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Fads you remember fondly

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Football_Bat, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Hyper-color shirts.

    Magnetic slap braclets.

    Jelly shoes.

    Bangs. You know the ones I'm talking about.

    Inside out sweatshirts.
  2. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    And we can't forget (well, those of us who were around in the 60's can't)

    Mood rings.

    Platform shoes

    Fallout shelters

    Bell Bottoms

    Lava lamps

    Black lights
  3. Mark McGwire

    Mark McGwire Member

    Chicks digging the long ball.
  4. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Oh, I know Christina's still around and indeed looking fine. But it's just not the same as when Kelly was Too Trashy To Be True. ;)
  5. Montezuma's Revenge

    Montezuma's Revenge Active Member

    It took all of five posts for somebody to turn this political. ::)
  6. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Do the following qualify as fads:
    - roller skates
    - disco music
    - 8-tracks
    - Richard Simmons' popularity
    - "Valley Girl" catchphrases
  7. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    These are the fads of my youth, along with jams (which were mentioned earlier) and parachute pants (fuck yeah!).

    More recently, in the footwear department, I've noticed Crocs and the comeback of two oldies-but-goodies, Chuck Taylor Cons and black-and-white-checked, slip-on Vans.
  8. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    Ooh, and Zubaz!
  9. Riddick

    Riddick Active Member

    you can't exclude pet rocks. that shit was ridiculous. I remember asking my mom for one and she looked at me like i lost my mind.
    Looking back on it, most of the country lost its mind.
  10. Monday Morning Sportswriter

    Monday Morning Sportswriter Well-Known Member

    Pegged cuffs.
    Untied hi-tops for guys; Weird-laced Dexters for girls (when they weren't wearing Candies)
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    The masturbation fad. Not masturbation itself, we've always done that, but the glorification of masturbation.

    When I graduated from high school in 1989, masturbation was more taboo than a NAMBLA member blitzed on Spanish fly. You did NOT talk about spanking it.

    But since the mid 90s or so, declaring your love of tapping your own ass is cooler than Miles Davis.

    We had the Palezoic Era, we live in the Divinyls Era.
  12. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    That's because I didn't get on fast enough to make it the SECOND post. :)
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