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Things you miss from the 1980's

By illudiumQ36

3 months ago


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    #1 3 months ago

    The simpler things, like 5 channels of television and no #$% cell phones. I miss women who embraced their femininity, like these babes here:

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    #2 3 months ago

    Everything was simpler when I was 13.

    Probably the same for everybody regardless of which decade they were born in.

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    #3 3 months ago

    The golden age of metal!

    Playing C64 with my friend Tai after school.

    #4 3 months ago

    Cheaper gas, 25 cent pinball, my college days and cheap muscle cars.

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    #5 3 months ago

    My body

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    #6 3 months ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Cheaper gas, 25 cent pinball, my college days and cheap muscle cars.

    And girls with landing strips.

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    #7 3 months ago

    Arcades
    Great movies
    MTV
    WWWF
    Hanging out at the mall

    #8 3 months ago

    Originality

    #9 3 months ago

    Arcades +1, our closest attraction, other than a mall arcade, was a place called Games People Play, had arcade, water slides, go carts. That and Astroworld when we could afford it and get a ride to the middle of Houston.
    The big wooded lots we built bike trails and tracks on. I spent countless hours on my BMX during that time.
    Next would be the Atari 2600, many many hours wasted on that thing. It's about the only thing I still have from that Era aside from the memories.

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    #10 3 months ago
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    #11 3 months ago

    Random nudity in movies. Comedies, Dramas, Action flicks… All had it. And we were the better for it.

    #12 3 months ago

    Showbiz pizza

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    #13 3 months ago

    The $1.19 gas of the 80s would be $4.29 today.

    Now that the USA gets 100% of it's gas from North America, it's cheaper than a gallon of coffee or a gallon of milk.

    The cheapest gas, adjusted for inflation, is right now!

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    #14 3 months ago

    My 1986 Trans-Am.

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    #15 3 months ago
    Quoted from schudel5:

    My 1986 Trans-Am.
    [quoted image]

    It's K.I.T. !

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    #16 3 months ago

    My friends from that time and the hobbies we shared.

    Now long gone.

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    #17 3 months ago

    watching scrambled cable tv

    #18 3 months ago
    Quoted from jarjarisgod:

    Random nudity in movies. Comedies, Dramas, Action flicks… All had it. And we were the better for it.

    I have a fond memory of watching Airplane! with my grandpa thanks to this.

    #19 3 months ago

    My BMX that was stolen.

    Not mine, but exact same.
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    #20 3 months ago

    No tictok, FB, Twitter, etc. Tired of all the mentally ill thinking they are important. We used to treat narcissists.

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    #21 3 months ago

    Not having a mass shooting every friggin day

    #22 3 months ago
    Quoted from finman2000:

    watching scrambled cable tv

    The D.C./Baltimore area had Super TV, which was an antenna that received a single scrambled channel over the air.

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    #23 3 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Not having a mass shooting every friggin day

    See post above yours.

    #24 3 months ago

    The miniseries “V”. Also some normalcy in the world and Knight Rider!

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    #25 3 months ago

    Common sense
    Patriotism
    Everyone not being offended at or by everything
    Super Sloppy Double Dare

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    #26 3 months ago

    I miss nothing!

    Was a weak young teen boy.

    Now I am Master of my Universe and I can tell anyone I want to Fk off.

    Life is Grand.

    I will forever regret nothing.

    #27 3 months ago
    Quoted from NPO:

    Common sense
    Patriotism
    Everyone not being offended at or by everything
    Super Sloppy Double Dare

    Curious about the common sense thing, but when did it begin and end for you decade wise?

    #28 3 months ago

    Did they have common sense in the 70's or 90's?

    #29 3 months ago

    Knowing that every concert except ELO was the band actually performing live.

    #30 3 months ago

    NVMD, people are just replying what they miss in the past in general.

    #31 3 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Knowing that every concert except ELO was the band actually performing live.

    Tell me more about this ELO fakery !

    #32 3 months ago

    Very few pharmacy ads on TV

    #33 3 months ago
    Quoted from centerflank:

    I miss nothing!
    Was a weak young teen boy.
    Now I am Master of my Universe and I can tell anyone I want to Fk off.
    Life is Grand.
    I will forever regret nothing.

    Have to agree. I enjoy being older and not really worrying like I did when I was younger. 60 is actually better than I thought it would be.

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    #34 3 months ago

    Arcades and foosball
    Movies and malls
    High school girls
    Friends and parties and metal music
    It was the best decade ever!!

    #35 3 months ago

    I like how some of the style has come back. Neons are great, but maybe that's early 90's. I always figured the decades happened two or three years in to the next 10, not on the 00's.

    #36 3 months ago

    Haha - I was just looking at pictures of my wife from the 80's. I would totally hit that.

    #37 3 months ago
    Quoted from lost8ball:

    Haha - I was just looking at pictures of my wife from the 80's. I would totally hit that.

    What about now?

    #38 3 months ago

    $1 gas, and a V8 to burn it.
    $1 Whoppers/Jumbo Jacks.
    $2 movies at the AMC, and they weren't all SuperHero/Marvell/DC/Disney crap.
    $0.25 games at several arcades, 3 games for $0.50...
    Peg-leg Levis (who can fit in them now?)
    VHS movie marathons (you can fit 3 movies on 1 EP tape!)
    Fun music ("New Wave" is just old pop music today. Except those 80's bands are still touring -- Missing Persons playing tonight at the Belly Up. I'm watching grammy sing!)
    Surplus shops to find all sorts of weird electronics/camping gear.
    Cheap college tuition.
    Dressing like Kurt Cobain 10 years before he did...

    Things I don't miss:
    1200baud dial-up BBS.
    call waiting bumping your BBS session.
    answering machines.
    8MHz PC's (with Turbo button!)
    Minimum wage jobs.
    Crappy beer.

    #39 3 months ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Knowing that every concert except ELO was the band actually performing live.

    I remember seeing AC/DC in '87. front and center on the railing, general admission tickets. $14. We got to the arena at 8am. still to this day, the best concert i ever saw. my ears rang for 3 days.

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    #40 3 months ago

    Hostess Sweet Rolls. They have only been gone for just over 10 years, but they were there in the 80's and dammit I miss them. Why did all of the other Hostess items get bought up, but no one took up the Sweet Roll torch? There's not even a mention of them on their Wikipedia page. I don't care about no Ding Dongs or Ho Hos. I am glad the Twinkies are still around though, but I miss them sweet, Sweet Rolls. 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s.....they were there for me.....now, gone............

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    #41 3 months ago
    Quoted from lost8ball:

    Haha - I was just looking at pictures of my wife from the 80's. I would totally hit that.

    We need pictures.

    #42 3 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Tell me more about this ELO fakery !

    ELO was singing over a backing track on tour.

    A Detroit DJ recorded the entire concert he was introducing from the soundboard, and had played his proof on air.

    The promoter "Brass Ring", saw smaller ticket sales, and confiscated some of ELOs backing tapes and sued them.

    ELO counter-sued, and they mysteriously settled out of court.

    -

    Now of course with everyone owning a cell phone, Motley Crue, Aerosmith, Ozzy and a crapload of other bands have been shown to not even be singing live. The ENTIRE band is pretending to play....and that sucks.

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    #43 3 months ago
    Quoted from lost8ball:

    Haha - I was just looking at pictures of my wife from the 80's. I would totally hit that.

    You totally should have hit that.....we all did.

    #45 3 months ago

    Black Knight being the first .50 cent pinball machine (and Dragon's Lair being the first .50 video )

    #46 3 months ago

    Once they were allowed to have credit cards in the 70s, it was all downhill from there.

    #47 3 months ago

    Eating what I want without putting any weight on!

    #48 3 months ago
    Quoted from Lostcause:

    Eating what I want without putting any weight on!

    Wish that was something I could miss.

    #49 3 months ago

    Everyone was a lot less angry in the '80's. I miss that.

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    #50 3 months ago

    You guys captured a lot of what I miss about the 1980's. I enjoyed going to the Blockbuster store to pick out a move and then watch it that evening. I miss when MTV was good and played music videos and had video DJs. I miss calling people on a regular home telephone and how I had memorized the phone numbers of important friends and family. Movies were great. Music was great. I miss sports from the 80's. Magic, Bird, Dr. J, Kareem, Shula, Marino, Montana...I miss professional sports without the social/political/lecturing to their audience. I miss Disney movies that were normal. I miss the TV shows Cheers, Taxi, Night Court, and the Cosby Show. I miss when Monday Night Football was awesome with Howard Cosell, Frank Gifford, and Dandy Don Meredith.

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