Introduction:Feeling a little "uncool" when it comes to today's kids, fashion, technology and undecipherable language? If you grew up in the 1970s, just remember you were so cool when...
You're retro cool if you had Keds decorated with permanent marker. You're "wowie kazowie" cool if you had a pair for every day of the week! Who needs $100 athletic shoes anyway?
Long before it was "cool" to wear your pants down at your knees or show two-thirds of your underwear, you were retro cool, wearing Angel Flights (for guys) and Dittos (for girls). And the phrase "camel toe" was born...
Well sure, you could add rhinestone bling to huge pendants around your neck, but if you were retro cool, you slipped on a candy necklace (or turned it into a bracelet)so you had something to snack on in class. Puka shells and Italian gold horn necklaces - also retro cool.
You were retro cool because you wore your Levis till there were literally places that threads no longer held together. You patched them with flower power appliques, military patches, or embroidered iron on patches with funny phrases like "Sock it to me". Who needs True Religion? Levis were your religion if you were retro cool.
You were retro cool if you got a rush from jumping your bike over dirt piles in a vacant lot, with ramps made from old two-by-fours and by watching lions and tigers stalk their prey on Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.
Who needs YouTube videos of stupid crashes or beating up the homeless anyway?
Of course, the best part about being retro cool is knowing that the age group that is rolling their eyes and laughing at you now, will become their own version of "retro" soon...very soon.
A very cool list. Thanks for sharing. I remember some of thing that was on this list.
What a fabulous trip down memory lane! I like being retro cool -- especially now that it has a name!
Love number five. Oh, yeah! We used to ride our bikes all day in the summer. jumping over ditches, around obstacle courses we made. Fun!
Cool is purely subjective. Best to be cool in your own mind and live up to the high standards. You enjoy life so much more!
LOL Yeah, I'm cool... H5
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