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    Silly things you were into in High School...

    We were into BASS! Not the fish - the sound subwoofers make.

    Somehow I managed to squeeze two 15" subwoofers in my 1982 Toyota Starlet, and the point was to have the loudest car stereo possible, but especially the rumbling bass.

    We would set off car alarms, drive through neighborhoods, have "bass-offs" - it was all very silly. My friend's stereo in his Scirocco was so loud, his lights would dim every time the bass hit.

    This is why my wife has to repeat everything she says.

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    Let me see, in HS I was into sex, running, cycling and work. At least I'm a dedicated cyclist.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    pole-vaulting - i was very, very good....



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    Having nerf gun battles while riding our bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM View Post
    pole-vaulting - i was very, very good....



    * man...that sounds not quite right *
    I had a GF who was into that. Between her and her roommate they vaulted all the poles on the Michigan hockey team.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    got money for bmx racing by drawing/painting/illustrating the zig zag guy on classmates art projects and property and helped with a buddy's chevelle by scalping tickets.

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    Learned to play guitar and bang chicks.

    Oh wait... That part came later.

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    Then: Girls, heavy metal music, fishing, getting smashed-drunk & being wreckless

    Now: My family, my business, heavy metal music, mtn biking, staying alive

    Disclosure: Warning, none of the above items were placed in any particular order of preference!
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    Posted before, but according to Santa Cruz HS yearbook editors, I wanted to go pro.

    *Still not pro*

    Wasn't "silly" but I basically lived on my freestyle bike. LIVED.


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    I'm a product of the 60's. So it was
    sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and
    I lived it. Oh and I had a job at the
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    We were into BASS! Not the fish - the sound subwoofers make.

    Somehow I managed to squeeze two 15" subwoofers in my 1982 Toyota Starlet, and the point was to have the loudest car stereo possible, but especially the rumbling bass.

    We would set off car alarms, drive through neighborhoods, have "bass-offs" - it was all very silly. My friend's stereo in his Scirocco was so loud, his lights would dim every time the bass hit.

    This is why my wife has to repeat everything she says.
    You mean like this (Senior year HS)
    One of my all time favorite tracks to listen to with that system.
    Bass Mekanik - Night Bass - YouTube
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    Yip yip yip nope nope nope

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    I was into chicks, weed, surfing and water skiing.

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    I did skateboarding and rollerblading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will Goes Boing View Post
    Having nerf gun battles while riding our bicycles.
    ... I'm in college and I still do that....
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Nothing really. Just your average genius in class by day and superstar jock at night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    You mean like this (Senior year HS)
    One of my all time favorite tracks to listen to with that system.
    Bass Mekanik - Night Bass - YouTube
    We had Techmaster and DJ Magic Mike!

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    Drugs! Thats about it
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    Cars, girls, weed, soccer, bmx dirt jumping, counter strike, and magic the gathering.

    Cars: My dads been a Camaro & Corvette nut since he was 16. Bought me a 1991 Z28 for my first car. I was doomed. It didnt help that I lived in northern Dallas at the time and was surrounded by 7 or 8 of the states best tuning shops.

    Girls: Self explanatory...

    Weed: Yep, I was a dumb teenager and had nothing really better to do. However if I wasnt an adult and didnt have responsibilities, id still be smokin.

    BMX dirt jumping: At that point in my life I was fearless (might have been the weed?) and would huck my bmx bike off anything I could roll onto. We had some rediculously killer jumps cut into the woods behind our neighborhood until the city found them and tore them down for liability reasons. (Some kid broke 6 ribs, meh)

    Counter Strike: For those of you that dont know what that is, its the Call Of Duty of my generation. It was a first person shooter based off the ever popular Half Life series game engine. I played for about 6 years pretty seriously and was quite good. I was in a clan (nOs aka no one survives) for about 4 years until I got into an argument with the clan leader and was kicked out.

    Magic The Gathering: Yeah I was one of THOSE kids, we'd sit and play magic for an hour before school started and even on the weekends for hours on end. I still have most of my rarer and more exspensive cards. I taught my wife how to play a few months ago since she loves board games.
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    Heavy Metal, skateboarding and Dungeons & Dragons.

    Still a Metalhead thirty+ years later. Can't skateboard with this trashed knee. And still play D&D with my 11 year old son on occasion.

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    Bong...

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    Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

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    HS: Not Drinking, Not Smoking

    Glad I got over that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    DJ Magic Mike!
    Vicious Bass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonett iii View Post
    Vicious Bass!
    Feel the BASS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    We had Techmaster and DJ Magic Mike!
    Yes. Techmaster PEB - It came from Outer Bass.

    Dion, it's funny. I was big into car stereos and freestyle too. I rode every chance I could, from mid/late 80's to early 90's. I had a sweet chrome Dyno Pro Comp Team that got ripped off. After that I rode Haro Sports religiously. Then started mountain biking because I was tired of getting hurt.

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    Hmm...lets see.

    Bikes, still into. Punk, still into. Cubs fan, nope. Rangers fan since 08.

    Not much else changed.

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    Playing 1000. A player throws a matchbox on a table. If the box stops on its side, you get 5 points. If it stands upright, it is 20. If the box falls flat, the turn moves to another player. Who gets 1000 first, wins.
    Of all silly things I remember from my high school years, it is the most silly and possibly the only one I can't do now. Modern match boxes are too light and too narrow, getting 1000 will take forever.
    Edit: it must have something to do with Freud. I wrote about playing 1000 and that getting 1000 will take forever.Only now I bothered to take a look - it is my 1000th post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xenon View Post
    Playing 1000. A player throws a matchbox on a table. If the box stops on its side, you get 5 points. If it stands upright, it is 20. If the box falls flat, the turn moves to another player. Who gets 1000 first, wins.
    Of all silly things I remember from my high school years, it is the most silly and possibly the only one I can't do now. Modern match boxes are too light and too narrow, getting 1000 will take forever.
    Edit: it must have something to do with Freud. I wrote about playing 1000 and that getting 1000 will take forever.Only now I bothered to take a look - it is my 1000th post.
    You played games with matches, without setting stuff on fire?
    Sometimes, I question the value of my content.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghoti View Post
    Platform shoes and silk shirts
    Cowboy hats and rodeo belt buckles...

    El Cid is Spanish for The Cid..
    cmdrpiffle 7 points 1 day ago
    Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for Cinco de Mayo

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    Baggy pants- like really, really, baggy pants. JNCOs, yo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmorath View Post
    Baggy pants- like really, really, baggy pants. JNCOs, yo.
    That's a brand I have not heard in awhile. JNCO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Feel the BASS!

    I could!

    I used to compete nationwide in DBdrag & Meca car audio competitions. I was sponsored my KICKER.

    At world finals I placed 3rd, & 4th respectably in my classes. I was 18, broke and facing adults with cars only for competitions. I drove my car across the midwest, bumpin the whole way!

    I kinda miss it now that I think about it.

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    cars, car stereos, sports, girls, and BMX bikes (only in 9th grade. Bike collected dust the second I got my driver's license.)

    The car and car stereo stuff is the "silly" stuff. I had more money invested in my subs/box/amp/speakers/etc than I did in my 1989 Honda Accord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    You played games with matches, without setting stuff on fire?
    I used to be a good boy - most of the time, that is. No setting trashbins on fire, no lighting up, nothing, except a couple of times, when it wasn't me and bad boys told me to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    I'm a product of the 60's. So it was
    sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and
    I lived it. Oh and I had a job at the
    Jack In The Box to pay for it all. It
    was a fun time and I really enjoyed
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    Best, John
    Same for me pretty much, altho I also 'dabbled' with motorcycles too... Oh, and we didn't have Jack in the Box in Europe, I worked in a bar.
    It's all Here. Now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dja4260 View Post
    I could!

    I used to compete nationwide in DBdrag & Meca car audio competitions. I was sponsored my KICKER.

    At world finals I placed 3rd, & 4th respectably in my classes. I was 18, broke and facing adults with cars only for competitions. I drove my car across the midwest, bumpin the whole way!

    I kinda miss it now that I think about it.
    You have to speak louder, dude. My hearing is SHOT

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    Hey rockerc, I also played with motorcycles and cars. I had one
    of the only real cafe bikes around. After I finished it a lot of my
    friends started making them. It was a fun time, people are way to
    serious now.

    Best, John

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
    Hey rockerc, I also played with motorcycles and cars. I had one
    of the only real cafe bikes around. After I finished it a lot of my
    friends started making them. It was a fun time, people are way to
    serious now.

    Best, John
    Heheh! My old BSA A10 was a good old Cafe racer. Not much fun when I blew the head gasket on the motorway, and had to slipstream a truck for several miles to the next exit!
    I did work for Ian Dury and the Blockheads for a bit in the heyday, and got to sing 'Sex an' Drugs an' Rock an' Roll' on stage with them a few times... that was a trip!
    It's all Here. Now.

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    Top this, fellow high schoolers of the '80s....
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    Girls, weed, alcohol, generally being reckless.

    Still into all of it, just in moderation. And with mtb now in the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmorath View Post
    Baggy pants- like really, really, baggy pants. JNCOs, yo.
    Oh man I can't believe anyone used to wear these. The widest pant leg I had was a 32" which I wore quite often. Then there were the ones I considered not baggy enough with the 22" and 26" pant legs. From 7th to 11th grade these were in normal rotation of wardrobe. If the me today could meet the me of yesteryear I'd give myself the beating that my parents should have.

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