Stuff I don’t know about because I’m too young

day 37- Red by TheOnlyAnla.
day 37- Red by TheOnlyAnla.

Jelly shoes! I kind of remember them

One of the things that I love about my London friends is that they’re all a few years older than me. It means we go to cocktail bars instead of Wetherspoons and talk about literature instead of the telly. But it also means that I can’t add much to conversations about nostalgic reminisces simply because I’m too young. In my innocence I’d ask for a brief explanation, but a simple question like “what’s Funhouse?” is often greeted with a silent pause, a gasp and a “Man, I’m old.”

So to prevent people groaning when I say I was born in 1988 (“1988? That’s like a week ago!”) here’s the stuff I don’t know about because I’m too young – don’t say I didn’t warn you:

Corey Feldman. Indiana Jones. The original packaging for sherbet dib-dabs. Chicago (band, not musical). The twins from Funhouse. The Rocky Horror Show. The Milky Bar Kid advert. Cherryade at the school disco. Free Mandela. Pat Sharpe. Any John Hughes movie.


9 thoughts on “Stuff I don’t know about because I’m too young

  1. Sarah says:

    I’m well-versed in Fred and Ginger even though I’m (just) too young to have seen them first time around. Get thee to a John Hughes box-set immediately young lady!

    • Alexandra Sheppard says:

      I see what you mean – I adore 60s Motown – but it’s not an era that my friends discuss.

      And I do know a little about The Breakfast Club, Bad Science etc (but only because of the references in Not Another Teen Movie).

  2. Gail says:

    It was totally endearing the other night when all you could do was giggle when Katherine asked if you were old enough to be out on a school night. (which was Saturday, but still)

  3. Gary says:

    Weirdly, I don’t remember jelly shoes. I probably wasn’t their target audience though.

    Also weirdly, when I’m trying to think of stuff from growing up, Bros is one of the few things that springs to mind, and I never liked Bros. Why Don’t You…? is another.

    As for funhouse, a friend of mine once got a piece of his anatomy signed by the Funhouse twins. Yes, it was that piece of anatomy.

  4. Abi says:

    Hehe. I remember them all too well. What is making me feel seriously old right now though is knowing that you probably weren’t even born when Timmy Mallet was let loose on kids’ TV. That doesn’t even seem like very long ago, and makes me feel like this:

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