Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Goat archives vol. three: photo phantasmagoria

For those who visit this blog regularly, that I refer to my Splendid King as "the Goat" is no surprise, nor is it unusual for me to have a bit of fun at the Goat's expense. But there are things you do not know, people.

The Goat has come a long way in these nearly seventeen years of marriage. And the best way to demonstrate that of course, is in pictures.

In the year of our Lord, 1976, two years after his own high school graduation, my Dearly Beloved attended prom, making him one of those older guys that no one knew. It was a double date affair. He and "a buddy of a guy that I worked with" escorted the ladies in a "souped-up Cutlass."

I like the ruffles on the shirt cuffs.

"I can do pink."

Sure you can, Starsky.

This strikes me as a casual outfit worn either before or after a night out at the famed Utopia dance club. Doesn't he look like one of Tony Manero's gang from Saturday Night Fever?

*** Stayin' alive, stayin' alive. Just stayin' alive! ***

Here we find the Goat relaxing on his vehicle: either the "Plymouth Fury or the Chrysler Newport;" further determination unavailable as "those were some lost years."

Wonder if he found what he was looking for.

This photo is notable as it was taken before the festivities began. My Dearly Beloved was on his way to perform the duties of Best Man ("Yeah, I think I was the Best Man. Yeah.") at what "must have been Charlie's" wedding.

Is it just me, or are his posing techniques uncanny?

This picture was shoved between the pages of the all-Goat album that the rest of today's pix came from. I don't know why. That's me at about the same age as the Goat was in the last photo. I, too, was at a friend's wedding.

Maybe it's here for contrast. Dunno.

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deangc said...

This is going back a hell of a long way for me, but I think that's a Fury. I'd also guess it's a '72.

That's pure gut instinct.

Anonymous said...

I'm really happy my lost years paralled disco.


glittergirl said...

oh my gosh, these pics made me laugh! the "posing techniques" seems to be more of a "deer caught in the headlights".

i love that you love him enough to be able to giggle about these pics.

also- the dress you're wearing in that last's like some kind of mae west/ mermaid gone wrong.

or gone right. :)

Hal said...

I bet that Cutlass was pea green with a black vynil top.

I'll also bet that that same Cutlass is still tooling around Lyndhurst and South Euclid, staking it's claim as the King of Mayfield Road.

I'll also bet that Goat's tux saw many a Brush High prom. The stories it could tell!

Goat said...

Never tell your wife there is a picture of you in a pink tuxedo. She will not stop until she finds said picture and will post it on her blog with all the other pictures of you when you were a happening dude!!

And I can STILL do pink !!

philbilly said...

Goat, sure you didn't drive a GTO?, it would be righteous.

Man, I miss cars with big V-8's and inadequate drum brakes. Not sure why.

Bill the Wrenchbender said...

Newport, 70 or 71 model. I'm thinking 71.
That pick of Erin is just too damn hot!

Erin O'Brien said...

God, that dress is so 80's. Look at the shoulder pads. And that giant hair.


Also, I like the way the Goat looks like he's about to fall over in the white suit.

Zen Wizard said...

I think that first tuxedo was in style for about the life expectancy of a fruit fly. But boy, was it ever in style while it was in style!!

Erin O'Brien said...

Unfortunately Zen, I don't think he was wearing it when that fruit fly was alive.

Hal said...

The giant Erin hair is smokin'

Deodand said...

I, too, am amazed by the sheer size of your hair. It cannot be taken in at a glance!