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Old 01-11-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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Road in an uber car in Las Vegas a little while back and the driver would remind you of a Cheech and Chong character.

Kept saying "right on man"

Very 70's, it was a fun having them for a driver.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Southwest
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My friend and I used to drive around drinking beer and talking on the CB radio in her car. Sometimes we'd meet guys that way.

My handle was "Hot Legs".

"Breaker, breaker..."


CB radios were popular in the 70s. They still exist, though I have no idea how often they are used.


I guess it wasn't a big deal to have an open container back then if one's blood alcohol content was within whatever the legal limit was at the time.


Was it much safer to meet guys like that back then compared to now?
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:45 PM
 
Location: SF, CA
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This is a righteous thread, man... I can dig it.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:09 AM
 
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"Schwatz"...African American
Interesting. "Shvartz" or "Shvartz-a" means black or African American in Yiddish. (It is now considered insulting, but it is just the Yiddish word for the color black.)
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Old 01-12-2018, 09:00 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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What is the context of "disco." As a style of music, it's not different as a *label* than Grunge, Ska, and other obsolete styles.

They sometimes come back, in modified form. If you know Linkin Park, for example, they fused what struck me as Hip Hop chords with Metal riffs. Interesting genre, if you like that sort of thing (I did, while it was popular briefly).

"Hippie?" Its rare...or rarer, rather...these days but if someone emulates behaving like a hippie, itself a bit odd, they can be called a hippie. I dated a neo-hippie in '16 a couple months; she was more like a Native American (half-blood) but with that whole Gaia thing going on and Hippie ways therein. I gently called her the Hippie Squaw and she didn't really mind, it was true and I wasn't jamming her. They were a harmless bunch, living on retrograde theories disproved centuries ago, but whatever.

"Cool", and "Man" (as in "yeah, man") are still around. The rest, meh: hard to say, languages heave too and fro, anyone who studies it will tell you that. No one says "23 Skidoo" or "Kilroy was Here" anymore, nor would many even know what the hell they mean (beats me, though former is Roaring '20s and latter 1940s, I do believe).
I occasionally like to throw out 'the bees knees', just to watch the confused expressions, lol.
As far as disco, I know we used the word as a verb. "What do you feel like doing tonight? Want to go disco? Or are you in the mood for something else?"
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Northern California
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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Was it much safer to meet guys like that back then compared to now?
There was always some risk. (Crime rates were much higher then.) Today's obsession with safety is taking all the spontaneity and casualness out of American life. Phooey.
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Old 01-12-2018, 11:22 PM
 
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There was always some risk. (Crime rates were much higher then.) Today's obsession with safety is taking all the spontaneity and casualness out of American life. Phooey.
I never felt at risk then though, and the crime was as high in my region. I used to hitchhike all over the place with no worries, people didn’t worry about picking up hitchhikers. I think just my opinion that would be way more dangerous today. People seem more nuts now.
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Old 01-13-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Southwest
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I never felt at risk then though, and the crime was as high in my region. I used to hitchhike all over the place with no worries, people didn’t worry about picking up hitchhikers. I think just my opinion that would be way more dangerous today. People seem more nuts now.


The late Charles Manson said “You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.”


When a couple of friends and I were in our teens, a couple of women several years older gave us a ride. They actually approached us. That wouldn't happen now in the suburbs I'm from.


When I was a child, I used to go wherever I wanted in the neighborhood. My niece couldn't when she was a child, though she lived in an area a bit closer to city than I did.
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