I was born in 1969 and I remember most of these.
"All skaters, change directions" means something to you.
"Members Only" jackets...say no more. Yep, and the little wooden drink tokens you got for winning the speed rounds
A predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid". nope, we was po folk, most of my clothes were army surplus when army surplus wasn't fashionable
If male: your first love was Marsha Brady, Jeannine, Samantha from Bewitched, Josie or any one of the Pussycat. Nonsense, Maryanne of coarse
Most of the fillings in your mouth are directly related to Bazooka or Bubble Yum. probably
Rotary phones. yep
Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history. (A big hint here is if the only way you can recite the Preamble to the Constitution is by singing it.) yep
The Brady Bunch Movie brings back warm memories. I hated the Brady Bunch and can't believe anybody would make a movie about it
You can remember the words to the theme song of "The Greatest American Hero." ("BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I'M WALKIN' ON AIR... I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD FEEL SO FREE-EE-EE...") yep
There was nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together. yes there was
This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me." mmmhmmm
You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke. nope tried it to find out if it worked
You actually remember Benetton. WHo?
You actually remember Mr. Bill. ya, but probably not the one you're refering to and I never sat on his lap...
You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen" by yourself in your room. ummm no
You know who shot J.R. dumb show, didn't care
You learned to swim at about the same time "Jaws" came out... and still carry the emotional scars to prove it. that godsforsaken movie ruined my carreer as a professional surfer
You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV. yep, music video babes were hot!!!!!
You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or, worst of all - what Sheriff Roscoe's full name was. (Coltrain) mmmm Daisy
You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel. yep
You remember that music that was labeled "alternative" really was. nope, it was just weird
You remember the days when "safe sex" meant "my parents are going out of town". yep
You remember when film critics were certain that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON. yep, another one I wasn't all that thrilled with.
You remember when there was only "G", "PG", and "R". ummm no comment.
You took family trips BEFORE the invention of the mini-van and remember riding in the back of the station wagon trying to get passing trucks to honk at you. yep, no such things as car seats, heck, you were lucky if there was a lap belt.
You tuned in regularly to the adventures of the Bionic Man and Woman, Wonder Woman, and/or the Incredible Hulk. yep, real heroes
You were not allowed to see The Exorcist, The Omen, or The Blue Lagoon when they came out. unfortunatelt I had weird parents, I was allowed to see those, maybe that's why I work nights, still too afraid of the dark to sleep at night:o
You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on. why would I care, Pepsi baby
Your first musical purchase was an 8-track tape. Not!!!
Your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those brick-sized packages of Bazooka! Yep
Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table. $800 she got it on sale and the damn thing still works
Your parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes anyway. As I said, we was po folk, they wanted me to get a job
You owned a jumpsuit. A what?
Your $1.00 per week allowance got you a 'Mad magazine', a 'Charlston Chew' and a pack of Star Wars cards with a stick of gum that was like eating plastic. My $15 a week lawn mowing route did me much better than that
Shops still had 'Penny candy'. yep
On hot days, the fire department opened up hydrants as sprinklers. Ya right
You played outside during blizzards and thunderstorms. we lived in a poor area in southern California, we had lots of flakes but no blizzards
Metal and concrete playgrounds. and most of the toys were made out of old tires.
No helmets. we stole motorcycle helmets so we could look cool.
Stitches for cuts were administered by a family member...usually the person in the house who was the best at mending clothes with a thimbul. yep, mom could stitch up anything.
watching home movies on a super 8mm film projector. yep
The dojo was cold in the winter and hot in the summer. Karate classes were $200.....per year. and there was only one gym to train at in a 25 mile radius. had to work for the mall it was in to get the lessons
That brought back memories.