You might be a child of the 80's if...A list emailed to me by a friend a few years ago...
*You wanted to be on Star Search. (Didn't we all?)
*You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video.
*You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth.
*You wore French rolls on the bottom of your splatter painted jeans.
*You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once.
*You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt.
*You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."
*You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."
*You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack."
*You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours.
*You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
*You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."
*You'll always hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future."
*You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name."
*You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80's movie she WASN'T in?)
*You know what "psych" means.
*You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants.
*You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.")
*You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."
*You ever wore fluorescent—neon if you will—clothing...
*You could breakdance, or wished you could.
*You know who Max Headroom is.
*You know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song.
*You remember when ATARI was a state-of-the-art video gaming system.
*You own any cassettes or albums.
*You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon.
*You remember and/or own any of the Care Bear glass collection from Pizza Hut.
"Poltergeist" totally freaked you out.
*You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.
*You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
*You wanted to communicate with Synergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits. See Jem.
*You inserted the word "like" into, like, every sentence.
*You know what a Doozer is. See Fraggle Rock.
*You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.
*You ever had a Swatch Watch.
*You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare.
*You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman).
*You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
*You had Wonder Woman or Superman Underoos.
*You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did.
*You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.
*You have heard of "Garbage Pail Kids" You had a crush on Bo Derek.
*You remember when Punks actually "shocked" people.
*You wanted to be The Hulk or Rainbow Brite for Halloween.
*You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"
*You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
*You know what a "Whammy" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!")
Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.
*Songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day.
*3 words: "Atari" "IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar?
*You remember the days that hooking your computer into your TV wasn't an expensive option that required gadgets - it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer!
*You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV.
*You ever owned a pair of "Pop-Wheels"—that handy little combination of shoe and roller skate that lasted about a year on the open market.
*You're PO'd that you couldn't really participate in the 60's, pissed that you were a part of the 70's, think you wasted too much time doing stupid, meaningless things in the 80's, and still have no clue what the 90's are all about.
*While in high school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play "1999" by Prince over and over again.
*You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was.
*The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance fell during "Crazy for You" by Madonna.
*There were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter."
*You ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons.
*You used to hold in your head the thought that all those gold chains on Mr. T actually looked kinda cool and the thought that Mr. T made millions seemed rational to you at the time.
*You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old big wheel quite obsolete.
*You've gotten this far on the list and aren't totally confused.
*The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter.
*Your hair, at some point in time in the 80's, became something which can only be described by the phrase "I was experimenting."
*You had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi, or knew someone who did.
*You thought eating Reese's Pieces would attract your own Alien.
*You have ever called 867-5309.
*You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Cameron, or Michael J. Fox on your wall.
*This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."
*You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember when Jordache jeans were cool.
*You remember when Madonna was just hitting the scene.
*You remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh.
*You thought "Weird Science" was a masterpiece.
**You actually know who Rick Springfield is
You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.
*You jammed to the Miami Vice theme and thought Jan Hammer was cool.
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