Fads I grew up on (1965 – present)

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Being born in the mid sixties I have had my share of fads. Both good and bad. Here is my trip down memory lane…

What I remember in the 60’s – Hippies,My parents wearing bell – bottom pants. Mom having a Bouffant hairstyle,Dad starting to grow his hair longer with side burns. G.I.Joe. Watching the show Laugh-In. Moon Landing on Everything!

Now,the 70’s. Wow,what a strange trip those were. The music,oh so perky,but tragic. Billy Don’t Be A hero, My Little Town,Night The Lights Went out In Ga. Then you have the silly,Kung-Fu Fighting,Disco Duck, The Streak and Convoy. CB Radios and speaking the lingo,I had a shirt with CB phrases on it. But,we didn’t own a CB. Streakers at public events. Big Wheels,Mood Rings,Star Wars (Like The Moon Landing,It was on Everything!) Polyester,Wide ties. Perms for men,Dorthy Hamill cuts for the women. Happy Days,Mork & Mindy,Dukes of Hazzard and the 6 Million $ Man.Beer Can Collections,Gas shortages,Strobe & Black Lights,Posters, The Big Red Machine. 8 Tracks,Jogging Suits,Feathered Hair,Short Shorts. Halter Tops, Nerf  Basketball and Football, Earth Shoes,Satin School Jackets,Waterbeds and SNL. That pretty much explains my childhood.

The 80’s entering High School and ready for the world!  The home game systems got so much better,Arcade Rooms, MTV!,Neon Colors,Spandex,Hair Metal,Hawaiian shirts,Ripped and Acid wash jeans, Rubik’s Cube,Simon, Mullets, Concerts, Loitering and Cruising the town.Uno, Pop Rocks, Teen Movies with Nudity!,Boom Boxes, Cable TV, Disc Cameras, Walkman.

The 90’s I entered adult and parenthood! Grunge Music, Slacker Buddy Movies (Bill & Ted,Waynes World and Beavis & Butthead) Home Computers, Advanced Home game systems.(Nintendo Game Cube) Pay-Per View, Chat Rooms (AOL), Decline of MTV, SUV’s,Video Cameras(size became more portable) Boy Bands, Satellite TV, Cordless Phones.

The start of the Millennium! Reality Shows,The Sopranos,Cell Phones/ Smart Phones,I-Pods,YouTube,Blogging,3D Movies, Superheros in Theaters, Digital Cameras,BHO and FACEBOOK!!!!!

Whew,a lot sure has happened since I was born. Looking forward to the fads of the future. May they bring me great pleasure and some disapprovement.

Imagine if someone had fallen in a coma in the late 70’s and woke up today. Could that person be able to take all this in? that would be one hell of a mind fuck!


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