Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday Memory

  • "All skaters, change directions" means something to you.
  • This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me."
  • You remember when film critics were certain that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON.
  • Your jaw would ache by the time you finished one of those brick-sized packages of Bazooka!
  • You remember having a rotary phone.
  • You remember when your cable TV box had a sliding selector switch and your "cable or VCR remote" was connected to the TV by a CORD!
  • You actually remember Mr. Bill.
  • 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.
  • You remember Bo and Luke Duke, Daisy, Boss Hogg, or, worst of all - what Sheriff Roscoe's full name was. (Coltrain)
  • You found nothing strange about Bert and Ernie living together.
  • Leg warmers were cool.
  • Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you learned things like grammar, math and history.
  • You learned to swim at about the same time "Jaws" came out... and still carry the emotional scars to prove it. (Guess that explains why I can't swim!)
  • You ever had a Dorothy Hamill haircut or used Short and Sassy shampoo.
  • You remember having to get off the couch to change the TV channel.
  • If male: your first love was Marsha Brady, Jeannine, Samantha from Bewitched, Josie or any one of the Pussycat.
  • You were unsure if Diet Coke would ever catch on.
  • You remember the days when "safe sex" meant "my parents are going out of town".
  • Chevy Chase was really funny in those vacation movies.
  • You actually believed that Mikey, famed kid on the Life cereal commercials, died after eating Pop Rocks and drinking a Coke.
  • You were not allowed to see The Exorcist, The Omen, or The Blue Lagoon when they came out.
  • The Brady Bunch Movie brings back warm memories.
  • You tuned in regularly to the adventures of the Bionic Man and Woman, Wonder Woman, and/or the Incredible Hulk.
  • A predominant color in your childhood photos is "plaid".
  • You remember trying to guess the first episode of the Brady Bunch from the first scene.
  • Your first musical purchase was an 8-track tape.
  • Your parents paid $2,000 for a top-loading VCR that was almost the size of a coffee table.
  • You ever owned a Donnie and Marie or Sonny and Cher poster.
  • You remember wanting to stay up to see Mr. Bill on Saturday Night Live.
  • You ever wanted to learn to play "Stairway to Heaven" on the guitar and choreographed "Dancing Queen" by yourself in your room.
  • You know all the words to the double-album set of the "Grease" soundtrack.
  • You thought that Shawn Cassidy was "dreamy", lusted after "Ted, your ship's photographer" on the Love Boat or Chachi.
  • Most of the fillings in your mouth are directly related to Bazooka or Bubble Yum.
  • You remember when there was only "G", "PG", and "R".
I cheated a little to put together this post today. Found this site and selected the relevant bits for me. Man, was it ever cool being a child in the 70's. Kids these days don't know what they're missing.


Martha said...

You got that right, RA! Thanks for the great memories. I remember when we had milk delivered by a milkman too!

alicia said...

definatly not a 70's child! haha I don't know half of these!!!