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    Cool You grew up in the 80's-90's if...

    YOU KNOW YOU GREW UP IN THE 80's or early 90's IF

    1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "PSYCHE."
    2. You watched the Pound Puppies.
    3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
    4. You wore biker shorts under your skirts and felt stylish.
    5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own.
    6. You owned those lil Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls.
    7. You know that "WHOA" comes from Joey on Blossom.
    8. Two words: M. C. Hammer
    9. You ever watched "Fraggle Rock."
    10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars.
    11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales."
    12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
    13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.
    14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles" on the big Screen.
    15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.
    16. You made your Mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.
    17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shack, House)
    18. You wore Jordache Jean jacket and you were proud of it.
    19. L.A. Gear...
    20. You wanted to change your name to "JEM" in Kindergarten.
    21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all the Ramona books.
    22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF"
    23. You wanted to be a Goonie.
    24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing.
    25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
    26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.
    27. You took lunch pails to school.
    28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.
    29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sarcastic sentence.
    30. You remember Hypercolor T-shirts.
    31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band.
    32. You thought Sheera and He-Man should hook up.
    33. You thought your friends would never leave because you exchanged friendship bracelets.
    34. You ever owned a pair of jelly shoes.
    35. You saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure and kept saying "I know what you are, but what am I?"
    36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up"
    37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.
    38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide.
    39. You have ever played with a Skip-It.
    40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonald's.
    41. You've gone through this list occasionally saying "Totally awesome"
    42. You remember Popples.
    43. "Don't worry, be happy"
    44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks.
    45. You wore socks scrunched down.
    46. "Miss MARY MACK MACK, all dressed in BLACK BLACK BLACK"
    47. You remember boom boxes vs. CD players.
    48. You remember watching both "Gremlins" movies.
    49. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!"
    50. You remember watching Rainbow Bright and My Little Pony"
    51. You thought Doogie Howser was hot.
    52. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.
    53. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool.
    54. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on the ORIGINAL "Saved By the Bell"
    55. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME.

    PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS WHO GREW UP IN THE 1980s or early 1990s!
    ROCK ON!!

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    okey, I LIKE, know it will LIKE sound TOTALLY unreal, but LIKE, there are only LIKE 3 that LIKE don't apply to me.


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    LOL! Heck, I was having kids and raising them in the 80's and 90's!!! Is this why I am now an "official" member of the Third Agers club here at the Village??? Man, I'm feeling O..L..D..! I better go and find me a kidling to rub my aching feet, fetch me some antacid and get my hubby's bifocal glasses for him!

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    <DIV>I felt old, when the girl at the merchantile didn't know what a skate key was or a church key either. And, that was 20 years ago... I'm sure, you girls probably don't know either... sigh...</DIV>
    <DIV>lacyj</DIV>

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    oh man ..i remember a lotof that stuff and i grad high school in 1980..i played miss mary mack and that thing u put on your foot and hopped and a string went around..

    i also had a skate key and skates with out(the boot kind)..the skate key was the hand me down from my step sister.
    car loan 12/2006 14,687.93

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    I've been "singing" Miss Mary Mack for the last 45 minute...lol

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    Debbie brings up a very good point!

    Some of these I (like so totally) remember doing/being/saying in the early 80's, but uh - I had a *KID* that watched the Popples & Care Bears by '86 then another one in '88 that thought the Turtles were just totally cowabunga dude!



    ....please don't make me be a third ager.....please don't make me be a third ager....I'm too young to be a third ager.....I haven't lived yet.....I've never even been bobbed......please don't make me be a third ager....



    BETTER NOW!

    And "just so's ya know" lacyj - I still have my skate key & the original church key that my Dad used to pop the top off my RC-Cola with!

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    Thanks so much for the memories!!!

    Do you remember the 'Sweet Valley High' books? I read all of them.

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    Thanks a lot, now I've got the Fresh Prince of Bel Air rap song in my head!!

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    Over 40? Know Your History?

    History Exam...


    Everyone over 40 should have a pretty easy time at this exam.
    If you are under 40 you can claim a handicap.

    This is a History Exam for those who don't mind seeing how much they really remember about what went on in their life.
    Get paper and pencil and number from 1 to 20.
    Write the letter of each answer and score at the end.
    Then, best of all, before you pass this test on, put your score in the subject line!

    1. In the 1940s, where were automobile headlight dimmer switches located?
    a. On the floor shift knob
    b. On the floor board, to the left of the clutch
    c. Next to the horn

    2. The bottle top of a Royal Crown Cola bottle had holes in it. For what was it used?
    a. Capture lightning bugs
    b. To sprinkle clothes before ironing
    c. Large salt shaker

    3. Why was having milk delivered a problem in northern winters?
    a. Cows got cold and wouldn't produce milk
    b. Ice on highways forced delivery by dog sled
    c. Milkmen left deliveries outside of front doors and milk would freeze, expanding and pushing up the cardboard bottle top.

    4. What was the popular chewing gum named for a game of chance?
    a. Blackjack
    b. Gin
    c. Craps!

    5. What method did women use to look as if they were wearing stockings when none were available due to rationing during W.W.II?
    a. Suntan
    b. Leg painting
    c. Wearing slacks

    6. What postwar car turned automotive design on its ear when you couldn't tell whether it was coming or going?
    a. Studebaker
    b. Nash Metro
    c. Tucker

    7. Which was a popular candy when you were a kid?
    a. Strips of dried peanut butter
    b. Chocolate licorice bars
    c. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

    8. How was Butch wax used?
    a. To stiffen a flat-top haircut so it stood up
    b. To make floors shiny and prevent scuffing
    c. On the wheels of roller skates to prevent rust

    9. Before inline skates, how did you keep your roller skates attached to your shoes?
    a. With clamps, tightened by a skate key
    b. Woven straps that crossed the foot
    c. Long pieces of twine

    10. As a kid, what was considered the best way to reach a decision?
    a. Consider all the facts
    b. Ask Mom
    c. Eeny-meeny-miney-mo

    11. What was the most dreaded disease in the 1940's?
    a. Smallpox
    b. AIDS
    c. Polio

    12. "I'll be down to get you in a ________, Honey"
    a. SUV
    b. Taxi
    c. Streetcar

    13. What was the name of Caroline Kennedy's pet pony?
    a. Old Blue
    b. Paint
    c. Macaroni

    14. What was a Duck-and-Cover Drill?
    a. Part of the game of hide and seek
    b. What you did when your Mom called you in to do chores
    c. Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

    15. What was the name of the Indian Princess on the Howdy Doody show?
    a. Princess Summerfallwinterspring
    b. Princess Sacajewea
    c. Princess Moonshadow

    16. What did all the really savvy students do when mimeographed tests were handed out in school?
    a. Immediately sniffed the purple ink, as this was believed to get you high
    b. Made paper airplanes to see who could sail theirs out the window
    c. Wrote another pupil's name on the top, to avoid their failure

    17. Why did your Mom shop in stores that gave Green Stamps with purchases?
    a. To keep you out of mischief by licking the backs, which tasted like bubble gum
    b. They could be put in special books and redeemed for various household items
    c. They were given to the kids to be used as stick-on tattoos

    18. Praise the Lord, and pass the _________?
    a. Meatballs
    b. Dames
    c. Ammunition

    19. What was the name of the singing group that made the song "Cabdriver" a hit?
    a. The Ink Spots
    b. The Supremes
    c. The Esquires

    20. Who left his heart in San Francisco?
    a. Tony Bennett
    b. Xavier Cugat
    c. George Gershwin
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    ANSWERS

    1. b) On the floor, to the left of the clutch. Hand controls, popular in Europe, took till the late '60s to catch on.

    2. b) To sprinkle clothes before ironing. Who had a steam iron?

    3. c) Cold weather caused the milk to freeze and expand, popping the bottle top.

    4. a) Blackjack Gum.

    5. b) Special makeup was applied, followed by drawing a seam down the back of the leg with eyebrow pencil.

    6. a) 1946 Studebaker.

    7. c) Wax coke bottles containing super-sweet colored water.

    8. a) Wax for your flat top (butch) haircut.

    9. a) With clamps, tightened by a skate key, which you wore on a shoestring around your neck.

    10. c) Eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

    11. c) Polio. In beginning of August, swimming pools were closed, movies and other public gathering places were closed to try to prevent spread of the disease.

    12.. b) Taxi. Better be ready by half-past eight!

    13. c) Macaroni.

    14. c) Hiding under your desk, and covering your head with your arms in an A-bomb drill.

    15. a) Princess Summerfallwinterspring. She was another puppet.

    16. a) Immediately sniffed the purple ink to get a high.

    17. b) Put in a special stamp book, they could be traded for household items at the Green Stamp store.

    18. c) Ammunition, and we'll all be free.

    19. a) The widely famous 50's group: The Inkspots.

    20. a) Tony Bennett, and he sounds just as good today..
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    SCORING

    17- 20 correct: You are older than dirt, and obviously gifted with mental abilities. Now if you could only find your glasses. Definitely someone who should share their wisdom!

    12 -16 correct: Not quite dirt yet, but your mind is getting keen.

    0 -11 correct: You are not old enough to share the wisdom of your experiences.


    I stole this from another site: I scored 18, Hum...
    lacyj

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    Default Re: You grew up in the 80's-90's if...

    Originally posted by KKCondrey
    29. You still get the urge to say "NOT" after every sarcastic sentence.
    Busted!&nbsp; LOL!!

    &nbsp;

    Originally posted by KKCondrey
    51. You thought Doogie Howser was hot.
    He works in my local WalMart now, I would almost swear to it... this customer service guy looks exactly like him!

    &nbsp;

    That was a fun list, thanks for sharing!&nbsp;

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    ?!?!LACYJ?!?! HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!



    <h6>i got them all right....</h6>


    ....please don't make me be a third ager.....please don't make me be a third ager....I'm too young to be a third ager.....I haven't lived yet.....I've never even been bobbed......please don't make me be a third ager....


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    Hmmmmm.......if I can still do the whole rap fromthe Fresh Prince - even the part that they don't do when the show comes on - can I still be 27?!?!

    Just trying to redeem myself here!!

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    WWAAAAHHH! I'm stuck between too young and over 40! Someone help me!

    I graduated in 1985, and had my first baby by 1989, so I was too old for some of this stuff.

    I used to SELL Jem, popples, She Ra and He Man, etc. when I worked in the toy dept of Sears in 1986 HA HA.

    I remember the big toy that year was Fievel Mouskewitcz, lol.
    Danielle


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    Ashlee 23
    Raechel 20
    Courtney 10

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    Originally posted by mustang80
    WWAAAAHHH! I'm stuck between too young and over 40! Someone help me!

    I graduated in 1985, and had my first baby by 1989, so I was too old for some of this stuff.

    I used to SELL Jem, popples, She Ra and He Man, etc. when I worked in the toy dept of Sears in 1986 HA HA.

    I remember the big toy that year was Fievel Mouskewitcz, lol.

    Okay Whew.....I was starting to worry......

    I quit school in 1986 (never gonna forgive myself for that one- in April of my senior year while I was on the honor roll....dang I'm brilliant - less than 6 weeks to graduation!!) Katie was born later that year & her first toy was Fievel!! He was so cute (the first time around!)

    Thanks for putting my poor, feeble mind at ease Danielle!!



    paint your smile on your lips, blood red nails on your fingertips, school boy's dream, you act so shy, your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye.... shot through the heart and you're to blame darlin you give love a bad name.....

    still young!!

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