70s bods

I spent all night watching made for TV movies from the 70s last night. They were cheesy but good. One thing I noticed were people’s bodies. I know it’s a movie so they’ve hired good looking and fit people but honestly everyone looked so fresh and naturally trim and healthy. I just don’t find that people look like that anymore. I think factory farming and fast food has really messed with people. Since when did XXS become a size? That used to just be a size 4 or a small. I think we all need to get serious about our health and the planet. Don’t just watch documentaries and think that things are doomed. Actually do something.


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Oct 27, 2020 at 11:47am

If you go back and watch episodes of the "Mary Tyler Moore Show", keep in mind that Rhoda was considered 'fat' back then.

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@Don’t just think that things are doomed ... do something

Oct 27, 2020 at 12:25pm

Yes much thx for the up-vibez ... yes, yes, yes >>>> and may i suggest, don't get sucked into the doom & gloom media

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Whatcha talkin about Willis?

Oct 27, 2020 at 1:18pm

Everyone in the 70s looked 10 or 20 years older than they were. Cigarettes, excessive alcohol, poor diet, laying in the sun for hours, and some the men had a big cheesie moustaches even in their 20s and 30s. I assume most people stunk like cigarettes and alcohol back then and many lived in a cloud of cigarette smoke. The 70s looked horrible. I'd choose COVID over the 70s any day but I agree, we've f#cked the planet up and perhaps to the point of no return.

Old hippie here

Oct 27, 2020 at 1:23pm

You do know that we all used to smoke right? And drinking was considered the norm. Vegetarians were few and far between. And we did a lot of drugs. Maybe a different attitude and philosophy about life back then maybe?

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I actually think the opposite!

Oct 27, 2020 at 1:42pm

It's funny you wrote this post because I was thinking about this topic recently. It seems to me that all the actresses in older movies who had the "ideal" body type at the time seem really average by today's standards. If Marilyn Monroe were an actress today, she'd probably have to start going to the gym etc. like most other actresses have to do. Actresses today, like Sophia Bush, look so perfect physically, they remind me of the idealized images from pin-up illustrations decades ago. I watched a scary movie from the late 70\s or early 80's a couple days ago and noticed how gangly the female lead was. She had narrow hips and a flat bum. Cameron Diaz and Gwyneth Paltrow are older than that actress was in the movie, yet to me they look so much more fit and attractive.
But for some reason though, the same standard isn't held for men. We don't really have Rock Hudson/Clark Gable/Errol Flynn types today. A lot of them are really short or not very fit! Think: Robert Pattinson or Leo DiCaprio. I wonder why that disparity exists.

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Not just junk food

Oct 27, 2020 at 2:01pm

It's that we spend so much time sitting in front of screens now.
Sure, we were sitting in front of tv screens back then, but not as much as people sittimg in front of internet-connected screens now.

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Oct 27, 2020 at 2:38pm

No nose rings, tattoos, piercings etc either

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Oct 27, 2020 at 3:03pm

I like to watch old movies from pre 2001, California was so undeveloped, fashion was bad but editing good and there was no bad CG because it was all cut to film.

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Produce is 90% water or more...

Oct 27, 2020 at 3:52pm

So it's much worse... We are literally transporting water to the cities in a very inefficient way.

Friends this year are amazed that peas grow from their backyard garden. We are surrounded by nature yet so fundamentally misunderstand it...

Blockchain has the potential to fix and simplify things so drastically. Imagine not having to live in a city...

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You're imagining

Oct 27, 2020 at 4:33pm

Film quality was poor, and your imagination is compensating too favorably.

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