Fads of the Awesome80s
By Patrick Mondout
From the Rubik's
Cube, to Boom
Boxes, to Cabbage Patch Kids,
to Koosh Balls, to Trivial Pursuit, to those annoying "Baby
on Board" signs, we're covering all the fads of the
"Baby on Board" Signs
Remember when we were supposed to avoid hitting the cars with the
"Baby on Board" signs on them? It's open season on them now!
Boom Boxes/Ghetto Blasters
Want to let the rest of the neighborhood share in the sure enjoyment of
the latest Ozzy Osborne album? Get a Boom Box
and a crate full of batteries and blast away!
Coordinated enough to kick a bean bag but too wimpy to be a jock? Hacky-Sack
was your sport. Full article coming soon!
The surprise hit of 1988, Koosh balls could be thrown around indoors
without causing too much damage. They could even be used as a Hacky
Sack in a pinch.
One of the most universally identifiable products of the era, the Rubik's
Cube came out of Eastern Europe in the early Awesome80s to take
America by storm. It's 42 quintillion (!) combinations kept us guessing -
until we figured out how to take them apart.
Want to seem as clever as Cliff
Claven? Memorize a card set and then play a set or two against your
friends. Both of them. We were all playing Trivial Pursuit in the