You know you grew up in the 80's when....

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"Alternative" music actually was...and not popular Top 40 tunes. "Ca-vey Wa-vey!" means anything to you.

"Celebration" by Kool & the Gang was one of the hot new songs when you first heard it at a school dance

"Poltergeist" totally freaked you out.

(Girls) You owned a pair of Pixie Boots, generally worn with leg warmers.

At one point during your teenage years, you walked with a noticeable tilt to one side due to the number of plastic rings on that arm.

Atari, IntelliVision, TelStar and Coleco were the ultimate gaming systems to own.

Cerise pink, electric blue and banana yellow have ever featured in your wardrobe or make-up collection.

Chevy Chase was really funny in those Vacation movies.

Conveyor belts regularly carried washing machines, deep-fat fryers and a cuddly toy.

Dungeons & Dragons was your favorite cartoon.

Four-square was THE playground game.

Guys: You remember when a guy piercing his ear was radical to the max, but did it anyhow.

If you ever said "I pity the fool".

In many of your childhood photos you are wearing something plaid.

Jelly bracelets & shoes!

Leg warmers and headbands alá Pat Benatar once looked really cool to you.

Never let them see you sweat.

Not that you'd do it personally, but body piercing captivates your attention

Once, while spending hours in the arcade, you actually lined up quarters on the top panel of the game -- to "reserve" your spot.

One word: Izod.

Ooh, you could crush a Grape!

Parachuting Action man was your favorite toy.

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

Pierce Brosnon will always be Remington Steele, not James Bond.

Poltergeist freaked you out.

Punks actually "shocked" people.

Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language

Shiny grey flecked suits.

Spend a majority of your time in your late 20s & early 30s obsessing over how much better things were "back then".

The Brady Bunch movie brought back cool memories

The Dark Crystal is still one of your favorite movies.

The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance fell during "Crazy for You" by Madonna

The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter

The TV movie "The Day After" still scares the heck out of you.

There were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter."


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