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12/20/06 at 08:30:08
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How many of you remember some of the fads on this website?  (Or better, how many of you actually took part in any of these fads?)  Embarrassed

I know I'm guilty of bellbottoms! Roll Eyes

Check out the link below and then "fess up"!  Wink



http://www.badfads.com/home.html
  

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Reply #1 - 12/20/06 at 14:41:59
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I played quite a bit of D & D in high school and college.  Other than that, just the short shorts.  It's becoming difficult to find the kind of running shorts I like; all the shorts lately are knee length.  I call them longs.

...my shorts are not as extreme as the model's on the web site, nor would it look as good if they were.

  

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Reply #2 - 12/20/06 at 16:54:20
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I'll fess up to bellbottoms as well as miniskirts, matchbox cars (Hot Wheels was really my favorite!) and riding a unicycle.  Didn't realize the unicycle thing was considered a fad.  Still have mine tucked away in the corner of the shed.  I take it out every now and then... Shocked
  

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Reply #3 - 12/21/06 at 03:44:47
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About 1974, Body shirt, flared tight jeans, platform shoes!!!  And the girl who took this photo said I looked like Robert Redford!!

WHAT HAPPENED TO ME???!!!



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Reply #4 - 12/21/06 at 07:29:30
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Wow, Airhead, that look is right out of 1976!   Grin

I used to have a pair of platform shoes as well in that time.  Brown with silver flames, and two-inch platforms!  They were a challenge to walk in, especially after a few brews!  Wink

And yeah, I guess I could see how you could be mistaken for Mr. Redford, especially after three or four beers!  Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #5 - 12/21/06 at 09:34:54
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Airhead...you look just like Robert Redford..who I lusted after I admit.

I did the Slinky, Davy Crockett coon skin hat, hula hoops, Bobby socks, and Mickey Mouse club...Tim Considine and Tommy and Don from the show My Three Sons were my favourite Mouseketeers.

After a while I did just the opposite of any fad....just 'cos!
  

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Reply #6 - 12/21/06 at 16:36:22
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John, takes more than a few beers now!!!

Sue, I did the mickey mouse ears as well back in the (very) early '60's. Sitting on the floor waiting for The Mickey Mouse Club (M-I-C....see ya real soon, K-E-Y..........why? Because we like you. M-O-U-S-EEEEEEEE) with my mouse ears on, must've looked a right plonker, but I lusted after Annette Funiccello even then (though I didn't know what lust was then!! LOL).

I appreciate growing up then, things seemed less stressed, people were nicer to each other...........and I don't know, but, I can't remember anyone around my age having such attitude that seems to be the norm nowadays amongst the young. (but maybe I'm just sounding like my parents now!!! LOL)

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Reply #7 - 12/21/06 at 21:06:25
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Yes...we have become our parents Cry

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Reply #8 - 12/22/06 at 06:42:56
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What about the platform shoes complete with goldfish!?  Shocked
  

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Reply #9 - 12/22/06 at 06:57:06
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I actually saw a pair of those shows once a couple of years ago.  I was tempted to buy them, but they had a price tag of $125 which I found just a little too much for something that was a little more than a novelty! Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #10 - 12/22/06 at 17:30:57
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Were the fish dead?   Smiley
  

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Reply #11 - 12/25/06 at 21:51:47
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Wow, Bill!  You did look just like Robert Redford did back then.    Smiley   What happened to you?  Huh  Well, the same thing that has happened to all of us - life.    Smiley

I was a big fan of Roy Rogers and I had my holsters with the six-guns (cap guns) and a cowboy hat.  I really wanted a palomino horse. 

I remember the really big thing was the hula hoop!  I had the big one and a couple of the little ones to do around your arm, too.  I'm sure I had the Mickey Mouse ears as we lived pretty close to Disney Land when I was little. Then later I wore the hip hugger bell bottoms (now I can't believe that I thought those things looked good on me) and mini skirts (how about a purple leather mini skirt?   Wink

But after that I kind of did what Sue said she did - I did completely opposite of the fads!!  But by doing that I might have just been sucked up into another fad!   Shocked  Oh no!!!

  

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Reply #12 - 12/26/06 at 02:12:52
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Roy Rogers?? Roy Rogers who?? Actually I loved them all, Roy Rogers, Sugarfoot, The Cisco kid, the Lone Ranger, anyone from the wild west.
This was taken about 1960, I lived in that western getup, complete with 6 shooters and a big brass sheriffs star an uncle made me. I still have them all in a box somewhere, though I no longer wear them.



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Reply #13 - 12/26/06 at 22:14:55
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There ya go Bill!  That's totally you!   Grin  You should dig out that stuff sometime.  I could just see you with your six-guns and your chaps and your vest with the big brass star riding your "iron horse"!   Grin

Actually, I loved all those westerns too.  Besides the Lone Ranger, there was Hopalong Cassidy and Zorro.  I'd forgotten about the Cisco Kid.  I don't remember Sugarfoot though. 

I lived in Encino when I was about 8 - 10 years.  Supposedly the man who played the Lone Ranger lived down a few blocks and around another corner from where I lived where the bigger houses and less developed area was.  Us kids would sometimes try to see him coming out of his house and see if he wore his mask all the time.  No one was supposed to see him without his mask and we wanted to be the ones that did.  Of course we never did see him.   Roll Eyes
  

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Reply #14 - 12/27/06 at 01:48:23
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Airhead, I was born in Australia in 1980 and teh cowboy suit I had was pretty much the same, and as for the Robert Redford, you could sell that gear for a mint on ebay now!!!

Bad Fads?!!

Matchbox cars were and are great, they are the training ground for aspiring rev heads such as populate these type of forums.........
  
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