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OT & Just for Fun: What Do You Miss the Most About the 80s?

Posted by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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Kevin Bacon Gives Kids a Lesson on Growing Up in the '80s (VIDEO)

by Lisa Fogarty

Can you think of a better person to promote 1980s cultural awareness than actor Kevin Bacon -- he who is so powerful he was able to convince an entire uptight town to let down their hair and just dance in Footloose?

In this absolutely hilarious video, Bacon attempts to school the Millennial generation on just how difficult and yet totally amazing life was 30 years ago. Never mind what our grandfathers told us about having to walk 20 miles to get to school -- '80s kids really knew what it was like to suffer, as Kevin begrudgingly shares with the young folks.

The man makes some major points in this vid. Anyone born after 1985 has no clue what it was like for a young man to effectively stalk the woman he loved. Without the aid of Google, teens had to look up a girl's phone number in the White Pages -- wait, what's that? -- and then call her on an actual phone and, horror of horrors, have to make small talk for 20 minutes with her mom before getting to stage 2 and finally, finally talking to the girl they like and asking her on a date to Sbarro. 

What's Kevin's favorite app? He's so glad you asked: it's a Rubik's Cube.

And any youngin' who is worried about Russia doesn't know the meaning of the word "worried." Kevin perfectly sums up our Cold War angst: "You couldn't even skateboard to a Blockbuster without getting nuked."

Watch how beautifully Kevin captures the spirit of the '80s for those who weren't fortunate enough to live through it. Ah, the good old days:


What do you miss the most about the 1980s?

by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 1:05 PM
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adrianna1043
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 1:22 PM
My husband is more of an 80's person then me. I was a little young to remember them. I do however remember the 80's Oakland A's, they were boss! Lol My husband and I however have decided that the 80's, and 90's were a better time to be a child then nowadays so we are essentially raising them like it's then. We watch older programming and listen to older music. We strongly are against technology for them so they don't have any added distractions. People always comment when they meet my kids that they seem like they are throwbacks to an older time period. Lol my comments are not in regards to the Kevin Bacon video I tether my Internet and that just doesn't make the cut, for me. Lol
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jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Mar. 12, 2014 at 1:32 PM

Rotary phones ;)

Cafe MichelleP
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 1:34 PM
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Rotary phones are like totally awesome!   :)

Quoting jas_momof2:

Rotary phones ;)


mom2jessnky
by on Mar. 12, 2014 at 2:03 PM

 I was 6 when the 80's ended... So I guess I miss naptime and scrunchy socks?

anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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 Big Hair, Hair bands like Poison and Def Leppard, and naivete. Life was much less complicated before the internet.   And Kevin Bacon was pretty cool, too <3

usmclife58
by Nikki on Mar. 12, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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Izsarejman
by Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 3:45 PM
The music, clothes, hair, hope, hanging out at the mall, roller skating, friends, talking on the phone. Pretty much being a kid and there was hope for our futures. Now it seems like the future is so bleak for our kids and there's nothing they want to do besides play with their gadgets.

I still love roller skating and spend as much time as possible. I passed that onto my daughters and son.
jas_momof2
by アニメの雌犬 on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:36 PM
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I loved Rainbow Bright!  And She-Ra, and Jem, and Pole Position, and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, and Voltron, and Tranzor Z, and Star Blazers, and Robotech...

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Cafe MichelleP
by Gold Member on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

LOVED Voltron, the Lions not the cars!

Quoting jas_momof2:

I loved Rainbow Bright!  And She-Ra, and Jem, and Pole Position, and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, and Voltron, and Tranzor Z, and Star Blazers, and Robotech...

Quoting usmclife58:


violinjewel
by Julia on Mar. 12, 2014 at 6:57 PM
I loved all those shows! Oh, and Punky Brewster too. I was born in 1981, so I mostly remember the tv shows I liked, where I lived, and being a kid playing outside a lot with family and friends. I think I still got to nap too, and that was awesome!

Quoting jas_momof2:

I loved Rainbow Bright!  And She-Ra, and Jem, and Pole Position, and Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, and Voltron, and Tranzor Z, and Star Blazers, and Robotech...

Quoting usmclife58:

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