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bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: October 1st, 2004 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
They're younger than the Reeboks I wear when I want to pretend I'm vaguely athletic. Eeek!

(And about 4 years younger than my first home computer, but that was a ZX81.)
burkesworks From: burkesworks Date: October 1st, 2004 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
7 years younger than my first, which was a Commodore Pet. How I wish I still had it, a lovely bit of retrofuturistic design. Anyone for *wartrek*?
And as regards the fact that today's freshers were born in 1986, it made oi larf to see a poster in Leeds yesterday for "80s night at the Phono". I spent large chunks of 1986 in the Phono drinking Newcastle Brown and listening to dodgy old goff music, neither of which I suspect will be on the menu for the "80s nights" of today (and who on earth would really want to remember much of that decade of untrammelled greed, High Thatcherism and Duran Duran?)
bopeepsheep From: bopeepsheep Date: October 1st, 2004 09:15 am (UTC) (Link)
I suppose "80s Night" for today's Freshers is the equivalent of a "60s Hippy", "70s Glam" or "Original Punk" night for me (allowing 5 years either side, that would be 67-77). Somehow I'm not sure anything from the charts in the 1980s strikes me in quite the same nostalgic way as Metal Guru or Ziggy Stardust does. (There's a good case for 1980s Indie but I doubt most "80s Nights" DJs will be playing The Smiths all night long.)
oldbloke From: oldbloke Date: October 2nd, 2004 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, I drank Newkie Brown when I was a fresher, too. For a lot of the first year, actually. Being an adult now, I'm amazed I threw up so infrequently; mind you I came from the land of Courage's brewery. Decades before they made Directors.
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