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What were the 80s like?

Postby CastletonSnob » Sat May 28, 2016 7:18 pm

From someone who was born in 1992, what were the 80s like for those who lived during that decade?
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Re: What were the 80s like?

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Re: What were the 80s like?

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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Haohmaru Man » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:16 pm

i was born in 83

too many cousins and my dad holding me back

i would watch gi joe transformers go lion and macross.

then i would watch mtv

i had a denim jacket and a members only jacket
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Haohmaru Man » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:17 pm

my mom and dad wouldnt let me watch wrestling

but i saw hellraiser at ahe 6 with my eldest cousin

i also saw evil dead 2

my cousins wouldnt let me watch jem
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Haohmaru Man » Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:38 pm

madballs were scary

so were honey i shrunk the kids

land before time

and ghostbusters 2

the music was better in metal

we had iron maiden and judas priest in action at their best

i didnt know about metallica

i love megadeth

the fashion ws better and edgy, better hair days
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Towline » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:44 pm

Social Justice warriors made their first debut in the 1980's by targeting toybrands such as Transformers, My Little Pony. For using their tv shows's and comics' as commercials for their toys.
Yes young millenials. Your generation is not the first to contend with Social Justice Warriors.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby WreckerJack » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:07 pm

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I was a baby and I did baby stuff. I don't remember the 80's, I was only alive for 4 months of them!
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Shadowman » Sat Dec 03, 2016 4:40 am

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The 80s were like the 90s, but minus 10.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:41 am

Shadowman wrote:The 80s were like the 90s, but minus 10.
In IQ points of the average person...this trend reversed as the new millennium began. Kids now are dumber than kids in the 80s were.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Shadowman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:39 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:
Shadowman wrote:The 80s were like the 90s, but minus 10.
In IQ points of the average person...this trend reversed as the new millennium began. Kids now are dumber than kids in the 80s were.


To be fair, is it because they're dumber, or is it because the easy access to the internet just made it easier to put on display? Or is it because we're jaded adults and we forgot how truly stupid we were as kids? For God's sake, mine was the generation that made pogs and yoyos into fads!
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Rodimus Prime » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:15 am

Shadowman wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Shadowman wrote:The 80s were like the 90s, but minus 10.
In IQ points of the average person...this trend reversed as the new millennium began. Kids now are dumber than kids in the 80s were.


To be fair, is it because they're dumber, or is it because the easy access to the internet just made it easier to put on display? Or is it because we're jaded adults and we forgot how truly stupid we were as kids? For God's sake, mine was the generation that made pogs and yoyos into fads!
Every generation has its own stupidity. I was speaking of the level of incompetence of both the millennials and the Gen-Y-ers based on national testing results in schools. More and more children fail schools these days thus becoming stupid. Some people are born dumb, and that can't be helped. It's what their parents give them. But stupidity is achieved through laziness and ignorance. These last 2 factors have run rampant in society (at least in the US, but more of the rest of the world as well) and thus the general population keeps getting dumber and dumber. I mean, f**king Donald Trump might become the next president of the US, as if that actually meant anything. The country will still be controlled by the same people who have controlled it for the last half century, but it's the symbolism of it that is astonishing. Idiocracy is beginning. And it won't take us 500 years to get there.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Seibertron » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:47 am

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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Easy Tiger » Sat Dec 10, 2016 12:19 pm

Honestly, worse than now.

During the 80s, technology was coming on in huge leaps, the space programme was still relevant/exciting and there was a real sense that the future was just around the corner.

There was a huge explosion in creativity - many (maybe most) of the oh-so-familiar genre clich├ęs did not exist before the 80s, so people were trying anything and everything.

Toy-wise, fully developed ideas popped out of nowhere. Speak & Spell was like witchcraft in a bright orange box.

Cartoons were awesome. They weren't really, but they hit all the right notes for children and absolutely shaped the genre to this date. The theme tunes were amazing. All of them. Most of the best were by the same person (Shuki Levy), and are definitely worth a listen nowadays.

Access to music stank. Parents still bought LPs, kids bought cassettes to listen to on their walkmans. Everybody knew how to work the levels on their hifis well enough to transfer and create mix-tapes.

The tone of the news was lighter, overall, but the danger to your average person, at least in Britain was much higher. Bomb threats were extremely common, actual bombs pretty common. Football violence was just seen as part of the game, and political kidnaps and executions reasonably frequent. It was rubbish.

There was more of a connection with WW2. Everybody had relatives (parents / grandparents) who served in the war.

Clothes were awesome. Hair was awesome. By which I mean terrible on both counts, but at the time they were the best ever. Grey was still a colour people dressed their children in.

Branded goods, such as a Mickey Mouse T-shirt, cost an absolute fortune. Most people only had a couple of items of clothing bearing their favourite characters.

Arcade machine were everywhere. Everywhere. And still there was enough demand for actual arcade parlours to exist. That's something I miss.

Pretty much all adults smoked. Indoors, around children. Everyone had an ash tray on their coffee table. Older men smoked pipes.

There defiantly were some utterly fantastic parts of the 80s, but all things considered, it was much worse than now.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:42 pm

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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Shadowman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:33 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Full of ignorance and prejudice. I oughta know...


Yeah, that was back when they thought you could get AIDS by high-fiving a gay guy.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:58 pm

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Shadowman wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Full of ignorance and prejudice. I oughta know...


Yeah, that was back when they thought you could get AIDS by high-fiving a gay guy.


Been watching that rerun of The Eighties on CNN yesterday?
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby Shadowman » Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:15 pm

Motto: "May God have mercy on my enemies, because I sure as hell won't."
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Shadowman wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Full of ignorance and prejudice. I oughta know...


Yeah, that was back when they thought you could get AIDS by high-fiving a gay guy.


Been watching that rerun of The Eighties on CNN yesterday?


No, dude, I just knew that's how things were back then. It was back when you could drop the six-letter F-Bomb and no one would bat an eyelash.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby NeonPrime » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:21 pm

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For me personally it was exciting. It seemed like there was always some new concept coming out. Check it out...

Cartoons:
Transformers, G.I.Joe, Thundercats, Voltron,Robotech,Mask,Wheeled Warriors,Dinosauacers,Bionic Six,He-Man,She-Ra,Ghostbusters, The real Ghostbusters,Inhumanoids,Robotics,Big Foot(yes the monster truck), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,Silverhawks, Zoobilee Zoo(not a toon but the kangaroo was cute),Bravestar, Photon, Jem and the Holograms,C.O.P.S etc.

Toy lines:
In addition to the toylines based on the toons above(minus Dinosaucers) there was also Starriors,Sectaurs,Air Raiders to name a few.

TV:
You had sitcoms, Geraldo, Morton Downey Jr and FOX had an incredible line up that was out of the box.

Mtv actually played music and had programs catering to specific genres( Post Modern Mtv,120 Minutes,Classic Mtv,Headbangers Ball YO Mtv Raps as well as the coolest game show ever Remote Control.

Video games were still 'new"

Most old school punk bands were still putting stuff out..on vinyl. Cassettes dominated music and VHS tapes dominated movies.

Speaking of movies most of the popular stuff still talked about came out of the 80s.

And of course like any decade you had crazy political and social issues.

I just think the 80s were and incredible decade of creativity in all areas and mediums. If you ever get the chance just check out VH1's I Love The 80s series....each episode is a mini time capsule for each year.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby God Thundercracker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:04 pm

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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby ExciKaiser » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:57 pm

I'm not sure if 80's were awesome, lot of things are biased with nostalgia now, we tend to remember good thing and eliminate the bad ones.

But good or bad, I'm extremely happy to have been born in this period : I grown up in same time as technology. I saw the first computers, the tapes etc. I saw the transformation of technology step by step to what we have now.

It's especially when I see nowaways kids playing with a smartphone without even trying to understand how it works that I feel so lucky.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:46 pm

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Speaking of computers, try this:

80286
80386, 25 MHz, 40 MHz with turbo on.

CGA
EGA
VGA

5-1/4" and 3-1/2" floppies, 2 MB

And finally, MS-DOS.

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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby ExciKaiser » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:53 am

Same here.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:43 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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Even better, my old school still had a Commodore 64 and a friend had a computer that used cassette tapes for data storage. Imagine that.
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Re: What were the 80s like?

Postby ExciKaiser » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:18 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:friend had a computer that used cassette tapes for data storage. Imagine that.


I don't really have to imagine.

I'm not sure in US with Atari's dominance, but in EU, the Amstrad CPC were the main classic "first computer" for people of my age.

And before we were talking about PDAs, I was using a Sharp 1212:

24 Characters
2MB of Storage.
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Which had a dockstation with printer and recorder for additional storage.

can't find exactly the same model, but here's what it looked like :

Sans titre 1.jpg


It's only when you got this that you can plently appreciate a tablet or a smartphone.
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