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Going Back In Time To The 80′s [VIDEO]

The 1980′s what a simpler time in life, kids stayed outside til dark riding bicycles, no text messaging, no Facebook. There was still plenty of pay phones, home phones and the movies and t.v. shows we’re totally awesome back then too. So hope this brings back some great memories for you or maybe some new memories for those of you who missed out on the 80′s.

A Totally Awesome Montage of 80′s Movies!

flickr user notenoughbricks

Remember this from 1st Lady Nancy Reagan?
“Just Say No” First Lady, Nancy Reagan’s slogan of the early 80′s.  Sometimes thought of as an oversimplified slogan aimed to teach kids not to use drugs.

 

Collectibles were big in the 80s.  Smurf and E.T. paraphernalia, Cabbage Patch dolls, camcorders, video games (Nintendo, Pac Man, Game Boy), Rubik’s Cube,  Teenage Mutant Nija Turtles, and Barbies (now Hispanic, Black, Asian) were big.  New were discount air fares, lite foods, aerobics, minivans, talkshows,  and Valley Girls (grody to the max).

 

flickr user Pinkbrain and Mr. Chicken

 

Surely Dude you remember this?

“What choo talkin’ ’bout?” From the hit 80′s Show Diff’rent Strokes.  Little Arnold used to say this at least one time in each episode.

flickr user quiltinkimmie

 

In 1981, VCR sales rose 72% in 12 months. By 1989, 60 percent of American households with televisions received cable service.

 

Food of the 80s included the popular fast food places like Taco Bell and  McDonald’s McDLT and McRib.  Kids loved Sweetarts, Skittles, Nerds, Runts, Hubba Bubba Chewing Gum, and Five Alive.

80′s Memories

A funny phrase from the 80′s “eat my shorts” Phrase used as a comeback.  Heavily in use in the 80′s and also  used on TV’s The Simpsons. If someone was to put you down in anyway, you can reply with this phrase.

   

“Who you gonna call?  Ghostbusters!” Movies and television provided all kinds of popular catchphrases and quotes.
Commercials for the fast-food chain Wendy’s had everyone asking “Where’s the beef?”

  

There were slap bracelets and Swatch watches in a neon rainbow of colors, as were the biggest earrings and longest beaded necklaces you could find.
Arcades were one of the coolest places to be in the 80s, and video games made a huge move into homes everywhere with the Atari, Nintendo, and Sega gaming consoles. As it turns out, video games are huge business now, and most of the games that were so popular in the 80s are just as popular today.

 

Our graphics were NOT “Totally Awesome”

Kids check out our video games from the 80′s

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