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2:30AM at a 7-11 near Disney World, 1987


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#1 Rowsdower70

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:35 PM

I couldn't take my eyes off of this.   Teenagers being teenagers back when I was a teenager.   Seemed like a happier time, even though I was far from happy in 1987.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:03 PM

Those were the good ol' days.  You could do anything and not have to worry about offending anyone or getting arrested...or both.  I was only 13 then but the 1980's were really good to me...so was the first half of the 1990's but the 80's will always remain my favorite decade. People were not afraid to be themselves, try new things, and in public of all things.  The video you shared shows that.  What shocked me was the night manager and is female friend smoking in the store.  Things really have changed over the decades.  Not the smoking part but I do wish that some of the 80's flare and personality would have managed to hang around through the decades.  Oh well...the games and music are still here as are most of the people I grew up with so ... all is good.


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#3 Atari Creep

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:18 PM

Fun with cameras. AHHHHHHHHHH!

 

1987 was an amazing year for movies, unrelated I know but wanted to note that!!!!!!


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Don't just watch TV, PLAY IT!


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:49 PM

Ummm.  Hello!  I spent a ton of late nights at 7-11 1986 -> 1990 goofing off, drinking Slurpees and playing Double Dragon. 

 

Kids today have just as much fun if they want.  It's just that we're too old and krusty (and in bed at 2am) to notice. 


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

Ummm.  Hello!  I spent a ton of late nights at 7-11 1986 -> 1990 goofing off, drinking Slurpees and playing Double Dragon. 

 

Kids today have just as much fun if they want.  It's just that we're too old and krusty (and in bed at 2am) to notice. 

Ah...that's it.  Old and krusty I agree with but 2am is early for me LOL.  I have too many games to play to go to bed that early.  :D


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:11 PM

Think about the "Pokemon Go" craze from last year.  People of all ages had a blast with that.  Getting out and walking, being social, making videos.  Technologies and "things" change over time, but the desire to laugh and have fun are eternal. 


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:38 PM

Think about the "Pokemon Go" craze from last year.  People of all ages had a blast with that.  Getting out and walking, being social, making videos.  Technologies and "things" change over time, but the desire to laugh and have fun are eternal. 

 

That's why I love my video games ;)


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Posted 12 February 2017 - 02:58 PM

Dude, this is gold. I love seeing stuff like this. Old adventures are everything.


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#9 Rowsdower70

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 03:23 PM

Ummm.  Hello!  I spent a ton of late nights at 7-11 1986 -> 1990 goofing off, drinking Slurpees and playing Double Dragon. 

 

Kids today have just as much fun if they want.  It's just that we're too old and krusty (and in bed at 2am) to notice. 

I worked at C-stores off and on in the late 80s early 90s.   Part of me wants to strangle people just hanging out in the store because 2:30 is when I'd be getting some work done! This place had a couple of cashiers working so it wasn't that bad, plus I'm sure being close to Disney World they are prepared for interesting customers. 
 


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