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BamaGrits84
08-03-2011, 08:57 PM
A FB group I am in (not that I joined, but was added too, how does that happen?) has lead me down memory lane. What was your favorite part of the 80s and 90s? I was just little kid in 80s (born in 84) so a vast number of my memories from then come from my older sister exposing me to the music. I loved Warrant and Roxette. For years I thought the line about Love Shack was named after a club on Atl Hwy in Montgomery and not the other way around. My sister owned acid wash jeans that were so tight in the legs she once rolled them up and they had to be cut off her. And I even owned NKOTB bedding. Oh and clubs that required you to have read most of the Baby Sitters Club series and own a pink and green troll dolls. And wear purple eyeshadow when moms weren't looking.

My favorite part has to be the music. I listen to it all the time and think back to how many tapes we tored up from rewinding them too many times without letting them cool down. I even did my own version of Neighborhood Idol on the trampoline and not even Simon could have found one bad thing to say about my rendition of Someday.

Miss Foxy
08-03-2011, 09:58 PM
A FB group I am in (not that I joined, but was added too, how does that happen?) has lead me down memory lane. What was your favorite part of the 80s and 90s? I was just little kid in 80s (born in 84) so a vast number of my memories from then come from my older sister exposing me to the music. I loved Warrant and Roxette. For years I thought the line about Love Shack was named after a club on Atl Hwy in Montgomery and not the other way around. My sister owned acid wash jeans that were so tight in the legs she once rolled them up and they had to be cut off her. And I even owned NKOTB bedding. Oh and clubs that required you to have read most of the Baby Sitters Club series and own a pink and green troll dolls. And wear purple eyeshadow when moms weren't looking.

My favorite part has to be the music. I listen to it all the time and think back to how many tapes we tored up from rewinding them too many times without letting them cool down. I even did my own version of Neighborhood Idol on the trampoline and not even Simon could have found one bad thing to say about my rendition of Someday.

My fave was the MUSIC!! The crap they play nowdays sucks!!
I also rocked a side ponytail, banana clips, teased/crimped hair!!
Oh yeah and fluorescent everything...Madonna was my goddess.. lol...Then when I went into my Metallica look.. lol.. Doc Martens baby!

rearnakedchoke
08-04-2011, 01:00 PM
80's def had the best music ... michael jackson revolutionized the music video and music .. i remember getting our first VCR (everyone laughed when we got VHS instead of BetaMax .. LOL) ... got our first microwave too ... breakdancing was cool ... my dad would bring home huge pieces of cardboard from the warehouse and our backyard was where everyone would come with their ghetto blasters and we all thought we could be in Beat Street or Crush Groove .. LOL

Dethbob
08-04-2011, 01:28 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y117/floranista/betamax3.jpg



tee hee

Just kidding, Dethbob, I'm techno-challenged as well. :)

Cool Photoshop Flo!

I think the old VHS tapes were one of my favorite parts of the 80ís and 90ís: Raiders of the Lost Ark, Buckaroo Banzai, Ghost Busters, RoboCop, Aliens, UFC1, Eco Challenge, when Netflix killed all the video stores they sold off a lot of classic VHS tapes for a dollar each. It was like Christmas for about six months.

Of course, this thread is also reminding me of miniskirts with florescent leg warmers...:ashamed:

BamaGrits84
08-04-2011, 01:35 PM
How could I forget Pac Man! The greatest game ever!

NateR
08-04-2011, 01:36 PM
I turned 7 in 1980 and 17 in 1990, so the most formative years of my childhood were spent in the 80s. Everything just seemed to be better in the 80s: the music, television, movies, etc.

I remember the big controversy when the word "condom" was used on a sitcom for the very first time. It was in the late-80s on an episode of The Hogan Family (the show that started out Jason Bateman's career). Now, when you look at what kind of sexually explicit material that kids are subjected to on television, it really makes me miss the more "innocent" days of the 80s.

I also remember when the Return of the Jedi merchandising juggernaut started rolling in 1983. I was ten years old at the time and it was the first major movie-merchandising event of my childhood. You couldn't escape it, I know because my parents tried to shield us from anything and everything Star Wars throughout most of our childhood, but the movement was too big and it was everywhere. I remember when you could go to Sears or JC Penny or even a gas station to find ROTJ toys and merchandise. Nowadays, big movie merchandising promotions are so common that people don't even pay attention to them anymore, but back in 1983, a movie tie-in event of that scale was unheard of.

Some news stories from the May 1983 opening of ROTJ:
http://youtu.be/zjce141miEs

http://youtu.be/nNGAfTuEBd8

http://youtu.be/qcjs1RMF1iw

rearnakedchoke
08-04-2011, 01:42 PM
oh ya .. i remember ROTJ glasses (drinking) we got from Pizza Hut i think .. there was a whole set and we bugged our parents to go so we could get the whole set .. i remember the 1984 Olympic Games .. Carl Lewis, Mary Lou Retton, Edwin Moses .. everyone talks about how the US won so much cuz of the boycott, but damn, they had the best athletes .. i remember my parents making us watch the Royal Wedding on TV and taking us to the Papal Visit Mass when PJPII was in town ..

rearnakedchoke
08-04-2011, 01:44 PM
How could I forget Pac Man! The greatest game ever!

George Costanza may have something to say about that .. LOL
http://www.longislandpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/frogger.jpg

County Mike
08-04-2011, 01:54 PM
Dang! You guys are old.

BamaGrits84
08-04-2011, 02:20 PM
Dang! You guys are old.

Not as old as you. Well at least I'm not. :tongue0011:

Primadawn
08-04-2011, 03:32 PM
Mike and I graduated the same year, so that makes us both 28.

I miss the 80's!!! I loved the clothes, I loved the huge hair, pinch-rolling your jeans (great for me since I'm only 5'1" and all my jeans were too long), the music, the movies--all of it!

What I would give to go back to about 1986 knowing what I know now...:Whistle:

Miss Foxy
08-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Mike and I graduated the same year, so that makes us both 28.

I miss the 80's!!! I loved the clothes, I loved the huge hair, pinch-rolling your jeans (great for me since I'm only 5'1" and all my jeans were too long), the music, the movies--all of it!

What I would give to go back to about 1986 knowing what I know now...:Whistle:

Jordache ruled until the 90's then it was all about Georges Marciano (GUESS).. Oh and the zippers on the ankles.. Hawwwt...

Primadawn
08-04-2011, 03:57 PM
Jordache ruled until the 90's then it was all about Georges Marciano (GUESS).. Oh and the zippers on the ankles.. Hawwwt...

90's were all ZCavaricci for me! :laugh:

Twinsmama
08-04-2011, 05:11 PM
i remember most of what you guys are saying but our music was conway twitty, tanya tucker, hank jr and alabama:laugh: i do remember someone my sister loved named stacy q but i don't remember when that was. when we got into 5th grade i think NKOTB were cool and we even drove to see a concert. my kids laugh when i tell them cartoons only came on on saturday mornings until noon. we packed a lunch and left on our 4wheelers and didn't come back until right before dark. we didn't watch much tv. on the weekends we would go catch dinner at the river, come home and eat and then watch GLOW (Gorgous ladies of wrestling) i do remember when i was in 8th grade we got cable and the same year got garbage pick up:laugh:

it sure is funny how you can hear a song and it reminds you of a time in your life.

Miss Foxy
08-04-2011, 05:24 PM
i remember most of what you guys are saying but our music was conway twitty, tanya tucker, hank jr and alabama:laugh: i do remember someone my sister loved named stacy q but i don't remember when that was. when we got into 5th grade i think NKOTB were cool and we even drove to see a concert. my kids laugh when i tell them cartoons only came on on saturday mornings until noon. we packed a lunch and left on our 4wheelers and didn't come back until right before dark. we didn't watch much tv. on the weekends we would go catch dinner at the river, come home and eat and then watch GLOW (Gorgous ladies of wrestling) i do remember when i was in 8th grade we got cable and the same year got garbage pick up:laugh:

it sure is funny how you can hear a song and it reminds you of a time in your life.

I used to love GLOW!! I always pretended to be Americana!! lol:ashamed:

BamaGrits84
08-04-2011, 05:32 PM
i remember most of what you guys are saying but our music was conway twitty, tanya tucker, hank jr and alabama:laugh: i do remember someone my sister loved named stacy q but i don't remember when that was. when we got into 5th grade i think NKOTB were cool and we even drove to see a concert. my kids laugh when i tell them cartoons only came on on saturday mornings until noon. we packed a lunch and left on our 4wheelers and didn't come back until right before dark. we didn't watch much tv. on the weekends we would go catch dinner at the river, come home and eat and then watch GLOW (Gorgous ladies of wrestling) i do remember when i was in 8th grade we got cable and the same year got garbage pick up:laugh:

it sure is funny how you can hear a song and it reminds you of a time in your life.

I went to a small rual elementary school and the bus driver let us play a radio as long as it was country music and the person with the radio had to sit right by her. We listed to High Cotton and Song of the South every day. And Achy Breaky Heart? I danced around my baby sitter's living room singing that song with a ninja turle as my mic daily!

BamaGrits84
08-04-2011, 05:34 PM
And don't forget Dirty Dancing. That sound track was the first CD I ever owned.

Primadawn
08-04-2011, 05:51 PM
And don't forget Dirty Dancing. That sound track was the first CD I ever owned.

Loved it! Saw it over and over and over...played the soundtrack over and over too! Was obsessed with that movie!

philips4
08-05-2011, 03:45 PM
A FB group I am in (not that I joined, but was added too, how does that happen?) has lead me down memory lane. What was your favorite part of the 80s and 90s? I was just little kid in 80s (born in 84) so a vast number of my memories from then come from my older sister exposing me to the music. I loved Warrant and Roxette. For years I thought the line about Love Shack was named after a club on Atl Hwy in Montgomery and not the other way around. y.

What?! You are a baby, sheesh I'm old! I was a teenager in the 80's and everyday at school started w/ the school saying the pledge of allegiance, that still had God in it! We had three channels on tv that didn't come in very well and, sit down for this Nate, I was not allowed to watch Star Wars when it first came out because it was rated PG and my parents only allowed me to watch G ratings! I didn't see it until it was out almost 5 years! Yikes, that was STILL before you were born BamaGrits84 :unsure: I remember all the kids piling in the far back of the station wagon w/ no seatbelts, playing outside from sunup to sundown out in the country w/out worry of predators and no cell phones, how much candy I could get for 50cents! I had the banana clips, fluorescent clothes, big hair and went cruisin for fun!

CAVEMAN
08-05-2011, 08:47 PM
Dang! You guys are old.

:laugh:You and I wouldn't know anything about the 80's:Whistle:

County Mike
08-07-2011, 10:17 PM
:laugh:You and I wouldn't know anything about the 80's:Whistle:

Don't remember the 80s at all! :wink:

Neezar
08-08-2011, 03:53 AM
Don't remember the 80s at all! :wink:

too stoned, huh?


:laugh:

J.B.
08-08-2011, 04:37 AM
Ahhh, the 80's and 90's...that golden age before Xbox and Playstation

http://www.hackphone.co.il/2011/03/images/nes-controller.jpg

There was this...

http://www.digitalbattle.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/michael-jordan.jpg

and this...

http://terrorpixels.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/freddy2.jpg

and this...

http://www.973bobfm.com/Pics/Whatever/Ultimate%20Warrior%20and%20Hulk%20Hogan.jpg

and who could forget this...

http://www.gifsoup.com/webroot/animatedgifs/216942_o.gif

and then, tragedy struck...

http://s1.hubimg.com/u/275204_f520.jpg

New warriors would emerge to conquer the threat, but their own bitter rivalry would ultimately bring their demise...

http://dropthattrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/biggie_tupac1.jpg

Then, in 1998, we were ushered into the next generation by this...

http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-Britney-Spears-Baby-One-More-Time.jpg

Which eventually became this...

http://www.jetstreaker.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/07/britney-attacking-photographer.jpg

and now we have this...

http://www.musicrooms.net/files/artists/justin_bieber_profile_786529583.jpg

Neezar
08-08-2011, 07:24 AM
buzzkill

County Mike
08-08-2011, 11:14 AM
too stoned, huh?


:laugh:

Nope. Never been stoned. I just have a bad memory. Maybe it's too many concussions.