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"Old People" of reddit, what was cool when you were a teen?

"Old People" of reddit, what was cool when you were a teen?

Skaughty23

Low rise jeans on women, I hardly ever see girls saggin anymore. Classic radio stations played from the 30s-70s, not the mid 90s Butterfly windows


Super-Noodles

Tying an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.


jaredsparks

Can you explain?


Super-Noodles

It was when I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so I decided to go to Morganville which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So, I tied an onion to my belt which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel. And in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now, where were we? Oh, yeah! The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones.


DocSaysItsDainBramuj

Can you still bust heads like you used to though?


JesusChristsGayLover

Driving up and down the main drag on a Friday night. Taking the girls down to the river and drinking.


moshi_shoshi

Having a Gameboy console. That was considered cool in my area as not everyone had them and they were expensive.


JoystickRick

How old are you? Cuz I swear if you’re in your mid twenties like me, you ain’t old.


[deleted]

My guess is he is around 40 and talking about the original which was a huge gray brick


JoystickRick

The oldest one I know of is the gameboy color. Did not even know there were older ones.


[deleted]

I remember when the gray brick came out. Tetris was insanely popular. Brick was 2 inches thick. 8 inches tall. 5 inches wide. Black and white (or rather a crude green tint with greenish black pixels that were not much different than a creep calculator). No back light. Used 4 AA batteries. Was around almost a decade. They made color game boy as a gimmick with a color other than gray (still black and white screen) Then the pocket game boy which was smaller and used 2 AA batteries but had bw screen. Then about 10 years after the original GB came out they made GB color. And a few years later the GB advance. I also recall the failed virtual boy (3d rendering in crude pixels) had a display model in hills dept store Sega game gear was a rival of the gray brick. Backlit full color better sound a superior system but took 6 AA batteries to play for only 2 hours and not as many games. It was way ahead of its time but the price and battery life made it sell poorly and they failed


8livesdown

Not me; that's for sure.


Gorf_the_Magnificent

1960’s: - Passing around a bottle of cheap wine while driving to a party. A bottle of Boone’s Farm was 99 cents. - Hanging out at the mall. - Smoking. Cigarettes were readily available to teens via vending machines. - Playing pinball while drinking at the local bar that *never* carded anyone. - Engaging in bull sessions about what you would do if you were drafted. Go? Resist? Flee to Canada?


PreviousLife7051

Yep, you pretty much nailed the 60's for me, the only difference was we use to go for Ripple which was 69 cents a bottle.


Aromatic-Bad-3291

Smoking.


sophzzzz

Gogos crazy bones


Datboi_842

yoooooo i remember that


sophzzzz

Some kid at my school literally stabbed me with a pencil because I refused to trade a crazybone with him... Those were dark times 😂


[deleted]

Having internet when it came out so we didn't have to use a card catalog or encyclopedia


Vi-Subversa

Hitting a hoop with a stick down a hill


Skaughty23

I wasn’t much fond of having to haul it back up after.


DocSaysItsDainBramuj

Found the rich kid.


are-we-the-baddies

Halo LAN parties and pizza.


sith4life88

Eminem and 50 cent, the invasion part 1. #memories


redditjdt

Overalls


HighAFcanadiandad

Super nintendo and air Jordan's.


0scar_mike

Pogs, but only for a hot minute. Is “hot minute” outdated too? 😂


firetornado123456

My friends and I commonly use "hot minute", that or a "hot second". That said, I dont hear it in public too often but people probably still understand it.


TeaBeginning5565

Having a second hand black and white tv having a jumping castle in the back yard Big family bbq at Christmas no mobile phones to worry about answering


NinjaBabaMama

Listening to cover bands play live


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DocSaysItsDainBramuj

No Fear shirt with JNCOs and a wallet chain. We were so cool.


catinapointyhat

Ball....on a stick. Holding hands before marriage, naked elbows of loose moraled women (with buttermilk rubbed on them so they shine) , and of course finding a commie broad, tying her up in the barn, and tearing off her sleeves and rubbing buttermilk on her elbows while a friend takes pictures that you are super scared to get developed locally. You'd drive out of state to get the pictures made.


cechrist

Dafuq I just read?


Interesting-Bill-666

Using that old instagram filter that looks like piss


Brussel_Galili

Probably something stupid & faddish.


dudewafflesc

Roller disco.


ferretkona

When Schwinn brought out the Apple Crate bicycle. I got one for Xmas and it was stolen out of my backyard two weeks later.


Swedishpunsch

Going to *The Spot* to dance on Friday nights, hula hoops, ice skating, roller skating at the local indoor rink, make out parties.


Johnny-Elbows

Cruelty, bullying and violence made people popular at my school.


horacewaver

Smashing.


Theylive4real

Smoking. Disco.


Staud59

Smoking


the_vent

Tpain and and xxxxL Tshirts


data_citizen

JK Rowling


quokka303

AOL


Evergreen_76

- Counterculture/subculture really meant something. Being a punk or metal head made you stand out. When I was like 13-15 everyone from bikers, truckers, and random guys would starts fights with you for having long hair , tattoos and dressing different. Teachers ACTUALLY though metal, comics,video games ect where satanic. You would get kicked out of places for looking different. Now nobody cares (thankfully) and the same conservatives/cops that would attack us as kids are now covered in tattoos, beards, and listen to (bad) metal. - School clicks where a major thing. There where lots of clicks and people would not associate with with each other outside those clicks for the most part. - things that where seen as very male and juvenile delinquent are now mainstream. ( skateboarding, video games, comics, horror movies, metal/punk/electronic music, and fantasy books.) Girls especially looked down on guys who like those things as they where seen as immature.


crewchief1949

The Intellivision console which was considered ahead of its time. It had speech during game play. If you had one it was like you were somebody. My dad was a distributor so i got to try one out.


bitterherpes

Chain wallets, guys rolling out of bed and putting a backwards cap on their greasy hair (ugh, AS IF!), chokers, band shirts, baggy jeans, AOL chat rooms, cruising in our cars because gas was actually affordable.


penster1

Arcades. Levi's corduroys. Cruising Elm Street on the weekends. Not tying your shoes. Fluorescent colors. Harem pants. Hairspray. Lots and lots of fucking hairspray


penster1

T-tops


Free-Cartographer-26

White T shirt with your deck of Lucky’s rolled up in the shoulder of the sleeve, 501’s and engineer boots with chains


spoon_shaped_spoon

A Goody comb with a handle sticking out of your back pocket. Also an insulated long sleeve underwear shirt with a rock tee shirt over it.


Neoxite23

Bracelets that you slap onto your wrist.


Sfswine

I had my bell bottoms on, jewelry was a peace sign, had a ‘fuck Nixon’ bumper sticker on my 1964, Ford Fairlane, we hung out at Mels Diner’ And I had a new pair of ‘PF Flyers !’i