You Are A Child Of The 80’s If…
Monday, July 27th, 1998 | Author: David Morris

You know what a “burnout” is.
You know what “Sike” means.
You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, Wax off”.
You know that another name for a keyboard is a “Synthesizer”.
You can name at least half of the members of the elite “Brat Pack”.
You know who Tina Yothers is.
You wanted to be a Goonie.
You felt ashamed when Rob Lowe got in trouble for sex with minors and videotaping it, because you liked him.
You know who Max Headroom is.
You ever wore fluorescent, neon if you will, clothing.
You could breakdance, or wish you could.
You wanted to be The Hulk for Halloween.
You Believed that “By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!”
Partying “like it’s 1999″ seemed SO far away.
You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye.
You wanted to be on StarSearch.
You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off.
You wore a banana clip at some point during your youth, or knew someone who did.
You owned a doll with ‘Xavier Roberts’ signed on it’s ass, or knew someone who did.
You knew what Willis was “talkin’ ’bout”.
You HAD to have your MTV
You hold a special place in your heart for “Back to the Future”.
You know where to go if you “wanna go where everybody knows yourname”.
You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool.
You actually thought “Dirty Dancing” was a REALLY good movie.
You heard of Garbage Pail Kids.
You knew “The Artist” when he was humbly called “Prince”.
You actually saw Ted Danson as the MacDaddy he played “Sam” to be.
You remember when ATARI was a state of the art video game system.
You own any cassettes.
You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we’d all be living on the moon.
You remember and/or own any of the CareBear Glass collection from Pizza Hut.
Or any other stupid collection they came out with.
Poltergeist freaked you out.
You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox.
You have ever pondered why (and how) Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.
You know what a Doozer is.
You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish, or knew someone who did.
You ever had a Swatch Watch.
You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman), or knew someone who did.
You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.
You had WonderWoman or Superman underoos.
You know what a “Whammee” is (Big Bucks, No Whammies, Stop).
You had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi, or knew someone who did.

If you can identify with at least half of this list then you, my friend, are a “Child of the 80’s”.

Category: Aging Yourself