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psychodelicide

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I'm Going Back To The 1980s..

Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!
RIP, mom. I will forever miss and love you.
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Reply #1 posted 01/16/22 5:31am

EmmaMcG

psychodelicide said:

Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!


I wasn't even alive in the 80s lol
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Reply #2 posted 01/16/22 6:02am

uPtoWnNY

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Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!

Getting older is easier if you take care of yourself....eat better and hit the gym. lol

Been working out since my late 20s...it's definitely paid off as I've hit my early 60s.

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Reply #3 posted 01/16/22 10:39am

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Prince would be alive, I would shake him and beg him to not do drugs.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 01/16/22 10:48am

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EmmaMcG said:

psychodelicide said:
Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!
I wasn't even alive in the 80s lol

You would have loved it.

We already know how to build a time machine - Prog.World

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Reply #5 posted 01/16/22 12:12pm

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Depending on where you were at in the 80's, it was a fucking cess pit of a decade. I lived in the Aids and heroin capital of Europe (apparently). If it wasn't for Prince and Sigue Sigue Sputnik i'd have spiralled doon the shitter.

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Reply #6 posted 01/16/22 12:22pm

EmmaMcG

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EmmaMcG said:


psychodelicide said:
Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!

I wasn't even alive in the 80s lol

You would have loved it.


We already know how to build a time machine - Prog.World



A lot of my favourite movies came out in the 80s. Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, Superman 2, Lethal Weapon, Batman etc. Great decade for movies.
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Reply #7 posted 01/16/22 12:42pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Prince would be alive, I would shake him and beg him to not do drugs.

I think you would screw up things even more

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Reply #8 posted 01/16/22 2:24pm

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I will forever say it: The 80s were the best decade of the 20th century. Wars were over (sorta, at least big ones like Vietnam and Korea that so divided the U.S.), technology helped push music forward with new drum machines and synthesizers, with computer movies and special FX changed, fashion went full tilt, after hippy fashion then gaudy shit from the 70s. Every day has a shift, it rebels against the former. The key parties and sexual awakening of the 60s and 70s was a direct reaction to the conservative nature of the 40s and 50s. Plus, people just try new things.

I know some folks in their late 20s and very early 30s, each is married, has two kids, runs their own business (three brothers who run it), and one mentioned (after being asked his favorite song), "anything from the 80s, I really love that music." The guy is 32. But I love his answer.

The 80s were hopeful again. We learned a hard lesson with HIV and AIDS, the new and ongoing epidemic. We were the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street generation. The first real generation with franchises in full and soaked it up.

We had hair to the heavens, shoulder pads that never let anyone invade our personal space, and we had Molly fucking Ringwald.

We had everything, and it was fucking glorious. I graduated in 1986, and couldn't have been born and raised at a better time.

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Reply #9 posted 01/16/22 4:02pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I will forever say it: The 80s were the best decade of the 20th century. Wars were over (sorta, at least big ones like Vietnam and Korea that so divided the U.S.), technology helped push music forward with new drum machines and synthesizers, with computer movies and special FX changed, fashion went full tilt, after hippy fashion then gaudy shit from the 70s. Every day has a shift, it rebels against the former. The key parties and sexual awakening of the 60s and 70s was a direct reaction to the conservative nature of the 40s and 50s. Plus, people just try new things.

I know some folks in their late 20s and very early 30s, each is married, has two kids, runs their own business (three brothers who run it), and one mentioned (after being asked his favorite song), "anything from the 80s, I really love that music." The guy is 32. But I love his answer.

The 80s were hopeful again. We learned a hard lesson with HIV and AIDS, the new and ongoing epidemic. We were the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street generation. The first real generation with franchises in full and soaked it up.

We had hair to the heavens, shoulder pads that never let anyone invade our personal space, and we had Molly fucking Ringwald.

We had everything, and it was fucking glorious. I graduated in 1986, and couldn't have been born and raised at a better time.

I 100% agree with that

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Reply #10 posted 01/16/22 5:46pm

alphastreet

I was a little kid in the 80s and around music a lot, but used to wish I was older then
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Reply #11 posted 01/16/22 8:46pm

SoulAlive

The 80s was a fun,colorful decade.I really enjoyed that era.
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Reply #12 posted 01/17/22 5:49am

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psychodelicide said:

Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!

.

You have a better chance stealing a TARDIS than building one [not that I condone stealing!].

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Reply #13 posted 01/17/22 6:51am

RichardS

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I will forever say it: The 80s were the best decade of the 20th century. Wars were over (sorta, at least big ones like Vietnam and Korea that so divided the U.S.), technology helped push music forward with new drum machines and synthesizers, with computer movies and special FX changed, fashion went full tilt, after hippy fashion then gaudy shit from the 70s. Every day has a shift, it rebels against the former. The key parties and sexual awakening of the 60s and 70s was a direct reaction to the conservative nature of the 40s and 50s. Plus, people just try new things.

I know some folks in their late 20s and very early 30s, each is married, has two kids, runs their own business (three brothers who run it), and one mentioned (after being asked his favorite song), "anything from the 80s, I really love that music." The guy is 32. But I love his answer.

The 80s were hopeful again. We learned a hard lesson with HIV and AIDS, the new and ongoing epidemic. We were the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street generation. The first real generation with franchises in full and soaked it up.

We had hair to the heavens, shoulder pads that never let anyone invade our personal space, and we had Molly fucking Ringwald.

We had everything, and it was fucking glorious. I graduated in 1986, and couldn't have been born and raised at a better time.

That made me so nostalgic for the 80s that I almost wept!

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Reply #14 posted 01/17/22 4:09pm

TrivialPursuit

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RichardS said:

That made me so nostalgic for the 80s that I almost wept!


I swear I wanna write a book on the glory of the 80s.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #15 posted 01/17/22 4:43pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #16 posted 01/17/22 4:44pm

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I should also add that we were the first latchkey generation. We had to get ourselves home, locked in, fed, and safe until our parent (because many of us were living in single-parent households, often barely holding on) came home. Then did it all the next day. We all got up, got ready, and each left the house at a different time. I often left after my mother did, locking up the house for the day, and I was the first home, just before my brother. I'd walk down to the elementary school (a block away) to pick him up from 4th grade, just because.

All these Gen Z and Millennials who are conquering the Rubik's Cube? Yeah, Gen X did that first. We originated the cube, Q-bert, Atartis, the home computer, cassettes, and compact disks, and were around before, during, and after VHS's were popular. We let y'all have the Walkman and a boombox, and cable TV in your home. We didn't battle streaming versus ripping CDs to our phone. We had one phone number, and we sat in the kitchen on a wall phone with a very long coil cord to talk to our friends. When the phone rang, we had no caller ID, didn't know who it was, and just picked it up to say "Hello?" and hoped for the best. We bought vinyl records, and dubbed them to a cassette for the car. We didn't download songs, we recorded them off the radio, keeping our stereos on Record & Pause, as to hit the Pause button quickly when they announced the new MJ, Madonna, or Prince song was coming up "after this break."

We didn't text, we passed notes in class, often folded into triangles like a football, or a rectangle which looked like a jacket pocket with a handkerchief in it. No one had a sex tape or sexted. No one could afford a BETAcam or VHS camera. We barely had VHS rentals, and even then it was a $100 deposit at Blockbuster in case ya stole that copy of Rocky. Videos weren't $9.99, they were $70 at Sears or Kmart.

We also knew the value of a good spiral notebook, a new and freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil (which we needed for those fill-in-the-bubble SAT tests), and loved our TrapperKeeper™. It was our virtual laptop, on our desktop... aka our school desks. We didn't spend time on Facebook, we cruised the strip in our town, hanging out at Sonic or A&W or McDonald's. We went bowling, actually watched movies, and learned to pee and get a snack and get back to our seats in under 2 minutes because we didn't have a DVR and couldn't pause live TV. And even if we had a VCR, it was unlikely we were recording anything to watch it again, much less rewind to see what we missed. Once something aired, that was it, you never saw it again until it was in the summer when repeats ran, or it got syndicated and you could watch it after school.

We had a village raising us as much as we raised ourselves. We are tougher for it. We were nihilists, we saw the doom of the world - AIDS, Afghans fighting back Russian invaders, needles on the beaches, the space shuttle program - and went on with our day. We started using condoms, and cocaine (!), and was using "Like" 100x more than kids today. And moreover, we knew when to expand our vocabulary as to not sound ignorant, and get shit done.

To quote Austin Powers, he had freedom and responsibility. It was a very groovy time.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #17 posted 01/17/22 8:17pm

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psychodelicide said:

Just as soon as I get this time machine fixed lol. I wish it were that easy. Getting older sucks. I miss the 80s so damn much!

me too!

Amazon.com: Prince:In the 1980s : Prince: Movies & TV

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Reply #18 posted 01/17/22 9:35pm

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That's weird. He recreated the album cover. Huh.
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Reply #19 posted 01/18/22 3:19am

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kpowers said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Prince would be alive, I would shake him and beg him to not do drugs.


I think you would screw up things even more


hmmm Quite. I think if freaky had his way, he would force Prince to listen to Noam Chomsky daily, which would have the unintended effect of putting P to sleep every night long before he was due. For this reason, we would lose out as fans due to diminished productivity. And for that, we would have less genius songs to admire, all thanks to freaky's rocket science interventions. The End.


The world's problems like climate change can only be solved through strategic long-term thinking, not expediency. In other words all the govts. need sacking!

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Reply #20 posted 01/18/22 8:06am

Empress

TrivialPursuit said:

I should also add that we were the first latchkey generation. We had to get ourselves home, locked in, fed, and safe until our parent (because many of us were living in single-parent households, often barely holding on) came home. Then did it all the next day. We all got up, got ready, and each left the house at a different time. I often left after my mother did, locking up the house for the day, and I was the first home, just before my brother. I'd walk down to the elementary school (a block away) to pick him up from 4th grade, just because.

All these Gen Z and Millennials who are conquering the Rubik's Cube? Yeah, Gen X did that first. We originated the cube, Q-bert, Atartis, the home computer, cassettes, and compact disks, and were around before, during, and after VHS's were popular. We let y'all have the Walkman and a boombox, and cable TV in your home. We didn't battle streaming versus ripping CDs to our phone. We had one phone number, and we sat in the kitchen on a wall phone with a very long coil cord to talk to our friends. When the phone rang, we had no caller ID, didn't know who it was, and just picked it up to say "Hello?" and hoped for the best. We bought vinyl records, and dubbed them to a cassette for the car. We didn't download songs, we recorded them off the radio, keeping our stereos on Record & Pause, as to hit the Pause button quickly when they announced the new MJ, Madonna, or Prince song was coming up "after this break."

We didn't text, we passed notes in class, often folded into triangles like a football, or a rectangle which looked like a jacket pocket with a handkerchief in it. No one had a sex tape or sexted. No one could afford a BETAcam or VHS camera. We barely had VHS rentals, and even then it was a $100 deposit at Blockbuster in case ya stole that copy of Rocky. Videos weren't $9.99, they were $70 at Sears or Kmart.

We also knew the value of a good spiral notebook, a new and freshly sharpened No. 2 pencil (which we needed for those fill-in-the-bubble SAT tests), and loved our TrapperKeeper™. It was our virtual laptop, on our desktop... aka our school desks. We didn't spend time on Facebook, we cruised the strip in our town, hanging out at Sonic or A&W or McDonald's. We went bowling, actually watched movies, and learned to pee and get a snack and get back to our seats in under 2 minutes because we didn't have a DVR and couldn't pause live TV. And even if we had a VCR, it was unlikely we were recording anything to watch it again, much less rewind to see what we missed. Once something aired, that was it, you never saw it again until it was in the summer when repeats ran, or it got syndicated and you could watch it after school.

We had a village raising us as much as we raised ourselves. We are tougher for it. We were nihilists, we saw the doom of the world - AIDS, Afghans fighting back Russian invaders, needles on the beaches, the space shuttle program - and went on with our day. We started using condoms, and cocaine (!), and was using "Like" 100x more than kids today. And moreover, we knew when to expand our vocabulary as to not sound ignorant, and get shit done.

To quote Austin Powers, he had freedom and responsibility. It was a very groovy time.

Thanks for this TP. I loved reading your comments about the 80's, brought back some great memories. I was married in 1988 at the age of 25. It was such a fun time, especially seeing as we had no internet, cell phones, FB and other sites that made us hate each other and ourselves. I'm so glad I'm not a teenager or 20 something now. We were able to find good jobs, buy homes, travel - all of this at a much younger age than those now. Once we moved out of our parents home, we were gone for good. And, we were not so hung up on material things as people are today. And lastly, we had much better music than the shite they listen to now. razz

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Reply #21 posted 01/20/22 1:45pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Prince would be alive, I would shake him and beg him to not do drugs.



lol Would absolutely love that. Watching you get squashed by Big Chick is the stuff that dreams are made of.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #22 posted 01/20/22 3:53pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

I will forever say it: The 80s were the best decade of the 20th century. Wars were over (sorta, at least big ones like Vietnam and Korea that so divided the U.S.), technology helped push music forward with new drum machines and synthesizers, with computer movies and special FX changed, fashion went full tilt, after hippy fashion then gaudy shit from the 70s. Every day has a shift, it rebels against the former. The key parties and sexual awakening of the 60s and 70s was a direct reaction to the conservative nature of the 40s and 50s. Plus, people just try new things.

I know some folks in their late 20s and very early 30s, each is married, has two kids, runs their own business (three brothers who run it), and one mentioned (after being asked his favorite song), "anything from the 80s, I really love that music." The guy is 32. But I love his answer.

The 80s were hopeful again. We learned a hard lesson with HIV and AIDS, the new and ongoing epidemic. We were the Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street generation. The first real generation with franchises in full and soaked it up.

We had hair to the heavens, shoulder pads that never let anyone invade our personal space, and we had Molly fucking Ringwald.

We had everything, and it was fucking glorious. I graduated in 1986, and couldn't have been born and raised at a better time.

I loved the 80's but thats not when VFX and movies changed to digital. That was the 90's

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Reply #23 posted 01/20/22 5:29pm

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ufoclub said:

TrivialPursuit said:

... technology helped push music forward with new drum machines and synthesizers, with computer movies and special FX changed

I loved the 80's but thats not when VFX and movies changed to digital. That was the 90's


I never said that anyway. So we're good.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #24 posted 01/21/22 8:50am

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lust said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Prince would be alive, I would shake him and beg him to not do drugs.

lol Would absolutely love that. Watching you get squashed by Big Chick is the stuff that dreams are made of.

LOL. Why does freaky never have any comebacks on these threads, ya know when people attack him? hmmm

The world's problems like climate change can only be solved through strategic long-term thinking, not expediency. In other words all the govts. need sacking!

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Reply #25 posted 01/21/22 10:07pm

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fortuneandserendipity said:



lust said:


2freaky4church1 said:

Prince would be alive, I would shake him and beg him to not do drugs.



lol Would absolutely love that. Watching you get squashed by Big Chick is the stuff that dreams are made of.

LOL. Why does freaky never have any comebacks on these threads, ya know when people attack him? hmmm



It wasn’t really an attack. Just some love fuelled banter. I’m extremely fond of Freaky. We have a thing.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #26 posted 01/22/22 7:38am

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Well it was the time of Reagan. Make of that what you will. The music was good and I was young, full of hope.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #27 posted 01/22/22 8:10am

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onlyforaminute said:

Well it was the time of Reagan. Make of that what you will. The music was good and I was young, full of hope.

headbang

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Reply #28 posted 01/22/22 8:28am

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USFL unveils eight teams for inaugural season in 2022

1980's football is coming back headbang

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Reply #29 posted 01/22/22 12:32pm

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Well it was the time of Reagan. Make of that what you will. The music was good and I was young, full of hope.


That's one of the more interesting things about the 80s. The conservatism of the 80s and even into the early 90s was heavy in America. It sorta started in the 70s with a larger Jesus movement and people having "I Found It" bumper stickers on their cars.

But while they were still gutting Brown v. Board of Education, and filling urban areas with crack cocaine, and AIDS was an unchecked epidemic of growing proportions, personal liberty and the right to just be who you were grew exponentially. Big hair, shoulder pads, movies, music - it was all rebellion against the establishment of Reaganism, and it's racist, buttoned-down, Milquetoast demeanor. (We now know those frocks Nancy wore were only hiding the fact that she was a blowjob freak. HA)

It's telling that Gay Freedom events were named as such until 1994, when it became Gay Pride. Because in the 80s, gays were still oppressed as much as any other minority group. Part of that oppression was Reagan ignoring HIV and AIDS until his second term, and even then it felt forced that he mentioned it at all. The first gay flag and parade was 1978, but we certainly picked up that rainbow fetish everyone else had and used it for ourselves.

We were full of hope because we created it. We fought for it. We punched motherfuckers who called us fags, ni**ers, and anything else, and looked fabulous doing it. We put hope where there was none, where the right would rather have us burned in the middle of the street than just letting us live our lives. Becauses apparently two men or two women having sex threatened the whole goddamn planet. (Yet to see how that worked out.)

My only regret is we didn't do it all more extreme.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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