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Posted: 12/28/2003 11:05:20 AM EDT
VH1 is counting down the years one per half our, they're on 1982 now, its entertaining thus far anyway

everything from trends to old commercials, etc....

im watching intently up to 1985, the previous years are a bit of a blur as i was born in early '80!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:07:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:09:16 AM EDT
I remember "Billy Beer", does that count?

Danny
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:13:10 AM EDT
they're talking about coleco vision now.............anybody else have one?  i had one, weird number pad/joystick controller, had 3 games, donkey kong, some space game and another one i cant even remember............

glad i was too young to have been subjected to alot of the fashionable goings on of the day however.................bet class 3 was cheaper though, damnit!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:13:43 AM EDT
I remmember seeing my first set of Bewbee's (Fast times at Ridgemont High), I remmember Crocket and tubb's, and I was in love with the Go-Go's....I also remmember there was a issue of playboy that had a centerfold of a gal that was in the Army Band wearing a dress blues jacket....I would love to have that Issue again [:D]
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:22:57 AM EDT
Pocket fishherman, chia pets, the clapper (not the same as the clap), parachute pants, Milli Vanili, Mr. Microphone and Daryl Hall and John Oates.

Boy, those were the days.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:26:42 AM EDT
The first set of bewbies I saw was when my friend's older brother took us to see [i]Blue Thunder[/i] in the theater in 1983.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 11:36:34 AM EDT
Does anyone remember the party of the 80's that bill clinton talked about when he raised our taxes (in the 90's)?  I lived through the 80's and don't remember it.  I guess I was too busy trying to make enough money to keep from starving to death.  I lived in the midwest in the 80's.  You know the rust belt.
All in all the 80's are pretty funny to look back on.  We didn't have as much stupid stuff as the 70's.  I guess we are getting more sophisticated.  Thats probably explains why tattoos and piercings are so popular.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:44:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Minuteman419:
I remember "Billy Beer", does that count?

Danny
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Nope, 70's.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:50:27 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:52:34 PM EDT
ahh the 80's i remember them,

Frogger,defender,pac-man,space invaders, centpede,pong. On the state of the art atari 2600. Then a bit later cane along nintendo.
duckhunt and mario brothers anyone?

we had all the cool video games back then

But alas i didnt see my first shotgun news untill 1988. Lots of cool stuff way out of my freshman in HS price range.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 12:53:50 PM EDT
Lessee, think I'd finally worked my way through the flashbacks by then...
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:03:33 PM EDT
FREEZE PAL!   Miami Vice.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:05:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
they're talking about coleco vision now.............anybody else have one?  i had one, weird number pad/joystick controller, had 3 games, donkey kong, some space game and another one i cant even remember............

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Yeah!!! My friend had a Coleco Vision.  I wanted one but we were too poor to get one [:(].  Donkey Kong was awesome... River Raid, Star Wars... can't remember the rest now.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:06:30 PM EDT
I got socks older than that
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:11:51 PM EDT
I don't have VH-1 and MTV hasn't been any good since about '86!

I am watching "Midnight Run" with Robert De Niro and it was made in 1988!

Fuhgedaboutit![:D]

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:13:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Sukebe:
Originally Posted By Minuteman419:
I remember "Billy Beer", does that count?

Danny
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Nope, 70's.
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No wonder it tasted like piss, hot or cold.

Wish I still had it, whole case.

Danny
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:15:52 PM EDT
Colt Ar's for 450 bucks

H+K 91's for 600 bucks or LESS!

$89 sks that you could pick out of a wood crate and wipe off with a paper towel.

Those stupid CHOOSE LIFE t-shirts.

And finally, that hottie Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons...somebody post a picture of her, she was smoking hot.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 1:55:00 PM EDT
Yeah, I remember the 80's. Had a good time. Perhaps too good.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 2:11:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 2:14:27 PM EDT by dpmmn]
I graduated from High school in 1980.
I went into the Navy 2 weeks later.
The women were great and that cool hairstyle
Peanut boy was just about to loose his
presidency to Regan in Nov.
I miss the 80's
those were some good times


Edited to add:

I paid 499.00 for a brand new H-K 91 in 1985
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 2:22:29 PM EDT
Yeah, I remember the 80's. Had a good time. Perhaps too good.
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Hey, if you remember it, it couldn't have been THAT great.


[;)]
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 2:43:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pighelmet:
And finally, that hottie Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons...somebody post a picture of her, she was smoking hot.
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Man, she was hot back then.  Saw them live in Pasadena. The music scene in L.A. was so cool back in the early 80's.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 3:08:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chimborazo:
The first set of bewbies I saw was when my friend's older brother took us to see [i]Blue Thunder[/i] in the theater in 1983.
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huh? What's that about? ;)
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 3:15:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JAFO:
Originally Posted By Chimborazo:
The first set of bewbies I saw was when my friend's older brother took us to see [i]Blue Thunder[/i] in the theater in 1983.
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huh? What's that about? ;)
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Whipper-snapper! Go rent /Blue Thunder/!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 3:55:04 PM EDT
Remember when microwave ovens first came out and how huge they where?
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 4:30:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dru:
Remember when microwave ovens first came out and how huge they where?
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Microwave ovens were first manufactured in the 40's.  In 1975 the sales of microwaves exceeded that of gas ranges.  I was born in 1975, so no, I don't remember.  [:D]
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 4:36:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Tras:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Remember when microwave ovens first came out and how huge they where?
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Microwave ovens were first manufactured in the 40's.  In 1975 the sales of microwaves exceeded that of gas ranges.  I was born in 1975, so no, I don't remember.  [:D]
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Well that explains it then.... I was only three in 1975, and don't remember seeing one until the 80's! At least in homes!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 4:38:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By pighelmet:

...  that hottie Dale Bozzio from Missing Persons...somebody post a picture of her, she was smoking hot.
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... I don't know about being a hottie but I sure liked their music. Vaguely remember her (or was it Wendy O. Williams) in Hustler magazine.

[img]http://www.qvmagazine.com/qvArtist/missingpersons/missingpersons-bw2.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 4:44:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
they're talking about coleco vision now.............anybody else have one?  i had one, weird number pad/joystick controller, had 3 games, donkey kong, some space game and another one i cant even remember............


I had one.  Used to play Donkey Kong and Mouse Trap for hours.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 4:47:23 PM EDT
Yeah, that's back when chicks took the time to actually "do" their hair and tried to look good. Even wore jeans that were made for a woman!!!


Man, some of you guys is young-unz!


[seasoned old salt voice on] Why, I was jumping out of airplanes when you were jumping off the school bus! [seasoned old salt voice off]
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:01:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dru:
Originally Posted By Tras:
Originally Posted By Dru:
Remember when microwave ovens first came out and how huge they where?
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Microwave ovens were first manufactured in the 40's.  In 1975 the sales of microwaves exceeded that of gas ranges.  I was born in 1975, so no, I don't remember.  [:D]
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Well that explains it then.... I was only three in 1975, and don't remember seeing one until the 80's! At least in homes!
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[off topic]Holy crap Dru, I'm older than you are!![/off topic]

Forget about microwaves, rember how big VCR's were when they first hit the market?
Nevermind the whole VHS vs BETA thing.



Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:08:12 PM EDT
microwaves made out of real metal and glass that needed two people to move them

TV's that had actual knobs

expensive ass single CD players in a cassette world

shitty cars

etc...................
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:20:18 PM EDT
I loved the 80's!!

Who here wore them damn parachute pants and brit flag shirts?

86 grad Fairfax high!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:27:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By echo6:
Forget about microwaves, rember how big VCR's were when they first hit the market?
Nevermind the whole VHS vs BETA thing.
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Single record speed. Top loading. Big ass "piano key" controls. Wired remotes. Mechanical counters (Forget about hours, minutes and seconds). Timers were plug-in accessories that were basically just alarm clocks that turned the VCR power on and off at preset times,

The horror...the horror.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:35:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 5:37:27 PM EDT by Javak]
For the geeks and nerds out there:

Remember:
Radio Shack Trash-80
Commodore 64
MS Dos 3.0
IBM PC Jr. with wireless keyboard
Beagle Brothers Software
Pre-McIntosh Apple computers (II/II+/IIe/IIc/IIgs, Lisa)
Monochrome monitors, available in green or amber!
300 baud modem (only rich kids can afford 1200 bauds)
5 1/4" floppy, when floppy disks really flopped.

Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:45:08 PM EDT
[img]http://www.olympus.net/personal/prmhem/fig1b.jpg[/img]

Ribik's Cube!!!

I had to tear the damn stickers off and stick them back on to beat it  [:D]

Aviator
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:47:51 PM EDT
Well, on that note:

We had chicken mesh glued to the window of our gas range to pretend we had a microwave. As a matter of fact, we didn't have a VCR either. Just a huge old cassette player set on top of the TV. People didn't know better and we told then it was a video-recorder. I stole a brick one and clued a pocket calculator to it and showed off my mobile phone. A pair of Campbell's Soup cans served as exhaust pipes. Oh yeah, baby, that's a V8 fer shure, hop right in! Mullets! Let me tell you about mullets...actually, let's not. When people called us, I whistled modem noises at them: Pffffrrrrr crang crang crang sprrrroyeeeeeng bing bing bing! "Sorry, didn't get your call, I was on the computer!"
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:51:11 PM EDT
Susanna Hoffs,God she was(and is )a hottie!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 5:59:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Javak:
For the geeks and nerds out there:

Remember:
Radio Shack Trash-80
Commodore 64
MS Dos 3.0
IBM PC Jr. with wireless keyboard
Beagle Brothers Software
Pre-McIntosh Apple computers (II/II+/IIe/IIc/IIgs, Lisa)
Monochrome monitors, available in green or amber!
300 baud modem (only rich kids can afford 1200 bauds)
5 1/4" floppy, when floppy disks really flopped.
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Long live the Sinclair 2000!
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:07:59 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 6:08:38 PM EDT by echo6]
Originally Posted By talbalos:
Originally Posted By Javak:
For the geeks and nerds out there:

Remember:
Radio Shack Trash-80
Commodore 64
MS Dos 3.0
IBM PC Jr. with wireless keyboard
Beagle Brothers Software
Pre-McIntosh Apple computers (II/II+/IIe/IIc/IIgs, Lisa)
Monochrome monitors, available in green or amber!
300 baud modem (only rich kids can afford 1200 bauds)
5 1/4" floppy, when floppy disks really flopped.
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Long live the [b]Sinclair 2000![/b]
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My Timex/Sinclair 2000 had the expanded RAM module. I had a whole 2K!

Tape Drive Baby!

echo6

Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:14:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By echo6:


My Timex/Sinclair 2000 had the expanded RAM module. I had a whole 2K!

Tape Drive Baby!

echo6

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DUDE!! I knew there was something I liked about you other than that cav patch  [:D]

You have that kick ass flight sim for the TS 2000?  lmao


Aviator
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:14:55 PM EDT
California was a much friendlier place for gun owners. No Roberto-Roosi AWB. No ten day wait. No hi-cap magazine ban. Kitchen table FFLs

When I wanted an AR-15 I went to a gun shop, filled out a paperwork, paid cash and walked out the door with it 10 minutes later.

The surplus store sold seven NIW Adventureline GI 30 round mags for $28.

One of my buddies got his FFL and soon after I was buying AR lowers for under $80.

There was a shop in Redwood City that specialized in modern military style firearms--there was no such thing as an "assault weapon".
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:31:15 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf:


... I don't know about being a hottie but I sure liked their music. Vaguely remember her (or was it Wendy O. Williams) in Hustler magazine.

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In that pic, she is in what her early 40's at least.  Dale was a playboy bunny. I don't think she posed in Hustler.  Probably Wendy O. Williams.  She sure was a skank. Used to pretend like she was masturbating on stage. Blew her brains out about 10 years ago.
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:44:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 6:54:08 PM EDT by Dave_A]
TI 99/4A...

A world where Apple sold more personal systems than IBM, and Microsoft was still small potatoes...

Japanese cars (ugh) were still made in Japan...

GM trying to figure out how to make things go fast while complying with the then-new EPA regs (Computer controlled carbs, Throttle Body Injection, then TPI (aka modern fuel injection))... Unbelievably slow GM V8 vehicles (corrected in 1993 with the introduction of the LT1)...

The original 'Energizer Bunny' commercials (where Energizer bought time in other companies commercials and had the bunny roll through and knock stuff over (or wear a scuba suit and float through a soap commercial, etc))...

And I was 0-10 yrs old...
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:46:32 PM EDT
I remember.  Reagan was president, the cold war was still going on, music was OK, but not as good as the 70s or 90s.  I joined the USMC in 81, got married in 84 and had two kids by 89.  My oh my, what a guy can accomplish in ten years!  Generally speaking, the decade ended much better than it started, thanks to President Reagan.  May God bless you Mr. President!  
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:50:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2003 6:51:12 PM EDT by KA3B]
The "new wave" part of the 80's sucked donkey dick.
Flock of Faggots and the rest of that shit.
It makes me want to puke thinking about that 80's shit music without guitar or drum solos.

The 80's rocked as far as motorcycles go,
82 Suzuki Katana 1000
82 Kawasaki GpZ550
83 Honda V4 750 Interceptor
83 Kawasaki GpZ1100
84 Kawasaki 900 Ninja
84 Kawasaki 750 Turbo
85 Yamaha FZ750
86 Suzuki GSXR 750
87 Suzuki GSXR 1100
87 Yamaha FZR1000
88 Honda RC30
89 Yamaha OWO1
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 6:59:36 PM EDT
Yep, if they had an Atari now, it would fit 10 games into the joystick. It'd run on AA batteries, and plug right in to the jacks on your TV, VCR, or DVD. And it'd cost less than $20.

Guess what--my nephew got one for Christmas! I have the Namco version with Pac Man, Galaxian, Dig Dug, and a few others. [b]EVERYONE[/b] I've showed it to that remembers them wants one. [:D]

I'm a little rusty--I only managed 250,000 points on Missile Command [;D].
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 7:07:15 PM EDT
Did someone call????
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 7:10:51 PM EDT
... Oh, a real hotrod

[img]http://members.cox.net/winston_wolf/tandy.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 7:12:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
The "new wave" part of the 80's sucked donkey dick.
Flock of Faggots and the rest of that shit.
It makes me want to puke thinking about that 80's shit music without guitar or drum solos.
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However, plenty of good music came out of the 80s... Certainly better than most of what the last 5yrs produced...

'New Wave' = crap...

80's rock/metal = better than msot current crap...
Link Posted: 12/28/2003 7:16:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
The 80's rocked as far as motorcycles go,
82 Suzuki Katana 1000
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Mmmm....

GS1000M


I have the 450cc version, nice (small) bike... I fried the harness though (my fault, back when I was getting it running after buying it. Damage took a year to actually fry the harness), so I need to either find a replacement on e-bay (think I may have one) or do a manual re-wire...

Nice bikes, they're real cheap now, and super-reliable (despite being 20+yrs old...) as far as engine internals go...
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