Thread: What Do You Miss from the '80s?

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    • 10 years 6 months ago
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    Can anyone think of anything established during the years 1980-1989 that we sorely miss today?

    My favorite trends of the '80s that are sorely missed:
    *Jheri curl hairstyle - was worn by Michael Jackson, his brother Jermaine Jackson, Alfonso Ribeiro, Rick James
    *Yamaha DX7 FM synthesizer
    *Roland Jupiter 8 synthesizer
    *Synthesized dance-pop and progressive-rock music
    *Post-punk music (cf. The Cure, Siouxsie & the Banshees)
    *ColecoVision
    *Ronald Reagan
    *USA Network's Cartoon Express block

    ~Ben
    "I am such a purist for old information on anything '70s and '80s."
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    I'm sad that I didn't exist at the time.
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    Quote by NastradumasKid
    I'm sad that I didn't exist at the time.


    sucks i don't even remember anything from the 80s from how little i was...
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    • 10 years 6 months ago
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    Hair pie!
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    Everything.
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    I love all of it, especially the music, movies and the crazy clothes lol
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    The cartoons, toys and clothes.
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    • 10 years 6 months ago
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    MTV when it was good
    The Action Movies (Terminator, Beverly Hills Cop, RoboCop, Scarface, The Karate Kid)
    The Nintendo Revolution
    The Arcades
    Old School Rap
    Hair Styles and Clothes
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    Quote by NastradumasKid
    I'm sad that I didn't exist at the time.

    yeah, so am I.
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    The crazy snacks
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    The cartoons on Saturday morning (CBS, NBC and ABC).
    The Christmas wish books from various retailers.
    MTV played videos
    Afternoon after school cartoon blocks (3 - 5 pm daily)
    The 80's "atmosphere" (kind of hard to explain this one.. You have to have been around in the 80's to understand)


    *EDIT*
    I moved this to memory lane as it seemed to "fit" better there.
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    The Eldorado is dead. Long live the Eldorado.
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    Saturday Morning cartoons
    The snacks
    The TV shows
    The movies
    The toys and board games
    Video games

    in other words...everything.
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    I miss the 80's everyday. I wanna go back.
    Check out my Transformer, G.I.Joe, and 80's popular culture museum

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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    Softcore teen porn on Cinemax.


    What?
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    Quote by Guild_Navigator
    Softcore teen porn on Cinemax.


    What?


    It's good when you are just getting into porn. After that, you go straight to the porn store and check out some of the real shit.
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    I miss decent late-night programming on the weekends. I hate all the infomercials/paid programs currently polluting the airwaves when something else could be shown instead.
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    It seemed like tv was better all together.
    smurfasaurus
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    Transformers Generation 1 - While the new Transformers Animated is starting to grow on me, I still don't think there has been any of the recent Transformer mythos that have impressed me like G1. The modern comics and toys I have to say I'm pretty damn impressed with though but don't get me started on Bayformers. Michael Bay didn't destroy my childhood icons, he molested them.

    Don Bluth's work in the 80's - The Secret of N.I.M.H, Dragon's Lair and An American Tail.

    2-D animation as a whole.

    Practical, special effects, models and make-up effects. - While I'm not 100% against CGI in films but I'm for CGI when it is NEEDED not just abusing it as most films do today.

    80's Horror films - It was the last good generation of horror movies before the parodies and remake craze.

    When MTV actually had music video's on music television with the absence of reality television and rap videos.

    Mom and Pop video stores.
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    • 10 years 5 months ago
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    Quote by addy
    Quote by NastradumasKid
    I'm sad that I didn't exist at the time.

    yeah, so am I.


    Same here
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