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Child of the 80's

Join up if you were born in the years 1980-1989 OR if you were born in the 70's and remember coming up in the 80's...Let's reminisce on those old school cartoons, tv shows, fashions, toys and more....

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Latest Activity: Jan 29, 2016


YOU MIGHT BE A CHILD OF THE 80'S IF:

  • You remember when Michael Jackson was actually considered something of a sex symbol
  • 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
  • If you can "See Better" with sunglasses that have paint splattered all over the lenses.
  • You owned Palmetto or Jordache Jeans
  • 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)
  • "Outrageous!" is the term to describe something neat and cool
  • You think that Garbage Pail Kids are your children's worst enemy
  • You played with a Rubix Cube
  • 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
  • You played Nintendo (NES) and the only game you had was Super Mario Brothers/Duck Hunt
  • You think Hulk Hogan is the best wrestler of all time.
  • 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.
  • If you had an entire wardrobe of Esprit clothing
  • 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 drink Diet Coke because Max Headroom told you to
  • 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
  • You still watch things on Beta tapes
  • You still carry your boom box on your shoulder
  • You think David Hasselhoff was awesome in Knight Rider
  • 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 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
  • 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 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"

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Started by Alayzia. Last reply by Mz NiceT Nov 26, 2010. 1 Reply

Alright I'm not the only person who remembers those terrible PSAs that used to come on during Saturday morning cartoons. I'm sure you all remember this little gem:…Continue

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Comment by Nika Ra on December 21, 2015 at 11:01pm
The 80's is repeating itself, just look at the fashion and hairstyles these days. 1981 was such a great year!
Comment by Emmanuel on November 17, 2014 at 8:28am

80s child :) :)

Comment by Taino on July 23, 2014 at 7:47pm
Nasty Nas could not say it better HipHop is dead. Originality lyrics beats is all gone analog all digital now. I Stay stuck in that time with my music.
Comment by Taino on July 23, 2014 at 7:41pm
Was up children of the 80's?

So is it me or is everything from the 80's and 90's being recycled? No more originality remaking toys and cartoons that came out when I was a child. Movies are remakes from TV shows we used to watch why back then.

I bet the real creative ones don't get funding or shut down so the media cycle cyfer continues.

Taíno
Comment by Lydia Pearl Monroe on March 11, 2013 at 8:47pm

Totally random: but why do the teens at my job think that One Direction and Mindless Behavior the ONLY boys bands to ever exist? Smh, I had to pause and give them a tutorial: The history of Boy Bands 101

Comment by CocoCutie on November 26, 2012 at 12:49pm

finally a place to discuss jellies,mutant turtles and rainbow brite....Ahhh

Comment by Keshia H on April 21, 2012 at 11:29pm

Loving this group...the 80's went hard! Everything that came out had such a big influence on me between ALF, GizMo from the GREMLINS, and E.T. I just knew I was going to get myself an alien pet one day. I got my ass WHOOPED like every other day for tearing my SHIRTS because after I received my first mini boom box my first cassette tape was MICHAEL JACKSON's BAD album...WHOSE BAD? And when I wasn't trying to be like Mike I was trying to be PUNKY BrewSTER! Loud and tacky was the way to go. ANd last but not least I LOVED GHOSTBUSTER's! I had the gun, the ghost pack, and the ghost trap! Terrorizing the neighborhood in the wee hours of the morning...Who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS! "81 BABY IN THE HOUSE!!!

Comment by Tiffany Hunter on April 9, 2012 at 6:53pm

yep banana clips are the ish.  I remember all the 80's shows and loved the "different World" and "the Cosby's" good clean shows LOL. Crap I was born in 1980 and think it was one of the better decades.

Comment by Atavia B. on April 1, 2012 at 12:33am
Star Search used to be the junk, lol!
Comment by tisha on January 17, 2012 at 2:10pm

Yup, i definitely remember pirates of the dark water. I used to love that show. 

 

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