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Things I Loved From My 80's Childhood
by Shane Tucker   
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Last edited: Saturday, February 06, 2010
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Talk to any adult of any age, and they will probably give you the clichéd line, "When I was a kid..." While I don't believe my childhood was superior, here a few things that I LOVED about my youth.

I was born at the tail-end of 1974, so the most formative years were in the '80s. It was a time of big-hair bands, outrageous fashion, and some of the best TV shows and movies of all time. While those three things stand out in the '80s decade, there were a few other items that may not have been as wildly popular or news-worthy, but remain etched in my mind nonetheless. Here are 5 random things that I remember most vividly about my '80s childhood.

1) Professional wrestling: Let the mauling begin

The garbage that passes for professional wrestling today pales in comparison to the spectacular entertainment that wrestling afforded me as a child. The characters during the end of the golden age of wrestling were larger than life, literally: Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, The Road Warriors, Big John, and King Kong Bundy were enormous individuals, especially to a child. I remember anxiously watching the shows, waiting for the opening wail of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man". This signaled the entrance of the Road Warriors, the "Legion of Doom". They would tear into the ring with painted faces and disturbing spiked shoulder pads and would absolutely obliterate their opponents, usually within seconds.


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