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80s We are the children of the Eighties We are not the first lost generation now todays lost generation in fact we think we know just where we stand-or are discovering it as we go We are the ones who played with Lego Building Blocks when they were just building blocks and gave Malibu Barbie crewcuts with safety scissors that never really cut We collected Garbage Pail Kids and Cabbage Patch Kids and My Little Ponies and Hot Wheels and He-Man action figures and thought She-Ra looked just a bit like I would when I was a woman Big Wheels and bicycles with streamers were the way to go and sidewalk chalk was all you needed to build a city Imagination was the key It made the Ewok treehouse big enough for you to be Luke and the kitchen table and an old sheet dark enough to be a tent in the forest Your world was the backyard and it was all you needed With your pink portable tape player Debbie Gibson sang back up to you and everyone wanted a skirt like the Material Girl and a glove like Michael Jacksons Today we are the ones who sing along with Bruce Springstein and The Bangles perfectly and have no idea why We recite lines with the Ghostbusters and still look to The Goonies for a great adventure We flip through TV stations and stop at The A Team and Knight Rider and Fame and laugh with The Cosby Show and Family Ties and Punky Brewster and what you talkin bout Willis We hold strong affections for The Muppets and The Gummy Bears and why did they take the SMURFS off the air After school specials were only about cigarettes and stepfamilies the Pokka Dot Door was nothing like Barney and arent the Power Rangers just Voltron reincarnated We are the ones who still read Nany Drew and the Hardy Boys the Bobbsey Twins
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