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13-01-2008
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[quote=softgrey;1844019]here it is...it will totally take you back.

You thought Olivia Newton John's song "Physical" was
about aerobics.

You mean...it's not? Seriously though, my mom used to get so mad at me for going around the house singing this and I couldn't figure out why. This song and
'Bad Girls" by Donna Summer. I just thought it was about girls who dressed really cool like the girls on her album cover. You know the cover with sexy girls under a street lamp and a close up of a guys hand holding a wad of cash. I was so clueless.

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I definitely remember some of these things even though I'm more of an 80s child.
And speaking of Jem, Jem and the Holograms was my first band poster.
Aren't the time to change lyrics from the Brady Bunch?

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I just thought it was about girls who dressed really cool like the girls on her album cover. You know the cover with sexy girls under a street lamp and a close up of a guys hand holding a wad of cash. I was so clueless.
I was pretty horrified when I looked at that album cover years later and realized what it meant. I memorized the lyrics to every song on that album!

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Oh my god...yes to most of these, and I was born in 1977.

I think the 1970s lingered in the Nebraskan hinterlands well into the 1980s.

The Dr. Kit was what I had fervently wished for for Christmas when I was 6. Because back then I wanted to be a veterinarian when I grew up, and I needed a doctor kit to keep my teddy bears and toy horse healthy!

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oh soft, thanks so much for this thread! hilarious! being german, i don't remember all of those things you originally posted ... but still a LOT! leif garrett must have been an international thing.
did you have the fabulous captain future animated series in the US? i had a major crush on him, he was THE superhero of superheros! and he was super stylish, too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEytq0vYYlA

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IF YOU WERE A GIRL IN THE 70'S...


You had that Fisher Price Doctor's Kit with a stethoscope that actually worked.









You owned a bicycle with a banana seat and a plastic basket with flo wers on it.









You learned to skate with actual skates (not roller blades) that had metal wheels.






You thought Gopher from Love Boat was cute (admit it!)








You had nightmares after watching Fantasy Island .









You had either a 'bowl cut' or 'pixie', not to mention the 'Dorothy Hamill'
People sometimes thought you were a boy.









You had rubber boots for rainy days and Moon boots for snowy days.


YEAH! You owned a 'Slip-n-Slide' , on which you injured yourself on a sprinkler head more than once.











You owned 'Klick-Klacks' and smacked yourself in the face more than once !







Your Holly Hobbie sleeping bag was your most prized possession.











You wore a poncho, gauchos, and knickers.


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You begged Santa for the electronic game, Simon.











You had the Donnie and Marie dolls with those pink and pu rple satiny shredded outfits, or the sunshine family.





You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once.
You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color. (Oh yeah!)
You had a pair of Doctor Scholl's sandals (the ones with hard sole & the buckle).













You wanted to be Laura Ingalls Wilder really b ad; you wore that Little House on the
Prairie-inspired plaid, ruffle shirt with the high neck in at least one school picture;
and you despised Nellie Olson!






< BR>You wanted your first kiss to be at a roller rink!




PONG! ('video tennis' ) was the most remarkable futuristic game you've ever heard of !


< http://www.oilzine.com/images/features/pongsnap2.gif >


Your hairstyle was described as having 'wings' or 'feathers' and you kept it 'pretty'
with the comb you kept in your back pocket.
When you walked, the 'wings' flapped up and down, looked like you were gonna 'take off'.

< http://www.thewigs.com/view_detail.asp?indx=2825 >


You know who Strawberry Shortcake is, as well as her friends, Blueberry Muffin and Huckleberry Pie.


You carried a Muppets lunch box to school and it was metal, not plastic.


With the thermos inside some were glass and broke the first time you dropped them








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You and your girlfriends would fight over which of the Dukes of Hazzard was your boyfriend.









YOU had Star Wars action figures, too!











It was a big event in your household each year when the 'Wizard of Oz' would come on TV.
Your m om would break out the popcorn and sleeping bags!





You often asked your Magic-8 ball the question: 'Who will I marry.
Shaun Cassidy, Leif Garrett, or David Cassidy?'









You completely wore out your Grease, Saturday Night Fever, and Fame soundtrack record albums.









You tried to do lots of arts and crafts, like yarn and Popsicle-stick God's eyes, decoupage,
or those weird potholders made on a plastic loom.









You made Shrinky-Dinks and put iron-on kittens on your t-shirts!




You used to tape record songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.









You had subscriptions to Dynamite and Tiger Beat.






You learned everything you needed to know about girl issues from Judy Blume books.
(Are you there God, It's me, Margaret.)









You thought Olivia Newton John's song 'Physical' was about aerobics. (its not??)









You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes, or shoelaces with heart or rainbow designs.





You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.











You drowned yourself in Love's Baby Soft - which was the first 'real' perfume you ever owned.











You glopped your lips in Strawberry Roll-on lip-gloss till it almost dripped off.







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Aw, i cant see the pics but i totally can relate to some of these. As im not from the US, there are some things on the list that i don't know what is, but i laughed out loud when reading some of these:

You spent hours in your backyard on your metal swing set with the trapeze. The swing set tipped over at least once. LOL, yeah!

I totally recorded from the radio by holding my recorder up to the speakers haha.

And i had nightmares from watching Fantasy island LOL

Great post! Id love to see the pics




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This list is too funny! I passed it along to my mom, who got a kick out of some of the things on here as well--she proudly wore her Dorothy Hamill haircut back in the day (along with virtually every other girl in her school!), and one of her good friends had the 'wing' hairstyle. And, though I don't see it on the list, one of my mom's yearbook photographs shows her wearing colorful tinted eyeglasses. :p

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This song and 'Bad Girls" by Donna Summer. I just thought it was about girls who dressed really cool like the girls on her album cover. You know the cover with sexy girls under a street lamp and a close up of a guys hand holding a wad of cash. I was so clueless.
I thought the Village People were men who just liked to dress up, and that Evel Knievel was Elvis in a second career (it was the white outfit).

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16-08-2011
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oh yeah...
i totally thought the village people just had cool outfits...
*of course, all i cared about was the clothes...
no idea about the subtext...

even the name Queen didn't clue me in to them either...
....
i was so innocent and naive...

and i really like that donna summer album cover as well...
i completely wanted to dress like that when i got older...
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oh...such a time of innocence...
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I need a topic of being a child in the nineties..

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Great topic!!

I miss my Holly Hobbie tin lunchbox...

And my favorite multicolored patchwork sheepskin vest......worn with bellbottoms with little rounded pockets in front...and yes, Kickers...(explains a lot about my style now)

And listening to "Free to Be You and Me" which sort of totally freaked me out but I knew all the lyrics... (explains a lot about my values now...)

And I was crazy about Raggedy Ann and Andy.
I thought I was in love with Luke Skywalker
Oh, and Davy from the Monkees...

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funny how so many of these things come back...

there's a smurf movie now...
a new charlies angels series...
bell bottoms or flares are big again...
platforms and wedges go with the flares...

i am waiting for gauchos to make the big comeback...
Or as i like to call them...culottes!...
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