Tuesday, November 14, 2006

It's the 1980s Day Party--We're in Full Swing!


WELCOME to the 1980s Day Party!

The 1980s had its ups and downs. It was the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, the Tylenol Murders (tainted bottles of Tylenol killed 7 in the Chicago area), a stock market crash ... On the other hand, we played Trivial Pursuit, computers began to revolutionize the word, and Prince entertained us along with Boy George.

What a strange decade!!
Can you name these people (below) from the 1980s (a-e horizontally)??























They were just a few of the unique characters from the time. Here are a few more questions:

f. Who played the role of J.R. Ewing on Dallas?
g. What was the name of the actor who played the father on Family Ties?
h. What was the name of the four actresses in The Golden Girls?

List your answers to these questions in the comments section.

I'm bringing:
my Cabbage Patch doll
my Rubik's Cube (yes, the same one I brought to the 70s party because I was confused)
my Trivial Pursuit game
and lots of food goodies to share (definitely the new Clamato Juice flavors!!)

Let the 80s Day Party begin! What will YOU bring to add to the fun? You may bring food, drinks, music, people dead or alive from the 1980s, animals, insects--you name it!
Come join the party! That means YOU!

45 Comments:

Blogger Mel said...

Its the 80s and I am bringing Glamour shots for everybody!!!!! I even posted my own glamour shot today and Zed you owe me bigtime cuz I just hate posting pictures of myself. This was before I got sick, I looked good!

I had my kids in the 80s so I was kinda out of things with 2 in diapers, I missed alot. I remember Maria had her baby on Seseame street, and the little Mermaid at the theater.

Lets party!!

Nov 15, 2006, 9:07:00 AM  
Anonymous jane said...

jane, I'm not sure what to bring... maybe my Calvin Klein ad with Brook Shields that caused a stir.

Nov 15, 2006, 10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Mel, you were a knockout!! And I'm sure you still are... That photo's fabulous!

Nov 15, 2006, 10:42:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I'm bringing:

my walkman, an album, a beta player (similar to VHS for you non 80's people)

various ticket stubs: Pat Benatar, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Debbie Gibson

a big can of hairspray, parachute pants and leg warmers

pictures from Live Aid and Hands Across America

My 1984 yearbook, class ring and diploma

Nov 15, 2006, 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Zed said...

Teri, I forgot about beta players! So much better than VHS. And parachute pants!! Oh my oh my. haha!

Jane, what a big stir that stupid Calvin Klein ad caused--now anything goes.

Nov 15, 2006, 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I brought some
Duran Duran Music,
Anthony Michael Hall,
and Atari

Nov 15, 2006, 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

I'm like TOTALLY bringing my, like, walkman because it's like TOTALLY AWESOME.

But, like, Clamato?? That is GRODY! I mean, like, GAG ME WITH A SPOON!

Oh, yeah, and I'm like bringing all of my, like, pinup pictures that I ripped out of 16, Teen Beat, and Tiger Beat magazines... the ones of Ricky Schroeder and Michael J. Fox and Rob Lowe. They are all, like, TOTALLY HOT BABES!

Nov 15, 2006, 11:29:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

I'm also bringing the following movies:

Flashdance, Footloose, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, When Harry Met Sally....

Nov 15, 2006, 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

I just need to come as I am. I have never left the eighties.
All the items mentioned above I still have and use. Yes, that includes Beta tapes and rubik's cube. I need a a drink...

Nov 15, 2006, 11:57:00 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Oh Sans, you poor thing.

Here, have a tall, frosty glass of Clamato juice.

Nov 15, 2006, 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

So far I see:
C. Everett Coop - Fmr. Surgeon Gen.
Gorbachev
Joe Montana
Is that Carl Lewis? - he's moving so fast I can't tell.

Nov 15, 2006, 12:22:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

mixednut, you missed one. is that a serial killer? next to the guy running so fast he's a blur....

Nov 15, 2006, 12:37:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

The blur is indeed Carl Lewis--good going mixednut.

Teri--he's an attempted murderer. Never accomplished the deed. Want to make guess?

Nov 15, 2006, 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

that dude who shot Reagan??

Nov 15, 2006, 12:50:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Yea! You got it! John Hinckley.

Nov 15, 2006, 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Marzi said...

Hey if anyone wants to play Trivial Pursuit, I'm starting a game in the living room, off the terrace!

Nov 15, 2006, 1:45:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

Pink question please.

Nov 15, 2006, 1:59:00 PM  
Blogger SushiBoy said...

Sweet there is Duran Duran! I'll be bringing my best dance I can muster to 'Rio' and the movies 'Back to the Future' and 'Wedding Singer'. (I know wedding singer wasn't made in the 80's but it is a great tribute (spoof) to all the silly stuff everyone did in the 80's).

Nov 15, 2006, 2:41:00 PM  
Blogger Teena said...

I had some scary perms in the 80s!!

Anyone remember an Australian group called "The Escape Club"? Their big (and only?) hit was "Wild Wild West". I'm bringing them!

Nov 15, 2006, 3:16:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

ok I am waiting play trivia but MC Hammer is arm wrestling with Billy Idol and I cant tear myself away.

Cant touch this

Nov 15, 2006, 3:51:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

Where's the Beef??

Nov 15, 2006, 4:26:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Ah, memories of Clara Peller...

Nov 15, 2006, 4:48:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Another 1980s Quiz
1. What number one album featured the hit "Centerfold"?
a. Track and Dialogue by The Guess Who
b. Freeze Frame by the J. Geils Band
c. Picture This by Huey Lewis and The News
d. Foolish Behaviour by Rod Stewart

2. What girl band featured Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, and Kathy Valentine? These ladies had a number one album in 1982.
a. Bananarama
b. 4 Non Blondes
c. The Runaways
d. The Go-Go's

3. What artist recorded the soundtrack to "Chariots of Fire"?
a. John Tesh
b. Yes
c. Vangelis
d. Tangerine Dream

4. What supergroup had a self-titled, #1 debut album in 1982?
a. Australia
b. Europe
c. Asia
d. Africa

5. What Paul McCartney album was number one during 1982?
a. Give My Regards to Broad Street
b. Back to the Egg
c. Tug of War
d. Pipes of Peace

6. Which Fleetwood Mac album featured the MTV hits "Hold Me" and "Gypsy"?
a. Tusk
b. Fleetwood Mac
c. Rumours
d. Mirage

7. By what artist name was the number one album "American Fool" recorded?
a. John Cougar
b. John Cougar Mellencamp
c. Johnny Cougar
d. John Mellencamp

8. Whose album was "Business as Usual"?
a. The Cars
b. The Bangles
c. Culture Club
d. Men at Work

Nov 15, 2006, 4:53:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

That memory just brings a tear to the eye, doesn't it Chris?

Nov 15, 2006, 4:59:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

my answers:

1. b
2. d
3. c
4. c
5. a
6. c
7. b
8. d


those last few were HARD!

Nov 15, 2006, 4:59:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

1.b
2.d
3.c
4.c
5.a
6.a
7.a
8.d

Did I win anything??? :-)

Nov 15, 2006, 5:06:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

No, mixednut, nothing except our immense admiration for your 1980s knowledge. And a HUGE virtual hug!!

But I need to see if anyone else plays along to see who gets the hug ... Contest closes at 10:00 est.

Oh what the heck? Here's a big hug just for playing, mixednut: {{{HUG!!!!!}}}

Nov 15, 2006, 5:21:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

1.b
2.d
3.c
4.c
5.a
6.a
7.b, this guy changed his name more than should be legal
8.d

Nov 15, 2006, 5:26:00 PM  
Anonymous mixednut said...

Thanks Zed!!

Nov 15, 2006, 5:35:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

1.b
2.d
3.c
4.c
5.c
6.d
7.b
8.d

There is not enough drink in the world...

Nov 15, 2006, 5:36:00 PM  
Blogger Zed said...

Answers available at 10:00 pm est, Sans.

You're welcome, mixednut!

Nov 15, 2006, 6:07:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

I tried to dig out all those albums but failed miserably. I do have them...probably under that pile of computers and books over there. I did however find one, and a few other pieces of evidence Here.

Opening another bottle...

Nov 15, 2006, 6:45:00 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

1. B
2. D
3. C
4. C
5. A
6. A
7. B
8. D

Nov 15, 2006, 7:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Shit, I am a day late for the party? My bloglines SUCKS. It has been updating too erratically.

Damn it!

Nov 15, 2006, 8:42:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Ok-- I cannot name all of the people in the pictures, but there's the former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, and Kruschef (? spelling)

Does it count if I danced with Jimmy Jam and dated a guy who used to work for Prince?

How about if I used to hang out at First Avenue and went back stage for Bon Jovi?

Nov 15, 2006, 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Doctor Mom said...

Sans-- I bet you wore Flock of Seagull Hair!

Teri-- Those were my all time favorite movies! I used to purposely cut my hair like Molly Ringwald so I would look just like her! (I didn't but I tried)

Nov 15, 2006, 9:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Sans, your DEFINITELY an 80s kind of guy! :)

Nov 15, 2006, 9:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Mr. Fab--this party was so YOU. Sorry you missed it!

Nov 15, 2006, 9:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Doctor Mom, I can see you looking a bit like Molly Ringwald--cute!

Nov 15, 2006, 9:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

The correct answers to the 1980s quiz on the first page of this post are:

a. C. Everett Coop (surgeon general)
b. Mikhail Gorbachev
c. Joe Montana (SF 49ers)
d. John Hinckley (attempted to assassinate Ronald Regan)
e. Carl Lewis (winner of 9 Olympic gold medals)
f. Larry Hagman (played J.R. Ewing)
g. Michael Gross (played father in Family Ties)
h. Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan, Betty White

Answers for quiz in the comments section coming up.

Nov 15, 2006, 9:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Answers to the 1980s quiz right here in the COMMENTS SECTION:

b. Freeze Frame (J. Giels Band)
d. The Go-Gos
c. Vangelis
c. Asia
c. Tug of War
d. Mirage
a. John Cougar
d. Men at Work

You all did a great job!
Sans 7 right
Mixednut 6 right
Teri 5 right
Jane 5 right
Mel 5 right

Sans wins! Big {{{HUG!!!}}} sent your way Sans!

Nov 15, 2006, 9:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Hug accepted.
(((GROUP HUG)))

I'm off to sleep...

Nov 15, 2006, 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

Back up and raring to go!

Where is everyone?

Nov 16, 2006, 3:47:00 AM  
Blogger Dale said...

Wow, I was really stoned I guess. None of it seems familiar. Except for that tall guy on Golden Girls. Who would name a guy Bea?

Nov 18, 2006, 8:41:00 AM  
Blogger Sunshine said...

Every day should be 80s day. Best. Decade. Ever.
I miss it.
I also spent half of it wearing a training bra, but whatever.

Nov 18, 2006, 9:25:00 AM  

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