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The Most Colorful Decade

I have already discovered this week's Greatest Thing Ever: a website called Super Seventies, which collects pictures of people, fashions, products, and other stuff from the 1970s. There are lots of 70s culture sites online, but I've never seen one as fascinating as this one. I spent hours over the weekend paging through it, and I'm not done yet. Here are some samples.

  • Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. When I first met my wife back in 1979, she used to wear this stuff, peppermint and some other flavor I can't remember. Whenever I'd kiss her I'd want a snack.
  • Chips Goes Roller Disco. At some point, maybe 34 years from now, some of the stuff on TV today is going to look even more insane than it does now. Maybe as insane as this.
  • Office decor. I am going to redecorate my office at home exactly like this.

Super Seventies is loaded with old magazine ads, publicity shots, newspaper photos, movie stills, and the occasional audio clip from the time when cultural icons still on the scene today--singers, actors, TV personalities--were not old and gray but young and almost impossibly beautiful. If you're old enough to remember the 1970s, you'll love it. If you're not, it'll open a window into the way it was like nothing else could.



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07/08/2013 1:29PM
The Most Colorful Decade
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