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-- Posted by Stucknz80's on 10:21 pm on Jan. 4, 2003
Because for starters, there was no wars that we were involved in. Yea, there was Grenada, but what I mean is, in the 60's and 70's we had Vietnam. In the 50's we had Korea and the 40's, well there was World War 2 and in th 90's, we had the Gulf War. Another thing was, there was Patriotism in the 80's that didn't come from being attacked. We just loved our country! Things also seemed new back then. I mean, in today's world, we can get hundreds of stations on TV and there are more video systems and games that can be bought than we know what to do with, but the younger generation seems bored with it and are more hateful and full of resetment, at what I don't know. I can remember the 80's were more of a laid back and enjoy yourself time and we didn't hate the world like the youth of today does. It really is a shame that we have lost the ability to enjoy ourselves and it would be great if we could gt back to a time when the world seemed to have unlimited opportunties.
-- Posted by skstone on 2:09 pm on Jan. 18, 2003
The 80's were like one big party. It was all about fun, feelin' good, and being young.
-- Posted by Snake Pliskin on 7:27 pm on Jan. 25, 2003
The 80's were kinda hard for me. A lonely period. But, I look back and remember some of the fun stuff that happened especially when I started college in 1988. Yeah, back when I was a kid...
-- Posted by SpeedSkate on 9:40 am on April 13, 2003
I agree with the person who said the 80's was all about everything being new: microwaves, VCR's, new cable channels, portable phones, just to name a few consumer type things. But I think the overall vibe of the 80's was the ambition that trickled-down, not the money. Everybody and their brother wanted to be rich or a hero (Superman, The Greatest American Hero, Rambo, any Arnold movie, Ghostbusters, etc.). Now everyone wants to be famous, though. (American Idol, The Real World, any of the many "reality" shows with people who crave promo deals and fame afterwards) TV just weirds me out now.
-- Posted by OSCARCRUZUSA on 10:41 pm on May 22, 2003
THE DECADE OF DECADENCE!!!! WE PARTIED SO HARD PEOPLE ARE STILL REMINISING. THE MUSIC. THE WOMEN. OH GOD,...THE WOMEN! WHEW!! YEAH!!!
-- Posted by digifyre on 10:56 am on June 5, 2003
YEa the 80s was cool and still is, but I think teens growing up now are less ignorant. Sex, drugs, and ignorance. That's all it was. A bunch of smokers who didn't care about the Surgeon's Children. A bunch of people having sex and knew nothing about STDS, just knowing that this is what was cool. There was alot of individuality back then, but since everybody wanted to be different, everybody just ended up being all the same. I love the 80s and the 80s is going to come back. THIS TIME people won't be as wreckless and ignorant.
-- Posted by OSCARCRUZUSA on 11:26 am on June 5, 2003
WHY SO NEGATIVE DIGI?
-- Posted by IronFish on 8:13 pm on July 10, 2003
80's rocked and it will be back....hopefully. I am still in the 80's. The best music was all there, everything from Poison to Aha, its all good. Big hair and fine women!
-- Posted by armybrat on 9:19 pm on Sep. 20, 2003
Sometimes I wish I hadn't been born in 1987, because I missed most of the 80's. It seems like such an interesting decade. The computers were cool and not as complicated. The video games weren't as violent. My cousin used to own a GameBoy, I mean the original GameBoy, no color or anything. 80's shows and movies were great. If only I had been born earlier . . .
-- Posted by Savonna on 5:15 pm on Jan. 11, 2004
Remember riding through town, parking at one end, and then the other? We would all meet up somewhere, have a big party out in a field somewhere. Everything was about rock and roll, who's hot and who's not. lol. The concerts, they were the best. I gratuated in 86. My son listens to rap, it makes me wanna tear something up.
-- Posted by ophaclyde on 8:07 pm on Feb. 5, 2004
-- Posted by rubyfire77 on 12:15 pm on May 15, 2004
I agree. All of the rock music these days is depressing...I heard a song on the college radio where I live the other day, and the first verse was, "You'll never have dreams again!!!!!!!!" and this guy was just screaming this crap over and over again. Kids are also spoiled brats these days. I mean, I remember when i was in school, if my teacher called my parents, that was my ass! Now, kids will cuss their teachers out and threaten them and the parents get called and the kids act like it's the teacher's fault! My best friend is a 7th grade teacher, and she basically gets paid to babysit...and we live in North Carolina, so she's getting paid in beans to watch these little brats. What went wrong? I just don't get it.
-- Posted by jscarter1997 on 7:24 pm on July 8, 2004
I agree with the last post. Kids these days are spoiled and do not appreciate anything. People are afraid to discipline their children because the gov't has given kids too many rights. Having grown up in the 80's , I cannot recall ever hearing of "child abuse". Kids back then knew what would happen if they got out of line. We respected and sometimes even feared our elders and parents. Kids these days have no respect or fear because of all the so called "child abuse" laws.
-- Posted by BrandonHale on 3:23 pm on July 23, 2004
The last two post are very true...kids today have no respect for school, their parents or ant form of authority...I don't mean to generalize....there are still good kids out there......but something has changed.....i hate to blame the media and I know better than to blame the parents...but I think the trith lies somewhere in between...I guesss i really just wonder what was so different about the 80's...It was different.....things weren't .....as bad as they are today......I don't know whats wrong with this generation.....I guess I am just glad I grew up in the 80's.....
-- Posted by Deloreandude88 on 4:36 pm on July 24, 2004
I personally think the 60's were a lot more horrible than today, then you had riots, drugs were everywhere, my great granpa was a firefighter and died in the chicago riot. parents always have this image that all kids listen to gangsta rap all the time, that is so not true, that is todays teenage stereotype adults unfairly place on (some) of them, and another thing the media always maks us kids look bad. In the 80s, 70s and 60s there wasent graphic and gore and stuff on the news, all I am trying to say is that there are a whole heck of a lot (TONS) of GOOD kids and very few bad kids, but people only hear about the bad kids and most of all it is not the KIDS fault, It is the PARENTS fault for not getting on their kids. and they grew up, you guessed it, in the 60's 70's and 80's
-- Posted by dashap99 on 3:09 pm on July 28, 2004
Every generation blames the one before..... remember that song? every generation blames it parents. and every generation says. 'we weren't that bad when we were kids.' this may be true, but i think a major difference (and certainly not the only difference) is the media coverage. I mean we certainly didn't hear about a gang shooting out in California on the evening news back in the 1930's when there was no tv. Historical characters such as Billy the Kid were just teenagers. Had they not made it into history books noone would know of their existence. So how many more historical teenagers went around killing people that aren't romanced in our history books???
-- Posted by scubapro on 11:22 pm on July 30, 2004
I too agree with most of your replies. I was born in '71 and ALL of my friend's children are such brats. They will whine and complain until they get their way. And they always do. It's somewhat pathetic.
-- Posted by rubyfire77 on 7:53 am on July 31, 2004
Tell me about it, Scubapro...I work at a major wireless company, and these cell phones are REDICULOUS!!! All of our come with wireless internet. It's a standard feature. It's insane!
-- Posted by Deloreandude88 on 8:53 pm on Aug. 3, 2004
I think this generation is as bad as it is because there are a lot more moms that work full time, then they are too tired to do anything with the kids they just buy them anything they want just to shut them up
-- Posted by scubapro on 11:08 pm on Aug. 3, 2004
Hey Ruby, can you get me a deal on a new phone? :) J/K
-- Posted by Deloreandude88 on 6:27 pm on Aug. 4, 2004
Totally agree music today does suck!
-- Posted by rubyfire77 on 10:37 am on Aug. 5, 2004
I totally agree w/you ScubaSteve (LOL...j/k). Even college radio stations are corporate now. AND, everything is rap now. Rap sucks...period...now, I do like some old rap (De La Soul and stuff like that) but rap now is stupid. Everyone wants to be 'ghetto' and have 'bling' (who came up with that horrendous jargon anyway?). Why does everyone want to sound ignorant these days?
-- Posted by Wutzupp on 7:08 pm on Aug. 7, 2004
Born in 1971...Grad HS in 1989...thats me.
-- Posted by scubapro on 12:25 am on Aug. 15, 2004
Holy cow Wutzupp. I totally played my Atari 2600 for hours. I was part of the Activision club. I know, I'm a dork. I had high scores on everything. I was so d*amn
competitive with that stuff. I've always been competitive though. I would play until my hand started cramping. That wasn't too hard to do. MY hands were smaller then and those joysticks weren't exactly ergonomical.
-- Posted by rubyfire77 on 12:41 pm on Aug. 16, 2004
I'm a girl, but I totally agree with you Scuba...If a kid screws up it's blamed on someone else...if a kid gets hurt during sports you have 'soccer moms' screaming at the coaches. My dad grew up in the 60s and 70s and he said when he played little league, you didn't have all of these annoying mommies around during practice. If you did something wrong the coach yelled at you and told you to shake it off or get off the team and that was that. Now, if that were to happen it would be 'Revenge of the Soccer Moms' and someone would get sued...that's another problem with our society...everyone is so sue happy. Why do you think medical insurance is impossible to have unless you're a millionaire? Because everyone thinks doctors are God and that they can't make mistakes...there are mistakes that they should be sued for (like removing the wrong breast if you have cancer, etc...) but they should not be sued for an act of God. And these fat people who want to sue McDonald's because they can't stop shoving burgers down their own throats. It's not Mickey D's fault, it's your own...it's called self control, and I'm sick of people making excuses and blaming everyone else for their own problems.
-- Posted by scubapro on 8:58 pm on Aug. 16, 2004
Wow! Calm down girl! J/K. I'm totally with ya. This obesity thing bugs the heck out of me. I'm still single and it's difficult to find someone who isn't overweight and available. And if they aren't fat, there's 20 guys hitting on them. And I've been through to much BS with women to make the effort against the competition anymore. No offense hon, but it's rarely worth it.
-- Posted by Wutzupp on 1:50 pm on Aug. 31, 2004
Hey scuba...wasn't it Purple HorseShoes?
-- Posted by WasnotWas on 12:59 pm on Sep. 12, 2004
-- Posted by scubapro on 8:05 pm on Sep. 12, 2004
Yeah, I took pictures of my TV many times. I had tons of those patches. How dorky!! I can't remember what happened to them. I hope I find them hidden at the bottom of a drawer someday.
-- Posted by 80sGuy on 5:25 pm on Nov. 27, 2004
Things started going horribly wrong with this country when we started getting the internet and cable. I remember when you could go somewhere and leave your car windows down and the car unlocked..Dare not do that now. What happened to game shows. The big 3 tv networks would have game shows on most the day. Now it is just a couple of Game Shows. I played my Atari 7800 for a couple of hours but then me and my friends would go riding our bikes til Mom called me home. Dont know what it was, but i could be 4 blocks away and still hear her calling. I remember walking at night with no worries. What happened to arcades. $1.00 to play a game. What happened to Quarter games? I dont care for most of the games of today. Cereal, Tv and Music of today sucks too. Give me the 80s anyday. Do you think they will make a comeback?? I hope so..cause we could sure use it. Sorry for rambling on..but i just love the 80's..I was born in 1975 and if i could get in a time machine and go back to any year and start there over again, it would be 1982. Thanks for listening to this bumbling fool.
-- Posted by punkygirl81 on 3:34 pm on Dec. 2, 2004
I really miss the 80s it was so great the music and the toys i remember i had a NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK comforter on my bed and the curtins and there tapes and i loved alf the fury cat eater and i miss being a kid i just wish things were like the 80s again
-- Posted by Steen on 8:53 am on Dec. 25, 2004
Because everything was more innocent. You could play outside without worrying. You could ride your bike around the neighborhood without being run over. Everything was NOT politically correct. The 80s were so wonderful. I was a child and had the best memories. The world sucks now. Everyone is so mean and there's too much crap going on. I would HATE to be a child now. I am actually considering NOT having children cuz the world is such a crummy place now.
-- Posted by ajweb48 on 11:32 am on Jan. 18, 2005
I loved the music in the 80's. Music just hasn't been the same. The 80's has the best of the one-hit wonders
-- Posted by peter pan on 10:30 pm on Mar. 21, 2005
maybe kids of nowadayz see what kind of crap world we live in and see the grown ups as the real problem of this world the spoiled litle brads are the parens who where kids in the 80 decadence all the way not spending time with there kids here watch some more telly as long as 8i have me ly in in the weekends ooh lets give them more games not bothering ur holes about what they play and when realizing that it is a game for adulds then you parents scream murder,pay attension to your kids you might learn something of them,you are the ones who are the psoiled ones not ur kids they see a wordl with no future and a president who dont give a toss at all
-- Posted by MisterMorse on 1:33 pm on Mar. 31, 2005
Dasha you are absolutely right. Our view on youth shows the same critisism the we received when we were young. I loved the 80's. If you take away the crummy school I went to, the lame hairstyles, clothes and SOME music groups it would have been perfect. Rambo type knives for like $5.99, camo pants, legend of Zelda and all that.
-- Posted by caramel cutie on 10:17 pm on April 10, 2005
i agree with someone who said the 80's was the best i grew up in the 80's and i can't remember having a better time sometimes i wish the kids growing up today could go back and experience that decade maybe they wouldn't be so angry.
-- Posted by lynntofu on 9:00 am on April 19, 2005
I grew up in the 80s and they were like Totally Awsome!! hehe Even through I was just a little kid back then it wasn't about the music, movies, hair and cloths that made the 80s for me. I had a wonderful childhood and many found memories of the fun times with my best friends and family vacations and just being a kid. I now like the 80s music and think the movies from the 80s are the best! I was just a little kid back in the 80s so I didn't have much appreciatetion for the music and movies.
-- Posted by Fine Young Cannibal on 1:51 pm on April 29, 2005
I was 10-19 years old in the 80s. I miss playing with the other kids, watching Sat morning cartoons. We could go out on our own to a neighbour's house and play street hockey without our parents being worried about us. I miss the family & friend's BBQs with no worries at all. I met lots of friends, loved listening to the radio for the top song countdowns. This was the period before my life got more complicated with working and bad relationships.
-- Posted by 4boysmami on 11:14 am on May 6, 2005
The 80s seem to be the last decade of innocence. The music was just plain fun...maybe didn't even make sense but who the h*ll cared. All I wanted was some aqua net for my hair so tight guess jeans to wear and a party to dance at. Gangs invest the area I grew up in now. Back then you could walk around and stay out late now you have to just hope and pray no one you know gets shot.
-- Posted by caramelcutie on 11:49 pm on May 24, 2005
the eighties were a great decade i was born in 1975 and wish to god that my kids could go back and see what a great time that i had back then i mean now a days you can't even get kids to go out and play a simple game of kickball or piggy or even jump rope kids today have to much technology they need to be kids not little adults.
-- Posted by Monty007 on 6:58 am on Oct. 5, 2005
The 80's Was The Best Decade Ever !!!!!
-- Posted by Sherri on 3:30 pm on Oct. 18, 2005
I am a 5th grade teacher and let me tell ya the kids today are nothing like when I was a kid. As you said if the teacher called home I was dead. Now if I call home it is more or less my fault that the kid is having a problem. Their child would never do that. That is the downfall of society. These are the future of this country. SCARY. I do babysit most of the day and if I teach something better yet. My administration has pretty much made it so the kids and the parents run the school and we the teachers are guilty. The 80's were a different time. Families were still in tact and parents had control.
-- Posted by scubapro on 7:23 pm on Oct. 18, 2005
Wow, that is a shame. I have an aunt that is a middle school teacher and is desperate to retire early.
-- Posted by Sherri on 10:44 am on Nov. 5, 2005
My car now has XM radio in it and all I listen to is the 80's station. I hate the garbage "music" that is on the radio now. Everything has some hidden meaning to it, gang references, killings, etc. Kids today know way more than I ever did. There is something to be said for the "old ways". A bunch of people I work with are getting together for an 80's party tonight. I'm really excited. I've got the music and movies ready to go. (too bad my old clothes don't fit as well! LOL) Big hair here I come.
-- Posted by brettcon2 on 11:40 am on Nov. 11, 2005
Sherri, hope that party kicked a$$! Some friends out here in Chicago threw an 80s party a couple of years ago and, what a blast! I graduated in '89, but I felt like I was right back there. Agreed that the clothes don't fit as well, but a few Bartles and Jaymes wine coolers and we didn't care!
-- Posted by Sherri on 6:38 pm on Nov. 11, 2005
Hey Brett, The party was pretty fun. I love the music. I brought my 80's movies, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller, Sixteen Candles, but did not watch them. I'll just have to do that at home. I was born and raised in the Chicago area. We moved about 8 years ago to West Virginia. I graduated high school in 1985 and college in 89. Boy that makes me feel old!!! Too bad I had to put away the 80's attire from the evening. Hopefully some day it will come back again. Awesome time of life. Here's to Bartles and James!
-- Posted by jsl543 on 4:07 pm on Nov. 25, 2005
One thing I really miss nowadays is the freedom of clothing. An example: I never stopped wearing (and started denying that I do wear) sh*ll suits and jogging suits. That was an everyday thing in the 80s but today if you show up in public while wearing sportswear made of shiny nylon, you'll get a job as a town's fool. So, I do wear sh*ll suits a lot. Because most of the time I'm home. My workplace is at home. So why shouldn't I wear something that feels good on, is comfortable like nothing else, needs no special care and looks good (if you ask me). Because it's made of shiny and swishy nylon? Because it looks 'baggy'? Nonsense. My point is: noone around me - family or friend - ever said something wrong about me and my sh*ll suits. Again, it's a crime to wear them. So it's like m*sturbation: noone is denying to be guilty, any person close to you would eventually confess, but globally it's a CRIME. Guess all this makes my clothing habit a perversion :-)
-- Posted by Sinatra877 on 2:16 pm on June 22, 2006
The 80's were quite troubling on a global scale. Radical Muslims took over westernized puppet gov'ts. Afghan Mujahadeen (early Al Queda) was being supplied Stinger AA missles to fight against Russian Hind 24's. Carter Boycotted the 80 Olympics. Greenpeace wasn't so peaceful. The world was fearful of US/USSR tensions in Germany. A Major was shot and killed at the Berlin Wall.
-- Posted by scubapro on 9:34 pm on June 23, 2006
What is this the Military channel? Lighten up Sinatra, Jesus.
-- Posted by Sinatra877 on 7:42 pm on June 25, 2006
I know it sounds militaristic...but the military is an extension of political will. The U.S. military increased five fold in the '80's and it influenced the history of the world by doing so. It's all true. The reason I wrote it is because the first person whom started this topic said that there were no "wars" on in the '80's and I find that just simple minded or they are caught up in their own little world with their blinders on. It was a decade filled with uncertainties and had the potential to blow up in our faces. Besides...I was in the service then and highly involved and a history major to boot. What do you want? It wasn't a peaceful decade by any means and the facts are the facts.
-- Posted by The Dude on 11:16 pm on Jan. 14, 2007
1) The BEST mainstream music ever!!
-- Posted by cdnut on 11:45 pm on Jan. 19, 2007
I loved the 80's. Great music, annoying cellphones weren't ringing constantly when you went somewhere in public, I was in my teens then & loved the classic arcade games -- jukeboxes were still everywhere (where I lived), 10 songs for a buck -- on "records" LOL
-- Posted by American Cowboy on 3:58 pm on Sep. 2, 2007
-- Posted by Jon262 on 1:43 am on Nov. 15, 2007
This is not really on topic other than to really ask a question and kinda rant about the horrible quality of the kids and parenting today. Kids today are horrible. I would have never gotten away with anything like what they get away with when I was a child. I am not entirely sure where to lay the blame. I can't really say too much due to the fact that my life partner and I do not have any kids. I was a child of the 80's. I can remember when we looked forward to getting up early and watching cartoons on Saturday Morning. I can also remember my huge college of garbage pail kids. Ah... nostalgic thoughts. Anyways, I was wondering if anyone remembered the popcorn that when you popped it, it came out different colors everytime and you never knew what color it was going to be. I don't remember the name.
-- Posted by metal80s on 11:53 pm on Dec. 1, 2007
-- Posted by markfox2007 on 3:08 am on Dec. 9, 2007
Yeah i was born in 1987. I wish that i was living in this wonderful decade. It sounds like a great decade. When the country (America) loved itself. And no hate, and good tv shows that teaches you about life and lessons, kids were kids, and children played outside more, and it was safe to go outside. Instead of today's, crap on t.v to many reality shows and tv shows about nothing, children grow up so fast and i must say are spoiled and are brats, and the hate in our society today, and anyone can say anything on tv and view anything and we have the terrorist war today.
-- Posted by Hollywood Rose on 6:03 pm on Oct. 16, 2008
-- Posted by pikachu on 7:01 am on Nov. 21, 2008
o.. Okay, so I don't speak English, but I just had to come and write something. Because I love the 80's. But, I'm 15 now, so I never lived in the 80's. (in case someone's actually reading this, i have to say i'm from europe and i've studied english only for something like 5 years, so please don't mind the mistakes :D)
-- Posted by mercy on 12:06 am on Dec. 23, 2008
Since the 80s sucked, musicwise (with just a few stellar exceptions), I entirely understand how you might have lived the entire decade firmly in denial, the wonderful sounds of the 60s blasting from your headphones, drowning out the pathetic mewlings of Rick Springfield.
-- Posted by Smash Ventura on 11:55 pm on Jan. 18, 2009
I to have to agree...it was all new and all very exciting!
-- Posted by slick1ru2 on 8:41 am on Dec. 21, 2009
I was in my 20s, had a good job, was single and what a great period in my life. The incredible movies, the music, the concerts, the times out on the town. All unforgettable. I really miss the 80s.
-- Posted by rconway4 on 6:54 am on Mar. 17, 2010
-- Posted by 80snut on 10:52 am on Mar. 28, 2010
Synthesizers, big hair, teen movies, Rubik's cube...Ah, those were the days!
-- Posted by 80sRocker005 on 2:05 pm on April 22, 2010
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-- Posted by Sarah1111 on 3:14 am on May 19, 2011
I was born in 1980! I feel blessed to have grown up in that era. Some of my favorite things: Ghostbusters, madballs, bigwheels, the Smurfs, E.T., the list goes on. Back then, I would watch cartoons on Saturday mornings then meet up with some of my neighborhood friends. We would play outside mostly.We would ride our bikes all over town. We would walk to the public pool and spend most of the summer days there - just relaxing and playing games. Then we would go home to our respective houses and I would eat dinner (with the family at a table) - then go to bed or watch a movie.
-- Posted by Sirjames7777 on 10:07 pm on Sep. 21, 2012
Big Hair, danceable music, glittery dresses, bright colors, gasoline under one dollar per gallon
-- Posted by danielgarrison on 1:51 am on Feb. 10, 2017
There are a lot of people who miss those crazy 80-s. Perhaps, it was the best decade ever (for someone). However, every one, who is more than thirty now, remember those times including music, clothing, attitudes towards different things. By the way, I found an exclusive article on music - click on http://skywritingservice.com/blog/music-in-my-life-essay to see what exactly has changed!
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