Wednesday, December 28, 2011

An important distinction:

NewJovianThunderbolt makes the obvious parallel between the photos of afro'ed, wide-lapeled Baby Boomers hiding in the bottoms of shoeboxes across America, and the "Duck Lips" infesting Facebook pages of Millennials.

There are a couple of important distinctions, however, in that there is always the offhand chance that the Boomer with the 'fro was actually sober at the time and, unlike data on the internets, he can burn his photos so that they will never, ever be seen by a prospective employer or romantic interest. Photos on the 'web, like bad tattoos, are forever.

9 comments:

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I will never regret getting my Tramp Stamp that reads: JUICY

the pawnbroker said...

Yes, you can burn the pics, but the curly perm, long-sleeve silky shirts open halfway to glory, and that little leather man-bag, are unfortunately "burned" forever into my memory bank.

And worse, into my wife's; and she ain't afraid to use it against me.

And those ducklips are much more acceptable in the context of teh porn...

mikee said...

Fluorescent yellow tennis shorts.
Bought at a Goodwill Store during my college days.
Worn regularly for a year in college.
One picture exists of me in them.
The pic is still hilarious.

And the one picture I have of me from 1973 in a Roaring 20's Flapper Dress? First, nobody but me knows it is me on stage in that picture. Second, it reminds me NEVER to do that again, every time I open that photo album!

Stuart the Viking said...

The real problem is when the two worlds collide and a "friend" from back in the day happens to still have a snap-shot of you in all your 70's prime... and (friend that he is, the bastard) helpfully puts it on facebook in case you want a copy.

and just giggles his ass off when you BEG him to take it down.

I checked, my lawyer says I'm not allowed to shoot him...

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Kristopher said...

Heh.

How often does that firing line bikini shot keep resurfacing?

NYEMT said...

http://www.antiduckface.com/

That's all I have to say about that.

Rauðbjorn said...

Bad tattoos are less permanent than internet photos. Internet photo's are forever because while you can have your ink surgically removed, I (and others like me) collect random images of people doing stupid things (ducklips, terrible fashion choices, amateur porn, etc...) and share them with people who also might find them funny.

Every third person on the internet, for example.

DirtCrashr said...

Blame Mick Jagger, David Lee Roth, and Steven Tyler...but don't forget platform shoes.

Zendo Deb said...

You can pretend you were never young and reckless, but that doesn't change the fact that you were. There may not be any photos of me at college parties, but that doesn't mean I never went to any.

It's like Clinton and his "not inhaling." Who the fuck cares if he smoked pot when he was in college? Everyone else was doing it, why shouldn't he? We only want to hire (or elect) angels? There aren't too many out there. And the ones who are squeaky clean are a little weird, sometimes "holy than thou" and often screwed up in other ways.

When there are pictures of one person with the lampshade on his head it is a big deal. When everyone has those pictures, it is less of an issue.