To paraphase an old saw- If you can remember the '80's, you weren't there. I was in high school and college at that time, and don't remember much outside of the music and hill street blues. :-D
Did anyone happen to catch Last Comic Standing last night when the one comedian was joking about kids complaining about Playstation 2 being "hard". He said "Hard? HARD? let me tell you, these kids nowadays are nothin' but a bunch of creampuffs they've got it so easy. Why, back when I was their age we used to have to run uphill both ways and jumping over barrels to get Donkey Kong. Save Game? Hah, when you died in my day it meant going all the way back to magic hippo land...and we liked it!"Budgie said:Your both wrong, it was Space Invaders....or was it Galaxia.... or was it Missle Command.... or was it Astroids...... or was it Donky Kong.....
donk said:After rereading this thread, no one has mentioned the ultimate thing from the early 80's
nerudite said:Do you guys even rollerskate up here? The closest roller rink to me is in B.C... I know because I checked when I moved here. I miss rollerskating
donk said:I know lots of places around here are 20 years behind the times. Truckers caps, western shirts, wallets with chains are not being worn for their current fashion value, they've never gone out of style.
Dan said:Head to Buffalo, and in some neighborhoods you'll still see late 1970s-style groders, heshers and mötörheads that are not even trying to be ironic; black heavy metal concert t-shirts, tight faded jeans, denim jackets, chain wallets, and long feathered hair on both men and women. RIVERSIDE F****N' A! *
* A few years ago, when I was driving around Buffalo, I passed underneath a railroad viaduct in Riverside. Spraypainted on the viaduct was "SLAYER RULES".
boiker said:I remember the Pontiac Fiero as being the "car of the 80s"
I had tight biker shorts, a spike haircut w/ lines in my sides (no sideburns), fake Oakley "blades", Ocean Pacific T-shirts-- I was the coolest 10 year old around in the mid and late 80s. :-$
Def Leppard is a pure 80s band.
Coragus said:You all want "stuck in 80's"? I got "stuck in 80's" for you:
I have been to five Bon Jovi concerts in my lifetime, and two of those I went to BY MYSELF!
I didn't get old enough to go to concerts until the 90's, but when I did, I saw most of my 80's favorites, such as:
Ted Nugent (twice)
Did I mention Bon Jovi?
80's toys kicked too. Transformers, G.I. Joe, and the orginal Star Wars action figures! Yay!
Hey guys, did any of you ever hit someone that called your action figures "dolls"?