Saturday, July 27, 2013

15 Reasons the 80s Were Better than Today (Special Edition)

This is a special edition of the Uber Dad Chronicles because this post has nothing at all to do with being an Uber Dad or parenting, kids, or life in general.  Unless that life was led in the 80s.  I had an interesting conversation recently concerning the subject of whether or not the 80s were better than today.  My thesis is, "The decade of the 1980s was extremely awesome, had awesome people, and was just better than most other decades.  Mainly if this was a boxing match, the 80s would knock today out in the first round."  The contention of this post is to prove this idea, and I believe this list sums it up well.  15 reasons the 80s were better than today:

#15- American Idol ain't got nothing on Star Search

#14- They don't make movies like "Porky's" anymore

#13- Tom Cruise was actually cool in the 80s (see Top Gun), and not nearly as creepy

#12- MTV actually played videos, not "I'm a Pregnant Teenage Hoochie Mama"

#11- The Dukes of Hazzard, The Cosby Show, Charles in Charge, The A-Team, Magnum PI, Alf, Knight Rider, Cheers, The Facts of Life, Fraggle Rock....All 80s TV Shows

#10- You had to work for food:  In the 80s you had a Hungry Man Meat Loaf w/Tomato Sauce TV Dinner covered in tin foil that took 2 hours to cook in the oven.  Today Mac and Cheese is done in 2 minutes in the Microwave.  You don't appreciate the meal

#9- Joe Montana > Tom Brady

#8- The Super Friends would kick the crap out of Spongebob Squarepants

#7- You had to be tough to drink TAB

#6- Not a Kardashian in Sight

#5- I Had Really Cool Hair.  Hairstyles were just better.  Big Hair rules. That is all

#4- You Decide- Justin Bieber or Prince...easy one

#3- You had to be a real man to wear Parachute Pants

#2- Better Vampires and Werewolves (They've got Edward and Jacob..yawn.  We had Kiefer Sutherland and Michael J. Fox)...They got us beat on Zombies though

#1- Two Words- "Totally Awesome"

Now to be fair the world today has:  Duck Dynasty, iPhones, iPads, iPods (and iLoveEm), the Internet, Quentin Tarantino (although he's an 80s guy), The Walking Dead, PlayStation and XBox, and The Hangover Movies just to name a few.  I would still take the 80s, but I would like to take my iPhone with me if that's cool.