Dear Mr. Man…

March 24, 2009

UBP: Things I Love About the ’70’s

Filed under: Mr. Man's Random Thoughts — P. J. Easter @ 10:41 pm
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Q: Dear Mr. Man,

I found you at the Ultimate Blog Party. What kind of fun are you bringing to the party?

A: Thanks for checking in. I think it is very cool to be one of the select few “dad-bloggers” to be invited to this party comprised of mainly mom-bloggers.  Since this is a unique kind of party, I thought my contribution would be to take it back in time to the 1970’s. Here is a list of things I love from the ’70’s:

  1. You didn’t need an excuse to call someone a “Jive Turkey”.
  2. “Dynomite” wasn’t a terrorist threat.
  3. All In The Family. Brought the issue of race into my home and how to laugh at its absurdity.
  4. Afro Picks.
  5. Being able to call people “Jack”  whether that was their name or not (i.e. “What’s happenin’, Jack?”).
  6. Big Cadillacs and big collars.
  7. Purple Kool-Aid Kool Cups (frozen grape Kool-Aid in a styrofoam cup).
  8. Foxy Brown and Shaft (Watch yo’ mouth!)
  9. Every party needs a Disco Ball.
  10. I’m bringing the black Michael Jackson (sans Bubbles).
  11. How about some Jefferson Airplane?
  12. How about The Jeffersons? “Weezy?”
  13. Florida Evans and “Damn, Damn, Damn!!!”
  14. Barbarino, Horshack, Epstein, and Freddy “Boom Boom” Washington are all invited.
  15. Wolfman Jack can be the D.J.
  16. Charlie’s Angels
  17. How about “Mr. Yuk
  18. Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon are NOT invited.
  19. I loved the “Big Wheel” and “The Green Machine”.
  20. Star Wars is really from the ’70’s.
  21. The ” ‘Mean’ Joe’ Greene” Coca-Cola commercial.
  22. The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman. I always thought they were a better match than he and Farrah. 72xrayspecad
  23. I gotta bring my “X-Ray Glasses” to the party.

I’ve gotta let my kids read this. They know nothin’ about nothin’ when it comes to this. Thanks for inviting me to the party and thank you for dropping by. I hope you will continue to “get down and have a funky good time, Jack”.

Mr. Man

Question: What is your favorite ’70’s expression, show, or memory?


  1. Hi, I enjoyed visiting for the Blog Party 🙂 One of my favorite 70s memory includes holding my 4 month old standing up for 2HOURS so I wouldn’t have to leave the Star Wars movie I was LOVING 🙂 Thanks for a ton of of other great memories 🙂

    Comment by Kaye — March 25, 2009 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  2. Hey Mr. Man! I LOVE your 70’s list. In the 70’s, I loved Charlie’s Angels, the Brady Bunch, and much more…

    I also wanted to drop by with the dog advice because I wasn’t sure if you check back after you leave comments: here’s what I answered:

    My opinion is that you and your wife have to know that the two of you WILL be the primary caretakers for the dog, especially if she doesn’t think the kids would be responsible enough. I have to go back to your blog anyway because I can’t remember how old your kids are, but if they are younger than 9 or 10 there’s going to be a lot of nagging about picking up poo…I find that it’s best if both adults are all for getting the pet; saves issues later. (How old are your kids, anyway?) If your kids are teens, then you can TOTALLY make sure they are responsible enough: MAKE THEM. 🙂

    And if you get your kids on board but still need to convince your wife, you need to find some cute puppies to visit. That would probably do it.

    Comment by Melisa — March 26, 2009 @ 6:11 am | Reply

  3. Mr. Man-

    Love the post on Adam, a few posts down. I’m here from the UBP 09, wanted to check out some other “Daddy Bloggers” or whatever the term is. I love the 70’s: my wife and I remember being born then…ahem…

    …and we did like some of these shows. I remember the Jeffersons moving on up, Dy-No-MITE, Happy Days…TV Dinners I think my heart can live without, but those were some good times…speaking of, you seen Re-Run lately?

    May our Lord Jesus Christ bless you richly this weekend, as you enjoy another Fatherhood Friday.

    –James H

    Comment by James H — March 27, 2009 @ 6:54 am | Reply

  4. I popped by on the blog party. Thanks for the entertainment! Hope you’re having fun.

    Comment by Valerie — March 27, 2009 @ 1:02 pm | Reply

  5. I didn’t exist in the 70’s and barely made it in the 80’s(1989), yes I’m a young one but I like 70’s music. Enjoy the UBP!

    Comment by Barbara P — March 27, 2009 @ 4:09 pm | Reply

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