Decade of Decadence #6: The 70s Stud
I'd like to introduce to you the mascot of The Decade of Decadence.
Yeah, that's him in the middle. There were a million guys like him in the 70s. Shirts unbottoned, gold chains a-dangling, generous amount of chest hair, tight pants, perfect hair helmet, and the obligatory facial hair. The quintessential 70s stud has become a bit of a fool today, the type of guy you'd dress up as for a joke at a Halloween or 70s party. But back then, he was the real deal.
This guy was into two things: recreational drug use and one night stands. He's sort of an X rated version of Larry on Three's Company. Put him on the show and he'll have Janet, Chrissy, Lonna, AND Terri making sweet love in the bedroom... all at the same time..... then head to the Regal Beagle for some more action, and maybe a few lines of cocaine. The 70s stud don't play.
What happened to these guys? They were everywhere you looked, once upon a time. Perhaps, they're like the Elves in the Lord of the Rings - they couldn't handle the modern world so they sailed away. The 70s stud could never adapt to the politically correct times we live in.... he'd last five minutes in the modern workplace before he'd flunk the drug test and be fired for sexual harrassment.
Yes, the 70s studs have all sailed from the Grey Havens to the Undying Lands, and we are all worse off without them.