Personal Memories of The Blue Lagoon’s Christopher Atkins
Nov22

Personal Memories of The Blue Lagoon’s Christopher Atkins

As a gay kid in the 1980s, I’ll never forget the first time I saw Christopher Atkins in The Blue Lagoon. The year was 1981. OMG! I thought an angel had descended from the Heavens, and was now stuck on a deserted island with Brooke Shields. I kept asking myself the same question I‘m sure most of you were. Why Brooke Shields?! Why can’t it be me? Let’s face it, The Blue Lagoon was pretty much eye-candy and beautiful scenery. If there...

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Popular 80s Things That Your Kids Will Never Know Today
Nov14

Popular 80s Things That Your Kids Will Never Know Today

Remember when you had to wait until your parent or sibling was off of the phone so that you could use it? Or how about when you used to sit, tape rewound and record finger ready, listening to the radio to make a mixed cassette as soon as your favorite song played. Kids have it easy these days with shows automatically recorded and their favorite song at their fingertips. These items were popular in the 80s and a while longer, but now...

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80s in the Kitchen: Make Ambrosia for your Thanksgiving Feast
Nov12

80s in the Kitchen: Make Ambrosia for your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is full of treats, traditions and turkey. In the 80s, it was much the same. The best start to the Thanksgiving holiday is watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles. This classic 80s movie is set a couple of days before Thanksgiving and follows two lovable men on through the travels and tribulations of trying to get home to Chicago in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanksgiving dinner still centers around the turkey and...

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Here’s Why Many Americans Are Scared
Nov12

Here’s Why Many Americans Are Scared

It’s easy to dismiss the fears of the oppressed as baseless if you have never experienced fear yourself. I’m not talking about concerns that you might not make the mortgage payment this month or even worries over health, family, and other very serious things. It’s the fear that your normal, the way you live not harming anyone else, might become less tolerated, or even illegal. It’s the fear that just being you...

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80s Christmas Movie Drinks to Go With Classic 1980s Films
Nov12

80s Christmas Movie Drinks to Go With Classic 1980s Films

No matter the season, the 1980s was filled with classic comedies and in winter that means films matched with 80s Christmas movie drinks. This was especially true for the holidays and at the end of the day, who doesn’t need a cocktail during the holidays? Celebrate Christmas like it’s the 80s with these three comedies and cocktails. Christmas Vacation is a perfect example of family debauchery and craziness of the holiday season. Clark...

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The Top 10 80s Candy Still Available on Amazon
Nov11

The Top 10 80s Candy Still Available on Amazon

80s candy is in some cases gone, but in others it can still be found. Remember the good ol’ days, when parents allowed their kids to eat candy, and they weren’t shamed for it by other parents? Oh, would that we could return to such an innocent time. Sure, our teeth were rotten. But, by golly, we had lots of energy. Alas!  You’re an adult now, and you can eat all the sugar you want. Well, unless you’re a diabetic, of course....

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New Transformers Toys Get An 80s Makeover
Nov10

New Transformers Toys Get An 80s Makeover

80s Transformers is arguably the best decade for the franchise. Why? Because the 80s was one of the most awesome decades ever. That’s why it doesn’t come as a surprise to use that the new Transformer toys are getting an 80s makeover. The current Transformers series is called Robots In Disguise and there is a line of new Transformers toys coming. “Characters like Starscream, Soundwave, Cyclonus, and Blurr, to name a...

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3 80s Toys Making a Christmas 2016 Comeback
Nov09

3 80s Toys Making a Christmas 2016 Comeback

While He-Man may remain a relic of the past, a number of popular 80s toys are returning to stores for the 2016 holiday season. No, we won’t be battling over the last Cabbage Patch Kid and the Transformers have long been on shelves, even if the older transforming robots were more fun than the current models sold. Instead three classic are being brought back albeit in updated form. 80s Toys: Teddy Ruxpin returns First, Teddy...

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80s Fashion: How to Wear Jean Jackets Now
Nov09

80s Fashion: How to Wear Jean Jackets Now

Jean jackets, color pants and animal print all seem like such 80s fashion, don’t they? It’s because they are. The thing is, these looks are classics and are showing up everywhere even now. Jean jackets can be worn with almost anything. Here are the most fashion forward ways to incorporate this look: Jean jackets with a maxi This combination is one of the best looks around. Not only is wearing a maxi a fashionable choice but a...

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Fashions From the 80s That Are Back!
Nov09

Fashions From the 80s That Are Back!

Fashion in the 80s meant big hair, bright colors and parachute pants. While fanny packs and rat tails are least likely to make a huge comeback, the 5 fashions below are back and more popular than ever: 80s fashion: Big Earrings Big Earrings meant big style in the 80s. Known as door-knockers, the bigger and brighter your earrings, the better. Huge earrings paired with animal print were the most fashionable accessory around. (As...

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80s One-Hit-Wonders: 40 Songs You Can’t Forget
Nov09

80s One-Hit-Wonders: 40 Songs You Can’t Forget

They’re called one-hit-wonders and 80s one-hit wonders covers are lot of ground. The phrase itself describes artists who are mostly known for having one, solitary hit song on the Billboard Charts. Some of these songs were so popular, that it’s almost impossible to believe that more hits didn’t come pouring out of that artist. There were times when you couldn’t turn on your radio without hearing these songs. They were ingrained in your...

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Then & Now: Charles in Charge
Nov05

Then & Now: Charles in Charge

“The new boy in the neighborhood Lives downstairs and it’s understood. He’s there just to take good care of me. Like he’s one of the family…” If you can finish that lyric, then chances are that you were a Charles in Charge fan. That catchy opening theme was so gosh-darn catchy that you found yourself singing it on the bus, in class, or as you were falling asleep. They just don’t write them like that anymore. Well,...

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80s In the Kitchen: How to Make Sloppy Joes
Nov03

80s In the Kitchen: How to Make Sloppy Joes

Have you ever wondered what happened to the loose meat sandwich of the 80s? Turns out it got a makeover, a new name (one you know) and it lives on as the Sloppy Joe. Loose Meat Sandwiches, or as we know them now, Sloppy Joes, gained popularity in the 80s. They were served on Roseanne at her restaurant and considered a comfort food of the time. These sandwiches were characteristically made of “loose” meat (crumbled ground beef) with a...

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“Remembering an 80s Movie Nobody Remembers: Where the Boys Are 84”
Nov03

“Remembering an 80s Movie Nobody Remembers: Where the Boys Are 84”

The category is campy 80s flicks that you’ve never heard of and the answer is Where the Boys Are 84.  Why? Because some movies are so bad, that they’re actually fun to watch. Consider it a guilty pleasure. Not to mention that Liza Minnelli’s little sister is in it, along with the blond, blind girl from “Ice Castles.”  (Yeah, “Ice Castles” made me cry too.) It was a remake of the 1960’s, Metrocolor classic, “Where the Boys Are”—the...

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4 80s Headphones We Miss
Sep08

4 80s Headphones We Miss

When it comes to headphones we can now easily access smaller buds and in some cases wireless ones as well, take Apple’s new wireless headphones for their iPhone for example. However we would like to relive 4 80s Headphones We Miss. The four headphones in the slideshow below were game-changers all on their own. However, when it came to sound quality they really showed a lot of growth from the ones that predated them. The Walkman...

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