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

More info: Instagram | Facebook | tallncurly.com

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Amy Frank
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1 year 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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Amy Frank
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1 year ago

OO I love SADE, still have her on my playlist. I guess Im gving away my age..

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

The thing we lost in the fire...

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

And the screeetching when you accidentally pick up the phone and someone's on modem.

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RaroaRaroa
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1 year 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An encyclopedia that was out of date a year later on anything but history.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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1 year 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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Hans
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1 year ago

Clever people had a tiny book in their pockets!

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Samantha Lomb
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1 year ago

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

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Amy Frank
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1 year ago

I love albums, still got them

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Samantha Lomb
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1 year ago

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

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

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

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Hans
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1 year ago

Perfect resembling of styles!

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

We did have videorecorders back then...

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ADHORTATOR
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1 year ago

Because men don' t ask for directions :-)

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Little Wonder
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1 year ago

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

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Verena
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1 year ago

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

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mummy pig
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1 year ago

Even in YouTube era I sometimes look like that

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Human #1,232,867
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1 year ago

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

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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1 year 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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1 year ago

Still waiting for the boyfriend from earlier?

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Daria B
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1 year ago

I kinda disagree with this one. If you were bullied, you would pretend not to care, but actually it hurt.

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Kjorn
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1 year 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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