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Cartoons.  I don't care if you were in high school I KNOW you watched at least one of these on a regular basis either after school or before the bus came in the morning.

Saturday morning cartoons were the best. This was the best things about being a kid in the

MTV.  I want my MTV!  well, at least in the 80s I did.  It is a much different enterprise now.  Gone are the video-based shows.  Now, as with so many other channels, reality-based programming is MTV's driving force.  It started with "Video Killed The Radio Star" and we all rushed to my friend's house because they were the first to get cable tv.  I counted the days until it was our street's turn to be hooked up.  MTV helped define our clothes, our tastes and our conversations.

I want my MTV! Remember when all you saw on MTV was music videos? Before that had to stay up late to watch Michael Jackson on Friday night music videos

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It's Wednesday and to help get you over the hump-day slump we thought it would be cool to share the Film Alphabet Poster. The Film Alphabet posters are made by UK designer Stephen Wildish. Do you thing you have the chops to name all of the movies?

Drakkar Noir.  Polo.  Obsession.  I challenge any guy that grew up in the 80s to tell me they didn't dabble with any or all of these smells at least once.  They were the 80's version of Axe body spray.

Drakkar Noir Cologne for Men by Guy Laroche is classified as a sharp spicy lavender amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of lavender citrus spicy berries and sandalwood. FRAGRANCE NAME: DRAKKAR NOIR.

Nike hightops.  White.  These are the only shoes I wore for years in high school.  Everyone had them and everyone had smelly feet.  Few of us actually played basketball but it didn't matter.  I even swam with them a few times in the lake which may explain the unique aroma.

Nike hightops. White. These are the only shoes I wore for years in high school. Everyone had them and everyone had smelly feet. Few of us actually played basketball but it didn't matter. I even swam with them a few times in the lake which may explain the unique aroma.

Mixed tapes.  This is a lost art. To make a good mixed tape took research, lining up all the tapes you needed, writing down the lengths of each track, (you usually only had 45min per side), and writing down all the info on the inside.  There were workout tapes, tapes you gave the person you liked, greatest hits tapes, etc.  If you truly liked the person, you used a Maxell XLII cassette.  Mixed tapes were a very big deal.

I adore these images of cassette tape spines lovingly labeled and decorated from the caveman days. I don’t miss cassette tapes at all, but the bespoke folk art aspect of these is kind of funky fresh, you have to admit… Via Boing Boing

Muscle car with primer.  In the 80s, there was always someone in every clique that had a muscle car in mid-restoration.  Usually, there was a lot of primer visible.  Novas, 'Cudas, Camaros, Chevelles...they all qualified.  Sometimes the engines were tight and sometimes they weren't.  As for the girl, she was always the reason and rarely the result.

Muscle car with primer. In the 80s, there was always someone in every clique that had a muscle car in mid-restoration. Usually, there was a lot of primer visible. Novas, 'Cudas, Camaros, Chevelles...they all qualified. Sometimes the engines were tight and sometimes they weren't. As for the girl, she was always the reason and rarely the result.

Rope Swings.  Every kid needs a place to hang out and for us it was a rope swing across the lake.  Beer, bonfires and a 30ft platform off the top for jumps.  We loved it. I have great memories of the place and so do many of my friends.  We could only get to it by rowboat and I swear my mom was comforted when she looked out across the lake and saw a fire at night.  To her, we were safe.  How times have changed.

How to Make a Rope Swing

Want to set up a rope swing? Don't want to climb up a tree to do it?

Space Candy GCC.  I can't tell you how many movies we saw in the 80s but it was a high number.  What I CAN tell you is that most of them had this as a beginning.  It's comforting to know someone out there was ambitious enough to find it and post it on YouTube for us to appreciate. Do you remember the space candy?

General Cinema policy trailer from the You would see these right before the feature presentation.

Atari 2600.  I killed hours, days weeks, months on this system.  I played until my thumb hurt and I had to crack the knuckle.  Then I played some more.  I flipped the board on Space invaders countless times.  Things changed when I saw Pac-Man.  Horrible.  However, nothing compared to the nightmare of E.T.  Still, Adventure was my fav and I loved the "secret" room.  What game was your favorite?

More Games - More Fun! Got my 2600 console in or I wish I still had it!

Gym shorts and sweatpants.  This was the most baffling thing about the 80s. People wore gym shorts over sweatpants and thought it was cool.  I'm not saying I didn't commit the crime, I just wish I knew why I did it, along with everyone else.  It just didn't make any sense.  It comes up in conversation once in a while and no one has ever had a good explanation.  If someone has a reason why we wore shorts over sweatpants please let me know.

Gym shorts and sweatpants. This was the most baffling thing about the 80s. People wore gym shorts over sweatpants and thought it was cool. I'm not saying I didn't commit the crime, I just wish I knew why I did it, along with everyone else. It just didn't make any sense. It comes up in conversation once in a while and no one has ever had a good explanation. If someone has a reason why we wore shorts over sweatpants please let me know.