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Posted: February 12, 2008, 5:20 am - IP Logged

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    Posted: February 12, 2008, 8:23 am - IP Logged

    no actually it was the 1980 cars album 'candy-o'......

     

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      Posted: February 12, 2008, 9:51 pm - IP Logged

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        we were arguing about this earlier.was this not a fine year or was it?  lots of tragic stuff toos......salami shoes,those old captain and tennille albums,hula hoops and open flame marshmellows.teen flicks,catton condy,etc.  mount helens erupted into a hellacious out of control nightmare.reagan enters the house at the end of the year.who shat J.R. and that oil boom......

        I was 12 years old and in the 6th grade in 1980.  It wasn't a great year for me.  For one thing, I was attending a Catholic school, which thank goodness I didn't go back to the next year.

        In 1979 over the summer, my parents had decided I should be more athletic so they began forcing me to spend time in the family inground swimming pool, something I despised doing, every day when the weather got warm.  Same thing over the summer of 1980 and the next 2 years.  They thought they could take a kid who had no interest in swimming who didn't even know how to swim and make him love it and even get involved in it competitively by simply denying him everything he enjoyed and cramming it down his throat?  Makes no sense.

        The 80s were also when I was in high school, 4 years of hell.  Make that 5 years, as 8th grade was hell too.  College was a little better, but not great.  I did fine with academics, but couldn't really get into the social side of it and for the first 2 years, I still had to deal with my annoying older sister, who was supposed to move out and go to graduate school out of state but she decided not to go and just stayed home 2 more years taking courses, and bounced in and out of the house for the next 2 years, which caused alot of friction in my house and meant I couldn't have much of a social life, since my parents decided I needed to be "supportive" of her, which meant going with her everywhere and doing whatever she did, even putting my schoolwork on hold for her.

        The good thing was a local TV station started showing Dr. Who, which is still one of my all time favorite TV shows.  I also got my ham radio license, something I'd wanted to do for a long time but never got around to untl then.  The lottery debate went through the state legislature of Louisiana, but ended up not being voted in until 1990, just missing having taken place in the 80s by months.

        People wonder why I don't think the 80s were great.  Now you know.

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          Posted: February 18, 2008, 7:16 pm - IP Logged

          1980 was a very fine year for me. I was in college. I was young and in the prime of health. I was in love (and still is) with my would-be wife.

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            Posted: February 18, 2008, 7:49 pm - IP Logged

            1980 let's see. I was graduated from UGA December 1979 and was a first year teacher in 1980. What a scary thought. But I am still a middle school teacher years later. Teaching in the 80's was a breeze compared to the 90's. I think the 90's Ushered in a new bred of children. And as a science teacher I do believe some of them are beings from outer space and some are as far away as HELL.

             

             

             

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              Posted: February 19, 2008, 12:13 am - IP Logged

              1980 let's see. I was graduated from UGA December 1979 and was a first year teacher in 1980. What a scary thought. But I am still a middle school teacher years later. Teaching in the 80's was a breeze compared to the 90's. I think the 90's Ushered in a new bred of children. And as a science teacher I do believe some of them are beings from outer space and some are as far away as HELL.

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                Posted: February 19, 2008, 5:31 pm - IP Logged

                 

                 

                 

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                  Posted: February 19, 2008, 5:37 pm - IP Logged

                   

                   

                  I remember that. LOL  My stepfather used to let us play his when us kids were little, but we thought it was kind of boring, so then he bought us a nintendo instead.

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                    Posted: February 19, 2008, 6:16 pm - IP Logged

                    that was my first ever video game in '82.i got the atari 2600 with combat and pac man that came with it.i still remember how excited i was when i got mine.a few years later we got a sega and then got a nintendo.


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                      Posted: February 19, 2008, 7:55 pm - IP Logged

                      I had to actually, physically get up to change the 3 channels we had at the time, On our 25 inch T.V. which was the size of a Volkswagon....lol

                      The box it came in was at one time a playhouse i made, with windows, and doors. Not really. That was earlier...lol...like 1975....lol

                      Bread cost 30 cents a loaf.

                      We also had a repairman come and fix that beast. I was told not to touch the bare back of the T.V. because of the shock i would possibly get, caused by capacitors.

                      Those were the days....lol

                      I walked 17 miles in a snowstorm to school everyday...lol Sound like my grandfather.

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                        Posted: February 19, 2008, 9:43 pm - IP Logged

                        that was my first ever video game in '82.i got the atari 2600 with combat and pac man that came with it.i still remember how excited i was when i got mine.a few years later we got a sega and then got a nintendo.

                        Got my first video game system, "pong" Then got a intellivision system.  It was the coolest!  Then also got a  sega and nintendo. C64 was the best! 

                        That was the start of video game era!

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                          Posted: February 20, 2008, 10:52 pm - IP Logged

                          USA! USA! USA!  The American hockey team beat the Commies at the Olympics.  There was no such thing as an IBM style PC.

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                            Got my first video game system, "pong" Then got a intellivision system.  It was the coolest!  Then also got a  sega and nintendo. C64 was the best! 

                            That was the start of video game era!

                            I had a Commodore VIC-20 3.5k RAM computer.  Connected it to a TV, stored programs on audio cassettes.  Those were the days indeed.  I later upgraded to the C64 then the C128.  I remember those days well.  I went PC in the early 90s, because Commodore stuff was getting harder and harder to find.

                            I also remember when online was dialup BBSes and later AOL.  I never though something like high speed internet would be in my home in my lifetime, but I have it now.

                            How things change.

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                              Posted: February 21, 2008, 1:12 am - IP Logged

                              my brother has had the same screen name all these years.his name has 94 at the end of it so i guess 1994 must've been when he first got the internet and a computer.i didn't even get a computer until about 2001 or so.