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Mama Tried to Warn You

It’s Saturday night at the Confluence.  Rico has the night off, but I’ve hired a full staff to meet your needs.  It’s 70’s night and all you need is a pair of low-rider bell bottoms.

First on stage…Three Dog Night — because Mama Told (you) Not to Come…but you did anyway.

Afterwards, the Doobies are stopping by to entertain us for the remainder of the night.

This is an open thread…kick off your Earth Shoes, put your Pet Rock back in your pocket, check the status of your mood ring and tell us what crazy things did you do as a teenager that have you wondering today how you survived?

318 Responses

  1. I used to hitchhike. (Nothing bad ever happened but, just thinking about it now I get sick)

  2. Oh gosh katiebird..that must’ve been a 70’s thing. When I think of the crazy cars i got into just for the joyride….GEEZ!

  3. Can’t hitchhike these days. I suppose it was safer back when.

  4. SOD, You did it too? I was a very careful girl but, on some things, I was totally stupid.

  5. Just spent a glorious week in Kauai, Hawaii — totally missed this weeks events — I would like to request some Blondie if I may. Thanks for all the great posts — read a few on my iphone. Thank g-d for the 3G network !!

  6. No it wasn’t really, littleisis. Although it wasn’t totally illegal like it is now.

  7. katiebird — amazingly enough – I saw a ton of hitchhikers in Kauai.

  8. {{SimoFish}} That was a great idea! I didn’t realize just how bad it would be until we were in the midst of it.

  9. KB — those were the days of hitchhiking and …dare I say it….? Streaking.

    Yes…yes.. I’ll admit it.

  10. I’d hate to admit to all the crazy things I did as a teenager. I’m afraid I’d scare you all and you’d never speak to me again.

  11. Awww c’mon boomer….it’s 70s full disclosure night! I’ve got a whole book full too!

  12. I hitchhiked a lot in the ’60s, but not by myself.

  13. I never streaked. Which is weird because I’m sort of a nudist. I guess I thought I was too fat. Which is a laugh riot — I think I weighed about 135 in those days.

  14. BB, I’m 55. If you’re close to my age, I can guess.

  15. I remember riding in the back of a pick-up truck sitting on stacked bales of hay as my brother drove about 80MPH around corners on the back roads.

    JEEBUS! We’re all buckled in and tied down now. It’s hard to believe that kind of stuff was considered normal back then.

  16. (peeking between my fingers) I hate this conversation.

  17. Katie — Originally I had reservations in DC for Hillary’s party. I knew I had to get away and so glad I did. I shut off my phone for a day. You guys were so brave to go through it back here.

  18. Polyester shirts, “elephant bell” Levis and platform shoes

  19. When I was a kid in Kansas, and my dad was in grad school, he used to put me and my mom on the train to North Dakota to visit my grandparents, while he hitchhiked and met us there. That’s how poor we were. My dad always used to pick up hitchhikers–to pay back.

  20. The was a lake at the end of my street that we used to all go swimming in. One night 5 of us girls went down to the lake after dark and decided to go “skinny dipping”. However, when I took off my suit it fell from my hands and floated to the bottom.

    I had to go home wrapped in only a towel and hoping not to get caught by my mother who was sitting on the back patio with a group of neighbors. The only way into the house without being seen was through the bathroom window. In which I got stuck. For what seemed like ages.

    Until one of her visitors had to use the bathroom only to put the light on and found me dangling half in/half out and clad halfway with a towel. The visitor’s scream was heard far and wide.

    My mother was not amused. Seems like I had ripped the towel on the windowsill in my struggles and it was one of her “best”.

  21. Simofish, I think it took most of by surprise. Somehow.

  22. I think I was about 14 when I first hitchhiked.

  23. Back in the 70’s love meant never having to say you were sorry (and maybe a penicillin shot)

  24. Cinie,

    I’m 61. I was 19 in 1967 when I left home for Boston.

  25. Pat!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!! what a visual!

  26. Oh {{{Pat}}} Wow.

  27. “Love your peaches wanna shake your tree”

  28. I lived on a gravel road (family farm is still there) – I had to mow the yard with a push gas mower – my sister and I used to take turns in 1/2 hour increments. I learned to drive on a tractor in those days. I remember playing “Born Free” on a 45 in my older sisters bedroom.

    When I got older my friends and I used to drink on the dirt roads — the next day I would go pick up the beer cans on my motorcycle and recycle them – I’d get 5 cents per can.

  29. Oh no, Pat! You have all the greatest stories!

  30. myiq — and Disco….

  31. Pat — that’s too classic — ah, you can laugh now !!

  32. Simo! OMG — 45 records! and those stupid little plastic thinggys you had to stick in the center of them to make them play on skinny spindle.

  33. I hitchhiked in Hollywood, on Hollywood Blvd., during the Hillside Strangler days. My best friend at that time was a hooker. We quit when we found out about it; at least I did, I don’t know what happened to her.

  34. Hee hee! I am so boring. The stuff I did mostly had to do with going places by myself at a very young age, which now would cause parents major agita.

  35. Hmmmm…never went skinny dipping.

    I guess I should take it off the “things I still need to do before I die list” thought.

  36. Cruising

    They filmed American Grafitti not far from where I grew up.

  37. From previous thread:

    meh! This thread is too much fun! I don’t want to go upstairs!

    *lets do it on teh kitchen floor!*

  38. SOD:

    My sister made me go skinnydipping with her once when I was ten….

    Yes, my sister is nuts. I didn’t like to back then, seeing as how I was ten, but I might like it more today.

  39. OMG ! Cinie get’s the prize…

    My best friend at that time was a hooker

    said so matter-of-factly…LOL!

  40. simofish, Born Free was the first film that Barry says he saw as a kid, in Hawaii. Btw, were you able to squeeze in some detective work on the birth certificate.

    Kuai must have been lovely this time of the year. My favorite island, I think.

  41. PJ! When you decide to write your memoirs, please let me know so I can buy the first copy.

  42. One year Elvis came to town. Outside the Convention Center were large cardboard cutouts of him advertising the event. We all just had to go. I wanted a cardboard cutout in the worst way so my friends “dared” me to take one.

    I did. But we had all taken the bus to the Convention Center and this was our only way home. So I got on the bus with Elvis and the driver made me pay for his fare as well. It cost another 35 cents but it was worth it!

    That thing stayed in my bedroom for a couple of years until my mother finally got sick of it. She did not think it was “ladylike” to hang my bras over his shoulder when not in use.

  43. “My best friend at that time was a hooker”

    God, all of my friends are so boring!

  44. Back in the 70s it seemed like there was a concert every weekend….Alice Cooper, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Foghat, Boston, Chicago, Grand Funk Railroad…

    Those were good times.

  45. SOD, I was 20 and 3,000 miles from home. I didn’t judge. Probably still wouldn’t.

  46. bostonboomer, on January 25th, 2009 at 12:09 am Said:
    Cinie,
    I’m 61. I was 19 in 1967 when I left home for Boston.
    **************
    Sounds like my ex who left home at 17 and moved to HI because that was a far from home as possible and still be in the US.

  47. Cinie — the best I can do is

    my best friend at the time was nicknamed “pizza face.”

  48. IQ, are you sure you want to share that info on American Graffiti, because my triangulation of your location has taken a big leap.

  49. My best friend at that time was a hooker

    One of my closest friends that I knew in utero is a Gay Porn Star. My friends aren’t boring!

  50. Pat!! you’re killing me!

    I wish Pat were MY friend when I was young!

  51. SOD: I was a good Catholic girl in a school uniform.

  52. A gay porn star in utero trumps me.

  53. I saw Kiss, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Foghat, Queen and Thin Lizzy in concert in the 70’s

  54. Yes…me too Pat {{ wink }}

  55. MyIQ,

    I heard they filmed some of American Graffiti on the Main Street in San Rafael (we didn’t live in San Rafael but it was our mailing address).

    But, my grandmother lived in an apartment that overlooked the Main Street and we used to watch the teenagers driving up and down the street on Saturday Nights during the time-period that the movie was set. It was so exciting that I still remember it.

  56. I skinny-dipped when I was 10 at my friend Martha’s farm. Of course, the boys figured out what we were doing. It was all so stupid because we had no idea why it was naughty. We were giggling like idiots though.

  57. *lets do it on teh kitchen floor!
    **************
    Too hard on the knees and then there were the rug burns…being young wasn’t all that great.

  58. myiq — I always wanted to see Queen — Lucky Guy!

  59. I was a good Catholic girl in a school uniform.

    I corrupted a nun

  60. I had to go home wrapped in only a towel and hoping not to get caught by my mother who was sitting on the back patio with a group of neighbors. The only way into the house without being seen was through the bathroom window. In which I got stuck. For what seemed like ages.

    That reminds me of the time I was at my grandfather’s lake house and I touched the mantle. The whole thing fell. You could hear the crash in Europe.

  61. 3 wickets — the birth certificate isn’t there !!!!

  62. katiebird:

    Modesto

  63. Hi madamab!!! {{waving}}

  64. Oooh, who’s the gay porn star? Anyone I’ve watched?

  65. I saw Kiss, Cheap Trick, Eddie Money, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynrd, and Marshall Tucker.

  66. BB, I left home all by myself for fame and fortune. I was young, stupid, and fearless. Why’d you head to Boston, if I’m not prying?

  67. I corrupted a nun

    Marry me, Myiq!

  68. I corrupted a nun

    I think I’ll be in hell before you!

  69. MyIQ, I wondered. I never recognized anything. But, the people in SR swear to it.

  70. Oooh, who’s the gay porn star? Anyone I’ve watched?

    He wouldn’t want me to tell you his porn name. I’m a good enough friend to protect his identity, but if you watch a lot of porn you’ve likely seen him. He’s worked with a lot of big names.

    *sighs*

    I miss him! Haven’t seen him in a couple of months.

  71. “I corrupted a nun”

    God, I’m so boring.

  72. Ah, (MyIQ) From wikipedia,

    Filming started at San Rafael, California, but the production was kicked out of the town and most of the film was shot in Petaluma, California.

  73. darn! I’m in moderation!

    *reposts*

    He wouldn’t want me to tell you his p*rn name. I’m a good enough friend to protect his identity, but if you watch a lot of p*rn you’ve likely seen him. He’s worked with a lot of big names.

    *sighs*

    I miss him! Haven’t seen him in a couple of months.

  74. Our Catholic HS was located across the street from a public high school. We had to leave the building each day and go to another building for lunch. We also had to pass the public high school boys along the way.

    One day, middle of winter, one of the girls in front of me was wearing her coat over here shoulders with her boobs sticking out to here. The boys whistled and began throwing snowballs at her. One hit me by accident. So I threw one back.

    The problem was that Sister was up ahead of me and my aim was wrong. It got her in the back of her head. Wham!
    She stopped the line and asked that the culprit please step out of line. Since everybody was hungry they urged me to fess up. I did.

    Sister sent me back to the classroom to write 1,000 times on the blackboards “I will not throw snowballs at Sister”.
    Each time I see the opening shot of The Simpsons with Bart doing the same I remember that well.

  75. EHHH! Get me out of moderation!

  76. The only way into the house without being seen was through the bathroom window.

    I was dropping a young lady off from a date one night. She was supposed to be home in bed but had snuck out. I was in my car watching her climb back in her bedroom window when the light in her bedroom came on.

    When I remembered that the light switch was over by the door I peeled out, leaving her hanging half in and half out. I laid rubber to the end of the block (68 Camaro)

    She never talked to me again.

  77. Why hide his stage name? I understand hiding his real name. Weird.

  78. Hi SOD!!!

    One of my friends went to our college dance in Saran Wrap. She was awesome. We also shared a bed once on a choir tour, but I have to admit nothing happened, LI, Regency and whomever else is so inclined. 🙂

  79. I went to Catholic school. Dear Lord I swear it was Siberia for Nuns…

  80. When I was a teenager in the Midwest, all we ever did was drive through the drive-ins to see who was there. It wasn’t quite as interesting as American Graffitti, but we had nothing better to do.

  81. myiq: Did we ever date?

  82. “I peeled out, leaving her hanging half in and half out.”

    Hahahahahahahahaha!

  83. KB:

    You’re right – the story was set in Modesto, but filmed in Petaluma.

  84. MadamaB, its hard to do it wrapped in Saran Wrap. I’ve tried.

  85. madamab — Saran wrap and nothing else????

  86. I was dropping a young lady off from a date one night. She was supposed to be home in bed but had snuck out. I was in my car watching her climb back in her bedroom window when the light in her bedroom came on.
    ************
    That is still better than a “walk-in” by the girls mother.

  87. SOD: I swear to God those guards at Abu Ghareib took lessons from the nuns!

  88. LOL, Pat!

    I’m glad I never went to Catholic school, but one time I was calling one of my guy friends from work in High School, and I was telling him how I accidentally flirted with an anonymous old old man because he was wearing the same jacket the guy I liked wore. I said, “Robert, guess what?….(went on to tell story)” but the guy on the phone said, “I’m not Rob, baby! But you’ve got a real sexy voice!”

    And I said, “Oh, shut up. Quite being pervy,” and I went on to talking, for at least five minutes, until I finally said, “..isn’t that hilarious Robert?”

    And the guy went, “I’m telling you baby, this isn’t Rob! But you had such a sexy voice I had to keep you on the phone! Wanna go out to dinner with me sometime?”

    Turns out my friend Robert had changed his cell phone number. I was humiliated.

  89. I was a teenager in the 70’s. Worst I did was try a little pakalolo and sneak into the gay bars before I was legally old enough to do so.

    I hitchhiked in Hawaii as that’s where I was growing up but I don’t think it was illegal. Mom would give us money for the bus ride to the North Shore but we would spend it on candy and then hitch to and from the waves.

    I would never THINK of letting my kids do that now.

  90. SHV:

    Try having your hand down the front of a girl’s pants when her father (Detective SGT) taps on the window of your car.

  91. Cinie,

    I had to get the hell out of Muncie, IN. I would have run away to CA, but my parents talked me into going to Boston instead. They had a friend here who helped me find a job and an apartment in Harvard Square.

  92. I wish I had a crazy story to share. But aside from the fact that I devastated my parents by deciding to be gay, they have nothing to complain about. I’m practically a priest (except I’ve never molested anyone underage.)

  93. Oh myiq you reminded me….cars!

    I had a Black 70 Plymouth Duster…426 Hemi, Cherry Bomb muffler.. It was a former race car and my boyfriend (now my hubby) gave it to me when we got engaged.

  94. but I have to admit nothing happened, LI, Regency and whomever else is so inclined. 🙂

    Darn it! *is disappointed*

  95. San Rafael and Petaluma for American Graffiti. But I thought the Diner scenes were shot in SF on Geary. Could be wrong.

  96. myiq — that’s a big 00000ppps!

  97. Try having your hand down the front of a girl’s pants when her father (Detective SGT) taps on the window of your car.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  98. Mel’s Diner is on Geary (just up the street from Crane Pest Control)

    Did I mention I used to be an exterminator?

  99. What a bunch of psycho rejects we got. They knew every medivial torture method ever invented. And they practiced on you for such heinous crimes as dropping your pencil.

    reminds me of that movie “Matilda”

  100. I was about 16 when I got a job at the A & W. The A&W opened in Spring and the waitress/server wore skates to deliver the food trays to the cars. I lasted all of two hours since I kept falling off the curb on the way to the car, fell into the car when I finally got there, sailed past the car if I had the momentum, and messed up my uniform.

    The manager approached and advised me that he thought I should perhaps consider another line of work.

  101. They were, Three Wickets. I’ve been reading about it at Wikipedia. And they did the sock-hop scenes at Tamalpais High. I was in a musical there one summer.

  102. BB, I’m from Chicago. I understand.

  103. My first car was a 69 beetle. I didn’t know how to drive a stick shift but took it out of the car lot as the driver anyway. I stalled about 8 times before getting it out of the lot and the salesmen looked at me like I was crazy but I pretty much had it down by the time I got home.

    Fun thread.

  104. Ok IQ, another cigar joke.

    Q: What is the different between a used card salesman and Milton Berle.

    A: One smokes cigars while trying to sell used cars. The other smokes them to advertise his used assets.

  105. When you think back…rules were fast and loose.

  106. Yup, Saran Wrap only. There were lots of layers, and she was only 19.

    As for not being able to do it in Saran Wrap, I think she’d beg to differ. She lost her virginity that night.

    Night all!

  107. I learned to drive a stick shift in a VW on the Merrit Turnpike!! I must have been NUTS!

  108. Pat:

    My first job was at an A&W too!

    Papa, Mama, Teen and Baby Burgers!

  109. Very true about the rules, SOD – but it seemed a whole lot safer then than now and everyone had different intentions back then: mostly to just have fun.

  110. Pat!!! ROFLMAO again! I’m going to have to put on a diaper if you keep this up! 🙂

    Please…keep it up!!!!

  111. I just got a new car, but my car before that was my first. A ’92 Mercury Sable. It had previously belonged to my sister, and I had to start it with a screwdriver. A cop pulled me over once and started searching my car for drugs. I asked, “Um, officer. Why is there six or seven police cars behind you when you pulled me over for speeding?”

    And he replied, “Well, since you’re starting your car with a screwdriver, we naturally just assumed you stole it.”

    Keep in mind, i live in BFE, the middle of nowhere.

  112. You guys are so funny! Let’s see, I saw Jefferson Airplane, Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, the Beach Boys. I saw the Beatles at the Indiana State Fair. LOL! You can tell I’m one of the old folks here. Can you believe Jimi Hendrix had a concern in my hometown after I had left? I would have given anything to see him.

  113. myiq: And Root Beer floats! Big sellers!

  114. She lost her virginity that night.

    Does she still have the box it came in?

  115. Aw, madamab, just when it was becoming fun (to pick on you).

    Ah the places you took us with saran wrap!

  116. When you think back…rules were fast and loose. Heck i remember being in 8th grade and making out with my hot Algebra teacher in his little MG with plastic sheets duct-taped to the frame as windows.

    …. LAWDY!

    Night, madamab!

  117. Hell yeah, hitchhiking was a breeze then. I very seldom hitchhiked alone ’cause my best friend and I were always together. The year I turned 15, I went to school during the day and worked til midnight in a fast food place. (I illegally drove my mom’s car every nite. She should NOT have trusted me.) The day I turned 16 I had saved enough to pay $700 for my first car. Pretty good for the mid-seventies.

    Once I lived in my car for a month by the river, bathing and washing my hair in the sandy water, until one day I stepped up on the big rock where I usually laid my shampoo and towel and came face to face with a coiled up copperhead.

    Bob Segar, REO Speedwagon, Styx… had a suitcase of eight tracks. And the shortest, fringe-iest, split up the side Levi cutoffs that you can imagine. I’ve still got them packed away and run across them every once in a while and just laugh and feel so melancholy.

    You can’t beat growing up in the 70’s. Best era EVER!

  118. Damn, BB, I’m jealous that you saw the Beatles. They were pretty much over before I became a teenager even.

  119. myiq2xu, on January 25th, 2009 at 12:32 am Said:

    SHV:

    Try having your hand down the front of a girl’s pants when her father (Detective SGT) taps on the window of your car.
    ************
    Getting caught in flagrante delicato in a ’62 VW bug in Ft. Marcy Park (where Vince Foster shot himself) by the Federal Park Police.

  120. littleisis: wasn’t Prayers for Bobby a tear jerker?! I thought of you at the end when I was sobbing, because I knew you had seen it too. I have always liked Sigourney, and she brought great authenticity to that role. I also liked all the specifics about debunking the literal Bible interpretations. Very educational for average folk who do not know that eating shellfish is also considered an “abomination” in Leviticus.

  121. LittleIsis,

    My first car was a 1952 Buick. That thing was a boat! Unfortunately, the windshied wipers didn’t work. My dad told me if the police ever stopped me for that, to just call and he wouldn’t get mad. One night I was driving with a bunch of friends and it was pouring rain. We were leaning out of the car and trying to wipe of the windshied with a towel. Sure enough, I got stopped by the police and my dad had to come and rescue us.

  122. BB, I am jealous that you saw all those bands. I wish I had seen Janis.

  123. Littleisis:

    I know some people who were getting a ride home from this guy they just met. The cops pulled them over, and suddenly the driver jumped out and ran away.

    He forgot to tell them that the car was stolen.

  124. 8 tracks!! Worst technology ever! I remember after using them for a month or so you’d have to shove a match pack underneath it or they’d play double tracks. What a mess!

  125. We are a bunch of derelicts.

  126. Scrubs,

    Our seats were so far away from the stage that we couldn’t see much. We could hear them though.

  127. Someone said it earlier…it’s so dangerous for kids today.

    We did crazy stuff, but it was just for fun. The 70s was a blast.

  128. Not to break the randy thread here, but NoQ has some great Hillary videos up from her press briefing at the State Dept. with MItchell, Holbrooke, Biden and BO. PBO looks like a little kid standing up there with those seasoned professionals. They are a very serious foreign policy team, I tell ya. Hillary is going to do great things, and it makes me so happy to see her in such a distinguished role, working hard already.

    Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton Meets Afghan Women Lawyers

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2009/01/115336.htm

    Sign up for Daily Press Briefings at the State Dept. Website

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/index.htm

  129. littleisis: wasn’t Prayers for Bobby a tear jerker?! I thought of you at the end when I was sobbing, because I knew you had seen it too. I have always liked Sigourney, and she brought great authenticity to that role. I also liked all the specifics about debunking the literal Bible interpretations. Very educational for average folk who do not know that eating shellfish is also considered an “abomination” in Leviticus.

    OHmigish, wasn’t it AMAZING??? I was blubbing my head off, especially at the parts where she went to the Pride Parade and the part where she was crying and saying she killed her son. Weaver did an amazing job.

    Yes, I all ready knew those things about Leviticus, and I think the movie did a great job and was very informative. I think it would really help a lot of people who are so ignorant about issues surrounding LGBTs.

  130. Getting caught in flagrante delicato in a ‘62 VW bug

    Getting a hummer from a girl who is babysitting and having the babysittee walk in at just the wrong moment.

    What a mess!

  131. SHV: Getting caught in flagrante delicato in a ‘62 VW bug in Ft. Marcy Park (where Vince Foster shot himself) by the Federal Park Police.

    Oooh, how embarrassing and humiliating. LOL!

  132. I know some people who were getting a ride home from this guy they just met. The cops pulled them over, and suddenly the driver jumped out and ran away.

    He forgot to tell them that the car was stolen.

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

  133. Damn, myiq – you do get yourself into some situations, dear.

  134. I went to the beach wearing only my bikini bottom a few times, but that was like 15 years ago…and only because I was in Italy where it is quite common.My sister and I became really good at guessing who had had a b%&b job and who hadn’t….lol

  135. I went to my Senior Prom with a guy who became the boss of my city’s Mafia. My own boyfriend had just joined the Navy and training in the Great Lakes so a friend fixed me up with a friend so that I could go.

    He showed up in a tuxedo driving a pink cadillac wearing a pork pie hat that had “things” hanging off it like lures and mini bear cans. To say that I was appalled and embarassed would be an understatement. It was a disaster.

    However, I think back and consider that I could have been another Carmella Soprano had I played my cards right and not been so “picky”. But it could have also been the fact that I never talked to this guy the entire evening. Not once.
    And I don’t think he even noticed.

  136. fif:

    Oh….
    My pantsuit wife is amazing, as usual!
    *steals her from Regency for a night of naughty SOS fun*

  137. Stateofdisbelief, on January 25th, 2009 at 12:44 am Said:
    Someone said it earlier…it’s so dangerous for kids today.
    We did crazy stuff, but it was just for fun. The 70s was a blast.
    ************
    For most parts of the country, the ’60’s happened in the ’70’s.

  138. One of my memories of the 70s was seeing “The Exorcist” at the Drive-IN.

    What a scary flick that was! I didn’t sleep for 3 weeks!

  139. BB, that reminds me of the Donovan concert — he was just a pool of yellow light. I couldn’t see a person at all. At least there were chairs in that hall though.

    Kansas City used to have these “music halls” that didn’t have any chairs at all. And I saw Arlo Guthrie at a show where I had to keep my head totally still so I could see him in the space between the braid of the girl in front of me. And her ear. The place was jammed.

    Years later a local radio station had Tuesday night concerts for $1.02 and I saw Elvis Costello & the Police at that place.

  140. I smoked my first joint at the ripe age of 15. I never had much back for peer pressure.

  141. OMG! SOD, you were really wild! One of my 8th grade teachers had a thing with one of my classmates, and he got fired. That was in ’60 or ’61.

  142. This isn’t my story but:

    A teenage boy discovers his dad’s porn stash. Dirty mags and a few movies. He’s checking out the movies and he finds one that doesn’t have a label on it.

    It turns out to be a home video.

  143. Wow!
    Wish I’d grown up in the seventees! My ma says she would get grounded all the time, then her friends would throw rocks at her window in the middle of the night and she would climb down with a thingy she made out of her sheets.

    Then they would run around the neighborhood in the pitch dark and teepee all the houses.

  144. Arlo Guthrie lives in the next town over from me. He bought an old funky church and has all kinds of events there–meditation, puppet shows, etc. I waited on him once in a restaurant years ago during a summer I waited tables. I think he has health problems now, but is still singing.

  145. I think myiq still has some outstanding warrants in CA.

  146. I remember being at the Aerosmith concert and since it was standing down on the floor, everyone tossed their coats at their feet. I went around and collected everyone’s coats and made this huge mountain for me to stand on so I could see.

    When the concert was over i took off as people were wondering where their coats went.

  147. Oh…I should mention that this is where the original “Alice’s Restaurant” existed.

  148. One of my memories of the 70s was seeing “The Exorcist” at the Drive-IN

    I saw that movie! But I think the newer ones coming out are even scarier.

  149. SOD: LOL!! Great ingenuity 🙂

  150. I saw Simon and Garfunkel at Symphony Hall in Boston.

  151. fif – thanks for the info about Hillary on NQ. I haven’t viewed the 39 minute one but the ABC brief was VERY complimentary to Hill.

  152. Fifteen years or so ago, my nephew and I were on a short road trip. He said, “Here’s a tape I’d like to put in if you don’t mind. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of them. They’re called Aerosmith.” To which I replied – “I was listening to Aerosmith when you still sh!tting green young man.”

  153. bb — he was really really hot!

  154. A teenage boy discovers his dad’s porn stash. Dirty mags and a few movies. He’s checking out the movies and he finds one that doesn’t have a label on it.

    It turns out to be a home video.

    Not an uncommon story, I bet.

  155. fif, that’s pretty cool.

  156. Myiq, did you ever meet Kid Charlemagne.

  157. SOD, it is official.

    You are my hero.

  158. GAgal! LOL!

  159. littleisis:

    It was once

  160. Pat! LMAO!

    Myiq – anything you can say to defend yourself, mate?

    Regarding smoking dope at concerts, etc: even if you chose not to smoke the joint that was inevitably passed around, you STILL got stoned from all the smoke in the room.

    “I’ll have some peanut butter with those potato chips, please.”

  161. People used to accidentally mix up their “home movies” with videos they checked out from the library. And return the “home movie” to the library. Then we’d have to call them to make the switch.

  162. At least I got all that silliness and fun out of my system before we met!

  163. Yes, I all ready knew those things about Leviticus, and I think the movie did a great job and was very informative. I think it would really help a lot of people who are so ignorant about issues surrounding LGBTs.

    LI: I think they made it not just for TV, but as an educational tool that will be used around the country. Education and compassion are the key. Just like with misogyny, people think it’s “no big deal,” until someone gets killed.

  164. myiq2xu, on January 25th, 2009 at 12:45 am Said:
    Getting caught in flagrante delicato in a ‘62 VW bug
    Getting a hummer from a girl who is babysitting and having the babysittee walk in at just the wrong moment.
    What a mess!
    ************
    You never appreciate your parents at the time but when I was living at home and brought a girl home with me, they would retire early and not reappear until the AM. In retrospect, if I was going to get laid, they wanted the girl and I to be in a safe environment. Of course we were always trying to be quiet and not wake up the parents; they were probably upstairs laughing their asses off at us.

  165. This thread is oodles of fun!

  166. KB – for real? Oh, how friggin’ embarassing, not just to those who left the vids behind but also to you guys.

    Reminds me of a friend who took her dildo on her check-in luggage and it got scanned in the x-ray and so forth.

  167. scrubs…pass those chips!

  168. LI: I think they made it not just for TV, but as an educational tool that will be used around the country. Education and compassion are the key. Just like with misogyny, people think it’s “no big deal,” until someone gets killed.

    I agree. And I’va always believed that misogyny is part of what causes homophobia. Heck, it IS misogyny!

    You never appreciate your parents at the time but when I was living at home and brought a girl home with me, they would retire early and not reappear until the AM. In retrospect, if I was going to get laid, they wanted the girl and I to be in a safe environment. Of course we were always trying to be quiet and not wake up the parents; they were probably upstairs laughing their asses off at us.

    Wow… what parent would do that these days???

  169. Oh, the gutter landings. Those suck but at least you were laughing when it happened, right?

  170. uh….fell, not felt!

  171. scrubs57, on January 25th, 2009 at 12:53 am Said:

    fif – thanks for the info about Hillary on NQ. I haven’t viewed the 39 minute one but the ABC brief was VERY complimentary to Hill.

    It’s ironic, but in all these settings, especially if PBO is present, her mastery and experience completely upstage him. He looks like a little kid, and this role really gives her a stature that is quite…shall we say, presidential?

  172. Katiebird,

    Oh no! I can’t imagine getting that phone call and having to go pick up the video at the library. LOL!

  173. It’s ironic, but in all these settings, especially if PBO is present, her mastery and experience completely upstage him. He looks like a little kid, and this role really gives her a stature that is quite…shall we say, presidential?

    Absolutely! *snuggles Hillary*

  174. My mother had a “beadie eye”. I can remember one of my girlfriends coming over and spilling her purse onto the kitchen table. Out came the sani napkins, cigarettes, and lo and behold, Trojans!

    My girlfriend told my mother she was just holding all this stuff “for a friend”. My mother just looked at her and said, “and I teach fish to swim”. My mother at times would crack me up.

  175. So, fif, tell us about your funny or embarassing stories from your teenage years! 🙂

    (You’re the only one trying to be serious here, love.)

  176. so KB — who did you end up in the car with when you hitchhiked? there has to be a story in there somewhere.

  177. During my senior year summer, I was a beach lifeguard on a huge lake. On Sundays we would have 1,500 – 2,000 people there. The head lifeguard whose name was Barney as in Rubble and had an IQ slightly below a box of hair decided one Sunday to have a lifesaving drill. I was told about the drill by Barney. He was to be out toward the middle of the lake and I was to be on the chair as the rescuer.

    To move quickly we had a surfboard to get the victims. It was a cloudless, insufferably hot day so not thinking I greased myself up with Hawaiian Tropic to the point I looked like a piece of bacon in a skillet.

    Sure enough, after 5 minutes in the chair, Barney started to fake drown. I followed procedure perfectly, stood up in the chair and blew the whistle three long blasts to get everyone’s attention.

    Fifteen hundred people stopped and watched as I jumped down off the chair, grabbed the surfboard ala Baywatch, ran just like in Baywatch, jumped on the board and promptly slid off the other side — gathered myself, jumped on from the other side and promptly slid off again. Another guard ran from the other side of the beach, took the board from me and got to Barney before me.

    Needless to say mothers grabbed their children and made a mass exodus like Jaws had been sighted.

  178. I took a bunch of drugs with me to Hawaii when I went to meet my Husband for his R & R. On the way back, I still had a gram of hash, and I saw them opening people’s suitcases and going through them. So I went in the ladies’ room and ate the entire gram. It was a very wierd trip home.

  179. No wonder our parents did not sleep nights. We were f*cking nuts!

  180. LI: I once heard a theory about male-on-male hate crimes that resonated to me. When a gay man hits on a straight man, it makes the straight guy feel like the submissive one–the woman–and because of internalized misogyny, he becomes violent (eg: who’s the b*tch now? kind of thing).

  181. I was crazy wild till I met my the guy I’d eventually marry. I met him when I was 15. He was (and still is) very ‘un-crazy’. It’s our 30th anniversary this year.

    Awwwww…
    You and Hubby must really love each other!
    With that knowledge, I don’t have as many qualms about you being with a guy since you were fifteen! (I am anything but old fashioned…. I want to try out lots of different sauces before I pick a favorite…)

  182. I love that: “and I teach fish to swim”. Gotta remember that for the next time I need it.

    Oh, and fif, I agree with you about how awesome Hillary looks, especially up next to Barack. I think I was forgetting how damned awesome she really is.

  183. We always felt bad for them. I never watched the tapes (why would I?) but they didn’t know that (and for all I know some people did watch them) But, the people HAD to at least return our tape. Back at the beginning it cost A LOT of money to replace a video.

  184. BB: I am absolutely surprised! You do not fit the image I have of you at all. You little dickens, you!

  185. I can’t believe I’m saying this but, I lost my virginity in the front passenger seat of a VW. Don’t ask. I only wish I were that nimble now.

  186. bb: lol! I ate a hash brownie once the night before I had to go back to school. My roommates father picked us up for the trip the next day, and I ended up in the seat next to him. I was still high, so I asked for his sunglasses, and fell asleep the entire way. I’m sure he was wondering, “Who is this kid my daughter is living with?” If he only knew…

  187. OK Pat, Prolix and boomer this is too funny!!!

  188. I took a bunch of drugs with me to Hawaii when I went to meet my Husband for his R & R. On the way back, I still had a gram of hash, and I saw them opening people’s suitcases and going through them. So I went in the ladies’ room and ate the entire gram. It was a very wierd trip home.

    …Marry me, BostonBoomer. Where’s Angie??? She would be loving this!

    LI: I once heard a theory about male-on-male hate crimes that resonated to me. When a gay man hits on a straight man, it makes the straight guy feel like the submissive one–the woman–and because of internalized misogyny, he becomes violent (eg: who’s the b*tch now? kind of thing).

    Exactly. Men who are insecure about themselves have to be or feel in charge.

    (Case in point: the entire Washington press Corps)

  189. SOD, there really isn’t a story. Nothing bad ever happened to me at all. While hitchhiking.

  190. Oh shit, SOD peed a little!

    Bwahahahahaha! 🙂

  191. Prolix: I am laughing so hard as I can actually visualize that!

  192. Friend of mine (in his 30’s now) got busted with weed when he was 15 by his mom. She chewed his ass out, grounded him, and confiscated his stash.

    Late that night he is sneaking out of his room to get a snack (no snacks was part of the grounding) and as he’s tiptoeing past the door to her room he detects a familiar smell.

    His mom and her boyfriend are smoking his weed!

  193. GAgal, so did I. 1971. Cream. The VW, that is.

  194. Yeah, angie and joaniebone would both be enjoying this thread.

  195. GAgal, on January 25th, 2009 at 1:03 am Said:

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but, I lost my virginity in the front passenger seat of a VW. Don’t ask. I only wish I were that nimble now.
    ***********
    It’s amazing what can be done in a VW. I wish that I still had the gray blanket that I kept in my Bug.

  196. Sorry, to dissillusion you, Pat. I’m a different person now. But I never got caught crawing in the bathroom window with a bare butt!

  197. GAgal, guess it was a VW bug and not a bus.

  198. I used to hate to smoke.

  199. Oh, and fif, I agree with you about how awesome Hillary looks, especially up next to Barack. I think I was forgetting how damned awesome she really is.

    And SEXY! *sexy Hillary*

    I can’t believe I’m saying this but, I lost my virginity in the front passenger seat of a VW. Don’t ask. I only wish I were that nimble now.

    Hoo boy! Yeah, talk about nimble! You got skills, girl!

  200. SOD, you should have been gulping twinkies.

  201. scrubs: I don’t know where to start. I’m sleepy, and if I begin, I’ll be here all night.

    Here’s one:

    My best friend and I went up to Maine for a visit one summer. We were hitching home, and climbed into the back seat of car with two creepy looking guys–beer bottles rolling around on the floor. They leered at us, and then one guy opened his palm, holding two tiny purple pills. We popped them in our mouths (what were we thinking in those days?! Not much, obviously), and they dropped us off at the beach. Walking in the sand, we complained that they were crap and weren’t doing anything. At the end, I sat on some steps, and started brushing the sand off my feet…

    “Susie?” I said slowly to my friend.
    “Yea…I know.”

    My foot looked like a claw.

    We sat on the rocks, watching the waves crash for SIX HOURS, laughing. Good times…

  202. Remember when they used tio have those contests over how many people could fit into a bug? My friends and I tried it in high school and I think we got 11 in but that didn’t come close to the record.

    Ewww, SOD on a paranoid high. That would so suck.

  203. This thread has turned into a version of “I Confess” tonight. We will never be able to look at one another the same again!

    Too, too funny! And GAgal has just won my undying respect with the VW. That takes agility!

  204. I’m on a paranoid high just thinking about it.

  205. His mom and her boyfriend are smoking his weed!

    *pees pants*

  206. Oh yeah, fif, I get that one. I watched a damn BLADE OF GRASS one night for about an hour!

  207. fif! were you my best friend? sounds like stuff I did with my best friend.

    Yes…those were the days of insanity

  208. And SEXY! *sexy Hillary*

    Little I: were you here the other day when someone coined the perfect term for Hillary?

    SMEXY = smart & sexy!

  209. Oh, man, I love that one, too: SMEXY! Did Regency come up with that one?

  210. GAgal, on January 25th, 2009 at 12:53 am Said:
    Fifteen years or so ago, my nephew and I were on a short road trip. He said, “Here’s a tape I’d like to put in if you don’t mind. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of them. They’re called Aerosmith.” To which I replied – “I was listening to Aerosmith when you still sh!tting green young man.”

    —————————–

    LOL GAgal! Back in the late 80’s when “Walk This Way” was re-released I was visiting my brother’s house and my niece had some friends over. When I was introduced to the friends one of them said, “Is that the aunt who knows all the words to “Walk This Way”?” Apparently, my niece had heard me singing the “new” song and was really impressed that someone my age (late twenties) knew all the words. The teenagers thought Aerosmith was a kewl new band!

  211. bostonboomer, on January 25th, 2009 at 1:02 am Said:

    I took a bunch of drugs with me to Hawaii when I went to meet my Husband for his R & R. On the way back, I still had a gram of hash, and I saw them opening people’s suitcases and going through them. So I went in the ladies’ room and ate the entire gram. It was a very wierd trip home.
    ***********
    That’s odd, years ago when the ex went to HI to visit friends, she would bring back Kona Gold without any problems.

  212. In my 20’s:

    Go on a date, take the young lady home, we’re fooling around in my car (she lives with her parents)

    It takes some persuasion, but finally we get busy just before daylight. She’s doing a a cowgirl imitation with her eyes closed and I look over and see a paperboy staring at us from the sidewalk with eyes as big as saucers.

    He runs off and I don’t say a damn thing to her.

  213. myiq: lolol

  214. fif, I got punched by one of my gay male friends once, but I totally deserved it. I’d been stealing from his bag of mushrooms. Gender psychology had nothing to do with it.

  215. This thread could go on for months and I would just be scratching the surface of the stupidity I’ve exhibited with great aplomb. Go big or go home — when it comes to stupid, I never had to go home.

  216. katiebird started all this.

  217. I remember sitting on my friend’s bed for hours listening to the Beatles “revolution no. 9” from the White Album over and over and over…

  218. I went to a prep school that was about 20 miles from the nearest town, and being a “day student,” I was one of the only people with a car. So, I became the chaffeur for every restless teenager on campus on Saturday nights. Which was EVERY teenager. I drove that damn Pontiac STUFFED with people. Unless I handed the keys off to a random friend. Insanity, indeed. I had two older brothers who blazed the trail with Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, and bongs. My poor mother.

  219. Oh.. and the stick shift on a VW is not a very good hand brace. Good thing we were on level ground.

  220. See, I was JUST wondering how this got started, Pat. Shoulda known it was KB!

    (I was laughing so much, I didn’t want to take the time to go figure out how we got here.)

  221. 3 Wickets: I’m talking about hate crimes because of sexual advances.

  222. Cinie – I just got here. I was living in Hollywood at the same time – during the Hillside Strangler. It was very scary. (I was also there during the Night stalker.) I cannot believe what you did. I was afraid, being a young woman, but I was not a hooker, so I figured I would probably be OK.

    What were you doing there, at that time? I was taking some classes at LACC.

  223. SHV,

    I don’t think they were checking for drugs. I just got paranoid for some reason. I actually think they were checking for plants, because CA at least used to be very strict about allowing any alien plants into the state.

  224. I went to one of my fag’s ex boyfriend’s party once and they were playing a drinking game. My friend Pixie gave me a shot of 151, and naturally I drank it.

    Had a lot more shots of tequila, and suddenly I woke up the next morning in Pixie’s house, and she was saying, “Look… whatever you do, don’t tell Renee.” (my fag’s younger sister)

    Turns out the night before, I had made out with and nearly r*ped ALL of my friends. one gay girl, one stright girl, two gay men and a bisexual guy.

    Then we drove to Mcdonalds and I tried to pee in the bushes in plain sight.
    Gay girl had tried to sleep with me and wanted my phone number.
    Since we are talking about our teenage years, I figured I might as well confess, I am a teenager! That happened a few months ago.

  225. GAgal: And were you then asked “was it good for you too?” Hilarious!

  226. I started all this? Pat, it’s the whole purpose of the thread:

    This is an open thread…kick off your Earth Shoes, put your Pet Rock back in your pocket, check the status of your mood ring and tell us what crazy things did you do as a teenager that have you wondering today how you survived?

  227. well Pat — we were ALL young once…it’s just fun re-living it now and then (without the danger!)

  228. LI – MARRY ME!

  229. Fran, I was trying to beat out 200 black actresses for 1 role a year. Guess how that worked out.

  230. I would run around trying to gulp in air screaming “I have to get straight!” “I have to get straight!”

    ROTFLMAO!

  231. I smoked a lot of weed in the late 70’s and during the 80’s but basically quit by the 90’s.

    A few years back I was at someone’s house and he says “you wanna get high?”

    I say “Sure” and he hands me a pipe with something he called “Black Widow.” I took a couple hits and so did he, but his girlfriend passed.

    I spent 2 hours sitting on his couch unable to move. I kept telling him “I can’t feel my legs!” and he would laugh. (His girlfriend went to bed)

    That was it for two hours. “I can’t feel my legs” and “hahahahaha!”

  232. I listened to early Aerosmith again a few days back. Toys in the Attic. Tyler’s voice was incredibly edgy and bluesy back the. Anyone know if “Walking the Don” had anything to do with sexual positions.

    There’s a good site called Song Meanings, where all these people go on for ever deconstructing the meaning of all these songs we heard but did not understand as kids.

  233. We would kill our own kids if we knew they did some of this stuff. Which I am sure they have.

  234. Little I: were you here the other day when someone coined the perfect term for Hillary?

    SMEXY = smart & sexy!

    Oh yah. I was so here. Hillary is “mmm mmm”.

  235. “Walking the Dog”

  236. I can’t stop laughing!

    Heh, heh – I caught that one, too, fif. As if I could ever become straight.

    Damn, myiq – the girlfriend must have known what Black Widow was.

  237. Speaking of serial killers, when I first got to Boston, this friend of my parents found me a temporary place to stay in a rooming house near Boston College. This was a year or so after they caught the Boston Strangler. I had bought a book about it at the airport or something. Anyway, I was all alone in this room and the guy who was staying in the next room kept knocking on my door asking if I had a cigarette. Here I am reading this scary book. Talk about paranoid! I yelled out, “I don’t smoke!” But he still kept knocking.

  238. Shit, Pat, I hope my kids haven’t started any of this stuff yet. They are only 11.

  239. I stopped smoking dope in 1976 and mostly stopped drinking then too. I got so blind drunk the night Carter was elected it scared me to death (I voted for him but, couldn’t stand him).

    Now, I just stick to a couple of ounces of my boxed Merlot.

  240. I had a nun once who accused me of having plenty of “moxie”. So the next day on a dare I brought in a bottle of Moxie and left it on my desk just to see her reaction. I was sent to the principals office and was then called “bold”. They never could settle on one thing.

  241. LI – MARRY ME!

    How could I not? Australians are sexy!

    I also distinctly remember sticking my tongue in my fag’s ear, chewing on his earlobe, ect.

    He gave me an “11 out 10” on the kissing scale. I texted my friend about it the next day and she said, “skank”

  242. Smexy was coined by someone’s 10 year-old. I’ve always called her schmexy though because I have a love of unnecessary letters.

  243. In 1977 my GF, Christine, had gone to see a movie with her girlfriends. She calls me the next day and says you have got to see this great movie. She picked me up and went to the movie. Before going in we each smoked two joints. We sat in the very front row. When the opening scene ran with the space ship crossing the screen well….the first “Star Wars” stoned was the best movie experience that I have ever had.

  244. There you are Regency!

    Do you mind if LI marries me temporarily?

  245. fif I know, and I’m sorry to have made light of it. But my story is true. And he’s always been a dear friend.

  246. We would kill our own kids if we knew they did some of this stuff. Which I am sure they have.

    Bite your tongue Pat!!!

  247. scrubs: Don’t let them out of the house until they 25!

  248. I have become so tame in my 40’s. I’m being radical now if I get down a bottle of wine in one night.

  249. Pat- nuns were humorless…

  250. Scrubs: By all means, have at her. She’ll keep you happy.

  251. Scrubs!! sounds like me…after my 21st birthday (now that’s a story) I can barely sniff the cork on the wine bottle without falling asleep.

  252. (reluctant) I guess it’s time for bed….

    Goodnight!

  253. SOD: Can you blame them? Imagine having to face a room full of us every day?

  254. nite katiebird! Me too.

  255. Pat from 1:17,
    Believe it or not, I was asked ” Was it good for you?” I said, “Compared to what?”

  256. Night, KB. Had fun playing. Say hello to joaniebone next chance you have for me, wouldya?

  257. Night, KB.

  258. Three WIckets…Tyler once said most of his early songs were written when he was wasted and he really doesn’t know what they were about. He said he wrote one song on the wall of an elevator and had to go back the next day and retrieve it. (No, not “love in an elevator)

  259. Night Pat!

    Pretty soon only the zombies will be left. Where is Fredster?

  260. Two young nuns are sneaking back into the convent, crawling under a fence.

    One says “This makes me feel like a Marine.”

    The other says “Me too, but where can we find one at this time of night?”

  261. GAgal: That episode tops them all. I just cannot even bring up the visual. The most uncomfortable choice of surroundings to herald the big event. So funny!

  262. nite KB — Pat!! don’t go…you’re killing me!

  263. Okay, I have a really embarrassing story to tell, and you guys are all gonna reprimand me for being so f*cking stupid.

    So, my friend Pixie is Bisexual, and we were in a fight for about a week once, so I was on messenger and suddenly this person called “crazycutie” messaged me. I think it was someone I knew, because she knew stuff about me that a stranger wouldn’t, and I asked on messenger, “who is this?” and the person said, “it’s pixie, I changed my screenname and I’m not mad anymore. let’s get over this.” so I messaged, “fine” and this person pretending to be Pixie said (she is bisexual) “Hey, I am really h*rny and shaun (her fiance) is asleep”

    then she invited me to a videochat and told me her webcam was broken, so i couldn’t see her, and she went, “can you flash me?”

    And you know, I am always game in helping out a friend, so i was like “whatever” and just lifted my shirt up.

    There was no response for a while, then the person was like, “okay, can I see your panties?”

    And I messaged, “what is WRONG with you Pixie?”

    But nonetheless I stood up and dropped my skirt.

    The next day, I messaged Pixie’s real (I thought old) screenname and she said, “I thought you were mad”

    it was at that point I knew I had been had, and I didn’t know whether to scream, sob, or laugh.

    So if ever you see a pair of iliicit panties or a bra with pictures of cupcakes on it that says, “mmm… sugar!” you know they are Little Isis’s.

  264. Marines stay up all night, myiq. (So I’ve been told – I was in the Air Force.)

  265. This really was a thread joaniebone and angie would’ve loved. Can’t believe they missed it.

  266. SOD,

    When I lived in Harvard Square, I actually bought the Dylan bootleg album from a guy selling them on the street. And this is kind of scary, in those days there were these guys hanging around Harvard Square who were members of The Process. Have you ever heard of them?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Process_Church

    They were this Satanic group that were involved with Charlie Manson and the Son of Sam. I actualy went back to their “church” with one of these wierd guys in cloaks and hoods.

  267. littleisis, on January 25th, 2009 at 1:17 am Said:

    I went to one of my fag’s ex boyfriend’s party once and they were playing a drinking game. My friend Pixie gave me a shot of 151, and naturally I drank it.

    Had a lot more shots of tequila, and suddenly I woke up the next morning in Pixie’s house, and she was saying, “Look… whatever you do, don’t tell Renee.” (my fag’s younger sister)
    *************
    Lecture from a person old enough to be you grandfather. Getting yourself so F*cked up that you can’t remember what you did is very dangerous.

  268. 3w: it’s ok, when I reread your comment, I realized you were just talking about your friend.

    I spent 2 hours sitting on his couch unable to move. I kept telling him “I can’t feel my legs!” and he would laugh. (His girlfriend went to bed)

    Hilarious! I’ve so been there. I stopped years ago, but once a year at Christmas, my brothers would bring something home, and occasionally I’d say, “OK.” An hour of laughing would turn into insane insomnia with electricity running down my legs all night. No thanks.

    Now, I love the grape. Especially Pinot Noir, but even that I can only do a glass or two. The good thing about prep school, at least in those post-60’s days, is that you got it all out of your system. I was taking care of my friends in college when they were throwing up all night from grain alcohol parties, because I knew how to moderate. I do not regret pushing all those boundaries–it teaches you a lot.

  269. SOD, would guess as much about Aerosmith, but really was surprised how edgy his voice was back then, compared to today. Steely Dan, though more pop and studio, had the interesting lyrics. They just sucked live.

  270. Scrubs: By all means, have at her. She’ll keep you happy.

    oh, yes I will. I’m a freak, I could keep ANYONE happy!

    Believe it or not, I was asked ” Was it good for you?” I said, “Compared to what?”

    Wow…. what a way to lose it.

  271. Little isis:

    Uhm, do you still have that webcam??

  272. The only thing that sucks about growing up in the 70’s is there are so few good quality performances available on YT. Only lyrics, like Journey – Wheel in the Sky

  273. bb – I was in Boston when the Boston Strangler was running around! I was babysitting my infant niece and watching Satyricon. I kept the sound turned off so I could listen for noises.

    Pat – I had a clear memory of the teen years when my son was a teen, so I knew what to expect. I actually let him do a lot of things just so that I would know where he was and I could monitor him better. I knew from experience that everyone else was doing it, but lying to their parents. One night the cops brought all the kids home to my house because my son was the only one who gave true information. Then their parents got them here.

  274. Ha, LI! Honest mistake, I say, but the description of your bra leaves something to be desired.

  275. myiq —

    he hands me a pipe with something he called “Black Widow.”

    LOL!~

  276. Night, KB!

  277. Lecture from a person old enough to be you grandfather. Getting yourself so F*cked up that you can’t remember what you did is very dangerous.

    Oh well, only one person there wanted to take adavantage of me and I somehow managed to avoid it.
    (you’ve got some room to lecture, SHV!)

  278. I’m ready to drop too. Hate to go…this was fun. I’m too foggy to think of good ones. We’ll have to revisit this subject again.

    & Little Isis: you be careful! I feel protective of you 🙂

  279. Lecture from a person old enough to be you grandfather. Getting yourself so F*cked up that you can’t remember what you did is very dangerous.

    Getting so f*cked up you don’t remember who you did is depressing.

    “Uh, did we . . . ?”

  280. JEEBUS boomer — you are lucky you’re still alive. Those guys were scary!

  281. LI,
    I don’t know about “losing it”. We had a thing going there for a while.

  282. Little isis:

    Uhm, do you still have that webcam??

    look myiq, in a weak moment I asked for your hand in marriage, but you are much too old for me!

  283. Damn, this thread is getting serious. What a downer, man! (Remember some of those phrases we used to say?)

  284. Ready for a change of subject, or does somebody want to continue with a new thread?

  285. Night, fif!

  286. I think they passed the last doobie Cinie!

  287. You have a good one ready, Cinie?

  288. Ha, LI! Honest mistake, I say, but the description of your bra leaves something to be desired.

    I told you I was skanky!

  289. Oh..remember Cheech and Chong? sister mary elephant, ear ache my eye… buster de bodee crab?

  290. & Little Isis: you be careful! I feel protective of you 🙂

    *cuddles and snuggles fif*

  291. Damn we got to 286 posts fast! We probably should have a new one soon as the page is loading slowly now.

  292. It’s probably not as good as this one.

  293. I’m still wide awake Cinie. What have you got for us?

  294. but you are much too old for me!

    😥

  295. booomer…I’m just glad you didn’t end up on some steel table as a sacrifice for those cult people!

  296. NO!!! This thread is fun! So was the last one!

  297. LI – we have ways of making all threads fun, babe.

  298. I hate to say buh bye…but I’m about out! Loved the 70’s full disclosure party! Gonna go dream about my 8th grade algebra teacher!

  299. Is weed really and truly stronger today? I keep hearing people say this. Why exactly is it stronger? Is it laced with something else?

  300. Night SOD! Thanks for the memories.

  301. new thread up. Good night, SOD!

  302. Dude…the stuff they pass around today is seriously dangerous! Weed was weed when we were kids. I don’t know what the hell they’re smoking now.
    ***********
    Things really began to change in the early eighties. The Mexican sh*t that was smoked in the 60’s and 70’s is very different from the high content THC stuff, The weed now is adulterated with god knows what.

  303. My 8th grade history teaches used to love spanking his students (girls and boys) on the butt with a paddle. That was just wrong.

  304. GAgal…like everything else today they’re “re-engineering” to cut costs.

  305. well, it smells different.

  306. Weed is not just weed anymore.

  307. I was the mom of two teenage girls during the 70s.
    I found out a lot of stories after they grew up and moved out on their own.
    Now they are scared to death that I will tell their kids what mom and dad did when they were teens.
    Blackmail is a wonderful thing.
    I also had a teenage daughter and son in the 80s so the blackmail can continue for years

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS, AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  308. I was a teen in the 70s and it seems we went to see rock shows almost every weekend. I had a fake ID and would get into the DC clubs. My dad had to drive my BFF and me downtown and we’d make him park up the block so no one would see us get out of his car. (Since we only went to see the bands and never drank, our parents didn’t mind.)

    I’ve seen so many amazing shows but one of the best was Jethro Tull because I’d scored third row seats and there wasn’t any pit and I could practically reach out and touch Ian Anderson. I’m glad I saw The Who while Keith Moon was still alive. He was one of a kind and a show unto himself.

    The original 9:30 club opened up when I was in college and I got to see Television, Richard Hell, Flock of Seagulls, Bauhaus, Psychedelic Furs… it seemed everyone came through there. It was a small space and the stage was only chest high so you were right in the thick of things. My band got to open up for Duran Duran and Wall of Voodoo. And we turned down opening up for the GoGos which may sound dumb but after learning what went on in the basement (aka dressing room) that night I was glad to be nowhere near there.

    Of the very best shows I’ve ever seen are Peter Hammill solo. He’s such a unique and riveting performer. And seeing Joe Henderson with McCoy Tyner. Henderson blew me away.

    As for hitchhiking, I stopped after some weirdo tried to lock me in his car. Luckily it didn’t have automatic locks and I, literally, jumped out of the moving car and took off in the other direction. That put an end to my hitchhiking days.

    SHV, you grew up in McLean?

  309. You guys crack me up!

    I knew we all went to high school together!

    hitchhiking was only part of it, no?

    the FREEDOM we all had!

    back then — the wild rebellious ride — and look! We are all still just the same — it must have been the rock n’ roll ahem!

    Wall of Voodoo! Yep.

    X.

    Bauhaus!

    UltraVox!

    Oingo Boingo!

    I could go on….

    hugs to all!

    (ps: I had the same locked in car exp) and never thumbed again.

    pss: I see they are about to make a film of kesey’s Electric Kool Aid Acid Test — they were just ahead of us — but remember reading them? Or how about Carlos Casteneda? — yep.)

    LOL!

    we survived!

  310. psss! We were totally political back then too!

    about Vietnam — if you want to remember — I just watched “The Deer Hunter” last night. The themes in that film especially in terms of Meryl Streep’s character are defining when it comes to Second Wave feminists — I swear…

    All the films we used to watch!

    I think Vietnam was the defining event for all of us. And Nixon made us all not want to be a Republican, EVER.

    Remember that?

    The Clinton’s were the Kesey gen of people.

    O’s mom, too.

  311. pssssss! Landlubber jeans and Navy Peacoats!

    umm, hmm………

  312. Navy Pea coats – was that Dylan inspired? I remember feeling so cool in mine. 🙂

  313. And viceroy jeans, vbonnaire, the ones with the three snaps. I used to wear my dad’s dog tags with the peacoat he bought for me at the military surplus store.

  314. ‘member all that military surplus stuff?

    yep—

    I got my peacoat there — it must have been Dylan?
    they were the highest high fashion of fashion!

    Danskin leotards!

    Danskin tights!

    Platform shoes!

    OMG.

    !

    yep!

  315. OMG…military surplus…I forgot about that. My hubby still teases me that the first time he saw me in the hall in high school I was wearing a pair of army fatigue pants — and I got them at the military surplus store!

  316. crocheted granny square vests!

    I swear — that movie “Running With Scissors” — that was the whole deal — chubby jackets, platforms and all!

    they just nailed what it was in those times in that film!

    you know the really weird part though?

    who did the Gwyneth Paltrow character grow up to be?
    Seriously?

    Who would that character be in politics right now?

    If we were the young teens — the boy and girl in that movie?

    OMG.

    That is a scary thought………

  317. It was amazing how well I got around on 6″ platform shoes. And my mother would sew my clothes and make me the most wonderful maxi vests. Remember those vests that were twice as long as your mini skirt!

    I was going to mention seeing Mott the Hoople previously but didn’t think anyone would know who I was talking about. I guess I was wrong.

  318. gxm17 — Heck yeah…Mott the Hoople!

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