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You know you're an 80's child, if...

Discussion in 'Fun Time' started by Snowbaby, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    • Snap bracelets were always getting you in trouble at school.
    • Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo
    • You played with "My Little Ponies."
    • Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.
    • You ever read Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.
    • You know all the words to "Ice Ice Baby".
    • You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
    • You wanted to be on "Jim'll Fix It".
    • You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had plastic surgery.
    • You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at somepoint...or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour) or one of those t-shirt rings on one side.
    • You wore multiple pairs of socks in the middle of the summer just so you could be "hip."
    • You had slouch socks and puff painted your own t-shirt at least
      once.
    • You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off".
    • You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.
    • You can remember watching Saved by the Bell for endless hours, back when they were new episodes.
    • You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
    • You hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."
    • You know someone who appeared on Wac-a-day.
    • You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."
    • You wanted to be a Goonie. ("Goonies never say die.")
    • You remember Madonna in her cone stage.
    • You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."
    • You say 'PJ and Duncan' not 'Ant and Dec'.
    • You even wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!)
    • Not only did you wear fluorescent-neon clothing, but they were mismatched with fingerless gloves and toweling socks. And who can forget those shellsuits!!!
    • You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)
    • You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
    • You remember M.C. Hammer.
    • You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"....
    • You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!
    • You own any cassettes.
    • You owned a pair of L.A. Gear, Keds, or Converse tennis shoes.
    • You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.
    • You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
    • My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Transformers are familiar to you. You ever had a Swatch Watch.
    • You wore a plastic tennis viser all summer
    • You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the "Care Bear stare."
    • You had Wonder Woman or Superman undies.
    • You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"
    • You spent hours in the basement building and re-building Lego cities.
    • Big wheels and BMX's were the way to go.
    • With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!
    • If you ever owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.
    • If you ever made Ken fall in love with Barbie.
    • You know what " Psyche" means.
    • Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.
    • You knew that Transformers were "more than meets the eye".
    • You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.
    • You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good film.
    • You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'dall be living in space.
    • You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.
    • You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt andfelt stylish.
    • You had to change into play clothes after school.
    • You wore acid washed jeans
    • Sported at least one tye dyed shirt Jean cutoffs, or cut sweathsirts seemed -really- cool
    • Scooters were in
    • Watching Neighbours was considered essential
    • You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
    • Somehow you still know all the words to songs playedon VH1's "Big 80s"
    • Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
     
  2. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    • You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine song on Sesame Street.
    • You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.
    • You still don't like going in the sea because of Jaws.
    • You remember Now compilations that had the pig on the front cover.
    • You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places
    • that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.
    • Dungeons & Dragons was your favourite programme.
    • You've ever said "bright light, bright light" in a strange high-pitched voice.
    • You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative merits of Matt & Luke.
    • Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.
    • You ever did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having
      your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.
    • Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were like a shield of steel.
    • You still remember when the A-ha video was the pinnacle of modern technology and you can still sing all the words.
    • Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt.
    • You wondered why a popular kids TV programme told you to "Turn off your TV set and go and do something less boring instead".
    • You were shocked by the controversial plot lines in Degrassi Junior High.
    • You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester,a pantomime horse and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal (RentaGhost v.cool!!)
    • You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of redl ights on the front of
      Capri so it looked like KITT.
    • You've ever seen a girl, a clown and noughts and crosses on your TV.
    • You've ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.
    • You hid behind the sofa whenever you heard the word "Exterminate!".
    • You could have got away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids. (Girls)
    • You owned a pair of Pixie boots, generally worn with leg warmers. (Boys) You owned a pair of pale grey slip-ons, generally worn with white towelling socks.
    • Ooh, you could crush a grape!
    • You've ever held a chicken in the air or stuck a deckchair up your nose.
    • You wore legwarmers & tried to do the splits while jumping in the air while
      singing you were going to live forever.
    • You remember Fingermouse and Dangermouse (not forgetting his trusty sidekick Penfold!)
    • Trains in Wales went "Pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf, pshh-t-cuf".
    • You know all the words to "Hey Mickey" (well, nobody knows past the first verse anyway).
    • You remembered Look In magazine, and when it was only 20p and Monster Munch when they were 10p.
    • Your best mate had a Soda Stream (or a Mr Frosty!!) at home and you were
      jealous.
    • Any elderly Scottish lady sounds like Supergran
    • You remember crying on the beach building sandcastles in the rain.
    • Hide and seek in the park, the corner shop, Hopscotch, butterscotch, skipping, handstands, football in the park/street, British Bulldog, Beano, Twinkle, Hula Hoops, jumping in enormous puddles and building dams
    • When 'Computer' Tennis, Pac-Man and Donkey-Kong ruled
    • You remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream cone on a warm summer night - 99's, screwballs or a cider lolly (cider lolly? - cherry brandy lolly - yum!!).
    • You got up extra early, especially to watch Saturday Morning cartoons (and
      Going Live!)
    • You were occasionally allowed to stay up late for Howard's Way, Dallas, Dynasty or Minder.
    • Running till you were out of breath. Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
    • Using the bed as a trampoline. Pillow fights.
    • Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down made you have a fit of the giggles,being tired from playing.
    • Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
    • It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
    • You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas Eve.
    • You remember when 25p was decent pocket money and you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10p.
    • Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
    • Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better and taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
    • Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dare".
    • Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
    • Pass this on to anyone who needs a break - I DOUBLE-DARE YA!!!
     
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