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nacho:
I love this shit:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1637719

Let's review, from the first post:


--- Quote ----I was born in 1975 & I remember playing the Saturday night fever soundtrack (8-Track) on my 2-XL robot.
--- End quote ---


74 for me, no robot.   :(  I had a 2600.  Then, in high school, I got the AppleIIe and played Infocom games and Wizardry.


--- Quote ----I also remember when Red Dawn was a possibility.
--- End quote ---


WOLVERINES!!!!!!!


--- Quote ----Comics were $.50 & a cold glass bottle of Mountain Dew was $.60 .
--- End quote ---


Dr. Pepper for me.  Are you a Pepper too?


--- Quote ----$5.00 could buy you a personal pizza, order of crazy bread & sauce & a coke from Little Ceasers.
--- End quote ---

Pizza, pizza!


--- Quote ----I was the shit in my red & white air jordan high tops.
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I was a Chuck Taylors man.


--- Quote ----Free time was spent at these places called arcades.
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And 7-11 sucking down 67 ounces of soda.


--- Quote ----My first cassette tape was Ozzy Osbourne "The Ultimate Sin" (still my favorite album by him).
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A little off, here.  I was a geek rock man.  Talking Heads and The Police were my first tapes.


--- Quote ----The fights kids had at school were only with fists...If someone pulled a weapon, the crowd would jump him.
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The old days, when people pulled you apart and tried to help calm the situation.  


--- Quote ----Every arab drove an Iroc-Z.
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We had arabs then?


--- Quote ----People were getting killed for their Troop jackets & shoes.
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God, what the fuck was wrong with us?  At least the killers had a reason.  Now I joke about how people are killing other people for their sneakers and my 20 year old cousin is like, ha-ha...what?


--- Quote ----Tripple Fat Goose jackets were the thing to have.
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Nah!  What the fuck is that?


--- Quote ----I watched He-Man & Thunder Cats along with Danger Mouse & Fraggle Rock.
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And all the classics.



--- Quote ----I loved watching Braingames on HBO & playing against my sister.
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We didn't have HBO, so I did the PBS run -- Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact...



--- Quote ----TV's still had dials that you could use to fine tune the stations.
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Yep!


--- Quote ----Channels went off at 1AM after playing the national anthom.
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Everything except one or two groovy, funky UHF stations in my area.


--- Quote ----Count Scary hosted scary movies & channel 20 also ran scary movies at night.
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We had Captain 20 on our Channel 20.


--- Quote ----Halloween was actualy a big holiday.
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They closed our block.


--- Quote ----3d movies were big for a while.
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This isn't really 80's, though.  This is retro 50's fever.


--- Quote ----Horror movies were actually scary.
--- End quote ---


Well, not really.

nacho:
And some resources:

http://members.tripod.com/twistedhumor/80s/80s.htm


The famous one:
http://www.80s.com/ChildrenOfTheEighties/page1.html

I lost my first tooth eating a fist-sized hunk of Velveeta.

Tyson:
As an 84'er, I only remember the tail-end of the 80's, but I'm still nostalgic for a lot of it. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, DinoRiders, Mr. Wizard, Fraggle Rock, Mr. Rodgers, and all of that.

Wait a minute, how come all I remember from the 80s before I moved to California in '89 is TV?

In ten years, I'll write a 90's nostalgia list.

nacho:

--- Quote from: Tyson ---
In ten years, I'll write a 90's nostalgia list.
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1994:

Nothing happened.

1995:

See 1994

1996:

Tried suicide, just to break up the boredom.  Was afraid to speak in public because everything I said was bad.  Started regular doses of 700mg of Xanax and Zoloft just to get through the day.  Was afraid to jaywalk.

Tyson:
Oh man! The music scene! The music! That's what the 90s were all about. And more TV shows of course. All that Seinfeld, too.

Back when Arrested Development was something you danced freaky to.

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