If the good Lord had intended us to walk he wouldn’t have invented roller-skates.

19 12 2005

This made me laugh, so I thought I would put it here to make you laugh. Or something like that.

You must be a child of the 80’s!

  • Your first computer was a Commodore 64 or an Atari 800.
  • Your first Walkman weighed about as much as a brick.
  • You yearned to be a member of The Babysitters Club, and tried to start a club of your own.
  • You’ve ever conversationally used the phrase “Jane, you ignorant slut”.
  • You wore a banana clip or one of those “slap on” wrist bands at some point during your youth.
  • You were shocked by the controversial plot lines in Degrassi Junior High.
  • You were in Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts or Girl Guides, but now you have no idea what all the badges you got were for.
  • You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living on the moon.
  • You sat on your back porch, playing with your “My Little Pony”, “Rainbow Brite”, and “Strawberry Shortcake” dolls
  • You still know the Big Mac song. “Two all beef patties, special sauce…”
  • You think there should be a Kids Incorporated original cast reunion.
  • You thought being a latch key kid was completely normal.
  • You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
  • You totally LOVED Barbie’s cooler, punkier counterpart, “Jem” and her “Rockers”.
  • You wanted to be a Goonie.
  • You wanted to be either Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.
  • You wanted to have an alien like Alf living in your house.
  • Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.
  • Guys: You remember when a guy piercing his ear was radical to the max, but did it anyhow.
  • If you ever said “I pity the fool”.
  • In many of your childhood photos you are wearing something plaid.
  • Leg warmers and headbands a la Pat Benatar once looked really cool to you.
  • Partying “like its 1999” seemed SO far away.
  • Punks actually “shocked” people.
  • Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language.
  • The Dark Crystal is still one of your favorite movies.
  • You know what the phrase “Where’s the beef?” means.
  • You thought eating Reese’s Pieces would attract your own Alien.
  • There were days that the homework just had to wait until the After School Special was over.
  • One word – Atari.
  • You actually thought “Dirty Dancing” was a REALLY good movie.
  • You are still baffled by the “day glo” clothing trend.
  • You believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”
  • You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours.
  • You can still sing the rap to “Fresh Prince of Bel-air”.
  • You can, right now, hum to yourself the theme to ‘Inspector Gadget’.
  • You ever had a Swatch Watch.
  • You ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons.
  • You ever uttered the word “Radical!”
  • You ever said “Gag me with a spoon!”
  • You had a crush on one of the New Kids on the Block members.
  • You had top-of-the-line Commodore 64s in your jr. high computer lab.
  • You have ever called 867-5309.
  • You have ever wondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female Smurf.
  • You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock.
  • You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did.
  • You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future.”
  • You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince.”
  • You know all of the words to at least one of the Schoolhouse Rock songs.
  • You know all the words to “Ice Ice Baby”.
  • You know how (or wanted to be able) to Moonwalk!
  • You know how to use a rotary phone.
  • You know that another name for a keyboard is a “Synthesizer.”
  • You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off.”
  • You know what “sike” and “not!” mean.
  • You know what leg warmers are and had a pair.
  • You know what movie the phrase, “Number 5 is alive!” is from.
  • You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows your name.”
  • You know who He-Man and She-Ra are.
  • You know who Mr. T is.
  • You know, by heart, the words to any “Weird” Al Yankovic song.
  • You own any cassettes or records.
  • You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember when Jordache jeans were cool.
  • You owned at least one Choose Your Own Adventure book.
  • You played with Lego’s when they were just blocks of various sizes, not any of the special little parts.
  • You remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh.
  • You remember when Betamax was at the cutting edge of technology.
  • You remember when cellular phones weighed 15 lbs. and had to be carried over your shoulder.
  • You remember when McDonald’s served their burgers in styrofoam boxes.
  • You remember when music that was labeled “alternative” really was.
  • You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
  • You’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases: – “When I was younger” – “When I was your age” – “Because I SAID so, that’s why” – “What the HELL is this noise on the radio?”



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