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PHOTOS: 14 Amazingly Disturbing Classroom Posters from the '70s

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The 1970s were a crazy-ass time. Ask anyone who lived through them. Or, if you can't find anyone who lived through the 1970s (who's willing to talk about it), take a gander at these creepy-as-hell classroom posters and ask yourself one simple question: How did anyone survive?

The answer: Pure luck.

And, it seems, a lot of vague, questionable, questionably-animated advice.

In honor of the end of the school year, here's a collection bizarre classroom posters from the 1970s. If you remember these posters, we salute you. If you're too young to remember them, consider yourself lucky.

NOTE: Yes, this is another idea I've blatantly stolen from Michael Roberts at Denver's Westword. I promise he's cool with it. And besides, as the first poster points out ...

Things We Learn Can Help Us Now

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For instance, Jimmy will give you 50-cents for your shitty comics. That is valuable insight.

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Know and Accept the Consequences

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This is an important life lesson. For instance, if you do something bad you might have to wash windows instead of playing baseball at recess. Also, if you get a haircut that makes your head look like a penis, kids will call you penis-head. Live and learn.

Have the Courage to Try

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... Running away from home. I couldn't agree more, Sally.

Be Realistic - Know Yourself

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I've stared at this poster for a long time and I honestly have no idea what it's suggesting. Don't take more books than you can read? Be comfortable with the fact you can read more books than those other bitches? I haven't the slightest. The '70s were a confusing time.

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Believe in Yourself

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Even if you really have to pee.

I'm OK, and You're OK

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We may all be OK, but the kid on the left looks like a shitty foursquare player. Bend your knees, Johnny!

Tell It Truthfully

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It's important to note this poster was conceived long before the advent of the Internet.

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It Takes Courage to Do What You Think Is Right

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... like help your friends sneak into a ramshackle construction site. Which is TOTALLY AWESOME!

Being Curious Can Be Fun

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Sure, but being too curious about the rocket ship exploding from Jimmy's crotch can get you in a lot of trouble. I'm sure there was a follow-up poster that covered this fact.

What Can You Do When No One Seems to Care?

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Four words: Burn the motherfucker down!

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What Would Be a Better Way?

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Oh, I don't know ... howabout burning the motherfucker down!

What is the Purpose?

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They asked the big questions back in the 1970s. This was before Prozac.

Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

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True, but failing that history exam might also mean you're stupid. Tough pill to swallow any way you look at it.

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How Would You Feel?

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Yet another poster warning about the dangers of shitty hairdos. This was obviously a big theme in the '70s.

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