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Calling children of the 80's!! (and others!)

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LilMissy Sun 10-Jul-05 00:27:45

Children of the 80's How true is this, aah the good old days! Hello children of the 80's. Read this, it will take you back but be careful 'cause it will also make you realise that you are now actually quite old.......

1.. Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo.

2.. You played with "My Little Ponies."

3.. Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.

4.. You ever read Nancy Drew.

5.. The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.

6.. You wanted to be on "Jim'll Fix It".

7.. You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at some point...or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour).

8.. You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.

9.. You can remember watching Saved by the Bell.

10.. You even wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!).

11.. You could break dance (ok, you wished you could).

12.. You remember when Amiga was a state of the art video game system.

13.. You remember M.C. Hammer.

14.. You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air".

15.. You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

16.. You own ANY cassettes.

17.. You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

18.. My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Transformers are familiar to you.

19.. You ever had a Swatch Watch.

20.. You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

21.. With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to kylie and Jason!

22.. Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

23.. You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living in space.

24.. You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

25.. Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

26.. You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.

27.. You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.

28.. You never did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.

29.. You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, A pantomime horse and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal.

30.. You've never had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.

31.. You could have got away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids.

32.. You remember Fingermouse and Dangermouse (not forgetting his trusty sidekick Penfold!).

33.. You remembered Monster Munch when they were 10p.

34.. When 'Computer' Tennis, Pac-Man and Donkey-Kong ruled.

35.. You remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream cone on a warm summer night - 99's, screwballs or a cider Lolly.

36.. You got up extra early, especially to watch Saturday Morning cartoons.

37.. You remember Ant and Dec as PJ and Duncan.

38.. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

39.. It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.

40.. You remember when Snickers were Marathons and Starburst were Opal Fruits.

41.. You remember when 25p was decent pocket money and you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10p.

42.. Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

43.. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better and taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.

44..You called Going Live on 081 811 8181.

45..And you had your own Gordon the Gopher

kid Sun 10-Jul-05 00:31:19

yes to most of them!

tiffini Sun 10-Jul-05 00:32:04

Gosh, taping songs of the radio, i used to do that all the time.

tiffini Sun 10-Jul-05 00:34:01

And I used to love 'Dangermouse' as well as 'captain cave man' and 'trap door'

Dont you open that trap doooor
cus there's something down there

lockets Sun 10-Jul-05 00:35:16

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alexsmum Sun 10-Jul-05 00:35:20

yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!!

mojos black jacks and flying saucers in your back of 10p mix?
i loved renta ghost!
and sweet valley high!
and i still have my copy of forever

tiffini Sun 10-Jul-05 00:37:11

ra-ra skirts (sp?) and jelly bags!!!

LilMissy Sun 10-Jul-05 00:37:46

I'm only 18 but remember most of them.. how old do I feel?! hehe

tiffini Sun 10-Jul-05 00:37:52

halve penny sweets

giraffeski Sun 10-Jul-05 00:38:33

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alexsmum Sun 10-Jul-05 00:40:54

lilmissy how can you remember them? you weren't born until 1987!!! (the year before i left school by the way!) you are younger than my nephew!

LilMissy Sun 10-Jul-05 00:51:01

I'm not sure but theres loads I remember, maybe from the early 90's?

jessicaandbumpsmummy Sun 10-Jul-05 00:53:26

im 23 in august and remember every single one - oh my god i really am old!

LOVED saved by the bell, pj & Duncan..... babysitters club books (got loads of them!) have you forgotten about CALIFORNIA DREAMS though?!

alexsmum Sun 10-Jul-05 01:01:13

california dreams! yes! they were way better than sweet valley high too. do you remember the one called p.s i love you were the girls boyfreind paul schofield died?( or something like that?)

berolina Sun 10-Jul-05 06:26:59

it's flooding back...
i read the sweet valley twins books!

Nemo1977 Sun 10-Jul-05 08:13:49

OMG that list has put the biggest grin on my face while also making my cry....i did alllllllllllllll of that..pmsl

Nbg Sun 10-Jul-05 08:39:56


I did have a Global Hypercolour t.shirt

Ahhh memories.....

hercules Sun 10-Jul-05 08:42:46

Very good. ANyone remember fluffy ear muffs, bows on hair clips (like Di) and neon thick socks?

hercules Sun 10-Jul-05 08:43:38

It's grandad, aint he sweet.

Nbg Sun 10-Jul-05 08:45:22

I had a liqorice allsorts headband with a bow!
In fact I was famous for my headbands at school

Had the flouresant pink socks and had some bear earmuffs!

The good ole days

misdee Sun 10-Jul-05 08:46:26

pixie boots and leg warmers.

hercules Sun 10-Jul-05 08:46:41

You must have been so trendy {jealous}

hercules Sun 10-Jul-05 08:47:44

I was never allowed pixie boots

Little chef was a posh place to eat and a real treat.

hercules Sun 10-Jul-05 08:48:12

bet your toes are all pointy

Nbg Sun 10-Jul-05 08:48:51

Wel just envisage a girl wearing a global hypercolour t.shirt, dungarees, flouresant pink socks, a liqurice allsorts headband and bear earmuffs.

Eat your heart out Sienna Miller!

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