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Long live the 80's :D

LoudLon [moderator]
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Hairstyles I had as a teen in the ‘80s:
Crew cut
Duck tail
Spiked
Mullet
Rat tail
“Metal hair” (long all over, parted down the middle)

Clothing trends I participated in in the ’80s:
Parachute pants
Jeans with high-tops
Half-shirts
Members Only jackets
Lots of denim (often bleached)
Spandex shorts
Polo shirts
Bermuda shorts
Jackets with sleeves rolled up (Miami Vice style)

Name of my intramural basketball team in high school:
Metal Maniacs (we wanted to print the claw from the cover of the Dokken album “Tooth and Nail” on our tees but our principal ixnayed it)

Crushes I had as a teen in the ‘80s:
Sheena Easton
Debbie Gibson
Lisa Lisa
Samantha Fox
Molly Ringwald
Darcy DeMoss
Jody Watley
Christina Applegate
Holly Robinson

But these are just tips of the iceberg. And I would list my favorite movies and TV shows as a teen in the ’80s but I don't have ten hours to spare.
Marko1960
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Spandex shorts!!!?
LoudLon [moderator]
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Not just spandex shorts…white and pink spandex shorts.

I swear I'm straight.
Marko1960
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Well…it's a crazy mixed up world and who am I to judge? Actually Lon, I'd like to hear your favourite movies and tv shows from the 80s, movies for me, it would have to be ‘Ran’ directed by Akira Kurosawa and tv shows would be ‘The Young Ones’ starring Rik Mayall and Tyne Tees Televisions ‘The Tube’, best tv music show ever. Oh, and not forgetting ‘Ren and Stimpey’ of course
Marko1960
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Don't know how I managed to forget the Blues Brothers!
Twiggybass
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This is awesome.

I had a mullet with purple spandex and a white shirt
I wore a lot of denim and polo shirts.
I still have the mullet

I also had the Liberty Spikes for a while. I wore a leather jacket, punk look. I also wore a lot of Jean shorts.Sometimes I wore Bell Bottoms.

My biggest crush was Farrah :'( and Cher. I still remember the video “Turn back time” with her tattooed ass. Bring back memories Lon? Xd

Hero was Fonzie
Billy Idol, Nikki Sixx and Richard Marx

Miami Vice and Happy Days was big with the old man so, I would watch it every time it was on.

Blues Brothers was the movie of choice.
Twiggybass
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MTV was big. That's where i discovered Motley Crue in 1985 with Smoking in the Boys Room
LoudLon [moderator]
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Quote:
Well…it's a crazy mixed up world and who am I to judge? Actually Lon, I'd like to hear your favourite movies and tv shows from the 80s, movies for me, it would have to be ‘Ran’ directed by Akira Kurosawa and tv shows would be ‘The Young Ones’ starring Rik Mayall and Tyne Tees Televisions ‘The Tube’, best tv music show ever. Oh, and not forgetting ‘Ren and Stimpey’ of course

Let's see, off the top of my head…

TV
Misfits of Science
Miami Vice
Hunter
Cheers
21 Jump Street
Married…With Children
The Cosby Show
The Benny Hill Show
Nightmare Theater with Sammy Terry (local horror host)
Black Belt Theater
Danger Mouse
Transformers
GI Joe
The A-Team
Who's the Boss?
Family Ties
Saturday Night Live
Magnum PI
The Fall Guy
Perfect Strangers
Bosom Buddies
Hart to Hart
There are plenty others not coming to me at the moment, I'm sure

Movies – I'm a big horror movie fan, so most of these are going to be horror flicks:
All the John Hughes Flicks - Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, etc.
An American Werewolf in London
The Thing
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Halloween films
Elm Street films (parts 1-3)
From Beyond
Re-Animator
Day of the Dead
Fright Night
Witchboard
Lethal Weapon
Die Hard
The Burning
Mannequin (shut up!)
48 Hours
Just about every Schwarzenegger flick from the ‘80s – Conan the Barbarian, Raw Deal, Predator, Commando, The Running Man, Predator, etc.
First Blood and Rambo III (didn’t like the 2nd one)
Dirty Dancing (shut up, again!)
Band of the Hand
Purple Rain
Back to the Future
Ghostbusters
The Karate Kid 1 and 2
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Lost Boys
Beetlejuice
Blues Brothers
Trading Places
I could go on and on and on and on and on…
LoudLon [moderator]
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Some more that just sprang to mind:

Friday Night Videos
MTV (bearing in mind that back in the ‘80s, they actually played music videos – all day, every day)
Better Off Dead
My Chauffeur
Say Anything
Platoon
Romancing the Stone
Flashdance

And now I’m blanking again…there are so many more…
Marko1960
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Wow! Some big lists there, too many mullets and far too much spandex. The bell bottoms are a little out of place Twiggy, and Lon, John Carpenters ‘The Thing’ is still one of my all time faves, I never get bored of it, even better than the original and Kurt Russell looks like your avatar

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