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LaVaLaDy

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« on: 08-20-2003 17:22 »
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Hi! I was wondering what was your favorite thing from the 80's? like cartoons, music, other stuff.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #1 on: 08-20-2003 17:46 »

80's you say? Not much... Hmmmm... I guess, probabaly The Simpsons  smile
canned eggs

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« Reply #2 on: 08-20-2003 17:52 »

The Goonies.
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« Reply #3 on: 08-20-2003 17:55 »

SMURFS 4EVA!

The eighties rock. Safety Dance!
M Jackson
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« Reply #4 on: 08-20-2003 18:21 »

ET
Indiana Jones
Back to the Future
Michael Jackson
Star Wars
My Birth
It's all good
PCC Fred

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« Reply #5 on: 08-20-2003 18:40 »

Yuppieism
Soccer Hooliganism
The false sense of security everyone got when the Cold War ended
LaVaLaDy

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« Reply #6 on: 08-20-2003 18:42 »

MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE *yeah!* *WOO HOO*
Teral

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« Reply #7 on: 08-20-2003 18:50 »

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...

The A-Team!
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« Reply #8 on: 08-20-2003 20:40 »

 
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Originally posted by Otis P Jivefunk:
80's you say? Not much... Hmmmm... I guess, probabaly The Simpsons   smile

Would it be impolite to point out The Simpsons are more of a 90s cultural phenomina?  True, they did begin as a series of shorts on The Tracy Ullman Show in the late 80s, so it can't say it's a completely wrong answer either.

Having grown up in the 80s, I have no problem in saying that it was a rather aweful decade all round.  True, it was better than the 70s, and this current decade is turning out to be a rather large turd as well (if this country was steering any further to the right, we'd all be crashed up in a ditch, if we aren't already).

Still, the 80s did have the best Industrial Music (Skinny Puppy, Cabaret Voltaire, Ministry, Front 242, ect.), and Robotech.  It was also the last decade were there could truely be said to be an alternative culture.  Now, there is nothing which isn't the subject of ownership and marketing.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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« Reply #9 on: 08-21-2003 02:20 »

Every god dmaned thing. From Flock Of Seagulls to reganomics. Frizzy hair to proto-rap. DeLoreans to Cadelac Cimmarons, Acid wash Jeans to Men At Work, Dexy's Midnight Runners to Yuppies with cellphones the size of your foot, Vally girls, and Jersy Girls, and Punk rock girls with mowhawks. I loved it all.
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« Reply #10 on: 08-21-2003 02:40 »

Vice-City.

Tweek

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« Reply #11 on: 08-21-2003 03:55 »

Coolest '80s TV show was Miami Vice  cool
mikey

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« Reply #12 on: 08-21-2003 05:17 »

^agreed
Australian Guy

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« Reply #13 on: 08-21-2003 05:53 »

Actually akito I reckon the 80's was the first decade when Alternative culture was wiped out.
Gocad

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« Reply #14 on: 08-21-2003 06:02 »

The action genre was re-invented...

El Zilcho

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« Reply #15 on: 08-21-2003 06:03 »
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Rubik's Cube. I collect them and variations of them, and I can solve every one of them. Nerdy, huh?
Gocad

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« Reply #16 on: 08-21-2003 06:06 »

Yes!  tongue

Rubik's cube, that brings back memories...
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« Reply #17 on: 08-21-2003 06:29 »

Plenty of things. Beginning of long-running horror franchises ( Nightmare On Elm Street, Friday The 13th, Halloween etc ), lots of great films and the birth of extreme metal.
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« Reply #18 on: 08-21-2003 09:03 »

Ah, The 80's...
Genesis, Pat Benatar, Sting, Men Without Hats...
BMW's, Izod Shirts, Docksiders, Raybans...
The A-Team, Star Trek: TNG, MacGyver, China Beach...
MTV, when they used to play rock music videos...
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« Reply #19 on: 08-21-2003 13:07 »

 
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Originally posted by Australian Guy:
Actually akito I reckon the 80's was the first decade when Alternative culture was wiped out.

For me, the turning point came with the arrival of Nirvana in 92.  Having more or less come out of nowhere, it was suddenly a feeding frenzy as every major label looked to cash in, and signed just about everybody and their brother.  Those that didn't succeed right away got dropped like a hot potato, and the aftermath of all that is the musical wasteland we're currently residing in.  The lessons of the success of Nirvana carried over into other fields, and what was once termed Generation X suddenly became the most marketed to demographic going.  Baby-Boomers had become too old for Madison Avenue to consider as useful anymore.  So, basically, whatever avenues of free expression or rebellion had suddenly been co-opted by the mainstream.  Just look at Rave culture in the U.K.  Once it was virtually banned.  Now, major companies are sponsoring these events.

In the beginning the Universe was created.  This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
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« Reply #20 on: 08-21-2003 13:08 »

 
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Originally posted by Nurdbot:
Vice-City.


Second.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #21 on: 08-21-2003 13:28 »

 
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Originally posted by Akito01:
 Would it be impolite to point out The Simpsons are more of a 90s cultural phenomina?  True, they did begin as a series of shorts on The Tracy Ullman Show in the late 80s, so it can't say it's a completely wrong answer either.

True, it is more of a 90's cultural phenomina. But apart from the shorts, the first full length ep to air 'Roasting on an Open Fire' was also during the 80's. And because that's where it started, that's where I look at it as coming from, hence it being my choice  smile

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« Reply #22 on: 08-21-2003 13:35 »

Oingo Boingo, The Soft Boys' album Underwater Moonlight, Die Hard, Midnight Run, The Princess Bride, Gremlins, the birth of MST3K, The Toxic Avenger movies, me being born... Come to think of it, the 80s really are kinda under-rated.  Not much, but kinda.
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« Reply #23 on: 08-21-2003 13:36 »
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The first full length Simpsons episode aired just around Christmas 1989! Come on that doesn't really count as the eighties. I know it is technically, but the 90's were the bart Simpson decade.
So with out being rude, you're wrong Otis, although technically you're correct.   big grin   confused
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« Reply #24 on: 08-21-2003 13:38 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
So with out being rude, you're wrong Otis, although technically you're correct.

Yeah, but that's the best kind of correct!
Binder

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« Reply #25 on: 08-21-2003 13:39 »

Me
Ghostbusters
Back to the Future
Ninja Turtles
Old Simpsons
Smurfs
Breakfast Cereals with quality toys in them
Indiana Jones
Star Wars
the over merchandising of ET
Archie2K

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« Reply #26 on: 08-21-2003 13:55 »

Me
Mario
Metal acts who could actually play
Impossible

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« Reply #27 on: 08-21-2003 15:20 »
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Back To The Future
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Brat pack / teen films
Indiana Jones
Smurfs
The 'British invasion' of music in the USA
And...me    smile

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Big hair styles
Mullets!
Leg warmers
Fingerless gloves
Nurdbot

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« Reply #28 on: 08-21-2003 15:22 »

Aw, yeah. Mario.

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« Reply #29 on: 08-21-2003 16:45 »

Live Aid
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« Reply #30 on: 08-21-2003 19:03 »
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Edit:Never mind
Coop

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« Reply #31 on: 08-21-2003 21:22 »

TRON!!! Tron Forever!! Tron was not just the best thing about the eighties, it was the best thing of all time!


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« Reply #32 on: 08-21-2003 21:39 »
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Go weird fassions, weird music, fresca, baby boomers, video cameras in your face for the first 6 years of your life, video arcades, primitive toys, walkmen, cocaine, M & M's, and Ronald Reagan!
fromage

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« Reply #33 on: 08-21-2003 22:34 »

Nintendo NES
Pink Panther Cartoons
Inspector Gadget
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more cartoons...
mikey

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« Reply #34 on: 08-22-2003 00:40 »

hazze fantazee....It was the era of one hit wonders.
mazaite

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« Reply #35 on: 08-22-2003 02:30 »

And Americas love afair with the land down under.
kip
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« Reply #36 on: 08-22-2003 03:17 »
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David Copperfield (teh l337 magician)
80's cartoons such as: Poleposition, Visionaries, Jace and TWW, Centurions, Ulysees 31... oh soooo many more to put.
Michael Jackson
Classic Nintendo
286 machines and ega/cga displays
betamax video tape
macdonalds happy meal toys (the good ones)
george lucas stuff (star wars, indiana jones)
snap bands: those things that are reflective and it was a flat metal strip until you snap it on your arm and it wraps around...
TV programmes such as: LA Law, Doogie Houser MD, Miami Vice, Magnum, A-Team, Airwolf, Knightrider, Street Hawk, yes, yes... mcguyver too... *sigh*...
Root beer

That's my list. For now... dun dun dun!
news monster

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« Reply #37 on: 08-22-2003 09:53 »

The Greatest American Hero, Riptide, The Goonies, Pop-rocks, Fun-Dip, Whatchamacalit's, Transformers, Apple IIe's all over the place, those little Norfin trolls with the big hair, parachute pants -- who didn't want a pair of these?

what else...oh, rubber bracelets (interlinked of course), Bartle's and Jame's Wine Coolers (I never had one, but I'll always remember those nice old men   smile ), New Coke -- possibly the worst beverage of all time, Coke Classic -- could it ever really be the same as the original, I ask you?,

anyway, those are just a few
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #38 on: 08-22-2003 10:25 »

 
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Originally posted by M Jackson:
The first full length Simpsons episode aired just around Christmas 1989! Come on that doesn't really count as the eighties. I know it is technically, but the 90's were the bart Simpson decade.
So with out being rude, you're wrong Otis, although technically you're correct.    big grin    confused

I take exception to that!  tongue

phoenixie

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« Reply #39 on: 09-17-2003 14:08 »

synth pop
weird clothes
cool nightclubs
funny hairstyles
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