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You Know You Grew Up In The 1980's If...

YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP IN THE 1980'S IF...
- You ever ended your sentence with "psych"
- You wanted to be a Goonie
- You ever wore fluorescent, neon if you will, clothing
- You tight rolled your acid wash jeans and pushed up the sleves on your white sports coat (dont forget to pull up you collar on that izod polo shirt)
- You solved the Rubics cube.....by peeling off the stickers
- You watched the pound puppies
- You can sing the song to the Dukes of Hazzard
- You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish
- You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
- You owned those little Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls
- You know that 'Whoa' comes from Joey on "Blossom"
- You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales"
- If you played the chipmunks Christmas album all year long!
- Remember reading Kool-Aid man comics
- You ever watched Fraggle Rock
- You had plastic streamers on the handle bars of your bike
- You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons
- You wore a pony tail to the side of your head
- You saw the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the big screen
- You watche E.T. at the theater....and cried.....
- You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school
- You made your mom buy you one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side
- You had a Kirk Cameron poster on your bedroom wall
- You wore a Jordache jean jacket and you were proud of it
- Your mother wouldn't let you have garbage pail kids
- You wanted to change your name to Jem in Kindergarten
- You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off"
- You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off
- You took lunch to school in a metal lunch box
- You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf
- You remember the craze, and then banning of slap bracelets
- You still get the urge to use "NOT" at the end of every statement you make
- You remember Hypercolor T-shirts
- You remember Punky Brewster
- You thought Sheera and He-Man should hook up
- You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged "friendship bracelets"
- You ever owned a pair of Jelly Shoes
- After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you couldn't stop saying "I know you are but what am I?"
- You remember "I've fallen...and I can't get up!"
- You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates
- You ever got seriously injured on a slip and slide
- You know not to mix poprocks and soda (but did it anyway!)
- You had or went to a birthday party at McDonald's
- You learned oldies songs by watching Alvin and the Chipmunks
- You had a Glow Worm or watched the cartoon
- You remember dancing along with the Bangles in "Walk Like An Egyptian"
- You saw the California Raisins Christmas claymation special
- You remember Popples
- DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!
- You wore socks over tights with high-top Reeboks
- You wore like 8 pairs of socks at once, scrunched down
- You remember boom boxes instead of CD players
- You remember the Transformers
- You know what it meant to say "care bear stare!!" and you had a favorite
- You remember Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony Tales
- You remember watching TV thinking Doogie Howser was hot!
- You remember Alf, the little furry brown alien from Melmac
- You remember the large amounts of hairspray used
- You remember those very stylish headbands
- You remember Vicky the Robot
- You remember Eve Garland from Out of this World and how she could stop time by pressing the tips of her index fingers together and talking to her dad
through a glowing cube in her bedroom
- You remember the beginning of New Kids on the Block
- You remember watching The Cosby show
- You remember Mr.Belvadere
- You remember Michael J. Fox in Family Ties and Back to the Future
- You know all the names! of the gang from "Saved by the Bell"
- You know all the words to Bon Jovi's "shot through the heart" song
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I hated those Hypercolor shirts because they would change with your body heat or if they got wet so, every guy who wore those always had a color change under their armpits! Gross!!
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LOL.
Yeah i had a female friend that would get guys she did not like in trouble.
She would cross her arms... and um....place her hands on her shirt.. shall we say...
Then would tell the teacher a guy was trying to mess with her.
Was funny ...but mean....
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I hated those Hypercolor shirts because they would change with your body heat or if they got wet so, every guy who wore those always had a color change under their armpits! Gross!!
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Worse yet was when they would wear the hypercolor shirts with lycra spandex shorts! Yuck! That was too much information without ever saying a word!
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LOL.
Yeah i had a female friend that would get guys she did not like in trouble.
She would cross her arms... and um....place her hands on her shirt.. shall we say...
Then would tell the teacher a guy was trying to mess with her.
Was funny ...but mean....
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Sounds like something I might have done! hahahaha!!!!
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what about the Car symbol craze, we all those Kids who wanted to be cool would take the badges off Cars.

In England during the mid 80's when the bank Frankie goes to Hollywood was the big band there was the Famous Frankie says Relax T-shirts

here a few others from the 80's


You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some
You owned only cassettes.
You had to come in the house when it got dark.
You recorded songs off the radio
You remember the first time you went into a video store to rent a movie and had a choice of VHS or BETAMAX!
You still cannot go in to the water because of that **** movie - Jaws.
You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."
You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesize
You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ET, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Strawberry Shortcake or A-Team lunch box
You wore those wide, colorful shoelaces.
You knew what Wake me up before you GoGo is on about

You know who Max Headroom is/was
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rodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the treerodmonster you could wrap up and put under the tree
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Yes i wore a BMW hood ornament too...
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OH MY!!!!! Now this post brings back memories!!!!!! Some I would soon want to forget!!!!! LOL!!!!! Oh lets not forget the BIG HAIR!!!!!! The hair spray companies made some big buck during the late 80s. Another theme song from the 80's Motley Crue's Smokin in the Boys Room!!!
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Used

I had hair to my belt line in the 80s...
So ummmm
A full can and a half of Aqua Net a week!

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OH MY!!!!! Now this post brings back memories!!!!!! Some I would soon want to forget!!!!! LOL!!!!! Oh lets not forget the BIG HAIR!!!!!! The hair spray companies made some big buck during the late 80s. Another theme song from the 80's Motley Crue's Smokin in the Boys Room!!!
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I Want My Long Hair Back!!!
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