inthe00s
The Pop Culture Information Society...

These are the messages that have been posted on inthe00s over the past few years.

Check out the messageboard archive index for a complete list of topic areas.

This archive is periodically refreshed with the latest messages from the current messageboard.




Check for new replies or respond here...

Subject: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/27/20 at 7:28 pm

If you could erase one thing from the 1980s, what would it be? For me, it would either be the Think Big! store or high hair.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: yelimsexa on 02/28/20 at 9:14 am

Mark David Chapman

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 02/28/20 at 2:22 pm

The Clothes

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 02/28/20 at 2:35 pm


The Clothes


Clothing in 1989 were ok...but I WAS only 9 years old. Lol.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: wixness on 02/28/20 at 3:01 pm

Neoliberalism.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: CatwomanofV on 02/28/20 at 3:11 pm

Donald Trump.


Cat

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/28/20 at 3:32 pm


The Clothes


From 1982 onward, the clothes were ugly.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/28/20 at 4:18 pm

Easy. The music.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 02/28/20 at 4:35 pm


From 1982 onward, the clothes were ugly.


I guess the 80s nostalgia craze over? Because not too long ago EVERYONE was saying how great 80s fashion was bla bla bla this and that. And same with the music. What the heck? ???

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/28/20 at 4:44 pm


I guess the 80s nostalgia craze over? Because not too long ago EVERYONE was saying how great 80s fashion was bla bla bla this and that. And same with the music. What the heck? ???


People have sent he truth. And the truth shall set you free.  :D

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 02/28/20 at 5:11 pm


People have sent he truth. And the truth shall set you free.  :D


Eh? Lol.

I thought you meant something else. ;D

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/28/20 at 5:32 pm


I guess the 80s nostalgia craze over? Because not too long ago EVERYONE was saying how great 80s fashion was bla bla bla this and that. And same with the music. What the heck? ???


In retrospect, the 80s were the new 1950s. 80s nostalgia has been around since the 1990s and does not look to be slowing down. The Awesome 80s Prom Broadway show from 2004 failed to do what Grease did for the 1950s. The 1950s has more originality to them than the 1980s did. Our micro-generation loves 80s music and cartoons more than the fashion because it is upbeat and positive (who doesn’t want to be walking on sunshine)? The new clothes from the 1980s were too ugly and laughably bad to revisit in an unironic way.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/28/20 at 7:39 pm


Olivia Newton-John - Physical

Olivia Newton-John lost her innocence in the Reagan 1980s.

The Disappearance of Good Punk Music

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/28/20 at 10:38 pm

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Talk about Sunday afternoon movies and not even a good one. Almost made me not want to pick up Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade. The 1990 Coca Cola promotion for Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade on VHS and the reviews made me change my mind on Last Crusade.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 02/29/20 at 4:41 am


From 1982 onward, the clothes were ugly.


I'd also eliminate the big poofy hair.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 02/29/20 at 4:43 am



Olivia Newton-John - Physical

Olivia Newton-John lost her innocence in the Reagan 1980s.

The Disappearance of Good Punk Music



Don't eliminate that, I loved the video, made me laugh.  ;D

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/29/20 at 9:40 am

The makeup and lipstick colors

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 02/29/20 at 9:50 am

Madonna.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/29/20 at 12:15 pm

-As a Go Bots fan, I was almost inclined to say G1 Transformers. Instead, I’ll say The Mighty Orbots needed to go because I could never find the toys in stores.

- Police Academy sequels. The Police Academy movies were never as good as the 1984 classic and there were so many of them.

- The Influence MTV had on music in the mid to late 1980s. Everything became high production which had music fans missing music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and early 80s.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 02/29/20 at 6:17 pm

Poodle perms -  8-P

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/01/20 at 7:06 am


Madonna.


I would keep her.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/01/20 at 7:24 am


I would keep her.


Madonna’s music videos were some of the most exciting things from the 80s. Like a Prayer was shocking though.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/01/20 at 7:49 am


Madonna’s music videos were some of the most exciting things from the 80s. Like a Prayer was shocking though.


And don't forget her posing for Playboy.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/01/20 at 1:11 pm


Madonna has a very productive 1980s period.


You asked what I wanted hypothetically eliminated and I told you. I didn't know it was supposed to be a discussion of why people's choices are wrong. 

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/01/20 at 6:12 pm


Madonna.



I would keep her.



Madonna’s music videos were some of the most exciting things from the 80s. Like a Prayer was shocking though.


It just wouldn't be the 80s without Madonna.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/01/20 at 6:30 pm


It just wouldn't be the 80s without Madonna.


That's the whole POINT. Then the 80s would have been something ELSE. Dig?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/01/20 at 7:14 pm

Most spin-offs to popular TV shows

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: wixness on 03/02/20 at 8:19 am

I know I posted on here already but I wanted to add to this too:
Social conservatism, as exemplified by Keaton and a few other characters in Family Ties.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: xX07-GhostXx on 03/02/20 at 9:20 am

Rampant homophobia

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/02/20 at 3:59 pm


It just wouldn't be the 80s without Madonna.


or Michael Jackson and Prince either.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/02/20 at 4:00 pm

AIDS

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/02/20 at 4:19 pm


or Michael Jackson and Prince either.


The 80s wouldn’t be the same without pop music.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/03/20 at 2:02 pm


AIDS


I would eliminate this too.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/03/20 at 2:08 pm

sugared cereals

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/03/20 at 2:10 pm


Mark David Chapman
Eliminate the person that sold the gun to MDC in Hawaii?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/03/20 at 2:19 pm

Most of the girl’s cartoons. They were all the same. Full of preachy characters and less comical situations.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/03/20 at 2:23 pm


Most of the girl’s cartoons. They were all the same. Full of preachy characters and less comical situations.


Don't mess with my Jem and the Holograms! Best cartoon and toy ever made!

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/03/20 at 3:33 pm


Don't mess with my Jem and the Holograms! Best cartoon and toy ever made!


I was thinking more along the lines of Care Bears, Shirt Tales, and Popples.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/03/20 at 3:50 pm


I was thinking more along the lines of Care Bears, Shirt Tales, and Popples.


Care Bears was a beautifully animated cartoon that was not only fun to watch but it taught kids good lessons about life.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/03/20 at 5:02 pm


Care Bears was a beautifully animated cartoon that was not only fun to watch but it taught kids good lessons about life.


It was too much like The World of Strawberry Shortcake.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/04/20 at 4:49 am


Most of the girl’s cartoons. They were all the same. Full of preachy characters and less comical situations.



And keep the boy's cartoons.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/04/20 at 12:27 pm



And keep the boy's cartoons.


I did not care for the most of the MOTU or G.I. Joe second attempts and knock-offs like Bravestarr and M.A.S.K., but there were more important boys cartoons to the ‘80s than girls.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/05/20 at 7:33 am


I did not care for the most of the MOTU or G.I. Joe second attempts and knock-offs like Bravestarr and M.A.S.K., but there were more important boys cartoons to the ‘80s than girls.


Did you use watch the Smurfs, Snorks or the Care Bears to name a few? ???

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/05/20 at 4:00 pm


Did you use watch the Smurfs, Snorks or the Care Bears to name a few? ???


Everyone has watched the Smurfs. It’s been a while since the Snorks were on Cartoon Network or Boomerang (clever name for channel). I’ve seen the Care Bears movies, but not the show. Most 30 minute toy commercials of the 80s were alike. Good versus evil alllllll ooooooof the time.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 4:09 pm


Everyone has watched the Smurfs. It’s been a while since the Snorks were on Cartoon Network or Boomerang (clever name for channel). I’ve seen the Care Bears movies, but not the show. Most 30 minute toy commercials of the 80s were alike. Good versus evil alllllll ooooooof the time.
The Smurfs were when my son was young, and stayed a family family favourite, also enjoying the movies too.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/05/20 at 4:28 pm


The Smurfs were when my son was young, and stayed a family family favourite, also enjoying the movies too.


Did your son watch The Smurfs every Saturday on NBC? What was his favorite season? The Smurflings were a distraction to me from the Smurfs. I didn’t like the Smurflings. The Smurflings were like the Scrabby Doos of Smurf village.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/05/20 at 4:36 pm


Did your son watch The Smurfs every Saturday on NBC? What was his favorite season? The Smurflings were a distraction to me from the Smurfs. I didn’t like the Smurflings. The Smurflings were like the Scrabby Doos of Smurf village.
We were watching on UK television, and I cannot remember which channel it was on.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/05/20 at 5:11 pm

I didn't like the Smurfs I use think they were boring.  :P

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/05/20 at 7:22 pm


I didn't like the Smurfs I use think they were boring.  :P


A throw down between Papa Smurf and Gargamel would be epic!

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/06/20 at 7:09 am


The Smurfs were when my son was young, and stayed a family family favourite, also enjoying the movies too.


And they had a cereal too.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91L73xh9iQL._AC_SY606_.jpg

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/06/20 at 8:25 am


And they had a cereal too.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91L73xh9iQL._AC_SY606_.jpg


Don’t leave out the cookies. They were the best. Similar to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cookies or Teddy Grahams from back in the days (not the new ones).

http://bluebuddies.com/gallery/Smurf_Cookies/jpg/Smurfs_Smurf_Cookies.jpg

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/06/20 at 1:41 pm


Don’t leave out the cookies. They were the best. Similar to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cookies or Teddy Grahams from back in the days (not the new ones).

http://bluebuddies.com/gallery/Smurf_Cookies/jpg/Smurfs_Smurf_Cookies.jpg



I don't know if this one was The 80's but I'm pretty sure this is recent.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0972/7116/products/all-city-candy-haribo-smurfs-gummi-candy-4-oz-peg-bag-gummi-haribo-candy-default-title-449551_600x.jpg?v=1557238459

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/06/20 at 1:45 pm


And they had a cereal too.
https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/91L73xh9iQL._AC_SY606_.jpg


I remember this cereal! Thinking back on it it tasted awful lol. But the worst tasting one was definitely Cabbage Patch Kids cereal. It was so bland it wasn't even sweet.  :P

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/06/20 at 2:04 pm


I remember this cereal! Thinking back on it it tasted awful lol. But the worst tasting one was definitely Cabbage Patch Kids cereal. It was so bland it wasn't even sweet.  :P


Didn't it taste like Trix cereal?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/06/20 at 2:05 pm



I don't know if this one was The 80's but I'm pretty sure this is recent.

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0972/7116/products/all-city-candy-haribo-smurfs-gummi-candy-4-oz-peg-bag-gummi-haribo-candy-default-title-449551_600x.jpg?v=1557238459


That’s recent. I used to see those at supermarkets and Bed Bath and Beyond all of the time in the 2010s.


I remember this cereal! Thinking back on it it tasted awful lol. But the worst tasting one was definitely Cabbage Patch Kids cereal. It was so bland it wasn't even sweet.  :P


I think Smurfberries tasted like Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries only with more sugar. It was the 80s and very early 90s after all.  :D


Didn't it taste like Trix cereal?


I believe so. Smurf Berry Crunch hit at the right time in 1983. The Smurfs were everywhere in 1985. Does anyone remember the lesser known Smurf cereal from the late 80s, Smurf Magic Berries?

http://bluebuddies.com/gallery/Smurf_Cereal/jpg/Smurfs_Cereal_Magic_Berries_New.jpg

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/06/20 at 2:20 pm


Didn't it taste like Trix cereal?


No.it did not. It wasn't as sweet as Trix cereal.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/06/20 at 2:42 pm


No.it did not. It wasn't as sweet as Trix cereal.


As a rule, Post cereals seem healthier for you than anything General Mills puts out. Post Smurf Berry Crunch was closer in taste to Post Alpha Bits (memba those) than Trix cereal.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/06/20 at 3:27 pm


As a rule, Post cereals seem healthier for you than anything General Mills puts out. Post Smurf Berry Crunch was closer in taste to Post Alpha Bits (memba those) than Trix cereal.


They all tasted BLAND. The only cereal I loved was Strawberry Shortcake cereal. It was really sweet and had a nice flavor to it.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/06/20 at 3:48 pm

'Everyone watched the Smurfs'.
I didn't.

To return to the premise of the thread, I would eliminate 'Ride On Time' by Black Box.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: MSP10julia on 03/06/20 at 3:49 pm

The Garbage Pail Kids

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/06/20 at 3:53 pm


The Garbage Pail Kids


I would eliminate this from ever being created. Either in the 80s or any other time. They're just horrible.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/06/20 at 4:05 pm


I would eliminate this from ever being created. Either in the 80s or any other time. They're just horrible.


Did you prefer Wacky Packages from the 70s instead?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/06/20 at 4:30 pm


Did you prefer Wacky Packages from the 70s instead?


...if it's garbage pail kids, then I don't want it.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/06/20 at 5:49 pm


...if it's garbage pail kids, then I don't want it.


The idea for Garbage Pail Kids started with an unproduced Wacky Pack card. Topps figures they could take the idea much further by making a series of cards for the Garbage Pail Kids. My parents thought GPK were trashy cards that belonged in the hands of adults also. My poor micro-generation. First, Garbage Pail Kids, then Skateboard Smack Ups, and lastly Slap Wraps in 1990.  :\'(

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/07/20 at 3:57 am


That’s recent. I used to see those at supermarkets and Bed Bath and Beyond all of the time in the 2010s.

I think Smurfberries tasted like Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries only with more sugar. It was the 80s and very early 90s after all.  :D

I believe so. Smurf Berry Crunch hit at the right time in 1983. The Smurfs were everywhere in 1985. Does anyone remember the lesser known Smurf cereal from the late 80s, Smurf Magic Berries?

http://bluebuddies.com/gallery/Smurf_Cereal/jpg/Smurfs_Cereal_Magic_Berries_New.jpg


I remember when these commercials told you that these cereals taste like real fruit when it really isn't.  ::)

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/07/20 at 3:59 am


They all tasted BLAND. The only cereal I loved was Strawberry Shortcake cereal. It was really sweet and had a nice flavor to it.



Did it taste like strawberries?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/07/20 at 3:59 am


Did you prefer Wacky Packages from the 70s instead?


I remember collecting Wacky Packages.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/07/20 at 5:14 am



Did it taste like strawberries?


They were so yummy. I can still taste them! And it did taste like Strawberries.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/07/20 at 7:45 am


It was so yummy. I can still taste it! And it did taste like Strawberries.


Did Kix remind you of Strawberry Shortcake cereal by General Mills?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/07/20 at 8:02 am


Did Kix remind you of Strawberry Shortcake cereal by General Mills?


Umm....no. Lol.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/07/20 at 8:36 am


Umm....no. Lol.


I meant the Berry Berry Kix.  ;D

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Criz on 03/07/20 at 10:17 am

Serious thing: AIDS

Not so serious thing: Novelty records

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/07/20 at 4:37 pm


Serious thing: AIDS

Not so serious thing: Novelty records


Novelty records!!! 8-P

Did we really need Star Trekking or The Studder Rap?  8-P

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/08/20 at 1:01 pm

Kylie Minogue.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/08/20 at 1:10 pm


Kylie Minogue.


Yeah, well, Vanessa Huxtable and friends collectively disagree:

92qaKCdtV-o

;D

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/08/20 at 3:07 pm


They were so yummy. I can still taste them! And it did taste like Strawberries.


You can actually buy an old school cereal somewhere on-line.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/08/20 at 3:08 pm


Did Kix remind you of Strawberry Shortcake cereal by General Mills?


Kix was corn puffs.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/08/20 at 3:09 pm


Serious thing: AIDS

Not so serious thing: Novelty records


If AIDS was eliminated than wouldn't Rock Hudson still be alive?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/08/20 at 3:14 pm


You can actually buy an old school cereal somewhere on-line.


eBay has some unopened boxes from the 80s and 90s.


Kix was corn puffs.


I just noticed that the other day. I was thinking of the raspberry and blueberry bits in the Berry Kix cereal.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: nally on 03/14/20 at 12:45 pm


Serious thing: AIDS

Not so serious thing: Novelty records

Agree.



If AIDS was eliminated than wouldn't Rock Hudson still be alive?

Possibly...although his life would have eventually been terminated by something else.

Other famous people would probably still be alive if not for AIDS, as well. Such as Freddy Mercury.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/14/20 at 1:05 pm


If AIDS was eliminated than wouldn't Rock Hudson still be alive?


It is possible but unlikely that Rock Hudson would still be alive if there were no AIDS. He was born in 1925 which would have made him 95 years old here in 2020. Like I said, possible but unlikely. If he were alive he would be in the "some very old celebrities still alive" topic.  ;)

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/14/20 at 1:12 pm



Other famous people would probably still be alive if not for AIDS, as well. Such as Freddy Mercury.


And Liberace. Though again, he would be dead of old age by now, having been born in 1919.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: nally on 03/14/20 at 1:14 pm


And Liberace. Though again, he would be dead of old age by now, having been born in 1919.

...which would've made him 101 this year. So he would've died from other means if not for AIDS.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/14/20 at 3:00 pm

Legwarmers

Scrunched up socks

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/14/20 at 3:02 pm


Legwarmers

Scrunched up socks
These remind me of those keep-fit exercise videos, i.e. Jane Fonda.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/14/20 at 3:59 pm


It is possible but unlikely that Rock Hudson would still be alive if there were no AIDS. He was born in 1925 which would have made him 95 years old here in 2020. Like I said, possible but unlikely. If he were alive he would be in the "some very old celebrities still alive" topic.  ;)



He would've probably been retired.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: nally on 03/14/20 at 4:32 pm



He would've probably been retired.

yeah, he could've had the opportunity to retire before passing on.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/14/20 at 7:12 pm


These remind me of those keep-fit exercise videos, i.e. Jane Fonda.


Thanks for reminding me…

-Sweatin’ To The Oldies

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/15/20 at 2:06 pm


Thanks for reminding me…

-Sweatin’ To The Oldies



Richard Simmons

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 2:08 pm



Richard Simmons
He was great on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/15/20 at 2:36 pm



Richard Simmons


Richard Simmons was so active he was little scary to me.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/15/20 at 3:03 pm


Richard Simmons was so active he was little scary to me.



Then he became a recluse.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 3:08 pm



Then he became a recluse.
What was the speculation began that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/15/20 at 3:18 pm



Then he became a recluse.


I haven’t seen him in forever.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/15/20 at 3:19 pm


What was the speculation began that he was being held hostage by his housekeeper?


A few years ago there was a very popular podcast that looked into the whole Richard Simmons mystery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_Richard_Simmons

I'm not sure what conclusions they came to, as I have not heard it, but I definitely think he has something to hide, to have disappeared from the public this way. And I don't mean his sexuality which has always been an open secret.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 6:43 pm


A few years ago there was a very popular podcast that looked into the whole Richard Simmons mystery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_Richard_Simmons

I'm not sure what conclusions they came to, as I have not heard it, but I definitely think he has something to hide, to have disappeared from the public this way. And I don't mean his sexuality which has always been an open secret.
O0

He probably had enough of the public side of life?

If excellently made, I would like to watch it.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 6:44 pm


A few years ago there was a very popular podcast that looked into the whole Richard Simmons mystery.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_Richard_Simmons

I'm not sure what conclusions they came to, as I have not heard it, but I definitely think he has something to hide, to have disappeared from the public this way. And I don't mean his sexuality which has always been an open secret.

O0

He probably had enough of the public side of life?

If excellently made, I would like to watch it.
BTW, not on Netflix

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Voiceofthe70s on 03/15/20 at 6:48 pm


BTW, not on Netflix


It's an audio podcast, not a video. Looks like it can be heard here:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/missing-richard-simmons/e/49137432

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/15/20 at 6:56 pm


It's an audio podcast, not a video. Looks like it can be heard here:

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/missing-richard-simmons/e/49137432
Thank you.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/16/20 at 5:15 am


I haven’t seen him in forever.



I haven't seen him in quite a while either, looks the same I believe.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/16/20 at 5:17 am

That awful E.T. game from Atari.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/16/20 at 5:29 am


That awful E.T. game from Atari.
I think we had that too!

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/16/20 at 12:37 pm


That awful E.T. game from Atari.


Going by that account…

Most Colecovision games.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/16/20 at 4:15 pm


Richard Simmons was so active he was little scary to me.


Aww he wasn't so bad lol. He was always cheerful and helping others. It was sweet.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: wagonman76 on 03/16/20 at 5:02 pm


Going by that account…

Most Colecovision games.


Why would you say that? I had one and it was a Cadillac compared to Atari. And it would even play Atari cartridges.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/16/20 at 5:43 pm


Why would you say that? I had one and it was a Cadillac compared to Atari. And it would even play Atari cartridges.


Not all of the games were Donkey Kong, some were on the level of Atari games.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: wagonman76 on 03/16/20 at 5:56 pm


Not all of the games were Donkey Kong, some were on the level of Atari games.


I agree many of the games were Atari level. That’s what you had for computing power at the time. But coleco had a steering wheel and gas pedal. And a controller keypad with overlays that operated multiple functions in the game like opening color coded doors. The controller itself even had 2 buttons where the Atari had 1. Not saying one is better than the other but the coleco certainly had its strong points.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/16/20 at 7:49 pm

Aqua Net.

High hair was scary.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/17/20 at 6:57 am


Aww he wasn't so bad lol. He was always cheerful and helping others. It was sweet.


Was he actually gay or was that a rumor that someone spread?  ???

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/17/20 at 6:58 am


Aqua Net.

High hair was scary.



Do they still sell Aqua Net anyplace?

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Redhairkid on 03/17/20 at 11:07 am

Prince. Couldn't stand him although I give respect to the fact that at least he wrote his own music and played instruments.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/17/20 at 11:09 am



Do they still sell Aqua Net anyplace?


They do. Sometimes I get a bottle of Aqua Net for myself.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/17/20 at 12:51 pm



Do they still sell Aqua Net anyplace?


At hair salons, but if girls really want to get the 80s look, all they have to do is get out of bed.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: Howard on 03/17/20 at 2:21 pm


They do. Sometimes I get a bottle of Aqua Net for myself.


I enjoyed the sweet fragrance.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: violet_shy on 03/17/20 at 5:48 pm


At hair salons, but if girls really want to get the 80s look, all they have to do is get out of bed.


It doesn't have to be an 80s look. I use Aquanet even when I pull my hair back into a chignon. It holds fly aways in place really well.

Subject: Re: Eliminate One Thing from the 1980s

Written By: oldmusicfan on 03/17/20 at 5:50 pm


It doesn't have to be an 80s look. I use Aquanet even when I pull my hair back into a chignon. It holds fly aways in place really well.


Aqua Net is more associated with the 80s nowadays than the 50s and 60s when it was new.

Check for new replies or respond here...