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Louise
09-03-04, 03:07 PM
Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo

Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.

You know all the words to "Ice Ice Baby".

You wanted to be on "Jim'll Fix It".

You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before he had
plastic surgery.

You had one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat(Global Hypercolour).

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

You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got
cancelled.

You remember Madonna in her cone stage outfit.

You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince."

You wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!)

You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)

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

You remember M.C. Hammer.

You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"....

You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT
just plain Will Smith!

You own any cassettes.

You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins, ALF or ET lunchbox.

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

My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Transformers are familiar to you.

You had a Swatch Watch.

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

big wheels and BMX's were the way to go.

With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and
Jason!

You owned Polly Pocket or Micro Machines.

You made Ken fall in love with Barbie.

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

You knew that Transformers were "more than meets the eye".

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

You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living in
space.

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

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

You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.

You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places
that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.

Dungeons & Dragons was your favourite programme.

You said "bright light, bright light" in a strange high-pitched voice.

You fell out with friends during heated arguments about the relative
merits of Matt & Luke.

Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in
your wardrobe or make-up collection.

You did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having
your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.

Your new winter coat was best used to demonstrate that your wings were
like a shield of steel.

You still remember when the A-ha video was the pinnacle of modern
technology and you can still sing all the words.

Your best party dress was either a ra-ra or puff-ball skirt.

You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, a pantomime
horse and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal.

You tried to convince your Dad to fit a strip of red lights on the
front of a Capri so it looked like KITT.

You had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.

You hid behind the sofa whenever you heard the word "Exterminate!".

Girls - You owned a pair of Pixie boots, generally worn with leg
warmers.

Boys - You owned a pair of pale grey slip-ons, generally worn with
white towelling socks.

Ooh, you could crush a grape!

You held a chicken in the air or stuck a deckchair up your nose.

You wore legwarmers & tried to do the splits while jumping in the air
while singing you were going to live forever.

Your best mate had a Soda Stream at home and you were jealous.

Any elderly Scottish lady sounds like Supergran

You remember playing British Bulldog, When 'Computer' Tennis, Pac-Man
and Donkey-Kong ruled

You remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream
cone on a warm summer night - 99's, screwballs or a cider lolly.

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

Important decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

:D :D

dave
09-03-04, 08:18 PM
Have a look at this....
http://cobraclub.com/crcforum/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=6&topic_id=22131&mesg_id=22131&listing_type=search

;)

STEVE G
09-03-04, 08:50 PM
Does all this make us 40 somethings better people,Too F**kin right it does. :tu :tu :tu :tu
Steve G {-}
GE427-Rover 281ci.(300+BHP)

Dutch Paul
09-03-04, 09:06 PM
> Does all this make us 40 somethings better people

I don`t know - I`ll let you know in 5 years :P :P

Louise
12-03-04, 04:31 PM
For the benefit of those who missed out of arguably the greatest childrens television programme to grace our screens in the 80's (with the obvious exception of Rainbow of course ;-) ), look here http://www.80snostalgia.com/classictv/buttonmoon/

Louise :tu

AMC5174
17-07-08, 08:23 PM
What was the name of the 80s toy that was similar to a space hopper but it was a blue disc with a yellow ball through the middle. YOu had to balance on it and bounce around. People I work with all remember it but no one can remember what it was called.

Please help - it is driving us mad

dolphinboy400
17-07-08, 08:34 PM
What was the name of the 80s toy that was similar to a space hopper but it was a blue disc with a yellow ball through the middle. YOu had to balance on it and bounce around. People I work with all remember it but no one can remember what it was called.

Please help - it is driving us mad

lo-lo ball?

i admit to owning toweling socks in all the colours :rolleyes:

rocketmut
17-07-08, 08:39 PM
Pixie boots & leg warmers ...Mmmm sweet dreams.;)

dave
17-07-08, 09:48 PM
> Does all this make us 40 somethings better people

I don`t know - I`ll let you know in 5 years :P :P


Prey, do tell Paul!;)

Louise
17-07-08, 09:49 PM
. . . yes, by four years :rolleyes:;):mrgreen:

stuart.in.leigh
17-07-08, 10:02 PM
best programme had to be Dangermouse.

Towelling socks, acid green on one foot, dayglo orange on the other! jesus, dont tell my kids!

janandchris
18-07-08, 07:51 AM
Hmmmm....


Couldn't my 80's favorite's..


Stretch Monster......Big Track &....


The ZX Spectrum!

Still have a large collection of Spectrum's & Games....and an Amiga!

Dutch Paul
18-07-08, 03:52 PM
Prey, do tell Paul!;)

Not sure - I can`t remember 5 years ago to compare. :(
It must be something to do with middle age. :(