Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The 80's

 You know you grew up in the 80's if.....
You know what "Sike" means.
You know the profound meaning of "Wax on. Wax off."
You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer".
You can sing the McDonald's Big Mac, Filet-o-fish, quarter pounder, and French fry song.
You know who Mr. T is.
You know who Fat Albert is. 
You ever wore fluorescent, neon clothing.
You could breakdance, or wish you could.
You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"
Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.
You thought that Transformers (the original) were more than meets the eye.
You knew that knowing is half the battle.
You wanted to be on Star Search.
You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.
You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some.
You knew "Rut row raggy" and "Zoinks."
You HAD to have your MTV & you  watched music videos on it..
You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
You owned cassettes.

You remember life before minivans and SUVs.
You remember and/or owned any of the Care Bear glasses collection from Pizza Hut or the Muppets glasses from McDonalds
You knew who Ben Stein was before you could win his money, "Bueller?"
You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ET, Dukes of Hazard, Knight Rider, Strawberry Shortcake or A-Team lunch box.
You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.
You wore your Izod shirt with the collar up.
You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.
You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag.
You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
You know what a "Push Up" ice cream is.
You had to change into play clothes after school.
You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64.
You hated Scrappy Doo.
You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.
Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1's "Big 80's" ("it's been 7 hours & 15 days...")
Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.
You have ever said, "Gag me with a spoon."
You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.
You had to get up to change the channel.
You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine on Sesame Street.
You thought the "Thriller" video was pretty cool.
You remember the first time you went into a video store to rent a movie.
You wore those wide, colorful shoelaces.
Quiet Riot's "Come on feel the noise" was the best song - ever.
You still cannot go in to the water because of that damn movie - Jaws.
El Debarge's "Get a beat to the Rhythm of the night" plagued the radio every hour.
You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.


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