a question for the old people here

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  1. Napoleon V2

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    what was it like during the Iran Hostage Crisis?
     
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    Scary.
     
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    It was like a western.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    I was a kid but I remember it as very tense and scary at that time.
     
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    it seemed weird as fuck in Argo
    crazy shit to think about really
     
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    Dave was in a gas line
     
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    this.
     
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    As a fluffer?
     
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    That was before having 80 24/7 news channels, but it was always on the 3 network's news, and I think ABC had a 30minute update every night after the normal news. I remember it always started like "America Held Hostage: Day 271" or something. I was like 12, 13, 14 at the time, and we thought there was gonna be a war and we'd be getting drafted as soon as we were of age.
     
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    The drugs were pretty good, disco sucked etc...

    I was a sophomore in high school when it started, and a senior when it ended.
     
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    It was scary. Nothing like that had ever happened to Americans that I could remember. The failed rescue attempt, then the release after Reagan was elected, it was all pretty confusing at the time.

    Shit like that seems so common these days.
     
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    Ted Koppel, that turned into Nightline
     
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    Finisher. Those were the days
     
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    Wasn't that how Night Line got started? It was going to stay on the air until the crisis ended, but just stayed on for many more years.
     
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    That's what I thought.
     
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    Argo was scary as fuck when the Iranians storm the embassy
     
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    You still had your little yellow rat teefs

    Sigh
     
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    I made a BLT sandwich on whole grain.
     
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    I was in the 5th grade, and all...

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