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Reasons for Children of the 80s to Feel Old (for all of us late 70s/80s teens & youg adults)
www.InThe80s.com ^ | www.InThe80s.com

Posted on 12/30/2004 5:44:09 PM PST by psimpson2005

So here they are: The Reasons for Children of the 80s to Feel Old

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*While reading reviews about the "Live Aid" DVD on Amazon, I read a comment from a teenager that wrote that it's an ideal gift for his/her parents. And knowing that Live Aid was from 1985.

*Because when I mentioned Hall & Oates to my cousin who is 20 he had NO clue as to who I was talking about. Becauase Bon Jovi, who just came out with "Runnaway" like YESTERDAY -- right? (not) is now over 20 yrs old and considered "Classic." Because "Do They Know it is Christmas" is now 20 yrs old..........................................

(Excerpt) Read more at inthe80s.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 80s; bartlesjames; generationy; genx; music; newyears; pacmanfever; wheresthebeef
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Hi everyone. I've been a lurker since the 2000 election and, given the terrible news coming out of India/Asia this week, thought that a light-hearted thread would be nice. I noticed that you guys like to delve into some cultural (pop or otherwise) discussions and thought this subject matter would be fun.

The excerpt is from a web site called 'InThe80s' which is an 80s nostalgia site. I thought some of the posts on this particular page were pretty amusing, and I know some of you FReepers would be willing to share similar stories and anecdotes. This 80s site doesn't get many posts, and I would prefer to discuss such things with fellow conservatives, as other 80s sites always end up trashing Ronald Reagan, which always ticks me off.

Given that the New Year is upon us, it is as good a time as any to discuss the passage of time and how one's youth just doesn't seem that long ago (or maybe it does!). This discussion is open to anyone, btw; not just us 80s people.

I know you guys frown on vanities; I just thought a diversion from the more serious and sad events of this past week might be welcome. I also hope I posted this correctly.

Thanks.

1 posted on 12/30/2004 5:44:09 PM PST by psimpson2005
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To: psimpson2005
Because "Do They Know it is Christmas" is now 20 yrs old..........................................

I still have the LP single. From the first press run.

BTW, welcome to FR.

2 posted on 12/30/2004 5:46:28 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: psimpson2005

Let me be the first to comment.

The one that got me was the second remark that mentions that awful song "Do They Know It's Christmas". That is exactly 20 years old this month. On the Cashbox top 100 chart for '84, it shows it debuted on 12/22/84. Yikes!!!!!


3 posted on 12/30/2004 5:46:54 PM PST by psimpson2005
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To: psimpson2005

I'm so old that I remember when Dick Clark looked exactly the way he does now.


4 posted on 12/30/2004 5:47:21 PM PST by sazerac
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To: psimpson2005
This will still be fun. Check out the following thread on similar subject matter:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1229657/posts


5 posted on 12/30/2004 5:48:25 PM PST by rdb3 (Can I join the Pajamahadeen even if I sleep in the nude?)
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To: psimpson2005

An eighties nostalgia site?

I was born in the thirties-------enough said!


6 posted on 12/30/2004 5:48:45 PM PST by Mears
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To: psimpson2005

Hooray for the 80s! Let me get my leg-warmers out.


7 posted on 12/30/2004 5:48:46 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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Ooooh... that is soooo wrong.
8 posted on 12/30/2004 5:49:57 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: Desdemona

Thanks for your welcome.

I don't know how to ping people. Isn't there a Gen X ping list on FR that we can contact?

Thanks.


9 posted on 12/30/2004 5:50:00 PM PST by psimpson2005
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To: psimpson2005
My wife and mother-in-law were on the Concorde with Phil Collins as he flew from London to New York so that he could play in both concerts. My wife thought it was cool, my mother-in-law thought it was all stupid.

But how long has it been since "Hands across America"? I cannot even remember what that was supposed to raise our consciousness about, it obviously didn't work.

10 posted on 12/30/2004 5:51:02 PM PST by Sthitch
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To: psimpson2005; qam1

Bump


11 posted on 12/30/2004 5:51:13 PM PST by Incorrigible (immanentizing the eschaton)
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To: psimpson2005; qam1

hang on.

ping


12 posted on 12/30/2004 5:51:14 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: sazerac
I'm so old that I remember when Dick Clark looked exactly the way he does now.

I remember milk came in waxed cartons ... TV (a new thing) was only in black and white.

13 posted on 12/30/2004 5:51:20 PM PST by BunnySlippers (Happy Festivus ...)
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To: Desdemona

I love the people who were born in the 80s complaining about feeling old. Too funny! I was born in '66 and still don't feel old!


14 posted on 12/30/2004 5:51:28 PM PST by technochick99
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To: psimpson2005
Speaking of live aid i heard that silly song "Do They know its Christmas?"

I give the same answer as I did years ago, hell no, they where musslemen communists and animists.

BTW that famine was man made by the government trying to bring the animists under control.

15 posted on 12/30/2004 5:51:57 PM PST by dts32041 (When did the Democratic party stop being the political arm of the KKK?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I've got you beat - muzak is piped in to my place of employment (I think they must have had someone go postal once) and I recoginized.....(wait for it).....


THE CURE!!!


AAAAAHHHHHH!!!


16 posted on 12/30/2004 5:52:16 PM PST by mabelkitty (Blackwell for Governor in 2006!!!)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Leg-warmers still drive me insane.


17 posted on 12/30/2004 5:52:19 PM PST by REDWOOD99
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To: Sthitch
All I remember is The Ramones' parody video of it for their song "Something to Believe In"
18 posted on 12/30/2004 5:52:40 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: technochick99
I love the people who were born in the 80s complaining about feeling old. Too funny! I was born in '66 and still don't feel old!

I wasn't born in the 80's. I was in school in the 80's. And yes, I had more posters of Duran Duran on the wall...

19 posted on 12/30/2004 5:53:26 PM PST by Desdemona
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To: mabelkitty

Looooove The Cure.


20 posted on 12/30/2004 5:53:53 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: technochick99

Actually I was born in 1964 and just turned 40 this year. I don't feel old at all, really. That is one of the reasons I posted this thread. I'm still very much the same as I was in my 20s. That is why it is just so surprising to realize that many things that only seem like several years ago are actually 20+ years ago. The thing that keeps popping into my mind is how I felt about the 60s when I was a young adult in the 80s. To realize that is how kids today see the 80s is just weird to me (and I'm sure to any generation).


21 posted on 12/30/2004 5:57:02 PM PST by psimpson2005
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Hooray for the 80s! Let me get my leg-warmers out

Please no pictures Max Headroom. Or people saying that music hasn't progressed since Wang Chung. :^)

22 posted on 12/30/2004 5:57:06 PM PST by Dane (trial lawyers are the parasites to wealth creating society)
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To: psimpson2005

One of my friends is a grandfather and he's younger than I am. Granted he was a young father but it's odd that my wife is only about 6 years older than his daughter.

I'm in the process of teaching his youngest daughter to drive a stick shift because her dad can't cope with it.


23 posted on 12/30/2004 5:58:17 PM PST by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

Love the early Cure stuff the best , before they got HUGE and filled stadiums ( Three Imaginary Boys ; 17 Seconds ; Faith ) ...Saw them in NYC in a small club ( Hurrahs ) on their first tour ...many moons ago ...


24 posted on 12/30/2004 5:58:24 PM PST by sushiman
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25 posted on 12/30/2004 6:00:07 PM PST by qam1 (Anyone who was born in New Jersey should not be allowed to drive at night or on hills.)
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To: psimpson2005

Ah the eighties.

The good old days when Micheal Jackson was a black male.


26 posted on 12/30/2004 6:02:06 PM PST by kidd
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To: psimpson2005























27 posted on 12/30/2004 6:02:15 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: BunnySlippers

"I remember milk came in waxed cartons..."

Believe it or not, I can remember when milk came in glass bottles and was delivered by a milk man. I also remember my mom always buying oranges to squeeze for juice, since my dad was diabetic we ALWAYS had OJ in the house. Frozen concentrate must have saved her hours of work. And I am not that old! Only 46, my kid was born in 86. And that milk was delivered to a 12 story NYC apartment building.

I always envied my grandmother (1888 - 1985) for living through such changing times, but I might be giving her experiences a run for their money. Grandma seemed to hold up well, I'm feeling pretty exhausted.


28 posted on 12/30/2004 6:05:45 PM PST by jocon307 (Jihad is world wide. Jihad is serious business. We ignore global jihad at our peril.)
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To: technochick99

cuz you ain't!


29 posted on 12/30/2004 6:05:53 PM PST by bitt (Y)
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To: Sthitch

I was in Hands Across America in Illinois...1986, I think.


30 posted on 12/30/2004 6:06:43 PM PST by ncdrumr
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To: psimpson2005

I seem to remember that when they first started to talk about Generation X that those born in 1964 were included among the 'X'ers'. When did 1964 get moved into the 'Boomers'? I distinctly remember thinking that I was on the cusp of being a boomer, but just made it into the X'er category (quite frankly, I coudn't have cared less).


31 posted on 12/30/2004 6:07:00 PM PST by psimpson2005
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To: Dallas59

hahahah @ the final pic


32 posted on 12/30/2004 6:07:01 PM PST by xrp (Executing assigned posting duties flawlessly -- ZERO mistakes)
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To: jocon307

I remember the milk man. I thought that was the greatest job in the world for some reason.


33 posted on 12/30/2004 6:07:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: psimpson2005

so far, I believe being in your forties and fifties is the best - anybody else agree? would never want to be 20someting again....


34 posted on 12/30/2004 6:07:59 PM PST by bitt (Y)
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To: psimpson2005
Three events (not counting the gray which has begun to sneak into my beard) which told me I was an old man:

1) I was at a yard sale last summer and heard some guy explaining to a ten-year-old kid what a record player did.

2) I was watching And Justice For All... (1979) a few weeks ago and realized that a twenty-year-old might not even realize that the scene with Dominic Chianese's character talking on his car phone was supposed to show that he was rich.

3) I was observing ballot counting at my county elections office and one of the workers was talking about her grandchild. I thought, "She can't be a grandmother; she's only about my age." Then it hit me....

35 posted on 12/30/2004 6:08:32 PM PST by ScottFromSpokane (We're none of us prefect.)
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36 posted on 12/30/2004 6:09:04 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: psimpson2005

In the 80's, I had the worst fashion sense.

Leg warmers. Ski pants. Power-shoulders. Urgh!

The decade that fashion forgot!


37 posted on 12/30/2004 6:09:38 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: psimpson2005
Wow I barely remember the 80's. I was too young back then to pay attention to much anything. That site brought back allot of childhood memories.

Reagan is the first president I can remember, could be the reason I'm the way I am politically. Hehe Guns 'N Roses and Metallica were my first favorite bands too!.
38 posted on 12/30/2004 6:10:11 PM PST by KoRn
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To: psimpson2005

"Ok seeing Cheers, Threes company, Cosby, Full House and Roseanne on Nick at Night!! They are now considered "modern classics!" Man I grew up with those shows, I feel so old! (1984)"

This post strikes home too. I remember Nick being strictly 50s/60s and some 70s shows not that long ago.


39 posted on 12/30/2004 6:10:24 PM PST by psimpson2005
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To: Happygal

Hey I had a hampster named Mork. I think he drowned or something.


40 posted on 12/30/2004 6:10:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (you tell em i'm commin.... and hells commin with me.)
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To: psimpson2005
I swear never to be annoying like the Boomers are. They still hold the 60s up as something to be emulated. The 80s were a blast since I went to both high school and college during that decade, but I can't see acting like they were the end-all and be-all.

I don't make any attempts to keep up on pop culture, but think that South Park keeps me youthful :)

41 posted on 12/30/2004 6:10:47 PM PST by technochick99
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To: Dallas59

Tried playing my walkman, and the tape part don't work so well anymore. Ain't worth fixing or replacing (I can still use the radio tuner). Heck, most of my tape devices seem to be dying and newer stereo systems are CD-only.


42 posted on 12/30/2004 6:11:04 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: psimpson2005

1962 started Gen X.


43 posted on 12/30/2004 6:11:27 PM PST by technochick99
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To: Dallas59
my fav from the 80's


44 posted on 12/30/2004 6:11:31 PM PST by bitt (Y)
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To: mabelkitty

The Cure were cool (in fact, I still think they are about).

Love Cats is one of my favourite tunes from my teenage disco years!


45 posted on 12/30/2004 6:11:31 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: cripplecreek

You sure you didn't introduce him to Richard Gere? Or was that my gerbil, Mindy? ;-)


46 posted on 12/30/2004 6:13:35 PM PST by Happygal (liberalism - a narrow tribal outlook largely founded on class prejudice)
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To: kidd
Ah the eighties.

The good old days when Micheal Jackson was a black male.


LOL! Yeah! That's right! Remember back when he looked like a normal black kid, and then one day....AG!....and we were all wondering WHAT happened to him?!
47 posted on 12/30/2004 6:14:52 PM PST by hiredhand ( "Pudge the Indestructible Kitty" lives at - http://www.justonemorefarm.com)
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To: CounterCounterCulture

I still have my 84 Erickson Clock/Alarm/FM!/Cassette radio. The belt on the tape player is gone but the alarm still wakes me up to this day.


48 posted on 12/30/2004 6:15:06 PM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: Dallas59

Mmmmmm... Blair. :-)


49 posted on 12/30/2004 6:15:07 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture (God bless FReeper Incindiary's work in Malaysia)
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To: technochick99

>>1962 started Gen X.

That's what I thought, but I keep seeing blurbs in the media that state that 1964 is the last year for the 'boomers'. I don't feel like a boomer. Not that I know what one is supposed to feel like.


50 posted on 12/30/2004 6:15:56 PM PST by psimpson2005
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