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Do you remember......

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by 218, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. 218

    218 Glock 'n Roll

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    Metro-Boston, Massachusetts
    Here are some memories....
    You know you grew up in the 1980's when....

    1.) You know what "Psych" means.

    2.) You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."

    3.) You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."

    4.) You can sing the McDonald's Big Mack, Filet-o-Fish, quarter-pounder, and French fry song.

    5.) You know who Mr. T is.

    6.) You know who Fat Albert is. And who was old boy with the pink mask?

    7.) You ever wore fluorescent, neon clothing.

    8.) You could break dance, or wish you could.

    9.) You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

    10.) You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

    11.) Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

    12.) You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

    13.) You knew that knowing is half the battle.

    14.) You wanted to be on Star Search.

    15.) You can remember Michael Jackson when he was black.

    16.) You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.

    17.) You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some.

    18.) You knew who Willis was and what he was "talkin' 'bout."

    19.) Rut row raggy, and Zoinks

    20.) You HAD to have your MTV.

    21.) You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.

    22.) You remember when ATARI was a state-of-the-art video game system.

    23.) You owned any cassettes.

    24.) You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.

    25.) You remember and/or owned any of the Care Bear Glass collection from Pizza Hut or the Muppets glasses from McDonalds.

    26.) Poltergeist freaked you out.

    27.) You knew who Ben Stein was before you could win his money, "Bueller?"

    28.) You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ET, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Strawberry Shortcake or A-Team lunch box.

    29.) You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female Smurf.

    30.) You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.

    31.) You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

    32.) You wore your Izod shirt with the collar up.

    33.) You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.

    34.) Your Legos collection started with the free sets in a Happy Meal.

    35.) You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag.

    36.) You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

    37.) You had Wonder Woman or Superman UndeRoos.

    38.) You know what a "Push Up Pop" is.

    39.) You had to come in the house when the street lights came on.

    40.) You had to change into play clothes after school.

    41.) You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64. (I still have TWO!)

    42.) You hated Scrappy Doo.

    43.) You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

    44.) You wish you had a light saber.

    45.) Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1. (VH1 does suddenly seem do all of those "adult contemporary" radio stations)

    46.) Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

    47.) You have ever said, "Gag me with a spoon."

    48.) You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.

    49.) You had to get up to change the channel.

    50.) You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine on Sesame Street.

    51.) You thought the "Thriller" video was pretty cool.

    52.) You remember the first time you went in to a video store to rent a movie.

    53.) You wore those wide, colorful shoelaces.

    54.) Quiet Riot's "Come On Feel The Noise" was the best song - ever.

    55.) You know where "I want my two dollars" came from.

    56.) You still cannot go in to the water because of that damn movie Jaws.

    57.) El Debarge's "Get A Beat To The Rhythm Of The Night" plagued the radio every hour.

    58.) You remember life before minivans and SUVs.

    If you can identify with at least half of this list, then you, my friend, are a "Child of the 80's".

    ;f ;f
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Aug 16, 2001
    Taunton, MA
    Curses! I can't believe I remember all that. I may not have OWNED all that stuff (I can get sworn statements I never owned a pair of legwarmers - REALLY!), but it's a great list.

    Child of hte 80's - Ronny Reagan was president for, like, Forevah.

  3. Manjo


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    Nov 28, 2001
    Toronto, Canada
    Hell, I can associate with roughly half that list, and I was born in the October of 1983.
  4. pfrigm


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    And the song "Bomb, bomb, bomb... bomb, bomb Iran" was SO much better than the original "Barabara Ann".
  5. mally_b

    mally_b Lost

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    Some times darkness is safe
    Okay add me to the list of those that understand and remember more than half of the stuff listed (I only didn't get 2 I think)
    Born in 1980.;f
  6. hangmans joke

    hangmans joke

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    Sep 11, 2003
    north carolina
    55.) You know where "I want my two dollars" came from.

    roflmao, one of the bestest movie ever !!!! still friends quote that movie and sometime i feel like id be better off dead ,