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    The 80's

    I'm diggin' the 80's avatars on the MBs, so I decided to start a thread on my favorite things from the 80's.

    TV Shows:
    -Knight Rider
    -Street Hawk
    -V: The Series
    -Silver Spoons (big up to Freddie Lippincoddleman)
    -Diff'rent Strokes
    -Dragon's Lair

    Movies:
    -SW OT
    -Goonies
    -Karate Kid
    -Ferris Bueller
    -Fast Times at RH
    -Ghostbusters

    Video Games:
    -Donkey Kong
    -Galaga
    -Frogger
    -Elevator Action
    -Mike Tyson's Punch Out
    -Metroid
    -Super Mario Bros
    -Combat (Atari 2600)
    -Defender (Atari 2600)
    -Megamania (Atari 2600)

    Cartoons:
    -Transformers
    -Mon-chi-chis
    -Snorks
    -Smurfs
    -Space Ghost
    -M.A.S.K.
    -Voltron
    -Silverhawks
    -The Chipmunks
    -The Littles

    Toys:
    -Transformers (reissues come out in August!!!)
    -M.U.S.C.L.E.S.
    -Hot Wheels

    Candy:
    -Pop Rocks
    -Jumbo Pixie Stix
    -Lik-A-Stik

    Music:
    -Run DMC
    -New Edition
    -Kool Moe Dee
    -Bangles
    -Phil Collins
    -Midnight Oil
    -INXS

    Misc.:
    -Garbage Pail Kids
    -Breakdancing
    -KFC Chicken Littles (man, bring it back!!!)

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    Ahh the 80's

    The one thing I don't get is how stuff that was generally lame in the 80s is the stuff the media wants you to remember as what "made it" back then. (BTW, this isn't a flame, just bear with me) F'rinstance, the nuclear paranoia most of us felt never comes up. I was scared SILLY back in the "day after" days.
    (I guess these'll be dislikes first) I really didn't like the political background of much of the decade. And I didn't like pink fox shrits either. It's funny now, how the media tends to portray the 60s as being the same as the way the 60s were portrayed in the 80s- or is that just me??
    I liked that show called "wizards and warriors" I think- at the end of each scene, it would freeze and turn into an old fashioned painting- ANYBODY recall this? I loved the Fall Guy. I LOVED Hardcastle and Mccormick (COYOTE!!) I loved the GIjoe toys (ARAH) And of course Transformers.
    I just get worried thinking about how the media presents the decade as some sort of "pinnacle of civilisation", cause I was there, and it wasn't like that at all in a lot of ways .
    (wait- is this a "political" opinion from mabudon?? But I RETIRED!!)
    Okay, nevermind
    Something about him reminds me of my older brother, Rex.

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    The 'ME!ME!ME!' generation is how I remember the 80's. Capitalism, consumerism and communism at fever pitch. War, trade strikes, Wall street, hideous clothing and hair and jewellery, and big colored frame glasses and synth music from hell, gadgets and gizmos that changed the way the whole world thinks, action hero tv, movies, comics, books, bedlinen, clothing, flourescant everything, fast food, fast lovin', fast disease epidemics, space war technology, interstellar dreams, acne, youth TV, MTV, sexual awakenings, first love, the real world closing in on my fragile existence. The death of innocence...

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    Just to add to your list pinoysith:

    TV Shows:
    -Dukes of Hazzard
    -Blue Thunder
    -Sledgehammer

    Movies:
    -Transformers
    -GI Joe
    -Top Gun
    -Back to the Future

    Video Games:
    -Time Pilot
    -Out Run
    -Centapede

    Cartoons:
    -GI Joe
    -Go Bots
    -COPS
    -Thundercats
    -Robotech

    Toys:
    -Go Bots
    -GI Joe
    -Stompers
    -Rubics Cube

    Candy:
    -Everything by Willy Wonka

    Music:
    -Too many 1 hit wonders to list

    Misc:
    -California Raisens (....I heard it through the grapevine...)
    -Delorians
    -VCR's
    -Beta
    -Walkman's
    -The Space Shuttle
    -Skylab
    -CD's
    -Atari
    -PacMan fever
    -Superbowl Shuffle (with the "Frig")
    -"The Day After"
    -The Challenger
    -Personal Computers
    -Boomboxes/Ghetto Blasters
    "No one helped me so why should I help you?" - College professor circa 1999

    By choosing not to decide you still have made a choice.

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    Jonna
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    Oh no! I can feel myself Turning Japansese as we speak! I REALLY think so!

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    I can sum up my 80's experience in two words...

    Duran Duran








    OK, stop throwing eggs and tomatoes now.
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    My god......I am.....WALKING ON SUNSHINE at the thought of it.....
    "Roger Nasty Butler!"

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    Jonna
    Guest
    Originally posted by Mandalorian Candidat
    I can sum up my 80's experience in two words...

    Duran Duran

    OK, stop throwing eggs and tomatoes now.
    Hell no to the throwing things and the pain and the rough play! I've seen them twice.

  9. #9
    Originally posted by Jonna


    Hell no to the throwing things and the pain and the rough play! I've seen them twice.
    Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" was the first video I ever saw on MTV.

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    Thumbs up

    The 80's???

    Ok...ESB...ROTJ

    Heavy Metal

    Cold war movies...

    Lots of advances in technology...

    Earthquakes...

    Great legends of tennis...(well in most sports)
    As always...........L

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