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April 27, 2014

56 comments:

  1. Very cool. Thanks!

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  2. I remember the good(?) old days when we changed the United motto to "fly the friendly thighs of United"

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  3. I remember a couple of them in my fraternity house in the late 1950s.

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  4. "Would you like coffee, tea, or....me?"

    (sez I, long married to a flight attendant who would beat me smartly about the head and shoulders for posting this!)

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  5. or the old joke, "Would you like some of our TWA coffee, or TWA milk?"
    "No, but I would love your TWA tea..."

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  6. Man, I miss the Sixties...

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  7. Looks like late 70's. 1980-81 maybe. Hemlines on shorts plunged around 1982. And the hairstyles were definitely Farrah Fawcett/Shaun Cassidy inspirations.

    That being said - much nicer looking than today's kids.

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  8. Creepy voyeurism didn't begin with the internet. That's good to know.

    Also like everyone else said - this has to be the 70s. I don't remember any of this in the late 80s, and I doubt it's even the early 80s.

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  9. Nary a black stewardess.

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  10. They are still stewardess, but now it is 40 later and they do not look the same.

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  11. Yes, David, everything always proves your larger point.

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  12. Delta are ready when you is.

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  13. Are you saying that's what wrong with air travel today--that they allow black flight attendants?!? Racist!

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  14. I was a First Lieutenant in the USAF when I reported to my first operational fighter squadron - the 550th Chargin' Cheetahs at Homestead AFB, FL. We flew the F4E Phantom II - the hottest jet on the planet at the time. Homestead was just south of Miami, where Air Florida and National Airlines ran their stewardess schools. Every Friday and Saturday evening, USAF busses would bring the stews to the Officers' Club (and take a few back).

    It was a dirty job, but somebody had to do it.

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  15. Y'know, sometimes a jet engine is just a jet engine.

    Except maybe possibly potentially perhaps not in the 5th picture.

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  16. Richard NightwoodApril 28, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    Must be EARLY 1980's, because that's a lot of bleed-over from 70's hair and clothing.

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  17. I remember the style of shorts. The teenagers around here didn't wear them that short though. But I guess I live in a more conservative area...actually I know I live in a more conservative area. I'm surrounded by Amish & Mennonite neighbors.

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  18. HAH! That's a new one to me!!

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  19. libsarearacistJOKEApril 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    why do democrats have a 250 year history of racism?

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  20. My my, how we have "Progressed". Who in their right mind prefers todays uptight, repressed, Obama and feminist dictated Amerika of tight lipped, vicious lesbians persecuting hetero's and "people of color" as they call themselves, declaring open warfare on everyone not of their self described race. My God, what a despicable hellhole these pieces of shiit have turned America into.

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  21. Me too! Pennsylvania. We now have short shorts but now they're almost distastefully short. I was only born in '83 but I remember my older brother and babysitters I had and jean jackets, Levi's (Button your Fly) and Hypercolor T-shirts stand out for me. Also legwarmers and oversized tops and ginormous earrings. And the stink of Aqua Net.

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  22. fawcett..... a faucet is a water tap.. ;)

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  23. GREAT shots!

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  24. Is the bottom photo really vintage, or a modern shot intended to look vintage? I ask, because why else would stewardesses - or models, be posing in front of a fuselage on a trailer?

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  25. I would say they were taken in South Florida from 1977-1985. I'm from Washington State but we were still hip. The girls wore shorts that short, usually with camel toe. Farah was the hair style at the time. One boy is wearing tall white socks and high top basketball shoes unlaced, we all did that from about 81-85. A girl is wearing a Coral Springs shirt, thats a town just north of Fort Lauderdale. Great pics, gives me a serious flashback.

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  26. Yeah, some of these photos have an early to mid 80's look to them (like around 1984 when the first Terminator movie came out). However, a lot of these teen girls have the serious Farah Fawcett hair-do to them. I'm also from Washington state and I remember all the girls having this style from '77 till about '81, when it went out of style.


    I'm still waiting for "flair" hair-do (in John Shirley's cyberpunk novels), although the "big hair" of the late 80's was a good approximation of what flair was supposed to be like. Now that the economy is bad maybe "minimono" will come in.

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  27. Pac Man came out in 1980 and Omega Race in 1981. So at least those pictures are from the early 1980s.

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  28. There were no black people in the 80's.

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  29. What are you talking about? What feminist attitude? Do you even know the definition of feminism? Feminism is not something new. I'm sorry there are people who want to see all sexes created equal, I'm sorry there are people who want to see justice for victims of abuse, I'm sorry there are people who care about other people regardless of sex/body type/race . And what would you rather see? What were American women like before they were "ruined" by feminism. Our bodies are NOT for anyone else's pleasure. Women do not exist for you to jack off to. You are the reason we need feminism. To change the perceptions of close minded folk like you. I'm not sure why you had to spout out hatred on such an innocent post.

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  30. why do you blame feminist ,, blame people for overeating and not able to control their own portions. People today don't exercise they sit at their pc, and watching tv, and playing games.. instead of being outdoors and exercising. I remember when my mother made everything homemade even bread. today american eat more out than cooking healthy for their families..

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  31. Yeah, It's 1981-1983. Still a bit 70's. I want some hardcore cheesball mid to late 80's!!

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  32. You mean "southern conservatives", right? All those Dixiecrats that stayed conservative racists when they started following Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms into the Republican party?

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  33. You don't know what you're whining about.

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  34. Plus, you're a morbidly obese pig

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  35. Take a chill pill, dude. There were plenty of unhealthy unhappy overweight people with bad attitudes back then. Who do you think raised today's teens? Gag me with a spoon, dweeb.

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  36. The 80's was a big decade. Most of these photos look like early 80's. The late 80's looked nothing like this.

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  37. Kinda creepy... who's the perv that took these?

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  38. News flash to many people in this thread: everything didn't all of a sudden change on January 1st, 1980. A lot of the fashion and styles of the late 70's bled into the 80's; it happens.

    I was born in 1977. I don't have any memories of the 70's but I do remember seeing a lot of these styles in the early 80's in Southern California.

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  39. I noticed there weren't any overweight people in those pictures. Sad to see how fat the general population has become in only 30 years or so.

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  40. Superlegend Frankie DelmaneDecember 29, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    These are more early 80s, which is still sort of 70s. Post 1985 you really get the 80s.

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  41. These styles date back to the mid to late 70's, not the 80's.

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  42. We all wore dirty dancing shorts.. Dolphin shorts? Our parents would kill us!

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  43. wow, you really are a jerk..check yourself before you wreck yourself..

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  44. Blah blah blah. The feminist attitude that EVERY male is a rapist. That EVERY rape accusation is legitimate and the man's life should be ruined without the slightest investigation. That women DON'T LIE" about rape, tell it to the Duke boys and the UVA Fraternity. The idea that a disgusting pig like you thinks a man "jacks off" to the likes of YOU. Your demands that all little boys be drugged to make them into beings that YOU approve off. The idea that women can take a man's children with a simple false allegation of some phoney abuse charge. The idea that a woman OWNS a man's income for the rest of his life after she traps him into marriage. The idea that "feminist's" support islam even though sharia demands women be circumsized by having their clitoris's cut off with a rusty razor blade and their vagina's sown shut only to be re-opened with the permission of the moslem husband her moslem father sold her to, and only for his use. The idea that you rage against Christianity while completely IGNORING this abomination. YOU are the reason most people outside of lesbian bars HATE 'feminism". Don't get on your high horse to me when you participate in a group that does all the above and MORE. You holier than thou pig.

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  45. Aren't you late for your group lesbian masturbation training class?

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  46. Cute little rhyme, sweetie. I can address you as sweetie because that's how Barack addresses waitress's he doesn't know. Isn't it?

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  47. And you are a pig. "feminist's" just can't take being treated in the same way they treat men, can they! Women are protected, delicate little flowers that must be protected by daddy from ANYTHING that upsets them. You prove it every day with your constant, hysterical, feminist bitching and whining. Shut up, be an adult, and try to take the same shit you dish out. Or,, go tell daddy!

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  48. You just gave away the reason you're upset at my comments. Lard ass.

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  49. I didn't blame feminism for obesity. I blamed high fructose corn syrup. I blamed feminism for tainting the interaction between the sexes and poisoning a whole generation of people.

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  50. No, there weren't. Not to the extent of the fat kids that are most commonly seen today. Falsely deny it if you want, kids didn't used to be so fat as they are today. Look at photo's of past American kids. THIS is he generation that are as fat as hogs. I'm sorry you don't like to hear the truth. Put your head in the sand and maybe you won't have to confront the truth.

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  51. Why take the time to reply to a comment that is over 8 months old? Anyway, I don't think you have the mental capacity to understand just how appalling/wrong/horrible your comments are so I'll leave you with this. Feminism is equality for all sexes not just women. Nothing I said had anything to do with false rape accusations, I mentioned nothing about any sort of circumcision or genital mutilation, drugging boys, nor did I say anything about homosexuality or Christianity...What are you even talking about? Did you even read what I wrote? There are people that give feminism a bad name, and they shouldn't even claim the title of being a feminist. Feminism is NOT about hating men, feminism is NOT about women having more power over men or being better than men. It's about loving and respecting each gender of every race and nationality equally.

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  52. We wore them daily in California...

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  53. Growing up in San Clemente we wore them just as high as these.pictures. We even wore them for soccer and.softball...

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  54. Hats hats hats. Hats hats hat hats. Hats.

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  55. Wow, short shorts, perky nips, and camel toe. Jailbait all over this page, is it okay to stare?

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