Tuesday, June 19, 2007

You're a Child of the 80's If...

"Alternative" music actually was...and not popular Top 40 tunes.

"Ca-vey Wa-vey!" means anything to you.

"Celebration" by Kool & the Gang was one of the hot new songs when you first heard it at a school dance.

(Girls) You owned a pair of Pixie Boots, generally worn with leg warmers.

Atari, IntelliVision, TelStar and Coleco were the ultimate gaming systems to own.

Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.

Chevy Chase was really funny in those Vacation movies.

Conveyor belts regularly carried washing machines, deep-fat fryers and a cuddly toy.

Guys: You remember when a guy piercing his ear was radical to the max, but did it anyhow.

If you ever said "I pity the fool".

Jelly bracelets & shoes!

Leg warmers and headbands alá Pat Benatar once looked really cool to you.

One word: Izod.

Ooh, you could crush a Grape!

Parachuting Action man was your favorite toy.

Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

Pierce Brosnon will always be Remington Steele, not James Bond.

Punks actually "shocked" people.

Shiny grey flecked suits.

Spend a majority of your time in your late 20s & early 30s obsessing over how much better things were "back then".

The Dark Crystal is still one of your favorite movies.

The TV movie "The Day After" still scares the heck out of you.

There were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter."

There were days that the homework just had to wait until the ABC Afterschool Special was over.
U2 is too "popular" and "mainstream" for you now.

When someone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end.

You actually know who Rick Springfield is.

You always wondered why Tootie always wore those skates.

You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."

You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours.

You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air".

You can, right now, hum to yourself the theme to 'Inspector Gadget'

You can't remember a time when "going out for coffee" DIDN'T involve 49,000 selections to choose from.

You carried you lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.

You ever had a Swatch Watch, and a Swatch Guard for it.

You ever owned a thin, black leather tie (and were proud of it), or worse it was patterned like a piano.

You ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons.

You ever uttered the word "Radical!"

You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants.

You had a crush on Bo Derek.

You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.

You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Cameron, Michael J. Fox or Don Johnson on your wall.

You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.

You HAD to have your MTV.

You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.

You inserted the word "like" into, like, every sentence.

You jammed to the Miami Vice theme and thought Jan Hammer was cool.

You just had to have a Trapper Keeper to stay organized at school.

You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."

You knew who Max's boss Jonathan Hart was.

You know what "sike" and "not!" mean

You know what a Doozer is.

You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."

You know who Max Headroom is.

You know who Spuds McKenzie, The Noid, and Joe Isuzu are.

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