Child of the 80's:


You know what "Sike" means.

You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off."

You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer."

You can sing the McDonald's song..."Big Mac, Filet O' Fish, quarter pounder, french fries, icy coke, thick shakes...sundaes and apple pies!!"

You know who Mr. T is.

You know who Fat Albert is. And who was old boy with the pink mask?

You ever wore fluorescent, neon clothing.

You could breakdance, or wish you could.

You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.

You Believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
You knew that knowing is half the battle.

You wanted to be on Star Search.

You can remember Michael Jackson when he was black.

You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth.

You remember the garbage pail kids, and owned some.

You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout."

Rut row raggy.* and *Zoinks*

You HAD to have your MTV.

You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie.
It was a REALLY good movie.

You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.

You owned any cassettes.

You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon. Instead we're sending people to live on deserted islands with nothing but the clothes on their backs for 39 days vying for a million dollars.

You remember and/or owned any of the Care Bear Glass collection from Pizza Hut or the Muppets glasses from McDonalds ...and drank out of them with a crazy straw

Poltergeist freaked you out.

You knew who Ben Stein was before you could win his money,"Bueller?"

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ET, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, Strawberry Shortcake or A-Team lunch box.

You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

You know what leg warmers are and probably had a pair.

You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish.

You wore your Izod shirt with the collar up. or you wore two different color IZOD shirts at the same time with both collars up * You had a Swatch Watch with the Swatch Guard.

Your Legos collection started with the free sets in a Happy Meal.

You remember when Happy Meals came in a box, not a paper bag.

You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.

You had Wonder Woman or Superman underoos.

You know what a "Push Up" ice cream is.

You had to change into *play* clothes after school.

You owned, or knew somebody with a Commodore 64.

You hated Scrappy Doo.

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

You wish you had a light saber.

Somehow you still know all the words to songs played on VH1's"Big80's"

Your arm was full of rubber bracelets. tied together of course

You have ever said, "Gag me with a spoon."

You have ever wondered what happened to Saturday morning cartoons.

You had to get up to change the channel.

You can still sing 1 to 12 from the Pinball machine on Sesame Street. Onetwothreefourfive..sixseveneightnineten...eleven...twelve!"


If you can identify with at least half of this list then
you, my friend, are a "Child of the 80's".

I do hope that you still remember this fun time and enjoyed going back to this wonderful decade - even if only for just some minutes.

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updated 01.10.2000
design & graphic arts by Tina Nowara