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Postby Simulacrum » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:27 pm

I still wear my slap bracelets*. ;-D





* not really
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:50 pm

Half Massed wrote:acupuncture isn't a fad. :-t my dad's an doctor of oriental medicine and believe me that works. but some of that stuff is nostalgia-city. i wish i had a pet rock...


I wanna try acupuncture ;-D
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Postby Pacman » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:51 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
CubsFan7724 wrote:How could they have none of the first Nintendo, Super Nintendo, or the Game Boy? Those things led the way for video games as an accepted part of our culture, much more so than arcade games.


Agreed. Arcades were big, but console gaming definitely deserved a mention. Maybe they were left out because they were certainly not a fad... :-? :-?



Wait up... If we're gonna talk consoles, how can you start witn NES and SNES.... ? You've got to go back another 10-12 years, if you want to find the origin of the "fad".. to Pong (1979), Odessey(80), Atari 2600 (81) and Intellivision (81)... then journey through Arari 5200 (82), ColecoVision (83), Vectrex(83), Commodore 64... then wait another five or six years, and you get to NES.



(EDIT: I found there is a link in that Fad site about home console video games. It's in the 1970s fad section.)
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Postby LooseCannon » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:57 pm

I think iPods or LIvestrongs are more of a faad than Pocket Rockets....well anyway..

Flagpole Sitting - This fad became a popular spectator sport. It was started by a pro stuntman who eventually set the world record at 49 days.

Now that's stupid. :-D

BTW Look what I found under 2000 fads:

Fantasy Leagues
Sports fans all around the nation are taking part in the hottest new craze. Its called Fantasy Leagues. Whether you prefer hockey, footbal, or baseball there is a league for you somewhere. You can join a public league or a private league with your friends. The object is to draft players and creating a starting lineup (daily or weekly) then you get points based on how your drafted players do in the real professional sport. You can play rotisserie or head to head. You can trade players, sign free agents, or drop players, your the manager of your own team. Thanks to popularity, televised sports games now have stat trackers during games and at halftime.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:15 pm

LooseCannon wrote:I think iPods or LIvestrongs are more of a faad than Pocket Rockets....well anyway..

Flagpole Sitting - This fad became a popular spectator sport. It was started by a pro stuntman who eventually set the world record at 49 days.

Now that's stupid. :-D

BTW Look what I found under 2000 fads:

Fantasy Leagues
Sports fans all around the nation are taking part in the hottest new craze. Its called Fantasy Leagues. Whether you prefer hockey, footbal, or baseball there is a league for you somewhere. You can join a public league or a private league with your friends. The object is to draft players and creating a starting lineup (daily or weekly) then you get points based on how your drafted players do in the real professional sport. You can play rotisserie or head to head. You can trade players, sign free agents, or drop players, your the manager of your own team. Thanks to popularity, televised sports games now have stat trackers during games and at halftime.
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lol, we'll just have to see if this fades into fad-dom, i don't think it will, but you never know... :-o
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:25 pm

Fantasy sports are not fads!! They are ways of life! A religion!
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Postby BigMusky » Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:33 pm

Here are some fads that I remember from the late 80's early 90's that were not listed


Umbro Shorts - had to wear them all year, even winter
Racing Stripe Haircut - line buzzed into side of head
Heavy Metal - Metallica ruled
Dyno Bikes - you had to have a dyno if you were cool
Diskman - ugh those things sucked then. Had to hold it perfectly still or it would skip, then some of friends put them in their cars with the cassette converter! So stupid.
The Flop Hairstyle (John Conner from T2 hair cut) - basically long hair on top that is shaved underneath so it flops around. I could never grow my hair that long so I went with the buzz mostly.
Jordans and Pumps - any other tennis shoe and you were a fruit.
Pencil Gun - take a bic pen (white ones with cap), mechanical pencil and basically made a mini potato gun. Rip out the inside of the mechanical pencil and that was the piston for the gun. You could put a spit wad in the pen, when pressed quickly by the mechanical pencil piston it would build up pressure and shoot the bottom stopper off the pen with such force it left a huge welt. This might have been exclusive to my school.


Anyone got something else that was not listed?
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Postby Madison » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:27 am

BigMusky wrote:Heavy Metal - Metallica ruled


Heavy Metal is not a fad! }:-)

Nikes were the shoes of choice when I was a kid. Anything else got you beat up on a regular basis, and if they were Payless shoes, you were really asking to get beaten up. :-b

Oh yeah, we also had the "Blue-Light Special" kids. You know, the parents bought the kid's clothes at K-Mart? Those guys always got beaten up. "Blue-Light Specials". :-b
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Postby Rirruto » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:35 am

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Postby tuff_gong » Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:12 am

It has fantasy leagues as a fad :-t
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