Remember When?

Posted: July 27, 2012 in Random Thoughts, Rantings
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As I get older I am realizing that I am becoming the creepy old guy that talks about things from the past.  I am 34 years old but my job puts me around a decent amount of people that are 10+ years younger than I am.  I can’t even count how many times a day I have to stop in the middle of the conversation because the person has no idea what I am talking about because it happened before they were born.  Whether its movies, music, fashion, tv shows, cartoons or whatever, I pose this question; Do you remember when…

Everyone wore Wigwam socks?

Trading Garbage Pail Kids cards was the coolest thing in the world?

You would listen to the radio all day with a blank tape in hand with hopes of being able to record your favorite song?

The Macarena was the greatest dance ever?

You spent hours playing the “MASH” game trying to find out who you would marry and where you would live?

The New Kids on the Block were the hottest boy band around?

You constantly wondered where Carmen San Diego was?

Nobody could find Waldo?

We all wished we had a we had a robot sister named Vicki?

Walking like an Egyptian?

Thundercats, He-Man,  Fraggle Rock, ALF, and Married With Children were on TV everyday?

G.I.JOE and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were great cartoons and not just horrible movies?

How cool you were depended on how cool your Trapper-Keeper was?

You wanted Charles in charge of your days?

The Fonz was the original badass with a heart of gold?

Well that was my trip down memory lane.  Please feel free to add anything you don’t see here in the comments.  God knows there are a lot more but this is just a blog post and not my first novel 🙂

  1. skipmars says:

    I’ve noticed that more and more people are posting “Do you know what this is?” photos, or “Do you remember this?” along with a photo. As I’ve said before, I think Alzheimer’s has a grip on the nation, ’cause my answer to those questions is “Yes I do! Do YOU?”

    Trust me, Nick — you’re not so old. When I go through the grocery line with my 13 and 9 year old daughters, and the checkout clerk comments, “Ohhh, what lovely granddaughters you have!” — that’s old. But not old enough. The alternative to old is a bit discouraging.

    Glad you liked my one good joke, and welcome aboard. My forte is short stories right now, and I’m going to bundle what I have into a book, then pull all the SS off. So better hurry and read while you can. And give me a comment about what you think. I’m old enough to take it.

    By the way, your Gravatar reminds me of a fishing joke. Wanna hear it?

  2. hazrock says:

    The Fonz! My hero! Lol. And yes, I’m one of those guilty of the blank tape to record songs thing. I got annoyed when the song I was about go record had started and the DJ kept talking over the intro. Shut up please! Hahaha!!
    Ohhh and those next door neighbors in Small Wonder are really nosy!!

  3. goingtoandromeda says:

    Walking around with a tape recorder in hand waiting for a song I liked to play on the radio was pretty much my #1 90s pasttime. That and programming the VCR.

  4. It’s not just age, is culture – I don’t know half of these and I can give you 15 years 🙂

    • Nick says:

      Culture definitely has a lot to do with it as well. I have a friend that is from South Africa and she doesn’t know what any of these things are. Thanks for the comment!

  5. bigwhit425 says:

    I was a 90’s kid. A lot of the 80’s seemed to influence the 90’s as I look back now. I am 22 now and I remember how much cartoons were a lot more popular & videos games were making a climb in society.

  6. Nick says:

    Its ironic that I can sit home and play the newest Xbox game out there but deep down I still want to play the old school Mario and Zelda games

  7. Theresa says:

    I remember all of these things!!! I still have a whole bunch of tapes that I made from listening to the radio. You would just sit there all day waiting for them to play your favorite it song and then when they finally did they would talk through the beginning of it!!! GRRR.

    • Nick says:

      So frustrating hearing them talk over the song!! I found a tape a couple of months ago and I was so excited to play it, then I realized I haven’t had a tape player in 10 years lol

  8. Why! I was born in 1991 and I could only remember The Macarena and Mash. Haha. Childhood days… Thanks for this great reminder, Nick 🙂

  9. Why! I was born in the 90s and I could only remember The Macarena and Mash. Haha childhood days… Thanks for this reminder, Nick 🙂

  10. Myriam says:

    my favorite still is ‘remember when mtv play music videos?’

    • Nick says:

      After I posted this one I reread it and I immediately thought of MTV. In the early 90’s it was all about music and now its about 10% music and 90% horrible tv shows

  11. ditchthemarriage says:

    Ahhh, good trip down memory lane. What about “Big League gum” and snap bracelets? Did you have those also? And I wore jelly shoes and stick on earrings! Those were the days!

    • Nick says:

      I loved Big League Gum and Snap Bracelets lol. What about Pop Rocks and Fun Dip? There is a store in the mall that sells all the great old school candy that I loved when I was a kid. Thanks for the comment!!

  12. amoonfull says:

    well… I am 27 years old, and I remember almost everything on there, if not by personal accounts, then by older siblings or cousins or by simply reading and knowing what’s been out there.

    Waling like an Egyptian and Small Wonder I can say that I have no knowledge of, and New Kids on the Block i only heard of them as I grew older in my early teens, but don’t have a memory of them, nor did I want to learn about their music lol it was enough with Backstreet Boys and N’Sync at the time.

    Everything else, I definitely remember… Trapper Keeper! Wow… I may have owned one before. Carmen San Diego was my favorite show!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, by the way! 🙂

    Peace and Love,

    • Nick says:

      Thank you for the comment Moon! I will be stopping by your blog a lot more!

      The New Kids were the original “boy band.” They were pretty awful but just like BSB and Nsync, everyone listened to them 🙂

  13. Good times!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you for stopping by and deciding to follow my blog:

    I do have another blog, you are always welcome to stop by…

    • Nick says:

      Thanks for the comment Jenny! I really enjoyed your blog and have also checked out the other you posted above. Both are fantastic!

  14. ranikaye says:

    I remember most of those things, too (because of my sons LOL). Did you watch 90 minutes of Smurf cartoons on Saturday mornings, or are you too young for that? What about He-Man? Son #3 of mine had the castle and all the action figures from that cartoon when he was in kindergarten.

    And I still have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle BEACH TOWEL in my basement closet. One of my (grown) kids even got to use it the other day!

    Thanks for the memories!

  15. Curly Miri says:

    LOL! I could stay in my room all day just waiting for my favorite song to play on the radio so I could press “Record” on my tape deck. Kids are so lucky these days!

  16. piperblue26 says:

    I remember almost every single thing from this list even though I was born in ’86. I started feeling old the minute I turned 25 when a 19-year-old coworker didn’t know who Kurt Cobain was and had never seen Daria.

    • Nick says:

      ’86…My first car was an ’86 Jetta lol. It saddens me that some people never heard of Kurt Cobain. I understand he might have died a while ago but his music is still playing all over the place. Not to mention all the bands out there that have adopted his sound. The man was a true genius and the World lost him too soon.

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