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Thread started 03/17/13 7:02pm

JoeTyler

The Cheesiness of the '80s decade

please, help me out with this thread

let's talk (and post) about the things that made the '80s "cheesy"

define "cheesy", anyway, WHAT'S cheesy?

please, help me understand why the '80s are considered the cheesiest decade ever

thanks

I'll begin posting an example of detectable cheesines, although right now I feel lazy and not articulate enough to explain why it's cheesy, even if I know it is:

discuss

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Reply #1 posted 03/17/13 7:28pm

tinaz

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hmph!

~~~~~ Oh that voice...incredible....there should be a musical instrument called George Michael... ~~~~~
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Reply #2 posted 03/17/13 7:56pm

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Reply #3 posted 03/17/13 8:06pm

kewlschool

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The montage use in 80's film making is utter crap.

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Reply #4 posted 03/17/13 8:34pm

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Urban Dictionary definition of cheesiness.

http://www.urbandictionar...erm=cheesy


Examples of '80's cheesiness.

Big hair
Acid washed jeans
Jelly shoes
Miami Vice style


There's just so much! IMHO, the '80's are considered the cheesiest decade because it was the first decade where style really was placed above substance. Style has always been a factor in pop culture, but in the '80's, thanks to MTV, it was broadcast 24-7.
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Reply #5 posted 03/18/13 4:31am

tinaz

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Nothinbutjoy said:

Urban Dictionary definition of cheesiness. http://www.urbandictionar...erm=cheesy Examples of '80's cheesiness. Big hair Acid washed jeans Jelly shoes Miami Vice style There's just so much! IMHO, the '80's are considered the cheesiest decade because it was the first decade where style really was placed above substance. Style has always been a factor in pop culture, but in the '80's, thanks to MTV, it was broadcast 24-7.

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hmph!

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Reply #6 posted 03/18/13 5:48am

PurpleJedi

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sigh

Where do I begin?

For starters...kids could legitimately dress like this;

...and adults like this;

By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #7 posted 03/18/13 5:51am

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PurpleJedi said:

Mucho Miami Vice

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Reply #8 posted 03/18/13 7:09am

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The food that became popular during the decade was literally cheesy: fondue, pizza, cheese burgers, cheese doodles, microwave oven heated food...

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Reply #9 posted 03/18/13 7:10am

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I'm from Wisconsin. Every decade is cheesy for me. shrug

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Reply #10 posted 03/18/13 7:13am

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PurpleJedi said:

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Where do I begin?

For starters...kids could legitimately dress like this;

I had both of those shirts as an adult in the '90s. boxed

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Reply #11 posted 03/18/13 7:49am

JoeTyler

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Reply #12 posted 03/18/13 8:36am

NDRU

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^^^wow
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Reply #13 posted 03/18/13 9:23am

Nothinbutjoy

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Genesia said:

I'm from Wisconsin. Every decade is cheesy for me. shrug

Ched-ah.

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I don't know why I immediately thought of that or why I find it so funny.

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Reply #14 posted 03/18/13 4:21pm

XxAxX

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it was a BIG decade. big hair was in, big padded shoulders were in, big chest hair was in. big earrings on women. more was better too. we'd wear not just one bracelet, but five. it was cheesy 1980s fashion because back then it aimed for over the top.

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Reply #15 posted 03/18/13 8:21pm

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The vast majority of hair metal bands were over the top cheesy, with stupid lyrics combined with bad guitar players trying to show off; oh, and crappy synth pop bands were also a major factor. 80s Rod Stewart, along with a horde of other rockers from the 60s and 70s trying to be trendy produced some of the worst music ever made.

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Reply #16 posted 03/19/13 8:09am

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last of the best periods LOVE the 80s

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Reply #17 posted 03/19/13 9:50am

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JoeTyler said:

please, help me out with this thread

let's talk (and post) about the things that made the '80s "cheesy"

define "cheesy", anyway, WHAT'S cheesy?

please, help me understand why the '80s are considered the cheesiest decade ever

thanks

I'll begin posting an example of detectable cheesines, although right now I feel lazy and not articulate enough to explain why it's cheesy, even if I know it is:

discuss

I'm sorry, but "Alf" was better than 95% of the TV shows on the air now. lol

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Reply #18 posted 03/19/13 10:07am

JoeTyler

kitbradley said:

JoeTyler said:

please, help me out with this thread

let's talk (and post) about the things that made the '80s "cheesy"

define "cheesy", anyway, WHAT'S cheesy?

please, help me understand why the '80s are considered the cheesiest decade ever

thanks

I'll begin posting an example of detectable cheesines, although right now I feel lazy and not articulate enough to explain why it's cheesy, even if I know it is:

discuss

I'm sorry, but "Alf" was better than 95% of the TV shows on the air now. lol

i said "cheesy", not necessarily "bad"

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Reply #19 posted 03/19/13 12:16pm

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batting eyes I would say that future generations will view the 2000's/2010's as "the crappiness" era.

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Reply #20 posted 03/19/13 1:14pm

Gunsnhalen

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

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Reply #21 posted 03/20/13 11:51am

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Efan said:

PurpleJedi said:

sigh

Where do I begin?

For starters...kids could legitimately dress like this;

I had both of those shirts as an adult in the '90s. boxed

The T-Shirt on the left is a Keith Haring design. An artist who used his creations to support children's and AIDS causes. Died of AIDS at 32. Hate to be Debbie Downer, but had to point that out. http://www.haring.com/!/about-haring#.UUoFEDdfZ8E

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Reply #22 posted 03/20/13 11:54am

aardvark15

[img:$uid]http://www.rad80sfashion.com/80s-womens-fashion/cyndi-lauper3.jpeg[/img:$uid]
[img:$uid]http://blackparadisemusic.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/r-503041-11418067821.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mpdk2fin7E8/UBvcNDu9mLI/AAAAAAAABnE/Hr3USrNlO-U/s1600/BOY+GEORGE.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://thriftyvinyl.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/vp-front.jpg?w=470[/img:$uid]

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Reply #23 posted 03/20/13 12:23pm

Gunsnhalen

aardvark15 said:

[img:$uid]http://www.rad80sfashion.com/80s-womens-fashion/cyndi-lauper3.jpeg[/img:$uid]
[img:$uid]http://blackparadisemusic.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/r-503041-11418067821.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Mpdk2fin7E8/UBvcNDu9mLI/AAAAAAAABnE/Hr3USrNlO-U/s1600/BOY+GEORGE.jpg[/img:$uid]

[img:$uid]http://thriftyvinyl.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/vp-front.jpg?w=470[/img:$uid]

If you ever post that Village People cover EVER again i am gonna piss on your cat lol

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

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Reply #24 posted 03/20/13 12:42pm

aardvark15

Gunsnhalen said:



aardvark15 said:







If you ever post that Village People cover EVER again i am gonna piss on your cat lol


It's not that bad lol
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Reply #25 posted 03/20/13 12:49pm

Gunsnhalen

aardvark15 said:

Gunsnhalen said:

If you ever post that Village People cover EVER again i am gonna piss on your cat lol

It's not that bad lol

Madonna giving birth to Lady GaGa and Little Richard is less gay.

Pistols sounded like "Fuck off," wheras The Clash sounded like "Fuck Off, but here's why.."- Thedigitialgardener

All music is shit music and no music is real- gunsnhalen

Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #26 posted 03/20/13 1:22pm

aardvark15

Gunsnhalen said:



aardvark15 said:


Gunsnhalen said:


If you ever post that Village People cover EVER again i am gonna piss on your cat lol



It's not that bad lol

Madonna giving birth to Lady GaGa and Little Richard is less gay.


The real problem is the music. God I nearly wanted to kill myself when I heard Big Mac.
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Reply #27 posted 03/20/13 1:32pm

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Efan said:

PurpleJedi said:

sigh

Where do I begin?

For starters...kids could legitimately dress like this;

I had both of those shirts as an adult in the '90s. boxed

You are right to hide. disbelief

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Reply #28 posted 03/20/13 7:23pm

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You can imagine what the future kids are going to say about today... the autotuning, the generic pop songs beats, the revival of 80's fashions, but narrow pants going down to the leggings, the skinny jeans which have devolved into jeggings for guys (which harken back to colonial times or something), the reboots of movies, the constant surfing on smart phones, the novelty food items (taco bells freakin taco made with dorito shells???), the reality shows stemming from American Idol, the reality shows in general! Talkbacks and online communities like Prince.org!!!

and... here we are today:

[img:$uid]http://i.imgur.com/3kJ28IQ.jpg[/img:$uid]

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Reply #29 posted 03/20/13 7:51pm

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^ I'm digging the one on the left's style
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