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2012-08-08 07:00:56 PM

Bschott007: *IF* Apple was smart, they would immediately discuss a way to capitalize on Microsoft's possible flop of Windows 8. Perhaps the best way they could do this would be to create a version of Mac OS X for PC's which they could have ready for release shortly (within 6 months to a year) after Windows 8 was released. I know, they would have to hurdle the various hardware issues and such but perhaps a specific "This limited hardware is supported for now, and in the next release we will have better hardware support" (this is off the top of my head so I haven't fully thought all this through).

I could see Apple pulling a serious coup on Microsoft if Apple was able to successfully pull this off when people are still fuming over Windows 8. Could backfire if people just stick with Windows 7 and the Mac OS X port is buggy as hell but hell, it has huge potential if it could work.


Why would Mac do this? If OSX were a legit option on PCs, how would the "Apple tax" be justified? I'm always told it's the "Mac experience" that justifies the extra $500. If it's widely available on more powerful but cheaper machines, what then?

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2012-08-08 07:04:58 PM

MightyPez: Reviewers liked it, techno-geeks liked it, and despite Fark headlines;


HeartBurnKid: Ummm... no. I don't remember Windows 7 getting much, if any, hate. Most people thought 7 was a breath of fresh air after the abomination against God and Man that was Vista.


Yotto: So you say people HATED windows 7, and you could only find ONE guy who actually said it was bad? And that guy was seemingly misguided?


To everyone saying Windows 7 was welcomed with open arms and received zero reviewer hate:

Jason Perlow, ZDNet: Windows 7: Mojave My Ass

To Which Ed Bott had to issue a rebuttal article: If you love windows XP, you'll hate Windows 7

/Windows 7 was a great improvement. I was one of the reviewers extolling that, even being accused by blogs as being bribed by Microsoft with the tech hardware they let me borrow for reviews.
//I also think Win8 is an improvement - although no free hardware this time to test.
 
2012-08-08 07:09:05 PM
So THAT's where the person who designed the 'Lisa Simpson giving head' Olympic logo went on to do.
 
2012-08-08 07:25:06 PM
I have Vista...should I go to 8?
 
2012-08-08 07:33:39 PM

MrSteve007: MightyPez: Reviewers liked it, techno-geeks liked it, and despite Fark headlines;

HeartBurnKid: Ummm... no. I don't remember Windows 7 getting much, if any, hate. Most people thought 7 was a breath of fresh air after the abomination against God and Man that was Vista.

Yotto: So you say people HATED windows 7, and you could only find ONE guy who actually said it was bad? And that guy was seemingly misguided?

To everyone saying Windows 7 was welcomed with open arms and received zero reviewer hate:

Jason Perlow, ZDNet: Windows 7: Mojave My Ass

To Which Ed Bott had to issue a rebuttal article: If you love windows XP, you'll hate Windows 7

/Windows 7 was a great improvement. I was one of the reviewers extolling that, even being accused by blogs as being bribed by Microsoft with the tech hardware they let me borrow for reviews.
//I also think Win8 is an improvement - although no free hardware this time to test.


ZDNet?

Well, there's your problem.
 
2012-08-08 07:34:51 PM
I use Windows 7 and I love it to death. However I like new things so I have to say that I'm pretty much okay with this. I won't be buying Windows 8 day one but I will probably pick it up assuming there aren't any major problems with it.
 
2012-08-08 07:42:12 PM

Bschott007: MrSteve007: Bschott007: My apology. I mistakenly thought, for some reason, Rio came out in 85 or 87. My bad. Honestly, I haven't noticed the 80's styles making a comeback, but then again just a few years ago the 70's styles tried to make a come back and that fade just as quickly died as it started.

Yeah, I was a bit incredulous about the latest styles - but I noticed my middle school nephew and nieces wearing skinny jeans, zebra print pants, neon and pretty much the same stuff as in LMFAO videos. All we need now is a return of hypercolor t-shirts.

Oh jesus. Zubaz, wrist snappers, Hypercolor t-shirts, No-Fear, mood rings, Bedazzler, Twist a Bead necklaces, parachute pants, puffed sleeves, Elastic belts, paint splatter clothes...

The horror that they are 'fashionable' again or the fact that I would die from laughter at people who thought sporting these today is 'fashionable'....I can't decide if I would want to see these again or not.

[www.liketotally80s.com image 192x237]


Was it just a California thing? I don't remember ever seeing anyone dressed like that except for maybe on Saved By The Bell.
 
2012-08-08 08:10:44 PM

strahdd: I have Vista...should I go to 8?


No. Go to Windows 7 and stay there.
 
2012-08-08 08:31:43 PM

Representative of the unwashed masses: Icetech3: SithLord: Who buys boxed software anymore?

ALOT of people... i sell between 30-50 copies of 7 per week.. and some office (i try to talk people out of buying office as its overpriced) but plenty of people still buy boxed software... and most don't know how to download and burn a OS or put it on a thumbdrive to install..

plus its also easier than buring a backup to reinstall later. this way you already have it.


I know that 7 "came with" my computer, and no install discs were provided. I made the recovery discs like it wants the first time I ran it, but they are very clear that the recovery discs ARE NOT install discs, and for some things you just need the full install discs.
 
2012-08-08 08:38:36 PM

MrSteve007: Two years ago:
"I hate Windows 7! I'm going to stick with XP, it does everything I'll ever need."

The same people today:
"I hate Windows 8! Windows 7 is great, it does everything I'll ever need."


Of the 64-bit MS-compatible OSes, which one would you choose? Oh I know. Whichever one Microsoft tells you is the greatest OS they've ever made.
 
2012-08-08 08:49:01 PM

eyefarkno: So now we're getting all warm and runny about the packaging? I'm a little more concerned about the substance than the style.


the joke-----------------

Your head--------------
 
2012-08-08 09:31:02 PM
I think a gave the box I had of NeXTSTEP to Goodwill a number of years ago. Still probably in a bin there collecting dust today.
 
2012-08-08 09:48:46 PM
A problem with Win8 that I've had with Windows for a while: hitting one, easy to bump key (alt, windows) shouldn't do anything. Function keys? Sure. Keys at the top of the keyboard? OK. But a key down by the heels of my hands, down by my thumbs? No. This is poor, poor UI, and has been for a long time, indeed.
 
2012-08-08 09:58:16 PM

feanorn: A problem with Win8 that I've had with Windows for a while: hitting one, easy to bump key (alt, windows) shouldn't do anything. Function keys? Sure. Keys at the top of the keyboard? OK. But a key down by the heels of my hands, down by my thumbs? No. This is poor, poor UI, and has been for a long time, indeed.


I've avoided that problem since I'm still using the same keyboard that came with my 386 (no Windows keys).
 
2012-08-08 10:52:36 PM
And what's so wrong about Windows 7 that requires this new OS to be released?
 
2012-08-08 10:53:32 PM

Amper: I don't know - I can't crap inside the OS. I can, however, crap in the box it came in.


It seems that Mr. Ballmer pre-filled it for you.
 
2012-08-09 12:39:03 AM
So I need to get a Windows 7 Desktop before this stupidity comes?
 
2012-08-09 06:37:01 AM

eddievercetti: So I need to get a Windows 7 Desktop before this stupidity comes?


No. there is no reason for a desktop user to avoid 8. But neither is there any reason you would upgrade an existing 7 machine to 8. I used the beta for several weeks, and it was no trouble to make it look and act like a regular 7 installation - and it does run a tiny tick snappier. But unless a device has a small screen and a touch interface - no reason to install 8.
But if I bought a desktop or laptop with 8 already loaded, i'd just use it - all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.
 
2012-08-09 07:30:49 AM

jso2897: eddievercetti: So I need to get a Windows 7 Desktop before this stupidity comes?

No. there is no reason for a desktop user to avoid 8. But neither is there any reason you would upgrade an existing 7 machine to 8. I used the beta for several weeks, and it was no trouble to make it look and act like a regular 7 installation - and it does run a tiny tick snappier. But unless a device has a small screen and a touch interface - no reason to install 8.
But if I bought a desktop or laptop with 8 already loaded, i'd just use it - all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.


So despite the big outcry from testers and MVPs about this being a horrible release, it's the shills just making things up? Get real.
 
2012-08-09 07:40:25 AM

MightyPez: jso2897: eddievercetti: So I need to get a Windows 7 Desktop before this stupidity comes?

No. there is no reason for a desktop user to avoid 8. But neither is there any reason you would upgrade an existing 7 machine to 8. I used the beta for several weeks, and it was no trouble to make it look and act like a regular 7 installation - and it does run a tiny tick snappier. But unless a device has a small screen and a touch interface - no reason to install 8.
But if I bought a desktop or laptop with 8 already loaded, i'd just use it - all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

So despite the big outcry from testers and MVPs about this being a horrible release, it's the shills just making things up? Get real.


Experience has taught me to trust my own experience in these matters. In weeks of use, i had no problems using 8 exactly as i use 7. Many of the things I have seen stated in this thread are simply not true. Whether the individuals who post those things are shills or not, i neither know nor care.
On the other hand, there is an issue I am not addressing, because I can't - and that is whether it works well on the devices metro is intended for - if it doesn't, the whole thing is an excercise in futility - 8 does not improve the desktop experience in any way, and if it doesn't work well on mobile devices, it's a waste of code. But I Ieave that for others more knowledgable than I to address.
 
2012-08-09 07:49:38 AM

jso2897: Experience has taught me to trust my own experience in these matters. In weeks of use, i had no problems using 8 exactly as i use 7. Many of the things I have seen stated in this thread are simply not true. Whether the individuals who post those things are shills or not, i neither know nor care.


Again, the professionals that test these things, including people that are part of Microsoft's own MVP program are upset by this new version and have been trying to convince MS to make changes for months, but you accuse them of being paid shills for some reason. And your excuse for it is "Well I like it!"?

I understand not everyone will have the same reaction. But it's a pretty silly thing to accuse anyone that disagrees with you for having some sort of agenda for it.
 
2012-08-09 08:19:56 AM
Is the product inside Aldus PageMaker for Windows 3.0?

Because there's no other reason for that jumble of geometric shapes and gradients to be there.
 
2012-08-09 08:22:36 AM

SpaceBison: I think a gave the box I had of NeXTSTEP to Goodwill a number of years ago. Still probably in a bin there collecting dust today.


I still have mine, which I bought at my school's campus store for $0.01.

Now I just need to find a NeXT box with a working MO drive.
 
2012-08-09 08:44:14 AM

MightyPez: jso2897: Experience has taught me to trust my own experience in these matters. In weeks of use, i had no problems using 8 exactly as i use 7. Many of the things I have seen stated in this thread are simply not true. Whether the individuals who post those things are shills or not, i neither know nor care.

Again, the professionals that test these things, including people that are part of Microsoft's own MVP program are upset by this new version and have been trying to convince MS to make changes for months, but you accuse them of being paid shills for some reason. And your excuse for it is "Well I like it!"?

I understand not everyone will have the same reaction. But it's a pretty silly thing to accuse anyone that disagrees with you for having some sort of agenda for it.


I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything - and most "shills" are not paid - they are simply trolls who repeat things they've heard without investigating them - and you and me both know that applies to a depressingly large faction of the "professional" tech press. as well.
Chances are, they will make some changes before release - that's what betas are for. They may as well replace the "Start" menu, because everybody is just going to restore it with one of the half dozen apps available anyway. And I suppose they could somehow make it easier and more obvious to set Metro not to start up in the first place, so that you don't have to make that one, laborious mouse-click to turn it off.
But other than that, on the desktop, it's basically 7. I tested Photoshop, gimp, Office, several games, and various other apps - no problems.
Again - a lot of the writers who don't like it are questioning whether or not it will work well on mobile devices - and that's a major issue to which I cannot speak.
Sorry, but if my use of the word "shill" offends you, you are hysterically oversensitive.
 
2012-08-09 08:47:25 AM

jso2897: there is an issue I am not addressing, because I can't - and that is whether it works well on the devices metro is intended for - if it doesn't, the whole thing is an excercise in futility - 8 does not improve the desktop experience in any way, and if it doesn't work well on mobile devices, it's a waste of code.


Metro itself apparently works well on the tablet. Windows 8 as a whole, however, is a different story.
 
2012-08-09 08:56:23 AM

jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything


MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.


Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?
 
2012-08-09 08:56:58 AM

MightyPez: jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?


Ha, quote fail.
 
2012-08-09 09:40:02 AM

MightyPez: MightyPez: jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?

Ha, quote fail.


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What quote fail? I don't see any quote fail!
 
2012-08-09 09:45:52 AM

jso2897: MightyPez: MightyPez: jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?

Ha, quote fail.

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What quote fail? I don't see any quote fail!


I quoted my own post that was quoting you.

You still didn't answer the question though.

Here, I'll quote correctly:

jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything


jso2897: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.


Are you cognisant of what you are saying?
 
2012-08-09 09:46:13 AM

Joe_diGriz: jso2897: there is an issue I am not addressing, because I can't - and that is whether it works well on the devices metro is intended for - if it doesn't, the whole thing is an excercise in futility - 8 does not improve the desktop experience in any way, and if it doesn't work well on mobile devices, it's a waste of code.

Metro itself apparently works well on the tablet. Windows 8 as a whole, however, is a different story.


Well, see, that stuff might all be true - and if it is, that's a problem. Because as far as a desktop/laptop user is concerned, 8 has no reason to exist or not exist - and if it sucks on mobile devices, there is no good reason for it to exist at all.
 
2012-08-09 09:48:43 AM

MightyPez: jso2897: MightyPez: MightyPez: jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?

Ha, quote fail.

[i18.photobucket.com image 350x411]
What quote fail? I don't see any quote fail!

I quoted my own post that was quoting you.

You still didn't answer the question though.

Here, I'll quote correctly:

jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

jso2897: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you cognisant of what you are saying?


Yes - but evidently you aren't - not that you are any obligation to be. If you aren't interested in what I have to say, must you waste my time trying to start a child's semantic quarrel? It's really tedious of you.
It would make more sense for you not to talk to me at all. (hint, hint)
 
2012-08-09 09:48:49 AM

jso2897: eddievercetti: So I need to get a Windows 7 Desktop before this stupidity comes?

No. there is no reason for a desktop user to avoid 8. But neither is there any reason you would upgrade an existing 7 machine to 8. I used the beta for several weeks, and it was no trouble to make it look and act like a regular 7 installation - and it does run a tiny tick snappier. But unless a device has a small screen and a touch interface - no reason to install 8.
But if I bought a desktop or laptop with 8 already loaded, i'd just use it - all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.


I have used the Release Candidate of Windows 8. The forcing of the Metro interface and the absence of a Start menu caused me to feel anger.

I was also angered by my inability to complete system "activation" during setup, due to the absence of an Internet connection at the time. I had to turn off the computer and turn it back on in order to complete a proper boot before I was able to configure network settings and activate.
 
2012-08-09 09:50:36 AM

jso2897: MightyPez: jso2897: MightyPez: MightyPez: jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?

Ha, quote fail.

[i18.photobucket.com image 350x411]
What quote fail? I don't see any quote fail!

I quoted my own post that was quoting you.

You still didn't answer the question though.

Here, I'll quote correctly:

jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

jso2897: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you cognisant of what you are saying?

Yes - but evidently you aren't - not that you are any obligation to be. If you aren't interested in what I have to say, must you waste my time trying to start a child's semantic quarrel? It's really tedious of you.
It would make more sense for you not to talk to me at all. (hint, hint)


Ah, so you can say one thing then completely contradict yourself immediately after and you're still correct. Gotcha.
 
2012-08-09 09:51:16 AM

Dimensio: jso2897: eddievercetti: So I need to get a Windows 7 Desktop before this stupidity comes?

No. there is no reason for a desktop user to avoid 8. But neither is there any reason you would upgrade an existing 7 machine to 8. I used the beta for several weeks, and it was no trouble to make it look and act like a regular 7 installation - and it does run a tiny tick snappier. But unless a device has a small screen and a touch interface - no reason to install 8.
But if I bought a desktop or laptop with 8 already loaded, i'd just use it - all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

I have used the Release Candidate of Windows 8. The forcing of the Metro interface and the absence of a Start menu caused me to feel anger.

I was also angered by my inability to complete system "activation" during setup, due to the absence of an Internet connection at the time. I had to turn off the computer and turn it back on in order to complete a proper boot before I was able to configure network settings and activate.


You must have gotten a different ver5sion than I did. I just turned Metro off, and restored the start menu - took maybe four minutes. Had no trouble activating.
Later, i realized i didn't need the Start menu, and got rid of it - but YMMV.
 
2012-08-09 09:53:02 AM

MightyPez: jso2897: MightyPez: jso2897: MightyPez: MightyPez: jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

MightyPez: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you even cognisant of things you are saying?

Ha, quote fail.

[i18.photobucket.com image 350x411]
What quote fail? I don't see any quote fail!

I quoted my own post that was quoting you.

You still didn't answer the question though.

Here, I'll quote correctly:

jso2897: I don't accuse anybody in particular of anything

jso2897: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Are you cognisant of what you are saying?

Yes - but evidently you aren't - not that you are any obligation to be. If you aren't interested in what I have to say, must you waste my time trying to start a child's semantic quarrel? It's really tedious of you.
It would make more sense for you not to talk to me at all. (hint, hint)

Ah, so you can say one thing then completely contradict yourself immediately after and you're still correct. Gotcha.


You like arguing about personal trivia rather than discussing the subject at hand. Gotcha.
Seriously - you need to talk to someone else who shares your quarrelsome interests.
 
2012-08-09 10:07:51 AM

jso2897: You like arguing about personal trivia rather than discussing the subject at hand. Gotcha.
Seriously - you need to talk to someone else who shares your quarrelsome interests.


Ummm... that was the subject at hand. I said it was silly for you to dismiss negative opinions of 8 because you accused people that did of being shills or fanboys. Then you claimed you didn't say that.

I get it, you want to shift the focus of the conversation because you said something kinda dumb. Just take your lump and move on.
 
2012-08-09 10:16:57 AM

MightyPez: jso2897: You like arguing about personal trivia rather than discussing the subject at hand. Gotcha.
Seriously - you need to talk to someone else who shares your quarrelsome interests.

Ummm... that was the subject at hand. I said it was silly for you to dismiss negative opinions of 8 because you accused people that did of being shills or fanboys. Then you claimed you didn't say that.

I get it, you want to shift the focus of the conversation because you said something kinda dumb. Just take your lump and move on.


Lighten up, Francis.
You'll get over it.
 
2012-08-09 10:27:10 AM

jso2897: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.


Wow... I'm usually rooting for Microsoft, unless they do something stupid. I'm not some flighty guy who just checks e-mail and surfs the web - I'm a developer with 30 years of experience, currently employed by a rather large company with a rather large Information Services division, writing software that is used in hundreds of thousands of PCs on a daily basis. Oh, and I have permanent, on-location Microsoft employees to consult when I need information that can't be googled regarding how the operating system operates or particular API calls that might not be well documented (in which case, I usually get callbacks from the.Microsoft developer who write that bit of code).

So... I'm no shill or "anti-fanboi" (egads, anybody who uses the term "boi" is just gay, NTTAWWT, except out of context, like this). I have been running Win8 since it was first made available to me through MSDN. I have a copy running right now in a virtual - and it still sucks.

As I said, Metro is pretty much everything wrong with it, and removing the Orb was a blatant attempt to push people into the "Windows 8-style UI Start Screen", which is an abomination. The entire Metro interface is awful for the desktop user.

Sure, you can get an aftermarket app (I use vistart) to get an Orb back, but it's not as useful as the Win7 menu was. At least I have program groups back... and I can access everything that is installed on my system. I still have to go through the crappy Metro screen to get there, though.

Otherwise, Win8 is decent enough, with some performance improvements. I don't even mind an app store (why did this take so long?), but why focus exclusively on Metro apps? Why force users to Metro? In short, there was no reason to bring the two (Mobile and Desktop) worlds together... both have very different sets of functionality and use cases. Both have very different demands on display real estate and user interaction. Both have wildly different degrees of user input, with mobile users more likely to tweet, rather than write an essay or crunch numbers. The UIs should be tailored for those realities, not mashed together to chop development costs in a rush to a walled garden and the revenue of the app store model.

What a majority of users are saying is that Microsoft needs to:

1) Bring back the Orb Menu
2) Allow Metro to be optional, or at least take a minor role on desktop systems (much like the desktop is GONE in ARM systems)
3) Consider slightly altering the Metro UI in desktops to bring back long-used UI elements that have helped us be more efficient, like a "Close" button

It's not rocket science. With Win8, I get the feeling the whole thing is some bizarre power play from the former program manager who ran "Bob", still irate that his brainchild got canned, now taking revenge on the entire Windows using community.
 
2012-08-09 10:41:04 AM

LesserEvil: jso2897: all the fud is coming from shills/anti-fanbois or people who haven't actually used it.

Wow... I'm usually rooting for Microsoft, unless they do something stupid. I'm not some flighty guy who just checks e-mail and surfs the web - I'm a developer with 30 years of experience, currently employed by a rather large company with a rather large Information Services division, writing software that is used in hundreds of thousands of PCs on a daily basis. Oh, and I have permanent, on-location Microsoft employees to consult when I need information that can't be googled regarding how the operating system operates or particular API calls that might not be well documented (in which case, I usually get callbacks from the.Microsoft developer who write that bit of code).

So... I'm no shill or "anti-fanboi" (egads, anybody who uses the term "boi" is just gay, NTTAWWT, except out of context, like this). I have been running Win8 since it was first made available to me through MSDN. I have a copy running right now in a virtual - and it still sucks.

As I said, Metro is pretty much everything wrong with it, and removing the Orb was a blatant attempt to push people into the "Windows 8-style UI Start Screen", which is an abomination. The entire Metro interface is awful for the desktop user.

Sure, you can get an aftermarket app (I use vistart) to get an Orb back, but it's not as useful as the Win7 menu was. At least I have program groups back... and I can access everything that is installed on my system. I still have to go through the crappy Metro screen to get there, though.

Otherwise, Win8 is decent enough, with some performance improvements. I don't even mind an app store (why did this take so long?), but why focus exclusively on Metro apps? Why force users to Metro? In short, there was no reason to bring the two (Mobile and Desktop) worlds together... both have very different sets of functionality and use cases. Both have very different demands on display real estate and u ...


All I ever had to say is this: I would not upgrade a desktop or laptop to 8 - but if I bought a new one that already had it, i wouldn't flatten and reload 7. And a lot of the "negatives" that I am hearing are things that did not happen with my experience (approx. a month) using the OS. I am simply reporting my own observations, and have no interest in the fanboi/antifanboi wars.
 
2012-08-09 11:21:48 AM

Hand Banana: Bschott007: MrSteve007: Bschott007: My apology. I mistakenly thought, for some reason, Rio came out in 85 or 87. My bad. Honestly, I haven't noticed the 80's styles making a comeback, but then again just a few years ago the 70's styles tried to make a come back and that fade just as quickly died as it started.

Yeah, I was a bit incredulous about the latest styles - but I noticed my middle school nephew and nieces wearing skinny jeans, zebra print pants, neon and pretty much the same stuff as in LMFAO videos. All we need now is a return of hypercolor t-shirts.

Oh jesus. Zubaz, wrist snappers, Hypercolor t-shirts, No-Fear, mood rings, Bedazzler, Twist a Bead necklaces, parachute pants, puffed sleeves, Elastic belts, paint splatter clothes...

The horror that they are 'fashionable' again or the fact that I would die from laughter at people who thought sporting these today is 'fashionable'....I can't decide if I would want to see these again or not.

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Was it just a California thing? I don't remember ever seeing anyone dressed like that except for maybe on Saved By The Bell.


Actually, I remember seeing people in North Dakota (of all places) wearing this stuff back in the day. In fact, a friend of mine still has a couple pairs of Zubaz that he wears when he handwashes and details his car or does yard work. I like giving him crap about being stuck in the 80's when he wears them.
 
2012-08-09 02:08:44 PM

Bijin: Are those boxes from 1993?


Literally, my exact words. Exact. That's amazing. Even 1993.
 
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