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YOU ARE A CHILD OF THE 80's IF…


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 04:15 PM

-Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.
-Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better and taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
-You played with "My Little Ponies".
-Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.
-You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.
-You know all the words to "Ice Ice Baby".
-You wanted to be on "Jim'll Fix It".
-You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.
-You had one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour).
-You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off".
-You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.
-You can remember watching Saved by the Bell.
-You remember Madonna in her cone stage.
-You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince".
-You even wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!)
-You could break dance (rather, you wished you could).
-You remember when Amiga was a state of the art video game system.
-You remember M.C. Hammer.
-You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"... and you can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!
-You ever owned cassettes.
-You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.
-You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
-You know what Gummy Bears are.
-You had a Swatch Watch.
-You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the "Care Bear stare".
-You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, YOU had the power!"
-You spent hours building and re-building Lego cities.
-Big wheels and BMX's were the way to go.
-With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!
-You ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.
-If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.
-You know what "Psyche!" means.
-Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.
-You knew that Transformers were "more than meets the eye".
-You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.
-You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good film.
-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.
-You wore cycle shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
-You had to change into play clothes after school.
-You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
-Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1's "Big 80s".
-Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
-You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.
-You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.
-You still don't like going in the sea because of Jaws.
-You remember Now compilations that had the pig on the front cover.
-You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.
-Dungeons & Dragons was your favourite "program".
-You've ever said "bright light, bright light" in a strange high-pitched voice.
-You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative merits of Matt & Luke.
-Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.
-You ever did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.
-Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were like a shield of steel.
-You still remember when the A-ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology and you can still sing all the words.
-Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt. And for the boys you had to wear your school tie wit the thin side showing.
-You wondered why a popular kids TV programme told you to "Turn off your TV set and go and do something less boring instead".
-You were shocked by the controversial plot lines in Degrassi Junior High and
Beverly Hills 90210.
-You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, a pantomime horse and a woman who sneezed (Mrs Popoff!), and thinking that this was perfectly normal.
-You tried to convince your dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of his Capri so it looked like KITT.
-You've ever seen a girl, a clown and noughts and crosses on your TV.
-A $1 bag of lollies from the local dli was a crapload.
-You hid behind the sofa whenever you heard the word "Exterminate!".
-You could have got away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids.
-Girls: you owned a pair of Pixie boots, generally worn with leg warmers.
-Boys: you owned a pair of pale grey slip-ons, generally worn with white towelling socks.
-You've ever held a chicken in the air or stuck a deckchair up your nose.
-You wore legwarmers and tried to do the splits while jumping in the air while singing you were going to live forever.
-You remember Fingermouse and Dangermouse (not forgetting his trusty sidekick Penfold!)
-Flumps are not only marshmallow sweets.
-You know all the words to "Hey Mickey" (well, nobody knows past the first verse anyway).
-You remembered Look In magazine, and when it was only 20p and Monster Munch when they were 10p. (And tomato flavoured Snaps and Bitz of Pizza!)
-Your best mate had a Soda Stream at home and you were jealous.
-Any elderly Scottish lady sounds like Supergran
-You remember crying on the beach building sandcastles in the rain.
-Hide and seek in the park, the corner shop, Hopscotch, butterscotch, skipping, handstands, football in the park/street, British Bulldog, Beano,
-Twinkle, Hula Hoops, jumping in enormous puddles and building dams.
-When 'Computer' Tennis, Pac-Man and Donkey-Kong ruled
-You got up extra early, especially to watch Saturday Morning cartoons and then went to Saturday morning cinema.
-Running till you were out of breath.
-Trampolines didn't have those safety sides they do now.
-Water balloons were the ultimate weapon; not Nerf guns.
-You remember when $2 was decent pocket money and you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 1 and 2 cent coins.
-Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo".

 



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:07 PM

Who is calling me a 'child of the '80's' ?

 

I'm a genuine bulge baby and I can remember at least half of them. Dangermouse was one of my heroes !

 

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 10:41 PM

who can forget Nancy Drew? :thumbup2:

and the cassettes? i still have the cassette tapes here.  :hysterical:



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:17 AM

I go back a bit further. Little 9" sets with a big magnifying lens in front of the screen. Wind up gramophones. Accumulators to power wirelesses (we didn't call them radios). cars that started with a handle at the front. The first flat (apartment) I had when I married, had gas lighting in the kitchen, these had little mantles that glowed quite brightly. I wouldn't want to go back to the "good" old days.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:20 AM

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Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo".

 

You might be shot for the second line.



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Posted 24 November 2014 - 05:45 AM

 

Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo".

I have done that on several occasions to make decisions. Things like which car to drive the Ferrari, The McClaren, Or the Roll's , and which Super Model to take to dinner. 



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Posted 11 December 2014 - 10:07 PM

This thread gives me life. I was born in South Africa and feel like I'm having a chat with an old friend. You had me at pocket money!



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Posted 13 December 2014 - 06:25 AM

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Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo".
 
You might be shot for the second line.

They changed it to "tiger" by the time I was around

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 01:43 PM

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 02:53 PM

"Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"."

But it always has an easily predictable result just from considering the number of words in the rhyme, the number of options you are picking from and the option you start on. How anyone could every think it could simulate random chance confused me from when i first heard such rhymes (by the time i was around there were atleast 4 totally different rhymes in common use alongside it). marking the options around the edge of a circle, dropping a pencil from shoulder height and seeing choosing the option corresponding to the anlge it landed at was how i used to do it.

Edited by rp88, 18 December 2014 - 02:53 PM.

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 08:27 PM

@ GeorgeHenry #4

 

"No amount of money could buy from me the memories that I have of then,

No amount of money good pay me to go back and live through it again

In the 'Good old days' when times were bad"

 

Dolly Parton - 'The Good Old Days'

 

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