The Cranky Ol' Bat

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - RuPaul

2005-03-07

When Bad Decades Happen to Good People

There was just so much that was wrong about the 70's that it boggles the mind. Richard Nixon. Jimmy Carter. Double-knit, polyester pants....in plaid, no less. Avocado green and harvest gold kitchens. Olivia Newton-John (or as my friends used to call her, "Oblivious Neutron Bomb").

A time when the only logical answer to the question, "Is the US on God's shit list?" was "Yup, I think so...."

We're going to time travel back to a decade that should never, ever have happened. If you still believe anything good came out of that decade, this will remind you why the 70's weren't cool. Ugh.

P.S. Ok, I'll make exceptions for things that happened in your personal lives as to why the 70's weren't completely evil. But overall, yup, it really was this bad. No wonder so many of my friends are on meds....we lived it the first time around, and some goofy fashionistas keep bringing back things like the poncho!

4 Comments:

  • At 2:11 PM, Blogger Deacon Blues said…

    Paisley shirts and pants! I did my military service in the early '70s and then went to Auburn University where I studied Architecture and played bass in a band. We refused to play Disco, however, we didn't consider it Real Music.

     
  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger half said…

    It worries me that I think the browie cordie sprots coat is purdy cool. I remember it being warm.

     
  • At 9:50 PM, Blogger Kory O said…

    A disco marching band? The only thing more horrible would have been a disco marching band....on roller skates. Oy!

    Corduroy is pretty warm, but it still looks terrible.

     
  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger muck4doo said…

    em song "born to be alive" purdy much sums it up.

     

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