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Mar 15th 2011 at 3:39:44 PM

Let's reflect on our favorite things and events that are a distant 30 years ago and further back.

Because why not?

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 3:42:14 PM

I mock the eighties a lot, but the fact is that I'm simply tsun-tsuning for an era where Heavy Metal was played on pop charts.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
Landstander God Of Cake from Somewhere else
God Of Cake
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:44:22 PM

I seem to recall spitting up a lot and crying for no good reason.

Emperor Wu liked cake, but not exploding cake!
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Mar 15th 2011 at 3:46:17 PM

I remember not existing, that was pretty cool.

Chances are, I'm not actually wearing any pants right now.
Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 3:49:17 PM

I inherited a lot of the eighties by product of not having cable and seeing reruns of G.I. Joe and Transformers on UHF stations.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
Mar 15th 2011 at 3:59:22 PM

I remember not existing, that was pretty cool.

I love you, Ossy. [lol]

edited 15th Mar '11 3:59:35 PM by juancarlos11

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Mar 15th 2011 at 4:10:23 PM

I remember going with my dad to buy a car from some old lady. It was nighttime, but everything was so bright.

Wicked223 from Death Star in the forest
Mar 15th 2011 at 4:17:19 PM

I too remember not existing then, but I still like the music.

You can't even write racist abuse in excrement on somebody's car without the politically correct brigade jumping down your throat!
Funnyguts Things make people happy from French Bread!
ImipolexG frozen in time from all our yesterdays
frozen in time
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:34:11 PM

Buncha kids, don't remember the 80s, grumble...

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pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Mar 15th 2011 at 5:52:13 PM

^ I know right? I was 3 to 13 in the 80's.

Carburetors.

Turbocharged everything. (...especially turbo Buick Regals - going fast with class.)

4th generation Corvettes.

Toyota AE-86 Corollas.

Kids toys that were made out of metal, and lots of it.

Betamax videos in school.

Reel-to-reel videos in school.

80 cents for a hot lunch in school.

edited 15th Mar '11 5:57:24 PM by pvtnum11

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nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:54:17 PM

Although I didn't exist, either, I'll still mention The Legend Of Zelda.tongue

Oh! And The Breakfast Club.tongue

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Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 5:55:47 PM "Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:57:02 PM

I'm ashamed that I've never seen a single Back To The Future movie, ever.tongue

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pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Mar 15th 2011 at 5:57:52 PM

First one is great. So is the third one. Second? YMMV.

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 5:58:33 PM

The Goonies is from the eighties, right?

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Mar 15th 2011 at 5:58:55 PM

The second Back To The Future, at the very least, has a hilariously Zeerusty sequence set in 2015.

edited 15th Mar '11 5:59:11 PM by EnglishIvy

pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
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Mar 15th 2011 at 5:59:16 PM

^ Ah, yes, that was the funny part about the second one, looking at it in hindsight.

Oooo, Red Dawn.

Ah, the days in which the Soviet Union still existed and were demonized in media. I miss those guys.

edited 15th Mar '11 5:59:53 PM by pvtnum11

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
Malkavian What is this from madness
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Mar 15th 2011 at 6:00:39 PM

^^Don't know what you're talking about. My hoverboard doesn't work on water either.

"Everyone wants an answer, don't they?... I hate things with answers." Grant Morrison
Dorkus I nose things Relationship Status: Desperate
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Mar 15th 2011 at 6:07:46 PM

I miss my Combining Mecha Voltron. I don't think I can go back and watch it now though.

I had that issue when I tried watching Transformers again.

edited 15th Mar '11 6:07:58 PM by Dorkus

nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
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Mar 15th 2011 at 6:41:21 PM

I'll just sit here humming the My Little Pony theme song, is that okay? I have to hum because I don't remember the words.

pvtnum11 OMG NO NOSECONES from Kerbin low orbit Relationship Status: We finish each other's sandwiches
OMG NO NOSECONES
Mar 15th 2011 at 6:42:19 PM

Definitely Thundercats.

Transformers the animated Movie? Where a bunch of them died? Holy crap.

Also, "Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer" wasn't half-bad.

edited 15th Mar '11 6:42:54 PM by pvtnum11

Happiness is zero-gee with a sinus cold.
JinxedBlackcat The Ultimate Bifauxnen from Blurry Edges of Genderfluidity Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
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Mar 15th 2011 at 6:46:00 PM

I recall mostly cartoons. Well, they're known as 80s cartoons but I watched them in the early 90s... The Gummy bears, Inspector Gadget, The Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Thundercats, Care Bears, My Little Ponies, Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Show, Rainbow Bright.... Man I watched a lot of cartoons >_>

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nekoalexa from the same place I've always been
Mar 15th 2011 at 6:47:35 PM

Aw, man. I miss Inspector Gadget!grin

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