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Remembering The 80's

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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: SituationNAFU
Ahhh, the good old days, no one had a smart phone, Intellivision was the #, and next to the rotary phone on the coffee table was the cable tv remote, a brown box with 20 buttons and selector switch literally connected to the tv with a long cable.


I remember when I first had cable tv. MTV played music videos, HBO had the same movies playing over and over again. The Tempest and The outsiders.












posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Groot

51 years old so I remember those decades quite well.

I remember the long distance companies would send you a check in the mail, 50 to 100 dollars. If you cashed it, it would automatically change your long distance provider.

I got several of them. Joke was on them: I never made any long distance calls!

Pay phones that cost a dime to use. And OMG, you had to actually know someone's number to call them.

Being able to actually slam the phone down on someone when they ticked you off.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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The NWA efil4zaggin you put there reminded me of another album from back then. Anthrax Efilnekcufecin. LOL. a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: Groot

All my teen years were spent in the 80s. The thing I liked to do was call random 1-800 numbers and just ask for a "catalog" or free sample. Some operators would have no idea what the hell I was talking about and some would gladly take my name and address and send me catalogs or crap for what ever I happened to call. I would get free crap for years. Wicker furniture, art supplies, ...one time I got a free phone dialer thing? It was like half a touch tone phone that you could put up to a rotoary phone speaker and dial from there???


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:19 PM
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originally posted by: Mike Stivic
The Atari,and the Commodore 64,
The latch key kids with the keys for the doors,
Cabbage patch kids and and gettin' paid for chores,
The nerds on the bus talking sports and scores,
Transformers plus the voltron force,
Wrestlemania screaming till voices were hoarse,
John hughes was a tour de force,
The brat pack,young guns on a horse,
Eddie Murphy, comic books ,
before it was cool to be nerdy,
Before hip hop got dirty,
before Wayne's world was worthy,
I'm talking church lady,
Mommas family,
Anologue and grainy...






Respectfully,
~meathead


Archy Bunker Meathead. LOL !

Got my first Atari with pong when I was 13 years old. 2 paddles and a blip bouncing back and forth.

You have named so many memories I have to respond to.




posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:21 PM
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Things seemed freer back then. You didn't feel constantly watched/monitored/recorded.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:25 PM
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Sadly, I cannot recall the 80's.

Or the 90's for that matter.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:26 PM
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originally posted by: SkeptiSchism
Things seemed freer back then. You didn't feel constantly watched/monitored/recorded.


So true 😕



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: Groot

originally posted by: stonerwilliam
a reply to: Groot

Are you from Glasgow and your name is really Get Out as GROOT

Confused


the 80s were great man


No, man.



Born and raised in the deep south in the great USA. I was a teen in the 70's.The 80's, I went to college and started my career, 30 years and still going.



Just the way some Scottish folk say get out , had me thinking GROOT

I was a child of the 60s man

But the 80s were great for music , turn on the radio today and they are playing 80s music on 1 in 10 tracks or it is a copy of a 80s song

Back in the 80s they rarely played 60s music like that on the radio to that extent

You are making me all nostalgic bud



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: Groot

originally posted by: Mike Stivic
The Atari,and the Commodore 64,
The latch key kids with the keys for the doors,
Cabbage patch kids and and gettin' paid for chores,
The nerds on the bus talking sports and scores,
Transformers plus the voltron force,
Wrestlemania screaming till voices were hoarse,
John hughes was a tour de force,
The brat pack,young guns on a horse,
Eddie Murphy, comic books ,
before it was cool to be nerdy,
Before hip hop got dirty,
before Wayne's world was worthy,
I'm talking church lady,
Mommas family,
Anologue and grainy...






Respectfully,
~meathead


Archy Bunker Meathead. LOL !

Got my first Atari with pong when I was 13 years old. 2 paddles and a blip bouncing back and forth.

You have named so many memories I have to respond to.



The eighties was a magical time to be an adolescent/teen .. the dollar still had a semblance of purchasing power. Remember the penny candies? Now and laters for a nickel.. cases of bud were 12 bucks..and that was at the overpriced bodega's in waterbury

Radio controlled cars we're all the rage.

Cartoons..don't get me started..The USA cartoon express... G.I. Joe , He man, Blah blah lol..
Thundarr the mother effen barbarian!

Not to mention the freedom., as a kid we had the run of the neighborhood.and later on almost nonexistent curfews..all of my friends and my own parents would have caught neglect charges from children's services nowadays..

Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:38 PM
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originally posted by: eriktheawful
a reply to: Groot

51 years old so I remember those decades quite well.

I remember the long distance companies would send you a check in the mail, 50 to 100 dollars. If you cashed it, it would automatically change your long distance provider.

I got several of them. Joke was on them: I never made any long distance calls!

Pay phones that cost a dime to use. And OMG, you had to actually know someone's number to call them.

Being able to actually slam the phone down on someone when they ticked you off.





I had a beeper, or pager, back then. I would get numbers to call my company and had to go find a pay phone to call them




posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:44 PM
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originally posted by: galaga
a reply to: Groot

All my teen years were spent in the 80s. The thing I liked to do was call random 1-800 numbers and just ask for a "catalog" or free sample. Some operators would have no idea what the hell I was talking about and some would gladly take my name and address and send me catalogs or crap for what ever I happened to call. I would get free crap for years. Wicker furniture, art supplies, ...one time I got a free phone dialer thing? It was like half a touch tone phone that you could put up to a rotoary phone speaker and dial from there???



The phone was when we went from rotary to touch tone. You had it figured out back then. LOL !




posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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www.bing.com...

Totally tubular and 80's



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:01 PM
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a reply to: Groot

Punk Rock, spandex, spiked up hair, the beginnings of Rap and break dancing, Glam Rock, hacky sack, lip sync contests (although those are making a comeback), neon colors, thrift shop chic, fishnet hose with hot pink Chuck Taylor's, Head Bangers Ball, 3 for $5 (for those in the know), Jawbreakers and Sixlets, card catalogs and microphiche, fistfights and shaking hands after instead of drive bys, The Clash, Van Halen,Rick James, Cindi Lauper, shoulder pads, Aquanet, Swatches and Care Bears.... fun times!



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: Groot

I can't remember what the year was but early 1980's and I remember

people still smoking in grocery stores
no seat belt law for cars
no kids car seats
we played outside all day during summer vacation
drank from the hose
neighbors could and did discipline kids up to grabbing and yelling
Brand names in shoes were just starting to become a big deal
Eating at McDonalds was a special thing
glass coke bottles that were not from mexico
stomper 4X4 toy cars


.

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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:05 PM
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a reply to: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk

Yes!

The king sent out his jetfighters..

Pew Pew ..

Can we add in some violent femmes and they might be giants? Please?



Respectfully,
~meathead



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:16 PM
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originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: Groot

Punk Rock, spandex, spiked up hair, the beginnings of Rap and break dancing, Glam Rock, hacky sack, lip sync contests (although those are making a comeback), neon colors, thrift shop chic, fishnet hose with hot pink Chuck Taylor's, Head Bangers Ball, 3 for $5 (for those in the know), Jawbreakers and Sixlets, card catalogs and microphiche, fistfights and shaking hands after instead of drive bys, The Clash, Van Halen,Rick James, Cindi Lauper, shoulder pads, Aquanet, Swatches and Care Bears.... fun times!


Wish we had met back then. But, I got you here and now.

Still waiting on those fishnet stockings.






posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 10:45 PM
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let's see... 80's... college, computer system that ran on magnetic tape and occupied one very large room, keypunch cards, RPG, Fortran, Cobal, Radio Shack TRS computers...



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:18 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

Ha, you must have been very young in the 80s...

"before it was cool to be nerdy"

Nope...in the 80s, it was...... "Hip to be Square" (Huey Lewis)
.

Nerds, were the Jocks of the 80s, Yuppies also reigned supreme, Spinning on cardboard was In, MJ was having pyjama parties with kids but without pyjamas, and Greed was Good.......then the 90s came around.

So much to tell you youngins about the 70s and 80s.....but so little time.


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:26 PM
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a reply to: gort51

Huey lewis was my new drug.
One that just wouldn't quit.....

I was rocking huey lewis before you chopped your mullet into a rat tail...



Respectfully,
~meathead

Eta, love you man, I seen them play with Katrina and the waves at the PAC in Jersey...

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