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2012-06-12 08:54:42 PM  
i201.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 08:58:29 PM  
Sadly, over half of those seemed "normal" to me. Maybe I just don't realize how bad the 80's were because I'm still rocking down to....electric avenue.
 
2012-06-12 09:03:48 PM  

I_C_Weener: I'm still rocking down to....electric avenue.


Winner!
 
2012-06-12 09:48:02 PM  
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-12 09:54:51 PM  
i232.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 11:21:05 PM  
I remember mocking half of them back in 1977. Three years after burning all my ployester leisure suits.
 
2012-06-13 12:01:27 AM  

baka-san: [i201.photobucket.com image 600x750]


That's a cute pic and you know it. :)
 
2012-06-13 12:49:35 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Special needs kids had cooler helmets back then.
 
2012-06-13 12:52:44 AM  
That high cut around the hips on those one-piece things is still awesome.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-06-13 02:28:36 AM  
Oh, I dunno, I loved the 80s. Have we really advanced so much?

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-13 03:05:42 AM  
I'm almost positive my mom has a grade school portrait of me with that black-and-red Tron background.
 
2012-06-13 03:06:23 AM  

vegaswench: Oh, I dunno, I loved the 80s. Have we really advanced so much?

[i.imgur.com image 620x496]


I'm missing the bangs there.
 
2012-06-13 03:14:04 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Kraftwerk, the Next Generation.


Here's a pic of a friend of mine during our Miami Vice mode:

i48.tinypic.com

And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

i45.tinypic.com

Let the mocking commence.
 
2012-06-13 03:16:00 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

How in the hell is this one "awkward"? Because to me it looks AMAZING
 
2012-06-13 03:17:36 AM  
Disco wasn't cool in the '80s, hating disco was cool in the '80s.
 
2012-06-13 03:21:10 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Disco wasn't cool in the '80s, hating disco was cool in the '80s.


Uh, yeah, came to say this. farking morons - who doesn't know that disco was a 70s thing??

/the 80s were all about Haight-Ashbury, and grunge...
 
2012-06-13 03:24:48 AM  
imgboot.com

1991.
 
2012-06-13 03:25:26 AM  
de-motivational-posters.com
 
2012-06-13 03:48:04 AM  

NateAsbestos: How in the hell is this one "awkward"? Because to me it looks AMAZING


I don't think people really understand how all-pervasive Nintendo was in the 80s. It wasn't just a video game system, it was a lifestyle and a culture. We didn't just play Nintendo, we ate Nintendo cereal and slept in Nintendo jammies. At school, all we talked about at recess and lunch was Nintendo, because the games were hard and there was no Internet back then so we mostly relied on our friends for tips, tricks, secrets and maps. And Nintendo Power Magazine. On the odd occasion when you beat a game, you quickly turned on your VCR and plugged in your "Nintendo Endings" VHS cassette and pushed record, because you'd never know if you'd ever get the chance to beat the game again. And you needed to prove it to your friends.

So that picture is far from awkward. That kid was very easily the most badass kid in his school.
 
2012-06-13 04:13:46 AM  

Ishkur: NateAsbestos: How in the hell is this one "awkward"? Because to me it looks AMAZING

I don't think people really understand how all-pervasive Nintendo was in the 80s. It wasn't just a video game system, it was a lifestyle and a culture. We didn't just play Nintendo, we ate Nintendo cereal and slept in Nintendo jammies. At school, all we talked about at recess and lunch was Nintendo, because the games were hard and there was no Internet back then so we mostly relied on our friends for tips, tricks, secrets and maps. And Nintendo Power Magazine. On the odd occasion when you beat a game, you quickly turned on your VCR and plugged in your "Nintendo Endings" VHS cassette and pushed record, because you'd never know if you'd ever get the chance to beat the game again. And you needed to prove it to your friends.

So that picture is far from awkward. That kid was very easily the most badass kid in his school.


Plus we all became plumbers.
 
2012-06-13 04:20:06 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

img1.fark.net
 
2012-06-13 04:21:40 AM  

Ishkur: NateAsbestos: How in the hell is this one "awkward"? Because to me it looks AMAZING

I don't think people really understand how all-pervasive Nintendo was in the 80s. It wasn't just a video game system, it was a lifestyle and a culture. We didn't just play Nintendo, we ate Nintendo cereal and slept in Nintendo jammies. At school, all we talked about at recess and lunch was Nintendo, because the games were hard and there was no Internet back then so we mostly relied on our friends for tips, tricks, secrets and maps. And Nintendo Power Magazine. On the odd occasion when you beat a game, you quickly turned on your VCR and plugged in your "Nintendo Endings" VHS cassette and pushed record, because you'd never know if you'd ever get the chance to beat the game again. And you needed to prove it to your friends.

So that picture is far from awkward. That kid was very easily the most badass kid in his school.


Replace Nintendo with the c64 and I would agree.
 
2012-06-13 04:27:06 AM  
Keeping it casual: The father in this family picture presciently realized that denim wouldn't stand the test of time.

i.dailymail.co.uk

Nah-uh. The truth is...that was his only clean shirt.
 
2012-06-13 04:30:01 AM  

Ishkur: So that picture is far from awkward. That kid was very easily the most badass kid in his school.


Overindulgence knows no time, or bounds.
 
2012-06-13 04:32:07 AM  

The Southern Dandy: Keeping it casual: The father in this family picture presciently realized that denim wouldn't stand the test of time.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x789]

Nah-uh. The truth is...that was his only clean shirt.


All of the brother and sisters look very disappointed in what they have to go home to that night.
 
2012-06-13 04:39:16 AM  
I'm so happy I was too young to remember the 80's.

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Button down PLAID tucked into acid washed jeans? The apparent mullet is just too much.
 
2012-06-13 04:39:22 AM  
Meh. In the '80's I was 50. fark 'em - I look the way I look.
 
2012-06-13 04:40:15 AM  

crabsno termites: Meh. In the '80's I was 50. fark 'em - I look the way I look.


Awesome.
 
2012-06-13 05:04:05 AM  

Dee Snarl:

/the 80s were all about Haight-Ashbury, and grunge...



Grunge started early 90s no?
 
2012-06-13 05:11:49 AM  
Looks like a homo convention.
 
2012-06-13 05:53:22 AM  

fusillade762: Kraftwerk, the Next Generation.


Here's a pic of a friend of mine during our Miami Vice mode:



And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.



Let the mocking commence.


its ok, I kinda liked "Footloose"
 
2012-06-13 05:53:27 AM  

fusillade762:
And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

[i45.tinypic.com image 522x433]

Let the mocking commence.


I believe that big red T. rex on your shelf is one of my all-time favorite toys. Glow-in-the-dark claws and teeth?
 
2012-06-13 06:09:01 AM  
i.ytimg.com

Encyclopedia Britannica kid is pretty hard to beat...
 
2012-06-13 06:09:06 AM  
i1066.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 06:15:14 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: fusillade762:
And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

[i45.tinypic.com image 522x433]

Let the mocking commence.

I believe that big red T. rex on your shelf is one of my all-time favorite toys. Glow-in-the-dark claws and teeth?


OH YES.

And for some reason I'm now reminded of the glow-in-the-dark zombie pirate doll I had. I dropped him down the corner where my bed met the wall and was too scared to retrieve him. I spent months sleeping with my pillows piled up over the gap so he couldn't climb back up.

/cool childhood story bro
 
2012-06-13 06:21:10 AM  
What I find scary is the number of women at my job who still have the high-teased bangs. You know they've been wearing their hair like that since 1987. Not attractive on women in their forties.
 
2012-06-13 06:23:31 AM  

Marisyana: What I find scary is the number of women at my job who still have the high-teased bangs. You know they've been wearing their hair like that since 1987. Not attractive on women in their forties.


I bet they hog all the cake when its someone's birthday too
 
2012-06-13 06:34:40 AM  

gaspode: Marisyana: What I find scary is the number of women at my job who still have the high-teased bangs. You know they've been wearing their hair like that since 1987. Not attractive on women in their forties.

I bet they hog all the cake when its someone's birthday too


They do at my place. And some of them are still wearing the shiny polyester blouses too, wafting around in clouds of Giorgio perfume, with shiny hosiery that looks like their legs have been stuffed into sausage casings.
 
2012-06-13 06:48:19 AM  

fusillade762:
And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

[i45.tinypic.com image 522x433]

Let the mocking commence.


An A-Ha cassette? Loser!
 
2012-06-13 06:48:59 AM  
scm-l3.technorati.com
Me in 1987
 
2012-06-13 06:58:37 AM  

fusillade762: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: fusillade762:
And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

[i45.tinypic.com image 522x433]

Let the mocking commence.

I believe that big red T. rex on your shelf is one of my all-time favorite toys. Glow-in-the-dark claws and teeth?

OH YES.


Okay, I take it back. I had one of those. Still have almost the entire set. Lost the Neanderthal man to a badly placed foot, the triceratops has suffered some serious battle damage, and I can't find half of the wholly mammoth's trunk. I've been dragging those things around with me since I was a kid. I wish I had a place to set them up and the skill to undo all the damage I did to them in my youth. (A child with the manual dexterity of a striped-ass baboon and a penchant for gloss paint should not be allowed to paint anything. Ever.)
 
2012-06-13 07:00:36 AM  

Ed Grubermann: fusillade762:
And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

[i45.tinypic.com image 522x433]

Let the mocking commence.

An A-Ha cassette? Loser!


The A-Ha cassette is not nearly as damning as the Phil Collins CD.

/child of the 80s
 
2012-06-13 07:10:14 AM  

Marisyana: What I find scary is the number of women at my job who still have the high-teased bangs. You know they've been wearing their hair like that since 1987. Not attractive on women in their forties.


I worked at this place that made those synthetic corks for wine bottles so we had to wear hair nets. There was this women there that had held onto her big 80s hairstyle about 20 years too long. When she put on her hair net she looked like a giant Q-Tip. The net made her head look perfectly round trying to contain all that hair.
 
2012-06-13 07:15:33 AM  

fusillade762: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x544]

Kraftwerk, the Next Generation.


Here's a pic of a friend of mine during our Miami Vice mode:

[i48.tinypic.com image 481x430]

And this is me, senior year, circa 1987.

[i45.tinypic.com image 522x433]

Let the mocking commence.


Tie too thick, skin too clear. Fail.
 
2012-06-13 07:17:38 AM  

Herb Utsmelz: [imgboot.com image 175x229]

1991.


Drummer, right?
 
2012-06-13 07:22:16 AM  

Marisyana: What I find scary is the number of women at my job who still have the high-teased bangs. You know they've been wearing their hair like that since 1987. Not attractive on women in their forties.


Holy hell, what we used to do with our fringes in the eighties. My eyeballs still have a lingering film of hair lacquer on them. (And electric blue mascara.)
 
2012-06-13 07:23:13 AM  
Inside the Dreamatorium:
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 07:24:14 AM  

Oznog: [i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

Encyclopedia Britannica kid is pretty hard to beat...


gee wiz of the day that's Stan Freberg's Son
 
2012-06-13 07:29:58 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 07:31:52 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: That high cut around the hips on those one-piece things is still awesome.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x727]


I'm not ashamed to admit I'd hit any one of those ladies (although I think I may have to take a seat over their for the one on the right)
 
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