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Spring Break: Totally Rad Photos from the '80s
weather.com ^ | n/a | Camille Mann

Posted on 07/04/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by FlJoePa

Some great photos.



TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History
KEYWORDS: fl; springbreak
Yes - it's a slide show. It's 70 pictures long.


1 posted on 07/04/2014 10:12:23 AM PDT by FlJoePa
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To: FlJoePa

A lot fewer tattoos, I’d guess.


2 posted on 07/04/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT by greene66
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To: FlJoePa

Summers in the 80s were just pure magic.

You could actually relax and party, because the only thing you really had to worry about were Soviets on the other side of the world, not operating out of the White House.


3 posted on 07/04/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: greene66

And the people in their 20s look 20 years older than 20-somethings today.


4 posted on 07/04/2014 10:17:10 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: FlJoePa

Reagan was what was great about the 1980s. The music, fashions were not.


5 posted on 07/04/2014 10:20:15 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: truth_seeker

music was way better in the 80s than that 70s crap that passed for music.


6 posted on 07/04/2014 10:21:56 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: greene66

A dearth of over weight people.


7 posted on 07/04/2014 10:22:29 AM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: truth_seeker
The 80's were all good. Recent song about summers in the 80's...

...We didn't have no internet, but man I never will forget the way the moonlight shined upon her hair...

8 posted on 07/04/2014 10:23:10 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: VanDeKoik

“And the people in their 20s look 20 years older than 20-somethings today.”

Holy Krap...you are right, half of those “20’s” look like they are well into their 40’s.


9 posted on 07/04/2014 10:26:02 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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To: FlJoePa

Cool. That looks like a long time ago. Another world.

I wish I was old enough to remember the 80s.

Oh wait. I do.


10 posted on 07/04/2014 10:34:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: greene66

I thought they had color film by then?


11 posted on 07/04/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by BobL
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To: VanDeKoik
people in their 20s looks older...

You are so right. Startlingly so in fact.

Wonder what accounts for that?

The kids also look healthier and happier, beer and "dangerous behaviors" notwithstanding (riding around in the back of a pickup---can't even do that in Montana anymore!).

No electronics. Cops trying to keep the kids reasonable without shooting people or animals. Beer and some booze instead of meth, oxy, bath salts...

Better times in many, many ways.

12 posted on 07/04/2014 10:37:34 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Fightin Whitey

This slideshow sort of shocked me into realizing that it really WAS a long time ago. Different and better times as well.


13 posted on 07/04/2014 10:40:30 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Secret Agent Man
music was way better in the 80s than that 70s crap that passed for music.

Oh ya, disco was awesome! /snark

14 posted on 07/04/2014 10:41:52 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: FlJoePa

I remember color film being the norm in the 70s, let alone the 80s. What’s up with all the B&W pics?


15 posted on 07/04/2014 10:46:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

I don’t know. I didn’t take them.


16 posted on 07/04/2014 10:47:32 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: Secret Agent Man

You wouldn’t say that if you had listened to Zeppelin, the Stones, Aerosmith and BTO instead of spending so much time with disco.


17 posted on 07/04/2014 10:49:03 AM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: VanDeKoik
And the people in their 20s look 20 years older than 20-somethings today.

At first, I thought that it was due to all of the moustaches being worn then.

Then I remembered that the eighties were still a time when moving out of your parents' home was considered a priority once you graduated.

18 posted on 07/04/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT by CASchack
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To: Secret Agent Man

The 80’s was what Don McClean was prophesying about when he said “the day the music died”.


19 posted on 07/04/2014 10:52:33 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Fightin Whitey

I think it was a matter of these guys living in an time where you were allowed to be more physically active, more physical, and take more risks. It wasn’t considered bad to grow real facial hair, have some muscles, and be a dude.

I think that it was also more attractive to be an adult and get some freedom than it is with 20 year olds today. Many of whom actually buy superhero under wear, spend all day playing video games, argue over comic book characters, and want to look more like an androgynous teenager.


20 posted on 07/04/2014 10:54:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Rebelbase
The 70's had the best music of any decade. All one has to do is listen to the Dazed and Confused soundtrack for proof.

I'd say the 80's had better spring breaks though!

21 posted on 07/04/2014 10:56:46 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FreedomPoster

I bet the author of the article converted the color photos just to be artsy.


22 posted on 07/04/2014 10:57:41 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: FlJoePa

A Fort Lauderdale police officer yells at college students after disobeying his order to not ride bikes in the middle of A1A, March 2, 1985, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Robert Mayer/SF Sun Sentinel/Polaris)

Today, they'd have gotten tazed, beaten and arrested.

23 posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:03 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68

and their dog shot


24 posted on 07/04/2014 10:58:29 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: FlJoePa

I feel like such a chump. All those spring breaks I had a job and paid taxes.

Stupidly I still work spring breaks and pay taxes. I’ve never received a single thank you card from a welfare dependent.


25 posted on 07/04/2014 11:03:38 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: truth_seeker

I beg to disagree there. I’ll always be an ‘80s music fan.

As for the fashion, it was better than a lot of what passes for style today. We females who were in our 20s back then didn’t look like slobs with masculinized short hair, flip flops, and loads of tattoos. We wore short skirts, figure-flattering clothing, and spike heels. We looked like females, and we loved it.


26 posted on 07/04/2014 11:04:31 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: FlJoePa

The 80’s was a foolish attempt to replace guitars with keyboards/synthesizers and call it Rock.


27 posted on 07/04/2014 11:08:55 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: minnesota_bound
I like color photos better. It brings out the flag....


28 posted on 07/04/2014 11:12:29 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Joe 6-pack

The main difference was people were nostalgic for the 50’s and 60’s then.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 11:18:28 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
music was way better in the 80s than that 70s crap that passed for music.

I totally agree. I look at the 70's as the Dark Ages of music and the 80's as the Renaissance.

30 posted on 07/04/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: FlJoePa
No Pajama Boy....

Not one millenial testing on their GD smartphone...........

31 posted on 07/04/2014 11:48:35 AM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: VanDeKoik
Many of whom actually buy superhero under wear, spend all day playing video games, argue over comic book characters

Lifeless, spiritless, soulless. We all seen too many kids who are dead in the eyes.

They are told from early on that America is hell on earth and eventually they come to make it so, for themselves and often others.

32 posted on 07/04/2014 12:12:20 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: AlaskaErik

people who like 70s music like it because the only way it can possibly sound any good at all is you’re high on pot or acid. I was a little kid then and just about all 70s music actually made me afraid/uncomfortable when I heard it. Not church music, not 50s music, not classical music. I played classical music.

later 60s/70s music was drug/hippie music. 80s music was characterized largely by being upbeat, happy, optimistic music. One genre however I don’t like was metal/satanic.


33 posted on 07/04/2014 12:22:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: FlJoePa

Are they all such poor quality Black and Whites?


34 posted on 07/04/2014 12:22:23 PM PDT by Revel
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To: minnesota_bound

women hug at the waist. men hug at the shoulders.

next time watch how barrycades does it.


35 posted on 07/04/2014 12:23:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
We looked like females,

Yes, you did.

and we loved it.

And so did we.

36 posted on 07/04/2014 12:34:52 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: upchuck

No fake boobs.


37 posted on 07/04/2014 12:45:44 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: safeasthebanks

Hadn’t thought of that. Certainly more true then than now.


38 posted on 07/04/2014 1:01:38 PM PDT by upchuck (Everyday, Joe Wilson becomes more correct!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Speaking of which, have you seen the Delta ‘80s “get ready for your flight” video? Was your hair like the pair of girls in that? You’ll know the two I mean, and it’s a funny video. I should have thought to add this earlier.

http://youtu.be/eduNjwNvcH4


39 posted on 07/04/2014 2:39:48 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Revel

I think they’re converted color pics, which is a big fail. Still cool to see the scenes, but they’re neither as sharp as a good B&W nor as interesting as color.


40 posted on 07/04/2014 2:41:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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"Speaking of which, have you seen the Delta ‘80s “get ready for your flight” video? Was your hair like the pair of girls in that? You’ll know the two I mean, and it’s a funny video. I should have thought to add this earlier."

LOL! I loved that!

No, I never needed teasing and hair spray to get a big mane of hair---mine is like that naturally, with curls. I had a cousin who would run you out of the house with the big clouds of Aqua Net fumes...I think she used half a can on her hair, lol.

41 posted on 07/04/2014 4:21:45 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: IronJack
"We looked like females,

Yes, you did.

and we loved it.

And so did we."

I know, LOL.

Also, unlike women today, you rarely heard a female deny that she dressed to please men because they're dogs, not worth it, etc. We knew what we were doing, and we LIKED pleasing the male eye. :)

42 posted on 07/04/2014 4:41:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Ah, the courtin’ game the way it was MEANT to be played.


43 posted on 07/04/2014 5:04:14 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: IronJack

So true. It’s a beautiful thing, unless you happen to be one of those morons who fights nature.


44 posted on 07/04/2014 5:21:17 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Bless you. I have fond memories of the 80’s. :-)


45 posted on 07/04/2014 5:35:34 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

It was a happy time...and, compared to today, still innocent in many ways.


46 posted on 07/04/2014 5:36:53 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Yes, we had hope for the future and a leader who envisioned great things for our future.

Now we have a turd who’s idea of hope is sharia law and the Jack boot of state.

And unicorns and rainbows.

I feel sorry for kids today. Their parents screwed them big time.


47 posted on 07/04/2014 5:41:35 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird

I was thinking along those lines earlier today. It’s unreal how changed this country is, in what seems like a short amount of time.


48 posted on 07/04/2014 6:13:24 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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