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->''Everybody smoke\\
Use the pill and the dope\\
Educated fools\\
From uneducated schools\\
Pimping people is the rule\\
Polluted water in the pool\\
And [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixon]] talkin' 'bout '[[HeadInTheSandManagement don't worry]]'\\
He says 'don't worry[='=]''
-->--'''Curtis Mayfield''', "If There's Hell Below, We're All Going to Go"

->'''Homer:''' (''singing'') Boy, the way Music/TheBeeGees played...\\
'''Marge:''' (''singing'') Movies Creator/JohnTravolta made...\\
'''Homer:''' Guessing how much [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis]] weighed...\\
'''Homer/Marge:''' (''in unison'') Those were the days.\\
'''Marge:''' And you knew where you were then...\\
'''Homer:''' Watching shows like ''Gentle Ben''...\\
'''Homer/Marge:''' Mister, we could use a man like Sheriff Lobo again.\\
'''Homer:''' Disco Duck and Music/FleetwoodMac...\\
'''Marge:''' Coming out of my eight-track...\\
'''Homer:''' Music/MichaelJackson still was black...\\
'''Homer/Marge:''' Those were the days.
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', "Lisa's Sax", spoofing [[Series/AllInTheFamily "Those Were the Days"]].

->'''Nixon''', wearing nightgown: What did you bring me for '72?\\
'''Santa Claus:''' More inflation. Higher unemployment. A stagnant economy. [[VietnamWar The same old war.]] And a disastrous election campaign.\\
'''Nixon:''' ''({{wild take}})'' You call yourself Santa Claus?\\
'''Santa:''' And you call yourself President?
-->--'''Jules Feiffer''' political cartoon, 1971

->I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our [=TV=]s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that's the way it's supposed to be! We all know things are bad. ''Worse'' than bad; they're crazy.
-->-- '''Howard Beale''', ''Film/{{Network}}''

->So I paid for Cas for five nights up in the, uh, honeymoon suite. I told the manager, 'Do not disturb no matter what.' You know what he said to me? 'Yeah. Don't sweat it. Wanna buy some dope?' ''Dope''. We ought to stick around here, [[CompoundInterestTimeTravelGambit buy some stock in Microsoft.]]
-->-- '''Dean''', ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' ("The Song Remains the Same")
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->I experimented with marijuana a time or two...[[LoopholeAbuse I didn't inhale]] and never tried it again.
-->--'''UsefulNotes/BillClinton'''

->I said to my friend [[Creator/GoreVidal Gore]], 'I think I slept through {{the Sixties}},' and he said, 'You didn't miss a thing...but God knows what you are going to do with the Seventies.
-->--'''TennesseeWilliams'''

->The fact that television personalities so notoriously took precedence over the politicians at Miami Beach was noted with sour wonder by journalists who have begun to fear that their rendering of events into lines of linear type may prove to be as irrelevant an exercise as turning contemporary literature into Greek. The fact that in a hotel lobby it was [[{{CBS}} Eric Severeid]] not John Tower who collected a crowd was thought to be a sign of the essential light-mindedness of the electorate. Yet Severeid belongs to the country in a way few politicians ever do. Only UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan among the politicians at Miami exerted the same spell, and for the same reason: he is a bona fide star of the ''LateShow'', equally ubiquitous, equally mythic.
-->--'''Creator/GoreVidal''', "The Twenty-Ninth Republican Convention"

->I feel the same way about {{disco}} as I do about herpes.
-->--'''Creator/HunterSThompson'''

->We live in a very special time right now. At no other time in history has there been such mass disillusionment in terms of reliance on governing functions. Most people donít want to come to terms with that. Itís been proven over and over again that the emperor isnít wearing any clothes, but most people donít like to look at naked emperors.
-->--'''Music/FrankZappa''', ''Oui'' interview (1979)

->In 1974, my junior year in high school, I was student council vice president and a member of the Honor Society. I was a [[THeCheerleader cheerleader]] and had once again come in runner up in the Miss North Myrtle Beach pageant. That summerI'd also been in the Sun Fun pageant but hadn't won that one either. I lost interest in Cary and fell in love with Jimmy Riddle, smoked pot for the first time and made my dramatic debut in our class production of ''A Portrait of Jenny''.
-->-- '''Vanna White'''

->Now, let me tell you about the time [[Creator/JackNicholson Nicholson]] and I were, like those poor souls in Paris, targeted over a depiction of [[TheProphetMuhammad the Muslim prophet.]] Scary? YOU BET! Did we survive it? [[CrazyAwesome EVANS ALWAYS ESCAPES UNSCATHED.]] 1972. Creator/JaneFonda is the hottest star going, and yours truly had just signed her to a nine-picture musical deal. Fonda was high on peyote at the time and into Tunisian mysticism, and she demanded that her first picture be a musical in which she falls in love with Mohamed. And I said, ĎBaby! This wonít play in Kansas!í But she just kept banging on her tamtam and insisting on the pic.\\\
So I get the wheels turning on ''KORAN YOU SEE THE LIGHT'' (book and songs penned by Sir Music/EltonJohn!), when suddenly Henryís little girl is kidnapped and brainwashed (she brainwashes VERY easily) by a runaway sect known as the Bloody Hand. Well, at this point, Nicholson (who we signed [[AnswersToTheNameOfGod to play the prophet himself]]) is fed up. He puts on that Mohamed costume and, dragging poor Evans along, walks right into the Bloody Handís compound! And he says to the leader, ĎThatís right. Iím the prophet Mohamed. And right now, Iím seeing you handing the hippie girl over so that we can blow this joint and I can buy a tajine full of coke.í And [[RefugeInAudacity they were so horribly offended that they froze!]] For, like, ten hours! And Irish just walks right out with Fonda and sends her to a Buddhist guru who re-brainwashes her! We ended up making ''{{Film/Barbarella}}'' instead.
-->--"'''[[http://deadspin.com/one-day-well-be-too-lazy-to-watch-football-1679448981 Robert Evans]]'''"

->By the early 60s, Rock n' Roll had been thoroughly defanged, with its stars either marginalized or sidelined; drafting [[Music/ElvisPresley Elvis(h) Presley]] into the Army was a definitive statement of intent on the part of the Establishment. Some rock stars like Music/BuddyHolly and Music/EddieCochran conveniently met very early deaths in plane crashes and automobile accidents, as did ''Rebel Without a Cause star'' (and icon of youthful rebellion) Creator/JamesDean. Inert folksingers like the Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary were all the rage on campus as was a kind of pseudo-existentialist intellectualism. Creator/AynRand was being pushed by the CIA and other agencies as a modern-day guru, and she gratefully celebrated the modern CEO as [[TotallyRadical the highest expression of Creation]]...But the esoteric and the irrational were not dead, they'd simply been shut out of the conversation by both the dominant consensus and a brow-beaten mass media. Just as it seemed the new Rationalism would triumph for good, counter-cultural energies would explode back into the mainstream and shake the world to its core. The pressures of a suffocating conformity, the escalating militarism of the Cold War and the sheer, oppressive boredom of mainstream entertainment - along with trickster elements like LSD-25- shattered the staid rationalism of the Establishment and opened more Pandora's boxes than you can count.
-->--'''[[http://secretsunjr.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-delicious-subversion-of-burn-witch.html Christopher Loring Knowles]]'''

->[[Music/DavidBowie Bowie's]] last great [[GlamRock glam]] album, ''Diamond Dogs'', came out not two weeks before this story began. 'Rebel Rebel,' Bowie's farewell to the glam era, peaked in the charts during [[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E3DeathToTheDaleks}} Death to the Daleks]]. The glam aesthetic that had defined the [[Creator/JonPertwee (Jon) Pertwee]] era was passing by. Always ill-suited for a recession, [[ConspicuousConsumption the over the top gaudiness]] of glam turned bleak rapidly, the distant and detached starmen proving, as we always knew they would, to be egocentric narcissists. In one sense, Pertwee here carries out the course set out for him two seasons earlier -- his very own Rock 'n Roll Suicide...Pertwee is here serving as the sacrificial lamb for a cultural shift. The bourgeois egotism of [[AgentPeacock the action man dandy]] was fine as the last flourishing of psychedelia. But it's past its time, and some new image must arise.
-->--'''Phil Sandifer''' [[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2011/09/be-childish-sometimes-planet-of-spiders.html on]] ''Series/DoctorWho'' ([[{{Recap/DoctorWhoS11E5PlanetofTheSpiders}} "Planet of the Spiders"]])

->Yes, In case you thought ''{{Film/Anchorman}}'' was a ''parody'' of the seventies, now you know: There was in fact a time when guys could plausibly say in public, 'Let me take you to Loveland"... I also like that they introduce themselves with their Zodiac sign before they even tell you their name. I mean, I know there was a running cliche about the {{Leisure Suit Larry}}s of the world using 'What's your sign?' as a pick-up line, I--I just didn't know [[PoesLaw that was a real thing that actually happened]].
-->--'''ToddInTheShadows''', "One Hit Wonderland" ("[[http://blip.tv/todds-pop-song-reviews/one-hit-wonderland-float-on-6799817 Float On]]")

->I knew The Seventies were... [[ShapedLikeItself seventies]], but I didn't realise they were ''that'' seventies!
-->--'''WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob'''

->Sheriff Whittaker arrives to investigate his missing shirt buttons. I'm pretty sure the standard shirt in the seventies had ''two'' maximum.
-->--'''WebVideo/ObscurusLupa''' on ''Moon of the Night''

->''Billy Jack'' is probably what you would have gotten if you had a slightly nuttier StevenSeagal start directing films in the early 70′s. The movie had fun action with its titular hero kicking racists in the face and it also had itís Ď[[SoBadItsGood so bad itís funny]]í moments. Director Tom Lauglinís [[AuthorTract extreme political views are on parade]] and it is hard not to laugh at a person who is to the liberals what Tea Partiers are to the conservatives... For example we get Billy Jack pimp slapping Jesus, we get the hippie lie detector (which oddly enough ISNíT [[ObligatoryJoke a bong]]), and even more horrible singing including an ode to Billy Jack.
-->--'''[[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Miles Antwiler]]''' [[http://moviemoses.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/the-trial-of-billy-jack-tom-laughlin-1974/ on]] ''The Trial of Billy Jack'' (1974)

->...one issue Iíve always had is the Ghost of Christmas yet to come, the Ghost of Christmas Future. No matter the version, he never looks quite right, ranging from a guy with a black sheet over his head (Sim) to a childís first ceramics class experiment ([[Film/TheMuppetChristmasCarol Muppets]]) to an oversized Jawa ([[Creator/PatrickStewart Stewart]]). Itís forever been a pet peeve of mine, that missing piece of the puzzle. Thankfully, after all these years, the puzzle has been solved. And itís been solved due to my witnessing, for the first time ever, a version of ''Literature/AChristmasCarol'' Iíve never seen. Itís called ''An American Christmas Carol'', a 1979 TV movie that may be the most bizarre adaptation in history... Ladies and gentlemen, I proudly present to you this filmís version of the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come. Or as I like to call him: '''[[GratuitousDiscoSequence THE DISCO PIMP OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE!]]'''"''
-->--'''''{{Website/Wrestlecrap}}''''', [[http://www.wrestlecrap.com/inductions/induction-an-american-christmas-carol-featuring-the-pimp-of-christmas-future/ "Sit on it, Marley!"]]

->"[[RaisedByHumans I breast-fed a chimp.]] It was the seventies."
-->--'''Stephanie [=LaFarge=]''', ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxQap9AAPOs Project Nim]]''
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