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    Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    It was just another holiday snap. Sat side-by-side and perched on a fence, five young men with unkempt hair and wearing serious expressions stare into the camera. The year was 1982 and the photo was taken on a self-timed camera during a vacation at Copco Lake in northern California. The men in the picture - John Wardlaw, Mark Rumer, Dallas Burney, John Molony, John Dickson - were high school friends from Santa Barbara, California, who at just 19 had their whole lives ahead of them.Little did they know that they would be taking that exact same photo once every five years for the next three decades. But that's what happened, and the six follow-up photos are testament to the strong bond of friendship as the five men's appearances slowly change over the years.

    The original July 1982 image featured three of the men - all called John - topless in the summer sun. But what sets it apart from other holiday pictures is the empty coffee jar held by Mr Molony. It contained a cockroach that the friends had decided to keep as a pet. Mr Wardlaw told CNN: 'For some reason, we all chose to have dark and mysterious expressions on our faces. I'm sure we all thought we were being really cool. 'Priorities were so different back then. All I was really thinking about was summer and girls.'

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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    In the last picture, the second guy from the left looks like Paul Rhoads.


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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Pretty neat seeing them age and their styles change...would have been cool to do the same with my friends starting when we were teenagers.



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    I saw that earlier on yahoo.

    Cool idea.

    Nitpicky part of me starts to notice the inconsistencies. Posture and facial mannerisms aren't a big deal -- can't be perfect. Worst thing is probably the Jar Dude not wearing sunglasses in second-last shot.

    Didn't notice the guy holding the hat until I went through it couple times. Nice touch.



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Time happens....I look in the mirror sometimes and go !@#$, what happened?

    Life goes on and the fun thing is wisdom grows as well!



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Is that a mason jar?



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    2007 - 2012 must have been rough. They all aged considerably those 5 years.



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Cybyassociation View Post
    2007 - 2012 must have been rough. They all aged considerably those 5 years.
    Well, they still aren't as fat as most 50 year olds and they still have hair!



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by GrindingAway View Post
    Is that a mason jar?
    must not be an aggie, still empty after all those years



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Jar man is Rick Rolling in 1992.



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    I saw that earlier on yahoo.

    Cool idea.

    Nitpicky part of me starts to notice the inconsistencies. Posture and facial mannerisms aren't a big deal -- can't be perfect. Worst thing is probably the Jar Dude not wearing sunglasses in second-last shot.

    Didn't notice the guy holding the hat until I went through it couple times. Nice touch.
    For me the biggest one was that they all put shirts on. Not that I'm into checkin out old guys without shirts on, just thought that was a big change.



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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Is the guy in the middle wearing the same shorts for the last 4 pictures ?


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Is the guy in the middle wearing the same shorts for the last 4 pictures ?
    Well, the guy on the right is wearing the same shirt in the last 4 pictures, so the question is really...why are you looking at that guy's crotch?




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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Well, the guy on the right is wearing the same shirt in the last 4 pictures, so the question is really...why are you looking at that guy's crotch?

    I figured that was going to be brought up. I think it was the blinding light reflecting off his pasty white legs. Plus the fact that these guys are all wearing shorts that are a little too short.
    He's also wearing the same shirt in 3 of the last 4 pictures.


    They say country music speaks to the heart. Unfortunately, it has to go through your ears to get there.

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    Re: Group of friends take a photo of themselves every 5 years since 1982

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    I figured that was going to be brought up. I think it was the blinding light reflecting off his pasty white legs. Plus the fact that these guys are all wearing shorts that are a little too short.
    He's also wearing the same shirt in 3 of the last 4 pictures.
    So now you're checking out all their crotches. First rule of holes is that when you find yourself in one....stop digging.




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