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A Blast From The Past: 60 Pictures From A Shopping Mall In The Summer Of 1990
Ned Hardy ^ | May 13, 2013

Posted on 05/14/2013 7:50:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

You won't believe how much has changed since then. Notice anything peculiar (other than the fashions) in some of these photos? (Many photos at link)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History; Society
KEYWORDS: fashion; history; malls; mullets; smokingiscool
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To: RedMonqey

Something I’d definitely want back from the 50s is when nobody locked doors, and young kids were allowed to play outside. There was no climate of fear That all changed in the 60s. Thanks a lot, Charlie Manson.


201 posted on 05/14/2013 10:31:02 PM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: Tammy8

And to think in those days they wouldn’t let us pump our own gas but we could smoke absolutely anywhere. Nowadays, I guess it’s a good thing people can’t smoke while filling up there cars, huh?


202 posted on 05/14/2013 10:31:02 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: doorgunner69

Yep—still have a dwell meter.


203 posted on 05/14/2013 10:32:29 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
LOL! I remember how few cars or bikes you could do a damn thing about it, other than deliberately set the point gap other than to spec. Strange days.

Electronic ignitions may leave us vulnerable to EMP, but they do make life maintaining cars and bikes a lot easier............

For the curious, dwell was the amount of time (in degrees) that the coil had time to charge up. Not enough on those old weak ignitions, and you got crappy spark. Setting the point gap too close to increase dwell could cause a lot of arcing of points and pitting.

Which led to filing the points, yet another arcane mechanical skill from when a "tune up" actually meant some work was involved.

If I messed any of this up, blame my 65 year old memory banks and things I have not dealt with for forty years.

204 posted on 05/14/2013 10:47:18 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: steve86

Okay - it was a very long day yesterday and today isn’t going to be any better.

How about bare thighs!


205 posted on 05/14/2013 11:22:20 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: F15Eagle
pre 1974 so you don't have to mess wth emission controls? the w30 package will be extra.

CC

206 posted on 05/15/2013 1:07:29 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Celtic Conservative

70 or 71 with the higher compression engine ahead of 72.

But whichever model looks best. :)

I’ll need a 1970 Boss 429 Mustang while yer out.

A 1967 Camaro RS with 427 might work, too. All hardtops.

Thanks in advance!

Oh yeah, bring me some $35 gold, too, so I can afford insurance, gas, big house with garage, LOL.


207 posted on 05/15/2013 1:16:52 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: All
Ah, America was great back then






208 posted on 05/15/2013 1:21:50 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle
Yeah, and maybe if you shove a broom up my a$$ i can sweep the sidewalk while im at it!

(JK)

CC

209 posted on 05/15/2013 3:30:00 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: LdSentinal

i knew it looked familiar.


210 posted on 05/15/2013 3:43:22 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Kirkwood

Not New England, much more likely New Jersey. Mullets were never that popular in NE and virtually no one likes the Mets. A kid that size would be risking his life wearing a Mets t-shirt and running into other kids In NE.


211 posted on 05/15/2013 4:53:11 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: doorgunner69

I have a tach/dwell meter in my possession.


212 posted on 05/15/2013 5:29:45 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No burkas, hajibs, chadors, or headscarves of any kind.


213 posted on 05/15/2013 6:16:04 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Oratam

214 posted on 05/15/2013 6:18:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

PFL


215 posted on 05/15/2013 6:18:50 AM PDT by Clump ( the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Smittie

“I really miss when life was fun... “

So do I.


216 posted on 05/15/2013 6:40:18 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; Impy

Those look exactly like the girls I went to school with in junior high... right down to the tight “high” mom jeans, ridiculous puffy poodle hair and Tammy Faye makeup. I was not turned on by that look then, either.


217 posted on 05/15/2013 7:41:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: caww
"The youth were “dressed” then. No pants hanging off their butts....no 13 year old girls with boops flopping out or their pubic hair ready to inch out over their pants.........."

What female over 13 (and under 50) today still has it ? All "bald" and tattooed.

218 posted on 05/15/2013 7:55:33 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Viennacon
Manson was a symptom, IMHO, of a culture aided by the Sinisters (i.e. “Liberals”)that took it upon themselves to remake society.

Easy divorce, agenda driven education, opening the doors of prisons and insane asylums etc. etc.

The Sixties is where the rot begin...

219 posted on 05/15/2013 8:21:59 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: F15Eagle

I would literally kill someone for the 67-69 Camaro with the complete package.

They don’t make em like they used to.

Detroit, this is the reason why you are a ghostown now!


220 posted on 05/15/2013 8:26:52 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: KC_Lion

Lol

The comments of youngsters here commenting on the long ago 90s ...is more amusing

Malls started in late 60s...a big deal then

Before that....gasp....shopping centers or plazas

The hair looks more 80s


221 posted on 05/15/2013 8:39:25 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: doorgunner69
Yeah. The GM 'window' distibutor had that little knob tool with the dial on it, but to get it right you had to have the meter.

I remember getting a panic call from my wife one morning--she had dropped the kids off at school and the pickup (F-100, 352 V-8) wouldn't start. Grabbed a feeler gauge and a screwdriver, stopped by NAPA and got points and a condenser. Popped the cap, had her bump the engine around until the lobe was at it's high, stuck the feeler gauge in the points and swapped out the points and condenser. Tightened it up, put the cap back on, and it fired right up...Carried a spare in the glove box after that.

222 posted on 05/15/2013 8:54:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: LdSentinal

Green Acres “turned Amish” around 89-90, an I don’t see to many of them in these photos.


223 posted on 05/15/2013 9:02:05 AM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: Baynative

This is the Smithhaven mall on Lawn Guyland. BTW: Nobody in NJ says “Joyzee.” That’s more of a pre-hipster Brooklyn thing.


224 posted on 05/15/2013 9:08:49 AM PDT by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: KC_Lion

Ha...lol...to some of us..you are pretty darn young. Make it a great day. :-)


225 posted on 05/15/2013 9:12:30 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: RedMonqey

Definitely. The 60s began the decline. It wouldn’t reach its worst stage until 2009 though.


226 posted on 05/15/2013 9:37:21 AM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: Viennacon
It wouldn’t reach its worst stage until 2009 though.

Agreed...regretfully. (shakes head)

227 posted on 05/15/2013 9:55:04 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Steely Tom

bttt


228 posted on 05/15/2013 9:58:05 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: wardaddy; Conservative4Ever
Lols!

I Guess Cureling of the Hair must have went out of style by the 2000's because I don't see anyone with their Hair Curled nowadays.

I just miss the prices from those days "\

Hell, I miss it when the Government didn't Purposely decreased the value of their own money!

That is what I miss the most, a strong dollar.

229 posted on 05/15/2013 10:06:49 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
What female over 13 (and under 50) today still has it ? All "bald" and tattooed.

Don't understand the "prepubescent "look.

Men are shaving their body hair as well. And the tattoes are horrible. At a distance, the "sleeve' and full body tats look like they have a skin disease. Yukk!

Just wait a few years...my uncle had a few simple tats(Ship's name, anchor.) when he was in the navy...After a few years the ink migrated to other areas and when he died it was a barely recognizible blob.
230 posted on 05/15/2013 10:12:24 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Baynative

Hey! Big hair is still here in Texas!


231 posted on 05/15/2013 10:16:30 AM PDT by GSD Lover
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To: RedMonqey

Perhaps I should’ve extended my comment to those under 60. My father went out to visit my half-sister in the SF Bay Area (she’s in her early 50s) and in a mid-life crisis, decided to get a big tattoo on her arm. Real classy.

Of course, I just saw Speaker Boehner’s equally orange daughter (pushing 40) who married the Rastafarian Cat in the Hat. She has a big ole arm tattoo and looks like a past-her-prime soft core porn actress from late night Skinamax.


232 posted on 05/15/2013 10:26:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Try Buckethead. No vocals? He doesn’t even have a face.


233 posted on 05/15/2013 11:03:43 AM PDT by Gefreiter (Do your job, hump your load, don't whine, and the world will be a better place.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

People look and behave like pagan idiots anymore....our youth is basically lost.


234 posted on 05/15/2013 11:06:20 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another thing I notice- no one was down with the Wu.

First Wu Tang record wasn’t til ‘93.


235 posted on 05/15/2013 11:06:27 AM PDT by Gefreiter (Do your job, hump your load, don't whine, and the world will be a better place.)
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To: caww

Ain’t just our yoots. Look at the 52-year old manchild emperor.


236 posted on 05/15/2013 12:01:22 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: wardaddy

A few overweight people. Not many though. The young people (under 25’s) are noticeably thinner.

Same pics today would add 40+lbs to pretty much every age group over 12 or so.


237 posted on 05/15/2013 1:29:37 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; NFHale; Impy

The 80’s: When guys went hung out at the mall to see chicks dressed like this...

Wasn’t a big fan of the look either.


238 posted on 05/15/2013 3:55:04 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; Impy

I used to work at the mall then, the chicks who worked at Chess King looked like that.


239 posted on 05/15/2013 3:57:07 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

Chess King - YES!!!

Remember Just Shirts?


240 posted on 05/15/2013 4:00:14 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

yep and Lims.


241 posted on 05/15/2013 4:01:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Ok, no Lims here.

We had (and still have) Tello’s: Where the Guido look lives forever...


242 posted on 05/15/2013 4:02:39 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Time to musk up.)
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To: bigheadfred

Sadly my job requires it. I wish I didn’t have one, or didn’t have one with a widely known number in my area.


243 posted on 05/15/2013 4:34:38 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

I had one for a little while about 10 years ago. My old boss asked me one day why I never answered my phone. I told him the only reason I had it was so I could ignore his calls as much as he ignored mine. I talk maybe 4 or 5 times a month on a phone.


244 posted on 05/15/2013 4:57:08 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: LdSentinal
Definitely Long Island. Some of the jackets say "King's Park High."

But how do you know it's 1990, though? This is the look many people still associate with Greater New York.

245 posted on 05/15/2013 5:06:39 PM PDT by x
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Arrest that child!"



246 posted on 05/15/2013 5:09:13 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: x

My boss says its Long island NY


247 posted on 05/15/2013 7:28:30 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: KC_Lion

Yes, I agree...I miss the America of my youth.


248 posted on 05/15/2013 8:55:18 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj

1990, I turned 7 that year, I think my mom got my clothes at the Gap and JC Penny, oh and Marshall Fields.

My favorite part of the mall was Cinnabons.


249 posted on 05/15/2013 9:47:39 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

People wuz a lot skinnier then!

Must have been all that bad eating, eggs, meat, potatoes, all that nasty stuff.


250 posted on 05/15/2013 9:55:32 PM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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