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Your parents were cooler: vintage photos prove it

Your parents were cooler: vintage photos prove it

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It might be hard to picture when you look at them now, but mom and dad were once the epitome of cool. Don’t believe us? These sepia-tinged snapshots put your sense of style to shame.

Willing to break that other wrist

An injury wasn’t enough to keep this future mom from charging. While we weren’t there when it happened, we’re willing to bet she didn’t even cry. Luckily, she’s got her partner in crime to hold the ramp steady for her this time.

Check out how her vans match her shirt, which matches her skateboard wheels. In the immortal words of Skip in Lords of Dogtown: “Oh, nice socks, man. Nice socks. Nice socks.”

The original ‘Tank Girl’

The comic book Tank Girl was first published in 1988, and this photo is from 1984. We can’t help but wonder if this was the inspiration behind the character.

Piloting a tank is serious business, but the woman in the photo clearly has everything under control.

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danabre via Reddit

The original poster revealed that this is a photo of his mother when she worked as a tank instructor. 

One thing is for sure — we trust her with our lives.

Business radical

When you’ve got a conference call at 9, but a shred session scheduled for 11. Get you a man who can do both. Check out the CEO of shred down below. He may have lost his shoes, but never his cool.

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targat2 via Reddit

Whether it’s bombing hills or breezing through TPS reports, anywhere from Dogtown to Wall Street, this dude doesn’t mess around. He can “drop in” for a bit, but he can’t stay for long.