As an '80s kid, I'm often nostalgic about that era. I sometimes hear myself speaking and I sound like my grandparents when they bragged about how things were better “before”.

To be honest, I do think things were better before. Ha! The eighties were an amazing time to live in and anyone who disagrees simply wasn’t around yet.

But let’s be honest, some things are just so much easier now, right? I created this comic series called “Strange things from the past” because some things are better now and some things were better then.

I had a blast making it. It was a little travel back in time and I hope you’ll travel too!

If you want to see more of my comics, check out my previous posts here and here

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Amy Frank
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3 weeks ago

LMAO, my sister and I did that and you can hear my father in background shouting to turn down the music

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Little Wonder
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3 weeks ago

Ah yessss. sitting on my bedroom floor, reading the lyrics booklet (if they had one) or at least going over and over the album art while the new CD played.

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Ana J
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3 weeks ago

Yeah, we're lazier with numbers today. I only memorize the ones from my closest family members. And if any of them changes a number, that's it 😂 I let my phone remember the new one.

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Ana J
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3 weeks ago

The sound of the dial up modem being so loud you feel like it will wake up the dead when you start it at night. Not even muffling it with stuffed toys helped much.😂

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RaroaRaroa
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3 weeks ago

An encyclopedia that was out of date a year later on anything but history.

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chi-wei shen
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3 weeks ago

The best thing in the early 80s was a walkman and you really could walk and run while listening to it. The discman came much later, in the middle of the 80s.

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lenka
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3 weeks ago

With or without a cell phone, I would never wait an hour for someone to turn up.

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Samantha Lomb
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3 weeks ago

My grandfather owned the local video store. He would hold it for us.

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LuckyL
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3 weeks ago

"photo album today" -> do they even exist?

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Samantha Lomb
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3 weeks ago

Do not miss smoking in restaurants or other public areas at all

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ADHORTATOR
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3 weeks ago

My father recorded a sports match over the christening of our first child....

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Hans
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3 weeks ago

Perfect resembling of styles!

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Demi Zwaan
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3 weeks ago

We did have videorecorders back then...

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Human #1,232,867
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3 weeks ago

We were able to read a map. Main difference!

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Little Wonder
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3 weeks ago

i made a few mix tapes. None of them worked, I was very single.

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Verena
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3 weeks ago

Yes, you had to sing to the guy in the CD store

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Ana J
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3 weeks ago

They're still like that. Just use 274 extra products today.

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Human #1,232,867
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3 weeks ago

Was more... Mummy/Daddy, is it true that...?

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 weeks ago

She looks cute in her '80's clothes. She just needs black lace Madonna gloves.

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Alex
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3 weeks ago

Still waiting for the boyfriend from earlier?

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Kjorn
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3 weeks ago

they have less power then.

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Kjorn
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3 weeks ago

remember watching porky's in my small black and white tv in the corner of my room carefully listen to the noise in the house in case of my parent coming in

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