11/4/13

Mini Skirt Monday #168: The IN Crowd


You know who I'm talking about.  The ones who got picked as the ":most" or the "best" something in the yearbook.  They were the "senior favorites", the guys and gals that got the most votes of the campus populace.

Well, this, as you can tell, is a Miniskirt Monday post, so we're just looking at the yearbook winners who happen to be wearing our favorite garment.  I apologize for the shit quality of some of these, but these old yearbooks weren't exactly printed in high def.  

Note: The only "tampering" is in the text where I have sometimes obliterated last names, and sometimes moved the text nearer to the photograph.



He's not smiling at all.  Why would you have a picture of him not smiling for the "prettiest smile" award?  This bothers me.


I don't know what a modern day year book looks like, but I have to wonder if they still have so many awards going to physical attractiveness.  And I don't just mean "best looking" - I mean "best figure" and - a very common one - "best legs".


Yep, "best legs" was super common.  One of these days I'll cull them all together and do a post just on this one category.  I wonder if this award still lands in yearbooks.






Some titles are just awful.  I presume "loudest" means "most annoying".


These two remind me of the "most popular" in the original Carrie.  She's Amy Irving and he's William Katt.


Here we have our first black winner, and I agree - Dewayne is rockin' his threads with class.  He's not pimped out, but it's not too understated either.  I'm guessing Dewayne an Fran resumed this photo shoot after school.



Way, way too politically incorrect to pass the muster in today's yearbooks I'm sure.  Bear in mind that this is a high school yearbook, not college.


It looks really dangerous where she's standing, and it doesn't look like Kent has a tight grasp.  Perhaps he's just a little nervous being eye level with Sharon's mini.


Does being on a motorcycle really go with the title? Also, what a lousy award.  I guess I'd probably be flattered to be called the "wittiest" today, but I don't know that I'd have loved that designation back in high school. But that's nothing compared to the next one...


What an odd thing to have a "most gullible". That's like being called "biggest idiots". And how would you even know who the most gullible are in your school?  Unless you were into preying on the simpleminded, how would you even know?


Carl strikes me as a very invasive flirt.  The kind of guy that touches and hugs just enough to make things awkward. 



It boggles the mind how these two could be fashion plates for a school, but this was the seventies.  Don't try and understand.









This one and the next aren't minis, but they deserve a place in this post nonetheless.  After all, hot pants are the true heir of the miniskirt.








I didn't intentionally leave their full names disclosed, but they're kiss-ups (i.e. kiss asses), so I don't feel like fixing it.

Let's end on a series from a single yearbook from '71.  There's a lot more where these came from, but this'll do for today I think.




I would have thought "best owl spirit" would go to a Native American.  Oh well.





8 comments:

  1. Second picture from the bottom; looks more like they should have been voted "Most likely to go on an interstate crime spree."

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  2. Biggest flirt nanci had her some rockin granny boots! I remember I had to have a pair Xmas 71. Mom got em for me! As always, the reality was not as thrilling as the Sears catalog picture, but black vinyl was in then. Too bad my skinny calves couldn't fill out the boots

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  3. Biggest flirt nanci had her some rockin granny boots! I remember I had to have a pair Xmas 71. Mom got em for me! As always, the reality was not as thrilling as the Sears catalog picture, but black vinyl was in then. Too bad my skinny calves couldn't fill out the boots

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  4. Most Athletic Rhonda looks like she must have played fullback on the football team.

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  5. Wow, I feel like running around my neighborhood and yelling at the top of my lungs "Mini-skirt Monday is back, Mini-skirt Monday is back!"

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  6. From the picture, we all know that it is Kent Dorfman, before he went on to Faber.

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  7. That first picture was in a high school yearbook? I hope that was simply a shot from their production of PICNIC...

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