70 years of douchebag style


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/12/70-years-of-douchebag-style.html


#2

#FyreLivesMatter


#3


#4

wrong…soul patches and mullets were not a 70s thing.


#5

#6

Needz moar Trilby.


#7

No kidding, eh? The 70’s were all about bad haircuts and this mustache:


#8

Don’t make me drop Sean Connery as Zed from Zardoz!


#9

Oh no, allow me!


#10

A bad thing you did. A very bad thing.

:wink:


#11

Here are John Boorman’s comments on ‘Zardoz’. Interesting reading. (I liked the article writer’s name for Connery’s ‘codpiece’: “mankini/diaper”

https://filmschoolrejects.com/35-things-we-learned-from-john-boormans-zardoz-commentary-64664cde1780/


#12

And who associates the Kenickie pompadour with the 60s, rather than, say, 1958?

Or even 1957?


#13

Definitely 50’s; it’s called a ‘duck-ass’.


#14

Yeah, you’d have to be living in Squaresville to pull off a ducktail by the mid 60s.

Though I am beginning to notice a Superman influence on Elvis in 1965.




#15

None of these decade-by-decade “fashion” videos have been accurate. I suspect that’s why Mark keeps posting them…we keep coming back to tear 'em apart.


#16

Is it because the Youngs really don’t know any better, or do they just enjoy trolling us Olds?


#17

Sweeping cultural transitions going on in the mid 60s. Yes. Duck-ass was pretty much dead by then. Apart from the Beatle-style haircuts still then hanging around, there is – to my mind – little difference between what I see now (we are living in the anything goes, post-modern age, of course) and the range of men’s hair styles seen during the mid 60s (whether one was square or not). Example: I never thought that crew cuts would ever come back.


#18

Mark:


#19

These videos were due for a parody. Well done! ha ha


#20

Possibly both, but the consistency of fail leans me more toward Youngs being too damned lazy to do proper research. Or even simple Google image searches.

{edt} You know how long it took me to find that Playgirl cover? About 3 seconds. Finding Mr. Connery took even less time. Maybe I’m being too hard on the Youngs, maybe they simply lack the cultural references us Oldz do and suck at googlefu.