Feel Old in these Modern Times?

Discussion in 'The NAAFI Bar' started by chosen_man, Oct 4, 2007.

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  1. How true is this, aah the good old days!
    Hello children of the 80's. Read this, it will take you back but be careful 'cause it will also make you realise that you are now actually quite old.......

    1.. Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo

    2.. You played with "My Little Ponies."

    3.. Friendship bracelets were ties that couldn't be broken.

    4.. You ever read Nancy Drew,

    5.. The Hardy Boys, The Babysitters Club, Forever or Sweet Valley High.

    6.. You wanted to be on "Jim'll Fix It".

    7.. You wore one of those slap-on wristbands at some point...or heaven forbid one of those T-shirts that changed colour with heat (Global Hypercolour).

    8.. You were upset when She-ra, Princess of Power and He-Man got cancelled.

    9.. You can remember watching Saved by the Bell 16.. You even wore fluorescent-neon clothing... (if you can call it clothing!)

    10. You could break dance (ok, you wished you could)

    11.. You remember when Amiga was a state of the art video game system.

    12.. You remember M.C. Hammer.

    13.. You can still sing the rap to "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"....

    14.. You can remember when it was Jazzy Jeff and The fresh Prince and NOT just plain Will Smith!

    15.. You own ANY cassettes.

    16.. You have ever pondered on why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf.

    17.. My Little Pony, Gummy Bears and Transformers are familiar to you.

    18.. You ever had a Swatch Watch.

    19.. You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!"

    20.. With your pink (or blue) portable tape player, you sang to Kylie and Jason!

    21.. Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away.

    22.. You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living in space.

    23.. You recorded songs off the radio with your boom box.

    24.. Your arm was full of rubber bracelets.

    25.. You wore those wide, colourful shoelaces.

    26.. You never questioned why the A-Team were always imprisoned in places that had sufficient tools to build an armoured tank.

    27.. You ever did the top toggle of your coat up around your neck without having your arms in the sleeves, and you knew you looked like a superhero.

    28.. You remember watching a house inhabited by a jester, a pantomime horse and a woman who sneezed, and thinking that this was perfectly normal.

    29.. You've ever had more than 10 sweets in a 10p mix-up.

    30.. You could have got away with it if it wasn't for those meddling kids.

    31.. You remember Fingermouse and Dangermouse(not forgetting his trusty sidekick Penfold!)

    32.. You remembered Monster Munch when they were 10p.

    33.. When 'Computer' Tennis, Pac-Man and Donkey-Kong ruled

    34.. You remember hearing the tune then running out to buy an ice cream cone on a warm summer night - 99's, screwballs or a cider lolly.

    35.. You got up extra early, especially to watch Saturday Morning cartoons

    36.. You remember Ant and Dec as PJ and Duncan

    37.. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

    38.. It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.

    39.. You remember when Snickers were Marathons and Starburst were Opal Fruits.

    40.. You remember when 25p was decent pocket money and you'd reach into a muddy gutter for 10p.

    41.. Important decisions were made by going eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

    42.. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better and taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.

    43.. You called Going Live on 081 811 8181.

    44.. .... And you had your own Gordon the Gopher.
  2. Hmmmm. "Chosen_man" played with My Little Pony? And wore a Swatch watch?

    Something strange here, methinks.
  3. And if you read the above list and thought that the things it referred too were for the kids - then you are even bloody older.
  4. I'm travelling at 33 rpm in an iPod world...
  5. Seems like I was in uniform when you were in liquid form!
  6. I really did have a Gordon the Gopher......

    I never had a My Little Pony but I woke up after a general anaesthetic last year accusing the staff of stealing it. "It's purple and its a pony, you stole it and I want it back you b*stards".

    I had a Barbie Dormobile too, and played Red Rover.

    Jees I'm old.

    Sluggy xx
  7. And every song had a cover by Pinky and Perky.

    (Well, it did if you played it at 78rpm)

  8. Oh, and I still have Motown records on 45s.

    Send help nurse.
  9. pub quiz recently had the question....

    " which way does a turntable go?"

    only 4 of us knew what one was letalone used one!!!!!!
  10. How many other people are doing circles with their fingers?

    I hate you datumhead! :x
  11. Spangles.

    Beef Monster Munch.

    Wagon Wheels that were bigger than your head.
  12. Feck Nancy Drew, the Famous Five, secret Seven and the Twins that went to St Clares for midnight picnics were legends. Enid Blyton nearly caused me to go to boarding school.
  13. Funny, I was just thinking of sweets I used to get as a kid.

    Traffic Light Lollies
    Curly Wurlys that were fecking massive
    Sherbet Fountains
    Cola Cubes
    Penny Bublys (Spelling)
  14. Tea at my Nans house on a Sunday.