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You know you grew up in the 80’s if…

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posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:13 AM
These always give me a giggle for us 80s kids lol Got this via email today and did make me smile,

You know you grew up in the 80’s if…

1. You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.

2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

3. You know that “WOAH” comes from Joey on Blossom

4. If you ever watched “Fraggle Rock”

5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

9. You played the game “MASH”(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

11. You know the profound meaning of ” WAX ON , WAX OFF”

12. You wanted to be a Goonie.

13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us…head-to-toe)

14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

16. You took lunch boxes to school…and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

18. You still get the urge to say “NOT” after every sentence.

19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

21. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

22. After you saw Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure you kept saying “I know you are, but what am I?”

23. You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

24. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

25. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

26. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

27. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

28. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

29. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

30. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool…and don’t even flinch when people refer to them as “NKOTB”

31. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell,” The ORIGINAL class.

32. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

33. You just sang those words to yourself.

34. You still sing “We are the World”

35. You tight rolled your jeans.

36. You owned a banana clip.

37. You remember “Where’s the Beef?”

38. You used to (and probably still do)
say “What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?”

39. You’re still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren’t you!

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:55 AM
I'm not an 80's kid but I do remember some of the stuff on ya list ..... I'm too shy to admit what I know 'cause I'm such a geek
....... ummm... Where's the beef ??

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 12:05 PM
Thanks asala for telling me what I missed.

Thanks to being hammered most of the 80s, only a very few thing seem familiar.

I do remember being "Shot thru the Heart" though!

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 12:17 PM
Ahhhhhhh the memories.

Remember "That's Incredible!" with Fran Tarkinton, Kathy Lee Crosby, and John Davidson?

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 12:59 PM
OMG! Like I so totally do remember!Everything!
Still singing the damn song..and I can still moonwalk..seriously.

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 01:26 PM

Originally posted by AccessDenied
and I can still moonwalk..seriously.
Hahahahha.... I'm still doin' the moonwalk 'till this day
..... I'm still a big fan of MJ's old stuff ...yeehee !!!!!!!!

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by steve-o

Yes but Steve..I've been doing it for 24 YEARS!!!!
I can't believe I just admitted that. :shk:


posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 02:54 PM
New Kids on the Block was never cool.

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 03:06 PM
reply to post by apc

I have to agree there..I was a rock chick..still am.Heavy metal all the way!!!

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 04:13 PM
You know you grew up in the 80's if

1. You remember when first division football in England was the not the second best league.

2. You actually seen Wayne Gretzky in a Oiler's uniform.

3. You remember where you where when the Challenger exploded.

4.You actually remember when Video Killed The Radio Star.

5.You thought your hair being as tall as you was cool.

6.You know where "Goonie GooGoo Gus" comes from.

7.You know that Chicago and Toronto aren't just cities.

8.You did the Safety Dance.

9.You can remember Disco and still shudder at the thought.

10.You remember when Mullet's where actually cool.(ok maybe not :p)

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by AccessDenied

Wow !!!!! I can't compare to that AD ....... I declare you "moonwalk champ"

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 06:24 PM

1980- really the year that god made me!! (me mum and dad was having relations about end of Jan beginning of Feb)

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:27 PM
oh geez I just read this post to my other half (he hates that but oh well) and my 15 year old daughter... it made me realize how much that I had taught her because she can also do the moonwalk and the other 'kool' dances.. like the robot and 'thriller' dance.. lol.. and the alf thing was so incidencal.. we just watched the whole series of ALF.. from beginning to end.. oops did I just prove that I can find lots of things? lol.. ok so Im not that comp stupid I guess.. but yes there were ALOT of 'kool' and not so kool stuff we had back then.. and we call the newer stuff crazy?

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:53 PM
reply to post by AccessDenied

"Darlin you give love a bad name"

x x


posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:40 PM
You forgot 80s hairbands..

I linked a video to refresh your memories...and mine as well lol..Part 1 and 2 ...

and part 2...starting with Autograph..

80s hair bands..Big Sets..Big Hair,big sound and bigger then life.

A day when MTV was MTV. And for those that remember MTV when it started, you know what I mean.


[edit on 23-11-2007 by HIFIGUY]

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 09:43 PM
Geez, I feel old now.

By the time the 80's rolled around I was all grown up and more worried about work, career training, and a relationship. Most of the stuff on the list I've never heard of or wasn't interested in.

The 60's sure were groovy though.......

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:08 PM
Freddy was the 80's.

How can so many people love this man?? We miss you Freddie!

Edit: I'm straight and proud to love another man! (got to put that in, Fred is the king)

[edit on 23/11/2007 by Now_Then]

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:23 PM
reply to post by Now_Then

Ok your right...Freddie Mercury. Good Call.

Im rather enjoying this stroll down memory lane..

One that also was a huge influence on 80s Rock bands; The Ramones

Joey Ramone and the birth of punk rock.


[edit on 23-11-2007 by HIFIGUY]

posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 10:38 PM
I was forced to listen to lots of 80's radio on long car trips. I can pull out so many of this calibre!

oh dear

I was 10 by 1990, I only retrospectively appreciate R.E.M!

Edit: Early REM (83)

okay I'll stop with the youtubes

[edit on 23/11/2007 by Now_Then]

posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 10:19 AM
Ah yes, the eighties...

The Ramones, Bon Jovi, hair bands, Metal, when metal was metal (did that make sense?). Goonies.


Moonwalking? I just discovered I still can...woo hooooooo!!!!

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