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When we saw that #I'mOldEnoughToRememberWhen was trending, we panicked. While we adore being offered reminders of the good old days, nobody enjoys being reminded of the daily passing of time.

Some of the gems we found gave us a good laugh, so we've curated a list of our top 20 favourite nostalgia thirst posts, and if you can't relate to any of them then get OUT of this article immediately.

No young ones allowed. We're off to play Crash Bandicoot on our Playstations and message weird fonts to our friends on MSN. If we get time, we'll send our friends 'luv' on Bebo too.

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1. The infamous Nintendo DS in soft pink

2.  Windows XP was the bomb

3. Videotapes were 'taped over' with new shows or films on TV every other weekend

4. Rewinding your cassette tapes with a pencil was perfectly acceptable

5.  The DVD symbol changing colour and whizzing around your screen was strangely hypnotic

6. We'd have laid down our lives to get Bratz dolls, Tamagotchis, Razor scooters or a Nintendo Wii 

7. This one hurts.

8. We desperately needed every one of those Disney movie plates

9. Cartoon Network was where all the good TV was at, especially Power Puff Girls:

10. The world premiere of High School Musical on Disney Channel changed our lives

11. Polly Pockets were our handbags

12. Apple hadn't achieved world domination yet, and Steve Jobs was alive and well:

13. You couldn't just Google someone's contact number, you had to show dedication:

14. We can still see the ad for Bop It on Nickelodeon, it haunts us to this day:

15. Netflix wasn't instantaneous streaming:

16. Weapons were made in your mouth:

17. Limewire was all the rage, and YouTube converter was used to illegally download tunes and burned it onto a CD:

18. Legends of the Hidden Temple was the highlight of TV, and we wanted to join in SO BADLY:

19. There was no under the table Whatsapp message-sending going on, that's for sure

20. Paint was the pinnacle of entertainment:

Those were the days…No Trump, no Brexit, no problem. Just lusting after Zach Morris without knowing what lust actually was, and dialling up the broadband internet to play PC games for hours at a time.

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We're obsessed and we don't care.

American Horror Story is outrageous, gruesome, jump-out-of-your-skin, nightmarishly terrifying – and we wouldn't have it any other way.

And the new season, American Horror Story: 1984 is on its way to scare the sh*t out of us again.

Mark your diaries – it will be on screens on September 18.

This time, the show will be set in the 1980s (duh) and it takes inspiration from slasher flicks for that decade. 

I mean, what more could we want?

Horror lovers have been spoiled as of late – with Stephen King makes left right and center, the master that is Jordan Peele, Stranger Things' and ANOTHER Halloween movie set for 2020.

Fans of 80s horror will love this season – think Friday the 13th vibes.

It's set in – where else – a summer camp. 

And from the creepy trailer, we see a young girl being chased through a forest by a hooded, knide-wielding man. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She reached a house but the attacker puts the knife through the wood and she lets out a piercing scream. 

The only sh*t thing about this season is that Evan Peters, the King of American Horror Story, will not be featuring in it. 

However, Emma Roberts will be back and Gus Kenworthy is set to lay her boyfriend. 

This season won't be the last – we have another two to look forward to.

In the meantime, we might just re-watch old seasons to get us in the mood…

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This has been the LONGEST time coming but finally, we're heading back to Hawkins.

Stranger Things 3 have released their final trailer ahead of it's July 4 release and it looks even better than we imagined.

The clip shows the whole gang fighting an even greater evil than the Show Monster – and it looks like Billy might be an actual bad guy for real.

Eleven says, ''I closed the gate'…but she realises what if she locked them IN with the monster?

We just got chills.

It looks like Starcourt Mall is where the big battle will take place and if the massive roar and terrified faces of the characters are anything to go by, it's gonna be scary.

A few things from that I am delighted about are:

Murray Bauman is back and hanging out with Joyce and Hopper. 

There's a new team of Steve, Dustin, Erica Sinclair and newcomer Robin (played by Maya Thurman-Hawke.)

Billy has a big storyline – think he goes through similar to what Will did in Season 2.

More Dad Steve and Dustin scenes.

If you want to look for clues in what this season has in  store then the episode titles are – “Suzie, Do You Copy?,” “The Mall Rats,” “The Case of the Missing Lifeguard,” “The Sauna Test,” “The Source,” “The Birthday,” “The Bite,” and “The Battle of Starcourt.”

We better stock up on Eggos and get ready for what looks like the best season yet. 

Stranger Things 3 premieres globally on July 4, on Netflix.

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Let's be real – we all wanna look like one of the Stranger Things cast. 

Not only do they do 80s cool effortlessly but it just looks GOOD.

Think brooding Billy in hip head-to-toe denim or Steve ''The Hair'' Harrington in his high-waisted jeans and Nikes?

Well, now you can. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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With the third season of Stranger Things hitting Netflix on July 4, Nike wants to celebrate with a collection dedicated to the cult show. 

Inspired by Hawkins High School. it is brimming over wih 80s nostalgia.

Launching on June 27, the collection boasts the Nike x Hawkins High Cortez, Nike x Hawkins High Blazer Mid, Nike x Hawkins High Air Tailwind 79 – and they are all in the Hawkins High's green and orange signature colours and feature the Tiger mascot.

So cool, right?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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As well as that, there is gym gear, a Hawkins High t-shirt, hoodie with "Phys. Ed" on the front, and a Hawkins High cap. 

Just like all of our school clothes…we wish. 

The second half of the collection, the "OG Pack," will arrive on July 1 and feature Air Tailwind covered in red, white, and blue to celebrate Independence Day, which is the day season three officially hits Netflix.

We are in love and need EVERY.SINGLE.PIECE.

There go our wages…

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Yep, it's 1994 again because we are talking all things The Babysitters Club.

If you were born before 2000, these books should have been a staple of that horribly ''wtf?'' time in your life aged 11 – 14.

Every summer for those formative years, I could be found curled up literally anywhere, enveloped in the adventures of Kristy, Ann-Marie and co.

I felt I knew those tweenage girls from Connecticut for real so it's safe to say this news is pretty f*cking exciting. 

A retro box set of all of the OG novels is due to be released. 

According to BustleThe Baby-Sitters Club retro set will include six original BSC books, which will be: Kristy's Great Idea, Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls, The Truth About Stacey, Mary Anne Saves the Day, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and Kristy's Big Day.

Twelve-year-old me is screaming RN. 

Each book will have its gorgeous original illustrated cover, plus they will come inside of a cute retro tin. 

It definitely looks like this blast of 1980's/1990's nostalgia is here to stay as Hollywood Reporter recently revealed that there may be a brand new TV adaptation of the series on the way.

''The adaptation comes from Walden Media and Michael De Luca, which will be producing and shopping the modernized version as half-hour episodes,'' it was reported. 

There was a TV show from Scholastic in the 1990's, as well as a 1995 movie starring Rachel Leigh Cook and Larisa Oleynik.

''As lifelong fans of The Baby-Sitters Club and its enduring messages of entrepreneurialism, empowerment, diversity and most importantly, female friendships, we couldn't’t be more thrilled to work on this special project with Rachel and Lucia,” says Naia Cucukov, Walden Media’s senior vp development and production. 

“We feel incredibly honoured that Ann M. Martin has allowed us the chance to introduce the BSC to a new generation of future thought leaders and influencers.”

Now the real question is…is it too early to add that vintage tin of books to my Christmas wish list?

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Summer of 84 is hitting cinemas next month and it is the perfect summer scary movie. 

Set (obviously) in the summer of 1984, the plot centres on a 15-year-old neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Davey, who starts to think that his police officer neighbour might be the serial killer that is being splashed across the local news.

Davey and his gang of friends quickly band together to form their own murder investigation squad, and they soon begin to seriously suspect that the cop, Officer Mackey, is the killer. 

There are obvious comparisons to Stranger Things. Both are set in 1980's America suburbia with a group of teenagers riding around on bikes and chasing unknown dangers. 

However, instead of the supernatural, the dangerous force here is one that's grounded in reality – a serial killer.

Summer of 84 is more of a slasher than anything – think John Carpenter's Halloween's in the 1970's, Stephen King's Carrie or 1990's Scream

It seems that the horror genre is really having a moment. 

Box office records were being broken left, right and centre in 2017 when it came to any kind of horror or thriller. 

Jordan Peele's Get Out arrived early in the year, to a rapturous reception and a stunning $175 million at the box office. 

The It remake was a huge surprise, nabbing the highest grossing horror record of all time at the US office, and earning $478 million worldwide. It is also the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the largest September opening of all time. 

These figures speak for themselves and coupled with what is now the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things, it's quite clear: scaring yourself in the cinema is officially in. 

So, for those of you who love the whole nostalgic kids-banding-together-against-evil like in It or The Goonies, then you're in for a treat with this latest cinematic offering.  

Watch the trailer below for the first look at Summer of 84.

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First her daughter, now her mum… Jennifer Maguire is keeping it in the family with promotion for her new RTÉ series, Bridget and Eamon.

The actress and comedian shared a brilliant family throwback snap from the Eighties on social media this morning, and now we can see exactly where she got the inspiration for her Bridget costume.

While Mrs. Maguire was no doubt a far better mother than the chain-smoking Bridget, the two definitely share a similar style:

"Just found this old pic. My Ma aka Bridget!! All she needs is the fag and glasses," Jennifer wrote alongside the old Communion Day snap.

And just last month Jen got her baby daughter in on the fun, dressing up little Florence as a mini-Bridget, complete with wig, dressing gown and glasses.

Now all we need is her husband Lau Zamparelli with a ginger wig and bad suit á la Eamon.

Um… maybe not.

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The 1980’s was an amazing decade for movies; and we got to watch them all as we grew up!

Which ’80s clasic is your all-time favourite?

1. Back to the Future (1985)

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2. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

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3. The Goonies (1985)

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4.  The Neverending Story (1984)

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5. Beetlejuice (1988)

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6. E.T. (1982)

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7. The Breakfast Club (1985)

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8. The Princess Bride (1987)

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9. Sixteen Candles (1984)

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10. The Karate Kid (1984)

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Heathers writer, Daniel Waters, has revealed three alternative endings he wrote for the film.

The 1980’s cult classic, starring Winona Ryder, Christian Slater and Shannen Doherty, is #5 on Entertainment Weekly‘s “50 Best High School Movies”.

Waters revealed the different endings at the opening night of the musical version of the film.

So, here they are. How Heathers could have ended:

1. The school blows up.

2. Veronica blows up.

3. Martha stabs Veronica after she asked if they should rent a film. She calls her Heather to which Veronica screams “My name’s not Heather, bitch” as she lays dying.

Hmm, do you think he chose the right ending?

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