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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:03 am   Post subject: You're an 80's child if.... Reply with quote


You know someone would add this at some point. Wink


You're an 80's child if...

- You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.
- You wanted to be on StarSearch. (Come on, we all did)
- You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video.
- You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.
- You wore french rolls on the botom of your splatter painted jeans.
- You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
- You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt.
- You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."
- You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
- You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."
- You can remeber watching full house and saved by the bell for endless hours.
- You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
- You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."
- You hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."
- You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."
- You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80's movie she WASN'T in?)
- You know what "Sike" means.
- You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants
- You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.")
- You've heard of Garbage Pail Kids.
- You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."
- You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played "Sam" to be.
- You ever wore flourescent -neon if you will clothing...(or nailpolish)
- You could breakdance, or wished you could.
- You know who Max Headroom is.
- You remember when ATARI2 was a state of the art video game system. (Remember Pong)
- You know all the words to "ice ice baby".
- You remember M.C hammer.
- You can still sing the rap to "fresh Prince of BelAir".
- You own any cassettes.
- You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.
- You remember and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from Pizza Hut.
- Poltergeist freaked you out.
- You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.
- You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
- You wanted to communicate with some being named Cinergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits.
- You know what a Doozer is.
- You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
- You ever had a Swatch Watch.
- You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the
care-bear stare.
- You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman).
- You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
- You had WonderWoman or Superman underoos.
- You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
- You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"
- You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
- You know what a "Whammee" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!!")
- Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

If you can identify with at least half of this list then you, my friend,are a "Child of the 80's."
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:24 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


I need to come up with a teen one - most of those are a bit young for those of us who were teenagers throughought the decade Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:31 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Here's another one...



You remember Don Johnson when he was "cool"

You know who shot J.R

You remember when Michael Jackson was actually considered something of a sex symbol

You practice getting in and out of your car through the windows

You owned at least one skinny leather tie.

Your first Walkman weighed 10 pounds and was the size of a brick.

You wore L.A. Gear tennis shoes.

You know the meaning of Wax on/Wax Off

You're always "in the mood for dancing"

If you can "See Better" with sunglasses that have paint splattered all over the lenses.

You wore lace gloves with the fingers cut off, bangle bracelets up to your elbows, bright red
Reebok high tops and parachute pants to a school dance


You need a shopping cart to carry your personal stereo with you.

You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before the surgery.

You go rollerskating every Friday night (not to skate, but to 'hang out')

You still want to take Karate...(after you move to California)

You watch NYPD Blue thinking, "Well, they're no Crockett and Tubbs, that's for sure".

"Outrageous!" is the term to describe something neat and cool

You think that Garbage Pail Kids are your children's worst enemy

You had a poster of Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke

There was nothing to question about Bert n' Ernie living together

The feeling in your thumb is only now just returning after holding down the Atari joystick to
control the racecar in Enduro Racer


You went out and purchased the sound track for 'Miami Vice'

You remember the magazines of song lyrics

If you think Hulk Hogan is the best wrestler of all time.

If the best non-slasher movie in your opinion is An American Werewolf In London.

Two words: The Clapper.

Six words: "This is your brain on drugs."

You want to live in 'the Valley'.

Ferris Bueller was your idol.

You watched 'Star Search' on a regular basis.

You can sing all the words to "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head, and now you understand
that it is about chess.


If you had an entire wardrobe of Esprit clothing (or coveted one.)

If you know the words to the "Oscar Mayer" theme songs

Your bangs are teased perfectly to 7 inches above the rest of your hair.

Have multi-colored earrings that touch your shoulders

Played Upwords, Boggle or Trivial Pursuit (the original) on a rainy afternoon

You're still bitter that WHAM broke up

You know whose phone number is 867-5309

You drink Diet Coke because Max Headroom told you to

You can feel St. Elmo's fire burnin' in you.

You still wear a bandana tied around your leg and/or a ponytail off-center on the side of your
head.


You have the tendency to turn up the collar of your polo shirts

You never go out for a night on the town without frosted blue eyeshadow and feathered bangs

Everything in your wardrobe is either pastel or fluorescent

People are constantly gagging you with spoons.

You know all the words to "I'm just a bill, sitting up on Capitol Hill" and "School House Rock."

The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.

You still can't believe that Milli Vanilli was deceiving you all that time

Every now and then, you blurt out: "Ooh noo, Mr. Bill!!!"

You still watch things on Beta tapes

You know who Martha Quinn is.


You still carry your boom box on your shoulder

You think David Hasselhoff was awesome in Knight Rider but sucks in "Boob Watch."

You wanted to be "The Hulk" for halloween

A piece of folded paper and two hands could tell your fortune.

Knickers and leg warmers were cool

If you remember Bruce Willis from Moonlighting, not Die Hard

You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding

You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.

You thought a Commodore 64 was the highest technology available

When you saw luging at the Winter Olympics you poured water down your driveway and tried it
yourself.


You want to be "Where Everybody Knows Your Name"

'A Different World' kicked butt

Remember "Dancin' to a Big Mac at McDonalds!"

You know who played Magnum P.I

One Phrase, "The Plane, The Plane"

You can name at least three members of the Brat Pack

Still think banana clips were a godsend

Still wear Wet n' Wild makeup

If your idea of hi-tech toys is still the heat-sensitive color-changing sticker on Transformers

You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing
Queen" by yourself in your room.


You still wear your "Members Only" jacket.

You still have a couple of those barettes made of woven ribbons.

You had snap bracelets

You remember when Pee-Wee wasn't a pervert.

You had had five pairs of socks on at any given time

You still think Donkey Kong can beat Mario up

If you still have your scratch-n-sniff sticker collection

If you ever used Lee Press-On Nails

If you wear jelly shoes

If you remember when you heard that drinking soda and eating Pop Rocks would make your
stomach explode


You still play with that CASIO SK-1 Keyboard

You're still hoping for a New Kids on the Block reunion tour

You still argue over who was better: Tiffany or Debbie Gibson

Every time you hear the "OH YEAH..." song you think of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

You still watch tapes of Stingray, McGyver, and Airwolf
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:22 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Yes! I had a CASIO SK-1 keyboard! That was a lot of fun for a long time!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:47 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


And top of all that, I STILL want a Lambourghini Countach. *goes off to play Jai-Alai with Tubbs and Crockett*
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:12 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


Oh..... my..... GAWD...... I'm a product of the 80's! Cool.

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Ak-Mal_Owner wrote:
Oh..... my..... GAWD...... I'm a product of the 80's!


Of that, we had no doubt.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:56 am   Post subject: Reply with quote


Here's a couple more:
-- If you know who Joe Isuzu is (no he's not)
-- If you can remember the first time Bartles and Jaymes thanked you for your support.
-- If you can remember the Huxtables had four children because they "didn't want five."
-- If you remember Clara's endless search for "Where's the beef?"..... and where she finally found it (Prego)



- You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.
** EWWW.....

- You wanted to be on StarSearch. (Come on, we all did)
** Who didn't.

- You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video.
** Those eyes.... but Vincent Price's voice creaped me out more.

- You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.
** Guilty - slap on wrist bands

- You wore french rolls on the botom of your splatter painted jeans.
** Guilty again....

- You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
** OK, on the socks.... but puffy paint?.... nope

- You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt.
** *hides* yes.....

- You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."
** I did, but Gary Coleman apparently neverdid....

- You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
** Almost as profound as "Paint, don't tickle. And don't smoke, it's bad for you."

- You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."
** How about all?

- You can remeber watching full house and saved by the bell for endless hours.
** Didn't everyon want to be like Zack? Or Slater even..... unfortunately I was more like Screech.

- You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
** I think I may have seen them all.

- You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."
** Do I get double points for knowing MOOG?

- You hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."
** Who doesn't?

- You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."
** "Norm! How's life in the fast lane?" "Don't know, can't find the on ramp."

- You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80's movie she WASN'T in?)
** The only movies I can think of were ones Ally Sheedy were in .... and there's a couple with both.

- You know what "Sike" means.
** Isn't it "Psyche?"

- You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants
** Didn't tease mine out into "big" but there certanly was enough....

- You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.")
** Can you be a Goonie AND part of the Breakast Club?

- You've heard of Garbage Pail Kids.
** Collected nearly the entire first series.

- You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."
** I remember when he was part of the Revolution

- You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played "Sam" to be.
** Now there's a shocker.

- You ever wore flourescent -neon if you will clothing...(or nailpolish)
** Sigh.... guilty ... again.....

- You could breakdance, or wished you could.
** Never really did that, BUT I do remember the "Break PAd" ... a winyl, rollup mat that you could take with you so you could go breakin' out on the street w/o getting dirty..... seriously.

- You know who Max Headroom is.
** And what pro-pr-pr-pr-proddddddduct he ppppppimped.

- You remember when ATARI2 was a state of the art video game system. (Remember Pong)
** Atari, ColecoVision, Comodore..... all classics.

- You know all the words to "ice ice baby".
** IStill shudder at those words.... what a rip it was

- You remember M.C hammer.
** And whattabout those PANTS?

- You can still sing the rap to "fresh Prince of BelAir".
** He had DICE in the mirror....

- You own any cassettes.
** Not only did I then own cassettes, I STILL do...

- You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.
** Not by 2000, but maybe 2010.....

- You remember and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from Pizza Hut.
** Ugh..... again.... entire series....

- Poltergeist freaked you out.
** Oddly I never saw it back then.....

- You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.
** I think I had ET....

- You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
** Not just that but.... jsut where did baby smurf come from.....

- You wanted to communicate with some being named Cinergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits.
** OK.... that's one I can't claim....

- You know what a Doozer is.
** And why they were importaint...

- You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
** Since I didn't wear skirts, I don't qualify...... OK, there was that one time.... but it was Halloween, OK?

- You ever had a Swatch Watch.
** By Armitron, wasn't it?

- You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.
** Trying? Amatures.... I succeeeded.

- You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman).
** Look, I don't swing that way, OK?

- You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
** They just don't make them like they used to....

- You had WonderWoman or Superman underoos.
** Superman....

- You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
** Iwas a number of things, headless horseman, superman, Like Skwalker..... but never the Hulk.

- You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"
** Was it so wrong of me to try to make my dog into Battle Cat?

- You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
** I alwas thought Tranformers would kick the GoBots's arse...

- You know what a "Whammee" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!!")
** C'mon, big bucks, big bucks!

- Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.
** And yet it seems like so long ago now.....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:31 pm   Post subject: Reply with quote


God I miss the 80s. They just don't make good years like they used too.
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Wow, I didn't feel old until I read these!
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Wow, I didn't feel old until I read these!


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I was a gradeschooler in the 80's. But actually both lists have a lot of things that apply to me (or did).

I can think of more to add, but I think the lists do a pretty good job as-is. Wink
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