Are you a child of the 80s?

Are You a Child of the 80s?

I had a post planned for today but I haven’t been able to finish it yet, so I thought I’d post a quick quiz instead. This one caught my eye. I’m definitely a child of the 80s; I love the cheesy movies and the bad fashion, U2, INXS and the power ballads, and I’m just old enough to remember Full House when it started (unfortunately).

My result surprised me a bit, though; I knew I’d do well but I know more about the 80s than I actually remember. But I’ve got pictures of my mother with shoulder pads, watching Top Gun always makes me want to be a fighter pilot, I loved ET, we had one of the early VCRs in Aus, and Thriller was cool! Not to mention I know all the words to Sweet Child O’Mine, and there’s a little film called The Empire Strikes Back I like. 😉

I think I’m out of my time. I’m trying to bring the mullet back, but it’s not working… what about you? Are you an 80s tragic or was your experience totally bogus? 🙂

6 thoughts on “Are you a child of the 80s?

  1. I am definitely a child of the 80’s. I had leg warmers, jelly shoes (and bracelets), flourescent shirts, colored Reeboks and a Michael Jackson poster hanging on my door. I liked most of the cheesy sitcomes (Mr. Belvedere, Webster, Facts of Life, Growing Pains, etc.), but I drew the line at Full House. I got Trivial Pursuit 80’s edition for Christmas this year. I, of course, picked the Carebear token. I highly recommend the game for an 80’s fix!

    CJ: Wow, Webster and Growing Pains take me back. I remember Leonardo DiCaprio on Growing Pains later on, more in the 90s. And I love the 80s Trivial Pursuit as well. It’s cheesy but fun – kind of like the 80s themselves! Plus I loved He-Man… ah, happy memories. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  2. Scary fact #1 – I got exactly the same score as you did. Scary fact #2 – I STILL use gel in my hair.
    Potential scary fact: I think, cj, if you post a new picture of yourself in a mullet, I may need to stop visiting your blog. Loveya, but must draw the line! 😉
    PS, Loved Full House, but have never admitted it until now.

    CJ: That’s funny we got the same score! And don’t worry, I’ll give the mullet a pass… I’m going for the Viggo Mortensen look more now. 🙂

    I liked Full House when it was on but I find it a bit too sweet now… it’s funny seeing the Olsen twins so young, though. I didn’t realise I’m actually older than them. Scary. 😉

  3. oh man….when did Trivial Pursuit go out of style? I still play that game! :- )

    I scored an 84% (picture of a garbage pale kid). I could answer affirmative to virtually all of the questions, except I never adopted a pound puppy. I did have “Teddyruxbin” though, if memory serves.

    CJ: Oh it’s never gone out of style, KS! I love Trivial Pursuit; I even have a few of the special genre editions. It just felt like everyone was playing it in the 80s and 90s; I like it more now because I actually know the answers. 🙂

    Pound Puppies was the one thing I’d not heard of; must have been more of a US thing. 84% is good, though; I’m jealous. 😉

  4. I got a mere 48% rating, so I guess I live for the present. It was fun though and I’m surprised I remembered a lot of that stuff.

    CJ: It’s a fun bit of nostalgia, isn’t it? It kept making me think of Sue Grafton, how the Kinsey Millhone books are all set in the 80s.

    I’m still surprised I knew that much; funny the things we pick up. Cheers, Annie, and here’s to the present! 🙂

  5. Are you really sure about the mullet? Especially given that I’ve just read your description of your nose.

    Will the two really go together? Or perhaps they’ll add up to the more than the sum of their parts…

    I await the photo!

    CJ: Yeah, I’m starting to waver about the mullet. I’ve had my hair longer for the last few months and a few people have been joking about it being a mullet. So I thought I’d get it cut as a mullet just to prove them wrong.

    Problem with that is, I have to live with it afterwards. And it probably wouldn’t go well with the nose. So I’ve gone off it a bit now… maybe I’ll go for the Nick Cave moustache instead. 😉

  6. I should dig out a photo from my performance poetry days. Pony tail or loose long hair, goatee beard, black leather trousers, cuban heeled boots, lace-up big white shirt, black leather trench coat or an old frock coat, etc etc.

    You have to give the audience what they want. (I used to have a weekly gig with an improv jazz band at a basement night club. We did quite well out of it. Those were the days!)

    These days, the photos are good for getting a giggle out of my boys. They have no respect! 😀

    CJ: Sounds like you had quite the look going, Stone! I’d love to see a photo if you ever post one on your blog. You sound like a Byronic hero. 😉

    And what good are old photos if they can’t amuse, eh? Having said that, I’m burning all my bad ones; I want no record of my bad hair days!

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