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    Are You a Child of the 80s?

    The 70's thread earlier made me think of this I read some time ago! It's hysterical and makes me smile every time I read through it.

    I AM a child of the 80's (and I'm NOT a Gen X'er )
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    Trapped between the "Baby Boomers" and "Generation Y" is a special generation ... a generation we call "Children of the Eighties." If you can identify with most of the 15 points below, chances are you are definitely one of them ...

    You owned a *real* Rubik's cube.
    One word: Izod.
    You remember when MTV didn't exist. Alternatively you remember when the M stood for Music, not Mundane.
    "Alternative" music actually was...and not popular Top 40 tunes.
    You were a "wanna be". Madonna, Duran Duran, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, etc.
    "Where's the beef?"
    You know how to use a rotary phone.
    Max Headroom was cool.
    You know how (or wanted to be able) to Moonwalk!
    Atari, IntelliVision, TelStar and Coleco were the ultimate gaming systems to own.
    Leg warmers and headbands alá Pat Benatar once looked really cool to you.
    You remember when Jordache jeans with a flat-handle comb in the back pocket was cool.
    Jelly bracelets & shoes!
    Your hair defied gravity.
    You are still baffled by the "day glo" clothing trend.
    So, are you a Child of the '80s? You're facing a long uphill culture battle to stay tuned-in to that great decade, so follow our advice:

    Never forget or deny your 80s heritage. Be sure to start most of your sentences with "Back in the 80s" or "When I was your age"...

    Spend a majority of your time in your late 20s & early 30s obsessing over how much better things were "back then".

    Never let them see you sweat.

    Read more about your shared cultural heritage with other Children of the Eighties in Bryant Adkins' essay "Don't Call Me 'Generation X' call Me a Child of the Eighties"
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    I was a child of the 70's & a teenager of the 80's, so these DEFINITELY are things I remember wearing/doing! Remember Members Only jackets? Or parachute pants? Or the ripped sweatshirts a la "Flashdance"? I could go on & on about the hideous clothes we wore!
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    Dont forget the Cher dolls. She TOWERED over Barbie!

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    - this could SO be any picture my mother has in any of her scrap books!

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    I remember all of those things. I remember the time I fell on the asphalt rollerskating with my new parachute pants on, and having the nylon or whatever it was almost melt into my skin.

    My best friend had a Michael jacket, red with all the zippers and crap.

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    ...and guys with permed hair!
    OMG, how hideous.
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    I remember a lot of girls in my school dressing like Madonna. Pretty funny.

    Parachute pants! (that just makes me laugh)
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    I spent many nights lip-synching to Cher casette on a pink boom box with green, gray and cream buttons (yes, it was as pastel-y and fugly as it sounds) with my hair tied into a ponytail on the side and my undies pulled up my bumcrack trying to make a thong like hers.

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    duckgirl, that is heeeeelaaaaarious!

    Here's another ugly hair trend from the 80's ~ the "tail" or "rat tail". Gross.
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    Rat tail! (shudder)

    I must admit though, I had HUGE hair. Even saw a picture at my mother's house over the holidays and thought.....good lord, how long did I used to spend drying that mess!
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