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Subject: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/28/17 at 7:12 am

1978 - 5%
1979 - 30%
1980 - 35%
1981 - 45%
1982 - 50%
1983 - 98%
1984 - 100%
1985 - 100%
1986 - 90%
1987 - 80%
1988 - 70%
1989 - 55%
1990 - 60%
1991 - 55%
1992 - 30%


Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/17 at 7:23 am

The years of 1978 and 1979 should be 0% for the 1980s have not existed yet.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 11:07 am


I know there's already been threads on this for the other decades and some of you might be getting sick of this kind of topic. But I just thought, what the hell why not make one for the 80's since this is my favorite decade. Here goes;

1978 - 5%
1979 - 30%
1980 - 35%
1981 - 45%
1982 - 50%
1983 - 98%
1984 - 100%
1985 - 100%
1986 - 90%
1987 - 80%
1988 - 70%
1989 - 55%
1990 - 60%
1991 - 55%
1992 - 30%

No way do I think that...
1989 is only 55% '80s. 1989 as still pretty '80s.....not much different from 1988. I think 1989 was 65-70% '80s.

1992 is 30% '80s. 1992 in my opinion was 45-50% '80s.

I think that....
1993 was the first year in which 1990s culture was more dominant than 1980s culture. 1993 was 70% '90s and 30% '80s.

I'll create a chart later to show my full opinion on this.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/28/17 at 11:28 am


No way do I think that...
1989 is only 55% '80s. 1989 as still pretty '80s.....not much different from 1988. I think 1989 was 65-70% '80s.

1992 is 30% '80s. 1992 in my opinion was 45-50% '80s.

I think that....
1993 was the first year in which 1990s culture was more dominant than 1980s culture. 1993 was 70% '90s and 30% '80s.

I'll create a chart later to show my full opinion on this.


Did you not know grunge exploded in 1991 and introduced a whole new culture? So I really don't see how you could exclude 1992 from the 90's era, let alone 1993.

The only reason I consider 1992 to be part of the 80's zeitgeist is that a few of the 80's fads did survive the grunge takeover and Bill Clinton wasn't president yet.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 12:15 pm


Did you not know grunge exploded in 1991 and introduced a whole new culture? So I really don't see how you could exclude 1992 from the 90's era, let alone 1993.

The only reason I consider 1992 to be part of the 80's zeitgeist is that a few of the 80's fads did survive the grunge takeover and Bill Clinton wasn't president yet.

Grunge did not explode in 1991. People often falsely say that just because of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana. Grunge exploded in late 1992/early 1993 and died in 1995.

1992 wasn't apart of the 1980s zeitgeist. 1987 was when the 1980s zeitgeist ended. The '80s zeitgeist was from 1984-1987. 1980s culture however was still heavily seen in the years 1982-1983 and 1988-1992.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: #Infinity on 04/28/17 at 1:21 pm

Actually, we already did in fact just discuss this in another thread, but it turns out I have some corrections to make.

1978: 0% 80s
1979: 0% 80s
1980: 100% 80s
1981: 100% 80s
1982: 100% 80s
1983: 100% 80s
1984: 100% 80s
1985: 100% 80s
1986: 100% 80s
1987: 100% 80s
1988: 100% 80s
1989: 100% 80s
1990: 0% 80s
1991: 0% 80s
1992: 0% 80s


Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 1:22 pm


Actually, we already did in fact just discuss this in another thread, but it turns out I have some corrections to make.

1978: 0% 80s
1979: 0% 80s
1980: 100% 80s
1981: 100% 80s
1982: 100% 80s
1983: 100% 80s
1984: 100% 80s
1985: 100% 80s
1986: 100% 80s
1987: 100% 80s
1988: 100% 80s
1989: 100% 80s
1990: 0% 80s
1991: 0% 80s
1992: 0% 80s

Factually I agree 8) ;D.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: mxcrashxm on 04/28/17 at 1:24 pm


Actually, we already did in fact just discuss this in another thread, but it turns out I have some corrections to make.

1978: 0% 80s
1979: 0% 80s
1980: 100% 80s
1981: 100% 80s
1982: 100% 80s
1983: 100% 80s
1984: 100% 80s
1985: 100% 80s
1986: 100% 80s
1987: 100% 80s
1988: 100% 80s
1989: 100% 80s
1990: 0% 80s
1991: 0% 80s
1992: 0% 80s
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/28/17 at 1:32 pm


Actually, we already did in fact just discuss this in another thread, but it turns out I have some corrections to make.

1978: 0% 80s
1979: 0% 80s
1980: 100% 80s
1981: 100% 80s
1982: 100% 80s
1983: 100% 80s
1984: 100% 80s
1985: 100% 80s
1986: 100% 80s
1987: 100% 80s
1988: 100% 80s
1989: 100% 80s
1990: 0% 80s
1991: 0% 80s
1992: 0% 80s


https://img.memesuper.com/b66aff0057518d02eb240a563c069f58_shes-right-you-know-reaction-memes-pinterest-shes-right-you-know-meme_400-297.jpeg

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/28/17 at 1:46 pm


Actually, we already did in fact just discuss this in another thread, but it turns out I have some corrections to make.

1978: 0% 80s
1979: 0% 80s
1980: 100% 80s
1981: 100% 80s
1982: 100% 80s
1983: 100% 80s
1984: 100% 80s
1985: 100% 80s
1986: 100% 80s
1987: 100% 80s
1988: 100% 80s
1989: 100% 80s
1990: 0% 80s
1991: 0% 80s
1992: 0% 80s


http://www.clipartkid.com/images/764/first-place-ribbon-clipart-r4K2Ay-clipart.jpg

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/17 at 4:02 pm



The only reason I consider 1992 to be part of the 80's zeitgeist is that a few of the 80's fads did survive the grunge takeover and Bill Clinton wasn't president yet.
But soon to be?

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/28/17 at 4:03 pm


But soon to be?


?

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/17 at 4:06 pm


?
In 1992 we did not know of this?

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: 80sfan on 04/28/17 at 5:11 pm

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Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: #Infinity on 04/28/17 at 6:59 pm

How did this thread get unlocked, anyway?

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/17 at 7:07 pm


How did this thread get unlocked, anyway?
It seems it has not been locked in the first place, but needs to be.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/28/17 at 7:15 pm


How did this thread get unlocked, anyway?


Maybe because I locked it...

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: #Infinity on 04/28/17 at 7:28 pm


Maybe because I locked it...


I thought AL-B locked it.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/28/17 at 7:39 pm


I thought AL-B locked it.


Shall I delete my account? It seems I'm no longer wanted on this forum anymore.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: 2001 on 04/28/17 at 7:41 pm


Shall I delete my account? It seems I'm no longer wanted on this forum anymore.


Don't be so hard on yourself :(

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheEarly90sFan on 04/28/17 at 8:49 pm

1978 - 100% '80s
1979 - 95% '80s
1980 - 85% '80s
1981 - 83% '80s
1982 - 80% '80s
1983 - 75% '80s
1984 - 65% '80s
1985 - 55% '80s
1986 - 45% '80s
1987 - 35% '80s
1988 - 25% '80s
1989 - 10% '80s

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: nintieskid999 on 04/28/17 at 10:34 pm

1978 - 2% '80s
1979 - 10% '80s
1980 - 20% '80s
1981 - 50% '80s
1982 - 80% '80s
1983 - 95% '80s
1984 - 100% '80s
1985 - 100% '80s
1986 - 100% '80s
1987 - 95% '80s
1988 - 85% '80s
1989 - 70% '80s
1990 - 50% 80s
1991 - 45% 80s
1992 - 40% 80s
1993 - 10% 80s

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/28/17 at 10:57 pm


Shall I delete my account? It seems I'm no longer wanted on this forum anymore.

No, don't do that. You're still welcomed here :). I feel sad that you're so hard on yourself :(.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:14 am


Shall I delete my account? It seems I'm no longer wanted on this forum anymore.


Nah, we're just busting your chops a little bit. Nothing personal.  ;)


I thought AL-B locked it.


I'm not the mod on this sub, whistledog is and he only comes around every now and then.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Howard on 04/29/17 at 7:36 am


It seems it has not been locked in the first place, but needs to be.



Maybe because it's a stupid thread.  ::)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/17 at 7:56 am



Maybe because it's a stupid thread.  ::)
Therefore it should be locked?

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: yelimsexa on 04/29/17 at 11:26 am


1978 - 100% '80s
1979 - 95% '80s
1980 - 85% '80s
1981 - 83% '80s
1982 - 80% '80s
1983 - 75% '80s
1984 - 65% '80s
1985 - 55% '80s
1986 - 45% '80s
1987 - 35% '80s
1988 - 25% '80s
1989 - 10% '80s


No way 1986 is more '90s than '80s, are your snorting? This was before The Simpsons shorts existed, the name "Taylor Dayne" didn't even exist yet, Mariah Carey was just a normal high schooler, Celine Dion was only a region Canadian French singer, no Tiffany, Paula Abdul was just a choreographer, no New Jack Swing, the script for The Little Mermaid hadn't yet been written, Diff'rent Strokes and Love Boat were still on the air for part of the year, pre-Wall Street crash making yuppies uncool, pre-Die Hard, pre-Lethal Weapon, and there were no 16-bit gaming consoles (even in Japan). It was a "wall-to-wall" '80s year like the second half of 1983, 1984, and 1985. To say that a non-'80s year is more '80s than any of the actual 1980s years itself is just wacko.

My take:

1977: 5%
1978: 10%
1979: 25%
1980: 40%
1981: 60%
1982: 85%
1983: 95%
1984: 100%
1985: 100%
1986: 98% (only the presence of glasnost/perestroika, the two forces that would eventually end the Cold War lowers this a bit)
1987: 90%
1988: 70%
1989: 55%
1990: 45%
1991: 20%
1992: 10%

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:14 pm


Therefore it should be locked?


I do not have the key.

Perhaps I can message whistledog on Facebook and have him come back and lock it, I'm certain he'd be more than happy to do it.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/29/17 at 12:26 pm


I do not have the key.

Perhaps I can message whistledog on Facebook and have him come back and lock it, I'm certain he'd be more than happy to do it.

Can you delete threads?

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:31 pm


Can you delete threads?


Not in this sub. I'm only the mod in the Current Politics & Religious Topics sub, and it's probably been only once or twice in the last 5 years that I've had to do any actual moderation in there, so I probably wouldn't even know how to delete a thread.  :D

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Mr Steamer on 04/29/17 at 12:37 pm


Not in this sub. I'm only the mod in the Current Politics & Religious Topics sub, and it's probably been only once or twice in the last 5 years that I've had to do any actual moderation in there, so I probably wouldn't even know how to delete a thread.  :D


If you can, tell the moderater to delete this.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: 2001 on 04/29/17 at 12:41 pm


If you can, tell the moderater to delete this.


You can lock it yourself. There's a button for it, I think it's suppose do say "lock topic".

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/29/17 at 12:45 pm


You can lock it yourself. There's a button for it, I think it's suppose do say "lock topic".

Exactamente.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:47 pm

Or, we can just hijack this thread and talk about whatever.

For some reason, I've been getting this urge to buy an old Jeep Wrangler.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/29/17 at 12:48 pm

My favorite cars are the PT Cruiser and the Pinto. Total Babesmobiles. 8)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:51 pm


My favorite cars are the PT Cruiser and the Pinto. Total Babesmobiles. 8)


You, sir, are a braver man than I.  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9GGDOUDLhc

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/29/17 at 12:53 pm


You, sir, are a braver man than I.  :o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9GGDOUDLhc


The ladies like a man who can take on danger. I, am that man. 8)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/29/17 at 12:54 pm

I have a bunch of favorite cars :D.


The ladies like a man who can take on danger. I, am that man. 8)

No lady wants a man who will kill them ;D.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/29/17 at 12:55 pm


I have a bunch of favorite cars :D.
No lady wants a man who will kill them ;D.


Yeah, but a dude who is willing to go off ramps in an exploding vehicle... I think that guy gets all the chicks! 8)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:56 pm


The ladies like a man who can take on danger. I, am that man. 8)


https://media.tenor.co/images/b5dab8c12ded7e41b28a0164840c0aeb/tenor.gif

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/29/17 at 12:57 pm


https://media.tenor.co/images/b5dab8c12ded7e41b28a0164840c0aeb/tenor.gif


Yeah, I guess you could say I'm a little bit like Austin Powers. 8)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 12:59 pm


Yeah, I guess you could say I'm a little bit like Austin Powers. 8)


Around these parts, I'm a little more like this guy:

http://i.imgur.com/U0F0vK4.jpg

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: 2001 on 04/29/17 at 1:26 pm

My favourite car is Tesla, but I like any electric/hybrid vehicle. I think I want to get a locally manufactured tiny economical electric car. But first I have to stop by Whole Foods on the way to yoga class.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 1:34 pm


My favourite car is Tesla, but I like any electric/hybrid vehicle. I think I want to get a locally manufactured tiny economical electric car. But first I have to stop by Whole Foods on the way to yoga class.


Oh, but if only you could experience how much fun it is to be able to do this once you have it mastered:  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7GAXTGPL-o

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/29/17 at 2:02 pm

Some of favorite cars are (in no particular order):

1. 1970/1971 Dodge Challenger
2. 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
3. 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse
4. 1993 Mazda RX-7
5. 1997 Mazda RX-7
6. Ferrari Testarossa
7. Ferrari 328
8. Ferrari 348
9. 1994/1995 Toyota Supra MK IV
10. 1993 Honda Civic EJ1

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 2:09 pm

If I ever hit the Powerball, the very first car I would go out and buy would be a 1966 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport.

http://www.cars-on-line.com/photo/68100/66chev68194-3.jpg

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/29/17 at 2:11 pm


If I ever hit the Powerball, the very first car I would go out and buy would be a 1966 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport.

http://www.cars-on-line.com/photo/68100/66chev68194-3.jpg

That's f*cking awesome 8).

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/29/17 at 2:18 pm


Some of favorite cars are (in no particular order):

1. 1970/1971 Dodge Challenger
2. 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
3. 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse
4. 1993 Mazda RX-7
5. 1997 Mazda RX-7
6. Ferrari Testarossa
7. Ferrari 328
8. Ferrari 348
9. 1994/1995 Toyota Supra MK IV
10. 1993 Honda Civic EJ1


On Facebook one of my gearhead friends made a post with several old muscle cars and a Nissan Skyline GT-R, with the caption, "Which one would you pick?"

I responded that I'd pick the Skyline and they crucified me for it.  :D

I then replied that the muscle cars would be great for the quarter-mile, but if I wanted to do some laps around a road course then I'd absolutely take the Skyline. 

I've loved that car ever since the first Gran Turismo came out on PS1 in 1998.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/29/17 at 2:19 pm


On Facebook one of my gearhead friends made a post with several old muscle cars and a Nissan Skyline GT-R, with the caption, "Which one would you pick?"

I responded that I'd pick the Skyline and they crucified me for it.  :D

I then replied that the muscle cars would be great for the quarter-mile, but if I wanted to do some laps around a road course then I'd absolutely take the Skyline. 

I've loved that car ever since the first Gran Turismo came out on PS1 in 1998.

Yes, I agree with every single word that you said 8).

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Howard on 04/29/17 at 5:08 pm


Therefore it should be locked?


Maybe it should, what do others think?  ???

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Howard on 04/29/17 at 5:09 pm


Or, we can just hijack this thread and talk about whatever.

For some reason, I've been getting this urge to buy an old Jeep Wrangler.


please don't start Al.  ::)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Howard on 04/29/17 at 5:10 pm


Around these parts, I'm a little more like this guy:

http://i.imgur.com/U0F0vK4.jpg


;D

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: JordanK1982 on 04/30/17 at 8:36 am

Dr. Evil is a cool dude. 8)

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/17 at 8:53 am


please don't start Al.  ::)
Too late!

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/30/17 at 5:02 pm


Too late!


http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s78/AL-B_photos/ThreadHijacked.jpg

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: 2001 on 04/30/17 at 5:04 pm

I don't want a car, I'm happy with my bike and bus pass.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 04/30/17 at 5:07 pm


I don't want a car, I'm happy with my bike and bus pass.


It would be kind of cool to live in city with good enough public transportation to where you didn't need a car.

But, I love to drive.

Subject: Re: The '80s-ness of the '80s Years

Written By: nintieskid999 on 05/01/17 at 12:51 am

I think 1987 is the last "core" 80s year.

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