This 1987 video of people at a 7-Eleven is a charming time capsule


#1

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#2

That fucken’ RULED!


#3

It is SO WEIRD to see people casually smoking inside a 7-Eleven.


#4

Paid for it with a buck. How much do slurpees cost now?


#5

There was a 7-11 right in my neighborhood…how many happy hours did we spend playing Dig-Dug and Megazone there and spend in and around it just using it as a social hub? Yes, that was a long, long time ago. 2017 sucks.


#6

That felt positively international compared to 1980s north central Florida.


#7

sweet jeebus, that popped collar! and man, seeing that dude just standing there smoking… and what did that guy say he wanted with a 5lb bag of sugar at 2:30 in the morning?? he was totally going to dump it in someone’s gas tank, right? right?


#8

1987 was not that long ago! It was NOT!

OK, maybe it was. But I do remember 32 oz sodas costing 69 cents. And those were usually the biggest you could get, a whole quart! The smalls were 12 oz. Now, the sizes start at 32 oz, right?


#9

I was a junior or senior in college depending on what part of 1987 you’re talking about. We were allowed to smoke in the halls between classes.

Extra credit: I had an Existential Philosophy professor who used to smoke in class (which wasn’t allowed—but it didn’t really matter.)


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#12

Or a garbage can with grain alcohol and kool aid. I prefer to think the best of people.


#13

I think everyone is missing a point here.

They where all stoned as hell.


#14

We could smoke in high school in 78. Not in the building but they had a smoking area near the lunch room loading dock…where kids could smoke.
Teachers could smoke in the teachers lounge.


#15

I think anyone of us that was around back then just kind of accepts that they were stoned…


#16

You used to be able to smoke in the lecture halls at my community college, and ashtrays were provided. But they banned it when I started so I never got to enjoy taking notes with smoke stinging my eyes.


#17

Step 1. everyone coming to the party brings a bottle of booze as a door fee. rum, vodka, tequila, bourbon, etc.
Step 2. dump it all in the largest container you have. garbage can, mom’s electric roaster, whatever
Step 3. add 1 bag of sugar (like 8-10 cups) and 8-10 packets of kool-aid.

Makes 5 gallons of sugary booze. Assuming a party of about 50 people where you average about 1 bottle per couple donated. That leaves about one red cup 3/4ths full which is about 6 shots. If you drink 2 of those cups then you’ll be completely wasted. If you drink 3 you’ll be pretty sick. And 4 gets your stomach pumped. (true story)


#18

Oh, I remember. My first drunk and my first hangover (a bad one) after about 3 cups of hunch punch in the spring of 85.


#19

It’s 2:30 AM at a 7-Eleven, I figured that was implied.


#20

Reminder, the camera he was holding was likely something like this one which I had:imgres-13 not a cell phone…