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80s Nostalgiahttp://www.80snostalgia.com

Once you access the site, do not be alarmed by the Rubik's Cube graphic that follows your pointer around the screen. It's supposed to be there, you're not having a homemade acid flashback. Although if you move your mouse fast enough you may wish you were. Regardless, since trends run in cycles of roughly 20 years or so it was inevitable that a site like 80s Nostalgia would rear its cyber head and vomit up all sorts of retro goodness. Move past the ubiquitous "You know you're from the '80s if" list and never mind that the music section is currently under construction (total bummer). Instead take a peek at the dictionary, which has a definite hip-hop feel but will surely spark a few grins because yes, you really did talk like that. Plus, you can now watch Fast Times at Ridgemont High again and understand what the hell they're saying. Another gnarly seggie is the Classic TV page where you'll find one monster list of TV shows we rotted our collective brains to in the decade of greed. Sure, the write-ups may be sparse in the area of actors, but there's a picture gallery for each show listed and for some even have sound clips! Be still, my beating heart. C'mon, you know you wanna hear Michael and KITT argue. Or even better, hear again the battle cry that never gets stale: "Thundercats! HO!" For you history buffs, the "On this day" section (located right on the main page) is chock full of tidbits of what was shaking back in the day. While not the be-all/end-all of bygone lore, 80s Nostalgia just might allow you to relive a bit of the past without having to tease your hair to impossible heights or wear ripped jeans.

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