Saturday, November 21, 2009

80s Awesomeness! ~ 38


Not to be confused with guppies.

If you were a yuppie, or aspired to be one, you were the hottest shit on the face of the earth. Chances are you were a Wall Street-type of person in power suits with the hottest piece of electronic equipment to date, the cell phone. Yes, people, that hulking monstrosity on that dude's ear is a CELL PHONE. But you were hot talking on it. Why? Because they were so expensive that only the richest people could afford them so having one elevated you to top yuppie. Bingo!

They were also known to be massive coke heads and stuck up shits. If you weren't part of the yuppie culture, you reviled them. They sucked and they epitomized everything that was wrong with society. Turns out those people weren't too far off on that marker, huh?

Their battle cry? DIE YUPPIE SCUM!


Anonymous said...

The "brick" phone!! Remember when Zack Morris had one? LOL

Rhiannon Hart said...

I love eighties Yuppie films like Working Girl and Baby Boom. All the hair and the shoulder pads and the HAIR and waiting anxiously at lifts. Mythology of the urban environ!

Wrighty said...

I graduated high school and college, got married and had my first child all in the 80s. Not only did I NOT have a cell phone then, I didn't even know anyone who had a cell phone. I couldn't have been farther from a Yuppie! Those were the days of Spaghetti Os or soup for every meal.

Donna (Bites) said...

That Zach Morris phone was awesome!

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