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Why are people obsessed with the 80's?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Raw fish, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Raw fish

    Raw fish Member

    Joined: Apr 10, 2000 Messages: 868 Likes Received: 2
    What the hell is with this recent infatuation with everything 80's? Every time I turn around, someone is talking about how they want to go to an 80's dance party, or which movies they loved from the 80's, or they are listening to some god awful pop from 1986. Its not a "forgotten favorite", its CRAP! Thats why we forgot it. If it was good, we wouldn't have forgotten it. Only sorta related, there is a radio station around these parts that does flashback sets, its called the 4oclock class reunion, taking you back to the days of highschool... now, I dont know about everyone else, but I also didnt like highschool the first time around, stop fucking reminding me, I dont want to go back... same theory about both of these things... is your life so fucking pointless/hopeless that you need to live in the fucking past when you remember things being different? I hate this 80's revival crap...

    oh, right, i was waiting for someone to explain this shit to me... discuss...

  2. Why are people obsessed with the eighties? Because during this time they had the best toys, candy, and cartoons. Plus all the cool movies.
  3. Poop Man Bob

    Poop Man Bob Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Probably a few reasons:

    1) all of us were kids then, and, generally, being a kid was fun.
    2) along the same lines, most of our first memories are from the 80s/80ish things.
    3) the camp/irony factor, since, as you said, the 80s were "CRAP."

    Just off the top of my head.
  4. Abracadabra

    Abracadabra Dirty Dozen Crew

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    here's my rationale toward the whole 80's fever going on:

    people are collecting alot of shoes/clothes/toys etc from the 80's because when they were a kid in the 80's, they were too broke for any of that shit. i know i was. so now that they've got money, that's what they're going for.

    but also there's the kids that weren't alive then that have no idea why they're doing it other than the fact that they see other people doing it and they think it's cool.

    oh, and there was some kick ass music back then too....the cure, echo & the bunnymen, new order....the list goes on
  5. Gat Bush

    Gat Bush Veteran Member

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  6. FuzZy

    FuzZy Elite Member

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    cause a lot of us were either youths or in our teens and it reminds us of our childhood in a way.......duhhhhh

    your peeps will probably tell you how cool the 50's and 60's were right....
  7. GamblersGrin

    GamblersGrin Elite Member

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  8. count chocula

    count chocula Veteran Member

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    ...and knowing is half the battle.
  9. Milk Grenades

    Milk Grenades Dirty Dozen Crew

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    Why are people obsessed with the eighties? Because during this time they had the best toys, candy, and cartoons. Plus all the cool movies.
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    duh...and you used to have toys that can hurt you, the candy that rotted your teeth, and fuckin' bitchin' movies and cartoons that you shouldn't have been watching when you were young. you know, all the good stuff. now it sucks to be a kid, everything is so safe. you don't get to make your own toys out of tv boxes or make cool forts anymore.
  10. Thought Wrong

    Thought Wrong Member

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  11. dnt.smke.regs

    dnt.smke.regs New Jack

    Joined: Nov 21, 2005 Messages: 70 Likes Received: 0
    pop culture and garbage go hand in hand? :(

    .............although i wiil say this, Boogie Down Productions knows my posse resides on broadway.
  12. neater

    neater Junior Member

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  13. Getzup

    Getzup Member

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    the 80's were the teenage years of little america, now we are in the downwoard spiral of adult hood.
  14. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    seriously, cartoons these days are shit

    the 1980's were the golden age of saturday morning cartoons.

    But as far as 80's fashion goes....i can't stand the fucking sight of it
  15. fuse=--action

    fuse=--action Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 9, 2005 Messages: 1,855 Likes Received: 0
    I don't actually like the eighties, but I have to know about them because a lot of my friends are hipsters.

    True story.