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28 Vintage Book Club Mailers

Remember book fairs in elementary school, when the cafeteria was transformed into a magical young-adult Barnes and Noble? Those were the days. But how did you get your lit fix in between book fairs? Book flyers and newsletters from Teach, of course, from Scholastic and Troll, advertising the latest offerings from The Baby-Sitters Club (oh Stacey, take your insulin!) or Choose Your Own Adventure...

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54 Cereals We Loved and Lost - A Tribute

Remember cartoon-filled mornings as a kid in the 80s and early 90s? A time when all that mattered was wresting control of the remote from your big brother and mastering the marshmallow ratio in whatever totally ridiculous cereal you begged your parents for that week, because your next-door neighbor, Grace Cavadoy, had Fruity Marshmallow Krispies and GODDAMMIT you wanted them too!!! Ah...we've lost...

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16 Sodas You Will Never Drink Again

I have some bad news. It's the future. I know, it happened so fast. Weren't we just wearing Umbros over neon bike shorts, eating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Pudding Pies, and grooving to Escape Club's "Wild Wild West" last week? More bad news: in the future, many of the awesome (and sometimes awful) beverages you drank as a kid are gone. Lost in time. Extinct. I'm sorry. So grab a koozie and...

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14 Photos of Kids Opening Presents in the 80s

In the 80s, the holidays meant more, especially holiday photos. Without fancy digital cameras you had to drop your precious film off at a little hut in the mall parking lot and sometime after New Years, if you were lucky, you got your result: pure holiday satisfaction on film. Check out who was naughty and nice way back when in these 14 photos of children opening their 1980s Christmas gifts. ...

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8 Holiday Specials That Ruined Christmas in the 80s

It's the most wonderful time of year, right? Not if you happened to be watching TV during Christmas in the 80s. Sure, the holidays are stressful for everyone, but some mysterious melancholy made otherwise rational and talented TV writers go absolutely insane back in the day. Pop a candy cane and a Xanax, and recover some repressed memories of the most traumatic holiday specials you wish you...

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22 Amazing Halloween Costumes From the 80s

Remember eating unwrapped candy corn before your parents spazzed out about razor blades? When all it took to make your night was a dark house with a full "take one" bowl? Remember when the worst thing that could happen to you at a Halloween party was caramel apple sugar-shock? Relive the innocent '80s with these amazing Halloween costumes...and don't worry, we'll call you when The...

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13 Old Cartoons You Didn't Think Anyone Else Watched

Sure, who doesn't remember classic 80's cartoons like The Snorks, Jem, and He-Man. But what about the show with the British kid who turns into a crime-fighting banana? Is our memory of Rick Moranis beating up teenage monsters just a recurring childhood nightmare or was it actually on NBC? Yes! These cartoons really happened! Even if we were the only ones watching. Don't believe me? Here's...

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