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« on: Dec 13, 03, 12:26:20 am CST »


OK, scarily enough this site does summarize my childhood into a few quick pages, but it was kinda cool to think about & remember when....

Take a look and enjoy, I think a number of you are with me on this

http://www.arches.uga.edu/~strammel/eighties.html


Kids these days have no clue what they missed  8)
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 13, 03, 03:14:34 am CST »

That is some scary stuff to remember as a child of the 80's...  :eek:
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 13, 03, 03:24:56 am CST »

Ah yes, the days of youth...

- making sure that you have the right side of the tape in the tape drive to load up software on your Commodore-64 (or VIC-20)

- When role-play computer games were text-based

- Waiting for (insert Star Wars character)'s autograph at the local mall

- Listening to Dr. Demento on a weekly basis
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 13, 03, 09:42:29 am CST »

I find it funny that almost every piece of this is on the 80's or Strike Back and in order (and mostly Strikes Back) on VH1

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 13, 03, 02:07:33 pm CST »

And Astro Boy was the *60's*, NOT the 80s...

'Sike' is actually 'Psyche!'  (as in 'Psyched you out')

Jelly shoes became popular in the late 70s.

'Ice Ice Baby' is early 90s.....

Stuff like this is fun....but they could at least get this shit right....
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 13, 03, 03:49:20 pm CST »

That's kind of what I was thinking. There are a few more things they left out.

Such as:

1) Swooning over those hair bands (Bon Jovi) Ok so some of us still love long hair on a guy.
2) If you still have bangle earrings that would fit as bracelets
3) IF you remember using 1/4 can of hairspray to tease those bangs and that hair
4) 3 words -frost blue eyeshadow
5) Etch a Sketch
6) D&D (cartoon)

I'll post more when I can think of em
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 13, 03, 08:01:30 pm CST »

All I gotta say is SPANDEX.  Don't forget those blue on the front black on the back jeans...or worse the ones with flowers printed all over them.  

Other things I remember...being addicted to Munchos with either Doctor Pepper or Pepsi Light.  Oh yeah and the 25 cent Chocodiles!  

I was sent home from school more than once for wearing a one sleeve shirt.

Not just animal print HOT PINK animal print.

That's all for now...
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 14, 03, 11:43:21 pm CST »

ok so I'm a child of the 80's but I didn't have cable so some of those are confusing to me.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 16, 03, 11:14:00 am CST »

Don't feel bad, I didn't have cable until 1988, when we moved and I found MTV. I still remember what I did to my mom's jeans. Back then we were both a size 5. I borrowed them and started cutting little tears and rips until I had gotten them to look like they had met up with a shredder. My mom didn't ask for them back though. She just bought another, less expensive pair. And vowed not to let me borrow another pair from her.

Since we're on the 80's, I thought I'd post this. For everyone that listed to this band and remember what they looked like then, here they are now.

http://www.europetheband.com/#
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« Reply #9 on: Dec 18, 03, 11:50:33 am CST »

Having reviewed the list, I see I didnít miss anything (including disco), having spent the 1980ís being in a self induced alcoholic stupor.  :lol:
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 19, 03, 07:39:11 am CST »

Way back then girls wore halter tops..hip hugger bell bottoms and platform shoes...those were the days...am I having flashbacks or is it happening all over ? :eek:  :eek:  :eek:
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 28, 03, 11:43:44 pm CST »

Ahhhh, "Grandpa, tell me bout the good ol' days"  like when MTV actually played music.
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 29, 03, 07:57:22 am CST »

I remember quite a few things of my teenage years in the 80's.  Skin tight jeans on EVERYONE.  Pre grunge movement almost no one had a flannel shirt except the hard core dirt bag druggie metal heads.  Anthrax was a regular topic on Mtv and not CNN.

Anyone remember Photon?  Hell, I worked at one.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 29, 03, 05:10:44 pm CST »

Quote from: "The 6th Rogue"
Pre grunge movement almost no one had a flannel shirt except the hard core dirt bag druggie metal heads.


Hey...hey....that was my crowd!!!!  Every guy was in a band, every girl went to all their gigs.  And they weren't all druggies, well okay so I wasn't.  But hey it was either skin tight jeans a tank top and a flannel, ad the MC for the winter, ya know the one you bought brand new and then threw on the ground and stomped on to give it that "broken in" look, or those horrible, thank goodness they're gone "Members Only" jackets.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 29, 03, 08:29:53 pm CST »

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Hey...hey....that was my crowd!!!!


That makes two of us...




Suddenly - one guilty admission later...
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 30, 03, 08:29:23 am CST »

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Anyone remember Photon?  Hell, I worked at one.


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« Reply #16 on: Dec 30, 03, 09:32:53 am CST »

Well, I'm a bit old for most of that stuff, and I spent most of 1984 in a similar state as Capt. Bob, but I DO remember...
1) What Daisy drove BEFORE the Jeep.
2) Knit ties with square ends.
3) Spenser for Hire.
4) When we actually feared Soviet Russia and why we don't anymore.
5) When Quark was the name of a show, not a Ferengi.
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 30, 03, 10:00:27 am CST »

Magnum PI and Simon And Simon!

Whatever happened to PI shows? Now they're all about cops and doctors.
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« Reply #18 on: Dec 30, 03, 10:06:10 am CST »

IT's the way things swing.  It used to swing between cops and robbers and cowboys and indians.  Then everyone got sick of cowboys and indians and it started swinging between cops and robbers and PI's and larsonists.  We're in a cops side of the swing right now.
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