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1980's. Why? by Kid Loco on 2000-04-05 01:06:13

This is the first of a whole series of whys, asking for reasons behind the most hideous of all crimes. Perhaps things like flares, and beards will crop up, for now, specualte as to why men felt compelled to wear make-up and women to harbour poodles upon their heads.

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Re: 1980's. Why? by Kid Loco on 2000-04-05 01:06:44  |  Reply to this
  Men wearing make-up; Getting in touch with their feminine side?
Re: 1980's. Why? by Wash! on 2000-04-05 02:42:51  |  Reply to this
  Bros, why?
Re: Re: 1980's. Why? by Kid Loco on 2000-04-05 02:44:07  |  Reply to this
  When will I, will I be famous indeed. Maybe when you do something worth the fame, you white headed a55-liquor.
Re: 1980's. Why? by Amelia on 2000-04-05 03:25:58  |  Reply to this
  Don't worry, in another 20 years your own youth will look wonderfully ridiculous. Then, most uncomfortably, it will become the setting for nostalgic TV shows. Yet you will still harbor secret fondness for things like WormNerd (intercaps and all), SUVs, musical cell phones, and garish sneakers.
In spite of the poodle perm, pointy shoes, and sparkling aerobic-wear, I had some great times in the '80s, and that is the stuff I will continue to remember.
Re: 1980's. Why? by tommie on 2000-04-05 03:52:22  |  Reply to this
  You will become your parents!
Re: 1980's. Why? by tommie on 2000-04-05 11:13:34  |  Reply to this
  And what happened during the '80's? I don't remember.
Re: Re: 1980's. Why? by Wash! on 2000-04-05 15:06:52  |  Reply to this
  Hey! Me and Loco were born in the 80s!!!
Re: 1980's. Why? by Tetra Grammaton on 2000-04-05 23:59:31  |  Reply to this
  Ronald Reagan scared a lot of people into behaving strangely. Plus, men were wearing makeup in the 70s too. It's all about terror and boredom in the end, isn't it?
Re: 1980's. Why? by Amelia on 2000-04-06 20:10:14  |  Reply to this
  Not only were men wearing makeup in the '70s, flares were pretty much out in the '80s. I quite lucidly remember purchasing my last pair in 1978. Well, my last pair until 1997, but that is a different story. Beards were pretty much a '70s thing, too, until the resurgence of the goatee in the mid '90s.
The main thing about the '80s, stylistically speaking, was the rise of cable and especially MTV and ESPN. This was somehow related to the ascendence of Australian popular culture in the international scene (who could forget A Flock of Seagulls and Crocodile Dundee?) as well as that whole debacle of the 1984 Olympics, held in Los Angeles and styled in the colors of a gelateria rather than those of the host country.
Of course, we in New York are still atoning for that moment of showing the world our best aqua, peach, and mulberry selves by wearing nothing but black for the next decade. It does make packing for trips a lot easier, though.