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

Discussion in 'Retro' started by rodmonster, Jan 30, 2009.



  1. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    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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  2. Santa's Helper

    Santa's Helper MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    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!!
     
  3. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Lol

    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....
    =)

     
  4. Santa's Helper

    Santa's Helper MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    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!
     
  5. Santa's Helper

    Santa's Helper MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    Sounds like something I might have done! hahahaha!!!!
     
  6. ScottCalvin

    ScottCalvin Elf Choir Book Distributor MMC Lifer

    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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  7. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Sigh

    Sigh....
    Yes i wore a BMW hood ornament too...
    RUN DMC DID IT!
    So could I!!!
    =)
     
  8. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    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!!!
     
  9. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Used

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

     
  10. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    I

    I Want My Long Hair Back!!!
    =)
     
  11. ScottCalvin

    ScottCalvin Elf Choir Book Distributor MMC Lifer

    I just want hair
     
  12. trackrebel

    trackrebel candy cane hustla MMC Lifer

    that´s a real cool thread!!!

    Ißm guilty of a few..mostly the cartoon related ones....since I was 8 in 89......I had a Strawberry Shortcake scented pal....I watched Fraggle Rock...I wanted to be a goonie....plenty more....it would be too much to type
     
  13. Minta

    Minta Charles Dickens' Editor MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Yeah that sounds about right! LOL!
     
  14. Meceka

    Meceka MMC Associate Editor MMC Lifer MMC Donor Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award Kringle Radio DJ

    Great thread, Rod! cheesy
     
  15. Santa's Helper

    Santa's Helper MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    I had some BIG hair and I loved it! I still think that I have big hair especially since most people wear their hair straight or just loose curls. I just don't look good like that so I was thrilled when I heard that big hair was making a come back but, I don't think that it will ever come back like it was in the 80's! I used so much hairspray that my dresser would be caked with it. I remember trying to dust my dresser and it sounded like I was rubbing it with sandpaper because of that hairspray dried up on it. I'll have to post a picture of me with some of my bigger hair moments on here. You won't believe how much I had!!!!
     
  16. rodmonster

    rodmonster Santa's Personal Trainer MMC Lifer Christmas Crew

    Hello!

    HELLO!!!!
    Pictures please!!!
    =)

     
  17. whychristmas

    whychristmas Webmaster Partner, <a href="http://www.whychristma MMC Lifer MMC Emeritus Member MMC Partner

    Saved by the bell, that takes me back!!!

    And as a 80s UK kid, you're right on Scott!
     
  18. Santa's Helper

    Santa's Helper MMC Emeritus Member MMC Emeritus Member

    I'm going to try to get on this picture posting thing. I have to figure out my scanner 1st though. After I figure that out, look out! I'll need my own thread because my hair won't fit in this one!!!
     
  19. trackrebel

    trackrebel candy cane hustla MMC Lifer

    looking forward to those pictures Santa....haha...I know older hockey teammates who had the New Kids On The Block remembrance hairstyle....it´s always kinda funny looking at those pictures.....My friend´s and I call this haircut like that....because all the new kids fans seemed to run around like that :D

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  20. Maureen

    Maureen Merry Forums Super Administrator MMC Lifer Santa's Elf Christmas Crew Louann Jeffries Award

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