jennifer 1.You owned a *real* Rubik's cube.
2.One word: Izod.
3.You remember when MTV didn't exist. Alternatively you remember when
the M stood for Music, not Mundane.
4."Alternative" music actually was...and not popular Top 40 tunes.
5.You were a "wanna be". Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Cyndi
Lauper, Boy George, etc.
6."Where's the beef?"
7.You know how to use a rotary phone.
8.Max Headroom was cool.
9.You know how (or wanted to be able) to Moonwalk!
10.Atari, IntelliVision, TelStar and Coleco were the ultimate gaming systems
to own.
11.Leg warmers and headbands al Pat Benatar once looked really cool to
12.You remember when Jordache jeans with a flat-handle comb in the back
pocket was cool.
13.Jelly bracelets & shoes!
14.Your hair defied gravity.
15.You are still baffled by the "day glo" clothing trend.
old bird alternately (or alternatively?)

*. You know all the words to all the songs on the Violent Femmes first album and feel the goofy urge to sing along to "Blister in the Sun"

*. You remember when he was Prince and not a symbol, and he had a band called The Revolution

*. You had more than one piercing before it was a common thing and some of them were safety pins

*. You don't want to admit that you tight-rolled your pantlegs.

*. CD's were still a specialty item and vinyl albums and cassettes still took up most of the space in the "Record" stores.

*. even though they both came out in 1979, The "Rock Lobster", and "Tainted Love" were frequently requested of the DJ at the school dances.

*. constantly dressing in black and wearing dark makeup was actually unusual
(especially if you happened to be a boy)
guitar_freak Def Leppard.
Guns n' Roses
Barrett *He-Man
*Zing (non-alcoholic beer)
*When Coca Cola actually came in a "glass" bottle.
*$.05 = 2 pretzel rods
*$.35 = a pack of gum
*4 percent sales tax(in Michigan anyway)
*Decepticons and Autobots
*Hawk, McGill, Cabellero
*Head Bangers Ball
*"The Stroke"
Barrett Cartoons:
G.I. Joe
Dungeons and Dragons
Shirt Tales
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
kurt loder STRYPER!!! 001110
jem when metallica was actually good
snap bracelets
neon pink
bright lip stick
laser effects
colourful rap
dirty punk
commodore 64
ninja turtles
firehunden jennifer....i think you said it best.

cassettes...not CD's
nike......not reebok
breakdancing....not the macarena
digital watches were cool
cola flavored gum came out
mountain bikes were undiscovered
skateboarding was rare
prom dresses sucked
no computers in high school
(we typed on typewriters!)
big hair syndrome
motley crue
van halen
commodore 64
my first car
the shuttle blew up on TV
run dmc
the berlin wall came down
i lost my virginity
i smoked weed
i graduated high school ('88)
i stopped being a teenager...
and started hating life
sixfingers Ronald Regan

cold war

flock of seagulls

Turtles in a half shell, turtle power!!!
sixfingers oh. i had a watch with a calulator on it ... it thought it was like soooo cool!! 030103
User24 let me guess, one of those black ones with the gold writing on the buttons that were far too small to press?


good idea firehunden; we all know what the 80's comprised of, but what did people actually do?

well, for a start, I was born (82), so by the time I was aware enough of the world to care, it was at least 88, I remember loving to "this corrosion" (though I didn't know what it was called at the time), I remember my brother having a fascination with Madonna, I remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (AFAIK, later known as 'hero' turtles, because ninja was too violent a name (!)) I remember awful wash n go adverts, black, red and white zig zag curtains, hmm.. not much else.. Knightmare on TV, still the greatest show ever.. city of gold.. dungeons of dragons of course, but someone already said that.. I remember the Gulf War starting, and Karl explaining it to me as "A very bad man wants to blow us all up".. I remember when Mars bars came in paper wrappers, and when you could still get penny sweets (I know you still can, but they're usually pre-bagged - :( that's no good at all..) I remember when Freddo's cost 5p, and when Walkers crisps were around 20p (stretching my memory, feel free to correct me) I remember ancient looking Pepsi cans, and the whole Puma King thing (that was mid 90's, though)

oops. "loving to" ahem.. bad editing on my part.. I was going to say dancing to, but then changed my mind, as I didn't actually dance to it (I would have been about 5 or 6) 031019
User24 oh yah, and nimbus computers. wow, they really kicked ass. 031019
oE i used to have this weird duality of intense emotional attachment and revulsion of her pop techno dance tunes and her outrageousness..the whole cultivation of her image that she so brilliantly orchestrated..but her ballads really showed a different side of her..especially the one from the movie she did with sean penn..hated the movie loved the song..was going thru some heavy stuff..the adolescent trying to wear the mantle of manhood..i still love her ballads..but i never was never overtly physically attracted to her..she does actually have a pretty decent voice and it is remarkabley well preserved..yeah the 80's..alternative music was the best thing that ever happened to that garish and meretricious decade..oh and also molly ringwald..yeah she stopped my heart.. red heads..man..

big shouldrs and big hair..and the whole androgenous under current..
minnesota_chris Cyndi Lauper just made an album "At Last", she's singing show tunes. She does a nice version of Etta James' "At Last." She even does it in a higher key. 040619
TalviFatin My Little Pony 080730
oren Big_hair
z some things about the '80s that did not suck:

missing foundation
the normal
the ordinaires
the pixies
two tone ska
ad hoc rock
glen branca
bush tetras
lounge lizards
james chance and the contortions
gang of four
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