15 Things From The ’70s That Never Should Have Died

Best decade ever? Relive it by scrolling through these beautiful relics, and listen to Eric Jonrosh talk about what the ’70s were like for him during a Spoils of Babylon marathon culminating in the shocking finale, Thursday at 10/9c on IFC.

1. These glasses that have windshield wipers on them:

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There’s literally nothing on the market today that is this rad.

2. Personalized vans:

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For private recreational fun!

3. Lightly tinted sunglasses:

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It’s like “I want to protect my eyes, but I also don’t want to deprive you of your ability to be obsessed with their beauty.”

4. Lava lamps:

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Because it’s embarrassing when you realize you’re not actually staring at anything.

5. Simon:

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This game was the best because it was like “how obedient are you?”

6. Rollerskates:

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Walking is such a problem. Why do we still do it?

7. Floors that light up:

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It’s much more flattering than overhead lighting.

8. Boomboxes:

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Headphones hurt, and our ears deserve to be free!

9. The Gremlin:

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Ditch your scooter; it’s too hazardous.

10. Platform shoes:

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For walking with purpose.

11. The electric cut:

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Look at this effortless glam.

12. Hanging chairs:

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Indoor swings!

13. Beds with lightboxes:

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For when you can’t sleep and you’re trying to stop stalking people on Facebook!

14. Bridal hats:

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The ’70s were a time of decadence.

15. Fondue:

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To see more reasons why the ’70s ruled, clear your Thursday for a Spoils of Babylon encore paired with the season finale at 10/9c.


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