DNA in 1980

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Sombody posted this picture of me from my high school years. I'd never seen it before. I know what you're saying, "Gee, Dave you haven't changed a bit."

Lisa33's picture

comment A: Doesn't this

comment A: Doesn't this picture belong on the fashion thread?

comment B: I didn't know you were a model for American Apparel!

Kat's picture

You haven't changed very

You haven't changed very much at all David. Still a fox! :)

DNA's picture

I have no idea what the heck

I have no idea what the heck shirt that is I'm wearing. I think it might be something my mom brought back from Germany? BTW, I'm the 2nd in from the left.

Kat's picture

C'mon hon, you wore that

C'mon hon, you wore that shirt last week. I saw ya. ;)

newcomer's picture

I thought you were the guy

I thought you were the guy in the mesh tank. I know I've seen you out in something very similar.

george's picture

That guy on the left is

That guy on the left is wearing my hair circa 1980. Bring back the stoner/Jordache look!

dan's picture

I'm curious where the

I'm curious where the picture was taken, b/c it looks like a place I know.

DNA's picture

Nice call George "that guy"

Nice call George "that guy" is actually a girl. It was kinda hard to tell back then.

george wrote:

That guy on the left is wearing my hair circa 1980. Bring back the stoner/Jordache look!

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DNA wrote:I have no idea

DNA wrote:

I have no idea what the heck shirt that is I'm wearing. I think it might be something my mom brought back from Germany? BTW, I'm the 2nd in from the left.

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DNA, that's a great photo.

DNA, that's a great photo. Thanks for sharing. It's like a modern day cave painting. Remember that 80's movie "Back to the Future" when Michael J. Fox travels back in time all the way to the 1950's? If that movie were made today, Marty McFly would be traveling back to the 1980's. If you didn't feel old before, you will now. Depressing.

Here's some more humor for those of you who grew up in the 80's:

"When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; that with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning... uphill BOTH ways ...yadda, yadda, yadda. And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they've got it!

But now that...

I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids today don't know how good you've got it!

I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter ... with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and @*#% it all up!

And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal --that's it!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school,your mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics!! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked ass! Your guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were no multiple levels or screens; it was just one screen forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder, and faster and faster, until you died!...Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no on-screen menu and no remote control! You had to use a little book called a "TV Guide" to find out what was on!

You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled little rat-bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire ...

Imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled!!!

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!"

AM's picture

I just choked on my coffee.

I just choked on my coffee. LOL.

dan's picture

Too funny. We must have

Too funny.

We must have been ahead of the curve, because by 1980 we had a microwave, VCR, and a TV remote. And I had email, but there was none of that .com or .net or .edu kind of stuff! And no World Wide Web! We had to KNOW that username@udel meant the University of Delaware or that username@brl mean the Ballistics Research Lab in Aberdeen, Maryland. And we had to use gopher to find out information.

george's picture

dan wrote: And we had to

dan wrote:

And we had to use gopher to find out information.

They were long employed by the CIA as well. The Kremlin was rife with them.

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DNA wrote:Nice call George

DNA wrote:

Nice call George "that guy" is actually a girl. It was kinda hard to tell back then.

Well, "she" appeared to have some extra packaging. My apologies to "her."

I still want my old hair back.

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This looks like the cast of

This looks like the cast of "Dazed and Confused".

Jeffro's picture

I thought it looks like the

I thought it looks like the cast of "Bad News Bears 2".