Let’s Take a Break from The Election–Remember the 80’s?

I have been so overwhelmed with this election–the comments of each candidate, my own governor telling Mike Huckabee to get out, Ron Paul staying in because he is, um…uh…delusional?  Anyway, a friend of mine sent me an email about the 80’s that is too funny so I thought we should all take a break from the serious here and now and reflect back–back on a time when neon was a good color, when you could still buy an LP because the CD didn’t come out for another 6 months, a time when Don Johnson was cool and Doogie Howser wasn’t gay, a time when Ricky Schroeder was still “Ricky” and a prime-time hit was “The A-Team” a time when Duran Duran couldn’t stay off the charts and Kajagoogoo was actually the name of a band.

 You know you are from the 80’s if:

 1.  You ever ended a sentence with the word “SIKE.”

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

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3.  You know that “WHOA!” comes from Joey on a very special Blossom.

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4.  You have ever watched “Fraggle Rock” and you know what “TMNT” means.

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5.  You wore a pony tail on the side of your head.

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6.  You got super excited when it was Oregon Trail day in Computer class.

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7.  You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets–and were proud of it–like so proud.

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8.  You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”  (is there any other meaning?)

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9. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off, his cheeks shifted and he became white.

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10.  And you can remember great music by Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan and Tina Turner.

 Oh wait a minute–these three were all on the Grammy’s the other night–my bad, I was so like thinking like they were from the 80’s but it was so rad that they were on the Grammy’s this year.  It was tripindicular really. 

-Murphy

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7 Comments on “Let’s Take a Break from The Election–Remember the 80’s?”

  1. kristiane Says:

    yes, I am apparently from the eighties, though I think Fresh Prince was in the nineties..not to be nitpicky or anything.

  2. mklasing Says:

    You know what–you are right–it started in 1990. But hey, that was still kindof the 80’s. Grunge music didn’t really start until 93 or so.


  3. You know I usually keep politics off my blog but I couldn’t contain the outrage much longer over the Che/Cuba flag hanging up in the Obama Campaign Office here in Houston.


  4. The resurgence of checkered VANS has made me wonder if leg warmers, Z. Cavarrici’s and hyper-color shirts are just around the corner.

  5. keywork. Says:

    Murph, i’ve gleamed a cube before. Child of the 80’s that would still do Martha Quinn.

  6. mklasing Says:

    I know what you mean–Martha Quinn has always been good looking. Nice admitting use of the cube–it takes a real man, er, raccoon to admit such a thing.

  7. pistolpete Says:

    Ah, the 80s. They were the best of times. They were the worst of times. Like many others, I spent much of the decade plunging into various destructive activities that mostly involved women and drugs. By the close of the decade, I had weaned myself from addictive substances and met the woman who became my wife. Thank God for the 80s…. being over.


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