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Psycho-Genius Otaku
19 Jan 2006
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A long time ago I posted a 90s nostalgia list now I decided its time for the 80s one
Luckily I know alot about the 80s and the fashion is coming back lol ( I love Ferris Bueller, btw 👍 and an asterisk means I get it)

You remember Don Johnson when he was "cool"

You know who shot J.R

You remember when Michael Jackson was actually considered something of a sex symbol

You practice getting in and out of your car through the windows

You owned at least one skinny leather tie.

Your first Walkman weighed 10 pounds and was the size of a brick.

You wore L.A. Gear tennis shoes.

You know the meaning of Wax on/Wax Off*

You're always "in the mood for dancing"

If you can "See Better" with sunglasses that have paint splattered all over the lenses.

You wore lace gloves with the fingers cut off, bangle bracelets up to your elbows, bright red
Reebok high tops and parachute pants to a school dance

You need a shopping cart to carry your personal stereo with you.

You remember what Michael Jackson looked like before the surgery.

You go rollerskating every Friday night (not to skate, but to 'hang out')

You still want to take Karate...(after you move to California)*

You watch NYPD Blue thinking, "Well, they're no Crockett and Tubbs, that's for sure".

"Outrageous!" is the term to describe something neat and cool

You think that Garbage Pail Kids are your children's worst enemy

You had a poster of Bo, Luke & Daisy Duke

There was nothing to question about Bert n' Ernie living together*

The feeling in your thumb is only now just returning after holding down the Atari joystick to
control the racecar in Enduro Racer

You went out and purchased the sound track for 'Miami Vice'

You remember the magazines of song lyrics

If you think Hulk Hogan is the best wrestler of all time.

If the best non-slasher movie in your opinion is An American Werewolf In London.

Two words: The Clapper.

Six words: "This is your brain on drugs."

You want to live in 'the Valley'.

Ferris Bueller was your idol.*

You watched 'Star Search' on a regular basis.*

You can sing all the words to "One Night in Bangkok" by Murray Head, and now you understand
that it is about chess. *

If you had an entire wardrobe of Esprit clothing (or coveted one.)

If you know the words to the "Oscar Mayer" theme songs *

Your bangs are teased perfectly to 7 inches above the rest of your hair.*

Have multi-colored earrings that touch your shoulders*

Played Upwords, Boggle or Trivial Pursuit (the original) on a rainy afternoon

You're still bitter that WHAM broke up

You know whose phone number is 867-5309*

You drink Diet Coke because Max Headroom told you to

You can feel St. Elmo's fire burnin' in you. *

You still wear a bandana tied around your leg and/or a ponytail off-center on the side of your

You have the tendency to turn up the collar of your polo shirts

You never go out for a night on the town without frosted blue eyeshadow and feathered bangs

Everything in your wardrobe is either pastel or fluorescent

People are constantly gagging you with spoons. *

You know all the words to "I'm just a bill, sitting up on Capitol Hill" and "School House Rock." *

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

You still can't believe that Milli Vanilli was deceiving you all that time

Every now and then, you blurt out: "Ooh noo, Mr. Bill!!!"*

You still watch things on Beta tapes

You know who Martha Quinn is.

You still carry your boom box on your shoulder

You think David Hasselhoff was awesome in Knight Rider but sucks in "Boob Watch."

You wanted to be "The Hulk" for halloween

A piece of folded paper and two hands could tell your fortune.*

Knickers and leg warmers were cool

If you remember Bruce Willis from Moonlighting, not Die Hard

You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding

You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.

You thought a Commodore 64 was the highest technology available

When you saw luging at the Winter Olympics you poured water down your driveway and tried it

You want to be "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" *

'A Different World' kicked butt

Remember "Dancin' to a Big Mac at McDonalds!"

You know who played Magnum P.I

One Phrase, "The Plane, The Plane"

You can name at least three members of the Brat Pack

Still think banana clips were a godsend

Still wear Wet n' Wild makeup

If your idea of hi-tech toys is still the heat-sensitive color-changing sticker on Transformers

You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing
Queen" by yourself in your room. *

You still wear your "Members Only" jacket.

You still have a couple of those barettes made of woven ribbons.

You had snap bracelets (We had those in the 90s too but man they hurt they're gone now)

You remember when Pee-Wee wasn't a pervert.

You had had five pairs of socks on at any given time

You still think Donkey Kong can beat Mario up

If you still have your scratch-n-sniff sticker collection

If you ever used Lee Press-On Nails

If you wear jelly shoes

If you remember when you heard that drinking soda and eating Pop Rocks would make your
stomach explode

You still play with that CASIO SK-1 Keyboard

You're still hoping for a New Kids on the Block reunion tour (Wait didn't this just happen?)

You still argue over who was better: Tiffany or Debbie Gibson

Every time you hear the "OH YEAH..." song you think of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

You still watch tapes of Stingray, McGyver, and Airwolf

And this one's from me personally:
If you've ever called anyone a neo-maxi-zoon-dweeby 😊

Mike Cash

15 Mar 2002
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Well....that was certainly long enough....


11 Mar 2005
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Those are great, and I enjoyed seeing which ones you get :D

Here are my additions, let us know if you get them ;-):

You wear clothes, shoes, plastic bangles and earrings that are all the exact same shade of bright pink, turquoise, yellow or orange.

You dress for Halloween in a boilersuit with a hoover strapped to your back;

You know what speed the Delorean needs to reach to go back in time;

You know who said "Nobody puts Baby in a corner.";

Your favourite toy was a cardboard box drawn on with felt tip pens to make KITT;

You know what KITT stands for :D;

You learnt to ride using a Raleigh Chopper;

Your dad took Daley Thompson's Decathlon away from you because he was sick of buying replacement joysticks;

You know that the best way to beat a Rubik's cube is to peel off all the stickers.


The Hairy Wookie
4 Feb 2005
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Debbie Gibson was way better than Tiffany. I rejoiced when Wham broke up and I admit I did buy Crocketts Theme from Miami Vice, on 45 vinyl no less.


Psycho-Genius Otaku
19 Jan 2006
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Patrick Swayze from Dirty Dancing
Wearing those colors mixed matched is now the emo/scene thing to do.
I like the Rubik's cube one, thats very clever.
I don't know Mycernius, "I Think We're Alone Now" holds a special place in my heart, kind of like Prince's "Raspberry Beret"

btw I have some of my mom's old Garbage Pail Kids cards, my favorite is April Showers.
I love George Michael!
I've watched too many 80s movies and wore ( and still wear since its back "in") all the fashions, its definitely my favorite era, despite the fact they were in the midst of the Cold War and were suffering economic depression ( even though the 80s were all about materialism?) They still made movies and music to keep themselves cheerful and escape, even if for only a little while.
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Pink Lady's Number #1 Fan
28 Dec 2003
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I dressed up like Sonny Crockett! Thought he was the coolest dude on Earth! :D


The Rise of Cobra
31 Aug 2003
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You forgot to add: You can remember every lesson you learned from G. I. Joe word for word.

Now you know! And knowing is half the battle!

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