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Now, they’re not. I think if they were a little less dorky, and threw cooler parties, they might have a little more success.

Compare photos from last weekend’s dork fest throw-down, The Final Countdown: Ended of an Error (Heh, heh. Get it?) …

…to my old man’s mug shut.

Antonio Valdez was a student activist and a protester, and he dated some foxy ladies (including my mom). His parties in Portland in the late 60s and 70s were legendary, and perhaps notorious. I’m horrified, of course. But I have to admit he’s cooler than this guy.