"Old People" of reddit, what was cool when you were a teen?
By - Real_Joe_Mom
Low rise jeans on women, I hardly ever see girls saggin anymore.
Classic radio stations played from the 30s-70s, not the mid 90s
Tying an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time.
Can you explain?
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.
Can you still bust heads like you used to though?
Driving up and down the main drag on a Friday night. Taking the girls down to the river and drinking.
Having a Gameboy console. That was considered cool in my area as not everyone had them and they were expensive.
How old are you? Cuz I swear if you’re in your mid twenties like me, you ain’t old.
My guess is he is around 40 and talking about the original which was a huge gray brick
The oldest one I know of is the gameboy color. Did not even know there were older ones.
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
Not me; that's for sure.
- 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?
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.
Gogos crazy bones
yoooooo i remember that
Some kid at my school literally stabbed me with a pencil because I refused to trade a crazybone with him... Those were dark times 😂
Having internet when it came out so we didn't have to use a card catalog or encyclopedia
Hitting a hoop with a stick down a hill
I wasn’t much fond of having to haul it back up after.
Found the rich kid.
Halo LAN parties and pizza.
Eminem and 50 cent, the invasion part 1. #memories
Super nintendo and air Jordan's.
Pogs, but only for a hot minute. Is “hot minute” outdated too? 😂
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.
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
Listening to cover bands play live
No Fear shirt with JNCOs and a wallet chain. We were so cool.
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.
Dafuq I just read?
Using that old instagram filter that looks like piss
Probably something stupid & faddish.
When Schwinn brought out the Apple Crate bicycle. I got one for Xmas and it was stolen out of my backyard two weeks later.
Going to *The Spot* to dance on Friday nights, hula hoops, ice skating, roller skating at the local indoor rink, make out parties.
Cruelty, bullying and violence made people popular at my school.
Tpain and and xxxxL Tshirts
- 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.
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.
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.
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
White T shirt with your deck of Lucky’s rolled up in the shoulder of the sleeve, 501’s and engineer boots with chains
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.
Bracelets that you slap onto your wrist.
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