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hasselbrad
11-04-2007, 03:33 AM
...you know that Will Smith was a rapper who went by the name The Fresh Prince who landed a television show later.

...you remember when MTV actually played music videos.

..."Goosebumps" were what you got when you were cold.

...you took metal cartoon lunch boxes to school.

...you played with yo-yos and got trolls from teachers, but tamagotchis and digimon are completely foreign.

...you still get the urge to say "totally" after every sentence.

...you couldn’t watch a movie that didn’t have either Molly Ringwald or Ally Sheedy in it.

...you remember thinking power rangers were gay

...all of your music was on cassettes, except those few albums (yes…vinyl) that you still had.

...you played Dungeons and Dragons until you discovered girls.

...you remember when the Simpsons were a filler in the Tracy Ullman Show.

...21 Jump Street!

...you had a guy named Stretch Armstrong who would invariably rupture, leaving many toys stuck, helplessly to the bottom of the toybox.

...you watched the original Scooby Doo and Speed Racer cartoons on syndicated television.

...you remember when the Cabbage Patch Kids were always sold out.

...you wished you knew who shot J.R.

...you did the macerena at your first friend to get married‘s wedding.

...Catherine Bach from The Dukes of Hazzard was the hottest person on tv.

...the Beastie Boys were a 'novelty' act.

...you remember a time before cable television existed.

...you remember a time before Power Rangers existed.

...you thought at some point, the bad guys would see those “meddling kids“ coming.

...you remember Vision Street Wear.

...you remember Fab Five Freddy from Yo! MTV Raps.

...you always wanted to be on Remote Control.

...you collected Star Wars glasses from Burger King.

...3 words, “Can‘t Touch This!“

...you drank Hawaiian Punch from a metal can that you had to open with a can opener.

...you don’t consider Biggie and 2 Pac “old school”.

...you owned an article of clothing that was neon colored…and it changed colors when someone touched it.

...you remember when Saturday night tv consisted of staying up late just to see Eddie Murphy sing “Kill my landlord, kill my landlord“ or see Ed Grimley dance on Saturday Night Live.

...you dressed up as a Rubik‘s Cube and thought it was the most original costume ever until you went outside and saw twelve other Rubik‘s Cubes.

...you had a Rubik‘s Cube keychain.

...computers confused you.

...you collected the star wars figures and vehicles, period. There weren't cards.

...Elmo made you mad. What was wrong with Grover and the Cookie Monster?

...you watched Gilligan’s Island reruns and thought that the professer was really an idiot for not getting them off the island, until you hit puberty and realized he was probably nailing Ginger and Mary Anne..

...you were pretty sure Mister Rogers was a pedophile, even though you didn’t really know what that meant.

...Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong and Galaga were the shit.

...roller skates had four wheels, and they were on each corner, not in a line.

...you remember when games consoles were either Atari or Intellivision!

...you remember when WWF was new and different, and Wrestlemania was a big deal.

...you had an (or wanted an) Atari 5200.

...you remember playing Space Invaders in an arcade!

...you really remember back in the day when Michael Jackson’s music was cool.

...you had a walkman and a ghetto blaster.

...everyone liked either Motley Crue or Poison.

...Metallica was new and unheard of.

...you knew the lyrics to 'It’s The End of the World As We Know It' and ‘Add It Up’, always placing the emphasis on ‘Leonard Bernstein’ and ‘Why can’t I get just one fuck?’

...you watched The Cosby Show and A Different World on Thursday night. Friday night was reserved for Miami Vice.

...you either wore, or made fun of the kids who wore, a Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ jacket and then a Sonny Crockett linen jacket.

...Air Jordans!!!

Ranman
11-04-2007, 05:25 PM
When your possible brothers and sisters dripped down your parents legs?
You old fart Brad

Liam
12-04-2007, 06:52 AM
I remember most of these :/

Ranman
12-04-2007, 11:51 AM
I remember some of them also, But we were young
Not a disco freak like Brad

hasselbrad
17-04-2007, 03:00 AM
I remember most of these :/

Gah...you're old!
:rolleyes:

jonvane
17-04-2007, 03:56 AM
I remember some of them also, But we were young
Not a disco freak like Brad
I`m also try to