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(YouTube)   Did ya grow up in the 80s? Subby is very sorry, and feels rather bad that you had to deal with "bulky tape players" and "flippy disks" along with drinking "Hi-C" instead of Soda. That must have sucked   (youtube.com) divider line 67
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2012-08-23 09:18:19 AM  
The 80's were so awesome. I miss being a kid.
 
2012-08-23 09:24:47 AM  
I barely remember them.

I was born in December of 83.

Probably the clearest memory that I can place in a time frame would be July 4th 1988. I remember it because of the celebrations. Besides that I cannot put a date to any other memory in the 80s
 
2012-08-23 09:27:16 AM  
Long live Ecto Cooler!

/December '83
 
2012-08-23 09:41:50 AM  
Yeah, if you were born around '83, you don't exactly remember the 80s, but wound up dealing with most of the 80s tech until the mid-90s when things started to change.

/schools still had old Apple computers with floppy discs, VCRs and Ecto Cooler reigned supreme, and everyone was happy.
 
2012-08-23 10:36:05 AM  
The Michelob light commerical plays like a parody of itself, and it's awesome.
 
2012-08-23 10:38:22 AM  
Michelob Light for the winnnNAAAAAAAHS
 
2012-08-23 10:39:24 AM  
I grew up in the 60s and Hi-C was much better than any soda (known as "pop" at that time).
 
2012-08-23 10:42:02 AM  

Kevin72: I grew up in the 60s and Hi-C was much better than any soda (known as "pop" at that time).


It's still known as pop. Rekindled, the soda/pop wars are.
 
2012-08-23 10:43:39 AM  
The cartoons are light-years better today than in the 80's, but still can't reach the old looney tunes stuff. Do not miss the clothes and hair styles, though.
 
2012-08-23 10:45:08 AM  

Kevin72: I grew up in the 60s and Hi-C was much better than any soda (known as "pop" at that time).


I was never known as 'pop' in my neck of the woods. But, whatever label works for you.
 
2012-08-23 10:45:42 AM  
That was fun to watch.

/every new gen thinks the last one is lame
 
2012-08-23 11:12:57 AM  
I really miss the old Sunkist and Mountain Dew commercials. Everyone looked like the kids who got killed in Friday the 13th and they were always having a farking blast.
 
2012-08-23 11:14:01 AM  
I like the last commercial for Pizza Hut. What's the deal with those 2 guys riding in a station wagon with 3 kids? I didn't know they condoned alternative lifestyles back then.
 
2012-08-23 11:21:54 AM  
None of those commercials grated my nerves like the ones today do. Most of them were to the point and short.

Could be the nostalgia talking, but I wish there was a Pandora for TV and you could watch hours of broadcasts from different eras.

And more pulp makes me want to puke!
 
2012-08-23 11:30:33 AM  
I was a teen in the 80s and I refuse to watch 10 minutes of the same shiat I did my best not to watch back then. Not grumpy just sober and not that bored.
 
2012-08-23 11:31:26 AM  
Almost everyone was white in the '80s! Who knew?
 
2012-08-23 11:57:11 AM  

lokisbong: I was a teen in the 80s and I refuse to watch 10 minutes of the same shiat I did my best not to watch back then. Not grumpy just sober and not that bored.


^this. born in the 70s (early), so I got a healthy dose of 70s kids stuff (Sid & Marty Krofft). Recently tried watching some of the old cartoons from the 80s. Think I'm going to keep them in my head as happy memories. Sometimes adulthood sucks when trying to relive your childhood via cartoons...
 
2012-08-23 12:04:54 PM  
Those ads were surprisingly...normal. And yes simple. Today ads seem like a visual/audio shaitstorm of colors and movement, who's only purpose is to annoy the hell out of you.
 
2012-08-23 12:05:04 PM  
The 80's were awesome, you little shiat.  Now go try and read a map without using a computer.
 
2012-08-23 12:07:16 PM  
Yes, but our music was FAR superior.
 
2012-08-23 12:07:42 PM  

Mentat: The 80's were awesome, you little shiat.  Now go try and read a map without using a computer.


I have to say, I think the world is a lot better with GPS. I have the world's worst direction sense and I think back to those days and wonder, "How the hell did I ever get from point A to point B?"
 
2012-08-23 12:21:16 PM  
Yeah yeah, the drinking age was 18.

Game set match, biatches.
 
2012-08-23 12:21:53 PM  

Cythraul: Mentat: The 80's were awesome, you little shiat.  Now go try and read a map without using a computer.

I have to say, I think the world is a lot better with GPS. I have the world's worst direction sense and I think back to those days and wonder, "How the hell did I ever get from point A to point B?"


Good question. Especially when you have a man driving the car. You know men won't stop to ask for directions
 
2012-08-23 12:58:17 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Yeah, if you were born around '83, you don't exactly remember the 80s, but wound up dealing with most of the 80s tech until the mid-90s when things started to change.

/schools still had old Apple computers with floppy discs, VCRs and Ecto Cooler reigned supreme, and everyone was happy.


Yeah, I miss The Cold War, too.
 
2012-08-23 01:06:01 PM  
I pity the fools who didn't grow up in the '80s.
 
2012-08-23 01:11:18 PM  
everything in that headline applies to my childhood and i grew up largely in the 90's... then again my parents bought everything in the 80's and didn't upgrade until i got to high school
 
2012-08-23 01:21:37 PM  

halfof33: Yeah yeah, the drinking age was 18.

Game set match, biatches.


Great point.

I hold every able bodied man between 18-21 who let that law stand personally responsible for how much of a pain in the ass it was for me to get beer in high school.
 
2012-08-23 01:28:05 PM  
I was born in the 50s
Growing up in the 60s you had your choice of drinks.
Hose water or koolaid with 1/2 the sugar it should have had.

On occasion, Fizzies.
 
2012-08-23 01:48:03 PM  
80s cartoons >> all other decades' cartoons
 
2012-08-23 02:16:35 PM  

tortilla burger: 80s cartoons >> all other decades' cartoons


You are insane.
 
2012-08-23 03:01:24 PM  

cman: Cythraul: Mentat: The 80's were awesome, you little shiat.  Now go try and read a map without using a computer.

I have to say, I think the world is a lot better with GPS. I have the world's worst direction sense and I think back to those days and wonder, "How the hell did I ever get from point A to point B?"

Good question. Especially when you have a man driving the car. You know men won't stop to ask for directions


If all you care about it getting to point B, take the bus. The journey is half the fun, especially when you realize you've just crossed the state line after a four hour attempt to find Wal Mart.
 
2012-08-23 03:04:51 PM  
I'd buy a pair of jimmy connors tennis shoes if they were for sale right now.
 
2012-08-23 03:08:57 PM  

vudukungfu: I was born in the 50s
Growing up in the 60s you had your choice of drinks.


Gah. Thanks asshat for giving me a flashback to that K.T. Oslin song.

*shudder*
 
2012-08-23 03:12:07 PM  
The 80s were awesome. You could talk to anybody and you knew your neighbours. people were happy to be alive, not afraid of each other and you could safely stay out all night. Less crime, no douche bags, and the weather was better.

If you were a kid, the playgrounds had all sorts of fun/dangerous things that would be lawsuits now.
 
2012-08-23 03:22:05 PM  

Vance Uppercut: The 80s were awesome. You could talk to anybody and you knew your neighbours. people were happy to be alive, not afraid of each other and you could safely stay out all night. Less crime, no douche bags, and the weather was better.

If you were a kid, the playgrounds had all sorts of fun/dangerous things that would be lawsuits now.


www.motifake.com
 
2012-08-23 03:32:45 PM  
The 70s and 80s were AWESOME.

That Lindsay Wagner show looked horrible.
 
2012-08-23 03:34:52 PM  
Casting O.J. Simpson in no way came back to haunt that one company
 
2012-08-23 03:47:32 PM  
Ahh the 80's. We had Reagan, Bob Hope and Johnny Cash. Now we have Obama, no hope and certainly no cash.
 
2012-08-23 04:03:48 PM  

HeadLever: Vance Uppercut: The 80s were awesome. You could talk to anybody and you knew your neighbours. people were happy to be alive, not afraid of each other and you could safely stay out all night. Less crime, no douche bags, and the weather was better.

If you were a kid, the playgrounds had all sorts of fun/dangerous things that would be lawsuits now.

[www.motifake.com image 336x273]


I've got a set of those, I'm surprised I don't need ATF licensing to own 'em.
 
2012-08-23 04:05:48 PM  

I was a kid in the '60s. And we had these groovy ads.



Link


Link

 
2012-08-23 04:29:16 PM  
If you wanted to take your music with you, you needed a boom box. Mine was sweet; dual cassette decks, detachable speakers, a five band equalizer and twenty five watts per channel of pure power! It must have weighed ten pounds but I took it everywhere.
 
2012-08-23 05:05:40 PM  

Whatthefark: If you wanted to take your music with you, you needed a boom box. Mine was sweet; dual cassette decks, detachable speakers, a five band equalizer and twenty five watts per channel of pure power! It must have weighed ten pounds but I took it everywhere.


And I am sure it went through D batteries like Rosie goes through cupcakes.
 
2012-08-23 05:09:11 PM  

zabadu: The 70s and 80s were AWESOME.

That Lindsay Wagner show looked horrible.


She was a cutie on The Rockford Files.

/70s boobies FTW
 
2012-08-23 05:32:42 PM  
Nice whiskey save in that drinking and driving PSA. I miss the 80s. Mostly because I was too busy having fun and running around like an idiot to realize we were poor.

\born '79
 
2012-08-23 05:39:48 PM  
I spotted Mayim Bialik and Dana Delany In amongst the ads.

Pizza Hut should go back to the gay dads campaign. It almost made me crave some of their overly greasy puzza.
 
2012-08-23 06:20:38 PM  
Remember when commercials were about a whole bunch of different things? I don't watch much TV anymore, but whenever I do all the commercials seem to be fast food, bank, truck, car, fast food, phone/provider, truck, fast food.

What happened to all the other products out there?
 
2012-08-23 06:46:26 PM  
You know what's weird? In that Doublemint Gum commercial with the two dudes floating along next to each other....Back in the 80's you'd see that commercial and absolutely no one would even think 'gay'.
 
2012-08-23 06:52:50 PM  

HeadLever: vudukungfu: I was born in the 50s
Growing up in the 60s you had your choice of drinks.

Gah. Thanks asshat for giving me a flashback to that K.T. Oslin song.

*shudder*


K T an I are ol' friends., too.
 
2012-08-23 07:21:31 PM  

AaronSynn: You know what's weird? In that Doublemint Gum commercial with the two dudes floating along next to each other....Back in the 80's you'd see that commercial and absolutely no one would even think 'gay'.


Wrong!


Prefered these twins.
www.crazyabouttv.com
 
2012-08-23 08:00:22 PM  

AaronSynn: You know what's weird? In that Doublemint Gum commercial with the two dudes floating along next to each other....Back in the 80's you'd see that commercial and absolutely no one would even think 'gay'.


I think those were the bad guys from the movie "Rad"
 
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