2008-08-04 [Paul Doyle]: (Not sure if this one counts . . . )
Remember when Everlasting Gobstoppers actually WERE jawbreakers and were about twice and diameter and quadruple the taste of what they have now? (I can understand choking risk hazards, but this is taking it too far, in my opinion)
2008-08-04 [Paul Doyle]: Also . . . (some are happier memories than others)
---Thundarr the Barbarian (before Conan movies, before He-Man!)
---Scrappy-Doo (thank God he went the way of "New Coke")
---Polyester baseball uniforms with double-knit buttonless pullovers, ugly color choices and tight beltless knee-breech pants? (Good examples: uniforms of San Diego Padres, Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox circa 1980).
---Remember when a D and D campaign consisted of books, modules, geomorphs, little pewter figuines, Dungeon Master Sceens, lined-paper character sheets in pencil, pizza and beer/soda, and Dragon Dice rolled ad nauseaum? No computer programs or cheesy cut-rate anime shit to spoil the experience! Imagination dictated nerdiness, not Internet connections.
---Remember when Ouija boards were marketed as a "game" by Parker Brothers?
---Remember when "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" was about the hippest, most happening name for a movie sequel?
---Remember when we were supposed to be excited about Eddie Murphy, Don Johnson and Mr. T embarking upon musical careers?
---Remember when our parents could get away with a zillion and one horrible/negle
---Remember when the Russians were always the bad guys?
---Remember when "Domo arigato Mister Roboto" was a brief catch-phrase?
---Remember when Ozzy Osbourne bleached his hair and sang a power-ballad with Lita Ford that completely out-cheesed the quintessential "cheesy power-ballads" by Heart?
----Remember when it was socially acceptable for guys to wear short-shorts and perm hair-do's, no matter how awful they might have looked?
---Remember when Michael Jackson's hair caught fire, and thinking it was the funniest thing since "Caddyshack"?
---Remember "Caddyshack 2"? The . . . horror!
2008-08-04 [Lerune]: Hee -- these are great, add them to the list! I want to make a big list. :D You can put a divid--heck, I'll do it. =oP
2008-08-04 [TheRogue]: Ouija Boards are still marketed as a game... LOL Says so on the label..
for the record.. I LIKED CLOSE MY EYES FOREVER by ozzie and Lita. so Poo on you.
2008-08-04 [Lerune]: I did, too. >_>
2008-08-04 [Mordigen]: omg, my mom thought it would be a hit to buy us those pregnant barbies --------I am STILL scared of those things. that is just not right to buy for a little kid XD
2008-08-04 [Mordigen]: by the by ----there was a show, and a bunch of spin-off movies of this 70s/80s type anime-ish cartoon, that was a lil doll-girl, similar to strawberry shortcake type, but it wasn't her -- it was a girl in a pale pastel/white dress, with long blod wavey hair that had three streaks of pastel blue, pink and purple in it, and she had a pegasus with her and she would often time have to go rescue this crystal castle looking thing from evil ...........I cannot for the life of me remember what this show was, and nobody I knows has any recolection of it --- anybody know what I'm talking about?!?!?!?!
2008-08-04 [Lerune]: Hmm....I'll look and see if I can find it. Rainbow Brite had a Pegasus named Swiftwind, but it's been so long, I can't remember if there was a castle. I just know there were color kids and such, and she didn't wear white, but I'll see what I can find.
*Sings "Frodo of the nine fingers, and the ring of doom...*
2008-08-04 [Mordigen]: nah, it definately wasn't as LSD-trippy as Rainbow Bright, it was very washed-out and serene looking, everything in that cartoon was super super pale pastel colours....
the colouring of it is very "precious-mome
2008-08-04 [Lerune]: That does, indeed, paint a picture.
Now, I'm curious. I'll have to see if I can find it.
2008-08-04 [Mordigen]: I'm looking too XP
of course, I've been looking for it -- and those Nickelodeon shorts, for a couple of years now, and have found nothing :(
2008-08-04 [Mordigen]: LADY LOVELY LOCKS!
baha! that was it. :P i feel much better
2008-08-04 [TheRogue]: Jem is my name, no one else is the same Jem is my name.. JEM!
2008-08-04 [Mordigen]: Yup, my sis and I used to have the dolls.......un
should have been a warning sign XD
2008-08-04 [Paul Doyle]: Also:
---Remember when Metallica and R.E.M. were making groundbreaking
---Remember when groups like The Cure, Echo + the Bunnymen, Sisters of Mercy, and Siouxie + the Banshees were making Goth-ish, gloomy music that was good, 15-20 years before the superficial Emos had to ruin it all?
---Remember watching "60 Minutes" in the 1980s and thinking, "Damn, is that Andy Rooney a cranky old coot." And then now, all these years later, still seeing the same old Andy Rooney on "60 Minutes", still being a cranky old coot.
---Remember all those wonderful 1980s B-movies with names like "Yor, the Hunter from the Future", "Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn" and "Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-A-Rama"?
---Remember the 1985 Chicago Bears "Super Bowl Shuffle"?
---Remember how flippin' awesome Ricardo Montalban used to be? Whether as Mr. Roarke, Khan or the dude from Chrysler Cordoba "Corinthian leather" commercials, that dude seriously rocked for a middle-aged upper-crust Mexican guy.
---Remembering which was a bigger travesty: the Howard the Duck movie being a travesty of the "Howard the Duck" comic book, or the "Howard-the-DU
2008-08-05 [TheRogue]: Hawk the Slayer....::st
2008-08-05 [Lerune]: Hehe, this is great! XD
2008-08-05 [Paul Doyle]: One thing that struck me about "Hawk the Slayer"---how the bloody hell could Jack Palance be the good guy's older brother when ol' Jack was about 30 years older than him? And what was up with that lopsided, utterly impractical mock-Vader helmet? This film made "Krull" look Oscar-worthy.
2008-08-06 [TheRogue]: hey.. I like Krull.. :(
yeah every time they said his name.. he'd strike a pose, the camera would focus on him, and his theme music would play.. it was awesome! The movie stunk on ice, but it was just funny as hell..
2008-08-06 [Mordigen]: this reminds me :
I really REALLY miss MST 3000 XD