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What were we thinking?

A survey of Arkansas Times covers from yesteryear that make us say, "WTF?"



July 1975

A glimpse at your parents' future. Sneak preview: They're going to die, miserably.


October 1978

You could have bought a strip of Little Rock from Main to Izard streets in 1978 for $7,600.


February 1979

This is from the episode of "Three's Company" where Chrissy gets bitten so hard by a horse that she pees her pants.


August 1979

"Damn! Another boring photo shoot with a smoking hot model who has been on the cover of Vogue! See if we can get the dude from the Pepperidge Farm commercials for a little sex appeal."


January 1980

"Peyote is a hell of a drug."


March 1982

"Cocaine is a hell of a drug."


December 3, 1999

"Meh. Henry Moore's was bigger."


Feb. 13, 1999

Black power, white fist. A bad photo and bad print job made a black cover model look white. The Times ran the model's picture in the following week's issue as proof he was black.


June 1, 2001

Were we, as a nation, more innocent in those halcyon days of the early aughts? Our minds less coarse, less prone to jump to lewd suggestion? Or is it just that nobody at the Times noticed this says "Ass Vacation"?


Sept. 23, 2004

Because nothing gets us in the mood to party like thinking, "Wonder what a catfish would look like with breasts?"

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