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Being Cool Doesn’t Have An Expiration Date (30 Old School Pics)

The nice thing about looking back is the further away you get, the cooler it seems. Although there have been plenty of trends and styles that people cringe to think about, we should still celebrate the old school cool kids from decades past.

They paved the way for all the cool kids today. Then one day they’ll be considered old school. Maybe. There’s no denying that Yeezy’s are going to look super weird in 2050. These people built the old school.


1. “My great grandfather, who fought in the Mexican revolution, pictured here in the early 1980s”

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2. “My father and I carrying the 1984 Olympic torch.”

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3. “Smoking gentleman using an acoustic coupler to send an email with a payphone. Early 1980s.”

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4. “My grandmother in 1935 when she was 14 years old. She was a working woman and mother her entire adult life. She was once the fastest typist (on a typewriter) in the state of Utah. When she was 90, I recorded a video of her dancing to Party Rock Anthem, which went viral in 2012. What a life.”

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5. “1988. Me with full 80’s metal hair, my son, and my beautiful mom.”

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6. “Toys R Us, 1985.”

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7. “My grandma and grandpa shortly after getting married and moving to LA in 1965”

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8. “My parents in the 80s”

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9. “The Pie Incident – 1993”

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10. “My grandfather’s name was Hank and he literally sold propane (and propane accessories) for nearly 35 years.”

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11. “The Spice Girls on vacation in Hawaii 1995”

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12. “My mom in elementary school, trying out her dad’s coat. Seoul, Korea 1981. You are always adorable, mom.”

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13. “My dad’s first photo in America, after emigrating from Japan 1996”

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14. “My Mum towering over her classmates ca. 1974. She’s 11 or 12 here and she’s even taller than the teacher.”

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15. “My Dad landing in Madrid, Spain with other members of SEAL Team 2 on September 8th, 1968”

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16. “Prince, 1970s”

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17. “One of the last known shots of Jim Morrison. Paris 1971.”

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18. “Muhammad Ali came for dinner at my family’s home in 1970”

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19. “Unearthed a picture of my father in Brooklyn, 1979. Wish it was better quality, but you can’t deny that hair!”

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20. “An old photo of my dad in Egypt I’m guessing it had to be in the 1980s.”

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21. “Meeting my favorite tag team wrestlers at Rite-Aid in the 90s. THE HEADBANGERS”

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22. “Parents at Hampton university in the 90s.”

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23. “The Simpsons writing staff in 1992”

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24. “My parents back in the ’80s, they have been together since they were 15. Dutch and Japanese love.”

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25. “The SNL crew from 1992”

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26. “My Nonna and Nonno looking seriously in love. Reggio Calabria Italy, 1959.”

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27. “Coney Island, NYC, 1970.”

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28. “Tony Hawk – 1980”

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29. “My uncle had a limousine business in the 1970s.”

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30. “Aunt and her Toyota Supra, in the late 1980s”

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