80s

12 Normal Things 80s Kids Did At School That Just Aren't Allowed Anymore

Times sure have changed from the 80's. It seems as though everything has become dependent on technology and there's been a crazy increase in helicopter parenting. So what's changed in the school world? Can it really be that different? The answer is yes. Things have definitely gotten a little more strict and little less fun-loving since we were in grade school. And who knows? Maybe it's justified. But honestly it just seems like today's kids are missing out!Here are some totally normal things we'd do at school in the 80's but would not fly today. 1. Actually Choosing a

90s

There's A Scientific Reason The Music You Loved As A Teenager Is Better

If you take a look at your most recently played songs, what shows up? Is there anything that has been released in the past 10 years? Unlikely. Most of us tend to listen to a lot of nostalgia-inducing music which comes from our childhood and teen years. If you thought you might be along on this, you'd be wrong. In a recent article from the New York Times, it was uncovered that most people base their tastes, music or otherwise, on their formative years. “The most important period for men in forming their adult tastes were ages 13 to 16,

Retro

Vintage Pictures From Old Bowling Alleys That'll Strike You Right In The Nostalgia

Bowling was the birthday party excursion every kid wanted. If you weren't going bowling, then what was the point of even having a party? Bowling alleys have advanced since we were kids, but I bet your parents would tell you that even the ones we went to were considered advanced to them. These are some vintage photos of old bowling alleys that will make you not only nostalgic, but also a little bit thankful we don't have to deal with it. You had to keep score, there was no machine to do it for you.Joe Herring Jr. I hope

Life

Meet The Family Who Spent A Year Living Like It Was 1986

Maybe we all wish we could relive our childhoods and escape our hectic, modern lives. But only Blair McMillan was brave enough to actually do it. The father-of-two transported his family back in time for a year-long experiment that saw them living like it was 1986 again. Why 1986? That's the year Blair was born, but that's only part of the reason why.Deborah Balc - The Globe and MailThe concerned dad says he was inspired to turn back his family's clock when he noticed his sons Trey and Denton, aged five and two when the experiment started, were already

80s

Super Mario Is Coming To The Big Screen, And Hopefully It's Better Than The Last Time

Super Mario was an important part of everyone's childhood. Hours were spent playing games on our N64s, Super Nintendos and Game Boys, trying to navigate our way through the Mushroom Kingdom. Business InsiderOf course, we all got a little too excited when it was announced that our favorite Italian plumbing brothers were getting their own TV show in 1990. We probably should have waited until after we saw it...because hoo boy, it was bad. Family ChannelIn 1993, we were subjected to the movie Super Mario Bros. starring John Leguizamo and Bob Hoskins. To say it was sub par would

70s

Ever Wonder What Happened To These Iconic Movie Props?

Movie magic is when the cast and crew of a studio are able to make an audience believe something extraordinary, using only the bare minimum to achieve the impossible. Some of the most memorable moments in film history have been thanks to a few well-made props that ended up becoming classic tropes in Hollywood. But what happens when their screen time is over and the director yells cut?Here's the weird and tragic endings for those famous pieces of cinema history!The Heart of the Ocean - TitanicThrillistThe incredible jewel that ties together the love triangle is what sparked the

Pop Culture

10 Facts About "Salute Your Shorts" That When You Think About Them, Will Make You Wanna Fart

Salute Your Shorts may be one of the best, yet totally forgotten, TV shows from the 90s. Camp Anawanna still holds a special place in our hearts, even if the thought of it makes us wanna fart. The show focused on teenage campers who had to deal with their bossy counselor, and all the shenanigans that happen at summer camp. The title is a nod to the common camp prank, which involves raising a set of boxer shorts up a flagpole. Kids would then salute the new "flag" as part of the prank. But even if you watched all 25

80s

8 Memories Of Your 80s Bike That Will Take You Back

Riding your bike was like having a license to go anywhere (as long as you were home when the street lights came on.) In the 80s, our bikes were a way to express ourselves and act like we were a little older than we were. If you wanted to sound like a motorcycle, all you had to do was grab a clothespin and a playing card, attach it to your spokes, and you were good to go. These are some of the other bike memories that kids from the 80s will definitely remember. 1. BMX BikesOld Line ClubNothing felt cooler

90s

You Guys, The Man Behind Barney Now Runs A Tantric Sex Company

If you're still holding onto fond memories of Barney the dinosaur, I suggest you stop reading this immediately. Every kid watched Barney growing up; it was almost like a right of passage. You knew the songs, you knew the characters, and you knew you wanted to be one of the kids who was on the show. Barney WikiThe man behind the suit, David Joyner, led a fairly normal life before becoming a childhood icon, though he did have some odd jobs. "I would stand in store windows and I would stand there as a mannequin, just frozen," he recalled. IMDbBut

80s

Mark Ruffalo's Clearasil Ad From The 80s Will Leave You Saying "Oh No Baby, What Is You Doing?"

Listen, I love Mark Ruffalo as much as the next person, maybe even more, but that doesn't mean I can ignore this OUTRAGEOUS Clearsil ad from 1989. For those of you who are not familiar with Ruffalo's work, I have two questions:1) Where have you been?2) Why are you like this?He currently is portraying Bruce Banner/Hulk in the Marvel franchise:NerdistGeekTyrant/DisneyAnd he was also Matty in the iconic 13 Going On 30:Fan PopOr maybe you know him from Spotlight:EWOr Zodiac:Vague VisagesThe three-time Oscar nominee certainly has had an illustrious career, but everyone