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Wink Best and worst of decades past. - 02-24-2013, 06:27 | posts: 8,698 | Location: Indiana

After conversing with someone of how great the 80's were, i started thinking of what sucked about it...to keep it real.
So i'm gonna do a short, official list of personal things i like and hate about the 80's -00's. Feel free to provide your own list.

Things i hate about the 80's.
1. Too many guys with long hair, mullets and rockstar's wore makeup.
2. Rotary phones, Girls that say "like" in every sentence and He-Man
3. Be kind and Rewind...being kind took too much time!!
4. The big Aids scare of mis-information...aahhh, you can catch it from saliva!
5. blowing into Nintendo carts to make them work

Things i like about the 80's
1. GI joe, transformers, Voltron, Mask...that's right, Mask was cool.
2. The Arcades!!
3. Wood was actually real wood.
4. Most cars still had V8's and you could work on them yourself.
5. "Made in America"

Things i hate about the 90's
1. Realizing that cassettes lose quality over time, VHS too.
2. Many alternative bands sucked or were too weird, Whale anyone?
3. Sega, Philips, GoldStar and Panasonic
4. Too many people thumping the bass in their cars constantly, anytime, anywhere.
5. Dialup and popups from pron sites, Windows crashes.

Things i like about the 90's
1. Playstation
2. Internet information..eww, people do that? and omg what is that!
3. Movie theater popcorn didn't require a loan and risk of bankruptcy.
4. Terminator 2
5. Easy to find a job.

Things i hate about the 00's
1. Cell phone's are used to ignore you and everyone else, annoying ring tones.
2. DRM, you are assumed to be a pirate by every tech company.
3. China
4. Everyone else's brattyass, never been disciplined kids.
5. Too many poor remakes of 80's movies.

Things i like about the 00's.
1. Thinner and lighter electronics
2. Dentists are less painful
That is all
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 06:56 | posts: 163 | Location: PT

SEGA??! awhh come on dude :/
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 07:39 | posts: 9,022 | Location: United kingdom

The 80's was the best decade ever for originality in Music, Movies, TV, new ideas, Everything about that decade was the best.

The music was so much better than the trash that is out today, Music is terrible today with so many covers and a real lack of singer songwriters/musicians who actually play musical instruments while performing.

We had proper summer sunshine back then also and none of the ****ed up rain that we know get for months through the whole summer season.

Even hobbies were better like BMXing ,Skateboarding,Break dancing, Boddy popping,Boxing as a teenager, also The Golden Age of Arcade gaming, Games were so much better for there time and the Arcades was the best place to be on the planet regarding the latest technology with the best gameplay.

The girlfriends i dated as a young boy most of them i met in the Arcades on Holidays/Vacation or Arcades in my home town.

A great place to hangout and meet-up before going off for the day.

In the 1980's i dont think there was ever aday in the week where i stayed in my house unless i was sick with a virus, I was constantly out and about.



What do people do today? Planking...WTF, bunch of muppets the youth are today tbh.



Definitely a Golden era and the best decade by far.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 08:15 | posts: 3,702 | Location: Sweden

i grew up in the 90's but i think it sucked

lovin modern times
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 09:40 | posts: 11,396 | Location: England

The best time is now, no other time exists.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 10:45 | posts: 2,445 | Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

For me the 90s were both the worst and in some ways the best.

The worst thing about them was the insane nationalists who dragged my country into war after bloody war, the constant fear of being drafted (we did not look forward to the postman, I can tell you). The hyperinflation which meant that your salary was worth 6 eggs in the morning, but only 3 in the afternoon and f-all a couple of days later.

The best thing about the 90s were my university studies and what I could call "moderated" anarchy, which suited my anti-government sentiments just fine.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 10:48 | posts: 196 | Location: Madrid, Spain

imho music in 60-70 beats 80
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 10:52 | posts: 106 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

Communism and martial law, yep, sure loved growing up in the 80s. Best decade ever.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 11:12 | posts: 3,702 | Location: Sweden

on topic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pa6SGYWADU
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 11:31 | posts: 9,022 | Location: United kingdom

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imho music in 60-70 beats 80
Yeah alot of the 70s music was pretty awesome also.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 12:31 | posts: 11,750 | Location: new jersey

Drugs got really cheap in the 90's and thats bad
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 12:40 | posts: 106 | Location: Warsaw, Poland

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Drugs got really cheap in the 90's and thats bad
On the bright side, cigarettes started getting progressively more expensive.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 13:02 | posts: 11,750 | Location: new jersey

true..sadly alcohol never did rise that much in any decade
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 13:46 | posts: 2,373 | Location: florida

1900-1990 all great and some bad.


these generations sucks

there is nothing to put in the history books
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 13:48 | posts: 24,448 | Location: Hampshire UK

loved being a kid in the 80s and loved being a teenager in the 90s. also, I had most fun gaming in the early 90s.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 14:29 | posts: 2,373 | Location: florida

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loved being a kid in the 80s and loved being a teenager in the 90s. also, I had most fun gaming in the early 90s.
yep. good gaming and great tv shows too and movies
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 15:22 | posts: 87

Why hate China??
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 15:30 | posts: 4,058 | Location: NorCal

The 80s, when there was actually music 24/7 on MTV
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 15:43 | posts: 592 | Location: California

80s likes:
Growing up with the skateboarding renaissance
Growing up with the birth of personal computers
Growing up with actual video game arcades
80s dislikes:
I seriously thought the world would end due to nuclear war

90s likes:
The end of the cold war
Personal computers mature
The birth of first person shooters
(in retrospect): schools that weren't locked down (the things we did both as part of the curriculum (and not) were insane by today's standards)
Mountain biking
Snowboarding
Digital cameras... seriously, a game changer
Digital music... another game changer
90s dislikes:
The death of skateboarding (seriously, it hasn't been the same since)
Music... good new music since then (for me) seems to have become much more scarce
Thought I was going to get drafted

00's-today... Holy Internet Batman! Otherwise not much has changed for me. Got married, bought a house, got a nice job, traveled a bit... What's new? Smartphones? The only reason I have one (a Blackberry) is because it's issued by work. Faster computers? Video games sure look nice. Digital music? Still playing .mp3 files from the original Napster.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 16:59 | posts: 2,373 | Location: florida

anybody know this

North American video game crash of 1983

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_A..._crash_of_1983



seems to be returning trend, although now it worldwide

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Default 02-24-2013, 17:22 | posts: 1,112 | Location: Portugal

So much fuss about the 80s! I was born in 89 so i guess suck on tits is what i really enjoyed. From the 90 to now all i have to say is...its getting worse and worse. Sure there are great things in evolution since then, many great things, but theyre becoming more shallow and superficial on par with humans.
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 19:19 | posts: 68

i would kill to get back to the 90s.
cheap gas, jobs everywhere, i worked more jobs as a kid than any kid growing up today ,and propably as adult

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Default 02-24-2013, 21:50 | posts: 2,856 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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i would kill to get back to the 90s.
cheap gas, jobs everywhere, i worked more jobs as a kid than any kid growing up today ,and propably as adult

Yea^...Day's gone by Though....I try to stay Happy all the Time.

Great Thread Also....
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 21:58 | posts: 2,002 | Location: far,far from home

not much to say about the 80s ,i remember school teachers having almost same autorithy as our parents,listening to ABBA and treasuring a candy bar as it was made from..gold.
As a teenager 90s were where the fun was at,and were the danger also,and the fear of being drafted.
The 00s were good also
   
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Default 02-24-2013, 22:12 | posts: 3,526 | Location: Ohio

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imho music in 60-70 beats 80
Yeah, by a long shot, imo.
   
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