Necessary Diversion: #TweetsFromThe80s

 

 

80sTwitter

I was at my Mom’s place last weekend rummaging through my teenage things and found some old tweets!

Can’t believe she kept them. Remember how modern Twitter seemed in the 1980s? That was when we changed our Twitter handles almost daily. #GoodTimes

Thought I would share a few:

@OPShorts Met a rad girl @Zuma. Like totally awesome! She gave me her party line number. It rang Musicland :( #Bogus

@HeatOfTheMoment Decision: Zeppelin’s In Through The Out Door or Styx Paradise Theater? Only have $5. #WentWithAsia

@TheWayItIsnt  Cronkite also refers to Reagan’s SDI laser thing as ‘Star Wars’. Hey Walt: At least call it something from this decade – Missile Command. #DeepSpaceThoughts

@BetteDavisThighs Juan must really love Maria. That’s like his 4th radio dedication this week. #LoveSongsOnTheZzzzzzzzzzz

@FlockOfSpitballs RIP John Belushi. That is all. #ImAZitGetIt? 

@MrHandsFeet Just saw Fast Times at Pacific Theaters in the mall they filmed Fast Times, where a character worked at same theater, where I was sitting, watching… #WigginOut

@DavidLeeSpandex DJ: Play less ‘Hello’ and more ‘Hot For Teacher’ #LionelRitchieMakesMeItchie

@CaughtBetweenTheMoon&NYC Found the Ringwalds home number in the White Pages. Just spoke with her Grandma who will pass on my message to Molly. #DONTUSETHEPHONEMOM!!!

@InTheFamilyJewels? Hands Across America. Gerbils in Gere #PagingPETA

@SeaBiscuitAndGravy The Titanic was found near Newfoundland. Sounds like the first place they should’ve looked. #IcebergLettuceAHead

@CherNotSoNobyl The most permanent feature of Russia’s socialistic economy are their temporary shortages. #CageyBee

@AbeFroman I heard that you were feeling ill. Headache, fever, and a chill. I came to help restore your pluck, cause I’m the nurse who likes to… #TheyThinkHe’sARighteousDude

@MrFurleysAscot More like Three’s Slightly Amusing Misunderstandings #MeetAtRegalBeagle

@DebbieGibsonOrTiffany? Girl in my class wears Electric Youth perfume. If I wore Gene Simmons’ KISS cologne you think I got a shot? #NobodyPutsBabyInTheCorner

@HeresTheBeef Band-Aid, Live-Aid, and Farm-Aid are all Cool… ade. #FeedTheWorld

@1234Siskel&EbertsThumbwar Movie Review: Star Trek III – The Search For Pillow #TribbleMeThis

@JimBakkersAlibi Dear Penthouse Forum. You won’t believe this, but this really did happen to me. #YeahThatsTheTicket

@MilkBoneUnderwear Spuds MacKenzie learned to play guitar yet I can’t get past the first 3 notes of Jessie’s Girl. #DrinksFromBudBowl

@BeKindRewind Ghostbusters II was a pretty funny sequel. Glad they didn’t pander and replace them with an all female cast. #GhostWithTheMost

@AndLeonsGettingLarger Hulk Hogan played Thunderlips and doesn’t get the Oscar nod? Rigged. #WeBuiltThisCityOnRockyRoad

@ThatsInconceivable They’re called Compact Discs. Totally indestructible. Will never scratch. #HastaColumbiaRecords

@AwesomeKarioke My favorite was Milli… no, Vanilli… #BlameItOnTheLame

@Frajeeelay Deck the halls with boughs of horry. #OhFfffffudddgggee

@WeirdWeatherScience A guy named Doppler invented a better radar… to find his dopplerganger. #MaxHeadroomToldMe

@BackInTwoAndTwo Mooooon River…Thank you doc, ever serve time? #NeverGoingBackOnWoolery’sShow

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  1. BrentB67 Inactive
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    Thanks. I actually get those jokes.

    If I wasn’t feeling old before I am now.

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  2. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    BrentB67:Thanks. I actually get those jokes.

    If I wasn’t feeling old before I am now.

    Ha. Tell me about it. It’s probably as good a time as any to get a few stupid jokes out there.

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  3. danys Thatcher
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    Oh, boy; I remember these, too.

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  4. RightAngles Member
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    Hahaha  Max Headroom! We thought he was so futuristic. I guess we’re all lucky Twitter didn’t come along till later

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  5. BrentB67 Inactive
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    RightAngles:Hahaha Max Headroom! We thought he was so futuristic. I guess we’re all lucky Twitter didn’t come along till later

    I need to Thank God more often that there was no such thing as cell phones with video cameras and YouTube in the late 70’s/early 80’s. I would probably just be eligible for parole.

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  6. 6foot2inhighheels Member
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    I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

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  7. RightAngles Member
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    BrentB67:

    RightAngles:Hahaha Max Headroom! We thought he was so futuristic. I guess we’re all lucky Twitter didn’t come along till later

    I need to Thank God more often that there was no such thing as cell phones with video cameras and YouTube in the late 70’s/early 80’s. I would probably just be eligible for parole.

    Just as I thank God every day there were no webcams.

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  8. Titus Techera Contributor
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    Hot for teacher is better than Hello. Also, less creepy…

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  9. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    6foot2inhighheels:I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

    DC Mayor Marion Barry may not have been re-elected… Abscam would have gone viral and Gary Hart and Donna Rice may have had a sex tape.

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  10. RightAngles Member
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    Dave Sussman:

    6foot2inhighheels:I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

    DC Mayor Marion Barry may not have been re-elected… Abscam would have gone viral and Gary Hart and Donna Rice may have had a sex tape.

    AND we might never have had a President Clinton. (May we never have another one)

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  11. Brian McMenomy Inactive
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    Back then the Police mostly meant a really talented musical trio…

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  12. Jimmy Carter Member
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    @BrainySmurf Mom just told Me I have to find a “real” friend.

    #ILoveYouTeddyRuxpin

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  13. Randy Webster Member
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    Hm.  I quit paying attention even before the time of most of these jokes.

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  14. Mate De Inactive
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    Hahahaha these are great. I used to wear Electric Youth perfume lol

    #tiffanywasahackdebbiealltheway

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  15. Gary McVey Contributor
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    Excellent satire, Dave!

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  16. Judge Mental Member
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    #OldEnoughToRemember

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  17. Michael Minnott Member
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    I still fondly remember when music videos were a big deal.  Not just on MTV, but local stations would have music video shows on after school.  They had a certain cheesey charm to them.

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  18. RightAngles Member
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    Michael Minnott:I still fondly remember when music videos were a big deal. Not just on MTV, but local stations would have music video shows on after school. They had a certain cheesey charm to them.

    I know! I can still remember the first time I saw one. We were at a northside bar in Chicago, and suddenly all the TV screens had Madonna singing one of her songs and acting it out! We said, “Wh-a-a-a? Did they make a movie out of it?”

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  19. Randy Webster Member
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    I remember being at a friend’s house watching MTV when it first started.  My opinion then was that the musicians made videos because their music wasn’t good enough to make it on its own.  That part of my opinion hasn’t changed much over the years, but EVERYONE made them.  Fortunately, I quit listening to pop music (or watching), and didn’t have to deal with it.

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  20. Metalheaddoc Member
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    I remember staying up late on Saturdays to watch Headbangers Ball on MTV. Back when they actually had music videos instead stupid shows.

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  21. Randy Webster Member
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    6foot2inhighheels:I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

    I don’t remember the author’s name, though I remember seeing the book.  One of the first alt-history books.  He wrote 3 or 4 in the series, I think.  Michael Moorcock, maybe?

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  22. Patrickb63 Coolidge
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    Randy Webster:

    6foot2inhighheels:I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

    I don’t remember the author’s name, though I remember seeing the book. One of the first alt-history books. He wrote 3 or 4 in the series, I think. Michael Moorcock, maybe?

    I think Harry Turtledove. I’ll look.

    Edit: Yes-

    https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&q=The+Guns+of+the+South&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLQz9U3SDIoSFPiBLFM0suLDLQEHEtLMvKLQvKd8vOz_fNyKgHktyf2KQAAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRhIOLuObNAhVM6iYKHSM9AWgQxA0IUTAJ

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  23. Randy Webster Member
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    Patrickb63:

    Randy Webster:

    6foot2inhighheels:I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

    I don’t remember the author’s name, though I remember seeing the book. One of the first alt-history books. He wrote 3 or 4 in the series, I think. Michael Moorcock, maybe?

    I think Harry Turtledove. I’ll look.

    Edit: Yes-

    https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&q=The+Guns+of+the+South&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLQz9U3SDIoSFPiBLFM0suLDLQEHEtLMvKLQvKd8vOz_fNyKgHktyf2KQAAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRhIOLuObNAhVM6iYKHSM9AWgQxA0IUTAJ

    I’m so old I don’t always remember that you can google anything.

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  24. Titus Techera Contributor
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    Randy Webster:

    Patrickb63:

    Randy Webster:

    6foot2inhighheels:I once read a Sci-fu book called Guns of the South, where racists from the future armed Lee’s Army with modern guns to fight the North.

    I wonder how cell phones and twitter would have changed the Reagan years.

    I don’t remember the author’s name, though I remember seeing the book. One of the first alt-history books. He wrote 3 or 4 in the series, I think. Michael Moorcock, maybe?

    I think Harry Turtledove. I’ll look.

    Edit: Yes-

    https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=ipad_bm&q=The+Guns+of+the+South&stick=H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgFuLQz9U3SDIoSFPiBLFM0suLDLQEHEtLMvKLQvKd8vOz_fNyKgHktyf2KQAAAA&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiRhIOLuObNAhVM6iYKHSM9AWgQxA0IUTAJ

    I’m so old I don’t always remember that you can google anything.

    Best Ricochet line of the weekend, I feel sure-

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  25. The Dowager Jojo Inactive
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    This kind of thing always disorients me because it takes me a minute to realize the 80’s actually were…….a while ago.

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  26. Ed G. Inactive
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    Titus Techera:Hot for teacher is better than Hello. Also, less creepy…

    Don’t hate on Lionel Ritchie even if VH is obviously better in every way (whether with Dave or Sammy). Lionel was smooth and talented.

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  27. Dan Hanson Thatcher
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    Hilarious!

    @imtooold

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  28. Titus Techera Contributor
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    Ed G.:

    Titus Techera:Hot for teacher is better than Hello. Also, less creepy…

    Don’t hate on Lionel Ritchie even if VH is obviously better in every way (whether with Dave or Sammy). Lionel was smooth and talented.

    Also, he made a video about sorta kinda stalking a blind chick?

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  29. Ed G. Inactive
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    RightAngles:

    Michael Minnott:I still fondly remember when music videos were a big deal. Not just on MTV, but local stations would have music video shows on after school. They had a certain cheesey charm to them.

    I know! I can still remember the first time I saw one. We were at a northside bar in Chicago, and suddenly all the TV screens had Madonna singing one of her songs and acting it out! We said, “Wh-a-a-a? Did they make a movie out of it?”

    Video really did kill the radio star. Probably JR Ewing too.

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  30. Ed G. Inactive
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    Randy Webster:

    [….] Michael Moorcock, maybe?

    None for me, thanks. Makes me gag. And my name is Ed not Michael.

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