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Subject: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/04/16 at 6:23 am

What things do you like best from the 80's?  Music, movies, fashion, TV shows, whatever pops into your head.

I'll start. One thing I really like about the decade was the fashion. The freedom of expression that the 80's brought came out of nowhere and left us too soon. I love all the different styles and things people did with their clothes back then.

The military influenced look is something I really like. Doc Martens, buzz cuts, sleeveless shirts, bandanas and camouflage cargo pants.

http://www.vert-ecran.quebec/images/18%20-%20No%20Small%20Affair%20(1984).jpg

http://cineplex.media.baselineresearch.com/images/87160/87160_full.jpg

http://www.thewrap.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Josh-Brolin-The-GOonies.jpg

http://www.streetplantbrand.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/vallely-1988_June-copy-560x849.jpg

https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/65236e5e69f84407b91bcccde2d341af.jpg

Another look I like is the skater look. Had influences from the military look but overall it was a colorful mesh of many things from Punk to Heavy Metal to New Wave to Deathrock.

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I like the baggy clothes and loose t-shirts that finally became more widespread during the 80's as opposed to the tighter clothes of the previous few decades. Growing up in the 90's we were always looking out for the right cuts. Loose and baggy; no tight sh!t. The 80's were sorta the same thing but very slightly less of the baggy and a lot more colors. With some slight adjustments, the way I dressed in 1995 I could dress in 1985 and probably fit in pretty well.


Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 2001 on 12/04/16 at 6:41 pm

The video games!

River Raid (1982)

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Pitfall (1982)

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Road Fighter (1984)


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Soccer (1987)

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/05/16 at 11:48 am

This game totally ruled. 8)

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/3/3d/Super_Mario_Bros._(NA).png/revision/latest?cb=20120516222518&path-prefix=en

I remember going to arcades a lot in the late 80's. It was a lot of fun playing Pac Man and Donkey Kong.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 2001 on 12/05/16 at 12:00 pm


This game totally ruled. 8)

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/3/3d/Super_Mario_Bros._(NA).png/revision/latest?cb=20120516222518&path-prefix=en

I remember going to arcades a lot in the late 80's. It was a lot of fun playing Pac Man and Donkey Kong.


The one that started it all  :D The level with the flying fish was one of my earliest rage quits ;D

Did you play the regular Mario Bros.?

http://orig03.deviantart.net/37bd/f/2009/219/0/5/3d_mario_bros__by_nes__still_the_best.png

It's like crack, and I was hooked!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/05/16 at 12:12 pm


The one that started it all  :D The level with the flying fish was one of my earliest rage quits ;D

Did you play the regular Mario Bros.?

http://orig03.deviantart.net/37bd/f/2009/219/0/5/3d_mario_bros__by_nes__still_the_best.png

It's like crack, and I was hooked!


Yeah, they had it at the arcade! I used to play it with my brother all the time. And when my sister was old enough in the early 90's, all three of us would go down and spend 100's of dollars at the arcade playing all types of these games. :D

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/05/16 at 2:48 pm


This game totally ruled. 8)

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/nintendo/images/3/3d/Super_Mario_Bros._(NA).png/revision/latest?cb=20120516222518&path-prefix=en

I remember going to arcades a lot in the late 80's. It was a lot of fun playing Pac Man and Donkey Kong.


I loved Super Mario Brothers. :)

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/05/16 at 5:24 pm

Some of my favorite albums of the 80's:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3d/Oingo_Boingo-Nothing_to_Fear.jpg

Aside from composing scores for his best buddy Tim Burton, Danny Elfman also played in Oingo Boingo back in the 80's. They're a really cool New Wave band. Nothing to Fear is probably my favorite of theirs with songs like Private Life, Grey Matter and Wild Sex. Really goofy and fun. They're even on the Weird Science soundtrack.

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Both these albums blew my mind at 14. I already knew about Stranger than Fiction and Recipe for Hate but it was Suffer and No Control that really hit me. Speedy 80's-styled LA Hardcore Punk done no better. I couldn't believe how fast Greg was singing on songs like Big Bang and Sometimes I Feel Like. The lyrics were also one of the bands strongest points with songs like Delirium of Disorder with it's powerful yet maybe even nihilistic tone and the sarcastic I Want to Conquer The World that criticizes both fake politicians and lazy slacktivists (Green Day, this one's for you).

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/BeastieBoysPaul'sBoutique.jpg

Most people usually give Licensed to Ill all the attention when it comes to 80's Beasties but it's Paul's Boutique that really showed what they could do. It has some of the coolest sampling (in songs like Car Thief, Hey Ladies and Shake Your Rump) and the best rhymes they ever spit (i.e. High Plains Drifter & Three Minute Rule). It's my favorite along with Check Your Head.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 2001 on 12/05/16 at 6:56 pm

There were slacktivists in the '80s?  :(

I've only listened to AC/DC / U2 / Aerosmith. I should give some of these a listen, after I get through that '90s thread  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/05/16 at 8:22 pm

I personally believe the whole crazy SJW slacktivist mindset go going in the 80's. I've seen a couple of fanzines that deal with the same stuff but it was a very underground fringe thing. Even other underground communities like the Punk, Metal and Alternative scenes didn't wanna deal with those people. Slacktivism wasn't as bad until the internet so it wasn't so bad in the 80's but people who walk the walk and don't talk the talk have always been common.

Still going through the songs I sent, eh? Well, here's more!! Just some songs off the albums I mentioned. Enjoy! ;)

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 2001 on 12/05/16 at 9:27 pm

That Beastie Boy song!! http://i.imgur.com/g2YBkV0.png

When I heard Private Life it sounded a lot like Mr. Roboto  ;D And Bad Religion sounded like Bad Religion  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/05/16 at 9:43 pm


That Beastie Boy song!! http://i.imgur.com/g2YBkV0.png

When I heard Private Life it sounded a lot like Mr. Roboto  ;D And Bad Religion sounded like Bad Religion  :D


Glad you liked 'em! That Beastie Boys songs is definitely one of their best. Paul's Boutique is crazily underrated. Such a shame, too, considering it's a complete masterpiece of rhyme and sampling. 8)

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/06/16 at 7:15 am

The use of flange on guitars and the cool-sounding synthesizers

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/06/16 at 10:11 pm


The use of flange on guitars and the cool-sounding synthesizers


New Wave had the best synths!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 12/06/16 at 10:28 pm

I use to play Pitfall On the Intellivision all the time.  Love all the sounds like when he falls down, runs into the brick wall, jumps, dies, swings, and stuff.  Did I ever mention that I love Mario?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 2001 on 12/06/16 at 10:30 pm


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The 2XL.


Woah this looks futuristic.

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/07/16 at 2:52 pm


Woah this looks futuristic.

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2XL was a funny robot that you interacted with back in the early to mid 1980's.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 2001 on 12/07/16 at 4:58 pm


I use to play Pitfall On the Intellivision all the time.  Love all the sounds like when he falls down, runs into the brick wall, jumps, dies, swings, and stuff.  Did I ever mention that I love Mario?


I just gave Pitfall a "listen" since it's been a while, and it made my ears bleed. ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/07/16 at 8:18 pm

Some of my favorite 80's movies:

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https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/6f/Sure_thingposter.jpg/220px-Sure_thingposter.jpghttp://bonesbrigade.com/content/posts/thumbs/screen-shot-2012-08-29-at-13315-pm.png_630x934.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a9/Karate_kid.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/bc/Bill_%26_Ted.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/83/Bachelor_party_Movie_poster.jpghttps://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/5/5e/Gleaming_the_cube.jpg/220px-Gleaming_the_cube.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 12/07/16 at 10:04 pm


I just gave Pitfall a "listen" since it's been a while, and it made my ears bleed. ;D


I just love all the sounds in older games 

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/11/16 at 5:25 pm


New Wave had the best synths!

On the whole I think I prefer early 80s music most of all. The synthesizers sounded better and the songs had more of a "punk" edge to them, more guitar riffing.

The mid 80s are when the synths began sounding cheesier (apparently Yamaha was having trouble transitioning to digital at first), though there were still great songs from that time period.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/11/16 at 6:27 pm


On the whole I think I prefer early 80s music most of all. The synthesizers sounded better and the songs had more of a "punk" edge to them, more guitar riffing.

The mid 80s are when the synths began sounding cheesier (apparently Yamaha was having trouble transitioning to digital at first), though there were still great songs from that time period.


To be honest, the early 80's are my least favorite part of the decade. Mid 1982-1990 is the best. Aside from some good hits and movies, the early part of the decade always seemed kinda bland to me. I like cheesy synths. :P

This song is so cheesy with it's synth and sax but I love it:

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/12/16 at 7:09 am

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I used to watch this film a lot, Matthew Broderick is hilarious.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/12/16 at 5:55 pm

Ferris Bueller is one of my favorite movies of all time! Another John Hughes classic!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/13/16 at 7:11 am

http://images.mentalfloss.com/sites/default/files/styles/insert_main_wide_image/public/cosby-show_0.jpg
The Cosby Show

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/13/16 at 8:37 am

That was a good show back in the day!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/13/16 at 2:50 pm


That was a good show back in the day!


It was and I liked the way the theme song evolved too.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/13/16 at 2:54 pm

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/f6/fc/cb/f6fccb2aed9f264ccadebb1570a166d2.jpg
Donna Summer's 1983 album contains hits like "She Works Hard For the Money" and "Unconditional Love" (with Musical Youth).

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 12/13/16 at 4:54 pm

so hard for the monney

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Starlighter on 12/18/16 at 1:40 pm


Donna Summer's 1983 album contains hits like "She Works Hard For the Money" and "Unconditional Love" (with Musical Youth).


"She Works Hard for the Money" was a good song.  It was good to see that she was able to continue her career into the 80's.


This is one of my favorite 80's things:
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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/18/16 at 2:51 pm


"She Works Hard for the Money" was a good song.  It was good to see that she was able to continue her career into the 80's.


This is one of my favorite 80's things:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/8c/Uncle_buck.jpg/220px-Uncle_buck.jpg


I loved Uncle Buck.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/18/16 at 6:42 pm

Two of my favorite 80's ALL songs. Sound kinda Billy Idol-ish:

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Starlighter on 12/19/16 at 8:47 pm


Two of my favorite 80's ALL songs. Sound kinda Billy Idol-ish:



cool songs  :) 


I love Rock this Town by the Stray Cats
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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 12/19/16 at 9:28 pm

^ inside out

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/20/16 at 2:40 pm


cool songs  :) 


I love Rock this Town by the Stray Cats
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Have you heard "Stray Cat Strut"?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Starlighter on 12/20/16 at 8:03 pm


Have you heard "Stray Cat Strut"?


That's a good song too.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/20/16 at 11:09 pm


cool songs  :) 


I love Rock this Town by the Stray Cats
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This song rules!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/30/16 at 11:39 am

Guess what I watched this Christmas?

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80's Christmas movies totally rule! 8) 8)

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/30/16 at 11:53 am

Rick Astley is the man! 8)

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And R.I.P. to George Michael. You know it's a sad year when we lose two 80's greats like him and Prince. :\'(

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R.I.P. to Carrie Fisher, too. I grew up loving the original Star Wars movies and am very sad to hear that she's gone. Never thought we lose someone from the main three (Luke, Han and Leia) so soon. Now we just have Mark Hamil and Harrison Ford left. :\'(

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/319/files/2015/05/carrie-fisher-princess-leia-iii-by-dave-daring.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/30/16 at 2:48 pm


Rick Astley is the man! 8)

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And R.I.P. to George Michael. You know it's a sad year when we lose two 80's greats like him and Prince. :\'(

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R.I.P. to Carrie Fisher, too. I grew up loving the original Star Wars movies and am very sad to hear that she's gone. Never thought we lose someone from the main three (Luke, Han and Leia) so soon. Now we just have Mark Hamil and Harrison Ford left. :\'(

http://cdn.fansided.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/319/files/2015/05/carrie-fisher-princess-leia-iii-by-dave-daring.jpg



great video picks, I always loved the cheesy 80's.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: robby76 on 12/30/16 at 10:52 pm

My all-time favourite group were the 80s for me!


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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Zelek3 on 12/31/16 at 4:13 am


Guess what I watched this Christmas?

https://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/34/MPW-17447

80's Christmas movies totally rule! 8) 8)

Great movie! Too bad Eddie Murphy isn't funny anymore, and has gone downhill since the 90s. Of course, after you have kids, it's hard to keep putting out movies and TV shows where you say "f*ck" and "f*aggot" repeatedly. :P

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/31/16 at 6:35 am


Great movie! Too bad Eddie Murphy isn't funny anymore, and has gone downhill since the 90s. Of course, after you have kids, it's hard to keep putting out movies and TV shows where you say "f*ck" and "f*aggot" repeatedly. :P


He used to be such a good actor! Could you imagine if he tried doing something like Raw and Delirious today? Especially with kids? Oh man, there's already a big freakout because Delirious is on Netflix.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/31/16 at 7:29 am


My all-time favourite group were the 80s for me!


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI58lEFaODE
My favorite too.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/31/16 at 7:31 am


He used to be such a good actor! Could you imagine if he tried doing something like Raw and Delirious today? Especially with kids? Oh man, there's already a big freakout because Delirious is on Netflix.



everything in his world now has to be PG or be PC (politically correct).

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/31/16 at 1:31 pm



everything in his world now has to be PG or be PC (politically correct).


To be fair, it's kinda homophobic so I see why people are upset.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 12/31/16 at 5:09 pm


To be fair, it's kinda homophobic so I see why people are upset.



He has kids now so he has to watch he does or say.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 12/31/16 at 5:15 pm



He has kids now so he has to watch he does or say.


Yeah, he's taken on a family friendly image these days.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 80sfan on 01/02/17 at 11:37 pm

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/03/17 at 12:44 pm

80's REM totally ruled! 8)
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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/03/17 at 2:32 pm


80's REM totally ruled! 8)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwtdhWltSIg
My favorite from R.E.M

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/03/17 at 4:49 pm

That song rules!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/04/17 at 8:27 pm

I've been watching a lot of Growing Pains! Such a good show!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/05/17 at 2:36 pm


I've been watching a lot of Growing Pains! Such a good show!


Which character was your favorite?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/05/17 at 10:15 pm


Which character was your favorite?


Mike is the coolest. 8) How about you?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/06/17 at 7:32 am


Mike is the coolest. 8) How about you?


I liked The Father the best, what a great person to hang around with.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/06/17 at 11:46 am


I liked The Father the best, what a great person to hang around with.  :)


He was a pretty cool dude!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/06/17 at 4:11 pm


He was a pretty cool dude!


What other 80's things did you enjoy?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/06/17 at 10:08 pm


What other 80's things did you enjoy?


I love the music! 80's had the best Pop.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/07/17 at 6:53 am


I love the music! 80's had the best Pop.


Did you like those one hit wonders?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/07/17 at 1:09 pm


Did you like those one hit wonders?


Of course I do! The 80's had the best one hit wonders!

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/19/17 at 2:40 pm

http://dustfactoryvintage.com/fashionandrecycling/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/body-glove.jpg
swimsuits of the 1980's.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/20/17 at 1:59 am


Did you like those one hit wonders?
Remember that some one hit wonders are not one hit wonders in other countries.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/22/17 at 8:13 am

Bad Religion ruled in the 80's!!!

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 01/24/17 at 9:46 am

The hip hop of the time was the best! 8)

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 01/24/17 at 2:34 pm

How about fun hip hop?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FYLE4ePQW0

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/14/17 at 7:47 pm

I am a big fan of Skinny Puppy and Depeche Mode.

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: violet_shy on 05/16/17 at 5:07 pm

My oldest cousin had one of these illuminated mirrors late in the 80s I think 1987. I use to spend hours messing around with it and watching her put on her make up!

http://www.liketotally80s.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/clairol-illuminated-makeup-mirror-with-side-mirrors.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 05/17/17 at 6:21 am


My oldest cousin had one of these illuminated mirrors late in the 80s I think 1987. I use to spend hours messing around with it and watching her put on her make up!

http://www.liketotally80s.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/clairol-illuminated-makeup-mirror-with-side-mirrors.jpg


Do you still own it? ???

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: violet_shy on 05/17/17 at 12:24 pm


Do you still own it? ???


Nah, but I wish I did.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 05/17/17 at 12:36 pm


Nah, but I wish I did.


Did you use to like fashion back in the 80's? ???

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: violet_shy on 05/17/17 at 12:50 pm


Did you use to like fashion back in the 80's? ???


Sure I did!  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: 80sfan on 05/17/17 at 4:14 pm

MTV music videos.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Lizardmatum on 05/18/17 at 6:21 am

The music definitely! it was extravagant but in the best way!  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 05/18/17 at 7:02 am


MTV music videos.


I agree, MTV was the place for all day music videos.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Encoder319 on 05/19/17 at 11:39 pm

My favorite thing about the 80s, quite honestly, was the aesthetic of the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Ironically, their 90s designs were much more 80s in their boxiness... go figure.

Other than that, my fondness for the 80s is pretty much limited to a select few films, if only because they represent sheer 80s-ness. The first two installments of Beverly Hills Cop, Cobra, Die Hard, etc. immediately come to mind.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 05/20/17 at 9:33 pm

Et phone home

Pacman

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 05/21/17 at 4:55 am

I used to play Pac-Man almost all the time and spent loads of quarters on the arcade games.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 05/21/17 at 12:27 pm

We had Pacman on the Commodore 64,  but I still played it at Chuck E Cheese's

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: violet_shy on 05/21/17 at 3:14 pm

Ok, if you were an 80s little girl like I was then you probably remember Shy Violet. She was the Violet of the color kids on the Rainbow Brite cartoon and dolls. She was MY FAVORITE of all the color kids. Sadly I did have a Shy Violet doll of my own, but lost it throughout the years :\'( She was so cute and purple! Lol.

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 05/21/17 at 4:21 pm

one of the Rainbow Bright characters.  I had a Rainbow Bright doll, but I just held it and gagged it.  I never was into it

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 05/21/17 at 4:50 pm


Ok, if you were an 80s little girl like I was then you probably remember Shy Violet. She was the Violet of the color kids on the Rainbow Brite cartoon and dolls. She was MY FAVORITE of all the color kids. Sadly I did have a Shy Violet doll of my own, but lost it throughout the years :\'( She was so cute and purple! Lol.

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Wasn't there a scented flavored version where one of the dolls had hair that smelled, Do you know what I'm talking about? ???

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: violet_shy on 05/21/17 at 5:25 pm


Wasn't there a scented flavored version where one of the dolls had hair that smelled, Do you know what I'm talking about? ???


You're talking about Strawberry Shortcake doll, she smelled like Strawberries.


one of the Rainbow Bright characters.  I had a Rainbow Bright doll, but I just held it and gagged it.  I never was into it


Hahaha ;D I LOVED mine...too much I think lol.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 05/22/17 at 4:52 am


You're talking about Strawberry Shortcake doll, she smelled like Strawberries.

Hahaha ;D I LOVED mine...too much I think lol.


Yes, thanks I couldn't remember the name of the doll, it slipped my mind.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: annimal on 05/22/17 at 10:46 am


You're talking about Strawberry Shortcake doll, she smelled like Strawberries.

Hahaha ;D I LOVED mine...too much I think lol.



I had developed an I need something to hold in my left hand and shake.  To this day, I have a piece of stretch magic in my hand that I usually shake when I'm not typing or something.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: dbutler69 on 06/05/17 at 9:04 am

There are a LOT of things I love about the 80's.  New Wave music is at the very top of the list.  Saturday morning cartoons, John Hughes and Indiana Jones movies (plus many more, of course), the NBC Thursday night sitcoms, are a few other things.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: JordanK1982 on 06/05/17 at 1:54 pm

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Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 06/05/17 at 2:36 pm


There are a LOT of things I love about the 80's.  New Wave music is at the very top of the list.  Saturday morning cartoons, John Hughes and Indiana Jones movies (plus many more, of course), the NBC Thursday night sitcoms, are a few other things.


What's your favorite New Wave artist or group?

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: dbutler69 on 06/06/17 at 7:56 am

I was more into Galaga and Galaxian. I never did get into Pac Man that much.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: dbutler69 on 06/07/17 at 8:09 am


What's your favorite New Wave artist or group?


Tough question. New Order and Depeche Mode are my two favorite bands, so I'll go with them, though of course they're no longer strictly New Wave (then again, what band really is?).  I'd also rank Duran Duran, The Human League, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, Tears for Fears, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ultravox, and The Cure at the top of my New Wave rankings.

Subject: Re: Favorite 80's things

Written By: Howard on 06/07/17 at 2:15 pm


Tough question. New Order and Depeche Mode are my two favorite bands, so I'll go with them, though of course they're no longer strictly New Wave (then again, what band really is?).  I'd also rank Duran Duran, The Human League, ABC, A Flock of Seagulls, Tears for Fears, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ultravox, and The Cure at the top of my New Wave rankings.


Those are my favorites too.

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