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lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 12:25 PM
Was sitting around work talking about the 80's. its amazing how many of us who frew up in that time period remember the same things...here were just a few.


1) Do you remember hearing that Heart had a new video, and wondering if the lead singer was going to be fat or skinny this time?

2) Do you remember when Colonel Blake die on M.A.S.H.?

3) Did you stay home from school when Luke and Laura got married?

4) Do you know "who shot J.R."?

5) Was I the only person who used Phil Collins song "In the Air Tonight"...as a makeout song?

6) Do you remember when Belinda Carlyle left the Go-Go's, lost weight and became a total hottie?

7) Do you remember the death of John Lennon?

8) Do you remember the subtle fear of the first "Test Tube Baby"?

9) Do you remember the Challenger explosion?

10) Do you remember who were members of the "Brat Pack"

11) Do you remember the names of the Ninja Turtles?

12) Do you remember when EVERYONE went to the REO Spedwagon concert and wore the shirts to school on Monday?

13) Do you remember all the horrible Cory Feldman movies?

14) Do you remember the One Hit Wonders like: Laura Brannigan, Toni Basil, & Dexy's Midnight Runners

15) Do you remember Swatch Watches...Izods.... Jelly Bracelets..... Ray Ban Sunglasses.... leg warmers & Members Only Jackets?

16) Do you remember the ThunderCats?

17) Do you remember how sexy Susanna Hoffs of the Bangels was?

18) Do you remember seeing your first Journey video and thinking ...Wow, Steve Perry is reeeeeeaaaaalllly ugly?

19) Do you remember the Milli Vanilli scandal...and the horror of hearing them ACTUALLY try and sing?

20) Did you "believe in miracles" and actually watch the 1980 hockey team?

21) Do you remember Bradshaw and Stargell on the cover of SI?

22) Do you remember when actors like Rick Springfield and Patrick Swayze put out albums..and they were actually GOOD?

23) Do you remember when the hostages came home?

24) Do you remember when all the *Patriot fans of today were 49er fans?

25) do you remember when Reagan was shot and ABC wrongly declared that he had died?


Ahhhhhhh...memories. I am so surprised that so many of them are based on music, sports and girls?:noidea:

MACH1
10-03-2009, 12:32 PM
26) Do you remember the Commodore 64?

27) Do you remember the Cabbage Patch Dolls?

28) Atari?

29) Movies on Beta?

30) Samantha Fox?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 12:34 PM
30) Samantha Fox?


OHHHHH Yes!!!!!:tt03:

SteelCityMom
10-03-2009, 12:48 PM
31) Do you remember Popples!
32) Do you remember He-Man and She-Ra, and the mighty Grey Skull?
33) Do you remember Kiss' disco album?
34)Do you remember (for the ladies) doing dance routines to the Pointer Sisters and NKOTB?
35) For the girls, do you remember the bigger the bangs the better the hair? And for the boys, the faux mullet that ended with the curly tail at the end lol. (we were so money we didn't even know it!)
36) Do you rembember Wham! I know I couldn't start my day without them lol.
37) Oh I almost forgot my favorites...Garbage Pail Kids!

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 12:53 PM
31)
35) For the girls, do you remember the bigger the bangs the better the hair?



I blame you 80's girls for the hole in the ozone.....that was some SERIOUS use of hairspray!!!

MACH1
10-03-2009, 12:55 PM
37) Cell phones? http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:zPA-l7dzSFkMTM:http://www.oaktreeent.com/web_photos/Telephones/SouthWestern_Bell_Motorola_Brick_Cell_phone_web.jp g

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 01:00 PM
37) Cell phones? http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:zPA-l7dzSFkMTM:http://www.oaktreeent.com/web_photos/Telephones/SouthWestern_Bell_Motorola_Brick_Cell_phone_web.jp g

Thats the "Zack Morris" cell phone!!!!!!!! :laughing:

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 01:08 PM
remember when a man took hostages and there was a standoff atop the washington monument?

remember wondering michael jacksons THRILLER was atop the charts and how Police's SYNCHRONICITY could be second.

remember when baseball was actually fun to watch?

watching the world series as the earthquake struck candlestick park?

remember when "rad" was mainstream lexicon?

remember when PAC-MAN took the nation by storm?

remember going with your dad so he could shell out $30 (which must be like $200 in todays dollars) PITFALL for the atari?

remember when the rubix cube became more widely distributed then the bible?

remember not fully understanding how bad terrorists were until seeing Delta Force?

remember when michael j fox was healthy? :frown:

remember all the foolish things you did with your star wars toy collection?

remember baseball card collections being seperated by teams wrapped with rubber bands?

putting the doubles and shitty players in the spokes of your bike with a closepin?

remember crafting your own rubberband gun with a stick, tape, and a closepin?

remember having a paper airplane collection?

(damn, now im starting to remember being broke as a joke)

remember when hubba bubba and bubble yum were like the gourmet gum compared to jucy fruit, big red and doublemint?

then remember when big league chew came out and blew your world away?

a free baseball card with a pack of gum? what a novel idea!

remember being bummed when a pack of cards no longer came with a stick of gum?

remember the baseball and football pogs on the bottom of the large slurpee cups at 7-11?

remember when ASIA's "dont cry" video was like hte raiders of the lost ark of MTV?

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 01:26 PM
remember friday night videos?

remember when MTV started?

hell remember when MTV played videos?

remember when KISS took off their makeup?

Remember valley girl talk?

remember "hyper color" clothes?

remember going from albums to these new things called "cd's"

Remember tandy 80's?

Remember parchute pants?

remember unionjack & rising sun t-shirts?

Remember hearing Cliff Burton died?

MACH1
10-03-2009, 01:32 PM
The world's worst nuclear accident takes place when a reactor blows up at Chernobyl Power Station

Alf

The Berlin Wall crumbles and East and West Germany are re-united

Quantum Leap

MACH1
10-03-2009, 01:35 PM
Remember parchute pants?

Remember saying "hey, your zippers undone" :chuckle:

hindes204
10-03-2009, 01:58 PM
Remember Back to the Future

Remember Pop Rocks

Remember Run DMC

Remember Stone Washed Jeans with the pockets on the sides

Remember A long, rough decade for the Steelers

Remember Etch-a-Sketch

Remember Ouiji Boards

Remember Spuds Makenzie

Remember Star Wars---everybody remembers that

Remember pound puppies------i admit it, i had a few

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 02:07 PM
remember Susanna Hoffs from the Bangles? (haaaawt!)


Oh Yea....(#17 on my original list)

Remember the *real* big-wheels with the platform frame and removable seat?

I used to turn around in the driveway of the grumpy old guy on the street and yell "Cranky Frankie...Cranky Frankie"...and pedal for my life.

Remember the Steel Iron City beer cans with team photo on them?
Still got one.

Remember using the pop-tops from those cans to turn up the water fountains?

Ask me sometime about a wicked beer drinking game involving a beer pop-top and a Whirly-Bird.

Remember the wind-up Evel Kneivel motorcycle with the red plastic launcher?

Dang thing was indestructible.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 02:08 PM
Remember A long, rough decade for the Steelers




You had to go there...didnt ya.:chuckle:

MACH1
10-03-2009, 02:23 PM
Remember when you had to walk across the room to change channels?

Remember when cars weren't computerized and a normal person could work on them?

Remember when HBO played skin flicks in the middle of the day?

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 02:56 PM
Remember the *real* big-wheels with the platform frame and removable seat?



:yep: yellow handle bars and fork, red frame, and blue seat and peddals.

i remember it like it was yesterday. infact it was yesterday my daughter was riding hers.

you dont see kids riding them, or sitting in peoples front yards or in stores anymore.

but i do know you can go to walmart.com and have one shipped to your local store for about $35.

:thumbsup:

(remember the contests seeing who could leave the longest black skidmark on the sidewalk and having to throw them away after about a 3 inch hole was grinded into the front tire?

remember still trying to ride it, though?

*thump, thump, thump, thump*

:chuckle:

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 03:00 PM
Remember when you had to walk across the room to change channels?

:doh: ...and you actually had to twist a dial instead of pressing a button. how bout extra foil extensions on the rabbit ears?

remember calling the "evil eye's" antannae "rabbit ears"?

how bout rotary phones? those sucked.

Indo
10-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Dang! You beat me to the rotary phone

How about Martha Quinn?
How about Martha Quinn playing Bananarama singing "I want Candy"

Teaberry gum

Archie's chair

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 03:24 PM
lol.

how bout the 2 colored 3 striped tubesocks and being pissed that every package would always have a pair of blue-yellow-blue "rams" socks but never black-yellow-black "steelers" socks.

seriously... this pissed me off as a kid.

hindes204
10-03-2009, 03:30 PM
lol.

how bout the 2 colored 3 striped tubesocks and being pissed that every package would always have a pair of blue-yellow-blue "rams" socks but never black-yellow-black "steelers" socks.

seriously... this pissed me off as a kid.

hahahaha.....we called em party sox.....i have no idea why

Indo
10-03-2009, 03:30 PM
:laughing:

Wiffle ball and the big "club" bat or the thin yellow bat

hindes204
10-03-2009, 03:31 PM
we used to draw stuff on the sidewalk and streets with big ass pieces of chalk

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Remember when "Crissy" left Three's Company? (very sad)

Remember the bird-dude from Buck Rogers?

Remember looking through the back of the head on your Six Million Dollar man action figure?

Preacher
10-03-2009, 03:33 PM
Remember Big round glasses?
Remember hearing "shout" meant "worship" in motley crue's mother tongue (which was english by the way).
Remember Ozzy's suicide solution cauzing a lawsuit.
Remember turning down your tv and turning on your radio to listen to a show in true stereo?
Remember when the ADAM computer came out and trumped the Commodore 64 with 80 K OF RAM!!
Remember when we woke up to find that the US had bombed Libya?
Remember rat-tails? (had a very cute girl putting the moves on me one day, until I saw she had a tail and said, "Tails are for dogs". She didn't speak to me after that, but my best friend thought I was SO cool for keeping my standards!
Remember real carburetors?
Remember walkman's as the status symbol of coolness?
Remember Mt. St. Helens blowing up?
Remember DeLorian?
Remember Johnny Carson and his only ever serious moment on the tonight show, when he took his monologue time and denied knowing DeLorian or buying cocaine from him?
Remember when Reagan joked, "We begin bombing (the russians) in five minutes?" over a hot microphone?
Remember when the aircraft controllers went on strike and were fired--and the airforce controllers stepped in to help?
Remember when the speedlimits were raised to 65 miles an hour?
Remember when "A Nightmare on Elm Street" came out?
Remember the scandal that "Nothing comes between me and my Calvin Kleins" caused?

hindes204
10-03-2009, 03:34 PM
Fraggle Rock

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 03:40 PM
Remember when you had to make the switch from "Happy Days".... to "Joanie Loves Chachi"

Indo
10-03-2009, 03:41 PM
Heres one:

Life before The Internet

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 03:42 PM
Remember how cool we thought the New wave post punk British singers were? (Adam Ant...Billy Idol...etc)

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 03:43 PM
Heres one:

Life before The Internet

:laughing:

Remember Phone Booths?

Indo
10-03-2009, 03:45 PM
The Happy Days episode where Fonzie jumped the shark

The Brady Bunch 2-part episode in Hawaii with the little taboo statue...and the tarantula

"DY-NO-MITE!"

Preacher
10-03-2009, 03:45 PM
Remember making fun of "Wavers"?

:chuckle:

Remember the Heavy Metal Half Hour on MTV... LONG before the head-bangers ball?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 03:53 PM
Remember making fun of "Wavers"?

:chuckle:

Remember the Heavy Metal Half Hour on MTV... LONG before the head-bangers ball?

Who was the white VJ with the Fro?
:laughing:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 03:55 PM
The Brady Bunch 2-part episode in Hawaii with the little taboo statue...and the tarantula



...and the two part episode where they got lost in the Grand Canyon. You know, Mike Brady SUCKED as a vacation planner.

Indo
10-03-2009, 04:03 PM
Who was the white VJ with the Fro?
:laughing:

Adam Curry?





Remember Mark Goodman (the first to play "Video Killed the Radio Star")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Goodman


Nina Blackwood and Downtown Julie Brown?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 04:09 PM
Adam Curry?





Remember Mark Goodman (the first to play "Video Killed the Radio Star")
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Goodman


Nina Blackwood and Downtown Julie Brown?

NOOOOO!!!! It WAS Mark Goodman!!!!!!!!!!!

Preacher
10-03-2009, 04:18 PM
Remember looking up and being able to see sattelites moving across the sky? They looked like stars moving.

Guess that is one thing about the cold war that I miss. It was kinda cool.

Remember bad made for TV 80's nuclear war films... Like, "the Day After?"

Aussie_steeler
10-03-2009, 04:20 PM
The last 50 days of the best lead singer in Australian rock n roll history

Long live BON SCOTT ( 9 July 1946 – 19 February 1980)

but thank you for his tribute album " AC / DC -- Back in Black"

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 04:21 PM
Remember looking up and being able to see sattelites moving across the sky? They looked like stars moving.



I was just doing this in August while down in the Ozarks...No street lights to keep you from seeing the stars.

MACH1
10-03-2009, 04:22 PM
Remember real pin ball machines?

Remember the colored plastic tape label thingies you had to dial one letter at a time to punch it on the tape? :chuckle:

Remember people chaining their nose to their ear.

Aussie_steeler
10-03-2009, 04:32 PM
When there was no such thing as a John Cougar Mellencamp.

Oh for the days when he was just John Cougar

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 04:35 PM
funny thing is adam curry or mark goodman (maybe both), and the cute little girl with the shortish brown hair brown hair (name on the tip of my tongue), now host the 80's retro channel on sirius radio.

MACH1
10-03-2009, 04:41 PM
Grocery stores used paper bags.

Bottled soda. Not plastic.

Aussie_steeler
10-03-2009, 04:44 PM
WHen we used to joke that one day we would have to buy water at the grocery store.

MACH1
10-03-2009, 04:51 PM
Drive-in movies

Death of disco

G.I. Joe with Kung Fu Grip.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:05 PM
When they made sandwiches for you right at the butcher counter?

When detergent came with glassware in the box?

When you got S&H stamps at the gas station?

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 05:07 PM
WHen we used to joke that one day we would have to buy water at the grocery store.lol... no shit, huh?

anyone remember their dad being able to convince their mom to take a kid to tha theater to see Flashdance because "it was filmed in pittsburgh"?

remember falling in love with jennifer beale? buing the record for "shes a maniac", "gloria" and "what a feeling" (or just the picture on the album cover)? jamming it on those old blue record players you could fold up and carry around like a small suitcase?

remember seeing break dancers for the first time? of wondering if you should look at the titties in the tit flick and realizing how cool it was that didnt care if you did?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:16 PM
jamming it on those old blue record players you could fold up and carry around like a small suitcase?





No kidding Tony...not sure how, but my old folding record player has somehow survived the years and is in my closet at home.

You bring over the Cheap Trick-Live at Budakan and the Boston-Dont Look Back albums and we can "Jam".
:jammin::jammin::jammin:

Indo
10-03-2009, 05:21 PM
I'll bring the KISS Alive! and Love Gun

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:22 PM
I'll bring the KISS Alive! and Love Gun

Owned both of them but LOVED "Destroyer"...I'm sure my mom thought I was going straight to hell.

Indo
10-03-2009, 05:26 PM
Owned both of them but LOVED "Destroyer"...I'm sure my mom thought I was going straight to hell.


Me, too! Not sure why I left that one out...

What about "Frampton Comes Alive"

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Me, too! Not sure why I left that one out...

What about "Frampton Comes Alive"

Remember how in "awe" we were that he could make his guitar "talk"??

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Stirrup pants (RAAAWWWRRR made girls that much hotter for some reason)

pegging your pants (which i still do not understand)

remmington steele , knight rider, the dukes of hazzard & the A team

Dipping stix

5 1/4" floopy drives

Tape drives

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:35 PM
pegging your pants (which i still do not understand)



Is that when you fold them over, then roll them up?

Indo
10-03-2009, 05:37 PM
Remember how in "awe" we were that he could make his guitar "talk"??

In awe until Stevie Ray hit the scene ---- he could REALLY make it talk

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:42 PM
In awe until Stevie Ray hit the scene ---- he could REALLY make it talk

I will always be partial to Clapton ...but my favorite rift of all time was Roger Fisher playing Barracuda for the band Heart.

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 05:44 PM
No kidding Tony...not sure how, but my old folding record player has somehow survived the years and is in my closet at home.

You bring over the Cheap Trick-Live at Budakan and the Boston-Dont Look Back albums and we can "Jam".
:jammin::jammin::jammin:

:rofl:

*looking for j-giles band, quiot riot, and a rush album*

since im watching rocky III (for the hundereth time) how bout rocky vs thunderlips. clubber lang?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:47 PM
:rofl:

*looking for j-giles band, quiot riot, and a rush album*

since im watching rocky III (for the hundereth time) how bout rocky vs thunderlips. clubber lang?

I got my son listening to Journey, Foreigner and Styx...He just can't get his mind wrapped around Rush.:rofl:

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 05:50 PM
Is that when you fold them over, then roll them up?

yes it is.

and now "love stink" is stuck in my head along with "working man"

Indo
10-03-2009, 05:50 PM
I got my son listening to Journey, Foreigner and Styx...He just can't get his mind wrapped around Rush.:rofl:

Then his mind ain't right!

Go play Limelight for him

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:52 PM
Samantha Fox is deserving of another mention in this thread...







Samantha Fox :naughty:









....okay,

....thats better.

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 05:53 PM
Kim wilde & Nena ....

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:54 PM
Then his mind ain't right!

Go play Limelight for him

EXCELLENT!!!!...Limelight...Red Barchetta....and Tom Sawyer.

If he doesnt understand good music...I might have to send him to Military School.

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 05:56 PM
EXCELLENT!!!!...Limelight...Red Barchetta....and Tom Sawyer.

If he doesnt understand good music...I might have to send him to Military School.

lol

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 05:58 PM
Kim wilde & Nena ....

Hottest Chick of the 80's???

I might have to stick with Susanna Hoff. Or Morgan Brittany.....:thumbsup:

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 05:59 PM
tery nunn .... joan jett

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 06:00 PM
hottest chick of the 80's is a tough one, man there are so many to list...

Indo
10-03-2009, 06:00 PM
EXCELLENT!!!!...Limelight...Red Barchetta....and Tom Sawyer.

If he doesnt understand good music...I might have to send him to Military School.

And force him to listen to Karma Chameleon until he sees the (lime)light!
I always liked ByTor and the Snow Dog

Indo
10-03-2009, 06:02 PM
Hottest Chick of the 80s?

Oooooh---good one

I have to go with Susanna Hoffs off the top of my head
Of course I reserve the right to change the call Upon Further Review

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Tawny Kitaen
Elisabeth Shue
Phoebe Cates

:tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 06:05 PM
Hottest Chick of the 80s?

Oooooh---good one

I have to go with Susanna Hoffs off the top of my head
Of course I reserve the right to change the call Upon Further Review

In my original post I brought up Belinda Carlisle...(Skinny Version)...SMOKIN"!!!!!!!!

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 06:05 PM
"eye of the tiger" in rocky III is bringing back fond memories...

such as "abracadabra" by the steve miller band.

i think "hot blooded" was my first true favorite song.

(nope it was "fly like an eagle" but that was the 70's)

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 06:06 PM
Tawny Kitaen
Elisabeth Shue
Phoebe Cates

:tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03::tt03:

PHOEBE CATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did I forget her!!!!!????

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 06:14 PM
PHOEBE CATES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did I forget her!!!!!????

Kevin Kline is a lucky man!!

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 06:20 PM
remember when every quote didnt contain aussi steelers sig? :wtf: or is it just me?

wasnt phoebe cates in that short lived tv show "square pegs"?

remember the episode where the dude asked the chick if he could have her braces when they were removed?

i asked a fine girl in college i was briefly with for hers when she had them off. she looked at me strangely but let me have them.

i still got em in a box somewhere. (more intimate than keeping a pair of panties)?

remember when collecting different girls panties were like pelts on the wall?

*sigh* the good ol days....

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 06:32 PM
remember when collecting different girls panties were like pelts on the wall?

*sigh* the good ol days....

Had a buddy who hooked up with a girl who was going into the Airforce. She left her panties (with little playboy bunnies) in his room before she left.....sooooooo, he xeroxed them and used the paper as stationary to write her letters.:noidea:

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 06:36 PM
remember when every quote didnt contain aussi steelers sig? :wtf: or is it just me?

wasnt phoebe cates in that short lived tv show "square pegs"?

remember the episode where the dude asked the chick if he could have her braces when they were removed?

i asked a fine girl in college i was briefly with for hers when she had them off. she looked at me strangely but let me have them.

i still got em in a box somewhere. (more intimate than keeping a pair of panties)?

remember when collecting different girls panties were like pelts on the wall?

*sigh* the good ol days....


LOL What is wrong with you !! :wink02:

Most embarassing moment in the 80's for me was when the dog found said panties and decided to take them for a walk around the house (there was only males in the house my sister had moved out already). Needless to say i was grounded :chuckle:

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 06:50 PM
remember when zerox was an actual word people used? LLT does. :laughing:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 06:53 PM
remember when zerox was an actual word people used? LLT does. :laughing:

serox.....?

zerocks..?

xeroks....?


SCREW IT!!.....MY buddy ran it through a COPY machine!!!!:thumbsup:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-03-2009, 06:56 PM
remember when zerox was an actual word people used? LLT does. :laughing:

HEY!!!....I spelled it correctly!!!!!


Xerox [zeer-ox]
Noun
Trademark
1. a machine for copying printed material
2. a copy made by a Xerox machine


(I'm bringin' the word back......ol' school!!)

devilsdancefloor
10-03-2009, 07:11 PM
LLT as long as you dont print screen this way:

http://i34.tinypic.com/bk8le.gif

i think it is ok

TackleMeBen
10-03-2009, 07:30 PM
any of the ladies here remember:
barbie and the rockers

jem and the holigrams

star blazers(great cartoon)

boom boxes?(my brother had one)

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 07:32 PM
HEY!!!....I spelled it correctly!!!!!


Xerox [zeer-ox]
Noun
Trademark
1. a machine for copying printed material
2. a copy made by a Xerox machine


(I'm bringin' the word back......ol' school!!)i know you did but i had to spell it phonetically for the hundereds of members here who dont know what a Xerox is (or was.

:chuckle:

MACH1
10-03-2009, 07:33 PM
I'll throw in Sheena Easton, Kathie Ireland and Christie Brinkley for hottest girls.

Oh and Erin Grey from Buck Rogers.

revefsreleets
10-03-2009, 07:49 PM
-Aldo Nova
-Bandana's tied EVERYWHERE
-CD's baby!
-Video Stores (filled with VHS tapes with a small Beta section)
-Alf
-CHiPS
-"Sunglasses at Night"
-867-5309
-Max Headroom
-"Like, gag me with a spoon"

Preacher
10-03-2009, 08:12 PM
Starblazers--- That Nova was a BABE!!

G.I. Joe with a kung fu grip reminds me of the movie "beat street" and the Christmas rap...
...That isn't a GI joe thats a GI jerk with a Kung Fu grip that don't even work, so I did was just put him away cause my GI Joe looked GI Gay!

Christmas rap starts at 1:36.
WARNING... SOME LANGUAGE
tT5noclsXS4

tony hipchest
10-03-2009, 08:17 PM
wow. gordon shumway. one of my favorite tv characters of all time. good call revs. i dont know how alf was missed in this thread.

this will test your memories. immediately after which superbowl was the series premier of alf? im (almost 100%) sure it was bears vs. patriots.

speaking of which...

superbowl shuffle...

"da bears" on snl...

mcmahons glasses and headbands...

bears players in taco bell commercials (and in commercials for any other product imaginable).

TackleMeBen
10-03-2009, 08:19 PM
"da bears" on snl...

i loved those skits, they were the best... it was either da bears or dikta..

who would win a man eating bear or dikta...they would go around the table saying dikta.. classic

revefsreleets
10-03-2009, 08:20 PM
Starblazers--- That Nova was a BABE!!



Favorite Cartoon EVER. LOVED the idea of battleship spaceships...the full box set is $240. Obviously the show has some staying power!

hindes204
10-03-2009, 08:23 PM
anybody remember the Mcdonalds song....they used to give it to you on a little record, i think.....memory is a little fuzzy....all i rember is the last line that said "on a sesame seed bun"

TackleMeBen
10-03-2009, 08:29 PM
Favorite Cartoon EVER. LOVED the idea of battleship spaceships...the full box set is $240. Obviously the show has some staying power!
i watched that and speed racer when i got home from school. those were the best cartoons.

Indo
10-03-2009, 09:33 PM
anybody remember the Mcdonalds song....they used to give it to you on a little record, i think.....memory is a little fuzzy....all i rember is the last line that said "on a sesame seed bun"

Two all-beef patties
special sauce
lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions
on a sesame seed bun

(I think...it's been a while)


What about the old lady screaming, "Where's the Beef?"

hindes204
10-03-2009, 09:57 PM
Two all-beef patties
special sauce
lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions
on a sesame seed bun

(I think...it's been a while)


What about the old lady screaming, "Where's the Beef?"

wow.....i remember it being so much longer than that

i used to have a Wheres the Beef t-shirt :rofl:

Shoes
10-03-2009, 10:25 PM
I was married in 1980 and I'm still married to the same beautiful women :thumbsup:

KeiselPower99
10-03-2009, 11:57 PM
I was born in 82 so all I remember is very little and what I learned from I love the 80s.

Eddie Murphys comedy tape.
Weird Science
Slap Bracelets.

MACH1
10-04-2009, 12:38 AM
wow. gordon shumway. one of my favorite tv characters of all time. good call revs. i dont know how alf was missed in this thread.

this will test your memories. immediately after which superbowl was the series premier of alf? im (almost 100%) sure it was bears vs. patriots.

speaking of which...

superbowl shuffle...

"da bears" on snl...

mcmahons glasses and headbands...

bears players in taco bell commercials (and in commercials for any other product imaginable).

Here kitty

Nope, I already had Alf. :chuckle:


Nanu Nanu :flap:

Aussie_steeler
10-04-2009, 03:48 AM
Hottest Chick of the 80's???

I might have to stick with Susanna Hoff. Or Morgan Brittany.....:thumbsup:

The 80's were defined by which HEATHER you aligned yourself with....

Heather Locklear vs Heather Thomas ( Remember that poster of H.Thomas)


and I nearly forgot --- First car -----> 1986 -----> like this except brown (http://www.ejehowners.com/images/amanda%27s%20hj%202.jpg)

Texasteel
10-04-2009, 05:23 AM
The 80's were defined by which HEATHER you aligned yourself with....

Heather Locklear vs Heather Thomas ( Remember that poster of H.Thomas)


and I nearly forgot --- First car -----> 1986 -----> like this except brown (http://www.ejehowners.com/images/amanda%27s%20hj%202.jpg)

I have someone in mind, but I'm not telling you guys about her.

Galax Steeler
10-04-2009, 07:12 AM
I don't know if anyone mentioned it but how about the rubik's cube.:chuckle:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 07:24 AM
The 80's were defined by which HEATHER you aligned yourself with....

Heather Locklear vs Heather Thomas ( Remember that poster of H.Thomas)


and I nearly forgot --- First car -----> 1986 -----> like this except brown (http://www.ejehowners.com/images/amanda%27s%20hj%202.jpg)

I leaned towards Locklear...(But have always been partial to Brunettes)....First Car was in 1983 and was a Burnt Orange Monte Carlo with a half vinyl top. I think the car was about 30 ft long!!!

Someone mentioned Sheena Easton......OH YEA!!!!

Remember turning your shirt collar up?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 07:29 AM
any of the ladies here remember:
barbie and the rockers

jem and the holigrams

star blazers(great cartoon)

boom boxes?(my brother had one)

Dont remember Starblazers...but when I looked it up...it loooks like they are still making the cartonn and just finished a 30 anniversary edition movie.

http://www.starblazers.com/home.php

Galax Steeler
10-04-2009, 07:37 AM
How about the space shuttle it may have been mentioned but this is a long thread.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 07:44 AM
-Aldo Nova


Was "fantasy" the Aldo Nova song with the helicoptors and jets in the beginning?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 07:45 AM
How about the space shuttle it may have been mentioned but this is a long thread.

I still remember where I was when the Space Shuttle exploded.

Galax Steeler
10-04-2009, 07:48 AM
I still remember where I was when the Space Shuttle exploded.

Me to I was at a friends house running around and playing tag.:chuckle:

Galax Steeler
10-04-2009, 07:53 AM
How about the moon walk

revefsreleets
10-04-2009, 08:45 AM
Was "fantasy" the Aldo Nova song with the helicoptors and jets in the beginning?
Yup...for a Canuck he was pretty cool...played every instrument on his albums.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 08:54 AM
Yup...for a Canuck he was pretty cool...played every instrument on his albums.

I saw his name mentioned with Bon Jovi...I quess he went on to songwriting and producing.

Texasteel
10-04-2009, 09:29 AM
How about the moon walk

The first moon walk was in 1969 I was in basic training. They let us watch on the TV. It was also the first day they let us smoke again. I don't know which I was most excited about.

Galax Steeler
10-04-2009, 09:32 AM
The first moon walk was in 1969 I was in basic training. They let us watch on the TV. It was also the first day they let us smoke again. I don't know which I was most excited about.

I did not know that, I thought Jackson was the one to introduce it. I guess you learn something everyday.

Texasteel
10-04-2009, 09:48 AM
I did not know that, I thought Jackson was the one to introduce it. I guess you learn something everyday.

Micheal who?

Sorry Galax, carry on bud.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 10:20 AM
The first moon walk was in 1969 I was in basic training. They let us watch on the TV. It was also the first day they let us smoke again. I don't know which I was most excited about.

We really need a sarcasm smiley.

tony hipchest
10-04-2009, 11:36 AM
remember the crack cocaine and HIV/aids exploding into an epidemic?

Preacher
10-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Remember, "This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" commercials?

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 11:43 AM
remember the crack cocaine and HIV/aids exploding into an epidemic?

I was raised in a town of 2,700 people....who probably still havent heard of crack or AIDS.:noidea:

Remember making the transition between "what to watch" on Friday night....and "where to go" on Friday night? (AWWWW...the feeling of independence and freedom!!!!)

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 11:46 AM
Remember, "This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" commercials?

:thumbsup: Fried Eggs!!!!

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 11:46 AM
Remember, "This is your brain, this is your brain on drugs" commercials?

Remember cigarette commercials?

tony hipchest
10-04-2009, 12:05 PM
I was raised in a town of 2,700 people....who probably still havent heard of crack or AIDS.:noidea:
!)

ah yes. i was in california at the time it started to gain national attention. probably a different level of "exposure" out there.

remember ashtrays on every arm rest on an airplane and tons of smokers? :smoker:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-04-2009, 12:14 PM
ah yes. i was in california at the time it started to gain national attention. probably a different level of "exposure" out there.

remember ashtrays on every arm rest on an airplane and tons of smokers? :smoker:

I remember when there used to be cigarette vending machines. One was on the south side of the town square by the pharmacy.

tony hipchest
10-04-2009, 12:19 PM
as a kid i remember being able to buy a can of "near beer" at the shoppette. it was the same price and kept with the rest of the single can sodas.

thought it was the coolest thing in the world.

Preacher
10-04-2009, 12:25 PM
Remember Candy cigarettes?

hindes204
10-04-2009, 04:01 PM
Quinn and Banana on B-94 f.m. (for the pittsburghers)

X-Terminator
10-04-2009, 04:48 PM
I remember when there used to be cigarette vending machines. One was on the south side of the town square by the pharmacy.

There's a local restaurant that still has one of those old ciggy vending machines, and yes, it still works!

hindes204
10-04-2009, 05:04 PM
There's a local restaurant that still has one of those old ciggy vending machines, and yes, it still works!

Noble Manor Bowling Alley had one the last time I was there, but that was a few years ago......Fireside Inn has cigarettes in a vending machine, but its not the old pull style, its like a new candy vending machine with smokes in it

revefsreleets
10-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Nancy Reagan: Just Say NO!

They may still have these, and it was little more 70's for me, but those giant effing pixie sticks filled with flavored colored sugar...YIKES! Used to eat 3-4 at a time...and I mean the big plastic ones, not the little baby paper ones.

I can't seem to find the caloric content (Hmmmm...wonder why they don't want THAT disclosed?), but i did find a list of ingredients. Yum: Ingredients
Dextrose, Citric Acid, and less than 2% of Maltodextrin, Corn Syrup Solids, Artificial Flavors, Blue 1 Lake, Blue 2 Lake, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake.

MACH1
10-04-2009, 05:21 PM
Spandex

California Raisins

Hacky-Sack

Pee Wee Herman

SCSTILLER
10-04-2009, 05:28 PM
Have Hypercolor TeeShirts been mentioned? I am pretty sure they were late '80s.

MACH1
10-04-2009, 05:38 PM
Ernest

http://graneyandthepig.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/ernest.jpg

tony hipchest
10-04-2009, 06:04 PM
"no whad-i-mean, vern?"

rip earnest p worrell.

SteelCityMan786
10-04-2009, 06:27 PM
Do you remember when people were more relaxed about their lives and didn't have to worry about being arrested just for saying a word?

steelpinstripe72
10-04-2009, 06:43 PM
how bout rotary phones? those sucked.

My grandparents still have one. For real. I wish I was kidding.

And someone mentioned the Miracle on Ice. Wasn't around for that (born in 1984), but I'm from Lake Placid. They're tearing apart the Herb Brooks Arena over at the Olympic Center. I spent a bit of time on that rink as a kid. On my butt, but I was there. And now they're ripping it apart and leaving the `32 rink. :(

revefsreleets
10-04-2009, 08:54 PM
Spandex

California Raisins

Hacky-Sack

Pee Wee Herman

Pee Wee should definitely get some love...WAY funnier than Earnest. Yeah, he got a little weird there for a bit, but that's Hollywood for ya...

Galax Steeler
10-05-2009, 04:24 AM
How about the Slinky remember how it walked down the steps.:rofl:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-05-2009, 08:05 AM
Lets not forget the 80's GREATEST contribution to culture....Calvin and Hobbes AND The Far Side!!!!!

revefsreleets
10-05-2009, 10:59 AM
Bloom County! Greatest comic strip EVER!

devilsdancefloor
10-05-2009, 11:21 AM
http://i37.tinypic.com/3133scx.jpg

Godfather
10-05-2009, 11:30 AM
That electric football picture just reminded me of a humorous bit Bob Costas did on a halftime show. He ran a play on the game and then used the Telestrator to show what the players did on the replay.

MACH1
10-05-2009, 12:06 PM
Just one more mention - Samantha Fox :chuckle:

TackleMeBen
10-05-2009, 12:22 PM
although i think it might have came out before the 80s
http://i14.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/6e/99/469f_2.JPG

Indo
10-05-2009, 12:47 PM
I had BOTH of those football games!


And I would say that Calvin/Hobbes and Bloom County were tied for greatest comic strip ever


How about Sam Kinison (spelling?)

TackleMeBen
10-05-2009, 12:49 PM
i am surprised no one has mentioned the best group of the 80s... Culture Club!!

MACH1
10-05-2009, 12:58 PM
Look, a Flock of Seagulls :sofunny:

TackleMeBen
10-05-2009, 01:01 PM
Look, a Flock of Seagulls :sofunny:
that reminds me of that scene in the wedding singer, where adam sandler is at the ticket counter and the guy ask him if he likes flock of seagulls and he said no, but i see you do..

revefsreleets
10-05-2009, 01:23 PM
although i think it might have came out before the 80s
http://i14.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/6e/99/469f_2.JPG

That was da bomb...until THIS became the shiznizzle...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3267/3153697428_89ea28c031.jpg

revefsreleets
10-05-2009, 01:26 PM
Reminds me of...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/2949846216_f22c0d93b2.jpg

What's old is new, though, as Tron 2.0 is due out next year. Tron:Deadly Discs was my favorite game on my...

http://files.fluctuat.net/IMG/intellivision.jpg

First kid on my block to have one...for a short time I was like a God...

Polamalu Princess
10-05-2009, 01:49 PM
OMG - this is too funny!!!

TackleMeBen
10-05-2009, 02:10 PM
remember when VCRs came out. and the remote was connected by a cord??lol

Galax Steeler
10-05-2009, 02:48 PM
although i think it might have came out before the 80s
http://i14.ebayimg.com/01/i/001/6e/99/469f_2.JPG

My god I forgot about that game I use to play it for hours.:chuckle:

TackleMeBen
10-05-2009, 03:02 PM
My god I forgot about that game I use to play it for hours.:chuckle:
i did too. my older brothers had it and i think i finally wore it out. i have seen them out again in the stores and kept saying i was going to get and never did.

43Hitman
10-05-2009, 04:31 PM
Duran Duran, Zips(tennis shoes), Herbie Hanc0ck(Rock It), Defender,Asteroids,Centipede,The Greatest American Hero.

hindes204
10-05-2009, 04:49 PM
The Greatest American Hero was a great show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Indo
10-05-2009, 05:34 PM
The Greatest American Hero was a great show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yes---the main character's name was Mr. Hinkley.
Then a guy named Hinkley shot President Reagan (so much for The Greatest American Hero)
They then changed the guy's name on the TV show to "Mr. H"

TackleMeBen
10-05-2009, 05:50 PM
http://www.bmigaming.com/Images/mspacmangalaga-caberet.jpg

and my favorite: Galaga
http://www.arcade-history.com/images/game/898_2.png

silver & black
10-05-2009, 07:00 PM
Do you remember when the Raiders were a real, honest to god, NFL football team that was feared by opponents? :crying02:

Preacher
10-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Reminds me of...

What's old is new, though, as Tron 2.0 is due out next year. Tron:Deadly Discs was my favorite game on my...

http://files.fluctuat.net/IMG/intellivision.jpg

First kid on my block to have one...for a short time I was like a God...

Remember this game?

http://www.digitpress.com/library/interviews/interview_hal_finney_3.png

Aussie_steeler
10-06-2009, 03:27 AM
My 1980's hero

http://www.maikklaus.de/Fotos2/PolkHigh.jpg

( and notice a pre- baywatch babe and Poison's Cherry Pie girl in picture)

Where would I be now without my TV rolemodel of the 1980's

revefsreleets
10-06-2009, 07:20 AM
Remember this game?

http://www.digitpress.com/library/interviews/interview_hal_finney_3.png

Yeah, and I had it but cannot remember the name for the life of me...

Funny, and the kids today would never believe it, but those were absolute cutting edge state of the state graphics at the time...

fansince'76
10-06-2009, 08:57 AM
Remember this game?

http://www.digitpress.com/library/interviews/interview_hal_finney_3.png

Yep, Star Srike.

Remember this one?

http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/intel/dracula.png

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-06-2009, 09:24 AM
http://www.bmigaming.com/Images/mspacmangalaga-caberet.jpg

and my favorite: Galaga
http://www.arcade-history.com/images/game/898_2.png

OH yea...Galaga and Gorf were the best!!!

Indo
10-06-2009, 10:25 AM
Do you remember when the Raiders were a real, honest to god, NFL football team that was feared by opponents? :crying02:

Funny---I don't seem to remember that one at all! :chuckle:

TackleMeBen
10-06-2009, 11:00 AM
OH yea...Galaga and Gorf were the best!!!
i still have galaga for the original nintendo, and i still have my original nintendo, i should hook it up and see what my kids have to say about it. i also have a pac man game that looked like the mini aracade game that ran off batteries.

revefsreleets
10-06-2009, 11:05 AM
Yep, Star Srike.

Remember this one?

http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/intel/dracula.png


Have to admit, I'm stumped...one of my favorite games for Intellivision was "Utopia", it was like the Sims WAY before the Sims...

MACH1
10-06-2009, 11:08 AM
How bout this one?

http://images.google.com/url?source=imgres&ct=tbn&q=http://www.smartphonemag.com/cms/files/prodimages/DigDug_SmallScreenshot_300x375.jpg&usg=AFQjCNFnX_fIt9O8dLUGKSW59Jb0VIIRnA

Dig Dug

fansince'76
10-06-2009, 11:22 AM
Have to admit, I'm stumped...one of my favorite games for Intellivision was "Utopia", it was like the Sims WAY before the Sims...

The one I posted was Dracula (http://www.intellivisiongames.com/bluesky/games/credits/imagic.html#dracula) - it was a one player game where the player assumed the role of Dracula and wandered around looking for as many victims as they could find before "sun up" - you could also walk around as Dracula himself or turn into a bat and fly around. Very cool game, IMO.

Another favorite of mine was Safecracker (http://www.intellivisiongames.com/bluesky/games/credits/imagic.html#safecracker) - in that one, you drove around in a limo from embassy to embassy to crack their safes:

http://s.uvlist.net/l/y2005/11/406.jpg

"Imagic (http://www.intellivisiongames.com/bluesky/games/credits/imagic.html)" made some really cool games for Intellivision - a pity they didn't survive.

TackleMeBen
10-06-2009, 11:32 AM
remember the atari 2600 and the game Pong??

X-Terminator
10-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Since we're on the subject of video games...remember this one?

http://www.c64gg.com/Images/G/Gyruss.ss.gif

It's Gyruss, and I was the freaking MAN on this game! I once played this game for almost 2 hours straight, and the only reason I had to quit was because I had to go home. It's now out for Xbox Live Arcade.


And this one?

http://i13.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/61/79/2ef2_35.JPG

I had both Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, and I played them until the battery wells rusted - LOL! And lo and behold...you can actually buy one of these off eBay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/1980s-COLECO-PACMAN-ELECTRONIC-ARCADE-TABLE-TOP-GAME_W0QQitemZ380149012764QQcmdZViewItem

TackleMeBen
10-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Since we're on the subject of video games...remember this one?

And this one?

http://i13.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/61/79/2ef2_35.JPG

I had both Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, and I played them until the battery wells rusted - LOL! And lo and behold...you can actually buy one of these off eBay!

http://cgi.ebay.com/1980s-COLECO-PACMAN-ELECTRONIC-ARCADE-TABLE-TOP-GAME_W0QQitemZ380149012764QQcmdZViewItem

XT, that is it.. i cost my parents so much in batteries for that game, my dad finally put a thing on it where i could just plug it into the wall, thank god dad was an electrician.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-06-2009, 01:18 PM
.........................................Samantha Fox

Preacher
10-06-2009, 01:41 PM
.........................................Samantha Fox

SHe's aged well

z2tCH3UArpQ

fansince'76
10-06-2009, 01:47 PM
I once played this game for almost 2 hours straight, and the only reason I had to quit was because I had to go home.

Man - I remember the seemingly weekly stories back from around 1981-82 about how people would spend DAYS in an arcade playing a game they were good at just to set the world's scoring record for it.

Those were the days....

Preacher
10-06-2009, 01:59 PM
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That now looks like

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And actually, she doesn't look bad there.... I remember when she came back out on SNL, wearing spandex and 40 pounds overweight...singing "call me" and trying to be all sexy. I had to shut it off.

fansince'76
10-06-2009, 02:05 PM
And actually, she doesn't look bad there.... I remember when she came back out on SNL, wearing spandex and 40 pounds overweight...singing "call me" and trying to be all sexy. I had to shut it off.

Glad I missed that! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Preacher
10-06-2009, 02:06 PM
Glad I missed that! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
It was a sad moment...another childhood crush shattered by reality.:chuckle:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-06-2009, 02:08 PM
And actually, she doesn't look bad there.... I remember when she came back out on SNL, wearing spandex and 40 pounds overweight...singing "call me" and trying to be all sexy. I had to shut it off.

Yikes..."Call me.....a good plastic surgeon"

TackleMeBen
10-06-2009, 02:36 PM
LLT, that is wrong...:chuckle:

my second favorite aracade game
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7e/Pole0000.png/180px-Pole0000.png

HometownGal
10-06-2009, 02:44 PM
Yikes..."Call me.....a good plastic surgeon"

"Call me, Jenny Craig!" :chuckle:

I had my Farrah Fawcett "doo" in the 80's. :thumbsup:

Galax Steeler
10-06-2009, 03:18 PM
Don't forget the Atari game River Raid. That was one of my favorites.

TackleMeBen
10-06-2009, 03:20 PM
here is a website that list all the things from the 80s.. http://www.fromthe80s.com/

SteelMember
10-06-2009, 03:32 PM
Man - I remember the seemingly weekly stories back from around 1981-82 about how people would spend DAYS in an arcade playing a game they were good at just to set the world's scoring record for it.

Those were the days....

I actually just saw a documentary about a guy that beat the Donkey Kong record only to be disqualified by not having the "correct board" in the game he had at his house. They made him go to a famous arcade in L.A., I believe to attempt to break it...which he did. Funny thing is the previous record holder, Billy Mitchell got the record back with a VHS tape of him playing. He didn't even show up for "the battle". :chuckle:

How about Dragon's Lair. That was cutting edge.

stlrtruck
10-06-2009, 04:00 PM
How about Dragon's Lair. That was cutting edge.

It took me months to figure that game out. I must have spent at least $100 in that machine alone (at $1 per play) before I was able to master the movement of the machine.

Preacher
10-06-2009, 04:07 PM
Pitfall!!

And does anyone remember moonboots?

fansince'76
10-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Don't forget the Atari game River Raid. That was one of my favorites.

River Raid was flippin' awesome, as was Chopper Command. Activision was another great 3rd party gamemaker back then - I'm glad they did survive.

I actually just saw a documentary about a guy that beat the Donkey Kong record only to be disqualified by not having the "correct board" in the game he had at his house. They made him go to a famous arcade in L.A., I believe to attempt to break it...which he did. Funny thing is the previous record holder, Billy Mitchell got the record back with a VHS tape of him playing. He didn't even show up for "the battle". :chuckle:

How about Dragon's Lair. That was cutting edge.

Like stlrtruck, it took me months just to get the hang of that game - I never actually became proficient at it. The only in-arcade game I ever got halfway decent at was Battlezone. I kicked butt on a lot of Atari and Intellivision games, though. :chuckle:

SteelMember
10-06-2009, 04:47 PM
Pitfall!!

And does anyone remember moonboots?

Now, you didn't wear those with your Member's Only Jacket? Did you?


I had Atari, but missed out on intellivision. My cousin had it though. After enough nagging we upgraded to Coleco Vision. Games like Donkey Kong, Q-Bert, Frogger, Zaxxon, and Mouse Trap, but I always liked Spy Hunter.

Preacher
10-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Now, you didn't wear those with your Member's Only Jacket? Did you?


I had Atari, but missed out on intellivision. My cousin had it though. After enough nagging we upgraded to Coleco Vision. Games like Donkey Kong, Q-Bert, Frogger, Zaxxon, and Mouse Trap, but I always liked Spy Hunter.

Colecovision!!!! I had that, with the Adam computer attached. Buck Rodgers was the BEST GAME on that system!

tony hipchest
10-06-2009, 06:42 PM
...when lucky charms marshmallows were orange stars, pink hearts, yellow moons, green clovers, and blue diamonds?

....when mcdonalds happy meal came in the colored plastic ufo shaped container.

...getting an ET or star wars glass with a purchase of a large drink.

...when ET was the most revolutionary movie ever?

...octopus shaped wacky wall walkers?

Fire Haley
10-06-2009, 07:40 PM
I remember when this board was mostly empty of idiots - but that was a long long long time ago.

Aussie_steeler
10-06-2009, 10:06 PM
I am crying now guys.

I can remember 1982 having the nintendo game and watch LCD units in

1. http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/dgourlis/mario.jpg

and

2. http://www.inspectmygadget.com/wp-content/images/donkeykong.png

I forgot all about those. THis is going to sound sad but I hope my younger brother still has them. They would have to be collectables of some value.

tony hipchest
10-06-2009, 10:50 PM
for most young boys it was all about hot wheels and matchbox.

but the '80's brought us Stompers.

remember carving out a track in the sandpit at school and watching your stomper go round and round?

and when you got a bit older, you would gambel and have Stomper races? (the winner was almost always determined by the kid with the freshest duracel or energizer "AA" battery in their rig.

(which begs the question... anyone remember the pink energizer bunny commercials?)

my favorite stomper was the yellow (with black stripes) toyota 4X4.

(which begs the question... anyone remember when toyota 4x4's ROCKED!)

anyone remember when back to the future came out and michael j fox got the solid black toyota 4x4?

my "dream car" is still that black toyota 4x4 with the 4 KC lights up top (with the cool black and yellow light covers), giant bumble bee yellow racing stripes and a big ol knobby set of mickey thompson tires, jacked up as far as jacked up can go.

MACH1
10-06-2009, 11:12 PM
for most young boys it was all about hot wheels and matchbox.

but the '80's brought us Stompers.

remember carving out a track in the sandpit at school and watching your stomper go round and round?

and when you got a bit older, you would gambel and have Stomper races? (the winner was almost always determined by the kid with the freshest duracel or energizer "AA" battery in their rig.

(which begs the question... anyone remember the pink energizer bunny commercials?)

my favorite stomper was the yellow (with black stripes) toyota 4X4.

(which begs the question... anyone remember when toyota 4x4's ROCKED!)

anyone remember when back to the future came out and michael j fox got the solid black toyota 4x4?

my "dream car" is still that black toyota 4x4 with the 4 KC lights up top (with the cool black and yellow light covers), giant bumble bee yellow racing stripes and a big ol knobby set of mickey thompson tires, jacked up as far as jacked up can go.

OHH Man, I just found a shoe box at my parents house full of Stompers I had when I was a kid, and they all work. :sofunny: Been playin with my boy with em. The favorite on I have is the jacked up black T/A (Smokey & the Bandit). The boy loves them, dogs or cat not so much. :chuckle:

X-Terminator
10-06-2009, 11:17 PM
River Raid was flippin' awesome, as was Chopper Command. Activision was another great 3rd party gamemaker back then - I'm glad they did survive.



Like stlrtruck, it took me months just to get the hang of that game - I never actually became proficient at it. The only in-arcade game I ever got halfway decent at was Battlezone. I kicked butt on a lot of Atari and Intellivision games, though. :chuckle:

I miss Yars' Revenge too. One of my all-time favorite Atari games!

Dragon's Lair was definitely cutting edge, but I never got into it. Excitebike was right next to it - so I played that instead. :wink02:

How about Track and Field? Another game where I completely ruled all!

tony hipchest
10-06-2009, 11:33 PM
"adventure" was my shit on atari.

i think it was "advanced dungeons and dragons" that was my shit on intelivision.

which begs the question... anyone remember-

MNF halftime (after the weekly highlights)- INTELEVISION Presents "you make the call"?

X-Terminator
10-06-2009, 11:53 PM
"adventure" was my shit on atari.

i think it was "advanced dungeons and dragons" that was my shit on intelivision.

which begs the question... anyone remember-

MNF halftime (after the weekly highlights)- INTELEVISION Presents "you make the call"?

Yes, I do remember that. LOVED that segment! I wish one of the networks would consider bringing it back.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 07:33 AM
Remember the day that your realized that watching the "cool" breakdancers was keeping you from dancing with the girls....so everyone just crowded the floor and ignored them?:chuckle:

Thats right....I killed the electric boogaloo.

SteelMember
10-07-2009, 07:40 AM
...getting an ET or star wars glass with a purchase of a large drink.

Yep, and the Muppet Show. I also have some Steelers player glasses, but I can't remember if we got those at Micky D's or not.

Ahhh memories. Makes me want to sit down and enjoy a nice cold Bartles & James wine cooler. :chuckle:

Just kidding. I NEVER drank that stuff. I was much too young, but "Thank you for your support". :wink02:

SteelMember
10-07-2009, 07:50 AM
Thats right....I killed the electric boogaloo.

:laughing:

Breakin' 2, Electric Boogaloo.

That movie needed to be killed...destroyed...wiped from existence.

Almost as bad as "Killer Klowns from outer space".

fansince'76
10-07-2009, 08:22 AM
Ahhh memories. Makes me want to sit down and enjoy a nice cold Bartles & James wine cooler. :chuckle:

Just kidding. I NEVER drank that stuff. I was much too young, but "Thank you for your support". :wink02:

That stuff could peel paint. :yuck:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 08:37 AM
That stuff could peel paint. :yuck:

Daytona Beach 1986:

I was on a "booze-cruise" and trying to impress a cute little brunette from Mississippi. We came of the dance floor and I asked her what she wanted to drink. she wanted a scotch and water so I ordered two....


That stuff could peel paint :yuck:


I'm sure I looked real cool as i scrunched up my nose and got a twitch under my left eye.

revefsreleets
10-07-2009, 08:55 AM
The "Hello Squeeler fans" thread, where somebody asked about Lions fans talking smack reminded me of....

Billy Sims, the 1980 Detroit Lions, "Another One Bites the Dust"...

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 09:00 AM
The "Hello Squeeler fans" thread, where somebody asked about Lions fans talking smack reminded me of....

Billy Sims, the 1980 Detroit Lions, "Another One Bites the Dust"...

Every high school football team's locker room played that song in the 80's.

SteelMember
10-07-2009, 11:24 AM
Every high school football team's locker room played that song in the 80's.

Well, apparently long before I moved here to Atlanta, one of the local radio stations was playing that song very tastlessly on at least one occasion.

If you remember who Wayne Williams was circa 1981.

That was bad...in both instances.

Oh, and yes, they were fired.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 12:48 PM
We used to hang out at a buddys after school....and across the street from his house was a little Mom & Pops store. Everyday I used to get one of those little pecan pies in the tiny aluminum pie tin.

Anyone remember those?

MACH1
10-07-2009, 01:16 PM
Ron Jeremy :tomato:

fansince'76
10-07-2009, 01:37 PM
We used to hang out at a buddys after school....and across the street from his house was a little Mom & Pops store. Everyday I used to get one of those little pecan pies in the tiny aluminum pie tin.

Anyone remember those?

Sure do. Remember frozen yogurt?

fansince'76
10-07-2009, 01:44 PM
I miss Bloom County.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/untitled-4.jpg

SteelMember
10-07-2009, 01:45 PM
Sure do. Remember frozen yogurt?

:scratchchin: TCBY? :hunch:

How about this?

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=5874830

New Coke. :laughing:

or how about our first energy drink...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/110345832_ed12624ce8.jpg

I just checked my swatch, and it's time to go. See you guys later.

revefsreleets
10-07-2009, 01:48 PM
I miss Bloom County.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb136/garyb12001/untitled-4.jpg

Ack!

Indo
10-07-2009, 02:13 PM
Ack!

Beat me to it!

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Do you remember when you were SURE that mixing pop rocks candy and soda pop would kill you?

revefsreleets
10-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Do you remember when you were SURE that mixing pop rocks candy and soda pop would kill you?

My cousins friends aunt's brother DID die from pop rocks and soda! It's true! I heard it from my friends sisters father!

stlrtruck
10-07-2009, 02:59 PM
How about parachute pants?

43Hitman
10-07-2009, 03:29 PM
:scratchchin: TCBY? :hunch:

How about this?

http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=5874830

New Coke. :laughing:

or how about our first energy drink...

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/37/110345832_ed12624ce8.jpg

I just checked my swatch, and it's time to go. See you guys later.

Oh man, we used to zinged on Jolt back in the day.:cya: "All the sugar and twice the caffenie" I loved it.

43Hitman
10-07-2009, 03:31 PM
How about parachute pants?

I had some of those when I thought I could break-dance. :sofunny:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 03:46 PM
How about parachute pants?

I preferred the two tone jeans...light in the front, dark in the back... folded and rolled at the cuffs..... Rolled up sleeves on a my red short-sleeve button up shirt, (collar up of course)... button the bottom three buttons and wear a white tank tee-shirt under it.

Thats right ladies...:smoker:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-07-2009, 03:47 PM
I had some of those when I thought I could break-dance. :sofunny:

Please tell me you didnt carry your cardboard square around...just in case.

43Hitman
10-07-2009, 04:01 PM
Please tell me you didnt carry your cardboard square around...just in case.

:rofl:Nope.

Preacher
10-07-2009, 04:06 PM
Please tell me you didnt carry your cardboard square around...just in case.
:rofl:

I remember doing the moonwalk so much I actually tore the heel of my tennis shoes from teh shoe itself.

Galax Steeler
10-07-2009, 04:32 PM
I am not sure but it was in the early 80' are late 70's but how about cruise control in vehicles I thought that was the coolest thing ever invented.

MACH1
10-07-2009, 04:43 PM
Three wheelers, almost killed myself on them several times. lol

revefsreleets
10-07-2009, 04:45 PM
I'm reasonably sure, had I ever wanted kids of my own, the damage from the tightness of my parachute pants probably sterilized me....

Preacher
10-07-2009, 04:53 PM
Three wheelers, almost killed myself on them several times. lol

Broke my thumb on one of them. Had a cast for MONTHS.

Galax Steeler
10-07-2009, 05:26 PM
Three wheelers, almost killed myself on them several times. lol

I think you and 1000 more including me have been about killed on three wheelers.:chuckle:

tony hipchest
10-07-2009, 06:17 PM
I'm reasonably sure, had I ever wanted kids of my own, the damage from the tightness of my parachute pants probably sterilized me....

:toofunny:

i am proud to say, i never owned a pair or even tried them on.

now my z. cavaricci's that had 7 pleats on each side and almost ballooned like hammer pants were the bomb!

damn, and has nobody mentioned the denim jacket with the megadeath or maiden patch on the back?

how bout "rat tails"? even more trailer trashy than mullets.

tony hipchest
10-07-2009, 06:31 PM
remember when red-line and mongoose revolutionalized dirt bikes. then their was haro and hutch. i never had one, but damn, i sure wanted one. asking for one woulda been like asking for a brand new IROC camaro in the 90's.

remember taking an old door, proping it up on cinder blocks and launching your bike off of it?

remember powell & peralta, vision, and santa cruz pretty much relegating NASH skateboards to poser boards?

how bout the teenage tony hawk in the "bones brigade III- the search for animal chin" video"?

have i said MisFiTs and Ramones?

Preacher
10-07-2009, 06:53 PM
:toofunny:

i am proud to say, i never owned a pair or even tried them on.

now my z. cavaricci's that had 7 pleats on each side and almost ballooned like hammer pants were the bomb!

damn, and has nobody mentioned the denim jacket with the megadeath or maiden patch on the back?

how bout "rat tails"? even more trailer trashy than mullets.

ALready covered tails!

Denim jacksts with the big patch! :chuckle: I remember that... or for the artistic type, those who could actually SKETCH it on themselves.

devilsdancefloor
10-07-2009, 07:06 PM
remember when red-line and mongoose revolutionalized dirt bikes. then their was haro and hutch. i never had one, but damn, i sure wanted one. asking for one woulda been like asking for a brand new IROC camaro in the 90's.

remember taking an old door, proping it up on cinder blocks and launching your bike off of it?

remember powell & peralta, vision, and santa cruz pretty much relegating NASH skateboards to poser boards?

how bout the teenage tony hawk in the "bones brigade III- the search for animal chin" video"?

have i said MisFiTs and Ramones?

Has anyone said the CLASH? Stiff Little Fingers? Husker Du? Iron maiden good lord i about wore out the tape of piece of mind the first weekend i had it!

Aussie_steeler
10-08-2009, 06:06 AM
Sorry to bring this one up - but can anyone remember the TROMAVILLE productions and their B grade productions.

"The Toxic Avenger" - there were some lower than B grade movies getting around.

LLT - Samantha Fox had some italian competition down under in the mid 80's. Did you ever get to see Sabrina - Boys (summertime love). She was the mediterranean version of Samantha Fox

stlrtruck
10-08-2009, 07:12 AM
I remember the "PONG" game.

How about TV shows? The original Knight Rider (with the Hoff), A-Team, MTV (when they actually played music videos), ESPN (when they actually talked sports and didn't knob slob)? Ah, the good ole days.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-08-2009, 01:17 PM
remember taking an old door, proping it up on cinder blocks and launching your bike off of it?



Us country kids would take the hood off of a car...hook it by rope to the back of a 4X4 and drive through the snow covered fields. We could get like 8 of us on the hood and see who could stay on.

I dont know how someone didnt die.

MACH1
10-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Us country kids would take the hood off of a car...hook it by rope to the back of a 4X4 and drive through the snow covered fields. We could get like 8 of us on the hood and see who could stay on.

I dont know how someone didnt die.

Ever try canal skiing? We used to pull each other down the canals on water skis behind the car. All the big canals have dirt roads along side of em for the canal company.

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-08-2009, 01:32 PM
Ever try canal skiing? We used to pull each other down the canals on water skis behind the car. All the big canals have dirt roads along side of em for the canal company.

I repeat...I dont know how someone didnt die!!!!
:chuckle:

SteelMember
10-08-2009, 03:35 PM
I repeat...I dont know how someone didnt die!!!!
:chuckle:

But the brain damage is obvious. :laughing:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-10-2009, 04:28 AM
But the brain damage is obvious. :laughing:

:chuckle:

Galax Steeler
10-10-2009, 06:50 AM
How about Square Snuff they stopped using it in glass jars.

devilsdancefloor
10-10-2009, 08:30 AM
Playing football on ICED over pond

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-10-2009, 08:40 AM
I was inner-city. They'd shut down our street in the winter (too steep to plow) and we'd go sledding down it. It was either that, or go up to Flagstaff hill across from the Phipps Conservatory.

They used to close down one of the streets in our town once a year....turn on the hydrant and let the street freeze over. The street was on a good sized hill...best sledding in the world.

Galax Steeler
10-11-2009, 06:04 AM
I miss those days, and so I pout like a grown jerk
Wishin all I had to do now, was finish homework
It's true, you don't realize really what you got til it's gone
and I'm not, gonna sing another sad song, but
Sometimes I do sit and reminisce then
Think about the years I was raised... back in the days

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVgTeHhpsYM

You can't help but to think about when you were young. I sure miss those days but the only thing you can do is have fun with your kids and let them have fun while they are little.

tony hipchest
10-13-2009, 06:05 PM
Us country kids would take the hood off of a car...hook it by rope to the back of a 4X4 and drive through the snow covered fields. We could get like 8 of us on the hood and see who could stay on.

I dont know how someone didnt die.

Originally Posted by MACH1
Ever try canal skiing? We used to pull each other down the canals on water skis behind the car. All the big canals have dirt roads along side of em for the canal company.

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:sofunny: :sofunny: :sofunny:

MACH1
10-13-2009, 07:37 PM
:toofunny::toofunny:

Ya, something like that, cept it was usually a a big bloated dead cow. :sofunny: Ever have one of those pop on ya. :chuckle:

tony hipchest
10-13-2009, 08:21 PM
:toofunny::toofunny:

Ya, something like that, cept it was usually a a big bloated dead cow. :sofunny: Ever have one of those pop on ya. :chuckle:lol. yours and lamberts stories remind me of all the fun i missed out on as a kid. i have no idea of what this "snow" stuff he speaks of is, and have only seen and read about "canals" in the picture pages.

we used to have a "game" called "desert moshing".

we would hike up in the foothills and race back down. of course, racing downhill after a tiresome hike, gravity did most of the work. the main objective was to simply keep ones balance and as everyone knows, the shortest distance between point A and B is a straight line.

this entailed moshing and stomping dozens of mesquite bushes, while avoiding all the cactus and boulders that potruded from the landscape (not to mention any rattlesnakes that may be sunning themselves.

amazing how none of us ever got bit, broke an ankle, or split our head open on a rock.

(i know... way lame compared to field surfing or canal skiing, but you make the best with the hand your dealt) :chuckle:

MACH1
10-14-2009, 12:48 AM
:toofunny:

I lived in Nevada for time when I was younger to, so I kind of know what that's like. But the part I lived in didn't have a lot of mesquite or cacti to skewer yourself on, lots of mahogany, scorpions and lizards though. Oh and snakes.

stlrtruck
10-14-2009, 07:40 AM
Was watching the show 'Heroes' Monday night and there was a scene where the kids were singing the theme song to Greatest American Hero. Anyone remember that show?

43Hitman
10-15-2009, 09:17 AM
Was watching the show 'Heroes' Monday night and there was a scene where the kids were singing the theme song to Greatest American Hero. Anyone remember that show?


Yeah, I posted that earlier, great show! Lol. How about the game Yie Ar Kung Fu?

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq312/43hitman/zYie_Ar_Kung-Fu.pnghttp://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq312/43hitman/yie_ar_kung_fu.gif

stlrtruck
10-15-2009, 11:08 AM
Yeah, I posted that earlier, great show! Lol. How about the game Yie Ar Kung Fu?

http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq312/43hitman/zYie_Ar_Kung-Fu.pnghttp://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq312/43hitman/yie_ar_kung_fu.gif

missed the post I guess.

Loved the video game!

SteelMember
10-16-2009, 12:41 PM
How 'bout this guy...Mr. Yuk

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/eating/MrYukSticker.jpg

SteelMember
10-16-2009, 12:46 PM
or how 'bout these?

I remember getting these in school during fire safety awareness week, and sticking them in the bedroom windows... but I think they said Child Finder then. :noidea:

http://www.freewebs.com/epp43/tot_finder.jpg

silver & black
10-17-2009, 09:42 AM
:toofunny:

I lived in Nevada for time when I was younger to, so I kind of know what that's like. But the part I lived in didn't have a lot of mesquite or cacti to skewer yourself on, lots of mahogany, scorpions and lizards though. Oh and snakes.

I'm pretty sure there are no Mahogany trees in the continental USA. Are there Mahogany farms in Nevada?

MACH1
10-17-2009, 11:41 AM
I'm pretty sure there are no Mahogany trees in the continental USA. Are there Mahogany farms in Nevada?

Umm Hate to burst your bubble.

Mountain Mahogany-Oak Scrub (Cercocarpus-Quercus)

silver & black
10-17-2009, 12:02 PM
Umm Hate to burst your bubble.

Mountain Mahogany-Oak Scrub (Cercocarpus-Quercus)

Ok. I thought you were talking about actual Mahogany trees (Swietenia macrophylla).

I asked because I am a Cabinetmaker, and I use quite a bit of Mahogany... Honduras, African, and when available, Cuban. I wasn't trying to be a smartass, just so you know. :wink02:

lamberts-lost-tooth
10-17-2009, 12:07 PM
Playing football on ICED over pond

:applaudit:

Been there!!

After 14 years of backyard or ice-pond football...I went to High School and found out about a wonderful invention called "Pads" & "Helmets" Probably one of the reasons that I enjoyed putting big hits on ballcarriers....I could go all out and it didnt hurt NEAR as much as playing against my brothers and the neighborhood kids!!!