Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Rave of the Day for January 14, 2009: 

This one goes back a ways. Found it in my archives, but I think it was originally given to me by a co-worker somewhere between six and ten years ago...


1. You remember when Jordache jeans were cool.

2. In your fifth grade class picture you were wearing an Izod shirt with the collar up.

3. You know by heart the words to any Weird Al Yankovic song.

4. You ever rang someone's doorbell and said, "Land shark!"

5. Three words: Atari, IntelliVision and Coleco sound familiar.

6. You remember the days when "safe sex" meant that your parents were gone for the weekend.

7. You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV.

8. A predominant color in your childhood photos is plaid.

9. While in high school, you and your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play Prince's "1999" until you passed out partying.

10. You remember the days when music that was labeled alternative really was.

11. You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the minivan.

12. You rode in the back of the station wagon and you faced the cars behind you.

13. You've ever conversationally used the phrase, "Jane, you ignorant slut!"

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

15. You're starting to view getting carded to buy alcohol as a GOOD thing.

16. You've ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna or Cyndi Lauper video.

17. The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance came during "Crazy For You" by Madonna.

18. You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old Big Wheel obsolete.

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

20. You honestly remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie "Tron".

21. Your hair at some point in time in the 80's became something which could only be described by the phrase, "I was experimenting".

22. You've ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the past five years.

23. You've starting to believe now that maybe having the kids go to school year round wouldn't be such a bad idea after all.

24. You're doing absolutely nothing pertaining to your major.

25. U2 is too popular and mainstream for you now.

26. You remember trying to guess the episode of "The Brady Bunch" from the first scene.

27. You had a front row seat for Luke and Laura's wedding on General Hospital.

28. Your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway.

29. You know who shot JR.

30. This rings a bell: "They work for me. My name is Charlie."

31. You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on after all.

32. You know all the words to the double album set of "Grease".

33. You ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut.

34. You sat with your friends on a Friday night and dialed 867-5309 to see if Jenny would answer.

35. "All skate, change directions" means something to you.

36. You owned a pair of rainbow suspenders just like Mork used to wear.

37. You owned a pair of Vanns and wanted to order a pizza in history class so you could be just like Jeff Spicoli.

38. You owned a "Preppy Handbook".

39. You were too young to see "Blue Lagoon" so you just had to settle for second-hand reports.

40. You remember when there was only PG and R.

41. You learned to swim about the same time "Jaws" came out and still have the emotional scars to this day.

42. You remember when your cable TV box had a sliding selector switch.

43. Your jaw would ache by the time you finished those brick sized packages of Bazooka gum

44. You remember Bo and Luke Duke.

45. You remember when VCRs cost $2000.

46. You thought there was nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.

47. You had a rotary dial telephone.

48. You actually believed that Mikey, famed for his Life cereal commercials, died after eating a packet of Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.

49. The theme song to "Greatest American Hero" still comes back to you on occasion. (BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I'M WALKING ON AIR...)

50. You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases: "When I was younger..." "When I was your age...." "You know, back when..."

51. This timeline appropriately describes actual events in your life:
"Star Wars" opens, you are still in single digits, and you think the creatures are WAY cool...
"Empire Strikes Back" opens, you are now in double digits, and you are convinced that the special effects are much better, the characters are cool, and you want one of every collectible out there...
"Return of the Jedi" hits the theatres and you cannot get your eyes off Princess Leia's breasts and/or Han Solo's butt.

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