80s Nostalgia Thread


Andem
#1
I thought this could prove to be quite an interesting thread! Many people yearn for the 80s or atleast the music from it... I'm gonna start by posting some pictures which are reminicent of the period and why not add some for yourself too?

These are just some random things I came up with that remind me of the nostalgic feelings of the 80s





 
Andem
#2
Can't forget Degrassi!

 
Andem
#3
And who could forget Alf??!!



 
Cosmo
#4
80s ... disco ... big hair ... hats ... gawd, I remember it like it was yesterday!! Wonder what ever happened to my go go boots???
 
Rick van Opbergen
#5
The 80s? Pffff ... I was born in the 80s ... I want the 90s back!
 
Rick van Opbergen
#6
(This is not an attempt to ruin your thread by the way Andem , don't mind me)
 
peapod
#7
Those pics are great, to bad they are before my time :P
 
Reverend Blair
#8
Ah, the eighties...a madman in the White House carrying out secret and illegal wars, a greedy bastard in 24 Sussex trying to sell Canada out from under us, a war-monger in 10 Downing all too happy to do the bidding of the United States. No wonder some pine for the music...the politicians are the same.

Hunter Thompson wrote Generation of Swine for that decade. Bill Gibson penned his first cyber-punk book and had to actually explain to the interviewers that it was about living in Reagan's America. Those of us who actually knew how to read kind of figured that out by the end of the first chapter.

I got out of high school in 1982. Pot still had cool names...Maui Wowie, Acapulco Gold, and the king, Sensimillia...and hadn't gone metric yet. Hash was sold in grams, but pot was still in ounces.

You couldn't by a case of 24 beer in Saskatchewan yet. It was illegal to sell more than a dozen in a package, but you could buy as many dozens as you wanted. You also couldn't get beer in cans in Saskatchewan back then.

The muscle cars of the sixties, at least the more common ones, were dirt cheap. We bought them as beaters and destroyed them. You get a 300 horse power monster for $400 dollars. For $2500 you could get a Mustang Mach I that would smoke the back tires on command.

Sex couldn't kill yet, at least not in Saskatchewan. AIDS was something happening in San Francisco, New York, and Haiti. Even herpes was some far-off and exotic disease relegated to those in big American cities.

The music on the radio sucked, but that was okay because there were still plenty of indepently owned record stores around and the staff there were more than happy to order in imports from England and check back catalogues for old blues records.
 
Andem
#9
No one can forget the sony betamax player!

.. You remember when the video store was half beta and half VHS?
 
fuzzy
#10
u guyz seem so old i was born in da 80s i dun remember any of it
 
Martin Le Acadien
#11
The 80's, let's see:

!. No Kids...Yet Well, middle 80's OK.
2. Wife wuld give it a go and look like Brigette Bardot!!!!
3. Gas at 60 cents a Gallon! If you could find it!
4. What was a cell phone?
5. My computer was a 8088 Machine, 3 mhz!
6. Floppies were just that .....FLOPPY.
7. Some of the great bluesmen & Jazz guys were still around in New Orleans then, REV, for the price of a drink, you hear great msuic and stories!
8. All night Beer and Liquor in Louisiana (Dont never close!)
9. I could still go to my uncle's camp in Northern Ontario and drink cheap! No, him and my dad couldn't drink Crown Royal Dry but they taught me to keep the second shift busy! I miss those guys!
10. My hair was NOT gray.
 
Diamond Sun
#12
Hmm. I have very fond memories of the 80's... I'm an 80's kid, that's forsure. I even had the big hair to prove it....

Tie dye....slouch socks (coming back into style)...slap bracelets...cabbage patch dolls (good god, these are back too)...chocolate coke...Video Hits...boy bands with bad curly hair...

Oh, trip down memory lane. Thanks Andem.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#13
Quote: Originally Posted by Diamond Sun

...chocolate coke...

!!! Wha... CHOCOLATE COKE!!!! Whaddaya mean, chocolate coke?? How did I miss that? I was around, how the hell did you have chocolate coke and I didn't?? I am totaly traumatized by this, DS. I want to know everything about chocolate coke.

Now, back a decade before that, there was a test market of chocolate popsicles, not to be confused with fudgesicles. Real popsicles, chocolate flavoured. Man, those were the best things ever, and I don't know why it failed but they were taken off the market. They tried marketing them again in the 80s but again, it failed to take. I think I am the only person who ever bought them, and I would keep any nearby store that carried them completely sold out of them, too.
 
harmony
#14
Oh wow! Today's special!!!!!!!!!! Degrassi!!!!!!! Chocolate popsicles!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Such memories! Minus the big hair - I loved the 80's!
 
Diamond Sun
#15
Quote: Originally Posted by Haggis McBagpipe

Quote: Originally Posted by Diamond Sun

...chocolate coke...

!!! Wha... CHOCOLATE COKE!!!! Whaddaya mean, chocolate coke?? How did I miss that? I was around, how the hell did you have chocolate coke and I didn't?? I am totaly traumatized by this, DS. I want to know everything about chocolate coke.

Okay. I'm not sure it was actually Coca Cola that came out with it, but it was definitely chocolate pop. My mom loved the stuff, we used to have cases of it in the cupboard at all times. It was seriously yummy stuff. I don't know if you can find it anywhere anymore. Now that I think of it, it was probably a no-name brand that she bought....

You really missed out Haggis.
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#16
WAIT a minute, do you mean Yoo Hoos, by any chance?
 
Diamond Sun
#17
Nope. They were chocolate flavoured carbonated pop. Came in cans just like Coke does now. Even looked like coke, just tasted like chocolate. I think they even had a Diet Chocolate Pop!
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#18
Oh god please don't tell me that. I can't live with knowing I missed out on something I've wished for for so many years. Chocolate pop, my god I would love chocolate pop to death.
 
Diamond Sun
#19
You really did miss out!!

God knows, my mom may even still have some stored away in their basement somewhere....
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by Diamond Sun

You really did miss out!! :)

God knows, my mom may even still have some stored away in their basement somewhere....

Yeah, like I'd want the non-carbonated version, which it must surely be by now. No, I say we start a campaign to bring it back.

WE WANT OUR CHOCOLATE SODA! WE WANT OUR CHOCOLATE SODA! HELL NO WE WON'T GO! Wait, that's not right. WE WANT OUR CHOCOLATE SODA!
 
Diamond Sun
#21
I found a site from Hershey's with an ad design for Hershey's Chocolate Soda. Now, I just don't know if it's a new product that they are planning on, or if it's just a posting of an old ad slogan from the 80's.

I'm sure you could get many people to sign your petition!
 
Andem
#22


That it?
 
Diamond Sun
#23
That's yoo hoo. It wasn't yoo hoo. It was chocolate pop. In a red and brown can.

I'm not making this up!
 
Haggis McBagpipe
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by Diamond Sun

That's yoo hoo. It wasn't yoo hoo. It was chocolate pop. In a red and brown can.

I'm not making this up! :D

Oh dear god I need a chocolate soda in a red and brown can. I don't just want it, I need it. My life may depend on it. Well, okay, a yoohoo will do (I like those things) but I want a real chocolate soda, a carbonated chocolate blinkin' soda! 8-(

Or I'll sulk.
 

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