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(SeattlePI)   Joan Collins loves Eighties fashion and hairstyles. "When I catch the odd photo of myself or other stars of '80s TV, I'm often impressed by how good we all looked"   (seattlepi.com) divider line 37
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2009-08-24 06:06:16 PM
Damn it, I saw this yesterday and wanted to submit it.

In any case, fun read on the decade.
 
2009-08-24 06:17:43 PM
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I'd have hit it in the 80's.
 
2009-08-24 06:31:39 PM
Well, yes, Ms. Collins, but that's because you looked younger then. You'd be astonished at how good you looked in a double-breasted leisure suit if you'd been caught out in one 30 years ago.
 
2009-08-24 07:22:53 PM
Thank god the era of severely padded shoulders is long over. Every girl I worked with in 80's looked like a linebacker in heels.
 
2009-08-24 07:32:25 PM
I do too. Big hair, classic heels, all that tacky stuff. Diggity diggity diggity.
 
2009-08-24 07:38:53 PM
Av8rLuvr: Thank god the era of severely padded shoulders is long over. Every girl I worked with in 80's looked like a linebacker in heels.

Yeah, what was with that? Over constructed jackets and shirts made with 50 yards of material, huge shoulders, giant bows and ruffles. Actual body shape practically disappeared under all that. There could be A cups, D cups, 2 live badgers, a conjoined twin, anything at all under all that. Wearing it was like swimming in a mass of fabric. Then you had huge hair and heavy makeup.

I guess the other choice was skin tight spandex.
 
2009-08-24 07:39:49 PM
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You'd all still hit it today, admit it.
 
2009-08-24 07:45:38 PM
I admit it.
 
2009-08-24 07:49:10 PM
I looked good in the eighties, too. The mirror tells me that was a long time ago.
 
2009-08-24 07:52:49 PM
zinny: I admit it.

This
 
2009-08-24 08:06:10 PM
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Pointy 1960's titties were pointy.
 
2009-08-24 08:08:42 PM
She was hot in that old Star Trek episode.
 
2009-08-24 08:19:38 PM
I would hit it
 
2009-08-24 08:23:00 PM
roughridersfan: She was hot in that old Star Trek episode.

So, what you're really trying to say is you'd like to jump through the Guardian of Forever and fark her until she was too sore and bow-legged to inadvertently cause the Nazis to create the A-Bomb before the Americans, and win WW2?

Or would you just let her get run over like Captain Kirk did, because he knew that space ass was a dime a dozen, and he could have a piece of strange at every starbase?
 
2009-08-24 08:27:22 PM
High maintenance.
 
2009-08-24 08:31:20 PM
LesserEvil: You'd all still hit it today, admit it.


I admit it.
 
2009-08-24 08:31:46 PM
I'm often impressed by how good we all looked

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Uh-huh. There's half the ozone layer in that hair.
 
2009-08-24 08:41:28 PM
FirstNationalBastard: roughridersfan: She was hot in that old Star Trek episode.

So, what you're really trying to say is you'd like to jump through the Guardian of Forever and fark her until she was too sore and bow-legged to inadvertently cause the Nazis to create the A-Bomb before the Americans, and win WW2?

Or would you just let her get run over like Captain Kirk did, because he knew that space ass was a dime a dozen, and he could have a piece of strange at every starbase?


You should change your nickname to FirstNationalBuzzkill.

/ +1 by the way.
 
2009-08-24 08:58:50 PM
Okay, 80's style thread. Here goes. Some of the good:
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How can you not thank the 80's for this look.
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Not all of it was layered to death, but yeah, shoulder pads.
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Thank you Olivia
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I had a thing for the short hair thing.
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That other hairstyle that pop culture satirists conveniently leave out of 80's hair jokes.
Their was actually a natural look that most people sported. We just remember the 5 or so
girls that flew with their bangs sticking 7 inches straight up.
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Many people forget that mini-skirts made a huge comeback in the 80's

Some of the bad:
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I predict this will come back in some form within the next 3 years.
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Rot in hell, Cosby.
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All you Guido douche-bags that think you came up with your look...guess again.
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I said it back then, I say it now: Die in a fire, Yuppie.

I don't know if this was good or bad:
i486.photobucket.com Dirty shoes. Back then, shoes had to look worked in, used. If your shoes were new and clean looking, you were a dork.

And Kids, remember this:
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This was NOT an 80's mullet. This is the mutated cartoonish version that people think was an 80's mullet based solely on Billy-Ray Cyrus' do' that was actually popularized in the 90's.
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These were mullets.
 
2009-08-24 09:16:33 PM
Who'relimboslam:
This was NOT an 80's mullet. This is the mutated cartoonish version that people think was an 80's mullet based solely on Billy-Ray Cyrus' do' that was actually popularized in the 90's.

These were mullets.


Who're those? Spandau Ballet?
 
2009-08-24 09:21:24 PM
limboslam

I said it back then, I say it now: Die in a fire, Yuppie.

95% of Manhattanites still sport this look. But only with a smaller phone ;-)

/some things never go out of style
//self proclaimed yuppie
 
2009-08-24 09:34:53 PM
Mmmm. Tony Hadley.
Diggity Hot 80s dude thread.
 
2009-08-24 09:39:12 PM
rocky_howard: Who'relimboslam:
This was NOT an 80's mullet. This is the mutated cartoonish version that people think was an 80's mullet based solely on Billy-Ray Cyrus' do' that was actually popularized in the 90's.

These were mullets.

Who're those? Spandau Ballet?


Probably.
 
2009-08-24 09:53:44 PM
Joan Collins special

n. The act of cheating, duping, or screwing someone.

Homer Simpson: "The Phone Company is bamboozling us!"
Moe: "Homer's right! We're gettin' the Joan Collins special!"
 
2009-08-24 10:29:45 PM
dstanley: I'm often impressed by how good we all looked



Uh-huh. There's half the ozone layer in that hair.



But on the plus side, it stayed put so you didn't have to hold it out of the way when she did some knob gobbling.
 
2009-08-24 10:33:38 PM
came for Billy Crystal's "you look marvelous'

leaving disappointed
 
2009-08-24 10:49:47 PM
Oh, and mullets were popular on soccer and hockey players well before they were regular staples of hair fashion. Before anyone tries to peg the 80s for mullets.
 
2009-08-24 10:59:36 PM
limboslam: If your shoes were new and clean looking, you were a dork.

Time for another "Difference between white schoolyards and black schoolyards, part XVIII"? I hope not. Maybe it's just a generational thing.

On black schoolyards, if your shoes were new and clean looking, you hadn't pissed anyone off yet. Scuffy shoes meant you were so poor (or really, so much poorer) that you couldn't afford new kicks or the means to clean your kicks. And kids spent a lot of time cleaning their kicks.

Having white (or mostly white) tennis shoes meant everyone oohed and awed over your shoes. They had a special glow.

Tennis shoes were the black schoolyards tuxedo dress shoes. You didn't want 'buddies' (plain white cheap sneakers with no major name attached) or knock offs (ie. the infamous 5-stripe ADIDAS knockoffs someone's mama - a lot of someone's mamas -- always bought).

To step on someone's shoes was a major incident, on black schoolyards. In the 80s. Can't speak for other decades.

So........... were dirty shoes really all that on your playground? Sounds like some 50s, 60s action -- was it?

/RIP Nike Cortez, Converse Dr. Js, BKs (before some schools banned them for being gang related), Pumas, classic Adidas, and Stacy Adam dress shoes
 
2009-08-24 11:02:41 PM
LesserEvil:


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You'd all still hit it today, admit it.



www.factsmgt.com
 
2009-08-24 11:07:24 PM
Flowered pants. How I hated them... no longevity in that style.
 
2009-08-24 11:16:39 PM
Need to bring back Siouxsie Sioux hair.

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2009-08-24 11:22:28 PM
Re: Acid-washed jeans - O HALE NAW.

I remember being on the tail end of that. ('84, so acid-washed was falling out of favor by 1990-'91.) Not only did my mom stick me in those godforsaken stiff things, being 6 they were the ones with the elastic waist AND the elastic cuffs.

...my mom also let me run around in bike shorts and an Everlast muscle shirt. And then she was surprised when 20 years later, I came out of the closet.

The only thing more evil were those Godforsaken sweaters. Ugh. I think even back then, I knew those things were evil.
 
2009-08-24 11:34:33 PM
She's still hot. My dad loved her spread in some girly magazine back in the 80's. Of course he is a lot closer to her age than I am.
 
2009-08-25 07:50:47 AM
OnmyojiOmn: Need to bring back Siouxsie Sioux hair.

It *is* already back. Here in Germany, at least...

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2009-08-25 10:11:12 AM
ExperianScaresCthulhu: On black schoolyards, if your shoes were new and clean looking, you hadn't pissed anyone off yet. Scuffy shoes meant you were so poor (or really, so much poorer) that you couldn't afford new kicks or the means to clean your kicks. And kids spent a lot of time cleaning their kicks.

Having white (or mostly white) tennis shoes meant everyone oohed and awed over your shoes. They had a special glow.

Tennis shoes were the black schoolyards tuxedo dress shoes. You didn't want 'buddies' (plain white cheap sneakers with no major name attached) or knock offs (ie. the infamous 5-stripe ADIDAS knockoffs someone's mama - a lot of someone's mamas -- always bought).

To step on someone's shoes was a major incident, on black schoolyards. In the 80s. Can't speak for other decades.


That explains this scene (pops, honestly, I tested it) - some NSFW language.
 
2009-08-25 04:06:09 PM
limboslam: This was NOT an 80's mullet. This is the mutated cartoonish version that people think was an 80's mullet based solely on Billy-Ray Cyrus' do' that was actually popularized in the 90's.
i486.photobucket.com
These were mullets.


Also, the tear on the left.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TYun-Nq1Q

Head Over Heels: Literal Video Version
 
2009-08-26 12:36:45 AM
roughridersfan: She was hot in that old Star Trek episode.

Two, tits, a hole and a heartbeat, of course Kirk hit it.
 
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