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#124576 - 07/21/03 09:46 AM You might be an 80's child if...
brian-z Offline

Registered: 07/11/02
Posts: 770
Loc: Western USA
You wanted to be on Star Search. (Didn't we all?)

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video.

You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.

You wore French rolls on the bottom of your splatter painted jeans.

You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.

You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt.

You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."

You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."

You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."

You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours.

You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.

You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."

You'll always hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."

You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."

You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80's movie she WASN'T in?)

You know what "psych" means.

You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants.

You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.")

You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."

You ever wore fluorescent -neon if you will- clothing....

You could breakdance, or wished you could.

You know who Max Headroom is.

You know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song.

You remember when ATARI was a state-of-the-art video gaming system.

You own any cassettes or albums.

You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.

You remember and/or own any of the Care Bear glass collection from Pizza Hut.

"Poltergeist" totally freaked you out.

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.

You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

You wanted to communicate with Synergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits. See Jem.

You inserted the word "like" into, like, every sentence.

You know what a Doozer is. See Fraggle Rock.

You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

You ever had a Swatch Watch.

You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.

You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman).

You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

You had Wonder Woman or Superman Underoos.

You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did.

You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.

You have heard of "Garbage Pail Kids" (and perhaps still have a collection of them).

***Extra point*** You have seen the Garbage Pail Kids TV show. (Only one episode was aired.)

You had a crush on Bo Derek.

Punks actually "shocked" people.

You wanted to be The Hulk or Rainbow Brite for Halloween.

You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.

You know what a "Whammy" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!")

Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

Songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day.

3 words: "Atari" "IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar?

You remember the days that hooking your computer into your TV wasn't an expensive option that required gadgets - it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer!

You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV.

You ever owned a pair of "Pop-Wheels" - that handy little combination of shoe and roller skate that lasted about a year on the open market.

You're PO'd that you couldn't really participate in the 60's, pissed that you were a part of the 70's, think you wasted too much time doing stupid, meaningless things in the 80's, and still have no clue what the 90's are all about.

While in high school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play "1999" by Prince over and over again.

You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was.

You were shocked and horrified at the Challenger explosion (which you were probably watching in school at the time). (yes to both)

You watched HR Puffenstuff as a child, but now that you're older, you really understand that it would have been much better had you known about drugs at the time.

You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases:
"When I was younger"
"When I was your age"
"You know, back when..."
"Because I SAID so, that's why"
"What the HECK is this noise on the radio?" (guilty)
"Just can't (fill in the blank) like I used to"

You can't remember a time when "going out for coffee" DIDN'T involve 49,000 selections to choose from.

Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language.

You ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video.

At one point during your teenage years, you walked with a noticeable tilt to one side due to the number of plastic rings on that arm.

"Celebration" by Kool & the Gang was one of the hot new songs when you first heard it at a school dance.

The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance fell during "Crazy for You" by Madonna.

There were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter."

You ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons.

You used to hold in your head the thought that all those gold chains on Mr. T actually looked kinda cool and the thought that Mr. T made millions seemed rational to you at the time.

You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old big wheel quite obsolete.

You've gotten this far on the list and aren't totally confused.

The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.

You read the "Hot Video Games Player's Secrets" guide for Mortal Kombat just so you could find the hidden screen, and play Pong again for old time's sake

You're starting to believe that maybe 30 isn't so old after all, and it's those people over 40 you have to look out for.

Your hair, at some point in time in the 80's, became something which can only be described by the phrase "I was experimenting."

You've ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the last five years, okay?

You're starting to get that "why aren't you married yet" spiel, not just from parents, but now from friends that are married.

You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.

When someone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end.

You remember "Hey, let's be careful out there."

You're parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes, anyway.

You had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi, or knew someone who did.

You thought eating Reese's Pieces would attract your own Alien.

Your name is Jennifer or Jason.

You have ever called 867-5309.

You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Cameron, or Michael J. Fox on your wall.

You held the top score on Pac-Man. (guilty)

You owned a t-shirt that said, "I shot J.R." or know someone who did.

This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."

You HAD to have your MTV

You know what a "burnout" is.

You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember when Jordache jeans were cool.

You remember when Madonna was just hitting the scene.

You remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh.

You thought "Weird Science" was a masterpiece.

You remember any or all of the following: Echo & the Bunnymen, Cutting Crew, Scritti Politti, or Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark.

Chevy Chase was really funny in those vacation movies.

You actually know who Rick Springfield is

You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.

You jammed to the Miami Vice theme and thought

Jan Hammer was cool.

Guys: You remember when a guy piercing his ear was radical to the max, but did it anyhow.

#124577 - 07/21/03 04:09 PM Re: You might be an 80's child if...
Mike Church Offline
Moderator Emeritus
Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
what a list. Wow. I was learning how to be a father. I was a 50s child.
Jeans so low and tight they would fall down if you did not keep your buns clamped.

white teeshirt with cigs under the left sleeve

Black Leather Jacket

Canadian Club Rye Wiskey

bootleg beer at $10 a case of 24

Fast Cars that were dangerous

Drive In Movies where anything could and did happen

The birth of Rock and Roll

Soda Fountains

I could go on but we are all starting to fade away in that generation.

Thanks for the post



#124578 - 07/25/03 03:12 AM Re: You might be an 80's child if...
orodo Offline

Registered: 03/15/02
Posts: 735
Loc: Imladris, The Safe Haven of Ar...
Duran Duran

Dead or Alive

Bon Jovi



Warren Zevon


the 80's were defined by the music, like each generation, we had the music. That is what I remember most. I was there, been there, done that, ain't goin back, unless you drag me...hehehehehe

It is better to be Dragon Master than Dragon Slayer. Some Dragons are meant to be mastered, others meant to be slain. Odin, Great Spirit, God, grant me the wisdom to know the difference. "May the Valar guide and bless you on your path under the sky"

#124579 - 07/25/03 12:11 PM Re: You might be an 80's child if...
guy43 Offline

Registered: 11/17/02
Posts: 450
Loc: Minnesota

DISCO and Leisure Suits!!! Whoops - wrong decade. Naw... these two can die, die, die!!!

#124580 - 07/26/03 03:05 AM Re: You might be an 80's child if...
BT Offline

Registered: 06/25/03
Posts: 388
Loc: Chicago IL
And I was having a pretty good day and you have to go and remind me of all the things my kids make fun of. \:D

"Everyone is entitled to their opinions and it is not my job to change their mind." Dali Lama

#124581 - 08/10/03 01:18 AM Re: You might be an 80's child if...
Sick Puppy Offline

Registered: 03/30/03
Posts: 300
Loc: Nowhere Land
I wasn't even BORN until 1980... \:o

I remember Fraggle Rock though. I loved that show. And Transformers. My sister had a bunch of those slap-on bracelets. Etc...

And one day we will die
And our ashes will fly
From the aeroplane over the sea
But for now we are young
Let us lay in the sun
And count every beautiful thing we can see

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

#124582 - 08/10/03 06:30 PM Re: You might be an 80's child if...
Bill_1965 Offline
Chat Mod Emeritus

Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1984
Loc: Flint, Michigan
School House Rock (or was this the 70's)

Seeing how many shirts you could wear at once.
Don't forget the alligator.

The Dead Kennedys

Punk rock (argh)

I had a stylin' baby blue polyester leisure suit with dark blue thread. Wanna listen to some of my ABBA music. I'm glad those days are over, but I still have my ABBA.


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