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Remembering The 80's

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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:33 PM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

Thats My boy....

I wonder if Katrina enjoyed them playing with her?

Never had a mullet or rats tail.....that was for the kids......I was already over that stuff by '81.

I was a "Long Hair" of the 70s....




posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:33 PM
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Geez, I can't believe you guys left out the girls!!

80's girls were the best! Smelled good, big hair, clean, tight pants, daylight, candies shoes, lip gloss, sweaters, pretty eyes, nice looking, made up nice...smelled good.

Oh, and did I mention they smelled good???

Then there was like this 30 year drought where girls spiraled downward from the grunge look, to emo...to homeless bag-ladies with hardware all over their skulls (and other parts).


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posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:39 PM
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"Tight-rolling" your jeans.



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Geez, I can't believe you guys left out the girls!!

80's girls were the best! Smelled good, big hair....



But oh my gosh that big hair came at a price!

Ladies, how about the damage we did to our hair then?! The perms!!!!!! Back then the perms were MURDER on hair. And remember when we had bangs that we would curl back, then hold them up and hair spray them so they STOOD UP? Remember that sh!t? 😂

And the makeup....pink and purple eye shadow....together on one eyelid.

I have some hilarious awesome photos I would post if I were brave enough. Fun times!



posted on Jan, 6 2018 @ 11:44 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Geez, I can't believe you guys left out the girls!!

80's girls were the best! Smelled good, big hair, clean, tight pants, daylight, candies shoes, lip gloss, sweaters, pretty eyes, nice looking, made up nice...smelled good.

Oh, and did I mention they smelled good???

Then there was like this 30 year drought where girls spiraled downward from the grunge look, to emo...to homeless bag-ladies with hardware all over their skulls (and other parts).



Clay...lol.. The hippie chick phish phollowing revival of the 90's was a wave of petuli oil worth riding..

But there was nothing like the high hair spray la gear with poofy socks and tucked in stretchie jeans with a poison t shirt and a button riddled Jean jacket to burn your Ford escort heart down.....

Respectfully,
~ meathead



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 03:05 AM
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a reply to: gort51

Hey don’t forget Echo and the Bunnymen or The Cult. I saw The Cult open for Billy Idol in Biloxi. That was a great show!



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 03:11 AM
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a reply to: KansasGirl

We guys appreciated the effort! Don’t forget the snakeskin mini skirts or mid-drift shirts with tight jeans.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 03:30 AM
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a reply to: Groot

I remember turning 16 was a major milestone, it meant freedom and mobility. I was rockin a ‘68 gold convertible Comaro, I miss that car. Back then, we had hang outs: the beach, the mall, pizza joint etc. You’d drive to meet up with your friends and talk to one another face-to-face. None of this stream of consciousness two word text crap. For a guy, when dating, it was important to drive and pay showing girls respect and that you appreciated them going out with you. Maybe fish for a kiss. If you suggested Dutch it meant the date wasn’t going well or you were just a douche. Don’t forget house parties and drinking games. Ah yes!



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 04:55 AM
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a reply to: Groot
Maggie Thatcher. Falklands war. "I can't tell you how many there were, but I counted them all out andI counted them all in, and they all arrived back safely". Miners' strike defeated.
Gorbymania. Soviet empire falling apart, Berlin wall being brought down, Soviet Union falling apart.

The Fifties were better, though.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 05:06 AM
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a reply to: stonerwilliam

UK centric I grant you but sums up the 80s nicely


youtu.be...



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 05:38 AM
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We were free as kids, back at that time. We knew what freedom was, as kids!

Kids were allowed to play outsides, in the dirt, they even hurt themselves sometimes. No helicopter parents, no spying devices in our pockets. When we left the house we were gone, free from our parents. Nobody could call us every three minutes to ask if we are ok, if we need a veggie sausage or a camomile tea or if we are maybe disturbed by something we saw outsides...

We went into the forest(five minutes from home with a BMX bike), armed with throwing and "Rambo" knives, glasfiber bows and aluminium arrows, selfmade "bombs" and "grenades" from firecrackers and stolen blackpowder(from the stepfather of one of our buddies at that time, the stepfather made his ammo, i guess everything illegally, by himself and so he could steal blackpowder en masse xD). When we watched movies like Red Dawn or Rambo for example, before, we used to wear camo clothes... xD Oh, movies. When we watched Bruce Lee movies, we were that motivated that we went outsides to a piece of land that we called ours, because it was owned by the father of one of us, but just left abandoned. Armed with selfmade nunchakus... you can imagine the rest xD

We cooked on fires, ate stolen unripe fruits from the neighbours trees, potatoes and sugar beets from the farmers fields and stuff like that. I remember that we heard a shot of a shotgun while we were stealing cherries from a small plantation, owned by a crazy farmer of... we thought that he was 150 years or older xD. Even our parents told us that "the old Schlösser" was a crazy old man when they were young.

When it was not too cold outsides anymore, we went out for camping, even if we sometimes only were allowed to camp in the garden of one of us. But we had our freedom to do a lot of stuff that nowadays kids just can dream of.

You didn´t need to call your friends to meet them, you just went to their home, rang the bell, asked the parents for your buddy and picked him up. If appointments were made that we would meet the next day, nobody came late because nobody could send a message that he will be late. We learned that those who are late will be punished by life. If you were late you mostly couldn´t find the others for the whole day and were afraid that you could miss something cool, so nobody was late or didn´t come at all.

And yes, there was crime, there were bad people at that time, there were dangers and all that evil stuff we know today, too. And we all survived unharmed, grew up and became "adults". At least does it look like as if we became adults, with around 40 years i still don´t feel like an adult, very often. Or the most time...



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Mike Stivic

No kidding! There was a group of us from all the different houses who ran the neighborhood from dawn til dusk all summer. As we got older that range expanded as our ability to be responsible for ourselves increased. We all walked to school -- blocks away. Later, we road our bikes to the middle school clear across town.

Nowadays, all our parents would have been in hot water with CPS.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:44 AM
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a reply to: Groot

They are some bittersweet memories for sure.
I was in high school through some of the 80s, skipping school, riding down to the juke joint for flats of cheap beer and then skinny dipping in the river at night.
I remember spending days and days in the woods, parents worried sick, and show back up on Sunday night to pretend to go to school that Monday. Field parties and concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion, driving to the clubs in Georgetown and travelling up and down the coast with my brother, mostly on the back of his bike, when he got out of the service.
Hair metal bands and the strip clubs (think girls, girls, girls Motley Crue).
I got married in the 80s, underage and dumb as a box of rocks!



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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a reply to: gunaire



We guys appreciated the effort!


Yes, yes we did!! Probably more than they ever knew. I always made it a point to heartily acknowledge it and treat them accordingly too.

Especially considering what would follow in later years for fashion.

I can remember Mom saying she was going to open a call-center because of all the girls calling. I never really had a complaint about that situation, honestly. Well, sometimes it could be a pain I guess. I was just girl crazy in those days! Loved 'em!!



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: Groot

I was a kid in the eighties. Rotary phone on the wall, no answering machine. By the time I was five, I was riding my bicycle around the neighborhood free as a bird. The other neighborhood kids and I caught frogs at the marsh which we would take home and attempt to conceal from our parents as pets. I had two paper routes that I would get up early in the morning to deliver on my bike, and I mowed two yards in the neighborhood. I wanted candy money, and boy was I rolling in it! Wish I could remember more about those days but I drank most of it away starting in the mid-nineties.
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posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

Did the marriage last?



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 07:04 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: TNMockingbird

Did the marriage last?

No, we were both too young I think and it wasn't 'forever' romantic love, just sort of for convenience.
Thank goodness for both of us there were no children but we sure did have some fun while it lasted.



posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:12 PM
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originally posted by: gunaire
a reply to: Groot

I remember turning 16 was a major milestone, it meant freedom and mobility. I was rockin a ‘68 gold convertible Comaro, I miss that car. Back then, we had hang outs: the beach, the mall, pizza joint etc. You’d drive to meet up with your friends and talk to one another face-to-face. None of this stream of consciousness two word text crap. For a guy, when dating, it was important to drive and pay showing girls respect and that you appreciated them going out with you. Maybe fish for a kiss. If you suggested Dutch it meant the date wasn’t going well or you were just a douche. Don’t forget house parties and drinking games. Ah yes!


My milestone was when I was 17, graduating highschool and starting college in 1982. Had my 1976 Plymouth Duster, in-line 6.
Damn, almost got laid as much as I do now, which is alot !!

Plenty of trash can parties, all kinds of booze mixed in with fruit and juice.




posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:17 PM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: gunaire



We guys appreciated the effort!


Yes, yes we did!! Probably more than they ever knew. I always made it a point to heartily acknowledge it and treat them accordingly too.

Especially considering what would follow in later years for fashion.

I can remember Mom saying she was going to open a call-center because of all the girls calling. I never really had a complaint about that situation, honestly. Well, sometimes it could be a pain I guess. I was just girl crazy in those days! Loved 'em!!


Ahh, the girls calling. LOL ! Our phone on the wall had a 20 foot extention, and it would be stretched all the way to the basement from the kitchen. What guy wasn't girl crazy back then. We didn't have porn like they do now. We had dads old Playboy mags.




posted on Jan, 7 2018 @ 08:30 PM
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I love 80s music particularly hair metal. Motley Crue Guns N Roses Metallica Ozzy. I swithed over to grunge when Nirvana hit the scene. I liked both genres 80s and 90s music.

I liked the world better without cell phones and social media. I got rid of my cell phone a couple years ago and deleted my facebook account. I had no interest in keeping contact with people I hadn't seen in 20 years. The whole thing just felt superficial to me.

Home video games were great. I still love the Nintendo Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

So much has changed over the years. The 90's were good financially. I remember bringing home $300 a week from my summer job in high school. $300 went a long way back then.

Since the 2000's everything around here went to hell.




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