What one thing screams seventies to you?

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What one thing screams seventies to you?

Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Related to: Seminal Styles of the 20th Century, Part Six

The Seventies. We've got a pretty good range of age groups here on EF; folks who were teens in the seventies, folks who were born in the seventies and folks who have only experienced the seventies via that Aston Kutcher show.

I love the seventies. Everything was horrible and yet everything makes me recall my childhood. My brother's grass green first communion suit, my mom singing along with the Bee Gees. Wonder Woman. Suffering Sapphos!

What about you? What one thing screams seventies to you? Was it the most horrible time? Or chock full of awesomesauce?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Wonder Woman
sextoygeek
1  (1%)
Farah Fawcett
Backseat Boohoo , Hannah Savage , Harlequin , Tefca , SexyStuff , GONE! , No-nita
7  (4%)
Disco
Rockin' , NuMe , DreamyLove , Mamastoys , joja , jujubee86 , Destri , meganthomas , Lummox , KnK , dv8 , kendra30752 , CAKES , MaryExy , Kitty Grub , js250 , LilLostLenore , ViVix , marshmallow , wwwww , sextoyreviewland , icyqueen , TheirPet , Badass , AliMc , ImaGodiva , nikki0668 , ARPKasso , AwesomeAmanda , higs , 1001 Pleasures , jennifur77 , karenm , surreptitious , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , married with children
36  (21%)
Sex, sex and more sex
Owl Identified , wetone123 , SoloJoe
3  (2%)
Platform Shoes
DixieDoo , Sera , BluePixi , *HisMrs* , daniel and frances , Rossie , LittleBoPeep , LovesAPoet , Korreline , Eugler
10  (6%)
Polyester
Sammi , MuffysPinguLove , B8trDude , Pururin , jr2012 , Ivy Wilde , Catan
7  (4%)
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Avery Dragon , Beth D , Madeira , Phoenix713
4  (2%)
Orange and Avacodo Furniture/Appliances
Femme Mystique , ~*SurrealisticFantasy*~ , LikeSunshineDust , Adriana Ravenlust , Machina , deceased , Epiphora , Airen Wolf , Sundae , Passionate Pastor , Jul!a , Blinker , buzzvibe , Lady Venus , P'Gell , Gary , Lustful Dreams , Lunacy Setting in , fatesrelease , timinus , Ciao. , Alura Une , Annemarie , Midway through , Miss B Haven , Valyn , deltalima , Love Buzz , null , DeliciousSurprise , Hot'n'Bothered , Selective Sensualist , butterflygirlxo , ToyGeek , Raggedy Andie , Bunnycups , Kynky Kytty , potstickers , Porfiriato , the bedroom blogger , Emma (Girl With Fire) , tim1724 , leatherlover , Lucidity , Vaccinium , C4ss , Miss T , angel142stx , Anjulie , darthkitt3n , padmeamidala , Sarah G. , Lily Night , moonch1ld , SiNn , Sohotdinosaur , ThoughtsAblaze , Sinfully , CoffeeCup , kokopelli , jeangel246 , *Huxley* , TameTemptress , XYCopperheadSly , emilia , Lovely Jubblies , Noelle , Mikemanz , AlbrightsNaughty , Ouroborean , Cinnyree , Intrepid Niddering , Missmarc , Lildrummrgurl7 , Feisty , edeneve , Septimus , LaBellaMia , Experiment , gothicwhispers , Leather & Lace , bayosgirl , LoneOokami , eri86 , Checkmate , sunflower , PassionCpl , Pete's Princess , SMichelle , sarah81 , GingerSpice , Stagger13 , Pandwhora , SecretKinksters , sophia430 , UrNaughtyaAngel , SickOnSin , Hummingbird
98  (56%)
Huffy Bikes with Banana Seats
Carrie Ann , Nashville , Sir , Laura , RonLee , indiglo
6  (3%)
Evel Knieivel
ToyTimeTim , Trysexual
2  (1%)
Total votes: 174
Poll is closed
06/09/2009
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Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
We really want to put one of my gay friends in a white bikini and a Farah Fawcett wig and take calendar-style pictures. It would be so glorious.
06/09/2009
Nashville Nashville
When I think disco I think early 80's and cocaine, lol.

Polyester Leisure Suits scream 70's to me too! As do key parties and Singapore Slings... I keep trying to push this cocktail on people and for good reason! They're all making a comeback!
06/09/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Nashville
When I think disco I think early 80's and cocaine, lol.

Polyester Leisure Suits scream 70's to me too! As do key parties and Singapore Slings... I keep trying to push this cocktail on people and for good reason! They're all making a comeback!
I'm so totally having a Singapore Sling at the wedding I'm going to this weekend! (I don't, however, have the balls to feather my hair. Lol)
06/09/2009
Nashville Nashville
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I'm so totally having a Singapore Sling at the wedding I'm going to this weekend! (I don't, however, have the balls to feather my hair. Lol)
Even if I don't have the testiculos enough for that!
06/09/2009
NuMe NuMe
OMG! I totally forgot about bikes with banana seats. I loved those!
06/09/2009
Sammi Sammi
Not just any polyester - that horrible stuff that beaded water.
06/09/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
OMG! I totally forgot about bikes with banana seats. I loved those!
I loved my banana seat bike. Those crazy old three speeds, too. Lol
06/09/2009
Avery Dragon Avery Dragon
Being a child of the late 80's, the first contact I got of the 70's was watching the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show, where to this day, I still believe that was the sexiest Tim Curry could ever be. :3
06/09/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
OMG! I totally forgot about bikes with banana seats. I loved those!
me too.. we rode everywhere we wanted to go on those things! LOL
06/09/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Avocado aka puke green. LOL There was a colour triumvirate though - what was the last one? Yellow maybe?
06/09/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Avocado aka puke green. LOL There was a colour triumvirate though - what was the last one? Yellow maybe?
I think it was goldenrod yellow. I once had a refridgerator that color.
06/10/2009
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I think it was goldenrod yellow. I once had a refridgerator that color.
I hated both the yellow and the green of the 70's. So much so that I purposely avoid them in all of my home decor.
06/10/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
I think it was goldenrod yellow. I once had a refridgerator that color.
Ewww.
06/10/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I was just flipping through some old thread and opened this one. How odd that I opened one that had Farah Fawcett on it after she just lost her battle with cancer. Kinda sad!
06/30/2009
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Oh, I adore this topic!

My parents' wedding photo - my mother in an awful K-Mart burgundy knit dress with lace at the bib and short bubble sleeves. My dad with flared trousers and a tight polo shirt.

That navy paisley-print bandana my mother always wore to keep her one-length straight hair out of her face. In fact, paisley anything.

My first haircuts were always bowl haircuts.

My grandmother's polyester pantsuits in mint and light aqua! With the faux-satin blouse of ugly patterns/colors beneath it.

My aunt the fashion model in satin cami sets in her ad shoot photos with her short feathered hair. (I recall a lot of her portfolio of the period had her in the Biba fashions.)

Wide cars with fastbacks and NO auto transmission. (My dad was always driving those types.)

Under-Roos! I had Wonder Woman and R2D2 prints.

The Muppet Show ... I grew up with a warped sense of humor because of them, and I'm proud of it.

Holly Hobbie - the original Holly Hobbie. I was collecting the old stuff before the new one came out and caused the old stuff to skyrocket in price.

And I always have a soft spot in my heart for 'The Rockford Files', especially for James Garner (yum).
02/06/2010
deceased deceased
Shag rugs. Smiley faces buttons and peace signs.
02/07/2010
Blinker Blinker
Paneling.

Gaaaaah no one needs that.
07/26/2010
Beth D Beth D
Quote:
Originally posted by Avery Dragon
Being a child of the late 80's, the first contact I got of the 70's was watching the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show, where to this day, I still believe that was the sexiest Tim Curry could ever be. :3
I totally agree about Tim Curry; he rocked that look like a pro. It's one of my favorite movies

My parents where young adults in the seventies, so they were certainly influenced by that era. Me, not so much, but I love me some classic rock. There's nothing like a little Freddie Mercury in my opinion
07/26/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
Paneling.

Gaaaaah no one needs that.
My parents still have it on the walls in their living room, and they only recently got rid of their avocado-green refrigerator. They still have the yellow-orange oven and countertops, too.
07/26/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Any one of those options works for me. But as a kid growing up riding that Huffy (actually mine was a Schwinn, purple with springer front end and a three speed) with a banana seat, Evil was like a god. After watching a jump, all my friends would meet and build jumps. We would find toys or bikes to jump, sometimes each other.
Wonder Woman grrrr oh ya.
Good times and great memories.

My other favorite was when the Denver Broncos when to the Supper bowl. Dad brought home Orange Crush and ice cream and made orange floats for the game.
07/26/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
The orange and avocado stuff. When I was a kid, EVERYTHING in our house was either avocado or 70s orange. Bleh!

We also had a Tiki room. No kidding. My father fashioned himself as an Interior Designer and we had Tiki God masks on the walls, fish nets with glass ball floaters in them, a crab cage for a light fixture, Tiki God Drinking Glasses, star fish and shells everywhere. The whole thing. My mother HATED it, and it was so freaky and cool. I wish I knew where this stuff was now. I'd totally go retro with our dining room and The Man would spazz out when he got home and saw Tiki Gods and shells hanging on the walls.
07/26/2010
Gary Gary
What about big mustaches?
07/28/2010
Lustful Dreams Lustful Dreams
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
What about big mustaches?
haha like the '70s porn stache'? First thing to make me think of it.
07/28/2010
Gary Gary
Quote:
Originally posted by Lustful Dreams
haha like the '70s porn stache'? First thing to make me think of it.
Yeah I was surprised that was not on the list.
07/28/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Gary
What about big mustaches?
Remember the T Shirt, "Mustache Rides, 5 cents" ?
07/28/2010
fatesrelease fatesrelease
Totally the Orange/Avocado furniture and everything. My family got an old Winnebago and it was decked out. All I could think about.
07/28/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
... where's the Brady Bunch?

haha, as you can tell, I was not around in the 70's
07/28/2010
Ciao. Ciao.
Mustaches, guitar rock, and the color scheme!
07/28/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
I'm definitely not a '70s kid, but the first house I lived in had an avocado green stove. Well, maybe it was more split-pea soup green. Hm.
07/29/2010
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