Wednesday, March 26, 2008

YOU MIGHT BE A CHILD OF THE 80'S IF....


Have I posted this before?

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

...the Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories.

...songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day.

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

...you remember the days that hooking your computer into your television 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.

...a predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid."

...you see teenagers today wearing clothes that show up in those childhood photos, and they still look bad.

...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 took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van. You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.

...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..."
- "Because I SAID so, that's why"
- "What IS that noise on the radio?"
- "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.

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

...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 think 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.

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

...you're starting to believe that maybe 40 isn't so old after all, and it's those people over 50 you have to look out for.

...you freaked out when you found that you now fall into the "36 - 50" age category on most questionnaires.

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

...you're doing absolutely nothing with anything pertaining to your major degree.

...you're finding that you just don't understand more than half the lingo used on MTV any more.

...you ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon.

...you ever used the phrase "kiss mah grits" in conversation.

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

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

...you know who shot J.R.


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3 Comments:

At Wednesday, 26 March, 2008, Blogger windycindy said...

I am right there with almost all of these reminders. I am not familiar with "Coleco" nor a computer that hooked to the tv. Everything is right on target with me! I am proud of it.
Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

 
At Thursday, 27 March, 2008, Blogger Amy Wallace said...

Totally rad post!!! I'm still singing "we're gonna rock around the clock tonight." ;-)

 
At Friday, 18 April, 2008, Blogger Heidi W said...

This post was scary! LOL. Now I'm singing Weird Al songs... how will I get THAT out of my head today!??

 

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