Skip to comments.Reasons for Children of the 80s to Feel Old (for all of us late 70s/80s teens & youg adults)
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
*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 ...
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.
I still have the LP single. From the first press run.
BTW, welcome to FR.
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!!!!!
I'm so old that I remember when Dick Clark looked exactly the way he does now.
An eighties nostalgia site?
I was born in the thirties-------enough said!
Hooray for the 80s! Let me get my leg-warmers out.
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?
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.
I remember milk came in waxed cartons ... TV (a new thing) was only in black and white.
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 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.
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).....
Leg-warmers still drive me insane.
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...
Looooove The Cure.
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).
Please no pictures Max Headroom. Or people saying that music hasn't progressed since Wang Chung. :^)
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.
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 ...
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Ah the eighties.
The good old days when Micheal Jackson was a black male.
"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.
cuz you ain't!
I was in Hands Across America in Illinois...1986, I think.
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).
hahahah @ the final pic
I remember the milk man. I thought that was the greatest job in the world for some reason.
so far, I believe being in your forties and fifties is the best - anybody else agree? would never want to be 20someting again....
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....
In the 80's, I had the worst fashion sense.
Leg warmers. Ski pants. Power-shoulders. Urgh!
The decade that fashion forgot!
"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.
Hey I had a hampster named Mork. I think he drowned or something.
I don't make any attempts to keep up on pop culture, but think that South Park keeps me youthful :)
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.
1962 started Gen X.
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!
You sure you didn't introduce him to Richard Gere? Or was that my gerbil, Mindy? ;-)
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.
Mmmmmm... Blair. :-)
>>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.
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