Wednesday, June 20, 2007


preface - diggedy, if you are going to answer this blog, you are limited to two items. i know you could go on for days and days.

but today on Wex Wednesdays, we're going to talk about the top things you miss from the 80's. it could be a TV show (shout out to the now retired Bob Barker, who really hit his stride in the 80's), a popular toy, a movie, a car, etc. what was your shit in the 80's?

for me, it was:

1) The WWF (1985-1989). classic good versus evil battles. and yo, i've been in an old wrestling kick lately, where i've found myself a) displaying my kindergarden WWF lunch box in my apt, b) netflixing the first three wrestlemanias, and c) buying the VHS (!!!) documentary on Bret Hart. as you can tell, my girlfriend is VERY happy about this.
2) Transformers - the cartoon & action figures. and i'm not gonna lie, i'm kinda amped for the new movie. it's weird how some classic things never go out of style. my 4 year old nephew sleeps with his metal Optimus Prime every night - no matter how uncomfortable that may be.
3) Nintendo (NES!). i still have mine. still have mad games. still play them once in a while. what what.

4) Football/Basketball/Baseball cards & comics. i just went down to south florida (where i'm from) and went up to my pop's attic to go thru all of this stuff. i found all sorts of gems that i had forgot about. i found my 1989 score football factory set! is that even worth anything? mad rookies in that box.
5) Mr. T. without a doubt, one of the GOAT's of the 80's. i needed me some A-Team when i got home from school. as a sidenote, T can also be connected to some of my other fav things - like 80's WWF... and Conan O'Brien (he's had some recent brilliant skits on Conan).

hopefully digs and i will see some of you tonight at Angels and Kings.

dj wex.


Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

Dudes, y'all know what really ruled in the '80s and something I miss a lot? Not working!

4:44 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

the mets winning and the yankees sucking.

no wait, thats what i miss from last month.

4:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GLOW....gorgeous ladies of wrestling. i really did think i would join the bad girls (probably fueled by my obsession with the 'misfits' from jem).

8:03 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

the dj kat show

5:24 PM  
Blogger Tennis Talk, Anyone? said...

Teufel's answer is one of the best Wex's Wednesday answers of all time.

7:15 PM  
Blogger Kev frum BROOKLYN! said...

Garbage Pail Kids cards.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...


8:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

russ: i was ON the dj kat show! i totally lost and was given a plastic fish bone necklace. what crap.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Freddy Krueger. Horror movies just haven't been the same since the 80s.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

garbage pail kids and freddy kruger are both outstanding answers that i wish i would have thought of myself.

same goes for crack.


11:36 PM  
Blogger Russ the Bus said...

I'm just glad somebody else actually remembers that show. you're my hero, Pemora, you, and Jake the Snake.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I greatly miss Fun Fruits and Different Strokes.

12:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss music videos on MTV. (Martha Quinn, Alan Hunter, and Nina Blackwood were my primary babysitters growing up! Seriously.)

I miss the Atari 2600 (actually. . . I don't really miss it. . . its still in prime working condition in my bedroom!)

I miss Crispy Critters cereal (it was indubitably delicious!)

I miss Hi-C "Ecto Cooler" (mmmmm. . . Ecto. . . )

I miss the McDLT (the hot stayed hot. . . the cool stayed cool. . . and my belly stayed full. . . mmmm)

2:41 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

cushioned seats on the bus

straps on the subway

the RR train


al's toyland (park slope shout out)

snooky's when it used to actually be pub (park slope shout out)

sketchy times square

affordable real estate

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss going to 42nd and catching the 2 for $5 movie theaters...
not to mention, I miss channel 11 when it was WPIX and you could call in and play video games which amounted to yelling "PIX" thru the phone at the tv

7:28 PM  

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