

Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (GdWl+)

Peaches and Herb.


Brewer and Shipley

Loggins and Messina

England Dan and John Ford

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (avry6)

509 Are Estes Rockets still a thing?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (yQpMk)

510 Posted by: Jen the original at March 12, 2018 12:46 PM (m0lmR)

We own a small business. We pay people to go away on the advice of counsel. It's cheaper than litigation. Also, if we say no, we aren't settling(paying them to go away) our insurance won't pay if we litigate and lose. We have to do what our insurance company advises.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (Ri/rl)

511 "Bad 70s television"? Wrong! It doesn't get any better than Ruth Buzzi on wheels! The Sopranos, Downton Abbey, Firing Line . . . all crap!

Posted by: Pete in Texas at March 12, 2018 12:50 PM (ZYI1L)

512 Now after months of denying she had any sexual relationship with Trump, her lawyer is claiming they had a sexual relationship. Despite an NDA in place in which they were not to disclose any kind of relationship details( business, etc. ) . While she has a book coming out, and she is putting it out there once more on a strip club circuit.

Posted by: Jen the original

____________

To me Trump made two big mistakes.

#1 Paying this woman anything, even if there was no affair involved and it was just business as usual (which I don't really buy into)

#2 Trying to enforce a prior NDA pay off as a sitting President.


Its not going to make a real difference, but I think Trump's better off not being distracted with this nonsense.

For the record, I probably think he did have an affair with her, but I just don't care, I knew going in Trump was like this.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)

513 "More than one GI Joe or green army man reached out to touch the face of God."

Sid, the "bad boy" in the first Toy Story movie, was actually All of Us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 12:50 PM (k1TUh)

514 495 I'm sorry kids today miss out on all those backyard Cape Canaverals of my day. Boys were allowed to mess with real explosives and blast projectiles they'd built themselves, into the treetops, not an adult in sight. More than one GI Joe or green army man reached out to touch the face of God.

When we had tennis lessons we were expected to get sunstroke and like it.




Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM (Sp1NT)

We used to fly Gas powered model airplanes on control lines...

Then we had a series of rockets... which we would then shoot to try to shoot down the airplanes...

Good times... good times...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 12, 2018 12:50 PM (NgKpN)

515 I graduated high school in 1979.

*singsong voice* I know how old you are. */singsong voice*

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:51 PM (iv0p7)

516 Do not underestimate the shock of double digit inflation on the family budget in the middle middle class. Gas wasn't the only wacky and very shocking shortage. The price of ground beef went to the moon about the time we stopped. Hamburger helper was all about inflation.

Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 12:51 PM (Sp1NT)

517 Whether I'm a brother or whether I'm a mother, I'm stayin' alive, stayin' alive. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at March 12, 2018 12:51 PM (Tyii7)

518 So is ace consorting with that hussy twitter?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at March 12, 2018 12:51 PM (RD7QR)

519 Of course experience varies wildly, by individual, but many of us had a great 70s. As noted above - freedom. Lots of it.


Some were lucky to be in places where freedom was worth even more, since there was so much to do, perfect climate, no crowds, things weren't expensive.


Bad hairstyles or odd colored kitchen appliances didn't really matter.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (QDnY+)

520 Roller Boogie. Linda Blair and Kimberly Beck are the only 4 reasons to watch that movie

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (OLCnA)

521 To me, the soundtrack of the 70's is the rasping of my corduroy pants as I walked down the halls of elementary school.

Posted by: Downcast at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (2mguH)

522 We used to fly Gas powered model airplanes on control lines...


Cox gas powered "lose a finger on start up" airplanes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (O+0DS)

523 509 Are Estes Rockets still a thing?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (yQpMk)

Yes.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (7UW64)

524 Yup, Estes rockets have gotten bigger if you can believe it. My son has put a few together. We were looking at them the other day...

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (0OmEj)

525 Two Wurdz: Boone's Farm.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (GdWl+)

526 509
Are Estes Rockets still a thing?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (yQpMk)

Estes Rockets and Revell Models are still around. Just small scale specialty places.
When I was a kid, the local department store always had a full aisle of revel and that other brand of models year round.

Kids don't build stuff anymore.

Spent a large chunk of my youth building airplane and boat models then hanging them from trees or putting them in galvi tubs and peppering them with BB guns.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (ymnmz)

527 521 To me, the soundtrack of the 70's is the rasping of my corduroy pants as I walked down the halls of elementary school.
Posted by: Downcast at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (2mguH)

Please tell me you carried a comb in your back pocket.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (Ri/rl)

528 515 I graduated high school in 1979.

*singsong voice* I know how old you are. */singsong voice*

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:51 PM (iv0p7)

Yep. 29. Just like all of the 'ettes.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (7UW64)

529 The best thing I can say about the few photos of me that exist from the 1970s is that I wasn't old enough to dress myself or buy those clothes.

The rest of you don't have any excuses.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (4ErVI)

530 Bad hairstyles or odd colored kitchen appliances didn't really matter.
Posted by: rhomboid


Kool Aid was just as cold out of an avocado colored fridge as a white one.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (O+0DS)

531 We used to fly Gas powered model airplanes on control lines...





Cox gas powered "lose a finger on start up" airplanes.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (O+0DS)


Right? You were supposed to use that stupid spring that wrapped around the prop, but nobody did.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (aMlLZ)

532 521
To me, the soundtrack of the 70's is the rasping of my corduroy pants as I walked down the halls of elementary school.

Posted by: Downcast at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (2mguH)

zoot

zoot


zoot

Bell rings



zootzootzootzoot

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (ymnmz)

533 509 Are Estes Rockets still a thing?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM



Yes

Posted by: Nuyen Giap at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (0tfLf)

534 >>England Dan and John Ford
Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:49 PM (avry6)

Seals and Crofts. Blowing through the jasmine in my mind...

Posted by: Zod at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (Bdeb0)

535 And pups that give new life to disabled owners:

https://tinyurl.com/y8wpqwo4

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (8+Ozj)

536 Even Evergreen State is looking at a huge shortfall from a drop in admissions.

Their 2014 admission rate was 98.9% of applicants. They literally accept anyone. A drop in applications has to be really painful for their bottom line.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (iv0p7)

537 Its not going to make a real difference, but I think Trump's better off not being distracted with this nonsense.

For the record, I probably think he did have an affair with her, but I just don't care, I knew going in Trump was like this.
Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:50 PM (lKmt3)



Thank God you are not an adviser for Trump.

Posted by: buzzion at March 12, 2018 12:55 PM (lKs2v)

538 Bad hairstyles or odd colored kitchen appliances didn't really matter.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (QDnY+)

Compare / contrast...

Bad Hair styles from the 70's...

vs. Bad Hair Styles today...

and don't even get me started on Tats and Piercing...

I'll take the 70's anyday...

Posted by: Don Q. at March 12, 2018 12:55 PM (NgKpN)

539 Two Wurdz: Boone's Farm.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:53 PM (GdWl+)


T.J. Swann for win and brutal hangover.

Posted by: Whatever (not Ever) at March 12, 2018 12:55 PM (jBwOG)

540 We used to fly Gas powered model airplanes on control lines...








Cox gas powered "lose a finger on start up" airplanes.



Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:52 PM (O+0DS)


Right? You were supposed to use that stupid spring that wrapped around the prop, but nobody did.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:54 PM (aMlLZ)

Actually, to this day I have one of the tiny pistons and connecting rod from one of those engines on my key chain.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at March 12, 2018 12:55 PM (aMlLZ)

541
Compare / contrast...

Bad Hair styles from the 70's...

vs. Bad Hair Styles today...

and don't even get me started on Tats and Piercing...

I'll take the 70's anyday...


Posted by: Don Q. at March 12, 2018 12:55 PM (NgKpN)


I don't know what that thing was on Johnny Weir's head during the Olympics, but if that was a hairstyle, I'd say the 70s had nothing on it.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:56 PM (7UW64)

542 >>Seals and Crofts. Blowing through the jasmine in my mind...


I wonder, do all Sudanese Villages smell of jasmine>

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:56 PM (avry6)

543 Frank Zappa had the best Miami Vice appearance. ...

Yeah, but Sonny pushed him overboard so he had to swim back to his big-ass yacht.


Weasel-Dust industry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpCPDP_4N3I

IIRC Frank did the backwards step off the boat jump with one hand holding his nose.

Posted by: DaveA at March 12, 2018 12:56 PM (FhXTo)

544 That video of the toddler playing t-ball with his dog is adorable. Kid has a good swing too.

Posted by: bonhomme at March 12, 2018 12:56 PM (iv0p7)

545 I don't know what that thing was on Johnny Weir's head during the Olympics, but if that was a hairstyle, I'd say the 70s had nothing on it.
=
yep things can always get gayer.

Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2018 12:56 PM (+xsXB)

546
Then Sony came out with the Watchman and it was a major bust. Everyone laughed at the idea that anyone would want to watch TV on a 2 inch screen ...
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair


Now people complain when the margins get wide.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2018 12:57 PM (IqV8l)

547 You can't get out of the gulag.

Posted by: torabora at March 12, 2018 12:57 PM (nhMQv)

548 You can't get out of the gulag.
Posted by: torabora


Every roll of the dice comes up boxcars.
(Hat tip to above post)

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (O+0DS)

549 Two Wurdz: Boone's Farm.

Riunite.

On ice.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (kqsXK)

550 I'm surprised William Devane isn't in that list of 'stars'.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (dq4fo)

551 I remember working when I was 14, and the hours were not an issue. Now you can't really work until you are 16. I bussed tables and delivered newspapers, shoveled driveways and mowed lawns, just about anything for a buck. At 16 I worked in a ladies' clothing store at the mall, in the back room at first and then sales. I think I was doing about 25 hours a week during school and full time in the summer. You can't do that any more. I have no idea how kids afford to buy anything. I bought all my own clothes and saved enough to pay for my first year at college.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (7UW64)

552 Boone's Farm was the sole reason why I had so much fun with girls during my Senior year of HS. Made up for lost time, I did, IYKWIMAITTYD.

I was also in a band or two, which helped.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy likes lobster at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (GdWl+)

553 545 I don't know what that thing was on Johnny Weir's head during the Olympics, but if that was a hairstyle, I'd say the 70s had nothing on it.
=
yep things can always get gayer.
Posted by: simplemind at March 12, 2018 12:56 PM (+xsXB)
****************
mmmmm, no

Posted by: Liberace at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (nhMQv)

554 The bicentennial was a wonderful time, no matter who you were, you were part of the celebration and fun. Only the really bitter insane commies hated it (the ones with the loudest voice in the DNC now).

We're not that far out from the 250th celebration, but somehow I don't think it will be the same in 2026, if we even make it that long as a country.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (39g3+)

555 >>Riunite.

On ice.



So Nice.

Posted by: garrett at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (avry6)

556 Thank God you are not an adviser for Trump.
Posted by: buzzion

_______

What good did it do Trump to pay off Stormy Daniels a huge amount of money for an NDA and what good is it doing now to sue Stormy Daniels now?

All its doing is giving her a much bigger audience.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (lKmt3)

557 Riunite.

On ice.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2018 12:58 PM (kqsXK)

I was surprised to see that is still sold.

And now I have that jingle stuck in my head. Gah!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (O9qtX)

558 OINK! OINK! What! No mention of me in the morning rant!

Posted by: David Hogg,


Nobody mentionrd buttworms either.

Posted by: JT at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (EtYfs)

559 Three lettered faith. An "Our Daily Bread" devotional:

https://odb.org

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 12, 2018 01:01 PM (8+Ozj)

560 Reunite and it feels so good. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at March 12, 2018 01:01 PM (Tyii7)

561 NOOD up.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at March 12, 2018 01:01 PM (AM1GF)

562
What good did it do Trump to pay off Stormy Daniels a huge amount of money for an NDA and what good is it doing now to sue Stormy Daniels now?


130,000 isn't a huge amount of money for Trump

Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic at March 12, 2018 01:02 PM (lKyWE)

563 The obama show thread has some post nood additions.

Posted by: flounderbot, rebel, vulgarian, deplorabot, winner at March 12, 2018 01:02 PM (Dp6qK)

564 What good did it do Trump to pay off Stormy Daniels a
huge amount of money for an NDA and what good is it doing now to sue
Stormy Daniels now?



All its doing is giving her a much bigger audience.





Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (lKmt3)

And what's everybody's takeaway? "She's a whore!" Trump is Teflon Don. Everything she flings at him bounces off and sticks to her.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 01:02 PM (Dbv1R)

565 554
The bicentennial was a wonderful time, no matter who you were, you were
part of the celebration and fun. Only the really bitter insane commies
hated it (the ones with the loudest voice in the DNC now).



We're not that far out from the 250th celebration, but somehow I
don't think it will be the same in 2026, if we even make it that long as
a country.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2018 12:59 PM (39g3+)


The tricentennial will not be an enjoyable experience unless you like to do what the Reconciliation Committee decides to do.


Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at March 12, 2018 01:02 PM (ymnmz)

566 When we were in high school there was a liquor store we would buy booze from. We showed the guy our IDs that showed we were 16 and he sold us booze.

My friend Jana discovered that math wasn't his forte.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 01:02 PM (Ri/rl)

567 And what's everybody's takeaway? "She's a whore!" Trump is Teflon Don. Everything she flings at him bounces off and sticks to her.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 12, 2018 01:02 PM (Dbv1R)

The old rubber and glue principle.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 01:03 PM (Ri/rl)

568 remember working when I was 14, and the hours were not an issue. Now you can't really work until you are 16. I bussed tables and delivered newspapers, shoveled driveways and mowed lawns, just about anything for a buck.


Bussed tables at 15 in an exclusive Italian restaurant in St. Louis. Mowed and shoveled long before I was 14.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 01:04 PM (O+0DS)

569 554 The bicentennial was a wonderful time, no matter who you were, you were part of the celebration and fun. Only the really bitter insane commies hated it (the ones with the loudest voice in the DNC now). "

You're right, I remember that Bicentennial Summer, that was a lot of fun. Celebrations, concerts, fireworks everywhere. Sure there were problems, but most Americans still loved America then.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2018 01:04 PM (k1TUh)

570 Ace up

Posted by: rickb223 at March 12, 2018 01:05 PM (O+0DS)

571
261 Hi everyone.

I just wanted to pop in and say goodbye to you all. This community is great and you've really been a bright spot in my life. I hope you all remain blessed and happy.


Good luck.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at March 12, 2018 12:05 PM (eytER)


I hope this isn't a Cali Grump replay.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2018 01:05 PM (pNxlR)

572 My first vote was cast for John Anderson, I couldn't even think of voting for Jimmy Carter. I was told Ronald Reagan was very bad no good thing.

But well do I remember the rushing feeling of relief, and an intuition that our long national nightmare was over, the very next day when the president elect gave a word or two to a roving pack of microphones. Morning in America. And all I felt was a burgeoning confidence that America was the opposite of ruined.
I'd like to find that video.



Posted by: SarahW at March 12, 2018 01:05 PM (Sp1NT)

573 We'd throw them over the roof when we knew one of our buddies was in the back yard.

+++

Had a kid do that once. Never talked to him again

Posted by: Bigbys Cellphone at March 12, 2018 01:06 PM (b2xaY)

574 I hope this isn't a Cali Grump replay.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2018 01:05 PM (pNxlR)

Me?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 12, 2018 01:07 PM (Ri/rl)

575 130,000 isn't a huge amount of money for Trump
Posted by: Deplorable Male Logic

___________

It represents more than a years salary for this woman.

Is there a single legitimate reason you can think Trump would pay a washed up porn star that much money unless it was just to keep her quiet?

You can be a Trump supporter and yet still think it was a dumb move.

Posted by: Maritime at March 12, 2018 01:07 PM (lKmt3)

576 The old rubber and glue principle.
=====

Now named Streisand Effect.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 12, 2018 01:09 PM (MIKMs)

577 Christopher mentioned that it was cool to be southern. It reminded me of the song Freeze a Yankee, which is about how during the energy crisis, people like the Kennedys wouldn't let any drilling happen off the East Coast, while in Texas we were drilling away providing oil for everyone.

Posted by: stace at March 12, 2018 01:09 PM (6HFDU)

578 "Is there a single legitimate reason you can think Trump would pay a
washed up porn star that much money unless it was just to keep her
quiet?"

I doubt Trump thinks $130,000 is a lot of money. He probably has lamps in his house that cost more than that.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 12, 2018 01:09 PM (aVYsC)

579 That said, it is easier to raise your kids with money than without.
Posted by: tcn in AK at March 12, 2018 12:47 PM

We made the decision years ago when our first was born, to not have the newest house, newest cars, vacations and eating out all the time. Instead of having my wife keep her full time job. My daughters have never been in daycare for one minute, my wife worked part time when she could to help with bills but she works her ass off. Our kids are still teens but they are damn good kids. Not saying that's the only reason but I've never regretted it.

Posted by: Minnfidel at March 12, 2018 01:09 PM (7qnb5)

580 Here's a shocker: Maritime spends all morning whining about how Trump is wrong to do something and should be just ignoring it instead. Must be a day ending in -day.

Posted by: buzzion at March 12, 2018 01:11 PM (lKs2v)

581 461 You could get through the entire 70s without gettting a haircut.

Posted by: Roy at March 12, 2018 12:37 PM (7n4KQ)

I still haven't. Probably haven't seen my ears since junior high. lol


My normal MO was to get buzzed once or twice a year, whether I needed it or not, then let it grow back out.

Couple years back (oh, I guess it's about four by now), one of the local schools was doing haircut donations for one of those groups that make wigs for cancer patients and Mrs. Chronda convinced me to donate my hair. I've been growing it back out ever since. For the children, don'cha'no.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 01:13 PM (v3pYe)

582 The 70s were fun except for the last year or so. Carter was a horrible president but women still liked being seduced and did not cry rape when they were.

Posted by: Soona at March 12, 2018 01:14 PM (Fs5vw)

583 569 You're right, I remember that Bicentennial Summer, that was a lot of fun.

Just missed it. Dad retired from the Army in October '76 and we moved from Stuttgart, West Germany to TinyTown, Utah.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 01:15 PM (v3pYe)

584 Commieopoly: The Free Parking square should really say "Free Parking for Party Members"

Posted by: pst314 at March 12, 2018 01:16 PM (T4dRn)

585 526 Estes Rockets and Revell Models are still around. Just small scale specialty places.
When I was a kid, the local department store always had a full aisle of revel and that other brand of models year round.


The PX in Stuttgart had no-name plastic airplane models in plastic baggies for a dime apiece. I built so many of them.

There was a big grassy field on base (Robinson Barracks). For the model rocketry class in 7th grade, I painted my rocket exactly the same shade of green as the grass. Didn't realize my mistake until after I launched it.

I also built one of those Star Trek model rockets (the big-ass Klingon battle cruiser). Never managed to score engines that could launch it (the teacher for the class had to file a bunch of paperwork to get us the puny engines for our class rockets).

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 01:19 PM (v3pYe)

586 584 Commieopoly: The Free Parking square should really say "Free Parking for Party Members"

How many non-party members have cars, comrade?

Posted by: Anachronda at March 12, 2018 01:20 PM (v3pYe)

587
and don't even get me started on Tats and Piercing...

I'll take the 70's anyday...
Posted by: Don Q. at March 12, 2018 12:55 PM (NgKpN)

Yup. Nothing but nice young, smooth, creamy skin with the women I undressed.

Posted by: Soona at March 12, 2018 01:35 PM (Fs5vw)

588 130 comments in and nobody linked to a video of the CHiPs Roller Disco special, so here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/gt68ycv

Enjoy!

Posted by: Sasquatch the Original trans-Wookie at March 12, 2018 01:45 PM (xxG/v)

589 I always think of the 70s as the hangover after the big party of the 60s. Not fun for me at all.

Posted by: someone, out there at March 12, 2018 04:37 PM (CjE8v)

590 "Catherine Bach, on Battle of the Network Stars"

Thread winner.

Daaaaaamn.


Posted by: Anagram Nation at March 12, 2018 06:06 PM (aId/R)

591 Hong Kong is not a country, yo!

Posted by: Biscuits Mahoney at March 12, 2018 08:42 PM (hn8HK)

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