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"the 80's called...."

Oh god.. its true!

Hello children of the 80's. Read this, it will take you back.. its a bit anglo-centric, but there we go.

Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.
Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo
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 wore one of those slap-on wristbands at some point...or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour).
You had slouch socks and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
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!) Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks.
You could break dance (ok, 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"....
You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!
You own any 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.
My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Transformers are familiar to you.
You ever 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 in the basement 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!
If 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 biker 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 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 programme.
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 of steel would protect you.
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.
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.
You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, a pantomime horse and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal.
You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the front of a Capri so it looked like KITT.
You've ever seen a girl, a clown and noughts and crosses on your TV.
You've ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.
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.
Ooh, you could crush a grape!
You've ever held a chicken in the air or stuck a deckchair up your nose.
You wore legwarmers & 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!)
Trains in Wales went "Pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf".
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.
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 remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream cone on a warm summer night - 99's, screwballs or a cider lolly.
You got up extra early, especially to watch Saturday Morning cartoons
You were occasionally allowed to stay up late for Howard's Way, Dallas, Dynasty or Minder.
Running till you were out of breath.
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
Using the bed as a trampoline.
Pillow fights.
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down made you have a fit of the giggles, being tired from playing.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas Eve.
You remember when 25p was decent pocket money and you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10p.
Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better and taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
11th Feb, 2003 05:17 (UTC)
thanks for making me feel...even older. ;]
11th Feb, 2003 05:34 (UTC)
hehehe.. awww poor babe *hugs*
11th Feb, 2003 06:54 (UTC)
Sadly, I can recognize or relate to nearly all of those...damn 35 came up on me fast!
11th Feb, 2003 16:37 (UTC)
don't feel too bad.. I recognise most of them and I'm 22...
11th Feb, 2003 07:02 (UTC)
I SO had a swatch watch
You had Degrassi in the UK?
11th Feb, 2003 16:36 (UTC)
Re: I SO had a swatch watch
On Sky TV I think.. but not generally know. I don't really know what it is, some of these are from an 80's list I was e-mailed others I made up.
12th Feb, 2003 10:32 (UTC)
Re: I SO had a swatch watch
Well. Degrassi was THE coolest show ever.
12th Feb, 2003 11:16 (UTC)
Re: I SO had a swatch watch
if you say so ;)

I didn't know it...
11th Feb, 2003 07:08 (UTC)
You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good film.
Shut up! It soooo was. ;-)

Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
That is the only way really.
11th Feb, 2003 16:38 (UTC)
I didn't say it was a BAD film...

I'm jaded to it though, because my sister put the video on every bloody day for about a year

then there was the Sound Of Music... *shivers*
11th Feb, 2003 10:23 (UTC)
Um, Dirty Dancing is STILL a good movie!
11th Feb, 2003 16:48 (UTC)
heh... ok.. if you say so.

Fun certainly...
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