The 80's

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I was watching I love the 80's on VH1 tonight and ran across this on the net.

* YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP IN THE 80's or early 90's IF.....

* 1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE ".
* 2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
* 3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air " ...and can do
the "Carlton".
* 4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy.
* 5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start
a club of* your own.
* 6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
* 7. You know that "WOAH " comes from Joey on Blossom
* 8. Two words: Hammer Pants
* 9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock ".
* 10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars... and "spokey-dokes" or
playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect.
* 11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales " (Woo ooh!)
* 12. When it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch
* 13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
* 14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles " on the big
screen... and still know the turtles names.
* 15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class
at school.
* 16. shirt in a knot on the side.
* 17. You played the game "MASH " (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)
* 18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.
* 19. L.A. Gear....need I say more
* 20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM " in Kindergarten. (She's truly
* 21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing " and all the
Ramona books.
* 22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF "
* 23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
* 24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)
* 25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell
off and his cheeks shifted.
* 26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
* 27. You took lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail Kids in* the
* 28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
* 29. You still get the urge to say "NOT " after every sentence.
* 30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts.
* 31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
* 32. You thought She-ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up.
* 33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you
exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.
* 34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (and like #24, probably in neon
colors, too)
* 35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are,
but what am I? "
* 36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up "
* 37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline
* 38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
* 39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
* 40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds.
* 41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement.
* 42. You remember Popples.
* 43. "Don't worry, be happy "
* 44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
* 45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do...getting yelled
at by "younger hip" members of the family)
* 46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
* 47. You remember boom boxes.. and walking around with one on your shoulder
like you were all that.
* 48. You remember watching both "Gremlins " movies.
* 49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!""
* 50. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little PonyTales
* 51. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.
* 52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
* 53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool... and don't
even flinch when people refer to them as "NKOTB".
* 54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved By
the Bell ", the ORIGINAL class.
* 55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
* 56. You just sang those words to yourself.
* 57.You remember watching Magic vs. Bird.
* 58. homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better)
* 59. You remember when mullets were cool!
* 60. You had a mullet!
* 61. You still sing "We are the World "
* 62. You tight rolled your jeans.
* 63. You owned a bannana clip
* 64. You remember "Where's the Beef?
65. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about
* 66. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.
* 67. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't

Oh the memories.

68. You had an argument over who was better: MC Hammer, or Vanilla Ice.
69. You tried to talk as fast as the Micro Machine turbo talkin man!

Found this a few years ago and decided to keep it.

You are between the generations of Generation X and Baby Boomer (a 'Tweener) if:

You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.

In your fifth grade class picture you were wearing an Izod shirt with the collar up.

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

The Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories.

You ever rang someone's doorbell and yelled "Landshark!".

Three words: Atari, IntelliVision and Coleco, sound familiar.

You remember the days when "safe sex" meant that your parents were gone for the weekend.

You remember Friday Night Videos before the days of MTV.

The predominant color in your childhood photos is plaid.

While in high school, you and your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play Prince's "1999" until you passed out partying.

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

You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the minivan.

You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.

You've ever conversationally used the phrase, "Jane, you ignorant slut!"

You watched HR Pufenstuff 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 phases: When I was younger... When I was your age... You know, back when....

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

You're starting to view getting carded to buy alcohol as a GOOD thing.

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

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

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

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

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

Girls thought Sean Cassidy was dreamy, and lusted after Ted the photographer on The Love Boat.

You freaked out when you found that you now fall into the middle-age category on most questionnaires.

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

This timeline appropriately describes actual events in your life:
STAR WARS opens, you are still in single digit ages, and you think the creatures are WAY cool.
EMPIRE STRIKES BACK opens, you are now in early double digit ages, and you are convinced that the special effects are much better, the characters are cool, and you want one of every collectible out there.
RETURN OF THE JEDI hits the theaters, you are now a teenager and you cannot get your eyes off Princess Leia's breasts or Han Solo's butt.

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

You're starting to believe now that maybe having the kids go to school year round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.

You're doing absolutely nothing pertaining to your major.

You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.

U2 is too popular and mainstream for you now.

You ever used the phrase "Kiss mah grits!" in conversation.

You remember trying to guess the episode of the Brady Bunch from the first scene.

You spent endless nights dreaming about being the Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman or the Six Million Dollar Man.

You had ringside seats for Luke and Laura's wedding on General Hospital.

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

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

You know who shot JR.

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

You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on after all.

You know all the words to the double album set of Grease.

You ever had a Dorothy Hammill haircut.

You sat with your friends on a Friday night and dialed "867-5309" to see if Jenny would answer.

"All skate", "change directions", means something to you.

You owned a pair of Rainbow suspenders just like Mork used to wear.

You bought a pair of Vans and wanted to order a pizza in history class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

You owned a preppy handbook.

You were too young to go see the Blue Lagoon so you just had to settle for second hand reports.

You remember when there was only PG and R none of this PG-13 crap.

You learned to swim about the same time Jaws came out and still carry the emotional scars to this day.

You remember when your cable TV box had a sliding selector switch.

You actually believed everything Leonard Nimoy told you on "In Search Of..."

Your jaw would ache by the time you finished those brick sized packages of Bazooka gum.

Bo and Luke Duke.

VCRs cost $2,000.

There was nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.

Rotary dial telephones.

You actually believed that Mikey, famed for his Life cereal commercials, died after eating a packet of pop rocks and drinking a Coke.

The theme song to Greatest American Hero.

"i am older than i once was but younger than i'll be that's not unusual..." Simon & Garfunkel.
lonewolfe said:
* 66. You had big hair and you knew how to use it.

Had that covered:

* 52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
You mean Gordon Shumway?

* 55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.
No but I memorized the words to LIVIN' ON A PRAYER the day my high school lunchroom got a jukebox and it was played 6 times in a row.

* 67. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't
No but now I've got LIVIN' ON A PRAYER stuck in my head!!!
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