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You Know You Grew Up In the 80’s If…

Posted on: August 29, 2007

I decided it would be better to post this on my blog than pass it along to all my friends via email. (JUST SAY NO to forwards!)

You know you grew up in the 80’s if…

1. You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE

2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

3. You know that “WHOA” comes from Joey on Blossom

4. You’ve ever watched “Fraggle Rock”

5. You remember a time when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons

6. You’ve worn a ponytail on the side of your head

7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school

8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side

9. You’ve ever played MASH (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it

11. You know the profound meaning of “WAX ON, WAX OFF”

12. You wanted to be a Goonie

13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing (some of us… head-to-toe)

14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted

15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf

16. You took lunch boxes to school… and traded Garbage Pail kids in the schoolyard

17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets

18. You still get the urge to say “NOT” after every sentence

19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets

20. You owned a pair of Jelly Shoes

21. After you saw Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure you kept saying “I know you are, but what am I?”

22. You remember “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”

23. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates

24. You have ever played with a Skip-It

25. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that

26. You remember watching both Gremlins movies

27. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot

28. You remember Alf, the little furry brown alien from Melmac

29. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool… and don’t even flinch when people refer to them as “NKOTB”

30. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell,” the ORIGINAL class

31. You know all the words to Bon Jovi – SHOT THROUGH THE HEART

32. You just sang those words to yourself

33. You still sing “We are the World”

34. You tight rolled your jeans

35. You owned a banana clip

36. You remember “Where’s the Beef?”

37. You used to (and probably still do) say “What you talkin’ ’bout Willis?”

38. You’re still singing Shot Through the Heart in your head, aren’t you!

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