How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 pipTalk Lounge
 You know you grew up in the 1980s when..   [ Page: 1  2  ]
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Ron   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

You know you grew up in the 1980s when....

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


0 posted 06-07-2001 03:58 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA


*my brother sent this to me......I laughed so hard...I relate to every single one of these....
and I'd like everyone who relates to add one of their own please.....it's fun...remember when......then share......  

-You know what "Psych" means.


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


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


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


-You know who Mr. T is.


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


-You could breakdance, or wish you could.


-You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power.


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


-You thought that Transformers were "more than meets the eye".


-You wanted to be on Star Search.


-You can remember Michael Jackson when he was black.


-You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some.


-You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."


-Rut row raggy. and Zoinks.


-You HAD to have your MTV.


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


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


-You owned any cassettes.


-You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living in space.


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


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


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


-You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.


-You had Wonder Woman or Superman underoos.


-You know what a "Push Up" ice cream is.


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


-You had to change into play clothes after school.


-You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64.


-You hated Scrappy Doo.


-You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.


-You wished you had a light saber.


-Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1's "Big 80s"


-Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.


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


-You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.


-You had to get up to change the channel, or had one of those noisey "clicky boxes".


-You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.


-You thought the Thriller video was pretty cool.


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


-Canadians watched...Romper-Room, Mr. Dress-up, and the Friendly Giant - remember the teeny weeny furniture you wished you had?!


-You wore those wide, colorfull shoelaces.


-Quiet Riot's "Come on feel the noise" was the best song - ever.


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


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


-El Debarge's "Feel the beat to the Rhythm of the night" plagued the radio every hour.


-You remember life before minivans and SUVs.


-Cars...Gremlins were cool - Pacers were not!


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

[This message has been edited by SEA (edited 06-08-2001).]

SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


1 posted 06-07-2001 04:01 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

-you had to have the collar on your polo shirt up.....

-you had to have a pair of those shoes that turned into roller skates.......

-neon was the only color choices........

-and you knew what it meant when Frankie Say Relax..........
Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


2 posted 06-07-2001 04:47 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

er...happy meals over here still come in a bag...

many of these are Americanised so I don't relate to them all...but I thank you for the many reminders...lol...

I think Greyskull might just have started my fantasy fetish...

square: K
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


3 posted 06-07-2001 05:21 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Severn...LOL it reads...
-You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag. they used to come in boxes.....
Marina
Member Elite
since 02-10-2000
Posts 2267
Pickering, Ontario


4 posted 06-07-2001 08:13 PM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

Ok I admit...I was an 80's teen.  

Marina

[This message has been edited by Marina (edited 06-07-2001).]

Ron
Administrator
Member Rara Avis
since 05-19-99
Posts 9708
Michigan, US


5 posted 06-07-2001 08:58 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

You remember when the King had long hair and those four hippies from Liverpool had looooong hair.

Oh, wait a minute. Did you say the Eighties?
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


6 posted 06-07-2001 08:58 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

indeed. . . the 1980's were the greatest decade known to mankind. . .  

--------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Alwye
Moderator
Member Elite
since 06-16-99
Posts 3968
In the space between moments


7 posted 06-07-2001 09:47 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

LOL, I was born in '83 and I know half of these!  Oh, back in those good ol preschool years, LOL.  Awesome.   How 'bout tee-shirt rings?  Or my little ponie?  

*Krista Knutson*

"We can all become what we aspire to be
If Heaven's here on Earth..." ~Tracy Chapman

Dusk Treader
Moderator
Senior Member
since 06-18-99
Posts 1231
St. Paul, MN


8 posted 06-07-2001 11:03 PM       View Profile for Dusk Treader   Email Dusk Treader   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dusk Treader

LOL, I knew half of these too and I was born in '83! Just wild, if you were a little kid the coolest toy without a doubt was Battle Beasts! I still have all of mine! I just hope I can survive two Bushes...

"They that start by burning books will end by burning men." -- Heinrich Heine

StarrGazer
Senior Member
since 03-05-2000
Posts 696
Texas


9 posted 06-08-2001 01:02 AM       View Profile for StarrGazer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for StarrGazer

lol you forgot rolled pant legs and those lil charm necklace things ... (where you had this lil plastic chain necklace and traded friends for different charms to clip on em)and ummmm G.I. Joe
Skyfyre
Senior Member
since 08-15-99
Posts 1966
Sitting in Michael's Lap


10 posted 06-08-2001 01:22 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

two words ...

"PARACHUTE PANTS"

Yep.  Don't deny it ... YOU WORE THEM!!

(Or wanted to)

... and corduroy and bell bottoms, OR corduroy bell bottoms, for that matter, were EVIL ...  

And, ladies and gentlemen, let's not forget the BIG HAIR ....  

<-- this was me in the 80's

And, wasn't it the 80's when it actually became popular for your boyfriend to wear more makeup than you...?


Linda

... what if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about ...?

PhaerieChild
Senior Member
since 08-30-99
Posts 1829
Aloha, Oregon


11 posted 06-08-2001 02:01 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

When everyone traded slap bracelets and friendship bracelets, when socks HAD to match the top, when wearing underwear on the outside of your clothes was cool, and those little funky lace gloves were so cute and Madonna and Cindy Lauper sang "girl songs" and Electric Youth was like the best perfume on the market.

How can you save me?
When the dark comes right in and takes me,
from my front walk and into bed,
where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree

White Wolf
Member
since 09-18-99
Posts 384
Somewhere in the vast wastelan


12 posted 06-08-2001 03:34 AM       View Profile for White Wolf   Email White Wolf   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for White Wolf

I guess I can add a few.
  -You can remember your parent's throwing out their eight tracks.
  -You can name all of the GI Joes
  -You know that Shera was Heman's cousin.
  -You remember logging on the net at 1200bps
  -20 megs of hard drive space was all you would ever need
  -Your sister had your parents make you play Barbie with her and there was only Barbie and Ken.

That is all I can remember right now.

The White Wolf

If life is just a game, when does it end cause I want to get to what is real.

SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


13 posted 06-08-2001 09:53 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

lol....my sides hurt.....

this is great.....

I named a dog we had Shera.....

yes, that crazy slutty look of Madonna...yikes...I did it ONCE...I did it at a girlfriends house then walked maybe 4 blocks home and from the response I got I washed my face and NEVER did that again!!

- big plastic looking jewelry in bright colors

- Casey Kasems top 40 countdown on the weekends was NOT to be missed

-remember when you could roller skate on your neighborhood streets?

- one long earring in one ear
one stud in the other........

-Mohawks for boys and girls

and.......

-ahhha the mini truck clubs( later 80's) with the driver's name on the back window....and his girlfriends on the other side........

~SEA

Alicat
Member Elite
since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


14 posted 06-08-2001 10:30 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Heh...Sven, compared to the 70's, any decade would be the greatest ever. LOL

The 70's...the ugliest decade ever to be perpetrated upon the fashion history of mankind.

Oh...a few more 80's things: You knew what layering meant. You wanted Kit in your car. White sport blazers with too short sleeves were cool.

Alicat
SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


15 posted 06-08-2001 10:48 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

oh yes...Miami Vice style was hot LOL  
glad I don't remember too much of the 70's clothes were so gross.....I still remember bell bottoms....in rainbow colors...."Dittos" was their name.......and tube tops...yuck........
the 80's were the best so far for me....
Severn
Member Rara Avis
since 07-17-99
Posts 8273


16 posted 06-08-2001 08:23 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

OH POO! I WAS SUPPOSED TO SAY BOX!!! Sorry...lol...duh K. They still come in nice, happy boxes here...kids' love them...

silly K
Temptress
Moderator
Member Rara Avis
since 06-15-99
Posts 7276
Mobile, AL


17 posted 06-08-2001 10:54 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Okay, at 25, I don't think I fit into that "Child of the 80's" description, but all or most of these above do apply in some way or another in my memory.

Does anyone remember Charmkins, Strawberry Shortcake Dolls, My Little Pony, Charm Necklaces (the plastic chain with all the little key chain looking things that you could attach and wear)...hmmm...I could go on and on! LOL!  
Sven
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 11-23-1999
Posts 15611
Lansing, MI USA


18 posted 06-09-2001 11:44 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

I'm with you there Ali. . . what were we thinking in the 70's???  LOL

Must have been all that weed!!!  LOL

---------------------------------------------------------

To the world, you may only be one person. But to one person, you may be the world.

Ron
Administrator
Member Rara Avis
since 05-19-99
Posts 9708
Michigan, US


19 posted 06-09-2001 12:34 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

On the one hand, I think the Fifties were the best decade of all because life was so much simpler. Except for finding a bomb shelter (we all knew the Russkies would drop the big one any day), there weren't a lot of worries.

On the other hand, I think the Sixties were better - because life was anything BUT simple. The Rise and Fall of the Kennedy Dynasty, Civil Rights, Vietnam, the Sexual Revolution, the Space Race, Kent State, Woodstock - the list just goes on and on. If that decade wasn't the best, it surely qualifies as the most memorable.

The Seventies are just a blurů  
Dopey Dope
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Moderator
Member Laureate
since 08-30-2000
Posts 15536
San Juan, Puerto Rico


20 posted 06-09-2001 03:42 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

geesh......I guess i did grow up in the 80's
Michael
Moderator
Member Ascendant
since 08-13-99
Posts 6333
California


21 posted 06-09-2001 05:32 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

ROFL at "I want my two dollars"

Oh my God I am old!!!!
Michael
Spice
Member Elite
since 04-13-2001
Posts 4474
Resting in my cardboard box.


22 posted 06-09-2001 08:18 PM       View Profile for Spice   Email Spice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Spice's Home Page   View IP for Spice

HaHaHa.
I know all these..with the exception of just a few...
Push pops are still good!
And Gag Me With a Spoon- Still in my
vocabulary...
catalinamoon
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Rara Avis
since 06-03-2000
Posts 9897
The Shores of Alone


23 posted 06-09-2001 11:00 PM       View Profile for catalinamoon   Email catalinamoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit catalinamoon's Home Page   View IP for catalinamoon

Hilarious. I know most of these though I grew up in the late 60's/early 70's. Now here I have to dispute the above comments. The 70's were great. And not all of the clothes were so bad. In fact, some of us were kinda stylish  
Mini Skirts, danskin leotards for tops for dancing, wrap around danskin skirts, high heels, hey I was so cool..
The 70's music, I know I will have a fight here, but I really had fun with disco. And
if anyone listens to techno and new dance music, it is so similar. Quit that laughing now!!
brian madden
Member Elite
since 05-06-2000
Posts 4532
ireland


24 posted 06-14-2001 01:41 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I loved scrappy doo,

mullets were cool

it was ok to wear white socks

television shows were better

pop music was better (britney and the rest could learn a thing or two from Kim Wilde, Belina Caraline and all the other 80's pop stars

R.E.M were still an underground band.

Peter Gabriel's video "sledge hammer" was amazing    

"Build a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life". Terry Pratchett

 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> pipTalk Lounge >> You know you grew up in the 1980s when..   [ Page: 1  2  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors