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09 August 2011 @ 09:20 am
Oh FFS, kids ...  
The 80s were tedious the first time around. Can we stop it with the tribute already?
 
 
 
cassie_black: stupid people/large groupscassie_black12 on August 8th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
The riots are bad enough, but if they start bringing back poodle perms and blue eyeliner, I'm out of here!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 8th, 2011 11:30 pm (UTC)
There are limits. Big-shouldered sequin jackets *shiver!*

I swear, it's ridiculous. Massive recession, energy crisis, Conservative government cutting public projects at the same time as reducing policing (because no one has ever been upset by hard times in the past), racial elements to the thuggery, a police mistake that could be a genuine mistake but made grim by the lack of response ... I mean, who could have imagined any of this could go bad?
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Shari: You two faced bastard!oncelikeshari on August 8th, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
I think everybody doing the rioting are too young to remember what it used to be like before.

To them it's just stealing in front of the police, who can't do anything.

It'll take until somebody gets killed before they all shit themselves and stay at home with their mummies.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 8th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
This is what comes from not teaching history properly!
george pushdragonpushdragon on August 8th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
STFU AUSTRALIA WILL GET TO WIN THE AMERICAS CUP AGAIN HISTORY REPEATING IS THE AWESOMMEST EVER !!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 8th, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Ah, there's the Silver Lining. I suppose we have a few awesome David Bowie concert tours to look forward to ...
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This Girlthisgirl_is on August 9th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC)
I am beginning to contemplating setting a point at which I pack up and get the fuck out of here. The now-canned but at-one-point-imminent Identity Card BS had me contemplating my options, but that was mostly a matter of principle.

This is not exactly just up the road from me, like for a lot of other people, but it's still making me question my commitment to sparklemotion staying here.
Dedicated Escape Artist: Snape cursejadzialove on August 9th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
OMG YES! There is a radio station in town here that does an all 80s weekend and they say like it something super special. Don't they know that the only thing good about hearing a song from the 80s is the "Wow I haven't heard that in years!" Factor, which is completely lost if it's heard every effing weekend. Worse, they'll play it in regular rotation during the week too. Drives me bananas. /rant
Tara: totally bitchin mix tapetaradiane on August 9th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
NO. I WILL NEVER LEAVE THE 80'S.
Jaeenchanted_jae on August 9th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Heyyyyyyyy! *laughs* I was a teen in the 80's, and it was a fun time to grow up. I still love to tune in the 80's station on satellite radio. Heh.
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Anwynanthraxia on August 9th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC)
If it gets rid of flares, hipster-cut jeans with attendant muffin tops, highly dodgy fluffy hedghog haircuts and pseudo-beehives, and polyester dresses and shirts in industrial green, goose shit yellow and pumpkin orange prints, I'm all for living in the 80s for the rest of my life. Mind you, I reserve the right to point and laugh at shoulder pads, the 80s equivalent to stuffing your bra in my opinion.
Keeper of the Superfluous Es!: ConversePair/Hermettethemostepotente on August 9th, 2011 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm with TD. We all have our time machines. *g*
embolinaozembolinaoz on August 9th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)

How can you malign a decade that gave us Back to the Future, Bros, Wham, corporate hair, poodle perms, pastel power suits, Banarama, The Cure, Mel & Kim, Dynasty, Moonlighting......oh wait. That's why.

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Anwynanthraxia on August 9th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
Not to mention bubble skirts, leg warmers, parachute 'silk' tracksuits, Neighbours and the never ending line of Stock Aitken and Waterman clones.
Shivshiv5468 on August 9th, 2011 08:28 am (UTC)
Well it's one way to stimulate the economy and have infrastructure projects.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 9th, 2011 09:10 am (UTC)
I suppose the Olympics are ahead of schedule and all those labourers will need work soon ... Hope everyone gets this out of their system before next summer.
lokifanlokifan on August 10th, 2011 01:23 am (UTC)
I'll take All The Forehead over the Iron Lady...
κάτι τρέχει στα γύφτικα_inbetween_ on August 10th, 2011 10:28 am (UTC)
Hm. Your commenters distracted me from the fact that my 80s were always unlike what people now refer to (80s were punk and punk rock and hard core and the best brit pop, now whatever they play now) and oddly enough focus on politics: will the increasingly destructive and only bad-for-the-poor riots end in Cameron's downfall in the end? Or will it just produce better music (see all the anti-thatch greatness)? Doubt it.