Things I miss about the '80s...LOL!

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  1. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    This is meant to be kinda tongue in cheak, but I do kinda miss the '80s. Everything was kinda new, and funky, and dorky all at the same time. Kind of an awkward decade. Here's a few things that I "miss" about the '80's, and I will add more as I have time, and think about it more.

    1) CHIPS...Mostly because of Heather Locklear
    2) Mullets, and rat tails
    3) Magnum PI
    4) Parachute pants
    5) Police Academy
     
  2. punkin570

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    80's era.....lets see now
    • big poofy hair...... yep i had it, never goin there again
    • bright colors.........yep i wore it, looked ok too
    • tight legged jeans..yep had those too, and had the ability to look good in them believe it or not
    • leg warmers..........yep, had 'em, didnt like 'em
    • Solid Gold, Soul Train, & American Bandstand...yep watched them religiously
    • Friday 13th, & Freddie Kruger &Texas Chainsaw Massacre...movie nites at my house with all my friends piled up in livinroom passin and tossin the popcorn around...really miss that
    • Hall & Oats, Hammer-Time, Kiss, Bon Jovi, etc, etc, etc......yep listened to them over and over
    • Pacman, Frogger, and a few others.......yep had 'em and was good at it...always beat my brother, lol.
    I think thats about enough for now, dont you? lol thanks for the recall matt. Had fun delvin into the past.
     

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    the 80's ruled. this was my time growing up.
     
  4. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    That's what I think too! I no longer have a mullet...thank god, but I'm an 80s kind of guy.
     
  5. kat in the hat

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    OMG! I miss the REAL MTV. Not the HipityHopityBumpityBump MTV. VH1 classic is pretty cool, but just doesn't have the heart. No Kurt Loader, no Randy of the Redwoods, no Jay Giles Band. Man there was some K/A videos back then.
     
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    I'm a 60, 70. man. :cool2:
     
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    MTV? What's that??? :smile2:
    Okay, I guess I have to think of things I miss about the 80s....let me just see if I can REMEMBER them :confused2:.

    Dynasty.....mostly NOT because of Heather Locklear!

    Dallas.....who shot J.R.???

    Magnum P.I. - mostly BECAUSE of Tom Selleck :big_smile:

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khah.....my FAVORITE Star Trek movie, although the original series really gets me goin'. What IS the Trouble with Tribbles anyway??? They seemed like pretty nice furry l'il pets :lol:.

    Ohhhhh....Raiders of the Lost Ark, the BEST of the Indiana Jones movies, by far....

    Ms.Pac-Man and Galaga.....okay. Well, my sis was WAY better at Galaga than me, but just try challengin' me to a game of Ms.Pac-Man :cool2:!

    Leslie, you don't ever have to go back to BIG hair.....I kinda liked it though, it's the only time I HAD enough hair to really COUNT....

    My first concert, Journey the Frontiers tour....boy, was that cool, still is.

    Friends hangin' out CONSTANTLY at my house, and me bein' HAPPY about it :roll_eyes.

    Wide shoulder pads.....now how did that get in there? NOPE, don't think so.....made ya look like a football player!

    Oh, maybe I forgot to mention, I was a heavy metal, head bangin' girl back then.....tight legged jeans, NAH. Maybe tight black shiny spandex pants, and a tiger striped top. Oh, and let's not forget the snake skin spiked heels, or boots :cool2:. (Luckily for ME, my roomate's dog chewed 'em up.)

    I was Footloose, fancy free, and Dirty Dancing......FLASHDANCE! What a feeling!!!

    After all, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (oh dear, I think I just quoted some Cyndi Lauper lyrics). LMBO.....Matt, life is TOO short to live in the past.

    But, I do think that since YOU started this thread you are obligated to post a pic of YOU with your mullet :lol:. I know you'll just HAVE to agree :wink:.
     
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    OMG! Tribbles!!! lol.

    Who DID shoot JR? I've slept since then.

    Tanya...a headbanger? No way! Don't even believe that one. Olivia Newton John fan all the way. Let's get physical is more like it. lol.

    You got me on Mrs. PacMan, and maybe Galaga, but Battle Tanks, or River Raid....toast.

    My first concert: Johnny Cash at the Clarence Cannon Dam invitational.
    My first "rock" concert: Mr. Mr. Not a proud moment, but my mom refused to let me go to Def Leppard, and felt bad. So, to make it up to me, she let me go to Mr. Mr. Yup...still pissed about that one.

    Finally, I am not obligated to show any pictures of me with a mullet. I am however vulnerable to the power of suggestion, and am a good sport. I am almost possitive I am the only one on here willing to humiliate myself like this for the sake of a laugh or two. Just for you Tanya.
     

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    Or, how about .99 cent per gallon gasoline.
     
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    Heather Locklear was on T.J. Hooker
     
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    I remember when I started driving gas was 79 cents a gallon here. That was in 1996. So I definetely miss it!!:smile2:

    Other than that, I was a kid, so I would like to go back in time knowing then what I know now. I would've changed a thing or two!!:tounge_out:
     
  12. rebelzgrl76

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    Things I miss about the 80's
    * Weird Science, 16 Candles, Duran Duran, Madonna, Goonies!, Karate Kid, Tina Turner, Kirk Cameron, Allysa Milano, Skating rinks on Friday and Saturday nights, jelly shoes, Temple of Dome, Care Bears, Smurfs, Hee Haw, Knight Rider, Charlie Angels, chinese jump rope, friendship bracelets, coca cola glasses, ghost busters, Fraggle Rock!, Debbie Gibson and Electric Youth perfume(I didnt wear it), Thriller, Urban Cowboy, Gilly's, Star Trek..ok..my head hurts.

    Thats a few things I miss about 80's:wink:
     
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    "......2)mullets and rattails..."

    They are alive and thriving,just hit any wal-mart after 9 pm. on a weekend :lol: :lol:
     
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    I still tight roll my baggy pants..LOL
    I loved the 80's and especially the music and good memories. Thanx!
    :cool2:
     
  15. kat in the hat

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    Oh yea, do you go sockless in a pair of loafers while tight rolling them?

    I don't miss Members Only jackets.

    So, who was the hot dispatcher on chips?
     
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    the only thing i miss about the 80s is part of my youth.
    now the 60s i miss every thing about them.
     
  17. rudepossum

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    The 80's? I don't know it's all a blur. I think i remember something about reefer, Guess i must of been a truck driver hauling frozen goods or something. :crazy:
     
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    1. Weird Science
    2. Elvira "mistress of the dark":roll_eyes: :tounge_out:
    3. My Micheal Jackson "Beat it" jacket:lol: (complete with glove:roll_eyes: )
    4. Saturday morning watching Bill Dance
    5. care free summer days:still_dreaming:
     
  19. kat in the hat

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    Just posting a video that takes me back a ways. One HUGE thing that I miss about the 80s is Randy Rhoads!!! Catgirl, if you were a true headbanger, you will crank this up and wake up the neighbors. While everbody was listening to their bubblegum music, this is what I was jamming to.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hwq3nNHyPI&mode=related&search=
     
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    Now that brings back some memories.