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The 80s: What would you bring back and what would you bury?
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I went to see the gross out road movie Hot Tub Time Machine this weekend. It’s got everything, sex, drugs, rock and roll, time travel and some cringeworthy belly laughs. Don’t watch this one with a hangover.

The premise is pretty funny; four guys get outrageously drunk in their hotel hot tub and inadvertently dowse the control panel in a Russian energy drink, which cunningly has a secret ingredient that activates a time warp. John Cusack and his buddies end up on the slopes with a bunch of kids adorned in bright pastels; it takes them a while to realise they have slipped back in time. John Cusack does mushrooms very well and meets the love of his life in a scene stolen straight out of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I don’t mind, I love that film dearly.

So back to time travel. The film is almost prescient of the station of the nation post election and the irony is not lost on me in the least; with the Tories back in power and harem pants back in fashion, I think the Hot Tub Time Machine has taken us all back to the 80s…

Photoshop and airbrushing didn’t quite exist the same way they do know, but my question is; if you went back to the 1980s, what would you bring back to 2010 and what would you bury there?
b52's

My top 3 Bring Backs
1. Filofaxes
2. B52s (the band and the cocktail shot)
3. Biker jackets

filofax

My top 3 Bury in the 80s
1. Blue eyeliner
2. HIV/Aids
3. Now That’s What I Call Music

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9 Comments to “The 80s: What would you bring back and what would you bury?”

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  2. hari says:

    My top three I’d keep are:
    1. My tits
    2. My thighs
    3. My flat stomach

    I’d leave behind:
    1. Goths
    2. Fluorescent clothing
    3. Spandau Ballet

    I tagged you in letter of complaint today xx

  3. hari says:

    I’d bring with me:
    1. My thighs
    2. My tits
    3. My flat stomach

    I’d leave behind:
    1. Goths
    2. Fluorescent clothing
    3. Spandau Ballet

    I tagged you on Letter of Complaint, today at my place xx
    .-= hari´s last blog ..Letter of Complaint: Clairvoyants =-.

  4. I’m definitely with Hari on what to keep. Especially the flat stomach.

    CJ xx
    .-= Crystal JIgsaw´s last blog ..Kindness Comes In All Forms =-.

  5. Watching Ashes to Ashes recently, I’m amazed at how many of the key pieces Alex wears were also to be found in my wardrobe. I remember going for a big interview after University wearing red high heels with matching huge beads and a fluffy cream jumper. Mind you, I got the job!
    .-= Trish@ Mum’s Gone to´s last blog ..Mum’s Gone to Fetch the Gin =-.

  6. ThatGirl39 says:

    Ooh love the eighties.. well most of it!
    I would bury: That short hairdo that everyone used to brush up and over and spray till it didn’t move, the man that I married and then divorced 18 months later (dreadful person) and the cross earring he used to wear!
    I would keep: Duran Duran, Aha and Roxette. Oh… someone already did! x
    .-= ThatGirl39´s last blog ..Birthday Shoes =-.

    • admin says:

      Wow what an insight into your life we get through that my dear!! Do you mean the flock of sea gulls hairdo?? Aha ha ha haha axx

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