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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6 months 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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6 months 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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Krazy Kanuck
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6 months ago

My mom's phone number (604) 983-3022 (she's been dead 10 years, and I'll never forget her DOB, DOD, or phone number.. I miss my mom :'(

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Betsy R
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6 months ago

I had one of those clear colored phones. I loved it so much. It HADDD to have an extra long cord.

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RaroaRaroa
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6 months 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An encyclopedia that was out of date a year later on anything but history.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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6 months 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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6 months 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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6 months ago

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

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LuckyL
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6 months ago

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

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Samantha Lomb
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6 months ago

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

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ADHORTATOR
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6 months ago

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

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Hans
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6 months ago

Perfect resembling of styles!

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Demi Zwaan
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6 months ago

We did have videorecorders back then...

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Human #1,232,867
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6 months ago

We were able to read a map. Main difference!

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Little Wonder
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6 months ago

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

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Verena
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6 months ago

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

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Brandi VanSteenwyk
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6 months ago

I blame YouTube for the horrendous way eyebrows have devolved into hideously unnatural geometric smears on otherwise beautiful faces.

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Human #1,232,867
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6 months ago

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

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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6 months 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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6 months ago

Still waiting for the boyfriend from earlier?

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Kjorn
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6 months ago

they have less power then.

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Kjorn
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6 months 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

April Simnel
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6 months ago

Yes, I'd have to sneak to watch Monty Python, Saturday Night Live (Eddie Murphy era), Friday Night Videos, the Video Music Machine (a local show that had videos before my city got cable and MTV), etc., etc., etc. Ah, Fundamentalist Pentecostals. Growing up and being raised by one was so not fun.

El Dee
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6 months ago

Back then you'd go to a friend's house, you know the one, the one with the 'cool mom' who'd let you watch anything and maybe have a small glass of wine too?

Alex Bailey
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6 months ago

Remember watching Dracula after school round a friend's house and feeling ever so slightly shocked but delighted.

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Elaine Dodge
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6 months ago

TVs in bedrooms are banned in my house. There's one, we all watch together or we do other stuff, like read, talk to each other, interact, play games, go for walks.

Kathy Baylis
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6 months ago

Before HBO, any major movies shown on network TV were heavily censored. Sometimes key scenes were so chopped up to take out what the FCC didn’t allow, that you’d just lose the whole plot.

ispeak catanese
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6 months ago

My aunt walked past the living room while American Gigolo, with Richard Gere, was on and said "I hope that's not pornography!" and I ran to change the channel (no remote!). Never did finish watching it

Debrina Blackmoon
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6 months ago

even when i had my own tv-finally at 18-my sister would take it over since we still shared a room

Sandra Mason
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5 months ago

would have been a better movie with someone besides Kim Basinger..she didn't act all she did was squeal.

Lace Neil
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6 months ago

Lol, my parents banned us from watching Trainspotting. We just waited til they went on holiday and rented it from the video shop.

Pacifico Fernandez
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6 months ago

Oh the 80-thies, they came in my country in 1992 so I totally relate

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