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33 Photos Of People In American Malls, Circa 1989

Hits: 7868 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Weird | Added by: fancylad
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Oystah
Female, 40-49, Eastern US
 3879 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 10:54:52 AM
Squeeze into your tightest jeans and spray up your mullet - we're goin' to the mall!!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13285 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 8:51:32 AM
I think everyone is skinny since this is before the latter fat free craze in late 90s. When foods are processed to be fat free, the fat content is removed and the food becomes very tasteless so salt and sugar was added to fat-free foods. This sort of food breaks in the body similar to alcohol, hence todays massive bloat.


NAH! Way off it was cocaine! Mulletts derive their power from cocaine!!


Leave it to a Eurotwat to drag weight into this...

Altair909
Male, 30-39, Western US
 57 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:50:15 AM
Wow if you look everyone is engaged in a conversation or walking and looking around. No one is staring at or talking on their dumb smartphones while oblivious to the world. I bet if you take these photos now you will see the opposite.

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16941 Posts
Thursday, November 14, 2013 12:39:28 AM
This was just before the Berlin Wall came down, America in its prime.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13836 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:14:35 PM
Blue Jeans Sale!

Regular $19.95
Pre-washed $24.95
Stone-washed $29.95
Acid-washed $39.95
Worn for 6 months by a homeless wino $99.95

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2466 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:01:36 PM
Hey, found my first phone:
http://mobiles.users. netlink.co.uk/necp100.htm

h0ax_d3m0n
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2537 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:42:12 PM
I used to think when I watched waynes world and bill and ted that the way the people looked were just exaggerated and over the top, but apparently not. Lol

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2466 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:39:14 PM
Yeah, 89 was still before mainstream cell phones. Early to mid-90s everyone carried pagers. Only professionals had cells. My first phone was in 94 and it was as big as a brick.

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2466 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:35:45 PM
Acid wash ... ah, those were the days.

Their photos, dated, nothing particularly artistic ... except the one with the benches back to back with the young couple on one side and the old couple on the other ... I like that. :)

LadyMorgue
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 1500 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:53:53 PM
Tape World ftw!

llaa
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1053 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:25:58 PM
I think everyone is skinny since this is before the latter fat free craze in late 90s. When foods are processed to be fat free, the fat content is removed and the food becomes very tasteless so salt and sugar was added to fat-free foods. This sort of food breaks in the body similar to alcohol, hence todays massive bloat.

More info...

wowcow
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 84 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:44:14 AM
tight rolling jeans.... I remember those days

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5571 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:32:48 AM
No- mobiles were around in 1989. Tended to be expensive and heavy- so only used by very important business types to show the rest of us slackers how terribly important they were. My ex had one!

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4475 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:24:06 AM
They all look so thin. Was there a famine?

WakeToWood
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 158 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:23:42 AM
Heard an interview with the author this morning on Chicago radio. He received a letter from a guy whose dad is in a picture in this book . His father just passed away and the guy was emotionally touched by the chances of seeing his dead father in print.

HalfPintRoo
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2475 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:09:20 AM
Same thing I thought- people interacting. No phone in their hands

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24800 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:06:39 AM
Poofy hair? Running shoes? Smoking in public?
It's like an acid flashback! lolz!

Pic #21: Yellow shirt man & 3 ladies: That's my favorite! Granny is trying to 'cop a feel' and the lady on the right is visibly drooling...

4.0 for @FancyLad!

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13285 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:02:26 AM


ROFL!! ROFL!! ROFL!! Oooohh memories I remember playing Golden Axe when I was a kid thought it was the most epic thing ever!

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5571 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:02:17 AM
yet in every picture there are people dressed just as they would today- that odd not-fashion dowdy that is always the same.

CoffeeCakes
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 106 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:52:36 AM
Yeah and only 1 black guy... I miss those days.

lukeforv123
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1045 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:43:57 AM
No joke Gerry, I thought something was wrong with all these pics, thanks for pointing that out. Sorta bummed though I didn't see one Zac Morris sized phone, guess it was still too early.

CodeJockey
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 5050 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:26:16 AM
There was Golden Axe!! THE HORROR!!!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 10:15:05 AM

The really odd looking thing is people are talking to one another instead of having their heads buried in cell phones.

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2520 Posts
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:54:08 AM
Link: 33 Photos Of People In American Malls, Circa 1989 [Rate Link] - In 1989, Michael Galinsky traveled the US and photo'd the malls he visited. Here are some of those pics in his new book.


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