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


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Sep 10, 2004
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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!!!